What is a Fresh Escape?

The new luxury is about personal fulfilment

A Fresh Escape is an opportunity for you and your family to get away, reconnect and reset. Like a butterfly, emerge from your cocoon, spread your wings and soar. Imagine beautiful interiors but with all your home comforts, stunning sea views or ravishing landscapes, a fridge full of local treats: our homestays enable you to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary. If you’re seeking a staycation where you can relax and unwind amid beauty and nature, you’ve come to the right place. We handpick our homes to ensure your break is one of the best across Devon and the south-west. Stunning locations and inspiring properties combine with beautifully decorated interiors and luxurious extras to create your dream holiday. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or a base to explore and adventure, our holiday homes will be at the heart of your experience.

FE What is a Fresh Escape

a Stunning Devon SETTING

Rose-covered thatched cottages. Cobbled lanes. Wild moors. Rolling meadows descending to the sea and golden-sandy beaches. The Westcounty has to be one of the most stunning locations to take a break.

Spend your days lazing by the fire, reading in the garden, roaming pretty fields, wandering around tiny fishing villages or playing by the sea. Whether you want a retreat that’s close to the hustle and bustle of vibrant harbour towns or a secluded rural sanctuary, Devon and the south-west combine the best of coastal and country living. Our homestays allow you to live like a local and connect with your environs.

Embrace the local cuisine by getting stuck into the south-west’s larder, from freshly caught seafood to wonderful fruit, veg and meat, learn more about your area’s history and culture by visiting monuments, villages and festivals and marvel at the great outdoors on land and from the water. Whether you choose the wild beaches of the north coast, the far-reaching moors or golden beaches of the south coast, here you will find your chance to reconnect with beauty and nature.

Breathtaking homes

Our collection of beautiful homes is ever growing, and we enjoy the challenge of transitioning a home into a fresh escape. 

Your handpicked holiday home has undergone a careful process to ensure it meets our exacting standards and provides the most relaxing, comfortable stay possible. And we have made sure we have something for everyone.

Penchant for thatched, rose-covered cottages? No problem. Chic retreat with riverside views? We’ve got it. From family-friendly country homes, contemporary couples’ retreats and coastal hideouts, we know that dream holiday homes come in all styles and sizes. The one thing all our homestays have in common is that they are unique, exquisitely decorated and comfortable – truly fresh escapes.

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BEAUTIFUL Interior design

Inspiring, comforting, relaxing. This is what a Fresh Escapes home feels like.

We don’t do cookie-cutter holiday homes. We like the eclectic, the individual, the different. That’s why each homestay reflects the personality of its owner, from the artworks on the walls to the cushions on the sofas to the books on the shelves. A fresh escape is a space to find harmony both inside and out.

Beautifully decorated interiors and manicured gardens offer a calming place to retreat to after enjoying all the treasures that nature provides across Devon’s coastlines and countryside.

BESPOKE Guest Experiences

You want to relax in your own space, which is why you’ve chosen a self-catered staycation. But what if you need those hotel-style extras? Look no further. 

We are here to tailor your holiday just the way you want it. Personal chef? Freshly laundered sheets every day? Food boxes delivered to your door? An outdoor excursion organised for you? A picnic hamper for an al-fresco lunch? We’ve got it covered.

Collaborating with local suppliers and companies, we can add any specific service to your experience. Don’t be shy – nothing is too much trouble. Just let us know! With our expert team just a phone call away, we’re here to help. 

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Ashley Manor

Grandeur between coast and country
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Bramblewood

Cosy chic, hot tub, close to beach
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Greenacre

Close to beaches with hydropool spa
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Haldon View

Characterful, country views, hot tub
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Heron House

Luxury "Grand Designs" Eco Home
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Higher Mapstone

A private sanctuary on Dartmoor
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Homefield

Chic charm with unrivalled river views
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Lawsons Place

Coastal, Babbacombe with parking
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Pippin Cottage

Character cottage with the spirit of the sea
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Quay Cottage

On back beach of Teignmouth
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Romany

A stones throw from the beach
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Sovereign House

Chic and near harbour, parking
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The Boathouse

Marina, Bay Views, Close to Beach
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The Old Coach House

Cosy barn, garden & parking
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The Round House

Panoramic views of Ilfracombe
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The Spinney

Large home, gym, amazing sea views
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The Stables

Charming 15th-century rural bolthole
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The Terrace

Bright, characterful, near beaches
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Vane Tower

Award winning, hot tub, sea views
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