- UNITED KINGDOMManor Farm Cottage is a comfortable and inviting holiday home nestled just outside the delightful market town of Northallerton, and a mile outside the picturesque village of Appleton Wiske. Situated on the edge of a working farm, this detached property is an ideal base for families, friends, outdoor enthusiasts, and keen walkers. Inside, Manor Farm Cottage is bright and spacious and has been warmly decorated to create a welcoming home from home. The ground floor features a large comfortable living room, which boasts a superb wood burner adding additional heat and charm. A well-equipped and well-presented kitchen with a country flair enables you to cook up delicious meals and serve up over the lovely large dining table. From the kitchen/dining room patio doors lead you onto the fabulous patio area with stunning views over the rolling hills of Yorkshire which surround the property, perfect for an al fresco breakfast or an evening drink to soak up the setting. In addition, there is also a superb hot tub towards the bottom of the garden. All three bedrooms are stylishly decorated with fresh cotton bed linen guaranteeing a perfect night’s sleep. The master bedroom on the first floor offers en-suite facilities including a roll top bath and dressing room. There is also a separate shower room on the ground floor meaning there is no waiting around in the morning.
With Manor Farm Cottage set close to Northallerton, the local pubs, restaurants and independent shops are within easy reach of the property. You can explore the stunning North York Moors National Park, which is full of cycle trails and fantastic, scenic walks, including the very popular Rievaulx Abbey. Other nearby towns and cities include the fabulous Helmsley, Thirsk, Richmond and a little further afield York, Harrogate and Leeds which can be accessed by the train station in Northallerton or around a one-hour drive. The beautiful east coast can also be found in half an hour so why not pack your bucket and spade and have a family day out at the beach. Alternatively, if you wanted to leave the car and have a day exploring there are plenty of picturesque walks right on your doorstep. There is also a lovely little village pub a mile from the cottage offering home cooked food and a large selection of local ales.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Skipton, EnglandSituated in the old water mill and overlooking the water wheel, this two bedroom cottage is set within a cobbled courtyard and is a 5-minute drive from the main Broughton Hall Estate and the facilities there. Mill Cottage has been updated to give a truly retro feel both in design and furnishings, with bright and comfortable interiors. Step into a spacious dining area with large table and chairs and snug areas to relax and unwind in. Double doors into the living area with a cosy wood burner, TV and writing desk. A large well equipped kitchen, complete with all modern appliances, completes the ground floor. Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms with super kingsize beds and high quality bedding. Outside is a communal cobbled courtyard with seating and a beautiful landscaped area where the stream runs through and the original mill wheel stands, peacocks wander freely displaying their beautiful plumage.
The vast 3000-acre grounds are at your disposal, wander down through the estate and admire the imposing stately home of Broughton Hall itself, spot wildlife and birds as well as quaint bridges across the river. Within the estate are the Land Rover Experience offices from where experience days are offered (by direct arrangement with the owner) for an exhilarating drive along the land rover track and obstacles on the estate.
The popular market town of Skipton is 3 miles away and offers a host of things to do for all ages. The Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire have both passed through Skipton and the surrounding countryside in recent years. Why not bring your bike and explore some of the routes for yourself? The area is peppered with gourmet pubs serving local produce as well as hearty, traditional pub food and there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars in Skipton to choose from should you wish to treat yourself and dine out during your stay. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£125From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Kessingland, EnglandThis charming cottage has been renovated to a high standard and features a well-equipped kitchen with a range cooker and large farmhouse dining table, perfect for any celebration and family meals. The living room boasts comfy sofas and a wood burner, perfect for nights in during cooler evenings. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom, and another staircase leads to second floor with twin bedroom and dual aspect windows to enjoy the wonderful countryside views. The pretty south-facing garden is fully enclosed with barbecue and seating area. Dogs are welcome, and there are lovely walks from right outside the property.
This delightful country cottage is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city whilst being close to the beautiful Suffolk coast. Suffolk is an area of outstanding natural beauty, thriving with wildlife, stunning scenery and beautiful walks. The unspoilt and quieter beach at Covehithe is just a 2-minute drive and a further 6-minute drive will take you to the renowned coastal town of Southwold, with its sandy beach, colourful beach huts, iconic pier and lighthouse, and a great selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, as well as the Adnams Brewery.
Wrentham is a delightful village and being close to Southwold along the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The village has a good range of amenities including a village shop and post office, two pubs serving good food and Chinese takeaway. For those that prefer to eat out, you will be delighted with the gastro pubs within the surrounding area, and there is a pub serving good food just a 1-minute walk away. Beach 2 miles. Shops ½ mile, pub/restaurant 50 yards.£94From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Lancaster, EnglandEnjoying an elevated position in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from the moment you drive through the electric gates towards Annabelle’s Cottage you won’t be disappointed. Surrounded by approximately 25 acres of land, it offers the perfect opportunity to experience countryside living and a quieter pace of life.
Set out over one level, charming period features have been beautifully blended with modern day luxuries such as superb stone flag flooring complete with underfloor heating. The spacious living room boasts a wood burner, and in the en-suite bathroom is the most unique walk-in shower plus a luxurious roll top bath. Outside you’ll find a patio area perfect for a morning coffee or al-fresco dining, and the fields beyond stretch out as far as the eye can see. The landscaped grounds that are shared with the friendly owners who live on-site, include a large duck pond and 800 metres of wonderful river frontage where you can picnic and barbecue during the warm summer months.
The small market town of Garstang can be reached in a 10-minute drive, and provides a full range of amenities including a large supermarket, pubs, restaurants and a selection of independent shops and casual eateries. The cities of both Lancaster and Preston are also easily reachable in around a 30- minute drive. The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 312 square miles, and once more provides the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with peaceful, remote walking and cycling available. The Lake District National park can be reached in around an hour, or for those wanting to swap countryside for coast, the seaside resorts of Blackpool and Lytham St Annes are around a 45-minute drive. You really are spoilt for choice.£129From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bude, EnglandThis historic, spacious, terraced, 500-year-old former church house sits peacefully beside the village green and war memorial, in front of the 12th-century Norman church of St Andrews. The house has been lovingly restored and retains many original features.
The large living room and dining area, with its 16th-century ceiling beams, are great for a family gathering, or a cosy night in beside the wood burner. There is a small part-covered, shady, internal courtyard room with a flagstone floor, fountain, window seat and small outdoor table and chairs.
All 4 double bedrooms have either cupboard or hanging rack space for clothes/storage. The second floor bedroom runs the length of the cottage and has huge, original 16th-century A-frame roof beams and three, heritage Velux-style windows. Removable blackout blinds are available for guests who wish to use them.
The cottage is just a few steps from the village post office, shop and an excellent hair salon. Just beyond that are the two village pubs, The Tree Inn and The Kings Arms.
Jalna is the perfect coastal holiday choice close to the Victorian seaside town of Bude with its glorious sandy beaches and breath-taking South West coastal path scenery. It is the ideal escape venue in which to spend time with friends and family.
Bude is incredibly popular all year round, with its castle heritage centre, a vibrant town centre and an array of restaurants and bars, together with two sandy beaches and the nearby coastal path. It retains its Victorian charm whilst offering something for everyone. The food scene around Stratton and Bude has really taken off. There are regular food markets and artisan pop-ups in addition to the array of restaurants, bakeries and wine merchants.
The Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club is close by. Paddle boarding, surfing, golf, tennis, horse riding and fishing are all on offer in the area. The internationally acclaimed annual jazz festival is fantastic and not to be missed. The Splash leisure centre, with an indoor swimming pool and ten-pin bowling alley, is a short drive away.
Widemouth Bay is only 3 miles further down the coast and has a stunning beach. The picturesque fishing villages of Rock and Padstow are within easy driving distance, as is the mysterious Tintagel Castle of Arthurian legend. The wild beauty of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are all easily reached, as is the famous Eden Project. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. The Camel Trail can be accessed in nearby Wadebridge, where bikes can be hired to cycle to Padstow. Nearest beach is under 2 miles. Shop and post office 20 yards, pub and restaurant are 50 yards from Jalna.£119From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Portland, EnglandSeascape Retreat is a detached three-bedroom holiday home, perfectly situated on the Isle of Portland in a private pinnacle location which benefits from breath taking sea views with easy access to local shops, pubs, bars and restaurants.
The kitchen is well equipped and the dining room is perfect for gathering everyone around for a homecooked meal as there is a large table and six chairs. The living room is comfortably furnished with a couple of sofas, an armchair and a 55" Smart TV with a pre-paid Netflix account. The bathroom is also located on the ground floor and it has a shower over the bath, a toilet, washbasin and mirror. Head upstairs to the first floor where you will find two of the bedrooms and both of the rooms have a 48" Smart TV, a wardrobe and sea views. The games room is located in a separate building, a few steps up at the back of the garden. The enclosed garden is attractively landscaped with a few patio and decked areas and it has outdoor furniture, a charcoal barbeque, picnic tables with ash trays provided and a luxurious six-seater hot tub underneath a wooden gazebo. There is also a lockable shed where guests can store bicycles and surfboards. The patio at the front of the property is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the spectacular sunset over Chesil Beach.
Reached via a causeway from Weymouth, the Isle of Portland is steeped in maritime history and has plenty to see and do, with pubs, a cafe bistro, a fish and chips shop with a post office but a stone’s throw away.. Portland Harbour is home to a 16th-century coastal fort and you can explore the pirates’ graveyard, Church Ope Cove, a former smugglers hideout, or visit the Castletown D-Day Centre. Portland has several quarries to discover and a host of wildlife to observe - Peregrine Falcons can be spotted round Portland and along the cliffs, or try and spot dolphins in the waters surrounding the island. Portland also forms part of the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and Chesil Beach which starts here, runs eighteen miles to West Bay. Windsurfing, diving, sea fishing, climbing and yachting are all available nearby. Portland Harbour is also famous for its sailing and water sports being home to the National Sailing Academy and was the site of the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Other places to explore are the popular seaside town of Weymouth just 5 miles away where you can sample many of its restaurants, visit Brewer’s Quay, take a harbour cruise or even venture out for a day trip on the ferry to Guernsey. If you want to venture a little further why not visit Lulworth Cove and Abbotsbury both within 20 miles and well worth a visit.£119From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bowness-on-Windermere, EnglandCannondale has been fully refurbished in 2019 to provide a comfortable and stylish haven, four bedrooms with a super kingsize bed (two with zip and link option to be made up into twin bedrooms), all with their own en-suite. One of the bedrooms is found on the ground floor, the ideal option for the less mobile. The large living room offers a generous space and comfort, with a cosy wood burner, large TV and French doors leading out onto the enclosed garden and patio. There is also a spacious open plan kitchen/dining room with French doors also leading out into the garden. There is comfortable space for eight to live and dine together, whilst offering privacy and freedom for everybody in each bedroom.
Situated inbetween Windermere and Bowness, you are just a short walk from either, ideal for enjoying the local shops and eateries or to experience a trip out on Lake Windermere. The property is also ideally located within an easy drive or cycle to one of the many hundreds of walking routes or excursions that are enjoyed in the south Lakes and the Lake District on a daily basis. The owner has thoughtfully provided a dog shower to clean off after your adventures with your four legged friends. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£150From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dartmouth, EnglandFrom the moment you turn into The Dartmouth Golf and Country Club’s sweeping driveway, you will feel a sense of peace and tranquillity. Slowly pass the keen golfer taking his next shot, gaze in awe at the views over the greens and know that your holiday has truly begun. Pull up and make your way to Toffee Apple, a gorgeous stone-built property tucked away in a commanding quiet spot overlooking the golf club and greens beyond.
As you step through the front door you will be wowed by the boutique feel with no expense spared in ensuring your stay is luxurious and comfortable. The fully fitted kitchen lends itself beautifully to the sociable living being open plan with a sumptuous living area. With Neff and Smeg appliances and a grand larder cupboard, you will be sure to cook up some wonderful meals after a round of golf or a day exploring Dartmouth and beyond. The living room benefits from a range of comfortable seating around a Smart TV with DVD player and bluetooth speaker, and on a chilly evening the all-important wood burner, perfect for warming your toes after your day’s adventures. Gather in the conservatory to take in the beautiful views, enjoy a breakfast feast or simply relax with a book. Doors lead down into the garden which features garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ. Three bright and airy bedrooms can be found on the first and second floors, all with luxury ensuite bathrooms and added luxury toiletries to ensure a perfect pamper. A great night’s sleep shall be had by all.
Set on the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club Estate, Toffee Apple is perfectly situated to enjoy the golf course (fees apply), and guests have free access to the swimming pool and spa facilities on site. Enjoy a round of golf by day, a cold tipple on the terrace of an afternoon and a dreamy night’s sleep by night.
If a break from golf is what you crave, the Royal Naval Town of Dartmouth is a short drive away, here you will find quirky shops, galleries, and wonderful restaurants as well as the opportunity to take to the river and explore the surrounding area by boat. The children will love Woodlands Family Leisure Park, under a mile away, a fantastic day out to let off some steam and make memories together. The beaches of Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands are within easy reach, so pack up your golf clubs, bucket and spade and sense of adventure and head to Toffee Apple for a holiday to remember!£106From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Sneatonthorpe, EnglandThis eco-friendly barn conversion is over 200 years old and oozes charm and character, retaining many original features, including exposed stone walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, stone flag flooring and a woodburner. This holiday property is located on a working arable farm and is surrounded by uninterrupted views towards the sea and Whitby in an idyllic rural setting, just 4 miles from the centre of Whitby on the edge of the quaint hamlet of Sneatonthorpe and 1 mile from the village of Sneaton. Sneaton boasts a friendly pub, ice cream parlour, charming tea rooms and a warm welcome from the locals. Bridle paths, cycle tracks and walkways abound from the door, with the ancient Monks Pathway being a favourite with walkers visiting this area. Whitby is a fantastic destination for holidaymakers with the steam train departing throughout the summer on its way to Grosmont and Goathland – those famous villages used in the TV series ‘Heartbeat’. Also, Whitby boasts a colourful harbour, 3 miles of sandy beach, the 12th century Abbey ruins and St Marys Church. The town also hosts many festivals throughout the year with folk weekends, 60’s music festivals and Goth weekends, bringing guests from far and wide. Mortar Barn is the ideal place for exploring both the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Heritage Coast of Yorkshire. Scarborough has been welcoming guests for more than 300 years and has all the ingredients for a family packed day at the seaside, with Filey and Bridlington a little further along the coast line. Closer to home, is the smugglers coves of Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes, where pretty cottages cling to cliffs and time appears to have stood still. Discover little villages tucked away deep in the valleys as you explore the North Yorkshire’s heather clad moors. Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£136From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ringwood, EnglandLilypad is a newly built home in a peaceful residential area within walking distance to the high street of Ringwood. Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen, living and dining room with a 43-inch smart tv. In the kitchen there is a fridge freezer, dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven with all the equipment you need to cook a meal to enjoy together. There is a convenient downstairs toilet and there is underfloor heating on the ground floor of this property. Upstairs is a king bedroom and a double bedroom both with 32-inch smart TVs. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and there is a washer dryer in the cupboard. At the front of the property there is a small patio area with a small outdoor seating area and there is parking available for 1 car and a locked bike store.
Ringwood high street is within walking distance, this historic town comprises of a rich mixture of architecture including buildings which are thatched, Georgian, modern, and historic buildings lining the streets. A stroll along west street will take you to the Jubilee Gardens with a millstream running through which once powered the corn mill. There is a variety of independent shops in Ringwood along with cafes and eateries. Ringwood Brewery is well worth a visit during your time here, and you can even book a tour to sample the local beers. Ringwood has a weekly market as well as several farm shops within driving distance for local produce. For walkers and cyclists, the Castleman trail is easily accessible from Bickerley Road, this follows the old train route between Dorchester and Southampton.
For days out you must visit the New Forest with its free roaming horses, cattle and donkeys and an abundance of unique villages and pubs throughout. Moors Valley is fantastic for walking and cycling within the forest and you can even book an experience at Go Ape to climb among the treetops. There is the New Forest Water Park with a variety of water sports and a giant inflatable obstacle course on the water which is a fantastic day out. For fishing a day license can be purchased at the tackle shop for fishing on the River Avon with the chance to catch a variety of fish including Pike, Chub and Carp. The beaches of Southbourne and Avon Beach are within a half hour drive, with a mixture of sandy areas and pebbled area. Other nearby days out include Beaulieu Motor Museum, Liberty’s Owl and Reptile Centre, Dorset Heavy Horse Farm, Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, and you can get a ferry to the Isle of Wight for a day trip! Lilypad provides the perfect home to base yourselves while exploring the nearby areas to make those memories on your holiday.£91From price per night based on 7 night stay