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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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Luxury Property Front view of The Anchorage, a detached Devon Longhouse. The Anchorage

Putsborough - North Devon Coast

This charming property is beautifully furnished and is an ideal family accommodation with a good size garden. Lovely countryside setting with the beach at Putsborough Sands only a short walk away.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£895 - £1950 per week *

ANCHOR View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
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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 *

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  • 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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Why not eat outside on a lovely sunny day? Broadside

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Beautifully presented and with stunning sea and coastal views, this detached bungalow is a great for a family seaside holiday! Just a few minutes walk away is the popular sandy, surfing beach of Woolacombe.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£562 - £1434 per week *

BROADS View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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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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New Property Keepers Cottage

Barbrook - Exmoor

Delightful detached Exmoor cottage with wonderful sea and country views. Just 2 miles from the twin coastal villages of Lynton & Lynmouth.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£520 - £1100 per week *

KEEPBA View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Braunton - North Devon Coast

The Coach House offers the ultimate combination of original character and modern style. Just a short walk from the popular village of Braunton, and the beach a 10 minute drive away, this is the ideal retreat for family a...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£517 - £1255 per week *

COAC View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

The White Cottage

Lerryn - South East Cornwall

This delightful property tucked away in the riverside village of Lerryn is perfect for up to five people. Recently renovated this unique property provides comfortable holiday accommodation with the village centre just on...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£475 - £1050 per week *

CWHITE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 1.3 mile to a pub
  • 1.3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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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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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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Milk Churn

South Molton - North Devon Countryside

Beautifully decorated, this recently renovated property is perfect for family looking for a break away from the hustle and bustle. Stunning views and set in a working farm, you'll adore a stay in the Devon countryside.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£325 - £650 per week *

MILK View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Tennis court
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Ash Cottage

Woolsery - North Devon Coast

Set in 16 acres of countryside, this farm cottage would be perfect for families. With Cloverly and Bucks Mill just a drive away, you'll be able to enjoy the North Devon Coast and a rural retreat at the same time.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£268 - £600 per week *

ASHCOT View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 7 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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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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