With the Met Office predicting that 2010 will be a ‘barbecue year’, where better to spend a long hot summer than the beautiful coastline of South Devon, which offers the mildest year-round climate on mainland Britain, unspoilt sandy beaches, miles of open-countryside and many great attractions.
For a place to stay look no further than self-catering specialist, Coast & Country Cottages who promise the finest collection of holiday homes to suit every taste and budget, whether for a short break or a longer stay.
With accommodation throughout Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and the South Hams, the southernmost tip of South Devon, visitors will never find themselves far from a beach, scenic walk or a picturesque village with a pub serving delicious local cuisine.
Country Cottages Hillfield In South Devon
There are so many reasons to visit South Devon, but those needing extra enticement will find a plethora of events taking place this summer including the Dartmouth Music Festival (7-9 May); Salcombe Music Festival (11-13 June); Kingsbridge Music Festival (25-27 June); Dartmouth Shakespeare Week (3–7 August) and the Dartmouth Royal Regatta (26-28 August).
Just three miles from the historic maritime town of Dartmouth lies Hillfield Cottages and Country House. Boasting stylish accommodation for couples and families alike and close to the award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands, Hillfield is a stunning development of individually designed holiday properties, many of which have been awarded four-star, five-star and five-star gold status by VisitBritain.
A family-friendly complex, it offers 28 properties that sleep from 2-12, each with large flat-screen TV’s and DVD players with cinema surround sound and wi-fi connection available. Many have whirlpool baths and some properties also have their own private hot tub! Set in beautiful gardens with stunning rural views, facilities include an outdoor pool (open May – September), children’s play area and all-weather tennis court. Accommodation options at Hillfield Cottages and Country House includes:
View Keepers Cottages
Keepers Cottages – Under £100 Per Person, Per Week
Ideal for couples or a small family, choose from five delightful two-bedroom cottages, each with a king-size en-suite bedroom, a twin-bedded room and an impressive living space. They all have a private deck area and use of a BBQ. Cots, highchairs and stair-gates are available on request. Sleeping four and available in May from £398 per week or £338 for a couple and August from £890 per week.
Vantage Point – Under £259 Per Person, Per Week
This unique property, which has a VisitBritain five-star gold award, boasts a ‘wrap-around’ viewing deck with views over the extensive grounds and tennis court, a private hot tub, infra-red sauna and shower and a barbeque. With two king-size en-suite bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, this property is perfect for a large family or group sharing. Sleeping eight, it is available in peak July and August from £2,067 per week.
For more information on Hillfield Cottages & Country House or to book, contact Coast & Country Cottages (www.coastandcountry.co.uk / 01803 839600). Alternatively, follow Coast & Country Cottages on Twitter (twitter.com/CandCC) or Facebook.