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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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9 Foss Street in Dartmouth, Devon, South West England

9 Foss Street, Dartmouth, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £281 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Dartmouth sleeps 4.

Features include: Non smoking Pub near by Parking available • sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: A very well presented first floor apartment in the heart of Dartmouth overlooking the prettiest street in town. It is very well equipped and furnished to a good standard, and is a perfect base for couples looking for a central location close to shops, pubs and restaurants.


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Pilchards in Portmellon, Cornwall, South West England

Pilchards, Portmellon, Cornwall

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £292 to £613

Self catering accommodation in Portmellon sleeps 3.

Accommodation overview: Quietly nestled away just 50 yards from the small sandy cove in Portmellon and only half a mile south of the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, this double glazed, two storey apartment is one of five sympathetically and tastefully converted from a detached Georgian House.

Believed to have been built originally for the troops during the Napoleonic war and later being used by the local fisherman and smugglers, the property is now comfortably furnished in a cottage style dcor. A short unmade lane leads from the coast road to a private tarmac parking area with reserved spaces for two cars, and one step leads up to a small patio area with picnic table which catches the afternoon and evening sun.

From here, the front door opens to a small entrance hallway with coat pegs and to one side an open doorway leads into a bright and sunny, fully fitted kitchen with shaker style units. Beyond the kitchen, a light and airy living room has a dining suite and comfortable lounge seating facing an electric living flame fire; both rooms have window seats overlooking the front patio.

Carpeted stairs
lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath and two cheerful bedrooms with a standard double and 4ft double bed respectively. The seasonal 17th century Rising Sun Inn is close by and is just a moments walk from the coastal footpath and the small sand and shingle beach with a slipway available for launching boats.

Mevagissey
, half a mile, has a selection of local shops, pubs and restaurants and there are boat trips and a summer ferry service to Fowey departing from the working fishing harbour. There are lovely scenic walks along the coast around Chapel Point to Gorran Haven, and for garden lovers, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Caerhays, Trewithen and The Eden Project are all within easy reach. The nearest large town is St Austell, a 15 minute drive which has a wide selection of amenities and the cathedral city of Truro is about 15 miles away.


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Dolphins Leap in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Dolphins Leap, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £391 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With stunning sea views and direct access on to the South West Coast Path, this recently refurbished first floor apartment is one of four converted from a spacious detached house set in an elevated position above the cove at Mawgan Porth. Mid way between Newquay and Padstow on the North Cornish Coast, this is an ideal position for exploring the dramatic coastline and just a two minute walk to the popular family beach with fine sand between two steep headlands.

Entered from the shared driveway where there are two allocated parking spaces, a short path and a series of shallow steps lead to the private entrance at the rear. A half glazed door opens directly into a light and airy fitted kitchen with New England style units and a small breakfast table. Leading off to one side is an inner hallway giving access to a shower room W.C. with vanity basin and a delightful double bedroom positioned so that you can enjoy the superb sea and coastal views.

On the opposite side of the kitchen is a pine furnished twin bedded room, and a long beamed living room at the front of the property with magnificent sea views from three double glazed picture windows. On the left, comfortable lounge seating is arranged before an ornamental Cornish stone fireplace, and on the right, there is a pleasant dining area with natural exposed stonework on the walls.

A half glazed door opens in one corner of the lounge to a private railed balcony with glorious views of the sea and coastline and a great place to enjoy the spectacular sunsets children must be supervised. A communal grassy garden surrounded by a low stone wall is on the seaward side of the house with a footpath leading from here down to the sandy beach and the coast path.

The village of Mawgan Porth, a five minute walk along the beach or half a mile by road, has a pub, newsagent and small store, and for a wider selection of amenities, follow the picturesque coast road to either Padstow 8 miles or Newquay 6 miles. There are some spectacular cliff walks along the coastal path to Watergate Bay and Bedruthan Steps, and also a delightful walk inland through the Vale of Lanherne to St Mawgan. The Scarlet Hotel nearby has a premier day spa and restaurant available to non-residents and there is a hilltop golf course and driving range nearby.


Please note:
This property is heated by 2 night storage heaters and 3 electric heaters- inclusive. Cot/carrycot not accepted.


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Trewetha Cottage in Trewetha, Cornwall, South West England

Trewetha Cottage, Trewetha, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £378 to £907

Self catering accommodation in Trewetha sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Less than a mile from the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, this cosy and comfortable traditional end of terrace cottage is set to one side of the coastal road in the small hamlet of Trewetha, double glazed, yet retaining much of its original charm and character. The quaint village of Port Isaac still has a little working harbour nestling in a narrow sheltered valley where there is a small selection of shops, pubs and restaurants all just a 5 minute drive away.

Approached by a couple of steps and gated footpath that lead down to the front entrance porch with space for coats and boots. An inner glazed door opens directly into a charming dining room with a low beamed ceiling and wood burning stove and to one side a door leads through to a warm and cosy beamed sitting room with lounge seating arranged before the open fireplace.

At the rear, in an extension to the original cottage, a low doorway opens to a bright and cheerful kitchen and from here a door leads out to the generous sized country garden with a sheltered sun terrace and a couple of steps up to the lawn with a sandpit, swing and hedged border.

A narrow carpeted staircase with quite low headroom leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing where there are a bathroom with hand basin and shower over the bath, a separate cloakroom W.C., and two pretty cottage-style bedrooms.The master bedroom has a 5ft double bed overlooking the attractive rear garden and the second smaller bedroom has two pine single beds.

Young children and pets will requires supervision as there are slight changes in level in the cottage and the garden is only partially enclosed. There is off road parking for two cars on the driveway, and space for a boat trailer if required.

The small shingle beach at Port Gaverne is about a 5 minute drive and the glorious sandy beaches at Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock on the Camel Estuary are approximately 6 miles away. For a good choice of amenities the market town of Wadebridge is about a 15 minute drive where bicycles can be hired to explore the Camel Trail and the immediate area also offers fine coastal walking. There is a wide range of sports activities locally including fishing, surfing and sailing, three golf courses within easy reach and the Eden Project is about an hours drive.

Please Note:
1 small dog welcome. 100 refundable security deposit payable direct to owner.


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7 Charles Street in Dartmouth, Devon, South West England

7 Charles Street, Dartmouth, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £296 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Dartmouth sleeps 4.

Features include: Non smoking Parking available • sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: A very well presented cottage on two levels offering a high standard of accommodation for a family or two couples. The property has been significantly upgraded in recent years and enjoys the benefit of a secure off-road parking space to the rear.


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1 Albany House in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

1 Albany House, Salcombe, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £360 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Salcombe sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview: An imposing Victorian townhouse comprising three very tastefully presented apartments, situated in a quiet residential position above the town, yet within reasonable walking distance of shops, restaurants and quays. Each apartment has lovely views over a large shared garden and across the town towards Batson Creek and the Salcombe estuary. The garden has paved and grassed terraces with outdoor furniture and barbeques available.


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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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Beachcomber in Portreath, Cornwall, South West England

Beachcomber, Portreath, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £503 to £967

Self catering accommodation in Portreath sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With panoramic views of the sea and coastline and just 100 yards above the fine sandy beach, this detached, light and airy dormer bungalow is set in an elevated position in the lovely coastal village of Portreath. Well placed for the beach, popular with families and surfers, the attractive accommodation enjoys stunning views to the offshore bird colony of Gull Rock. Approached by an external flight of 27 steps which lead up to a delightful terrace with Mediterranean shrubs and a covered verandah spanning the width of the property enjoying both spectacular sunrise and sunsets.

A couple of steps then continue up to the front door opening into an entrance porch and a door to an inner hallway with an adjacent shower room W.C. and hand basin. At the front of the property is a comfortably furnished sitting room with an electric fire and lounge seating arranged before a picture window enjoying glorious views of the sea and beach. To one side, an adjoining dining room has a sofa bed as a sleeping alternative and French Windows that open to the verandah. At the rear is a well equipped pine fitted kitchen and beyond a ground floor bedroom with zip linked twin beds and a door to a service courtyard with steps leading up to the sun deck.

From the hallway, an enclosed rather steep carpeted staircase leads directly up to the master bedroom with a 5ft double bed, a birds eye view far out to sea and an en-suite bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath. A door from the first floor bedroom leads out to an enclosed wooden sun deck. Young children and pets will require supervision both inside and outside and for health and safety reasons, Beachcomber is not suitable for toddlers. There is a private parking area below the property cut into the cliff with space for one small car only, and street parking may be available on Tregrea Hill, a 2 minute walk.

The village of Portreath has a small supermarket, bakery, pubs and surf hire with the occasional fishing boat in the 18th century narrow harbour basin. Activities at Portreath beach also include coasteering, kayaking and surfing. Tehidy Country Park offering attractive woodland and riverside walks is nearby and the section of South West Coast Path between Portreath and St Agnes is one of the finest walks in Cornwall with stunning scenery. Golf is available at Tehidy and it is possible to cycle from Portreath on the North Coast to Devoran on the South Coast via the Mineral Tramway Cycle Trail with bicycle hire available at Cambrose 2 miles away.


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Apt 19 Bolt Head in South Sands, Devon, South West England

Apt 19 Bolt Head, South Sands, Devon

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £385 to £0

Self catering accommodation in South Sands sleeps 4.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by Parking available • sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This prestigious development of luxury properties (formerly 'The Bolt Head Hotel') are all presented and equipped to a very high standard, many with spectacular views over Salcombe estuary and South Sands beach below. The Bolt Head apartments are situated in an elevated position above the beach from where a 1/2 hourly Summer ferry service links with Salcombe's shops, quays and restaurants. The sailing school and newly refurbished South Sands Hotel - providing a venue for beach friendly snacks and bar facilities during the day through to fine dining in the evening - are just a 5-10 minute walk away. All properties have allocated parking.


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Boslowen in Treknow, Cornwall, South West England

Boslowen, Treknow, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £467 to £995

Self catering accommodation in Treknow sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Boslowen is perfectly situated within the small picturesque village of Treknow, just one mile from the popular town of Tintagel. The property sits within an elevated position, providing fantastic views across the valley and offers wonderful accommodation for both families and couples alike. Set on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Boslowen is the ideal base for exploring all that North Cornwall has to offer.

With ample parking for 3 cars, Boslowen is accessed via 9 steps and the front door leads straight into a large and light filled hallway with marble effect floors with under floor heating. To the right is the well equipped kitchen with all the necessary mod cons and the dining room sits adjacent to the kitchen, which comfortably seats six people with access into the garden via French Windows.

In the main corridor and along from the dining room, a separate bathroom with WC and basin opens on one side, and to the other side, a twin bedroom with standard sized single beds, en-suite shower room with WC and basin.

From the main corridor, a flight of stairs with 6 steps leads to the large and open plan lounge area with wooden floors and provides a wood burner and wonderful views across the valley. 5 more steps lead to the upper floor, to one side a double bedroom with standard size double bed and en-suite shower room and WC. To the other side, the master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room with WC and basin.

To the front of the property is a large paved driveway which can park up to three cars. The garage can be accessed and is perfect for storing bikes and surfboards. A small pathway with a gate leads around the property to the rear garden which is positioned over two levels. The garden provides furniture, a BBQ and a small pond. Children will need to be supervised whilst in the rear garden.

Treknow is a small quiet hamlet one mile from the popular town of Tintagel which has several shops, pubs and restaurants in addition to the mediaeval castle and there are spectacular coastal walks in the immediate area. Trebarwith Strand is a 30 minute walk by footpath and the beach can be reached within a 25 minute walk which it fantastic for swimming and surfing. The traditional 18th centuary Mill House Inn is 1 mile down a fairly steep hill, which serves a reputable menu. Further services are available at Boscastle and Camelford which are 5 miles respectively.


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Stables Cottage in Hillfield, Devon, South West England

Stables Cottage, Hillfield, Devon

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £647 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Hillfield sleeps 8.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Pub near by Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • Luxury accommodation sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: The Stables is one of two magnificent Grade II listed barn conversions in a superb location, offering accommodation for eight guests. The property is furnished to the very highest standards and features an impressive lounge/dining area. The Stables 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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11 Crabshell Quay in Kingsbridge, Devon, South West England

11 Crabshell Quay, Kingsbridge, Devon

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £619 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Kingsbridge sleeps 6.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Pub near by Parking available • Luxury accommodation sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Crabshell Quay is a development of recently constructed luxury apartments on the banks of the Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary, the perfect holiday destination for families or couples and just a few minutes walk from Kingsbridge's shops, boutiques and restaurants. A delightful waterside path leads to the town centre whilst the superb beaches at Start Bay, Thurlestone, Hope Cove and Salcombe are just a short drive away.The apartments as a whole are totally enclosed with a central private courtyard and have been equipped to a very high standard - in addition they enjoy the added benefits of private entrance lobbies, audio access, and security controlled parking. Each apartment has stunning views over the ever changing tidal estuary and surrounding countryside, and parking for one car only.


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