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  • Wenford Hall

    Wenford Bridge, nr. St Breward

    Grade
    10
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: E5597

    Nestling on the fringes of Bodmin Moor in lovely peaceful countryside, Wenford Hall is a detached, spacious holiday property set in 0.75 acres of grounds. Wenford Hall is adjacent to the owner’s home and boasts sole use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, cinema room with 11ft wide screen and leather sofas, and a games room with a full size snooker table. Guests are just a short walk/cycle from the Camel Trail which is a disused railway line running through the countryside to Bodmin or Wadebridge and Padstow beyond. The surfing beaches of Polzeath and Rock are all within easy reach as is the historic harbour of Port Isaac where Doc Martin is filmed. A little further up the coast is Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur and Boscastle with its pretty harbour and selection of shops. Down the coast you will find Padstow, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants, including Rick Stein’s fish restaurant. Also close-by is the Eden Project along with many places on the south coast including Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Lower ground floor: Games room. Cinema room. Separate toilet. Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room with slate floor. 2 steps to kitchen. Utility/shower room and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 twin, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. Third floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. Video. DVD and library. Range. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.5m to 2m), open 9am to 9pm everyday, May-September. Games room with full size snooker table. No smoking. NB: 3 steps and stream in garden.

  • Haveringland Hall - The Coach House

    Haveringland, nr Aylsham

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: CEJ

    " Surrounded by peaceful glades of woodland – the perfect venue for family and friends to get together..."

    Nestled within a tranquil woodland setting. This 19th-century Italianate courtyard conversion, with substantial coach house, designed by Buckingham Palace architect Edward Blore, offers a unique holiday experience with its superb indoor heated swimming pool. These four award-winning properties are perfectly placed for exploring the abundant delights of Norfolk.
    The Coach House and its adjoining courtyard buildings are the only surviving testimony to this once prestigious hall. Built in 1840, the Clock Tower entrance (with working clocks similar to that of the Palace) is thought to be the only other example of its kind. With four-poster beds and marble-top dining tables, the properties are tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. The properties enjoy superb leisure facilities, including a 30-foot indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities, shower and W.C., an indoor games room with table tennis, pool table and a children’s play area. The Coach House, along with the three holiday cottages, are equally suitable for larger groups of up to 27 people, making them ideal for special celebrations and family get-togethers
    The Coach House (sleeps 12, prop ref CEJ)
    The Mews (sleeps 6, prop ref CEL)
    The Smithy (sleeps 5, prop ref CEM)
    The Clock House (sleeps 4-6, prop ref CEK)
    Located at the epicentre of Norfolk’s finest attractions, guests at Haveringland Hall will find themselves only a short drive away from fine golf at Weston Park and Barnham Broom, and walking and cycling paths such as The Marriots Way, The Bure Valley and Weavers Way. There is easy touring to the North Norfolk Coast, with Holt and Burnham Market (known as the Hamptons of Norfolk) just 12 miles, with delicatessen and excellent shopping, first class pubs and restaurants. Cromer (possibly most famous for its crabs), Sheringham and Caister all offering sandy beaches. Within a 30-minute drive are the Norfolk Broads at Wroxham, where visitors can hire boats for the day, or alternatively enjoy a leisurely day cruise. The nature reserve of Hickling Broad is a haven for migrating birds, including sandpipers, osprey and spoonbills; it also offers excellent fishing, especially for pike and bream, as well as a number of nature trails to explore.
    Full of cultural attractions, the city of Norwich lies just 20 minutes away, offering interests to suit all tastes; from history and architecture to art galleries, shops and leisure activities. The splendid cathedral boasts some of Britain’s finest Gothic architecture with carvings adorning its interior, while high on a hill stands the 12th-century Norman castle, which now houses the Castle Museum. Within driving distance are Somerleyton Hall and the NT properties of 17th-century Blickling Hall (where open-air concerts are staged in summer), Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall and Sheringham Park. For family entertainment, there is a wealth of adventure activities and parks nearby – choose from Dinosaur Adventure Park, Thigby Wildlife, Pettitts Animal Adventure and Wroxham Barns, to name but a few. Shops 3 miles.

    This handsome and substantial holiday property features a full-size snooker table in its spacious living room , which also has a splendid open fire in cast-iron surround and large French doors to secluded garden. Bespoke kitchen with granite sink and stone-flagged floor. Dining room with marble top table. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with hand-carved four-poster bed, one with individually designed wrought-iron four-poster bed, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with unique cabin-style beds. Three further individually styled twin bedrooms. Victorian-style bathroom with bidet and toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel incl, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating £60 (Winter £85) per week poa
    • CD
    • 6-ring hob
    • Full-size snooker table
    • Playpen

    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • Towels £2 per person per week by arrangement poa
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared payphone
    • Garden with furniture
    • Large shared garden
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Fishing available nearby by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Complimentary wine on arrival
    • No smoking

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
    * Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 14ft, constant depth 4ft), with full changing facilities, shower and toilet, open daily from 9am–7pm
    * Indoor games room with pool table and table football
    * Climbing frame and swings (for under 5s)

  • Halls Bank Cottages - Berwyn Bank

    Arkleby, nr. Cockermouth

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: 15825

    Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and saunaClose to seafront
    Family-friendly development

    Set on the edge of a village, these cottages are ideal for exploring Cockermouth and the northern fells and lakes, and enjoy stunning scenery without experiencing the same hustle and bustle of the central Lakes. Finished to a very good standard, the cottages have everything you need for family getaways including a hot tub each, and have shared use of a superb, private indoor pool with sauna and spa within the courtyard (at cost). Each cottage has its own style and attributes but all share lovely outlooks over farmland towards the Solway Coast, 4 miles. Halls Bank Farm ref 13196 is a 17th-century sandstone farmhouse, tastefully decorated. Its original outhouses stand in a walled courtyard where a stream runs through to the paddock. Berwyn Bank ref 15825 is a wonderful sandstone barn attached to Halls Bank Farm and has been skilfully converted, retaining much of its character, with some flagged floors and beams. A large living room on the first floor gives super views towards the Scottish mountains and Solway Coast. It was originally a bank barn, therefore there is an external level access to both the ground and first floor. It also has a private enclosed garden. Previously a barn in a former 17th-century farmsteading, Beckside ref 17926 is a charming single-storey, detached stone cottage that has been totally restored with exposed beams and interesting features. It stands adjacent to the swimming pool. Spacious and well-presented, Stackgarth ref 29673 is a charming, detached holiday bungalow with thoughtful and welcoming touches. The market town of Cockermouth is 6 miles, Keswick 14 miles and Buttermere 12 miles. Bassenthwaite Lake, 6 miles. Private fishing on the River Ellen for salmon and trout, 1 mile (free of charge). Golf and horse riding nearby. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28+1 guests.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, each with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 4 steps up to en-suite bathroom with spa bath and toilet (shared by adjoining door). 3 steps down to 1 double bedroom. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil included. Electricity by meter reading. Cot. Travel cot. Two high chairs. CD. Electric range.Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

    All properties: Wood pellet central heating, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Private hot tub (£50per week, £30 per short break). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool (5m x 12m, depth 1m) with Jacuzzi and sauna, available mornings and afternoons at selected hours. Shared paddock area. NB: Beck in paddock area.

  • Matai Country Cottages - Matai Country House

    Heacham

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: 18038

    Indoor heated swimming pool (for use by property 18038 only)

    Views across a golf course to the sea

    These detached cottages in one of Norfolk’s most desirable seaside villages have views across a golf course to the sea. Both holiday cottages are well equipped and very comfortably furnished to provide good holiday accommodation at any time of year. An ideal base to explore North Norfolk and providing easy access to many other coastal villages. Blue Flag beaches, nature and bird reserves and walking along the coastal path all close by. Hunstanton and Heacham with a variety of attractions. Watersports, fishing and boat trips to the Scolt Head Island available locally. The Royal Sandringham Estate, 5 miles open to the public when the Royal family are not in residence. Brancaster for sailing with tuition and boat hire available. Fishing quay and sandy beach at Wells-next-the-Sea. Medieval town of Kings Lynn, 14 miles. Norfolk Broads and city of Norwich, further afield. Heacham offers child friendly pubs and restaurants. Shops ½ mile and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining/games room (dining table converts to pool table). Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (four-poster) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Bed linen and towels included. Video. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Indoor heated swimming pool (depth 0.9-1.8m). Enclosed garden with patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Oil central heating and electricity included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week. Payphone. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Cravens Manor

    Henham, nr. Southwold

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: BWQ

    Step into luxury and contemporary interior design in this large 16th century detached manor house, close to the popular town of Southwold. Cravens Manor is an impressive Tudor manor house set in stunning Suffolk, with modern and stylish finishing, spacious living areas and sprawling grounds - this is the perfect spot for your getaway with family and friends. Set over three floors, there are six bedrooms and three bathrooms, two sitting rooms, a large farmhouse-style kitchen and a magnificent oak dining table in the sumptuous dining room. Each room enjoys beams and intricate building features, and has been designed to make full use of the space, ensuring your break away is an experience to remember.

    Cravens Manor is set in two acres of mature gardens. Within the grounds there is a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and patio areas including a barbecue. It is well-situated to enjoy all that the Suffolk Coast has to offer, with the Norfolk Broads and RSPB’s Minsmere close by. The well-known Adnams Brewery is a short drive away, but there are a variety of pubs and restaurants for eating out. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Entrance hall with piano and terracotta tiled floor. Living room with open fire and wooden floor. Sitting room with electric woodburner. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking). Utility. Pantry. Separate toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: Galleried landing with seating area. TV room. Double bedroom with 5ft four poster bed, sitting area with lovely views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with south-facing window. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with exposed roof joists and sloping ceiling. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms are beamed, large and spacious. Please note: The second floor rooms can be accessed from the ground floor via the staircase off the kitchen or from the first floor twin bedroom.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 42" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-honesty box
    • 2-acre, lawned garden with patio, summerhouse and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Outdoor swimming pool (5m x 3m, depth 1m to 2.1m), heated from May to September
    • Tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • White House Farm

    Fring, nr. Kings Lynn

    Grade
    12
    6
    3
    4
    Ref: 26603

    Situated just 6 miles from Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coastline with its beautiful sandy beaches and a wealth of nature and bird reserves, this superb detached farmhouse is peacefully located in the village of Fring. Set in its own grounds with the benefit of an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court as well as a large enclosed garden, White House Farm offers character and comfort. Furnished to offer superb holiday accommodation with views across the fields in all directions White House Farm makes for an ideal holiday location for families and groups of friends. Burnham Market (8 miles) offers shops, butcher, baker, restaurants and inns. For nature lovers, excellent bird-watching can be enjoyed amid the nearby salt marshes and sand dunes, where good walking may also be found. Additionally, the coastal path and Pedlars Way footpath also offers further routes for walkers. For lazy days by the sea, excellent sandy beaches can be found at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, whilst the popular seaside resorts of Heacham and Hunstanton offer many attractions for all ages. Within easy driving distance are numerous historical ruins, stately homes and gardens including Sandringham House, Houghton and Holkham Halls, Walsingham Abbey and Shrine ruins. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Second living room. Snug with sofa bed. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle leading to single bedroom, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin, one with shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Nintendo Wii. Electric cooker (in pantry). Oil Aga. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1 acre garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. 4 acres of natural landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Outdoor heated swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1m to 2m) with changing facilites and shower room. Games room with snooker table and toilet. Tennis court. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps to the swimming pool

  • The Park - Koes

    Mawgan Porth, nr. Newquay

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: TQO

    Hidden in a tranquil valley garden, just yards from the stunning beach on the North Cornwall Coast, these detached holiday properties nestle within a secret huddle of distinctively chic, self-catering holiday properties. Unique with lush interiors and designer furniture, The Park has a wide range of properties. At The Park, luxury goes hand-in-hand and no two holiday homes are the same. There are stylish lodges and cosy cottages, all nestled in 26 acres of tranquil gardens.

    There are many things on The Park to help you design your own adventure and create lasting memories in Cornwall. Float in one of the two swimming pools, let off steam in the spa or lounge in the café. There’s also a children’s play area, table tennis and DVD library. The grounds offer secret sun traps, hidden pathways and fruit and herb gardens, which guests are free to take produce from. The on-site café, in the heart of The Park, provides fresh, toothsome meals every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also snacks and drinks too, and for the little ones, there’s a children’s menu with healthy family favourites. Because the reputation for excellence has become well-known across Cornwall, the café is open to non-residents too. Next to the café are the heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Outside, there’s another heated pool in a south-facing garden with views across the valley, complete with a bar serving food and drinks throughout the summer.

    With on-site play areas and an ample supply of beaches and family attractions nearby, Cornwall is where family memories are made. Stroll along north Cornwall’s breathtaking coastal paths, beaches and cliffs, or why not learn to ride the waves with Kingsurf Surf School? Try your hand at kite surfing at Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay, just 2 miles, where you can also dine at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen.

    Mawgan Porth beach is a short, flat, gentle stroll away, with surf schools, shops and restaurants. Further afield there are adventure activities, shops, restaurants and pleasantly old-fashioned fishing villages. Cornwall is also globally-celebrated for arts, culture, history, heritage, gardens, film, TV and literature, along with plenty of family attractions too. Newquay is within 5 miles and the seven bays and beaches of St Merryn and Padstow are 10 miles. Further afield are the beaches of Marazion, St Ives, Sennen, Kynance Cove, Falmouth, Perranporth and Porthcurno. The educational Eden Project and Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm are within easy reach. Cornwall is steeped in myths, legends and folklore. Uncover some of the county’s ancient history and visit many historical landmarks. Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall’s 50+ gardens are home to rare, stunning tropical plants, flowers and trees. There are gardens of different scales from the small and unusual to the large and more famous. Beach 250 yards. Shop and pub 250 yards, restaurant on-site.

    Six steps to entrance. Two double bedrooms, each with TV; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three twin bedrooms, each with TV; two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Large, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors to balcony and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen area with gas range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Seven Freeview TVs (one 40")
    • DVD
    • Gas range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed lawned courtyard garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 26-acre grounds with play areas
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools (49ft 3in x 16ft 5in, depth 4ft 10in, open 8am - 8pm) with shower and changing facilities
    • Shared sauna and steam room
    • Hot tub
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 5 steps in garden, fenced stream and steps in grounds

  • The Chantry

    Kingsteignton

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    6
    Ref: KAAO


    Dating back to 1815, this beautiful, quirky, thatched property, forming the major part of the original vicarage, is the perfect location for a family holiday or for friends to get together. Described by the Georgian Group, dedicated to preserving buildings from this period, as ‘one of the very best examples of the cottage orne genre in the country’. On entering this Grade II* listed property, guests cannot help but be impressed with the large 24ft circular reception hall, containing a 600 year old ruud screen, reputedly conferscated from Kingsteignton chuch 200 years ago, this is the door way into a 10 sided dining room. Leading off the reception hall is an elegant sweeping cantilevered staircase rising to the galleried landing. Natural light is admitted through a rooftop lantern cupola positioned directly over the reception hall and landing. There are many original features within the property, including the Gothic windows, door alcoves and the doors leading to the dining room which are 600 years old. Approached via a sweeping driveway passing a gatehouse, the secluded gardens feature a cobbled terrace beneath the veranda and a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and plants. Directly from the rear of the breakfast room, a 10ft by 20ft plunge pool occupies a completely private position with a timber decked terrace. A shaped lawn adjoins the terrace having a flagged patio under a gazebo, making this area of the garden ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Although close to a road, the property offers privacy. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, and offers spacious themed bedrooms, including chrome, Greek, African, Arabian and flowers. There are many beaches within a short drive, and Dartmoor is approximately 20 minutes away. The Times newspaper voted Dawlish Warren as one of the ‘Top Ten Places by the Sea’, and is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a traditional seaside holiday. As part of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren is one of the most important areas for wildlife and wading birds in the country. Thousands of birds come to feed or to spend the winter here, attracting bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding dunes and grassland are home to over 600 types of flowering plants. Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as an important ecological site. From here, gain access to the various hides dotted throughout the habitats on-site. Shaldon beach is where visitors will find some of the most spectacular coastline in South Devon. Because of its location and the way the sands have formed, it’s perfect for a number of water sports, including sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and rowing, Shaldon is close to attractions such as the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor and Haytor and Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, visitors can challenge themselves on the Templar Way, an 18-mile walk that follows the export route for granite taken from Dartmoor, passing along the Haytor Granite tramway and the Stover Canal, before finally passing through Newton Abbot towards Teignmouth and Shaldon. There are many NT properties close by, including Agatha Christie’s summer home at Greenway. Paignton Zoo, Model Village, Cockington, Sea life Centre, Brixham, Dartmouth and Dartmoor are all close by. Exeter, with its magnificent cathedral, is a mere 20-minute drive, where visitors can browse the many shops and cafes, or take a boat trip up the river to tucked away pubs. Visit Crealy Adventure Park, ideal for a family day out, or at Haldon there are many cycle ways and Go Ape. Beach 4 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious dining room. Spacious kitchen with 8 burner range (for cooking) and breakfast area. Twin bedroom with TV. Wet room (no toilet). Shower room with toilet. Original, cantilevered stone staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with Greek theme, 6ft 6in bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, twin basins and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with TV, one with Arabian theme, four-poster bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with ball and claw foot bath and toilet (also accessed from hall), one with chrome theme and en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms; each with TV. one with African theme and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with flowers theme and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Seven Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • 8 burner range
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed garden with decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Outdoor heated plunge pool (20ft x 10ft, depth 3ft 6in to 4ft 6in), open 1st April-30th September, other months by arrangement at extra cost
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

  • Killerby Old Hall - Yard End House

    Killerby, Cayton, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: IAE

    "Charming cottages situated in a scenic holiday location, which form an ideal base from which to explore the stunning scenery of the North Yorkshire Coast..."

    Killerby Old Hall and its 7 cottages are ideal for a countryside holiday whilst being less than 2 miles from the beach of Cayton Bay. Guests can enjoy the nature reserve and lake area, or relax in the indoor heated swimming pool. The accommodation ranges from the Old Hall, sleeping 10 in period splendour, through to cosy Crow’s Nest which sleeps 2. Set in a pretty courtyard, each cottage is different yet has its own sitting-out area with patio furniture and BBQ.
    Killerby Old Hall is situated between the coastal resorts of family friendly Filey, with its cobble landing and pretty promenade, and Scarborough, with its vibrant South Bay and naturally picturesque North Bay, located on part of Britain’s heritage coast. The Stephen Joseph Theatre, famed throughout the county, puts on a number of Alan Aykbourn productions. To the north, across the stunning North Yorkshire Moors, lies the port of Whitby; famous for its connections to Captain James Cook and Dracula. Robin Hood’s Bay, a former fishing village with a smugglers past, has quaint streets which lead visitors to a small, sandy cove and rock pools. Heading inland, find the historic market town of Pickering, where the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam train begins its journey. Access Dalby Forest through the attractive village of Thornton-le-Dale and be sure to stop for an ice cream. The forest offers a range of activities including mountain bike tracks, or for those feeling adventurous there is Go Ape. It is also a popular picnic destination which is surrounded by walks that the whole family can enjoy. Travel a little further afield to Castle Howard with its stunning house and grounds. The ancient, Roman walled city of York sits just an hour up the A64, a famously haunted city with many attractions such as the railway museum, river trips and excellent shopping. To the south along the coast, the Cleveland Way leads to dramatic Flamborough Head and the Bempton RSPB Sanctuary. The village of Cayton is a 500 yard stroll, with its pub, post office and shop. Full amenities are just over 4 miles away in Scarborough. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Situated at one end of the pretty grassed courtyard, this converted barn is an ideal location for a large family gathering. Spacious living room with patio doors leading to a flagged patio area. Traditional dining room with wood-burning stove, TV, double height ceiling, parquet floor and patio doors to patio area. Large kitchen with dining area and large double range cooker. Utility. Double bedroom with dressing area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with 5ft bed and TV, one with arched windows overlooking courtyard. Family room with double bed, TV, additional single bed (for +1) and walk-in wardrobes. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Second bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Full LPG central heating included
    • Additional travel cot and high chair
    • Satellite TV
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Patio and furniture

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot (included linen)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room (coin-op)
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Shared grounds of 20 acres, with grassed areas suitable for ball games and recreation, nature reserve and small lake (toddlers beware)
    • Barbecue
    • Play area with swings, slide (for under 11s)
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool open all year round with changing facilities (30ft x 16ft 6in, depth 3ft 9in to 4ft 9in, open 8am-8pm)
    • Shared games room with pool table (coin-op), table tennis, darts, arcade games and board games
    • Tourist information available
    • Welcome pack
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small lake in grounds

  • Orford Mill - Tarka

    Great Torrington

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: HDDF

    "Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still..."

    Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson’s magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
    The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as a spa room and all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children’s play area. There is an on-site cafe with wi-fi (open 9am-9pm). In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
    The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area’s natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The ‘Big Sheep’ and ‘Milky Way’ theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
    The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon’s most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery – a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
    Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.

    This three-storey property is a converted former mill enjoying river and countryside views, with the original mill wheel still in place. Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner and 42in plasma TV. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Separate toilet. Low ceilings on second floor.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • DVD

    • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot, travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • TV with digital terrestrial channels
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi (in on-site café, open 9am - 9pm)
    • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Gas barbecues for hire by arrangement
    • Ample parking
    • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
    • Shared outside area with table tennis
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
    • Shared spa room with hot tub, wet and dry saunas
    • Massage and beauty treatments by arrangement
    • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
    • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
    • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost)
    • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
    • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
    • Adventure fort
    • No smoking
    • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
    • Main TV in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on TV

  • Drury Lane Barn

    Ty Broughton, nr. Whitchurch

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: RKK3

    Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its present owners to a high specification, with modern conveniences added for ease of use - visitors can also enjoy sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court during their stay. Set in a slightly elevated position away from main roads, and on the owners’ estate, there are far reaching views across open countryside and meadows - making this a truly peaceful setting. Drury Lane Barn is situated less than 5 miles from Whitchurch - a compact Shropshire town just inside Shropshire’s border with Wales. It is a town steeped in history with an array of beautiful buildings that house shops, pubs and some very notable restaurants. Built in Queen Anne style, the distinctive St Alkmund’s Church dominates the town, and the courtyard off the Bullring survives as the last remaining of several which existed until the 1950s. Close by are the villages of Hanmer and Malpas, with the City of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Llangollen with its river, canal, mountains and wonderful views of the Welsh countryside, all within easy access.
    The barn’s central position on the Welsh, Shropshire and Cheshire borders makes it a perfect holiday base for exploring the sights of the three counties. There are a number of National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, and golf, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared access to en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and sitting-out area
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (18ft x 9ft), (open 6 hrs per day flexible from 9am-8pm, all year)
    • Tennis court
    • No smoking

  • Ashcombe - Badger Cottage

    Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: HOOT

    "Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the eleven cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

    Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
    It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool (1 mile away) is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
    For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
    Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

    Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.

    Badger Cottage is a lateral conversion of two cottages; perfect for two families wishing to share a cottage. This detached building has a large private garden with sun deck and a hot tub, plus a small games room making it an ideal family cottage. It is situated 1/4 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Large, oak-beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and wooden floor. Dining room with oak table seating 12 and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops, electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Small games room with TV. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full central heating included
    • Towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • iPod dock
    • Electric range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and sun deck
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store (by reception)
    • Small games room with TV and table football
    • Hot tub (1st April-1st November)

    • Electricity included
    • Bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Hair dryer
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
    * Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
    * Pool table.
    * Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
    * Small indoor children’s playroom
    * Sauna
    * Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
    * Enclosed orchard with seating.
    * Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
    *Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
    ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
    * Quad biking (woodland safaris)
    * Clay pigeon shooting
    * Paintball over streams and ravines
    * Licensed bar and restaurant
    * Conference rooms







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