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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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    Excellent! 4.4/5
    (12 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #1994183
    12
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (8 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #1960425
      8
      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (39 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8171244
        39
        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (17 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #8159158
          17
          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (17 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #6082727
            17
            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (34 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #1402198
              34
              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8147142
                12
                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                  Good! 3.9/5
                  (15 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
                  15
                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (14 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Apartment #8133882
                    14
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (20 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8149865
                      20
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (24 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #1516714
                        24
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (36 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #1672240
                          36
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (13 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #8062135
                            13
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (13 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1771153
                              13
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (53 reviews)
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #98957
                                53
                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (31 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #1497933
                                  31
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (10 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #6504470
                                    10
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #8103973
                                      13
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (14 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #8118158
                                        14
                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (20 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Apartment #8168248
                                          20
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #1903452
                                            17
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (30 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1466979
                                              30
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Cottage #8173085
                                                9
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8168550
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #8034431
                                                    16
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #8125960
                                                      14
                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Cottage #1785071
                                                        21
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #6082701
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #1980562
                                                            12
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cottage #1820443
                                                              21
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #1889160
                                                                25
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Barn #1902578
                                                                  20
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8144289
                                                                    16
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #8174284
                                                                      18
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (34 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #8127983
                                                                        34
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Bungalow #8149253
                                                                          21
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (28 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Bungalow #1381195
                                                                            28
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Apartment #6781700
                                                                              17
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                House #8138805
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Barn #1984892
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                    (25 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8155709
                                                                                    25
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
                                                                                      13
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Bungalow #8173738
                                                                                        21
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #8174376
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #8158015
                                                                                            8
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Cottage #6505954
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Bungalow #1841596
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #8152161
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #6476737
                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1652378
                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property cosy and comfortable.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and 2 dogs had a lovely short break in this spotless, well maintained property close to coast and countryside. The secure garden is particularly good for dogs as are the many walking opportunities nearby. The stairs are steep but perfectly manageable for the fit and able. Would not recommend for anyone with stability issues. Everyone else will love it. P.S. The T.V. is very small to fit the overall proportions of the property but not really any good for watching rugby. Had to go to the pub. Not sure this could be resolved without spoiling proportions? Louise was very helpful yet unobtrusive. Greg.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Property was lovely, but sometimes difficult to park.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location . easy walk to the harbour. Cottage was warm and cosy and well fitted out.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment . Very clean and comfy. Everything we needed. Very helpful owner.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely time at Sea Mist last week. Communication with Andrea was easy . We found everything we needed and really loved the location.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016