Discovering luxury holidays in the UK

With hundreds of our holiday cottages scattered all over the West Country, from beachside locations to countryside havens, you don’t have to fly abroad to discover your ideal retreat.

The triggering of Article 50 and concerns about the rising costs of holidays on foreign shores has encouraged many Brits to consider a ‘staycation’. If you’ve saved hard all year and are trying to plan a summer break in the UK, this holiday guide will help…

Luxury holidays in South Devon


Nestling deep in the South Hams is Burnt House, a completely refurbished country house set on the edge of a wooded valley near the village of West Buckland, itself a mile from the magnificent beach of Bantham. Ideal for family groups, the house has been superbly renovated to a very high standard; now a handsome south facing dwelling on three levels with light, bright, and spacious rooms including a magnificent kitchen and superb living room that extends out to a patio area for those summer evening barbecues.

 “Simply one of the best holiday properties we have ever had the pleasure of staying at.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The surrounding area…

At the mouth of the River Avon is the quintessential fishing village of Bantham. Lined by thatched-roofed cottages and with fabulous views towards Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island, this pretty South Hams village is a favourite haunt for all seasons. Bantham beach has been voted one of the top beaches in Europe, and is ever-popular amongst watersports enthusiasts.

 Luxury holidays in Dorset


Berry’s Barn is a stunning conversion which has been transformed from a former cider press into stylish holiday accommodation. Recently completed, this lovingly refurbished dwelling provides a high quality, spacious property in a truly rural setting.  Located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Colyton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only a short drive from the magnificent Jurassic coast where East Devon meets West Dorset.

“The Barn was one of the best appointed properties we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot! Loved the location as we enjoyed the lazy walks down the river to Colyton.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The surrounding area…

The circular street arrangement of Colyton is typically Saxon and makes this small village very distinct and picturesque. Taking a stroll along the winding lanes will showcase a wealth of historical buildings. The Market Place features a variety of independent shops, and Colyton’s inns are renowned for their hospitality and charm. A short walk will take you to the Colyton Tram Station, where you can ride the tram alongside the River Axe wetlands to nearby villages. With a wide variety of holiday cottages in Colyton to choose from, it’s ideal for family breaks or couples’ retreats. Take Leat House for example, a high quality barn conversion set in a stunning countryside location on a working dairy farm, one of three properties recently refurbished by the owners for a true Dorset countryside holiday experience.

Luxury holidays in Cornwall looe-beach

The Old Barbican is a wonderful 1700’s detached period property and superb holiday home that exudes quality, charm and character. The property is a short distance from the bustling seaside port of Looe, one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside destinations. Set in a quieter area of town, and with ample parking, the house has been beautifully renovated to offer its guests a fresh and welcoming environment.

 “Superb cottage, everything is such a high standard, comfortable and homely as well. We had a wonderful stay and wouldn’t hesitate to come back.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The surrounding area…

If you’re looking for a holiday cottage in South Cornwall, the seaside town of Looe is the perfect destination. Looe is a charming little community that keeps visitors entertained all year round with its collection of boutiques and restaurants surrounded by its historic fishing port. Toad Hall has a number of holiday apartments in Looe which are ideal for short breaks and weekend getaways. This busy little corner of Cornwall offers a beautiful break for the whole family as well as couples and solo travellers visiting the South West.

Luxury holidays in the South Hams cliff-crest-south-hams

Cliff Crest is a magnificent property nestled on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary in the heart of the beautiful South Hams. With its stylish living room, modern kitchen, dining area, two double bedrooms, and large terrace, this ‘des res’ boasts gorgeous waterside views. There really is no better way to enjoy this property than by dining al fresco style with a glass of wine in hand whilst taking in the surrounding countryside with its abundant wildlife and meandering waterways.

“Stunning property, fantastic views which made for a completely wonderful holiday. Will definitely return” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The surrounding area…

The historic market town of Kingsbridge is a thriving waterside community with a busy high street, popular markets, and a pretty promenade. With wonderful views of the tidal estuary, Kingsbridge is a great central base for holidaymakers looking to explore the surrounding coastline, with the added convenience of local shops, pubs and restaurants, all surrounded by rolling Devon hills and ancient woodland.