If you carried out a survey and asked people where they had been for a country cottage holiday or where they would choose to go, Devon is likely to come top of the list. There is a good reason why people refer to Devon as glorious; this English county that lies towards the south west , between the outer edges of the Bristol Channel and the Atlantic Ocean in the north and the English Channel in the south, Devon shows off with two seaside coasts, north and south.
From the north to the south coast is divine rolling green countryside and farms galore. Contented black and white cows chew the cud in picture perfect landscapes, wildflowers weave through Devon’s hedgerows and the birds sing exceptionally sweetly (or so it seems on holiday when we have time to listen).
People go to the beaches on the north coast of Devon to surf on the large waves and surfing tuition abounds in Croyde and along the Devon Heritage Coast. Even if you haven’t the nerve to attempt to ride the waves, those surfers make a pretty picture and add greater interest to our holiday snaps.
The Devon south coast and that string of fabulous sand or pebble beaches from Branscombe down to Sidmouth (one of the best), along to Brixham, Dartmouth, Hope Cove and the southern Heritage coast are a magnet for seaside loving families drawn to the sands and a paddle.
Holidaymakers love Devon because it goes out of its way to give them a good time. The rural holiday cottages and farmhouses are magnificent, often set in their own pretty gardens with a barbecue and garden lounging furniture, the modern seaside apartments are a dream and the pine lodges and log cabins just top it all. There is a vast choice of cottage accommodation in Devon so that everyone can find something comfortable and satisfying.
There are even unique tree houses, lighthouses, windmills and unusual holiday homes to tempt the sated palate. There are beautiful gardens and parks to explore, every form of visitor attraction or activity that you can possibly imagine. And the weather is milder with more hours of sunshine in Devon. It is definitely a holiday kind county and some people reckon that it is especially pet-friendly to boot.
If you’ve never been to Devon, you’ll have to go. Just search for a country cottage in Devon that will tempt you to stay and go with the flow. Discover a little part of Devon and it will always stay in your heart.