Make Hafod-y-Blodau the destination for your next escape to Wales. This converted hillside barn sits above the beautiful Irfon Valley, three miles from Builth Wells and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Elan Valley. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is child and pet-friendly, making it suitable for couples or families. There are gorgeous walks from the door. Fishing on the River Irfon can be arranged with the owners. Other nearby activities include golf, pony trekking, climbing and kayaking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Hendre Farmhouse is an attractive self-catering holiday home in a very rural location a short stroll from the River Irfon. Three miles from Builth Wells, a thriving market town in the Welsh Marches, it is within easy reach of the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park and the dramatic Dams of the Elan Valley. The house comfortably accommodates ten people in five bedrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible, with a sofa bed in the study sleeping an extra guest if necessary. It's a fantastic place to stay with family or friends, especially if you love walking and cycling.
This pretty holiday cottage is in a peaceful location within walking distance of two village pubs, the Rodney Stoke Reserve and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and guests have access to beautiful gardens that include a four-acre apple orchard. The cottage is in a peaceful location within easy reach of places like Wells and Glastonbury and under an hour from Bath and Bristol. Beautiful walks and bike rides are accessible from the door, and there is a wealth of fantastic attractions nearby. Available to rent from April to October.
Castle Hill Cottage is a contemporary holiday home located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and just 30 miles from London. Sleeping 14 people in six bedrooms, it features a heated outdoor swimming pool (open May to September), hot tub, sauna, bbq, pizza oven, open-plan layout, an outdoor kids play area and extensive grounds with far reaching views across the country side. The mix of bedrooms suits families or groups of friends, including those with children. There is plenty of scope for activities like walking, cycling and horse riding, with local attractions including country houses, gardens, and castles. Beachy Head and Brighton are 45min away of the self-catering holiday home to make a day at the beach another possibility.
This large converted barn is perfect for a self-catering holiday in Somerset. Mowbarton Barn is on a private estate where the owners produce sparkling wine in an ancient tradition started 800 years ago by the monks of Glastonbury. The holiday home is within easy reach of Cheddar, Wells, Glastonbury, the Mendips and the north Somerset coast. It sleeps nine people in four spacious bedrooms, two with ensuites. Its layout offers plenty of living space for large groups and families.
Barnfield House is a large self-catering holiday home in the Weald of Kent, close to the border with East Sussex and within easy reach of the coast. It's a gorgeous home with plenty of space for 10 people to sleep in five bedrooms, boasting two acres of beautiful gardens and stylish interiors where you can immediately relax and feel at ease. The location is convenient for attractions like National Trust Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Scotney Castle, and Bewl Water, making it perfect for a holiday with extended family or friends.
Enjoy country life with a stay at Honeysuckle Cottage at Honeycroft Farm in Somerset. Surrounded by glorious rolling countryside, this welcoming holiday cottage is perfect for a family holiday and sleeps up to 5 guests in three bedrooms. The historic market town of Wells is only two miles away with Glastonbury just a little further and nearby attractions including Wookey Hole Caves, Clarks Village and Cheddar Gorge. All the right ingredients for a relaxing and fun-filled holiday with plenty of country air. Tourist board rating: 4 Star AA
A delightful self-catering holiday cottage perfect all year round for winter breaks and summer holidays, located in the pretty ancient village of Westbury-sub-Mendip between Wells and Cheddar at the foot of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The Dairy is ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling, wildlife or simply relaxing with the village pub just a minutes walk away.
The Old Post House sleeps six people in three bedrooms in a quiet location a minute's stroll from The Roast Ox Inn in Paincastle in mid-Wales. Once the village post house, it's now a self-catering holiday cottage packed with period character and features dating back to the 1600s. The property has a sunny terrace and a cosy gas wood burner to keep you comfortable no matter what season you're there. You're only a few miles from Hay-on-Wye and the Welsh/English border and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Elan Valley, and Offa's Dyke Path.
Somerset is the perfect holiday destination. Its glorious countryside, lovely beaches, historic towns, and charming villages have something for everyone. Coach House is in the quiet village of Henton, close enough to the M5 that you won't be stuck behind the wheel for hours, yet rural enough that you can clearly hear the sound of birdsong in the garden. Guests enjoy panoramic views of the Mendip Hills and easy access to some of the best walking and cycling in the southwest. Wookey Hole Caves, Wells and Glastonbury are within a short drive, while Stonehenge, Bath, Bristol, Longleat, Weston-Super-Mare and other Somerset beaches are all under an hour away. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples or families.
Full of traditional grandeur, Haremere Hall is a delightful country manor house sitting amongst 150 acres of parkland in East Sussex countryside. Just 1hr 30 minutes from London, this stately manor house has an abundance of historic charm and provides a warm welcome to parties of 14-20 guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, catch up or simply spend family time in the country together. Short breaks and longer holidays available all year round.
Cholwell Hall is a fine Somerset country residence a few miles from the cities of Bath, Wells and Bristol. Accessible from London in 2 hours. Formerly owned by the church, this 10 bedroomed house has centuries of history, medieval beams, thick stone walls and can sleep up to 30 people comfortably. Popular for family gatherings, hen or stag parties, bookings can be self-catering or with your choice of caterers. Oceans of space indoors for large groups to socialise, dining table to seat up to 30, and extensive grounds for outdoor fun.
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