• The Doveling, GloucestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Chipping Campden, England
    Luxury personified with all the character and charm of a traditional barn. The Doveling offers the ultimate five-star experience. Lovingly restored to the highest standard. Keeping all of its original heritage, yet blending the contemporary with the old provides for a unique stay.
    Step through the feature atrium to enjoy a spacious yet toasty and warm barn. Boasting a large top of the range kitchen with feature island, it’s the perfect space to socially cook with friends and family. It comes with all the little extras such as a wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine and a large country dining table. If you are wanting a truly special meal and simply do not feel like cooking then take advantage of the estate’s private chef, you can pre-book to cook whilst you enjoy the delights of your surroundings.
    After dinner, kick back and relax in the most spectacular room of all, the lounge. Extremely rare in its form it features the original dovecote tower which dates back to the 17th century with the original nesting boxes. Cosy up on the sofa, read a book and watch a film. For charging devices you will also find USB ports throughout the barn, so no need to panic if you forget your chargers! Why not take some time to chill upon a pew in the glass atrium, whilst basking in the sunlight. The glass walkway also leads to the boudoir quarter. Each bedroom has its very own feature bathroom and you will be spoilt for choice with roll-top baths and walk-in rainfall wet rooms to choose from.
    Outside you have an abundance of space within your large private courtyard. It’s a great space to dine alfresco. Don your chefs hat and rustle up a country BBQ, relax upon a bench whilst sipping a cold refreshing drink or indulge in a personal training session or yoga for one to one or more (must be booked in advance). The four-legged members of the family will also enjoy their freedom of space. Once they have explored their surroundings there is a dedicated area within your grounds for which muddy paws can be washed down with a warm tap! Perfect for your furry friends after country pursuits.
    Located near the desirable Chipping Campden, perfectly positioned to enjoy country walks, golf, gastropubs, arboretums and theatres. Stratford Upon Avon, Stow on the wold, Cotswolds Water Park are all within 20 - 25 minute drive. Just two hours outside London.
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  • The Cart Shed, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    The Cart Shed has been built to the very highest of standards and is a super detached holiday home in an excellent location and adjacent to the owner’s home. All on one level with large windows, excellent standard furnishing and top quality fixtures and fittings, guests will find that The Cart Shed is the perfect location for a quiet, luxury, well-earned family holiday or a super celebration spot for friends and family to enjoy spending quality time together. Absolutely ideal too for guests with limited walking abilities, all of the rooms are spacious, accessible and really well laid out. The open plan living area boasts a solid wood floor, beautiful wood burner and sliding doors that open the room out into the private garden area. The kitchen area is very well finished with excellent quality fixtures and fittings and ample modern appliances including a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric hob, electric oven and washing machine. With high ceilings and quirky wooden beam feature this room is a delight to sit in and would make a great place for family meals and celebrations. Further along the hallway, guests will find two double bedrooms each with a zip and link bed and views across the garden and beyond. The master bedroom offers equally spacious accommodation and a super kingsize bed as well as a very useful en suite shower room with shower cubicle, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. The family bathroom is once again finished to a high standard and offers a free standing bath, separate shower cubicle, heated towel rail and his and hers wash basins – luxury indeed.
    The small village of Witton Gilbert has a thriving community and boasts a local farm shop and a couple of great pubs that sell good food all year round. A great spot too for walkers and cyclists, there are many established public footpaths from the village leading into the city and beyond into the scenic countryside of County Durham. Durham itself has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is packed full of historic and interesting sites to visit. The cathedral and castle dominate the market place and must be visited at any time of year as there are often popular exhibitions being presented. Also great for a spot of lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, there are many quirky tea shops, restaurants, bistros and the smallest gin bar in the county. The River Wear runs through the city and guests will be able to take a river cruise along it or enjoy a row in a rowing boat. The Lumiere Festival takes place every couple of years in November and brings the city to life with live art, music and light shows in the open air theatre that the city becomes. A little further afield but still within an easy 30 minute drive, guests will be able to take a day trip out to the very popular Beamish Living Museum of the North, see the famous Angel of the North statue in Gateshead, enjoy a day’s shopping at the MetroCentre and explore the vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Beach 17½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    £126
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  • The Byre, North YorkshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Westerdale, England
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    If peace and tranquillity be the order of the day, then look no further. Nestling in the stunning Esk Valley, these holiday properties have been lovingly converted from 200 year old farm buildings and are situated just across the courtyard from the owners’ farmhouse which dates from the 12th century. Converted from a former granary, The Granary (ref W41008) occupies the first floor of a detached barn conversion, with views towards Castleton Rigg. Stylish and delightfully furnished, retaining many original features with a vaulted ceiling, low beams and solid oak floors. The Carthouse (ref W41503) is spacious and occupies the ground floor of the detached barn conversion, whilst The Byre (ref W7733) is an attractive single storey, detached property with a multi-fuel stove in the living room, and offers wonderful views over the dale. They are all tastefully furnished and decorated and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Ideally situated in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, a scenic drive along the country roads takes you to the historic port of Whitby. The area abounds with smugglers coves and quaint fishing villages untouched by the passing years. An excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, with the Yorkshire coast and Heartbeat country both easily accessible. Walking is available direct from the door, with fishing and riding nearby. Castleton is 1 mile away with all amenities including supermarket, bank and post office. A magical part of the world at any time of the year. Properties W41008, W41503 and W7733 can be booked together for larger parties. Shops, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
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  • Druids Knowe, AngusInstant Book Overlay Image
    Brechin, Scotland
    Druid’s Knowe sits in a superb position on the outskirts of the little hamlet of Tarfside, in the heart of Glen Esk.
    Surrounded by gorgeous scenery this wonderful house has been totally and sympathetically refurbished and modernised right down to the last detail, but still retaining its original character. This is a perfect property if you love the great outdoors, appreciate the splendour of the Scottish countryside and are looking for rest and relaxation in an unspoilt and peaceful location.
    The interior features a living room with wood burner on open plan to a well fitted kitchen, three double bedrooms (one on the ground floor) and two bathrooms, while outside there are gardens front and back, where you can sit and soak up the peace and quiet. Tarfside and Glenesk are good starting points for some excellent walks amongst stunning scenery and diverse wildlife. A few miles west of Tarfside is Mount Keen, Scotland’s most easterly Munro. Just along from the house is Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum, gift shop and an art gallery. The museum is dedicated to the heritage, history and culture of Glenesk and focuses on the life of the rural community. At the bottom of the glen you can travel the length of the Victorian Heritage Trail, passing through Fettercairn with its Gothic Arch and local Distillery (where tours can be taken) up through Cairn o’ Mount and into Royal Deeside, ending at Balmoral Castle.
    There is ample fishing and golf in the area as well as some good eating places or why not visit the beautiful beaches on the east coast at Montrose, Lunan Bay and St Cyrus.
    £102
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  • Ty Llo, CarmarthenshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    These beautifully renovated detached Welsh barns, Bryntowy (ref W43063), Ty Llo (ref W43266) and Coal House (ref W43267), stand a few yards apart, and a small terraced row of three (300 yards from the barns), comprising Wyth-y-Nant (ref W42214) and Hawton (ref W41830), both end terraced properties. All welcome children, and provide a travel cot and highchair; Bryntowy also supplies as baby bath on request. They are all situated on Carmarthen Bay in the coastal setting between Ferryside and Kidwelly. Tastefully decorated throughout, each bursts with character including original stone walls and beams.
    Close to the historic castle at Kidwelly and just a short drive to Carmarthen. Beaches at Ferryside, Pembrey and Llanstephan are all within easy driving distance. Enjoy a day at Fos Las racecourse, only a 15-minute drive. The holiday cottages provide an ideal location from which to enjoy the sandy beaches of Pembrokeshire and the Gower, the latter renowned for being Britain’s first AONB. Spend your days exploring the historic town of Laugharne, famously known for the iconic boathouse of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and visit the castle and traditional Welsh pubs where fresh fish is always on the menu. Don’t miss a visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens. Golf, riding, fishing and water sports nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 32 guests.
    £112
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  • Yew Tree Barn, MonmouthshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This spacious, bright and contemporary converted barn lies in delightful countryside. Close to the historic little town of Usk, with its fairytale castle, independent shops, many pubs and famous floral decorations, and the appealing village of Raglan - also with castle, pubs, farm shop, gliding club and award-winning butcher! The area is in the heart of historic and beautiful Monmouthshire, with its myriad attractions and eateries. Coarse fishing, 2 miles. Tintern Abbey and the market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth are all under 10 miles. Exceptional golf courses abound (Ryder Cup 2010), and excellent walking in the Brecon Beacons, Offa’s Dyke, Wye and Usk Valley is available locally.
    £96
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  • Waggoner's Rest, LincolnshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    These two peacefully sited, smartly furnished and welcoming cottages enjoy open views over the surrounding cornfields in a landscape of wide skies, superb sunsets, ancient windmills and tiny unspoilt villages. Their sheltered courtyard setting is divided by ornamental planting to afford privacy and an ideal spot for sitting out and to the rear of the properties is a lovely lawned area with a fenced wildlife area including summerhouse and lily pond. The attractive town of Boston – still a trading port – lies just 4 miles away and within 12 miles visitors can explore Tattershall Castle (National Trust), the Battle of Britain Air Museum and the east coast. Family fun at Skegness, Fantasy Island, superb beaches and bird watching at the Gibraltar Point nature reserve are all under 20 miles. Fishing and golf are available locally. Shops and inns 2 miles.
    £91
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    Skegness, England
    Gibraltar Barns are a collection of sympathetically converted holiday properties which skilfully maintain many original features and offer a superb range of luxury accommodation to suit everyone. Tucked away to the south of the traditional seaside resort of Skegness close to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve and less than mile from the beach, these wonderful barn conversions offer something for all to enjoy.
    The romantic Avocet (UK32213) is the perfect choice for couples, accommodating 2 guests while Lapwing (UK32201), Curlew (UK32212) and Sandpiper (UK32208) will appeal to small families, each sleeping up to 4 guests. Sandpiper is set all on one level and features a wet-room, so is ideal for those who are less mobile. Oyster Catcher (UK32200) is the larger of the barns boasting three comfortable bedrooms, offering a spacious retreat for larger families or groups. Each property benefits from their own private garden and 4 of them have their own hot tubs too (Sandpiper does not).
    Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is within walking distance and is well known for its unspoilt coastline that runs southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash. The impressive views along with the sheer scale and diversity of wildlife makes it well worth visiting at all times of the year. There is also a visitor centre and café for refreshment.
    Skegness is a fantastic traditional seaside resort and has something for all the family to enjoy from its funfair, amusements, aquarium and award winning sandy beaches to its range of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Watching the Banger racing is sure to make for a fun family day out and in the summer you can enjoy a donkey ride along the beach. An 18-hole links golf course is also within a mile.
    Alternatively head inland to the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Natural Beauty, and explore the market towns of Louth, Market Rasen and Horncastle. Enjoy the motor racing at Cadwell Park, the horse racing at Market Rasen or even a day out in the City of Lincoln, famous for its Cathedral and Castle. Enjoying a rural location on the edge of the owners farm there are lovely walks straight from the door with the nearby nature reserve offering many miles of peaceful walks. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 20 guests.
    £144
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  • Bryn Teg, PowysInstant Book Overlay Image
    Llandrindod Wells, Wales
    Bryn Teg is a spacious lodge in the heart of Mid Wales, situated near the entrance of the Caer Beris Estate. All on the ground floor, it offers a large open-plan living space; the living area has a two-seater sofa, a three-seater sofa bed, an electric wood burner, a Smart TV with Sky package and patio doors leading to the rear decked area. The dining area has a large dining table able to seat six, and the well-equipped kitchen area has a separate island with a breakfast bar. The master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and an en-suite shower room. There is also a further bedroom complete with single bed and single fold-out bed, a large double wardrobe, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. A utility room, with back door access, completes the accommodation.
    The decked area to the rear has upholstered seating and table and chairs, as well as a gas barbecue for al fresco dining whilst enjoying uninterrupted views over the rolling countryside. A variety of wildlife can be seen from the decked area, including red kites, rabbits and a local pheasant complete with wives. Sheep and cattle graze in the nearest field.
    The setting is beautifully rural, yet only a mile away from the town of Builth Wells. The town can be reached by car or a pleasant 20 minutes’ walk across the river, past the imposing Caer Beris Hotel and then alongside the tree lined walk along the River Wye into Builth.
    Activities nearby include fishing, golf, pony trekking, walking, bike trails and swimming at Builth Swimming Pool. The Royal Welsh Showground is home to the international Royal Welsh Show held in July and the spring and winter. The site also hosts dog shows and antique fairs throughout the year. Brecon Beacons National Park and spectacular Black Mountains are also within easy reach.
    £76
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  • Clarinnes Cottage, GlasgowInstant Book Overlay Image
    Forest Cottages, Scotland
    Set in a most fantastic location with uninterrupted views over the field to the shore of Loch Lomond and the mountains and forest beyond. Clarinnes Cottage is the perfect location for couples and families to revel in the ambience and warmth of this remarkable detached cottage. Extended and refurbished in 2021 to an excellent standard throughout, guests will find a welcoming and bright home with ample space for all to enjoy.
    On the ground floor the spacious and airy open plan living area boasts a wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating, a cosy spot to relax. The kitchen is well equipped with contemporary appliances for preparing a family meal and a dining table. Patio doors offer lovely views and lead to the decking and hot tub. The generous master bed room is attractively presented with an en-suite shower room and has a patio leading on to a decking and is ideal for guests who are less mobile. There is also a family bathroom. The first floor has two further bedrooms each with great views down to the loch and across the countryside. Stepping out onto the decking and garden it is perfect for al fresco meals or watching the wild birds and sometimes a red squirrel, or unwinding in the hot tub and in the evening, star gazing.
    Located in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park on the shore of Loch Lomond there are lots of tracks and foot paths as well as cycle tracks from your front door. The West Highland Way is easily joined and you can follow part of it along the shore surrounded by breath-taking scenery. Explore the loch on the water with a cruise and visit the many islands or hire your own boat and take a picnic for a day on the water. Ideal for a day out and within easy driving distance, Loch Lomond Shores has a sea life aquarium, water sports, shops, restaurants and regularly hosts events. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow can be reached in under an hour. The city centre is just packed with places to eat, drink, shop as well as theatres, tourist attractions and historic buildings. Clarinnes Cottages is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas, and makes for a relaxing stress free break. Shop 6 miles, pub 5½ miles.
    £168
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