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Make a holiday cottage in the West Country your home away from home

The West Country – Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire – has long been a popular holiday destination thanks to its favourable weather, outstanding natural beauty, and rural atmosphere. With several national parks, hundreds of miles of stunning coastline, and an endless supply of charming villages and towns, it’s easy to see why the West Country has perennial appeal. The region caters to outdoor adventurers, families, and couples of all ages.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday cottages in the West Country to choose from. Varying from one to six or more bedrooms in size, there is something to suit the needs of all types of holidaymakers. Each West Country holiday cottage comes fully furnished and many even have added amenities including sea views, access to walking trails, and the ability to bring pets along. Whilst every part of the West Country offers something unique, holiday homes in South Devon and holiday cottages in North Cornwall tend to attract the most visitors.

Things to do

-Beaches: The UK’s most fabulous beaches belong to the West Country. Surfers, windsurfers and other watersport enthusiasts will find plenty of wind and waves in North Cornwall. The seaside town of Bude, which is 50 miles north of Plymouth, is especially renowned for its surfing beaches. When it comes to sunbathing and building sandcastles, however, visitors may prefer South Devon, which has the highest concentration of Blue Flag beaches in the UK.

-Golf: Tourists staying in a holiday cottage in the West Country are almost guaranteed to be within striking distance of a golf course. Burnham & Berrow is a championship course located in Somerset that dates back to 1890 and is one of the top golf destinations in the UK. On the border of Cornwall and Devon, St. Mellion Golf Club is the destination of choice, whilst North Devon has Saunton Golf Club amongst many others.

-Outdoor activities: The West Country is full of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ripe with outdoor activity possibilities. The South West Coast Path offers visitors 630 miles of beautiful walking trails ranging from easy to challenging. Other popular activities in the West Country include horse riding, cycling, and wildlife watching. Nature lovers can head to Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park, both of which are full of natural splendour and opportunities to spend time outdoors.

-Family attractions: Families staying in a West Country holiday cottage can enjoy an itinerary full of trips to world-class attractions such as the Eden Project in Cornwall and the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. There are also a number of steam railways, zoos, farms, and theme parks located throughout Cornwall and Devon especially.

Weather in the West Country

Because the West Country covers such a large area, the weather varies from region to region. In general though, visitors can expect the summer months to be warm and relatively dry. This is followed by a chilly autumn, and a wet winter. Things dry out a bit in the spring, but temperatures tend not to heat up again until around May.

Travel to the West Country

Drivers can follow the M5 down to Exeter. From there, a series of A-roads connect most of the major holiday and seaside resort towns with holiday homes in the West Country. Holidaymakers travelling by rail will find that major cities and towns such as Exeter, Newquay, and Plymouth are well connected. It is also possible to reach the West Country by air, as there is an airport in Newquay that receives flights from throughout the UK.


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                                                                                                      Good value and in a good location.

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                                                                                                      The property was a substantially built bungalow as opposed to a chalet. It was situated in the owner's garden which was nicely kept . The bungalow was very spacious however it could have been a little bit cleaner e.g the floors, cutlery and crockery etc but overall very nice. The soft furnishings and furniture could do with updating, but that's just my taste. I did find the proximity of the owner's house a little bit too close as their kitchen window looked into the main living area of the bungalow, however other visitors may not find this an issue. The owners were pleasant and helpful. The location of the bungalow was excellent and had lovely views across the Severn Estuary to Wales. Over the road was a lovely beach and about 100yds away was a bus stop that had an open top bus stopping every half hour. The bus went to Weston-Super-Mare which proved very convenient. Overall quite happy and would recommend this property to others.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful, well renovated old Cornish stone cottage, lovely stay in St Keyne.

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                                                                                                      I would thoroughly recommend the cottage , it has been lovingly restored and is a beautiful quality and excellently equipped cottage, more like a well renovated home than a holiday let. The downstairs living area is very spacious, the cottage style kitchen great to cook in and the comfy corner sofa and good TV by the fire is lovely to spend the evening in after a day out. The upstairs with a large bedroom and large bathroom is perfect- bed very comfortable. The outside lower terrace with furniture is a great space- my only very minor point to note is that a little more climbing plant screening on the trellis needs to grow up , as the BBQ of the garden area of Swallows Roost overlooks the terrace. Overall - I would thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage and it is also extremely good value for money .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                      Perfect little hideaway

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                                                                                                      This cottage is perfect, the decor is stunning and hosts are superb. They went above and beyond to provide the best stay possible for us and really made our 3 yr old feel welcome. It's in a perfect location, just minutes away from, Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Forest of Dean and many more. We will definitely be returning as there is so much more to see. Thank you all so much. Lots of love from Anna, Nick and Ellie xxx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016