Escape to the country in this romantic cottage-style apartment. Set in ten private acres with lakes and ponds, Acorn Retreat is ideal for couples who are searching for somewhere special to stay - a home-away-from-home where you can relax in comfort and style. Located on the border of Exmoor National Park Acorn Retreat is a haven for wildlife and a great choice for those who enjoy walking, exploring or simply lazing on one of Devon's many glorious beaches.
A holiday on the Norfolk coast has a timeless appeal. With space for four guests (plus an additional two for occassional use), The Felbrigg is ideal for couples or families who want to be close to beaches like Cromer but who want to retreat to a home-away-from-home where they can spread out and enjoy peace and privacy at the end of a fun day. The barn conversion is part of a larger estate and benefits from facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool and children's play area. It is just two miles from the New Inn pub and train station at Roughton, and the same distance from Cromer's fantastic Grade II listed pier, Blue Flag beach and superb restaurants. As well as being convenient for beaches like Cromer, Sheringham and Blakeney, The Felbrigg is only a short drive from The heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park and just half an hour from Norfolk. Staying in this beautiful barn conversion means you can spend a day on the beach, another bird watching on the Broads and yet another exploring the wonderful city with its rich heritage and well-preserved buildings.
Beautifully presented throughout, this cosy holiday cottages sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and is perfect at any time of the year with a lovely garden for enjoying the warmer months and log burner for cosy winter breaks. Offering the best of both worlds, the cottage enjoys a peaceful setting, yet it is just ten minute's stroll from the heart of Windermere village with its many amenities. Enjoy fabulous walks straight from the front door, top Lakeland attractions close by and plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind.
Set in a peaceful estate just a ten-minute walk from the beach at Readymoney Cove, and 15 minutes from the heart of Fowey with a great choice of pubs and shops, The Shippen is the perfect Cornwall country cottage. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is stylishly decorated to be both comfortable and relaxing. The South West Coast Path runs nearby, and there are a wealth of beautiful beaches and coves to explore. The property is part of a more extensive estate and includes the use of a children's play area. Guests can also use the restaurant and spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel for fine dining and holiday pampering. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
If you want to explore North Devon with its many attractions and glorious coastline, Stowford Lodge is an excellent choice. Offering five family-friendly holiday cottages within six acres of grounds, the cottages are just three miles from Great Torrington and within driving distance of Bude and Westward Ho! for a day on the beach. Dartington Crystal, the Tarka Trail and RHS Garden Rosemoor are just a few of the other attractions for day trips out or stay put and relax amongst the grounds with plenty of space for children to play, a woodland path and indoor swimming pool.
A comfy home from Home, Tarquol Cottage sleeps four guests and is one of five welcoming holiday homes set within extensive grounds in North Devon just three miles from Great Torrington. With facilities such as a children's play area and field, woodland path and indoor swimming pool, there is plenty on-site to keep the little ones entertained and a host of attractions for day trips out including the lovely sandy beaches at Bude and Westward Ho!, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, the Tarka Trail for traffic free cycling and the pretty villages of Appledore and Clovelly.
Welcoming with home comforts, Halcyon Cottage is a popular choice for a family holiday with excellent on-site facilities including spacious grounds with play areas for the children, indoor swimming pool and resident pets. One of five holiday homes at Stowford Lodge, the cottage is an excellent base for exploring North Devon and its many attractions with the glorious beaches of Bude and Westward Ho! within driving distance, as well as Dartington Crystal, RHS Garden Rosemoor, the Tarka Trail and the pretty villages of Appledore and Clovelly to name just a few.
Stay in comfort in the heart of the North Devon countryside at Warren Cottage. This welcoming holiday home has been converted from a Victorian farm building and has lovely features like exposed beams and brick walls. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms, it is perfect for families and nestles within six private acres which include a heated indoor swimming pool, children's play area, large flat playing field, and resident sheep, chickens and Dartmoor ponies. Warren Cottage is three miles from historic Great Torrington, and close to popular Devon beaches like Bude and Westward Ho! Cycle or walk the Tarka Trail, or admire pretty villages like Clovelly and Appledore. You will find it an extremely comfortable and convenient place to stay with plenty to keep the whole family occupied.
The country meets the coast at Dale Farm Cottage. This beautiful period holiday home sleeps seven people in three bedrooms and is perfect for families and friends. It is just outside Hunmanby village, three miles from Hunmanby Gap and five miles from Filey town and beaches. Scarborough and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are also nearby, offering lots of fun and family-friendly ways to enjoy this beautiful part of Britain. The owners have put a lot of thought and effort into furnishing the cottage, creating somewhere that is luxuriously comfortable where you can all relax and enjoy yourself. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is even an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven for relaxed family meals where everyone can catch up and enjoy being together.
Imagine setting off from your office and, within the space of an hour or two, sitting on a deck overlooking the Thames with a chilled glass of your favourite drink in your hand, watching the boats drift along the water. Water's Edge is in a quiet cul-de-sac in Henley-on-Thames, only a short walk from the town's many excellent shops, cafes, and pubs. The apartment takes up the entire ground floor of a converted boathouse and sits directly beside the river, across the water from the Royal Henley Regatta. London, Oxford and Windsor are all within an hour on the train, and you are only a short drive from the beautiful Chiltern Hills. Staying at Water's Edge allows you to spend your time off doing whatever makes you happiest whether it's walking, shopping, eating at great restaurants or, as Toad from "Wind in the Willows" did, messing about in boats.
Stay in the prettiest village in England and within reach of Castle Combe, Badminton, Bath, Bristol, Cirencester, Lacock and Stonehenge. The Old Stables sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, with a comfortable sofa bed sleeping an additional two if required. Great pubs like the White Hart are in walking distance, as is the Bybrook River and many other beautiful places of interest in what is a Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Castle Combe is a charming village with much to offer, not least its convenient location for exploring the Cotswolds and Wiltshire. Whether you're a couple searching for a romantic yet spacious escape, or a family who want to see some of Britain's finest sights such as Stonehenge and Bath, The Old Stables offers a welcoming place to stay for the duration of your holiday.
Treat yourself to a special holiday in Poole at Reflections. The beautiful fourth floor apartment is in the illustrious Dolphin Quays complex and enjoys fantastic views of the marina from the living room, balcony and bedroom. Shops, bars and restaurants are all steps away, as are Poole's beautiful beaches and attractions like Brownsea Island. You can explore the Jurassic Coast on foot, by car or by boat, or discover Dorset's beautiful countryside and market towns like Blandford Forum. Bournemouth is only six miles away, where you will find further beaches, shops and nightlife. Reflections' luxurious accommodation and 24-hour concierge gives you the benefits of staying in a hotel with the additional space and privacy that comes with an apartment. It is the perfect choice for couples who do not want to compromise on style or comfort.
The perfect holiday in Penzance needs the ideal cottage in Cornwall, and that is precisely what Fumbles Cottage is. This sweet terrace house sleeps three people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples or small families who appreciate a great location as much as comfort. The traditional cottage is just a few minute's walk to the centre of Penzance, including pubs like the Turks Head, yet it is a few streets back from the main road, so you do not get any of the noise and - an extra bonus - it has off-street parking. The cottage is also close to the train station and bus stop for those who do not want to drive. Not only are you close to top Penzance attractions like St Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre, and stunning beaches, Fumble's Cottage puts you within reach of St Ives, Lizard Peninsula, Eden Project, Wheal Coates and Lanhydrock. With all this to its name, it is no wonder Fumbles Cottage is so popular.
Ideally placed in the very heart of the Cornish fishing village of Newlyn, Seabreeze Cottage is just a short walk from a great choice of pubs, a Micheline Star restaurant, the harbour with its famous fish market and the South West Coastal Path. Close to Mousehole, Penzance (where you can catch a ferry to the Scilly Isles), St Michaels Mount and within easy reach of the areas many attractions including St Ives, the Minack Theatre and Lands End. One dog welcome and great for walkers and those with a passion for outdoor adventures, as well as relaxing by the sea.
Marston Magna is a charming village in the heart of Somerset, just five miles from Yeovil and Sherborne. Set back from the road Bridge Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms plus a baby or toddler. The period cottage was built in 1883 and retains some original features, including exposed beams. Bridge Cottage is within easy reach of Hayes Motor Museum and Fleet Air Museum. Plus, Glastonbury Tor and many National Trust properties are also a short distance away. With a wealth of excellent walking paths nearby, Bridge Cottage is an ideal base in Somerset for your holiday.
River View sits in a peaceful location next to a meadow, within stepping distance of the Kings Arms in Stoborough, a ten-minute walk from the Saxon market town of Wareham. There is room for up to seven guests plus a cot, making it popular with families and friends who want to be close to Isle of Purbeck attractions like Corfe Castle, Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World. Beautiful beaches including Swanage and Kimmerage Bay are nearby, and there is a good variety of walking trails and nature reserves where you can enjoy getting close to nature. Poole and Bournemouth are both an easy drive, or there is a train station in Wareham if you want to leave the car. With so much to offer visitors, it is no wonder that River View is a favourite with holidaymakers who fall in love with the natural beauty of the Isle of Purbeck.
Stay within walking distance of the Hawkshead Brewery, the Eagle and Child pub, and some great shops and cafes at The Wheelhouse. Built on a quiet road near the centre of Staveley village, The Wheelhouse puts you close to the action while avoiding the overly-touristy towns that detract from the peace and beauty of the Lake District National Park. The contemporary property, which is only a few miles from both Kendal and Windermere, can accommodate up to seven guests in three bedrooms. Facilities like the Swedish sauna and secure storage for bikes and pushchairs makes it perfect for families and groups of friends who want to enjoy the spectacular landscape without compromising on comfort.
Llys Tegfan Two sleeps up to six guests and enjoys the exclusive use of a private swimming pool. Part of a Victorian House, this welcoming retreat is located in the little village of Llandegfan on the South West coast of the Isle of Anglesey, just two miles from Beaumaris in North Wales. An excellent location for exploring the Island as well as the Snowdonia National Park.
Picture-postcard pretty, this gorgeous thatched holiday cottage for two oozes character with beams on the ceiling, flags on the floor, a log burner for cosy nights and a lovely garden for relaxing when the sun shines. Perfectly placed in a highly desirable position on the outskirts of Chipping Campden town within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and shops. Lovely walks from the front door and a great base for exploring the Cotswolds Hills whether you do it by car, bike or foot.
If you dream of a holiday where you can sit back in a hot tub and enjoy far reaching views over stunning countryside, then Penblaith Farm could be for you. This fantastic barn conversion has been finished to the highest specification, and with room for up to 18 guests in eight en-suite bedrooms, there is plenty of space for you to gather your family and friends together for a truly memorable holiday. Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye are just a few miles away and have a good variety of shops, cafes and pubs; while Symonds Yat, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Parks provide a wealth of choice for walkers and mountain bikers. There are dozens of nearby castles in various states of repair, from the romantic ruins of Chepstow to the gorgeous gothic-revival interior of Cardiff Castle. With wonderful Herefordshire and Monmouthshire towns and villages to happily occupy your days, and a games room, hot tub and vast gardens to entertain you at home, Penblaith Barn makes it possible for everyone in your group to enjoy their holiday. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.