The Naval port of Plymouth is rich in Maritime history and is scattered with its nautical references and provides a lovely, historic coastal location from which to explore South Devon and Cornwall. The Pilgrim Fathers set sail to America from here and it remains one of the UK’s main navel ports offering sites of great navel vessels leaving and entering Plymouth Sound. The beautiful port and harbour are just a few reasons to why Plymouth is up there in the top ten destinations for a family friendly holiday. The city is filled with sites and attractions that you can enjoy from your holiday cottage for a week or two. Self catered Holiday cottages within Plymouth are scattered along the streets and waterfront of this fine city and each one is as stylish as the last. You can try your hand at sailing or rowing and get out onto the water for yourself and explore the neighbouring coves and beaches such as Cattedown or Turnchapel. Or board Cremyll Foot Ferry and take a slightly more relaxing route to the equally attractive areas surrounding Plymouth.
Further afield, the wilds of Dartmoor offer an immense adventure playground for hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers, while along the coast there are many small coves, beaches, creeks and small fishing villages just waiting to be explored.
Set in the historic Grade I listed building at Royal William Yard, this contemporary one bedroom apartment sleeps four guests and has wonderful waterside views. Enjoy eating out at the many great restaurants that line the streets of the Barbican, or simply cosy up and relax in this stylish home.
Set in the iconic Grade I listed Royal William Yard, this two bedroom apartment offers a wonderful architect-inspired space with original features and contemporary design. Take in the unique atmosphere of the area where its cobbled streets are lined with cafes, boutiques, bitros and art galleries.
A chic refurbished ground floor apartment set within the opulent 1 Elliot Terrace on Plymouth's Hoe. Designed to provide a bright and airy space, this property has also been thoughtfully laid out to provide privacy to the main sleeping area and even has voice activated music and heating.
A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits at Buckminster Fuller, a Geodesic Dome Home set on vast grounds near Worston in South Devon. Boasting sweeping countryside views and a spacious deck with a hot tub, the dome home also offers a cinema screen, on-site fishing, a and luxurious décor.
Treat yourself to a city break at this fabulously stylish apartment on Plymouth Hoe. A chic, open-plan layout provides a bright and contemporary space for four guests and you'll love the indulgent touches like voice activated climate and music control as well as the barista-style coffee machine.
Experience an amazing stay at this luxurious apartment in Plymouth. With extraordinary views over the Hoe and Plymouth Sound, this beautiful second floor property sleeps six guests and has a large private balcony with spectacular sea views.
Uninterrupted views across Plymouth Sound await couples at Lighthouse View, a luxurious, romantic apartment on Plymouth Hoe in Devon. The elegant coastal apartment offers a generous furnished balcony with ocean views as well as a living area with sash windows, and gently invigorating sea breezes.
If you're looking for the perfect base from which to explore the sights and sounds of the marvellous city of Plymouth, this elegant studio apartment is just the place. With plenty of space for four guests this property also welcomes one dog and is close to the famous Barbican and Hoe.
Old world grandeur meets super chic living in this sophisticated apartment. Sleeping four guests, Lady Astor has recently been refurbished its plush interior is second only to the stunning views from its balcony that overlook the Hoe as well as Plymouth Sound.
Stars in the Sky is a sophisticated romantic cottage for two nestled among the greenery near Plymouth, Devon. Stargaze through the skylight or the secluded hot tub. Bask in the sun on the furnished deck, before retiring to a chic open-plan space and the lofted bedroom. Enjoy coast and country life.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Ottery St Mary
- South Huish
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
Plymouth itself is situated in between the mouth of the two rivers Plym and Tamar, which join together at the Plymouth Sound, which is the local Plymouth bay, fondly known as ‘The Sound’. With brilliant views all the way out to sea, it’s no wonder The Sound is a popular area for locals and tourists alike; creating a warm, inviting atmosphere filled with faces from all over the country.
Away from the clear waters and further inland you can find many more attractions such as The Barbican, which is a long strip of buildings overlooking the Sutton Harbour Marina and the Queen Anne Battery. Aside from being in a spectacular location, The Barbican is also a hive of boutiques and cafes, which are always alive with people and music and, especially at night, it’s lit up with lanterns and fires providing an almost French atmosphere as you sit alongside the harbour and relax in the warm evening.
During the day there are many other inland attractions such as the majestic Royal William Yard, a Grade One listed building formally used as the naval boating house, or the fabulous Mount Edgcumbe, a giant fort of gardens and mystical forests that can take your breath away for sure. Plymouth holds so many treasures that it’s worth so much more than a simple day trip; make it a holiday to remember with the maritime monument that is Plymouth and a warming holiday cottage.