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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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Buntings in Trenale, Cornwall, South West England

Buntings, Trenale, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £311 to £571

Self catering accommodation in Trenale sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Virtually a sister cottage to the Dove Cot having been reclaimed from the same two storey building although the bedrooms are a little bigger.

On the ground floor is a beamed L-shaped living room and a bathroom / W.C. with shower over the bath and heated towel rail. From the living room a door opens to a patio area at the rear, an ideal spot for sundowners whilst watching the sun go down over the ocean.

There is a gate giving access to the paddock area. Upstairs are two bedrooms with sea views - double and twin beds respectively. If a cot is required the maximum number of people that can be accommodated has to be reduced to three.

Please note: Towels are not available.


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Anchor Ley in Torcross, Devon, South West England

Anchor Ley, Torcross, Devon

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £425 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Torcross sleeps 6.

Features include: Multiple bathrooms• Close to the beach• Pets allowed• Internet WiFi access• Parking•

Accommodation overview: New for 2012Anchor Ley is a modern coastal house furnished and presented to a very good standard throughout. The reverse level accommodation has been designed to maximise the superb views and is ideally suited to family groups or couples looking for a comfortable holiday retreat in a beautiful and historic location close to the beach and the South Devon Coast Path.


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Tom Thumb in Mabe, Cornwall, South West England

Tom Thumb, Mabe, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £247 to £412

Self catering accommodation in Mabe sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: This cottage is entered by a stable door which leads into a pleasant living room with comfortable seating, pine dining and well equipped fitted kitchen area. The rear stable door opens to the back garden.

Upstairs is a bedroom with a 5ft double bed and an adjacent bathroom W.C. with a hand basin, heated towel rail and a shower over a half size bath.

Please note:
Towels areavailable at 2.50 per person per week payable on arrival.


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The Old Mill in Millook, Cornwall, South West England

The Old Mill, Millook, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £336 to £695

Self catering accommodation in Millook sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A wonderful 17th Century character cottage, formerly a water millhouse, just yards from Millook beach, where sheer cliffs tower above the pebbled beach and small rock pools are revealed at low tide.

Set in a large grassy paddock with a stream running parallel to it, the front door opens into an entrance lobby with an adjacent simple kitchen and pantry area, and in one corner a 4 step ladder leads up to a cabin style children's bedroom with a little window overlooking the 38 ft mill wheel. Two steps up from the kitchen lead to a traditionally furnished cosy beamed living room with a large fireplace and remains of a cloam oven, simple white washed stone walls and a dining area with peaceful views over the garden.

To one side, a heavy carved door salvaged from a shipwreck in the 1800s leads to an additional smaller sitting room with comfortable seating and views of the sea. A bathroom W.C. with vanity basin and shower over bath can be reached via a few steps down from the living room, and an open tread irregularly shaped staircase leads directly up to the master attic bedroom with a 4ft 6inch double bed, a cross beamed ceiling, calming sea views and an extra single chair bed for alternative sleeping arrangements.

The renovated 3 ton mill wheel operates twice daily as an essential part of its preservation. The elderly or infirm may find the low curving beams, uneven floors and stairs a little difficult, and due to the proximity of the running water, toddlers will require supervision in the garden.

The nearest pub is 1.5 miles, and the spectacular sands of Widemouth Bay with a small grocery store are 2 miles away. Crackington Haven is about 5 miles and Bude 6 miles.

Please note:
No TV reception. Not suitable for children under 8 or children/adults requiring supervision.


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Rocket Cottage in St Agnes, Cornwall, South West England

Rocket Cottage, St Agnes, Cornwall

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £368 to £728

Self catering accommodation in St Agnes sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview: A cosy traditional double-fronted stone built cottage near the centre of St Agnes within easy walking distance of local shops, pubs and restaurants, and only half a mile from the sandy surfing beach at Trevaunance Cove. The cottage has great character and interesting origins taking its name from the now empty Rocket House next door, from which the maroons were fired to summon the life boat men to give assistance for those in distress along the coast.

Entered directly from the road into a tiny central hallway, there is a sitting room on one side with a glazed door leading to a small enclosed courtyard garden at the rear and on the other side a dining room, both rooms have low windows and are comfortably furnished. Beyond the dining room is a small fitted kitchen and at the other end a lobby and a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath.

Cottage stairs lead up from the dining room to a landing and three pleasant bedrooms, two at the front, a double and one with twin beds, the third bedroom at the rear with a kingsize double and an en-suite shower room W.C. with hand basin.

The pretty south facing courtyard garden has a patio area set in green slate chippings and access to a gated side lane. There are no parking restrictions on the road outside.


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Apartment 2 At The Beach in Torcross, Devon, South West England

Apartment 2 At The Beach, Torcross, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £450 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Torcross sleeps 4.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • Luxury accommodation sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: 'At the Beach' is a striking development of luxury apartments and cottages on the very edge of the sea at Slapton Sands. The development is the transformation of the former 'Torcross Hotel', a prominent and well known local landmark built in the late 1800's. Many of the hotel's original features have been retained and enhanced resulting in a stunning combination of Victorian elegance and modern day luxury. Torcross is situated at the end of a strip of land separating the Slapton Ley, a unique freshwater lake, and Start Bay. It boasts all amenities with a well stocked village shop and post office, local butcher, beach side tea shop and 'Start Bay Inn' which is renowned for its local fish dishes.


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Gannel Cottage in Pentire, Cornwall, South West England

Gannel Cottage, Pentire, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £467 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Pentire sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Less than a ten minute walk from Fistral beach and with delightful views of the Gannel Estuary and National Trust land towards Crantock beach, this comfortable and spacious split level detached house is set on the hillside just half a mile from Pentire Headland. The house was architecturally designed in the 1970's and still retains the charm of the era. It is perfectly situated in a sheltered position on a south facing slope with lovely coastal walks nearby and just a mile from the harbour and town of Newquay.

Approached from the gated driveway where there is parking for 2 cars, a few steps lead down through the garden to the front door which opens to an entrance hallway at mid level and an adjacent twin bedroom overlooking the tree shaded lawn. From the hallway, a short flight of carpeted stairs leads up to a large open plan split level dining and living area. The bright and sunny sitting area has comfortable leather furniture. The lounge opens out through wide patio doors to a timber railed balcony. From here there are stunning views over the rear garden and the tidal estuary across to Crantock beach and the sea beyond. Also on this level is a well equipped fitted kitchen sharing the same marvellous views.

On the ground floor there is a shower room W.C. with hand basin, a bathroom W.C. with vanity basin and sunken bath. There are two further bedrooms; a twin bedded room and the master bedroom with a 5ft double and views of the River Gannel.

At the rear of the property, a pretty landscaped garden built into the hillside has a paved terrace with lovely views of the river Gannel as the tide ebbs and flows.There are several areas of lawn well screened with mature trees and shrubs. Beyond the gate at the bottom of the garden, a rough hillside path with a very steep descent leads to the water front where it is possible to swim when the tide is in only for the more adventurous.

The nearest pub and local store are within a ten minute walk and for a wider choice of shops, pubs and restaurants Newquay is one mile. There are several excellent beaches nearby, including Crantock and Fistral with its fine golden sands and surfing centre which is the nearest about half a mile away. There is an abundance of visitor attractions in Newquay including a cinema, zoo, aquarium and waterworld leisure park. Riding stables, golf, a bowling alley and boating lake are all close by and a regular bus service operates to Newquay town and railway station. It is also within easy driving distance to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay and Rick Steins in Padstow.


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Apartment 8 Oceans Edge in Thurlestone Sands, Devon, South West England

Apartment 8 Oceans Edge, Thurlestone Sands, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £468 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Thurlestone Sands sleeps 4.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Pool Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • Luxury accommodation sleeps 4

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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Plover Cottage in Trenale, Cornwall, South West England

Plover Cottage, Trenale, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £277 to £463

Self catering accommodation in Trenale sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Tucked into a sheltered sunny corner of the courtyard, Plover looks out over the gardens through a larger than usual window - a favourite all year round.

Entered from the courtyard the front door opens into a small hallway. There is a bathroom / W.C. with shower over the bath, a bedroom with a double bed and a light living room with views of the coastline from a doorway which leads out to a fenced and gated garden which opens to the car park and has access to the paddock.

Please note:
Towels are not available. Carrycot not accepted.


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Howlek in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Howlek, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £425 to £905

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: There are six eco lodges situated within the The Eco village and Howlek forms just one of a pair, arranged on one level and spacious accommodation to relax and escape from it all. With luxuries including a private hot tub, Howlek has been decorated and finished to a very high standard and provides perfect accommodation for couples.

This single storey property is accessed via a small gate and five steps up to the garden and patio, and the main entrance opens into a large and luxurious lounge/ kitchen/ diner which has been fully furnished with comfortable seating and wood burner. The compact dining area sits adjacent to the well equipped and modern fitted kitchen and the large French windows provide light that floods throughout the room. To one side of the lounge area, a doorway leads to a spacious double bedroom (5ft) with spacious en-suite bathroom, shower over the bath and WC.

Back in the main lounge/ kitchen/ diner, the large French windows provide access onto a patio outside with patio furniture, hot tub and outside shower with the addition of a small lawn. The property provides one parking space directly adjacent to the property with additional parking on site.


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Slades Cottage in St Neot, Cornwall, South West England

Slades Cottage, St Neot, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £292 to £621

Self catering accommodation in St Neot sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Sheltering in a wooded valley on the fringes of Bodmin Moor, this is an ideal location from which to explore the best of Cornwalls countryside and coastline with the North and South coast just a 30 minute drive. This traditional 200 year old terraced cottage is close to the 15th century parish church, in the heart of the pretty village of St Neot, a former winner of Britains Best Village.

Slades Cottage provideswarm and cosy accommodation benefiting from central heating and double glazing yet retains its considerable charm and character. One step leads up to the low front doorway which opens directly into a deceptively spacious sitting room with a high beamed ceiling and rugs on the original slate flagstones. Comfortable lounge seating is arranged before the decorative Cornish stone fireplace with the original cloam oven and an electric coal effect fire that provides an attractive focal point. At the rear, two steps lead up to a small inner lobby with an adjacent cloakroom W.C. with hand basin and a recently upgraded fitted kitchen/dining room with a slate tiled floor and traditional fireplace.

A fully glazed door opens from the kitchen to a little sheltered courtyard with a small bistro table and chairs catching the morning sun. In one corner of the lounge, cottage stairs wind up to the first floor landing where there are two pleasantly furnished bedrooms with deep set windows. The master bedroom has a double and single bed and sloping wooden floorboards and the second smaller bedroom has twin 2ft 6in beds. A modern bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath completes the accommodation. Parking on the road close to the cottage is unrestricted.

St Neot
has a local shop, pub and social club open to non-members within a two minute walk and there are several village pubs within a short drive, the nearest being 4 miles. For a wider selection of amenities the towns of Bodmin and Liskeard are a 15 minute drive.There are an abundance of footpaths nearby both on the moor and along the scenic River Fowey and fishing is available at Colliford and Siblyback Lakes, 4.5 miles respectively, the latter also has water sports facilities. Carnglaze Caverns, Lanhydrock House and the Eden Project are all within easy reach and the unique shopping experience at Trago Mills is a 5 minute drive. The sandy beach at Looe offers safe bathing and pleasure boat trips depart from the quayside.


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Roosters Retreat in Lamorna, Cornwall, South West England

Roosters Retreat, Lamorna, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £331 to £685

Self catering accommodation in Lamorna sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Just a ten minute drive from the picturesque coastal villages of Lamorna, Mousehole and Newlyn, this beautifully presented, single storey granite barn conversion is set in the peaceful tiny hamlet of Kemyel Wartha with views over farmland to the sea in the distance.

Furnished to a high standard, this semi-detached double glazed former stable is set to one side of the owners 19th century barn in an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers comfortable accommodation for couples or small families wishing to explore West Cornwall.

Approached by a long unmade track and gated gravel driveway where there is ample parking space, a side gate and path lead round to the rear of the property where there is a private and enclosed patio garden with a wooden sun deck and sheltered barbecue area. The back door opens directly into a small lobby and to one side is a well equipped country kitchen with pine fitted units, a quarry tiled floor and tranquil views of the terrace.

An open doorway leads through to a delightful warm and cosy sitting/dining room in a restful decor with a beamed ceiling open to the apex of the roof, deep piled rugs on the pine floor and comfortable leather seating facing the multi fuel stove. An inner hallway gives access to two bedrooms both with exposed cross beams and views across the countryside towards the sea.

There is an attractive double bedroom, and at the end of the hall, one step continues up to the modest sized second bedroom with two 3ft single beds. To complete the accommodation, one step leads up to a bathroom W.C. with hand basin, heated towel rail and shower over the bath. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the adjacent grassy paddock with childrens play area and home to the owners ponies, rabbits and free range chickens.

Pets are welcome but dogs will need to be kept under control as the surrounding fields are part of the St Aubyn Estate and may contain livestock. There is an abundance of beautiful coastal paths and inland walks with breathtaking scenery close by and Lamorna Cove, which has a seasonal caf, The Wink pub and a small sandy beach at low tide is just under 2 miles by road or a 15 minute walk by footpath.

The historic fishing village of Mousehole can be reached in 10 minutes by car or a pleasant 30 minute walk across the fields and Penzance is a 15 minute drive with a wide selection of amenities including ferry services to The Isles of Scilly. It is also an excellent base for exploring West Penwith with St Michael's Mount at Marazion, Porthcurno home to the Minack Theatre and the surfing beach at Sennen Cove all less than 10 miles respectively.


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