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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.
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New holiday homes to rent in Devon & Cornwall
Buena Vista, Newquay is a modern ground floor apartment with two ensuite bedrooms to sleep four. Furnished terrace overlooks Great Western Beach with stunning views night & day. Modern kitchen & comfy sitting area. Walk to shops, pubs & beach in minutes.
Luxury ground floor apartment with balcony overlooking Great Western Beach
5 Ocean Heights, Newquay is a new three bedroom townhouse with two bathrooms & private paved garden. Beautifully furnished it has a large sitting room & well-appointed kitchen with dishwasher. Off-road parking. Short walk to shop, pub & Tolcarne Beach.
Fabulous new townhouse with paved garden & parking near Tolcarne Beach
Fistral Surf, Newquay is a first floor apartment with two bedrooms for four & stunning sea views. Well furnished with modern kitchen. Kids will love the shared heated pool while adults relax on the sun terrace. Walk to beach & restaurants.
Lovely apartment with stunning sea views & heated community pool
Porth View, Newquay is a two bedroom holiday cottage in the grounds of Glendorgal Hotel. It has two ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor & open living room above. Balcony & lawned garden with superb coastal / sea views. Walk to beaches, bars & cafes.
Well-planned upside-down house with private garden & sea views
Fistral Outlook, Newquay is a contemporary three bedroom, two bathroom holiday apartment with balcony & sea views. Well furnished to accommodate six guests, it has a lift and parking. Walk the coastal path to beaches, pubs, restaurants & attractions.
Spacious top floor apartment with private balcony & sea views
Little Fistral, Newquay is a second floor two bedroom two bathroom apartment with balcony & panoramic views of Fistral Beach, golf course & beyond. Open plan living with contemporary furnishings. Parking and a lift. Walk to pubs & cafes.
Beautifully furnished contemporary apartment with balcony overlooking Fistral Beach
47 Bredon Court, Newquay is a modern ground floor apartment with two bedrooms & two bathrooms. Spacious living room with patio doors to furnished terrace & golf / sea views. Gated community with off-road parking. Walk to beaches, pubs & cafes.
Modern well furnished apartment with terrace and golf / sea views
By the Sea, Newquay is a stylish two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in a Victorian property with electronic gates & mature gardens. The open living space flows onto the furnished terrace with sea views. Walk to harbour, beach, cafes & shops.
Modern apartment with terrace and sea views in converted Victorian residence
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…
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
With two bank holidays and warmer weather, Devon in May is sublime and bursting with activities & festivals! Enjoy
Warmer days come earlier in Cornwall, so why not treat yourself to a getaway in May? We have more than
There's something for all interests and all seasons when you delve into the calendar of events and festivals in Devon.
April is a great time to visit Devon with loads of fabulous things to do before summer crowds arrive. Fancy
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.