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Late Deals on Holidays in Devon & Cornwall, May Day Breaks and TV Locations

April 21, 2016 Destination Europe No Comments Print Print Email Email

With the May Bank Holidays fast approaching, what better time to look for a last minute break in the South West, particularly when there are last minute deals to be had.  Independent Tourism ExpertsStayInDevon.co.uk and StayInCornwall.co.uk have listed a few of their hot tips across the counties…

Port Isaac Horizon, Port Isaac, Cornwall – Sleeps 8

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Perfect for Doc Martin fans, this traditional farmhouse, set within 118 acres of cattle farm land designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoys views down to the fishing village of Port Isaac.  Footpaths lead to the coast any many peaceful coves and caves, whilst a further walk, taking in outstanding scenery along the coast path, brings you into Port Isaac itself.  The property is an ideal location from which to explore Cornwall and its golden sandy beaches (Polzeath, Tregardock, and Trebarwith, ideal for surfing, are all close by).  The area has a wide selection of pubs and restaurants nearby including one belonging to celebrity chef Rick Stein.

Save £80 – Week beginning 23 April Was £800, NOW £720

Save £80 – Bank Holiday Week beginning 30 April Was £800, NOW £720

Save £110 – Week beginning 16 July Was £1,420, NOW £1,310

Week beginning 7 May – £800

Weeks beginning 4 & 11 June – £960pw

Week beginning 25 June – £1,170

Further details: www.stayincornwall.co.uk

Sea La Vie, Portreath, Cornwall – Sleeps 6

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Set in the peacefully positioned village of Portreath with its sandy beach and narrow harbour, the property has panoramic views across the Atalantic Ocean and even has its own sauna. The popular local beach is within walking distance, as are a variety of other surfing sandy beaches.  Surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside with its rugged coastline, secluded coves and sheltered cliffs, this is a unique location.  The property is reverse level, with bedrooms located on the ground floor, and designed to catch the sun throughout the day.  Nearby attractions include The Eden Project, Newquay Zoo and the historic town of Truro with its cobbled streets and wealth of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cinema and theatre. The traditional seaside town of St Ives is a 20min drive away.

Save £90 – Week beginning 7 May Was £950, NOW £860

Save £90 – Week beginning 14 May Was £950, NOW £860

Save £90 – Week beginning 21 May Was £950, NOW £860

Week beginning 3 September – £1,455

Weeks beginning 10 & 17 September – £1,185pw

Further details: www.stayincornwall.co.uk

Marnin, Saltash, Cornwall – Sleeps 4

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Located on the bank of the river Lynher (fishing is available locally) in a quiet woodland park, this light and airy detached bungalow is a perfect choice for families.  Superbly located to explore the lovely beaches and fishing villages of South Cornwall, it’s also close to rugged Dartmoor and the historic city of Plymouth, with high street shops, cinema, theatre, The Hoe, Barbican and National Marine Aquarium. The property also includes usage of an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, playing field and children’s playground.

Save £40 – Week beginning 23 April Was £395, NOW £355

Save £40 – Bank Holiday Week beginning 30 April Was £395, NOW £355

Save £40 – Week beginning 7 May Was £395, NOW £355

Save £40 – Week beginning 14 May Was £395, NOW £355

Save £40 – Week beginning 21 May Was £395, NOW £355

Further details: www.stayincornwall.co.uk

Warren House, Thurlestone, South Devon – Sleeps 10


A spacious six-bedroomed property with fantastic sea views and access to tennis courts; local golf course and just a few minutes walk to the beach.  The towns of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth are close by and have a wealth of great seafood restaurants and shopping.  Close too is the historic Burgh Island, inspiration for Agatha Christie’s books ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘Evil Under The Sun’.  The property has a sunroom with doors onto the patio, whilst the dining room comfortably seats 10 people.

Save £95 – Week beginning 22 April Was £950, NOW £855

Save £95 – Week beginning 13 May Was £950, NOW £855

Week beginning 2 September – £1,845

Further details: www.stayindevon.co.uk

Tranquillity Cottage, Appledore, North Devon – Sleeps 4

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Situated along one of Appledore’s many picturesque side streets, this is a traditional fisherman’s cottage just a short stroll from the quayside.  Steeped in maritime history, Appledore has a choice of shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries, as well as a Maritime Museum.  Seasonal river trips across to Instow, with its sand dune beach, or fishing trips in Bideford Bay are available, or you can walk the coast path to Bideford or Westward Ho! both just over a mile away.

Save £80 – Bank Holiday Week beginning 29 April, Was £395 NOW £315

Save £60 – Week beginning 6 May, Was £395 NOW £335

Save £60 – Week beginning 13 May, Was £395 NOW £335

Save £60 – Week beginning 20 May, Was £395 NOW £335

Week beginning 27 May – £600

Further details: www.stayindevon.co.uk

Forches Head Cottage, Broadclyst, East Devon – Sleeps 2

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A traditional country cottage, nestling in the Devon countryside, the property has far reaching views over open fields and is a haven for birds (birds of prey and many small garden varieties).  The property overlooks Ashclyst Forest and wildlife is abundant.  It makes the area an ideal location for energetic walkers or for those that like a quiet ramble along forest paths and local villages.  East Devon beaches are a short drive away, as is Sidmouth.  The nearby town of Exeter has something to suit all tastes with its ancient Cathedral, remaining Roman wall and modern shopping centre. The quay area is particularly interesting for a stroll and lunch or for simply sitting beside the River Exe watching the world go by.

Save £70 – Week beginning 23 April Was £365, NOW £295

Save £70 – Week beginning 7 May Was £365, NOW £295

Save £70 – Week beginning 14 May Was £365, NOW £295

Week beginning 4 June – £435

Further details: www.stayindevon.co.uk

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