A delightful holiday cottage on the Isle of Colonsay with stunning sea views. With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and plenty of outdoor activities, this is a perfect retreat for relaxing.
Just five miles from the historic cathedral town of Brecon within Mid Wales, this spacious holiday home is an ideal place for large parties of up to twelve and has plenty of inside and outside space to relax amongst beautiful scenery - an ideal place to get away from it all with friends or family. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Old Stone Barn offers six lovely self catering holiday apartments with excellent facilities such as a heated swimming pool. Located in a tranquil location near the old market town of Olney in Buckinghamshire this is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday with Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire also within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Take a relaxing holiday or break by the sea in one of eight pretty holiday cottages that sit in tranquil grounds in a secluded valley just 200 yards from the sea, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. Plenty of attractions close by including Watermouth Castle adjacent.
A beautiful character self catering holiday cottage providing luxurious spacious accommodation for large parties of up to fourteen guests in North Herefordshire. Perfect for extended families or a reunion of friends, this peaceful rural retreat in the heart of England is within easy reach of Leominster, Ludlow (a foodie heaven!) and Hereford.
High on a hill, surrounded by fields with no neighbours or passing traffic this holiday cottage provides a romantic rural retreat ideal for relaxing or exploring the many attractions that Devon has to offer. An adjacent fishing pond is located opposite for guests' use. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Recently refurbished, this holiday cottage offers accommodation that is centrally located in the heart of Staithes, a picturesque fishing village on the North Yorkshire coastline. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Pembrokeshire coast has it all in terms of stunning sandy beaches, incredible wildlife, fantastic coastal walks and great water sports, and this beautiful coastal retreat with sea views is in one of the most enviable positions to enjoy it all. Just fifty metres from the sandy beach of Little Haven and three pubs, guests can spend their days lazing on the beach or exploring the many attractions of the National Park.
A spacious holiday barn located in Gloucestershire’s Severn Vale with lovely views providing an ideal base for exploring Cheltenham, the Malvern Hills, the pretty villages and historic towns of the Cotswolds and the beautiful Wye Valley. Sleeping up to eight guests this is ideal for families or friends who want to holiday together.
Oozing character and traditional charm, Cobblers Cottage has a long and interesting history dating back to the 15th Century and affords one of the prettiest positions imaginable in the tiny village of Stoke-by-Nayland in Dedham Vale in Suffolk. With an excellent riverside gastro pub within walking distance and the Suffolk Wool Towns to explore nearby (as well as the coast), you can leave your desk in London and be enjoying yourself in the Suffolk countryside in no time at all. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Sitting in one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk, Water Cottage gives you and your friends/family the chance to stay in a traditional weaver's cottage, close to 'the splash' in Kersey. There is a good pub in the village and lovely walks from the front door through the beautiful rolling Suffolk countryside. Hadleigh is a short car ride away with its excellent independent shops and the many attractions of Suffolk are within easy reach. Perfect for a weekend away or longer holiday.
Owned by the Barnsley House Hotel, this luxurious Cotswolds retreat sits in the village of Barnsley in the heart of the Cotswolds. Guests can enjoy the hotel's facilities including restaurant, cinema, spa and magnificent gardens, along with the village pub which is also a short stroll away.
Sitting on the edge of the attractive village of Thornhill in South West Scotland, Lettrick offers a high standard of comfort and style for friends and families looking to discover Scotland's beauty. With a great range of amenities (including cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops) within a short walk, lots of attractions for day trips out, and tranquil scenery all around, this delightful cottages offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A tranquil rural retreat offering impressive self-catering accommodation for large groups of sixteen on the Somerset/Dorset border. A haven for wildlife with stunning views, this fabulous barn conversion is ideal for celebrating a special occasion and getting away with friends and families. Outside catering can be arranged, along with a number of other services such as a beautician for pampering.
Situated in the heart of Ards Peninsula, two miles from the Irish Sea, these seven beautiful Four star holiday cottages accommodate three to seven guests or larger parties if rented together. Just a mile from Strangford Lough, one of Europe's top bird sanctuaries, this a perfect place to relax amongst countyside and coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A beautiful 16th Century farmhouse that accommodates up to eight guests on a self catering or bed and breakfast basis. Located in twenty one acres of rolling coutryside that belong to the Craig-y-Nos Castle Estate. A superb base for exploring and enjoying everything the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer.
A Georgian sea captains house, this glorious holiday home is ideal for parties of up to 12 and offers accommodation in the picturesque fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire.
The delightful rural setting for this holiday cottage makes it an ideal retreat for those seeking a peaceful escape whilst The Lake District, York and the Yorkshire Dales, are within easy reach by car. In the heart of the Ribble Valley, this is a walkers paradise and great for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Sitting in the Ribble Valley and within easy driving distance of the Yorkshire Dales, York city and the Lakes, this welcoming holiday cottage is located in a wonderful rural position in Lancashire. A peaceful retreat for relaxing with fantastic walks and an abundance of birds to watch. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A detached dog friendly cottage providing a comfortable retreat for two in an idyllic rural location in Gloucestershire. A great base for exploring the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Severn and Wye Valleys.
Many of the cottages are located in villages or towns, where you can stroll out for supper or just have a drink whilst the dinner slowly cooks itself in the oven back at the cottage. Others are within a mile walk, so perfect for stopping for lunch or refreshments after exploring the countryside.
A trip to the local pub provides a great opportunity to experience a taste of not only the local tipple but also the way of life. Locals are normally more than happy to share their cherished cultures and traditions and it's a great opportunity to find out about local events and attractions to help you get the most out of your stay.
For foodies, the UK has an ever increasing number of gastro pubs and fine dining restaurants showcasing the very best of local produce. It also has its fair share of traditional inns serving hearty local fare and a cherished pint of local ale (if you are passionate about your ale, take a look at our 'Ale Trail' with some top holiday destinations for beer lovers).
Tips: Before you book, make sure you like the look of the local pub and check it caters for the type of food you like eating and your personal needs such as being child/dog friendly. Popular places get booked up, so pre-book to avoid disappointment. If there is a little walk to the pub, make sure you pack a pocket torch so you can find your way home!