- 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
- Shrewsbury, EnglandThis detached barn conversion is perfect for those wanting to explore all that Shropshire has to offer. Accessed through electric gates, set all on one level and with parking to the side of the property. The open plan living accommodation has comfortable seating, wood burner, 60" Smart TV and a freestanding roll-top bath to the side of the living area, whilst the kitchen area is well equipped. The comfortable bedroom has a kingsize bed, and the shower room benefits from a walk-in shower with rain head shower. After a day exploring all that Shropshire has to offer guests can return to enjoy the private hot tub, which is set within the enclosed garden, which also has a patio with garden furniture and a built in barbecue.
The property is set within walking distance of Hawkstone Hall and Gardens, which is a Grade I listed estate with its own on-site restaurant. Here you are also close to the towns of Market Drayton, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch, which all offer a large range of independent shops, bars and restaurants. Nearby there are many walks to enjoy all around the Shropshire hills, perfect for even the most active guests, or for those looking for a less strenuous walk, there are beautiful walks around the on-site fishery and farm. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£81From price per night based on 7 night stay
- York, EnglandRose Cottage is a superb single-storey property. Sleeping four guests, it is dog friendly and has excellent accessible facilities including ramp access and a large wet room with a double shower. It also boasts a four-seater hot tub on the decking. The bright and airy open plan living area with vaulted ceiling, and state-of-the-art kitchen will be the heart of this holiday home. It provides a mixture of twin and kingsize accommodation, a built-in sound system, electric Velux windows and every mod con you could wish for and really does deliver when it comes to guest comfort.
Strensall is located on the River Foss with a wide range of facilities including three pubs, a choice of grocery shops, post office, takeaway and a fish and chip shop. On the doorstep is York Golf Club and Strensall Common, a huge conservation area maintained by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and which is popular with birdwatchers.
Regular buses run from the village to the centre of the ancient walled city of York, 7 miles away. Steeped in history and brimming with attractions, York appeals to all ages. Visit the magnificent minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre and the Railway Museum, browse the art galleries and stroll along the cobbled streets and city walls. There are numerous restaurants, tea shops and an abundance of inns serving real ale. Enjoy a day at the races, take a river boat trip or watch the talented street entertainers.
The surrounding area has much to offer too, with stately homes at Castle Howard and Beningbrough Hall, quaint market towns at Easingwold and Helmsley, and a short drive leads to the beautiful North York Moors where the famous steam train departs from Pickering and transports visitors through stunning scenery to the fishing port of Whitby.
The coastal towns of Scarborough and Filey are also easily accessible, and after fun-filled days of sight-seeing, visitors can return to the comfort of this delightful holiday home and the relaxing bubbles of the hot tub! Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 2 miles.
Rose Cottage can be booked together with Daisy Cottage (UK11589), Poppy Cottage (UK2726) and Sunflower Cottage (UKC2028) to accommodate up to 15 guests.£97From 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
- Ayr, ScotlandThis charming cottage is situated in a quiet, peaceful, riverside location and boasts its own private hot tub to relax in after a day’s exploring the area. The charming town of Stewarton with many independent shops, eateries, cafés and pubs all within walking distance, one of the pubs being dog friendly.
Ayrshire has a fantastic coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, perfect for walkers of all abilities with the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk close by. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit along with opportunities to ride and fish, and Championship golf courses such as Royal Troon, Rowallan Castle and Turnberry. Craufurdland Castle with activities such as Tree Top Trails, archery and crate climbing will be an experience you will not forget. Culzean Castle Country Park is a National Trust park and the beautifully restored Dumfries House is well worth booking a tour. Catch a ferry to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute, or Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula which gives you great access to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£167From 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
- Halesworth, EnglandA stunning collection of beautiful barns set deep in the Suffolk countryside. Each Barn has its own individual layout and offers luxury and comfort. Lovingly restored you can walk around the grounds or relax in comfort.
Wagtail (ref UK12449) is a beautiful property set over two floors with vaulted ceilings on the first floor living space. Meadow View (ref UK12450) is a semi-detached property overlooking a pond and set over two floors, it retains intriguing original features such as the fireplace and bread oven. Swallow (ref UK12451) is a single level property with an open plan living area, tall ceilings and modern décor that are perfect for a small family. Tawny (ref UK12452) is all one level and is ideal for a small family, with its open plan layout it’s the best place to relax and unwind. Nightingale (ref UK12453) is a unique barn conversion with ground floor bedrooms and living space on the first floor and a balcony with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. Avocet (ref UK12454) is a real treat, a semi-detached barn conversion with three bedrooms all en-suite and one friendly for the less mobile. Napier (ref UK12455) sleeping eight people with four bathrooms, is perfect for groups of friends who wish to escape to the country. Dragonfly (ref UK12456) is a beautiful renovated, semi-detached farmhouse with underfloor heating throughout, ensuring the perfect all year round retreat.
On-site you have access to an impressive cinema room, a vintage style games room, a sauna and a gym completes your impressive amenities. The on-site owners are always around to help you with your stay and make recommendations of places to go, thay can also organise lots of little extras such a beauty treatments, special birthday surprise or simply that something extra to make your stay just perfect!
Located close to the market town of Halesworth, you will find an array of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. As a market town there is always plenty going on! You are also extremely well placed to visit the Suffolk heritage coast with its long sandy beaches, promenade and award winning fish and chips. Beach 14½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£127From price per night based on 7 night stay
- UNITED KINGDOMThis lovely, detached barn conversion overlooks the surrounding rolling countryside. With exposed stone walls, wooden floors and a delightful farmhouse style kitchen, it is a charming property in which to relax. What makes it unique is that it offers level access throughout, as there is an internal lift connecting both floors, making it ideal for those members of your party with limited mobility or wheelchair users.
The delightful living room has a cosy wood burner to keep you warm on the coldest of nights – coupled with the underfloor heating you’ll be as warm as toast! The living room leads into a small conservatory from where bi-folding doors open out onto the patio where you’ll find outdoor garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining, and the hot tub. Here you can relax and soothe those muscles and enjoy the wonderful views whilst you plan your activities for the following day.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from this wonderful holiday home, you’ll find some lovely country walks and trails right on the doorstep. Ruthin is just 4 miles away, home to the contemporary Ruthin Craft Centre, and the formerly fearsome Ruthin Gaol, where visitors are now warmly welcomed! You’ll also find a great selection of eateries and individual shops in the streets radiating down the hill from St Peter’s Square in the centre of town. A little further afield is Llandegla Forest with its mountain bike centre and more great walks, whilst the historic city of Chester with its famous city walls, cathedral and unique shops in the Rows is well worth a visit. In the other direction, Betws-y-Coed, the ’Gateway to the Snowdonia National Park’, offers more outdoor clothing shops than you can shake a stick at, and the amazing Zip World Fforest where you can get your adrenaline rush on the Fforest Coaster or experience the Powerfan Plummet! Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant 4 miles.£76From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Penzance, EnglandThis barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a tranquil, secluded location. This is the ideal holiday location being just a 5-minute drive from Lands End, which boasts spectacular cliffs with breathtaking scenery, and the very popular Sennen beach, which enjoys good surf and spectacular sunsets. The white sand of this popular beach attracts families and keen surfers. St Just is the nearest town, just 3 miles away, and has a busy square with shops, a bakery, four pubs, craft shops and art galleries. The fishing village of Mousehole is 6 miles with its small sandy beach area, pretty harbour, narrow twisting streets lined with excellent restaurants and pubs, or slightly further is St Ives, 12 miles. Penzance is also worth a visit, with its wealth of amenities including museums, fishing, golf, tennis and horse riding, as well as day trips to the Isles of Scilly. St Michael’s Mount at Marazion is a further 3 miles from Penzance. There is easy access to spectacular walks in the surrounding countryside and the coastal path to Cape Cornwall in one direction and Land’s End in the other. For cultural enthusiasts the St Ives Tate Gallery is on offer or the open air Minack Theatre at Porthcurno. The area has a number of golf courses, watersports, cycle hire and sub-tropical gardens to explore. Shop and pub 3 miles.£117From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Inverness, Scotland"River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the great outdoors..."
Perfect for a relaxing break, Ness Castle Estate lies in the heart of magnificent game fishing and golfing country, and with lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. River Lodge (ref SYYA) is a magnificent, detached, ‘Colorado’-style lodge providing complete relaxation and seclusion for larger parties. For smaller parties, Weir Cottage (ref SXXS) and Red Squirrel Lodge (ref SYYB) are single storey and adjoin one another, whilst spacious Ghillie’s Lodge (ref SYYC) and Benula Lodge (ref SYYM) stand detached. All have river views and are just minutes away from the city of Inverness.
Your Ness Castle Lodges experience can be augmented with personalised beauty treatments with their specially appointed therapist. Take time out to enjoy a full day of pampering, or book a morning session to set you up for the day. From facials and Swedish massage to relaxation techniques, eyelash tinting and more treatments like Hopi Ear Candles, a spa session - or two! More information on what’s on offer is available on arrival.
Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness cruises and dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth are among the myriad of delights within easy reach. For those wishing to explore a little further afield the magical Isle of Skye, visiting the beautiful, romantic Eilean Donan Castle on the way, or a leisurely boat trip to the Orkney Isles which offer beautiful, rugged scenery with an abundance of wildlife and many archaeological sites make great days out. Whisky lovers can visit one of the many distilleries on the famous Strathspey Whisky Trail, sampling some of the finest whiskies in Scotland. At nearby Inverness, visitors will find a wealth of historic and cultural attractions as well as good shopping, bars and restaurants. Salmon fishing, by arrangement is 1 mile. For those wishing to explore a little further, day trips to the Orkney Isles, Isle of Skye and Glencoe are possible. Beach 16 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 2½ miles.£422From price per night based on 7 night stay