- Linkinhorne, EnglandTucked away in a little known and quite idyllic location in Cornwall, just a few miles from the town of Callington nestling in the valley below Bodmin Moor, is the village of Linkinhorne. A little rural piece of paradise hidden off the tourist routes. The village of Linkinhorne has a lovely pub less than 1 mile from these three cottages. Primrose (ref 30212) and Snowdrop (ref 30213) have been superbly converted from old stone barns and stand in the grounds of the owner’s 16th-century home yet both have a degree of privacy, each with a fully enclosed patio garden, and there is a wildlife pond with running water and an adjoining picnic area in the grounds. Snowdrop has been specifically designed to cater for those who use wheelchairs with little or no assistance required. Daffodill (ref UKC1333) is a fabulous, detached, architect-designed barn conversion which has two spacious bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms, and a lovely oak timber living room with large glazed windows overlooking the tranquil garden and meadow beyond. Daffodil is the perfect quiet spot to totally chill and relax in rural Cornwall, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Complete with underfloor heating, a wood burner for those chillier evenings and sumptuous furnishings, this property is an absolute delight. Dogs are most welcome here and the friendly owners who live to the rear of the holiday cottages are most accommodating. For the keen walkers there is an abundance of walking trails around the area or a little further afield in just under an hour you could visit both North and South Cornish coast lines. STERTS open-air theatre is just a short drive from the cottages, a fabulous place to visit to watch a play or listen to poetry or music, set high up on the edge of the Bodmin Moor. Beach 20 miles. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub serving food 1¼ miles.
Primrose (ref 30212), Snowdrop (ref 30213) and Daffodil (ref UKC1333) can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Llantilio Pertholey, WalesThe ancient farmhouse at Werngochlyn dates back to the 12th century. It nestles in open farmland underneath the Skirrid Mountain and the four comfortable holiday cottages are sympathetically converted from stone farm buildings set around the farmyard. The setting is perfect for children of all ages (adults too!). There is plenty of room to run around and explore – and plenty of animals to befriend…. a pair of Kune-kune miniature pigs, a donkey, goats, sheep, chickens (you can collect your own eggs for breakfast if you want to), ducks, dogs, cats and loads of horses and ponies – including a tiny rescue pony named Tinkerbell.
You could stay around the farm all day – with a heated, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, games room and then a BBQ in the evening. There are footpaths running directly from the farm and dogs are welcome. You are ideally place to explore the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Usk and Wye Valleys and the fantastic countryside that surrounds the nearest market town of Abergavenny which is only 3 miles away – home of the Food Festival. It boasts good shops and a market, a cinema, theatre, castle and museum as well as good choice of pubs, cafés and restaurants including Michelin starred ‘Walnut Tree’ which is within walking distance of the farm. An 18-hole golf course and driving range is only ½ mile away. An enjoyable stay that will have you wanting to return. Shop 3 miles.£79From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Saxlingham Thorpe, EnglandThis impressive, detached house stands proudly in two acres of land, which is divided into formal garden and woodland. Furnished to a very good standard by its owner, it creates a relaxing and stylish environment, and with its indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, it is a perfect holiday location for family celebrations or a get together, whatever the season. Sandalls Marsh is ideally situated for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk. The historical market towns of Diss, Loddon and Wymondham are well worth a visit, as is the unspoilt North Norfolk Coast, with its pretty coastal villages and glorious beaches. Alternatively, spend a day enjoying the famous Norfolk Broads. Children will love BeWILDerwood, the treetop adventure park. The Suffolk Heritage Coast and the popular seaside towns of Southwold and Lowestoft are less than 30 miles away. The historical city of Norwich is just 6 miles away, with its cathedrals, museums, theatre, excellent shopping and cosmopolitan cafés. Thetford Forest is only 10 miles for adventure walking and cycle routes. Golf and walking are available locally. Beach 25 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.£294From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Helmsdale, ScotlandSituated on its own, right on the shoreline, enjoying panoramic views of the seascape this unique detached house offers an exceptionally good standard of holiday accommodation throughout. The living room and large kitchen/dining room look out across the bay. A second living room upstairs is built in the form of an ’observatory’, complete with balcony from which to spot the wide variety of bird and sea-life. Miles of shoreline walks are accessed directly from the property. The unspoilt fishing village of Helmsdale has a harbour and restaurants and shops. The area is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, wild and rugged coastline and traditional villages. Fossils are regularly found along this particular stretch of coast. Travel north to visit the Castle of Mey, John O’ Groats and the Orkney Isles. Golf, fishing, cycling, hill-walking, surfing and pony trekking all available locally. Try panning for gold in the Helmsdale river and visit the fairytale castle of Dunrobin. Shops, pub and restaurant 500 yards.£124From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Castleton, EnglandThis holiday property is set in the grounds of Maddy House Farm, which dates back to the 15th century. It is surrounded by over 20 acres of its own fields, with breathtaking views across the moorland towards Castleton, which has co-op, tea rooms with part time post office and two pubs. The Heritage Coast of Yorkshire and Whitby are easily accessed, and you can take a leisurely journey through the Esk Valley. Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington can be found a little further afield. A must when visiting this area are the smugglers coves of Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay. Visit stately homes such as Duncombe Park, Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard, which are all within easy driving distance. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.
The Old Barn can be booked together with Maddy Cart House (UK2048) to accommodate up to 6 guests.£41From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Huthwaite, UNITED KINGDOMEnjoying spectacular views across the Meden Valley, this comfortably appointed, semi-detached bungalow makes a great base for a relaxing break. Coarse fishing, shooting, archery, plus knife and axe throwing are available 200 yards away at Woodend farm complex and there are many good cycle routes and walks throughout the area. The immediate surrounding land is classed as a conservation area, and 3 miles away is Hardwick Hall, as is Sutton-in-Ashfield, which is home to a leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool and ice rink. Newstead Abbey and Sherwood Forest are also close by. Explore the nearby Peak District, spend a day at Chatsworth House, follow the Five Pits Trail or simply enjoy the stunning views either from inside the property, or outside on the decking. There is a games room for both children and adults. In the village, there is an 18-hole golf course available an a day rate. Conveniently, there is a boarding kennels and cattery close by, where day boarding is available by arrangement with the owners. The games room is exclusive to this property, also adjacent to the property guests have access to 3 acres of public recreation land. The owner of the property lives in the annex which has its own entrance, should you require any assistance. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£124From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alport, EnglandTake a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation, and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall.
Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions.
The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Golf and horse riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.£237From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Happisburgh, EnglandExtensive sea and inland views can be admired from this Grade II listed former lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Built in 1791, it stands in a superb coastal location adjoining Happisburgh’s working lighthouse and within a short drive of the Norfolk Broads. It offers well-equipped, comfortable holiday accommodation; the cellar has been converted into a den for children. The lighthouse is open to the public on some Sundays in high season, when visitors can enjoy the fantastic view from the top. Local rural, beach and cliff-top walks, and fishing nearby. Wroxham 12 miles. Norwich 20 miles. Shop, pub/restaurant ½ mile.£86From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Saxmundham, EnglandNestling in Suffolk’s Heritage Coast near the seaside fishing village of Dunwich and on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these comfortable conversions are within easy reach of forest, heath and beach. In a secluded rural setting, near the owner’s home, they enjoy open views over fields and woods. Visitors can enjoy wildlife at Dunwich Forest (0.75 miles) or RSPB Minsmere. Walberswick, with its sandy beach and dunes, the elegant resort of Southwold, Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings are all nearby. Golf, fishing and archery 1 mile. Shop 1 mile and pub 2 miles.£49From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Germansweek, EnglandAmidst the stunning natural beauty of West Devon, Northcombe Bungalow is a spacious detached haven with stunning views across the valley. The property has its own large garden, and is set on the edge of the owner’s equestrian centre. Woodland walks are available from the door. Roadford Lake is just 2 miles and offers coarse and trout fishing, lovely lakeside walks, picnic areas and water sports. Walking, cycling, fishing, golf and riding are available locally. North Devon and North Cornwall Coast, Bodmin and Dartmoor National Parks are close by. RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Dartington Crystal Factory, 20 miles, and Exmoor, 45 miles, are within easy reach. For a great day out the famous Eden Project is just an hour’s drive. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.£67From price per night based on 7 night stay