Its not always easy to take a full week out of our busy lives for a holiday but we all need a break from the pressures of everyday life at some point. If you could manage just three or four nights away for a bit of R&R we have a handful of holiday homes which accept short breaks all year round.
The Garden Apartment in Ivybridge, South Devon, overlooks the beautiful lawned grounds of the striking, stone mansion house built for the Governor of Ceylon. The spacious interior has high ceilings, comfortable furnishings and a Minster stone fireplace in the lounge. A bright conservatory opens onto the marvellous lawns and gardens, with a stunning variety of colourful plants, shrubs and flowers.
In a wonderful location between the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels, Stable Cottage is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to explore this beautiful part of Somerset. Situated in the grounds of the owners’ public house and restaurant, The Burcott Inn (which offers free Wi-Fi), this single storey cottage is the end in a row of four.
Little Hollybrook, in the small village of Batcombe, Somerset, offers the perfect rural retreat for those looking for peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings. Whether you choose to lose yourself in the extensive gardens, relax in the summer house or simply sit back, and watch the abundant wildlife from the raised decking, you’re sure to while away the hours in complete calm.
The New Forest has something for everyone and whether you’re looking for a cosy retreat or somewhere bigger for the extended family, the holiday homes at West Park Farm, Rockbourne have it all. West Park Farm is part of a working beef and arable farm. You welcome to explore the farm, which has a large pond and a bluebell wood, and occasionally you may be able to help the owner on the farm. Pond View and The Little Granary are super little getaways for two; The Old Cart Shed, sleeps up to 6, is full of character and is traditionally furnished; and finally, Breaches Barn, reminiscent of a mediaeval great hall with a huge, wide open living space with high raftered ceilings, exposed brickwork and oak timbers sleeping up to 11.
Harbour View Retreat in Brixham, South Devon is an idyllic, romantic hideaway with fantastic views of the harbour. This holiday home is situated above the owners’ home and benefits from private parking. Inside, the property is cosy and intimate with everything you need within easy reach.
In the centre of the village of Timberscombe on Exmoor is Brooklyn*. This traditional three bedroom cottage provides a real home-from-home. The spacious lounge is furnished with large comfy sofas and the superb well equipped kitchen, with huge range style cooker, overlooks a well tended patio garden filled with colourful flowers and fragrant herbs.
(* Short breaks are available all year at Brooklyn except during school summer holidays.)
Brixham in South Devon is a maze of narrow streets with a wonderful selection of shops and restaurants, where you will find the freshest fish straight off the trawler. A short stroll from the harbour will take you Hidden Treasure, situated at the end of a charming terrace. This stylish, newly renovated holiday apartment is situated on the ground floor of the owners’ home and is a real delight.
Our holiday homes are located throughout the West Country in coastal and countryside locations, ideal for an active or relaxing break,
many are dog friendly too.
To see our portfolio go to westcountrycottages.co.uk
or phone (01803 814000) to request our full colour brochure