A Window to the West of England

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Welcome to the West Country. A Window to the West of England provides West Country links, for business or pleasure. 

For holiday accommodation we have caravan and camp sites also holiday property, west country cottages and houses available. Use our maps or look in the Towns and Villages for more local information on the area.

We also have links to a variety of activities such as surfing, cycling and fishing in the West Country, wonderful locations in beautiful settings. For a relaxing vacation restaurants in the area and pubs to visit for evenings out, golf courses in the West Country, sailing, boat trips and days out from gardens to visit to museums.  A night out in the South West gives such a variety quaint old worlde pubs lurk around every corner mouth watering food in many guises awaits customers at the various restaurants either in town or country.

We have wonderful places to visit, links to attractions and days out, Edens gardens are the most popular at the present, but we have many more, look under attractions

Counties choose for more information about the county and links below

Map of the West of England


  • Image Somerset is often called the Gateway to the West and its many charms are conjured up by its Old English name which means the land of the summer- farm dwellers.
    One of the most notable features of the county is as large number of lovely churches. The greatest of these is Wells Cathedral. which possesses Englands most complete group of ecclesiastical buildings. The Early English west front is decorated with fine sculptures.
    Dunster , overlooked by its ancient castle is an attractive Somerset village. A yarn-market built in 1589 when Dunster was an important cloth centre, still stands in the High Street.
    Porlock is equally pleasant and boasts some lovely thatched cottages. while about a mile to its west is Porlock Weir with its little harbour, and Porlock Hill, one of the steepest in England. This is a good centre from which to explore the lonely heather-clad slopes of Exmoor or. further a field, the towering cliffs of the Cheddar Gorge.
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  • Image Dorset as seventy miles of fine coast line gently rolling hills and secluded valleys combine to make Dorset one of the most pleasant of English countries almost unchanged since its beauties were so well described by the great novelist Thomas Hardy, who was a native of the county.
    There are also many traces of a much older Dorset such as prehistoric barrows the fascinating hilltop camp called Maiden Castle or the ruined Corfe Castle which dates from Norman times.
    Botanists may stumble over some of the rare plants that grow in Dorset, while geologists will find much to interest them in the fossils and the varied and contorted rock strata found here.
    The most impressive examples are the stratified cliffs of Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove while a little way along the cliffs is a forest of fossilized tree stumps. One mile to the famous stands the famous Durdle Door, a headland from which an arch has been cut in the rock by the action of the sea.
    Once the haunt of prehistoric dinosaurs, the richly varied Dorset coastline still teems with life and adventure. Weymouth and Lyme Regis represents Dorsets livelier side with Pool Harbour more relaxed and up market in style. For cove hopping, fossil hunting, local shrimps and lively beach resorts, its perfect. For exploring ancient sites sweeping countryside, or the stunning South West Coast Path, its equally interesting.
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  • Image Devon
    across the border from Cornwall, offers a great range of scenery and has two coasts, although unlike those of its neighbour these are entirely separated by the uplands of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
    The tiny villages quiet coves and gentle valleys with rich green rolling hills sandy beaches and calm seas of Devon contrast with rugged Cornwall. Here you will find a variety of holiday choices from relaxing in plush hotels, getting away from it all in a country retreat by renting a cottage or camping in the lush countryside of Devon.
    Whether its a quite or active holiday for young or old there is always plenty to see and do.
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  • Image Cornwall
     is one of the favourite holiday counties in England because of the great variety and beauty of its scenery, which ranges from the rugged to the pastoral. 
    Cornwall is a long peninsula of stern granite moors, jagged cliffs and raging seas contrasting with quiet coves, tiny villages and gentle valleys, and there are also many fascinating relics of the past such as dolmens, stone circles, forts, and the more recent disused tin and copper. mines and china clay works.
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