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Unique Holiday Cottages

Are you looking for somewhere a little different to stay for your next break? Perhaps, you are searching for a unique place to celebrate a special occasion such as a milestone birthday or anniversary or  wish to create some wonderful memories for your next family self catering holiday? So, you are wishing to choose a property that offers an exceptional setting for a relaxing get away.

At My Favourite Cottages, we are proud to offer a fantastic selection of self catering cottages to rent in Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and even Scotland. Some of these properties are situated in the best locations to offer truly unique and spectacular views. We also have quite quirky cottages, where traditional countryside and period charm has been effortlessly combined with luxury contemporary furnishings to provide a wonderful comfortable stay. There are large spacious family friendly holiday homes which provide added extras such as games rooms, tennis courts and all your modern day conveniences, which guarantee plenty of space for all the group to relax and keep everyone entertained.

View our selection of unique cottages below:

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Exmoor Farmhouse
Exmoor Farmhouse
Exmoor Farmhouse

Exmoor Farmhouse

Withypool

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Somerset

Situated in the heart of Exmoor and set high on the hill above the village of Withypool, Exmoor Farmhouse is a stunning 7 bedroom house that sleeps 14 people and takes pets. The house enjoys spectacular views over the wild Exmoor countryside. There are amazing walks from the house, as well as bike trails and as the house has stabling for horses you can ride out over Exmoor.

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Sleeps:

14

Bedrooms:

7

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Gitcombe House
Gitcombe House
Gitcombe House

Gitcombe House

Dartmouth

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Devon

An elegant six bedroom Georgian manor house on the Gitcombe Estate near Dartmouth in South Devon. Gitcombe House is a large luxury holiday home sleeping up to 13 guests with spacious living spaces, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, six bedrooms over both floors and a private enclosed garden.

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Sleeps:

13

Bedrooms:

6

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Whitelady House
Whitelady House
Whitelady House

Whitelady House

Dartmoor

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Devon

Set in a peaceful location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Whitelady House is large luxurious dog friendly 6 bedroom house with its own hot tub. This stunning country house has been lovingly furnished to offer high quality accommodation for large groups. It is perfect for those looking to gather family and friends to celebrate a special occasion, where ‘Chalet’ style catering is also offered for guests during their stay.

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Sleeps:

12

Bedrooms:

6

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Dolly's Barn
Dolly's Barn
Dolly's Barn

Dolly's Barn

Ilfracombe

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Devon

Doly’s Barn at Higher Mullacott Farm is a superb six bedroom barn conversion that sleeps up to 11 people. If you are looking for a large holiday cottage with easy access to Woolacombe and yet in a rural location with a kids play area, Dolly’s Barn is a great choice. This conversion combines the charm of a traditional Devon barn alongside modern open plan living and a very well equipped kitchen.

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Sleeps:

11

Bedrooms:

6

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Braunton Farmhouse
Braunton Farmhouse
Braunton Farmhouse

Braunton Farmhouse

Braunton

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Devon

Set high on the hill overlooking the rolling beautiful countryside above Braunton on the North Devon coast. Braunton Farmhouse is perfectly placed to enjoy the amazing beaches at Saunton Sands, Putsborough, as well as the bustling villages of Braunton and Croyde, both packed with great pubs, bars, and restaurants. With so much to do in the area, particularly for those looking to try some adventure sports or even just walk along the coastal path, this five bedroom property provides the ideal base for large groups wishing to explore the very best of what North Devon has to offer.

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Sleeps:

10

Bedrooms:

5

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Coast View
Coast View
Coast View

Coast View

Woolacombe

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Devon

Coast View, sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms and is a large spacious holiday home that has been recently renovated and furnished to a very high standard to offer luxurious accommodation in the heart of Woolacombe in Devon. With exceptional sea views throughout, and set in a quiet location just a short walk to the main beach and village, guests can still have access to everything but still enjoy a relaxing stay after a day on the beach.

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Sleeps:

10

Bedrooms:

5

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Fairways East
Fairways East
Fairways East

Fairways East

South Molton

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Devon

A superb 4 bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps 8 people at Highbullen. With views over the golf course and a stunning conservatory, enjoy relaxing in this fantastic property, unwind in the pool or hit the fairway itself on this stunning golf resort complete with a gym, sauna and spa.

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Sleeps:

8

Bedrooms:

4

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Gitcombe Retreat
Gitcombe Retreat
Gitcombe Retreat

Gitcombe Retreat

Dartmouth

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Devon

Gitcombe Retreat is a stunning purpose-built holiday home designed by award-winning architect Roderick James. It sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with private views over the South Hams Countryside. Gitcombe Retreat lives on the edge of Gitcombe Estate which comprises 9 holiday homes as well as a number of premium on-site facilities including an indoor and outdoor pool and tennis court.

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Sleeps:

8

Bedrooms:

4

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Magnolia View Cottage
Magnolia View Cottage
Magnolia View Cottage

Magnolia View Cottage

Barnstaple

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Devon

Magnolia View Cottage, a 17th century traditional Devon long house set in the pretty village of Goodleigh in North Devon is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for a relaxing countryside break. Both child and dog friendly, this spacious holiday home boasts 4 well-presented bedrooms, spacious living spaces and a beautiful garden with stunning countryside views to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests. The village of Goodleigh itself is home to an excellent village pub, and also only a short drive to Barnstaple, the beautiful North Devon beaches of Saunton and Westward Ho! The wilds of Exmoor National Park, many family local attractions are all close by too.

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Sleeps:

8

Bedrooms:

4

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

The Boathouse
The Boathouse
The Boathouse

The Boathouse

Appledore

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Devon

The Boathouse, a four-bedroom character waterfront holiday home beautifully positioned overlooking the old boatyard and estuary in the popular coastal village of Appledore in North Devon. With estuary views, a fabulous cinema room and off road parking, The Boathouse offers fabulous accommodation for families all year round.

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Sleeps:

8

Bedrooms:

4

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Glenuaig Lodge
Glenuaig Lodge
Glenuaig Lodge

Glenuaig Lodge

Wester Ross

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Scotland

Glenuaig Lodge is a former hunting lodge is a renovated hunting lodge surrounded by nature and nothing else, ideal if you are looking for a remote holiday home in Scotland with four bedrooms and sleeps 8 people. If you want to get in touch with the real wilderness of Scotland in a completely peaceful location, Glenuaig Lodge is perfect.

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Sleeps:

8

Bedrooms:

4

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Memory House
Memory House
Memory House

Memory House

Woolacombe

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Devon

A luxurious North Devon holiday home in an incredible beachside location that boasts spectacular sea views, high quality furnishings and a private hot tub. This spacious four bedroom self-catering property offers the perfect setting for a holiday by the beach, and is also only a short walk to the centre of the village and it’s fantastic array of bars, pubs, cafes, and amusements.

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Sleeps:

7

Bedrooms:

4

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Tigh an Aullt
Tigh an Aullt
Tigh an Aullt

Tigh an Aullt

Kyle of Lochalsh

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Scotland

Tigh an Aullt is a 3 bedroom self catering cottage in Cluanie Glen in the Highlands of Scotland, set at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail with easy access to the Isle of Skye and a popular location for walkers and climbers. This modern self catering bungalow has great views from many rooms including the kitchen and lounge and boasts a Jacuzzi bath in the en-suite to the master bedroom and a two person Swedish sauna in the family bathroom. It is warm and comfortable holiday home in a fantastic location.

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Sleeps:

6

Bedrooms:

3

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Aggie's Cottage
Aggie's Cottage
Aggie's Cottage

Aggie's Cottage

Ilfracombe

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Devon

Aggie’s Cottage at Higher Mullacott Farm is set in its own grounds high above the cliffs above Ilfracombe. It is perfect for a family of up to six with three bedrooms and a small private garden area with BBQ. This renovated barn, a traditional Devon Longhouse has been beautifully renovated and is perfect for children with a huge communal garden with play area and even a football pitch. It's ideal for Woolacombe and Putsborough beaches and you can explore Exmoor from the cottage.

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Sleeps:

6

Bedrooms:

3

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Ford Hill Cottage
Ford Hill Cottage
Ford Hill Cottage

Ford Hill Cottage

Kentisbury

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Devon

Ford Hill Cottage is a beautiful 3 bedroom holiday cottage in North Devon in Kentisbury. The location is perfect for families that are looking for a brilliant base to explore the area, set on the edge of Exmoor, Kentisbury is also ideal for the beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough, Combe Martin is just a short drive away and there are two major family attractions nearby.

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Sleeps:

6

Bedrooms:

3

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Sunnycliffe House
Sunnycliffe House
Sunnycliffe House

Sunnycliffe House

Woolacombe

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Devon

This 3 bedroom, sleeps 6 self-catering holiday house is ideal for a family or group of friends looking to be near the beach with panoramic sea views. Sunnycliffe House is perfectly located to enjoy uninterrupted sea views and a short walk to the beach as well as being far enough away from the bustling village of Woolacombe to have some peace and quiet after a day on the beach.

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Sleeps:

6

Bedrooms:

3

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Upper Instow Beach Cottage
Upper Instow Beach Cottage
Upper Instow Beach Cottage

Upper Instow Beach Cottage

Instow

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Devon

Instow Beach Cottage is a character 3 bed apartment, which sleeps 5 people and takes one dog. It is situated on Marine Parade, Instow, probably one of the most desirable locations in Devon. The apartment overlooks the sea and across to Appledore and the lovely dog friendly, sandy beach is just across the road. The excellent pubs and restaurants that Instow has to offer are all within an easy stroll.

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Sleeps:

5

Bedrooms:

3

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Kittiwake Cottage
Kittiwake Cottage
Kittiwake Cottage

Kittiwake Cottage

Braunton

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Devon

Kittiwake Cottage in Braunton is a superb 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps four people and has been furnished and finished to the very highest standards. Kittiwake is in one of the best locations in the village, North Street abounds with character, beautiful cottages in a quiet street and is just a minutes’ walk from the centre of the village and a great pub at the end of the road!

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Sleeps:

4

Bedrooms:

2

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Springfield Bell Tent with log burner
Springfield Bell Tent with log burner
Springfield Bell Tent with log burner

Springfield Bell Tent with log burner

Barnstaple

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Devon

Five bell tents at Springfield Farm set in a beautiful countryside location, close to Barnstaple and the coast in North Devon. Each tent sleeps up to 4 guests (and a dog) and benefits from comfy beds, a wood burner and water heater. Wake up to stunning countryside views but with all your luxury comforts.

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Sleeps:

4

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Springfield Bell Tent without Log Burner
Springfield Bell Tent without Log Burner
Springfield Bell Tent without Log Burner

Springfield Bell Tent without Log Burner

Barnstaple

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Devon

A selection of five standard bell tents at Springfield Farm glamping located in a beautiful idyllic rural setting, close to Barnstaple and the coast in North Devon. Each bell tent sleeps up to 4 guests (and a dog) and benefit from comfy beds, gas powered hot showers, flushable toilets. Guests are invited to enjoy fun farm experience days such as pony and dog grooming, feeding the hens and emu's.

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Sleeps:

4

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

The Shepherd's Shed at Accott Manor
The Shepherd's Shed at Accott Manor
The Shepherd's Shed at Accott Manor

The Shepherd's Shed at Accott Manor

Barnstaple

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Devon

Unique and quirky self-catering accommodation for couples (and their dog) looking to get away for a relaxing break, yet with plenty to do and see, only a short drive away. This glamping hut offers delightful self-catering accommodation with a charming living/bedroom space, purpose built separate bathroom, wood-burner, private outdoor space and the added luxury of a private hot tub.

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Sleeps:

2

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Coachman's Quarters
Coachman's Quarters
Coachman's Quarters

Coachman's Quarters

Exmoor

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Devon

A charming one bedroom apartment set in a wonderful location in Lynton, North Devon. This dog friendly coastal cottage oozes plenty of charm throughout, and boasts the most wonderful sea and coastal views across the Bristol Channel. With plenty of walks right on your doorstep, and easy access to Exmoor, Coachman's Quarters is the perfect retreat for couples looking for a walking holiday.

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Sleeps:

2

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Upper Mill at Wheel Farm
Upper Mill at Wheel Farm
Upper Mill at Wheel Farm

Upper Mill at Wheel Farm

Combe Martin

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Devon

Upper Mill at Wheel Farm is a one bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps two, converted from a water mill and on the first floor of the building. Upper Mill has plenty of space with high ceilings and an open plan feel, it's warm, cosy and well presented with a modern kitchen, dining area and lounge with a wood burner for the winter. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool or explore Combe Martin and North Devon, an ideal base for a couple.

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Sleeps:

2

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

The Hen House at Accott Manor
The Hen House at Accott Manor
The Hen House at Accott Manor

The Hen House at Accott Manor

Barnstaple

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Devon

Recently renovated, the Hen House is a couple and dog friendly, one bedroom cottage offering stunning countryside views and a private hot tub.

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Sleeps:

2

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Lower Mill at Wheel Farm
Lower Mill at Wheel Farm
Lower Mill at Wheel Farm

Lower Mill at Wheel Farm

Combe Martin

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Devon

Set on the ground floor of a former water mill, Lower Mill is prefect for those who don’t like stairs. A roomy open plan single bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps two people with a wood burner in the lounge, Lower Mill is a great base for exploring North Devon and on site facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and acres of grounds to explore as well as being dog friendly.

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Sleeps:

2

Bedrooms:

1

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool