Explore our collection of fabulous dog-friendly cottages, featuring secluded country hideaways, luxury cottages on estates, beautiful beach houses, farmhouses, cosy lodges, quirky shepherd's huts, and larger properties for family or group gatherings.
- 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
- 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.£217From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Gloucester, EnglandEscape the city smog, for this cool and snazzy abode sitting pretty within its own Gloucestershire farm. Go Cart Barn is totally unique, inside and out with a sprinkling of retro cool. It has been designed and renovated to a high standard and boasts the very best fixtures and fittings. The property is set within the grounds of a private farm - as you drive down the private track surrounded by pastures you get a mix of pure relaxation and excitement for what awaits. If access for the less mobile is required, please advise the owners prior to arrival.
With an open plan living/dining room this social design is great for bringing everyone together, wine dine or chill it’s all catered for. A top of the range kitchen with feature electric range, great for whipping up culinary delights during your stay, accompanied with state-of-the-art appliances throughout. After dining, retreat to the cosy sitting room area, with projector to stream the latest movie releases. Outside, guests can enjoy the six-person hot tub, barbecue, fire pit, elevated patio, large walled garden so that all the fun is contained within your own private space.
Beyond your trendy Forest of Dean bolt hole, Wye Valley and the Welsh Border Country are easily accessible, as is Cheltenham with its races. Picturesque Cotswolds towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton on the Water and Burford, and many National Trust properties are all worth a visit, as well as lovely towns and villages such as Newent, Ross, Newham and Monmouth. If exploring and adventure is on the agenda, you are spoilt for choice with the Forest of Dean, Severn and Wye Valleys, Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds all on your doorstep. Perfectly located to enjoy a trip to the ancient cathedral and historic docks of Gloucester, and approximately half an hour’s drive from Cheltenham’s festivals and regency promenade for a spot of designer shopping and fine dining. There are excellent walks and mountain biking trails directly from the farm to May Hill and the surrounding area.
The Red Lion pub is just 5 minute’s walk, The Leaf café and garden centre 3-minute walk. May Hill brewery, Longhope bakery and Harts Barn craft centre just a 5-minute drive. There’s an outstanding restaurant and wet fish counter at Severn Wye smokery, Chaxhill (10-minute drive). Also, a private chef can be arranged from Harts Barn cookery school if required. It is also close to the International Centre for birds of prey and the Three Choirs Vineyard nearby for a spot of bird watching followed by some wine tasting. Within easy reach of the picturesque Wye Valley, including Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat. Adrenalin junkies are well catered for too, in Gloucester you have the dry ski slope for a day of boarding or tobogganing, off road cycling and treetop rope adventures to be found within the Forest of Dean. Paddle boarding is a firm favourite and available at Gloucester Docks and the picturesque Symonds Yat on the Wye River.£217From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Blackpool, EnglandThis stunning semi-detached barn conversion provides spacious and luxurious accommodation. Located in the quiet rural village of Stalmine, the property is ideally placed for exploring Lancashire, the Fylde Coast and beyond. Thoughtfully designed both inside and out, the barn offers luxury comforts including a beautiful and well-equipped kitchen, contemporary bathrooms, attractive comfortable bedrooms, Wi-Fi, and a wood burner which is perfect for those winter evenings.
Outside is equally impressive with a decked patio area that enjoys far reaching countryside views. The patio provides a wonderful space for hosting a barbecue, whilst the children can play games on the large lawned garden. The property boasts a private hot tub which can be enjoyed all year round, and should the great British weather take a turn for the worse, you can retreat to your ‘Cave’. This has been built by the owner as an indulgent folly and is weatherproof and with a means of heating.
Stalmine is located approximately 5 miles from the small market town of Poulton-le-Fylde which has a good selection of shops, bars, and cafés. Other places that are worth a visit along the Fylde coast include Thornton Cleveleys with its old-fashioned charm and promenade, 7 miles, Fleetwood with its Freeport Outlet Shopping Village, 10 miles, and of course Blackpool, 9 miles, whose many attractions include The Tower, Blackpool Zoo, Pleasure Beach, Sea Life Centre, and Madame Tussauds.
Apart from being accessible for the coast, Carr End Barn A is also well-placed for exploring rural Lancashire. Ribble Valley with its pretty villages is within an hour’s drive, and it’s an excellent choice for walks and country pubs. The Forest of Bowland, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, can also be reached within an hour’s drive. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are also very accessible by road and can be reached in an hour. The city of Lancaster is just 13 miles away and Preston is 19 miles. Beach 9¾ miles. Shop and pub ½ mile, and restaurant 3 miles. This property can be booked together with ref. LR8 to accommodate up to 18 guests.£307From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandOrrest Howe is situated up the famous Orrest Head walk in Windermere, set in a beautiful woodland garden. You can enjoy sitting out on one of the many seating areas or end your day relaxing in the hot tub whilst taking in the local scenery.
This detached five bedroom property is a mixture of modern living combined with the period features of a Lakeland house, with two living rooms, plus plenty of room for dining, and a big modern fitted kitchen, including a large wine chiller, perfect for your party of up to ten. With three of the bedrooms en-suite, a family bathroom with a shower over the bath, plus an extra two separate toilets, your comfort levels are really catered for. There are views onto the front garden from four of the bedrooms which also look out over the tree tops onto Windermere.
With bars, restaurants and shops within an easy walk from the front door you will find your stay very relaxing. Alternatively just a few steps and you can head on up Orrest Head for a bracing walk and take in even more of what the Lake District has to show you! Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.£296From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandSeashells is a spacious, beautifully presented, detached property, completed in 2020, with four bedrooms, a large private garden with sliding doors from open plan living area, a hot tub, outdoor shower and a games room for children, which has table football, a sofa and a TV. There is underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs and in the games room, so the house is really warm and cosy in the winter.
The prime asset of Seashells is it’s proximity to the village amenities, with no need to take a car. The beach, along the River Torridge, and pubs are a 5-minute walk away and Instow post office and deli are just a 10-minutes walk, and the Tarka trail a mere 2 minutes walk! All level, along the seafront. Located where the River Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot of sailing or windsurfing. The half mile sheltered sandy estuary beach is excellent for walks, family beach games and picnics. It is directly opposite the attractive village of Appledore, which at high tide can be reached by taking the small passenger ferry across the river. The ocean beaches for surfing are just a short drive away. Instow is also perfect for anyone wishing to explore on foot or by bicycle, as it is set on the famous Tarka Trail. The Tarka Trail, which is part of the South West Coastal footpath, makes travelling to nearby towns and villages incredibly easy, whether you’re exploring the market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, or the old streets of Great Torrington. Instow’s relaxed atmosphere, traditional pubs and coastal eateries make it a popular holiday destination. The beautiful North Devon Cricket Club, where guests are welcome to watch a game at the ground by the sea, use the bar or enjoy tea!
Local seaside towns and villages include the colourful, historic fishing ports of Appledore and Clovelly and the sweeping beautiful surfing beaches of Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Croyde. There are numerous National Trust properties in the area including Arlington and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. North Devon is well positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall.
Bideford, which is 4 miles away, offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. For family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are close by. Why not dine out at any one of Instow’s excellent restaurants, looking out at the amazing sunset over Lundy Island and the lights of Appledore across the bay? A truly magical location for a memorable holiday. Beach 330 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£198From price per night based on 7 night stay