A stone thatched holiday cottage in the attractive Dorset village of Litton Cheney between Bridport and Dorchester. Just three miles from the beach at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast, this is an ideal place for exploring the Dorset coastline.
Courtyard Stables offers single level holiday accommodation and enjoys a peaceful location amongst tranquil Cornish countryside (a haven for wildlife!), yet within easy reach of Bude and its glorious beaches. A superb base for visiting North Cornwall's many attractions, walking, relaxing by the sea and an ideal romantic retreat for couples. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Tucked away in a tranquil woodland on the outskirts of Drumguish, Porch House is perfect for active families and friends who want to have fun in this Highland playground. Kingussie is three miles away, while Aviemore and Scotland's best ski resorts are not much further. The scope for hiking, mountain biking, river and loch fishing, climbing, skiing and snowboarding is vast, and there are plenty of castles and other historical sites to see as well. There is space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms with one and a half acres of garden that attracts birds, red squirrels, rabbits and roe deer.
Owl Cottage is an accessible Sussex holiday home sleeping six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families or friends. It's close to Lewes and within easy reach of Brighton, with lovely rural walks and views over a fishing lake. The cottage is set back from the main road in a peaceful spot, yet incredibly well connected just over 40 minutes from London by train. This beautiful oak-framed barn conversion is in a lovely location whether you're in the area for a walking holiday, to attend a wedding, or you want to explore the gorgeous East Sussex countryside, towns and villages.
Swallow cottage is homely and welcoming, in a quiet position and wonderful for all ages and well behaved pets. A few yards from the cottage is a beautiful National Trust Combe, leading a mile down to a lovely natural beach which is dog friendly, as is The Donkey Sanctuary, which children love, and is free to enter. The Sanctuary is just a few minutes walk away and has a good cafe overlooking the donkeys and combe to the sea, as well as eight miles of walkways. Sidmouth has lovely shops, and Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis are all within easy reach. The local Coast Path walking is spectacular.
An 18th Century listed barn conversion providing self-catering packed full of character. Sympathetically designed to offer relaxed accommodation, Cothill Barn sits in the picturesque Golden Valley amongst beautiful rolling Herefordshire countryside on the Welsh borders. Hay-on-Wye and plenty of attractions are just a short drive away.
A recently refurbished self-catering cottage in Lydd-on-Sea, directly opposite the beach with far-reaching views over the English Channel. Sea View Retreat has one bedroom and a light, spacious living area. It's perfect for couples or individual guests, including those with dogs, who want direct access to gorgeous walks along the coast and through the Dungeness Nature Reserve. The property is in Lydd-on-Sea and within walking distance of a pub and a popular fish shack. Rye, Tenterden and Ashford are within easy reach, as are many of Kent's favourite attractions.
Penbridge Court Estate offers an ancient barn and three cottages to accommodate large groups of 20 to 28 guests (at a squeeze). Featuring a number of living areas for relaxing, a games room, big fireplaces, extensive gardens (plus hot tub), and a quiet location with no passing traffic, Penbridge Court Estate is perfect for a family Christmas, reunion with friends, or a group retreat, with guests enjoying easy access to fantastic footpaths, mountain bike trails, fishing, golf and horse riding. Close to the Quantock and Blackdown Hills and only a short drive from Exmoor National Park, Minehead and beautiful beaches, there are no shortage of great days out when you stay at Penbridge Court Estate.
A spacious detached holiday home located three miles from Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Set in two acres of private gardens with hot tub, gazebo and Finnish style BBQ house, Branxholm Knowe House is ideal for entertaining, celebrating a special occasion or for two families to enjoy a holiday together.
In a beautiful rural setting just two miles from Dent's cobbled village, this delightful country house provides accommodation for large groups and is an deal base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and cumbria, including the Lakes.
Cheviot View is perfect for large groups of friends and families looking to enjoy some time away together in a picturesque tranquil setting. One of a collection of luxurious holiday retreats on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Cheviot View sleeps up to ten guests and is within easy reach of the Heritage Coast and Northumberland's many attractions. On-site tennis and plenty of fabulous local walks and cycle rides straight from the front door.
Lakeview Apartment is a quiet, comfortable holiday home in the heart of the Lancashire countryside. The ground floor property is pet-friendly and wheelchair accessible, and ideal for couples of or solo visitors who enjoy on-site coarse fishing and a location close to the Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay, and the Lake District. It's an ideal spot for anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster, and Kendal are all 15-20 minutes drive away, with a great choice of amenities and attractions. It's a fantastic choice for a holiday at any time of year.
Little Owls is as sweet as its name and a lovely choice for families, friends and couples who want to explore the many attractions of both Hampshire and Wiltshire. Nestling in a peaceful position in the picturesque Test Valley, guests can enjoy with stunning countryside views, the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool in the warmer months, lovely walks and plenty of relaxation.
A delightful holiday cottage in the picturesque Test Valley ideally placed on the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire just ten minutes drive from the New Forest. A peaceful location with stunning countryside views. Presented to a high standard with an outdoor (shared) pool, this is a perfect place for a family holiday.
Enjoy fantastic views and a delightful rural location at Ann's Bungalow. The house (sleeps six guests in three bedrooms) has beautiful views of fields, Cefn Cyff mountain and Pen Y Fan, and is part of Wern-y-Marchog Farm. Set back from a quiet road, Ann's Bungalow is three miles from Brecon and perfect for families or groups of friends who want to enjoy the walking, cycling, food and history for which the Brecon Beacons National Park and this part of mid-Wales are famous. Whether you are walking behind a waterfall or in the footsteps of medieval Lords, the award-winning standard of accommodation at Ann's Bungalow will ensure you are well rested to enjoy every moment of it. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Warren is an ideal holiday cottage for families, sleeping seven people in three bedrooms with an indoor swimming pool and a games room. It's one of two holiday properties on the family-run Conygre Farm in the Vale of Pewsey, with direct access to stunning walks and gentle cycling routes around the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill are all nearby, while the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, Oxford, Salisbury and Winchester are all within an hour's drive.
Sampson Barn is a contemporary barn conversion in a tranquil location within easy reach of Praa Sands Beach as well as Penzance and St Ives. It's a stunning part of the world, with gorgeous beaches, a fascinating history, lots of opportunities to walk and cycle, and plenty of other distractions to keep you happily entertained during your holiday including St Michaels Mount, the Minack Theatre, and the beautiful Godolphin Estate. The one-bedroom self-catering cottage is dog-friendly and a favourite with couples and solo adventurers who love the peace and privacy.
Beehive Cottage has arguably the best views in the entire Exmoor National Park. The self-catering cottage, which was built in 1866 and sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, sits in a private location down a private lane, surrounded by fields with uninterrupted views down to Worthy Coombe and Porlock Bay. The South West Coast Path is only a few minutes' walk from the front door, while Porlock Weir and the Bottom Ship pub are just 1.5 miles away. Beehive Cottage is ideal for exploring Exmoor National Park's coast and country, giving easy access to beautiful attractions like the beaches at Lee Bay and Minehead, charming towns and villages such as Lynton and Dunster, and miles of paths, roads and trails for walking and cycling.
The owners of Bwthyn Creigiau have turned a former Georgian piggery into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps six people in three bedrooms. Original beams and stone walls have been brought into the 21st-century with triple glazing and underfloor heating, and the family have used their experience to create a space that feels like home but which is accessible and wheelchair-friendly. The self-catering cottage is just outside the village of Llangain and a short drive from both historical Carmarthen and the Twyi Estuary and beaches, with the Gower and Pembrokeshire also accessible for a day out. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
A traditional Scottish holiday cottage sitting right on the waters edge overlooking Loch Carron in the picturesque Highland village of Plockton. Stunning scenery, fantastic water sports, a haven for wildlife, great seafood pubs on the doorstep and a superb base for exploring the Scottish Highlands and also the nearby Isle of Skye.