If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Devon but you can’t bear the idea of a bland chain hotel or soulless holiday flat, you’re in the right place. Or at least, you soon will be. We personally inspect all our places to stay in Devon, looking for things like quality and comfort, but also character and charm.  

Since the 90s, we’ve been seeking out self-catering places, hotels, B&Bs and pubs with rooms that are run by passionate people who want to welcome you to their area and help you make great holiday memories.  

In our Devon collection, you’ll find everything from brilliant barn conversions to old stone cottages and grand country houses, each chosen simply because we loved them and we think you will too. 

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Featured places to stay in Devon

Our different types of places to stay in Devon

Find inspiration with our favourite places to stay in Devon

Devon isn’t short of places to stay, from homely B&Bs to smart hotels and self-catering cottages of all shapes and sizes. But sometimes you want to lay your head somewhere that’s bursting with charm and character. Explore this hand-picked selection of our most unusual places in Devon.

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From endless blustery coastal path walks to sea kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling, there’s plenty to keep you and your crew busy. Here are a few of our highlights that bring you as close to the water as possible.

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Devon is a real treat for food lovers with a smorgasbord of independent foodie retailers and heaps of pubs and restaurants championing all the superb local produce on offer from the green fields of the county. Stay at any of our selection of places here and you can be sure of a top-notch meal as well as a comfy bed for a night or three.

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Can there be a better way to unwind than in a warm hot tub under glittering stars? Probably not. Book any of our places to stay in Devon with a hot tub and you’ll soon feel your cares float away. Now all you have to decide is who gets first dibs in the tub.

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Our team of inspectors have unearthed a few seriously luxurious homes in delightful Devon. Filled with indulgent temptations, this hand-picked collection of places to stay includes interiors to make you swoon, treats on arrival, and glittering pools you’ll find hard to leave behind.

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South Devon’s mild climate and sea breezes create the perfect conditions, so it’s no wonder the area attracts so many visitors. People come to walk the coastal path, hit the waves, explore wild Dartmoor, and potter around Totnes and Salcombe. Here’s our collection of places to stay in South Devon.

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About our special places to stay in Devon

Self-catering & holiday cottages in Devon

A good self-catering place can and should have as much personality as any hotel, B&B or pub with rooms. Of course, it’s important to know how many beds there are and what the bathrooms are like, but those aren’t the things that make a stay great. You want generous welcome hampers, great local tips for things to do and genuine character, as if you’re staying at a good friend’s house. That’s what we look for when we inspect and what you’ll find in our Devon collection.  

Pubs with rooms in Devon

The pub with rooms has come a long way, even in the last few years. Just as gastropubs have raised the bar when it comes to food in every local (although thankfully there’s still room for a classic pie and mash here and there) small-scale hotels and a few pioneers have led a charge towards what is now, essentially, a hotel/pub crossover. In most Sawday’s pubs with rooms, the food is a bit more casual and the setting more relaxed than a hotel restaurant. There are usually hand-pulled ales, dogs lying about and the sense of being wrapped in the convivial hubbub of locals, hikers and diners all meeting in a community’s focal point.  

Hotels in Devon

A hotel that delights you with its style and service shouldn’t be a rare treat, it should be the norm. Sadly, small-scale hoteliers are increasingly squeezed out by major chains and booking platforms. We work only with independent business owners who pour passion into their places. We run on a membership basis, putting you directly in touch with them and taking no commission or booking fee from anyone, meaning if you find a place through us and book direct with the owner, you’ll be staying somewhere special and standing up for the little guys. 

Bed & Breakfast in Devon

There’s an absolute art to running a great B&B. You have to be superb at making people relaxed and comfortable, knowing when they want conversation and when they might not. It also helps if you know your way around the kitchen. When we inspect our places, it gives us the chance to chat to the owners and learn things that you could never get from an application form or photos. We have a look round the rooms, of course, but it’s equally important that we feel like you’ll be warmly welcomed. Sadly, we don’t always get to try the breakfasts, although we do love a bit of menu chat.