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.
Goose Nest House is a fantastic holiday home in a superb waterfront location. The five-bedroom house is beside Somerford Lagoon on the private Lower Mill Estate, with guests having excellent onsite facilities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kayak and paddle-board hire, a "village" shop, and a family-friendly restaurant. The estate is part of a 550-acre nature reserve, and there are miles of footpaths and cycling routes leading around its lakes and rivers. Cirencester is only a 10-minute drive from the door, and it's easy to visit other areas of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Located on the sought after Cotswold Water Park, just ten minutes from Cirencester, Lavender Lodge is a modern and spacious caravan on the Hoburne site. Sleeping 4-6 guests in two bedrooms it is an ideal self-catering base for families or friends wanting to explore the Cotswolds. Kids will love the on-site amenities such as the indoor pool with waterslides, children's club and play parks, whilst adults can enjoy a game of tennis, a round of crazy golf or the evening cabaret. Watersports fans will be spoilt for choice at the nearby water park and walkers and cyclists can enjoy the miles and miles of trails through the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is at your fingertips when you stay at The Lodge on the Lake. The lakefront chalet is on the Hoburne Park in the Cotswold Water Park, close to all amenities with idyllic views. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families or couples. South Cerney is a few minutes away, as are Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. You're only ever a walk, bike ride or scenic drive away from a gorgeous view, country pub or a farmers market. Facilities on site include sailing, fishing, pedalos, swimming and lots more.
Relax by the lake in this spacious self-catering caravan on the popular Holburn site of the Cotswold Water Park. Water's Edge sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, with guests having access to excellent amenities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an adventure playground and a clubhouse with a sports bar, brasserie and cafe. The pretty village of South Cerney is just five minutes away, while Cirencester, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are within a 15-30 minute drive. With short breaks available, Water's Edge is ideal for a fun, family getaway or holiday at any time of the year.
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.
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
Six self-catering holiday homes nestling amidst North Devon countryside within easy driving distance of the coast and also Dartmoor and Exmoor. Perfect for families, couples and friends with on-site tennis court and indoor swimming pool. There is also direct access onto the Tarka trail for cyclists and walkers.
Sea Whisper offers everything its name suggests. Located just minutes from Portreath beach and the Cornish town's amenities, this welcoming ground floor holiday apartment is popular with couples and small families. A peaceful haven with covered swimming pool, children's play area, and large hot tub - all the right ingredients for a relaxing seaside holiday and within easy driving distance of St Ives, Godreavy and Redruth. Falmouth and Penzance are also only half an hour away by car making this a great base for exploring Cornwall.
Enjoy the best of Cornwall at Garden Spring at Bassets Acre. This lovely ground floor self-catering apartment is perfect for families as it sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, and is just minutes walk from Portreath town and beaches. The building is in a peaceful location within an acre of mature gardens that include a children's play area, covered swimming pool and summer house with a large hot tub. The owners have run Bassets Acre for nearly four decades and understand what their guests want from a self-catering holiday in Cornwall. St Ives, Redruth and Godreavy are all just a few miles drive away, while Falmouth and Penzance are only half an hour by car.
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.
Cheviot View is perfect for large groups of friends and families looking to enjoy some time away together in a picturesque tranquil setting. One of a collection of luxurious holiday retreats on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Cheviot View sleeps up to ten guests and is within easy reach of the Heritage Coast and Northumberland's many attractions. On-site tennis and plenty of fabulous local walks and cycle rides straight from the front door.
A self-catering holiday apartment in Exmoor National Park with fantastic views over Porlock Bay. High Hanger affords a lovely quiet location to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the sea - the only sounds are the waves breaking on the beach!
Welcoming families, couples and dogs, this comfy cottage provides an ideal 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.
This beachside holiday cottage is a slice of Scottish heaven. Kincurdie Cottage has big rooms that have been lovingly renovated to provide very comfortable accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with the option for two more to sleep on the sofa bed (supplement applies) in the Snug. It's only a few steps from Rosemarkie Beach, eight miles from Cromarty and only half an hour from Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Families and friends love staying here all year round as there is so much to see and do, including walking, cycling, fishing and playing golf on world-class golf courses.
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.
A converted stone holiday cottage that can sleep up to ten but is equally as suited for couples. Located just over a mile from lovely sandy beaches between St Ives and Penzance and close to St Michael's in West Cornwall. Perfect for a beach holiday and exploring the areas many attractions.
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!