School Summer Holiday Cottages

A whole six weeks of entertaining the children on top of everything else can be a struggle, so why not escape for a week or two by heading south and west.

The school holidays are finally here! Now, what to do with them? A whole six weeks of entertaining the children on top of everything else can be a struggle, so why not escape for a week or two by heading west. Leave the children with the grandparents for a romantic break away to recharge your batteries, or take advantage of some true family time and have a holiday to remember in a holiday cottage. 

Granny and Grandpa can come along and relax (and maybe keep an eye on the kids so you can have a quiet dinner out for once?). Or bring your friends and their family for one big fun experience in either a large manor house or two separate cottages side by side. Holiday near the sea for bucket and spade beach days, or stay further in land to enjoy panoramic hilltop views and dog walking havens – the moors are a great place to holiday if you want to bring your four-legged friend.

Whatever you are looking for in a summer break, choose the flexibility a holiday cottage in The West Country will give you. 

We have 202 self catering cottages for the summer holidays.

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Cowslip, like Meadowsweet (1430), has two steps leading into the living-room, where neutral walls and polished wood floors frame the warmly coloured furnishings. There is a pine fi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £496 - £528

1 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Seaton, South Devon.


High above the Axe estuary, this hidden retreat is just a short walk from the South West Coast Path along the stunning east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast. Steps lead down fr...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £499 - £531

1 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Okehampton, Devon.


This pretty single-storey cottage is part of the history of the lovely mid-Devon village of Iddesleigh. The Old Coach House was just that in days past, but it is now a cosy and wel...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £525 - £561

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £536 - £573

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.


The Queen's Quarters has all the facilities of a good hotel with the freedom of your own private apartment. With sea glimpses from the large comfortable sitting/dining-room, this i...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £536 - £573

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Knighton Farm is in a magical setting, tucked into a sheltered valley yet surrounded by the dramatic scenery and wide open space of Exmoor. This traditional farmstead has fishing r...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £539 - £576

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Walkers and birdwatchers will enjoy the flora and fauna of the moors and wetlands surrounding Prospect Cottage, while both coastlines are less than a ten minute drive away. Soft bl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £541 - £579

1 bedroom apartment near the sea in Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Overlooking Boscastle’s picturesque Jordan Valley, Jordan Vale is a private first floor apartment in the centre of the village, attached to the Owner’s beautiful home. Attractively...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £544 - £579

Shepherds Hut for two near Polperro, South Cornwall.


Beautifully hand-crafted with consummate skill and an eye for quirky detail, this bespoke shepherd's hut is an absolute delight. Everything has been meticulously planned, from the ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £544 - £579

1 bedroom holiday cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Adjoining both the main house and Ash Cottage, Pine Cottage is attractively furnished throughout. At one end of the living-room stands a delightful little stripped pine corner dres...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £547 - £582

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