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Summer holidays in South Devon: Dartmouth is highly recommended

Dartmouth self cateringIf you need something to get you through the winter months then there is nothing better than planning your summer holiday.  

With its warm and sunny summer climate it’s no surprise that the south-west of England is where people flock to each year but where is the best place to head.  Well we can highly recommend South Devon and there is no better place to for an unforgettable family holiday than the gorgeous maritime town of Dartmouth.

Long days can easily be spent out on the water, unwinding on the region’s golden beaches, walking the dramatic coastal footpaths or visiting one of the many historical houses or gardens.

Whatever your interests whilst on holiday, Find Cottage Holidays has an excellent choice of luxury self-catering holiday properties to offer, which can be perfectly matched to suit all your needs.

Take a closer look at what Dartmouth in South Devon has to offer »

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Quaint cottage with breath-taking river views from the garden in Kingswear Devon

Milber CottageEnjoy a wonderful break or holiday in South Devon at this charming character cottage in Kingswear.

The delightful Milber Cottage is a 4* Gold rated cottage with 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6.  It’s perfectly placed to reach the beaches and attractions of the English Riviera or you can simply stay in and enjoy the spectacular views over the river to Dartmouth from the tiered patio.

Dating back to the early 1700s, the cottage was formerly a rest house for weary travellers awaiting the ferry across to Dartmouth.

Find out more about Milber Cottage in South Devon »

Dartmouth and Kingswear

Milber Cottage If you have not explored the South Devon areas before, the South West Coastal Path winds round the rugged coast from Torbay, down the steep streets of Kingswear, across the ferry and through the heart of Dartmouth into the picturesque countryside and impressive coastline of the South Hams.

These elegant yachting towns, situated on either side of the River Dart, provide the perfect base for exploring on land or on water, with the open sea a short sail up the estuary and the tranquil charms of the River Dart in the other direction.

The streets of Dartmouth are busy throughout the year with tourists and locals enjoying café society and excellent shopping. Quiet Kingswear provides the perfect base for those seeking peace and quiet with the convenience of Dartmouth only five minutes across the water.

£200 Off this Christmas Break at Thurleston Beach South Devon

If you are looking for a festive getaway, then there are still some sensational offers available – it is not too late to book your Christmas break in South Devon yet, but hurry!

Save £200 on 5 Thurlestone Beach, South Devon
Save £200 on 5 Thurlestone Beach, South Devon

SAVE £200 on a Christmas Week at 5 Thurlestone Beach (sleeps 6)

£200 off the Christmas week commencing 21st December at this luxury pet friendly, VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded property, boasting fabulous views across the South Devon countryside and out to sea. The property has a spacious open plan living area, with plenty of space for a Christmas tree and decorations, which are provided.Now £857.50, plus enjoy a FREE Riverford Organic Holiday Box on your arrival.

Find out more about 5 Thurlestone Beach

Enjoy the Olde World Charm of Totnes South Hams, South Devon

Loved by tourists and visitors from across the globe, Totnes in South Devon is just a little bit quirky, a little bit different to your average English town and is all the better for it.

Totnes has successfully held off the commercialisation that has impacted villages and towns across Britain, here you will not find a MacDonald’s, a Starbucks or any major retailer. Instead you will be reminded of how England used to be as a nation of shopkeepers with small proud independent shops offering their own unique products and services.

However, there are rumblings that the Totnes resistance has been broken and that a Costa Coffee shop will be opening sometime soon.  This is much to the chagrin of most of the locals who almost to a man/woman oppose the move, but sadly their views do not seem to count.

Is this the beginning of the end for the independent coffee shops in Totnes as big high street chains destroy all before them?  And what next, Marks & Spencer and Tesco moving in?

We hope not, let Totnes retain its charm, let the independent shops thrive.

South Devon Holiday Cottages with 25% OFF in July

There are certainly some excellent cottage holiday bargains about, check out this one with 25% OFF a weeks holiday in July in the South Devon region.

We know what you are thinking, ‘to good to be true’? Well this is no fly by night offer, its a genuine offer with our travel partners Coast and Country who have over 400 self catering properties in the South Hams, Salcombe and Dartmouth areas of Devon.

Simply quote the code ‘July25’ when checking out and your discount will be applied.  It is available on all their cottages and apartments that are available for a weeks stay in July (please see the booking website for full T&C’s) so you had best be quick as time is running out. Find out more

Is South Devon for you?

Come rain or shine, there is plenty to do in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enjoy the warmer climate of South Devon and spend exhilarating days walking along the South West Coast Path or long afternoons relaxing on the beach. In case of the odd wet day, why not head to one of the all-weather family attractions like Woodlands Leisure Park or Pennywell Farm?

The historic maritime town of Dartmouth with its boutique shops, award winning restaurants and art galleries is certainly well worth a visit, whilst the popular sailing town of Salcombe is perfect for those with children – enjoy traditional past times like crabbing on the quayside and sampling a delicious Devonshire cream tea!

We think South Devon is perfect for everyone so take advantage of this great offer while you can. Find out more

Short Breaks in South Devon Coast and Country Cottages

Whether you are looking for a break on the British coast or in the wonderful British countryside you can do no better than head to South Devon in South West England – it’s simply the perfect place for a cottage break.

Coast and Country CottagesWhich is why it is such a popular holiday choice and why there is such a great choice of self catering cottages, apartments and lodges in the region – we have 2,500 holiday homes listed in Devon!

The South Hams, Dartmouth and Salcombe areas of South Devon are some of the prettiest in the county and so we are delighted to offer some extra special holiday accommodation with our travel partners Coast and Country in this area.  With over 400 selected cottages, many of which are 4 star or 5 star assessed by VisitEngland, you will find some excellent holiday cottages in this South Devon area whether you are looking for a couples break, a family holiday or a group get-away.

If you are heading to South Devon for a holiday here are some more useful holiday links:

Save £300 on Luxury Farmhouse near Salcombe South Devon in August – perfect for a large family or group as it sleeps 12

We like the sound of this special offer in the beautiful South of Devon in August…  £300 OFF a luxury farmhouse that can sleep up to 12.

Although much of the availability for this self catering property has now gone, there are still a couple of weeks left so it’s not too late to grab a bargain.

Broad Downs Farmhouse offers a spacious contemporary living space perfect for larger parties looking for a quiet rural retreat this Summer. Relax in the sunshine with the children in the outdoor pool, play ball games in the beautiful shared gardens.

Broad Downs is just a short five-minute drive from the picturesque sailing town of Salcombe with its beaches, waterfront, shops and restaurants. Beautiful walks connect with miles of coastal paths at Bolberry Down leading to Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove, Hope Cove and Thurlestone, whilst Bantham Beach, popular with surfers from far and wide is just a 10 minute drive away. The location provides an ideal secluded country retreat, the perfect base for exploring neighbouring coves and beaches and the market town of Kingsbridge (a 10 minute drive) and beyond to Dartmouth approximately half an hour away.

The offer is for weeks commencing 2/3 August and 9/10th August (Thursday or Friday change-over available) with the price NOW £3525, under £42 per person, per night, based on 12 sharing, if booked before 20th July.

Find out more about Broad Downs Farm in Salcombe

Source: Find Cottage Holidays