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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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  • Purlin Barn

    Runcton Holme

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E3867

    In the timeless, open landscape of the Norfolk Fens, Thorpland Manor Farm offers visitors a wonderfully peaceful rural setting and shared enjoyment of a fine range of facilities including a heated open air swimming pool. Skilfully and lovingly converted from handsome farm buildings, and carefully retaining traditional features in their beamed interiors, all seven cottages provide the highest quality of comfort. Set near the owners’ 17th century farmhouse on a working farm, they all boast their own sitting out areas as well as access to the farm grounds, where coarse fishing and farm walks make this the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. A sauna, hot tub and games room all add to the pleasurable atmosphere. A wide variety of attractions lie within easy reach including the NT’s Oxburgh Hall, a moated manor house built in 1482 and which holds special events throughout the year, and Langham Glass, where visitors can watch the traditional skills of glass making. A wealth of crafts and antiques barns, a butterfly and wildlfe park, water gardens, farm parks, plant nurseries, museums or rural life and a rare breeds centre also promise good days out. Boasting several unique wildlife habitats and criss-crossed by footpaths and quiet lanes, the wide scenery of the Fens and the heathland and forests of the Norfolk Brecks offer excellent walking and cycling opportunities, whilst the north Norfolk coast,with its picturesque villages, salt marshes and bird reserves, is an easy drive. Sandringham House and Park is well worth a visit and the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton’s sandy beaches, rock pools, majestic cliffs, beautifully planted gardens, traditional amusements, fun fair and host of water based activities are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Standing on rising ground just 3.5 miles away is Downham Market, one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns and offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, tennis and a sports centre. Fishing, riding and golf are all available nearby. Shops and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Cot. Video. DVD. Washing machine. Tumble dryer.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Fishing. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool 8.5m x 4.2m), available 30th April–9th October. Shared hot tub. Shared sauna. Shared games room with pool table and table football. Children’s play area with wooden tower, swings and slides. No smoking.

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  • Nethway Farm - Meadowsweet Cottage

    Nethway Farm - Meadowsweet Cottage

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FEL

    Just a mile inland from the beach and sea at Man Sands, these five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural situation on a 47-acre working farm, yet are convenient for the delights of picturesque Kingswear (1½ miles) and historic Dartmouth. Imaginatively formed within a charming group of barns, they are set in superb landscaped shared gardens. An indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna have been created in a separate building, and a further barn offers facilities for table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton. A spacious play area within a walled garden is equipped with swings, a sand pit, adventure playground, large outdoor trampoline (with safety netting), a large lawned area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture and views over the surrounding countryside; and here there is also an indoor playroom with ball pool, climbing frame and a range of children’s ride-on tractors and cars for outdoor use. The gardens are a riot of colour, with flower beds, tubs, hanging baskets and an intriguing network of brick paths, courtyards and paved terraces. Further afield the estate includes a well-stocked one-acre fishing lake (rods not supplied). Children are welcome to help feed the animals; and there are goats, ponies, kune kune pigs, sheep, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs to make friends with. The taste of rural life at Nethway continues with walks through the fields.
    The cottages themselves have been meticulously converted, with careful use of traditional stone and slate. All are tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, and comprehensively equipped. All of the properties have their own patios with furniture (Hyssop and Lovage Cottages have their own lawned garden), and all enjoy shared use of a separate barbecue area. They are ideal for holidays at any time of the year – all properties are cosily heated throughout and this region is especially beautiful in the quieter off-season months. For Christmas and New Year holidays, each cottage has a festively decorated Christmas tree and the roaring log fires in all living rooms are ideal for the Autumn and Winter months. This peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its coastline, which offers coastal walks and a choice of footpaths leading to secluded beaches. The village of Kingswear itself is set on the Dart estuary opposite Dartmouth – which can be reached via ferry. Here you will find a wealth of things to do, including the Kingswear–Paignton steam railway, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Leisure Park, to name but a few, and many Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves are within easy reach. Coleton Fishacre (NT) is 1 mile away. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton offer an array of seaside attractions and are within easy driving distance. Dittisham and Totnes make excellent river excursions from Dartmouth, and Dartmoor is only 45 minutes drive. Golf, sailing and riding can all be enjoyed locally and the nearby coastline boasts a choice of surfing beaches. Shops 1½ miles.

    Living room with dining area and wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. Single bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Shared enclosed patio and small lawned area

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  • Greenwood Grange Cottages - Casterbridge

    Higher Bockhampton, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: DHH

    "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 spacious property conveniently situated on one floor. Attractive living/dining room with contemporary electric fire. Galley kitchen. Three bedrooms; one double with 6ft bed and LCD TV, one twin bed (zip & link beds) and one with full-size bunk beds. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electric fire included
    • Cot
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Private garden
    • Barbecue
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

    • 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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  • Hunting Butts Cottages - Thistledown

    Cheltenham

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NYP

    "Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

    Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
    All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
    Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

    A very comfortable cottage with a spacious living room on the first floor. Entrance into large, modern, well-equipped, pine-fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious, comfortably furnished living room with elec woodburner and rugs on wooden floor. Pretty twin bedroom.

    • Electric woodburner included

    • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Double glazing
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue on request
    • Parking
    • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • Games room and small gym
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet and boule court
    • No smoking

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

    • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet Lawn
    • Games room and small gym
    • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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  • Little Dunley Cottages - Vine Lodge

    Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: HYK

    Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, Little Dunley Cottages have been carefully restored and finished to a very high standard. Pristine and tastefully furnished they enjoy pleasant views overlooking the lakes and surrounding countryside. Each of the properties has its own private outdoor secluded seating area and are ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a truly magical place. Guests can enjoy carp fishing within the grounds, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, all-weather hard tennis court and games room. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway, the holiday cottages are well situated for all attractions such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, and tourist attractions. A haven for birdwatchers, and walkers will enjoy the many stunning walks in the area. Pretty Bovey Tracey, one mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. Further afield visit the Eden Project or Plymouth to take in the Barbican and the Hoe, or visit the huge aquarium, another great day out. Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway is a must for fans of crime novels. There are many National Trust properties all close to Little Dunley, also visit Dart Valley Steam Train, or Buckfastleigh and see the otters. There are many sandy beaches nearby, or spend a day at Lyme Regis fossil hunting. The Jurassic Coast is spectacular and it is well worth taking a walk on the coastal path. Shop 1 mile.

    This ‘upside-down’ house has been tastefully converted and furnished to a good standard. Three bedrooms; one double, one twin and one bunk. Bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet. Stairs to first floor: Spacious contemporary open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses, and bespoke pine fitted kitchen.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi (£20 per booking)
    • Own patio and lawned area
    • Shared 24-acre meadows
    • Barbecue
    • Fishing by arrangement (licence required)
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (approx 30ft x 15ft, depth 4ft to 5ft, open all year) with changing facilities and coin-operated sauna
    • Games room
    • All-weather hard tennis court
    • No smoking
    • NB: Carp ponds in meadow

    Note: Vine Lodge HYK, Lake View HYL, Oaktree Cottage HNNO and Acorn Cottage HGGJ may be booked together for groups of up to 20 people.

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  • Halsbeer Farm Cottages - Cider Cottage

    Kentisbeare, nr. Cullompton

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 31208

    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: Open plan living room/kitchen: With flagstone floors and French doors to rear patio, all with beams.
    Dining room.
    Conservatory: With French doors to courtyard patio.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite wet room with toilet.

    Open-tread stairs to first floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize four poster double bed and en-suite with roll-top bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. 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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  • Maddox Down Farm - The Stable

    East Down, nr. Barnstaple

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 19946

    Shared swimming pool and shared games room

    Maddox Down Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet with stunning views over the countryside, completely rural. This working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted into 5 delightful holiday cottages in keeping with the area, has been in family ownership since the 1500s. On site there is a shared swimming pool (available from Easter to October), games room in a converted cart linhay, complete with pool table, board games, books, videos, matted area for small children and more. In the meadow below the cottages there is a wildlife pond where you can sit and have a picnic and watch the fish. Also, you might be able to see geese, moorhens and ducks. There is a shopping service available, including local produce. Situated only 2 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, 3 miles from the sea. Fishing trips can be booked from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its unique Cliff Railway, are a short drive. Only 8 miles from Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sand and Blue Flag status. Barnstaple is 10 miles away, with its famous pannier market in use every day, a tennis centre, leisure centre and many other amenities. Also visit Bideford, situated on the River Torridge and Tarka Country. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from here. Enjoy a Devon cream tea upon arrival. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and beams/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room (first £10 included). First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available from Easter to October). Shared games room with matted play area for small children, darts, pool table, table tennis and table football. Two pets welcome (working farm). No smoking.

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  • Moorleaze - Glastonbury

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EPI

    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife "

    Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
    Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as
    "a sure-fire child pleaser", and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with well-equipped country-style oak kitchen area and magnificent views west towards the setting sun. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair
    • Two digital TVs (Freeview)
    • Wi-fi
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared courtyard, garden
    • Shared barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft ) with infra red sauna
    • Shared games chalet
    • Shared tennis court
    • Shared children’s play area
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two small ponds in the garden and unfenced lakes in the grounds

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

    • Magnificent indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft) with seating, showers and changing facilities.
    • Tennis court
    • Children’s playframe with swings, slides and play tent
    • Large games room with pool table, table tennis and play area with toys for young children
    • 76-acre grounds with lakes and walks through woods and fields
    • Large courtyard with seats and tables
    • Further seats and tables overlooking top lake with great sunset views

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  • Combe Cottages - Nightingale

    Templecombe

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EOC

    Straddling the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this charming row of single-storey cottages is tucked away along a peaceful country lane, close to the village of Templecombe. Adjacent to the owners’ home, and on an alpaca breeding farm, they offer well-equipped and carefully furnished accommodation for a variety of groups, in a central location ideal for exploring. Outdoor seating areas overlooking a central courtyard provide pleasant places of retreat, and the use of an indoor heated swimming pool completes the picture.
    Set amid excellent walking country, the holiday cottages afford ample opportunities for plenty of fresh air, and there are many delights to explore on foot. For those preferring to sightsee further afield, a main line station to Waterloo and Exeter is available from the village and quiet country roads make for scenic drives. The popular attractions of Longleat (with its excellent safari park, animal shows and historic house), Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the splendid NT properties of Stourhead Gardens, Kingston Lacey and Montacute House are all within an easy drive, as is Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the fascinating array of classic cars at the Haynes Motor Museum.
    Also of great historical interest is the abbey town of Sherborne, the famous Gold Hill at Shaftesbury and the medieval towns of Salisbury and Wells – all offer their own blend of quaint shops and museums to explore, individual shops to browse and tearooms for a welcome refreshment break. For an altogether different scene, the south coast beaches and seaside towns can be reached in around an hour’s drive. Active souls can try their hand at a spot of fishing or a round or two of golf locally, while those preferring spectator sports can visit the National Hunt race course in nearby Wincanton. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Spacious living/dining room with sofa-bed (for +2) and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet

    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared use of landscaped courtyard garden with patio
    • Shared barbecue
    • Shared use of large grounds with picnic area and furniture
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (40ft x 20ft, depth range 3ft–7ft), open 10am to 10pm
    • Gym equipment in pool building – children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Shared games room with pool table, air hockey and table football
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Witton Hall - Suite Four

    Witton-le-Wear, nr. Crook

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: MWF


    Perfectly situated in the pretty Anglo-Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear, and commanding fabulous views across County Durham, the Dales and beyond, Witton Hall really is the perfect location for guests wishing to treat themselves to a holiday in magnificent surroundings. Witton Hall is one of the finest country houses to have ever been built in the north of England during the 20th century, and was once listed in The Times as one of the top 100 houses in the country. Detached South Lodge (ref MWC), located at the gates of Witton Hall, once served as the gate house and has its own hot tub and garden area. Suite Two (ref MWE), Suite Three (ref MWD) and Suite Four (ref MWF) are all apartments which are situated directly behind Witton Hall and surrounded by the grounds, gardens and a shared hot tub. Suite Four (ref MWF) is the largest of the properties and occupies a prime position within the grounds, with fabulous views over the garden, grounds and faraway hills and dales.
    Constructed from the finest sandstone, Witton Hall itself features classic Georgian elements including stone pillars, pediments, architraves, friezes and cornices. There are plenty of leisure facilities within the Hall, available from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 9am to 5pm, which can be booked for use via the owner (only available by prior agreement), including a gymnasium with weights and cardio vascular equipment and a sauna. The gymnasium looks out on to a dance floor with a sparkling ceiling consisting of hundreds of multi-coloured lights that sparkle and dazzle like the night sky. Guests can also find a heated swimming pool with wave system and wet bar. On a mezzanine level above the gymnasium, and overlooking the pool and dance floor, there is a games room with large screen TV, pool table, sound system and a refreshments area, which once again can be privately booked via the owner and are available between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Surrounding the Hall and leisure complex, there are 2½ acres of landscaped grounds which are home to a croquet lawn, tennis courts with outdoor barbecue and seating area, shared hot tub and also beauty parlour facilities where guests can book ahead and make an appointment for a professional sports or Thai massage. Guests may book and make use of a private chef, concierge service, airport pick up and beauty treatments by arrangement.
    For guests wanting to relax, unwind and really treat themselves, then there is no reason at all to even leave the grounds during their stay, but for those who wish to explore the local area and really get to know County Durham, the Durham Dales and Weardale Valley, then this is the perfect location from which to do so. Witton-le-Wear is an attractive, predominantly Victorian village and is situated on the northern banks of the River Wear. There are two pubs within walking distance of Witton Hall and also two churches, one of which dates back to Norman times. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and people who like to explore, there are numerous walks and public footpaths that cross directly through the village and through some of the most picturesque countryside that the county has to offer. There is also the opportunity to enjoy salmon and trout fishing at the nearby Witton Castle Lakes.
    Only a three mile walk away, visit the popular Hamsterley Forest which is a 2000-hectare site of walking trails, cycle trails and orienteering. The thriving market town of Barnard Castle is a 15-mile drive away and is often popular with visitors wanting to explore the weekly farmer’s market or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, pubs and local inns. Visit the historic city of Durham, 15 miles, a glorious city with fantastic heritage. Durham has many popular tourist attractions that include the Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, book festival, arts week, theatre, castle and c...

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Spacious living/dining room. Large bespoke kitchen with travertine marble floor. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom with TV. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Four Freeview TVs (one 50")
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Shared use of freezer
    • Shared hot tub

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared, 2½-acre, landscaped grounds with patio, terrace, summerhouse and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (19ft x 11ft) with wave machine, wet bar and changing and shower facilities (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared sauna (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared games room with pool table (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared tennis courts (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared gym (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared croquet lawn (by prior arrangement)
    • Beauty treatments, concierge service, chef and airport pickup by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    Note: The property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants

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  • Smytham Manor Lodges - Lavender

    Little Torrington, nr. Torrington

    Grade
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    3
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    2
    Ref: 27965

    Shared outdoor swimming pool

    Heather and Lavender are a pair of detached, lodge-style cottages set on the edge of a quiet holiday park in the North Devon countryside. Each lodge benefits from its own covered veranda from where you can unwind and enjoy the countryside setting. The park has a good range of facilities that guests can use during their stay including a solar heated, outdoor swimming pool (May to September), a well-equipped children’s play area, a games room, shop and on site bar (summer only). The park also benefits from having direct access to the Tarka Trail, part of the National Cycle Network. The cottages are located a short distance from the Civil War town of Great Torrington which has a good range of shops and amenities as well as the 1644 visitor centre and the Dartington Crystal factory. On the outskirts of the town is RHS Rosemoor, a must for keen gardeners. There are stunning beaches at Woolacombe and Sandymouth. Enjoy a day out at Hartland or visit the lighthouse, Hartland Quay and the historic fishing village of Clovelly. Bideford lies close by with its quay where you can book a trip to Lundy Island or slightly further afield are Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. A day out at The Milky Way and The Big Sheep will keep the younger ones entertained. Shop and pub on site, restaurant 2 miles.

    8 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi available at £15per week, £10 per 3 days or £5 per day. Enclosed veranda with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 23-acre landscaped grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared, outdoor swimming pool (12 x 6m, depth 0.85m to 1.5m), open 10am-6pm May half term-September. Shared games room with table tennis, table football, pool table and air hockey. No smoking. NB: Pond 400 yards.

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  • The Old Bakery

    Blo’ Norton

    Grade
    6
    3
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    2
    Ref: DAAB

    The Old Bakery, a wing of the owners’ house, is steeped in character and dates back to the 16th century. With its own swimming pool, it is located in the pretty village of Blo’ Norton on the River Little Ouse, an area perfect for cycling, walking and bird watching. Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Large, beamed living room with inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove. One step to large beamed kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking). Bathroom with toilet. All rooms with brick floors. First floor: Two steps to double bedroom with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with low entrance and exposed brick fireplace. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 39" Smart TV (Netflix)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine, tumble dryer (external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden, furniture
    • Shared use of owners’ garden
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Private outdoor heated swimming pool (23ft x 12ft, depth 4 ft) 9am-6pm, Spring Bank holiday week-September, heating £100per week poa, short break price by arrangement
    • Privat hot tub
    • External games room with pool table, table football and air hockey
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

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