- Taynuilt, ScotlandCompletely renovated in 2021, this beautiful detached, single-storey holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic location, with Loch Etive to the front and the River Awe directly behind. Extremely well furnished and equipped the property has direct access onto the beach. It boasts stunning views across the sea loch to the mountains beyond from some of the rooms, and lovely views over the garden from the others. There is a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area seating eight guests. The house enjoys significant privacy with its only neighbours being seals, otters and yachts. Point Park is one of the very few properties to truly have a sea frontage, located just 5 metres from Loch Etive’s shore with direct beach access. In all rooms the bed can be made into double beds in all bedrooms if required.
The lovely little town of Taynuilt has a friendly community and offers a village grocery store, a post office, butchers, tea room, hairdressers, doctor’s surgery and a restaurant serving good food. There is also a train station, the line through Taynuilt runs from Glasgow to Oban so you can have a day in the city or head to the islands. Taynuilt’s golf course is just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage and offers 9 holes.
The bustling Victorian town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ is just 20 minutes away by carand offers shops, bars, seafood restaurants, a cinema and leisure centre. Whisky lovers can visit the Oban Distillery to learn how it’s all made. Regular boat trips leave the busy harbour bound for the Inner Hebridean Islands, including Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles with their comical puffins.
Enjoy leisurely forest walks, horseriding, fishing, sailing, diving and golf, or for the more adventurous, Glen Nevis, one of the Highland’s most famous glens and the location of scenes from Harry Potter and Braveheart, is only a short drive and offers stunning scenery and bracing walks. Explore famous castles, historical sites and mature gardens. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain or the Inveraray Jail. The abundant wildlife includes porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer and a wealth of seabirds. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible by car and offer popular climbing, skiing and mountain biking. All in all this is an ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shop and pub 1 mile.£128Price per night from
- Warenford, England"Ideal base for a family holiday...set between the Cheviots and the sea"
Tucked away in a peaceful and secluded village setting, these five comfortably furnished holiday cottages are set in an idyllic location, only 5 miles from the spectacular Bamburgh Castle and one of the longest sandy beaches in England, and within a few minutes’ drive of Seahouses, where regular boat trips depart for the Farne Islands. Between the Cheviots and the sea, there is easy touring through the beautiful countryside with its numerous castles, stately homes and NT properties. Furnished to a high standard, and close to the owners’ home, Fordson offers single-storey accommodation and Ferguson is a detached two-storey cottage. The Mill House stands as a detached converted barn, with Waren View and The Granary Cottage forming an adjoining pair. This is an ideal choice for family holidays, with use of a very pleasant lawned area by a stream. There is also shared use of the owners’ hard tennis court nearby.
Warenford Village serves as an excellent base from which to discover Northumberland and the Scottish border country. Just 4 miles distant lies Budle Bay, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an SSSI, with the ancient walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles) and the Duchess of Northumberland’s ornamental gardens a short drive away. Created to rival the best in Europe, the gardens are contemporary in design and include waterfalls and cascading plumes set within landscaped grounds with themed planted areas. Also sure to delight both young and old alike is a visit to neighbouring Alnwick Castle, which served as the location for the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family, it stands as the second largest inhabited castle in England after Windsor Castle, with some of its rooms open to the public and displaying a wealth of decorative and fine art.
Within easy reach, too, is Holy Island – renowned for its medieval religious heritage, priory and picturesque castle – and also known by its Anglo-Saxon name of Lindisfarne. Accessed by a paved causeway at low tide, the island is popular with bird-watchers and nature lovers, with the north-western portion of the island being maintained as a nature reserve, where terns, plovers and seals can be observed. Whilst on the island, a trip to The Museum of Island Life will reveal former living and working conditions there, and St Aidan’s Winery tempts visitors with its sweet concoction of local Lindisfarne Mead.
There are quiet country lanes for cycling and several excellent golf courses nearby, as well as a selection of shops in Belford (3 miles) and good inns and restaurants in which to enjoy a family meal locally – the nearest pub with restaurant being just 30 yards.
Guests may relax in thesauna or work out in the gym, built close to the cottages. Shop/24-hr garage 1 mile.
Fordson (MHH), Ferguson (MHI), The Granary Cottage (MKO), Waren View (MKP) and The Mill House (MLX) can be booked together to accommodate up to 30 guests.£88Price per night from
- Filey, England22 Sea is a beautifully presented end of terrace house nestled in a quiet corner of ‘The Bay’, a purpose built holiday village overlooking Filey bay on the picturesque North Yorkshire coastline. With open plan living, and stunning full height windows providing access to a first floor balcony.
Step inside and discover open plan living at its best.
The sitting room features large deep filled sofas placed around a traditional wood burning stove; ideal for cooler winter months. Here you can relax and unwind after a long day at the beach whilst catching up on your favourite holiday movie. The modern kitchen sits to one side and the appliances include both a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The dining table provides plenty of seating for six and is ideally placed to enjoy a family breakfast or delicious home cooked evening meal.
Two sets of bi-fold doors provide access to a covered patio area and flood the room with natural light. An understairs cupboard provides space for storage and a WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
Take the stairs to the first floor and you will find two stunning and spacious bedrooms, a kingsize double and a double room with traditional bunk beds. Both bedrooms offer the ’wow’ factor with vaulted ceilings and full height cathedral windows which open up to provide access to a full length, south facing balcony with lovely views across the holiday park. Here you can sit and enjoy an early morning coffee or perhaps a relaxing glass of wine after a busy day.
Completing the interior is a spacious bathroom, featuring a shower over bath.
Outside of the house is a covered patio area with a table and chairs and a brick-built BBQ; a real sun trap which can be accessed from the open plan living area. A peaceful and secluded spot to sit and relax (not enclosed). This holiday home welcomes dogs and there are miles of dog-friendly beaches to explore and also a meadow for them to enjoy.
The Bay has many facilities to make your stay enjoyable including a coffee shop, convenience store, pharmacy, and the John Paul Jones family pub and restaurant. It also boasts a leisure complex comprising of an indoor, heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. You can also enjoy a game of tennis or hone your archery skills (additional charges apply).
Just a short drive away is the traditional seaside town of Filey where you can find a plethora of tea rooms, restaurants and pubs alongside amusement arcades and shops selling holiday essentials such as buckets and spades! This beautiful part of North Yorkshire offers something for everyone including miles of cycle routes and footpaths to explore including the breathtaking cliffs at Flamborough Headland. For golf fans enjoy a round on the beautiful Bridlington Links Golf Course. A little further afield is the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the historic City of York and the birthplace of Captain James Cook, Whitby. This holiday home is a must for your Yorkshire seaside break. Beach 1 mile.£81Price per night from
- Lydney, EnglandSituated within the grounds of the owner’s working farm, an excellent base in which to explore the delights that the Forest of Dean has to offer. In the Forest of Dean itself, there are many picnic sites, pathways and cycle tracks to be found. Outdoor activities are plentiful with horse riding and canoeing available in the local area and the cathedral city of Gloucester is within easy driving distance. Views of the River Severn can be had from the property. Dean Heritage Centre, Dean Forest Railway and Tintern Abbey are all nearby. There is good fishing, RSPB reserves, horse riding, golf, tennis and excellent walking and cycling opportunities locally. Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow, Monmouth and the cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford are within easy driving distance. Pub and restaurant 3 miles.£68Price per night from
- Bury St Edmunds, EnglandPeacefully tucked away, enjoying its own private hot tub and enclosed lawn garden, Riverside Cottage is nestled within the grounds of the owners’ hotel, located alongside the picturesque River Ouse. The location is excellent, you are in the heart of the beautiful Brecks with miles of woodland and riverside walks, direct from your doorstep, to explore on foot or cycle and a minute’s walk from Brandon’s High Street with shops, supermarket, cafés and pub.
You will be delighted from the moment you arrive as there is plenty of parking and it is immediately outside the cottage door. The cottage offers spacious, modern open plan accommodation, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast island and large dining table, perfect to celebrate any occasion in style, great for dining at home. Those preferring to dine out will find plenty of eateries within walking distance, and why not enjoy a ‘hearty and bottomless’ breakfast at the hotel, just a few steps away?
The living room has large comfy sofas and 50” Smart TV with a specially installed floor plate to take your laptops and gaming consoles. All bedrooms boast en-suite facilities, very comfy beds, quality linens and TVs. There is even an extra bathroom with large walk-in shower on ground floor. Outside there is an enclosed lawn garden and a private six-seater Jacuzzi spa tub to relax in after a busy day exploring.
Neighbouring the cottage are the hotel lawn gardens leading directly to the River Little Ouse, a perfect spot to simply sit and relax by - or why not hire a rowing boat (from the hotel on-site) and explore the picturesque waterways at your own pace? It truly is a magical waterway, abundant with birds and wildlife. There is so much to see and do, including Thetford Forest which is 8 minutes’ drive with 18,730 hectares to explore, offering exciting tree top climbing adventure, to the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum, peace and tranquility with walks around Santon Downham. There is an excellent golf course 10 minutes’ drive away, and the bustling market towns of Thetford and Swaffham are 20 minutes’ drive, with shops, supermarkets, regular market days, and many eateries.
Take to two wheels and enjoy the Norfolk Cycle Way with lots of routes and quiet roads to explore. Explorers and shopaholics alike can head to the medieval city of Norwich with two indoor shopping malls, market square and its imposing Norman castle; Kings Lynn and its fascinating Hanseatic Quarter; Ely with its magnificent cathedral the ’Ship of the Fens’; the university city of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds with its famous abbey and gardens.
The spectacular North Norfolk coast with sandy beaches an hour’s drive. The traditional seaside resorts of Hunstanton and Heacham both have wide sandy beaches, packed with activities for all ages. Heacham has two beaches, South Beach and North Beach; North Beach being the busier with jet skis and beach huts by the promenade. Dogs are welcome on this beach. Shops and restaurants 25 yards.£121Price per night from
- Cheriton Bishop, EnglandSet amid 10½
-acre grounds, complete with outdoor heated swimming pool and children’s play area, these six holiday properties (26767, 26768, 27123, UKC284, UKC285 and UKC1844) occupy a beautiful setting. Named after British apples, they have been imaginatively converted from former fruit barns. On arrival, dive into the welcome pack and crack open the bubbly that’s been waiting for you.
Florina (UKC284) and Honey Pippin (UKC285) are two spacious, detached properties furnished and equipped in contemporary style. Offering superb holiday accommodation for a larger family, they boast huge living rooms with underfloor heating. They also have sleek, high gloss kitchens with quartz worktops, and wonderful bathrooms. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed, with large, fluffy towels, gowns and slippers provided for the adults. Florina (UKC284), Honey Pippin (UKC285) and Sundance (UKC1844) also have their own private hot tubs with robes and slippers provided, a patio with sun loungers, bistro table and chairs, and outdoor seating.
All the properties at Horselake have a private garden or courtyard, whilst enjoying the freedom to roam the grounds and make the most of the shared facilities. Ideal for exploring South Devon with its stunning coastline, and resorts such as Dawlish and Teignmouth. Rugged Dartmoor is only a short drive, and many family attractions are within easy reach including National Trust-owned Castle Drogo, Fingle Bridge, the Teign Gorge, and Canonteign Falls and Country Park. The properties are within 10 miles of the old cathedral city of Exeter, with its many varied attractions including a racecourse, shopping, antique shops, guided tours and a host of summer festivals. Fishing on the River Teign, 3 miles. Golf 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant within 1 mile.£176Price per night from
- Ferndown, EnglandThe Farmhouse is a detached Grade II listed, 17th-century Tudor brick house, which was once owned by the legendary Dorset smuggler ‘Isaac Gulliver’. It was the original property to occupy the farmland that the golf course sits on today.
Enjoy our 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Par 3 6 Hole Academy Course, putting and chipping green and 10 bay covered driving range; preferential rates are available for residents.
The large well-presented and equipped house offers an ideal place for a family holiday or a short break with friends. The house has spacious living, kitchen and dining facilities, utility room, four en-suite bedrooms and two bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. There is an enclosed garden, patio area, barbecue and a private driveway with ample parking.
The location is great, easily found and a 5-minute journey from Bournemouth International Airport. Nearby, enjoy the Stour and Forest Trail and Stour Valley Way. Further afield are many coastal and inland footpaths, including the Dorset Coastal Path where you can enjoy the Jurassic coastline. The local area has two popular parks, Avon Heath Country Park and Moors Valley Country Park. The nearest traffic-free cycle paths are in Hurn Forest and the Castleman Trail. There are also many trails all over the New Forest National Park, where wild ponies roam freely among miles of heathland. There are many other places of interest to visit within the area, such as the village of Burley, Exbury Gardens and Beaulieu Motor Museum. Regular ferries to the Isle of Wight depart from the famous royal yachting town of Lymington. Bournemouth beach is close by, being 4 miles away. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Poole is within easy reach, with its sandy beach at Sandbanks and the harbour town where trips to Brownsea Island (National Trust) can be enjoyed. Shop ½ mile and pub ¼ mile.£336Price per night from
- Clippesby, EnglandWith the Norfolk coastline within easy reach, there are lots of reasons to choose Church Farm Barn for your stay. They are set within the quiet village of Clippesby, and tastefully presented to provide spacious holiday accommodation for guests. Surrounded by approximately 1-acre of shared grounds which is ideal for children to play a variety of sports, and also gives access straight onto the public footpaths.
Church Farm Barn (ref. W43988) has a formal dining room, a dining area in the kitchen and two sitting rooms; there is plenty of space to spread out and relax. Barnex (ref. W43989) has a well equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge to relax in; it’s the perfect place to plan your adventures.
The traditional seaside town of Great Yarmouth still provides all the fun of the fair, with its traditional amusements. It also has a Pleasure Beach, which offers thrill rides galore and a wide sandy beach so you can see why this town remains a top tourist attraction. As does Pleasurewood Hills, a theme park that lies just along the coast and offers a wide range of attractions. Thrigby Wildlife Park offers animal lovers, young and mature alike, the chance to see exotic animals up close which includes a tree walk where you can look right down in to the tiger enclosure. Africa Alive offers animal encounters too, and the meercat enclosure is not to be missed. Beach lovers will enjoy Scratby Beach, a beautiful, quiet shingle and sand beach set at the base of low sand cliffs. It is dog friendly and perfect for a bracing walk whatever the time of year. With Winterton-on-Sea, Hemsby, Caister, Gorleston and California Sands all offering beautiful beaches too, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The area offers access to the Norfolk Broads, where you can join an organised tour or charter your own boat, perfect for messing about on the water. Great Wildlife is to be found on the Broads, and birdwatchers will find a visit to Rollesby Broad a must. The medieval city of Norwich is close by and offers a stunning Norman castle to explore along with numerous museums, cinemas, theatres and great places to shop and eat.
With cyclist and walking routes aplenty, you will be pleased to have chosen wisely and picked Church Farm Barn to relax in when you get back after a busy day sightseeing. Shop, pub and restaurant 1
1/2miles.£210Price per night from
- Totnes, EnglandNestled within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland, in the glorious South Hams midway between Dartmoor and the stunning south Devon beaches, Wheeldon Farm Cottages are the perfect choice for family, friends and couples to enjoy a relaxing retreat or an action packed escape at any time of year. The four delightful, pet-friendly barn conversions (refs 27214, 27215, 27216 and UKC748), which could be booked together for larger parties, sit within a lovely courtyard setting surrounded by miles of footpaths and green lanes, ideal for walking or cycling. The master bedroom in each property features a flatscreen TV, and home-made meals can be pre-ordered and delivered to the cottage (arranged direct with the owner). The cottages lie just a short distance from some of south Devon’s finest beaches and tourist attractions, including the historic town of Totnes which is just 15 minutes away and sits on the River Dart with cruises down river to Greenway and Dartmouth. A cosmopolitan town, Totnes, 7 miles away, has a vast array of independent shops, weekly markets, galleries, leisure centre and many lovely restaurants, bistros and cafés. The seaside towns of Paignton and Torquay are 40 minutes’ drive, and it is just a 15-minute drive to the yachting haven of Dartmouth, and the coastline between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, both 7 miles away, has many stunning beaches, hidden coves and fantastic coastal walks.
Guests of these cottages can also enjoy a range of on-site facilities suitable for all the family, including a heated indoor swimming pool (available via a booking system) with a private changing room and shower. There is a large games room set over two floors, including a fitness room with a cross trainer, treadmill, rowing machine and exercise bike. The top floor of the games room has a full-size American pool table, big sofa and Sky TV. The bottom floor has table tennis and table football. On-site there is also a laundry and ironing room. If you are looking for adventure and an adrenalin rush, then Wheeldon Farm Cottages will not disappoint. The Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, adjacent to the cottages, boasts a purpose-built, 30,000 square foot indoor arena (split in separate halves for motorbikes and bicycles) and junior training circuit, and is the ideal year-round venue for the whole family to learn to ride a motorcycle in a fun and controlled environment. Discounted rates are available for children and adults during the school holidays (booking by arrangement and on arrival), providing children and adults with the opportunity to experience the ultimate, two-wheel off-road adventure for the first time. The instructors at Wheeldon Farm are all ACU accredited and will guide the children through their paces every step of the way. For some activities, all the kit, clothing, boots, gloves, helmets and fun bikes are provided. All that’s needed is the enthusiasm to have a great deal of fun! Suited to all ages from 7 years to fit seniors. Wheeldon Farm now offers all of it’s holiday cottage customers a free 1 hour ‘taster’ ride on our professionally maintained Haibike electric bikes, after which they are available to hire. The bikes are perfect for exploring the beautiful South Devon countryside in an environmentally friendly way. We can advise you on the best routes to ride and places to explore.
In addition to all the motorbike fun, a range of other activities can also be organised locally, including horse riding, golf, go-karting and trout and carp fishing. Also, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle and archery are available - these are run by a fully qualified instructor and all equipment is provided. The activities run on a Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Prices will be charged accordingly when bookings are made. Please note, extra activities and catering requests must be pre-booked with Wheeldon Farm Cottages prior to guests’ arrival at the site. Foxglove (ref 27214), Poppy (ref 27215), Monkshood (ref 27216) and Mad Nelly Cottage (ref UKC748) can be booked together to accommodate up to 29 guests. Beach 10 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 6 miles.£294Price per night from
- Beaworthy, EnglandSheepwash Square House located in a quaint North Devon village is a 1600’s Grade II listed thatched house accommodating up to twelve guests.
Perfect for families or groups of friends with spacious rooms and a ‘cottage chic’ theme with wooden shutters throughout. The well equipped kitchen is a delight with everything you could need, the large island makes a great place to socialize whilst cooking under the beautiful vaulted ceiling. The large living room overlooks the village square, and has a beautiful fireplace, wood burner and upright piano. The six bedrooms each have tea and coffee facilities, a writing desk and lamp, fluffy towels and quality Egyptian bedding. On the first floor the first bedroom, the ‘George Room’, is spacious, with double aspect views over the village square and the rear fields. It has a kingsize double bed, chaise longue, armchair with footstool and rustic hanging rails. The second bedroom, the ‘Jones Room’, has a single bed, hanging rail, small armchair and a view of the village square. The third bedroom, the ‘Martin Room’, has a double bed and an en-suite shower room. The fourth bedroom, the ‘Dufty Room’, has a double bed and a small armchair. The fifth bedroom, the ‘Hewitt Room’, has a double bed, French style chaise longue and a hanging rail. It has a fabulous en-suite shower room with a corner shower cubicle. The sixth bedroom on the ground floor, the ‘John Slee Room’, has a day bed which converts into a double, electric wood burner, massage chair and an armchair. There is an upstairs bathroom with shower over P-shaped bath, and a downstairs shower room with walk-in shower.
There is a lot of outdoor space including a charming walled garden, along with a studio, including mini home gym with exercise equipment, a 50” TV with Netflix and Sky, armchairs, massage chair, rocking chair and a small library. The lawned walled garden and courtyard has lots of seating with parasols for sunny days. There is a delightful summer house to the rear of the garden and a firepit for sultry evenings. The ’dog lobby’ by the back door is ideal for a well-behaved pooch and it has a dog flap which leads into the courtyard. There are also some dog beds and spare leads that guests can use if needed.
Sheepwash is a delightful base to explore North Devon. There is a village shop which is open several times a week selling fresh local supplies and it has a post office. The local pub does takeaways and organises fishing on the River Torridge. Just a little further by car are the market towns of Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Okehampton. Westward Ho! in Devon or Bude in Cornwall are within a 40-minute drive. Westward Ho! has a long golden sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge. On the northern end is the Northern Burrows, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with sand dunes, salt marsh, grassland, rocky shore and is teeming with wildlife. A shorter drive south takes you to Dartmoor National Park where you can have a delightful pub lunch in the village of Belstone or take a walk on the moors and see Dartmoor ponies. Or catch a ferry to Lundy Island from Bideford, where you can also hire bikes and head along the Tarka Trail. Beach 18¼ miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 90 yards.£317Price per night from