- Wick, EnglandMoray Cottage is an excellent base in the far north of Scotland, on the edge of historic Wick. The attractive cottage is over a 100 years old, and has been in the same family for the entire time. Upon entering the property you have a spacious hallway with dining room off to the right, living room and conservatory to the left, kitchen at the back of the house and a bathroom and toilet also downstairs. Upstairs there are two double rooms, one with a king-size, a twin room and another bathroom. The garden is really large and wraps around the entire house. It’s enclosed, so both children and dogs can play at will. There are seating areas outside, as well as a summer house.
It enjoys a rural aspect on the edge of the town, so you get the best of both worlds: close to Wick’s amenities but with a countryside situation. Moray Cottage will suit a family wanting to explore the far north of Scotland. It’s an excellent base from which to explore John O’Groats, Duncansby Head, Orkney and both the north east and north coasts using the NC500. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll be out and about seeing something new every day. And at the end of long days out exploring, Moray Cottage is an excellent place to return to rest and recharge. Beach 8 miles.£63From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wick, EnglandMorven View is an outstanding holiday property in the far north of Scotland. The Northern Highlands us a wild place, and Morven View has an aspect looking out over the interior towards the highest peak in Caithness.
Here you are just a couple of miles from Dunbeath village and only two miles from the coastline and a charming beach at Dunbeath Bay. Morven View offers the best of the Highlands, with mountains one way, dramatic coast the other. The owner can recommend some wonderful things to do in and around Dunbeath, as well as suggest brilliant itineraries around this fantastic part of Scotland. Morven View is excellently placed for a tour of the North Coast 500 northern section, situated close to two of the roads that cross the interior over to the north coast.
As well as having the characterful fishing villages of Lybster, Helmsdale and Brora close by, the town of Wick is not far away and John O’Groats a little further with dramatic Duncansby Head well worth a visit. The drive across to Cape Wrath is sublime, and the off-the-beaten road via Altnaharra or Kinbrace is a true Highland highlight.
Morven View is an excellent choice if you want to experience the less discovered Scottish Highlands, and have countless points of interest to enjoy. A family or group of friends are sure to love Morven View. Beach 3 miles. Shop 2¼ miles. Pub and restaurant 2½ miles.£98From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wick, EnglandThe Pig Shed is a fantastic, luxurious studio apartment finished to the same high standard as the adjoining Burnside Cottage B&B. It has been awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award. Perfectly placed in the far north of Scotland between John O’Groats and Dunnet Head, The Pig Shed is a simply outstanding base from which to explore. Called The Pig Shed because the building was once home to a crofter’s pigs. It is now -you’ll be pleased to hear! - a luxury studio apartment that enjoys a sea and island view.
Set in the amazing big-sky landscape of Caithness you can see the Pentland Firth and the island of Stroma from The Pig Shed (and on a clear day you can see the Orkney Islands across the firth.). The accommodation is simple but brilliantly executed. Entering The Pig Shed there’s a helpful vestibule area which leads to the shower room and the main studio living space. The open-plan living space is beautifully finished and well-equipped for a self-catering holiday. It’s a place where a week or more would be very comfortable for a couple with dogs. Entering the main open-plan space there’s the kitchen/dining/living area first and the bedroom beyond over by the large rural and sea view window.
The local area is a treat for those visiting and staying at The Pig Shed. The Gill’s Bay ferry to Orkney is only half a mile away, so you can be over on the amazing islands within ninety minutes from The Pig Shed. Iconic John O’Groats is nearby and its neighbouring headland Duncansby is worth a visit – amazing seabirds and sea stacks. The Castle of Mey is a short drive away and so too is another RSPB hotspot, Dunnet Head. Dunnet Beach is only eight miles drive away and as well as being a beautiful stretch of sand is also an amazing surfing beach.
The towns of Thurso and Wick are only a short drive away and beyond the NC500 will take you to more outstanding places to see and visit. We urge you to book The Pig Shed and relax with the knowledge that you have booked a gem of a place to stay in the far north of Scotland. You’ll look forward to returning to The Pig Shed after days out exploring, and you’ll likely want to book again in the future as it’s such a welcoming, comfortable, and astonishing place to spend a short break or longer stay.£96From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Battle, EnglandMoorhens is set within the grounds of the owners’ property which consist of 37½ acres with its own orchard. The stunning views over the countryside and the rural location mean that it is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. Whilst the gardens are shared with other properties on the owners’ grounds you are free to explore. Inside Moorhens there is everything you could need to enjoy your stay making it a home away from home. Fully equipped with a washer/dryer and a dishwasher, the kitchen provides you with everything for a hassle-free and easy holiday, while a table and chairs provide a relaxing dining area with views from the door over the countryside. An additional outdoor seating area also offers the perfect spot for al fresco dining or to relax with a glass of wine of the evening. Moorhens benefits from an air conditioning unit providing cool air in the summer but also heat in the winter providing comfort all year round. Velux windows in the sloped ceilings provide light along with a view of the starry sky at night. All on one level the bedroom and en-suite facilities with a walk-in shower provide the perfect place for relaxing after a long day of exploring.
Located in the heart of Sussex countryside the property is a short drive away from the village of Herstmonceux with local shops, restaurants and pub. Herstmonceux also boasts its own observatory and science centre along with Herstmonceux castle. Numerous walks around the locality offer a chance to explore the Sussex countryside however nearby towns such as Battle offer the historic Battle Abbey, the home of the Battle of Hastings, along with a range of independent shops and restaurants. Larger towns such as Hailsham offer access to larger high street stores within a short drive. If you fancy a trip to the coast, then why not visit Pevensey Bay or Eastbourne offering beautiful pebble beaches and a range of seaside attractions for a fun day out? Beach 8 miles.
Moorhens can be booked together with The Shepherd’s Hut at Calvesfield Shaw (UK11682) to accommodate up to 4 guests.£66From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Uckfield, EnglandThis luxury detached barn is adjacent to the owner’s home and is ideally located for accessing all that Uckfield and surrounding areas have to offer.
The Barn is set in a peaceful location with parking for two cars. As soon as you enter the barn and step down into the open-plan living space you instantly relax. The décor, lighting, stonework and marble features are throughout The Barn and feel very opulent. On the ground floor you have a well-equipped kitchen, open plan with the living room and dining room. There is dining for four, a TV and sumptuous seating. There is a door leading out to the private garden area with seating for four. Back inside The Barn, the family bathroom has a walk-in shower and is located next to the ground floor master bedroom. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, high-quality linens and storage space. In the main living space there is a staircase leading to the second bedroom. This bedroom features two zip-lock beds which when joined together make a super kingsize bed.
This holiday home is suited to anyone wanting somewhere that is luxurious, peaceful, and close to a lot of amazing places to visit. You might be going to the opera at Glyndebourne or visiting Lewes Castle and Museum. You might have spent the day exploring High Rocks, a 3¼-hectare geological site of special scientific interest west of Tunbridge Wells. If you want to take in the Sussex countryside by train, then the Bluebell Steam Railway is a must, or take The Lavender Line at Isfield station for a two-mile round trip between the village of Isfield and Worth Holt. There are some great houses to visit in the area. Anne of Cleves House is less than 5 miles away, and historic Charleston House and Firle Place are less than 20 minutes away. There are lots of trails and countryside to explore either by foot or bike and after a day of seeing all that the area has to offer you get to head back to the tranquillity of The Barn at Lower Morgans House and relax the day away.£172From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Uckfield, EnglandThe unspoilt views across the South Downs from the veranda set this property apart we love it for its tranquil rural setting and its comfortable accommodation. The owners have gone above and beyond to create a cosy environment that stills delivers all the mod-cons with a fully fitted kitchen. Its location makes it perfect for groups travelling from London or just looking for an idyllic countryside bolthole. Nestling in a stunning rural location in the High Weald of East Sussex a designated area of outstanding natural beauty Spring Harbour offers an idyllic experience for families in search a tranquil retreat friends enjoying time out from the city and a quintessential English countryside setting to delight overseas visitors. Relaxing on the south facing veranda taking in the view of the ever-changing outlook from morning to night will just inspire and quickly remove any stresses from modern life.
The cosy living room with its feature open fireplace forms the heart of the accommodation when days are cooler. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped for a longer stay and there is a family bathroom with a shower fitted above the bath and a separate toilet. There are four bedrooms in total. Bedroom one and bedroom two are double bedrooms. Bedroom three is a double bedroom set with fantastic views across the South Downs. There is an additional single bedroom available for flexible sleeping arrangements, however we recommend Spring Harbour for a maximum of six guests. As Spring Harbour is in a rural location you will need a car to get the most out of your stay or a taxi to get to restaurants train stations or shops. There is ample parking on the driveway. The gardens offer privacy and of course completely uninterrupted views towards the South Downs.
Spring Harbour sits in splendid isolation on the edge of the small village of High Hurstwood between the market towns of Crowborough and Uckfield in East Sussex. It is perfect for enjoying the rolling countryside of the High Weald with no shortage of local attractions or places of interest to visit practically on the doorstep. Brighton Eastbourne Lewes Hastings and Alfriston are an easy day trip. Half an hour away Royal Tunbridge Wells is a great shopping and dining destination and if you are planning a trip to London this is the easiest commute. There are ample public footpaths and cycle routes to explore and an exhaustive supply of excellent country pubs to visit. Nearby Ashdown Forest covers 14,000 acres of lowland heathland that has never been cultivated and offers extensive opportunities for walking. It was famously Henry VIII’s hunting ground - but is also a must for all Winnie the Pooh fans. The adjacent village of Hartfield was home to A. A. Milne. The view from Spring Harbour draws your eye to the South Downs and Firle Beacon towards Birling Gap on the coast. Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters Country Park are within a 30-minute drive and will always make an excellent day out. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 4 miles and pub 12 miles.£96From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Battle, EnglandThe Cow Shed is a single-storey detached holiday barn with a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area with underfloor heating throughout, a wood burner and Smart TV. There is a large bedroom with kingsize bed, Sky TV and an en-suite bathroom. Outside, the property has a large garden, two patio areas and stunning views to enjoy. On those summer evenings it is the perfect spot to fire up the chiminea and sit back and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful surroundings that make this place truly magical.
Located in the charming village of Little Common, East Sussex, known for its picturesque streets lined with quaint cottages where you can explore the shops, cafés, restaurants, takeaways, bakery and butchers. Little Common is also surrounded by several scenic parks and nature reserves. Combe Valley Countryside Park is located just a short drive away and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including herons, kingfishers, and even the elusive water vole. This is perfect for those who enjoy walking as the coastal Herbrand Walk is around a 40-minute walk straight from The Cow Shed; dog-friendly all year round so bring your fluffy four-legged friend along.
Less than 3 miles is Bexhill Beach with its a traditional seafront. The long straight promenade is perfect for walking, jogging or cycling, You can pick up an ice cream, cream tea or drink at one of the seafront shops or visit the many cafés and bistros lining the seafront.
The award-winning beaches at Eastbourne are a short drive away, with access to the South Downs National Park, or stroll along the pier. Visit Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour where you can take a boat trip out to the iconic cliffs at Beachy Head. At the heart of 1066 Country is the attractive market town of Battle, perfect for enjoying afternoon tea or finding a souvenir of your holiday in one of the art galleries. Experience the famous battle itself through dramatic film and audio tours witnessing the event that changed the course of English history – The Battle of Hastings. Take a picnic to Glyndebourne and visit National Trust houses, castles and gardens.£65From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Battle, EnglandThe Cosy Cowshed is wonderfully situated in rural East Sussex on the grounds of a charming Oast house. Boreham Street is a very friendly village with a popular local pub. The property is only a 10-minute drive from Hailsham town which has a variety of supermarkets in addition to other shops and amenities. Battle is also 10 minutes away in the other direction with its range of cafes, restaurants, and shops. The stylish lounge enjoys a wood burner and a Smart TV, with views of the English Channel around 4 miles distant. The bedroom boasts an oak-framed bed with bedside tables and a wardrobe to match. The deep mattress can be turned to provide a warm or a cool night’s sleep. In the spacious kitchen and dining area, guests will find all the appliances they need for the designated chef to rustle up some good food! The property is also proudly eco-friendly. The owners are easy to reach, friendly, and approachable nearby if you need any help or advice.
Situated in the Weald with easy access to Herstmonceux, Battle, Pevensey, Eastbourne, and Hastings. A short drive to the seaside and many castles to visit. Herstmonceux Castle is just a walk away. The excellent local pub is a few yards away and serves food daily. It is popular due to its award-winning nature, so it is recommended to book in advance. A local coffee shop in Herstmonceux is a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike. Lovely countryside walks including the South Downs National Park and the 1066 Country Walk (which passes right by the property). Walkers are wonderfully well catered for, with the property situated on the 1066 Country Walk. Pevensey Castle is a good morning’s walk away, across Pevensey Marshes, while towards the North East, The Ash - a highly recommended pub for great food is under a 2-hour walk, through peaceful, rolling Sussex countryside. The Cowshed is situated adjacent to bus stops for service, generally running hourly through the day (Monday to Saturday) between Hastings and Eastbourne.£66From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Battle, EnglandLavender House is a rustic cottage with a luxury modern interior. Located in the East Sussex village of Ewhurst Green with stunning views from inside and out, private parking and within walking distance to the pub. This is a fantastic period cottage with modern features! The rooms are bright and airy, and feature all the mod-cons you could need with all the charms of an old cottage. There are three large double bedrooms, two of which are kings. There is one large family bathroom with a bath and shower and a separate shower room. There is also a ground-floor cloakroom toilet. Downstairs has a wonderful open plan space with a living room, dining room and kitchen. The fully fitted kitchen has everything you would need for a very comfortable stay including a washer/dryer, dishwasher and Krupps bean-to-cup coffee machine, there is a large fridge, small freezer and wine fridge. Enjoy creating some fantastic holiday feasts for all the family to enjoy! Ewhurst Green is a beautiful sleepy village, and many footpaths can be accessed directly from the house. Enjoy water sports (kayaking and paddle boarding, along with rowing boats) down at Bodiam Boating Station, about a 5-minute drive away. The picturesque and romantic medieval Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 and has an original moat, towers and portcullis, and beautiful landscaping. The tea room overlooking the River Rother is a perfect spot to stop for a refreshment.
Lavender House is approximately 12 miles north of Hastings, with a great seafront and a selection of seafood restaurants. It is 20 miles from the prestigious Royal Tunbridge Wells, where you can experience the culture, beautiful scenery, and independent shops. Ideally situated to several National Trust properties including Sissinghurst Castle and Batemans. Less than 10 miles away is Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, a perfect spot for walkers, and cyclists or to explore the treetops at Go Ape Bedgebury. Tenterden has a great little high street with antique shops, and close by is the Kent and Sussex steam railway going from Bodiam to Tenterden. For wine lovers, the award-winning vineyard Chapel Down is also within a half-hour drive. Pub 150 yards. Beach 12½ miles.£154From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Uckfield, EnglandCrown Cottages is in the delightful village of Horsted Keynes in the very heart of a popular village, with a pretty outlook over the village green to the front and towards the recreation area to the rear. Horsted Keynes is a delightful West Sussex village in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is popular for its picturesque village green, many interesting historic buildings and the property is sandwiched between two local pubs.
The property is set back from the road in the village on the edge of the green, very picturesque, extremely spacious inside and an ideal base to explore everything that Sussex has to offer. You have your own dedicated private parking space for one vehicle but there is plenty of room to park other vehicles should you need the extra space. In the evening enjoy some relaxing time in front of the cosy wood burner in the living/dining room and appreciate the well-equipped and generous size modern kitchen with its granite surfaces. Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms with kingsize beds and one bedroom with one single bed and a pull-out bed.
The village has its own cricket club which hosts matches at the weekend and it’s a very pleasant and relaxing way to spend your day locally or if you are looking for something a little more energetic then you always have the tennis club, the recreational ground and for the children there is a playground just 5 minutes away. For a little village there is plenty to do on your doorstep and with the town of Haywards Heath just down the road, you will find the major supermarkets and a plethora of eateries. The Bluebell Steam Railway, offering two hour trips up and down the 11-mile line through scenic Sussex countryside, lovely for children. Also, the Golden Arrow Pullman train offers weekend lunch and dinners which need to be booked in advance and these are held from Spring to Autumn and Christmas. There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events, all of which are extremely local and just a short journey in the car. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 67 yards.£81From price per night based on 7 night stay