One of two self-catering cottages full of character ideally placed in the very heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales. A great location for cyclists who want to take on the challenge of Le Tour de France route (bike storage available) and cosy all year round with a log burner and biomass heating system. Together the cottages can sleep groups of eight. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
Two individual, character holiday cottages, located in the heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With spectacular views across the dale, this is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists or those wishing to explore the Dales. Refurbished in 2014 and benefitting from a biomass heating system. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
A charming holiday cottage located in a peaceful position near to the village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park. Within walking distance of numerous amenities and attractions, this is an ideal base from which to explore the area. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
On the boundaries of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, this quaint thatched stone holiday cottage sits in the peaceful unspoilt Northamptonshire village of Evenley close to Brackley and is ideal for exploring the many attractions of Central England.
An exceptionally attractive Suffolk Farmhouse with heaps of character sitting in a peaceful countryside position within easy reach of the areas many attractions. With a large garden and wood burning stove, this is a cosy retreat at any time of the year and perfect for a family holiday or weekend away with friends.
A four star single level holiday cottage in the peaceful farming village of Gillamoor - a picturesque unspoilt part of the North York Moors National Park. The cottage is a stones throw from a country pub, offers fantastic walking from the door, and has a south facing garden for the warmer months and a log burner for cosy winter breaks - all year round appeal. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A modern stylish Four Star Gold self-contained annex in the Hampshire village of Godshill within the New Forest National Park. Close to Fordingbridge, Wayside is an ideal place for enjoying all the forest has to offer including fabulous walking, cycling and horse riding, along with the wider area including Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A luxurious holiday lodge ideally positioned in Loughrigg within the Langdale Valley under three miles from Ambleside in the Lake District National Park. With Coniston, Grasmere and Lake Windermere nearby, and the many amenities of Ambleside close to hand, this is a good base for exploring the areas many attractions, walking or simply relaxing in stunning scenery.
A delightful holiday cottage converted from a former Watermill with a cottage garden that provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the outskirts of a small village close to Grizebeck, The Watermill is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes and its popular attractions.
Offering the perfect blend of traditional charm and modern comfort, this delightful stone holiday cottage provides an ideal retreat for couples or small families and is located a few minutes walk away from the vibrant market town of Pickering - the gateway to the North York Moors. A great choice of places to eat, shops and attractions on the doorstep and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities locally.
Sitting right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, this comfy welcoming barn is just a mile from Wainwright's Coast to Coast and surrounded by spectacular scenery. With wide appeal and flexible accommodation, it is every bit as popular with large groups of up to eleven as it is for couples taking advantage of the mid-week reduced rates.
A delightful traditional Cornish holiday cottage in the little hamlet of Cockwells, providing the prefect place for a relaxing holiday or to use as a base for exploring West Cornwall with its lovely beaches and abundance of attractions. Close to St Michaels Mount and only five miles from St Ives. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A delightful Lakeland cottage ideally situated in a tranquil position near to the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere which is located within the Lake District National Park. A cosy base from which to explore all this stunning area has to offer with super walking opportunities and an abundance of attractions.
A very pretty thatched self catering holiday cottage on the edge of the New Forest, providing very comfortable holiday accommodation and an ideal base for touring the area being just a few miles from Salisbury. Just half a mile from Fordingbridge with a good choice of amenities.
A picturesque thatched holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park providing a superb base for exploring the forest, and also the many attractions of the area including Salisbury, Winchester, the South Coast and Stonehenge. The county town of Fordingbridge with a good choice of shops and eateries is just half a mile away.
Located in the medieval village of Dunster on the Somerset coast, this lovely holiday cottage is positioned in a quiet road standing at the foot of Dunster Castle and ancient church - ideal for an activity packed holiday exploring Exmoor or relaxing break by the sea.
A collection of six holiday cottages (rated Four and Five star Gold) located on a farmstead just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley in the Yorkshire Wolds. An ideal base for visiting the areas many attractions - cottages sleeping two to twelve guests available. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
Sitting on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle on the north coast of Cornwall, this self-catering cottage sits in a quiet country lane and affords distant sea views. Just a mile from the South West Coast Path and a mile and a half from the village with its beautiful harbour, pubs and shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
The Old Dairy is located on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Boscastle on Cornwall's North Coast. With the coastal path just a mile away and excellent village amenities (including a choice of places to eat) a pleasant stroll through the famous Valency Valley (a mile and a half) this is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and beach lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
On Cornwall's stunning north coast, this welcoming holiday home enjoys a perfect position for walkers on the South West Coastal Path and strollable distance to the picturesque harbour and quaint village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a holiday by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Many owners decorate the cottage for the Christmas period, allowing you to arrive, unpack and instantly get into the Christmas spirit. Others are more than happy for you to add your own little sprinkle of Christmas magic. One of the many benefits of booking directly with the owner is that you can discuss your arrangements in advance, to ensure your Christmas is every bit as special, if not more, than normal. Click here for some more Christmas inspiration.
Tips: To ensure Christmas runs smoothly, make sure you discuss any special requirements you have, at the point of booking with the owner (for example: the number in your party including pets; whether you can put up decorations and a tree if not supplied; whether friends are allowed to visit and the size/quantity of catering facilities such as ovens and dishwashers if you are a large group). Find out what supermarkets deliver groceries and pre-book a delivery (some owners are happy to accept deliveries ready for your arrival). Do a little research and find some good local suppliers for your turkey or goose and make sure you pre-order it. If you're planning on eating out over the festive period, book well in advance. Make sure you pack your winter woolies and walking boots so you can burn off some Christmas calories on Boxing Day. For more tips, see our Essential Cottage Christmas Checklist.