A family-owned and run agency, Coast & Country Cottages manages 400 individually-owned holiday homes exclusively in South Devon, including Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Its portfolio includes pretty thatched cottages, converted barns, family seaside properties, luxury waterside apartments, comfortable bungalows, stylish studios and even a large country house sleeping 22. It also offers a selection of baby- and dog-friendly properties.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, South Devon has lush countryside, estuaries and rivers, spectacular coastlines, miles of coastal paths and unspoilt Blue Flag beaches… plus picturesque villages and historic towns. As a bonus, it has the mildest year-round climate in mainland Britain; South Hams comes from the Saxon ‘hamme’, meaning sheltered place.
The region is famed for its markets and independent retailers selling locally produced food, and has more than its fair share of Michelin-starred and Les Routiers approved restaurants.
Rudding Estate Cottages have child- and pet-friendly self-catering family accommodation in the heart of rural Yorkshire. The holiday cottages, fully-equipped and with their own gardens, are traditional country estate properties surrounded by fields and woodland and reached by a private estate road. Rudding Gates’ apartments, on the same estate, won the 2007 Self Catering Holiday of the Year title at the Yorkshire Tourist Board’s White Rose Awards.
Between Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby, and close to the pretty village of Follifoot, the cottages – with ground floor accommodation – provide the ideal base for both relaxing explorations of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, and for more active breaks; it’s a region tailor-made for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.
Shopping and sightseeing highlights include the city of York, Fountains Abbey, Castle Howard and Ripley Castle. North Yorkshire’s dramatically rugged coastline and its seaside villages and towns – Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Whitby – are must-sees.