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.  

Facts about Cottage Breaks in Plymouth


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, 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 >

Slade House, Ideford, Devon, England

5 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 £2500 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 October 2014 to 05 December 2014;

phone 01606301297 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 03 October 2014 to 25 October 2014;

phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy House Cottages, Cullompton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreats, West Country.

Two delightful rural retreats in a tranquil setting close to Cullompton, with fishing available on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01884 277 421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn - Quary Hockford Cottages, Tiverton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Fringe of Exmoor National Park.

This 4 star rated high quality barn conversion on Quarry Hockford Farm has 2 bedrooms and with country views could be perfect for a rural retreat break in the West Country.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £300 to £500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 361430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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