If you could imagine your ideal countryside escape, the chances are that it would look like Old Barn House. Set in the Herefordshire countryside within easy reach of the Wye Valley AONB, this beautiful property sleeps up to eight people in four lovely bedrooms, with generously sized living areas and features like an outdoor hot tub and a big garden where family and friends can relax. There is a fishing lake a few minutes stroll away, and footpaths and cycling routes from the door. Far-reaching views, excellent amenities and a fantastic location make it ideal for a holiday in any season.
Serenity is a huge holiday home in The Nines, an exclusive gated part of the Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswold Water Park. With four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, the modern waterfront property is perfect for big families, multi-generational families or friends who love spending time outdoors in beautiful surroundings. Amenities include a hot tub, heated swimming pool and mini-gym, and access to a spa, bigger gym, outdoor tennis courts and play areas, bar, restaurant and village shop. You'll love starting and ending every day with uninterrupted views over Somerford Lagoon. Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water are nearby, while local attractions include Cotswold Beach and Country Park, Cotswold Farm Park, and Chedworth Roman Villa.
Retreat to this romantic cottage in the heart of Devon, surrounded by gorgeous countryside with bike rides and walks from the front door. The Gamekeeper's Cottage is in Buckland, set in gardens that include an orchard and dozens of flower beds. Dartmoor National Park is about a half an hour's drive away, while the beaches of North Devon and North Cornwall are only slightly further. Tiverton, Okehampton, Bideford and Exeter are all within easy reach, and there is lots to see and do all year round. The cottage is a gorgeous bolthole with a king-sized bed, log burner and luxurious touches in every room.
Stay in luxury in this dreamy Dorset cottage that has stunning sea views, a hot tub and is within one mile of Chideock village and two pubs. It has three gorgeous ensuite bedrooms and is beautifully furnished throughout, with a fabulous Mediterranean style verandah and private garden for relaxing. Families love that it is so close to beautiful beaches and the Jurassic Coast, while couples adore the honeymoon suite feel of the master bedroom, where they can enjoy spectacular sea views from bed with a cup of tea in the morning. Frog by the Sea is simply gorgeous.
There's nothing like being surrounded by beautiful countryside to help you unwind and relax. Swallow Lodge is in a quiet spot in the Shropshire Hills, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms. The views are incredible, and there is lots of scope for walking, cycling and horse riding. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Montgomery are all within easy reach, making this self-catering lodge perfect for couples, families and friends in every season.
Relax in the luxurious surroundings of this contemporary lodge, which offers a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms. It is one of two fantastic self-catering properties on a family-run farm in the Shropshire Hills AONB, with beautiful walks from the door. The owners also offer stabling and grazing for horse riding holidays so guests can make the most of the fantastic riding conditions for which the Shropshire Hills are renowned. With its peaceful location a mile from Priest Weston and the Miners Arms pub, as well as luxurious touches like a private hot tub, Curlew Lodge is an ideal self-catering choice for couples, families and friends.
The Hide is a wonderful escape for couples or individuals who want a private space where they can relax and unwind away from prying eyes. The charming studio holiday cottage feels incredibly spacious with a kingsize bed and full-sized appliances in the kitchen. It features an enclosed courtyard garden with an outdoor hot tub - bliss after a day spent walking along the coastal footpath, mountain biking around Bodmin or Dartmoor, or surfing at Newquay. Tucked away in the small village of Penhallow, within walking distance of the local pub, The Hide is only three miles from Perranporth and within easy reach of Truro, Land's End, Exmoor, Westward Ho! and many of Cornwall's other favourite attractions.
This comfortable holiday cottage is in Penhallow, within walking distance of the village pub and less than three miles from the Perranporth and the beautiful beaches of the Cornish coast. It is perfect for couples or independent travellers with features that make it suitable for guests who use a wheelchair or who want to bring their dog on holiday. There are beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, and the cottage is close to fantastic attractions like the National Trust Tresillick Gardens and Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Recently constructed, The Coach House is the perfect blend of contemporary and classic, with traditional materials like oak used alongside high-end furnishings and building techniques. This high-quality holiday home is ideal for couples and families as there is easily space to sleep up to four people in two lovely bedrooms. It sits on a private estate in the hamlet of Penhallow, just a few miles from Perranporth Beach and close to Newquay. The owners have paid close attention to the needs of wheelchair users to ensure the house is comfortable and welcoming for all its guests. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
This beautifully presented holiday cottage is in a quiet location next to Exmoor National Park and close to the North Devon coast and beaches like Croyde, Woolacombe, and Broadsands. The Shippon at Park View is in Kentisbury and sleeps four people in two bedrooms with features that include underfloor heating and an outdoor hot tub. It's perfect for couples or families in all seasons as there is a wide choice of sights and attractions within easy reach. Walking, cycling, surfing, and horseriding are all easily accessible.
The beauty of the English countryside beckons from this gorgeous Cotswold cottage. Well Furlong Cottage is within walking distance of Little Comberton. It sleeps up to six people in three ensuite bedrooms and features loads of luxurious extras including a tennis court and an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room. Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all within easy reach, as are favourite Cotswold attractions, footpaths and cycling routes.
This fabulous shepherds hut offers guests remote exclusivity with all the luxuries of self-catering. Nestling on the edge of the Cotswolds, you can escape away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and enjoy an abundance of space where children can run free and adults can soak up the tranquility and beauty of the English countryside. The village of Little Comberton is within walking distance and Elmley Castle is just 2-miles away with an exceptionally good pub for long lazy lunches. Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all within easy reach, as are the many favourite attractions of the Cotswolds. No ordinary glamping experience, this incredible shepherds hut has heaps of traditional appeal and is one of the largest and most luxurious of its kind, with 80-acres of organic farmland to roam.
Whatever your perfect family holiday looks like, Northleigh House is the ideal setting. The beautiful 19th-Century home has lots of original features with six spacious bedrooms that sleep up to twelve people in two cottages, as well as ample living space indoors and out. It's on the edge of Goodleigh village, within walking distance of the New Inn Pub, and only three miles from Barnstaple. The fantastic North Devon coastline, with beaches like Croyde, Westward Ho! and Saunton, are within easy reach, as are favourite attractions such as Exmoor Zoo and The Milky Way.
Imagine yourself relaxing in an outdoor hot tub with far-reaching views over fields to the Taw and Torridge Estuary, or curling up with a good book or a box set in front of the log burner. Barnstaple, Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe are all within easy reach, as is the Exmoor National Park and attractions like Marwood Gardens and Exmoor Zoo. The owners of Springfield Linney have transformed a former farm building into a stylish North Devon holiday cottage that sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and offers a high standard of accommodation for couples, families and friends.
A spacious deck overhanging the lake and floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the stunning waterfront views in this contemporary lodge which is part of the Waters Edge development of the acclaimed Cotswold Water Park. The self-catering lodge can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms with a versatile layout that makes it a good holiday choice for couples, families and friends. There is a restaurant and bar within walking distance, as well as watersports and other amenities on the estate. Guests are also within walking distance of South Cerney and Cerney Wick, and only five miles from the "Capital of the Cotswolds", Cirencester.
Fall in love with a seaside lifestyle at Coast View. This stunning house is within walking distance of award-winning Woolacombe Beach and the South West Coast Path, providing a very high standard of accommodation for up to ten people in five bedrooms. It has fantastic ocean views from most rooms, a sundeck with a hot tub, and a layout perfect for families and friends. Explore far and wide or park the car and forget about it for a week - there is plenty to see and do whatever you choose.
Escape to the oasis of the Cotswold Water Park in this charming New England style waterfront cottage. Windrush Turret Lodge & Hot Tub enjoys a waterfront location with fantastic views, three bedrooms that sleep up to six people, and a spacious deck with a private outdoor hot tub. There is plenty to do whilst on holiday within the water park including walking, bird spotting, cycling, fishing, kayaking and sailing. The DeVere Cotswold Water Park Hotel is a short walk from the lodge, providing restaurants, bars and a lovely spa, while Cirencester and other historic towns are only a short drive away.
Hidden away between the coast and the countryside, boasting a private garden and hot tub, Gilliflower Villa is a wonderfully relaxing place for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall. The chalet-style building sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and is one of several properties at the desirable Valleybrook Estate near Llansallos in Looe, close to Fowey, Polperro and the wonderful South West Coast Footpath. The site has excellent amenities that include six private acres of gardens and a games room. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Whitelady House is a beautiful period property in a fantastic location next to Lydford Gorge and the Whitelady Waterfall. The owners have carefully restored it to the highest standard, offering luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. The is perfect for families and friends, with its easy access to wonderful footpaths, bridleways, cycling trails and the untamed wilderness of the Dartmoor National Park. Talk to the owners if you are celebrating a special event as they can assist with catering and arranging activities either on site or in the local area.
With space for up to 20 guests, The Manor Stables has wide appeal with a log burner, exclusive hot tub, lovely rural views, private patio area and the shared use of 70 acres of beautiful parkland with plenty of space including ponds, vineyard and Games Barn. Beautifully presented throughout, this superb holiday home is one of a collection of nine exclusive properties thoughtfully designed with large parties in mind and sits on The Cotswold Estate on the outskirts of the Oxfordshire village of Lew. The popular Lord Kitchener pub is within walking distance and the Cotswolds many attractions including the Cotswold Wildlife Farm, Oxford's dreaming spires and Blenheim Palace are all within easy driving distance. A perfect choice for anyone looking to get together with friends and family or celebrate a special occasion (hen parties and stag weekends welcome!). The owner is able to arrange fun activities including zorbing, clay pigeon shooting, team building events and mini-olympic games.