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Holiday rentals in South West England

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Willow Barn Cottage
Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1.5 bathrooms
Willow Barn CottageWillow Barn Cottage is a lovely compact one bedroom cottage located in the grounds of Willow Barn. It is a beautiful place to stay in South east Cornwall easy driving distance of the coastal towns of Looe, Polperro and Fowey. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen & bathroom, access to Sky TV (including Sports and Movies), Netflix and Amazon Prime. The cottage has a private hot tub located in its own private garden which is available at all times throughout the year.
Beautiful barn in rural idyll with hot tub
Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1.5 bathrooms
Beautiful barn in rural idyll with hot tubUpper Stables is a romantic hideaway nestled in private countryside on the outskirts of Mylor, in easy reach of creeks, beaches and Falmouth. The stables have recently been lovingly refurbished and boast wood fired hot tub, beams, woodburner, luxurious bathroom with roll top bath and rain shower and a large well equipped kitchen. There are many lovely spots to enjoy; meadow for sundowners, private 1 mile walk - perfect for dog owners, fenced garden with barbecue and fire pit for star gazing.
Set in spectacular location with private hot tub
Entire cabin · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
Set in spectacular location with private hot tubTranquil secluded detached home with large private hot tub set in covered large outdoor area. Self check in, electric gated entrance, own fully fenced dog friendly & safe garden & sun deck, parking beside property, smart TV set in an AONB & UESCO World Heritage Site. Breathtaking views over farmland, Tamar Valley & Dartmoor N P, BBQ, patio furniture, oven, hob, fridge, 3 drawer freezer, microwave, shower room double shower cubicle & power shower, heating, free WIFI, outside power & lights

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Popular amenities for South West England holiday rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great holiday rentals in South West England

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  2. Gillingham
English Countryside Oak-Framed Home
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. The Mumbles
Beachfront Apartment
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Hope Cove
Beautiful cottage overlooking Hope Cove beach
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Croyde
Luxury Chalet with Amazing Sea Views
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Devon
Bespoke coastal 2 bed cottage with free parking
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Germansweek, Beaworthy
The old hayloft on 22 acre country smallholding
  1. Hut
  2. Bridford
Rustic Lodge, Stunning views & star gazing bath
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Sheepstor
Perfect Dartmoor retreat. Stunning views
  1. Hut
  2. Cornwall
Bluebell Riverside Cabin with Wood fired hot tub
  1. Entire apartment
  2. Harbour Village
Beautiful Waterside Apartment with free on site parking
  1. Tiny house
  2. Whitchurch Canonicorum
Baba Yaga’s Boudoir
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Launceston
Relax in Your Private Spa at This Tranquil Country Cottage

Your guide to South West England

All About South West England

Rolling countryside, cricket on the green, walks by the sea — these are the images South West England conjures. It’s a geographically wide region made up of numerous beautiful counties, from Somerset through Dorset and Devon to Cornwall and the Scilly Isles at its furthest reach. Life seems less hurried in this bucolic part of the country, where church bells ring out from pretty towns and villages and dog-friendly pubs are still the center of local life. But it’s not all cider drinking and unspoiled beaches. From the open-air Minack Theatre and the Tate St Ives art gallery to the naval ports of Plymouth and Portsmouth, South West England is also awash with culture, innovation, and history.

How do I get around South West England?

One of the reasons South West England can seem stuck in a time warp is because of its comparative inaccessibility. Bus services exist and trains run among the various towns, but cross-country journeys can be time consuming and frustratingly indirect. Better, if you can, to hire a car, which will allow you the freedom to see more of this stunning countryside. Having said that, the train from London to Penzance is an experience in itself (there’s even an overnight sleeper option), and you can always hire a car once you reach Cornwall; otherwise, it’s at least a six-hour drive from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in South West England?

The skies always seem bluer in this part of England than any other, and it’s true that it enjoys more hours of sunshine than the rest of the UK. Cornwall, the southernmost part of the country, fares particularly well, as the sea that surrounds it prevents it from getting too cold in the winter or overly hot in the summer. And its relatively warm water (averaging around 50 degrees Fahrenheit) makes it popular for swimming and surfing. Average summer temperatures reach 70 degrees Fahrenheit and winter drops to 50; it gets windy on the coast any time of year, and rain is always a threat, so pack a range of layers. On the moors, fog can fall without warning, so never go walking without checking the forecast and knowing your route.

What are the top things to do in South West England?


The size of England’s most famous standing stone circle — set against the rolling countryside of Wiltshire — still confounds the viewer. This ancient pagan landmark dates back thousands of years and is only a short drive from Salisbury, whose cathedral boasts Britain’s tallest spire, and a copy of Magna Carta.

Dartmoor National Park

This breathtaking national park in the southern part of Devon is roughly the size of London. Its wilderness of moorland and granite outcrop is offset with dozens of beautiful villages and hundreds of miles of trails. If you find you can’t get enough, Exmoor, in the north of the county, is another national park of rugged beauty, with the added feature of coastal walking.

The Scilly Isles

Often overlooked, this archipelago is a gorgeous natural retreat of white sandy beaches and subtropical gardens that lies 25 miles off the coast of Cornwall. Accessible by small plane or a passenger ferry from Penzance, you can stay on one of the five inhabited islands, and hop around the others — with their wealth of walking and wildlife — by boat.