Gathering all the generations of a family together can be the basis of a wonderful holiday. Yet, as our families grow and spread out across the country, quality time in each other’s company can become an ever-trickier thing to organise.
To make the process nice and straightforward, at Coast & Country Cottages we offer an extensive range of large properties which can accommodate up to 16 of your nearest and dearest.
Properties with more than one living area are ideal for large families or groups of friends, as well as parties of two or more families staying together. When the grandparents want some peace and quiet, for example, they can escape into a second sitting room. Or when the kids want to watch their own movies and listen to their favourite tunes, they can slip off to a well-equipped snug.
We’ve picked out five fantastic holiday homes with two or more living areas, see all of our large holiday homes in Devon here.
1. Hillfield Farmhouse
Hillfield Farmhouse is a substantial and immaculately presented detached holiday home in the stunning Hillfield Village development. Its five bedrooms, beautifully-appointed reception areas and lovely private terrace make it an excellent choice for large family breaks.
The spacious sitting room makes for wonderfully cosy evenings in, thanks to the fabulous double-fronted woodburner.
There’s also a cosy TV room with comfortable seating and a large, wall-mounted TV.
Additionally, you’ll find a third living space in the form of a wonderful snug with another large woodburner.
2. Oversteps House
Oversteps is an imposing three-storey house, which offers a wonderful base for large group holidays, wedding parties, family celebrations, or breaks for up to seven couples. Unbeatable in its splendour both inside and out, this property also provides magnificent, elevated views of South Sands beach and the estuary.
The sitting area on the first floor has three comfortable sofas, a feature fireplace, a large flat-screen smart TV with a Sky Sports package, and triple French doors that lead onto a balcony with a table and chairs
On the ground floor, the other substantial sitting area boasts three comfortable double sofas, a large flat-screen TV with the same Sky package, and another feature fireplace. The French doors lead out to the expansive terrace.
Around a mile from both North Sands beach and the centre of Salcombe, Overcombe is a substantial and beautifully presented detached holiday home. With six bedrooms, this stunning property can accommodate up to 12 adults in complete comfort.
The bright and sociably designed sitting room, with two large leather sofas and a feature fireplace, is ideal for gathering your party together.
For some peace and quiet, the drawing room offers a cosy escape from the festivities, and for when that gets too crowded, there’s another comfortable living space to which you can escape!
This snug/TV room, furnished with a double sofa and armchair, has a 42-inch TV (with Sky), along with a DVD player, making it a wonderful place to relax with the remote.
4. Drake House
Drake House is a stunning, substantial detached holiday home with magnificent views of Hope Cove and out to sea. With five immaculately-presented bedrooms, this property offers the ultimate in comfort for up to 10 guests.
The beautiful two-tiered main sitting area makes the most of the breathtaking scenery and offers direct access to the well-equipped terrace.
A second sitting area offers a cosy retreat from the party. There’s a sofa, two chairs and footstool, and for entertainment you’ll find a widescreen television with a DVD player.
With its space, splendour and spectacular views, it’s no wonder that our locally-based team chose Drake House as a featured property for our #WakeUpToSouthDevon video.
5. Keepers Lodge
In the lovely landscaped surroundings of Hillfield Village, just three miles from historic Dartmouth, Keepers Lodge is a delightful four-bedroom holiday home. Beautifully furnished inside and out, it boasts a large hot tub on its private terrace, where you’ll also find barbecue equipment.
The sociable living room is a great space for gathering the clan together, featuring a horseshoe-shaped arrangement of sofas and a digital TV with surround-sound system.
The open-plan kitchen-diner is similarly sociable, ideal for groups who love to gather together to cook, eat and chat on holiday.
One of the four bedrooms in this unique holiday home has its own secondary living area – an ideal ‘breakout’ space for those who’d occasionally like some time away from the main group.
Looking for more options? Browse our range of almost 60 large holiday properties in Devon now.