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

Located inland, the village of Winkleigh is situated around mid-way between Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park so could be an ideal place for a rural retreat break.  When you take a cottage holiday in Winkleigh you are in the village considered to be the best place in the country to bring up a family. In a study in 2011 Winkleigh came top for being a safe place and having good access to green spaces. This historic village sits high up in rural farmland and is surrounded by green spaces. It is the perfect country getaway spot yet with good road access to other parts of north and south Devon.

What Winkleigh offers for Cottage Breaks


Mostly self-sufficient, Winkleigh has two pubs, a post office, butchers shop and general stores. There is also a church, village hall, sports centre and primary school.  All Saints, the parish church at Wickleigh, dates back to the late 12th century with its first holy man taking up his position in 1202. He heads a list of priests who served the community that can be seen in the church.

It is the location that attracts visitors to Wickleigh today, surrounded by some beautiful Devonshire countryside and less than 10 miles drive away from the edge of Dartmoor. The coast may be more than 5 minutes away if you’re driving, but there are some lovely beaches and fine attractions at Teignmouth and Dawlish and Torbay is easily within a comfortable distance.  All in all a stay at Winkleigh offers you the opportunity to discover some of the best of Devon’s coast and countryside on a self-catering break.

The nearest town to Winkleigh is Oakhampton. This busy market town has an array of traditional shops lining narrow streets and many restaurants offering a variety of home and ethnic cooking. You can visit the ruins of once the largest castle in Devon that is floodlit at night. One of the more fanciful stories associated with the castle and Tavistock is one of the ghost of Lady Howard which is said to be seen in her coach, driven by a headless driver so visiting after dark may not be recommended! 

Whether you opt to stay in a historical cottage, a thatched cottage or a rural retreat, have a fantastic time in this part of the West Country. 

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

28 rental properties

Balebarn Eco Lodge, Winkleigh, Devon, West Country, England

4 bedroom Award Winning Eco Lodge

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

With a huge wrap around veranda, eco-friendly credentials, idyllic views out over a wildlife pond, a tranquil rural setting, as well as a stunning setting nestled next to a 7 acre nature reserve in North Devon, Balebarn Lodge is quirky and unique.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £474
Next availability:
from 08 June to 26 June 20 from 28 June to 25 July 20

Bluebelle Cottage, Chulmleigh, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Winkleigh 5 miles away

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

Light and airy romantic retreat near Chulmleigh, situated within half an hourís drive of both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £295
Next availability:
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Lake View Holiday Barn, Crediton, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Converted Barn, Winkleigh 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

With a lake view as well as stunning countryside views out to Dartmoor National Park, this 3 bedroom barn conversion features a modern interior and is conveniently located for the Tarka Trail, visiting Exeter and exploring this gorgeous area of rural Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £312
Next availability:
from 28 August to 11 September 20 from 18 September to 30 July 21

Lakeside Barn, Crediton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn, Winkleigh 6 miles away

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

Breathtaking views of the surrounding farmlands and pastures along with stylish accommodation await you at this wonderful 2 bedroom rural retreat, get away from it all and treat yourself to a special holiday in Devon's Ruby Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £285
Next availability:
from 09 July to 10 July 20 from 17 July to 21 August 20

Beaford Country House, Winkleigh, Devon, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 10 - 23 guests
10 - 23
9 bedrooms
9
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated by the river valley of Torridge, this large country house has 9 bedrooms, beautiful gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and a private hot tub and has plenty to recommend it for hen parties, stag parties, special holidays and even weddings.

Special features: pool (the swimming pool is situated to the front of the house and is shared with 3 smaller holiday cottages Own private , Family sized Hot Tub !!), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 08 June to 19 June 20 from 29 June to 10 July 20

Deer View Cottage, Chittlehamholt, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Winkleigh 8 miles away

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

Stylish sleeps 6 holiday cottage with superb countryside views, set within the Highbullen Country Estate in Devon where guests staying at the cottage can enjoy access to the hotel's superb facilities which include a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, all-weather tennis courts, a golf course and a games room with snooker table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared use of indoor swimming pool at Highbullen Country Estate), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £525
Next availability:
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Fairways West Cottage, Chittlehamholt, Devon, West Country, England

4 bedroom Large Holiday House, Winkleigh 8 miles away

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

Looking to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday for up to 8 people in Devon close to Exmoor National Park? If so, a stay at Fairways West Cottage near Chulmleigh where guests enjoy complimentary access to excellent leisure facilities including an indoor heated pool, games room and tennis courts at the local hotel, could be just perfect.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Access to shared hotel pool at nearby Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club.), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £695
Next availability:
from 08 June to 26 June 20 from 28 June to 24 July 20

Little Silver Fox Shepherds Hut, Umberleigh, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Shepherds Hut, Winkleigh 8 miles away

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

Romantic sleeps 2 shepherds hut with countryside views and warm bubbly outdoor hot tub in Devonís Tarka Country.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £398
Next availability:
from 08 June to 21 June 20 from 25 June to 10 July 20

Fairways East, Chittlehamholt, Devon, West Country, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Winkleigh 8 miles away

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

Stylish 4 bedroom holiday cottage set within a Country Clubís grounds with access to excellent on site leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym, just half an hourís drive from Barnstaple.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared with other guests in leisure complex at Highbullen Country Club Hotel), tennis court, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £795
Next availability:
from 08 June to 26 June 20 from 28 June to 10 July 20

Garden Couple's Cottage, Great Torrington, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Winkleigh 9 miles away

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

Idyllic rural retreat, perfect for two people, set next to beautiful gardens and tranquil Devon countryside, this couple's cottage features a bright, light and airy interior and is just half an hour's drive from the golden beaches of the North Devon coast and within an hour's drive of both Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £295
Next availability:
from 07 August to 31 August 20 from 01 September to 04 September 20

Bartridge Farm Cottage, Umberleigh, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Farm Cottage, Winkleigh 9 miles away

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

2 bedroom rural retreat with private warm bubbly hot tub, own swimming pool and stunning views over the Taw Valley out to Exmoor, idyllic place to relax and unwind in Tarka Country.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The warm indoor pool is next to the cottage.), outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £750
Next availability:
from 26 March to 04 June 21 from 14 June to 18 June 21

Stag Cottage, Torrington, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Winkleigh 10 miles away

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

Surrounded by fields and with panoramic countryside views Stag Cottage is valued as a rural haven.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £519
Next availability:
from 08 June to 29 June 20 from 06 July to 18 July 20