We all know the Westcountry is spectacular in so many ways; from the superb vast wild spaces of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor to beautiful sweeps of majestic sandy beaches but there is so much more which makes this stunning peninsula stand out. The Westcountry is a fabulous holiday experience, perhaps its something to do with the little things (or not so little) this area has become well known for – a place so special our guests just keep coming back for more.
Here’s just a few “world class” reasons to visit the Westcountry
The Jurassic Coast – England’s first natural World Heritage Site (185 million years of geological history) covering 95 miles of unspoilt coastline.
Cheddar Cheese – there are many stories (some more believable than others) about how Cheddar cheese originally came into being, but some facts are not in doubt. The land around the village of Cheddar in Somerset has been at the centre of England’s dairy industry since at least the 15th Century with the earliest references to Cheddar Cheese dating from 1170.
The National Trust – whether you want battlements, dungeons and moats, historic houses, gardens and mills, or forests, farmland and moorland, the National Trust looks after it all and its available for us to visit and enjoy.
The Cream Tea – depending where you are it could be cream first or jam first, but nobody does it better than the Westcountry.
Granite Tors – Dartmoor – a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces.
The Cornish Pasty – delicious Cornish pasties are guaranteed to put a smile on your face but they are only the real deal if made in Cornwall.
The New Forest – a unique area of historical, ecological and recreational significance. This area retains many of the rural practices conceded by the Crown to local people in medieval times – including the right to graze animals.
Cider – the process of making cider hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years; pick the apples, mill, press and ferment. Generations of producers pass on their knowledge, perhaps adding their own special touches, to make the cider that we know and love today.
The Red Deer – found on Exmoor and the Quantocks. Nowhere in the UK do stags grow so large and nowhere can you see them in such stunning countryside.
Produce – meat, fish, vegetables and other products, such as clotted cream, are sourced from specialist suppliers throughout the South West by world renowned chefs.
What are you waiting for? Book your quality holiday cottage now to experience all that the Westcountry has to offer: westcountrycottages.co.uk / 01803 814000 / email@example.com.