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South West England self catering and cottages

The South West of England has so much to offer for a superb holiday or short break. Whether you are looking for an active holiday or a relaxing retreat you are sure to find it in this beautiful part of Britain. Enjoy your stay in some superb self catering cottages and accommodation in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Here you will find accommodation perfect for couples and large family groups and ideally located near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

Self catering accommodation in South West England is great value for money and if you are after luxury then check out the cottages with hot tubs, sauna's, gyms, heated swimming pools and much more! Refine your search of South West England self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left or above.


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Courtyard Apartment in Hillfield, Devon, South West England

Courtyard Apartment, Hillfield, Devon

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £515 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Hillfield sleeps 7.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Pool Pub near by Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • Luxury accommodation sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: This magnificent ground floor split level apartment sleeps seven and has a beautiful conservatory with lovely French windows to a private patio area. Courtyard Apartment is part of the stunning Hillfield Cottages and Country House development of 28 properties nestled near historic Dartmouth, in the South Devon countryside. Facilities include acres of beautiful gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, all weather tennis court and children's play area.

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Flat 1 Fairhaven in North Sands, Devon, South West England

Flat 1 Fairhaven, North Sands, Devon

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £307 to £0

Self catering accommodation in North Sands sleeps 2.

Features include: Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by Parking available • sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Fairhaven is large traditional property converted into several well presented apartments. It is situated in a mainly peaceful position within walking distance of North Sands beach and just 3/4 of a mile from Salcombe's shops, restaurants and stunning waterfront. Each flat has views over the communal gardens and through neighbouring woodland towards North Sands beach. There is one parking space per flat with additional parking usually available on Sandhills Road nearby.

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Richmond in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Richmond, Salcombe, Devon

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £536 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Salcombe sleeps 8.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by Parking available • sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: A detached, split level house, the main living area being on the first floor to enjoy the stunning sea views. Mature gardens front and back.

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Trenython Lodge in St Austell, Cornwall, South West England

Trenython Lodge, St Austell, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £552 to £1349

Self catering accommodation in St Austell sleeps 6.

Features include: Indoor Heated Pool • Entertainment • Bar • Kids Play Area • Sauna • Restaurant • Gym Fitness • Snooker Pool • Non Smoking • Ultimate • Spa Beauty 

Accommodation overview: Spacious traditional lodge with one double and one twin. Family shower room. Open plan living space with kitchen/dining area leading out to private patio. Enjoying a magnificent setting in 24 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside Trenython Manor offers the ultimate idyllic escape. Uniting its enviable gastronomic reputation with an excellent spa and leisure centre this fantastic holiday base invites you to simply indulge and relax!
Picturesque Fowey bustling Charlestown and enchanting St Austell Bay number among a host of scenic historic delights in the surrounding local area whilst the world renowned Eden Project is just a four mile drive away offering an ideal family day out.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Bracken Cottage in St Tudy, Cornwall, South West England

Bracken Cottage, St Tudy, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £261 to £1068

Self catering accommodation in St Tudy sleeps 4.

Features include: Indoor Pool • Games Room • Multi Bath Shower • Pub Close By • Fishing On Site • Open Fire • Short Break • Easy Walking Access

Accommodation overview: On the western fringes of Bodmin Moor and just 20 minutes’ drive from the magnificent surfing beaches of North Cornwall Hengar Manor offers a choice of cottages. Centred around a graceful Manor House (dating back to the 17th century) it is surrounded by 35-acres of award winning parkland. Hengar Manor boasts two excellent restaurants and also a lounge bar and relaxed café both areas with wi-fi. All guests enjoy complimentary membership to the country club. A convenience store and fishing tackle shop are open from mid April to October. This area of Cornwall makes an ideal base for touring the county – with the pretty fishing villages of Padstow Port Isaac Tintagel and Boscastle all within 15 miles. The world renowned Eden Project is only 20 miles away for both daytime and evening visits (superb summer theatre and many other arts and cultural events hosted here). Horse riding can be organised locally and there are several quality golf courses within easy driving distance.

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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4 Armada Apartments in Kingsbridge, Devon, South West England

4 Armada Apartments, Kingsbridge, Devon

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £359 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Kingsbridge sleeps 6.

Features include: Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Three apartments within the popular Armada development (formerly the Lobster Pot Inn), set in a waterside position only a few yards from the beach and within walking distance of the village shop, pub and restaurants. To either side of the village are spectacular cliff walks along the South Devon Coast Path. Each apartment has been decorated to a very good standard, most with hard-wood flooring. Gas fired central heating and hot water.

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Combe Cottages - Robin in Templecombe, Somerset, South West England

Combe Cottages - Robin, Templecombe, Somerset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £316 to £887

Self catering accommodation in Templecombe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Straddling the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this charming row of single-storey cottages is tucked away along a peaceful country lane, close to the village of Templecombe. Adjacent to the owners’ home, and on an alpaca breeding farm, they offer well-equipped and carefully furnished accommodation for a variety of groups, in a central location ideal for exploring. Outdoor seating areas overlooking a central courtyard provide pleasant places of retreat, and the use of an indoor heated swimming pool completes the picture.
Set amid excellent walking country, the holiday cottages afford ample opportunities for plenty of fresh air, and there are many delights to explore on foot. For those preferring to sightsee further afield, a main line station to Waterloo and Exeter is available from the village and quiet country roads make for scenic drives. The popular attractions of Longleat (with its excellent safari park, animal shows and historic house), Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the splendid NT properties of Stourhead Gardens, Kingston Lacey and Montacute House are all within an easy drive, as is Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the fascinating array of classic cars at the Haynes Motor Museum.
Also of great historical interest is the abbey town of Sherborne, the famous Gold Hill at Shaftesbury and the medieval towns of Salisbury and Wells – all offer their own blend of quaint shops and museums to explore, individual shops to browse and tearooms for a welcome refreshment break. For an altogether different scene, the south coast beaches and seaside towns can be reached in around an hour’s drive. Active souls can try their hand at a spot of fishing or a round or two of golf locally, while those preferring spectator sports can visit the National Hunt race course in nearby Wincanton. Shop and pub 1 mile.

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Tuckenhay Mill - Clock Tower Cottage in Bow Creek, Devon, South West England

Tuckenhay Mill - Clock Tower Cottage, Bow Creek, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £412 to £1606

Self catering accommodation in Bow Creek sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart....

In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.

South Devon awaits you
Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb Blue Flag beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.

A superb choice of cottages
Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends.

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Song of the Sea in St Ives, Cornwall, South West England

Song of the Sea, St Ives, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £306 to £685

Self catering accommodation in St Ives sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With a glorious view over the rooftops to the harbour and across St Ives Bay, this first floor apartment is one of three recently converted from an original Presbytery set right in the heart of the picturesque harbour town of St Ives. This double glazed, light and airy apartment offers warm and comfortable year round accommodation and is just a short stroll from the harbour and the splendid sandy beaches that form a golden fringe around the town.

Accessed from the bustling main street, a couple of steps lead up to the communal hallway and an internal railed stairway leads to the private front door on the first floor which opens to a carpeted hallway. Furnished in a contemporary style, the accommodation comprises of a living room with a smartly fitted kitchen area, comfortable lounge seating and a dining suite next to a large window with delightful views extending over the rooftops across St Ives Bay and out to sea.

There are two pleasantly furnished bedrooms in a crisp dcor on the landward side; a spacious master bedroom with a 5ft double, and one with a standard double bed and the original ornamental fireplace. To complete the accommodation, there is a modern shower room W.C. with hand basin and heated towel rail accessed from the hallway. The bell of the Sacred Heart and St la church attached only rings on a Sunday morning.

There are a wide selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries within easy walking distance, as are several sandy beaches, the nearest being either the Harbour or Porthminster Blue Flag beach which also has a watersports centre.

Fishing boats still operate from the lovely harbour as do pleasure boat trips and self hire boats, there is a leisure centre with swimming pool nearby and scenic circular and cliff walks around St Ives incorporating the South West Coastal Path. A local bus service operates to Penzance, Hayle, St Agnes, Perranporth & Newquay and this apartment is also conveniently located for the railway station if wishing to holiday without a car.

Please note: No cot travel cot/carrycot accepted. Weekly car park ticket currently costs 35.

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Stockham Lodge in Colyton, Devon, South West England

Stockham Lodge, Colyton, Devon

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £1001 to £2904

Self catering accommodation in Colyton sleeps 10.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Hot Tub • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Situated only 2½ miles from Branscombe beach, in a designated AONB and on the Jurassic Coast, this beautifully appointed property makes the perfect holiday home for all seasons. It is an ideal base to explore the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage coastline. The picturesque fishing port of Beer is close at hand where motorboat hire or mackerel fishing trips can be arranged, and it also offers good shops and restaurants. Sidmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis are all within 10 miles. Nestling on the south-facing aspect of a tranquil wooded valley, the panoramic views from the lodge are magnificent, giving year round appeal. Converted from a flint barn and farm outbuildings this detached holiday home provides comfortable and spacious accommodation with classic rural character. A large sauna (eight persons) and fitness room has been installed for 2009. Outside the paved terrace provides an excellent vantage point to observe the valley’s wildlife. A relaxing plunge in the hot tub can be enjoyed at any time, especially at night for star gazing. The lodge is a starting point for a variety of country walks. Blackbury Camp, an iron-age fort, can be visited on the way down to the sea. The coastal path will take visitors through spectacular scenery, much of which is managed by the NT. Alternatively a trip on the old electric tram railway departs from nearby Colyton, along the Axe estuary marshes to Seaton to enjoy the traditional seaside atmosphere. Lyme Regis offers an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns around its famous harbour, The Cobb. The regional capital and cathedral city of Exeter is about a 40-minute drive. Shop 2 miles.

Living room with rugs on oak floor, French doors with valley views and 16th-century plank and muttin screen leading to sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Dining room with gas ‘wood-effect’ fire, oak floor and flint walls. Compact, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with Range cooker and flagstone floor. Double bedroom with additional bed (for +1) and en-suite wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and large en-suite bathroom with triple shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with double shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with additional bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. All bedrooms have TV.

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Sunnyledge in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Sunnyledge, Salcombe, Devon

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £411 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Salcombe sleeps 6.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by Parking available • sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Situated in the upper part of Devon Road, some 10/15 minutes walk from the town centre and North Sands beach, Sunnyledge and Burberry are two adjoining halves of one large traditional town house - each has been extensively and tastefully upgraded to a modern standard over recent seasons. The layout of each house effectively mirrors the other with all accommodation on two levels (via separate stone steps up to 1st floor entrances) with each property enjoying lovely views cross the estuary through an area of protected woodland. Whilst Sunnyledge and Burberry are essentially individual properties with private access and accommodation they also offer opportunities for two families seeking adjacent properties of an equivalent, high standard.

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Doles Ash Farm - The Stable in Piddletrenthide, Dorset, South West England

Doles Ash Farm - The Stable, Piddletrenthide, Dorset

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £537 to £1511

Self catering accommodation in Piddletrenthide sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: The places Hardy roamed as a boy, and later enshrined as rustic Wessex . . .

Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has an established vineyard producing English wines. The splendid range of barns here have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court. An alternative property in Piddletrenthide village (1 mile) is The School House (ref DRV) which can have the use of the leisure facilities at Doles Ash Farm. Outside, there is a pond, vineyard, sheep and chickens to visit and plenty of space for walking, playing, exploring and relaxing in the shared grounds.
Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Four of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, with the remaining four having individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool is open daily all year round and the building has full changing facilities, as well as a coin-operated sauna. The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting, what more could holidaymakers want. Shops 1 mile.

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