Original Cottages - South West

Original Cottages is a family of brands that first started at the dining table of Richard and Lesley Ellis in the early 1990s and have since grown to become the largest family-owned independent holiday cottage company in the country. We today manage more than 30 local offices, a team of more than 300 staff and a portfolio of over 4,000 cottages - and counting!

South Farm Carp & Coarse Holidays, Cullompton - Devon

South Farm Holiday Cottages are nestled on gentle slopes between Honiton and Cullompton in East Devon, we offer a self contained holiday accommodation with a choice of seven self catering cottages and a large farm house that sleeps 10 with its own hot tub (charged at £50 per visit). South Farm Holiday Cottages is an idyllic family holiday destination within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty less than an hour's drive from Exmoor or Dartmoor.

Wye & Usk Foundation's Fundraising Auction 2017

Submitted by admin on November 21, 2017 - 10:18am
The Wye & Usk Foundation's Auction has started...  It's Time to place your bids!

 This is a great chance to bid for some fantastic lots, ranging from guided fishing on some fantastic beats both within our catchment and beyond to exclusive shooting, cases of fine wine, holiday cottage breaks and even one of WUF's own world-famous Victoria sponge cakes!

The auction runs to midnight on Sunday 10th December 2017. 


Submitted by jane on November 6, 2017 - 4:36pm

Rules, rules, rules. Theoretically, the Environment Agency is in favour of fishing – healthy outdoor sport, encourages respect for nature, spreads a tourist dollar or two, etcetera. But all its promotion is about fishing stocked ponds and lakes. When it comes to wild fishing, angling gets hobbled with so many restrictions it’s a wonder anybody bothers at all.

Millbrook Fishery Torpoint - Cornwall

Millbrook Coarse Fishery set in a beautiful Cornish valley on the forgotten Rame Peninsular.  This one acre water was originally built to supply the local village with water but now nature has had a chance to thrive so many important plants, birds, butterflies and insects including Kingfishers and rare orchids, thrive here.
The water depth ranges from 15 feet at the dam end to 2 feet at the far end, and has swims.
Day tickets (6am-6pm) - £8​
Evening Tickets (6pm-10pm) - £5​

Dream Carp Holidays - France

Dream Carp
Dream Carp Holidays lists a wide range of carp and catfish venues across France. With cross channel carping becoming increasingly popular as friends and family holidays, it’s of critical importance to choose a venue that is suited to your fishing abilities but also has the facilities you need to make it an enjoyable and memorable trip. 

Dream Carp Holidays lists:

South West Fishing for Life - Blakewell Trout Fisheries - Barnstaple

Submitted by Mandi on September 20, 2017 - 12:09pm

South West Fishing For Life have started a new Fly Fishing group for breast cancer patients in North Devon.

Gillian Payne who founded the group says its offers support and new friendships for ladies that have had breast cancer or lymph node surgery.

Fly fishing not only provides gentle relaxing exercise, but in this wonderful atmosphere, refreshes the soul as well.

The group meet up every first Wednesday of the month 2-4pm at Blakewell Fisheries, Barnstaple, North Devon. No experience necessary.