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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.

Sundance

Fowey - South East Cornwall

This traditional spacious stone cottage located just a stone's throw from the harbour's edge and just a few minutes walk from the pubs and shops of Fowey. This property is perfect for a family getaway.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£369 - £879 per week *

CSUNDA View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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The Cottage At North Healand

Torrington - North Devon Countryside

Nestled amongst the Devon countryside in Torrington, the whole family will adore cosying up by the inglenook fireplace after days out walking through the open acres. This character packed house boasts a play room; perfec...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£520 - £1133 per week *

COTTNH View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Clovertown

Lerryn - South East Cornwall

Situated under protective trees that lead towards the water Clovertown provides roomy accommodation. There are amazing views from any window. If you are a keen bird watcher keep your eyes open for the Herons, investigati...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£848 - £2020 per week *

CCTOWN View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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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 *

N2098 View property

  • 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

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
  • 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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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

Harbour View House

Fowey - South East Cornwall

This light and roomy property boasts wonderful views of the harbour. This property is also great for those who like to go fishing with fishing trips available in Fowey, all just a short distance from a glorious sandy bea...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£559 - £1332 per week *

CHVIEW View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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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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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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The Smithy

Lynton - North Devon Coast

In the heart of Lynton, this converted Smithy boasts rustic charm and character features. Perfect for a couple or a family looking to be within walking distance of fantatsic pubs.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£349 - £783 per week *

SMITHY View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 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 *

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

New Property Highfields

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A good sized bungalow in elevated position. Offering wonderful views over Woolacombe bay and just a few minutes walk to the award winning surfing beach and all village amenities.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£530 - £1350 per week *

HIGHFI View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 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

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