This welcoming cottage near the centre of Bridport is ideal for couples, families and children as it sleeps four guests in two bedrooms. With more than 200 years of history, the period property has been sympathetically modernised without losing traditional character and charm. It is a two-minute walk from Bucky Doo Square, shops, pubs and restaurants, yet its leafy outlook and lack of passing traffic means it is peaceful and quiet. West Bay, Portland Bill and the Jurassic Coast are all easily accessible by car or public transport. A great base for exploring Dorset and its stunning coast.
Stay in luxury at The Hayloft at Flamborough Rigg. Awarded 5 Gold Stars for its consistently high standards, the stone cottage near Pickering in the North York Moors National Park sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is popular with couples and families visiting the area. You can see Cropton Forest from the cottage and garden, and with Dalby Forest also nearby there is an excellent variety of footpaths and cycling trails to enjoy. The Hayloft at Flamborough Rigg is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Coast, including Whitby and Sandsend. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Sitting in a half acre garden (with hot tub!), The Manor Vineyard is located on the Cotswold Manor Estate. Nestling amongst seventy acres of private land, this well presented holiday home sleeps up to ten guests and is an ideal choice for a large family holiday, getting away with friends or a celebratory weekends (including hen and stag parties). Centrally located in the country, the manor house is easily accessible and available for short breaks all year round.
The Manor Hall is the largest of eight properties on the Cotswold Manor Estate. There is room for 26 (or up to 29 people with additional beds) in nine bedrooms, so it is perfect for getting away to catch-up or celebrate a special occasion with friends and family (hen and stag nights welcome). Tucked away at the end of a long, gated drive and surrounded by 70 acres of private land, Manor Hall feels peacefully rural yet is within easy reach of Oxford, the M4 and M40, and only an hour from Heathrow Airport. The owners are happy to help you arrange special extras and different activities to help make sure your time at The Manor Hall is as perfect as you wish it to be.
The Barn occupies a stunning location near the beautiful Helford River in Cornwall. Sleeping up to eight people, it is perfect for families and friends who want to enjoy the beaches, towns and countryside without being tied down to just one of them. The entire Lizard Peninsula is spread out before you, with miles of beautiful places to walk, cycle, kayak and swim. Falmouth and Truro are both only a short drive away, while the friendly village of Constantine is around a 10-minute walk, and the excellent Trengilly Wartha Inn is just a two-minute walk from the property.
Stay within the ancient walls of Conwy in this charming three bedroom terrace with fantastic views. The cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has a flexible layout that appeals to families and couples who appreciate being within walking distance of Conwy Castle, the river, beach, shops and places to eat and drink. Conwy has excellent public transport links, so staying here means you do not have to drive to be able to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, history and culture of Conwy and the surrounding area.
Settle is the ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tucked away on a quiet residential street behind Market Square, The Red House is a traditional stone terraced cottage that sleeps up to five people. Families and couples appreciate the convenience of being within easy reach of places like Ingleborough and Pen y Ghent, yet within walking distance of great pubs and a variety of places to shop and eat.
A two-minute walk from the beach, shops, cafes and pubs, Belle Vue is a fantastic self-catering apartment in Woolacombe that sleeps four people in two rooms. It has storage for surfboards, bikes and wetsuits and a private parking space - all those important extras that will make your seaside holiday even more relaxing and stress-free. Spend your days on the sand at Woolacombe, or venture around the coast to nearby Croyde or Moreton Hoe. With lively towns and pretty villages to explore, this is a great holiday location for couples or families all year round.
Part of the Peninsula Cottages members only estate, Enterprise sits right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads in the popular village of Wroxham. Enjoying a riverside position, guests can enjoy pubs, shops, fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking on the doorstep, as well as lovely riverside walks, plenty of relaxation and an abundance of Norfolk's finest attractions within easy reach.
Tucked away on a peaceful lane a short walk from the centre of High Casterton (with pub) and just 1.5 miles (20 minute walk) from cosmopolitan Kirkby Lonsdale with a great choice of pubs and shops, Norwood Cottage is a fantastic choice for couples or families who love spectacular scenery, great food and plenty of variety. There is good access to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with fantastic sights like Cragg Hill, Dentdale and Levens Hall all nearby. The flexible layout accommodates four people in two bedrooms, with the second bedroom being able to be configured as either a double or a twin, depending on your needs.
The Forge at Bedford Cottage is a superb base for exploring Dartmoor's stunning national park and provides a warm welcome for two guests (and singles) at any time of the year. Just 100 metres from The Drake Manor pub in the peaceful Devon village of Buckland Monachorum, guests can enjoy superb walking, cycling and an abundance of attractions for day trips out.
St Ives is a very popular holiday destination thanks to its natural beauty and excellent amenities, and The Apartment somewhat of a gem. Close to the centre of town with lots of space, it sleeps up to six people and is popular with couples, families and friends. Beaches, shops, galleries, restaurants and public transport are only a short walk away, offering convenience without having to sacrifice your privacy.
Derwent House is a charming Grade II listed holiday home once owned by one of Matlock's leading families. It is set back from the street with beautiful gardens and six generously proportioned bedrooms to provide space for up to 12 people to stay in comfort. The house is only a few minutes walk from the Derwent River and Matlock's fantastic independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is close to popular attractions such as Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham, Bakewell and Chatsworth House, and many of the beautiful walking and cycling trails for which the Peak District is famous.
The Coach House at Oaks Barn Farm is in a peaceful rural location on a working farm just ten minutes from the excitement of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Spend your days exploring all of Warwickshire's best attractions (including the Cotswolds), cycling through country lanes or even boating on the River Avon, and your evenings relaxing by the outdoor Kandai fire bowl as you enjoy star-filled skies. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is a comfortable choice for couples, families or friends. Oaks Barn Farm has another cottage and several shepherd's huts which can be booked together with The Coach House to accommodate larger groups.
The collection of apartments at The Old Rectory makes it ideal for everyone from couples to large groups of family or friends. Its location on the edge of Lanreath village is private and peaceful, yet only 100 metres from the village shop and two miles from the Jubilee Inn at Pelynt. The beaches at Looe and Polperro are ten minutes away, while favourite attractions like the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Monkey Sanctuary are all easily accessible by car. Outdoor swimming pool available from May to the end of August.
Just 40 minutes from Edinburgh and within easy reach of Perth, Stirling and St Andrews, Balgedie Lodge is a slice of Scottish heaven. As the name suggests, the holiday cottage is in the peaceful hamlet of Balgedie, a short walk from the Balgedie Toll Tavern, the shores of Loch Leven, and the village store at Kinnesswood. The late Victorian gate keeper's cottage sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms and is a favourite with families and couples who love that there are fantastic walking and cycling paths nearby, as well as opportunities for golf and fishing.
Everything in Northumberland feels big, from the vast stretches of sandy beaches to the enormous blue skies and castles that dominate the landscape. How lovely then, to stay in this charming Victorian terrace with its pretty cottage garden, open fireplace and countryside views. It is perfect for couples or small families as there is easily enough space for four people in two bedrooms. The cottage is on the fringes of Belford, only five miles from the coast and within walking distance of shops, cafes and popular pubs.
With a log burning stove for cosy winter breaks and a hot tub that allows you to sit back and soak up the beautiful surrounding Scottish countryside, Railway Crossing Cottage is a popular retreat at any time of the year. Perfect for families and couples (one or two), the cottage is nicely sandwiched between the pretty historic fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther, and a good base for discovering the beauty of the East Neuk area of Fife.
Kath's Cottage sleeps two and is an ideal 'bolt-hole for couples looking to explore the South East of England and its many attractions. Ideally located on the edge of the Kentish town of Tonbridge, this charming cottage offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing break and is within easy reach of an abundance of country houses, the Kent coast, Royal Tunbridge Wells and London (just thirty five minutes by train).
Anchorage Mews is perfect if you need to get away for a few days or you want to spend a holiday by the beach. Tucked away down a pretty lane on Mersea Island - one of the best kept holiday destinations in the UK, the cottage is a scant 90 minutes from London, and within walking distance of a cafe, oyster bar, restaurant and the waterside Victory pub. There is room for six guests to stay in three bedrooms, and dogs are welcome. The peaceful island is a beautiful spot to relax and unwind at any time of year.