- 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
- 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
- Old Leake, EnglandThese 5 holiday cabins, each with furnished verandah for dining al fresco, are located 7 miles from Boston, and 20 miles from Skegness. They are situated just outside the small village of Old Leake where there are two pubs, a supermarket and a children’s play area. The site is ½ mile from the A52 with a regular bus service to Boston and Skegness.
Sheepgate Equestrian Centre is 2 miles away, where National Dressage competitions are held. The local RSPB reserve at Freiston Shore is 5 miles away, whilst Leverton village to the south has a café, supermarket and pub.
There are many country lanes around the site which are ideal for walking and cycling. The cabins overlook an established fishing lake (permit provided), however, guests will also be required to have their own Environment Agency fishing license. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£180Price per night from
- Battle, EnglandCasa Nostra provides the perfect secluded space for a relaxing break with a thoughtfully designed layout and beautifully furnished home filled with interesting antique pieces of furniture. A sun-trap garden filled with pathways, landscaped patio, various seating areas and a firepit gives you a tour of the established plants providing an experience reminiscent of a secret garden. There is also a garden games shed. Internally the ground floor offers a large, luxurious living room overlooking the garden with underfloor heating, sky lights and and leading to a spacious modern fitted kitchen with seating and every appliance you could need. The kitchen is an ideal space for special occasions, private chefs or christmas gatherings. A separate utility room provides the perfect place to wash your clothes after your country walks or a day at the seaside. One large bedroom with a twin bed that can be split into two singles and a family bathroom with large bath are on the ground floor, whilst a second bedroom with a kingsize bed and bathroom with a large walk-in shower occupy the first floor. The property is furnished with a large range of antiques and collectables from TV’s Clive Attrell’s antique store in Hastings, which are all available to purchase and take home, or arrange delivery.
Located in a picturesque English village there is an abundance of walks perfect for ramblers and dog walkers with a country pub and a corner shop only a few minutes’ walk away. Sedlescombe has its own organic vineyard whilst the Carr Taylor vineyard is in the next village offering wine tasting tours and is only a short taxi ride away. If you are looking for fun for all of the family then only a short drive away is Hastings with its town centre, old town and beach along with an abundance of seaside attractions including arcades, crazy golf, funicular railways and ice cream parlours. Travelling away from the coast and only a short drive away is the historic town of Battle boasting Battle Abbey, the home of The Battle of Hastings 1066, now owned by English Heritage. Battle also offers a range of independent shops, cafés, bars and restaurants perfect for a day out with afternoon tea or an evening meal. If you wish to venture further afield then you can explore Battle Great Woods, visit Bodiam Castle, go shopping in Tunbridge Wells, wander around Scotney Castle or visit Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, to name just a few of the great attractions nearby. Beach 7 miles. Pub and restaurant 176 yards.£144Price per night from
- Happisburgh, EnglandThis stunning location is perfect for exploring the best of Norfolk with its amazing coastline and famous Norfolk Broads. A favourite choice for summer and winter escapes. Nestled in the countryside with a lovely garden and extended views across open countryside, and just a 5-minutes’ drive to the excellent sandy beach at Sea Palling, and 10 minutes’ drive from the amazing Norfolk Broads National Park. Boasting contemporary open plan living accommodation with wood burner for cosy nights in, sympathetically and beautifully refurbished to offer modern conveniences, yet still retaining plenty of charm. Situated in a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which is rich in bird and wildlife. The area offers great walking and cycling from doorstep, the Coastal Route is popular with enthusiasts.
A great place to return to is the lovely lawn garden with seating furniture and delightful uninterrupted countryside views, or a short walk away is the award-winning pub serving good food. Nearby are the glorious sandy beaches at Sea Palling, Waxham and Horsey Gap, often visited by seals with their pups during winter months. Visit the famous lighthouse at Happisburgh, Sea Palling with shops, café, restaurants and jet ski hire for the adrenaline seekers! Wroxham, known as capital of the Norfolk Broads, 9 miles, has many waterside cafés, restaurants, shops and daily river trips and daily boat hire available. You can also catch the Bure Valley Steam Railway here for a wonderful trip to the market town of Aylsham, or take the train to Cromer, which is a traditional seaside resort with pier and promenade. The nearest village is Stalham, with its supermarket, shops, cafés and restaurants.
Historical attractions include many National Trust properties including Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Horsey Windpump. Other places of interest include Sheringham, 22 miles, home to the North Norfolk Steam Railway and the National Trust Sheringham Gardens. Or visit the city of Norwich with its cathedral, castle, museums, galleries, restaurants, cinema, theatre and shopping with two malls and market square. Beach 3 miles. Pub ¼ mile, Shop and restaurant 1 ¾ miles.£83Price per night from
- Tarbert, ScotlandThis charming cottage is situated in the quiet village of Kilberry, surrounded by wonderful views across the sea towards Islay, Jura and the island of Gigha. It is a tranquil haven, a cosy place to unwind and to take a breath of clean sea air.
It is the perfect place to relax and escape the city but don’t worry, there is plenty to explore including Templar gravestones, a fabulous coastline where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen. In the hills, deer roam and golden eagles soar. There are many activities available nearby including whirlpool watching, sea fishing, bird watching, art trails, horse trekking, mountain biking and island hopping. There’s even a small art gallery next door!
The village of Tarbert can be reached within 30 minutes drive and offers a supermarket, shops, restaurants, coffee shops and a nine hole golf course. Ferries are close by for trips to Islay, Jura and Gigha to the west and to the east, Arran. Further South lies the beautiful sands of Westport Beach, great for surfers. In Campbeltown you will find several famous distilleries and the category A listed Glasgow school Art Nouveau style picture house. Kintyre is home to five golf courses, the most famous of which is the championship course at Macrihanish, with its infamous first hole. Further south is the beautiful Southend and the wild Mull of Kintyre.
From Tarbert, cross Loch Fyne to Portavadie with its swimming pool, spa and restaurant facilities and from there you can explore Tighnabruaich and the Cowal Peninsula, Argyll’s Secret Coast. To the north you will find the town of Lochgilphead, the historic and mystical Kilmartin Glen, Knapdale forest and the Scottish Beaver trail. Walk or cycle the beautiful Crinan Canal or take a trip to Coryvreckan, the third largest whirlpools on the planet. Oban, the gateway to the isles, is also worth a visit. Beach 1 mile. Shop and café (seasonal Easter to October) 1 mile. Pub 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 13 miles.£86Price per night from