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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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Pet Friendly Caselden

Dartmouth - South Devon

A well presented two bedroom chalet with modern kitchen and bathroom with all modern conveniences available. A great base from which to explore the many wonderful sites and attractions of South Devon.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Freezer
£292 - £576 per week *

BC145 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • On one level
  • 1.6 mile to a pub
  • 0.9 mile to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Special Offer Tolbury Cottage

Wadebridge - Mid Cornwall

Excellent base for exploring Cornwall and popular locations such as Padstow, Port Isaac, Tintagel and Boscastle. Spacious property with enclosed rear patio.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£399 - £800 per week *

P00625 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Cosy living room Allviews Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Countryside

Situated deep in the countryside, with far reaching views across West Dorset, Allviews Cottage is the perfect getaway, to relax and enjoy the beautiful West Dorset countryside.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£493 - £1095 per week *

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
This property can be found on Niche RetreatsAwarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property bedroom 2 Heyl Sound

Padstow Town - North Cornwall

Stunningly renovated Edwardian property with open plan kitchen/diner, tiered garden and just a short stroll to Padstow harbour, with beautiful, panoramic estuary views.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1214 - £2919 per week *

P00628 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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New Property Millstone Cottage

Brixham - South Devon Coast

Upside down family property based in Brixham with garden and ample parking.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£550 - £1125 per week *

BC0101 View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Special Offer The Oaks

Chillington - South Devon Countryside

Converted barn in a beautiful village with rural views, parking and occupancy for 6 people.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£650 - £1039 per week *

BC1028 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Special Offer Rope Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Coast

Rope Cottage is located just a short walk from the centre of Bridport; one of the most vibrant market towns in Dorset, with an eclectic mix of events and cultural activities taking place throughout the year. Surrounded...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£396 - £880 per week *

WY396 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
This property can be found on Niche RetreatsAwarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Sun terrace with seating and panoramic views across Lyme Bay Hardown House

Bridport - Dorset Coast

Hardown House is an imposing, detached country residence, set in a stunning elevated rural position, in the village of Morcombelake, with panoramic rural and sea views towards Golden Cap.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1013 - £2250 per week *

WY403 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

New Property Lounge Penstarron

Padstow Town - North Cornwall

This wonderfully modern, contemporary and stylish self catering homestay is sure to delight with open plan living and a large sunny patio area. Wake up to panoramic estuary views enjoy watching the boats bob along the r...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£609 - £1450 per week *

P00683 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Special Offer Jernizend

Dartmouth - South Devon Coast

A great family base at Norton Park, Dartmouth with 2 bedrooms, parking and close to the amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£250 - £615 per week *

BC1204 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
This property can be found on Niche Retreats

Special Offer Burncoose House

Gwennap - South Cornwall

This stunning Jacobean and Georgian residence is set in 38 acres of beautiful mature gardens and sleeps 14 across 7 en-suite bedrooms. Hot tub in rear Courtyard and free access to Burncoose Nursery

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1982 - £4734 per week *

BURNCO View property

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property The Chapel

Dartmoor - South Devon

Situated on Dartmoor National Park, this true rural retreat is perfect for couples to embrace the charm of the Devon countryside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£225 - £455 per week *

BC1611 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Welcome pack provided

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