Holiday lets in Plymouth, Devon, England

The city of Plymouth is an ideal location for holidaying in the West Country. It has easy road access to some of Devon and Cornwall’s top spots, is full of interesting places to visit and is alive with shopping and entertainment.  Being a city, self-catering accommodation tends to be in the form of apartments and town houses.  

Much of Plymouth’s heritage has been built on the water, most notably the sailings of Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers and, in more recent times, Sir Francis Chichester. This rich history can make Plymouth a fascinating place for a self-catering break.  The waterfront was an important centre for the Royal Navy and as such was blitzed by bombers during WW2. As a result the city centre had to be rebuilt.

The notorious Eddystone reef and its lighthouse are off Plymouth. Perhaps the most famous of the lighthouses on the site was Smeaton’s tower built in 1790 and removed in the 19th century to Plymouth Hoe where it now stands, lovingly restored. It provides visitors with terrific panoramic views of Plymouth from its light room. Boat trips operate around the historical marine sites and provide a great way of seeing them close up.

The Barbican is Plymouth’s famed specialist shopping and restaurant area. Built on the site of the old port there are narrow cobbled streets to explore as you walk in the footsteps of those historic mariners. Plymouth’s city shopping centre is the largest in the South West outside of Bristol. Independent retailers and high street shops are well represented here as well as markets, so there’s something for every taste.

Plymouth has more than its fair share of fine country houses and historic buildings to visit on a self-catering holiday. On the Hoe is the Royal Citadel, built in the 17th century as a coastal defence and still a military establishment today. Plymouth’s history is preserved in both the Mayflower Museum and the City Museum and Art Gallery where you can learn lots of useful information about the city’s history.  Modern entertainment is also on show at the Vue and Reel cinemas, the Theatre Royal and the 10-pin bowling centre. Children’s attractions are plentiful in Plymouth from toddlers to teens. Get the youngsters active with a trip to Drake’s Den or the Jump or join them on the ice for a bit of showboating at the Pavilions ice rink. The largest aquarium in the UK is the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and the city also is home to the Dartmoor Zoological Park. Model and steam railways both operate in Plymouth and the Wheel of Plymouth is awesome. Whatever the weather, Plymouth makes the good times better for you, your family and your friends.

Self-catering holiday accommodation in Plymouth is usually in the form of apartments.  It may be possible though to find other options such as rural country cottages or romantic cottages in the nearby countryside.

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Featured Self catering country cottages near Plymouth, Devon, England:

Shute Cottage Barn

Shute Cottage Barn, Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Romantic retreat just for two nestled in generous gardens by the hills of the Teign Valley, just outside of Dartmoor National Park.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
phone 01647 252316 emailClick here to email owner more info >
Games Room with Snooker Table

Slade House, Ideford, Devon, England

6 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday cottage with snooker room and small gym which also benefits from access to an indoor heated swimming pool and pretty gardens as well as an excellent location near to Dartmoor National Park and the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (indoor), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Next availability: from 21 April 2014 to 02 May 2014; from 06 May 2014 to 09 May 2014; from 12 May 2014 to 16 May 2014;
phone 01606301297 emailClick here to email owner more info >
Self catering cottages, Exeter

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality wooden holiday lodges set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, children’s play area in grounds makes this a great place for families.

Price range from £330 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability: from 17 April 2014 to 03 May 2014;
phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >
5 star 2 bedroom holiday cottage with charm in Devon

Splash Cottage, Ponsworthy, Devon, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

A very lovely thatched country cottage with a beautiful interior and ample character, perfectly located for exploring Dartmoor National Park and within reach of the coast and seaside towns such as Torquay for day trips out.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £600 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
phone 01364 631069 emailClick here to email owner more info >
Fernhill Cottage

Fernhill Cottage, Ponsworthy, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Dartmoor National Park.

Lovely stone-built cottage, family-friendly and comfortable throughout, with an excellent location within Dartmoor National Park, with the coast accessible for day trips out not too far away.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £450 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
phone 01364 631069 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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