Devon is ideal for a family holiday especially if you stay in a cottage

Holiday cottages in Devon have long been a well kept secret. Us Brits have known about them of course and have flocked to them for family holidays for decades, and we have liked the fact that they were ours. The times they are a-changing, however, and more and more overseas visitors are venturing further south west than Bath and are discovering for themselves the joy of staying in family holiday cottages in Devon.

Along with neighbouring Cornwall, Devon is the most popular area for family holidays. With more than ever deciding to stay ay home rather than fly abroad, their popularity has soared. It is the perfect location for a family holiday in the UK with wide expanses of golden sands, the best climate Britain has to offer, wild rolling countryside and more amenities than you can possibly get around in one visit.

The most famous towns and cities are Exeter, Plymouth, Totnes, Torquay and Bideford and there are many cottages within the vicinity of these but as there are literally thousands scattered across the county you can find your perfect cottage wherever you fancy staying. Historic towns and villages such as Ashburton, Modbury, Holne and Herbertonford, among others, all have their fair share of cottages and give you a taste of the real heritage and culture of Devon.

As for the cottages themselves, well they are everything you would expect from a top quality holiday destination. Ranging from tiny, cosy cottages perfect for a romantic getaway all the way up to multi roomed establishments perfect for larger families or for 2 families who want to holiday together. With a wide range of facilities on offer and all the home comforts you could want, it is little wonder that they are booked so far in advance.

With the choice of coast or country you will never be stuck for things to do. Taking a trip inland to Exmoor National Park to see the famous wild ponies is a real thrill for the whole family as is taking a picnic for a day on some of the best beaches you will find anywhere. Cycling is hugely popular here and is a great way of exploring, and you will chance upon picture postcard villages on your travels and experience the sleepy lifestyle few of us get a chance to enjoy.

Another big plus that comes from taking a holiday in a cottage is the freedom it affords you. You can come and go as you please, eat when you want, let the kids let of steam without worrying about upsetting neighbours and feel free to explore without worrying about getting back for meals. Stop instead at traditional cafes and treat yourself to the local speciality; the famous Devon cream tea.

Although it isn’t that long since summer left us, now that the cold weather is really kicking in many are taking to the internet to sort out next summer’s holiday. We all need something to look forward to get us through the winter, and what could be better than having a cottage holiday in Devon only a months away?