Whether it's summer or winter, Devon is a beautiful destination to escape to for a short break. Summertime involves sunny beach days and walking adventures across the moors. A winter break packs a romantic feel with wintery walks, hot chocolates and shopping in picturesque towns and cities. Whichever is your season, a short break in Devon is a must.
Here at Devon Farm Holidays, we have a wide range of charming accommodation sites to choose from. Whether you want to escape to a pretty B&B or hideaway in a private self-catering cottage we have something to suit all for your short break.
When it comes to beaches, Devon has them in abundance. Everything from quiet, relaxed coves to long beaches and surfing beaches. North Devon is a firm favourite for the surfers, but it's also fantastic for family fun and long walks with beaches providing long sandy stretches and rocky coves. The South coast of Devon provides a more relaxed feel, like a lazy Sunday morning. It has beautiful stretches of sand and calm waters, the perfect destination for sitting back, relaxing and taking in the sea air. While the Jurrasic coastline provides an abundance of history from interesting fishing villages to fossil hunting.
Exmoor and Dartmoor
The moors are of outstanding beauty and if you are one who loves nature they are a must-stop on your short break to Devon. Dartmoor is renowned for its rugged beauty and famous tours which are fantastic for walkers. Whereas Exmoor, it's partner is softer in its beauty, with slightly more farmland running through it providing an easier climb for walkers.
Historic Towns and Cities
Devon even spoils you with when it comes to towns and cities. Plymouth and Exeter are your cities of choice, both are clean, fresh cities that spoil you with beautiful scenery and all the well-known shopping brands. The towns of Devon are also just as spectacular, each one is as interesting and quirky as the next. All of them are drenched in history and filled with boutiques, craft shops, delicious cafes, coffee shops and restaurants.
Of course one of the main attractions to Devon is that of its natural beauty, it goes without mentioning that escaping to Devon is the perfect destination for getting a breath of fresh air and taking in the outstanding landscapes. Devon has everything, from cities to beaches, to moors but also the idyllic farming countryside which you can stay directly on with one of our self-catering or bed and breakfast sites.
What's amazing about Devon is that all of these activities; beach days, moor walks and shopping in towns and cities are all accessible within a short distance of each other. This means you can really make the most of the short break, packing as much in as possible.
Look below for a wide range of accommodation choice.
Self catering cottages in the heart of South Devon with lots of animals and excellent child friendly facilities including indoor pool, toddler soft play, walk-in rabbit area & tennis court.
The warmest of welcomes awaits you in our relaxing home a 19th century built farmhouse on world heritage Jurassic coast 2 miles west Sidmouth.
Peaceful Farmhouse B&B. Superb accommodation with wonderful views. Delicious hearty breakfast and 2 course Suppers available by arrangement. Exmoor on the doorstep. Tiverton closeby.
Our 7 individual cottages are dotted around our working organic dairy farm, set in unspoilt countryside right on the beautiful South Devon coast - perfect for exploring local coves & beaches!
Peace, comfort and a warm welcome where we offer the little extras that attract guests back time and time again. 2 miles from Sidmouth seafront. Lovely coastal walks and views from the farm.
Stay in our granite cottages. Climb the hill, you'll love the view. Relax by our heated pool or cycle the beautiful Wray valley trail to Moretonhampstead. Great places to eat in town.
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday
A relaxed but luxurious place to stay, right on the beautiful East Devon Way and close to the glorious Jurassic Coast.
Nestled in the picturesque valley of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Lays Wooder Manor. Breath taking views from your doorstep. The perfect location to stay, tour and explore Dartmoor National Park.
Spacious 4* cottages set in unspoilt countryside overlooking the sea - minutes from the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton & Croyde and a short walk from Lee Bay and the Grampus village pub.
Roger & Brenda invite you to relax in our farm guest house Situated within the North Devon's Biosphere Reserve, an area of outstanding natural beauty.Superb accommodation & grounds,15 mins Rosemoor
Escape and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside. Delightful cottages nestled on a farm. Friendly animals, ride the pony. Watch the cows milked. Sandy beaches Woolacombe & Croyde. Walk to local pub.
Spoil yourself with scrumptious breakfasts including our own award-winning rare breed pork sausages and bacon. Try a Smallicombe Trifle! Traditional farmhouse hospitality in an idyllic rural setting.
Stunning Manor & charming Country Cottages, on the edge of Dartmoor. Sleeps 2- 24 ideal for families of all ages/sizes. Play area/barn, wifi, woodfires, animal feeding, acres of space, farmshop+ pub.
Woodland Barton is a working farm set in the beautiful South Hams Countryside yet close to the A38. Ideal for visiting Dartmoor, the South Devon Coast, NT properties and the historic town of Totnes.
Smallicombe Farm is set in an idyllic location of 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland and offers excellent self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on a real working farm in Devon.
Close to Jurassic coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Orchard Meadow - individual cottage peacefully situated on a working farm. Large open living space, 3 bedrooms [1 grnd fl) 3 bathrooms
6 cosy cottages in a great place to relax. Explore North Devon's beaches and more. Close to Arlington Court, Marwood Hill Gardens & RHS Rosemoor. Small family run farm in fifteen acres. Dogs welcome.
Set in a picturesque location convenient to M5 for overnight stop or ideal touring base. Delightful rooms, peaceful surroundings and beautiful views with easy access to everything Devon has to offer.
A working farm bordered by the River Tale which captures the magic of the countryside - sheep, cattle, free range chickens and working sheep dogs. An idyllic setting with excellent facilities.
A cream tea greets your arrival at Forda. We are a working farm with sheep, beef, 3 cats and 3 sheepdogs. Close to the Devon and Cornwall border, we are in the perfect place to explore both counties.
Traditional single storey cottage on a small farm with calves, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and ponies. The 2 bedroom cottage boasts a wonderful inglenook fireplace complete with logburner. A Gem!
A family run mixed farm, just 4 miles from Lyme Regis, famous for fossil hunting the market town of Axminster, and the Jurrasic coast centre at Seaton. Just 3 miles from River Cottage HQ
Idyllic setting in the Exmoor foothills. Traditional 300 acre family farm. Cottages furnished and equipped to a high standard, offering rural charm, cosy woodburners (free logs), enclosed gardens.
Five spacious real log cabins, beautiful views across Exmoor, fully equipped kitchen, central heating with log burner, safe enclosed garden. Working dairy farm with sheep, pigs and poultry.
Relax in the spacious, well-equipped wing of our 500 year old farmhouse. Our family run working farm is set in beautiful countryside but only minutes from many amazing attractions, beaches and moors.
Stunning location on the North Devon Coast, luxury cottages sleeps 2-8, located between Croyde & Woolacombe, private garden, pubs 1 mile, spectacular walks. working sheep and arable farm.
Our substantial Georgian house stands in informal gardens amidst beechwoods and rhododendrons in the heart of our organic farm within Dartmoor National Park. Large luxurious rooms with stunning views.
Two 4* Gold, light & spacious cottages offer peace & comfort. Dine al fresco on decking / splash in jacuzzi bath (Thatch) or gather all in front of a log fire / round the kitchen table (large cottage)
Relax in our spacious farmhouse apartment situated on the Devon, Dorset and Somerset borders. Good central base surrounded by lovely scenery. Explore historic Lyme Regis & the Jurassic Coastline.
Relax in our heated swimming pool and slip into the tranquillity of rural life. Spacious comfortable cottage with indoor and outdoor play areas. Quiet but accessible location for Exeter and the M5.
Two spacious cottages and a cosy retreat for two. Set in peaceful surroundings with stunning views, lovely walks and lots of wildlife to see. Ideally situated for visiting the coast, Exmoor, Dartmoor
Delightful cottages on working Dairy farm, explore the area for fantastic coastline, wonderful moorland, visitor attractions, local foods and many family events. Children love the calf feeding.
Secluded 2 bedroom cottage surrounded by countryside with outstanding views over Exmoor. Abundant wildlife. Farm trail. Close to the coast. Garden, play area. Woodburner. Dogs welcomed. Short breaks
Escape to this beautiful, award winning Medieval Longhouse (beams & log fires) tucked away on a Jacob sheep farm on Tarka Trail near Exmoor, with walks from the doorstep, quality en-suite rooms & WiFi
Peaceful, sunny setting, only sounds of nature. 3 spacious, barn conversions, each unique, very high standard. On livestock farm, AONB, Blackdown Hills. 15 mins drive to Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis
Pretty thatched cottage,great for romantic breaks away, birds singing as you wander the riverbank. Dogs welcome here. Our beamed detached barn conversion has 2 family en-suites,one with four poster be
All accommodation is spacious and comfortable with great attention paid to detail to ensure your stay is a memorable one.Our bedrooms are spacious, light and comfortable with ensuite and walk in showe
Gatcombe is a family run working dairy farm 5 minutes drive from World Heritage Coastline. Fully equipped, spacious, comfortable rooms, guest lounge and dining room.
On the peaceful Spreacombe Estate, 3.5 miles from Woolacombe Beach we have 6 family run cottages and a converted barn meeting room. Dog friendly (except Clematis), Child friendly, ideal for walking.
A traditionally converted barn on a working dairy farm in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. A peaceful setting overlooking the Otter Valley with woodburner and wonderful countryside views.
Historic farmhouse accommodation at Canonteign in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor. Rooms offer all modern conveniences. Ideal location, close to A38 and local Devon attractions.
A double ensuite bedroom leading from a wooden staircase awaits you in a rural setting on a working farm. Peaceful and private with own entrance and private sitting room.
The well appointed wing of the farmhouse is completely self contained and has panoramic views of Bigbury Bay. Bigbury on Sea is a fantastic location for family beach holidays.
Escape to a peaceful Exmoor Valley and rewind in one of our charming 4* cottages set beside a trout stream, or Caffyns Halt with spectacular south facing panoramic views of Exmoor all have real fires.
Dating back to the 1600's 'Beech House' with its slate floors and inglenooks is the perfect destination for family holidays, get to-gethers and all those special celebrations.
venn farm cottages 4 self catering cottages, short breaks, full weeks dog friendly, animal feeding sheep chicken and alpacas.horse riding locally, cycling, walking,great family days out.beaches exmoor
Combas Farm is a 17th century farmhouse, located in a wonderfully secluded valley, only a 6 minute walk from Croyde village. With a beautiful garden, unspoiled views and many attractions nearby.
In the heart of glorious Devon, fringe of Dartmoor, beautiful panoramic view of the National Park. Two idyllic country cottages, unique quiet & peaceful location, on the Tarka Trial & Cycleway 27
Set in the East Devon hills close to the Jurrasic Coast, we welcome guests to our working dairy farm. Our cottages have large living areas, underfloor heating, woodburners, well equipped kitchens.
Friendly accommodation overlooking Exe Valley, convenient for exploring secretive & romantic Exmoor and only a short drive from dramatic coastlines. Enjoy country pursuits and leisurely cream teas.
Our traditional, homely farm nestled in Meavy's beautiful valley, offers warm welcome, tranquillity amongst pretty woodland and babbling brook. Slumber in a cosy, comfortable bed, wake refreshed.
Wake up to a view of rolling Devon countryside, a scrumptious breakfast and the sound of Shire horses going out to work on a traditional working farm. Biddacott�s medieval farmhouse provides log fires
Country fare at its best in peaceful surroundings on our traditional farm near Exmoor. Comfortable old stone farmhouse nicely secluded but readily accessible. Hearty meals using homegrown meat & veg
Share the magic of Dartmoor all year round while staying in our rambling 13th Century farmhouse, full of interesting historical features set amongst peaceful meadows and woodland abundant in wildlife
On Dartmoor three traditional barn conversions. See our rare breed sheep, goats, hens, ponies, vegetable garden & green energy sources. Fantastic views. Wonderful base for exploring Devon & Cornwall.