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.
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.
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.
Perfect for families, friends and couples, Talehay offers a choice of five characterful welcoming self catering stone cottages which date back to the 17th century. Nestling amongst the glorious countryside of South Cornwall, the cottages are close to Looe and perfect for a beach or exploring holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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.
A spacious holiday home sleeping six guests in four bedrooms located by the inner harbour, overlooking the River Fowey in the quiet little village of Golant, near Fowey in South Cornwall. Beautiful coastal walks and lovely beaches just waiting to be explored.
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.
Four spacious holiday cottages, comfortably furnished with exposed beams and original features providing a peaceful retreat within walking distance to a historic market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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.
A spacious well presented dog-friendly holiday home in the Scottish Borders within easy reach of Kelso, Coldstream and the areas many attractions. In a rural position, the cottage is ideal for a relaxing break, walking/cycling or as a base to explore the Border towns.
Cosy and welcoming, this holiday cottage can accommodate parties of up to nine guests and is located close to all the amenities that the pretty market town of Bishops Castle has to offer. Shops, restaurants, pubs and excellent walks are all on the doorstep and Shropshire's many attractions are within easy reach.
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.
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!