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

A self-catering holiday in Wembury is an excellent choice, one that will suit your whole party. You can spend lazy days on the beach, exploring some of the best populated rock pools in the country, or rub down the surfboard and take advantage of a 10ft swell. If you enjoy walking then you’re spoilt for choice, but if you prefer cycling you can hire a bike nearby. And if photography is your hobby then you’re in for a real treat with some amazing seascapes, landscapes and scenery. Plymouth is just a few miles away so retail therapy and nightlife is not too far away either.

What Wembury offers for Self-Catering Breaks


There are two interesting landmarks off Wembury beach to discover on a cottage holiday. The first is the tiny island of Great Mewstone. Once a penal colony from the 18th century it was last occupied by one Samuel Wakeman and his family in the early 19th century. Look closely at the rock and you’ll see a strange round cottage that Samuel was responsible for. Sadly he was discovered smuggling and was returned to the mainland. In 1940 Wembury Point became a naval gunnery school and it was not advisable, nor permitted, to visit Great Mewstone that has since become National Trust property and is a bird sanctuary, now visited only by authorised researchers. The other landmark, just above the beach is the quaint church of St. Werburgh that was built in Norman times, replacing a wooden Saxon church. Also on the beach is the Old Mill Café and beach shop selling refreshments and locally crafted souvenirs.

Wembury has a marine centre that, besides having interactive displays and aquaria exhibitions, organises rock pool rambles and wildlife walks.  Since the naval gunnery school was decommissioned the land at Wembury Point has been opened up for visitors. From there you get magnificent views of the whole bay area. The point is home to rare plants and birds and, if you’re lucky, you may catch glimpses of basking sharks, dolphins and porpoises in the sea whilst on a self-catering break.

Other breathtaking views are on offer from Wembury Cliffs where you might bump into a Dartmoor pony or two and if you follow on to Wembury Woods you’ll follow the river Yealm.  However, instead of all this walking you could just sit back and enjoy all these sights from Plymouth Cruises’ new ship the ‘Spirit of Plymouth’ on a scenic cruise from Plymouth taking in the coastline, Great Mewstone, the estuary and the river.

With plenty of fantastic seascapes plus Dartmoor National Park being within easy reach for day trips, this is a fantastic part of Devon with lots to offer for family holidays or romantic getaways.  Whether you opt for a coastal cottage or a rural cottage further inland, have the very best of times in this part of the West Country.

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

25 rental properties

Sunridge Geodome, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Wembury 5 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

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, Wembury 5 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

Yealm Cabin, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Wembury 5 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 Lodge, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Wembury 5 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

Ancarva, Millbrook, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Wembury 6 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Wow factor sleeps 8 holiday home in coastal Cornwall, with a stylish interior, fantastic estuary views and an impressive waterside setting.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1604
Next availability:
from 10 October to 13 October 20 from 17 October to 24 October 20

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

2 bedroom Apartment, Wembury 7 miles away

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


Late availability: from 07 June to 07 June 20

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Wembury 7 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

Scylla View, Millbrook, Cornwall, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Wembury 7 miles away

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

Seafront holiday home above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, with superb beach and sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £424
Next availability:
from 19 September to 26 September 20 from 10 October to 24 December 20

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

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Wembury 9 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

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

3 bedroom Stone Built Cottage on the Colmer Estate, Wembury 11 miles away

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

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

4 bedroom Coastal Cottages, Wembury 12 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

Tubbs Delight, Malborough, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Wembury 13 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