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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Torquay (1.5mls W), Devon
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From the pretty towns of the English Riviera to the beautiful South Hams, there are many locations in South Devon that are perfect for a luxury holiday. From grand barn conversions to modern apartments, our range of luxury cottages in South Devon has something to suit everyone, so why not relax in a hot tub under the stars or appreciate breathtaking views of the coastline from the comfort of your own holiday cottage?
South Devon is home to a plethora of attractions for all ages and tastes. Young families will love visiting Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts, and the South Devon Railway offers the chance to take a nostalgic steam train trip which everyone will enjoy. Devon is the former holiday haunt of Agatha Christie and her presence can still very much be felt throughout the area. Visit the National Trust’s Greenway, her former holiday home, and head for Torquay Museum to find out more about her life, works, and connections to South Devon.
Glittering Torbay, known fondly as the English Riviera, is the collective name for Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, all of which have different atmospheres and attractions. Torquay’s beautiful harbour is a lovely place for a walk on a sunny day, with restaurants and cafés close to the beach offering a restful stop when you’re looking for refreshment. Paignton, too, has a lovely beach for bucket and spade days, and a cinema for when the weather’s not cooperating! Brixham is the home of seafood, with several restaurants offering up the catch of the day. Its colourful little town tumbles down to the bustling harbour, in which a replica of the Golden Hind is moored. Our luxury holiday cottages in South Devon are the perfect base for your adventures.
If you’d like to expand your search to explore this enchanting county further, take a look at our collection of luxury cottages to rent in the rest of Devon.
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