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  • Willowmead

    Shillingford St George, Exeter

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: HLLA

    Situated in the quiet village of Shillingford St George and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Willowmead is ideally situated to explore Dartmoor, the South Devon coast and countless other attractions and places of interest. Adjoining the owner’s home, the property is very spacious and perfectly located to enjoy the best of Devon. The holiday property is just 20 minutes from the coast and moors. Shops 1½ miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and living area with TV. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Broadband connection
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for
      2 cars)
    • No smoking

  • The Eagle’s Nest

    Ilton near Ripon

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC217027
    Formerly a dairy, this upside down cottage now provides a romantic getaway. Set amongst wonderful scenery in an acclaimed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this holiday cottage is tucked away in a private courtyard on the owner’s property. Situated some 500 feet above sea level, the first floor lounge with windows on all sides has an eagle’s view of the surrounding countryside. Having been thoughtfully furnished, it is ready for you to kick back and relax in complete peace and quiet. With beautiful walks directly from the door taking in the nearby Druids Temple, it has breathtaking views of Leighton Reservoir.
    Explore the market town of Masham just three miles away, which is home to The Black Sheep Brewery and Theakston Brewery, a number of restaurants and pubs, and host to its annual steam engine rally and sheep fair. Masham also holds weekly markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays in its central village square. An absolute must is afternoon tea at Swinton Park (booking in advance is advisable). Also nearby is Masham Golf Club, Warren Gill with its clay pigeon shooting, a Michelin starred restaurant to mark that special occasion, along with many other things do and see from this centrally placed Dales property. For a day out, the spa town of Harrogate with its famous tea room is 22 miles, and the city of York with its wonderful history is 40 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and dressing area.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Open-plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Lounge area: Beamed with wood burner, 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With ceramic hob, electric fan oven, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. 24 hour laundry service available. Courtyard with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: There is a small shallow ford 200 yards away.
    This property has a private water supply

  • The Doll’s House

    Claverton, nr. Bath

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: EXU


    This attractive holiday cottage is around 200 years old and has been sympathetically renovated to provide contemporary living without losing its cosy charm. It lies in the heart of Claverton, a very quiet, small, picturesque village only one mile from the city of Bath, yet worlds away in terms of peace and tranquillity. Just above the cottage is part of the famous Bath Skyline pathway, which offers a stunning six-mile marked pathway with extensive views over Bath and the Blackdown Hills. Also behind the cottage amongst woodland is the American museum which takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. A short stroll below the cottage and you have the Kennet and Avon Canal, a particularly pretty part of the canal with boat hire, walking and cycling all available. The city of Bath itself has many attractions, to suit all ages, and the selection of architectural gems such as the Royal Crescent, The Circus, the abbey, Pulteney Bridge along with the parks, individual shops, museums, galleries, restaurants, theatre, cultural events and nightlife are what make Bath so unique. Within an hour’s drive you can easily visit the city of Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and caves, Glastonbury, Wells, the beaches of Weston super Mare and Burnham on Sea, Lacock and Castle Combe. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Living room with dining area, wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electricity rads (underfloor in living room), bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking

  • Hopebrook Farm - The Granary

    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC278

    These two holiday properties form part of Hopebrook Farm, a non-working farm which dates back to 1745. Sitting in 5 acres within the grounds of the owner’s home, both properties have been stylishly furnished with great attention to detail for guests’ comfort. Interestingly, the Lea Line disused railway tunnel is part of the land which can be explored. A natural spring stream runs through the peaceful grounds, with seating areas to relax and unwind, or enjoy some wonderful walking with access directly from the side of the paddock onto the public footpath network. This is a great central location for exploring Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and The Forest of Dean.

    Historical places of interest include Gloucester Cathedral with its fine central tower dating from the 15th century, and Hereford Cathedral with its Mappa Mundi Centre. The Forest of Dean offers an array of outdoor pursuits, cycling, walking, riding, climbing and fishing to name but a few. The picturesque Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers stunning scenery and canoeing on the Wye. Cheltenham is only about a half-hour drive and is especially popular for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and other horse racing festivals. The Literary Festival has also grown over the years to major international prominence, but festivals aside, the town itself is well worth visiting. Guests are also within easy reach of Ross-on-Wye and further afield, but within an hour’s drive, are the towns of Monmouth, Usk, Abergavenny and the pretty villages of the Cotswolds. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With flagstone floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Boot room: With storage for boots and coats.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket. Welcome pack. Shared external utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds with shared barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds, 50 yards away, as well as banks and access to private disused railway tunnel.

  • Lemmington Hall Cottages - Thimble Cottage

    Nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: MVV

    These tasteful, character holiday cottages are set within the grounds of Lemmington Hall amongst the unspoilt Northumbrian countryside. Each cottage has its own individual charm with cosy and elegant interiors carefully designed by the owner. Forge Cottage (ref MVN) is the largest, a beautiful detached cottage with uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills, and was formerly the stone-built home of the blacksmith of this charming country estate. The quaint and charming pair of Grade II listed, single-storey, adjoining cottages, Thimble (ref MVV) and Button (ref MVU), designed specifically for couples to offer a romantic country life experience, retaining charm and quirkiness. Peacocks wander nearby, with red squirrels and deer in the woods. The properties are ideally located to explore the abundance of visitor attractions, with Alnwick (the ducal town), only 4 miles away where a visit to the castle and enchanting water gardens is a must, not to mention the Treehouse restaurant. The Heritage Coast, with miles of golden sandy beaches, peppered with friendly villages and historic castles, is only a 20-minute drive. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and rugs on wooden floor. Small step to kitchen/breakfast area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • The Hayloft

    East Meon, nr. Petersfield

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC221


    Situated in a truly stunning location, with a magnificent backdrop of rolling hills with sheep and cattle grazing, The Hayloft makes the perfect peaceful retreat for a couple wishing to explore the area. It is equidistant from Winchester, Portsmouth and Chichester, which are all about a 20-minute drive away. Skilfully converted to provide lovely holiday accommodation, this delightful light and spacious property has high ceilings and attractive beamwork. The breathtaking views can be savoured, particularly from the bedroom, which has plenty of windows to take full advantage of the vista. Set within beautiful rolling countryside and farmland, nestled in the hills of the South Downs within the grounds of a working farm, and the owners’ country farmhouse offers bed and breakfast for overflow guests.

    There is direct access to miles of scenic walking and cycling routes in this wonderful part of Hampshire, (dogs to be kept on a lead in the immediate vicinity due to livestock) within The Meon Valley, near to West Meon with pubs serving fine fayre, and where Thomas Lord rests, founder of Lords cricket, as well as award-winning butchers and pub. East Meon is about 3 miles, with a pretty church and more good pubs. Petersfield market town is about 5 miles away, where there are plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as a train station with trains to London in approximately one hour. Other places to visit include Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrier and HMS Nelson’s Victory, waterside dining, extensive designer shopping, and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, plus historic Winchester Cathedral and King Arthurs’ Round Table, Southampton with its extensive maritime history, the vast heathland walks/riding in The New Forest, historic Chichester with cathedral and festival theatre, beaches at the Witterings or Hayling Island, the Watercress steam train, Jane Austen’s House, Gilbert White’s house, Marwell Zoo and Birdworld to name a few. Also, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is on the other side of the valley and worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Open plan, spacious living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), kitchen area, beamed ceiling and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, underfloor central heating in bathrooms, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 100-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 50 yards.

  • The Old Cart House

    Naunton, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NRF

    This stunning and beautifully presented detached barn conversion is approached along a private drive and overlooks the picturesque village of Naunton. A short walk leads to the heart of the village and the local pub. In an AONB, it is perfect for exploring the adjacent footpaths and bridleways with their spectacular views. The classic country houses and gardens of the area are within easy reach and Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are close by. Shop 5 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Beamed living room with TV and wood-burning stove. Kitchen and dining area with oak work tops. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Gallery bedroom with large French antique double bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Stabling by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in paddock

    Note: The Old Cart House (NRF) is situated in the same private grounds as Little Barn (NNN)

  • Scalby Lodge - Troutbeck Cottage

    Scalby, Scarborough

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: IUB


    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

    Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove and vaulted ceiling. Spacious beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Full oil central heating included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Washing machine
    • Small garden with seating area
    • 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

  • Easedale House Apartments - Egret

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC112147
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Egret is a really charming apartment for a couple who are wanting a bit of romance in the centre of Keswick. A large four poster bed gives this apartment a special feel. The open plan living room and kitchen has the beautiful architectural features of beams and an exposed slate wall on show.

    Egret can be booked together with Siskin (CC112146), Kingfisher (CC112145), Curlew (CC112148), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Wagtail (CC112151) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Beamed with Freeview TV and double aspect windows.
    Dining area.
    Four steps down to...
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and exposed slate wall.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster king size bed.
    Two steps to...
    Shower room: With shower, WC and washer/dryer.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

  • Luccombe Manor Cottages - Horner Cottage

    Luccombe, nr. Porlock

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: EWX

    The cottages at Luccombe Manor (refs EWV, EWW & EWX) are three little gems, offering guests the perfect, comfortable haven after a long day of exploring the varied and rugged countryside that surrounds them. All three cottages are finished to a high standard with every thought being given to guests’ comfort and enjoyment of the cottages. Set in the pretty National Trust hamlet of Luccombe, situated between Minehead and Porlock, the cottages are set in the grounds of an impressive former rectory. (Manor Cottage, ref EWV, adjoins the owners’ home). Internally the cottages have all the modern convenience one might expect and the cottages are surrounded by the well-maintained grounds of the main house. The comfortable beds, well-fitted kitchens and inviting living space make these cottages a must for anyone wanting something a little bit special for their holiday. Besides plenty of walking from the front door, the cottages are ideally positioned to go out and explore the varied and stunning landscape on offer as well as many attractions. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor to places like Tarr Steps and the village of Withypool. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the venicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy as well as a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in stream engines. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out as well as Porlock Weir where a pub lunch can be enjoyed overlooking the sea. Just over the other side of the A39 is the National Trust village of Selworthy with its renowned tea room. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. For more active guests, golf, fishing and horse riding can all be found locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with electric ‘coal-effect fire’. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV (flatscreen)
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external laundry room
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared enclosed courtyard
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 5 yrs
    • NB: Stream in grounds

  • Brazzacott Cottages - Lower Shipen

    North Petherwin, nr. Launceston

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 23493

    A superb holiday location nestled on the edge of the Cornish village of North Petherwin, between Launceston and the Camel Estuary. Set within beautiful countryside on the owner’s 140-acre working sheep farm yet just 10 miles from the North Cornish coast, it is the ideal peaceful retreat. These two barn conversions retain much of their original charm with vaulted ceilings and exposed stonework and are presented to a very good standard. The wild beauty of Bodmin and Dartmoor National Parks are both easily accessible and a must for nature lovers and walkers. The coast boasts sandy beaches and hidden coves ideal for surfing or exploring rock pools. Golf, fishing and riding are all available locally. The historic market town of Launceston is just 7 miles away and the Eden Project is an easy drive. Shops 7 miles, pubs and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen, all with beams. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. 2 steps to wet room with toilet. Slate floor throughout.

    Satellite TV. Washer/dryer.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Shared gardens. Barbecue. Ample parking. Stabling available. Two pets welcome (under strict control - sheep country/working farm). No smoking. NB: There is a lake in the gardens.

  • Cottage Retreat

    Harvington, nr. Evesham

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NTQ


    Nestling in the village of Harvington, adjacent to the owners’ home, Cottage Retreat is a delightful, detached, period conversion bursting with character and charm. This pretty village is within easy reach of the Cotswolds, and the property is situated within the village Conservation Area. Perfect for an indulgent romantic break, the holiday accommodation has been renovated to an excellent standard throughout. Ideally situated for exploring Chipping Campden, Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon, all within 10 miles, and The Cotswold Way is within easy reach for walkers, ramblers and cyclists. Chipping Campden is one of the jewels amongst the Cotswold villages and offers an excellent choice of restaurants and inns using local produce, with antique shops and gift shops lining the high street and there is a famous music festival held in May. Broadway is a most picturesque village with pubs and restaurants, and Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon offers history, culture and leisure.
    Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the pretty market town of Evesham with its art deco picture house or take a boat trip along the River Avon. Other places to visit include Cheltenham with its racecourse and literary festival, the Roman city of Cirencester, the cathedral city of Oxford and the pretty Cotswold villages of Kingham, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh.
    Outside there is a gated driveway providing off road parking for two vehicles. Relax in the well-stocked garden, complete with an arbour, rose garden and private patio area bound by Cotswold stone walling. Golf, fishing and good quality restaurant are available within a mile. Shop ½ mile, award-winning real ale village pub serving food 100 yards, and two other food pubs within walking distance.

    Open plan living/dining room with woodburner, bi-folding doors and kitchen area. Narrow, spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with walk-through feature shower (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVDs
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Rose garden with Cotswold stone wall, patio, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: 5 steps in garden

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