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>The bustling port town of Lymington is full of history and character. Its eye-catching Georgian High Street hosts a popular street-market every Saturday morning - the purveyor of delicacies, crafts, and antiques - believed to date back as far as the 13<sup>th</sup> century. Explore the cobbled streets and discover the traditional pubs, tea rooms, cafes, bistros, and restaurants, as well as a host of shops and galleries. At the heart of the town lies the historic wharf, where boat trips run to and from the Solent, and a car and passenger ferry runs daily excursions to the Isle of Wight. This popular sailing resort has two large marinas, two sailing clubs, and also a Roman seawater baths - a popular attraction on a hot summer’s day and only a short walk from the Old Town Quay. This beautiful Hampshire market town is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty; the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest to the north, and the magnificent Solent views to the south. West of the town lies a four mile stretch of coastal nature reserve which ends at Hurst Spit. During the 19<sup>th</sup> century, Lymington was a thriving centre for shipbuilding; it’s also the setting for an abundance of smugglers’ tales with accounts of tunnels running from the old inns and under the High Street to the town quay.</p>
<p>The exceptionally appointed, Victorian, 2 bedroom terrace, <a href="https://www.newforestcottages.co.uk/holiday-cottages/seagull-cottage/668" target="_blank">Seagull Cottage</a> (sleeps 5), offers dog-friendly accommodation in the heart of Lymington, close to the Quay. Its superb position, and stylish interiors have made it a firm favourite among our guests, many of whom return to this cottage year after year.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.newforestcottages.co.uk/holiday-cottages/10-admirals-court/308" target="_blank">10 Admirals Court</a> (sleeps 2) is a newly refurbished one bedroom apartment enjoying stunning views over the Quay, providing the perfect bolthole for couples looking to enjoy everything this vibrant seaside town has to offer.</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.