Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Our 2014 brochure is winging its way to thousands of letterboxes across the country as we speak.

You'll find it packed full of carefully inspected holiday homes for enjoyable holidays or short breaks in the West Country.

Cottage availability for 2014 is live on our website now, so you can already look and book online.

With over 570 wonderful places to choose from throughout the West Country, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect spot: a family holiday near a fine sandy beach; a relaxing break exploring stunning coastal scenery or rugged moorland; an indulgent stay in a luxurious 5 star house; a grand gathering in a large farmhouse or historic country house; or perhaps just a quick retreat to blow away the cobwebs. And don’t forget, dogs can come too, with many of our holiday homes making your ‘best friend’ more than welcome.

We're delighted to bring you more new holiday homes, all, we believe, great places for happy holidays. Here are a few to whet your appetite. 

The Tallet House (A201), a gorgeous, detached, Grade II listed, thatched cottage for four in Lustleigh, is a truly magical place in a beautiful part of the moor. Standing right on the beach in Shaldon, with terrific panoramic views across the water to Teignmouth, is The Dolphins (B26), a fabulous, toes-in-the-water house accommodating six. Right on the sea front in Combe Martin you'll find Rock House (F70), a recently refurbished, Victorian house sleeping eight with big bay windows from which to enjoy the terrific sea views.

Two hundred yards up from the huge sandy beach at Bigbury-on-Sea is Curlew (L188 - pictured above), a brand new, contemporary coastal home sleeping eight with sensational panoramic views over the bay to Burgh Island and the coastline beyond. Also in Bigbury-on-Sea, opposite the beach and perched high up from the coastal road with the same spectacular views, is Southway (L190), an imposing detached house comfortably accommodating 12 people in five-star luxury. Alston Hall (L194), a little further west along the coast near Battisborough Cross, is a big, detached country residence, perfect for large family gatherings with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, croquet lawn and children's play area.

In Port Isaac, with 'to-die-for' views out to sea and along the coastline, is Castle View (P72), a recently refurbished and thoroughly impressive detached house for eight; and, unusual for this pretty fishing village, it has plenty of private parking. The indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, pool table, tennis courts, 30 acres of landscaped gardens and the other facilities of the Maenporth Estate are yours to enjoy at 8 The Ridges (S56), a split-level apartment for four with great beach views. It's a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity at The Birch Studio (Z49), a detached little cottage for three 200 yards from the cove in Lamorna, once the studio of 'Lamorna' Birch, a prolific artist who featured the cove in many of his paintings.

All our holiday cottages come with our wholehearted recommendation as great places to stay; we’ve star rated and inspected them all. If you’d like more information about any of them, please call 01647 433593 and chat with a member of our team who has visited; they’ll be delighted to help you with the finer details and find just the right place for a memorable West Country holiday.

Wherever you decide to go over the coming year, we hope you have a wonderful time.