There is nothing like getting together with the whole family. Whether it is for a special occasion or just because you have not seen each other for a while, Ravensprings is ideal. The house comfortably accommodates up to 23 people and is in a fantastic location within walking distance of the centre of Brighouse in West Yorkshire. Leeds and Manchester are an easy drive away, as are the moors and countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Peak District National Park.
Margate is an excellent choice if you're planning a holiday with your extended family or friends. The owners of this beautiful Victorian townhouse have created a large holiday home that is packed with family-friendly features including a dining room with a table to seat up to 16 people and a playroom for the youngest guests, using skilled craftspeople and high-quality furnishings complimented by up-cycled pieces to give it a quirky unique edge. Magical Margate Townhouse sleeps up to 16 people in eight beautiful ensuite bedrooms with multiple reception rooms and a layout spread over five floors. It is in a quiet conservation area just a few minutes walk from the beach and promenade, shops, cafes and attractions.
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.
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.
Why settle for a simple holiday when you can treat yourself to a soul-restoring retreat? Hadlow is a place where you, your family and your friends can relax and reconnect. The former 17th-Century double lime kilns have been beautifully transformed into a spacious holiday home sleeping nine (with an extra tenth bed) in four bedrooms, with sleeping and living accommodation focused around a three-storey plant-filled atrium. Hadlow is in Weare Giffard, within walking distance of the family-run Cyder Presse pub and close to Bideford and the stunning beaches of the North Devon coast. It's perfect for a relaxing holiday but can also be used for small workshops and family celebrations.
High Hawkser is a fantastic place for a fun-filled holiday. Just a few miles from both the North Yorkshire coast and moors, the two-hundred year old farmhouse is close to beautiful attractions such as Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Runswick Bay, and there is lots of opportunity for walking and cycling as well as shopping, eating and sightseeing. The holiday home has been sympathetically extended and modernised to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 14 people in five bedrooms, making it ideal for holidays and celebrations with your extended family and friends.
This charming Georgian holiday cottage comfortably sleeps 12 (+4) people in four bedrooms, with the option of a further two on a sofa bed. It is in Rutland, just two hours from London and within walking distance of the centre or Ryhall village and its two welcoming pubs, and close to Burghley House, Stamford and Rutland Water. The comfortable interiors original features and lovely garden make the 4-star property perfect for families and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A beautiful barn conversion oozing character and charm in the heart of North Norfolk and within easy reach of the coast, Norwich and the areas many attractions - Ideal for friends or family who want to spend time together or celebrate a milestone event.
Standlow is on the edge of the Peak District National Park within walking distance from the Red Lion pub in Kniveton and only three miles from Ashbourne. It is perfect for walking, cycling and discovering favourite attractions including Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. The owners have transformed the lovely stone buildings into six stylish self-catering holiday homes which sleep from 4 to 17 guests and which can be booked together to accommodate large groups of up to 52 people. Each cottage is furnished to a high standard with guests having a private garden as well as shared access to the wider grounds and a fun games room.
There is plenty of space in this modern, five bedroom home in Gattonside near Melrose. Up to nine adults (plus two children) can stay in comfort, having easy access to beautiful sites like the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. Spend your days walking through the hills and countryside, fishing, discovering history dating back thousands of years and wandering through historic houses. The exciting buzz of Edinburgh is an hour by car or train, and with the coast also being about an hour away, you can plan a holiday with something for everyone.
Take a breather with your feet up and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Caerwen Cottages. Spend your days coasteering, surfing, hiking or indulging in any one of the other adventure sports for which the region is famed. You can walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Footpath, build sandcastles at one of the dozens of nearby beaches, or discover the delights of the City of St Davids. Caerwen Cottage will warmly welcome you home with comfortable accommodation and fantastic scenery. The adjoining 18th Century fishing cottages each sleep up to six people in three rooms and are just a short walk from the centre of Solva where you will find a village store and great pubs.
The Old Coach House is a lovely holiday cottage in the Brecon Beacons. Sleeping nine people in five bedrooms, it dates from the 1700s and has lots of period features together with modern comforts that appeal to families and friends. There's a pub and village shop a mile away in Bwlch, while Llangorse village and lake are just two miles from the door. Crickhowell, Brecon, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye are all within easy reach, as are Pen-y-Fan, the Skirrid, Sugarloaf and Tabletop mountains. This area is fantastic for walking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, golf, climbing and caving.
Corlan Cottage is a stylish holiday home with fantastic features that appeal to 21st Century guests. You can expect a hot tub, games room and bar, underfloor heating, good WiFi and lots of other features that make it a welcoming, luxurious place to enjoy a break with family and friends. The four-bedroom holiday home sleeps nine people and is less than three miles from the seaside town of Aberystwyth in the tranquil village of Llanfarian, with gorgeous rural views. It's a fantastic location for relaxing, walking, cycling and discovering the many and varied attractions of the Ceredigion coast and countryside.
A large, beautifully renovated holiday cottage, set in acres of exquisite private flower gardens. Hillside Croft is close to the Peak District National Park and the Staffordshire Moorlands and ideally placed for luxury breaks, activity weekends and walking holidays.
While the styling and features of this Edwardian country house feel as if you're stepping back in time, the standard of accommodation is entirely 21st Century. The owners of The Coppice have retained the house's original charm and character and supplemented them with modern touches that appeal to contemporary guests. The dog-friendly holiday home has four bedrooms and sleeps up to nine guests who enjoy stunning views over the acre of gardens to the fells beyond. You can walk to the shore of Derwent Water in about 10 minutes, and with Keswick only a few miles away, you have easy access to everything you need for a wonderful holiday with your family or friends.
Even before Jane Austen fell in love with Chatsworth House and used it as inspiration for Pride and Prejudice, visitors have been coming to Derbyshire to enjoy the gorgeous countryside, friendly towns and charming villages. Columbine Cottage is a leisurely 15-20 minute stroll from Ashover and great pubs like Old Poets Corner and the Black Swan, and a 15-minute drive from Chatsworth, Matlock Bath and Chesterfield. It is close to the Peak District National Park and surrounded by some of the best walking paths and cycling routes in Derbyshire. With space for up to six people in three bedrooms, it is an ideal holiday retreat for families and friends who want to explore the region.
Stable View is a fantastic Peak District holiday cottage that works as well for couples as it does for small families or friends. It's on a family-run farm near Tideswell and within easy reach of Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Blue John Cavern. Tidewell has an excellent variety of shops and other amenities and is either on or close to favourite footpaths and cycling routes, including the Limestone Way. Stable View sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is available for bookings all year round, with short breaks possible outside of peak season.
Treat your family to a farm holiday in the Peak District. The Old Shippen is just outside Tideswell on the family-run Wheaton Farm, where the owners raise beef and dairy cows, sheep and pigs. The former stone barn has been beautifully converted into a fantastic holiday cottage with space for three people to sleep in three bedrooms and a layout that works well for families and multi-generational families. The village is well-equipped for your self-catering needs, but Buxton and Bakewell are both nearby if you want a further choice of places to eat, drink and shop. With beautiful footpaths and cycling routes from the door, exploration is a pleasure.
Pres du Val is a fabulous holiday home on the Isle of Guernsey in the Channel Isles with plenty of space for family or friends and a well-tended garden with heated outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Ideally located in the highly desirable area of St Martin, guests can enjoy all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday on this beautiful island with the convenience of a pub and shops for provisions within walking distance.
Primrose is a traditional barn conversion offering stylish self-catering accommodation for up to six guests. Enjoying a rural position amongst Cornish countryside, this stylish holiday cottage is only three miles from the popular pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions of Fowey and close to Polkerris beach. Enjoy lazy days with the sand between your toes, fabulous coastal walks and easy access to the many attractions of South Cornwall. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold