Holiday accommodation in south-west England
I am planning to spend some very relaxing days on the south-west coast of England and I'm really looking for a kind of remote, lonely and little accommodation. Maybe a small B&B or lodging. I love to go when the weather is such that most people prefer to stay in. Do you know such an inside tip?
We also like to go on holiday when it is quieter, so please find below a few ideas for your trip.
One of our most favourite places to stay is a 850-year-old manor house in Bude, Ebbingford Manor
. This is in northern Cornwall. Bude is a small town, but the house is located very quietly and peacefully not far from the coastal path. From Bude, it's easy to explore both Devon and Cornwall. We like it so much, we've been back several times.
Another of our favourites, The Music Room in the tiny hamlet of Chantry in Devon.
The location of this is very remote, beautifully quiet and peaceful. If you book this house, the owners will send you detailed instructions on how to get there. Alternatively, take a GPS. This is a very romantic house, with candles everywhere, open fire, piano and a very comfortable four-poster bed. We spent our wedding anniversary here in March and will definitely go back. The South Devon coast with Burgh Island, Plymouth and South Hams is only a very short drive away. About 45 mins will get you up onto Dartmoor.
And finally, here are another two holiday companies that we use a lot. Both have good selections of cottages, from very unusual to rather grand.
Hoseasons has cottages in Devon
, including thatched and beamed properties, renovated barns and even the odd houseboat or two... now that's really remote and very much up my street!
And English Country Cottages
is one of England's best known cottage rental specialists. They list cottages in all parts of the country, including such wonderful getaways like lighthouses or converted churches.
For more ideas check out Essentially England's holiday cottages pages.