The south west of England is home to some of the country’s most valued treasures: the endless plains of Dartmoor and Exmoor; the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge; and the stunning scenery of the Jurassic Coast.
Taking in Cornwall, Somerset, Devon and Dorset, South West England has the monopoly on Britain’s best beaches. Holiday cottages with pools near Lulworth and Weymouth are enviably positioned, with easy access to some beautiful sights, including the iconic Durdle Door archway, which reaches out into the water. It is one of the many geological wonders which can only be accessed by foot, so the Dorset coastline has become a favourite spot for walking holidays and beach breaks. In Devon, Woolacombe Beach is frequently ranked among the best in the world, while visitors to Cornwall are spoilt for choice when it comes to sandy coves and seaside towns. After a day spent in the sand and the surf, there is nothing better than returning to a cottage with a private pool where you can rinse off and enjoy a freshwater dip before dinner.
If outdoor adventure isn’t really your thing, the South West is bursting full of historical wonders that will challenge the most curious minds. The city of Bath is famous for its spa waters and stone buildings, while Bristol is a haven for the arts (and home to Banksy!). Cottage with pools near Cornwall allow you to explore the county’s myriad nooks and crannies at your own pace – from Truro’s cathedral, to the beautiful ruins of Tintagel Castle. Or you could channel local writers such as Daphne Du Maurier, Jack Trelawny and William Golding by settling in with a good book at a traditional cottage with a swimming pool.
Whether you are looking for the perfect place to relax, or the adventure of a lifetime, you are certain to find it in the south west of England.