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Holiday cottages in England need little introduction. After all, a cottage break is really the quintessential English holiday, and we think there are few better ways to explore the wonderful history and heritage the country has to offer. But with so many beautiful locations – and so much to see and do – your only problem may be deciding where to enjoy your break. With that in mind we’re going to make a few suggestions for some of our favourite English locations and activities.

Choose one of our featured English cottages in the north and you could explore the unrivalled beauty of the Lakes. This gloriously unspoiled region has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. In fact, you only have to look at the effect it’s had over some of the country’s most influential poets and artists to gauge its beauty!

Alternatively, the south of England isn’t short of beauty either. Whether its Dorset’s stunning Jurassic coastline or the sleepy charms of the Cotswolds, you won’t be short of beautiful views and unrivalled tranquillity. Then again, if you like it loud and lively you’ll find some of Europe’s most vibrant urban hotspots to explore and enjoy. London is obviously a huge draw with tourists and holidaymakers but you’re guaranteed a fantastic cosmopolitan experience in some of England’s other major cities too: Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, York, Chester and more all offer wonderful shopping with fine dining and some justly celebrated heritage.

England’s landscape is as varied as it is beautiful, so you won’t be surprised to find it’s suitable for a wealth of different breaks. If you fancy beaches then you’ll be spoiled for choice with the golden sands of Cornwall and Devon, the wild shorelines of Northumberland or the traditional seaside heritage of Great Yarmouth, Brighton and Blackpool. Further inland you have a variety of beautiful wide-open expanses to enjoy, with or without your four-legged friends. From the rolling limestone hills of the Yorkshire Dales to the flats of Somerset, there are walks and to suit all ages and abilities. England’s history is long and varied and there are wonderful heritage attractions located all over the country, from stately homes and castles to museums, railways and festivals. In short, English holiday cottages are suitable for anyone who’s keen to relax and enjoy a wealth of options in some of the most stunning surrounds you could wish for.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured holiday cottages in England today.

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  • Halsbeer Farm Cottages - Haybarn Cottage

    Kentisbeare, nr. Cullompton

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: 31209

    Halsbeer Farm sits deep in 30 acres of unspoilt, beautiful Devon farmland at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, and consists of a number of converted, thatched barns. They have been lovingly restored and make a wonderful home from home for your family holiday in the heart of Devon’s picturesque countryside. The properties make a cosy getaway for two or an extended family (total combined 22 guests), and the pets. The farm itself dates back to William the Conqueror and was mentioned in the Domesday Book survey of 1086. Explore the surrounding countryside either on foot in the neighbouring Blackdown Hills, or by car with the historic market town of Honiton and the majestic Jurassic Coast just a short drive away. There is also shared use of a heated indoor swimming pool to keep the kids entertained without the need for travelling, and ample space in which to kick a ball around or take the dogs for a well deserved walk. Younger children can entertain themselves in the enclosed play area with swings and sandpit whilst the young adults of the group can sink into a book or get online with wi-fi access in each of the properties.
    Swallow Cottage (ref 31207), Apple Cottage (ref 31206), Cider Cottage (ref 31208) and Haybarn Cottage (ref 31209) used to be an integral part of the working farm and date back to the Domesday Book although a lot has changed since then. All the cottages have been carefully restored with flagstone floors, oak beams and furnished with beautiful beds and ample furniture. Relax in front of the TV, get online or cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen. Swallow Cottage, Cider Cottage and Haybarn Cottage are all wheelchair-friendly. There’s also plenty of communal space around the farm including a marvellous, shared conservatory which overlooks a large, well-stocked fish pond for duck and moorhen watching. The conservatory can seat up to twenty two people for dinner and is a great sun trap. In the evening guests can light the woodburner for a little extra comfort and simply relax with a good book. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and flagstone floors. Kitchen with flagstone floor. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft four poster) both with vaulted ceiling, en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet, 1 single with en-suite shower room and toilet (can also be accessed from a double bedroom and the hallway).

    Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Wheelchair access.

    Woodburner in shared conservatory included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 30-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool 7m x 3, depth 1.2m, with changing and shower facilities, open all year. Shared games room with pool table, table football and table tennis. Natural water supply from borehole. Pets welcome to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in grounds 50 yards.

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  • Gladwins Farm Cottages - Chelsworth

    Nayland, nr. Colchester

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: 31082

    Gladwins Farm consists of nine bespoke, award-winning, family holiday cottages, some with hot tubs. With a shared indoor heated swimming pool, shared tennis court and unrivalled access to nature, Gladwins Farm is a perfect choice for a long or short relaxing break. Other facilities on site include sauna, games room and tennis court. There is even a beauty salon/hairdresser for a bit of pampering! These delightful cottages (refs 31082, 31083, 31084, 31085, 31086, 31087, 31088, 31089 and 31090) can sleep between 2 and 8 people and can be booked together to accommodate larger families and groups of friends. Nestled in 22 acres of stunning, tranquil, beautiful countryside in the heart of Constable Country, this is the ideal base for families and couples. The secluded cottages are perfect for exploring East Anglia’s nature and heritage. The grounds link to public footpaths and every cottage has a fixed ordnance survey map of the area, which all makes for great walking. The on-site lake is stocked with coarse fish and perfect for anglers who love the peace and quiet. Local attractions include Lavenham with its historic, listed buildings, better known as ‘England’s best preserved medieval village’. A short drive will take you into Colchester which boasts several shops, bars and restaurants. For a more coastal scene take a drive to Frinton and enjoy the well managed coastline. Beach 23 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Cot. High chair. Five Freeview TVs. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washer/dryer and payphone (at cost). Wi-fi. Shared use of 22-acre natural, wooded, landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. Shared summerhouse. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, open 8am to 10pm. Shared sauna. Shared games room. Shared tennis court. Fishing on site free of charge. Play area. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 13 steps and lake in grounds

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  • Libbear Barton - Mole End

    Shebbear, near Bude

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC598

    Set in 40 acres of north Devon’s picturesque rolling hills, Libbear Barton is a country estate consisting of a beautiful Georgian farmhouse and three charming cottages. It is within easy reach of some of the loveliest beaches of the north Devon and Cornwall coastlines, as well as the wild beauty of Dartmoor and with countless family attractions in between.
    Toad Hall (ref UKC595) is detached and sleeps up to 14 in 7 bedrooms, whilst the cottages each have 4 double or twin bedrooms. Each is individually furnished and has its own character. Otter’s Den (ref UKC597) offers open-plan living, Badger’s House (ref UKC596) provides spacious rooms upstairs and down, Mole End (ref UKC598) is cosy while offering a large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room for up to 8 people. Each has its own garden with barbecue and sand pit as well as ample parking. Perfect for families, with baby and toddler equipment available for all properties, Libbear Barton has grounds with a large heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, games room, soft play area, adventure playground, a well-equipped gym, DVD library, woodland, badgers’ hide and meadows. There are barbecues placed throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy.
    You’ll find yourself stepping right into the pages of ‘The Wind in the Willows’. The farmhouse and cottages are surrounded by fields, walks, a 5 acre wood and a fishing lake. There are ducks and geese, swallows, house martins, and you will no doubt find hedgehogs and moles. At sunset you are likely to catch a glimpse of the graceful red deer in the woods, and there is also a large fishing lake, perfect for fly fishing. Libbear Barton is also ideal if you’re thinking of a large celebration for a special birthday or anniversary, with hire available of The Stables, an attractive beamed events room where groups can meet and eat and celebrate together, and guests can stay in one place with no need to worry about driving.
    If you can bear to drag yourself away from this stunning location, the breathtaking north Devon and north Cornish coast is within 25 minutes’ drive, and boasts fantastic sandy beaches, excellent surfing and many hidden coves to explore. Golf, watersports and riding are all available locally, whilst the nearby Tarka Trail leads walkers and cyclists through superb scenery and for family fun The Big Sheep, The Milky Way adventure parks are close by. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: Beams and slate floors throughout.
    Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, wooden floor and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Initial logs for open fire included. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, sand pit and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. Please Note: This property has security deposit of £500.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Telephone – for incoming and emergency calls only. Welcome pack. Shared games room with selection of DVDs and CDs, pool table, table tennis, table football, bar billards, darts and Playstation 3 (bring own games), and a soft toddler play area. Shared 30-acre grounds with 5 acres of woodland, sitting-out area, garden furniture, gas barbecues, fishing lake, sandpit and children’s play areas including a mini football pitch. Shared sauna and gym. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (11m long and 1.22m depth, open 8.30am - 8pm daily) with showers and changing facilities. Fishing on-site (at £15 per person, per day, licence required). No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced lake 50 yards from the properties.

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  • Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages - Foxglove

    Halwell, near Totnes

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: 27214

    There are five properties on site - ref 27214 sleeps 8, ref 27215 sleeps 4, ref 27216 sleeps 10, ref 29983 sleeps 4 and UKC748 sleep 6 - all cottages can be booked together for larger parties.

    Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland with footpath

    Heated indoor swimming pool, with private changing room and shower (open all year)

    Fitness room with cross trainer and treadmill

    Off-road biking

    Games room, with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football

    Zip slide

    Green lanes at Wheeldon Farm for 4x4 driving

    These five properties are set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland. If you are looking for adventure and an adrenalin rush, then Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages (refs 27214, 27215, 27216, 29983 and UKC748), which are located in a working farm environment and nestled within the South Hams, make the ultimate holiday cottage destination. Pet friendly, they lie on land that includes miles of footpaths and green lanes, ideal for walking, cycling or 4x4 driving. Guests can also enjoy a range of on-site facilities suitable for all the family including a heated indoor swimming pool with a private changing room and shower, plus a fitness room within the swimming pool complex overlooking the pool, with a cross trainer and treadmill. There is also a BMX and skate park with ramps, but visitors must bring their own helmet and safety wear otherwise they will not be admitted without them. The cottages lie just a short distance from some of South Devon’s finest beaches and tourist attractions.
    The Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, adjacent to Adventure Cottages, boasts a purpose-built, 30,000 square foot indoor arena and junior training circuit, and is the ideal year-round venue for the whole family to learn to ride a motorcycle in a fun and controlled environment. All children staying on holiday for 7 days in one of the five cottages at Wheeldon Farm are given a free private full taster bike session in the highly acclaimed Junior Academy, providing children with the opportunity to experience the ultimate two-wheel off-road adventure for the first time. The instructors at Wheeldon Farm are all ACU accredited and will guide the children through their paces every step of the way. For some activities, all the kit, clothing, boots, gloves, helmets and fun bikes are provided. All that’s needed is the enthusiasm to have a great deal of fun! Suited to all ages from 7 years to fit seniors. Children’s taster sessions are free of charge, with adult and subsequent children’s riding available to those staying in the cottages at a preferential rate.
    In addition to all the motorbike fun, a range of other activities can also be organised locally, including horse riding, golf, go-karting and trout and carp fishing. Also, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle and archery are available on-site - these are run by a fully qualified instructor and all equipment is provided. The activities run on a Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Prices will be charged accordingly when bookings are made. The master bedroom in each property features a flatscreen TV. Home-made meals can be pre-ordered and delivered to the cottages. Please note, extra activities and catering requests must be pre-booked with Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages prior to guests’ arrival at the site. Beach 8 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 6 miles.

    Vaulted ceilings and wooden floor throughout.
    Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    With French doors leading to patio.
    Living area:
    With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Enclosed patio and garden furniture.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared sitting-out area with garden furniture and barbecue. Access to farmland. Shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower facilities (open 8am to 8pm all year). Shared fitness room. Shared games room with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds and the properties have a natural water supply from a bore hole.

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  • The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Helena House

    Woolland, nr. Blandford Forum

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: 30668

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities to enjoy a great holiday. Set in a wonderful location between Sherborne and Blandford Forum, in rolling Dorset countryside in the Blackmore Vale. These properties are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset, and on a 65-acre beef farm, which the owner lives on site. The holiday homes all have use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool, which also has a gym and sauna, outside guests can enjoy the games room, the grounds with a childrens play area, hot tub and fishing lakes stocked with carp and silverfish. The seven houses and apartments are completely self contained and several of the properties can be linked together. The Victorian Barn, originally built in 1849, offers seven properties and in the grounds are two cottages and two lodges, so making a great location for families, or very large groups who want a bit of quality time together. You will have plenty to do onsite which the children will love, or you can explore the lovely county of Dorset. Guests can enjoy days out down on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, taking in Weymouth visiting Aqua World, Time Walk and many other attractions, or perhaps visiting Monkey World or the Tank Museum at Bovington. Other attractions include the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or a trip back in time at the Haynes Motor Museum with its wonderful collection of classic cars . On your return you can take in some lovely country walks that abound in the area or simply relax in the hot tub or swimming pool, or go fishing. Beach 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Central heating included. Five Freeview TVs. DVD. Dishwasher.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request (at cost). Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available, 5GB free, £2 per GB thereafter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6m, depth 1m to 1.38m), open every day, times vary. Shared hot tub. Shared games room with pool table, football table and quiz machine. Shared sauna. Shared gym. Shared children’s play area. Fishing on-site. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Balcony View

    Little Stonham, nr. Stowmarket

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: 28276

    Sole use of heated indoor swimming pool

    Balcony View, as the name implies, has stunning views across open countryside from the first floor balcony and adjoins the owners’ home. With a spacious dining room/kitchen on the ground floor, there is also a living room on the first floor. Also on the ground floor is a games room, with a full-size snooker table, and guests also have sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool. Centrally located, there is easy access to the countryside and coastline of Suffolk and Norfolk. Nearby attractions include Stonham Barns, with its 9-hole golf course and fishing lake, Needham Lake and Nature Reserve, and the Museum of East Anglian Life. The nearby towns of Needham Market and Stowmarket have a wide range of shops and restaurants. Stowmarket also has a leisure centre and direct trains to London (1½ hours). Situated in the heart of Suffolk, there are many picturesque towns and villages to visit, including Bury St Edmunds, Diss, Eye, Debenham, Lavenham and Long Melford. Also convenient for the Suffolk Heritage coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, and the ancient burial ground at Sutton Hoo (NT). The county towns of Norwich and Ipswich are also within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Games room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 double with single bunk above. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Two sets of open-tread stairs to first floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Although beds for 9 guests, maximum occupancy is 8.

    Oil central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Heated indoor swimming pool (5m x 10m, depth 1m to 2m), open 7am to 9pm everyday. Games room with snooker table. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden, 10 yards.

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  • Newhouse Barton - Barn Owl

    Ipplepen, nr. Totnes

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: HCCW

    "Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

    Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbott, this collection of sympathetically and carefully restored barns and farm cottages enjoy a superb range of on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees and sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. Totnes is a 10-minute drive away, with a medieval castle and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Teignmouth is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a nature reserve at Dawlish Warren, a hotspot for bird watching. Exeter has a world famous cathedral, quays and a shopping centre. For the more active, there’s surfing at Bigbury or visit Haldon Forest, with its cycle and nature trails and Go Ape! For the children, Torbay is easily reached, with Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts.
    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 watersports 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, and the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port at Beer and beaches at Sidmouth and Branscombe. Local shops 1½ miles.

    A beautifully appointed barn conversion having the benefit of a large living room with wood-burning stove and French windows opening on to enclosed courtyard garden with patio and teak garden furniture. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with extendable table seating eight. Double bedroom (being on ground floor is ideal for those having difficulty with stairs) with 5ft bed, flatscreen TV (Freeview) and en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with flatscreen TV (Freeview) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, NSH, central heating and Wi-Fi included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two additional flatscreen TVs (Freeview)
    • Playstation/DVD (selection of games/ DVDs)
    • Children’s puzzles and games
    • Stereo/CD
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Payphone
    • Courtyard garden with teak furniture
    • Large gas barbecue
    • Organic food and wine deliveries by arrangement

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, with changing and shower facilities, open all year round 9am - 8pm)
    • Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
    • Young children’s play area with climbing frame
    • No smoking

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  • The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Victoria Suite

    Woolland, nr. Blandford Forum

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: 30670

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities to enjoy a great holiday. Set in a wonderful location between Sherborne and Blandford Forum, in rolling Dorset countryside in the Blackmore Vale. These properties are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset, and on a 65-acre beef farm, which the owner lives on site. The holiday homes all have use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool, which also has a gym and sauna, outside guests can enjoy the games room, the grounds with a childrens play area, hot tub and fishing lakes stocked with carp and silverfish. The seven houses and apartments are completely self contained and several of the properties can be linked together. The Victorian Barn, originally built in 1849, offers seven properties and in the grounds are two cottages and two lodges, so making a great location for families, or very large groups who want a bit of quality time together. You will have plenty to do onsite which the children will love, or you can explore the lovely county of Dorset. Guests can enjoy days out down on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, taking in Weymouth visiting Aqua World, Time Walk and many other attractions, or perhaps visiting Monkey World or the Tank Museum at Bovington. Other attractions include the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or a trip back in time at the Haynes Motor Museum with its wonderful collection of classic cars . On your return you can take in some lovely country walks that abound in the area or simply relax in the hot tub or swimming pool, or go fishing. Beach 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, both with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

    Central heating included. Five Freeview TVs. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Shared large lawned garden. Barbecue.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request (at cost). Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available, 5GB free, £2 per GB thereafter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6m, depth 1m to 1.38m), open every day, times vary. Shared hot tub. Shared games room with pool table, football table and quiz machine. Shared sauna. Shared gym. Shared children’s play area. Fishing on-site. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • 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

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  • Brookside

    Sherburn, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: IQY

    Nestled in its own grounds and bordered by a trickling brook, with stunning views over the Yorkshire Wolds from the gardens, this large detached property has been refurbished to the highest standard. Boasting its very own indoor heated swimming pool, first floor children’s play room and a games room with pool table, table football and darts, this is a really splendid place to celebrate that special occasion or for that long-awaited family holiday get together. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, strolling amongst the trees where secret seating areas afford quiet moments of relaxation away from it all. Sherburn village lies halfway between the market town of Malton and the elegant seaside town of Scarborough in the Vale of Pickering, making this an ideal location for exploring the rugged yet stunning East Yorkshire coastline with Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Here clifftop walks and miles of sandy beaches can be enjoyed. The walled city of York, boasting many museums, art galleries and theatres, is a must when visiting this area. The stunning heritage coast boasts many historic houses, halls and castles with Castle Howard, Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall and Gardens all close by. Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo make for a perfect family day out. Golf course 3 miles, riding stables 5½ miles and freshwater fishing
    1 mile. Shops and pub ½ mile.

    Large living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire in central fire surround. Spacious dining room with sliding doors to swimming pool. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Games room with pool table, darts, table football and board games. Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed; one with fitted wardrobes, one with vanity unit. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Children’s play room with TV and Playstation 2.

    • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Playstation 2
    • Wii
    • Stereo/CD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • ¾-acre landscaped natural woodland with fruit trees, secret seating areas and children’s play areas
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (24ft x 12ft, depth 3ft to 5ft 6in)
    • Games room with pool table, darts, table football and board games
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Brook in garden, stream in grounds

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  • Croft House Cottages - Croft House

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC395

    These three holiday cottages provide a wonderful holiday retreat all year round, and are situated on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon which is an ideal location for touring round the area. Stratford-upon-Avon plays host to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, many individual shops, traditional bars and restaurants. A little further, you will find Warwick with its famous castle, the stunning Cotswolds area with Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and traditional market towns of Shipston-on-Stour and Evesham.

    Owl’s Hoot (ref UKC393) is a stunning ground floor open-plan apartment, which is well-furnished and offers you plenty of space, perfect for couples and families. Antlers (ref UKC394) is a contemporary first floor apartment offering a romantic getaway with space and comfort in mind. Croft House (ref UKC395) is a lovely semi-detached four-bedroom house offering quality, space and fun with its own games room and limited use of the swimming pool during Warwickshire school holidays only.

    These three properties are perfect for families and groups looking for a place that has it all. They can be booked together to accommodate up to 14 guests. Owl’s Hoot and Antlers do not have a garden, but if booked in conjunction with Croft House, they will have shared use of its garden and swimming pool (during the school holidays only). Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, 50" Sky TV (BT sport, Sky sports and movies package), DVD player, iPod dock and patio doors to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tiled floor and bi-fold patio doors to decking.
    Utility room: With second fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Games room: With pool table, table tennis, 50" Sky TV (sports and movies package) and Xbox 360 with Kinect.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, 42" Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With super kingsize zip and link beds (can be twin beds on request) and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen/dining room), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Large, lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5.5m, depth 1m - 2m, open 4pm-8pm, Warwickshire school holidays only). Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.

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  • Libbear Barton - Otter’s Den

    Shebbear, near Bude

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC597

    Set in 40 acres of north Devon’s picturesque rolling hills, Libbear Barton is a country estate consisting of a beautiful Georgian farmhouse and three charming cottages. It is within easy reach of some of the loveliest beaches of the north Devon and Cornwall coastlines, as well as the wild beauty of Dartmoor and with countless family attractions in between.
    Toad Hall (ref UKC595) is detached and sleeps up to 14 in 7 bedrooms, whilst the cottages each have 4 double or twin bedrooms. Each is individually furnished and has its own character. Otter’s Den (ref UKC597) offers open-plan living, Badger’s House (ref UKC596) provides spacious rooms upstairs and down, Mole End (ref UKC598) is cosy while offering a large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room for up to 8 people. Each has its own garden with barbecue and sand pit as well as ample parking. Perfect for families, with baby and toddler equipment available for all properties, Libbear Barton has grounds with a large heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, games room, soft play area, adventure playground, a well-equipped gym, DVD library, woodland, badgers’ hide and meadows. There are barbecues placed throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy.
    You’ll find yourself stepping right into the pages of ‘The Wind in the Willows’. The farmhouse and cottages are surrounded by fields, walks, a 5 acre wood and a fishing lake. There are ducks and geese, swallows, house martins, and you will no doubt find hedgehogs and moles. At sunset you are likely to catch a glimpse of the graceful red deer in the woods, and there is also a large fishing lake, perfect for fly fishing. Libbear Barton is also ideal if you’re thinking of a large celebration for a special birthday or anniversary, with hire available of The Stables, an attractive beamed events room where groups can meet and eat and celebrate together, and guests can stay in one place with no need to worry about driving.
    If you can bear to drag yourself away from this stunning location, the breathtaking north Devon and north Cornish coast is within 25 minutes’ drive, and boasts fantastic sandy beaches, excellent surfing and many hidden coves to explore. Golf, watersports and riding are all available locally, whilst the nearby Tarka Trail leads walkers and cyclists through superb scenery and for family fun The Big Sheep, The Milky Way adventure parks are close by. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With beams and slate floor.
    Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Initial logs for open fire included. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, sand pit and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: This property has security deposit of £500.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Telephone – for incoming and emergency calls only. Welcome pack. Shared games room with selection of DVDs and CDs, pool table, table tennis, table football, bar billards, darts and Playstation 3 (bring own games), and a soft toddler play area. Shared 30-acre grounds with 5 acres of woodland, sitting-out area, garden furniture, gas barbecues, fishing lake, sandpit and children’s play areas including a mini football pitch. Shared sauna and gym. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (11m long and 1.22m depth, open 8.30am - 8pm daily) with showers and changing facilities. Fishing on-site (at £15 per person, per day, licence required). No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced lake 50 yards from the properties.

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