The Romney Marshes are a favourite holiday destination not only for their proximity to London (the train from St Pancras takes around an hour) but for their natural beauty. The salt marshes, wetlands and gorgeous coastline are appealing at any time of the year, especially when you stay somewhere as welcoming as The Mount. This Tudor house may retain many original features but, far from being a museum, it is a welcoming and comfortable holiday home for modern visitors. There is space for up to 11 people to sleep in 6 bedrooms, and it is only a mile from Rye and three miles from Camber Sands.
Huers Watch sits in an enviable position above St Ives just a two-minute walk from the harbour, beach, cafes and pubs. The period property is part of Pednolver Apartments and is perfect for couples, although it can sleep up to four people thanks to a comfortable sofa-bed. When hired together, the three apartments can accommodate up to 14 people in seven double rooms. All of the best St Ives attractions are virtually on the doorstep including galleries, museums, shops and world-class beaches.
Acw House is a spacious pet free holiday home in Snowdonia, sleeping 12 people in four bedrooms. It's in the lovely town of Llanbedr, within walking distance of a pub, cafe and the train station. With mountains on one side and beautiful beaches on the other, there's always something wonderful to see and fun to do. Local attractions include mountain bike parks, castles, harbours, caves, white water rafting, golf, and zip line adventures. The house is perfect for extended families or families on holiday together and is available for holiday bookings all year round.
The Farm House at Rowling End sits in an oasis of calm in the picturesque Newlands Valley, in the heart of the Lake District close to Derwent Water (fifteen minute walk) and Keswick (four miles). With fabulous walks straight from the front door (many which are favourites of Wainwright!), The Farm House is an excellent choice for walkers as well as those looking to explore the many attractions of the National Park or simply relax in a stunning setting.
Sleeping up to ten guests in a high degree of comfort and style, The Coach House provides an ideal retreat to relax and unwind for either a short break or longer holiday with friends or family. It sleeps up to ten, has plenty of space inside with five bedrooms, and outside with garden and additional 'chill-out area' with hot tub, sauna pod and BBQ hut. Sitting in the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Powys border, there are an abundance of attractions to visit nearby. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Eskmeals House is an impressive country holiday home to rent sleeping large groups of up to twenty one guests in nine bedrooms. Plenty of space inside and out with seven acres of grounds, and an ideal base for exploring Cumbria's lovely coastline and the Lake District National Park.
Daisy Chain is a super holiday home on the desirable Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswold Water Park. It's right next to Somerford Lagoon with uninterrupted water views from all three levels. The house sleeps nine people in five spacious bedrooms, two of which have their own waterfront sundeck. Guests can use the estate's facilities that include a spa with a gym and swimming pools, tennis court and sports court, restaurant and village shop. The owners have provided a Canadian canoe with life vests, and there are lots of footpaths and cycling trails from the door. Cirencester is around a 15-minute drive away.
An impressive holiday home for large families in a prime position looking over Crooklets Beach in the popular seaside town of Bude, North Cornwall. Formerly a gentleman's residence dating back to Edwardian times, Pendragon is a great choice for a family holiday or some time away by the sea with friends with glorious beaches, great surfing and plenty of pubs and restaurants for a meal out. Pets welcome by arrangement.
With its beautiful beaches, mild weather and friendly community, St Ives should be on everyone's favourite holiday destination list. Bay Watch House is ideal for extended families or groups of friends because it is spacious and centrally located. The elegant Edwardian villa provides large group accommodation for up to 13 people in comfort, with beaches, pubs, shops, cafes and galleries all within walking distance. You can see the beach, headland and island from all of the rooms at the front of the house, and it is also close to top Cornwall attractions including St Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre and The Eden Project.
BimbleBox Barn oozes style and traditional charm and is the perfect choice for families and friends looking to explore Norfolk and its many attractions. Sleeping up to 10 guests in comfort and style, this fabulous barn conversion has a 6 seater hot tub, two log burners, an incredibly social kitchen/diner and a good range of modern conveniences to ensure guest comfort at any time of the year. A mile from the market town of Reepham, there is a pub within walking distance and the Broads and Coast within easy reach by car. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Cwm Cole is in the beautiful Shropshire Hills and is ideal for families, extended families and friends. It's a perfect holiday home for a walking holiday as it has three long-distance footpaths nearby, including Offa's Dyke, which you can access from the garden gate. There is room for up to ten people to sleep in five bedrooms, with a comfortably large living room with a log burner, and a spacious garden with a barbecue. The cottage is near the quiet village of Llanfairwaterdine, a stone's throw from the River Teme and a few miles from Knighton. Bookings are available all year round.
A welcoming waterside retreat sitting alongside the Grand Union Canal on the borders of Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire. Perfect for large groups of up to eleven wanting to holiday together, relax by the waterside, fish, canoe or explore the area. Reduced rates for smaller parties. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Picture the perfect setting for your dream weekend, and you'll probably imagine somewhere like Stonewell House. This spacious holiday home in Holmfirth sleeps 12 people in five bedrooms with beautiful interiors, including two reception areas and a large eat-in kitchen. Outside is a patio for barbecues, a large lawn with views over the village, and a ten-person hot tub. The area is excellent for rural walks and beautiful views, and the owner can help arrange on-site extras like a private chef, cocktail or cooking lessons, and spa treatments. It's an excellent choice for hen weekends, Christmas with your extended family or a reunion with friends.
Treat yourself and your friends to a fantastic break at Oaklands Spa Retreat. The big holiday cottage is in the Yorkshire village of Holmfirth and sleeps 12 people in seven bedrooms. It is the perfect luxury backdrop for your family Christmas, hen weekend, or a reunion of some of your favourite people. Facilities include a huge kitchen/diner well-equipped for self-catering or in-house caterers, a lounge and cocktail bar, a games room with a pool table, and a great outdoor entertaining area with seating, sun loungers and a covered hot tub. The owner can help arrange extras like a chef, spa treatments, a murder mystery night, and cooking or cocktail lessons.
Group self-catering by the sea has never looked so good! Bourne End House is between Filey and Hunmanby Gap in the quiet village of Primrose Valley on the Yorkshire Coast. The spacious holiday home sleeps 16 people in seven bedrooms with six bathrooms, two reception rooms, a private pub, and an extensive landscaped garden with an outdoor hot tub. There is plenty in the vicinity to keep everyone happy, from gorgeous beaches to family-friendly attractions, beautiful footpaths and cycling routes, and opportunities for golf and fishing.
A spacious detached holiday home located a stone's throw from the beach in the village of Talybont, near Barmouth, on the north west coast of Wales. Perfect for families or friends, Llwyn Derw Cottage sleeps ten guests in five bedrooms. With a ground floor bedroom and bathroom, a cosy open fire and a colourful enclosed garden this flexible self-catering holiday cottage is perfect for get togethers at any time of the year. Enjoy lazy days on the beach, stunning walks in Snowdonia National Park or soak up some Welsh heritage at one of the nearby castles. Alternatively, simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful spot.
A cosy holiday cottage ideal for a single person or couple, located in the lovely market town of Saxmundham near Snape and the popular seaside town of Aldeburgh. Chapel Cottage is an ideal self-catering base to enjoy all that Suffolk has to offer and perfect for romantic weekends away, or for birdwatching or walking trips with many designated country and coastal walks and several bird sanctuaries and nature reserves nearby. RSPB Minsmere just six miles. 4 Star. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Mountain View is a fantastic big self-catering property for groups in an amazing location only a stone's throw from the beach at Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast. Snowdonia National Park, Anglesey and attractions like Conwy Castle are all within easy reach, with plenty of things to see and do including memorable coastal walks and an excellent network of cycling routes. The former Victorian hotel has been renovated to provide accommodation for up to 55 people in 17 bedrooms with multiple rooms for socialising and entertaining, a full Sky TV package, cinema room and outdoor space. Grab the kids, the dogs and your granny and head north - this house is too good to miss!
Dating back to the 17th Century, this lovely Grade II listed holiday cottage occupies an enviable position in the North York Moors, right in the very heart of the picturesque historic fishing village of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coastline. Lovely beaches, pubs and restaurants for lazy days and an abundance of attractions for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The perfect marriage of traditional charm and stylish comfort, the Wriggly Tin is a unique holiday home providing large groups with plenty of space, peace and tranquility in a simply stuning position within the Peak District National Park. Nestling between Buxton and Bakewell in the Derbyshire village of Miller's Dale, there is a village pub a short walk away and super opportunities for walking and cycling.