Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Based on a 7 night stay
Lands End (4mls E), Cornwall
Truro (3mls N), Cornwall
Mullion Cove (2.5mls NE), Cornwall
Sennen (4mls E), Cornwall
St Germans, Cornwall
Port Isaac (5mls S), Cornwall
Crackington Haven (5mls W), Cornwall
Launceston (5mls NW), Cornwall
Portreath (1ml), Cornwall
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Cornwall has everything you could possibly wish for on your cottage holiday; golden sandy beaches, rugged coastline, delicious locally sourced food and an extensive list of unique attractions. Discover the myths and legends of the North; relish in the picturesque harbour towns of the South and sun yourself in the South West on the sub-tropical shores. With a rich heritage and history of smuggling and pirates, there is plenty to explore in Cornwall. Be sure to mix the traditional and contemporary, tying in castle ruins with modern galleries.
Selected by us, our cottages cater for your specific needs and desires. Whether you want to spoil yourself in a luxury apartment or take in the daily life of a working farm, we have a cottage to suit you. We have barns suitable for larger groups, or log cabins for those wanting a more cosy stay. Have the option of a cottage with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and play facilities, which are fantastic for families. Choose a cottage with scenic river or sea views, so you can admire the landscape from the comfort of your cottage and with a number of increased accessibility cottages, everyone can enjoy the beauty that Cornwall has to offer. Plus, Cornwall is great for four legged companions so our large selection of dog-friendly cottages means you won’t have to leave your best friend at home.
Our cottages cover the whole of Cornwall. Whether you fancy a fashionable stay in Newquay or a magical retreat in Mevagissy, we have a cottage in a location fitting for you. If you enjoy all things artistic, stay in St Ives and visit the many galleries and studios or to experience the county’s rich heritage, visit Camborne, which was once the centre of the Cornish mining industry.
Nothing can be more relaxing and exhilarating than a breath of sea air, so with almost 200 beaches to offer, Cornwall is a brilliant place for your cottage holiday. A great starting point for your cottage break could be one of the blue flag beaches, awarded for their eco-friendliness. Try the mild and sunny Polzeath for sunbathing or go rock pooling at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives. Wherever you are in Cornwall, you will never be further than a twenty-minute drive to a beautiful beach.
Whether you’re on a group holiday or just feeling adventurous, why not try one of the many water sports Cornwall has to offer? Try your hand at scuba diving in Porthkerris near Helston or windsurfing at Loe Beach in Truro. With the surfing industry being key to Cornwall, catch a wave at the popular Fistral Beach near Newquay. Regardless of your ability, whether a beginner or a pro, there will be a beach with surf to suit you.
Cornwall is the essence of romance. Stop for a picnic on Bodmin Moor and visit the Jamaica Inn, inspired by Daphne Du Maurier the famous romantic novelist, who was enthused by the Cornish coastline and smuggling history of the area. Stay in the charming town of Boscastle with its mystical heritage, and marvel at the curious artefacts in the Museum of Witchcraft or visit Tintagel, which holds all the magic of the legend of King Arthur and the Round Table.
Cornwall is renowned for its world class cuisine and locally sourced fresh food, and is dotted with famous restaurants such as Jamie Oliver’s highly recommended Fifteen Cornwall and John Torode’s, Seiner’s Arms in Perranporth. Go for a romantic meal in one of Padstow’s many acclaimed restaurants, or simply go to Rick Stein’s and have fish and chips in style.
After your supper, spend your evening at the Minack Theatre in Penzance, watching a play under the stars by the sea. Or head to Godrevy Point or Gwennap Head, where dolphins are regularly viewed and find a hidden cove to see the dusky colours of a magnificent sunset. What could be more idyllic? Family Adventures in Cornwall
Spend a family day out in the fishing villages of either Looe or Polperro, which are laced with quirky gift shops so your children can collect souvenirs of their Cornwall cottage holiday. Or go high street shopping in Truro, which boasts a fine selection of surf and skate shops to keep the teenagers entertained. Those wanting to unwind at the seaside should take the family to Gyllyngvase, a blue flag beach with lifeguard cover, so you can relax whilst the children take a dip in the sea. Land’s End has an excellent visitor centre, where children can learn about the monsters, giants and pirates associated with the Cornish coast. Not only does Marazion give the opportunity for parents to marvel St Michael’s Mount, the fairytale castle can also provide amusement for the children.
Admire the gigantic biomes and collection of exotic plants at the iconic Eden Project, or if you’re fascinated by wildlife then observe the exotic species at Newquay Zoo or Aquarium. Flambards and Crealy are thrilling outdoor fun parks designed for all the family but on a rainy day, splash around at the Ships and Castles Fun Pool in Falmouth, with its river ride and wave machine.
Cornwall is just right for animal lovers, so bring your treasured pets along to join in the activities on your cottage holiday. A large number of Cornwall’s beaches are dog friendly with many of these even allowing dogs off the lead. Share an ice cream with your canine companion at Mawgan Porth, take a paddle at Coverack or play catch at Perranporth.
Those wanting to walk along the coast will find just short of 700km of breathtaking coastline to explore. Almost 50% of the South West Coastal Path passes through Cornwall, with a variety of routes to take, an example being Bude to Crackington Haven. Walk through Port Isaac, the quaint fishing village where the series Doc Martin was filmed, or down to the Lizard peninsula, which lies within an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
If you prefer the countryside, take your dog for a hike on the Bodmin Moors. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, is one of a number of attractions in Cornwall that are dog friendly, so after your day of trekking, why not take in the spectacular landscape on the train. Launceston Castle is another dog friendly attraction, which allows you and your pet to explore some of Cornwall’s rich heritage. The Carnglaze Cavern’s gardens are set in ancient woodland that are again dog friendly and includes a woodland path with a panoramic view of St Neot. No matter your requirements, your holiday in Cornwall will be a memorable experience. One, which hand in hand with our wonderful selection of cottages, will also be exceptional.
The finest selection of holiday cottages in Cornwall, from traditional farmhouses to modern apartments. Choose from great locations like the popular beaches of North Cornwall or the fishing villages and secret coves in the South and West of the county.
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