In addition to the regular in-house property inspections completed by Coast & Country Cottages, many properties have also been assessed by VisitBritain under its National Quality Scheme. We are delighted to announce that five ‘New for 2012’ properties have now been VisitBritain assessed.

9 Prospect House, Hallsands (sleeps 4)

This beautifully designed apartment is part of the stunning Prospect House development, perched on a cliff top overlooking the Start Bay coastline. Finished in a stylish ‘New England’ theme throughout, the apartment boasts stunning views out to sea and across the surrounding countryside. Guests at this luxury property can enjoy the use of the communal gardens, tennis court and outdoor swimming pool. The property has received a VisitBritain Four Star Gold award.

Blackbird Barn, Woodleigh (sleeps 4)

This beautifully finished, spacious barn conversion is perfect for a family or couple looking for a luxury rural retreat. Blackbird Barn has been furnished in a contemporary country style by an interior design company. The property has a fantastic open plan living space, as well as a pretty garden, perfect for relaxing in with a Devonshire cream tea. Blackbird Barn has received a VisitBritain Four Star Gold award.

Ferryside, East Portlemouth (sleeps 8

The cottage is in a unique location adjacent to East Portlemouth beach on the beautiful Salcombe estuary. The town of Salcombe can be reached quickly and easily via the small passenger ferry that runs all year round. Ferryside has superb water views from the spacious terrace, as well as from the sunny sitting room. Guests can also enjoy the use of two moorings. The property is pet friendly and has received a VisitBritain Four Star Gold award.

Holset House, East Portlemouth (sleeps 10-12)

This luxurious and elegant house is ideal for a large family gathering. With beautiful gardens and children’s play equipment, as well as fabulous, spacious living accommodation with a feature fireplace, Holset House is very desirable whatever the season! Within easy reach of the South West Coast Path, and the foot passenger ferry to Salcombe, this rural retreat is perfect for a family party or gathering with friends. The property has received a VisitBritain Five Star Gold award.

1 At The Beach, Torcross (sleeps 6)

This very spacious and particularly well presented ground floor apartment has a private terrace and superb views across Start Bay. Stylish and contemporary, the property is just a few yards from the beach, village pub, cafes and restaurants. It is also within a short walk of the unique freshwater lake, Slapton Ley. The property has received a VisitBritain Five Star award.