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For the perfect blend of charming towns and villages, vast open countryside, AONB’s, and breath-taking coastline, look no further than the South West. To experience this popular corner of England, choose from our choice of last-minute holidays in the South West.
Why Last-Minute Holidays in South West England
A stay in a last-minute cottage in the South West provides the perfect opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful regions.
Will you escape to Cornwall? Renowned for its rugged clifftops, quaint fishing villages, and world-renowned beaches, where the sands are golden and there are watersports opportunities aplenty. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the coast, with a walk along the renowned South West Coast Path.
Devon is a fantastic escape for all, as well as being known as a playground for explorers. Echoing Cornwall with its equally stunning coastline with sprawling beaches, as well as its own unique touches of The English Riviera, and the explorers haven of Dartmoor National Park.
Or perhaps you’d prefer a trip to Dorset, where you can venture into the Dorset AONB and go fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast.
The outdoor and beach action doesn’t stop in Somerset, where you’ll find National Trust sites, waterside towns and villages, and historic cities. Along with Hampshire, where you can soak up the rich maritime history, views from its chalk cliffs, and enjoy the wildlife rich wonders of the New Forest.
Places to Visit During Last-Minute Holidays in the South West
You will be spoilt for which region to visit first during your last-minute break in the South West.
Take a trip to Cornwall, where in the North, you will find the charming towns and villages of Boscastle, Bude, Tintagel, Port Isaac, and Newquay. All of which offer beautiful beaches and fantastic watersports opportunities. Whilst in the South you can enjoy the popular locations of St Ives, Porthcurno, and Praa Sands.
Or enjoy some time in Devon, where you can explore the sought-after after destinations of Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Torquay, and the bustling city of Exeter. Visit the impressive Exeter Cathedral, shop till you drop in the city centre, or dine at the wealth of restaurants on offer.
Experience the best of Dorset with a trip to the waterside towns and villages of Weymouth, which boasts a variety of family-friendly attractions, the awe-inspiring Lulworth Cove, Swanage, Poole, and Bournemouth.
Venture further to Somerset, where you can truly get out in the great outdoors in the Exmoor National Park, Quantock Hills, and Mendip Hills AONB. Be sure to visit the historic town of Bath, where you can visit the Roman Baths and relax in the Thermae Spa.
Types of Last-Minute Cottages South West
Planning on bringing your pooch? We’ve got you covered with our collection of dog-friendly cottages and pets go free cottages. Or if you’re looking to get a discount, keep an eye on our pet-friendly special offers!
Begin your last-minute holiday to the South West with Helpful Holidays today!