Beautiful Holiday Cottages in the West Country
If you’re looking for holiday cottages full of country charm, look no further than Cherished Holiday Homes. We can offer a range of beautiful private cottage rentals across The West Country and the South West. Here you’ll find a wealth of captivating destinations to suit every taste, from the craggy landscapes of Cornwall to the gorgeous coastlines of Devon. Explore the picturesque villages of the Jurassic Coast or fill your historical boots in Somerset-a recently blossomed tourist hub! We’re not sure how you’ll pick just one to visit, but let’s help you have a try!
Cornwall is a real southwest gem; with its miles of craggy coastlines, golden sands and stunning waters. Delight your eyes and your cameras with the quaint sights of the isles that proudly overlook the mainland. If you can’t resist a good old English Heritage site, then you won’t be disappointed! There’s St Mawes Castle; a lovely coastal fortress built by Henry VII, or the Hurles if you like bewitching stone circles- who doesn’t!
After all that rich history wearing you out, you’ll likely want to pop back for a glass of your favourite tipple at your Cornish Holiday Cottage? Or perhaps into town for a meander amongst the vibrant cafes and celebrity restaurants? You won’t want to miss Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow, famous internationally for amazing fresh fish and shellfish. Once your all full up on seafood, it’s high time to check out some of the charming boutique shops to get yourself a memento of a fantastic Cornwall holiday!
If you see yourself as a bit of a surfer type, take an adventure into Newquay or St Ives to catch some excellent waves. For those who enjoy the fabulous combination of the seaside and period dramas, head on over to Charlestown for your Poldark fix! We have plenty of cottages on offer by the sea. If you are looking for something extra special, why not choose a luxury cottage and live a rockstar lifestyle complete with your own pool or hot tub. We even have some dog-friendly cottages so that your pooch doesn’t have to miss out on all the action. (And don’t forget to sample enough cornish pasties before you go home!)
The setting of a thousand childhood holidays, Devon holiday cottages are relaxing by nature thanks to Devon’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and green rolling countryside. While the county does possess two sizeable cities, in the form of Exeter and Plymouth, a visit to Devon is about the many long sandy beaches with accompanying clear blue water, the fun-packed holiday resorts on both the north and the south coasts. Devon boasts a few unexpected things to see and do; whether it is a vineyard tour or a network of prehistoric caves the county may surprise you.
Taking one of our many Devon cottages opens up the county for exploration, from the rugged coastline in the north of Devon to the family friendly beaches of the south there is so much to see and do, with theme parks, English Heritage sites and miles upon miles of coastline. Whether you are letterboxing on Dartmoor or having a cream tea picnic you will be glad you chose a Devon holiday. The perfect place for a fun, relaxing holiday? Quite possibly.
Devon is the setting of a thousand childhood holidays; the sandcastles, swims and games on the beach. Devon escapes are always relaxing by their very nature due to the outstanding areas of natural beauty. You’ll find ample national parks and much green rolling countryside to have plenty of great adventures! If you’re a bit of a city-slicker, you can head over to see the sights of Exeter or Plymouth.
Devon itself boasts long sandy beaches with stunning clear blue water; if the weather’s nice enough why not cool off with a country swim? The lush beaches and hills of green aren’t all that Devon has to offer; you’ll also find prehistoric caves and vineyard tours to take a different kind of escapade!
We have many quaint Devon Holiday Cottages that will provide you with the perfect spot to explore the county with ease. Meander from the rugged coastline in the north to the family-friendly beaches in the south. For the thrill-seekers out there (or your kids) there are theme parks if you’d like to add something action-packed to your holiday. Whether letterboxing on Dartmoor or treating yourself to a cream tea picnic, you won’t regret choosing Devon as a holiday. It’s the perfect place for a fun and therapeutic break. For a Cottage Holiday, you won’t forget, Devon could well be on the cards!
Let’s not forget about the jewel that is Somerset! Here you’ll find a beautifully peaceful county that stretches from the fossil-rich coast around the Bristol Channel through the Levels and Moors and into the deep caverns of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole! Somerset is blessed with several entirely fascinating towns and villages whose roots can be traced back to Domesday and beyond. (For some gert-lush good times, Somerset will steal your heart!) You’ll want to head to Wells Cathedral to nab some memories and pictures of those breath-taking scissor arches.
While you’re at it check out Glastonbury Tor; an iconic landmark full magic and mystery to enchant any holiday dweller. This prominent hill is topped by the roofless St Michael’s Tower (if you haven’t already had enough mystery and legend)! You can cycle, walk, or trek around the beautiful countryside and spend the day on the beach or one of the traditional piers.
Somerset is full of fantastic villages and towns offering some utterly charming holiday cottages. You’ll also be within easy reach of the major cities like Bath and Bristol which offer heritage combined with a bustling cosmopolitan lifestyle. Bristol has an excellent art-scene and boasts the gorgeous suspension bridge for beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Book a private cottage holiday rental and enjoy the advantages of renting directly with the owner. You’ll be sure to build many happy memories in a Cherished Holiday Home and be fast coming back for more fun times.
Your Holiday Cottage Bucket List
Choosing a cottage destination can be hard work with so many great places to pick from. Yet there’s no reason why you can’t add all these English-beauties to your bucket list!