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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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  • Greendown Farmhouse

    Chittlehampton, nr. Umberleigh

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: E5312

    These attractive holiday properties, part of the owners working farm, offer two on-site fishing lakes (carp, rudd, tench and roach), and are set in glorious walking and riding Devon countryside. A football pitch, croquet, netball and sand pit are just a few of the amenities that are available for children. Just 4 miles from South Molton, with its fine Georgian buildings, shops and restaurants, and within easy reach of the bustling market towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, from where you can take boat trips to the puffins of Lundy Island, the magnificent sands and surfing waves of Croyde Bay, Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay, and the many attractions of Exmoor National Park, Lynton and Lynmouth are joined by cliff railway, the Valley of the Rocks, Watermeet and Simonsbath, the highest village on the moor and a good start point for exploration. Golf and riding are available locally. Shop/PO and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Second kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with additional single, 2 twin, 1 single (for child) leading to 1 double (also accessed by second staircase). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Some bedrooms with wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room included. Cot. Stereo/CD. Rayburn. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced fishing lake in grounds.

  • Green Gables

    Berry Head, Brixham

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: E2853

    Commanding stunning views across St Mary’s Bay, this spacious, well appointed property with its large garden, sea views and parking for a boat, is set just 0.75 miles from the coastal path and a lovely sandy beach. The master bedroom has an enormous 7 foot bed and a Juliet balcony with beautiful sea views. Green Gables is the perfect location for large family gatherings and provides a wonderful holiday base. Babbacombe Bay (right photograph) is nearby. Just a short walk away is Berry Head Country Park, a spectacular spot for walks, picnics and bird watching. Brixham (1 mile) is a bustling fishing port boasting a scenic harbour and picturesque narrow streets and a large selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Torquay and Paignton are within easy reach, both offering the visitor a wealth of things to do and see. Together with Brixham they form the impressive ’English Riviera’, renowned for its palm trees and balmy climate.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with wooden floor and en-suite shower cubicle (no toilet), 1 bunk with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (7ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower cubicle (no toilet), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (by meter reading October-April). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with patio and furniture. Verandah. Juliet balcony. Ample parking.

  • Baltic Wharf

    Norwich

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: E5360

    Commanding an imposing waterside position on the bank of the River Wensum in the heart of the city of Norwich, this handsome house, the end one of a row, with a large deck for fishing or watching the waterborne world go by, and a secluded patio with the added luxury of a hot tub, is perfect for reunions and family gatherings whatever the season. A gentle stroll leads to the bustling centre of Norwich with its medieval castle, cathedral, restaurants, riverside pubs, museums and fine shopping. A host of attractions are offered in the area: the river centre at Whitlingham offers a range of water sports and a dry ski slope, the glorious Norfolk Broads, Wroxham, ‘the capital of the broads’, for boat hire and trips, the wonderful North Norfolk Coast with its long, sandy beaches and small villages famous for their seafood, Cromer for family fun and its end of pier show, and Blickling Hall (NT). The wonderful Suffolk Heritage Coast, Southwold with its quaint shops, harbour and summer theatre, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath - ideal for walking and cycling, are all within an easy drive. Shop and pub 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining area/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with Juliet balcony and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 bunk. Third floor: 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden. Riverside deck and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). Garage (1 car). Hot tub. Seasonal fishing with licence foc. No smoking. NB: Situated next to river.

  • Harbour Hill House

    Seahouses

    Grade
    12
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: CC314023
    Aptly named Harbour Hill House brings such an amazing surprise! Only a stone’s throw from the thriving harbour of the traditional fishing port of Seahouses, this historic property is positioned on Harbour Hill and has enjoyed a colourful past; once being the main entertainment focus as the village night club in the 70’s and then a museum to a gift shop. With a total makeover recently complete the property is immaculately presented throughout and has been utterly transformed to offer deceptively spacious self catering holiday accommodation to a superior standard. The tasteful furnishings throughout Harbour Hill House are simply divine and purely drip with style. Comfortably accommodating twelve guests within five bedrooms and with four squeaky clean bathrooms this property is the perfect choice for the gathering of the extended family and friends or for those couples looking for something very special! The contemporary fully fitted kitchen with dining area is a large and excellent entertainment space. A wide sweeping staircase provides such a wonderful ambience of grandeur and leads to the main lounge on the first floor; an idyllic space to relax and unwind from a day out at sea - and don’t forget to explore behind the book case and discover the secret doorway......
    Harbour Hill House is a stone built property near the bottom of the main street of Seahouses very close to the harbour and where there are many facilities all within a gentle stroll. The village offers a good range of local shops with tea rooms, pubs and restaurants; the Chinese takeaway and Indian restaurant are well worth sampling. Enjoy a romantic wander around the harbour and watch the trawlers return with their daily catch or take a boat trip to try your luck at fishing or visit the Farne Islands to admire the seal colony and bird sanctuaries. The sweep of golden sands Beadnell Bay is renowned for is only two miles south - a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts and is appealing to those who yearn to roam barefoot in the sand and listen to the lap of the waves against the shoreline.....

    Ground Floor: Property has modern electric central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hallway: A spacious and welcoming area with play football table
    Utility/Boot Room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine, condenser tumble dryer and pet bed.
    Two steps up to.....
    Kitchen/Diner: An impressive spacious contemporary fully fitted kitchen with large electric ’range style’ cooker, microwave, integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher with additional breakfasting bar area
    Cinema Room: This is opposite the kitchen with a 15ft projector screen with surround sound and blu Ray player, sofa bed for 2 (at an extra charge) and 4 giant bean bags
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV and adjacent facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Four steps lead from main hallway to......
    External door to gravelled patio area with pretty pots and picnic furniture fully enclosed to ensure children and pets are safe at play.
    A wide sweeping staircase leads up eleven steps to.......

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds which zip n link to make one large bed if preferred with wall mounted TV
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and wall mounted TV
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    A few steps leading to....
    Lounge: A stunning space with large wall mounted Free View TV, DVD, Wi-fi facility, radio/CD and gorgeous leather sofas and fitted bookcase with secret doorway......
    Bedroom 4: A spacious family bedroom leading from the lounge with double bed, TV and two single beds plus cot and en suite shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Up seven steps to.....

    Second Floor: Bedroom 5: With king size bed, TV and en suite shower enclosure with WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi facility.Fully enclosed patio garden with picnic tables, benches and BBQ. Storage for bicycles and outdoor equipment available. Complimentary passes for the parking of 3 cars provided for the car park close by. 2 pets welcome.

  • Crooklets Cottages - Crooklets View

    Bude

    Grade
    12
    7
    2
    2
    Ref: TPP

    A stone’s throw from the wide golden sand of Crooklets Beach in Bude on the north Cornish coast, these two delightful, terraced holiday properties are the perfect seaside choice for family and friends at any time of year. Crooklets View and Crooklets House (refs TPP and TPQ), are both charming, three-storey Victorian town houses enjoying breathtaking views over the beach and are adjacent to the famous Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club. The properties are separated from Crooklets Beach by Crooklets Downs, a large greean area where the children can play. The pretty front terrace is the perfect spot to relax and watch the sun set over the bay, or just unwind whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the seaside. Crooklets is just one of Bude’s many stunning beaches. Crooklets Beach, Middle Beach, Summerleaze Beach, (with its outdoor sea pool and lifeguards), and Northcott Mouth are all less than five minutes away from Bude town centre. Most have summer lifeguards and there are plenty of surf schools where you can sign up for surfing lessons. Take a break from the driving with many attractions and amenities within walking distance. The town has excellent shops, bars and restaurants, many serving local seafood. In late August, Bude is host to the internationally acclaimed annual Jazz Festival and is an event not to be missed. Golf, tennis, horse riding, coastal walking, surfing, fishing and mountain boarding are all on offer here - the list is almost endless so you’ll never be short of things to do! If you can manage to drag yourself away then the pretty fishing villages of Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac are well worth a visit, and mystical Tintagel with the legendary King Arthur’s castle is close by. The wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors are a must for walkers and nature lovers, and for a great day out, Crealy Adventure Park, The Big Sheep, Newquay Zoo and the famous Eden Project are all within easy driving distance. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 500 yards.

    Living room with sea views. Dining area with slate floor and well-equipped kitchen area with gas range (for cooking), oak units, granite worktops and slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, bay window, feature fireplace and sea views. Further double bedroom with feature fireplace. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with sea views. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature fireplace and wooden floor. Twin bedroom with feature fireplace, wooden floor and sea views. Single bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with claw foot bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Gas range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with sitting-out area, furniture and sea views
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking

  • The Mill House

    Brighstone

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    3
    Ref: PLLF

    This beautiful detached Georgian house dates back to the 1700s and stands elegantly within its own well maintained gardens. Peacefully located along a quiet rural lane country lane, The Mill House offers spectacular far reaching views across fields to the Downs, and is only 10 minutes’ walk to the sea. Across the lane is a pleasant walk beside the stream, also only 10 minutes, which leads to the picturesque village of Brighstone with its thatched-roof village shops, tearoom, pub/restaurants, and NT museum. This welcoming holiday home has been tastefully and lovingly refurbished throughout. Awarded the VisitBritain 5 star Gold Award, it offers a lovely country house feel, still retaining many features such as stone and wood floors, ornate fireplaces and high ceilings. Ideal for families, there is a formal living room with grand piano and a family room with TV. A selection of games, books and toys is also supplied. This area is fantastic for scenic walking and footpaths can also be followed to join the coastal path leading to Tennyson Down with its monument and breathtaking routes across miles of Heritage coastline. West High Down and Headon Warren are other popular walks in the area. The secluded sandy bays of Compton Totland and Colwell are all within 10 minutes’ drive and plenty of outdoor pursuits including sailing, fishing, golf, cycling, swimming and watersports can be found locally. West Wight is also home to the famous rock formations of The Needles, where there is a visitors park, amusements, chair lift, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands at Alum Bay. The quaint historic sailing town of Yarmouth is also within easy reach, with promenade, fine restaurants and historic pub. Discover adventure/theme parks, NT homes and gardens, such as Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, also the Pearl Centre, Calbourne Water Mill which has 17th century water and stone mills boat rides, renewable energy centre and still provides flour to the island, vineyards, museums and wildlife centres. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Large living room with open fire and grand piano. Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV. Dining room with wood-burning stove. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, electric Aga and electric cooker. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Two further double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom (for 1+1). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Electric Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Two fridge/freezers
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

  • Woodside

    Birkby, nr. Huddersfield

    Grade
    12
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: IZH

    This superb, detached holiday property, complete with private gated access and indoor swimming pool, is an absolute hidden gem found in the Huddersfield suburb of Birkby. Spacious and impressive, Woodside is open plan in design with magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows and incorporates luxuries such as full underfloor heating, remote controlled lighting and Juliet or full balconies to almost all first floor rooms. The location of the property is both secluded and peaceful, yet convenient for all the fabulous amenities that the Yorkshire market town of Huddersfield has to offer and provides easy motorway access in the heart of England.
    Huddersfield is a city rich in culture set on the edge of the wonderful Peak District National Park and South Pennines. The urban centre showcases fantastic Victorian architecture and emanates Bohemian style with independent shops, a colourful open market and a selection of museums and galleries blended with ample restaurants and bars. There are many canal walks around the town, several fine parks including Greenhead Park, and visitor attractions include the Kirklees Light Railway, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Castle Hill and Lawrence Batley Theatre.
    Beyond Huddersfield, families will particularly enjoy the Eureka!, the national children’s museum, which is just 15 minutes away. Bradford’s National Media Museum can be reached in around 20 minutes and the Royal Armouries at Leeds in around half an hour. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (30 minutes), Haworth and Brontë Country (45 minutes), Manchester with its Trafford Centre (45 minutes) and Harrogate (1 hour). The historic city of York can also be reached in around an hour and National Trust properties within easy reach include Nostell Priory, Hardcastle Crags, East Riddlesden Hall and Lyme Park. Shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 2¼ miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, tiled floor and kitchen area with granite worktops and cooking island. Shower room with toilet. Mezzanine: Sitting room overlooking swimming pool. Turning, open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, balcony and en-suite bathroom with twin wash basins, separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet, leading to bunk bedroom. Two double bedrooms, each with TV and Juliet balcony; one with 5ft bed and additional single bed, one with en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet. Further double bedroom with additional single bed, TV, sofa and balcony. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Five Freeview TVs (one 42")
    • Blu-ray (small library)
    • PS3
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large synthetic turfed garden with decked area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Private indoor heated swimming pool with changing and shower facilities
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 15 steps, unprotected drops and unfenced pond in garden

  • Higher Brownstone Farmhouse

    Kingswear

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: NT012034

    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    Higher Brownstone Farmhouse is located on the wonderful National Trust Coleton Fishacre Estate near Kingswear in South Devon. This superb detached property is grand and stylish with a country house ambience and offers plenty of space for a large family gathering to enjoy summer holidays or family get togethers and special occasions. It is located about a mile away from Coleton Fishacre, down some narrow Devon lanes and surrounded by the rolling countryside. The house has a large garden, ample private parking and enjoys a remote location. Once inside, there are six beautifully furnished bedrooms, a cosy living room with the original wooden parquet floor and an open fire, and a large billiards room with a full-size billiard table. The kitchen is contemporary and well equipped, and there is a spacious dining room for special birthday dinners and family meals. The nearby National Trust Coleton Fishacre makes a wonderful day out for all ages and is a beautiful 1920s country retreat, once the home of the D’oyly Carte family. It boasts the most spectacular Royal Horticultural Society accredited gardens, where plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand all thrive in the beautiful sheltered valley. The house at Coleton Fishacre is an evocative, splendid country house built in the Arts and Crafts style and decorated with Art Deco elegance. The ‘upstairs, downstairs’ way of life the gentry and the servants experienced in the past can be seen here, with rooms like the glamorous saloon and the maids’ quarters open to the public. Glorious views from hidden valleys and glimpses of the sea can also be savoured. Beach 2 miles. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Living room with open fire, parquet floor and sash windows. Sitting room. Dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking), central island and flagstone floor. Large billiards room. Double bedroom with French doors to garden. Separate toilet. Two staircases to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Three twin bedrooms (can be double on request), one spacious. Two bathrooms, each with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire in living room - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Full-size billiards table
    • Natural water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • NB: Small unfenced pond at front of property

  • Yawl House

    Uplyme, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: W43467

    A Georgian house with six bedrooms and a lovely conservatory overlooking a large lawned garden. This holiday property is adjacent to the owner’s home and offers excellent, comfortable accommodation for families to meet up and enjoy this wonderful area. The main bedroom also has the added benefit of a TV. The parking is allocated to 4 cars but a 5th space can be arranged by prior arrangement with the owner. In a great location, it lies 1 mile outside the ever popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis and the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its wonderful walks and scenery. Within a short drive you can be in the heart of Lyme Regis with its picturesque harbour, sandy beach, renowned Cobb where you can fossil hunt, fish, swim, go boating or simply wander around the quaint shops and restaurants in this characterful resort. The Heritage coast itself has many smaller seaside resorts you can visit, stretching from Exmouth in the west, or all the way to Weymouth and Portland in the east, taking the scenic coast road from West Bay and Bridport, with its superb views overlooking the Chesil Beach. There is a wealth of family activities and attractions to enjoy, ranging from the donkey sanctuary, River Cottage, Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Broadwindsor Craft Centre, to Crealey Adventure Park near Exeter, and south Somerset, with its Fleet Air Arm Museum, all of which are within easy reach. You will certainly have plenty to do - perhaps taking the dogs walking along the coastal path and climbing up Golden Cap, the highest point in the south of England. On your return, enjoy relaxing barbecue outside. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Conservatory. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Two separate staircases to first floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft, one 5ft), 4 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wet room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs (one 50", one 48"). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Aga. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 7 steps in garden.

  • Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard

    Higher Bockhampton, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    12
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: DTJ

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"

    Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation and facilities, with each cottage having its own individually styled interior using natural and recycled materials where possible.
    As well as offering plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, there are two en-tous-cas tennis courts, lawns for croquet and badminton, a children’s play area with swings and yurt (with toys and games) and a dogs’ exercise paddock, in addition to the organic vegetable garden and pick your own fruit area, with free range chickens providing eggs, to be enjoyed by all the family. There is also a magnificent Roman-style indoor heated swimming pool (complete with mural!) with full changing facilities, a large sauna and sitting area.
    At the entrance of Greenwood Grange is Thorncombe Wood - a wildlife sanctuary from which a nature trail leads through magnificent chestnuts, beeches and oaks, and through 70 acres of black heath, furze, birch, holly, heather and rhododendrons. This is just one of many walks directly from the door over some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset, perfect for healthy walks for dog lovers and all the family.
    Those interested in the literary landscape can explore the locations of Hardy’s famous novels. Steeped in history, Greenwood Grange was built by Thomas Hardy’s father, whilst a short distance away is the thatched cottage where Hardy himself was born, built by his great-grandfather and little altered. At Lower Bockhampton, Hardy went to school and there is a lovely walk from there to the next village, Stinsford, where his heart is buried.
    All around is a wealth of glorious National Trust countryside, pretty towns and villages as well as the beautiful coastline just 6 miles away. Excellent local village restaurants and pubs can be recommended. Kingston Maurward College with animal park, gardens, conference, function and education centre is within walking distance.
    Dorchester (Roman Durnovaria and Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’) is a pleasant walk away (2 miles) and a most attractive country town, with museums of the dinosaur and the military, swimming pool, golf (good golf can also be found at Weymouth and Charminster) and has plenty of good shops, restaurants and pubs. Also of interest is Prince Charles’s development at Poundbury, near Dorchester.
    Weymouth is 8 miles with its Georgian seafront beach - ideal for castle building! It is overlooked by an elegant 3-mile level esplanade; there is swimming from the beach, and there are lots of traditional entertainments. Two nearby RSPB reserves are at Lodmoor and Radipole which has nature trails from which grebes, swans and warblers may be seen.
    The beach at Ringstead Bay (6 miles) is known for its geology, fossils and the vegetation and wildlife of its undercliff; nearby can be seen the outlines of a village abandoned in the Middle Ages.
    The Dorset World Heritage Coastal Path offers magnificent views and surprising sights, such as the natural arch of Durdle Door, and the almost circular cove of Lulworth, about 7 miles away.
    Further west dotted along the coastline towards West Bay and the market town of Bridport are the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury (famous for its swannery and gardens).
    The area offers abundant river stretches for coarse or trout fishing, and sea angling from the coast.
    Gardens flourish in the mild climate, and there are many to choose from: Mapperton Gardens, Kingston Lacey, Knowle Gardens, Compton Acres, Forde Abbey Gardens and the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury are well worth an excursion. Shop 2 miles.

    A very spacious ground floor property with its own large garden. Spacious beamed living/dining room with gas fire in ornamental fireplace, very high ceilings and Purbeck stone floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, each with TV. Double bedroom with TV and additional bunk beds (for +2). Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with additional bunk beds (for +2) and TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Underfloor heating (except kitchen and one double bedroom, which have central heating)
    • Two cots
    • Widescreen TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Double oven
    • Washer/dryer
    • Additional freezer
    • Additional fridge
    • Dishwasher
    • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Charcoal barbecue
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Friday to Friday

    • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cots and high chair by arrangement
    • Two TVs - with Freeview (three TVs in DKG)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    SUPERB INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA COMPLEX

    Sensitively created in old stone to blend with the cottages, Greenwood Grange’s magnificent pool is open daily all the year round. For the exclusive use of visitors, it is spectacularly designed in Roman style, with a mural depicting an emperor and his hand-maidens.

    • Fine 32-ft x 18-ft indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities (please bring own towels)

    • Shallow ‘D’ end for young children’s supervised paddling

    • Sitting area overlooking pool

    • Six-person sauna

      EXTENSIVE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES

      Indoor Amenities (Games room closed November to March, except Christmas and New Year):
      Set next to the pool building and sympathetically designed in stone and brick, the purpose-built leisure building has Freeview TVs and offers plenty of things to do, whatever the season.

    • Table tennis, table football, bar billiards and full-sized pool table

    • Fenced ‘under fives’ play area with play slide, play train and tot rocker

      Outdoor amenities:

    • Peaceful grounds extending to 4 acres

    • Children’s play area with swings

    • Two en-tout-cas tennis courts (or please bring your own racquets)

    • Croquet lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Badminton lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Dogs’ exercise paddock

  • Waters Edge

    Pentney, nr. Kings Lynn

    Grade
    12
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: E5607

    This very special, detached, lakeside lodge offers spacious well-appointed holiday accommodation with its own hot tub and sauna. One of several within 275 acres of parkland, and set within its own 1-acre plot, it’s a great rural location in which to unwind and relax making the most of the lake views. As well as fishing at cost (on 7 unfenced lakes on-site, which are operated by a fishery), visitors can enjoy lovely scenic walking through woodland and around the lakes and local lanes, which are ideal for easy cycling. There is free use of one of the lakes, Bird Lake, for your own boating equipment. There is also a children’s play area and an on-site clubhouse with bar where children are welcome (open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes). A water skiing school and banana boat rides are available locally by prior arrangement. Golf and horse riding are available nearby and a great array of attractions lie within an easy drive. The gorgeous unspoilt sandy beaches at Holkham and Wells are justifiably famous. Hunstanton has a Victorian seaside resort where visitors will find a host of family entertainment. Just 6 miles away are the historic, harbourside winding lanes of the old town and wide variety of shops in the port of King’s Lynn. Whilst the medieval city of Norwich with its castle, museums and excellent shopping offers a great day out. This property can be booked with Waters Reach (E5080) and Lakeland Lodge (E4991). Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 twin, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower attachement and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£35per week, £15 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 3 Freesat TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with decking and furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub and sauna (each £35per week, £15 per short break October-April). No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

  • Rock Farm House

    Rock near Alnwick

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    6
    Ref: CC316011
    Rock Farm House has recently undergone total renovation and refurbishment and now provides spacious and stylishly furnished holiday accommodation to an excellent standard. With six double bedrooms; each enjoying the luxury of en suite facilities and set within two acres of mature garden grounds ensures this fabulous property offers the perfect choice for the gathering of the extended family and friends.Rock Farm House is a superb option for those seeking spacious and well appointed accommodation with easy access to explore the 20 mile stretch of glorious bays with rocky outcrops Northumberland is proud to have designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Rock Farm House is located close to Stewart’s Cottage (CC316025) and Shepherd’s Cottage (CC316029) and can all be booked individually or collectively to accommodate up to 22 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Sitting Room: With wood burning stove, TV and DVD
    Drawing Room: With wood burning stove, TV and DVD
    Dining Room:
    Breakfasting Kitchen: With range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, dressing area and en suite facilities, comprising shower/WC and sink.
    Cloakroom:With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2:With king size bed, feature fire place and en suite facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin. A bright double aspect room with lovely views across the garden and folly
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds, feature fire place and en suite facilities with hand held shower spray over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 4: With two single beds, en suite shower enclosure with WC and wash basin and lovely views across the garden
    Bedroom 5: With king size bed, en suite shower enclosure with WC and wash basin and lovely views across the garden
    Bedroom 6: With king size bed and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin overlooking the garden.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.2 acres of mature gardens and grounds. Stabling for horses available on request. Off road parking for 4 + cars.Catering for dinner parties can be arranged locally. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

    Changeover day will be a Saturday from 2017.

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