Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Exeter, Devon, England

The historic city of Exeter is found within Devon in the West Country. This beautiful city is set on the River Exe and is a lovely destination for a self-catering break. The city centre is wonderful, with spectacular historic architecture providing a great sense of character.

What Exeter offers for Self-Catering Breaks


There is plenty to do in and around Exeter with an array of amenities in the city centre and stunning surrounding countryside landscapes offering a chance for holidaymakers to explore. This Devonshire city is a popular destination for many as it is attractive, full of charm and offers a unique holiday experience. There are various guided tours of the city available ranging from historical tours to ghost tours which can help introduce you to this special city.  

Attractions in and around the city include Exeter Cathedral, Lawrence Castle, Exeter’s Underground Passages and Killerton House and Gardens.  There is also a great range of activities on offer in this city ranging from shopping and spas to active options such as climbing or paintballing.  With such a diverse range of attractions there should be something for everyone on offer in Exeter.

If you yearn for some greenery on your city break then head for Dartmoor National Park, just a few miles from Exeter.  Dartmoor National Park offers excellent walks and a chance to spend time amongst nature.

Browse below to view the available selection of cottages and self-catering accommodation in and around Exeter. Click on the photos to find out more information about each property,

Book a Exeter cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Devon on holiday.

29 rental properties

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Cottages

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Weekly Price from: £355

Mia Casa Holiday Chalet, West Country, Dawlish Warren, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Exeter 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
2 star

Offering good value family-friendly accommodation, this welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home is a great place to stay, all of the family will enjoy splashing around in the shared pool, the on-site Jacuzzi is great for relaxing and the local blue flag award winning beach is just a short walk away, who could wish for more?.

Special features: pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool on site.).

Weekly Price from: £261
Next availability:
from 07 June to 15 August 20 from 29 August to 01 September 20

Woodpecker Couple's Cottage, Membury, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Exeter 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

Romantic pet-friendly rural retreat at Lea Hill Cottages in the Blackdown Hills.

Weekly Price from: £309
Next availability:
from 09 October to 30 October 20

Nuthatch, Membury, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Exeter 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

Charming 2 bedroom dog-friendly cottage with country views, set within the Blackdown Hills AONB, just 10 miles from Lyme Regis.

Weekly Price from: £346
Next availability:
from 12 June to 10 July 20 from 17 July to 24 July 20

Herons Bank, Cullompton, Devon, West Country, England

5 bedroom Big Holiday House, Exeter 11 miles away

sleeps 12 - 14 guests
12 - 14
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom holiday house with games room and spa hall with hot tub and swimming pool, ideal for a relaxing holiday in Devon’s Culm Valley.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2300

Quakers Cottage, Membury, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Thatched Country Cottage, Exeter 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

Pretty 2 bedroom thatched pet-friendly cottage set in the Blackdown Hills AONB near Axminster.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £435

Cider Barn - Quary Hockford Cottages, Tiverton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Exeter 12 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

This 4 star rated high quality barn conversion on Quarry Hockford Farm has 2 bedrooms and with country views could be perfect for a rural retreat break in the West Country.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £300

Kingfishers, Cullompton, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Wooden Holiday Cabin, Exeter 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

One bedroom wooden holiday cabin with hot tub, hidden away on its own private island, reached by a footbridge and boasting inspirational lake and garden views, perfect for romantic breaks or special celebrations such as honeymoons or anniversaries.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1270

Woodpeckers, Bradfield, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Exeter 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Perfect for romantic breaks of any kind, Woodpeckers is a wonderful wooden holiday lodge with a number of special features including a whirlpool bath, wood-burner and large hot tub, exclusively for couples this lovely rural retreat is set by a pond amongst the extensive woodlands of Woody Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £950

Linhay Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, Exeter 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Three bedroom pet-friendly farm cottage, set in a tranquil rural location, less than 2 miles from the local beach and only 3 miles from the coastal town of Sidmouth, enjoying use of tennis court and fishing lakes on farm.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £350
Next availability:
from 07 June to 18 June 20

Wayside House, Cullompton, Devon, West Country, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Exeter 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 13 guests
1 - 13
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stunning gold award winning, 5 star rated country house in Devon boasting a swimming pool, a private hot tub and games room along with views of the Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills, ideal for big family holidays or groups of friends (hen weekend and stag weekend bookings welcome).

Special features: free internet access, pool (located to the side of the house inside a purpose built pool building.), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £999
Next availability:
from 31 August to 04 September 20 from 14 September to 18 September 20

Winstitchen Farm, Minehead, Somerset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, Exeter 15 miles away

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
5 star

Four bedroom secluded holiday farmhouse with fantastic moorland views nestled in the naturally beautiful greenery of Exmoor National Park with the coast easily accessible for day trips.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 04 July to 06 July 20 from 13 July to 17 July 20