Holiday lets in Modbury, Devon, England

The quaint town of Modbury in South Hams is located just a short distance from Dartmoor National Park in Devon.  With historical buildings and charming streets set against a backdrop of hilly countryside, a stay here could be an excellent choice for a country cottage holiday.  

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What’s more, this town is just a few miles from some of south Devon’s best loved beaches making it an ideal holiday base for a family getaway. Taking its roots from Saxon times and possibly beyond, the town has a rich history and was the scene of fierce battles during the civil war in 1642 and 1643.  Modbury has many sites of historic interest identified by plaques. Two worthy of mention are St. George’s Church with its tall dominating spire and the Exeter Inn that has origins dating back to the 14th century, later to become a popular meeting place of Royalists in the 17th century. Today these buildings sit side by side with an array of thriving shops, restaurants and galleries which can be a delight to visit on a self-catering break.

Off the beaten track and just 4 miles from Modbury is Wonwell beach and the Erme estuary. A lovely beauty spot where river meets sea, there are lots of pleasant walks and a dog friendly beach all year round. A couple of miles further is the delightful, award-winning beach at Bigbury on Sea. Lovely soft sand, dunes and safe bathing make this beach perfect for families. Just off the beach and reached by causeway at low tide, and ‘sea tractor’ at high tide, is the art deco island of Burgh. Bantham is another safe family beach near to Modbury that has a good reputation with families, fishers, surfers and kayakers. Further afield there are plenty of interesting towns to visit on a cottage break including the ever popular resorts of Torbay, the English Riviera, and Plymouth.

Lovers of wild, natural countryside may prefer to travel north from Modbury on to the semi-wilderness of Dartmoor.  Many visitors including famous ones such as Steven Spielberg are inspired by the abundant beauty of Dartmoor National Park.   With 450 square miles of open space, there is plenty to inspire you and you may even encounter wild ponies on your travels. Walking, cycling, climbing and kayaking are just some of the activities you can engage in, or you can just take it easy, enjoy the landscape and the hospitality of local pubs and restaurants. Dartmoor has something for everyone.  For those who prefer to stay closer to home, there are some excellent footpaths and country walks to be found on the outskirts of Modbury itself.

The Lodge at Colmer, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone Built Cottage on the Colmer Estate, South Hams.

A dog friendly, 5 star detached stone holiday cottage with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, gym, boules and croquet lawn - located on a private holiday estate in Devon, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with full access to 28 acres of private woodlands, meadows and a fishing lake.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £800 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 08 January 2017 to 05 August 2017; from 26 August 2017 to 09 September 2017;

phone 07703 316281 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £290 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 14 January 2017; from 16 January 2017 to 18 February 2017;

phone 01373 830841 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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