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Choosing the destination for your summer holiday abroad can be a difficult decision, but have you considered a staycation this summer? The county of Devon is an ideal location, on the south coast boasting a range of scenery from medieval towns, moorland and national parks to picturesque harbour villages. Moreover for those athletes amongst you the Tour de Britain cycle race passes through Devon on 9th September 2016.
For accommodation, Devon boasts some beautiful holiday cottages, hosting from 2 up to 8 people. Here at Vada we’ve rounded up our favourite accommodation across the county for a late summer break, be it to get out of the city, to explore the country or for any other pleasure (including clotted cream at your discretion). Some even include a hot tub, ideal for hiding a multitude of sins and suggesting a multitude of others.
Price: £375 – £685 per week
A quirky, yet romantic, Grade II converted barn located along the Tour of Britain route through Tiverton. The barn has been carefully converted in an artistic modern country-style and is well-placed base for exploring mid-Devon and areas such as historic Honiton, Taunton, Exeter as well as the seaside towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. An ideal location for country walks, the property is nestled in the heart of Devon’s rural landscape punctuated by farms, quiet roads and traditional, narrow, high-banked lanes.
Sleeps: 4 people
Price: £455 – £800
Located just off the route that the Tour of Britain will take, at the mid-point between Tiverton and Crediton, Lower Chapeltown is a stylish cottage set on a working dairy farm. The cottage has oak beams and wooden & tiled flooring throughout. Centrally heated, it has been decorated with quality furnishings. The cathedral city of Exeter is a short drive away and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and amenities. Closer is the town of Tiverton and the River Exe.
Sleeps: 2 people
Price: £425 – £675 per week
Surrounded by natural woodland and fields with far-reaching views, The Roost is a peaceful, romantic getaway location complete with outdoor hot tub and covered verandah. The cottage is just under a mile from the rugged North Devon coast at Lee Bay with access to the South West Coast Path.
Price: £685 – £1,255
Located in Ilfracombe, this stunning renovated cinema is situated on the coastal part of the Tarka Trail, which provides 21 miles of level, scenic, traffic-free cycling. It is also walking distance to the golden sands of Tunnels beach and provides a great base for a fun family holiday. Close to the centre of the town, it is accessible to the popular restaurants, pubs, shops, and harbour of Ilfracombe, home to Damien Hirst’s Verity statue.
Price: £949 – £2,695
Nestling between Berrynarbor and Ilfracombe in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of North Devon, Whimbrels House is a truly wonderful home. Set in an enviable location overlooking Watermouth Castle it boasts breathtaking panoramic sea views from almost every room. In a lovely position surrounded by gardens, this spacious detached home has its own heated outdoor swimming pool in an enclosed setting enjoying splendid views over the coastline, perfect for long leisurely summer days and the stylish interior design allows space for everyone to relax and feel at home.
Price: £1,170 – £1,1925
The Farthings is a wonderful holiday home with far-reaching views across to the Torrs, the National Trust hills and cliffs immediately to the west of the town. Imagine yourselves relaxing in the hot tub set on the contemporary decking with glass panels maximising the panoramic countryside and ocean views.