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North Devon cottages

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon  © Julian Gurney

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon © Julian Gurney

A cottage in North devon usually means one of two things. A holiday by the sea, with the beautiful sandy beaches or deep in the beauty and isolation of Exmoor National Park. The National Trust look after some of North Devon’s most beautiful landscapes and most iconic locations providing you with some wonderful cottages to enjoy. We have collected 6 North Devon cottages to showcase just some of the holiday cottages available to rent in the North of this beautiful county.  

Lighthouse Keepers Cottage, Lynton, North Devon

A truly spectacular cottage perched on the the cliff edge at the most Northerly point of North Devon, this old Lighthouse keepers cottage provides unsurpassed views over Bristol Channel. This cottage offers unique views and easy access to Watersmeet

West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon

West Challacombe Manor is a fascinating fifteenth-century manor house on a commanding south-facing site with superb views over the surrounding countryside and easy access into the heart of Exmoor. Next door you'll find West Challacombe Cottage.

Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon 

This cottage sits on the very edge of Exmoor, opposite a traditional Devon Coaching Inn, dating back to the 17th Century.  

Mortuary Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

A place that has never lived up to it’s name, Mortuary Cottage is a charming, cosy cottage perfect for an intimate escape. Set alongside the meandering River Yeo on the edge of the Arlington estate, the cottage is tucked along a narrow Devonian lane in the hamlet of Loxhore.

Woolley Lodge, Barsntaple, Devon 

Nestled on the outer edge of the 600-year-old Arlington estate only six miles from Barnstaple, this Victorian gardener’s lodge is set in secluded woodland.

North Devon is a great place to enjoy the National Trust properties including Arlington Court and Carriage Museum , the dramatic river gorge at Watersmeet and the sub tropical gardens of Dunster Castle

If you are bringing you dog, please do click here to learn more about our dog friendly cottages in Devon 

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  • The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon  © Julian Gurney

    The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

    Lynton , Devon

    Dramatically situated on the cliff edge, unsurpassed views over Bristol Channel.

  • The exterior of West Challacombe Cottage, Ilfracombe, Devon © Mike Henton

    West Challacombe Cottage

    Combe Martin , Devon

    Standing next to a Manor House, this cottage has wonderful countryside views.

  • The exterior of Mortuary Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon  © Mike Henton

    Mortuary Cottage

    Barnstaple , Devon

    This cosy cottage stands on the River Yeo and never lived up to its name!

  • The exterior of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon © Chris Lacey

    Countisbury Hill Cottage

    Lynton , Devon

    A pretty cottage on the edge of Exmoor, with a pub opposite

  • The exterior of West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon © National Trust

    West Challacombe Manor

    Combe Martin , Devon

    A small fifteenth-century manor with a magnificent hammerbeam ceiling.

  • The exterior of Woolley Lodge, Barnstaple, Devon. © Mike Henton

    Woolley Lodge

    Barnstaple , Devon

    An enchanting cottage in a wooded setting close to Arlington Court.