Feeling in need of a little luxury? It might be more wellies and sailing gear than Prada and Manolos here in the West Country, but it still has that special star quality which continually draws in a celebrity following. So forget San Tropez and St Barts, if you want to add a bit of glitz and glamour into your life, then why not look a bit closer to home and book a holiday cottage with us in the Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Dorset.
The Times recently produced their list of the “Most Glamorous Places to live in the UK” which includes one of our favourite holiday destinations, Salcombe, in South Devon. This inspired us to come up with our own list of “Most Glamorous Places to Stay” so that you can give yourself the VIP treatment in one of our most luxurious self-catering properties.Waterhead Barn and Farm House on the Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary
The South West already has a reputation as a celebrity hot spot, whether its TV types buying homes in the region or Hollywood A-listers getting away from it all. The reports of celebs spotted here ranges from Johnny Depp in Chillington and Kate Bush in East Prawle to Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson in Topsham and Richard Madely & Judy Finnigan in Polperro. There are also plenty of celebrity chefs in the region, so once you’re here, you might like to treat yourself to a night of dining with the stars.
We like to provide for everyone’s holiday needs, so why settle for anything but the best. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, having a family gathering or want a week of dog walking, here are some of our most glamorous properties which we feel would be fit for any A-lister!
EAST PORTLEMOUTH, SOUTH DEVON:
Love the hustle and bustle of Salcombe but want to get away from it all at the end of the day? Where better than Harbour Watch at East Portlemouth to put your feet up and enjoy the view. With your own private sandy beach and boat mooring literally on the doorstep, the delights of Salcombe are just a short ferry ride away.
If you’re looking for a more secluded hideaway, then how about Waterhead Barn and Farmhouse. Set at the head of a picturesque tidal creek, with 2 moorings and a slipway, this waterside property has wonderful grounds to explore and is perfect for a large, luxurious gathering of family and friends.
BANTHAM, SOUTH DEVON:
What about some beachside luxury? Whether you like to spend your days surfing or lounging, Longfield is the place for you. With incredible views down the Avon estuary to Burgh Island and out to sea, you can ponder why Agatha Christie was so inspired by this area. Close to the fantastic Bantham beach, this recently refurbished property has everything you could need, including a full size snooker table, 4 acres of gardens, a tennis court and a helipad. Dogs are welcome too and the garden includes a well fenced area, perfect for letting your four legged friends have a sniff about.
If the beach is your thing then a holiday at Sloopside is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. This contemporary seaside villa is within easy walking distance of Bantham beach, popular with both watersports fanatics and families, so you’re bound to have some beachside fun here. With stunning coast and countryside views, this rural property makes a wonderfully stylish and modern retreat.
EAST PRAWLE, SOUTH DEVON:
Get away from it all at stunning Langerstone in East Prawle. Perched on a hillside with an incredible outlook over the sea and the South West Coast Path literally on the doorstep , there is no excuse not to get out and explore the area. For a fantastic day trip, drive the spectacular coastal road from nearby Torcross to the historic town of Dartmouth which brims with boats, shops, cafes and restaurants. And when you’ve tired yourself out, come back and enjoy Langerstone’s opulence with a dip in its indoor, heated pool with striking sea views.
SOUTH HUISH, SOUTH DEVON:The Round House at Court Barton – perfect for family holidays
Set in a peaceful hamlet of South Huish, The Round House is one of a group of luxury barn conversions at Court Barton. With its unusual semi -circular living space and wonderful views across fields towards the sea, this is a fantastic spot for spoiling yourself. Enjoy the communal indoor pool, heated outdoor pool (May-Sept) and the all-weather tennis court. Spend the day at one of the numerous nearby beaches such as Hope Cove and Thurlestone Sands, or take the short drive to Salcombe to indulge in its waterside pubs, cafes and restaurants.
TALLAND BAY, SOUTH CORNWALL:
South Cornwall is well known for its quaint fishing villages and scenic coastline, and what could be better than relaxing in your own 5 star property after an interesting day of discovery. 37 Talland is one of our many properties at Talland Bay, set in the coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Looe and Polperro. This modern development of luxurious living enjoys excellent communal facilities including a gym, sauna and indoor heated swimming pool, whilst the property itself has a large private decking area and balconies with uninterrupted views out to sea.
You can make any holiday glamorous with one of our stylish properties, so if you have A-list holiday aspirations then we have a little slice of luxury just waiting for you.