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  • Tischler House

    Lower Mill Estate

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: NJH

    A fabulous detached house on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, a development of stunning, contemporary homes situated in a private 450-acre natural reserve. The gated and managed estate comprises woodland and meadows crossed by three rivers and surrounded by serene lakes. Tischler House has an enviable position located on a peninsula on the largest lake, Somerford Lagoon, and has magnificent, uninterrupted views across water. The holiday property is unique on the estate as it has its own heated outdoor pool, a sunken hot tub, changing area, a covered seating area and extensive decking. In addition to the house’s facilities, guests can enjoy the Estate’s ArtSpa (free use with ArtSpa passes, £25 refundable deposit required) comprising indoor and outdoor heated pools (66ft 7in), eco-pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatments by arrangement and a hard tennis court, nature trails and cycle tracks. Shop 200 yards.

    Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak wooden floor, French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking decked and paved area, open-plan with kitchen with electric double oven, modern fitted units and black granite work surfaces. TV room with wall mounted plasma screen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, French doors to small balcony overlooking lakes and en-suite shower room and toilet with heated towel rail and mosaic ceramic tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and built-in wardrobes, overlooking lakes. Twin bedroom with built-in wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet, heated towel rail and slate floor. Second floor: Double bedroom overlooking lakes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet heated towel rail and tiled floor. Airing room.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full gas central heating included (October-March £25 per week)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Bose iPod dock
    • Electric double oven included
    • Built-in microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large decked area with furniture
    • 450 acres of woodlands and meadows
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Outdoor heated swimming pool (39ft x 13ft, depth range 3ft to 6ft) open Easter - 31 October, with changing facilities
    • Hot tub open Easter - 31 October
    • Two kayaks and canoe/rowing boat available
    • NB: Unfenced lake 10 yards, lakes and rivers in grounds

  • Rock

    Polperro, nr. Looe

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: TQN


    Talland Bay sits right between Looe and Polperro on the dramatic south Cornish coast. The area is littered with sandy beaches and secret coves, and backed by soaring cliff tops where you will find the South West Coastal Path hugging the shoreline and providing panoramic views out to sea and along the coast. This property is one of a pair located in The Bay, Talland, an exclusive development of coastal lodges and houses with its own indoor pool and landscaped grounds, provides the ideal place to relax in while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and coastline. With north easterly views, Rock offers beautiful luxury accommodation in a contemporary setting with all amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Whitsand Bay is situated in south east Cornwall and runs from Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west. It is characterised by sheer, high cliffs, dramatic scenery and long stretches of sandy beaches. It provides an idyllic picnic spot! Visit the famous Eden Project, or take a day trip and explore the twin villages in southeast Cornwall, Cawsand and Kingsand, situated on the Rame Peninsula.
    Discover Siblyback Lake, which is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities beside or on the water. Here, rowing boat hire is a popular family activity. The outdoor active centre offers sailing, windsurfing and canoeing, and provides top quality rainbow trout fishing with courses for beginners and improver’s are readily available, as is self-launch for the more experienced.
    For the adrenalin junkie, discover the Adrenaline Quarry, soar 50 metres across the flooded quarry at speeds on a zip wire that’ll get your heart pumping, there’s nothing like it in the UK and its suitable for all ages - just turn up and jump!
    The town of Looe is situated around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the river Looe, which flows between east and west Looe to the sea beside a sandy beach. Off shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore Beach, lays the picturesque St George’s Island, commonly known as Looe Island. Polperro is situated on the River Pol, 4 miles west of the neighbouring town of Looe, it is well-known for its idyllic location, surrounded by tightly packed old fishermen’s houses which makes it attractive to tourists, particularly in the summer months.
    Days out include Carnglaze Caverns, three caverns of cathedral proportions, hand created by local slate miners. During your tour you will go 150 metres into the hillside and 60 metres below ground, via a flight of 60 steps. In the lower chambers you will find the subterranean lake with its crystal clear blue/green water. Fowey is situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey. It is not only an historic town, but also a commercial seaport. Over the centuries Fowey has grown and now stretches for about a mile along the west bank of the River Fowey to the mouth of the river.
    Golf, surfing, horse riding, kayaking and swimming are all available nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Spacious, open plan living/dining room with French doors to patio, tiled floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, door to private decking area and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 40’’ Freeview TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Playstation 3
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Small lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 12 acres of grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (39ft 4in x 19ft 8in) with shower facilities
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • Welcome pack

  • The Dairy

    Beck Hole, near Goathland

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: UK2019
    If peace and tranquillity is what you are after then look no further. The Dairy is situated in Beck Hole, one of Yorkshires best kept secrets. The semi-detached cottage sits within the grounds of the owner’s home just a short walk from one of the smallest pubs in the UK, known for its traditional ales and warm friendly welcome. It has its own private courtyard with seating as well as a shared ‘recreational barn’ which includes a TV, pool table, gymnasium and sauna.

    Beck Hole is located deep in the valley with the holiday cottage overlooking the village just a short stroll from the local pub. Stunning valleys and sweeping hillside views can be enjoyed from the idyllic location of the cottage. You could almost be anywhere in the world, close your eyes and listen to the silence interrupted only by bird song. Cycle tracks, bridle paths and walkways abound from the doorstep with quaint little villages popping up when you least expect it.

    It is just 1 mile from the well-known village of Goathland best known for its connections with Heartbeat, indeed Hill Farm in which The Dairy sits was used for many of the film shoots. The village green is lined with quaint curio shops, inns and tea rooms serving some of Yorkshire’s finest cuisine. You can board the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Train here and take a memorable journey through the glorious Esk Valley as it steams its way across the valleys into the historic market town of Pickering. The ancient sea port of Whitby is just a short drive over the moors, eight miles, a colourful harbour leads to the three mile stretch of sandy beach overlooked and almost protected by the ancient abbey ruins and St Mary’s church. The brave (and fit) can take the 199 steps up to the abbey ruins where panoramic views over Whitby across to Sandsend can be enjoyed. Explore the smugglers coves of Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes or visit the more elegant seaside resort of Scarborough, Britain’s first ever seaside resort. It would take a lifetime to explore the delights on offer in this beautiful part of the world. With country shows and fairs throughout the summer you will be spoilt for choice. Or, maybe just spend the day relaxing at home making use of the full gymnasium, sauna and games room all on offer here at The Dairy.

    The Dairy can be booked together with Valley View (UK2020) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has 8 steps to the entrance, ground source underfloor central heating and comprises:
    Lounge 1: Spacious with Yorkshire stone flooring, wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and Xbox 360.
    Lounge 2: With 42" Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with Yorkshire stone flooring, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder £5.50 per basket. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed courtyard with furniture. BBQ. Shared 16-acre grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Shared external barn with TV, pool table, gymnasium and sauna. Water supply from a bore hole. No smoking. NB: 8 steps in courtyard.

  • North View

    Malvern

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: RCCM

    North View is a magnificent detached holiday home, nestling in the perfect location just a short walk away from the centre of Great Malvern. With ample space for extended families wishing to enjoy a shared holiday, North View is without a doubt the ideal property from which to enjoy the delights of the surrounding areas. Malvern itself has many attractions for visiting guests of all ages, including the famous theatre, shopping in the pretty town, enjoying a well cooked meal in one of the many renowned restaurants and bistros, visiting the Morgan car factory or passing a quiet day strolling through the grounds and gardens of one of the many stately homes in the region. The Malvern Hills provide the opportunity for guests to really sample some of the local countryside and have been awarded the recognition of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For guests that are wishing to enjoy a leisurely stroll, bike ride or a more taxing ramble, there are numerous footpaths and cycle paths that can be reached within a short distance from North View and really do offer breathtaking views of the surrounding three counties. Malvern’s most famous son is Sir Edward Elgar and guests have the opportunity to follow the Elgar Trail which covers some of the most scenic countryside in the region which was such an inspiration to this famous composer. A little further afield but still only a short drive away are many further attractions including the Three Counties Show Ground, Ledbury which offers Michelin starred restaurants and a renowned food festival, Worcester with its famous cathedral, Regency Cheltenham, Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon, the Cotswolds and the Welsh Marches. North View itself is a former family home which offers not only a fabulous location but also comfortable and spacious accommodation for families and friends alike. There is an outside patio area with table and chairs and a gas barbecue for guests wishing to enjoy some al fresco dining, and also private use of the fabulous outdoor hot tub. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Large living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and wooden floor. Sitting room with gas ‘stove’. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, each with TV and zip & link bed, two with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Internal steps to most rooms.

    • Gas ‘stove’ included
    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots and two high chairs on request
    • Five Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Hot tub (6-seater)
    • Pets free of charge
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

    NB: Internal steps to most rooms.

  • Durbaville

    Higher Bockhampton, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: DTK

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"

    Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation and facilities, with each cottage having its own individually styled interior using natural and recycled materials where possible.
    As well as offering plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, there are two en-tous-cas tennis courts, lawns for croquet and badminton, a children’s play area with swings and yurt (with toys and games) and a dogs’ exercise paddock, in addition to the organic vegetable garden and pick your own fruit area, with free range chickens providing eggs, to be enjoyed by all the family. There is also a magnificent Roman-style indoor heated swimming pool (complete with mural!) with full changing facilities, a large sauna and sitting area.
    At the entrance of Greenwood Grange is Thorncombe Wood - a wildlife sanctuary from which a nature trail leads through magnificent chestnuts, beeches and oaks, and through 70 acres of black heath, furze, birch, holly, heather and rhododendrons. This is just one of many walks directly from the door over some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset, perfect for healthy walks for dog lovers and all the family.
    Those interested in the literary landscape can explore the locations of Hardy’s famous novels. Steeped in history, Greenwood Grange was built by Thomas Hardy’s father, whilst a short distance away is the thatched cottage where Hardy himself was born, built by his great-grandfather and little altered. At Lower Bockhampton, Hardy went to school and there is a lovely walk from there to the next village, Stinsford, where his heart is buried.
    All around is a wealth of glorious National Trust countryside, pretty towns and villages as well as the beautiful coastline just 6 miles away. Excellent local village restaurants and pubs can be recommended. Kingston Maurward College with animal park, gardens, conference, function and education centre is within walking distance.
    Dorchester (Roman Durnovaria and Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’) is a pleasant walk away (2 miles) and a most attractive country town, with museums of the dinosaur and the military, swimming pool, golf (good golf can also be found at Weymouth and Charminster) and has plenty of good shops, restaurants and pubs. Also of interest is Prince Charles’s development at Poundbury, near Dorchester.
    Weymouth is 8 miles with its Georgian seafront beach - ideal for castle building! It is overlooked by an elegant 3-mile level esplanade; there is swimming from the beach, and there are lots of traditional entertainments. Two nearby RSPB reserves are at Lodmoor and Radipole which has nature trails from which grebes, swans and warblers may be seen.
    The beach at Ringstead Bay (6 miles) is known for its geology, fossils and the vegetation and wildlife of its undercliff; nearby can be seen the outlines of a village abandoned in the Middle Ages.
    The Dorset World Heritage Coastal Path offers magnificent views and surprising sights, such as the natural arch of Durdle Door, and the almost circular cove of Lulworth, about 7 miles away.
    Further west dotted along the coastline towards West Bay and the market town of Bridport are the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury (famous for its swannery and gardens).
    The area offers abundant river stretches for coarse or trout fishing, and sea angling from the coast.
    Gardens flourish in the mild climate, and there are many to choose from: Mapperton Gardens, Kingston Lacey, Knowle Gardens, Compton Acres, Forde Abbey Gardens and the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury are well worth an excursion. Shop 2 miles.

    A romantic detached ground floor property with its own enclosed garden. Large beamed open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with electric woodburner and French doors to patio. Large double bedroom with contemporary electric fire, LCD TV, free standing roll-top bath with shower attachment and en-suite toilet. Double bedroom with LCD TV. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Bamboo floor in all rooms (except bathrooms).

    • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
    • Electric woodburner and electric fire included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs - with Freeview
    • Widescreen TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Charcoal barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
    • Private drive with parking (for 2-3 cars)
    • Wheelchair access
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cots and high chair by arrangement
    • Two TVs - with Freeview (three TVs in DKG)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    SUPERB INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA COMPLEX

    Sensitively created in old stone to blend with the cottages, Greenwood Grange’s magnificent pool is open daily all the year round. For the exclusive use of visitors, it is spectacularly designed in Roman style, with a mural depicting an emperor and his hand-maidens.

    • Fine 32-ft x 18-ft indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities (please bring own towels)

    • Shallow ‘D’ end for young children’s supervised paddling

    • Sitting area overlooking pool

    • Six-person sauna

      EXTENSIVE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES

      Indoor Amenities (Games room closed November to March, except Christmas and New Year):
      Set next to the pool building and sympathetically designed in stone and brick, the purpose-built leisure building has Freeview TVs and offers plenty of things to do, whatever the season.

    • Table tennis, table football, bar billiards and full-sized pool table

    • Fenced ‘under fives’ play area with play slide, play train and tot rocker

      Outdoor amenities:

    • Peaceful grounds extending to 4 acres

    • Children’s play area with swings

    • Two en-tout-cas tennis courts (or please bring your own racquets)

    • Croquet lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Badminton lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Dogs’ exercise paddock

  • Campden Barn

    Chipping Campden

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: NJE

    This stylish, detached, converted barn is just a few hundred yards from the heart of Chipping Campden. As the main town in the north-western area of the Cotswolds of high hills and secluded coomb (with its magnificent ’wool’ church, wide market street and beautiful buildings that span at least five centuries), this would make the perfect base from which to tour and explore. With an acre of grounds and ample parking for visitors, Campden Barn offers a high level of comfort with limestone flooring in bathrooms and underfloor heating on both floors of the property.
    The magnificent gardens of Kiftsgate Court and Hidcote Manor - with its lovely views over the Vale of Evesham - are not to be missed, as well as many other National Trust properties in the locality; Stratford-upon-Avon (approximately 8 miles), shops, restaurants and pubs, 200 yards.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove, 37" LCD TV, natural limestone floor and French doors to garden and paddock. Large well-equipped open-plan kitchen/dining room with granite worktops, wood-burning stove, breakfast bar, range cooker, combi m/wave, American f/freezer, 40in LCD TV, natural limestone floor and French doors to garden. Two twin bedrooms, each with TV/DVD player and built-in wardrobes. Two bathrooms with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Separate toilet. Two open-tread staircases to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, balcony, oak floor, TV/DVD player, built-in wardrobes and en-suite marble-tiled shower room with toilet, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    • Wood-burning stoves – fuel available locally
    • Full gas underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Six wall-mounted flatscreen TVs (two with full Sky package, four with Freeview)
    • Playstation 3
    • DVD/CD (surround sound)
    • Range cooker
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American fridge/freezer with water dispenser and ice maker
    • Wireless broadband
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • 1-acre paddock
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking

  • Heath House

    Hunstanton

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 30713

    Nestled in a side street close to the beach, this detached holiday property offers impressive accommodation, just a short stroll from all the resort has to offer. It has been furnished to compliment the style of the property, and preserves many original features, while offering everything you need for a great holiday. With two living rooms, a large dining room and a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, there is plenty of space to relax after enjoying a day on the beach or exploring the area. Known by the locals as ‘Sunny Hunny’, Hunstanton offers a wide sandy beach, along with a sea life centre, fun fair and all the regular seaside amusements and attractions. Just along the coast lies Brancaster, which offers sailing opportunities, and Holkham Beach, where ’Shakespeare in Love’ was filmed. Wells-next-the-Sea is within easy reach, with its picturesque quay, narrow gauge railway and charming mix of artisan shops and cafés. For those seeking history and culture, there are stately homes and National Trust properties, the closest of which are The Sandringham Estate, Houghton Hall and Holkham Hall. Kings Lynn, which was one of England’s most important ports from as early as the 12th century, offers an amazing array of historic buildings and attractions in its old quarter. The Medieval city of Norwich with its splendid Norman castle is also nearby. Keen walkers and bird watchers will not be disappointed, as there are excellent opportunities within the National Trust marshes and along the coastal pathways. The area offers a wide variety of places to eat, many of which serve the local produce. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast area with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double (two 5ft) bedrooms, one (4ft) with additional single bed (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three TVs, two Freeview, one Satellite Smart TV (basic package, bring own card). DVDs. Gas range. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton

    Higher Bockhampton, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: DKG

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"

    Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation and facilities, with each cottage having its own individually styled interior using natural and recycled materials where possible.
    As well as offering plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, there are two en-tous-cas tennis courts, lawns for croquet and badminton, a children’s play area with swings and yurt (with toys and games) and a dogs’ exercise paddock, in addition to the organic vegetable garden and pick your own fruit area, with free range chickens providing eggs, to be enjoyed by all the family. There is also a magnificent Roman-style indoor heated swimming pool (complete with mural!) with full changing facilities, a large sauna and sitting area.
    At the entrance of Greenwood Grange is Thorncombe Wood - a wildlife sanctuary from which a nature trail leads through magnificent chestnuts, beeches and oaks, and through 70 acres of black heath, furze, birch, holly, heather and rhododendrons. This is just one of many walks directly from the door over some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset, perfect for healthy walks for dog lovers and all the family.
    Those interested in the literary landscape can explore the locations of Hardy’s famous novels. Steeped in history, Greenwood Grange was built by Thomas Hardy’s father, whilst a short distance away is the thatched cottage where Hardy himself was born, built by his great-grandfather and little altered. At Lower Bockhampton, Hardy went to school and there is a lovely walk from there to the next village, Stinsford, where his heart is buried.
    All around is a wealth of glorious National Trust countryside, pretty towns and villages as well as the beautiful coastline just 6 miles away. Excellent local village restaurants and pubs can be recommended. Kingston Maurward College with animal park, gardens, conference, function and education centre is within walking distance.
    Dorchester (Roman Durnovaria and Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’) is a pleasant walk away (2 miles) and a most attractive country town, with museums of the dinosaur and the military, swimming pool, golf (good golf can also be found at Weymouth and Charminster) and has plenty of good shops, restaurants and pubs. Also of interest is Prince Charles’s development at Poundbury, near Dorchester.
    Weymouth is 8 miles with its Georgian seafront beach - ideal for castle building! It is overlooked by an elegant 3-mile level esplanade; there is swimming from the beach, and there are lots of traditional entertainments. Two nearby RSPB reserves are at Lodmoor and Radipole which has nature trails from which grebes, swans and warblers may be seen.
    The beach at Ringstead Bay (6 miles) is known for its geology, fossils and the vegetation and wildlife of its undercliff; nearby can be seen the outlines of a village abandoned in the Middle Ages.
    The Dorset World Heritage Coastal Path offers magnificent views and surprising sights, such as the natural arch of Durdle Door, and the almost circular cove of Lulworth, about 7 miles away.
    Further west dotted along the coastline towards West Bay and the market town of Bridport are the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury (famous for its swannery and gardens).
    The area offers abundant river stretches for coarse or trout fishing, and sea angling from the coast.
    Gardens flourish in the mild climate, and there are many to choose from: Mapperton Gardens, Kingston Lacey, Knowle Gardens, Compton Acres, Forde Abbey Gardens and the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury are well worth an excursion. Shop 2 miles.

    A very comfortable cottage, with its own private entrance and garden. Full of character, it has been very well furnished and equipped. Entrance into charming, beamed open-plan living/dining room with rugs on flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with range (for cooking) and Belfast sink. One small step down to twin bedroom (zip & link beds). Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft sleigh bed, sitting area with contemporary electric fire, LCD TV and designer hand wash basin. Step down to double bedroom with LCD TV. Further step down to twin bedroom (zip & link beds). Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electric fire included
    • Range included
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture and barbecue

    • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cots and high chair by arrangement
    • Two TVs - with Freeview (three TVs in DKG)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    SUPERB INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA COMPLEX

    Sensitively created in old stone to blend with the cottages, Greenwood Grange’s magnificent pool is open daily all the year round. For the exclusive use of visitors, it is spectacularly designed in Roman style, with a mural depicting an emperor and his hand-maidens.

    • Fine 32-ft x 18-ft indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities (please bring own towels)

    • Shallow ‘D’ end for young children’s supervised paddling

    • Sitting area overlooking pool

    • Six-person sauna

      EXTENSIVE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES

      Indoor Amenities (Games room closed November to March, except Christmas and New Year):
      Set next to the pool building and sympathetically designed in stone and brick, the purpose-built leisure building has Freeview TVs and offers plenty of things to do, whatever the season.

    • Table tennis, table football, bar billiards and full-sized pool table

    • Fenced ‘under fives’ play area with play slide, play train and tot rocker

      Outdoor amenities:

    • Peaceful grounds extending to 4 acres

    • Children’s play area with swings

    • Two en-tout-cas tennis courts (or please bring your own racquets)

    • Croquet lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Badminton lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Dogs’ exercise paddock

  • Scalby Lodge Farm - Lodge Farmhouse

    Scalby, Scarborough

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: IVT


    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 living room with open fire and extensive views. Spacious dining room with wooden floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. Two twin bedrooms, one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Full oil central heating included
    • Four Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Electric range included
    • Washing machine
    • Enclosed garden with seating
    • Welcome pack

    • 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

  • Apartment 1, Frenchgate House

    Richmond

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK2025
    Perfectly positioned in the heart of magnificent Richmond, Apartment 1, Frenchgate House, is the ideal location for guests wanting to really explore the local area from the most luxurious of bases. This is a most unique, duplex apartment and occupies the ground floor and lower ground floor of this fabulous Grade II listed building. It offers contemporary, quality fixtures and fittings that marry perfectly with classic style and the age of the building. With panoramic views over the countryside, high ceilings and original features, the ground floor offers a fabulous bay window overlooking the river behind. Enjoy a home cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen, complete with up-to-date quality appliances. The large, luxury family bathroom offers a bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail and plenty of character throughout. All of the bedrooms are beautifully presented and furnished, there are two double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with original sash windows, the other packed with original features. On the lower level there is a fabulous master suite, complete with an en-suite wet room, a super kingsize bed that can also be made up in to twin beds, and a day bed that can be made up to sleep two children comfortably. There is a large lawned garden to the side and rear of the apartment offering an al fresco dining option whilst looking out over the fabulous countryside beyond.


    Located right in the heart of the Georgian town of Richmond, Apartment 1, Frenchgate House is in the ideal location for guests wanting to enjoy a quiet break, family get together or small celebration. Surrounded by history and great architecture, there are plenty of places to eat, drink, browse and explore, as well as the popular Georgian Theatre Picture House. Just a short walk along Richmond’s cobbled streets, guests will find an abundance of activities all year round. There is a farmers market that takes place on occasion on the cobbled market square, along with numerous tourist attractions to visit including the historic Richmond Castle that stands high on the hill and overlooks the thriving town below. Guests will find many woodland walks that pass right through the town and further beyond into the Yorkshire Dales. Those who enjoy walking through flora and fauna really must take a visit to Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve, 4 miles, which covers 100 acres of moorland and has a remarkable mix of habitats and species. The reserve contains semi-natural woodland, heathland, flower-rich grassland, streams, ponds, a lake, willow and alder carr, coniferous woodlands and wet meadows. The popular Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk leads from the town.


    Within easy reach are many historic houses and National Trust properties, including Easby Abbey, 1½ miles, which really is worth a day trip, as well as the wondrous splendour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 25 miles. With Catterick racecourse a few miles away and York within an hour, why not enhjoy a day at the races? Yorkshire is filled with many pretty towns and villages; Thirsk, Ripon, Yarm, Northallerton, Pickering and Leyburn are all close by. Beaches can be reached within an hour.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with 40" Smart TV and lovely views.
    Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and views over Richmond.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With super kingsize zip and link bed (which can be made to twin beds - please advise when booking), double day bed (for children), TV and en-suite wet room with WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Lower Trevorder Barns - Lower Trevorder Barn

    Mount, nr. Bodmin

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: TT2

    The award-winning accommodation of Lower Trevorder Barns comprises the delightful Mill House ref TT3 and Lower Trevorder Barn ref TT2 with its superior level of comfort, size and style, set right in the heart of Cornwall, and converted to an exceptional standard. Originally built in the 1790s as a corn mill and hay loft, it is now an exquisite holiday retreat boasting a games room with pub-style pool table and full size table football. Oozing contemporary flair, this boutique home offers complete tranquillity. Nestled between the moorland villages of St Neot, Mount and the beautiful wooded valley of Cardinham, it is within a short driving distance of many of Cornwall’s fabulous attractions. Visit the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House (NT) and Golf Course, the harbour villages of Padstow, Looe and Fowey, or surf the North Cornwall Coastal beaches. The area is popular with cyclists who will enjoy the Bodmin Beast Trial, a 12-mile off-road mountain bike trail at Cardinham woods. There is something for everyone: children and adults, not forgetting a great selection of local pubs and fine dining restaurants. Remarkable attention has been taken at every corner to ensure that all the character and charm of the original features have been retained, including exposed beams and stone walls. Designed with sustainable tourism in mind, it is the overall winner of the Environment 2020 Bosch Worcester Awards for the innovative use of solar panels and ground source heat pumps. Sit with a glass of wine whilst enjoying the landscaped garden with large decked patios, al fresco dining, croquet and bowls on the lawn. Whether guests choose to snuggle up on one of the large sofas by the log fire or enjoy a BBQ overlooking the moors, they are in for a real treat. Afterwards, they can slip into the large, double-ended bath and indulge themselves with complimentary L’Occitaine body and hair products and wrap up in one of the bath robes! Local shops and country pub are just 2 miles.

    Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and one with 5ft bed; each with marble en-suite shower room and toilet or bathroom and toilet. Two twin bedrooms with zip & link beds and access to main bathroom and toilet. First floor: Spacious living area with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, exposed original beams and balcony with wonderful countryside views. Interlinked large dining room with flexible seating for up to 12 people, and large well-appointed kitchen with electric range stove, granite worktops and oak floors. Utility with toilet.

    • Three digital TVs
    • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD (small library)
    • Electricity range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Additional fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Three shared garden areas
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Type 2 electric car charger
    • Cycle store
    • Shared games room with pool table, table football and Xbox 360
    • Natural water supply
    • No smoking

    Note: Lower Trevorder Barn (TT2) and The Mill House (TT3) can be booked together to sleep 16 people.

  • Scalby Lodge - Scarborough Cottage

    Scalby, Scarborough

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: IXH


    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 open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen area and wide-reaching views. Double bedroom with TV and en-suite wet room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Ground source heating included
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed garden with seating
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack

    • 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

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