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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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Special Offer Amethies Gwel

St Columb - Mid Cornwall

Located just outside Newquay, Amethies Gwel is a spacious family property with all year-round access to a heated indoor pool, large shared garden and your own private courtyard.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£735 - £1750 per week *

P00532 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • 1.3 mile to a pub
  • 1.4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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The Shippen

Torrington - North Devon Countryside

The Shippen is a wonderfully humble cottage tucked away in the Devonshire countryside and well positioned on the owner's 7.5 acre plot where you can ramble your way over fields and through woods, and admire the lake.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£285 - £655 per week *

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  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 2.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking

Burncoose House

Falmouth - South Cornwall

This beautiful residence is perfect for a wonderful family holiday set within stunning grounds with a luxurious hot tub included.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£1755 - £5390 per week *

P00491 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • 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
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Stunning chocolate box 18th Century thatched cottage. Amys Cottage

Dolton - North Devon Countryside

This wonderfully quaint thatched cottage sleeping 4 is full of character with its exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. An ideal countryside retreat but also only 30 minutes from the coast.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
£260 - £610 per week *

N1125 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking

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The Ridge

Polruan - South East Cornwall

This breathtaking detached property which is elevated above Polruan is the perfect getaway for friends and family. Enjoy the spectacular views from the conservatory out to sea and across the harbour mouth to readymoney C...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£741 - £1764 per week *

CRIDG2 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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Lindos

Looe - South East Cornwall

The comfortably furnished balcony offers splendid views over the river and the large windows and spacious rooms give this astounding Victorian house the feeling of openness and luxury. Set in a quiet location yet within...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£579 - £1292 per week *

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  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Shoreline

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the beach from this charming property in a unique location. Woolacombe is the perfect spot for a family looking to unwind by the sea in Devon.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£494 - £1171 per week *

SHORE1 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Stable At Hartland Holiday Barns

Hartland - North Devon Countryside

Set on a hillside in Woolsery in the magnificent Devon countryside, this converted barn is an excellent place for walkers and cyclists who can enjoy the long country lanes leading to the exquisite coastline.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£270 - £500 per week *

STABHH View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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House Martins

Muddiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

Located in the beautiful North Devon countryside this converted barn is an excellent property to holiday in. The interior is contemporary and stylish but still retains some original features, there is plenty of space and...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£465 - £1015 per week *

HOUSE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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New Property Drum Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Spacious character cottage close to the quayside and all the facilities of the picturesque fishing village of Appledore

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£317 - £770 per week *

DRUM View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 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
  • Welcome pack provided
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Appledore - North Devon Coast

Attractive ground floor apartment only 50m from the waterfront. All the village amenities of the popular fishing village of Appledore within walking distance and the surfing resort of Westward Ho! just a 10 minute drive...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£341 - £644 per week *

SHIHOY View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Special Offer Prixford Barton

Prixford - North Devon Countryside

A Grade II Listed farmhouse superbly renovated to make the perfect holiday home. The sweeping lawns that lead down to the pond provide a great spot for lazing in the sun. Inside, the rooms are a sensation, especially the...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£1255 - £3965 per week *

PRIX View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • 4.5 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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