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.
Russell Hollow Annexe enjoys a secluded location in the Isle of Purbeck countryside, yet it is only a short walk from the centre of Church Knowle and the village's award winning pub, The New Inn. The one bedroom bungalow is ideal for couples who want the space and time to sit and enjoy beautiful country views after a happy day spent exploring. There are wonderful footpaths to explore, spectacular natural sights like Durdle Door, Wareham Forest and the Jurassic coast, and places of interest that include Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, and Clouds Hill. The cottage has fantastic far-reaching views across lush fields from the garden and courtyard, or from a comfortable spot in front of the wood burning stove in the sitting room.
As far as holiday destinations go, Northamptonshire is probably the most underrated county in England. Its geographic location in the heart of England has given it a rich history from Roman roads to Saxon and Viking occupation, Civil War battles and thriving industry; it is as lively today as it has ever been. The Coach House, situated four miles from Northampton in the lovely village of Wootton, is a wonderful place to stay. The Grade II listed cottage, which sleeps five people in two bedrooms, is a short walk from the village amenities including the Yeoman of England pub. Despite this, it is nice and peaceful with the owners creating a comfortable oasis for you to start and end every memorable day. Northamptonshire's countryside and comfortable proximity to major cities like London and Birmingham (you can reach both by train from Northampton within an hour) made it a favourite with aristocrats and gentry for building their country houses, giving it the nickname of "the county of spires and squires". Althorp House and Castle Ashby are just two fantastic examples of several stunning country houses and estates nearby, with other attractions including Salcey Forest, Wicksteed Park and the site of the Battle of Naseby.
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.
Beautifully presented throughout, this stylish barn conversion is the perfect Cotswolds retreat at any time of the year with plenty of outside space for relaxing in the summer months, and a wood burning stove for winter breaks. Sitting in the village of Paxford, you can enjoy drinks and meals at the award winning pub (just a short stroll away), wonderful countryside walks from the front door and an abundance of attractions for day trips out. A great base for exploring or simply relaxing and recharging!
Dairy Cottage is close to the centre of Churchill village and within walking distance of The Chequers gastropub, the church and other village amenities. Being just three miles from both Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold means it is ideal for couples who want the benefit of being near these famous bustling market towns, whilst having a more peaceful base to return home to at the end of the day. Although the cottage is well-equipped for self-catering, there are a wealth of local restaurants and pubs, with some particularly good ones including The Plough and The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, The Fox at Oddington and Daylesford Organic Farm Restaurant - all a short drive away. Churchill is also near The Slaughters, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Woodstock (home to Blenheim Palace) and less than an hour's drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Cheltenham, making it the ideal base from which to explore the magnificent Cotswolds.
Firthview Cottage is a peaceful retreat that is ideal for couples and families who want to explore the many attractions of the glorious Scottish Highlands. Accommodation is comfy and lends itself well to those who want to relax and unwind in a tranquil romantic setting with fabulous views of the Moray Firth and the Black Isle from both the kitchen and twin bedroom. Centrally based, the cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside sitting on a farm, yet it is easily accessible from the A96 (two miles away) and within easy reach of a wealth of attractions including Nairn, Forres, Inverness and Culloden. Fantastic opportunities for walkers, mountain bikers, golfers, wildlife enthusiasts (with dolphin spotting in the Moray Firth) and whisky drinkers!
Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands from the very comfortable base of Larch Cottage. Sleeping six people, Larch is ideal for families, couples or friends who want somewhere central to attractions like Culloden and Inverness, without being crowded by noise or people. The cottage is on a private farm, surrounded by acres of glorious countryside yet just two miles from the A96, so it is easy to get around and see everything you want to. As well as the incredible walking and mountain bike trails, the Highlands are renowned for their exciting history, world-class golf courses and plentiful distilleries. The coastal town of Nairn is just seven miles west of Larch Cottage, while Forres is the same distance to the east. There is so much to do in the area, from spotting dolphins in the Moray Firth to soaking up the history at Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle, and Spynie Palace. With somewhere as comfortable as Larch Cottage to welcome you, you may never want to leave.
Guests enjoy a warm welcome at Swallow Cottage. This stylish barn conversion comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is within walking distance of Bosherton village with its open-air tea room and an excellent pub, St Govan's Inn. The Wales Coast Path runs past the cottage, taking to you fantastic beaches including Barafundle Bay and Broadhaven South. Visit Stackpole and its award-winning pub, voted the Best Gastro Pub in Wales, Tenby, Narberth, St Davids and Pembroke. If you are feeling energetic you can walk, cycle, climb and coasteer your way around the area, or enjoy leisurely drives through winding country lanes. Children will love Folly Farm and Oakwood theme park, and there are more than enough castles and gardens to keep the grownups pleasantly occupied. Whether your holiday is about ditching your phone and reconnecting with those you love, finding a new favourite secluded beach, learning more about Britain's history or discovering delicious food and drink, Swallow Cottage is a wonderful place to stay.
Perfect for couples (one or two) and families, you will love your stay at The Granary. One of five superb holiday cottages located at Three Gates Farm, guests have excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, sauna, gym and play area, nestling amidst glorious Devonshire countryside. Although it feels rural and peaceful, the farm sits on the edge of Huntsham village, three miles from Bampton and six miles from Tiverton. Its central location means you can explore Devon, Exmoor National Park, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills and Devon's beaches within an hour's drive.
Tucked snugly between the country and the sea, Talland Croft is a dream property for families and groups of friends who want to squeeze every drop of joy from their holiday in Cornwall. The house, which comfortably accommodates ten people in five bedrooms is on a quiet residential street. It is a short walk from two excellent pubs - The Old Albion and The Cornishman, and less than a twenty minute walk to Crantock Beach. Newquay is only five miles away and Talland Croft is close to Holywell Bay, Fistral Beach and Lusty Glaze Beach, as well as attractions such as the Eden Project, Minack Theatre, St Ives, St Michael's Mount, Newquay Zoo, Lanhydrock House and Trebah Gardens. You have the option of spending your holiday days exploring, relaxing on the beach or surfing, swimming, playing golf, cycling and walking endless miles of beautiful paths and country lanes.
Stable Cottage is a large family and dog friendly holiday home sitting amongst Devonshire countryside at Wheel Farm. One of a large collection of holiday homes that are nicely presented to a Four Star standard, Stable sleeps five people in comfort and style where guests can enjoy excellent on-site facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and all-weather tennis court. Just two miles from the popular seaside village of Combe Martin, Wheel Farm provides easy access to Exmoor National Park as well as the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Perfect for large groups of families and friends sleeping up to twelve guests (five bedrooms + sofa bed), this welcoming farmhouse offers a lovely mix of traditional character and modern-day amenities to ensure a high standard of comfort. With a ground floor bedroom, this dog-friendly retreat is located at Wheel Farm close to Exmoor, nestling amongst Devonshire countryside a short distance from the coast and the seaside village of Combe Martin (two miles away). Spend your days exploring the many attractions of Devon, relaxing on the beach, walking the coastal path and countryside or staying put and making the most of excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, tennis court and sauna. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Whatever your reason for visiting Dartmoor National Park, you will find a warm welcome at Wooder Manor where five fantastic holiday properties sleep between four and six people and are as popular with couples as they are with families. The cottages are along a private driveway that leads off a quiet country lane just a flat, half-mile walk from the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Here you will find two excellent pubs (The Old Inn and the Rugglestone Inn) and two great cafes, one of which, the Cafe on the Green, has been in business for over 90 years. All of Dartmoor's best attractions are virtually on the doorstep whether you want to walk, horse ride, climb, mountain bike, or just make your way from pretty village to lovely town, tucking into fresh local produce at the wealth of cafes and pubs in the area. Wooder Manor's central location in the heart of Dartmoor National Park means you are never far from a fun-filled day out at places like Pennywell Farm, Buckfast Butterfly Farm, Haldon Forest Activity Park and Castle Drogo.
You don't have to choose between the mountains and the sea when you stay at Polanach. The Highland cottage is less than 150 metres from the shore of Loch Linnhe and sleeps four guests in two bedrooms. It is around half an hour from both Fort William, where there are mountain sports galore and good access to Ben Nevis, and Oban, where there is fresh seafood, excellent amenities and regular ferry services to surrounding islands for day trips. The small friendly village of Appin is just two miles from the cottage. There is a very good village store selling fresh and local produce, and lots of opportunities for fishing, cycling, sailing and bird spotting. With great views, an excellent location and comfortable accommodation, Polanach is everything you could ask for from your Highland getaway.
Just because you're staying in Sherwood Forest doesn't mean you have to rough it like Robin Hood and his merry men! Savile House is a lovely home which comfortably sleeps four in one double and two single rooms. It's perfect for couples, friends, and families with kids who don't like to share, and because it's so wonderfully central, you won't spend all holiday in the car. Not only is Sherwood Forest with its famous Major Oak tree three miles away, but Ollerton Mill is a short walk, and the White Hart Inn is even closer. Nottingham, Mansfield and Worksop are all a short drive from the house, and with an abundance of country walks, cycling trails, forest and parks to explore, your holiday will be full of fun and fantastic memories.
Pack your cares away and head for beautiful Broad Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Vilu Reef is a lovely one bedroom cottage within walking distance of the beach. Enjoy peace and privacy with sea views in this charming property, which has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The stylish kitchen is very well equipped for self-catering, but there are places for a meal out if you don't want to cook. St Davids, Skomer Island, Tenby, Pembroke and Haverfordwest are all within an easy scenic drive, and the Wales Coast Path runs through the village. There is nowhere better for a romantic getaway.
Experience the beauty of the forest and the sea during your stay at Forest Barn. The contemporary property sleeps up to four guests and is popular with couples, friends (having flexible sleeping) and also young families. The sleeping and living area enjoys far reaching views, while the enclosed garden is perfect for watching the kids play and ride their bikes while you relax with an evening drink. Forest Barn is in the village Bashley with two pubs, a garden centre, riding stables and a farm shop. Beaulieu, Barton on Sea, Paultons Park, Lymington and Lyndhurst are all within reach, and there are a wealth of wonderful walks through the forest and beaches (including Bournemouth) for a day out by the sea. The New Forest and Hampshire are perennial favourites with holiday makers and you'll understand why when you stay at Forest Barn.
Families, groups and couples love the warmth and welcome they get as soon as they step through the door of Annacombe. Converted from a former coach house, it sits quietly down a private lane, away from noise and light pollution. There is room for up to six guests in three bedrooms, including one double room with ensuite on the ground floor. The popular Church House Inn in Harberton is only a ten-minute walk from the cottage, while Totnes and Dartmoor National Park are both an easy drive or cycle away. Paignton, Torquay, Buckfastleigh are all less than a half hour drive, while Plymouth is not much further. Whether you want to sail, fish, shop, eat, walk, cycle, climb, or just find a new favourite view every day of your holiday, Annacombe is a beautiful place to stay while you discover the many delights of Dartmoor and the south Devon coast.