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With such a diverse mix of counties, you can be sure that there will be a location in the South West to suit your idea of the perfect cottage holiday. From the stunning beaches and sub-tropical climate of Cornwall to the picturesque honey-coloured villages of Gloucestershire, the beauty on offer in the South West is outstanding, and can only be enhanced by a stay in one of our cottages in the South West.
Our extensive collection of South West cottages can cater for a variety of needs. Handpicked for their great facilities, superb locations and overall comfort, you’ll be able to find your ideal home from home in our selection. Families can enjoy spacious properties with family friendly features such as cots and highchairs, with added extras such as play equipment and indoor swimming pools to choose from. For those that require increased accessibility, our bookings team will be happy to find you an accessible cottage with anything from complete wheelchair access to downstairs bathrooms and bedrooms.
If you’re looking to treat yourself then why not book a stay in one of our luxury cottages with breathtaking sea views or pick a property with a hot tub for the chance to truly unwind. With cottages that sleep from 2 to 22, you can pick a cosy romantic hideaway or instead for groups of friends or an extended family get together, our large cottages will be just right. Also, friends of the four legged variety are very much welcome in our selection of dog friendly cottages, so there’s no need to worry about kennels!
No matter where you wish to visit, our South West cottages provide the perfect base from which to explore. Experience natural wonders in Somerset, discover bustling market towns in Wiltshire, visit unspoilt moors in Devon and enjoy the spectacular coastline in Dorset. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to return again and again to this breathtaking region.
With the longest coastline in England, you can be sure that you will be graced with a fantastic variety of locations, when looking for a holiday beside the sea in the South West.
From the very tip of Cornwall to the historic Jurassic Coast, the South West offers a diversity of landscapes, perfect for an abundance of outdoor activities right through to traditional seaside holidays.
Home to 40% of England’s Blue Flag beaches, the South West is perfect for family holidays, as you can rest assured that your children are playing in the cleanest sands and waters. With a number of seaside resorts in the region, there are plenty of opportunities for family fun, so why not enjoy a delicious ice cream at Westward Ho! or try out activities on the Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier.
The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long and is a wonderful way to see the spectacular views the extensive coastline has to offer. Choose different routes for romantic strolls, walkies with your dog, or longer hikes for the hardened walker that likes a challenge. Whether you choose to visit in the midst of summer or towards the end of the year, there is no end of things to do on the South West coast, just make sure to bring appropriate clothing!
A taste of the South West
Locally caught and beautifully fresh seafood is a West Country speciality. Wherever you go you’ll find mouth-watering examples of local catch such as oysters, mussels, crab, Dover Sole, Monk Fish and Red Mullet. And when it comes to meat, traditional breeds like the Red Ruby Devon Cattle, Dorset Horn Lamb and Exmoor Lamb provide excellent cuts, not forgetting other tasty treats such as the Dorset sausage and traditionally prepared bacon and ham. Visit the Stroud or Cheltenham Farmers Markets and try these wonderful local delicacies.
With its extensive farmland, the South West also has a wonderful variety of fruit and veg. Dorset’s chalky streams provide an ideal growing habitat for wild watercress and at the other end of the scale, the South Devon Chilli Farm has gained a significant reputation in the chilli arena.
For cheese lovers, the South West offers wonderful variety, from Cornwall’s Old Smokey, Cornish Yarg and Cornish Brie, to Dorset’s Blue Vinney and not forgetting firm household favourite, Somerset Cheddar. West Country dairies also produce heavenly clotted cream, ice cream, and yogurt.
To quench your thirst there’s an equally impressive list of local drinks from Somerset’s renowned ciders, Plymouth gin, Devon Mead, an array of speciality ales and a growing number of wines and bubblies from the many vineyards springing up across the South West, to delicious locally produced fruit juices made with fruit from West Country orchards.
Of course, no trip to the West Country would be complete without sampling a gorgeous cream team (whether you opt for the Devon or Cornish method!) and a super-tasty pasty.
Making the most of the great outdoors
With 15 National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty making up a third of England’s total, the South West is just asking for you to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. For those of you that like to remain active on holiday, there are so many ways to experience the great expanses of countryside, such as walking on Dartmoor and horse riding on Exmoor to surfing in Newquay and canal boating in Bradford on Avon.
For those of you that like to take the pace a little slower, the South West has a wealth of attractions, with an abundance of stately homes, immaculate formal gardens and historical sites to mention just a few. The iconic prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in Amesbury is a must see as the largest stone circle in the world, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath is also recommended, not just for its rich heritage but also for the shopping too!
An entire day can be spent at the Eden Project near St Austell, wondering at the marvels of nature whilst Longleat Safari Park in Warminster offers close encounters with wildlife as well as an abundance of activities for children. Woodlands is the largest theme park in the South West, set in the heart of the Dartmouthcountryside, and offers a fantastic day out for families of all ages.
Whether you’re looking to sit back and relax, appreciate the spectacular scenery, or pack as many exciting activities into your stay as possible, holidays in the South West have it all, so much so that you may even find it difficult to pick a preferred destination!