We find holiday cottages that people fall in love with.

We find holiday cottages that people fall in love with - it is as simple as that. Every time you walk into one of our holiday homes, whether it is a manor house or waterside apartment, we want you to say ‘Wow’, put your feet up and relax into your holiday.

Self catering cottages are what we do, but we’re more than just a holiday cottage company with cottages to rent. We’re also a people company, dedicated to making your holiday the best that it can be. We’re passionate about the South West and seek out the best holiday homes to complement the fact we love where we live.

Your accommodation can make or break your holiday so we make sure that all our holiday lets will exceed your expectations. We review every property in our portfolio at least once a year to keep our standards high and your standards met, even down to counting the teaspoons – yes, we take holiday letting that seriously. It’s the little things that make our UK rentals the ones that guests return to year after year.

So, whether you are looking for a rural retreat in the depths of the country, a luxury cottage on the coast path or a romantic hideaway on the beach, tap into our years of experience and passion for making every one of your holidays with us a best ever.

Delve in deeper if you’d like to know more about us, including a bit of a story around how we came to be, all those years ago. There are a constant stream of new reviews live on the website so you can read other people’s first hand experiences of each property, or just find out a bit more information about staying with us, such as our Green Scheme for eco-friendly holiday-makers and what you don’t need to bring to a baby friendly holiday cottage.

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Guest reviews

  • Carzantic Chapel Barn

    Carzantic Chapel Barn

    This cottage is well placed for exploring around Cornwall.It also has a fabulous garden to relax in. You are in the countryside but not far from a town. The owners are very friendly and even left dog treats,milk tea and coffee on arrival.

  • The Tabernacle at Frieda and The Moon

    The Tabernacle at Frieda and The Moon

    A truly amazing get away from it all location but not too remote. Beautiful Tabernacle , lovely hot tub. Did not want to leave.

  • Mimosa Cottage

    Mimosa Cottage

    Once again a wonderful holiday in St Mawes staying at Mimosa, such a fantastic place to stay. Excellent location and wonderful views

  • Harbour Heights

    Harbour Heights

    We have used Classic Cottages for fourteen years and have never been anything less than very satisfied. We were unable to book The Old School House as we had done for the past thirteen years and were unsure about going to a different property. We feel that we booked a winner and found the close pro...

  • Scrumpy Cottage

    Scrumpy Cottage

    This is a cute little cottage, Felt very welcome. Dowlish Wake is like a Ghost Town, so qiuet and very picturesque. Could do with a refurb as looking a little tired and some of the wall had damp. The toilet system is a nightmare, so loud that if you flush during the night it would wake the hole cott...

  • Wadsbury Farm Cottage

    Wadsbury Farm Cottage

    A very comfortable cottage with wonderful views. Maybe a little too remote.

  • The Withy

    The Withy

    We found our way to the property by way of our sat-nav, as it is down many country lanes,until you have been there a few days, look all the same - what a lovely surprise when you saw our cottage, very quaint with our own garden and parking space together with a large hot-tub in our garden which was ...

  • Sanderling


    We have enjoyed great holidays in this bungalow for the past few years and found the whole environment relaxing and pleasing. An early morning walk to the shop near the harbour is a delight with a coffee and pastry at Tatums overlooking the sea a bonus! Walking, fishing, golf, eating out, visitin...

  • The Watermill

    The Watermill

    The property is beautiful and everything needed for a week's holiday is provided. The views from the bedrooms are so lovely and everywhere is so quiet - we would certainly recommend The Watermill to anyone wanting a nice place for a relaxing time.

  • Trelowen


    What a beautiful cottage in the most stunning surroundings! Whatever the weather you won't be disappointed by your stay in this holiday cottage. Lots of care and attention to detail by the owners makes this a wonderfully cheerful, modern and fantastically well-equipped cottage. Everything about the ...

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