If you're searching for a place in the country where you can catch up with your friends, then Curates Cottage is ideal. The beautiful period house is near Colchester in Essex and can sleep up to eight people in four double bedrooms, or ten people using the self-contained studio in the garden. It has five reception rooms and three acres of grounds that include a swimming pool and a tennis court, so there is loads of space for socialising. The cottage is available for stays of at least three nights all year round.
Bellows Mill is perfect for families who can't decide between a holiday in the town or the country. It sits within 17 private acres on the edge of the Chiltern Hills AONB yet is within striking distance of places like Milton Keynes, St Albans and Watford. London, Oxford and Cambridge are all within reach for a day of shopping and sightseeing, or stay closer to home and explore the beautiful countryside footpaths and cycling routes. Nearby attractions include Whipsnade Zoo, Bletchley Park and Woburn Safari Park, and there are seven golf courses within a short drive. With space for up to seven people to sleep in three bedrooms, this former mill is an ideal year-round holiday destination that will keep everyone happy.
Welcoming families, couples and dogs, this comfy cottage provides an ideal self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of Devon (including Exmoor and the coast within driving distance). Excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and tennis court.
With a four poster bed, Ivy Cottage is a welcoming 'bolt-hole' for two set amidst the glorious rolling countryside of Devon near Barnstaple. Affording fabulous views, there are great on-site facilities to ensure your break is relaxing (pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court) and plenty of nearby attractions including Exmoor and the coast within easy driving distance.
With 'upside down' accommodation, Rowan welcomes families and dog owners and is a comfy holiday retreat ideally placed amidst peaceful rolling Devonshire countryside. Five miles from Barnstaple and within easy driving distance of the coast and Exmoor National Park. Superb on-site facilities with indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and even a tennis court.
A choice of comfy welcoming holiday cottages nestling amongst rolling Devonshire countryside five miles from Barnstaple with excellent on-site facilities including an indoor and toddler pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and tennis court. Perfect for a family holiday and within driving distance of Exmoor and the coast.
You don't need to have a large family to know that travelling abroad with children can leave you frazzled enough to need another holiday! Cuckoo's Nest is perfect for big families or groups of friends who want a comfortable getaway without any hassle. Not only is the lakefront holiday house spacious enough to sleep eight people in four rooms, but it has access to all the fantastic amenities on the award-winning Lower Mill Estate including cycling, canoeing and boating, a fantastic children's park, and a luxury spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Cuckoo's Nest is only six miles from Cirencester and within walking distance of the Baker's Arms pub in Somerford Keynes.
These attractive beautifully furnished holiday lodges provide the perfect retreat for those looking for a golfing holiday or a relaxing break. They overlook the golf course of Cottesmore Country Club and offer guests the chance to enjoy a break in the glorious countryside of West Sussex. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Weavers Cottage is perfect for families (or couples) and is located at Muddlebridge House within large grounds close to both Barnstaple and Instow in Devon. There are an abundance of attractions and glorious beaches a short drive away, along with miles of coastal footpath for walkers to explore, The Tarka Trail for cyclists and plenty of sand for those who prefer to simply relax. Excellent on-site facilities include an indoor pool, games rooms, play areas and a sauna.
Thatchers Cottage is one of seven holiday cottages located in extensive grounds close to Barnstaple and picturesque Instow. With excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, sauna and two games room, there is plenty to keep adults and children amused, and a host of attractions close by including glorious golden beaches, coastal walks and the Tarka Trail offering miles of traffic free cycling.
The whole family will love Groom Cottage. Sleeping six people in three rooms, the single storey stone cottage is one of several superb holiday properties on Doles Ash Farm which can be hired individually or depending on availability, hired together to accommodate larger groups. Doles Ash Farm is surrounded by private gardens and fields in the Piddle Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport and the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Closer to home, there are miles of walks that lead from the property, although with facilities like an indoor swimming pool, games room, outdoor children's play area and animals to pet, you could quite easily spend a happy holiday without going much further than the front door.
Accommodating large groups of up to 40 guests, Bickleigh Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a more intimate wedding, conference or staycation with your family and friends. Comprising of the Norman Castle, Saxon Chapel and cottages this fabulous venue stands in extensive grounds with the River Exe running through, nestling in the Exe Valley within a leafy unspoilt part of Mid-Devon's glorious rolling hills.
The Farmhouse is a welcoming property in a fantastic location. The traditional home sits peacefully on Goongillings Farm on the Lizard Peninsula, within walking distance of the Helford River and a private jetty where they can use one of the owner's sailing dinghies or rowboats. There are miles of beautiful footpaths and cycling routes leading from the door, and stunning Cornish beaches within a short drive. Falmouth and Truro are within easy reach, while the village of Constantine and the Trengilly Wartha Inn are within walking distance. There is space for up to eight people to sleep in four bedrooms to make it ideal for families and friends, while the flexible layout means it is also suitable for couples who enjoy having the spacious living areas and gardens to themselves.
224 Brambles Chine is in a beautiful south-facing position in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. It's on the edge of a quiet holiday park with nothing between you and fantastic views over Colwell Bay to The Needles on the Isle of Wight. The traditional holiday chalet sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a comfortable sofa bed providing accommodation for an optional fifth person. It's only a two-minute stroll from the door to the beach and two miles from the ferry terminal at Yarmouth. Couples and families love the location and welcoming atmosphere of this holiday home, with many returning every year for their annual holiday on the Isle of Wight.
Enjoy a Highland fling at The Coach House. This pretty stone holiday cottage can accommodate up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends who want to immerse themselves in the stunning Scottish Highlands. It is part of the Gruinards Estate and close to the River Carron and the village of Ardgay. Fishing, tennis, hill walking, mountain biking and golf are some of the more popular activities guests can enjoy locally, with Dornoch, Inverness and Loch Ness being under an hour by car for days out, shopping and sightseeing.
Dairy Cottage is close to the centre of Churchill village and within walking distance of The Chequers gastropub, the church and other village amenities. Being just three miles from both Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold means it is an ideal for couples who want the benefit of being near these famous bustling market towns, whilst having a more peaceful base to return home to at the end of the day. Although the holiday cottage is well-equipped for self-catering, there are a wealth of local restaurants and pubs, with some particularly good ones including The Plough and The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, The Fox at Oddington and Daylesford Organic Farm Restaurant - all a short drive away. Churchill is also near The Slaughters, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Woodstock (home to Blenheim Palace) and less than an hour's drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Cheltenham, making it the ideal base from which to explore the magnificent Cotswolds.
Karrek Lodge is a fantastic chalet-style cottage in a quiet holiday park near the West Cornwall coast. The family-friendly property sleeps up to six guests in three well-appointed bedrooms. Guests have use of onsite facilities that include an indoor swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, an adventure playground, and bar and restaurant. The lodge is a mile from the village of Hayle and only ten minutes from Hayle Towans, Porthkidney, Godrevy and other beautiful beaches. Penzance, St Ives, the Eden Project, Flambards, Lands End and St Michael's Mount are just some of the many fantastic attractions within easy reach of the lodge.
A collection of unique luxury holiday lodges with panoramic views over the lake, situated just two miles from the Yorkshire market town of Richmond. An ideal place for the discerning traveller whether you are looking for a family holiday, a catch-up with friends or a romantic break away amongst beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Sitting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, there are a multitude of attractions within easy reach and lots of opportunities for walkers.
A charming first floor holiday apartment with lovely views over South Warwickshire rolling countryside. Just two miles from the historic market town of Shipston-on-Stour and within easy driving distance of Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold, this is an ideal self-catering base for exploring the pretty villages and historic towns of the Cotswolds. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Space, luxury and incredible views await lucky visitors to West Soar, which combines the convenience of a hotel with the privacy of self-catering. This 5-star holiday home boasts incredible ocean views and is only a short walk away from the sandy shore of Soar Mill Cove, within easy reach of Salcombe and Dartmouth. The house is next to the Soar Mill Cove Hotel and guests have free use of the hotel's leisure facilities, including a tennis court and indoor swimming pool. They also enjoy discounted rates at the hotel's spa and highly rated restaurant and the option of room service. There is space for up to ten people in five bedrooms, and the potential to accommodate up to twenty two when booked together with the hotel's Ocean View Villas. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
A popular sport and one that accompanies a summer holiday perfectly, a game of tennis is an enjoyable activity (and one that burns off those holiday pounds!). Whether you want to challenge your partner or friends to a ‘friendly’, are keen to keep active while away or you are looking for on-site activities to keep the family entertained, tennis is a great choice. For those new to the sport, why not use the leisure time on holiday to learn to play the game? Or for the experts among you, plan a holiday tournament - the little ones will love the role of ball girl or boy and let off plenty of steam in the process!
Some of our holiday homes have all-weather tennis courts which are ideal for a game at any time of the year whilst others are on grass so only available during the summer months.
Tips: Find out from the owner what times of the day/year the tennis court is available for guest use. Make sure you take racquets, balls and equipment (if not provided). Don’t forget to pack a bottle or two of bubbly for that celebratory drink at the end of the holiday tournament!