Devon is a county of contrasts, from the sandy surf beaches of North Devon, to the crystal clear waters and pretty coves of South Devon,
with rugged Dartmoor sandwiched in between. Whether you’re finding your sea legs in the sailing mecca of Salcombe, exploring the South West Coast Path with your dog in tow,
or simply enjoying a Devon cream tea, a holiday in Devon is hard to beat.
With the longest stretch of continuous coastline in the country and over 300 beautiful beaches to choose from,
it’s no surprise that Cornwall is such a popular holiday destination. Here, you can explore white-washed fishing villages,
catch a wave on one of the UK’s best surfing beaches, discover the myths and legends of Bodmin Moor,
visit one of the many art galleries and indulge in Cornwall’s flourishing foodie scene.
Dorset is famous for its rolling countryside, pretty, thatched villages and 95 miles of breath-taking World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Where else can you follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs and search for fossils on the beach, walk along the South West Coast Path to a cosy country pub,
kayak through iconic Durdle Door or live the life of luxury on the exclusive golden peninsula of Sandbanks?
Home to one of the largest unspoilt areas of forest and heathland in the country, free-roaming wildlife and ancient landscapes,
the New Forest is an idyllic place for a holiday, only 90 minutes from London.
Stay in historic villages and explore the great outdoors with walks and cycle rides through ancient woodland,
or relax in the seaside towns and south coast beaches of the Solent.
A holiday in Somerset never fails to leave a lasting impression. From the long sandy beaches of Minehead and Weston-Super-Mare,
to the rugged wilderness of Exmoor, Somerset is filled with beautiful and diverse landscapes. Add to that the Roman city of Bath,
Glastonbury Festival and plenty of Somerset cider, there’s something to suit just about anyone.
<p>Think of Devon and thoughts of the dramatic and spectacular Dartmoor cannot be far behind. With walks, history, scenery and wildlife in abundance, Dartmoor is one of the most iconic sites in the South West, making it an entirely magical place to go on holiday. A vast moorland in Devon, Dartmoor is characterized by granite tors, deep wooded valleys, fast flowing rivers and rugged open spaces. That said, it’s also the perfect place for a family picnic, there are paths perfect for cycling, children can run and play to their heart’s content, and dogs are most definitely in paradise in this part of the South West. When it comes to a holiday home near Dartmoor, there are lots of options to choose from. Swallow Cottage for example in Postbridge in Dartmoor is a beautiful barn conversion in one of the most scenic areas and is perfect for family holidays on Dartmoor or group holidays on Dartmoor. Like many holiday cottages on Dartmoor, it welcomes dogs and enjoys a secluded location that’s perfect for peace and quiet away from the daily grind of modern life. Alternatively, couples on holiday in Dartmoor can opt for a week away at White Oxen Manor’s Owl Cottage in Rattery. A stone’s throw from the moors themselves, Rattery is a charming village centred around a beautiful church and an 11<sup>th</sup> century pub that has a wide reaching reputation for excellent food alongside its ‘proper pub’ atmosphere. The cottage is wonderful for a romantic holiday on Dartmoor, with one bedroom and its own garden, the 17<sup>th</sup> century pub is all timber frames and natural sunlight spilling in through large glass windows.</p>
An excellent to exceptional property. Normally in a beautiful location, providing high standards throughout.
Will exceed most guests' expectations.
Very good to excellent with a 'home from home' feeling. High quality fittings and furnishings. Generally very well quipped or in some way above general expectations.
Noticeably better quality than 3 star.
A more caring and contemporary approach to presentation with the overall effect making the property attactive, well cared for, welcoming and well equipped.
Furnished and equipped to a high standard, but still somewhat simple. Often quite attractive and welcoming, but generally more functional than beautiful with everything in working order.
What we would describe as 'basic'. In other words it has all the basic necessities but would appear to be dated with little that is new or smart. However it achieves our minimum standards and the presentation is reflected in the price.