Category Archives: South West England

Save £300 on Luxury Farmhouse near Salcombe South Devon in August – perfect for a large family or group as it sleeps 12

We like the sound of this special offer in the beautiful South of Devon in August…  £300 OFF a luxury farmhouse that can sleep up to 12.

Although much of the availability for this self catering property has now gone, there are still a couple of weeks left so it’s not too late to grab a bargain.

Broad Downs Farmhouse offers a spacious contemporary living space perfect for larger parties looking for a quiet rural retreat this Summer. Relax in the sunshine with the children in the outdoor pool, play ball games in the beautiful shared gardens.

Broad Downs is just a short five-minute drive from the picturesque sailing town of Salcombe with its beaches, waterfront, shops and restaurants. Beautiful walks connect with miles of coastal paths at Bolberry Down leading to Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove, Hope Cove and Thurlestone, whilst Bantham Beach, popular with surfers from far and wide is just a 10 minute drive away. The location provides an ideal secluded country retreat, the perfect base for exploring neighbouring coves and beaches and the market town of Kingsbridge (a 10 minute drive) and beyond to Dartmouth approximately half an hour away.

The offer is for weeks commencing 2/3 August and 9/10th August (Thursday or Friday change-over available) with the price NOW £3525, under £42 per person, per night, based on 12 sharing, if booked before 20th July.

Find out more about Broad Downs Farm in Salcombe

Source: Find Cottage Holidays

East Devon Cottage and Self Catering Holidays

We are just back from a family cottage holiday in East Devon and have decided that Devon is our new family favourite holiday destination in the South of England. 

I have to admit that in previous year’s we have often stopped in Dorset (particularly the New Forest) or gone all the way to Cornwall heading for the coastal surfing resorts.  However, this year we thought we would do something a little different and instead of passing through, stopped in East Devon at a wonderful little village called Broadhembury, near Honiton.

Broadhembury conforms to every one of your stereotypes of a Devon village…. reached via winding single lane roads and lanes, peaceful, relaxed, impressive Church, lovely local pub, post office selling delightful cream teas and packed full of thatched cottages.  If this is all sounding rather idyllic that is because it was.

Honiton is just a few miles down the road and is a good-sized town in East Devon with takeaways, restaurants and shops to meet all your needs.  There is also a swimming pool if you are looking for something more active.

At Broadhembury you are also about half an hour drive away from the lovely regional city of Exeter. Exeter combines a busy and modern shopping centre, restaurants and cinema complex with its old town, Cathedral and historic roots.  There are lots of Guided Walks through the City that provide all the history and drama of the City before you get some great family entertainment.

We loved our time in East Devon and would definitely recommend it.  Find out more about East Devon and self catering cottages.

Devon County Show Self Catering Cottages

The Devon County Show is a fabulous celebration of all that is great about the British countryside and one of the best days out in Devon. The 2012 Devon County Show is being held between the 17th May and 19th May at Westpoint, Exeter.

It promises to be a great year with all the activities you would expect at a county show, including competitions, arts and crafts, livestock, learning about animals & the countryside and, this years star attraction, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Yes, the Mounties are going to be there and it’s one of just 2 appearances they will be making in the UK in 2012 – the other is the at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

It’s perfect for a family day out with up to 3 children allowed in for FREE for each paying adult!  It’s also worth buying tickets in advance to save some extra pennies on admission!

So if you have been inspired by Kirstie Allsop’s TV programmes (like we have been) on entering a County Show competition or just want to have a really fun day out then check out the Devon County Show.

Find out more about the Devon County Show and Self Catering Accommodation

The Devon County Show is close to the May Bank Holidays so why not take a short break or holiday and enjoy a superb break in Devon.  We have a great selection of self catering cottages, holiday flats and apartments in Devon that will be a perfect base for seeing the Show and visiting other attractions in the county. See Devon Holiday Cottages

10% Discount on May Cottage Holidays in the West Country

You can get 10% Off a cottage holiday to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset in May if you book with our holiday partner before the end of April.

Choose from a superb selection of self catering cottages, holiday flats and apartments in the South West of England and, using our special code, you can get an extra 10% off.  See the webpage for more information and full terms and conditions: 10% Off Holiday Cottages in the West Country this May

Alternatively, see all of our current holiday cottage special offers and discounts

Family Fun in Rural Dorset

If you are heading to Dorset for a family break or holiday then there are a lot of excellent activities and places to visit that will keep the whole family amused, whatever the weather. We have compiled a list of a few of our Dorset family favourite attractions with some selected family friendly self catering cottages and apartments close by.

Our Dorset favourites include the wonderful country parks at Moors Valley and Avon Heath as well as the family favourites Farmer Palmers and adventure Wonderland (Dorset’s biggest theme park).  You can see a more extensive list of Dorset attractions

We currently have over 350 cottages, apartments and lodges listed in Dorset all offering excellent value for money whether you are looking for a budget break or a luxury holiday.  Search Dorset cottages

Save 15% on Easter Break Holidays. Cheap Easter Cottage Breaks

Although for many the Easter school holidays are just a matter of days away there is still time to get yourself a cheap Easter break or holiday.

In fact, you can still get 15% off a selection of self catering cottages and apartments in south west England (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset), find out more about discounted Easter breaks.

With Easter now being so close availability is getting a little short during the school holidays particularly with the good weather creating a last minute rush. So if you are looking to get away it is worth calling 0844 847 1143 for a selection of holiday cottages, apartments and lodges that still have availability.


West Country Holiday Cottage Guide

If you are considering a cottage holiday in the Westcountry or a holiday in the south west of England then we have put together a really useful guide for you to what to do and see.

Packed with full with the best routes to walk or cycle in the West Country, where to play golf or the attractions and towns to see.

Of course, we have also provided some great holiday cottages, apartments, holiday flats and lodges that would be perfect for your stay in the South West… it would be rude not to wouldn’t it!

Take a look at our Westcountry holiday guide