Holiday Cottages in Scotland, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset

My Favourite Cottages have stunning holiday cottages all over the South West in Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Devon and a small collection of quality holiday cottage rentals in Scotland.

The South West peninsular provides us with some of the most wonderful scenery in the UK with the rugged coastline of Cornwall from Looe down to St.Ives and around the most Westerly point in the UK at Lands End and back around past Falmouth along the coast towards Plymouth. The county is full of lovely holiday cottages and My Favourite Cottages has a beautiful house in Crantock near Newquay which sleeps 10 people and takes pets. If you’re travelling around Cornwall along the coast there are so many lovely old fishing villages to explore. The North coast is much more exposed and the beaches tend to be larger with miles of golden sand and fantastic waves at Newquay and St.Ives and there is a line of pretty villages like Polzeath, Padstow,  Port Isaac and Fowey to stay in a holiday cottage and experience a real taste of how it was centuries ago and many of the holiday cottages available to rent are still unchanged from their original build. Cornwall has become popular amongst the “foody” fraternity with excellent restaurants and pubs serving quality food and of course you will always find a tasty pasty in every shop, pub and bakery.

Devon offers a contrast to the wild countryside and coastline of Cornwall. Devon is famous for it’s soft rolling countryside which rises and falls from coast to coast and there are some beautiful holiday cottages to rent across the county. Like Cornwall the South coast is much more sheltered and full of pretty coves and villages like Babacombe Bay. Devon is unique in that it has two National Parks in Dartmoor and Exmoor with thousands of miles of natural moorland to be explored and staying in a self-catered cottage is a great way to make a base and explore. Exmoor covers two counties, Devon and Somerset and one minute you can be walking on high moorland and then the moor slopes down to the sea at Porlock Bay. Apart from the natural wonders Devon has historic towns and cities to explore. The capital city Exeter is full of great things to see, the Cathedral being one of the most impressive sites and occupies a central place in the city.

As Exmoor spreads North and East it crosses the county line into Somerset, a County with a very different feel to it. Somerset has a wealth of lovely holiday cottage in Exmoor to Bath and down to the amazing Jurassic Coast England first Natural Heritage site. Somerset has a wealth of different landscapes from the wilds of Exmoor to the Jurassic Coast with the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor in between. Travellers to Somerset can stay in one of the many stunning holiday cottages and use it as a base to visit the many wonderful attractions Somerset has to offer, Wookey Hole or fossil hunting at Lyme Regis and all along the coast. There are ancient cities to visit most notably Bath is a must with it’s incredible architecture and Royal Baths and lovely self-catered apartments and houses where you can relax after a hard day sight-seeing.

My Favourite Cottages also has some amazing holiday cottages and large self-catered houses in Scotland. There is nowhere in the world that offers such beautiful and varied landscape as Scotland, from the remote Scottish Highlands and outlying Islands of Skye or The Hebrides to the softer area around the border with England. Scotland is an ancient land and has a host of old cottages, lodges and country houses that now serve as wonderful self-catered holiday homes for tourists to stay and relax. Scotland has great and noble cities like Edinburgh, the countries capital city with its imposing castle and Royal Palace at Holyrood. The Scots are very proud of their heritage and history and you find some in every village town, city and remote island, where there is usually a tale of daring to be had and usually against the English. Scotland has the best walks of anywhere in the world with high mountains to climb and long rivers to follow all ideal for taking the dog along with you and if you want to holiday with your “best friend” then staying in a holiday cottage is the best and often only way to do it.