On this page, I’m going to show you the best large holiday cottages in Devon, along with things to do nearby.
All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.
20 Best Large Houses to Rent in Devon
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire
A luxury barn conversion set between the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley.
Things to do: Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay and the Historic Royal William Yard.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | Swimming pool | Sauna | WiFi
Set 4 miles from Dartmouth this luxury property has a hot tub. Guests can use an outdoor swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, and children’s play area.
Things to do: Take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway to Paignton and go on a boat trip to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty harbour town.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Swimming pool | Near the sea | WiFi
Set in the beach town resort of Salcombe. With an outdoor heated swimming pool and half an acre of gardens.
Things to do: Take a boat trip around the harbour or head to North Sands and South Sands beaches. Visit the National Trust property of Overbecks.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi
Figtree Cottage is situated on the steep slopes overlooking the stunning Exe Valley in Mid Devon. The rooms are elegant but comfortable.
Interiors are also spacious, bright, spotless and well-maintained. The garden is vast and the view is spectacular and tranquil especially during sunrise and sunset.
Things to do: Sunset sare breathtaking even during the summer months.
Bickleigh Mill, a historic water mill, café and gift shop, is just one mile away. You can also spend the day dining alfresco by the River Exe.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi
This is a luxurious 5-star barn conversion located just a short drive from the village of Bradworthy.
Things to do: Outdoors is a sight to behold. There’s also a children’s play area with swings and a slide. The large patio can accommodate the whole group for a fun barbecue.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Sauna | Games Room
This luxurious property is part of the Gitcombe State and is found in the outskirts of the village of Cornworthy.
It is newly built with timber frames and is listed as a GRADE II manor house and is designed by award-winning architects.
Things to do: Relax in the delightfully furnished living accommodation, cook in the stylish kitchens, or unwind in the spacious 14 acres of the estate.
For young party members, the hand-carved children’s adventure playground is the perfect place for them to burn off any extra energy, while for older children and adults in the group, the tennis court is a fabulous spot for a friendly game.
There’s also a hot tub, sauna, or steam room. The Paignton Zoo i is just a short distance away.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | Swimming pool | Hot tub | WiFi | Open Fire | Games Room
This is another property from the Gitcombe Estate another Grade II manor house.
It combines stylish timber finishing, wood-burning stoves, oak beams with contemporary design from the furniture and appliances such as iPod docking stations, to the finishing touches.
The property is comfortable and relaxing. For leisure and enjoyment, it has a Swimming pool, jacuzzi, and Games Room.
Things to do: Spectacular beaches can be found at the Blackpool Sands, three-miles west of Dartmouth, or visit popular Salcombe and enjoy its numerous sandy coves.
Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm are around a 45-minute drive.
Paignton Zoo is also within easy driving distance, home to an exotic variety of animals including lions, tigers, gorillas, and crocodiles.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Games room
This converted barn has a lofty open plan living space with floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted beamed ceilings, and a wood burner.
Set in a peaceful rural location near North Molton in North Devon.
Things to do: Visit the National Trust’s Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Swimming Pool | Sauna | WiFi | Open fire | Games room
A stunning farmstead with animals. You can roam the farm and help is most welcome.
It also has a luxury outdoor heated swimming pool and hard tennis courts.
Things to do: Clay pigeon shooting and instruction, archery tuition (equipment provided) and mountain bikes (adults and children) by arrangement.
Visit the medieval castle in Lydford Village and head to Lydford Gorge (National Trust) which has peaceful woodland walks and the White Lady waterfall.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi | Games Room
This is a 5-star Luxury Property in a stunning location.
A 10% discount on restaurant meals and Temple Spa treatments from Soar Mill Cove Hotel is offered to guests.
West Soar offers the space and privacy of a holiday home with the convenience and luxuriousness of a hotel.
Things to do: It is just a short away from the sandy secluded beach at Soar Mill Cove.
Since it’s just a few steps away from the Soar Mill Cove Hotel, guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s superb café, bar, restaurant, and extensive spa facilities that include a saltwater pool, sauna, and gym.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi | Swimming Pool
The Court Lodge boasts an impressive living room, a handmade kitchen and utility room, and a spacious dining area with a cathedral ceiling and views to the spacious ‘gallery’ seating area on the first floor above.
Things to do: Guests can enjoy the use of beautiful gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, and a children’s play area.
Outside, Court Lodge, you can find an extensive decked area ideal for a leisurely breakfast, barbecue, or al fresco meal, plus a large hot tub – relax and unwind in this picturesque spot.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi
The Old Manor House boasts traditional and spacious rooms with contemporary features. It has two fireplaces, one is holding an open fire and the other, a woodburning stove.
Things to do: The property is near the Boscastle Beach, including the charming old fishing village of Port Isaac, or the historic Tintagel, the supposed birthplace of King Arthur with a rugged clifftop holding an amazing statue in tribute to this myth and a castle to be explored.
Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi | Games Room
Hazel Barn is a beautiful and luxurious barn conversion situated around a traditional cobbled courtyard just 1.5miles away from North Molton.
It has slate floors, exposed beams, and stone fireplaces to provide cosiness to guests.
Things to do: Guests can enjoy the guest room which contains the table tennis table, table football, a hockey table and pool table.
Outside each property is a private garden area, and a children’s play area, equipped with a trampoline, swings, and slides.
Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Near a pub | Seaside | Games room
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi | Games Room
This beautiful detached house on the farm provides comfort and luxuriousness to guests.
There are comfortable sofas in the seating area, the pool table and the table football, and the 8-person hot tub will make the guests preoccupied within the property.
The Suite-like bedroom and bathroom provide comfort for better relaxation.
Things to do: Do archery, fishing, interact with farm animals. There’s a huge playground for kids and a games room to keep them occupied.
The beautiful countryside can be enjoyed right outside The Barn.
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 7 | Pets Yes | Open Fire | Wifi | Garden
Sandwell Manor is a splendid Georgian mansion hidden in a wonderful rural valley in South Devon and provides fabulous elegant surroundings for large groups of families and friends to enjoy.
Things to do:
Children can play ball games on the rough lawn or have quick family friendly matches on the shared tennis court. Visit Pennywell Farm or Paignton Zoo. Spend your days taking scenic hikes on Dartmoor’s southern edge or take a relaxing stroll along the South West coastal path exploring such iconic spots such as Bigbury on Sea and Slapton Sands and nature reserve.
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 7 | Pets No | WiFi | Near a pub | Seaside
Holiday rental in an idyllic location overlooking South Sands beach in Salcombe.
Things to do: Salcombe is a popular destination for walkers and families.
Visit the National Trust property Overbeck’s where you can wander through the subtropical gardens.
Try out watersports available on the estuary including surfing, kayaking or boat trips.
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 9 | Pets No | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi | Games Room | Swimming Pool
Oliveta House is an exquisite holiday home on the outskirts of Dartmouth.
It is located in a peaceful and quaint valley, making it perfect for relaxation and unwinding. Bedrooms are luxurious and super comfortable.
Things to do: There is an indoor pool and steam room, as well as a hot tub where you can soak while relaxing and stargazing.
For a family-fun day out, head to beautiful Blackpool Sands beach, or for all-weather fun at Woodlands Family Theme Park or Paignton Zoo.
Sleeps 1- 23 (4 Cottages) | Each sleeps 6, 4, 2, 2 + B&B rooms
Family run rare breed pig farm with a selection of cottages and B&B rooms sleeping 1-23. The farm is located near Honiton, South Devon near the Jurassic Coast.
The four cottages come with fully equipped kitchens, modern bathrooms, digital TV’s, DVD player and free WiFi.
Thing to do: The children will love being on a working farm. You can even partake in a pig keeping course.
There are lots of outdoor areas with a trampoline, slide and swing and indoor area with table tennis, board games and toys.
Or you can follow the farm trail and try and spot the fairies, collect eggs or feed the pigs.
Beyond the farm there is the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth and a number of National Trust properties in the vicinity. The village of Beer is nearby and has a lovely pebble beach.
Sleeps 38 | Bedrooms 17 | Bathrooms 17 | Pets Yes | Swimming pool | Games room | WiFi | Open Fire