Helpful Holidays

Helpful Holidays is the award-winning self-catering cottage agency offering 700 of the finest holiday homes in the West Country. Across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, each cottage has been hand-picked and is regularly inspected to ensure it’s a great place for a happy holiday.

Established 35 years ago in the heart of the West Country, Helpful Holidays has earned numerous customer service awards and was selected for a Sunday Times Travel award, praised for providing ‘a simple service done superbly well’. Their friendly, ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ service means you can be sure your cottage will be everything you expect and more.

The friendly team are happy to guide you to cottages which match your dreams. They’ve visited them all and know them inside out, plus they all live in the wonderful West Country and love sharing special ‘secret’ places to visit. From big sociable houses accommodating up to 47 people,  just right for family gatherings and special celebrations, to cosy little cottages for two, Helpful Holidays has something for all tastes and pockets.

All the cottages are clearly pictured and described, together with customer reviews, at, where you can book and pay securely online.

Helpful Holidays are always happy to hear from owners of West Country properties who would like to discuss holiday letting and find out how their experienced property managers make letting easy and rewarding.