You would normally expect to have to sacrifice the convenience of staying in town if you have a large party or want a peaceful location, which is why The Barns is such a fantastic find! Expertly converted from two derelict farm buildings less than a five-minute walk from the centre of Bakewell, it is a luxurious property that sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms. In addition to a large garden and a private spot off a quiet lane, The Barns also has off-street parking for three cars which is exceedingly rare in a town as popular as Bakewell. All of Bakewell's shops, pubs, restaurants and history are on the doorstep, with places like Ashford in the Water, Buxton and Matlock being not much further. You can walk or cycle the Monsal Trail, imagine yourself as lord or lady of the manor at Chatsworth House, or simply lace up your boots and head off for a day of walking the beautiful countryside in the Peak District National Park.
Fairfield House has the space and location to make your holiday in the Peak District National Park a joy whether there are two or ten of you. The luxuriously comfortable house is in a quiet residential area between Bakewell and Ashford on the Water, being easily accessible to both on foot, car or bicycle. A short walk across the fields takes you to Ashford where there are two excellent pubs - The Bulls Head and the Ashford Arms, while Bakewell is an easy 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive and offers even more choice of cafes, restaurants and shops. With top Peak District National Park attractions like Chatsworth House, Hatton House and the Monsal Trail all virtually on the doorstep, Fairfield House is the perfect place for your self-catering holiday.
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 and a great base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A comfy welcoming holiday cottage in the pretty tranquil Oxfordshire hamlet of Moreton. Comfortably furnished with lovely character features and a peaceful setting to relax with the many amenities of Thame within walking distance, and an abundance of attractions in the nearby Cotswolds and Central England just waiting to be discovered. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Located in the pretty hamlet of Moreton in Oxfordshire, Byre Cottage provides a warm welcome and enjoys a lovely peaceful setting from which to relax and explore Central England. With many original features, this cosy character cottage is conveniently placed within walking distance of the market town of Thame with a good range of amenities. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the 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
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 cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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 parties 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
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
Anyone who has organised a holiday for a group of people knows that it is not easy to find a house that will keep everyone happy. Ffynnon Gron is the ideal solution. This gorgeous Georgian farmhouse is full of character and charm, yet comfortable enough for even the pickiest of modern guests. It sits in 1.5 acres of private grounds yet is only a mile to the nearest pub and five miles from stunning beaches and the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coast Path. With room for up to sixteen people in eight bedrooms, there is ample space for everyone to come together to celebrate a special occasion or to simply catch up. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
A pretty, well presented, privately owned holiday home on the South Eastern shores of Coniston Water in the heart of the Lake District National Park providing a peaceful holiday retreat for two. Storage space for bikes and canoes available. Superb walking from the front door.
Perfectly placed in the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Plas Blaenddol is an excellent venue for large groups of nineteen (or twenty two with fold-away beds at an additional charge) and a popular choice with friends wanting to catch up, families and outdoor enthusiasts. Superb walks and mountain biking on the doorstep; a five minute walk from the pub in Llan Ffestiniog village and some of the areas top attractions (including Zip-World, Bounce Below, the Ffestiniog Steam Railway, Harlech beach and Portmeirion) within just fifteen minutes. Guests can enjoy plenty of space, a hot tub, extensive gardens with magnificent views and a high level of comfort.
Nestled in beautiful Shropshire countryside just a few miles from the medieval market town of Ludlow, The Old Granary is a wonderful Grade II listed property that sleeps seven guests in four bedrooms. There is lots to do nearby including walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and golf. Nearby attractions include Ironbridge Gorge, Powis Castle, Hopton Woods and the Shropshire Discovery Centre. Hereford, Malvern and Worcester are an easy drive away so whether you like walking, shopping, eating or all of the above, it is an ideal holiday destination.
Located on a four hundred and twenty acre farm within Bedfordshire amongst beautiful rolling countryside, this 4 Star (Gold Award) holiday cottage sleeps two/three guests and is an ideal place to enjoy peace and quiet or explore the many attractions of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Nestling in an oasis of tranquility right in the heart of the picturesque Langdale Valley, this delightful holiday cottage is the perfect choice for those wanting to relax, walk or explore the many attractions of the Lake District National Park. Just half a mile from the pretty little village of Chapel Stile with a good traditional pub, shop and country hotel with restaurant and spa for pampering. Stunning views over Langdale Pike.
In an exceptional position overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the Welsh coastal town of Barmouth, this magnificent self-catering house is steeped in history and provides a great venue for large parties of twelve. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion (all male and female parties accepted) or just getting together with friends or family, Plas Mynach sits in the Snowdonia National Park, near Dolgellau and has a good range of pubs, shops and a Blue Flag beach within walking distance as well as fantastic water sports, cycling, walking, golf and an abundance of attractions for day trips out.
The Hampshire coast is the place to be if you are arranging a family gathering or celebrating a special occasion with friends. With a level of style and attention to detail you would expect to see in a glossy magazine, Slate Cottage sleeps ten guests in the utmost comfort with plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy time together. Designed with families in mind, and more of a house than a cottage, this delightful holiday home is approximately twenty five minutes by foot to the popular market town of Lymington and a great base for enjoying the coast, the New Forest or simply relaxing with those nearest and dearest to you.
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