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  • Home Farm - Home Farm Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SXXJ

    "Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."

    Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel. The steading and cottages, formerly the home farm to the estate, have been lovingly restored and are very comfortably furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
    Their spacious courtyard setting affords each of them a sense of privacy and they all boast access to 150 acres of wooded grounds, abundant in bird and wildlife, with free trout and salmon fishing on the Ruel - the fishing hut provides an ideal picnic spot. One of the most admired views in Scotland, The Kyles of Bute, awaits discovery just 6 miles away, as do the tranquil village of Tighnabruaich’s lovely natural bays, sandy beach, shops, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Colintraive (9 miles) offers a pub serving good food and there is a summer shop (limited opening hours) adjacent to Home Farm. Beach 5 miles. Shop 13 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

    Open plan living/dining room with open fire and kitchen area with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small, enclosed lawned garden
    • Parking
      (for 2 cars)

    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (except SXXL, SXXM and SXXN), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (basic package)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Sitting-out area with patio and furniture
    • Shared courtyard
    • Shared 150-acre grounds and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Trout fly fishing foc (1st May - 30th September) with fishing hut and picnic area
    • Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis, table football, telephone (honesty box) and wi-fi
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced burn, waterfall and drops in shared grounds

  • Ben Venue - Lemon Tree Cottage

    Torquay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: HMMS

    Steeped in history, Ben Venue is an imposing listed Victorian house built in 1890, once owned by the brother of A.R Johnson wax polish empire of America. Ben Venue (HKKB) is attached to Lemon Tree Cottage (HMMS) and the owner’s apartment. In Ben Venue (HKKB), many original features are still evident, with a very grand staircase, and large chandeliers throughout as well as high ceilings which add to the charm and character of this most beautiful property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, from the piano in the entrance to the four-poster beds, the large bathroom and en-suite shower rooms. There have been many famous celebrities who have visited the property over the years and enjoyed many a game of snooker on the full size snooker table - see all the photos adorning the walls including Ray Reardon, Max Bygraves and Bobby Davro to name but a few. All of the rooms have elegance about them; there are huge picture windows, and sea views from the ground and first floors. Lemon Tree Cottage has its own entrance and is also decorated to a high standard from Italian marble floors to beautiful furnishings. Torquay has so much to offer and these are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends reunited and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

    Living room with electric fire. Kitchen/dining room with Italian marble floor. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electric fire, electricity and full gas central heating included (October-March £25per week, £20 per short break)
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Double oven
    • No garden
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • No smoking

  • Ware House Cottage

    Nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: HDDW

    Nestling in a tranquil location on the Devon/Dorset border, this well-presented single-storey barn conversion is set within the 40 acres of the owner’s home, which was the setting for The French Lieutenant’s Woman. It lies ½ mile from the popular medieval port of Lyme Regis with picturesque harbour known as the Cobb. Wonderful scenic walking abounds, with the South West Coastal Path just 500 yards away. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Large open-plan beamed living room with wood-burning stove, oak floor, and large well-equipped beamed kitchen/dining room with oak floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full gas central heating included (October-April £20 per week)
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden and patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

  • Brinkburn Cottages - Bel House

    Longframlington, nr. Rothbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC14

    Located in the pretty Coquet Valley, these three luxury cottages are situated on a historic site containing the Brinkburn Estate and Priory. Bel House (ref UKC14) is located adjacent to the B6344 and used to be the lodge keepers house. The Stables (ref UKC12) and Priory Cottage (ref UKC13) are down a private drive, the first half of which is tarmac, the second an unmetalled road. Renovated throughout, The Stables nestles in a stunning setting next to the River Coquet adjacent to the Priory and its grounds. It is ideal for family and friends. Priory Cottage is attached to The Stables, a cosy property sleeping two people with its own entrance and seating area. Retaining much charm and character, it’s the perfect cottage for couples. Bel House is also suitable for family or friends. It has its own south-facing garden and separate entrance. Once a detached property, this has now grown into a terraced cottage, which along with the barns and some outbuildings, and makes up Brinkburn Home Farm, where the owner’s office and home is located.

    The cottages each provide complimentary dressing gowns, toiletries and welcome packs, making your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. They are set within 35 acres of private woodland and countryside, with access to woodland walks, and fishing directly from the door. Dedicated off road parking is available for each property. These unusual, historical properties provide the perfect getaway for families and friends, and celebration packages for birthdays and anniversaries are available, including a private chef, pampering and beauty packages, all bespoke on request (at cost). Each is furnished differently, and maintains character with imaginatively styled attention to detail throughout. Many period features have been retained in these listed buildings with luxury bathrooms and contemporary open-plan kitchen and living areas. The priory is managed by English Heritage and is open between 10am and 5:30pm Thursday - Monday between Easter and October. When it’s closed, guests are welcome to wander the grounds at their leisure.

    Located in the heart of Northumberland, Brinkburn Cottages are perfect for exploring the Coquet Valley, the Dark Skies of the National Park, the coast with beautiful golden beaches, many castles and historic landmarks. Beach 8 miles. Shop 2¾ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and contemporary kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin on request) and views of the fields. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and countryside views. Bathroom with large bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 40" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • One pet welcome - to be kept on a lead in grounds
    • No smoking

    Note: The Stables (ref UKC12) may be booked with adjoining Priory Cottage (ref UKC13) to sleep up to 9 people, when an additional large patio will also be available

  • Old Customs House

    Littleferry, nr. Golspie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SXXC

    Set just a few steps from the shores of Loch Fleet, this detached holiday property enjoys panoramic views across the water and over the surrounding countryside. Loch Fleet is a natural nature reserve where you can see a large variety of birdlife and perhaps catch a glimpse of otters and seals. Mountain biking, walking, kayaking, fishing and golf are just some of the many local activities. Take a visit to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens for a wonderful day out or stroll along one of the many beaches this area is renowned for. Beach 10 yards. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Utility. Conservatory. Drying room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced access to sea. Steep drop to front of property.

  • Scalby Lodge - Mulgrave Cottage

    Scalby, Scarborough

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: IXC


    Owned by Her Majesty the Queen, in Right of Her Duchy of Lancaster, Scalby Lodge is a collection of fifteen beautiful cottages situated in an idyllic clifftop setting near the elegant seaside town of Scarborough.

    All the cottages are finished with fixtures and fittings of the very highest standard and have open-plan dining. Some have en-suite bedrooms. They offer an ideal location from which to explore both the North York Moors National Park and the glorious Heritage Coast of Yorkshire.

    Local attractions:

    • Enjoy stunning walks along the Cleveland Way
    • Visit the RSPB Bempton Cliffs Bird Santuary - a paradise for bird spotters
    • Take in a show at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre - Europe’s largest open-air theatre which has played host to world-famous acts such as Elton John and Katherine Jenkins
    • Learn more about the towns history at its 12th-century castle
    • Walk along Scarborough’s two beautiful beaches at North and South Bay
    • Visit the town’s eclectic mix of shops, dine in its wide choice of restaurants or take in an Alan Ayckbourn play at the theatre
    • Meander along Scarborough’s esplande which has been featured in hit television shows The Royals and Heartbeat

    Further afield:

    • The historic port of Whitby is a 30-minute drive north of Scarborough - renowned for its connection with Dracula
    • Whitby is also the departure point for the North York Moors Railway steam train which traverses the county’s dramatic scenery
    • The cathedral city of York is just over an hour’s drive away, whilst the cosmopolitan shopping mecca of Leeds is one and a half hour’s drive from Scalby

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Ground source heating included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Washer/dryer
    • Enclosed garden with seating
    • Welcome pack
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair available on request
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking

      Other facilities on site:

    • Children’s play area
    • Games room with pool table, DVD/book library and useful tourist information
    • Secure car parking
    • Wildflower meadow
    • Bird-watching hide and pond

  • The Water Castle

    Newton, nr. Corbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: MTT

    This unusual, detached holiday accommodation with a peaceful contemporary feel is a restored former water tower set in a rural location, close to the charming village of Corbridge. Hadrian’s Wall is nearby, and Hexham, famous for its abbey and racecourse, is only a few minutes’ drive. The Northumberland Heritage Coast with its golden unspoilt beaches and castles is 50 minutes. Bamburgh and Alnwick, both with splendid castles, can be visited on the same day. Recommended restaurant/bar in Newton village (8 minutes’ walk) serving excellent food. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Three steps to entrance. Step to living/dining room, electric woodburner, wooden floor & kitchen area, granite worktops & slate floor. Beamed double bedroom, 5ft bed & en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower & toilet. Further beamed double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Shower room with toilet & wooden floor.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Small freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • 1-acre natural woodland grounds
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Bi-aura energy therapy by arrangement with owner
    • No smoking

  • The Coach House

    Greetland, nr. Halifax

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: IZC


    Located in the Calderdale Valley, this detached, former coach house lies within the grounds of Brian Royd Hall, and has been sympathetically furnished retaining many original features, then complemented and enhanced by every day luxuries such as underfloor heating. This holiday property, adjacent to the owner’s home, offers stunning views over the surrounding West Yorkshire countryside, and is close to the villages of Greetland, Barkisland and Ripponden with their variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also a choice of golf courses nearby. Sowerby Bridge train station is just 2 miles away, and the Calderdale railway line passes through a variety of West Yorkshire towns and villages, including Hebden Bridge and Halifax, as well as offering direct services to the major tourist attractions of Manchester and Leeds. Ideally located for exploring the Brontë Country, there is also Eureka! The National Children’s Museum (for big and little kids), which can be reached in about 10 minutes, Shibden Estate with its park and hall in 15 minutes and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with its modern and contemporary art in around half an hour. For outdoor enthusiasts, Calderdale has notoriously hilly terrain for keen cyclists, but it also offers excellent riding for families in the form of the National Cycle Network Route 66, a flat cycle route that follows the valley floor from Walsden to Brighouse. Visitors can also get involved with Sky Ride Local, which offers free rides by a qualified guide across Calderdale. For those however who prefer to stay on two feet, there is the circular Calderdale Way, which is a long-distance footpath incorporating moorland, woodland paths and canal towpath. This can be accessed at Clay House in West Vale, which is just 1 mile from this beautiful cottage. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Step to entrance. Beamed, open-plan living/dining room with exposed stone walls, flagstone floor and kitchen area with solid wood work surfaces. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, exposed stone wall, window shutters and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Landing with original mullion window. Beamed double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Shower room with toilet and ceramic tiled floor.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • 42" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Broadband
    • Large lawned garden with countryside views and patio
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Two steps in garden

  • The Barn at Grislow Field

    Baslow near Bakewell

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC412116
    Surrounded by spectacular countryside and panoramic views in all directions, The Barn at Grislow Field can be found in an unrivalled location bordering the villages of Curbar and Baslow, within the heart of The Peak District National Park. Adjacent to a former farmhouse and close to the owner’s stables on a working farm, the property enjoys a rural outlook and is secluded yet centrally located for everything the Peak District has to offer.

    For outdoor enthusiasts, walks can be taken direct from the door, with a network of footpaths crossing the owner’s land, or for those wanting a peaceful break you can cosy up in front of the wood burning stove, taking in the remarkable scenery through the French windows.

    Curbar is a popular and sought after village with a collection of sunken Peak District millstones in the centre, and has a pub, café and art gallery making it a wonderful base for walks, climbing and mountain biking. Baslow and its triple-arched river bridge is a large village, offering a range of village amenities including a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, even a Michelin star one too!

    Nearby is historic Chatsworth House, with its opulent interiors and extensive gardens and parkland. The popular market town of Bakewell can be reached in just 10 minutes, and the towns of Matlock and Buxton are around half an hour away. The pretty Hope Valley villages and their range of attractions such as Hathersage, 10 minutes, with its open air swimming pool and the ever popular honeypot villages of Castleton and Edale, home to the start of the Pennine Way are all easily accessible. Sheffield and Chesterfield can both be reached in around half an hour and the UK’s premier theme park, Alton Towers, is around an hour away.

    Ground Floor: The property has 10 steps to the entrance, then is all on the ground floor, has oil fired underfloor central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wood burner, 32" Smart TV with Sky, DVD player, Bluetooth speakers and French doors overlooking the countryside.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (which can be made into king size bed - please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC and heated towel rail.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Lawned garden. Courtyard. 25 acres of unspoilt grounds, shared with owner. Gas BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden. Unfenced pond 5 metres away. Access via a rough track.

  • The Linhay

    Golden Park, S. Hartland, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: HEEH

    A delightful little stone barn conversion situated amongst a quiet, secluded, natural woodland setting on the grounds of a working mixed livestock farm. Located near Hartland, this is a superb location for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Devon portion of the Hartland Heritage Coast, which extends inland to include the plateau around Hartland itself. North of Hartland Point lies the village of Clovelly, one of the most visited destinations in Devon, with white-washed 16th-century cottages on the clifftop. Shops 5 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining-room with wood-burning stove, French doors to decked area and slate floor. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with TV, 5ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with Victorian slipper bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bedsteads and en-suite power shower room and toilet. Most rooms with open vaulted ceiling and cross beams.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two flatscreen TVs; one 37" digital
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed decked verandah with sitting-out area
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • Windermere Lake Boathouses - 2 Lakeshore Boathouse

    Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27785

    These detached (Spout Crag, ref 27784) ) and semi-detached (Lakeshore, ref 27785)) boathouses are in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. The boathouses are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, they also provide the ultimate holiday location for enjoying sailing or water sports on Windermere with direct access to the lake, small pier and boat mooring facilities with each property (storage under the boathouse 8m x 2.5m) with a boardwalk at the side. Both holiday properties are tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout, they boast a light and airy living room opening on to a large sun terrace overlooking the lake and fells. A host of Lakeland attractions can be found nearby, including many of Wordsworth’s inspirational locations - his home, Dove Cottage, is open to the public all year. Grizedale Forest, with its Go Ape high wire adventure course, Grasmere and Ambleside are all close by. Visit Hilltop Farm near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her stories, or take a trip to Hawkshead where there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Take a trip across Lake Windermere on the leisurely steamer, which connects with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall and Levens Hall all within easy reach. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton is a wonderful day out for all the family, as is the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside and Muncaster Castle with its extensive gardens. Excellent walks locally with stunning views, as well as cycling and pony-trekking. Bowness, with its wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 11/2 miles away.

    43 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen all with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    CD. Lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake frontage.

  • Rose Cottage

    Westerdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC233061
    Rose Cottage is situated in the tranquil village of Westerdale in the heart of the North York Moors. Renovated to an excellent standard, the owners have provided a perfect retreat for families and couples wanting to explore the Heritage Coast and the beautiful North York Moors. With tasteful furnishings and decor along with under floor heating and a log burning stove, guests are assured of a cosy stay in this spacious, well equipped property. The light and airy garden room is just the place to relax with a book after a day exploring the area and with footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep, is suited to both ramblers and cyclists alike. Alternatively, take the train (two miles away) to wind your way along the stunning Esk Valley to the historic coastal town of Whitby.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor heating and LPG radiators upstairs and comprises:
    Lounge: With log burner, free view HD TV, DVD and radio/CD player
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven/gas hob, microwave, fridge/ice box, dishwasher and coffee machine.
    Utility Room: With freezer and washing machine
    Cloakroom; With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en suite shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail

    All power, heating, bed linen and towels included. A supply of logs are provided. Garden room with chairs. High chair and stair gate availableEnclosed garden with furniture. Parking for 1 car. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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