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.
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.
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
Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with an exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the self-catering apartments are ideal for parties of two to six guests and welcome dogs. Fourteen miles from the City of Cambridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Isle of Wight is always an excellent choice for a holiday, especially when you stay somewhere as gorgeous as Seaviews in Ryde. The four-bedroom house sleeps seven people with a flexible layout that suits families, multi-generational families and friends. Not only is it beautifully furnished with loads of thoughtful touches that will make you feel right at home, but it's also a short 10-minute stroll to the centre of Ryde, the ferry terminal and the beach. Go swimming, surfing and sailing, play golf, walk along the coast and cycle through the countryside. There are loads of attractions to suit every interest and all weathers.
Couples and individuals love The Hayloft for its peaceful location and chic interiors which combine original rustic charm with modern comforts. The charming holiday cottage is in Blackden, on the outskirts of Goostrey village, just a few miles from Holmes Chapel and within easy reach of Knutsford. Chester and Manchester are half an hour away but you only have to step outside the door for beautiful footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes. Guests are welcome to bring their dog or horse with them on their self-catering holiday, and there's also bike storage and an electric charging point.
This charming holiday cottage is only a few miles east of the ancient city of York, in the friendly village of Dunnington. The local pub and shops are within walking distance while the plentiful attractions of York are within easy reach, as are the Howardian Hills AONB, North York Moors National Park and the coast. Local attractions include Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Air Museum as well as the Jorvik Viking Centre and York Lavender Farm. The one-bedroom cottage is perfect for couples or solo travellers who appreciate space and privacy without sacrificing the convenience of village life.
Escape to the country in less than an hour from London Euston? Yes, please! This delightful self-catering cottage is in the quiet village of Winfield, only 15-minutes from Leighton Buzzard and within walking distance of a good pub. There is space for four people in two bedrooms, so it is ideal for couples, small families, friends and even people on business who are sick of cramped, boring hotels. Bedfordshire has beautiful country walks, excellent dining and shopping, theatres, country houses, zoos, museums, golf courses and spas. It is perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday.
The largest of all of Fullers Hill's fabulous holiday cottages, The Granary sleeps up to six guests in two en-suite sumptuous bedrooms and has an exceptionally large social living area for a cottage of this size where large groups of up to fourteen can dine around one table. Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the South Cambridgeshire countryside, this stylish holiday retreat is a popular choice for families, friends and large parties (when hired with other cottages) and offers dog friendly self-catering of a high standard with the use of a communal hot tub in the grounds. Only fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
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
Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
With its own private hot tub, The Tack Room is one of Fullers Hill's most popular holiday retreats. Like the others it is stylish and modern throughout and offers self-catering of a high standard. Sitting in a rural position amongst the glorious countryside of South Cambridgeshire, guests have the best of both worlds with an abundance of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on the doorstep and Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Dairy is one of the stylish holiday apartments available at Fullers Hill nestling amongst glorious South Cambridgeshire countryside. Perfect for families and friends, sleeping four guests (or six with the use of a sofa bed), the surrounding area offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden for guest use), fabulous walking, cycling, horse riding and attractions including Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
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.
Sleeps 6 - George house is nestled away on the Northern tip of the Norfolk Broads network in Stalham, the perfect base for your Norfolk river, country and coast holiday.A short walk from Stalham staithe for those who wish to while away the hours by the river, with a rod in hand (in season of course). Or hop in the car and see where you fancy. A 10 minute drive will take you to the coast and the family-friendly sandy beach of Sea Palling with nearby restaurants, shops, doughnut stalls and ice cream - a real mini Great Yarmouth. A little further down the coast you can visit the seals at Horsey, they tend to be around all year, however winter is the pupping season where you can see hundreds of seals on the beaches. Great Yarmouth with its famous Golden Mile of slot machines, ice cream, doughnuts, bars and restaurants is still only a 25 minute drive also. Coming inland a little a 30 minute drive or the historical city of Norwich with its lanes, market and abundance of shops for those that
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.
When you're ready for a holiday, The Lodge is ready for you. The well-appointed three-bedroom property sleeps up to six people with a layout that suits families and friends. Its central location on the gorgeous Llyn Peninsula means you're only three miles from beaches on both the north and south coasts, and close to spectacular walks and breathtaking views. Snowdonia National Park is within easy reach as are Porthmadog, Portmeirion and local attractions like Criccieth Castle and Pwllheli. The owners offer a range of luxurious treatments that include aromatherapy and massage so you can truly indulge yourself, body and soul.
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!