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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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  • Friesian Valley Cottages - Ash

    Mawla, nr. Porthtowan

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 31303

    Shared games room

    Friesian Valley Cottages (refs 28804, 28805, 28806, 31287, 31303 and 31304) are situated in the tranquil, rural hamlet of Mawla on the beautiful North Cornwall Coast. It is just 1½ miles from the golden sandy beaches of Portreath and Porthtowan and close to woodlands and bridleways. The holiday cottages are perfectly located for exploring the rugged north coast with its surf, coastal paths and long stretches of sandy beaches, and the south coast with its hidden coves and tranquil sailing waters. The area is popular with walkers as the site is close to bridle paths including the National Trust Coastal Path and just a few yards from the Bissoe Bridle and Cycle Path. Cycle hire available close by. The area is perfect for fishing, bird watching, golf, sailing and surfing, or simply relaxing. There are a number of popular theme parks, National Trust houses and gardens including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. It is a short drive to Falmouth with its busy harbour and town, Pendennis Castle and The National Maritime Museum. Take the scenic coastal train from nearby St Erth along the coastline in to St Ives town. There is a beautiful long stretch of beach and sand dunes at Hayle leading up to the famous lighthouse of Godrevey and Gwithian. Explore the 250 acres of woodland, bridle paths and small lakes at Tehidy Country Park. Beach 1½ miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Microwave.

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared freezer. Small patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds with playing field and goal posts. Ample parking. Shared games room with coin-operated pool table, darts, games and books. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 20 steps to car park and playing field (alternative level access).

  • Wheel Farm Cottages - Stable

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30123

    Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
    Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
    Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
    Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
    Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
    Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
    Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
    Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
    Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
    Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
    Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
    Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
    Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/ dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric cooker. Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

  • The Larches

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC114132
    The Larches is a four bedroomed detached cottage at Seldom Seen in Thornthwaite, a truly tranquil location. Surrounded by woodland on the slopes of Whinlatter forest the cottage is a perfect ’away from it all’ retreat with the delight of visiting red squirrels. It has the most fantastic summer house (or belvedere) with a deck at the top of its fellside garden, which has chairs, table and lighting. It has superb views across the Derwent marshes and to the distant fells. You can walk or cycle from the doorstep and sail on the lake at Bassenthwaite. There is an art gallery and coffee shop in the village and pubs, restaurants and a shop in the neighbouring village of Braithwaite and an abundance of amenities in nearby Keswick. The accommodation is upside down with the living space upstairs to benefit from the views towards Skiddaw and Clough Head. See the cottage’s website www.lakelandbelvedere.com for more fascinating details and photos.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.
    Shower room: With shower and wash basin
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
    Utility/drying: With washer/dryer, sink, radiator and clothes airer.

    First Floor: Lounge/Dining area: 27ft long with fell views, TV, DVD, CD/radio, open fire and paintings by local artists.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave and Wi-Fi.
    Bedroom 4: With 3/4 size bed and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Owner will supply initial logs and coal but asks guests to replace as used. Internet access available. One dog welcome.Outside: Landscaped terraced garden with summerhouse and two patio areas with garden furniture and one BBQ space. On street parking. Storage for bikes in the garage.

  • Harcombe House - Bungalow 6

    Chudleigh, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC119


    Offering holiday makers the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday in Devon’s glorious countryside, while also supporting injured fire fighters across the UK, Harcombe House is just 12 miles south of the historic city of Exeter.

    Harcombe House provides the ideal environment for family holidays, friends to get together, or for peace and quiet. Each bungalow is detached and has been decorated and furnished to a good standard, and has amazing views over the countryside. Each bungalow has a patio with furniture. There is an indoor heated swimming pool which is shared with other guests, a children’s play area, tennis court and plenty of walks from your front door. There is also a bar on-site, which is open in the evening.

    Holiday at Harcombe House and you’ll be supporting the work of The Fire Fighters Charity, providing life enhancing rehabilitation services to fire fighters across the UK.

    The properties are situated in an ideal location for visiting all that Devon has to offer, including Dartmoor National Park; the landscape is as dramatic as its weather, from its striking granite tors, to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather-covered moorland, to tucked away villages and hamlets. Whether you want a quiet, gentle stroll, or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park, 3500 acres of woodland which is just 15 minutes from Harcombe House.

    There are many cycle trails, including a great all-ability trail, with fun features for children with regular resting points that take in some stunning views over Exeter and Dartmoor. Or, if you like walking there are many different walks including The Butterfly Trail, which is a circular walk which, in places, gives you stunning views across the forest and over the Teign Valley.

    Visit Go Ape, a forest adventure park with zip wires, Tarzan swings and a variety of crossings. Crealy Adventure Park, a great day out for the children, is also close by. Many sandy beaches can be found nearby, or take a trip further afield and visit the historic city of Exeter, with its canals, shops and cafes. Plymouth has the Sea Life Centre, Barbican waterfront and Plymouth Hoe, a large, south-facing open public space. East Devon has dramatic coastlines and is excellent for walking the coastal path, where you can visit Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are many National Trust properties all close by and worth visiting. The English Riviera is also on your doorstep, with sandy beaches, steam railway, zoo, theatres and boat trips. Beach 8½ miles. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile, pub on-site.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Patio with furniture. Shared 300-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, open 9am-5:45pm (some days are restricted). Shared tennis court. Fishing available on-site (license required). Shared children’s play area. No smoking. NB: Pond, lake and fountain in grounds.

  • Hidden Garden Cottage

    Wainfleet, nr. Skegness

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5543

    This wonderfully private, detached holiday retreat is accessed via a gated drive and is set in countryside on the edge of Wainfleet and just 5 miles from the sandy beaches of Skegness. It is a spacious and beautifully furnished, single-storey, contemporary lodge with surrounding decking, sunken hot tub, covered barbecue area and seating. The large, lawned garden is completely fenced and has a fenced dog run with two kennels as well as a wildlife pond. Nature reserves for bird watching can be found locally, along with peaceful walks; traditional seaside entertainment and nightlife is abundant in the town of Skegness. Bateman’s Brewery Visitor Centre, the town museum and Friday market are all within a 1-mile level walk. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    Five steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and double sofa bed/dining room with wooden floor and kitchen area with French doors. Beams throughout. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fenced 1-acre garden with verandah and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. NB: Fenced pond in garden.

  • Chapel Cottage

    Thixendale, nr. Malton

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: IXR

    In the tiny village of Thixendale, nestled in a valley in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, this detached former Methodist chapel dates from 1837. Complete with open fire, it also offers a spacious conservatory ideal for relaxing in and watching the numerous species of birds that regularly visit the garden. The traditional village inn serves good food. A perfect area for walkers and cyclists with an abundance of tracks from the doorstep. York 19 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub 80 yards.

    Open-plan beamed living room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen/dining area with tiled floor. Utility. Three steps down to conservatory. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with 4ft bed. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking (for 1 car)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

  • Wheel Farm Cottages - Granary

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30122

    Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
    Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
    Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
    Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
    Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
    Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
    Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
    Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
    Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
    Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
    Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
    Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
    Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box. Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

  • Station Cottage

    Powburn near Wooler and Alnwick

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC322017
    Commanding lovely rural views toward the Cheviot Hills this charming mid-terraced cottage offers delightful holiday accommodation. The lounge boasts the friendly comfort of a wood burning stove making this a cosy cottage, whatever the season! Station Cottage sits in a small terrace of four, at the roadside of the South Hedgeley Estate on the northern edge of the welcoming village of Powburn, which straddles the A697, giving easy access to explore this stunning part of North Northumberland. Powburn is only 8 miles south of Wooler, snuggled at the foot of the wild heather-topped expanses of the Cheviot Hills; the gateway to the Northumberland National Park and where the ’St Cuthbert’s way’ route runs through. The surrounding area enjoys spectacular scenery- known locally as Glendale (the inspiration for Postman Pat)- and its many picturesque bridleways and footpaths are popular with those who enjoy cycling, walking and horse riding.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove (first basket of logs provided), TV with digital freeview, DVD, radio/CD and a sofa bed for 2.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Separate Utility area within yard at rear.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs provided. No smoking Please.Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed yard to rear with garden furniture. Pets welcome.

  • Riverside Cottage

    Newport

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30479


    This historic, waterfront, detached cottage is thought to date back to the 18th century and is widely recognised as one of the first noted dwellings along the river bank. The unusual staircase curves 180 degrees to the first floor, and curves another 180 degrees to the second floor. The holiday cottage nestles between the historically important Odessa Boatyard and modern day chandlers, and there are several historic vessels moored alongside nearby, with some historic cranes and old timber outbuildings which contribute to the overall character of the area. In bygone days, the harbour was busy with the comings and goings of coasters and cargo boats, although today it is only used by pleasure craft and narrowboats. The quayside still has working boatyards, chandlers, marine and business units. The nearby town centre of Newport bustles with shops, restaurants and pubs. There are local markets on Tuesdays and Fridays, an arts complex at the old quay and multiplex cinema. It is an ideal base for touring the island, by car or bus. Carisbrooke Castle is nearby. All the island’s attractions are within easy reach, including Osborne House, Calbourne Water Mill, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, The Needles, NT properties, harbours at Cowes and Yarmouth, seaside resorts, zoos and amusement parks. There are many beautiful walks to discover along the heritage coastline and plenty of sandy or shingle beaches, coves and bays. Outdoor pursuits include excellent scenic walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf. Local beauty salon and dog grooming salon details on request from the owner. Beach 5 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with low ceiling. Dining room with low ceiling. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Curved staircase to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Curved staircase to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional single and low ceiling.

    Woodburners in living and dining rooms (initial fuel included). NSH, portable oil heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Slope in garden. Quayside location.

  • Waveney House - Waveney Cottage

    St Olaves, Great Yarmouth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: CTH

    Waveney House consists of two converted coach houses, Waveney Cottage (ref CTH) and Waveney Coach House (ref CWN), both of which have been sympathetically renovated to provide excellent holiday accommodation. Located in the village of St Olaves, between Great Yarmouth and Beccles on the River Waveney, a typical broads village with its waterside inn, its riverside moorings and good selection of river boat hires. Not far away is Fritton Lake Country Park, suitable for a peaceful day with the family - enjoying the 250 acres of unspoilt countryside beside one of the beautiful lakes in East Anglia. For a more traditional day at the seaside Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft can be visited. With the award-winning beaches, harbour, piers and theatres, there is something for everyone. Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, is a short drive away. Shop ½ mile.

    Three small steps to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area and ‘wood-look’ floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Digital TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities (3 small steps)

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, shared garden with screened patio area and furniture
    • No smoking

    Note: Waveney Cottage (CTH) can be booked with Waveney Coach House (CWN) to sleep up to 16 people

  • 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

  • Maddox Down Farm - The Barn

    East Down, nr. Barnstaple

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 19945

    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 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors.

    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. 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. No smoking.

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