September breaks in the South West

Still fancy getting away this year for a break away? Discover why September could be the perfect time for a holiday in the South West.

Is it just the two of you (maybe, with the dog) as the kids have flown the nest or perhaps with friends as you are not at that stage of life?  Or are looking for a family holiday as the kids are not at school yet, perhaps with grandparents or the whole extended family? Then discover why September offers all the right ingredients for the perfect break in the South West..

Although the summer crowds have left, a warm welcome still awaits you. Enjoy the last of the summer sunshine, the warm seas, fantastic surf and the less crowded beaches and coastal paths. With plenty of space in all the best restaurants and village pubs, tuck into the finest home cooked meals and indulge in a local ale or glass of wine whilst watching a beautiful autumnal sunset.

You’ll also be able to find a great range of self-catering properties available to book for your September break. Our holiday cottages for September range from cosy retreats for two, large family holiday homes by the sea, dog friendly apartments to elegant country manor houses, ideal for celebrating a special occasion this Autumn. Whatever you fancy, we’re sure you’ll discover your favourite cottage for this September

And, what’s more, there is still plenty to do and see, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. Here are just a few our favourite things to discover on your break to the South West this September:

1. The Newquay Fish Festival

Whilst staying at one of our superb family properties in Crantock, just 5 miles from Newquay, check out The Newquay Fish Festival that takes place on 7th to 9th September. In its 16th year, it has grown to be a very popular food festival for the region, which successfully celebrates both its fishing community and thriving tourist scene.

Walking Wimbleball Lake
Walking at Wimbleball Lake

2. Create your own adventure at Wimbleball Lake in Somerset

Everyone will love exploring this majestic lake that proudly nestles amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor. Whether its by foot or by bike, the footpaths at Wimbleball Lake are ideal for all visitors, whatever your age or fitness levels (and of course, don’t forget to bring the dog!). There is also an outdoor children’s play area and a café.  For stargazers, Exmoor National Park is designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve – so its definitely worth bringing your telescope to admire the night sky! And on Sunday 30th September, there is the opportunity to swim in the incredible lake!

Clovelly - historic Devon fishing village

3. Lobster and Crab Feast at Clovelly

Visit this picturesque North Devon fishing village renowned for its steep cobbled streets and rich in fishing history and discover how Clovelly celebrates its amazing seafood ( rewrite).

4. Appledore Book Festival
A cultural festival in Devon attracting world class authors and speakers. First founded by Nick Arnold, author of Horrible Science as a way to raise money to save Appledore Library, it is now in its 13th year

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