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.

23 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


Late availability: from 08 August to 15 August 20

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: £298
Next availability:
from 08 June to 27 June 20 from 22 August to 05 September 20

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 08 June to 27 June 20 from 04 July to 18 July 20

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 02 September to 11 September 20 from 17 September to 18 September 20

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 07 July to 11 July 20 from 29 August to 11 September 20

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 04 July to 06 July 20 from 11 July to 17 July 20

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 02 July to 04 July 20 from 01 September to 04 September 20

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 19 September to 11 October 20 from 16 October to 17 October 20

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

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

Dittiscombe Hills Estate and Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, West Country, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Modbury 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425
Next availability:
from 02 October to 27 November 20