The county of Devon offers a patchwork of holiday styles, connecting the rugged open spaces of Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, the sandy beaches of the English Riviera and scores of little-known villages rich in custom and history. There are hundreds of Devon holiday cottages scattered throughout the county, so whatever it is that you are hoping to get out of your holiday the chances are you will find it in one of the many types of property available.

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For those who aren’t familiar with the advantages of the self catering cottage holiday, here are three great types of accommodation to inspire you and start your holiday planning process.

The Penthouse, Westward Ho!

The four star gold rated Penthouse is a breathtaking apartment situated right on the shoreline at Westward Ho! in North Devon. Its’ unique position benefits from one of the most spectacular sea views in the South West with floor to ceiling windows and a large private balcony running across the living area to ensure you make the most of this exclusive location. There is an open air sea water swimming pool close to the development which is open during the summer months. The two bedroom Penthouse is luxuriously furnished throughout, and has secure underground parking with a lift to the apartment.

Riverside Cottage, Chulmleigh

Riverside Cottage is a magnificent five star barn conversion in a peaceful rural setting near the Saxon hilltop village of Chulmleigh. Situated in 20 acres of grounds with fishing rights, this beautiful barn has three bedrooms, beamed ceilings and a large fireplace with wood burning stove. Two rivers run through the grounds, and there is a terrace and summer house where you can relax and enjoy the tranquil views across rolling countryside. If you are planning a family get together then this property can be part of a four barn booking which will sleep up to 14 so it’s perfect for a special celebration in a very special location.

Solstice, Dartmouth

A five star period house set over three floors, Solstice has stunning estuary views and is just a five minute walk from the centre of the beautiful waterside town of Dartmouth, South Devon. The house has been furnished to a high standard with contemporary features and four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite. Several of the rooms offer spectacular river views and the house is in a prime position to view the Red Arrows display at the annual Dartmouth Regatta. Solstice is the perfect place from which to explore this elegant yachting town and its’ stunning surroundings – the nearest beaches are just 15 minutes drive away.

Three different holiday properties, all with their own individual features that make them perfect for self catering breaks in Devon. Whether you are going on a romantic escape for two or an action packed family holiday with a cottage holiday you have the flexibility to choose the ingredients that make up the perfect accommodation for you, so start browsing now and soon you will be enjoying your dream property first hand!