Self catering holiday cottages in Wembury, Devon, England

A self-catering holiday in Wembury is an excellent choice, one that will suit your whole party. You can spend lazy days on the beach, exploring some of the best populated rock pools in the country, or rub down the surfboard and take advantage of a 10ft swell. If you enjoy walking then you’re spoilt for choice, but if you prefer cycling you can hire a bike nearby. And if photography is your hobby then you’re in for a real treat with some amazing seascapes, landscapes and scenery. Plymouth is just a few miles away so retail therapy and nightlife is not too far away either.

There are two interesting landmarks off Wembury beach to discover on a cottage holiday. The first is the tiny island of Great Mewstone. Once a penal colony from the 18th century it was last occupied by one Samuel Wakeman and his family in the early 19th century. Look closely at the rock and you’ll see a strange round cottage that Samuel was responsible for. Sadly he was discovered smuggling and was returned to the mainland. In 1940 Wembury Point became a naval gunnery school and it was not advisable, nor permitted, to visit Great Mewstone that has since become National Trust property and is a bird sanctuary, now visited only by authorised researchers. The other landmark, just above the beach is the quaint church of St. Werburgh that was built in Norman times, replacing a wooden Saxon church. Also on the beach is the Old Mill Café and beach shop selling refreshments and locally crafted souvenirs.

Wembury has a marine centre that, besides having interactive displays and aquaria exhibitions, organises rock pool rambles and wildlife walks.  Since the naval gunnery school was decommissioned the land at Wembury Point has been opened up for visitors. From there you get magnificent views of the whole bay area. The point is home to rare plants and birds and, if you’re lucky, you may catch glimpses of basking sharks, dolphins and porpoises in the sea whilst on a self-catering break.

Other breathtaking views are on offer from Wembury Cliffs where you might bump into a Dartmoor pony or two and if you follow on to Wembury Woods you’ll follow the river Yealm.  However, instead of all this walking you could just sit back and enjoy all these sights from Plymouth Cruises’ new ship the ‘Spirit of Plymouth’ on a scenic cruise from Plymouth taking in the coastline, Great Mewstone, the estuary and the river.

With plenty of fantastic seascapes plus Dartmoor National Park being within easy reach for day trips, this is a fantastic part of Devon with lots to offer for family holidays or romantic getaways.  Whether you opt for a coastal cottage or a rural cottage further inland, have the very best of times in this part of the West Country.

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Featured Self catering country cottages near Wembury, 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

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 25 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 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014; from 17 May 2014 to 24 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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