Finding somewhere that sleeps 12 people with a flexible layout, is close to beaches but also near countryside walks and good mountain bike routes, offers the luxury adults crave (including a hot tub and swimming pool for guests exclusive use!) with the space kids need, and which is suitable for family and friends is a walk in the park once you have discovered Lavender Barn. The 200-year old holiday home ticks all of the boxes, offering 5-Star Gold accommodation close to Exmoor National Park, The Quantock Hills AONB and beautiful beaches. There is a friendly pub within walking distance and plenty more places to eat, drink, shop and explore in the surrounding towns and villages. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Pres du Val is a fabulous holiday home on the Isle of Guernsey in the Channel Isles with plenty of space for family or friends and a well-tended garden with heated outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Ideally located in the highly desirable area of St Martin, guests can enjoy all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday on this beautiful island with the convenience of a pub and shops for provisions within walking distance.
A spacious luxurious large holiday home sitting on a private estate in the very heart of the beautiful rolling countryside of North Devon. Located near to Barnstaple and within easy driving distance of the coast, this is a superb retreat for large groups of friends and family who want to spend time together or celebrate a special occasion.
BimbleBox Barn oozes style and traditional charm and is the perfect choice for families and friends looking to explore Norfolk and its many attractions. Sleeping up to 10 guests in comfort and style, this fabulous barn conversion has a 6 seater hot tub, two log burners, an incredibly social kitchen/diner and a good range of modern conveniences to ensure guest comfort at any time of the year. A mile from the market town of Reepham, there is a pub within walking distance and the Broads and Coast within easy reach by car. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A historic large holiday home that accommodates up to twenty two guests in ten en-suite bedrooms offering excellent facilities including an outdoor heated swimming pool and grass tennis court for large group gatherings. Located in a country village in Warwickshire and close to Stratford upon Avon, Evesham and The Cotswolds, the central location of Coughton Lodge makes it a perfect self-catering venue for big groups and celebratory events.
A delightful character converted barn providing holiday accommodation for large groups of up to sixteen in the pretty Derbyshire village of Carsington in a highly desirable Peak District location with excellent walking/cycling, water sports and a local pub. Emily Barn is perfect for families or friends who want to holiday together or celebrate a special occasion. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
This 17th Century, Grade II listed Somerset Long House has carefully been brought into the 21st Century without losing an iota of its charm. The owners of Cherry Tree Farm have created a luxurious country holiday retreat with plenty of space indoors and out, and room for ten people to sleep in five well-appointed bedrooms. Exmoor National Park, the Quantock Hills AONB and the beautiful beaches of Somerset and North Devon are all within easy reach, and there is a friendly pub only a five-minute walk away. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
You'll see something beautiful everywhere you look at Newton Cross House. Whether it's the original Georgian features inside or the freshwater pool in the walled garden, this house has everything families and friends could want in a self-catering holiday home in North Devon. It's in the quiet village of Newton Tracey, within walking distance of the local pub and only a few miles from Barnstaple's shops, cafes and restaurants. There are miles of spectacular coastline to discover in one direction and Exmoor National Park in the other. In between is a wealth of fun attractions to suit all ages and tastes. Newton Cross House sleeps 11 people in five luxurious bedrooms and welcomes children and well-behaved dogs.
With its own private indoor swimming pool, games room and log fire, this holiday cottage is ideal for parties of up to twelve to fourteen guests who want to holiday together and relax at any time of the year. Sitting on the edge of the Cotswolds, Ashdene is perfectly located for exploring the Cotswolds, Bath, Stone Henge, Stratford-upon-Avon and much more. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
This elegant holiday home has five bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people with ease, providing a quiet base that is within walking distance of the beach, shops, pubs and attractions in Weymouth. It's a fantastic choice for families or friends who love not only its convenient location but also its huge garden with a deck for entertaining, original features that include an open fireplace, and high quality of furnishings that make it feel like a welcoming second home.
The Old Neptune is a superb choice for group accommodation in Suffolk which gives guests a unique opportunity to stay in a historic building in the heart of Ipswich Old Town, steps from the marina and within easy reach of the Suffolk Coast. The Grade II listed building dates from the 1500s and has retained many original features while being carefully updated to provide a high standard of comfort for 21st Century guests. It is a fantastic place to host special milestone celebrations, hen weekend activities, intimate wedding parties, team building events, or family Christmases.
Balvonie House is the perfect setting for your celebration. Whether you're marking a milestone birthday or a special occasion like a wedding or simply enjoying being able to spend time with extended family and friends, the spacious country mansion on the shore of the River Clyde provides an elegant backdrop for your self-catering holiday. The holiday home is in Skelmorlie, only 45 minutes from Glasgow, with breathtaking views over the water to the Kyles of Bute. It sleeps 26 people in 11 bedrooms with children and well-behaved pets welcome.
Nor West is a brilliant holiday home in Appledore, a pretty fishing village where the River Torridge meets the sea. It sleeps six people in four bedrooms, with guests enjoying panoramic views over the coast from Westward Ho! to Saunton. The west-facing position means unforgettable sunsets while the location is within walking distance of a pub, shops and the ferry over the river to Instow. Fantastic beaches, loads of opportunities for swimming, sailing, paddle boarding and surfing, and fun attractions make this self-catering holiday home in Devon popular with families and friends.
With six bedrooms, multiple living rooms, and 15-acres of grounds that include woodland, meadows, lawns and a hot tub, it's no wonder that The Long View Yorkshire is such a favourite. This huge self-catering holiday home is consistently booked all year round, accommodating extended families and groups of friends who love not only its space but also its fantastic location on the edge of Heptonstall village in the Upper Calder Valley. Hebden Bridge is three miles away, and Skipton and Halifax are also within easy reach for days out. The house and the grounds have superb views that stretch for miles, and there are wonderful footpaths and cycling routes accessible from the door.
Perfect for large groups of families and friends sleeping up to twelve guests, this welcoming farmhouse offers a lovely mix of traditional character and modern-day amenities to ensure a high standard of comfort. With a ground floor bedroom, this dog-friendly retreat is located at Wheel Farm close to Exmoor, nestling amongst Devonshire countryside a short distance from the coast and the seaside village of Combe Martin (two miles away). Spend your days exploring the many attractions of Devon, relaxing on the beach, walking the coastal path and countryside or staying put and making the most of excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, tennis court and sauna. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
On the North Cornish coastline, this spacious holiday home is located apx 200 yards from the coastal path, the picturesque harbour and the village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a self-catering holiday by the sea with an abundance of attractions, lovely beaches and fabulous walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Bank House is a large Georgian townhouse in Bishop's Castle, within walking distance of independent shops, cafes, bars, and England's oldest brewery. It sleeps ten people in five ensuite bedrooms with the potential to sleep up to 14 if required. The layout is ideal for extended families and friends celebrating a milestone event or in the area for a wedding. Bishops Castle is a top choice for a walking or cycling holiday, being on the Shropshire Way and close to Offa's Dyke, Long Mynd, Stiperstones, Bury Ditches, and Mitchell's Fold.
Guest rave about The Healthy Home Retreat and you'll understand why when you stay in this stunning house a few miles from Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As a whole, up to 14 people can be accommodated in six bedrooms with loads of space indoors and outside, incredible views, and fantastic walks and bike rides from the front door. The house started life as three former buildings and has now been divided into two holiday homes allowing two families to holiday together whilst enjoying plenty of personal space. Alternatively, it can be rented to one group of 6-14 guests making it perfect for groups of friends or families, with a flexible layout that enables two households to stay separately to comply with Covid regulations.
This fabulous property sleeps ten in comfort and has a fantastic completely private heated indoor swimming pool for your exclusive use - ideal for groups of friends or large families who wish to holiday together in complete comfort. Just three miles from Stratford-upon–Avon and with loads of restaurants and numerous attractions to visit locally.
This fabulous holiday home, with its own private jetty, affords an exceptional position overlooking Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. Enjoying a truly magical setting overlooking Lake Windermere, this exceptional holiday home offers guests the chance to enjoy an abundance of attractions, superb lakeland walks and plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind. Just a short drive from Bowness with excellent amenities close to hand and perfect for boaters with its own private jetty for mooring (you can launch just half a mile away).