Sleeping up to twelve guests, this gorgeous farmhouse oozes character and country charm and offers plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy holiday time together. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Warmhill Farm has a very long history and sits in a picturesque setting in the Teign Valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, just a ten minute walk from Hennock village where there is a pub. A great self-catering base for relaxing, celebrating a special occasion or exploring the many attractions of Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Ocean View Penthouse is a superb beachfront property in Woolacombe. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms with two bathrooms, it has fantastic views up and down the coast of North Devon and a layout that is ideal for couples, families or friends. You are steps from the beach and a short walk from cafes, bars and shops. Walk along the South West Coast Path to Barricane Bay, Grunta Bay or Mortehoe, or spend your days surfing and sunning yourself beside the water. There is a wide choice of attractions to suit all ages, from theme parks to gardens, to make this an excellent year-round holiday destination.
Sitting quietly between the promenade at Shoreham-by-Sea and the River Adur, Palm Tree is a welcoming self-catering apartment for one or two people. The owners saw the struggle their friend had finding wheelchair accessible holiday accommodation, so they created a place where everyone, regardless of their level of mobility, can enjoy a relaxing holiday by the seaside. The seafront is only 50 metres away, while shops, cafes, and pubs are around a 15-minute walk/wheel. Brighton and Worthing are nearby for a day out, as is the beautiful South Downs National Park.
A luxurious holiday cottage for two in beautiful Wiltshire countryside with wonderful views of the Wylye Valley. A perfect hideaway for couples looking to leave behind the stresses of every day life and unwind in a peaceful setting. Close to Crockerton village, there are an abundance of attractions within easy reach including Longleat, world famous Stonehenge and the Roman City of Bath.
Shakespeare would have passed Three Gables as he walked along what is now High Street in Stratford-Upon-Avon. If he saw it today, he would be amazed at how luxurious the Grade II listed property is inside, with seven self-catering apartments refurbished to a high standard with original features that include beams, fireplaces and oak panelling. The apartments are in the heart of this historic town, within a short stroll of favourite attractions like Shakespeare's Birthplace and the River Avon, as well as restaurants, pubs and cafes. The apartments each sleep either two or four guests and are ideal for couples, families or friends.
Stay in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon in this beautiful Elizabethan property which dates from 1595. The Three Gables has been restored and renovated to a high standard to provide seven beautiful self-catering apartments sleeping between two and four people, each with authentic period features and lots of charm. Pubs, restaurants, shops and sights like Shakespeare's Birthplace and The Swan Theatre are all within a short walk from the apartment, which is also close to the River Avon. Each apartment has a unique charm that makes it ideal for couples, families or friends.
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.
With beautiful original Victorian features and breathtaking coastal views, The Tower at Plas Mynach is perfect for couples who want to stay somewhere as unique and wonderful as the surroundings. The second-floor apartment is around a ten-minute walk from the beach, shops and pubs of Barmouth, and within easy reach of popular Snowdonia activities and attractions. With short breaks possible all year round, The Tower is ideal for a romantic getaway.
Fall in love with the Llyn Peninsula. Coastal Retreat is a modern holiday apartment in a sought after complex just 250 metres from Porthdinllaen beach and within strolling distance of the village shop, cafe and pub. It sleeps five people in two bedrooms and suits couples, families and extended families. There is lots to do in all seasons, from paddle boarding and swimming to walking, mountain biking and stargazing. You'll leave Coastal Retreat feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
With its oak framed open-plan layout, huge deck, landscaped gardens and stylish furnishing, The Cabin almost feels like you're in the Caribbean rather than the beautiful Hill Head on the Solent. The welcoming holiday home has a studio layout with loads of natural light and plenty of space for two people, or four if you use the sofa bed. It's only a few minutes stroll from the beach, village shop, cafe, and waterfront pub, and close to Gosport, Portsmouth, Southampton and the New Forest.
A choice of one, two and three bedroom luxurious Five Star sea-front holiday apartments in the popular seaside town of Scarborough on Yorkshire's glorious East Coast. Available for short breaks of one night or longer holidays with all the comforts of a hotel and the space of self-catering. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Enjoy a luxurious Highland holiday on the shores of Loch Awe. The three-bedroom Premium timber lodges at the Portsonachan Hotel sleep six people with extras that include a covered outdoor hot tub, private sauna, outdoor fireplace and a TV with satellite channels. They are set amongst 100 acres of pristine wilderness with spectacular views, seasonal fishing, hiking, boating and mountain biking. The self-catering holiday homes welcome children and well-behaved pets and suit families or groups of friends. You're only a short stroll from the hotel bar and restaurant for nights you don't want to cook.
Combine the convenience and comfort of a hotel with the space and privacy of a self-catering property at Brookside Cottage. Dating from 1635 with plenty of original charm and character, the cottage is part of the reputable Burnside Hotel. It has been carefully updated to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a short walk away along a pretty woodland path, while Stratford-Upon-Avon is just over a mile from the door. Warwick and the Cotswolds are within easy reach, as are Birmingham, Worcester and Royal Leamington Spa.
Enjoy exploring the vibrant city of Liverpool from this peaceful ground floor apartment in a Victorian townhouse in a conservation area that is only five minutes from the city centre. Historic sites, attractions, shops, restaurants and ferry trips across the famous Mersey are all within easy reach, with The Carriage House being in a fantastic location for anyone in Liverpool for a holiday or work. There is an enormous bedroom, lots of living space, parking and a garden, with a layout that is perfect for couples or individuals.
Milton Keynes is an ideal destination for a relaxing break. With fantastic shops, attractions, parks, restaurants and nightlife, it has something for everyone in all seasons. You're only a 40-minute train journey from London, making it easy for those who want to sightsee or work in the capital. South Lodge has two luxurious self-catering apartments - one a studio apartment sleeping two and a two-bedroom apartment sleeping four. Both are finished and furnished to a very high standard to accommodate couples, families or solo travellers in the area for work or leisure. They are in a quiet garden setting within half a mile of a pub and easy reach of the M1.
Perfect for family get-togethers, special celebrations, or even team-building events and corporate retreats, Quarnford Lodge is a fantastic self-catering property for groups in the Peak District. There is loads of space with ten bedrooms that can sleep up to 28 people, three separate living rooms and a central dining area with a vaulted ceiling that is ideal for entertaining. The village of Flash and two pubs are within walking distance, with Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers also within easy reach. The Peak District is beautiful in every season and there are lots of walks and mountain bike trails close by to help guests to explore.
Holiday on the historic Hampshire coast in this gorgeous townhouse. Rampart View is next to Portsmouth Harbour, with fantastic views over the town's ancient defences. It has two parking spaces so leave the car and walk to shops, restaurants, and attractions. The ferry to Gunwharf Quays takes four minutes, so you can be shopping for a designer bargain and admiring the magnificent Mary Rose before you know it. Rampart View sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is beautifully furnished in a mid-century style that suits the property's age.
Snuggle up in this cosy Dartmoor cottage in the pretty village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The Hayloft is a beautiful mix of original features and comfortable furnishings, sleeping two people in a mezzanine bedroom with space for a travel cot for an infant. It's within walking distance of the village shop and two pubs, with fantastic footpaths from the garden gate. Dartmoor is on the doorstep, and the beautiful beaches of the south Devon coast and English Riviera are around half an hour's drive. It's a wonderful holiday cottage for couples or solo travellers.
As pretty as its name, Apple Cottage nestles amongst beautiful countryside in South Cambridgeshire and is perfect for couples, friends and families. Offering a warm welcome to dogs (and even horses!) this gorgeous holiday cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Deep in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the owners of Fullers Hill Cottages have created a peaceful retreat where guests can relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Number 1 Fullers Hill Cottages comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (plus an extra two on a sofa bed) and is as comfortable for couples as it is for families and friends. The Georgian cottage is on a family-run farm and has been renovated to a very high standard, earning it four stars from Visit England. It is only 15 miles from Cambridge and around an hour from central London, making it possible to escape to the countryside without sacrificing metropolitan delights. The cottage can be booked on its own or together with the estate's other five cottages for family reunions, hen weekends and other celebrations with family and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
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.
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!