Escape to the West Country this October

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October is a wonderful time to get away to the countryside. Woods are carpeted with rich reds and earthy ochres, horse chestnut trees are giving up the last of their conkers, deer are rutting and the hedgerows are heaving with a bounty of berries. Farmers markets and farm shops across the West Country are bursting with the best of the harvest, and country pubs are stoking their log fires ready to warm walkers and explorers (along with a good pint of local ale!). Read on to find your perfect country escape in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall this October….


Notton Hill Barn Cottages

Notton Hill Barn Cottages - Rabbit Cottage

What better way to spend the day than wandering through wildlife-rich farmland on the western edge of the Purbeck Downs, before heading back to your cosy cottage to warm your toes by the woodburner? Right on the MacMillan Way, one of Dorset’s key walking trails, Notton Hill Barn Cottages make a super base for exploring the area. From its hilltop setting, you’ll enjoy good views of the rolling Dorset countryside, with Hardy’s monument to the South and Lulworth Cove to the East, and on clear nights the view of the night sky can be spellbinding. The character cottages, converted from 18th century flint and stone barns, are perfect for families. Though a rural location, nearby Maiden Newton boasts its own bakery, family pub, restaurant, fish and chips, coffee shop and general store. Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly ✓ (Fox and Badger Cottages) Accessible x

Check in Friday 21 October Check out Friday 28 October

Rabbit Cottage (sleeps 5+cot) was £380 now £350

Check in Saturday 22 October Check out Saturday 29 October

Fox Cottage (sleeps 8+cot) was £470, now £420
Badger Cottage (sleeps 5) was £390 now £350

Winter Offer
15% discount on weekly rate for any 2 person cottage from Oct – Mar 2017 (not Christmas/New Year)

BOOK NOW Call 01300 321299 (quote ‘Cartwheel Holidays’)

Luccombe Farm Holidays

Luccombe Farm Holidays

Nestled in a beautiful hidden valley in the heart of Dorset, Luccombe Farm Holidays‘ collection of cosy 4* cottages on Murray and Amanda’s traditional family farm are ideal for a peaceful escape. Relax in the sauna and completely unwind in your cottage with a massage from Saira, the on site holistic healer. For the more active, there’s an indoor swimming pool, gym and riding school, as well as 650 acres of rolling downland to explore. The pretty thatched village of Milton Abbas is within walking distance, as is its excellent pub and restaurant! Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly ✓ Accessible ✓

Check in Saturday 15 October Check out Saturday 22 October
Granary Cottage (sleeps 2): £513
Sty (sleeps 4): £758
Cakehouse (sleeps 4): £785

Check in Friday 21 October Check out Friday 28 October
Old Granary (sleeps 2): £543

BOOK NOW Call 01258 880558 (quote ‘Cartwheel Holidays’) or check the latest availability here >

Cardsmill Farm Holidays

Cardsmill Farm Holidays Dorset - Courthouse Farmhouse

Set in the picturesque Marshwood Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Cardsmill Farm Holidays‘ collection of large self catering cottages are a great place to stay if you are holidaying with extended family or a group of friends. Here, you get the best of both worlds – coast and countryside. The cottages are just a short drive from Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, where Charmouth and Lyme Regis are great for fossil hunting and coastal walks. You can watch the cows being milked each morning on the family’s working dairy farm, walk the leafy lanes and footpaths to the village pub and local woods, or try golf and horse riding nearby. Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly ✓ Accessible ✓

Special offer! 10% discount on October breaks between Monday 3 and Friday 21 October at Courthouse Dairy (sleeps 11), Courthouse Farmhouse (sleeps 11), The Hayloft (sleeps 7) and The Stable (sleeps 6).

BOOK NOW Call 01297 489375 (quote ‘Cartwheel Holidays’)


Berry Park

Berry Park Holidays Devon

Berry Park is a splendid Victorian country house in a beautiful setting, with gardens and fields looking out onto views of the sea, Marsland Valley and grassy hillsides. It is right on the Devon/Cornwall border, next to an area of outstanding natural beauty that is home to rare wildlife including red deer, otters, owls and buzzards. There’s a lovely unspoiled rural beach down the hill, with waterfalls, rockpools and lots of sand at low tide. The Old Smithy Inn is just a short walk from Berry Park, serving real ales and excellent food. The house has been converted into six apartments with two adjoining 16th century cottages, perfect for couples, families and groups. Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly ✓ Accessible ✓

Prices in October from £240 – £570

BOOK NOW Call 01288 331329 (quote ‘Cartwheel Holidays’) or check latest availability here >

Malston Mill Farm

Malston Mill Farm Kingsbridge Devon

Just 3 miles from Kingsbridge, and close to gorgeous beaches and ancient towns, Malston Mill Farm is the ideal base for couples and families to explore the delights of South Devon and Dartmoor. But if you don’t feel like venturing too far, Malston Mill’s exceptional facilities will be sure to keep the whole family entertained. There’s a proper snooker room, games room, gated soft play area and outdoor play areas, and to help you unwind, there’s a wonderful indoor heated pool, infra red sauna and hot tub. The 4* and 4* Gold cottages are full of old world country charm, character beams, four poster beds and log fires. And the setting couldn’t be more idyllic; the cottages look out onto a the huge fishing lake and stunning landscaped gardens nestled in one of Devon’s most beautiful valleys. Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly x Accessible ✓

Check in Saturday 22 October Check out Saturday 29 October

Courtyard Cottage (sleeps 4 ) was £920 now £785
Riverside Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot) was £1,010 now £860
Lakeside Cottage (sleeps 2) was £505 Now £430

BOOK NOW Call 01548 852518 (quote ‘Cartwheel Holidays’)

Woodlands Grove Caravan and Camping Park

Woodlands Grove Caravan and Camping Park

A haven of peace and quiet, relax at Woodlands Grove Caravan and Camping Park in the South Devon countryside. This touring park is set in terraces with glorious views across magnificent countryside, and has every luxury the modern camper asks for. The park is in a superb location, within easy reach of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmoor. Explore the natural beauty of the coast, wild cliffs, golden beaches and the river valleys. South Devon provides the perfect holidays for adults seeking that tranquil break or families looking for adventure. Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly ✓ Accessible ✓

Adult Midweek Special Offer: 5 nights £54 from Sunday night to Friday morning, includes, 2 adults, unit, electric hook up, awning, the dog and the kitchen sink. The last date for arrival is Sun 23 Oct 2016.

Free entry to Woodlands Hallooscream Park: When you stay at Woodlands Grove from 22 to 28 October you get free entry to Woodlands Hallooscream Park and all the Halloween activities on offer.

BOOK NOW Call 01803 712598 (quote ‘Cartwheel Holidays’)


Court Farm Holidays

Court Farm Holidays outdoor play

Court Farm Holidays‘s collection of family-friendly cottages are a haven for children and parents alike. Just 2 miles from the sand and surf of the North Cornwall coastline, in idyllic Marhamchurch village. You’ll find everything you need to relax and revitalize; heavenly spa treatments, indulgent hot tubs, a local chef to deliver freshly prepared meals to your door and even babysitting if you fancy a night out. Fully equipped right down to the little extras, with baby friendly items available plus toy boxes and a selection of children’s books. There’s a fantastic warm indoor swimming pool, and lots of play equipment for little ones. Children love joining in the morning egg collecting and animal feeding too. Family friendly ✓ Dog friendly ✓ Accessible x

Check in Friday 21 or Saturday 22 October
Cabin (sleeps 2, private garden with hot-tub) was £555, now £499.50/week
Southpark (sleeps up to 6, private garden with hot-tub, dog friendly) was £1350, now £1215/week

BOOK NOW Call 01288 361 494 or check latest availability >

Ta Mill

Ta Mill is a peaceful rural hideaway and an idyllic place to relax. Ideally situated for touring Devon and Cornwall and within easy reach of the dramatic heritage coastline of North Cornwall. Explore hidden coves and pretty fishing villages, visit the pretty village of Boscastle or the mystical castle of King Arthur at Tintagel. If you love walking, there are peaceful fields and meadows nearby, as well as the wilds of Bodmin Moor. And at the end of the day, unwind in the hot tub or swim spa.

Ta Mill Cottages Cornwall - main house


The traditional Cornish slate and stone cottages each have their own character and unique charm, with cosy wood burners and beautiful original features. Decorated to a very high standard, enjoy 4* quality accommodation with modern luxuries all year round.

10% off cottages, short breaks or weekly bookings from Sunday 16 to Monday 31 October.

BOOK NOW Call 01840 261797  or check latest availability >

Ta Mill Lodges Cornwall Meadowview kitchen

Alternatively, choose from a Scandinavian style Meadowview or classic log cabin Brookview Lodge, both offering comfortable, high quality accommodation with wonderful countryside views.

10% off lodge bookings, short breaks or weekly bookings from Sunday 16 to Monday 31 October

BOOK NOW Call 01840 261797  or check latest availability >