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7 stunning holiday cottages in Devon by the sea

Windjammer living room

Holidays are all about a bit of escapism. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine how good it feels to wake up to a sea view. Wouldn’t that be a tonic? If this is the type of dream getaway you want to turn into a reality take a look at these holiday cottages in Devon by the sea.

Kittiwake – a holiday cottage in Dartmouth with sea views

River view from Kittiwake holiday cottage in Dartmouth Devon

If your perfect holiday involves losing yourself in a view then Kittiwake is just for you. Each of its rooms gives you an incredible vista of the River Dart as it stretches out to the English Channel. Just imagine afternoon tea on this terrace.

Kittiwake is set over three floors and has two bedrooms with Juliette balconies, a family bathroom, living room and kitchen diner. It’s ideal for couples or a family of four.

If you can tear yourselves away from the scenery, this Devon holiday cottage is in a great position for exploring the picturesque riverside town of Dartmouth. Just a short walk away are a collection of independent eateries where you can enjoy indulgent breakfasts, long lunches and romantic dinners.

Of course there’s also lots to do around Dartmouth.

Windjammer – a holiday apartment by the sea

Living area with folding doors onto balcony of Windjammer holiday let with sea views in Devon

Check into this luxury first floor holiday apartment in the village of Stoke Fleming and you’ll have sea views as well as the stunning Blackpool Sands beach a short walk away.

Windjammer has contemporary furnishings and is equipped with maximum comfort in mind. There are two double bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms and a large open plan living space with a sea facing balcony. Take a seat and drink in the view whenever you like. 

As well as the beach, you have a pub, restaurant and village shop selling local produce right on your doorstep.  

Windjammer is ideal for couples and families who want to explore the South West Coast Path and the beaches of the South Hams.

Find out more about holidays in Stoke Fleming.

Out to Sea – a holiday cottage with river views

River Dart viewed from Out to Sea holiday cottage in Devon

Everything about this Dartmouth holiday cottage is geared to giving you the best possible river and sea views. From its Above Town position and the French windows from the living room to the Juliette balcony in the master bedroom and the elevated garden decking, you will be spoilt for choice.

Out to Sea is a comfortable family home that’s a short walk from Dartmouth town centre and the River Dart. You also have Dartmouth Castle, the South West Coast path and a number of South Devon National Trust properties close by. 

If you want to hit the beach, Blackpool Sands is a five minute drive away. And you don’t have to go much further to find lots of other wonderful South Hams beaches

Sabine House – family-friendly accommodation on the River Dart

Sabine House characterful holiday let in Dartmouth

Looking for somewhere with plenty of character as well as an enviable position by the sea? You simply must make Sabine House the base for your Devon family holiday.

This large historic family home sits right on the cobbled quayside at Bayard’s Cove in Dartmouth with views across the river to Kingswear and out to sea. It is an 18th century Grade II listed merchant’s house that is perfect for families and groups with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Pets are welcome too.

Original features include ornamental fireplaces that you can gather around at the end of each fresh air filled day. 

Find out about all the things to do in the area in our guide to holidays in Dartmouth.

Hill Top View – a large holiday bungalow in Devon by the sea

Living room of Hill Top View holiday bungalow in Devon

This detached holiday bungalow by the sea is perfectly located in the village of Strete between two of South Devon’s most iconic beaches. Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands are both a two minute drive away. 

You are also in the ideal location for enjoying wildlife attracted to the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Slapton Ley Nature research is one of the top places for birdwatching in Devon.

In Strete itself you are within walking distance of the village shop and the community-run Kings Arms pub

Hill Top View is perfect for multi-generational family holidays. It has three bedrooms, a family bathroom and plenty of living space. There’s also a private patio garden.

Find out more about coast walks around Strete in Devon.

Seascape – a romanic holiday cottage in Devon with sea views

Sea view from holiday cottage in Dartmouth Devon

Book this holiday cottage beside the River Dart for a romanic getaway in the heart of Dartmouth. Seascape is a beautifully presented, modern waterfront apartment located on the town’s South Embankment. 

The feature triangular window in the living room is the most peaceful spot to sit and watch the boats come and go on the river. Or you can enjoy sundowners on the private balcony before heading downstairs to Bushell’s Riverside restaurant for an intimate dinner. 

Here’s some ideas for more romantic things to do in South Devon.

2 Lee Court – a Dartmouth holiday apartment with river views

River view from master bedroom at the 2 Lee Court holiday apartment in Dartmouth

If you like to holiday in a location with the perfect balance of incredible views and urban living then 2 Lee Court is just the ticket. This waterfront holiday apartment, on Dartmouth’s North Embankment overlooks the River Dart and Kingswear.

Stay here and you’re in the perfect position to enjoy some of Dartmouth’s unique places to eat as well as its historic sites. The closest is the cobbled quayside of Bayards Cove where The Mayflower stopped before departing for its journey to the Americas.

2 Lee Court has three en-suite bedrooms and a light living space that’s ideal for making the most of the river view.

Find out more about things to do in and around Dartmouth during your stay.

More holiday cottages in Devon with sea views

What some more options? We have plenty more holiday cottages on the South Devon coast. 

Get in touch with us to chat through our holiday cottages in and around Dartmouth. Or search our Devon self-catering accommodation for yourself.

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