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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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 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
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
This family self-catering holiday home is conveniently located between Snowdonia National Park and the beach at Llanfairfechan and within easy reach of Conwy, Caernarfon, Anglesey and Snowdon. It's ideal for walking and cycling holidays, having great access to routes along the coast and through the Carneddau mountain range from the door. ZipWorld, Surf Snowonia and other popular attractions are within 30 minutes, while Chester and Portmeirion are around an hour's drive. Aeronfa sleeps five people in three bedrooms with a second living room that can be set up as an extra twin room to increase accommodation to seven.
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.
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!