Escape to the country at Cider Cottage. This charming period cottage, which was once a cider house but has now been skillfully transformed into a romantic holiday home for two, is tucked away from a quiet lane in the peaceful hamlet of Trebles Holford in Somerset. Just two miles from The Rising Sun Inn and eight miles from Taunton, it is perfectly located for exploring the Quantock Hills, Minehead, Exmoor National Park and Bridgwater.
Take your loved one away for a romantic break in the beautiful Kent countryside. Standen Granary is tucked away in a peaceful corner of the garden of a 16th Century farmhouse, within walking distance of Biddenden village. It is only 90 minutes from central London, Gatwick and Heathrow, but a world away from the stress and bustle of daily life. Ashford, Maidstone and Tenterden are all within easy reach, as are fantastic attractions including Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Castle and the Kent & Sussex Steam Railway.
The breathtaking beauty of the Lake District makes it a wonderful choice for a romantic holiday. Set back from a quiet country lane, Pipers Howe is a peaceful haven, yet only a mile from the vibrant town of Windermere. You can easily walk to fantastic pubs like The Queens and The Crafty Baa, or shop for local produce to cook a delicious meal in the well-equipped kitchen. The ground floor apartment, which is set in the owner's extensive gardens and enjoys its own private entrance, is comfortably modern with stylish touches like slate floors, WiFi and central heating throughout. With the fells, lakes and exciting towns like Kendal and Bowness within easy reach, Pipers Howe is ideal for couples.
Escape to the beauty of the Derbyshire countryside at Hollytree Garden. The cosy apartment is perfect for a break, giving easy access to the Peak District National Park, Ashbourne, Alton Towers and other fantastic attractions. The nearest pub, The Rose and Crown, is only a short walk away, as is the award-winning Lighthouse Restaurant. Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or touring, you will find ample opportunities to enjoy your favourite pasttime, and with a wealth of charming towns and villages nearby - including Asbourne only seven miles away - there is an excellent choice of shops, markets, cafes and pubs to satisfy you. Available from May to the end of September for bookings.
You do not need to love steam trains to enjoy staying at Stokers at Heights View, but if you do then you are in luck because it is right across the road from the famous Lakeland Steam Museum and cafe! Better still, it is only 100 metres from the fantastic Anglers pub where they serve delicious food and local ales. There is enough space for up to 10 people, so the house is ideal for large families, extended groups, or friends wanting to catch up and stay in comfort while exploring the Lake District National Park, Windermere, Coniston Water, Ulverstone and beautiful Morecambe Bay.
Stay in the heart of beautiful Anglesey at Ffynnon Mab. This welcoming modern Victorian farmhouse is surrounded by lush fields with views to the Lleyn Peninsula, and sleeps five people in three bedrooms. There are miles of footpaths and cycling trails, as well as stables for horse riding. Ffynnon Mab is a favourite with families and couples who enjoy being close to all of Anglesey's best sights and attractions including Holyhead, South Stack Cliffs and Lighthouse, Llynnon Mill, Beaumaris Castle, and pristine beaches like Newborough, Porth Dafarch.
Bring your Cornwall holiday fantasies to life at Tiptoe Cottage. Tucked away in beautiful woodland setting just a mile from the heart of Liskeard, the two bedroom cottage sleeps four people and is perfectly located to give couples and families easy access to all of Cornwall's best attractions. Drive to the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, or walk to the train station and spend the day shopping and diving into Plymouth's maritime history, or browsing the galleries of St Ives. There are a wealth of walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities virtually on the doorstep, and with world-class beaches like Talland Bay, Looe and Polperro within driving distance, the whole family will be happy.
Escape to the beautiful Black Isles at Ordhill Cottage. Tucked away at the end of a private drive and surrounded by woodland, it is close to lovely forest walks and just three miles from North Kessock where you can stroll beside the water and watch dolphins. There is space for up to four adults to stay in two double bedrooms, and the house and garden are both pet-friendly. The historic city of Inverness is only a 15-minute drive away, offering great shopping, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes; and because the cottage is within easy reach of the A9, the magic of the Scottish Highlands unfolds before you. Whether you like to walk, cycle, fish, play golf, or just want a quiet place to recharge your batteries, Ordhill Cottage offers a warm Scottish welcome.
Full of traditional grandeur, Haremere Hall is a delightful country manor house sitting amongst 150 acres of parkland in East Sussex countryside. Just 45 minutes from London, this unpretentious manor house has an abundance of historic charm and provides a warm welcome to parties of 14-20 guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, catch up or simply spend family time in the country together.
Crabadon Manor is a gorgeous country house in an idyllic position in the heart of the South Hams in Devon. Formerly the holiday residence for the monks of Buckfast Abbey, this historic house has been welcoming people since the 13th Century and today provides a great venue for those who enjoy the simplistic pleasures of rural life. Full of historic charm, the manor house (and Lily Pond Cottage) sleep up to fourteen guests and are surrounded by a tranquil oasis of 240 acres of natural grounds. Perfect for a family get together, reunion of friends or milestone event, this popular part of South Devon offers a stunning coastline with wonderful beaches, glorious countryside for walking and an abundance of attractions for day trips out.
Magnolia House is the perfect 'bolt-hole' for two located on the English Riviera on Devon's stunning South Coast. This stylish holiday retreat sits in the picturesque village of Cockington, a true jewel in the Riviera's crown and popular attraction in its own right with the popular Drum Inn, horse and carriage rides, visitors centre and tea rooms. Surrounded by 450 acres of country park and three quarters of a mile inland, Magnolia house is close to Torquay and an abundance of attractions as well as having fabulous walking and cycling on the doorstep.
Cockington is one of Devon's prettiest villages with an abundance of thatched cottages and charmingly narrow lanes. Just 300 metres from the heart of the village (and the popular Drum Inn!), Mallock Cottage provides wonderfully comfortable accommodation for couples and families with older children who appreciate peace and space but who also want to be close to Torquay and the many attractions of the English Riviera. With a wealth of cycling trails and footpaths nearby, as well as fantastic attractions like Cockington Court and Country Park, there is no better place to stay than Mallock Cottage for a memorable holiday in Devon.
Peace, quiet and stunning views of the Swere Valley will be your lasting impression of Swereview Cottage. The charming annexe is built on the grounds of the owner's property to provide very comfortable accommodation for up to four people. Although perfectly set up for easy self-catering, it is within walking distance of the excellent Boxing Hare Pub (and restaurant) if you do not feel like cooking. Chipping Norton, Blenheim Palace, Banbury are all nearby, while Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon are also within reach. There are some wonderful walks around the area, including to the ancient Rollright Stones. Swereview Cottage is a great choice for couples and families.
Just for two, this studio-style retreat is a good choice for those who want to spend their days exploring the North Yorkshire Moors stunning landscape and return back to a comfy base to rest of an evening. Ashfield Cottages offer a choice of holiday homes with the Garden Room being the smallest. Sitting in the village of Lockton, the cottages are close to Dalby Forest and Pickering, have superb walking on the doorstep and are within easy driving distance of the coastline for visiting Filey, Whitby and Scarborough to name just a few of the popular places.
Cottage Three is perfect for couples and small families who want to holiday in the North York Moors. Well located close to Dalby Forest (home to Go Ape and great mountain bike trails) and the Market town of Pickering, the surrounding area offers great walking and an abundance of attractions with the Moors on the doorstep and Yorkshire's stunning coastline within easy driving distance for day trips to popular seaside resorts like Whitby and Scarborough. The cottage is one of four located in the village of Lockton with Tea Rooms and two pubs within a mile.
Ashfield Cottages offer a choice of four beautifully presented holiday homes, well placed for exploring the North Yorshire Moors close to Pickering and the Dalby Forest. Sitting in the Yorkshire village of Lockton (with tea room, plus two pubs within a mile), the cottages are perfect for those who enjoy walking or who want to explore the many attractions of the Moors and nearby coastline including Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.
Sea Whisper offers everything its name suggests. Located just minutes from Portreath beach and the Cornish town's amenities, this welcoming ground floor apartment is popular with couples and small families. A peaceful haven with covered swimming pool, children's play area, and large hot tub - all the right ingredients for a relaxing seaside holiday and within easy driving distance of St Ives, Godreavy and Redruth. Falmouth and Penzance are also only half an hour away by car making this a great base for exploring Cornwall.
Escape to the peace of the Snowdonia National Park in this beautiful 17th Century cottage. As its name implies, Away from Everything is remote and isolated, yet only two miles from Tal-y-Bont and the traditional Y Bedol pub, and just 20 minutes from Conwy town with its magnificent castle and amenities. There are fantastic footpaths and cycling trails leading from the front door. If you like you hike, then you will be lacing your boots up with enthusiasm every morning, keen to explore the Carneddau and Glyder ranges, which you can see so clearly from the house and garden. With space for up to six people in two bedrooms, Away from Everything is perfect for couples, families or friends.
Sitting in one of Devon's most enviable positions, Three Ocean Reach is just perfect for couples and is a stylish architect designed holiday home with magnificent sea views on the South Coast of Devon. Nestling within the popular South Hams area, this stylish holiday home is close to Hope Cove, Bolberry Down and Salcombe, and within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park. Wonderful coastal walks, beautiful beaches and an on-site bar and restaurant for meals out/take-aways - all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday by the sea.
Bring your dream Cotswold holiday to life at Cotswold Farm Lodge. Sleeping six people in three bedrooms, this gorgeous Cotswold stone house - once the gatehouse of a substantial estate - is set in nearly 200 acres of private fields and farmland. It offers peace and privacy, yet is only two miles from Woodmancote village and the excellent Bathurst Arms pub. Walking, cycling, horse riding and golf are all popular ways to be active in some of Britain's most beautiful countryside, while towns such as Cirencester and Cheltenham provide ample opportunity for combining shopping, sightseeing and eating.