Self catering holiday cottages 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.


About Cottage Breaks in Plymouth

Book a Plymouth cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Devon on holiday.

22 rental properties

Ancarva, Millbrook, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Plymouth 3 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Wow factor sleeps 8 holiday home in coastal Cornwall, with a stylish interior, fantastic estuary views and an impressive waterside setting.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1604
Next availability:
from 10 October to 13 October 20 from 17 October to 24 October 20

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon/Beautiful South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Plymouth 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Two pools both heated indoor pool feet from the apartment heated all year also huge outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool heated from May to September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £595


Late availability: from 07 June to 07 June 20

Scylla View, Millbrook, Cornwall, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Plymouth 5 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Seafront holiday home above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, with superb beach and sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £424
Next availability:
from 19 September to 26 September 20 from 10 October to 24 December 20

Sunridge Geodome, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Plymouth 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Enjoy a taste of luxurious glamping when you book a stay in this self-catering geodome in the Yealm Valley, complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub on site and generous decked area.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1495
Next availability:
from 02 July to 04 July 20 from 01 September to 04 September 20

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, Plymouth 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub with mood lighting, elevated deck, private fishing lake as well as a Play station and XboxOne for fun times.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1795
Next availability:
from 02 September to 11 September 20 from 17 September to 18 September 20

Sunridge Lodge, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Plymouth 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a relaxing cedar-clad private hot tub, private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £895
Next availability:
from 07 July to 11 July 20 from 29 August to 11 September 20

Yealm Cabin, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Plymouth 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley and own private hot tub, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £395
Next availability:
from 04 July to 06 July 20 from 11 July to 17 July 20

Captains House, Downderry, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Seaside Holiday House, Plymouth 10 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
4 star

4 bedroom pet-friendly cottage with sea views close to Looe.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £620
Next availability:
from 08 June to 03 July 20 from 02 October to 23 October 20

Valley Holiday Lodge, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Plymouth 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday lodge with a private hot tub, set within a Cornish holiday park close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: pool (), tennis court, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £435
Next availability:
from 08 June to 04 July 20 from 18 July to 25 July 20

Halfpenny Family-Friendly Cottage, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, West Country, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Plymouth 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom Cornish country cottage with beautiful garden views and a lovely setting in the Tamar Valley, great place to relax with access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool (solar heated) in the summer months, close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Weekly Price from: £372
Next availability:
from 19 September to 26 September 20 from 03 October to 24 October 20

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Plymouth 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £298
Next availability:
from 08 June to 27 June 20 from 22 August to 05 September 20

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Plymouth 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swimming pools; an indoor heated pool feet from the cottage and also a huge outdoor heated pool (1st May to mid September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £480


Late availability: from 08 August to 15 August 20