Self catering holiday cottages 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.

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

24 rental properties

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Modbury 0 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swimming pools; an indoor heated pool feet from the cottage and also a huge outdoor heated pool (1st May to mid September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £480
Next availability:
from 17 January to 29 May 21 from 05 June to 24 July 21

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Modbury 3 miles away

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

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £355
Next availability:
from 17 January to 08 May 21 from 15 May to 22 May 21

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

3 bedroom Stone Built Cottage on the Colmer Estate

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £800
Next availability:
from 27 March to 29 May 21 from 05 June to 26 June 21

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Modbury, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage

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

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 shared with other guests staying on the estate.), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £340
Next availability:
from 06 February to 03 April 21 from 17 April to 22 April 21

Sunridge Lodge, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Modbury 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a relaxing cedar-clad private hot tub, private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

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

Weekly Price from: £895
Next availability:
from 17 January to 21 January 21 from 25 January to 26 February 21

Yealm Cabin, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Modbury 4 miles away

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

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley and own private hot tub, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

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

Weekly Price from: £395
Next availability:
from 17 January to 22 January 21 from 25 January to 22 March 21

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, Modbury 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub with mood lighting, elevated deck, private fishing lake as well as a Play station and XboxOne for fun times.

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

Weekly Price from: £1795
Next availability:
from 17 January to 21 January 21

Sunridge Geodome, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Modbury 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Enjoy a taste of luxurious glamping when you book a stay in this self-catering geodome in the Yealm Valley, complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub on site and generous decked area.

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

Weekly Price from: £1495
Next availability:
from 17 January to 22 January 21 from 24 January to 05 February 21

Flear Farm Cottages, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, Modbury 8 miles away

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

Flear Farm is a collection of luxurious family-friendly cottages in the South Hams, close to Dartmoor National Park and the many lovely beaches of South Devon, with excellent leisure facilities on site including a magnificent indoor swimming pool, spa complex and superb family-friendly facilities with an indoor Playbarn with a soft play area, trampoline, pool table, table tennis and table football, as well as an outdoor childrens' play area and a tennis court.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £671

Tubbs Delight, Malborough, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Modbury 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

With a warm bubbly hot tub with outstanding countryside views and a location in the pretty village of Malborough in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a location just 5 minutes drive from the coast, this dog-friendly holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 18 January to 30 January 21 from 17 February to 27 February 21

Ocean Reach Holiday Homes, Salcombe, Devon, West Country, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottages, Modbury 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

With stunning sea views and a location close to the South West Coast Path, these newly built 2 bed and 3 bedroom coastal properties close to Salcombe have lots to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350
Next availability:
from 17 January to 22 January 21 from 29 January to 08 February 21

Bolberry Farm Cottages, Bolberry, Devon, West Country, England

7 bedroom Rural Retreat, Modbury 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

Get away for a rural retreat break to Bolberry Farm Cottages, choose from 3 holiday cottages with lovely valley views and an excellent location just 1 mile from Hope Cove with its beach and picturesque charm, all cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350