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.

What Parracombe, Devon 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.

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

59 rental properties

The Linhay at Wheel Farm Cottages, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Single-Storey Cottage, Parracombe 2 miles away

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

With accommodation all on the one floor, this welcoming 2 bedroom cottage is a homely place to stay and is set on the Wheel Farm development which lies in extensive gardens, close to Combe Martin and the North Devon coast's award winning beaches as well as Exmoor National Park, on site facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and children's play area.

Special features: pool (On site at Wheel Farm), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £310
Next availability:
from 19 June to 24 July 20 from 21 August to 25 September 20

The Byre Coastal Cottage, South West England , Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Parracombe 3 miles away

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

Two bedroom holiday barn conversion located on a working farm in England's West Country, ideally located close to the coast and also within Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £294
Next availability:
from 08 June to 04 July 20 from 25 July to 01 August 20

Nutcombe Holiday Cottages, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

7 bedroom Barn Conversion, Parracombe 3 miles away

sleeps 2 - 14 guests
2 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A collection of three high quality barn conversions located on Nutcombe farm, situated less than a mile from Exmoor National Park and a similar distance from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £355

Ford Hill Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Parracombe 4 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

Family-friendly 3 bedroom cottage with large garden and excellent location just outside of Exmoor National Park and only around 6 miles from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425
Next availability:
from 08 June to 17 July 20 from 24 July to 31 July 20

The Barn at Rye Park House, Barnstaple, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Parracombe 4 miles away

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

Beautiful 1 bedroom barn conversion with warm bubbly private hot tub, perfect for a couple and in an idyllic setting nestled next to fields and farmlands in North Devon, just outside of Exmoor National Park and only half an hour's drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £340
Next availability:
from 08 June to 04 July 20 from 06 August to 08 August 20

Lower Mill Romantic Retreat, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Conversion of Former Watermill, Parracombe 5 miles away

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

Romantic retreat, part of a collection of cottages in the North Devon AONB with excellent onsite leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a children’s play area, just outside of Combe Martin.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £10000

Dairy Cottage Wheel Farm, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Parracombe 5 miles away

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

Welcoming family-friendly and pet-friendly 2 bedroom cottage, part of the Wheel Farm development where fantastic onsite leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and kiddies' play facilities, just a short drive from the beautiful North Devon coast.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £310
Next availability:
from 08 June to 24 July 20 from 07 August to 04 September 20

The Farmhouse at Wheel Farm Cottages, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House, Parracombe 5 miles away

sleeps 8 - 12 guests
8 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Ideal for big groups of up to 12 people, this beautifully presented 5 bedroom holiday house is part of the Wheel Farm Cottages collection and guests here enjoy access to superb shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and children's play area with slide and climbing frame, and Combe Martin's lovely sandy beach is just 10 minutes' drive away.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £895
Next availability:
from 08 June to 22 June 20 from 26 June to 10 July 20

Mill Wheel, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Watermill Conversion, Parracombe 5 miles away

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

Welcoming, comfortable and well presented, this 3 bedroom watermill conversion in Devon has lots to offer holidaymakers, including access to an indoor heated swimming pool on site, a sauna, tennis court and a children's play area with a slide, climbing frame and sand pit, as well as a fantastic location just 10 minutes' drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool within the grounds.), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £390
Next availability:
from 08 June to 03 July 20 from 10 July to 17 July 20

The Shippen, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Parracombe 5 miles away

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

With a warming woodburner in the lounge and 3 very comfortable bedrooms, the Shippen could be the ideal place for a family holiday (you can bring your pet dog too!), stay just 10 minutes' drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach and enjoy access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and a tennis court, as well as access to a children's play area.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £335
Next availability:
from 08 June to 03 July 20 from 28 August to 25 September 20

The Barn at Wheelfarm Cottages, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Parracombe 5 miles away

sleeps 2 - 14 guests
2 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Large pet-friendly holiday house with 6 bedrooms situated close to Combe Martin and the North Devon coast, with shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and children's play area on site.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £910
Next availability:
from 08 June to 10 July 20 from 28 August to 04 September 20

The Byre, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Parracombe 5 miles away

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

Beautifully presented family-friendly 3 bedroom stone-built holiday home, situated just 10 minute's drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach and enjoying access to excellent shared facilities on site which include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and play area for the kids.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £340
Next availability:
from 08 June to 03 July 20 from 10 July to 17 July 20