Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Parracombe, Devon, England

As a cottage holiday destination, Parracombe in north Devon offers you the best of both worlds. It is located near to the coast within a few miles of Lynton and Lynmouth and it is also inside Exmoor National Park.  Parracombe also has good road links which allow easy access to the large, busy river town of Barnstaple. Although a quiet little village, Parracombe includes a shop, a pub, two churches and a school.   Nestled amongst the greenery of Exmoor National Park, Parracombe could be an excellent choice for a country cottage holiday or rural retreat break.

Facts about what Parracombe offers for Self-Catering Holidays


The village has a good deal of history behind it, dating back to the Bronze Age. There once was a Norman castle in its vicinity, presumably to protect trade and residents, or to collect taxes from bridging over the river Heddon that runs through the village. St. Petrock’s church is a grade I listed building that is no longer operational but is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Parts of St. Petrocks have their origins in the 13th century, while a new church was erected in Parracombe in the late 19th century.  You can enjoy discovering plenty of historical buildings during a self-catering break in this part of Devon.

To the north of Parracombe the coast provides holidaymakers with a number of excellent beach locations.  Lynmouth, Lee Bay and Sillery Sands are close to Lynton and Lynmouth while further afield are Combe Martin, Croyde and Woolacombe. The cliff railway is a feature of the two Lyn villages. It climbs up 862 feet from Lynmouth at the bottom of the cliffs to Lynton at the top, providing you with stunning views on the way. The cliffs above this stretch of coast are the highest in England and can be best seen by taking the daily boat trip from Lynmouth along Exmoor’s heritage coast. A short walk from Lynmouth along the east Lyn river path brings you to Middleham Gardens. The hamlet with its array of cottages was washed away in the flood of 1952. The gardens were planted as a memorial to all those who perished.

Inland there are miles of Exmoor National Park to explore from your base in Parracombe. You can be as energetic as you wish and go for leisurely walks or drives around the vast, pictorial landscape, or take part in some of numerous activities and sports that are on offer. Other picturesque villages are waiting to be discovered on the moor and the wildlife is ready to put on a show for you.

We trust that you have found our hints and tips on the West Country helpful and may be even inspirational. If you have personal recommendations about this area of Devon that you want to share with us, feel free to get in touch.  From romantic cottages to pet friendly properties and country cottages, we hope you find our collection truly inspirational.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Parracombe, Devon, England:

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

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

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £595


Late availability: from 28 February to 29 February 20

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon/Beautiful South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, West Country.

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

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Two pools both heated indoor pool feet from the apartment heated all year also huge outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool heated from May to September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £595


Special Offer: from 28 February to 03 April 20
Late availability: from 28 February to 03 April 20

Apple Loft at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Holiday Home, East Devon.

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

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic holiday home, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300


Late availability: from 02 March to 06 March 20

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

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

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350


Late availability: from 28 February to 07 March 20

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

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

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


Special Offer: from 28 February to 30 March 20
Late availability: from 28 February to 27 March 20

We have no cottages within Parracombe itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Parracombe. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England