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We’ll help you find the very best self-catering accommodation in the south west of England. Whether you want a quiet coastal cottage, a converted barn in the countryside or a luxury apartment overlooking the beach, you can find your dream holiday home in Devon and Cornwall here.
If you’re looking for the best place for a holiday in the UK, we have three little words for you… Devon and Cornwall.
This area of Southwest England is simply beautiful. But more than that, it has stunning sandy beaches with Blue Flag waters, tiny harbours, quaint thatched cottages, national parks, hiking and cycling trails, abundant wildlife, theme parks, Michelin star restaurants and historic inns serving outstanding locally sourced food. In fact, there’s an Instagram moment almost everywhere you look.
Delve into Devon
Put a foot in the past
Devon may be England’s 4th largest county, but it is also one of the country’s most sparsely populated, leading to a wide range of local customs and traditions that are celebrated throughout the year.
Ranging from a festival of Sea Shanties to a celebration of Steampunk, via dealing with the devil, Devon’s festival calendar offers something for everyone.
Uncover a mystery (writer)
Famous as a traditional seaside town, Torquay has been welcoming visitors since the early 19th century. In 1890, it was the birthplace of the Queen of Crime herself – Agatha Christie.
Her connection with the town is celebrated with the Agatha Christie Mile but that’s just one reason to visit. It’s a foodies’ paradise, has a warm climate, an iconic Plam Tree lined seafront and bustling harbour.
Go up (or down) in the world
When the Napoleonic war closed off the channel for travel, the idle rich needed new places to explore. Two places that benefited from this were the neighbouring villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.
The two are separated by a steep cliff. Victorian engineering found a way to resolve this with Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, the world’s tallest and steepest water-powered railway. It’s a “must do” for anyone visiting Devon.
Connect in Cornwall
Get a bit arty
With deep Celtic roots, it is no wonder that Cornwall has a strong arts scene. There’s a long connection with the written word, which is celebrated in the county’s literary festivals.
If you’re a music fan, you’ll find live music venues across the county where you can enjoy the thriving music scene. From sea shanties to classical music, Cornwall celebrates all things musical.
Savour the flavour
From Ginsters in Callington, producing three million pasties a week, to Rodda’s of Scorrier, supplying the world with clotted cream since 1890, Cornwall is home to several large food producers.
However, it is also a place where independent and artisan food producers thrive. Throughout the year, you’ll find a load of festivals that showcase the county’s gastronomic pedigree.
Get yourself back to the garden
In 2001, the Eden Project opened to visitors and since then has become a world-renowned visitor attraction, sometimes dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the world.
Made up of two huge biomes and a load of adjoining domes, it is a place that is both fun & educational and somewhere that anyone visiting Cornwall should add to their to-do list.
Find your dream holiday home in Devon or Cornwall
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New holiday homes to rent in Devon & Cornwall
Beacon View, St Agnes is a modern three bedroom holiday cottage with parking & private garden. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen with glossy cabinets & dishwasher. Open floor plan with French doors to terrace. Walk to local shops, pubs & sandy beach.
Beautifully appointed holiday cottage and garden near Trevaunance Cove
Beach Cottage, St Agnes is an exceptionally well-appointed beach house with four ensuite bedrooms, kitchen with American fridge, Bluetooth speakers & wine fridge. Walk 200m to beach, cafes & shops. Parking for four cars. Large garden with outdoor shower.
Modernised beach cottage with garden, bluetooth speaker & American-style fridge
Amaroo, St Agnes is a characterful bungalow with two bedrooms & two bathrooms (one ensuite). Open plan living; well equipped kitchen with dishwasher & breakfast bar. Bifold doors connect the sitting area with BBQ terrace & garden. Walk to beach & cafes.
Characterful open plan bungalow with garden near beach
Beachview Apartment 1, Crantock is one of nine luxury apartments with glass balcony & panoramic sea views. Two bedrooms & two bathrooms sleep four. Open floorplan, modern kitchen with granite counters & dishwasher. Parking. Walk to shop, pub & beach.
Modern ground floor luxury apartment near beach with sea views
25 The Waves, Tregurrian is a modern two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on third floor with glass balcony & Watergate Bay views. Open floor plan with sofas, dining table & fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Parking. Walk to beach & restaurants.
Nicely furnished apartment with balcony and sea views across Watergate Bay
4 Bredon Court, Newquay is a three bedroom house in gated community on Newquay Golf Course. Walk to Fistral Beach, restaurants & shops. Sitting room & dining kitchen plus three bedrooms to sleep seven. Private enclosed garden with picnic table. Parking.
Modern townhouse with garden close to shops, pubs and Fistral Beach
Fisherman's View, Newquay is a spacious first floor apartment for six with three bedrooms & two bathrooms. Open living room & fully equipped kitchen. Furnished balcony with superb sea views. Parking. Walk to Towan Beach, shops, restaurants & attractions.
Modern first floor apartment with balcony overlooking Towan Beach
The Beach Hut, Crantock is a modern three bedroom three bathroom terraced house with deck & terrace for BBQs. Well appointed kitchen with dishwasher and washer / dryer. Nicely furnished inside & out. Parking for one car. Walk to shops, pub & beach.
Well equipped modern townhouse with outdoor deck and parking
Experience the best of Devon and Cornwall
As well as offering hundreds of holiday cottages in Devon and Cornwall, we also provide local info on things to do when you get there. It all starts here…
Are you up for some fun this autumn? With half term and Halloween on the calendar, we round up some
Who'd have thought there's so much going on in Cornwall in October! Join us for half-term and Halloween with fireworks
The twin communities of Kingsand and Cawsand welcome visitors to their laid-back way of life. Cornish history oozes from characterful
We've handpicked 10 brilliant things to do in Devon in September including Chagford Film Festival and historic Widecombe Fair. It's
Our top 10 things to do in September in Cornwall are all about the great outdoors. Get lost in a
Make the most of the long sunny days of August with a Water Carnival, Folk Week and fireworks in some
There's so much to do in Cornwall in August you'll probably want to stay all month! From Boardmasters and Geekfest
Tucked away on the North Cornwall coast, St Agnes makes a great place to stay. History, natural beauty, a microbrewery,
Devon has a fine reputation for producing and serving some of the best and tastiest food and drink in the
Tate St Ives, beautiful beaches, boat trips and great food are just some of the great reasons to visit
Summer's in full swing in Devon in July, so let's get out and have some fun! As well as beautiful
Few places beat Cornwall in July – there's so much to do as the county embraces warm summer days and
Think you know Newquay? Whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor we've got the latest information on the
Visiting Devon in June and looking for things to do? We've rounded up spectacular festivals including an airshow, fun run,
There's a lot going on in June in Cornwall. As well half term for schoolchildren, June celebrates Father's Day and
The history and heritage of mining, farming, fishing, carpet-weaving and lace-making provide a huge spectrum of museums, attractions and things to do. To get you started on your quest, our destination guides cover everything you need to know about towns & resorts from Torquay to Newquay.