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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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Apartment 1, Oceans Edge in Thurlestone Sands, Devon, South West England

Apartment 1, Oceans Edge, Thurlestone Sands, Devon

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £475 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Thurlestone Sands sleeps 6.

Features include: Multiple bathrooms• Has a Swimming Pool• Close to the beach• Close to a Pub• Parking• Luxury accommodation• Golf nearby• Has a Garden

Accommodation overview: Ocean's Edge is a stunning development of eleven luxury ocean front apartments, right on the water's edge - many with breathtaking views of the South Devon coastline. The apartments are just a short walk from the beach at Thurlestone Sands and adjacent to the South West Coast Path. The historic villages of Thurlestone and Hope Cove are nearby, with hotel, golf and restaurant facilities together with local pubs, village store and post office. Relax in the delightful heated kidney-shaped swimming pool available throughout the main season (please check the dates with our team) and enjoy the good sized gardens that surround the development.

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Kenora in Marazion, Cornwall, South West England

Kenora, Marazion, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £444 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Marazion sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With views over Mounts Bay and far out to sea, this spacious detached bungalow is set in a superb position above the delightful ancient market town of Marazion, with a stunning outlook to the granite island of St Michaels Mount topped by the 14th century castle.

Entered through a large Cornish stone walled garden and a long driveway with ample parking, a couple of steps lead up to the porch and an inner door opens into a wide hallway.

At the front of the house is a light and comfortable sitting room with a Cornish slate fireplace and a sofa bed as a sleeping alternative, and on the other side of the hallway is a bright master king size double bedroom, both with large picture windows enjoying views across the bay.

Themodern kitchen is very well equipped and can be accessed from the sitting room and the hall, with a dining area at one end, and a twin bedded room overlooking the back garden is favoured with the morning sunrise. A recently upgraded shower room with hand basin and walk-in shower, and an adjacent separate W.C. with small hand basin completes the accommodation.

At the rear of the property a path leads up to a walled and gated enclosed garden also with sea views. The garage is available for storage of bikes and beach gear, and also houses a useful laundry area.

The shops and restaurants in the village are within a 5 minute walk, the golden sandy beaches are only 10 minutes on foot, and the marshes nearby are a haven for birdwatchers. Penzance with its main line railway station and a wider selection of facilities is about 3 miles away.

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Rospletha Bungalow in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England

Rospletha Bungalow, Porthcurno, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £396 to £941

Self catering accommodation in Porthcurno sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: A double glazed detached bungalow in a lovely cliff top position at the side of an open field above Porthcurno, a few minutes walk from the large sandy beach and the Minack Theatre. Set to one side of the lane that leads down to the sandy cove of Porth Chapel, it is ideally situated for the beach going family and for easy access to the stunning viewpoints on the coastal path.

From the gravel parking area a short path skirts the front of the bungalow to the front door which opens directly into a sitting room with some exposed granite walling and a slate floor. To one side a useful hall has an adjacent W.C. with hand basin. At the further end of the sitting room an open arch leads into a small conservatory with French doors to a patio area sheltered within the L shaped wings of the building and with wonderful views eastwards across The Lizard and west towards Lands End.

A galley kitchen opens from one end of the conservatory and leads through to a dining room with views across the field from a large window and from a glazed door at the far end which opens out to a mown grassy area. There are two bedrooms on this side, a double and one with 2ft 6in bunk beds respectively and a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath. A third bedroom with twin beds and an en suite shower room W.C. and hand basin opens off the sitting room.

has a pub and cafe (in season) and tennis courts for hire. St Buryan, 3 miles, has a pub, shop and post office and a seasonal surf school is available in Sennen, 3 miles. Lands End is 4 miles and Penzance 9 miles.

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Smugglers Cottage in Trewellard, Cornwall, South West England

Smugglers Cottage, Trewellard, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £271 to £733

Self catering accommodation in Trewellard sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

This beautifully appointed, single-storey barn is the perfect romantic holiday retreat in a quiet hamlet with the sea and coastline in view. Nearby are Pendeen Lighthouse, the scenic coastal path, famous crown mines, Cape Cornwall and the villages of Trewellard, Pendeen, Botallack and St Just. The breathtaking beaches of Sennen are popular with surfers, and the open air Minack Theatre overlooks beautiful Porthcurno Beach. Take the scenic coastal drive from Pendeen to St Ives over heather-clad moor with stunning coastal views. Lands End, Marazion with St Michaels Mount rising from the sea, quaint harbours of Newlyn and Mousehole are a short drive. Shop and pub 1/2 mile, restaurant 1 mile.

Living/dining room with electric ‘wood burner’, galley-style kitchen area with beams, exposed stone walls and slate floor. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

  • Elec ‘wood burner’ inc
  • Elec, gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • Small lawned area with patio
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome tray
  • Pets free of charge
  • Easy walking access

Note: Can be booked with Badgers Barn ref TMU opposite to accommodate 6 guests

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3 Anderton Cottages in Anderton, Cornwall, South West England

3 Anderton Cottages, Anderton, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £219 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Anderton sleeps 2.

Features include: Parking|Garden|Internet Access|Good for couples|Country views

Accommodation overview: A cosy, character cottage situated in a picturesque village, with a selection of beaches close by.

Features include: A mid-terrace, 1 bedroom cottage, sleeps 2. A character cottage with modern fixtures and fittings. Large decked area complete with barbeque and Summer House. Situated in a peaceful village location. Allocated parking for 2 small or 1 large car.

3 Anderton Cottages is a charming, mid-terrace character cottage, situated in the picturesque village of Millbrook. The village is set at the head of an estuary, offering views across the sound towards Plymouth.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Victory Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, South West England

Victory Cottage, St Ives, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £363 to £782

Self catering accommodation in St Ives sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Formerly the Victory Inn dating back to the 17th century, this grade II listed corner cottage with considerable character is set in a cobbled alleyway leading from the bustling main street in the heart of the delightful resort of St Ives. Just a few paces from the picturesque harbour and close to the shops, the renovated and comfortably furnished accommodation is on three floors with sea views over the neighbouring rooftops from the top two floors.

Entered directly from the street, half a dozen steep steps lead up to the front door which opens to a hallway with coat pegs. A wide carpeted staircase leads straight up from the hall to a half landing, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath, and then to the first floor. Leading off are a neatly fitted kitchen with modern units and a cushioned window seat overlooking the cobbled lane below, and a warm and cosy living room with a cottage style lounge suite, dining furniture and glimpses of the sea over the rooftops.

On this level there are also two double bedded rooms with pine bedroom furniture and partial views of the harbour and sea over the rooftops, the larger of the two with a vanity basin and cushioned window seat. A small doorway on the landing opens to a very steep narrow staircase with a rope hand rail and leads directly up to an attic room set under a low, sloping, beamed ceiling with comfortable seating and stunning views from a dormer window over the roofs to the attractive harbour and beyond to St Ives Bay. There are four portable heaters to make the cottage feel cosy at any time of the year.

It is possible to unload close by but parking is in any of the pay and display car parks within the town. All the amenities of the town are on the doorstep with an extensive range of galleries, restaurants, pubs and cafes, and there are a choice of four magnificent beaches all within easy walking distance. The original pub sign now resides in the local St Ives Museum, and both the Tate Gallery on Porthmeor beach and the Barbara Hepworth Museum are a short stroll away. 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.

Please note:
Weekly car park ticket currently costs 35. Towels not available. 2 oil filled radiators and 2 electric convector heaters (inclusive). Not suitable for children under 8.

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Holly Cottage in Barnstaple, Devon, South West England

Holly Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £360 to £794

Self catering accommodation in Barnstaple sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Pool • Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children’s pool open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A Jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis and for children a large outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon’s famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe Croyde Putsborough Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels with boards wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations.
Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple north Devon’s ancient capital whose charming blend of old and new combines a fascinating glimpse of times gone by with exciting browsing in the indoor Green Lane shopping centre its Pannier Market and its theatre which is the centrepoint of the annual North Devon Festival. At the railway station one can pick up the famous traffic free Tarka Trail and bicyle hire is available from Fremington Quay just up river. Close by is Bideford a historic fishing port and market town with steep narrow medieval streets and a busy quay from where visitors can enjoy a two hour boat trip to Lundy Island. Also within easy reach is Braunton nature reserve a beautiful ‘lunar landscape’ wilderness of sand dunes noted for its rare and exotic plants.
Within easy reach are the glories of Exmoor National Park – among its numerous attractions are the charming coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth linked by a unique water-powered funicular cliff railway; the National Trust’s mesmerising Watersmeet – a woodland gorge with beautiful walks where the East Lyn River meets Hoaroak Water; Badgeworthy Water – the supposed hideout of the notorious ‘Doone’ family; Dunkery Hill – at 1705 ft the highest point of the moor; and the ever popular town of Minehead – a traditional seaside resort and the start of the West Somerset Railway. There are splendid National Trust properties at Arlington Court Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court. This is wonderful walking country too. Magnificent views can be savoured amidst the tantalising beauty of Exmoor National Park and all along the North Devon Coastal Path. With its soaring cliffs quaint harbours and long stretches of beach almost entirely made up of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty north Devon’s fabulous coastline is a joy to explore.
Riding sailing and golf are all readily available locally and fly fishing can be enjoyed at Blakewell Fisheries conveniently located at the end of the drive leading to the cottages. Pubs serving food and a good choice of shops are found in Barnstaple 3 miles. Comfortably furnished warm and welcoming and enjoying an excellent range of facilities as well as easy access to a host of attractions North Hill Cottages are the perfect choice for year round holidays and special breaks in north Devon.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Willow Studio in Totnes, Devon, South West England

Willow Studio, Totnes, Devon

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £255 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Totnes sleeps 2.

Features include: Non smoking • Pool Pets allowed • Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Netherton Farm is set in a small peaceful hamlet approximately two miles from Kingsbridge in a secluded valley surrounded by five acres of beautiful farm and woodland. This area is a haven for birds and wildlife and a favourite for walkers with or without a four-legged friend! Salcombe is about seven miles in one direction and Dartmouth slightly further in the other. Slapton Sands with its spectacular rugged coastline, is only five miles from Netherton, and Bantham Sands to the west with it's wide sandy beach. The three properties at Netherton Farm - Boxtree Barn, Bay Tree Cottage and Willow Studio - are all very different in design but offer all guests a high standard of accommodation in a stunning location. Each property enjoys the benefit of full central heating and hot water to ensure a warm, cosy welcome at all times of the year, as well as use of the fabulous heated outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m) by arrangement with the owners - who live nearby at the Farmhouse - from Easter until the end of October (weather permitting!). There is ample parking for each of the properties and a large communal grassed area for the use of all guests. For those with dogs, there is use of additional fields adjoining the farmhouse. The owners also offer a dog sitting service in their home and walled garden if required.

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Keepers Cottage 4 in Hillfield, Devon, South West England

Keepers Cottage 4, Hillfield, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £388 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Hillfield sleeps 4.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Pool • Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • Luxury accommodation sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Keepers Cottage 4 is one of five delightful properties that have been designed and furnished to the very highest standards, with sumptuous settees, rustic pine furniture and hand-crafted kitchens. Guests also have the use of a private deck area, with barbeque equipment available for each cottage. The cottage is part of the stunning Hillfield Cottages and Country House development of 28 properties nestled near historic Dartmouth, in the idyllic 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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Weir Cottage in Dunsford, Devon, South West England

Weir Cottage, Dunsford, Devon

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £423 to £1091

Self catering accommodation in Dunsford sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pub near by • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Occupying an idyllic, peaceful location beside the river at the head of the Teign Valley in the Dartmoor National Park, this south-facing holiday cottage enjoys beautiful views across meadowland. Formerly a forge and toll house, it has been carefully refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, with fly fishing (salmon and sea trout) and lovely walking, both on the doorstep. Exeter 7 miles. Coast 15 miles. Tennis and golf locally. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

Spacious dining/garden room. Living room. Fitted kitchen. Snug/study. Utility room with toilet. First floor: Large master bedroom with 6ft bed (may be unzipped to provide two 3ft single beds) and en-suite bathroom and toilet. Pretty double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

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Rose Cottage in Treknow, Cornwall, South West England

Rose Cottage, Treknow, Cornwall

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £324 to £738

Self catering accommodation in Treknow sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview: This delightful, traditional cottage sits at the head of the peaceful Trebarwith Valley, just below the quiet narrow lane that leads down to the beach at Trebarwith Strand, five minutes drive away. Retaining much charm and character, the semi-detached cottage is well equipped and stands in a sheltered position, offering warm and cosy accommodation at any time of the year.

Approached by a gated pathway that forms part of a footpath to the beach, it is entered through a small front porch. To one side, a door leads into a cosy sitting room with a low board and beam ceiling, and a sofa bed for alternative sleeping options. The beamed, well equipped, fitted kitchen / dining room contains an oil fired Rayburn stove which is kept on throughout the year for cooking, background heat and hot water with an electric hob as back up.

Three steps lead up from the kitchen to a utility room, a cloakroom W.C. with small hand basin, and beyond to a ground floor bedroom with a 2ft 6in single bed. A door from the bedroom leads out to the small rear patio. At the front of the cottage, a white painted garden room with cane furniture and house plants catches the afternoon sun and opens on to a level terrace. On the opposite side of the footpath, a couple of steps lead up to a newly built slate paved barbeque area with lovely views down Trebarwith Valley and a useful outdoor shower.

Fairly steep stairs lead up from the dining area to two bedrooms; the master bedroom with a double bed has country views and the second bedroom has twin beds and a vanity unit. The bathroom, accessed through either bedroom and a low doorway, has a W.C., hand basin, shower over the bath and airing cupboard with immersion heater. Changes of level, steep stairs and low beams will need care especially by the elderly and toddlers. One large or two small dogs are accepted but must be kept strictly in accordance with our Pet Policy.

The sandy beach and rock pools at Trebarwith Strand are 1 mile by road or a 10 minute walk by footpath and the 18th century Mill House Inn is 1/4 of a mile down a steep hill. Tintagel, 1 mile, has a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants in addition to the famous ruins of Tintagel castle and Merlins sea cave, and there are spectacular coastal walks in the immediate area.

Please note:
Bed linen is available at 10 per double & 6 per single per week paid on arrival. Towels are not available.

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Fuchsia Cottage in Madron, Cornwall, South West England

Fuchsia Cottage, Madron, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £351 to £756

Self catering accommodation in Madron sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A traditional listed Cornish cottage with glimpses of the sea and St Michaels Mount from upstairs, set in a pretty little walled and gated front garden close to the 14th century Parish Church at Madron, a few minutes drive from the attractive town of Penzance.

A low stable door opens under heavy blooms of wisteria in summer, directly into a charming beamed living room which spans the whole width of the cottage, with a massive open granite hearth at one end. At the rear of the cottage is a well equipped neat kitchen with some fitted units, and a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and bath with shower attachment. A glazed back door opens to a private and sunny garden fully enclosed which can be seen from the kitchen window.

In one corner of the sitting room, cottage stairs twist up to two appealing pleasantly furnished bedrooms with double and twin beds respectively. Both are carpeted and have low windows set into thick walls with window seats and a distant view between the rooftops below of the glinting waters of Mounts Bay. Steep stairs make this property unsuitable for toddlers and the elderly may also have difficulty.

has a village pub which serves food. Penzance and Mounts Bay with extensive shops and beaches are under 10 minutes drive and the Isles of Scilly are easily accessible via the ferry service. It is possible to park on the road outside the cottage and there is a free village car park 75 yards away.

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