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England

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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  • Cherry Tree Barn

    Little Barugh near Pickering.

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: DC4144
    Situated along a quiet lane in the sleepy hamlet of Little Barugh, this superb cottage is set in 80 acres of the owner’s grounds offering excellent holiday accommodation in an idyllic location. The cottage has been renovated from former barns and stable blocks, retaining immense charm and character with exposed beams, open brickwork, wood-burning stove and inglenook fireplace. It is immaculately presented, well equipped and furnished with flair and imagination to a high standard, with stunning views across open countryside with horses grazing in the pastures. Families can also feed the pet donkeys and chickens (by arrangement with the owner) and there is also an aviary with parrots, or take a stroll along one of the many footpaths. A perfect choice for families and couples wishing to explore this wonderful rural and scenic area.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating and comprising:
    Open plan sitting/dining room
    : with wood burning stove, digital TV, DVD, radio/CD and library of DVD’s.
    Kitchen area: with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and iron.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and en-suite shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with double bed and en-suite shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: with double bed and en-suite shower and WC.
    Bedroom 4: with twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: with twin beds.
    Bathroom: with mixer shower and WC.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Logs for stove included. Z bed available on request for occasional extra guest. Cot and highchair available on request. Wi-fi access availableGarden and patio with table, chairs and BBQ. Shared children’s play area. Unlimited private parking. Due to close proximity of uncovered pond children must be supervised at all times.

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  • The White House

    Hemsby

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: E5448

    This spectacular detached holiday property is set just 150 yards from Hemsby’s sandy beach, shops, restaurants, pubs and family fun. With its spacious, upside-down interior, sea views and large enclosed garden, it is perfect for family holidays, reunions and relaxing breaks whatever the season. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with its bluetooth stereo surround sound system and beautiful sea views. Situated down a quiet lane it lies within easy reach of attractions for all ages, including Fritton Lake Country World and Pleasurewood Hills theme park. Great Yarmouth is just 5 miles, whilst Winterton’s renowned pub, fine beach, circular walks, nature reserve and opportunities to spot seals basking on the shore are just 3 miles away. This area is also a paradise for nature lovers; Norfolk’s Broadland offers boat hire, fishing and sailing at just 4 miles. Caister Castle and Motor Museum, Sheringham’s steam railway, BeWILDerwood’s treetop adventure park and the medieval cathedral city of Norwich with its fine castle are all within a short drive. Shop and pub 150 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. Narrow stairs to second floor (loft): 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating included (£50per week, £30 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD (in bedroom). Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Private hot tub. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Edmond Castle - Lakeside

    Hayton near Brampton

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: CC133157
    Hayton Castle is the main property on the Edmond Castle Estate and is a family home as it was for most of its history, with occasional changes of use during the 20th Century. The current owners have refurbished some of the estates properties into luxurious self-catering accommodation which will appeal to the most discerning guests, allowing the opportunity to stay on this historical sight, close to Hadrian’s Wall. Whatever your party size there is a cottage to suit, with properties sleeping anything from 4 – 10 guests. The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, dating to around 1603, when in the hands of the Howard family, the castle was designed by the renowned architect Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1824 and 1829. Each ‘cottage’ is superbly equipped and luxuriously furnished to ensure a relaxing stay. There is a small lake in the grounds with an abundance of birdlife and footpaths in the surrounding countryside.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
    Lounge: with TV, DVD, CD radio/docking station, wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided) and patio doors to the garden.
    Dining/Kitchen: with gas range cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
    Snug: with TV.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with King size bed and en-suite bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed.
    Bedroom 3: with twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: with double bed.
    Bedroom 5: with double bed.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and twin wash basins.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Wifi available.Hot Tub. Lawn and large paved area overlooking the lake with seating and gate to a footpath around the lake. Parking for six cars. Couples and family bookings only. A refundable damage deposit of £250 is due 1 week prior to arrival.

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  • Corner Cottage

    Totland Bay, nr. Freshwater

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: W43885


    This charming detached country house is peacefully located along a quiet residential road overlooking the seafront, and stands within its own lawned gardens and private parking. It has a glass screen balcony leading from the master bedroom, an ideal spot to maximise the superb panoramic nautical views. This welcoming holiday retreat has been lovingly and comfortably furnished.


    This area is fantastic for scenic walking and footpaths can also be followed to join the coastal path leading to breathtaking routes across miles of Heritage coastline. Totland Bay is a popular seaside resort and there are various other secluded sandy bays around the island. West Wight has various outdoor pursuits including sailing, fishing, golf, cycling, swimming and watersports – all of which can be found locally. Nearby is Freshwater with its amazing rock formations, The Needles, with its theme park, chair rides and golf. Yarmouth with its pier, waterside café/dining and historic pubs, is about a 10-minute drive. Blackgang Chine, the UK’s first theme park which dates back to 1843, is also within easy reach, and makes a fun day out for the children.


    There is so much to see and do on this ever popular island, including many National Trust homes and gardens, such as Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Carisbrooke Castle, Osbourne House, also the Isle of Wight Pearl, Calbourne Water Mill which has 17th century water and stone mills, garlic and lavender farms, picturesque villages serving cream teas, vineyards, museums, wildlife centres and adventure parks. Beach 200 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors. Second living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Boot room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Two separate toilets. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin, 2 single. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Six Freeview TVs. DVD. Selection of books and games. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Willow Pool House

    Kessingland, nr. Lowestoft

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: 30969

    Hot tub, games room and cinema room

    Just 500 yards from the glorious sand duned beach at Kessingland, a traditional seaside village on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, is this superb, very spacious, detached holiday home. The house has the added addition of a private hot tub, large garden, its own cinema room with a 21/2 metre screen and a games room, and is the ideal base for a family holiday or for friends to get together to relax and unwind. Only 4 miles away is the popular resort of Lowestoft, which offers traditional seaside entertainment, and children will love Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, which is just a short drive away. Just down the road is Africa Alive, or visit the lovely seaside resort of Southwold, famous for Adnams Brewery, the pier and summer theatre. Dunwich Heath and Beach, RSPB Minsmere, Aldeburgh with its fishing boats and local seafood, and Snape Maltings Concert Hall are also easily accessible. Hire a boat on the glorious Norfolk Broads and watch the weekly speed boat racing on nearby Oulton Broad. The medieval city of Norwich, with its fine shopping, castle, cathedral and museums, is an easy drive. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with wooden floors. Cinema room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Games room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Two 48" Smart TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Hot tub. Games room with pool table and table football. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Fenced pond in garden, 50 yards.

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  • Pickering End Farmhouse

    Hebden, nr. Grassington

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: 23024

    Set in an elevated position up a farm track, from which the true magnificence of the Yorkshire Dales National Park can be readily appreciated, this refurbished farmhouse retains original features such as beams which in places date back to the 17th century. It is ideally placed for walking direct from the door or for a holiday touring the whole of the Dales. The historic market town of Skipton with its castle, golf course, swimming pool and trips on the canal is just a short drive and offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Whilst the local village of Grassington is even closer to hand and offers individual country shops and has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants. The community in Grassington promotes many activities with special Christmas markets and plays host in summer to a celebration of the arts with concerts as diverse as opera and rock, with individual guest speakers and comedians (tickets can be purchased online). Shops and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin (both zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Dishwasher. Garden with patio area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: There is a raised area and stone steps in the garden.

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  • Acrewood

    Wetwang near Driffield

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: CC253004
    Acrewood is a truly superb property, formerly a barn and cottage which was merged and renovated to a particularly high standard, enjoying a mixture of contemporary and traditional features including the warmth and comfort of under floor heating throughout. The kitchen is huge and along with the necessary requirements it boasts a large range style cooker with induction hobs, double oven and warming oven and an American style fridge/freezer in the adjacent utility room, ensuring ease whilst catering for the larger party. This room is open to the eaves of the property with an abundance of exposed trusses and lighting features. The main lounge is very spacious too with the focal point being a large inglenook stone fireplace complete with black cast iron wood burning stove, comfortable seating and a large 50” flat screen TV, whilst a second sitting room provides a slightly smaller TV and X box – a perfect retreat for the kids or young at heart!  Within Acrewood a central vacuum system running throughout the house is just one of its hi-tec features. All the bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with sleigh beds and the two master rooms on the first floor have en-suite facilities, one of which has a Jacuzzi bath.  Large grounds surround the property with ample private parking space for half a dozen cars, lawned gardens, a paved patio with garden furniture and BBQ and most important of all, electric gates. 

    Ground Floor: Heated by underfloor heating throughout and comprising:
    Entrance Hall: large feature entrance with tiled floor. Please note that there is a small step in the hallway.
    Lounge: with large feature inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove, 50” flat screen TV, DVD and freesat.
    Kitchen/diner: with Rangemaster electric double oven, warming drawer and 8 induction hobs, combi microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, large table and 10 chairs.
    Utility: with American style fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.  
    Bathroom 1: with W.C., sink and bath.
    Bedroom 3: with double sleigh bed,
    Bathroom 2:  With bath, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Bedroom 4: with twin sleigh beds.
    Bedroom 5: with double sleigh bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with King size sleigh bed and en-suite with Jacuzzi bath, walk in shower enclosure, WC, double wash hand basins, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Bedroom 2: with King size sleigh bed, walk in wardrobe, en-suite with hand held shower over Corner bath, WC, basin, shower cubicle, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    Initial supply of logs for fire. Remainder of fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Lawned gardens, paved patio, garden furniture, BBQ. Travel cot and highchair available. Mobile phone for emergencies. Internet access available. Ample parking.

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  • Fern Lea

    Sleights, nr. Whitby

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: 30688


    Located in the village of Sleights and just 4 miles from the centre of Whitby, this imposing semi-detached Edwardian villa is ideally located for exploring both the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast.The house offers superb views over Esk Valley and is an ideal base for a family holiday or to celebrate a special occasion, with much to do and see around the area. Just 6 miles from the property brings you into the village of Goathland, made famous by the TV series ‘Heartbeat’. From here you can board the North Yorkshire Moors steam train and take a memorable journey through the glorious Esk Valley, arriving in the market town of Pickering. Walking enthusiasts will love the bridle paths and walkways which abound from the door. The North Yorkshire Moors is home to many quaint villages with inns and tea rooms tucked away deep in the valley awaiting discovery. The village of Ruswarp is within walking distance and makes a great day out by the river with boating opportunities, garden tea rooms, a miniature railway and a rare plants centre. Whitby hosts many festivals throughout the year with Goth weekend, folk weeks and 60’s festivals, when the town comes alive with visitors from far and wide. A 3 mile stretch of sandy beach, a colourful harbour, a marina, the famous St Mary’s Church and the 12th century abbey ruins, alleyways and ginnels lined with quaint little cottages complete the picture. A little further to the south is the more elegant seaside town of Scarborough with an eclectic mix of shopping, museums, art galleries, some fine dining restaurants and the North and South Bays boasting fine sandy beaches, fun fairs, amusement arcades and donkey rides on the beach. The minster city of York is approximately an hour’s drive and well worth a visit. Historic homes, halls and castles are plentiful in this part of North Yorkshire and are easily reached. There is so much to see in this area, guests find themselves returning year after year. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with French doors and en-suite shower room and toilet, 3 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden. Large patio with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 5 steps to terrace.

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  • Potts Farm Oast

    Tenterden

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: POOB

    Potts Farm Oast offers guests a unique opportunity to stay in a spacious twin round kiln oast house surrounded by grassland farms with access to footpaths across the fields. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers to flavour the beer, it has now been thoughtfully restored and makes an ideal holiday destination for two families, an extended family or groups of friends to enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it holds the title of ‘The Garden of England’. Stroll through the fields and picnic in the garden in the summer or take a brisk walk in winter and then return to curl up in front of the inviting wood-burning stove. To keep guests amused, there is a games room/snug in the roundel with board games and puzzles, and outside there is an enclosed lawned garden beside the oast with children’s play equipment and an open-fronted barn. If time permits, explore Tenterden – aptly described as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ with its weatherboarded tea shops and cottages. Take a magical ride on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway to the medieval moated castle at Bodiam. Sample the local award-winning wines at Chapel Down Winery, visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens (National Trust) created by the novelist - Vita Sackville west and Sir Harold Nicolson in the 1930s. Rye is a 30-minute drive. Beaches and sand dunes at Camber Sands are a 40-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Step down to spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Morning room. Spacious kitchen/dining/family room. Utility/boot room. Games room/snug in roundel. Separate toilet. First floor: Step up to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three steps up to double bedroom in roundel. Three steps up to twin bedroom in second roundel. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove –initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, furniture and children’s play equipment
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with board games and puzzles
    • External open-fronted barn
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Covered ornamental pond and drop in grounds

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  • Brook Garth

    Allerston, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    10
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: INO

    Set in large private gardens with a babbling brook running the perimeter, this six bedroomed detached property has been refurbished to a very high standard and makes the perfect place for a family gathering or simply to celebrate a special occasion. Tucked away in the tiny little hamlet of Allerston, just outside the picturesque market town of Pickering, visitors can board the North York Moors steam train and sit back and relax, whilst it chugs its way across some of Yorkshire’s most stunning countryside, through the Esk Valley and into Goathland, better known as Aidensfield in the TV series Heartbeat.
    A 15-minute drive leads to the popular seaside resort of Scarborough with restaurants, cinemas, theatres and of course its beautiful sandy beaches affording the perfect family day out. A little further afield lies the historic port of Whitby, famed for its connections with Captain James Cook, cobbled streets, ginnels and alleyways packed with curio, antique and specialist shops, which are all overlooked by the abbey ruins. With the walled city of York offering a more sophisticated day out just a 30-minute drive, and historic castles, abbeys and beautiful gardens all found closeby, this truly is the ideal location at any time of the year. Shops 2½ miles, pub 5-minute walk.

    Large hallway. Large living room overlooking garden, with open fire. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and large dining area. Utility. Large double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds. Bathroom with double shower cubicle and toilet. Cloakroom/toilet. First floor: Games room with pool table, assorted children’s games and snug area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Two single bedrooms. All first floor bedrooms have sloping ceilings. Bathroom with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Oil Aga (cooking only) included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - incoming calls only
    • Large garden with patio and furniture
    • Grounds with bridge walkway
    • Gas barbecue
    • Garage (for 2 cars)
    • Private parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Games/recreation room with pool table and assorted childrens games
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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  • Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages - Keeper’s House

    Maidstone

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: 27985

    Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are four period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
    Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
    Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
    Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
    Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
    Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland.
    Guests are just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
    The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
    Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedral is a short drive or head towards Ashford for some discounted designer retail therapy. Kent also provides good road and rail access to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with roll top, ball and claw bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Can be booked with Weir Cottage (ref 27987) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Gas central heating and gas included. Gas cooker. Gas Aga. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Fenced, terraced garden and furniture. Fishing in pond. Ample parking. NB: Access via shared driveway.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 500-acres parkland. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Lake, river and weir in grounds.

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  • Wayside House

    Blackborough, nr. Cullompton

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: KAAL

    This stunning, detached, contemporary farmhouse is set on its own in the heart of the Culm Valley with the most fantastic views across to the Blackdown Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Wayside House is the perfect place for a short break, an extended holiday or celebration with family and friends. The holiday property provides bathrobes, has a large games room, fantastic outdoor play equipment and a covered, heated swimming pool with separate wet room and changing room - this property really is a fabulous holiday house, and a perfect rural get-away! Adjacent to the pool is a paved terrace with a gas barbecue, and overlooks acres of rolling pasture and farmland. Across the brick pavure parking area is the annexe suite, furnished with a double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet for an additional 2 guests.
    The Virginia creeper-covered traditional red-brick and slate roof exterior hides a stunningly contemporary interior of glass doors, underfloor heating throughout, maple hardwood furniture, double-glazed oak-framed windows, halogen downlighters, light wells and all the trimmings in brushed stainless steel. From here there are views across the beautiful Culm Valley into the heart of the Blackdown Hills. There are electric gates and entry phone.
    There is so much to see and do locally when visiting Wayside House. This peaceful group of hills which lies on the border of Devon and Somerset has survived almost unscathed by post-war development. To the north the land rises steeply in a dramatic wooded scarp, while to the south it forms a plateau, deeply dissected by valleys. On top of the plateau lie open windswept spaces, while in the valleys, picturesque chertstone, cob and thatched buildings cluster in villages and hamlets, surrounded by a patchwork of small enclosed fields, and accessed down narrow winding lanes with tall hedgerows. Local pubs serving superb food are nearby including a fantastic local shop and cafe in Culmstock village 1 mile away.
    Set in a stunning rural location, Wayside House is the perfect sumptous getaway and guests can even take their horse (at an extra cost), as there is spacious comfortable American barn stabling with full livery (optional) just 5 minutes’ walk away. After a long day’s riding, there is the indoor heated swimming pool to relax in. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Large entrance hallway. Spacious living room with leather sofas, maple floor and spectacular views. Dining room with maple floor opening to well-equipped kitchen with electric range and walk-in larder. Utility. Conservatory/sitting-room with air conditioning and 40" TV. Games room with TV. Separate toilet. Open-tread, turning, feature glass and stainless steel staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate annexe: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), and en-suite wet room (no toilet).

    • Gas log-effect fire included
    • Electricity, gas, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • Range
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (in grounds), 32ft x 16ft 6in, depth 4ft - 4ft 9in
    • Games room with Wii, pool table and air hockey
    • Outdoor play equipment including table tennis, climbing frame and swing
    • No smoking
    • NB: Patio ha-ha (6ft drop from terrace)

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