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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.

Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New Property Lounge / Kitchen / Diner Red Rails

Newquay - North Cornwall

In the heart of Newquay with panoramic views across Fistral Beach, Red Rails is an amazing quirky property which was featured on George Clarke's amazing spaces and is perfect for a luxury family holiday.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1674 - £4065 per week *

P00894 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer 3 The Downs

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A stylish townhouse in Swanage with glorious views across the town and to the sea, with the added bonus of 2 allocated parking spaces

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£455 - £1113 per week *

WY388 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Special Offer Rowan Tree House Rowan Tree House

Bridport - Dorset Coast

A relatively modern three bedroom property, with a spacious feel, a lovely enclosed garden and private parking.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£405 - £918 per week *

WY448 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.7 mile to a pub
  • 0.7 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Coastal View BH2 has the largest terrace of them all! Sunny patio, perfect for alfresco afternoons! Perfect for alfresco lunches. Shaldon Beach Hut 2

Shaldon - South Devon

A 5* luxury beach hut with a cosy and intimate atmosphere combining the best of the English seaside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1039 - £1040 per week *

SHABH2 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Cot available
  • No smoking

Melbrake

Dartmouth - South Devon

Wonderfully traditional family property with fantastic river views from the beautiful green and multi level gardens.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£600 - £1475 per week *

BC4202 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View Dining Room and Kitchen 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
£1226 - £2977 per week *

P00628 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 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

Special Offer Double bedroom Song of the Sea, Penzance

Penzance - West Cornwall

You’ll find this glorious retreat located just a step away from the sea and with it comes, unspoilt views, a private, decked courtyard, along with WiFi, a working fireplace and parking close by.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£395 - £1117 per week *

SONGPZ View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Lower Cowley

Parracombe - Exmoor

Peacefully located within 10 acres of private grounds and with its own private indoor heated swimming pool.  Surrounded by beautiful Exmoor countryside and just a short drive to Lynmouth and Combe Martin

  • Sleeps 14
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1800 - £4120 per week *

LCOWLE View property

  • Sleeps 14
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Highview, Woolacombe

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Delightful detached bungalow in elevated position offering stunning views of Woolacombe Bay, Lundy Island and the rolling National Trust hillside. Just a short downhill stroll to award winning beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£541 - £1310 per week *

HIGH77 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
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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
£189 - £459 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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Lounge / Kitchen / Diner Maltsters Studio

Little Petherick - North Cornwall

Maltsters Studio is a charming 3* studio cottage, with a pretty little patio in Little Petherick, about a 5 minute drive from Padstow and within 3 miles of the beach.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£214 - £520 per week *

P00223 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New Property Salcombe Heights

Salcombe - South Devon

Stunning large family holiday home based in the luxurious location of Salcombe. Salcombe Heights has a private driveway, sleeps up to 10 people, suitable for 8 adults and 2 children, with 3 ensuites, family bathroom and...

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£2250 - £2900 per week *

BC7075 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.6 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

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