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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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  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Cottage

    Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: 30070

    Set in the heart of Buxton.


    Positioned in a highly sought after location in the heart of Buxton directly opposite The Pavilion Gardens, with its 23 acres of award winning beautifully maintained land, these two Victorian holiday cottages (ref 30069 and 30070) and lower ground floor holiday apartment (ref 30071), adjacent to the owner’s home, have been immaculately presented to a very good standard throughout. Parking is located directly next to the entrance to the properties and is suitable for more than 1 car. Adorned with fine fixtures and fittings, period features and beautiful antique furniture, they are an ideal base from which to explore for those looking for either a break outdoors in stunning countryside or to soak up an abundance of cultural and artistic interest. Famous for its opera house which has a spectacular auditorium, and its diverse and varied architecture, Buxton itself has a large selection of boutique and independent shops, craft and gift emporiums. There are cafés and coffee shops, pubs, bars, artisan markets, festivals and street food - and, of course, you are surrounded on three sides by the Peak District National Park. Beautiful walks can be enjoyed at Rushup Moor, and cyclists can take advantage of the Tissington Trail. Bakewell is home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, Castleton has its caverns, and the National Trust’s Lyme Park, the Roaches, the Monsal Trail and even Alton Towers are all just a short distance away. Golf can be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of part of owner’s garden and furniture. Barbecue and shared barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 16 years.

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  • The Old Boat Store

    Totland, near Freshwater

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC387


    Set within the owner’s grounds down a privately owned track, The Old Boat Store offers a relaxing retreat for couples and is located in the valley between the West High Downs and Headon Warren. With fantastic coastal walks and beaches along the Heritage Coastline, virtually on your doorstep, this property makes a perfect base to explore West Wight and the rest of the island, especially for walkers and cyclists. The Highdown Inn is only a short stroll away offering a selection of beers, wines, spirits and locally sourced seafood and local produce. The open top bus stops outside the pub, which is another great way to explore the island. There are also four beautiful bays only a short drive away, Totland, Colwell, Alum, and Freshwater Bay. Totland Bay is only about ¾ mile away offering ’The Turf Walk’ and The Waterfront Bar and Restaurant. Here you can enjoy the most stunning scenery, lovely beaches and amazing sunsets, and you can walk from Totland Bay to Colwell Bay along the promenade. Alum Bay with its famous multi-coloured sands is only a short drive and offers The Needles Landmark Attraction and Alum Bay Glass. Freshwater Bay, about 2 miles, is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight and lies just to the south of the village of Freshwater. Smugglers once used the caves around the bottom of the chalk cliffs that are exposed at low tide – if you wish to explore them it is best to find a local guide as you can become cut off by the tide. Kayaking is the ideal way to see them and the other small bays, Watcombe and Scratchells. Freshwater beach is popular for surfing and water sports. You will often see boats moor offshore to come ashore here.
    The Yar River that runs from Freshwater Bay to Yarmouth has a scenic walk and cycle route along the causeway. Explore, relax and enjoy. Shop and restaurant ¾ miles, pub 200 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With laminate floors.
    Living area:
    With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, 22" Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years old and there is a small slope to the parking area and up to the front door.

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  • Ha’penny Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC112124
    Ha’penny Cottage enjoys a most convenient location, literally in the centre of Keswick yet located in a quiet courtyard 50 yards from all amenities. Great for guests arriving on public transport and there is a car parking facility nearby for those travelling by car. Bought and renovated by the owners, its been converted from a small two bedroom cottage with a ground floor shower to a spacious, luxury one bedroom property for couples, with the emphasis on quality. Improvements included a large bathroom adjoining the bedroom and redesigned ground floor and kitchen to provide better space and improved facilities. The fells, lake and amenities are all accessible on foot from the door.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With wood flooring, gas stove, satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD and docking station.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and Tassimo coffee maker.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access.Shared courtyard with two seater bench. Parking permit for nearby car park.

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  • The Gig House

    Happisburgh

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: E4376

    Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this charming, cosy and characterful, traditional brick and flint cottage is ideally located just 200 yards from a glorious sandy beach. Formerly an old coach house, it sits with its own pretty patio garden within the grounds of the owners’ home in one of Norfolk’s most picturesque coastal villages. Delicious crabs and summer end of pier shows at Cromer, the lovely market towns of Holt and North Walsham, and medieval Norwich city, with its castle, cathedral, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and fine shopping, are all within an easy drive. Wroxham, the capital of the Broads, where boat hire and trips are available, is 8 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Step down from entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. Uneven stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Border Forest Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Cottonshopeburnfoot, near Otterburn

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC645

    Set in the heart of Northumberland and only a few miles from the Scottish Borders, these two bijoux style holiday cottages offer a cosy and welcoming base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt area. Ideal for star gazing on a clear evening as the area has been awarded a Gold Tier international award for the largest Dark Sky Park in Europe. Fir Tree Cottage and Stable Cottage are semi detached on the edge of the Kielder Forest, set separately from the other holiday homes on site. The private site has stunning walks from the door and welcomes you and your pets, making this an ideal location for couples wishing to make the most of the outdoor activities. An amazing drive through the forest will take you to Kielder Water (a 4 wheel drive vehicle needed, closed during the winter season), or a slightly longer route will take you on a scenic route around the entire reservoir. A perfect base to explore the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest and observatory, ideal for exploring the whole of this friendly and unspoilt county. Otterburn is 9 miles with a beautiful Pub Le Petite Château, a mill shop and general dealers. Bellingham and Jedburgh are of around equal distance and offer amenities to suit everyone. A day trip to Alnwick with its famous castle and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, peppered with castles and beaches, makes a fine day out. Hadrians Wall is is steeped in history with Roman forts and museums along the way. A great location for those looking to explore this friendly and unspoilt county. Shop 9 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With pebble effect electric fire, 32’’ Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and laminate floor.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Shared grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The properties have a natural water supply from a borehole. No children.

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  • Little Annexe

    Hayling Island, nr. Westtown

    Grade
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    Ref: 26137

    This delightful single storey annexe is attached to the owners home, and has its own sitting out area as well as shared garden. Having been refurbished throughout, this holiday home offers a well presented, comfortable and peaceful retreat for couples. Located along a quiet residential road, it is conveniently placed; the sandy beach is less than 5 minutes walk, for keen cyclists and walkers there are plenty of scenic routes, including the Billie Trail, which is the old Billie steam railway track. Also nearby is a nature reserve, golf course, sailing club, a variety of restaurants, as well as cafes, shops amusements, leisure facilities and pubs. Hayling Island is also renowned for its watersports. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • The Folly

    Hambledon

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: PRA


    For couples who fancy a romantic getaway and something out of the ordinary, this detached 19th-century listed folly stands in the garden of the owners’ house and enjoys wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon, the birthplace of cricket, and full use of a 30ft indoor heated swimming pool, (open April to October) is perfect. This Georgian Grade II listed property was built in 1832 and is situated in the South Downs National Park making it perfect for stargazing. There are many wonderful walks nearby, and just 13 miles away are the sea and the coastlines of Hampshire and West Sussex – including picturesque Chichester Harbour. Easy touring to stately homes at Beaulieu and Broadlands, and gardens at Exbury. Portsmouth (13 miles) boasts Nelson’s Victory, the Mary Rose, a wide range of amenities, a harbour and ferries to the Isle of Wight. Historic cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester area a half-hour drive. Rose Bowl cricket ground is within easy reach and a local free tennis court with all equipment supplied free of charge, National Trust properties and gardens, Goodwood Racecourse, Festivals of Speed and Revivals are all easily accessible. Golf, horse riding and fishing nearby. Shops 200 yards, pub 400 yards.

    Small fitted kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow-tread stairs to first and second floor. First floor: Cosy living/dining room with electric fire. Second floor: Pretty double bedroom with attractive antique pine furniture.

    • Electricity, electric radiators, bed linen and towels included
    • Fan heater
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD player
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Sole use of owner’s indoor heated swimming pool (open April-October)
    • Unsuitable for the elderly/infirm
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small pond in owners’ garden.

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  • Mullions and Mushroom Cottage - Mushroom Cottage

    Castleton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: E5239

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Narrow, spiral stairs to first floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen with beams.

    Washer/dryer. Small enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. Cycle store.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Old Coach House

    Clappersgate near Ambleside

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC123254
    Situated in the small hamlet of Clappersgate, just a mile from the popular village of Ambleside, The Old Coach House is the perfect choice for a couple looking for that rather special bolt hole, away from the hustle and bustle and somewhere to relax and spend some precious time together. The level walk into the village is a pleasant 15 minute stroll. Ambleside is well stocked with shops, bars and restaurants as well as interesting attractions and activities for all ages.
    Beautifully presented to offer stylish and up to the minute facilities, this cottage style apartment has been thoughtfully created from an ancient former stable block and coach house. Quality fittings have been perfectly married with well chosen decor and accessories to create an eclectic mix of character and charm. It has the advantage of private, off road parking as well as a private patio and direct access to the foot of Loughrigg Fell. The Old Coach House comprises of access to a shared garden on the banks of the River Rothay, across the road from the cottage, ideal for romantic picnics at the water’s edge

    Ground Floor: The Old Coach House has night storage heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living space with...
    Lounge area: with comfy leather corner suite arranged around the wall mounted electric fireplace and TV DVD.
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and fridge with small ice box.
    Bathroom: with travertine tiles, shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 1: Elegant with ornate wrought iron four poster bed and co-ordinating décor and furnishings. There is also a charming dressing room with chaise-longue.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Sorry, no travel cot available.Outside: private parking for one car. Small patio with furniture provided. Shared communal gardens and river frontage across the road.

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  • The Byre

    Cold Kirby, near Thirsk

    Grade
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    Ref: UK2089
    Situated at the top of Sutton Bank, on a working beef and cattle farm, this cosy semi-detached cottage is surrounded by far reaching countryside views. Created from former farm buildings, the cottage stands adjacent to the owners farmhouse and it borders the remnants of the old Hambleton Racecourse, which is now used by the local racehorse trainers to train the up and coming stars of today’s racing world. The Byre provides a perfect base for walkers, cyclists and riders. There are numerous footpaths from the doorstep and the Cleveland Way is close by, and cycle hire and designated trails for all capabilities are available from the Sutton Bank centre and horse livery is available by arrangement with the owners.
    Visit the Gliding Club at the top of the bank for a trial lesson and soar above the famous White Horse, or try some clay shooting and off road driving at Yorkshire Outdoors in Felixkirk. Close by is the market town of Thirsk, renowned for connections with the famous vet, James Herriot, and there are numerous village inns serving local produce and traditional ales. Visit stately homes at Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall, abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland, and the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey. Explore the Yorkshire Dales and the Moors, take a trip on the steam train from Pickering to the fishing port of Whitby or spend a day in the ancient walled city of York, 24 miles. Enjoy a day at the races, available in Thirsk, Ripon and York. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    The Byre can be booked together with Garbutt Cottage (CC233101) to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair available on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.Shared sitting-out area with garden furniture. Livery available on request. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden.

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  • Milton End Farm Barns - The Dairy

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
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    1
    Ref: 30816


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813 and 30816) are situated on the owners working dairy farm in the picturesque location of Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Located in the horseshoe bend of the River Severn, Arlingham is surrounded by fantastic views of the Cotswold Hills and the Forest of Dean. Clay pigeon shooting on the farm can be arranged at weekends for either groups or individual shoots by prior arrangement with the owner. Within a lovely woodland walk you will find the local village inn, were you will find home cooked food, real ales, fine wines and a warm country welcome. Also within walking distance is another award-winning inn, renowned for its fresh seafood. Several other pubs, restaurants and take-aways are only a short drive away. This wonderful area is an ideal base for circular riverside and country walks and to explore the Severn Way. The river runs for 2 miles along the farm itself, with its own walks and perfect picnic spots. To reach the holiday properties, guests will need to pass through the village of Frampton-on Severn, which is home to the longest village green in England offering two pubs, a village shop, a cafe, canal side walks as well as annual events such as Frampton Feast (August), Giffords Circus (August) and Frampton Country Fair (September). Further along the canal bank in the village of Saul, guests will find a cafe which offers a wonderful spot for tea and cake whilst watching the boats go by. Saul also has a marina. Also within easy driving are Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park, Cotswold Water Park, Berkeley Castle and butterfly house, Prinknash Abbey (Bird and Deer Park), Thornbury Castle and Cheltenham race course. The historic town of Tewkesbury with its famous Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham / the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with their historic docks are also close by. Many National Trust properties in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, including Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Hanbury Hall, Woodchester Mansion are worth a visit, as are Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester. Within easy driving are golf, ski slopes, coastal walks, Cotswold walks, plus the Gloucester and Sharpness canal walks. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking. NB: Duck pond in grounds.

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  • Tresooth Holiday Barns - Mawnan

    Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43920

    Large heated outdoor swimming pool
    Ideal touring base

    Tresooth Cottages are the perfect Cornish holiday destination, situated a mile from the quaint village of Mawnan Smith and just 3 miles from the busy sea faring town and port of Falmouth, with prestigious marinas, harbours and a stunning array of restaurants, cafes and shops. There are small ferry services, with trips to nearby St Mawes and Flushing, plus a ’Park and Float’ service. The National Maritime Museum, Events Square and Pendennis Castle are open to the public daily with activities throughout the year. The area has many beautiful sub-tropical gardens including Trebah, Glendurgan and Trelissick. With some of Cornwall’s finest family friendly beaches, including Gylingvase, Swanpool and Maenporth cove, all with bathing and gorgeous sandy beaches. Water sports, diving, sailing and golf are all nearby. Tresooth is close to the picturesque Helford River, with creeks and breathtaking coastal walks. The area is best explored by boat, daily trips are available from Falmouth. Visit the famous Ferry Boat Inn, set on the banks of the Helford with a small beach and gorgeous walks.
    Tresooth offers a mix of barn conversions (ref 26934, 26936 and 30351) and new build properties (ref 26935, W43920 and W43921). Sennen, Mawnan and Coverack offer couples a contemporary, spacious property with large galleried bedroom, open plan living space and good-sized ground floor shower room. The barn conversions are located around a pretty courtyard, with its very own original working water well. Guests have use of a large heated outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, Jacuzzi, sauna, games room and children’s play area with slides and swings. There is a small, rural path from the doorstep, including one to the nearby Argal reservoir and water park with nature reserve, fishing and dog walking. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. Turning stairs to first floor: 1 galleried (6ft) bedroom.

    Electric central heating included. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Cot and highchair. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared landscaped grounds with patio and enclosed recreational field with children’s play equipment. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m), open every day April-September with changing and shower facilities. Shared hot tub. Sauna. Shared games room with wi-fi, pool table, table tennis and air hockey (some facilities are at cost). No smoking. NB: Well in courtyard, pond in grounds.

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