Cottages in South West England

This captivating corner of England is a destination for all the family. From the land of Thomas Hardy in Dorset, to the gentle rolling hills of Devon and down to the sandy coves and fishing villages of Cornwall; this is a corner of Britain which has delighted holidaymakers for over a hundred years, and it isn’t showing any signs of flagging.

What's all the fuss about? 

In a nutshell we think it’s the weather! Sunny and warm, it’s southern shores are referred to as the English Riviera and we can quite see why. The sea laps against the hulls of bobbing boats, palm trees (of a sort) are a common sight and the sun beats down upon mile beyond mile of sandy coastline. Head inland and you’re met by picture postcard villages, winding roads and green pasturelands, before reaching the rugged and wild northern reaches of weather beaten shores. Whatever you're looking for, be it a family friendly stay with beaches the kids will love, a surf trip to remember, a walking holiday with stunning vistas or just a quiet stay amongst pretty streets with harbour views. The South West has it all, and all easily accessible from some of the UK’s busiest towns and cities such as Bristol, Birmingham and London. 

What can I expect from the South West?

The South West is made up of three key counties, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. Here’s a little bit about each of these top UK destinations to help you decide which is the right choice for you.

Dorset

Criss crossed with footpaths and home to England’s natural UNESCO world heritage site, Dorset allows you to take on a less hurried pace of life and enjoy the shingle banks and Victorian seaside town of Swanage. It’s THE seaside town for eating icecream on the promenade and watching the people go by. Or, you can search for your own slice of prehistoric England along the Jurassic coast, and swim under the mighty Old Harry Rocks and Durdle Door.  

Devon

Something for everyone. From the famous surf spots of Woolacombe and Croyde, to ‘Little Switzerland’ in Lynmouth and Lynton. Enjoy great eating and Devonshire cream teas in any number of pretty coastal towns and villages such as Braunton, Ilfracombe, Instow and Appledore. Alternatively, you might like to escape the seaside and find a quiet spot deep in the green pastures of the North Devon countryside and the wild expanse of Exmoor National Park. A county perfect for activity both in and out of the water.

Cornwall

A county of fishing villages, surf spots, the Eden Project, magnificent gardens, arts and crafts and fine dining. Cornwall is considered to be the pinnacle of South West holidaying. In the balmy summer months, people flock in their droves to enjoy the celebrated light of St. Ives, the country’s only sub-tropical climate, sandy beaches at Sennen and Perranporth and plenty of fine dining and pasty eating opportunities, namely 15 in Newquay and Rick Stein’s in Padstow... and let’s not forget the great surf for the more active amongst its visitors. 

Where can I find more information about the area and the kind of properties available? 

There is so much to offer in this part of the country, we’d be hard pressed to include it all here. You can find out more about Devon, Dorset and Cornwall by looking on our website and our knowledgeable and friendly team will be more than happy to help you find the ideal cottage in your perfect county; call them on 0333 2020 899 for advice and help. Happy holiday hunting in the sunny South West.



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Seaton, East Devon

JBGRAN

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£530 - £685
per week
From £398 for a 3-night stay
  • Fabulous barn conversion situated in Colyford. This one bedroom home from home features lovely views across the valleys. Perfect romantic getaway! Private parking for one car and lovely patio area.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 1.7 miles
  • Pub 0.7 miles

Beer, East Devon

JBCABI

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£290 - £455
per week
From £218 for a 3-night stay
  • One bedroom apartment in the village of Beer. You will find the beach, shops and restaurants a short stroll away. A parking permit is provided for the public car park just a minute's walk away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking permit provided
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Axminster, East Devon

JBMEGS

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£320 - £605
per week
From £240 for a 3-night stay
  • Megs Roost is an one bedroom and pet-friendly holiday home located near Shute, just 10 minutes drive from Colyton. Situated in the countryside, this property offers everything you need.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 2.9 miles

Carthew and Ayr, St Ives

WROCK2

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£328 - £762
per week
From £256 for a 3-night stay
  • Ideally located on Porthmeor Hill, close to the centre of St Ives, this cosy apartment is perfect for couples seeking to explore the local town and its wonderful shops, bars and restaurants.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Beer, East Devon

JBBCAP

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£280 - £525
per week
From £210 for a 3-night stay
  • A well presented second floor apartment with spectacular sea views. This one bedroom apartment is situated on Beer's main street with all pubs, shops and cafes on your doorstep.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Parking permit provided
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Mousehole, West Coast

PPRESS

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£510 - £975
per week
From £393 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Tucked away in the heart of Mousehole and sleeping just 2, this is perfect for a romantic getaway
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Little Petherick, North Coast

P00223

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£254 - £560
per week
From £201 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Special offerAny 3 night stay from now until before Easter and from 30th October until 21st December ONLY £170 includes booking fee (excludes festive and school holidays as set by Cornish Horizons)
  • Special offer3 nights from 14 -17th April for £200 - includes booking fee
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Beer, East Devon

JBMAYT

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£350 - £740
per week
From £263 for a 3-night stay
  • Newly redecorated one bedroom property with breathtaking sea views and stunning gardens, located just on the edge of Beer village near the shops, pubs and restaurants.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach hut
  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

St Ives, West Cornwall

SEACFT

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£334 - £762
per week
From £261 for a 3-night stay
  • Seacroft is a wonderful bolthole set within a delightful complex just a few minutes stroll from the centre of St Ives and the popular Porthmeor Beach.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Branscombe, East Devon

JBOTTE

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£375 - £675
per week
From £281 for a 3-night stay
  • Otters Corner offers couples a romantic retreat with log burner to keep warm during the winter. Surrounded by plenty of fields to explore with your best four-legged friend.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 1.7 miles
  • Pub 0.05 miles

Penzance, West Cornwall

CARTHE

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£368 - £789
per week
From £286 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerMake your booking before 29th February and get 15% off any 2020 week
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Beer, East Devon

JBOLDD

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£255 - £440
per week
From £191 for a 3-night stay
  • A cosy but very well equipped one bedroom apartment located in the heart of Beer. The apartment is equipped with an open plan lounge/dining room, double bedroom, fitted kitchen and one bathroom.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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