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Self Catering Summer Holidays in Devon

Summer Holidays in Devon – it’s the place to be! With some of the best beaches in the country edging rolling countryside Devon is the place of dreams in the Summer!

Our Beach Villas are located just moments away from Saunton Beach – beach days turn into a whole beachside holiday with us! Hop across the beach for a quick surf and then back to your Villa for a cuppa – it’s the lifestyle of dreams.

Surfing breaks in Saunton

Whether you’re a keen experienced surfer, or wanting to learn to surf and catch your first wave, Saunton’s world-famous surf is the perfect place. In March 2022, North Devon was formally announced as the 12th World Surfing Reserve, taking a prestigious place alongside iconic surfing locations across the globe, including Malibu, Santa Cruz, Gold Coast, Noosa, and Manly Beaches to name a few. The North Devon World Surfing Reserve covers a 30km stretch of the North Devon coast, recognising the world-class surfing beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe, Croyde, and Lynmouth.

If you’re looking for surfing lessons, we have several surf schools here on site, as well as a surf hire shop. We recommend booking in advance to secure lessons and gear hire.

Family Summer Holidays In Devon

Our Villas sleep up to 4, 6 or 8 and are perfect for family holidays and group getaways. We very often hire neighnouring Villas to extended family or friendship groups so that guests can enjoy a group getaway, with the privacy and comfort of their own space.

Each Villa is totally dog friendly and we do not have limits on the number of dogs you can bring, nor do we restrict on breed or size. Each Villa garden is totally enclosed for your peace of mind and has a picnic bench or outdoor furniture (Deluxe Villas) – perfect for relaxing in in the sunshine.

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Your Summer in North Devon

So, you’ve booked your summer holiday and are looking for some inspiration about where to go and what to do? From the best of our local beaches to recommendations on dog-friendly places to eat and drink, our Explore section has you covered! Make the most of your time here in North Devon – your Villa is base for exploring our beautiful area!


Peter SmithPeter Smith
09:13 10 Jul 24
If you have a dog, this is the place to go. I cannot fault anything and will certainly be returning.
susan coopersusan cooper
10:10 22 Jun 24
What a lovely place to stay. Villa was clean and comfortable with everything you need for a self catering stay. The beach was gorgeous and our dog thoroughly enjoyed his runs on the beach and through the Burrows. Was sad to have to leave it behind and come home but would have no hesitation in returning perhaps for longer next time.
12:59 08 Jun 24
We love the beach at Saunton sands, chalets are perfect location for an active holiday. Always a bonus we you can take your furry friends
Imogen HookerImogen Hooker
18:45 30 May 24
We had 3 nights at Saunton and really enjoyed it. The accomodation is clean and well equipped. You need to bring your own towels, but they tell you that in the info.Location is brilliant, so close to the beach.
Kelly ParsonsKelly Parsons
13:58 18 May 24
Amanda DungateAmanda Dungate
11:43 30 Apr 24
Absolutely loved our stay here, the dog had so many walks. The staff were so helpful and welcoming. The villa was lovely and clean on arrival and the dog loved his box of treats left by the staff.Truly lived up to all our expectations from friends that had recommended Saunton Sands Villas to us.Our first stay here but will definitely be returning!!
Graham UsherGraham Usher
11:40 29 Apr 24
Nice place, we had an 8 sleeper and it was certainly big enough for us all. Nice kitchen, clean, tidy, fresh bedding (don’t forget to take your towels), plenty of hot water and decent bathroom.Well equipped kitchen and able to cook breakfast for all of us each morning.The lawn area needs some attention and nicer furniture to sit on in the sun etc.£850 for 3 nights was on the high side I thought but the location was amazing as right in the beach and tucked into the dunes!
Anthony WellsAnthony Wells
19:55 23 Jul 23
Lovely place to stay. Comfortable Villas very close to a beautiful three mile long, dog friendly beach.
Simon HaggerSimon Hagger
08:39 06 Jun 23
As always a great stay in these perfectly located beach Villas. They are basic but perfectly clean, tidy and comfy, just what is needed for a beach holiday with or without dogs. Short walk to the stunning beach, absolute convenience and the beauty of the sand dunes opposite. Always found the reception, team, cleaners to be super friendly and helpful. Will visit again.
Mary daviesMary davies
11:50 27 May 23
Clean, well appointed villa with comfortable beds, the dogs loved it and enjoyed the beach at least twice a day, occasionally more. I never made it to the beach because although I'd spoken to a member of staff before booking to ask about access through the dunes and was informed that that there were concrete paths I wasn't told that in places there were slopes, in particular the quite steep ramp down from the car park to the beach. Even if I'd made use of a beach wheelchair I would have needed assistance to get down and up the ramp and with four dogs to control my friend wouldn't have been able to push me. It spoiled the holiday for me and for my friend, who incidentally had nothing but praise for the members of staff she spoke to having left her laptop behind. They were friendly and helpful and organised it being returned to her as speedily as possible.
Steve RalphSteve Ralph
11:14 21 Apr 23
We have just got back from a short break here. Absolutely excellent location and accommodation. The most dog-friendly place we have ever stayed. The chalet was spotless and well equipped with a few nice 'doggy' touches - a doggy bag of treats including biscuits, a tennis ball, poo bags and a dog identity disc.Straight out of the chalet onto miles of dunes and an endless beach.
caroline law-irishcaroline law-irish
06:12 20 Apr 23
Our 4th stay in the villa but the first time we have arrived in daylight. As soon as we turned off the road, drank in the amazing view Peppa sat up wagging her tail & I swear was smiling the happiest doggy smile ever!Dunes 8 as always was spotlessly clean with the great addition of WiFi & smart tv's. Meant my husband could finish his work , our little girl could watch her favourite tea time programmes & mummy could sit outside with a glass of wine listening to the sea.We were extremely lucky with the weather, lots of long walks on the beach & burrows - absolutely perfect . As always sad faces on leaving & an absolutely exhausted dog!Already looking at dates for our next trip.Thank you once again for an amazing long weekend .

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