Holiday lets in Plymouth, Devon, England

PlymouthThe 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.


Facts about Cottage Breaks in Plymouth

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

Windover Farm Cottage, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Farmhouse, West Country.

Lovely two bedroom country cottage nestled within the Blackdown Hills AONB from which you can discover some of the best of Devon, with a high quality interior and large garden with countryside views this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 04 November 2017 to 20 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 08 May 2018; from 18 May 2018 to 24 August 2018;

phone 01823 680 611 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Devon.

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Price range from £298 to £572 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 28 October 2017 to 21 December 2017;

phone 01322 445069 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fishermans Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Cosy and comfortable coastal holiday cottage located close to the beautiful moorlands of Exmoor with private patio area to soak up the stunning views of the rugged North Devon coastline, just a short walk to the beach.

Price range from £295.00 to £695.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 17 November 2017 to 07 December 2017; from 12 December 2017 to 24 December 2017;

phone 01271 883498 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shillings Cottage, Hemyock, Devon, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, South West.

Lovely romantic retreat for two with charm, character and valley views, situated in the Blackdown Hills in Devon and benefiting from access to the owner's outdoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Next to cottage).

Price range from £325 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 22 October 2017 to 28 October 2017;

phone 01823 680802 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bolberry Farm Cottages, Bolberry, Devon, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, South Devon.

Get away for a rural retreat break to Bolberry Farm Cottages, choose from 3 holiday cottages with lovely valley views and an excellent location just 1 mile from Hope Cove with its beach and picturesque charm, all cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 06 January 2018 to 18 May 2018;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >
We have no cottages within Plymouth itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Plymouth. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England