Is there anything quite as exciting as the feeling of a holiday just around the corner? It’s like an extended Christmas – the chance to escape the every day and experience the remarkable with the people (and pets!) you love amongst truly beautiful, comfortable surroundings.

We’ve all been on holidays though where those ‘beautiful, comfortable surroundings’ are far from what they should be. Low-quality furniture, tired decors, poor locations, bad transport links and uncomfortable beds can all conspire to make your dream holiday something of a nightmare.

Here at Lyme Bay Holidays, we’re specialists in holiday cottages and when it comes to holidays in Devon, we’re at the very top.

So, we like to think that when it comes to holiday cottages, we know a thing or two. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for your perfect holiday cottage:

The Right Location

Above all else, the location of your holiday cottage is the most important aspect you need to consider when you’re choosing your holiday cottage.

Planning on spending plenty of time at the beach? Ensure that your cottage has a view out over the ocean. Consider yourself more a countryside explorer? Pick a secluded spot with Devon’s beautiful countryside at your doorstep. At Lyme Bay, we’ve got something for everyone – all with superb links to local towns and cities, so you’re only a short drive away from adventure.

Home Comforts

Holidays are about relaxing, so why settle for a holiday cottage which lacks the comfort and familiarity of home?

The perfect holiday cottage is one with all the comforts of home and that means deep, luxurious sofas, fully stocked kitchens, premium bedding and a light, bright décor. It makes staying in a holiday cottage feel less like staying in a stranger’s home and more like being at home.

Space for your Pets

One of the very best things about taking a holiday within the UK is the fact that you can enjoy its incredible scenery, history and culture not just with friends and family, but with your pets too.

Dog-friendly cottages are a speciality here at Lyme Bay Holidays and our incredible selection means the freedom to explore stunning Devon with your best friend by your side.

A Design to your Tastes

There’s nothing quite as soul-crushing as the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to holiday cottages, which is why we don’t subscribe to it.

Your perfect holiday cottage should reflect you and your needs, whether you want to surround yourself with historic charm or striking modernity, you should expect to find a holiday cottage which suits you down to the ground, whether that’s a house, bungalow or flat.


Last, but certainly not least, is affordability – that thing the voice in the back of your head is often heard talking about.

Your holiday cottage shouldn’t cost the earth, which is why we offer holiday cottages from just £300 per week. It’s our way of leaving a little something in your pockets for Devon’s incredible sights, sounds and attractions.