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West Country cottages holiday planning guide

map for holiday cottages west country and south west englandIf you are planning a West Country cottage holiday the following resources may help. We are planning to build this page so you will have all the information you need to support your cottage holiday, including West Country weather and travel information, visitor attactions, activity providers and information about eating, drinking and entertainment in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and the Channel Islands.

If you know of or run a site you think we should list in this section then please contact us with details.

West Country weather

Met Office weather reports, current forecasts plus information on past weather patterns to help you plan the best time for your cottage holiday – Somerset weather, Devon and Cornwall weather and Dorset weather.

The Jersey Meteorological Department provide weather reports for the Channel Islands and include historical information as well as current forecasts.

Want to see the weather in Exeter, Devon for yourself? Try the Met Office Webcam.

Cottages in the South West

Browse Holidaycottages' South West section for 100s of cottages across the South West.

Isles of Scilly info can be found at Scillyhols.com.

West Country attractions

There's always plenty to do in the West Country, here's our 'pick of the bunch':

Cornwall's Eden Project just has to be visited if you are taking a holiday in the West Country, this collection of Biomes (think large conservatory) houses a collection of plants from all over the world in a fabulous setting. The official website and gives all the information you could need including a virtual tour, details of how to get there and current special events.

Tate St.Ives; visit the Tate Gallery, St.Ives in Cornwall, for modern and contemporary art in a spectacular Cornish coastal setting.

If history is your thing then Sherborne Castle in Dorset is worth a visit. The castle was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh and contains a fine collection of pictures, porcelain and furniture. The gardens are worth visiting in their own right with 20 acres of landscaped gardens around a 50 acre lake. Check the site for their current special events too.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Paignton, Devon is a charity dedicated to conserving global wildlife. It is home to some of the world's most endangered plants and animals – set out in special environmental 'zones'.

Step back in time with a trip aboard the West Somerset Railway, this steam line connects Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton in Somerset to the holiday town and seaside resort of Minehead. The kids (big and small!) will love it.

For a more contemplative experience we'd reccomend a visit to Buckfast Abbey to see the beauty of the Abbey Church and visit a living monastery. Buckfast Abbey, in Devon, is the home of a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks and dates back to 1018. Buckfast now welcomes almost half a million visitors each year.

West Country information

If you are in need of a business service during your stay in Somerset try Suppliers Nearby: Businesses & Suppliers in Somerset, this site can help you find taxi services, car hire companies, restaurants and arts and entertainment links.

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