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Plymouth Light. Photo  Home At First.

TRAVEL TO DREAM DESTINATIONS WITH ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

THATCHED COTTAGES, DARTMOOR, DEVON

QUALITY LODGINGS

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LOTS TO DO

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WHAT YOU GET FROM HOME AT FIRST

DESIGNING & BOOKING YOUR TRIP

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Welcome to Devon...

Thatched Cottage, Devonshire. Photo  Home At First.

         Devonshire cream teas, thatched villages, bluffs, heath and moor right out of the novels of Thomas Hardy, sandy coastal resorts well-known and anonymous, full-sized toy trains, toy-sized wild ponies, May flowers and the May-flower all draw you to Devon.

DEVONSHIRE THATCHED
 COTTAGE

Photo HOME AT FIRST

STRAWBERRIES &
DEVONSHIRE CREAM

photo courtesy Martin Brent – britainonview

 


CORNISH PASTY
photo courtesy
Martin Brent —
www.britainonview

...and Welcome to Cornwall!

      From the Tamar Valley to Lands End, westernmost England offers Cornish pasties, World Heritage mining, sea cliffs and crashing surf, King Arthur's legendary castle and Merlin's cave, coastal resorts well-known and anonymous, ancient Celtic language and traditions, fertile farmlands, and cozy


FALMOUTH HARBOUR AT SUNSET
photo courtesy www.britainonview.com 

 

fishing villages.

 

An Ideal Base for Exploring the West Country

Fishing Boats on the Devonshire north shore. Photo  Home At First.

          HOME AT FIRST’s West Country cottage lodgings are located one-half hour north of Plymouth, close to the southwestern entrance to Dartmoor National Park. Adjacent to the mysterious wilds of Dartmoor, within easy driving of the English Channel (south) and the Bristol Channel (north) coastlines, our cottages are ideally located to explore regions top attractions, inland or along two coasts. And, because they practically straddle the border of western Devonshire with eastern Cornwall, they provide a perfect location from which to explore all of England's West Country.
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FISHING BOATS: LOW TIDE, BRISTOL CHANNEL

Photo HOME AT FIRST

 

LOCATE DEVONSHIRE ON HOME AT FIRST'S MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES.

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Quality Lodgings!
 
       HOME AT FIRST’s West Country lodgings are well equipped with all the comforts of home. Moreover, they are perfectly located as bases for day trips throughout Devonshire, Cornwall, and even into neighboring regions of England. Bath, Exeter, Stonehenge, Plymouth, Penzance, and the English Riviera all are reachable as day trips.

King-size double bedroom, Southern Railway Station Apartments, Tavistock, Devon. Photo  Home At First.
King-size double bedroom, Southern Railway
Station Apartments
, Tavistock, Devon.
Photo HOME AT FIRST

 

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE SAMPLE HOME AT FIRST
LODGINGS NEAR THE DEVON/CORNWALL BORDER:

 

JUST WEST OF
DARTMOOR NATIONAL
PARK NEAR THE
DEVON/CORNWALL
BORDER


SOUTHERN
RAILWAY STATION
SOUTH APARTMENT

In our customers' own words:

          "The setting was gorgeous, the house lovely, our hosts gracious. The location made it a vacation in itself. It was in walking distance of a nice pub, and convenient to Dartmoor National Park and to the coast."

J. Smith, Connecticut

JUST WEST OF
DARTMOOR NATIONAL
PARK NEAR THE
DEVON/CORNWALL
BORDER


SOUTHERN
RAILWAY STATION:
NORTH APARTMENT

 

Lots to Do along Two Coasts

 

          HOME AT FIRST's West Country cottages make an ideal base for discovering some of the best of English history, culture, and geography. Two coastlines north Devon coast along the Bristol Channel, and the south Devon coast along the English Channel are within an hour or so of the cottages. Their beaches, resorts towns, fishing villages, coves, walking paths, lighthouses, dramatic cliffs, and magnificent headlands offer some of the finest coastal exploring in Britain.
          Devon's principal city, Plymouth, is reached in about 20-40 minutes from
HOME AT FIRST's Devonshire cottages. From here the Pilgrims set off for America, Sir Francis Drake made the world's oceans British lakes, and the Royal Navy continues to maintain a presence.

Sir Francis Drake. Photo  Home At First.
FRANCIS DRAKE
Photo
HOME AT FIRST

 

 

Lots to Do in Classic English Countryside

          Inland, the sweeping high moorlands of Dartmoor National Park dominate west central Devon and offer exemplary walking and touring in the wildest parts of southern England. Between the coasts and the moorlands are a myriad of convoluted valleys, each settled with ancient hamlets and villages, many featuring classic English thatched cottages, pubs with great character, and restaurants with great food and drink.
          There are hundreds of activities and attractions we have not mentioned from steam railways to D-Day monuments to eccentric museums to pony trekking. Most importantly, we think Devon offers visitors the opportunity to discover the traditional England of their imagination, and the surprising England of the present.

Devonshire Countryside. Photo  Home At First.
DEVONSHIRE
THATCHED COTTAGES

Photo HOME AT FIRST

 

Independent Travel with Home At First's Help

Lots to do on foot, by bike, or with your rental car!

Home At First's exclusive "England Activity Guide".
ENGLAND ACTIVITY GUIDE

     Drive the hedge-lined lanes. Discover hidden gems of West Country villages. Walk some of the many short and long-distance trails in Dartmoor National Park or along the coast paths. Bike on dedicated, marked bike routes. Stop for a Devonshire cream tea. Park the car and take the train to Penzance or St. Ives in Cornwall for the day. Play GOLF on a dozen courses within an hour's drive of your cottage. Discover and enjoy local pubs and fine restaurants throughout the region. HOME AT FIRST guests in Devonshire receive our exclusive "England Activities Guide", full of suggestions and maps for day trips and other activities for your visit.

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CLICK HERE! to see a sample day trip from HOME AT FIRST's exclusive "England Activity Guide".

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In our customers' own words —
 

            "What a great home base it proved to be for our Devon and Cornwall day trip wanderings. As you undoubtedly know, the driving on the back roads in Devon and Cornwall is not for the faint of heart, but I find it to be a delightful challenge — and it does serve the purposed of slowing things down and encouraging polite/thoughtful driving habits which is not all bad."

Bob & Joan B., North Carolina

HARTLAND LIGHTHOUSE ON THE ATLANTIC COAST
NEAR THE DEVON-CORNWALL BORDER

Hartland Point Lighthouse on the Atlantic coast close to the Devon-Cornwall border. Photo  Home At First.
Photo HOME AT FIRST

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Children play on Woolacombe beach on Devon's Bristol Channel coast. Photo courtesy www.britainonview.com - Martin Brent.
LIFE'S A BEACH IN THE WEST COUNTRY.
THIS BEACH IS AT WOOLACOMBE
ON THE BRISTOL CHANNEL
.
TAKE THE KIDS!

Family-friendly England

         Should we bring the kids along? Are you kidding?! There are great parks, steam train rides and boat rides better than in any amusement park, and, oh yes, amusement parks, too. Want history to come alive for your kids? Why not take them where so much history has been made? Worried about being away from McDonald's and TV? Don't be. Kids of all ages can get their burgers, fries and CNN all over Britain. And, who knows, maybe the kids will discover new tastes: fish 'n chips, ice lollies, and the fun of exploring thousands of years of English history from Stonehenge to Tintagel Castle to the Industrial Revolution.

       SEE OUR FAMILY TRAVEL PAGE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION!
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                        KIDS STAY FREE WITH HOME AT FIRST!

Photo courtesy britainonview.com
— Martin Brent

 

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The Right Prices to Create Your Dream Trip:

 DEVON & CORNWALL FIXED PACKAGE PRICING 2017

NOTE: Any included airfares are subject to change until tickets are issued and may be subject to fuel surcharges and tax increases.

NOTE: Any included car rentals may be subject to any locally charged taxes & fees.

NOTE: Prices subject to change in the event of major currency fluctuations affecting foreign-purchased components.

PRICES PER PERSON

2 PERSONS

3 PERSONS

4 PERSONS

5+ PERSONS

SUPPLEMENTS
& REDUCTIONS

1 Week
FULL

PACKAGE

• TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING

• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL

• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

 $2499
PER PERSON

$2363
PER PERSON

$2299
PER PERSON

$2223
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$401/prs.

TWO WAYS TO BUY:

1. USING THIS CHART'S Fixed Prices:

Book early. Delay paying most trip
costs until 90 days before travel.

2. USING Instant Discounts PricES:

Get a free quote which can be $100's lower than the fixed 1-week full package rates of this chart!

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INSTANT

DISCOUNT

INCLUDES: Round-trip Flights from NEW YORK to LONDON,
     + 1-Week of Lodging in Devon or Cornwall, + 7-Day Car Rental, + Guidebook.

LO SEASON
–$242/prs.

Extra Week
SAME
LODGING

$907
PER PERSON

$856
PER PERSON

$780
PER PERSON

$699
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: Additional Week at the Same Devon or Cornwall Lodging,
Plus Additional Week of Car Rental.

Extra Week
DIFFERENT LODGING

$922
PER PERSON

$892
PER PERSON

$821
PER PERSON

$734
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week at a Different Lodging in Devon or Cornwall,
Plus 1-Week of Car Rental.

1 Week
GROUND ONLY ARRANGEMENTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING
• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL
• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

$1490
PER PERSON

$1331
PER PERSON

$1200
PER PERSON

$1111
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Lodging in the Cotswolds & 7-Days of Car Rental.

1 Week
LODGING
ONLY

$1199
PER PERSON

$1053
PER PERSON

$969
PER PERSON

$949
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Lodging in Devon or Cornwall; No Transportation Items.

SEASONS:

HIGH SEASON: MAY 13 – AUG 22, 2017

MAIN SEASON: All Other Dates

LOW SEASON: NOV 1 – DEC 17, 2016 and JAN 6 – MAR 17, 2017

NOTE: Prices subject to change.

Estimated Connecting Costs per person from DEVON & CORNWALL to:

SCOTLAND

ENGLAND & WALES

IRELAND

Central Highlands, Borders, Edinburgh,
and Glasgow

Inverness & Northern Highlands

Other
England Locations

Northwestern
Wales and
Mid-Wales

Central Ireland

Counties Cork & Kerry, Donegal & Sligo, and Antrim & Londonderry

$100–$200

$150–$250

$15–$150

$30–$100

$300

$335

 

 

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What Do You Get?
WITH HOME AT FIRST'S VACATIONS TO DEVON & CORNWALL?
          You get all the elements your trip requires. You don't get more than you need. Your trip comes with the independence and flexibility that will let you travel at your own pace and explore according to your interests.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS!
            HOME AT FIRST helps you do it all with its exclusive, expansive ENGLAND ACTIVITY GUIDE, full of information keyed to exploring the West Country and beyond from your cottage home

Each spring brings new life to the West Country. Photo  Home At First.
SPRING BRINGS NEW LIFE
TO ENGLAND'S WEST COUNTRY.

Photo HOME AT FIRST

base.

 

In our customers' own words —
 

      "We would highly recommend our cottage location in Devon to our friends. Thank you for our very pleasant trip. We shall share our happy feelings about Home At First with anyone who will listen to us."

Jerome S., Connecticut

 

How to Design & Book Your Trip:
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