Unwind and indulge: Discover the best self-catering holidays in South Devon

Unwind and indulge: Discover the best self-catering holidays in South Devon

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable holiday experience in South Devon. With its picturesque coastline, charming seaside towns, and stunning natural beauty, it's no wonder that South Devon is a popular choice for those seeking a peaceful self-catering getaway.

While a hotel is a great choice for some, we’re obviously biased in that we think self-catering holidays in South Devon are the best choice – why?

Benefits of self-catering holidays in South Devon

When it comes to planning a holiday, the accommodation plays a crucial role in determining the overall experience. One of the major benefits of choosing a self-catering holiday in South Devon is the freedom it offers. Unlike traditional hotels, self-catering accommodations provide you with the flexibility to set your own schedule and enjoy the comforts of a home away from home.

Another advantage of self-catering holidays is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. South Devon is known for its rich culinary heritage – our cottages are close by to several amazing National Trust properties for example -  and by opting for self-catering, you can explore the local markets, source fresh ingredients, and create your own delicious meals. This not only gives you a chance to taste the true flavors of the region but also saves you money on dining out.

Moreover, self-catering holidays are often more cost-effective, especially for families or larger groups. With the option to cook your own meals, you can save on expensive restaurant bills and allocate your budget to other activities or attractions in South Devon. Additionally, self-catering accommodations usually offer more space and amenities compared to traditional hotel rooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone. If you’re a large group for example, we’ve got Long Barn cottage, which sleeps up to 13!

So, whether you're seeking flexibility, cultural immersion, or cost savings, self-catering holidays in South Devon offer a range of benefits that can enhance your vacation experience.

No matter which destination you choose for your self-catering holiday in South Devon, you can rest assured that you'll be surrounded by natural beauty, charming landscapes, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Tips for planning a self-catering holiday in South Devon

Planning a self-catering holiday in South Devon requires some careful consideration to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your self-catering holiday:

  1. Research and book in advance: Like most popular self-catering accommodation in South Devon, we tend to get booked up quickly, especially during peak seasons such as the school holidays. It's advisable to start your research and book your holiday cottage well in advance to secure your desired dates and avoid disappointment.
  2. Consider location and accessibility: When choosing your self-catering accommodation, consider the location and accessibility to nearby amenities, attractions, and public transport. If you plan to explore different parts of South Devon, opting for a centrally located accommodation can save you time and make it easier to access various destinations. This is why Long Barn Holiday Cottages are a great choice – we literally have gorgeous beaches and places to visit right on our doorstep, while Exeter is a short train journey away and Dartmoor can be easily accessed by car.
  3. Check facilities and amenities: Before booking, it’s always good to review the facilities and amenities provided with the accommodation. Our cottages come with plenty of additional extras, from our fabulous indoor pool to the use of barbecues in the garden. For a full run-down of what our cottages include, check out our facilities page.
  4. Pack essential supplies: You will probably want to bring a few essentials to tide you over until you can do a shop at one of our local supermarkets. We do though provide a complimentary welcome pack for all our guests, which includes coffee, tea, sugar and fresh milk, so you can enjoy that first cuppa after a long journey.  You’ll also find a basket with Luscombe drinks, which are made locally, and some yummy packs of biscuits.  


By considering these tips, you can ensure a seamless and enjoyable self-catering holiday experience in South Devon.