Situated in the south-west of England, Exeter is one of the main towns in Devon. Steeped in fascinating mediaeval history, this is the perfect place to explore days gone by, whilst enjoying all the modern conveniences of the city. Book a holiday rental in Exeter for an exciting old-meets-new style getaway.
From Roman ruins to Norman castles to mediaeval churches, there's no shortage of important historical structures available to explore. But there's far more than just history on offer, with a fantastic local theme park for the little ones, and some fantastic routes along the canal for the active-minded to traverse. Whether you're seeking an action-packed family holiday or a walking tour of England's history, you're sure to find what you're looking for and more.
What to Do
Get underground and explore the medieval water system in the Underground passages for a chance to get up close to history.
Top Exeter Travel Tips
For a fully-rounded family vacation or to immerse yourself knee-deep in history, book a holiday rental in Exeter.
Top Destination reviews
Huge Devon farmhouse, gardens, pétanque, kids den, pet friendly, on Dartmoor
Excellent Xmas and New Year Venue
Beautiful peaceful setting well located for walks, Dartmoor etc. Local pub a bit of a struggle uphill all the way. Good to have owners next door just in case. Superb accommodation. 5 good ensuites. Fabulous layout on GF with lovely snug bar and all you need in a good professional kitchen. We have been going away as a group of 10 for 12 years and this is up with the best. …
Stunning super central Exeter 1 bedroom apt, right by cathedral & Princess Hay
Lovely little flat
The central location is perfect for all sightseeing. The one tiny drawback to that is that you will hear drunken revellers returning home after nights out. Perhaps more annoying than that though is you are right next to Nationwide, and whenever someone uses the ATM you hear the beeps of them putting in their pin code. It is really loud when you are trying to sleep! The flat itself is lovely though, really well equipped, great furnishings and really easy to book. Definitely recommend, but bring ear plugs! …
Found our go-to escape cottage
Literally can’t fault anything... Quiet, relaxing and welcoming. The owners were very polite and helpful and the cottage had everything required for a relaxing weekend.
The hot tub was great and we have decided it is the perfect location to get away from the hustle of the city.
Everything is minutes away from the cottage so when you can peel yourself away, you’ll find several fine dining places nearby and a local supermarket for the essentials you’ll forget or run out of.
Recommend highly! …
stylish central exeter maisonette (with parking)
Great, comfortable location for exploring Exeter and the environs and parking is a bomus
Lovely little maisonette with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Easy walk 8nto central Exeter, up to the Universityand to public transport. Really helpful to have guaranteed parking at the front door. Owner was charming and we lobpved her home baked bread! …
City Centre Penthouse - Parking, Wifi, sleeps 6
Stylish, well equipped apartment, great location
Very near the city centre, the quay and all amenities. We have stayed in many apartments on our annual reunions in different cities, but this is definitely one of the best. Comfortable, clean, furnished with flair with a well equipped kitchen and three very nice bedrooms + two good bathrooms, one with jacuzzi bath. Light and airy and secure with a secure parking space. …
Heaven in Devon
Stayed here for a family get together of three generations. Setting was amazing with lots of space around. …
Ebford Loft Holiday Apartment
We stayed at the loft over August bank holiday 2018 and we had the most wonderful time! The facilities and setting were fabulous, we loved it.! Can’t recommend enough! Really beautiful place.! Thank you.!! …
Hannaford's Quay a Luxury Two Bedroomed Waterside Cottage in Topsham
Beautiful property to stay in clean and warm with wonderful views. Lovely area with lots of lovely places to eat and drink and the locals are very friendly would definitely come back. …
Thatched Cottage in Woodbury Nr Topsham
Gorgeous Cottage very cosy. We will be booking back again next year when we visit again. Thank You …
Thank is going to be our Autumn retreat!
What a great position this cottage is,only 5 mins from the a30 ,20mins from Exeter. The accommodation has everything we needed to enjoy out break.the owners are very friendly and helpfull.will we come again.? You bet ! …
Great place in a Great place
My wife and I stayed here with our dog for 4 nights in November. The cottage is right in the middle of Topsham but is situated in a courtyard so is very quiet. Topsham is a delightfull town with fantastic eateries right on your doorstop. The cottage makes great use of the space available and was perfect for our winter break,would love to go back one day. …
Barnhayes at Nadderwater, Exeter West (Ideal University) - EX4 2JH.
A fantastic stay.
Fantastic , Location for us as just a few mins from the twin centre, however you have the feel of being away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Our hosts couldn’t be more helpful we we had a few problems with our vehicle .
We would definitely recommend to others . …