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Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. See all of our South West Cottages
The Southern counties of England are varied, each with their own character and charm. Our collection of holiday cottages in Southern England covers the areas of Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. See all of our Southern England Cottages
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. See all of our North West Cottages
Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
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Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
Hidden away amongst the bends of the River Torridge and amongst nature, you will find Ridd Cottage. Sitting on a spectacularly private site boasting copious amounts of space and private parking for 4 plus cars. This tranquil cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Its peaceful presence along the river, gives the wonderful setting for days of fun with family and friends, late afternoon tea and ideal dinner settings.
From just stepping out your door you can kayak, paddle board & canoe along the river. We also have the famous Tarka bike trail with 30 miles of uninterrupted nature on our doorstep.
This idyllic cottage provides 3 luxury double bedrooms with 2 of them using ensuite bathrooms, one of the double bedrooms has its own private access to the outdoors, perfect for the early risers! One single bedroom with a Jack and Jill bed (sleeping 2 guests) and a family bathroom. A spacious and luxurious open plan, fully equipped kitchen and dining area which really is the hub of the home and a warm and cosy lounge accompanied with a real log burning fire, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and look out to the river. Situated above the kitchen is a mezzanine floor also known as the “snug” This gives the perfect opportunity to sit on a comfy beanbags, read, play a board game, just enjoy some quiet time. This area also creates a great “den” like area for kids of all ages!
As the winter nights draw in early, why not light up the burning fire and sit in the cosy but spacious lounge, or sit in the snug above the kitchen and play a board game or two?
On warmer days, why not fire up the barbecue in the garden overlooking the river followed by a dip in the bubbling hot tub
Ridd Cottage epitomises what a luxury retreat should be. Making a booking at Ridd Cottage will allow you to spend time with your loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, taking a time to pause and reflect, allowing you to make treasured memories with your family and friends!
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Nestled among the lush greenery, this charming house boasts a stunning large green lawn that extends towards a flowing river, creating a serene and picturesque setting. The house features a spacious decking area adorned with tasteful garden furniture and a cozy fire pit, perfect for enjoying the mesmerizing views while savoring a cup of coffee or hosting a barbecue party with loved ones. To top it off, a delightful Swedish hot tub sits invitingly close to the house, beckoning for a relaxing soak after a long day. The house's private woodland at the back provides an idyllic retreat for nature lovers, leading to the famous Tarka Trail for endless exploration and adventure. With its delightful blend of natural beauty and modern amenities, this house is an ideal oasis for relaxation and enjoyment.
Here we have three of the newly furnished cosy bedrooms, which boast stunning views of the river. One room has an en-suite and a private door heading out to the garden, the family bathroom with a bathtub is situated just along the corridor. In the centre we have the living room with a fireplace for the those early winter nights, and the large windows are perfect for watching the sun settle over the horizon in the summer.
First Floor Description
On the first floor we have our open plan luxury dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is perfectly kitted out with everything you may need for hosting glorious dinner parties for your family and friends. Around each window you have have a seat where you can read or watch the river go by in the mornings. Also upstairs, we have the spacious master bedroom with an ensuite and views over the countryside.
Second Floor Description
This small second floor is the perfect place for your games evening, here we have the mezzanine area over the kitchen. A great space for yoga in the morning or being able to keep an eye on the kids playing games whilst you have your morning coffee. It has a host of games for adults to!
Window Views Description
From each window you will have a uninterrupted, stunning view of the river and the horizon beyond it. A perfect place to watch each sunrise and sunset.
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The Tarka Trail
180 miles of discovery The Tarka Trail is a 180 mile, figure-eight loop inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter. Unspoiled countryside, dramatic sea cliffs and the longest, continuous cycle path in the UK are waiting to be discovered. Walking or cycling, The Tarka Trail offers the best way to experience the beauty of North Devon.Visit Website
RHS Garden Rosemoor
A rich horticultural heritage and displays a variety of planting styles to inspire visitors for a glorious day out in Devon. Nestled in the North Devon Torridge Valley, Rosemoor is an enchanting place to visit and blends formal and informal planting to magical effect. The garden has expanded over the years and there are now more than 65 acres of garden to explore. If you can’t cover everything in a day, why not become a member and enjoy as many visits as you like.Visit Website
Quince Honey Farm
Join our daily tours and activities to learn about bees, honey and everything in between! You are sure to learn something new during your visit in a fun and engaging way. There will also be time to explore the indoor and outdoor play areas, the Nectar Gardens, Exhibitions, the shop and the award-winning Nectary Restaurant. There is something to suit all ages. Take a look at what we have to offer! (Access to all the below are included in the Full Attraction entry fee, except An Hour with the Bees sessions.)Visit Website
The deepest river gorge in the South West, with 30m high waterfallVisit Website
The Big Sheep
Come rain or shine Devon’s friendliest attraction has an action-packed programme of rides, shows, animals, indoor play and events to keep everyone in the family entertained all day long. The attraction was set up to create great holiday memories and the BIG Sheep ‘flock’ look forward to giving visitors to the park a totally EWEnique day out. The BIG Sheep is home to Devon’s most popular and largest roller coaster, plus 12 hilarious, EWEnique shows with undercover viewing area. Outdoor play includes giant jumping pillows, twister ride, splash zone and archery tag. Gentle rides for toddlers include Piggy Pull-Along, Tractor Safari, self-drive Tractor Track, Pony Rides, Vintage Carousel, Swan pedalos. Fantastic events throughout the year -Visit Website
Eating and Drinking
The Cyder Press
This is just across the river. It is a cute and cosy pub which is a 5 minute drive and about a half hour walk. Extremely popular with locals who rave about its great food.Visit Website
Le Petit Monde
A popular local restaurant serving fresh local fish and fine food in a relaxed environment.Visit Website
New Coast Kitchen
The New Coast Kitchen à la carte dinner menu offers our take on modern British cuisine, served in a relaxed environment. Experience well crafted, seasonal dishes that showcase the best of locally sourced produce.Visit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
Croyde Bay Surf School
All though Croyde Bay is a little further then the closer beach of Westward Ho! It offers a great surfing experince in a quint town and is truly worth a visit.Visit Website
Ilfracombe Sea Safari is a fantastic way to see the wildlife and vast expanse of beautiful coastline that North Devon has to offer. Come along on and enjoy one of our 4 tailor made rib experiences. From a stunning 1 hour coastal cruise to a 4 hour voyage to the unique Island of Lundy where you get to encounter the 200 resident grey seals.Visit Website
Enjoy one of nature’s most exhilarating playgrounds in the safe hands of Coastline Sports. Searching for fun and adrenaline? How about wild swimming, swell-riding, shore-scrambling, cave-exploring, rock-hopping? With Coastline Sports you can fill your day jumping, leaping, climbing and paddling in the safe hands of experienced instructors. Coasteering, Paddle boarding, Surfing and Rock Climbing... take your pick! With Coastline Sports you will find exciting outdoor activities perfect for families, individuals, clubs, corporate away-days, birthday celebrations, stag- do weekends or hen parties.Visit Website
Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, whether you are a family looking for an exciting adventurous day together, or wanting to meet new friends and have a go at some exhilarating activities away from the grown ups you can do it all at Skern Lodge. Surfing, abseiling, climbing, kayaking, zip line, assault course, rafting, archery and a high ropes course are just some of the activities you can experience with Skern.Visit Website
Pine Lodge Riding Holiday
Horse riding and riding holidays on Exmoor. Explore Exmoor and see red deer and other wildlife close up. Well-behaved horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities. Ride to the pub on one of our famous safari day rides or stay in one of our cottages.Visit Website
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