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Beautiful Devon - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday

PUBLISHED: 11:07 14 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:20 20 February 2013

Beautiful Devon - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday

Beautiful Devon - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday

From the rugged peaks of the Dartmoor National Park to the glorious beaches of Woolacombe and Combe Martin, Devon is a region of contrasts. A holiday in Devon can offer you such a variety of activities you won't believe it's all in one county!

Beautiful Devon - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday


From the rugged peaks of the Dartmoor National Park to the glorious beaches of Woolacombe and Combe Martin, Devon is a region of contrasts. A holiday in Devon can offer you such a variety of activities you wont believe its all in one county!

Those seeking excitement should make a beeline for the National Park and scale its famous Tors by bike or foot. Horse-riding is another popular activity in the park and is a fantastic way to appreciate the scenery. Or if youd rather get your kicks on the water, Devon is a great place to sail, fish or go coasteering. The surf isnt just great in neighbouring Cornwall, you can catch some pretty serious waves on the North Devon coast.
Visit Totnes where tradition meets new-age thinking. The charming Elizabethan architecture is now the backdrop for a buzzing arts and crafts scene, due in part to its proximity to the Dartington Estate. Dont leave Devon until youve been to Clovelly. In this privately-owned village cars are banned and donkeys are used to transport luggage up the very steep hill. Spend the afternoon pottering in the shops along the quay and you will feel like youve been transported back in time.
Devon is a great place for those who like a tipple! Gin has been made in Plymouth since the late 18th century and is the oldest gin distillery in England. Take a tour to see how the famous spirit is made and dont leave without a sample. Scrumpy, a cider made from fallen apples, is also a big favourite in Devon and a great accompaniment to local fare.
Have you considered a self-catering holiday cottage for your next trip to Devon? Your own property gives you maximum flexibility-you can do what you want when without worrying about strict hotel meal times and making too much noise. You also have much more space meaning you and your family can spread out and relax. Wherever you choose to stay in the county, youll be ideally placed to explore everything the region has to offer.

For more information visit Sykes Cottages, 01244 356695 sykescottages.co.uk/devon-holiday-cottages.html

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