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Helpful Holidays
Holiday cottages in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset
Holiday cottages in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset
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With a beautiful backdrop of breathtaking scenery and a peaceful romantic atmosphere, your West Country ceremony will be moving and your photos stunning...

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Beautifully crafted with thick walls and oak beams, Merryfield Manor sits peacefully beside an organic farm where spring lambs play. ... Read more

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It’s time to snap happy again whilst on holiday for the chance to win a holiday worth £400 with Helpful Holidays. The competition is open to all, just send us your favourite photo taken whilst on holiday in one of our cottages. Make sure your pictures are with us by the end of September 2015 to have a chance of winning that holiday. Send to help@helpfulholidays.com.
 
This is the lovely picture that won last time around (2012) taken by Joanne Wisdom of her two children playing in the surf at Durdle Door.
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Cornwall is absolutely steeped in history - and there is no better way of getting to grips with this than by exploring heritage sites. The county's castles range from medieval keeps to 16th century fortresses. Here are just a few of the sites open to the public: http://bit.ly/1EvNmxi
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If you're a keen birdwatcher, you'll probably already know that the West Country is one of the best places to spot our feathered friends. In fact, the National Trust describes the region as a "mecca" for them. Here are some tips for birdwatching in Somerset: http://bit.ly/17WFTuh
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English wines have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, and many of them are produced in the agriculturally-diverse county of Devon. Here are 3 of Devon's best vineyards to visit: http://bit.ly/1zso8us
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Save 25% on the remaining February and March weeks at this strong, typically Cornish 17th century farmhouse 1¼ miles from Veryan, Cornwall's Med. A friendly place, family owned, family used. Sleeps 8, pets welcome. http://bit.ly/1yGKOun
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Read our latest blog post for four reasons why Dorset is great for foodies: http://bit.ly/1DMqjOM
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Pennywell Farm is set to run a pig week from February 14th to 22nd - and a trip to this attraction to participate in some of the themed activities could be the perfect treat for families enjoying a break in Devon for the school half term. Read more: http://bit.ly/1zZ8N6Y
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Save 20% the weeks commencing 14th February - 21st March (inc) at this comfortable ‘upside down’ cottage created from one end of a barn on the edge of Holne. A really well considered and very welcoming base from which to explore both Dartmoor and the South Hams. Sleeps 6, pets welcome. http://bit.ly/1AroMgW
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