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Holiday ideas in the West Country from Helpful Holidays

Holidays give us a great chance to refresh the batteries and do something different.  Helpful Holidays have been in touch with some great holiday ideas in the West Country - Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Hampshire  and Dorset.  The scenery is stunning and there's something for everyone.   Get away from it all, enjoy the fresh air, and you can even take your dog with you to many of the cottages available.  

Helpful Holidays have some great ideas - there are farm holidays, holidays you can go with your dog, moors and tours and more! 

Have a farm holiday

Farm Holidays

This is a great way to relax and slow down :-)  Get off the treadmill of life and head to a farm - the West Country has lots of them and many are havens for wildlife.  Small patchwork fields, steep hillsides and winding country lanes abound.  Stay at a cottage, at peace and at one with your surroundings. From £139.00.  

Canter away to Helpful Holidays here to see their Farm Holidays

Get out on the moors and get back to nature  

The West Country is well known for its wide-open expanses of moorland, most notably Exmoor (famous for the Exmoor pony), Dartmoor (famous for the Dartmoor pony) and Bodmin Moor.  And don't forget the wildness of Penwith at the end of England.  This is perfect countryside for walking, horse-riding, and getting back to nature. In autumn, the moors change: a golden time of russet bracken and purple swathes of heather; winter, dramatic rushing rivers and snow-topped tors.  From £103.00

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Woof, woof!  Dog friendly holidays with Helpful Holidays - click here to dig one out

Your dog is part of the family and a cottage holiday means your dog comes too - yippee!  Helpful Holidays has lots of places where you and your dog can enjoy a break, with new whiffs to sniff for your dog, and lots of places to explore and wag his or her tail.  There are also plenty of dog friendly beaches, so your dog can enjoy a paddle, and of course there are also cliff-top walks (keep your dog on a lead in case he or she tries to jump off over a bird or similar.)  There are many dog friendly pubs too.   From £139.00

Woof, woof!  Dog friendly holidays with Helpful Holidays - click here to sniff one out

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