- Truro, EnglandA real gem! The perfect holiday retreat for those seeking to get away from it all, these stunning architect designed holiday cottages (refs 27073 to 27080) boast stylish interiors that cleverly unite the contemporary with the classic. Architect designed and furnished by interior designers, these unique and exclusive cottages have been finished to exacting standards. All feature a selection of local stone, slate and cedar and each has a carefully positioned patio and balcony. (The Haven cottages are all semi-detached, while Villa Gallery cottages are either semi-detached or detached).
Exquisite taste and exacting quality complement the use of local materials to produce a homely feel. The more energetic will enjoy the shared indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and squash courts and gym, or you can simply relax, unwind and sample some of the delectable cuisine on offer in the sophisticated Café Azur (all on-site facilities are open from Easter until the end of October). Alternatively, just sit back on your patio or balcony and observe the visiting wildlife.
A famously mild climate, gorgeous beaches, picturesque villages and top attractions are what visitors can look forward to when they stay at one of these holiday properties in South Cornwall. Ranging from the wide sweep of Falmouth Bay to tiny hidden coves reached by winding tracks, the beaches of South Cornwall are as perfect for lazy summer days as for invigorating winter walking. And there is also a great range of water sports on offer, many close by at Looe Beach.
Venture inland and you will find an array of enticing attractions within easy reach. The Eden Project, where giant transparent domes recreate different climate conditions, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan promise fascinating days out.
Enjoy sea angling trips and boat rides from charming fishing villages such as St Mawes, Mevagissey, Looe and Polperro, and Fowey is a firm favourite with the sailing community. The cathedral city of Truro and historic Penzance are both well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Accommodation allocated on arrival.£106Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Stranraer, ScotlandThe Lodge on the Beach is a two bedroomed log cabin set in probably one of the most stunning and truly unique locations in South West Scotland. Nestled on the shores of Auchenmalg Bay on an eight acre plot and just yards from your door is the family friendly beach. With its magical location, The Lodge on the Beach offers you a wonderful relaxing escape for all the family. With the views, the beautiful sunrises, the sublime sunsets over the Mull of Galloway, the walks, and sound of the waves just yards away, you will be blown away by the scenery and the location.
The Lodge on the Beach is ideally placed to explore the wider and unspoilt area of South West Scotland if you can drag yourself away. A very short stroll along the beach takes you to a delightful country pub and restaurant if you don’t want to cook after your day out exploring. A few minutes away by car is Glenluce, where there is a local shop selling essentials and 20 minutes away Stranraer offers a greater range of shops including Supermarkets. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches as well as inland forests and hills making walking a delight and for the cyclists the world famous 7Stanes mountain biking trails are close by at Kirroughtree. The Lodge on the Beach is an ideal base for a Golfing Holiday. With Wigtownshire County Club less than ten minutes from the Lodge, and South West Scotland boasts twenty three Golf courses. The icing on the cake is that just over an hour away there is Turnberry.
Along the coast is the lovely little village of Port William, known as the “Machars of Galloway” and of course you must go and find “The Man” and get a photograph with him. As well as Port William, you can also explore quaint villages such as Sandhead, Portpatrick and the Isle of Whithorn. A must is a visit to Wigtown, which is famous for being Scotland’s National Book Town, a book lovers haven. The Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point and home to the RSPB nature reserve, where thousands of seabird’s nests on the cliff face during spring and summer is definitely worth a visit. Beach 1 mile.£529Price per night from
- North Walsham, EnglandWithin 2 miles of the beach, peacefully tucked away along the North Norfolk coast, surrounded by open countryside, these traditional Norfolk brick and flint barns (refs 30395, 30396, 30397, 30398, UKC660 and UK36552) have been converted, boasting character features, oak flooring, wood burners and equipped to provide the warmest welcome and a very relaxing holiday. With the owners living on-site, each barn has been carefully designed to retain its own privacy, and boasts a fenced courtyard garden with seating furniture and a barbecue. The seaside village of Walcott is within walking distance, and just a short drive away are the traditional seaside towns of Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley and Sea Palling. Guests are welcome to enjoy the 1-acre of shared meadow grassland for play, relaxing or exploring. The site is abundant in nature and wildlife, with its own resident barn owl. Quiet lanes and footpaths surround the barns to offer excellent walking and cycling direct from the doorstep. The City of Norwich is approximately a 30-minute drive away, and has many attractions including excellent shopping, cathedral, castle museum, theatre, art galleries, cafés and restaurants. Wroxham, 12 miles, capital of the famous Norfolk Broads is great for daily boat hire, river trips and waterside cafés. Fantastic family days out can be enjoyed at Cromer, 12 miles, where there is a promenade, pier, seasonal entertainment, beach, Amazona Zoo and RNLI working lifeboat station. Take a boat trip from Blakeney Quay to visit the basking seal colonies or go crabbing along the quayside. Golf nearby. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£235Price per night from
- Burley, EnglandThis charming, detached, single-storey barn conversion is conveniently located on the edge of the ever-popular New Forest National Park. It is just a short drive from the priory town of Christchurch and beaches such as Mudeford and Avon Beach, making Bakers Barn the ideal getaway for couples or families who want to explore the area. Inside are features such as a high vaulted ceiling in the large open plan kitchen/dining area, wooden floors and a lovely feature wood burner within an inglenook surround.
There is much to do for all ages in the area - visit Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and Lymington, or Burley and Christchurch, which are just 3 miles away. Within easy reach are Bournemouth and Poole with beaches and seaside attractions, as well as Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. Further afield are Stonehenge, Winchester, Salisbury Cathedral, New Forest Wildlife Park, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Beaulieu Museum and Highcliffe Castle. Maritime Southampton with its nautical connections, also has ferry trips to the Isle of Wight. Shop ⅓ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£77Price per night from
- Eyemouth, ScotlandTucked away on the edge of the picture postcard village of Coldingham, Garden Cottage has lovely light, spacious living areas and a great bathroom with both a shower cubicle and a bath. This property is perfect for guests with younger children, as there is a cot and highchair available. There are gardens to both front and rear, and it is just a few minutes’ walk into the village where there is a priory, as well as local shops and a couple of cosy pubs serving food. You can also enjoy circular walks round the village. Sandy, sheltered Coldingham Bay, popular with surfers and divers, is 20 minutes’ walk, and Coldingham Loch offers fly fishing. St Abbs is a fishing harbour with a café/restaurant, and St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve is a coastal headland with breathtaking panoramic views and awesome cliffs where thousands of seabirds nest in the spring. You can enjoy amazing coastal walks, including a 30-mile route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Cockburnspath, or take a boat trips from Seahouses to the Farne Islands, or from Berwick-upon-Tweed on the River Tweed out into the North Sea. Edinburgh is under an hour by train from Berwick, a fascinating Elizabethan walled town. There is a working harbour and golf in Eyemouth, historic houses and castles galore, fishing nearby, and plenty of crafts and galleries. Beach 1¼ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£91Price per night from
- Eyemouth, ScotlandIn a tranquil setting directly overlooking the sea at Burnmouth Harbour, this terraced cottage set over three floors has been stylishly converted to provide a superb holiday base. Only 5 miles from historic Berwick-Upon-Tweed, 3 miles from Eyemouth and within an hour’s drive from the centre of Edinburgh, the options for days out are endless. Castles, battle sites and museums are all around for those interested in history, whilst there are leisurely coastal walks from the door. For the more energetic the Lammermuir Hills nearby have Hunt Law at a height of 495m and other peaks waiting to be climbed. Shop and restaurant 1.5 miles, pub 0.5 miles.£122Price per night from
- Falmouth, EnglandHaving undergone a complete refurbishment during the winter of 2018/19, Trevarrick House is a spacious five bedroom family home in an elevated position with outstanding views across the harbour from Flushing to Pendennis Castle, with the Roseland Peninsula in the distance. Trevarrick really is a delightful house with enough space for families and groups of friends to spread out, yet within a short stroll of the town centre.
The house is set out in reverse style with the open plan kitchen and living space on the first floor to take advantage of the outstanding and ever-changing views. There is a spectacular balcony on the first floor with even more incredible views. The sitting room has plenty of space to relax and has a lovely Juliet balcony for more of those immense views. The well-equipped kitchen is ideal for preparing leisurely holiday meals, and the open plan design connects this to the dining area and sitting room so everyone can be together without being on top of each other. Perhaps the best bit of the house for adults is the basement snug room, which is just perfect for the younger generation to hide away, play games or watch TV. A quiet suntrap of a rear patio garden is also a perfect place to relax and enjoy a barbecue. With off-street parking for three reasonable sized vehicles, the house is on a completely enclosed site, ideal for dog lovers who wish to bring their canine friends and walk the nearby coastal footpaths.
Falmouth, the sailing capital of Cornwall, is renowned for being the third deepest natural port in the world. It is a haven for both cruisers and racers offering the sailor the last major port before the 12-hour crossing to the Isles of Scilly. Visitors to the Port will find the town teeming with coastal treasures, ranging from fish restaurants and boat trips to The National Maritime Museum, next to Port Pendennis. Pendennis Castle, built in the 16th Century, sits high above the harbour with truly magical panoramic views across the bay. Beach 1¾ miles.£400Price per night from
- Stranraer, ScotlandThe Old Servants’ Hall forms part of the ground floor in the west wing of Dunragit House, a beautiful Grade B former mansion house which dates from the late 17th century. The Old Servants’ Hall, which is accessed by a private entrance in the walled courtyard to the rear of the House, has been carefully restored over the last eighteen months. Reflecting the character of the original architecture, it features much of the quaintly irregular features including original doors and sash windows, servants’ bell box and areas of previously concealed tongue and groove panelling. With books throughout, the utility air of the original ‘understairs’ area has been overlaid with vintage textiles, carefully selected furniture, kitchenware, and 21st century facilities to ensure a feeling of splendour. The Old Servants’ Hall is beautifully warm and cosy and is delightfully decorated throughout with stripped wood floors, antique Turkish rugs, an eclectic mix of mid-20th century and antique furniture and sumptuous bed and bedding. Dunragit House has extensive gardens, and paths to the surrounding woodland, rich in Snowdrops and Bluebells in the Spring, which guests are welcome to enjoy.
The Old Servants’ Hall provides an excellent base from which to explore the relatively undiscovered Galloway. Glenwahn Gardens, described as one of the most beautiful newly made gardens in Scotland, is just a ten minute walk away. Contrasts are everywhere: delightful Port Patrick, the rocky drama of the Mull of Galloway; Wigton, Scotland’s book town; Inland lies Galloway Forest, the largest forest park in Britain. The Old Servants’ hall provides the ideal starting point for exploration of this beautiful area of Scotland. Maps and information leaflets may be perused by the wood burner. Beach 6¾ miles. Pub and restaurant 4 miles.£100Price per night from
- Hunstanton, EnglandTucked away alongside South Beach, a wonderful wide sandy stretch of coastline at the southern end of the popular seaside resort of Hunstanton, known to many as ‘Sunny Hunny’. Famous for its miles of beautiful beach, stretching all the way up the coast onto Snettisham. Its majestic red and white cliffs provide wonderful walking for all seasons, also revealing many low-tide rock pools. This coastal home is a 1-minute walk to the excellent sandy beach and just 10 minutes’ walk to the town centre. Having a wealth of attractions, including seasonal boat trips to see the grey seals, a Sea Life Centre, fun fair, amusement arcades, and a host of other seaside attractions too. After enjoying a day at the beach, or a wonderful coastal walk, you will be pleased to find a list of great places to eat and drink nearby.
This upside-down seaside home offers two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, with stairs leading to the first floor open plan living area, directing you to a veranda with partial sea views including an enclosed garden to the rear of the property.
Neighbouring Heacham is home to Norfolk Lavender, and the Royal Sandringham House is 9.5 miles, home of the Royal Family since 1861. Further inland, within an hours’ drive, you will find the famous Norfolk Broads National Park, miles of waterways best explored by boat with daily boat hire available locally and plenty of riverside restaurants to enjoy. Not to forget the historic city of Norwich, a must for any shopaholics, having two indoor shopping malls, market square, theatre, cathedral, castle museum and plenty of eateries to enjoy. Beach 30 yards. Shops, pub, and restaurant within 600 yards.£79Price per night from
- Happisburgh, EnglandTucked away in a small development and just a ¼ mile from the gorgeous Walcott beach, Sea Crest has everything you need for a great holiday including a stylish wood burner, a conservatory and a garden with garden furniture, ideal for dining al fresco.
If you can tear yourself away from the beach you will find a string of other coastal habitats to explore including marshes, sand dunes and pretty quays. Head west to Cromer and discover the unspoilt Edwardian seafront, promenade and pier, or venture a little further and take a boat trip to see the seals (seasonal) or enjoy a spot of crabbing on Blakeney Quay. Head east and you’ll discover Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile and all the fun of the fair and just a little further, Pleasurewood Hills, Norfolk’s only theme park. Just 14 miles away lies Wroxham, the gateway to the Norfolk Broads. Here you can hire a day launch or join a cruise and watch the world drift by. In fact, you are close to heart of the broads so you will find boats are readily available, particularly from nearby Stalham.
Take the Bure Valley Railway from Wroxham and travel through the pretty Norfolk countryside to the bustling market town of Aylsham for a spot of shopping or lunch. With other attractions such as the tranquil Hickling Broad, Amazonia Zoo, BeWILDerwood, the Thursford Collection with its famous Christmas Spectacular, North Norfolk Railway and the Medieval city of Norwich all within easy reach you really will be spoilt for choice. After a busy day you can then return to Sea Crest and relax in the garden or in front of the lovely wood burner. Perfect! Beach 520 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£62Price per night from