Self catering holiday cottages 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.

Facts about 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.

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

The Shippen, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

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: pool (Indoor heated swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 16 February 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 25 May 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

West Lodge, Paignton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, English Riviera.

4 bedroom Paignton holiday house with elevated location, modern stylish interior and sea views, just one mile from the beach.

Price range from £540 to £1305 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 January 2018 to 28 April 2018; from 05 May 2018 to 19 May 2018; from 26 May 2018 to 23 June 2018;

phone 01252676163 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor, Brayford, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Acorn Retreat is a high quality rural holiday cottage set in lush grounds with extensive gardens, lakes and ponds close to Exmoor National Park, perfect for relaxing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £385 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 January 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 10 March 2018;

phone 01598 710107 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Price range from £335 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 22 January 2018 to 15 March 2018;

phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages South Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, South Coast.

Award winning farm holiday cottages set within a peaceful Devonshire valley within an area of outstanding natural beauty, featured and recommended by the Guardian, Express and Observer.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £315 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 22 January 2018 to 20 March 2018; from 16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;
Late availability: from 22 January 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 01548 511105 emailClick here to email owner more info >
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