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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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  • The Annexe

    Apse Heath, nr. Shanklin

    Grade
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    Ref: 15467

    Ideal touring location

    This delightful holiday property is comfortably furnished and well placed for relaxing, and enjoys views over the open countryside. Noted for its temperate climate, the island is easily explored from the scenic beauty of West Wight to the sandy beaches of Sandown Bay, Shanklin and Ventnor. Also worth a visit is the busy yachting haven at Cowes. Osborne House, holiday home of Queen Victoria, and Carisbrooke Castle, are both easily accessible, as are the picturesque villages of Godshill or Old Shanklin. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s freezer. Small enclosed courtyard garden and furniture. Parking.

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  • Ramblers Lodge (VE Gold Award)

    Bowland Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: CC129166
    The Winster Valley is a tranquil area within the Lake District National Park. The area is typically rural, with narrow country lanes winding through the valley and is an ideal location for walking or cycling. Rambler’s Lodge is situated behind the historic Hare and Hounds Inn in the hamlet of Bowland Bridge, serving excellent cuisine and local ales with the renowned Mason’s Arms at Strawberry Bank is also within walking distance, in fact there are five pubs/restaurants in the local area. The towns of Windermere and Kendal are only a short drive away, although the village store across the road has a wealth of goods available, as well as a tea shop, bakery, deli and payphone - a true ’local store’. The views are simply stunning with excellent vistas across the valley towards Whitbarrow Scar, tempting even the most modest of walkers. Rambler’s Lodge is a prestigious property, newly built to a very high specification by renowned local builders. With up to the minute facilities in a most contemporary design, the property is ideal for honeymoons, either first or second time around, or for any special occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary or a surprise for your loved one. Rambler’s Lodge has been furnished in keeping with the style of the building, and the thoughtful owners will provide a ’Welcome Pack’ for guests, including a bottle of wine to get your holiday off to a good start.

    Ground Floor: Rambler’s Lodge has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance into hallway leading to:
    Bedroom: With double bed, built in wardrobes and an en-suite ’wet room’, fully tiled with power shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Open plan...
    Lounge area:
    With flat screen Freeview TV, surround sound system, DVD and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.

    All gas, electric, bed linen, towels and ’Welcome Pack’ provided. Sorry, no cot available.Patio area with furniture provided. Private parking for one car. Sorry, children and babies are not accepted at Rambler’s Lodge due to the high standard of finish. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Goosefoot Barns - Munslow Cottage

    Corfton, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
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    Ref: 31023

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025 and 31026) enjoy attractive views down the valley and of the imposing Clee Hill, with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity. Approached via a rough track, each property has been converted from stone and timber barns, and furnished and decorated to a very good standard. There is a fantastic barbecue cabin on site, available to hire and by arrangement with the owner. It can seat upto 15 guests on cushions and reindeer hide rugs, with a central barbecue/fire pit. Being enclosed, it is perfect for a barbecue at any time of the year. South Shropshire is an ideal location for walking, cycling, sightseeing or simply relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Perfectly placed between Craven Arms and Bridgnorth, Goosefoot Barns are within easy reach of the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hill, Mortimer Forest and the Welsh Border Hills. Shropshire’s literary notables include Housman, Brother Cadfael, Malcolm Saville and Mary Webb. The small market towns of Ludlow, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle have much to offer both historically and architecturally. Ludlow has golf courses, national hunt racing and regular markets as well as the renowned Ludlow Festival, which plays host to Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival and the Medieval Christmas Fayre, as well as boasting some fine tea rooms and Michelin starred restaurants. Castles can be found in Stokesay, Clun, Powis and Ludlow, which also has the splendid St Laurence’s Parish Church - one of the finest in England. Several National Trust properties can be found nearby. Other local attractions include the World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Severn Valley Railway and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, as well as golf, horse racing, gliding, trout fishing and pony trekking. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi in external games room. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, external games room with snooker table, table tennis, dart board, books and board games. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • The Hayloft

    Broughton Mills, nr. Coniston

    Grade
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    Ref: W151

    Perfect base for hill walking

    This small 17th century hill farm, with pet sheep, lies in a beautiful and tranquil valley within the Lake District National Park. Elevated and surrounded by craggy hills, this simple cosy holiday cottage is a perfect base for hill walking and exploring. It is full of character and charm with magnificent cruck beams and exposed stonework. Coniston Lake 4 miles, Eskdale 10 miles, Ambleside 14 miles. Wonderful views down the valley and to the sea in the distance. The area has much more on offer than excellent walks and scenery, with its rich history and culture there are museums, galleries, heritage centres, garden, 15th century buildings and NT properties to visit, not to mention the variety of shopping and traditional tea rooms available. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stone stairs to first floor: Steep step from kitchen/dining room to living room. Beams throughout.

    Electricity panel heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric oven. Microwave. Enclosed patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Laurel Cottage

    Sway, nr. Lymington

    Grade
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    Ref: W44142


    This well-presented cottage, adjoining the owner’s home, offers a comfortable, light and spacious base for couples to explore this scenic area. The delightful village of Sway is about a 5-minute walk away, and has a lovely community feel, with fetes and carnivals annually, as well as local shops and pubs. Located just outside Lymington, the popular harbour town has a host of boutiques, inns and eateries, and the ferry to the Isle of Wight, perfect for a day trip! Laurel Cottage is situated down a lane with direct access to the New Forest National Park, famous for its roaming ponies and miles of open heathland, ideal for walking, cycling and riding. The property offers a homely and well-furnished holiday retreat, and lies in a convenient location for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch harbour and the coast, including Poole and Bournemouth. Other attractions include Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu Motor Museum and New Forest Otter and Owl Park. Maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Chauffeurs Quarters

    Sheriffs Lench, nr. Evesham

    Grade
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    Ref: 30340


    Situated on a 35-acre estate, this converted stable is perfectly located for guests wishing to enjoy some real peace and quiet. Overlooking apple and pear orchards and nestled within the very heart of Worcestershire’s countryside, The Chauffeurs Quarters is an ideal holiday base for couples who really want to explore the local surroundings and fabulous walks alongside the owner’s grounds, leading to the Wychavon Way. Ideal for guests who want to be able to leave the car behind and enjoy a meal and drink in a local pub; there are several pubs within 3 miles and also a local shop in the nearby village of Harvington. For guests who do wish to travel just a little further afield, this holiday cottage is perfectly located for the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills, where walkers and visitors will be able to see the landscape of four different counties. There is a fishing lake, golf club and also tennis courts within a few miles’ walk, and guests will be provided with access to the local Lenches club. There is also plenty to see and enjoy in the local area for guests wishing to travel within an easy hour’s drive. Ragley Hall, with its world famous game fair, is only 20 minutes away and offers history, magnificent gardens, a lake and a themed play area for children and is most definitely worth a trip. The historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is only a 30-minute drive and here guests will be able to visit the many historic houses and sites associated with William Shakespeare, including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm, as well as the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre that lies on the banks of the River Avon. A little further afield, but still with an easy drive, guests will be able to visit one of the pretty Cotswold villages such as Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water. Regency Cheltenham, with its famous racecourse, is within an hour’s drive along with the cathedral cities of Worcester and Warwick, the market town of Ledbury, Gloucester and Tewkesbury. Birmingham Airport, 45 minutes’ drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom wth shower over bath.

    Electric heaters, electricity. bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Longmeadow Farm - Forge Cottage

    Shaldon, nr. Teignmouth

    Grade
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    Ref: 28221


    With views of the River Teign and a short walk to Shaldon Beach, Forge Cottage (ref 28221) and Meadow View (ref 30227) are both traditional first floor holiday apartments in beautiful South Devon, situated on a family run 80-acre farm. Meadow View is attached to the owner’s home and Forge Cottage is close by. Wildlife on the farm includes sheep, kunekune pigs, miniature Shetland ponies and free range chickens and goats. Wander the narrow streets of Shaldon, Smuggler’s Cove beach, play a round of pitch and putt or have a bite to eat in one of the many pubs. Shaldon is located on the South West Coastal Path, a 630 mile journey with beautiful views, allowing walkers to enjoy any part of the route. Both Dartmoor National Park and Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away, whilst the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, Paignton Zoo, sailing and fishing can all be found within easy reach. Numerous NT properties are close by, including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth, with its bustling boat harbour and a castle, or Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports. Kent’s Cavern, Model Village and Shaldon Zoo, and of course visit the many tea shops, all serving Devon cream teas, can be found within easy reach. You can enjoy watersports, horse riding, golf and nature reserves, all close by. Take a trip from Torquay harbour to Brixham by boat, or visit the theatre in Torquay. Beach ¾ mile. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    External steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating and electricity by £2 meter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Moll’s Yard

    Port Isaac

    Grade
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    Ref: TNF

    Just yards from the harbour in Port Isaac where the TV series Doc Martin is filmed, this cosy holiday cottage is tucked away down a quaint street. It is situated near to shops, pubs and restaurants (Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant is a minute’s walk), not to mention the Friday night treat of watching the Fishermen’s Friends sing on the harbour. It has a sitting out area which is ideal for alfresco dining. Further up the coast is Tintagel, Boscastle and Padstow, home to Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant. From Padstow take a ferry across to Rock where there are watersports, or walk or cycle along the Camel Trail from Padstow to Wadebridge and beyond to Bodmin. Golf at St Enodoc’s championship course is 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    Electric ‘log-effect’ fire in living room. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Small courtyard with furniture. Public parking 500 yards. No smoking

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  • Croft House Apartment

    Broughton-in-Furness

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    Ref: CC129209
    Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". Coniston and the wonderful surrounding fell ranges and lakes can be explored along with the nearby River Duddon immortalised by Wordsworth as one of the most scenic rivers in England.Embraced by this beautiful countryside, Broughton is becoming increasingly popular being well located, not far from the busier towns of Ambleside and Windermere; there are some excellent beeches nearby to the west, and to the south Ulverston is a vibrant larger town. Broughton’s  focal point is the Georgian market square with its obelisk erected in 1810 to commemorate the jubilee of King George III. Nearby old stone  slabs can still be seen where traders laid out their wares, as can the stocks in which  wrongdoers were punished. Bordering the square the Tourist Information Office is adjacent to ’Beswicks’ a charming restaurant, close to some of the cafes and excellent traditional pub where a welcoming atmosphere, fine foods and Real Ales can be enjoyed. Delicious and traditional foods are available from the small friendly local shops, the bakers and the butchers have deservedly been recommended by several of the country’s top chefs.
    Set just off the main square, Croft House and Croft House apartment are two pretty properties, thoughtfully prepared for the holiday market.  Each is delightfully presented with comfortable furnishings and personal touches, including original paintings some created by the owner.  Croft House and Croft House apartment can be booked together in which circumstances the secure interconnecting door linking the two properties would need to be specifically opened - please request when booking.

    First Floor: Croft House Apartment has gas central heating and comprises:
    External stone staircase overlooking the delightful courtyard to the rear of Croft House leads to the entrance.
    Dressing/shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and W.C.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with small freezer box.
    Lounge/dining area: Has comfy leather seating and wall mounted flat screen T.V.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, plenty of hanging space, safety deposit box and ornamental fireplace.

    All electric, gas and bed linen provided.  Sorry, no room for a cot. Unlimited broadband availableOn street parking.

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  • The Old Wool Loft

    Upton Snodsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 18277


    Adjoining the owner’s 17th century Grade II listed home, this first floor holiday cottage-style apartment is furnished and equipped to a very good standard and is accessed from the ground floor. Well converted but with lots of original features retained, it is a comfortable and cosy holiday base with plenty of character. The beautiful walled garden provides a secluded area with amazing views of the farm and across the fields to Bredon Hill and beyond. With foxes and deer often seen on the farm and amazing views in all directions. It is also within half a mile of a beautiful brook with ancient oaks, ideal for walking enthusiasts. The village of Upton Snodsbury, Anglo Saxon in origin, can be seen from the owner’s land. An ideal touring location, with Stratford-upon-Avon, Broadway, the Cotswolds, Bredon Hill, Evesham and Malvern all within 15 miles. Worcester, renowned for porcelain, a cathedral and Sir Edward Elgar connections, is only around 5 miles away. There are also excellent footpath walks from the owner’s farm. Shop 1/2 mile, pubs serving food within walking distance.

    Ground floor: Sitting area. First floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Private patio area in part of owner’s large walled garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. No babies.

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  • Ocean Retreat

    Down Thomas

    Grade
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    Ref: 29603


    Located in the sleepy village of Down Thomas close to the fantastic South Devon coastline, this stylish barn conversion is an ideal holiday cottage for couples of all ages. The property has a lovely kingsize leather sleigh bed and bright interior decoration. To the front, there is a fabulous patio style garden with seating, BBQ and fire pit. Just a short walk from the cottage is the lovely village pub and a small local shop. This property would suit couples for quiet getaways throughout the year as the property has gas central heating and is lovely and cosy during the autumn and winter season too. Situated close to Wembury, guests can explore all that this delightful village has to offer. Spend a day at the popular Wembury beach which is well-known for its stunning rock pools and views towards Mewstone and it is also great for surfing. Set in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, there are plenty of walks to enjoy ranging from a coastal walk along Wembury Point where there are some fabulous bay views to be admired, to a romantic stroll in the woods. The city of Plymouth and all its attractions is also within easy reach. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating and electricity included (£25per week and £15 per short break October - March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Front patio with sitting-out area. Rear gravelled terrace. Barbecue. Parking (2 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Trenannick Cottages - Roundhouse

    Warbstow, nr. Bude

    Grade
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    Ref: 30702

    Escape to a tranquil, rural idyll at Trenannick Cottages, five miles from the coast at Crackington Haven. Roundhouse (ref: 30702), Beech Cottage (ref: 30703), Ash Cottage (ref: 30704), Pond Meadow (ref: 30705) and Little Leighs (ref: 30706) are all set within 3-acre gardens of an 16th-century farmhouse, which offers distant views of Dartmoor to the south, with the north Cornish coast at Crackington Haven being 5 miles away. Each cottage has its own sitting-out area which leads onto two BBQ areas and a small field with resident pygmy goats to the front of the cottages, a large children’s playing field with swings to the side and a small copse to the rear of the cottages, where dog owners can exercise their pets. The cottages are the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries, but when you are ready to face the outside world again the A39 ‘Atlantic Highway’ is only a few minutes drive from the cottages opening up the whole of north Cornwall, with Crackington Haven, Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel and Bodmin Moor all being within a short drive, making the cottages an excellent touring base. Explore the coast and villages of north Cornwall, enjoy hiking, surfing, fishing, playing golf, or simply relaxing in front of a roaring fire, Trenannick Cottages offer you all these possibilities. Having been converted from 18th-century farm buildings, some of the cottages have low beams. Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant 7 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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