- Southerness, ScotlandSet in the seaside village of Southerness, these spacious, detached holiday properties (refs 30501 and 26035) are just 500 yards from the sandy beach and make an ideal base for exploring south west Scotland. They stand 30 yards apart and are separated by a fence with an access gate. Both enjoy a sea view to the south and views of Criffel and the Galloway Hills to the north, and are ideal for family and friends to relax and unwind in. They each have a hot tub, and a games room to keep everyone occupied. Located on the spectacular Solway Coast near Dumfries and close to the stunning Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s largest forest park, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with world class mountain biking at Dalbeattie 7 Stanes nearby. The area offers unspoilt villages, dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches, rocky coves, magnificent gardens, castles and ancient monuments to explore. Wildlife abounds and the RSPB nature reserve is just along the coast. A championship golf course, Southerness Golf Course, is just 500 yards away, with a further good selection of golf courses within Dumfries and Galloway. Other activities include fishing, riding and sailing. The small village of Southerness with its quaint lighthouse that stands on the Solway Firth is well worth a visit, and 3 miles away is the home of John Paul Jones (founder of the American Navy). The area of Dumfries and Galloway has a lot of border history and many historical attractions including castles and many connections to Robbie Burns. Sweetheart Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens and Mabie Farm Park are all within easy reach. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards. Properties 30501 and 26035 can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 guests.£171From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cardigan, WalesThese seven wonderful, detached holiday homes offer ample space for larger families or groups, in lovingly furnished accommodation designed with guest comfort in mind. Each charming home has its own private garden and hot tub, perfect for al fresco dining followed by a dip in the bubbles!
The accommodation offers a light and airy space in which to unwind or entertain after a busy day of exploration. The well-equipped kitchens are sure to please the chef in the family, complete with fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Ty Canol (ref UKC4208) has wheelchair access, a ground floor wetroom and two ground floor bedrooms, making it the ideal choice for those with less mobility. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor along with a bathroom. Most of the bedrooms feature their own Smart TV with Netflix, and outside is a large private garden and hot tub, so you are well catered for here.
With breathtaking views over Cardigan Bay, the properties are located just 100 yards from the cliff top. Gwbert-on-Sea is a small, quiet hamlet on the shore of the mouth of the Teifi Estuary, just a couple of miles outside Cardigan. The settlement takes its name from the wandering St Gwbert, said to have landed here and taken shelter in a cave. The shoreline is marked by rugged cliffs and small shingle bays, with large stretches of sandbank exposed at low tide, and the area gives superb views over a diverse and scenic landscape. The ancient oak woodland of the Teifi Valley, the tidal marshes of the estuary, and the boundary of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park can all be appreciated from here.
The 18-hole golf course at Cardigan Golf Club also offers fine views of the estuary and sea, and from the headland you can look across to Cardigan Island. The mud and sand flats of the estuary attract a great variety of birds, and in the autumn waders such as the redshank, oystercatcher and curlew can be seen feeding here, along with several species of migrating duck. The headland of Craig y Gwbert is the site of an Iron Age Fort, with pieces of pottery found near Gwbert, now on display in Cardigan museum. All the outside areas are covered by CCTV. Beach 7 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
Ty Canol can be booked together with Sandbank (18585), Gwynt y Mor (19361), Hafdir (26681), Riversmouth (17809), Meusydd (UKC4209) and Llyswen (UKC4210) to accommodate up to 76 guests.£106From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandThis very spacious, detached property is the ultimate getaway, with both a games room and an outdoor play area for children. It also has superb living, kitchen and dining areas for the rest of the family. Meadow View is perfect for families coming together, or for large groups needing somewhere to meet as a base and enjoy fun and time together. With the Roanhead Beach just over 3 miles away, and only a short drive into the South Lakes, this is superbly positioned accommodation for any occasion. Equally, you could just remain on site for a relaxing time away, parked behind the electric gates, and enjoy the on-site gymnasium, hot tub and games areas without the need to drive anywhere else. For those bringing infants and toddlers, the property provides ample equipment such as a baby bath with a seat insert for the main bath too, bottle maker, bottle warmer, steriliser, baby bouncer, electronic swing chair, a few toys, highchair, travel cot and a wooden cot which can be placed in any room. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ¾ mile and restaurant 1½ miles.£311From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Yarmouth, EnglandThese single-storey terraced properties and delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage are located in the scenic village of Wellow, less than 3 miles from the quaint harbour town of Yarmouth and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the western side of the Isle of Wight. Rossiter’s Cottage (ref PTTS) dates back in parts to the 1750s, and lies adjacent to the friendly owner’s home. It offers a spacious twin bedroom on the ground floor with a downstairs toilet on the same level for a comfortable stay for guests with restricted mobility. A warm welcome awaits you at this super property which has many personal, thoughtful touches throughout and which has a large lawned enclosed garden. A new development for 2018, each of the other four properties at Rossiter’s Vineyard Barn (refs UKC3208, UKC3209, UKC3210 and UKC3211) take their name from grape varieties once grown in the vineyard here. They have a spacious open plan living area with beautiful wood floors, feature beams and walls against a crisp white painted background. Externally each has a decked courtyard apart from Madeline Angevine, which has a small patio with a hot tub for relaxing in.
There is a part-time post office service within the grounds and nearby is the Alpaca Farm. The sailing town of Yarmouth is just a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute cycle ride, the sailing town of Cowes is just a 20-minute drive. There is a designated cycle route close by, and many scenic walking routes too, including the Dinosaur Trail, Tennyson Trail and Treasure Trail. There is a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways and level, purpose-made tracks running along former railway lines. You can even take on the full 66-mile ‘Round the Island Route’, as used for the annual Isle of Wight Randonnee.
Close by Colwell Bay offers spectacular views across the Solent to mainland England, with clear, calm waters and gently sloping sand and shingle, an ideal beach for swimming. Or follow the coastline and enjoy a stroll along to Totland Bay, where you can find a bar, restaurant and a café to try the exquisite seafood and experience some of the finest sunsets. For surfers and kite surfing enthusiasts, Compton Bay a short drive away with a 2-mile stretch of contrasting sands, with rolling seas, and a stunning backdrop of multi-coloured sandstone cliffs. It’s also a great place to go fossil hunting at low tide. The Needles is a short distance away to the west, with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. Why not visit Queen Victoria’s holiday residence, Osborne House, or Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK? Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle, a donkey sanctuary, garlic farm and chilli farm are other attractions and activities include water sports, golf and riding. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 26 guests.£155From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Abersoch, WalesThis well-presented and very comfortable detached property, offers exceptionally spacious accommodation, perfect for large family gatherings, whatever the season. It boasts a lovely enclosed courtyard with its own private hot tub for six guests - a delightful place to relax and enjoy the lovely views across the adjoining Abersoch golf course towards the sea. Within a short walk is the charming and fashionable seaside resort of Abersoch, which is situated between two glorious bays, and is one of the most popular sailing venues in north Wales with important sailing regattas held there throughout the summer months. It also has a fine selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. Water sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, particularly windsurfing, water skiing and dinghy sailing, not to mention renowned surfing at Hell’s Mouth. There are three main beaches to choose from, the long sandy Warren beach, small and sheltered Porth Bach and sandy Porth Ceriad with its high cliffs. Most of the coastline is owned by the National Trust and there are many remote bays, sandy beaches and cliffs, as well as wildlife havens like Bardsey Island to explore. Beach ½ mile. Shop pub and restaurant ½ mile.£527From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bognor Regis, EnglandGlenvar is a very special and unique property with lift access to the first floor. A brand-new modern build completed in 2021. It has direct access to its own beach at the end of the garden and enviable direct sea views. A sublime and idyllic beach setting making it a place to make special memories, whether walking in the shoreline, soaking in the hot tub, hanging out listening to lapping waves or celebrating in this large spacious home and garden with family and friends.
As you enter the property you are immediately greeted by a sense of light and space, with a feature staircase up to the first floor, large open-plan kitchen and living space. This area was made for entertaining, being together and relaxing in this amazing setting. This floor is also fully accessible by a lift if required. After a day on the beach, you will want to kick off your footwear, swimmers, or wellies in the handy utility room, where you can wash and dry clothes or the dog if needed.
The underfloor heating will also make you feel warm and cosy. This home has been lovingly built by its owners with lots of attention to detail creating a minimalistic and modern feel whilst maintaining a sustainable building with environmentally friendly characteristics.
This is really evident when you arrive at the property. It also offers a very generous balcony that has mood lighting where you can sit and watch the world go by as you listen to the waves lap against the beach. This pet friendly property has some amazing features like a hot tub and a large lawned garden with a beach at the end. It also has its own lift so that you can access the top floor should you have mobility needs. With bedrooms on the ground floor and the first floor this is certainly a home that has all the accessibility you need for a staycation this year. The minimalistic and modern décor gives you a really modern feel and with the underfloor heating and the huge open plan kitchen/dining room is a very special place to sit and enjoy a relaxing time.
A perfect location to explore Sussex and Hampshire. Within easy reach of Portsmouth, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, and Brighton. Goodwood is only 10 miles away which hosts the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Goodwood festival plus many more. Or you can just sit and relax in your own private hot tub.£618From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandWelcome to TH Hollow, a beautiful single storey stable conversion in the heart of the Somerset countryside at the foot of the Quantock Hills. Completed in 2021 and finished to a high standard, there is a central open plan living/dining/kitchen which has a fabulous, vaulted ceiling, comfortable furnishings and comes fully equipped with everything you need for the perfect stay. The kitchen area has electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge while the living area has a 43” Smart TV, perfect for relaxing of an evening.
The bedrooms lead off from the central living area with the master having a king-sized bed and bedroom two having a single bed. The large wet room has non-slip flooring, heated towel rail and shower. From bedroom two you have direct access to the Gym with cross trainer, Sauna and further shower room. Ease of access here has been carefully considered, with ramps leading in from both the front and rear entrances as well as wider doors inside, making this wonderful holiday home suitable for all abilities. To the rear is a large, enclosed courtyard with garden furniture (through access may occasionally be required by the gardener for grounds maintenance) and access from here to the utility area with washing machine and bike store.
TH Hollow also has exclusive use of the owner’s fantastic hot tub, covered heated swimming pool and tennis court at pre-arranged times (9am -1pm unless otherwise agreed with owner). Please note that the swimming pool is available from Mid-April until Mid-October. Your four-legged family members are welcome here also and have use of the owners fenced dog walking paddock, the perfect spot to soak up the views while your dogs run off some energy!
Set just outside of the village of Bishops Lydeard, with its village pubs and local store as well as access to the brilliant West Somerset Steam Railway, a great way to see not just the countryside but also the coast while you chug merrily along to Minehead. Alight here and spend the day exploring the shops, restaurants and beach. The county town of Taunton is easily reachable within 15 minutes or head over to Exmoor and explore the wonderful villages, walk over the moors and have a cream tea in one of the many tea shops on route. Beach 12 miles.£71From price per night based on 7 night stay
- UNITED KINGDOMSet in the most northerly town in Wales, on Anglesey, Eryl Mor is a spacious lodge done to a very good standard, this really is a home from home lodge with everything you’ll need and more. Inside is a spacious open plan living/dining room, a great social spot to sit and relax and chat about your day. The fully equipped kitchen has a separate utility area and breakfast bar, which flows effortlessly into the living/dining area, a fabulous entertaining space for everyone to enjoy. The bedrooms have been tastefully decorated with your comfort in mind, including hotel grade bedding for extra comfort, the master bedroom with en-suite shower room is sure to be a favourite. The main bathroom with roll-top bath is a splendid space to take a soak after a day of adventures and sightseeing. There’s ample decking space with separate seating area with a cosy summer house to snuggle up in, your four-legged friends are also catered for with plenty of enclosed space for them to have a run about in.
A few minutes walk from the lodge and you’ll meet one of Anglesey’s many coastal paths, no matter the weather the scenery is breath taking. There are many beaches within easy reach The Creek, a small cove in Bull Bay is less than a mile away, Lligwy beach less than 7 miles, Bychan Beach 8 miles, Cemaes Bay 5 miles to name a few! Parys Mountain one of the largest copper mines in the world, a must see location a few minutes away. Take a stroll around the network of paths and marvel at the spectacular copper colours surrounding the area. Amlwch harbour dates back to the Middle Ages once a bustling port is only one mile away; in Amlwch you’ll also find places to eat and local shops and pub. Maybe venture a little further and take a drive to Beaumaris home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, Beaumaris Castle, famously known as the castle that was never built! There’s water sports a plenty, boat trips and so much more to be enjoyed on this diverse island. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£70From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bridlington, EnglandThe Garden Cottage stands detached in the beautiful grounds of Thorpe Hall. Built around 1790, part of the building used to be the old apple store, where the apples from the orchards on the estate would be collected by the gardeners and stored here. Lovingly restored, the owners have kept lots of the original features, and the dining room has limed oak furniture. It is a perfect ’chocolate box’ cottage. Downstairs has been designed with full disabled access throughout the ground floor - there is a twin bedroom with an en-suite wet room for the less mobile (with emergency alert). This is a perfect property for holidaymakers having a family mix of all ages: there are three bedrooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor. There is also disabled access to the garden. All the rooms are spacious and light, and with the extra living room, it is ideal for families to have their own space. The cottages are set amongst the beautiful country estate of Thorpe Hall, a magnificent retreat in the Yorkshire Wolds and situated in Rudston, near Bridlington. The Hall is a Grade II building which was built in the early 1700s and is still very much a working estate, and it forms an important part of the local community. The local village of Rudston is less than a mile away, where the churchyard contains the monolith from which the village gets its name (Rood Stane). The cottage is situated a mile from the village, where you will find a small shop along the way.
The nearest town is Bridlington just over 4 miles away, and from there you have access along the east coast from Whitby, Scarborough and Filey, right down to the resort of Hornsea. The area has lots of stately homes to visit, including Sewerby Hall, which is only a few minutes drive away, a fine example of an early Georgian residence and renowned for its gardens and a zoo. Castle Howard and Burton Agnes Hall are also just a short drive away. Flamborough Head and RSPB Bempton Cliffs are 15 minutes by car, and boast fantastic opportunities to observe puffins, gannets, dolphins and seals in their natural habitat. Along the coast at Scarborough, you have the Stephen Joseph Theatre which is known for its premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays. It also boasts the largest open air theatre in Europe. During your stay, why not try some real country pursuits, such as coarse fishing or trying out some of the many bridleways across the estate; you are very close to Fraisthorpe where you can ride along the beach. Guests can have free livery and grazing for their horses, just bring the food and bedding! There’s so much to see and do at Thorpe Hall and it’s all within easy reach, and from February 2018 you can rent a hot tub for your stay (contact the owner direct for details). The owner is very proud to offer a tour and history of the grounds to all guests (subject to availability). Beach 4 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub 3 miles, restaurant 1 mile.
The Garden Cottage (UK2094), Stable Cottage 1 (CC253023) and Laundry Cottage (CC253025) can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests.£158From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Umberleigh, EnglandNestled within the glorious Taw Valley, in the North Devon countryside, just 10 miles from the stunning coast, with its many sandy beaches and breathtaking coastal path, Country Ways is the perfect choice for a relaxing escape at any time of year. These five pretty cottages (Cuckoo’s Nest ref UK13276, The Dray ref UK13277, The Den ref UK132778, The Warren ref UK13279 and The Stables ref UK13280) have been converted from former milling barns and stabling, refurbished in 2019, and situated within stunning, mature gardens around a central courtyard. Ideally positioned to explore both Devon and Cornwall, they offer a great base. Accessed down a private lane, the site is surrounded by the owners 42-acre grounds, enjoying stunning panoramic views. Each cottage have been lovingly furnished and presented to a very good standard and has access to use of a shared games room, which houses a pool table, table tennis and table football, with a selection of movies and games too. This wonderful site also plays hosts to weddings year round, so during this time, use of on-site facilities will be restricted.
The pretty village of High Bickington is just 1 mile away and offers two popular village inns serving food, along with a community shop and church. The small Tarka trainline passes through the nearby village of Umberleigh, on its journey between Exeter and Barnstaple. Nearby you can also hire a bike and enjoy a days cycling or dog walking on the nearby Tarka Trail. Great Torrington, 6 miles has supermarkets, local shops, pannier market, pubs and restaurants along with the highly acclaimed Plough Arts Centre, which houses a theatre, music, live entertainment, small cinema, café and art gallery. Dartington Crystal Factory is also nearby, or for garden lovers, the RHS gardens at Rosemoor are not to be missed.
The North Devon coastline has something for everyone, with quaint old fishing villages at Bucks Mills and Clovelly, and large sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Westward Ho! popular with surfers. Golf, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all available close by and the wild beauty of Exmoor and Dartmoor are easily accessible for a great day out exploring. Nearby Barnstaple has a good selection of larger local facilities and for family fun Tarka Pottery, The Big Sheep, The Ultimate Adventure Centre and nearby Wake Park are not to be missed.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 20 guests.£174From price per night based on 7 night stay