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
St Ives (6mls SE), Cornwall
7 night stay
Penzance 1.5 mls (SW), Cornwall
St Ives (5mls SE), Cornwall
Marazion (3mls NE), Cornwall
7 night stay
There’s a fantastic choice of luxury cottages in Cornwall, especially in St Ives, one of the most picturesque spots on the stunning West Cornwall coast. For families, St Ives is a bustling seaside town with miles of glorious sandy beach boasting stunning sea views. St Ives also has a range of great pubs, shops and restaurants, and is known for its thriving art scene and delightful fishing harbour. St Ives also makes a wonderful destination for groups of friends or for couples seeking a tranquil retreat. There are a variety of St Ives self-catering holiday cottages, holiday apartments and boutique hideaways to choose from. Five-star accommodation is available throughout the area in a choice of attractive holiday homes, with beautiful barn conversions and luxurious farmhouses offering the perfect base for your Cornish holiday.
With its fabulous range of luxury holiday homes, St Ives makes a perfect holiday base for exploring West Cornwall’s spectacular countryside and long coastline, boasting beautiful beaches and breathtaking cliff-top walks. Set on the western edge of the breathtaking St Ives Bay, the town has numerous independent shops, delightful cafes and a bustling harbour, while art lovers can visit the famous Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. You can also take boat trips out to Seal Island. Just outside the town you can visit the Geevor Tin Mine, Trencrom Hill, the Giant’s Rock and the Paradise Park and JungleBarn in nearby Hayle. There are also plenty of beaches to relax on including Porthmeor Beach, Carbis Bay, Clodgy Point, Zennor Beach and Gwithian Beach.
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