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Book direct with the owner Fabulous places to stay in stunning locations


Welcome to Premier Cottages, the collection of the country’s finest quality accommodation

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Premier Cottages 2011

Contents Introduction

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The Properties Channel Islands

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Cornwall & Isles of Scilly................................. 09 Devon

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Dorset,Somerset & Hampshire Kent & Sussex

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Cotswolds & Severn Vale

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Shropshire & Herefordshire

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Peak District & Derbyshire ......................... 142 Yorkshire & Lancashire ................................. 158 Lake District & Cumbria

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Northumberland & Durham Wales

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Scotland & Ireland ........................................... 215 Map

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Property index

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How to join Premier Cottages

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Awards, symbols and credentials

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All members of Premier cottages are collective members of EASCO (English Association of Self-Catering Operators). WASCO (Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators) or ASSC (Association of Scotland’s SelfCaterers.) These associations work to improve standards within the self-catering sector for both guests and owners alike. For more information about Premier Cottages please contact: Quality control: quality@premiercottages.co.uk Administration: admin@premiercottages.co.uk Owner recruitment: recruitment@premiercottages.co.uk Brochure requests: go to premiercottages.co.uk and click on ‘brochure requests’. Premier Cottages Ltd is a company owned and operated by cottage owners. All information in this brochure has been complied in good faith from information supplied by the cottage owners themselves. Premier Cottages Ltd, Directors and Agents cannot therefore accept responsibility for the content of an individual entry. Premier Cottages Ltd, Registered office: 98 Trippet Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL • Co. Reg No.517 3245 Brochure design by Mortonward Ltd. www.mortonward.co.uk Brochure management by Carrier Direct Marketing www.carrierdirectmarketing.co.uk Photographs courtesy of the owners.

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Fabulous places to stay in stunning locations Premier Cottages features only the most carefully chosen properties in our brochure. They are located in some of the most stunning landscapes to be found anywhere in Great Britain and Ireland. Rediscover the breathtaking beauty that the British Isles has to offer whilst staying with Premier Cottages. Choose from delightful small cottages to opulent large properties.

Who are Premier Cottages? Premier Cottages really are different. We are not a booking agency. We are an organisation of independent self catering holiday cottage owners, working together with a passion to provide the highest quality self catering holiday accommodation. Established 12 years ago Premier Cottages now represents over 1,000 cottages in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. 4

Quality without equal Each year all Premier Cottages properties are subject to a rigorous annual inspection by their National Tourist Board prior to being considered for inclusion. Accepting only the best is reflected by our members scooping the national accolade of “Self Catering Holiday Cottage of the Year� for the last four years. Our national and regional awards total 52 in the last six years, an incredible achievement unequalled in the luxury holiday cottage market. In addition more than half of our properties have received The VisitEngland Gold Award for Excellence during this grading process, marking them out as the top tier of 4 and 5 Star properties in England. With quality comes service. You book direct with the holiday cottage owner, most of whom are on site or nearby, the person best able to help tailor your luxury self catering break to your personal requirements. Whether it's for a family holiday, a reunion of friends, a short break or a honeymoon you will find the perfect Premier Cottage at premiercottages.co.uk

Local knowledge with a personal touch Because you are booking direct with the owner, and most Premier Cottage owners are on site, you’ll benefit from a reservoir of local knowledge. This knowledge extends to local events, gardens and National Trust properties as well as where to dine out in the best restaurants, how to find the best local produce and the hottest attractions for kids. A little local know-how goes a long way.


Premier Cottages 2011

The Premier Cottages website Find the perfect accommodation for you … Our website gives full details of every property plus a link to each property’s own website. The site provides an on-line availability search and the facility to specify criteria to find the perfect property to match your needs. Use premiercottages.co.uk to find: • Your ideal holiday location • Short breaks • Large properties for groups, reunions and anniversaries • Smaller properties for quiet getaways for two • National Accessible Scheme • Walkers, Cyclists, Pets and Families Welcome • Properties participating in the Green Tourism Scheme • Late availability and special offers

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Four and Five Star Premier Cottages are different from most other cottage brochures and websites which are commission driven. Premier Cottages is a cooperative organisation of the best independent holiday cottages in the British Isles. You won’t pay agency fees and you book directly with the owner, giving you access to helpful local information and advice. Each year, every Premier Cottage property is subject to a rigorous quality assessment by the National Tourist Boards. Additionally, our recruitment team, made up of experienced owners, ensure that new properties reflect the highest standard of quality, service and facilities demanded by the discerning self caterer.

We only accept those cottages that attain a high 4 or 5 star rating. Acceptance into Premier Cottages is based purely on the quality of the accommodation, not a willingness to pay for advertising space. All our members properties are inspected annually and have achieved 4 or 5 star grading from their National Tourist Board. Many 4 Star properties will feature facilities that are expected of 5 Star properties, so it is always best to check with the owner directly about any special requirements or questions.

4 Star

is described by Visit England as Very Good to Excellent and can be presented to the consumer as an Excellent standard. You can be certain of comfortable accommodation, decorated to a high standard. It will be spacious with very good quality furniture, soft furnishings, beds and floorings. Beds will be made up on arrival and bath towels provided. You will have access to a washing machine and tumble dryer. Additional facilities may be provided and all equipment and facilities in good order.

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Premier Cottages 2011

5 Star is described by Visit England as Excellent to Exceptional and can be presented to the consumer as Exceptional or World Class. You will be provided with excellent quality accommodation, demonstrating the best of its type available, with a high specification evident in all areas. Attention to detail shown in design, both internal and external, with exemplary standards of care and maintenance. In addition to that provided in a Four Star property you will have a freezer, dishwasher and there will be at least one bath in the property. Any leisure facilities will be of a high standard and have generous access times for guests. Full details of the grading system for Self Catering can be found at www.qualityintourism.com/asp/selfcatering.asp

Recognised for our green credentials. For 2011 many Premier Cottage members continue to participate in The Green Tourism Business Scheme; proof that quality and sustainability can go hand in hand.

“A wonderful experience from start to finish. Very smooth and easy. Well done.� Roni Millard

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Highly recommended! “Beautiful cottage - have raved to everyone about it!” Clare Goodwin

“Excellent place, lovely owners - perfect for us.” John Brown

“Facility was 5 Star excellent. Staff were excellent. Highly recommended.” Eric Anderson,

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Channel Islands

La Pompe, Guernsey - In the stunning parish of St. Martin La Pompe Country Apartments offer the highest possible standards available on the island for self-catering. Tastefully converted 17th century farmhouse property with easy access to beautiful south east cliff walks, bays, village and bus service. Microwave, CD/radio, TV/DVD, dishwasher & hairdryer. Electricity/ heating included. Washing machine & tumble dryer available, 24hr paid laundry service. Towels & bedlinen provided and changed weekly. We regret, no children under 12 years of age. LA GALERIE: 1st floor, large double bed en suite. Beautiful gallery kitchen & oak dining table overlook superb living room. Cast iron gas stove set in marble fireplace. Stunning lighting. Non smoking.

Le Pigeonnier

LE PIGEONNIER: 1st floor, extra large double or twin beds, spacious lounge/dining room. Private south facing patio. LA CACHETTE: Ground floor, 1 double and 1 twin/king size both en suite. Open plan kitchen/dining & bright living room leading to south facing patio. La Galerie

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La Cachette

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Open all year Fresh flowers & complimentary 'welcome food' Several good restaurants within walking distance All bedrooms have bathrooms with shower over bath Individual private patios with tables & chairs Parking & nearby bus service

T: 01481 239096

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2

2 1

2 4

2 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

303 433

745 1050

Book direct with Dee Castledine, La Pompe, Ruette de la Pompe, Les Mouilpieds, St Martin, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY4 6TJ e: lapompe@guernsey.net www.lapompe.co.uk

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Bolotho Barns - The perfect escape - charming and stylish havens for couples The two beautifully appointed converted stone barns are tucked away down a farm drive in the idyllic Cornish countryside, just a few minutes from the enchanting creeks and estuaries of the south Cornish coast and also a short drive from the rugged coastline and surfing beaches of the north Cornish coast. Both barns are arranged around a courtyard, each with a secluded patio to lap up the sun. The peaceful rural location also comes with the comforts of a boutique hotel. Each barn has a sleigh bed, roll top bath, designer lighting, oak floors and fizzing woodburners. Luxury soft furnishings and styling add to the relaxing and indulgent atmosphere. Bramblings exterior

An apple and cherry orchard lies just beyond the courtyard, framing a glorious view of rolling fields leading down to a tangle of wood where you may come across the occasional deer.

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Welcome cream tea, homemade cake & newly laid eggs Wood burning stove with supply of logs Cornish natural soap & bubble bath Extra activities or spa treatments can be arranged Attractive 18 hole golf course next to Bolotho Babies in cots welcome

T: 01872 275743

Skylarks bedroom

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2

Skylarks living room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1

2

2

2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

500

950

Book direct with Frances Grant, Bolotho Mews, Killiow, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6AG e: frances@bolothobarns.co.uk www.bolothobarns.co.uk

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Atlantic Cottages - Bude Bay, home of surfing

Bude beach at sunset

Master bedroom

Upstairs in Oyster

Atlantic Cottages nestle in a sheltered farm setting close to the sea and surf off the famous North Cornish coast and just a few minutes from miles of sandy beaches.

Seagull and surf

Bude is a small seaside town full of restaurants, bistros and numerous boutiques selling the latest surf fashion. You can watch the sun go down over the sea in one of Bude's excellent restaurants overlooking the beaches and coast.

This quartet of immaculately restored farm buildings exude lightness, brightness and comfort from the heated oak floors, oak kitchens, Philip Starck bathrooms resplendent with white fluffy bathrobes and beds topped with super soft Egyptian linen. Aptly named after various seashells, each cottage has pretty marine touches oozing Cornish chic.

OYSTER COTTAGE. Sleeps 4 (+cot) This elegant cottage has an open plan living area on the upper floor looking over to the picturesque village of Marhamchurch. CAMEO COTTAGE. Sleeps 4 (+cot) This gorgeous cottage is mainly over one level. The lounge can become a third bedroom when booked with other cottages.

Step outside and all is as beautifully maintained as within, with sub-tropical borders and manicured lawns. The family are committed to quality and have thought of everything you might need, even a stable for bikes and boards. Children will adore it, visiting the Jacobs sheep, pigs, alpacas, an orchard with play tower, games lawn - all within 26 private acres.

Cameo Cottage

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Perfect for family gatherings, up to 14 guests No hidden extras Cameo and Abalone suitable for limited mobility Wireless Broadband access provided Pets welcome by arrangement Short breaks available

T: 01288 355288

PERIWINKLE COTTAGE. Sleeps 2 A cosy cottage, perfect for couples to get away from it all.

As part of your stay we can offer a bespoke concierge package. This can include arranging anything from restaurant reservations or surfing lessons, to taking in your pre-ordered shopping, babysitting, maid service …

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ABALONE COTTAGE. Sleeps 2 (+1 or cot) This stunning cottage has an open plan living room and a large double bedroom.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 2

1

2

2

4

270

775

Sleeps 4

2

2

4

12

420

1145

Book direct with Peter Cobbledick and Verity Lawson, West Grove Farm, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9TG e: info@atlantic-cottages.co.uk www.atlantic-cottages.co.uk


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Brean Park - Lostwithiel

Brean Park offers luxury holiday accommodation of the highest standard in Cornwall. The perfect choice for those requiring both quality and luxury in a rural idyll which can spaciously accommodate up to 8 people plus cot. On arrival be greeted by the owner, a welcome pack of local produce, including a homemade Cornish cream tea, Champagne chilling in the fridge and a complimentary breakfast pack awaits you. Just relax and unwind and enjoy the countryside and nature at its best. Situated in the heart of SE Cornwall between the towns of Bodmin and Lostwithiel. The property overlooks the National Trust's Lanhydrock House and Gardens and is surrounded by woodland, riverside walks and stunning scenery. The Eden Project is less than 20 minutes away, within easy reach are the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Trelissick. The picturesque fishing villages of Charlestown, Fowey, and Padstow are all close by. Amenities within easy reach are watersports, fishing, canoeing, cycle trails and 2 golf courses.

Lostwithiel is just minutes away and offers many pubs and restaurants. Conveniently located for both north and south coast beaches and for exploring all this wonderful county has to offer. Inside the lounge and dining room is charming, with beamed ceilings, slate floor with luxurious underfloor heating. Relax comfortably before the impressive home entertainment system, which includes a widescreen plasma TV with DVD, and Wii console. Bespoke kitchen fully equipped with large electric range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge and freezer. Four en suite bedrooms, all with flatscreen TVs, two doubles and two twin rooms. Twin beds can be zipped together to create 6ft king size beds if required, two en suites have jacuzzi baths and two are wet rooms, one of which is equipped with handrails etc. All linen and towels (except beach) are included.

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Luxurious hot tub in the garden of the property Large garden with patio and barbecue Private driveway and parking for four cars Decking looks onto fields and farmland WiFi Pets are restricted to one well behaved dog

T: 01208 872184

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

850

2195

Book direct with Janet Hoskin, Brean Park Farm, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0LP e: breanpark@btconnect.com www.breanpark.co.uk

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Broomhill Manor Country Estate - Overlooking Bude Bay

Broomhill Manor

Broomhill Manor is one of Cornwall’s most attractive Georgian manor houses and is over half a mile from any public road. The cottages There are seventeen cottages and one apartment in the west wing of the Manor House, all extensively refurbished to a high standard and well furnished and equipped, with CDs, DVDs, widescreen TVs, and well appointed kitchens. Two have woodburners and all have gas or oil central heating. The cottages are laid out around small courtyards with a

village-like atmosphere, free of vehicles. This creates a peaceful, safe environment for children and adults. Gardens and grounds Our gardens are a safe but exciting haven for children and a tranquil spot to relax for adults. They are mainly laid to lawn with beds, tubs and hanging baskets. The lower gardens have specimen trees, ponds and summer houses. Two safe play areas, trampoline and sandpit are available for children. There is plentiful garden furniture on which to sit. The cottages all have their own picnic tables and Australian gas barbecues.

Gymkhana

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For riders Riding is a huge part of Broomhill’s heritage and we have our own riding stables with ponies and horses for all abilities. Many children experience their first ride on our Shetland ponies with rides around our grounds for the under 6’s. Our experienced staff are on hand to assess their ability and give lessons according to age and experience. On Fridays during peak season we hold gymkhanas where the children can show off new found skills and rosettes are awarded to all entrants. Beginners are taught in our own menage while more experienced riders can enjoy some hacking.

Indoor pool with jacuzzi and sauna


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Heated outdoor pool

Lower Garden

Activities There is plenty to occupy the active with heated indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, gymnasium, weekly archery sessions in season, snooker, table-tennis, table football and pool. There are two play areas and a trampoline. We have a specially designated play room for under 6’s with adjacent sandpit. Our 18 acre grounds always mean that you can hide away from too much activity should you choose! Leisure building Our high quality, newly refurbished leisure complex houses a luxurious heated indoor pool and excellent family sized jacuzzi. Also in the building is a sauna and gymnasium and our extremely popular treatment room where massages and therapies can be enjoyed. The building is also home to our fully licensed bar, where you can enjoy a quiet drink. From May to September we have a heated outdoor pool surrounded by a sun-terrace with sun loungers so the children can swim and play while their parents enjoy the Cornish sunshine!

Bar

For young families We have paid great attention to the needs of families with young children. When fine they can play in our grounds and on the play equipment, ride ponies, swim in the outdoor pool with paddling area for toddlers and enjoy a safe traffic free environment. On the occasional rainy days our indoor pool and soft play room for under 6’s is popular. Some cottages have secure private gardens giving small children a bit of freedom without wandering too far. We can supply high quality travel cots, highchairs and stair-gates. We can normally arrange babysitting so that parents can enjoy some quality time together!

Manor House Apartment

For relaxing For those in need of peace, there is always a quiet corner of the gardens and grounds where you can sit and read, snooze or just relax. Our lower gardens are delightfully peaceful , there are summer houses to sit in or you can laze by the well-stocked ponds while watching the fish jump for flies and the dragonflies dart. You may be greeted by our Cayuga duck family!

Playroom

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Ideal for families with young children Attractive indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools 5 cottages have hot tubs in own private gardens Stables with horses & ponies for all abilities Beauty treatments by qualified therapist on site Freeview and WiFi in all cottages

T: 01288 352940

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 3 3

1 5 5 5 1

2 4 5 6 6

2 4 5 6 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

435 505 540 620 655

865 1575 1650 1690 1640

Book direct with Alan Biggs and Linda Winstanley, Broomhill Manor, Poughill, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9HA e: info@broomhillmanor.co.uk www.broomhillmanor.co.uk

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Duchy of Cornwall - Beautiful cottages in Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly

Restormel Manor

The Duchy of Cornwall provide unique opportunities for our guests to relax in stylish period properties in beautiful locations on our estates in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. All our cottages have been lovingly refurbished and equipped to the highest standards. Regardless of your age or interests our holiday cottages will appeal. We have comfy beds, beautiful crisp linen, an ample supply of DVDs, board games and books, a comprehensive range of kitchen equipment and all the little touches to create a real home from home.

All our properties have well maintained gardens with barbecues and garden furniture. Restormel Manor & Cottages Lostwithiel Cornwall Sleeps from 4 to 18 Nine beautifully appointed and unique holiday cottages, 3 forming wings of Restormel Manor and 6 barn conversions in a stunning courtyard garden setting. Located within the heart of the Duchy of Cornwall's historic estate approximately 1 mile from the attractive medieval town of Lostwithiel, 15 minutes from the South coast. Restormel Manor sits at the head

Manor sitting room

of the Fowey valley and nestles beside the River Fowey, overlooked by Restormel Castle. Excellent leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, play area and games room. Lovely countryside and woodland walks. Restormel Cottage (1/2 mile from Restormel Manor) Lostwithiel, Cornwall Sleeps 5 plus cot A perfect retreat overlooking Restormel Castle and surrounded by extensive woodland walks. Located half a mile from Restormel manor and shares all leisure facilities.

Hutchings - Restormel Manor

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Pawton Mill Farmhouse Wadebridge, Cornwall Sleeps 5 plus cot Pawton Mill Farmhouse is located 1 mile west of Wadebridge, approximately 7 miles from Padstow and the north coast. Located in a wooded valley with a beautiful large garden. Only 1 mile from the Camel Trail linking Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow, Pawton Mill is ideal for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers.


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Gatehouse & Guardhouse

Manor Bedroom

No.1 & No.2 Gustivean Cottages St Columb Minor, Cornwall Sleeps 4 & 6 plus cots Set amidst farmland just 1 mile outside Newquay, these very pretty Cornish cottages have been painstakingly restored and comprehensively equipped. With large secure gardens ideal for younger children, the Gustivean Cottages are a perfect base to explore the whole of Cornwall.

Trewollack House St Columb Minor, Cornwall Sleeps 8 plus cots Trewollack House is a magnificent Georgian fronted building set approximately half a mile off the highway on Duchy farmland 1 mile outside Newquay. Trewollack is generously proportioned with a large open plan kitchen dining room, drawing room and separate library/ TV room. Off road parking and a large fenced garden make this property ideal for a larger party.

Staniforth

Harris Cottage St Columb Minor, Cornwall Sleeps 2 plus cot This simple little cottage has been renovated to create a wonderful hideaway with all creature comforts. Oozing rustic charm, Harris Cottage has a single en suite bedroom on the first floor overlooking the countryside. Trendeal Barn Ladock, Near Truro, Cornwall Sleeps 6 plus cots Trendeal Barn is a lovely barn conversion located within unspoilt views over open countryside within the Duchy’s Arrallas Estate. Surrounded by extensive woodland walks, close to Cornwall’s beautiful South Coast, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Truro and within easy travel distance of the rugged North Coast.

Gustivean Cottages

The Guard House & Gatehouse Cottage St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly Both sleep 4 plus cot Both cottages are located on Garrison Hill above Hugh Town on St Mary’s and nestle against the Elizabethan Garrison walls. With private gardens, lovely sea views and beautiful interiors these cottages are the perfect seaside retreat.

Trewollack

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Indoor swim pool & tennis court Restormel Manor Childrens play area & games room Restormel Manor Private gardens with quality furniture & barbecue Professional interior design Welcome pack and free logs provided Beautiful walks on Duchy Estates

T: 01579 346473

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4

1 9 2 4 2

4 4 6 6 8

4 6 6 8 18

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 500 500 500 750

750 2500 1750 1950 3250

Book direct with Philippa Sullivan, Duchy of Cornwall, Station Road, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4EE e: holidays@duchyofcornwall.org www.duchyofcornwallholidaycottages.co.uk

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Gonwin Manor Cottages - Our aim is to make sure you have a fantastic holiday

Rose Cottage lounge

Eight beautiful acres of soft green Cornish clifftop. Six solid granite barns restored with care, designed by architects and finished with an eye for luxury, comfort and style. A broad and always changing stripe of sea and - with views inland and out to the horizon - a massive dome sky in all directions. Towards the rear of the cottages there's a landscaped lake and decked area, and a gentle sloping green space easily big enough to afford privacy and peace to picnickers, couples, families playing games and those starting the short walk to Porthkidney Beach. St Ives - with the old fishing harbour, the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum - is two miles away; its narrow, winding streets filled with cafes, galleries, shops and

Lavender Cottage lounge

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award winning restaurants. Town meets sea on four separate safe and sheltered sandy beaches, all regularly cleaned, and lifeguarded most of the summer. Closer to the cottages you will find the challenge of Cornwall's oldest links golf course, as well as the chance to horse ride and surf. Although if you do not judge a holiday by the increase in your heart rate alone, it's hard to imagine anywhere lovelier for a prolonged bout of doing very little ‌ We know that no two visitors - and no two holidays - are the same. So whether you want to see us regularly or not at all, whether you are out all day every day or just busy soaking up the luxury of your home from home, we will try our best to make sure that the holiday you really want is the holiday you have.

We have based Gonwin Manor Cottages on an existing complex of barns, and retained many of their original features. Add to these solid granite buildings a refined finish, an eye for detail and unashamed luxury; then factor in the sheer sweep and scale of the views, and you will appreciate why a holiday here is genuinely unique. Whatever kind of luxury, self catering accommodation you are looking for in Cornwall, at Gonwin Manor Cottages we make sure the holiday you really want is the holiday you have. Whether you crave a sleepy treat in slow motion, an activity packed schedule for sports, a romantic break for two or enough variety to keep a big family happy, Gonwin Manor Cottages is where wide skies and clifftop beauty meet an uncompromising approach to quality, comfort and luxury ‌

Gonwin Lake


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Bluebell Cottage lounge

Sunflower Cottage master bedroom

Rose Cottage master bedroom

Bluebell Cottage

Courtyard

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Cornish pasty suppers Cots/highchairs & stair gates available Pets welcome in selected cottages Luxury food hampers by pre-order Babysitting services Beauty treatments

T: 01736 798858

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

2 3 1

4 4 6

6 6 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 575 700

1350 1900 2100

Book direct with Michael & Sharon Wodskou, Gonwin Manor, Gonwin Manor Drive, Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 3GN e: info@gonwin-manor.co.uk www.gonwin-manor.co.uk

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Ennys - A rural idyll in West Cornwall

Interior of Well Studio

The pool

The Garden Suite sitting room

A long tree-shaded private drive leads only to Ennys, an exquisite Georgian estate in a sunny position in the valley of the River Hayle. The beautiful landscaped grounds contain a heated pool, a rare grass tennis court, and a large collection of unusual plants.

bedroom above. The bathroom has a bath with shower over. Hidden private patio. Rents Friday to Friday. GRANARY, sleeps 2 Part of a converted listed barn. The ground floor comprises an open-plan kitchen-diner and sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Upstairs the spacious bedroom has a king-size bed which can be arranged as a twin. The bathroom is spacious with an over-bath shower. Private patio. Rents Sunday to Sunday.

There is a glorious walk along the river towpath to St Erth and the train to St Ives. The nearest beach, privately owned Prussia Cove, is a 10 minute drive away.

Granary bedroom

Ennys is ideally situated for exploring both the Land's End and the Lizard peninsulas as well as the National Trust gardens along the Helford and Fal rivers. There are excellent restaurants and award-winning pubs close by, specialising in fresh fish and seafood and organic beef and lamb.

THE GARDEN SUITE, sleeps 4 A light-filled conversion of a former dairy and hayloft, it has its own south-facing patio overlooking the main garden. Downstairs are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, and a bathroom. Upstairs there is a light-filled open-plan living space with kitchen-diner and sitting room. Rents Saturday to Saturday.

Ennys has three architect-designed cottages for rent, each stylishly decorated with designer fabrics and original works of art. WELL STUDIO, sleeps 2 A pretty granite cottage, set on its own, it has an airy two-storey sitting room with wood-burning stove and open-plan kitchen. Stairs lead to a galleried

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Granary sitting room

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Central heating, electricity and wood included 12-metre heated pool May-September Easy access to coastal walks Only noise at night is the owls Open all year Award winning farm shop close by

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SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 2

1

2

4

4

350

795

Sleeps 4

2

1

6

6

525

1500

Book direct with Gill Charlton, Ennys, St. Hilary, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9BZ e: ennys@ennys.co.uk www.ennys.co.uk


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Higher Menadew - Relaxing holidays in Cornish countryside just north of St Austell Bay

Haydon and Rafters

Haydon

Families and couples love it here. Our superb country cottages, excellent facilities, ideal location and outstanding local attractions are perfect for a relaxing, enjoyable and easy holiday. Higher Menadew Farm Cottages are part of a small hamlet set in peaceful Cornish countryside with our central location being ideal for all Cornwall’s attractions and activities. Our cottages are exceedingly comfortable, welcoming and superbly equipped with wonderful beamed ceilings, cosy log burners, comfy sofas and beds, showers with loads of hot water, central heating and fully fitted kitchens. A holiday here is a pleasure at any time of year. Facilities to keep adults and children happy! Our superb indoor heated swimming pool is a great favourite. The games room has table tennis, table football, air hockey and a dedicated area for fives and under. We have

Superb heated swimming pool

grassed play areas; outdoor play equipment and large trampoline. There are friendly farm animals to meet if you wish. We have fantastic attractions all around us. Beautiful beaches, truly magnificent coastal scenery, picturesque fishing villages such as Charlestown, Fowey, Mevagissey and Padstow are nearby as are numerous glorious gardens and country houses including the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock.

Have fun in the games room

There is always plenty to see and do. Walking the stunning coastal path, cycling the Camel Trail, golf, fishing, water sports, adventure parks, indulging at a recommended restaurant, and much more. Comprehensive information files and our friendly advice will help you make the most of your holiday. Please visit our website for further information, more photographs and availability.

Make friends with Ozzie and Ollie our Kune Kune pigs

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Perfect for families and couples Superb indoor heated swimming pool and games room Our cottages are all non smoking and no pets Outdoor play areas, large trampoline, farm animals Utilities, linen (ex cot) and facilities in tariff Cots, high chairs and stairgates available F.O.C

T: 01726 850310

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

1 4 2

2 4 6

2 4 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

315 390 405

580 1140 1380

Book direct with Andrew & Anita Higman, Higher Menadew Farm, Higher Menadew, St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 8QW e: mail@stayingincornwall.com www.stayingincornwall.com

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The Headland Cottages - Relax in your dream cottage, just metres from the beach

Hotel and cottages in glorious isolation

Open the doors to your private retreat where you can recharge by the ocean’s edge. This is your idyllic seaside cottage, perched in view of the wild Atlantic rollers lashing Cornwall’s rugged north coast. Utterly unique, you can enjoy the space and freedom of luxury five star self-catering with all the trimmings of a four star hotel on the doorstep. Indulge in the dream of having your own traditional slate and granite Cornish cottage by the sea, yet with all of life’s little luxuries at your fingertips – daily housekeeping, a multitude of leisure facilities (two pools, tennis, golf, croquet, surf school, & playroom), two sea view restaurants, and lounge areas with squishy sofas, newspapers, log fires and staff to bring you steaming mugs of hot chocolate on command.

Champagne with a view

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For those seeking adventure, why not try a surfing or coasteering session with the on-site surf school? For keen walkers, there are miles of golden beaches to explore, or maybe tackle a steep section of the coastal footpath if you are feeling more energetic! Whether you seek seclusion or action, this is a stress-free, self-catering experience bespoke to your needs and desires. Hear the ocean, see the ocean, live by the ocean. You deserve it. From the moment you arrive you will be greeted by everything you could possibly want. Sumptuous beds made up with crisp linen, fluffy towels and robes hanging in the spotless bathrooms – a well equipped kitchen, perfect for the local farm produce box you ordered –

Scrabble in the sunset

and those essential but boring items such as dishwasher tablets, loo rolls and a jug of milk for that first cup of tea after your drive down. EnjoyEngland gave the cottages a ‘Gold Award’ for excellence, and a commendation for the very high standards of cleanliness. Relax and enjoy not having to do those tedious household tasks! The Headland Cottages are available with one, two or three bedrooms, all of which are en suite. Most cottages have glorious ocean views, offering the ideal sunset watching spot. Others are snug and cosy, in the centre of the village, with no sea views, and are offered at a reduced rate. The master bedroom has a 5ft four poster bed, with further bedrooms having twin beds.


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Dining table in the sun

Plenty of room to relax in a three bedroom cottage

Bedroom bliss in a gorgeous cottage

An example of each cottage description is shown below (for descriptions of all the cottages, please visit our website). One Bedroom Cottage: A traditional stone and slate cottage, with plump sofa, canopy queen-sized 4 poster bed made up with crisp linen, beautifully appointed kitchen, sitting room with dining table, and lovely bathroom complete with fluffy white towels and robes. Most with full ocean/sea views, some with village/tennis court views (at a lower rate).

A serenely peaceful and beautiful bathroom

A view to The Headland

Two Bedroom Cottage: A traditional stone and slate cottage, with canopy queen-sized 4 poster bed in master bedroom (en suite), and twin bedroom en suite), both made up with crisp linen, fluffy towels and robes. Beautifully appointed kitchen, sitting room complete with plump sofas/chairs, and dining table. Most with full ocean/sea views, some with village/tennis court views (at a lower rate).

all made up with crisp linen, fluffy towels and robes. Beautifully appointed kitchen, sitting room complete with plump sofas/ chairs, and dining table. Most with full ocean/sea views, some with village/ tennis court views (at a lower rate). Don’t forget the daily light servicing and delights of the 4 Star Headland Hotel on your doorstep – where you can swim, dine, and relax.

Three Bedroom Cottage: A traditional stone and slate cottage, with canopy queen- sized 4 poster bed in master bedroom (en suite), and two twin bedrooms (both en suite),

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Complimentary daily housekeeping Tennis, golf, surf school, playroom 250m to the beach, 25m to SW Coastal Path Free WiFi in main hotel (1 min walk) Short breaks available in low/mid season Fluffy bathrobes provided

T: 01637 872211

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

11 21 7

2 4 6

2 4 6

DAILY PRICES £ From To

79 119 159

250 449 529

Book direct with Reservations, Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1EW e: reservations@headlandhotel.co.uk www.headlandcottages.co.uk

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Kennacott Court - Overlooking the sea at Widemouth Bay, Bude, North Cornwall

Kennacott Court

Set in 70 acres with magnificent views overlooking the sea at Widemouth Bay, the award winning Kennacott Court represents an outstanding collection of holiday cottages with unrivalled leisure and recreational facilities. Cottages vary in size and character and accommodate two to twelve people. Each cottage is extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished and comprehensively equipped with everything you could possibly need: microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD & VCR, CD player, direct dial telephone, wireless broadband and superb central heating for the cooler times of the year. All bedding and towels (including swimming towels) provided. Electricity and full oil-fired central heating are inclusive. Half our cottages have easy walking access. Dogs are welcome in some cottages. Babysitting

is available by arrangement. Cots, high chairs and stair gates on request (free). Pushchairs, playpen and wheelchair may be hired. Catering/home cooked meal service available. We have an excellent Leisure Centre with a superb indoor swimming pool together with sauna, fitness room, snooker room and children’s playroom for under fives. Our super purpose-built Sports Barn houses our badminton court (also for mini-tennis) and games room with a skittle alley, pool and tabletennis tables, table football and television with Sky. We have two all weather tennis courts, football field, adventure trail, fifteen acre nature walk, gas barbecues and picnic tables. A unique feature, from April to October, is a fine golf course with six full length holes.

THE COTTAGES DUCKPOOL AND PLUM TREE (sleep 2) Double bedroom with en suite. Living/dining/kitchen area. SANDYMOUTH AND WIDEMOUTH (sleep 2) Extremely spacious one bedroom cottages. Four poster bed, TV, and en suite. Widemouth is ground floor. Sandymouth is upside down with spectacular views from first floor. Child’s bed if required. BLACK ROCK (sleeps 3) Ground floor: double bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom. First floor: living/dining/kitchen area with super views to the sea. FOXHOLE (sleeps 4) Double bedroom, bathroom, dining/kitchen, sunken living room. Spiral staircase to twin bedroom with TV. Child’s bed if required. DIZZARD, WELCOMBE AND CRACKINGTON (sleep 4) Ground floor: double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom. First floor: living/dining/kitchen area. Twin beds in Crackington can bunk for extra child’s bed. SALTHOUSE, CHERRY TREE AND NORTHCOTT (sleeps 4) Single-storey, one double, one twin bedroom and second TV. Living/dining/kitchen area. Cherry has two en suites and Salthouse has en suite to double plus family bathroom. MILLOOK AND SUMMERLEAZE (sleep 6) Upside-down with super views. One double with TV, two twin bedrooms, bathroom/WC, separate WC. First floor living/dining/kitchen area. Summerleaze has en suite shower/WC to double and space for child’s bed if required.

Swimming pool

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Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Tennis courts

Kennacott House

The Farmhouse

Kennacott View kitchen

Snooker room

Games room

Badminton court

Under fives room

CROOKLETS (sleeps 6) Double and twin bedroom, bathroom/WC, shower room/WC, separate kitchen area, living/dining room. Spiral staircase to second twin bedroom with TV. Conservatory. PEAR TREE (sleeps 6) Four poster bed with TV and en suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms (one can bunk for extra child's bed), bathroom. Living/dining/kitchen area. Conservatory. GRANARY (sleeps 6) Double bedroom with TV, two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms. Conservatory with private garden. KENNACOTT VIEW (sleeps 8) Single storey detached cottage. Two double bedrooms with TV and en suite shower/WC. Two twin bedrooms plus family bathroom. Large living/dining/kitchen area with fabulous views. Secure garden.

KENNACOTT HOUSE (sleeps 11/12) Ground floor: twin bedroom, large living room, conservatory, dining room for

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Magnificent heated indoor swimming pool with sauna Superb indoor mini-tennis / badminton court Well equipped playroom for under fives Six hole par 22 golf course and two tennis courts Games barn and full size snooker room Dogs welcome in some cottages

T: 01288 362000

sixteen, farmhouse kitchen with Aga. Stannah stair lift. First floor: master suite, two double, one twin and one single bedrooms. Bathroom/WC and shower room/WC. Secure garden.

THE FARMHOUSE (sleeps 10) Ground Floor: Double bedroom, shower room/WC, dining/kitchen, two living rooms and conservatory leading to secure garden. First floor: one double, three twin bedrooms, family bathroom/ WC, shower room and separate WC.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 10 Sleeps 11

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 4 5 6

4 8 5 1 1 1

2 4 6 8 10 16

2 4 6 8 10 16

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

292 354 446 739 900 1031

759 1261 1956 2574 2997 3297

Book direct with Philip & Mary Myers, Kennacott Court, Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0ND e: phil@kennacottcourt.co.uk www.kennacottcourt.co.uk

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Kernock Cottages Secluded private estate in the Tamar Valley, between Dartmoor & Bodmin Moor

Owl bedroom

Heather Barn kitchen

The Kernock Estate

Kernock is the perfect rural idyll for exploring this beautiful hidden corner of Cornwall.

14' trampoline

The Coach House

with great views. Kernock is very safe for children and the 14’ trampoline and adventure playground are star attractions (great for tiring them out!).

Cottages Converted from spacious old agricultural buildings, our 4 detached and private cottages offer 21st century comforts while retaining many original features. High quality, spacious, comfortable and flexible, they sleep 6, 4 or 2 (16 in total). No chintz here … Inside they are stylish and comfortable: leather sofas, hardwood floors, flatscreen TVs, iPod docks, WiFi, White Company bathrobes, big bath sheets, luxury toiletries, pocket sprung beds, goosedown duvets, Egyptian cotton covers. All bedrooms en suite … Attention to detail and guest comfort is our priority. Each cottage has a private garden with lawn and terrace, barbecue and hardwood furniture. Very baby-friendly, we provide a wide range of baby equipment at no charge. Heather Barn is wheelchair-friendly (NAS M3a).

Activities Choices, choices … St Mellion Golf is 2 miles away. NT houses abound spectacular Cotehele is less than 4 miles. Ideal for walkers: midway between Dartmoor and Bodmin moor and fabulous local walking in the Tamar and Lynher valleys. Canoeing, riding and fishing are available locally and surfing, windsurfing and sailing within easy reach. We offer membership of China Fleet Country Club (ideal for rainy days). Plymouth offers cultural activities (National Marine Aquarium, many features of historical interest, and a good theatre). Eden Project & Heligan are 45 minutes drive. For small children, try the donkey park; older ones may fancy tree-surfing or the 500m zipwire! Spectacular beaches only 10 miles away.

Grounds 25 beautiful acres of mature gardens, woodland, paddocks and fields to explore,

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Very baby & child friendly Adventure playground & 14' trampoline All bedrooms en suite Heather Barn wheelchair accessible Great local pub (walkable) China Fleet Country Club membership

T: 01579 350435 24

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 1

1 2 1

12 6 4

12 6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

600 500 400

1800 1450 900

Book direct with Hugh & Beth Bailey, Kernock House, Pillaton, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6RY e: hughbeth@kernockcottages.com www.kernockcottages.com


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Lanyon Holiday Cottages - Secluded Elizabethan estate close to Godrevy beach

Coswyn oak bedroom

Coswyn Barn sitting room

Coach-House kitchen

COSWYN BARN. Sleeps 14. Above the main door of the Barn is a granite arch with a carved face this is believed to be circa 1250. The barn makes a spacious and comfortable base for large groups. The galleried hallway is partitioned by oak panelling, there are oak and slate floors throughout, this really is a perfect mix of old barn with today’s modern convenience. 1 large kitchen/dining room, 1 sitting room, 3 doubles - 2 en suite, 4 twins - 1 with facilities, 2 further bathrooms, 1 wet room.

Lanyon Manor kitchen

Situated down a private drive just a few miles from sandy beaches on Cornwall's stunning north coast, three properties occupy a peaceful position in the centre of a 200 acre Elizabethan estate. There is easy access to both north and south coasts. On the north coast Lanyon is just a short drive from Godrevy lighthouse, The Towans and St Ives Bay.

LANYON MANOR. Sleeps 12. Lanyon Manor still has the family crest over the porch with the date 1668, and retains many of its original features. Inside there are three sitting rooms, traditional large kitchen with Aga, south facing conservatory overlooking private walled garden. Lanyon Manor is an elegant place to stay.

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Outdoor swimming pool (heated June-August) Close to safe family beach, easily accessible Available as a wedding venue Christmas & New Year decorations Beautifully prepared meals can be delivered Laser clays, archery and other activities

T: 01872 242166 07766 243436

1 large kitchen/dining room, 1 sitting room, 1 double - en suite shower room, 1 twin, 1 main bathroom.

3 sitting rooms, 1 formal dining room, 1 large kitchen, 1 conservatory, 3 doubles - all en suite, 3 twins - 1 en suite, 1 further bathroom, 1 cloakroom, 1 wet room.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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THE COACH-HOUSE. Sleeps 4. The delightful detached Coach-House offers charming accommodation, perfect for two or a family of four. It has a large modern country style kitchen, a cosy sitting room with wood burner and two good sized bedrooms. It’s a cosy retreat at any time of year.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 12 Sleeps 14

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 6 7

1 1 1

4 12 14

4 12 14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

465 1150 1335

1075 3115 3630

Book direct with Albertine & Marie Leggo, Lanyon, Gwinear Lane, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5LA e: info@lanyon-holiday-cottages.co.uk www.lanyon-holiday-cottages.co.uk

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Pollaughan Cottages - Portscatho, on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula

Philip our donkey and friend

Porthcurnik Beach

Meadows Barn

Escape to Pollaughan on the idyllic Roseland Peninsula, where you will find a wildlife lover’s paradise.

We have an all weather tennis court and a giant trampoline. Sailing and windsurfing are available locally, and cycle trails are not far away. Fishing and golf can be arranged nearby and there is a squash court in Portscatho.

Near to sandy beaches, and the Coast Path, there are fabulous coastal walks from here.

WILLOWS - sleeps 6: detached with fabulous views over lake, with its visiting wildlife, from all the rooms. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one en suite), large living area, patio doors to garden.

Pollaughan Farm self-catering cottages have been lovingly and luxuriously restored with both children and the environment in mind. The relaxing working farm provides its guests with round the clock interaction with nature and wildlife; children love feeding our little farm animals and fetching the eggs for breakfast.

MEADOWS – sleeps 6: detached, similar layout to Willows, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Whirlpool bath in en suite, also has wood burner and separate utility area.

The cottages facilitate ‘green’ practices at every opportunity and prove that luxury is still top of the agenda in the spacious and accessible buildings all with their own private gardens.

FARMHOUSE – sleeps 5: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Traditional Victorian period house with piano and open fire. FALLOW – sleeps 4: detached, 2 en suite bedrooms - one with whirlpool bath, large living space with fabulous views, wood burner.

There are comfortable 6ft or twin beds, depending on your party, made up with cotton bed linen, comfy sofas, spacious interiors and really powerful showers. Enjoy an Aga prepared meal utilising ingredients from the surrounding area.

Bird's eye view of Pollaughan

There is free WiFi in each cottage and all baby and toddler equipment enabling you to pack light!

∑)YBAC SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

T: 01872 580150 26

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Green Tourism Gold Award Minutes from sandy beaches and Coast Path Aga home cooked meals to your door Loved by parents of babies and toddlers Egg collecting and animal feeding each day Whirlpool baths, woodburners … a great winter break

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 3

2 1 1

6 4 5

8 5 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 360 450

1730 1450 1350

Book direct with Valerie or Tim Penny, Pollaughan Farm, Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5EH e: holidays@pollaughan.co.uk www.pollaughan.co.uk


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Rooke Cottages - Near the North Cornwall Coast

Jasmine bedroom

Harbour

Welcome to our seven beautifully restored 5 Star cottages. Our accommodation includes WiFi, flat screen TVs, dishwashers, quality furnishings, Egyptian linen and private gardens, creating a relaxing holiday home so comfortable you may never want to leave …

Surf boards

Situated in peaceful Duchy farmland and only a short stroll through country lanes from the village of Chapel Amble where you will find our local pub and restaurant, village shop and post office.

water sports beaches of Rock. Golf can be played at the many superb golf courses in the area. Bikes can be hired for rides along the Camel Trail to the pretty fishing port of Padstow with its many restaurants to choose from including Rick Stein’s famous Seafood Restaurant.

A short trip away, our beach loving guests will find the sandy surfing beach of Polzeath or the sailing and

Rooke Cottages are the ideal location to visit other parts of Cornwall, you are never far away from National Trust houses and gardens, the Eden Project or exploring the many coastal towns and villages … Harbour House accommodation offers the best of both worlds overlooking the River Camel in the market town of Wadebridge, stylish apartment living with contemporary elegance.

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Courtyard kitchen

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

All cottages 5 Star Gold WiFi Private gardens Pets are welcome by arrangement Close to beaches Fully inclusive

T: 01208 880368

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4 4

1 3 1 1 1 1

4 6 6 6 7 8

4 6 6 6 8 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

430 499 600 600 600 850

799 1400 1670 1670 1670 2650

Book direct with Rob & Gill Reskelly, Rooke Cottages, Rooke Farm, Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6ES e: info@rookecottages.com www.rookecottages.com

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Rosehill Lodges - Luxury lodges in an exclusive location on the Cornish Coast

Main bathroom

Super-kingsize beds

Spacious lounge

cleanliness. It has great surf for the more adventurous and plenty of rock pools for the little ones. After a fantastic day on the beach enjoy the convenience of an outside drench shower on each lodge to wash away the sand and salt.

Hot Tub, full size, four person

Experience great walks along the coast path with the dramatic Atlantic coastline, right on your doorstep. Look forward to storm watching during the winter months, feeling the sea spray on your face. At the end of the day relax in your own personal hot tub, dine al fresco and star gaze from the shelter of your glass covered decking. Be amazed by the incredible birdsong that surrounds your lodge. Finally, snuggle up in luxurious super-king size beds or watch the flames dancing lazily around in your log burner.

Porthtowan beach looking from the coast path

Balance, space, room to breathe. Rosehill offers you year round luxury accommodation in a stunning location, right on the Cornish Coast.

Grass roofs & glass covered decking

Set within a sheltered woodland valley in the small coastal village of Porthtowan our exclusive location is superb. A short five minute walk gets you to our local beach, village shops, bars and restaurant – park up, relax, and leave your car behind. Our beach is sandy and has been awarded Blue Flag status for exceptional quality and

∑)YBA SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

T: 01209 891920 28

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Hot tub with each lodge Luxury super-king size beds & log burners Beach, bars, restaurant just five minutes walk Glass covered decking area, dine al fresco Go green with grass roofs, solar panels WiFi Broadband in each lodge

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3

6 4

4 6

4 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

440 620

1660 1972

Book direct with Pauline, John, Rebecca or Graham, Rosehill Lodges, Porthtowan, Cornwall TR4 8AR e: reception@rosehilllodges.com www.rosehilllodges.com


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Roundhouse Barn Holidays - West side of The Roseland Peninsula, peaceful and tranquil Discover Roundhouse Barns - two stunningly converted 17th century Cornish stone barns - tucked away in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on The Roseland Peninsula. All our barns were refurbished in 2010 - underfloor heating in bathrooms, high pressure showers, roll-top baths, granite worktops in kitchens with microwaves and dishwashers, and oak floors in lounges and bedrooms. Come and share the peace and tranquillity that we've discovered in our exclusively for adults hideaway. We are surrounded by National Trust land and overlooked by nothing other than rolling hills. From the top of our winding driveway, there are magificent views across the Fal estuary towards Loe beach and Trelissick House and gardens.

The courtyard

We're close to the most beautiful parts of the coastal path, the yachting mecca of St Mawes, The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Maritime Museum.

Carthouse bedroom

Cockle lounge and kitchen

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SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Exclusively for adults Goodie boxes and fresh fish can be pre-ordered Log burner in Cockle Cottage Home-baked Cornish cream tea on arrival Short breaks available between November and March Beautiful walks start from our barns

T: 01872 580038

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1

3

4

4

Sleeps 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

285

875

Book direct with Barbara or Mark Sadler, Roundhouse Barns, Messack Lane, St Just in Roseland, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5JJ e: info@roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk www.roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk

Trevigue Farm - Stunning cottages on the cliffs by the sea With two and a half miles of spectacular coastline Trevigue is ideal for enjoying walking, getting away from it all and wildlife. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and once you have found Trevigue you will find it hard to stay away. The beauty of the cliffs and countryside are breathtaking, a perfect retreat for peace and tranquility at any time of year. The stunning sandy beach at Crackington Haven is a secret location and is reached via a romantic walk through ancient woodland or via the cliffs with breathtaking views. The cottages are very private individual houses with landscaped gardens lovingly tended. They are houses you would aspire to live in, large, open, spacious and flooded with light. A very small family business, now 34 years on, we really care about making your holiday perfect in every way!

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Eastwood

Private outdoor swimming pool

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

All en suite rooms Stunning views In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Outdoor heated pool Clifftop walks Walking distance to sandy beach

T: 01840 230418 07534 937817

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 9 Sleeps 4

Samphire House

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 5 2

1 1 1

10 9 5

10 9 5

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 400 350

2220 2500 1300

Book direct with Gayle Crocker, Trevigue Farm, Crackington Haven, Bude EX23 0LQ e: trevigue@talk21.com www.trevigue.co.uk

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Tredethick Cottages - As enthralling for your children as it is relaxing and indulgent for you

Feeding goat

Think of a place that offers the whole family memorable experiences, whatever the weather, or the time of year. Consider the idea of somewhere so right for you all that you find yourself coming back year after year. Tredethick is just that kind of place: animals to feed, ponies to ride, places to play, a pool to discover, new places to see, all in beautiful, secluded, Cornish countryside. A place to see and hear your young children come alive and for you to relax and recharge.

Our cottages are your home for the holiday and we make sure ours are comfortable, well equipped, welcoming, warm and clean. Their kitchens are as well-suited to cater for children's tea time as they are for more elaborate meals, and all of them are easy to make yourselves feel properly at home in. Many have log fires and all are centrally heated. Any weather, any age group, active, laid-back, indoors or out, wet or dry: there's plenty to keep you and your children happy and occupied at Tredethick.

Young children and toddlers love feeding the animals and, five mornings a week, they get the chance help Farmer Tim. They bottle feed lambs, watch the pigs, feed the goats and chickens straight from their hands and collect freshly laid eggs. For many children and parents feeding the animals is their most treasured memory. Pony rides take place twice a week and are incredibly popular, even with children who’ve never sat in a saddle before. Our ponies, Toby and Ladybird, are small and docile and happy to give rides. Our indoor heated pool is always a toasty 30 degrees and is 1.2 metres throughout, so it's easy keeping your children safe. It’s well appointed, clean and comfortable, with spacious changing facilities. 'Soft Play Room'….You might need to rethink your ideas if those three words fill you with dread. Your children will love the place, its play frames, soft shapes, ball pool and a playpen for babies too. But windows looking out on to sweeping farmland, comfy chairs and sofas, free, fresh-ground Lavazza coffee, a selection of daily papers and magazines make it as enticing for you as for your children. It's like the world turned upside down where YOU end up dragging THEM along to the soft play. In our Play Barn the sandpit with ten tons of play-sand, Wendy House and slide will provide hours of fun. There's also table tennis, table football and pool, should you choose to relive your former glories.

Granary Cottage

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Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Swimming pool

Outside garden

Soft playroom

There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoor play. Tredethick is incredibly child-friendly with freedom to wander to the outside play area, giant trampoline, ride-on tractors, football pitch and mosey along to see the animals. There's a farm trail too, which takes you round the fields and woods. Or you can link to the footpath leading to the idyllic riverside hamlet of St. Winnow.

Outdoor play

Orchard Cottage

Collecting eggs

Holidays with young children and toddlers can often leave parents really needing a holiday. We don't think it has to or should be like that. So although your children will find plenty to entertain (and tire!) them, you won't run short of opportunities to relax either. The soft-play room, as already mentioned is surprisingly as enticing for you as it is for your child. In your cottage's garden you'll find

everything you need to unwind with a book or a drink and we're happy to help out with a sitter so that you can experience the lovely local eateries. Tredethick is a place where with young children you can relax, recharge, enjoy and will long to return to.

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Ideal for toddlers and young children Perfect for parents of toddlers & young children Daily supervised animal feeding Parent friendly soft play room Fantastic indoor heated pool Excellent year round facilities

T: 01208 873618

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 2 3 3 3

1 3 1 2 2

4 4 4 5 6

4 6 6 6 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

470 535 535 535 660

900 1870 1870 2130 2470

Book direct with Tim Reed, Tredethick, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0LE e: holidays@tredethick.co.uk www.tredethick.co.uk

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Tregongeeves Farm - Mid-Cornwall coast close to Eden Project and Heligan Gardens

Indoor heated pool

Donkey Mill Cottage

View of Tregongeeves

A year-round bolt hole, Tregongeeves Farm Cottages are ideally situated in Mid-Cornwall, close to beaches, Mevagissey, Fowey and The Eden Project. Sleeping between two and six guests, all of our cottages are decked out in rustic country-style with a contemporary twist. Slate floors and wood floors, stone walls and exposed beams emphasise the features of the original farm buildings, while plush carpets, sleek furnishings, local artwork and high-spec appliances add a modern flavour.

Quakers Cottage

Corner cottage lounge

Gallery Cottage

Swallows Cottage

Footsteps from your cottage you will find an indoor heated swimming pool, spa bath. For the more energetic a tennis court, giant trampoline and 22 acres of fields to enjoy while meeting our animals on the way. For guests with children we offer nursery equipment at no extra charge, a recreation room with pool table, table tennis and a small gym. All of the cottages are centrally heated and double glazed, so whatever the weather you can hide away with a newspaper, browse the internet or enjoy the leisure facilities.

Whether you have a week or a weekend to spare, escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy an off-peak retreat at one of our self-catering farm cottages in Cornwall.

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T: 01726 68202 32

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Complimentary daily newspaper of your choice Independent controls for central heating Welcome pack of local produce included Tennis court to LTA standards Pretty walk to the village pub from the cottages Farm animals and egg collecting

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 1

1 4 2

6 4 3

6 4 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

600 425 350

1300 1020 650

Book direct with John & Judith Clemo,Tregongeeves Farm, Polgooth, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7DS e: mail@tregongeeves.co.uk www.tregongeeves.co.uk


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

West Woolley Farm - Near Bude on North Cornwall Heritage Coast

Mill House

Award winning barn conversions

“Stayed in cottages throughout Britain and Europe, this has been the best” Renate Stich

and family bathroom. Staircases lead to a sitting area and a galleried twin bedroom. Garden.

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, West Woolley Farm is great for family holidays, with seven sandy beaches all within a fifteen minute drive; excellent for surfing, sunbathing or making sandcastles. Attractions throughout Cornwall and Devon are within a day trip.

MILL HOUSE sleeps six. Main bedroom with en suite shower room, twin bedroom, third bedroom with bunk beds and family bathroom all downstairs. Upstairs overlooking the courtyard is the sitting-room with separate farmhouse kitchen.

Join us when feeding our farm animals or collecting eggs. The mild climate makes this part of the Cornwall coast ideal for holidays all year round with spectacular starry skies and dramatic sunsets over the rugged coastline to the sea. Easy access to the South West Coast Path. Relax and unwind on one of our special off season breaks. Our award winning cottages maintain a traditional feel; STABLES sleeps six. Visually stunning as you walk through the vast door, the central space is full height from floor to raftered ceiling. Main bedroom with en suite shower room, twin bedroom

GRAIN STORE sleeps four. Main bedroom with en suite shower room, twin bedroom and family bathroom all downstairs. Upstairs the sitting-room overlooks the courtyard, the kitchen area has views of surrounding farmland. PARLOUR, single storey, sleeps four plus one. The comfortable open-plan living space has a lofty beamed ceiling. Main bedroom with en suite shower room. The second bedroom with bunk beds and single bed has an en suite bathroom.

SIZE OF COTTAGES

11 acre family farm with friendly animals Great local walks and Heritage Coastal Path Horse-riding on neighbouring farm White cotton bedlinen and towels Excellent family-friendly local pubs Off season special prices - see website

T: 01288 331202

Downstairs - Anna's Cottage

ANNA’S COTTAGE, sleeps four. Comfortable open-plan living area with beamed ceiling. Main bedroom with en suite shower room, twin bedroom and bathroom. Bedrooms have views to the sea. Garden.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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George and the girls

ALL INCLUSIVE

∑)BDAC

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 6

3

2

6

14

255

1430

Sleeps 4

2

3

4

6

255

1215

Book direct with David Tidman & Karen Rice-Evans, West Woolley Farm, Woolley, Bude Cornwall EX23 9PP e: info@westwoolleyfarm.co.uk www.westwoolleyfarm.co.uk

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Treworgey Cottages - Near Looe, Cornwall

Our heated pool - with a view

Every cottage has its own private garden

Romantic 18th century cottages in idyllic setting, Treworgey Cottages – established in 1977. Treworgey (which means farmstead above the water) is perfectly positioned to enjoy views over the tranquil Looe Valley to the river below and the pretty fishing port of Looe in the distance. Near the sea and surrounded by patchwork fields, wild flower filled lanes and ancient bluebell woods, Treworgey is a haven for wild animals and birds – and humans looking for an instant cure for stress! The medieval Treworgey manor house was burnt down centuries ago. The ancient bakery and stables remain. The later Georgian farmhouse with its accompanying stone barns (first recorded on the 1840 tithe map) and the pretty Victorian farm workers’ cottages

Riding and animals here on our farm

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now form an enchanting hamlet of mellow stone. Each individual cottage enjoys its own enclosed and very private English cottage garden. Your garden has its own lawn and flower borders, with roses, honeysuckle or wisteria climbing the cottage walls. Every cottage has a superb view. Inside Flagstone or wood floors, inglenook fireplaces and heavy beams complimented with antiques, wool carpets and truly comfortable brass or romantic four-poster king size beds. Kitchens boast everything from dishwashers, washer/dryers and fan ovens to food processors. Wireless internet in some cottages, computer room for all.

Stunning coastal scenery Sapphire seas, patchwork fields and wildflowers adorn hedgerows. Picturesque Looe, Polperro, Fowey and sheltered Lantic Bay are all within easy reach. The beautiful sheltered coves on our south coast are ideal for safe swimming, while the big surfing beaches of the north coast are only 50 minutes away by car. Delicious home cooked food If you want a break from the kitchen why not choose from our mouthwatering menu of starters, main courses, light suppers, puddings, homemade cakes and other teatime treats. All delivered direct to your cottage. Plus we have a local produce stall here too.

Trelawney sitting room - every cottage can have a log fire, either in an open hearth or log burner


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Romantic bedrooms

View of the Looe Valley from Treworgey

Traditional kitchens, fully equipped to today's highest standards

Honeymoons We specialise in honeymoons and romantic breaks – delightful one bedroom cottages with four poster beds, very private gardens and fantastic views. Why not have your wedding reception in this idyllic setting too? Welcome Fresh flowers, crisp cotton linen and a welcome tray with local biscuits and fruit juice await. Swimming Swim in our beautifully landscaped and really warm pool with a view. There is an additional heated shallow pool for very young children. Animal Farm Ducks, rabbits, chickens and friendly goats wandering the grounds create many a happy moment for children. Indoor and Outdoor Play Climbing frames, nature trails, sand pits with ride-on diggers, wendy house, toys, table tennis, pool, table football, wooden train sets, indoor beach with badminton and more. Tennis Court All weather court with a view. Golf Local course (Looe) 10 minutes away.

Meg at Lantic Bay

Early morning mist in the valley

Eden Project/Lost Gardens of Heligan 30/40 minutes easy drive Walking We are spoilt for choice with the magnificent coastal path, wooded river paths and Bodmin Moor all on our doorstep – plus wonderful walks over our 150 acres and beyond from your garden gate. National Trust A plethora of the best houses and gardens only 20 to 60 minutes away. Riding Treworgey has its own licensed riding school – only for our visitors. We cater for the complete novice to the more experienced. Help is available with dressage, show jumping and eventing – or hacking in our beautiful countryside. If you are lucky enough to own your own horse, why not bring it?

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Each cottage has its own private garden Delicious home-cooked meal service Lots to do here on our farm, for all the family Romantic cottages for two Most of our guests have stayed previously Riding on site - hacking and lessons available

T: 01503 262730

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

Riding lessons and hacking available here on site

,YB9A

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 4

6 4 3 2

2 4 6 8

3 4 6 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

361 407 459 549

1019 1789 2683 2776

Book direct with Linda or Bevis Wright , Treworgey Cottages, Duloe, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4PP e: stay@cornishdreamcottages.co.uk www.cornishdreamcottages.co.uk

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Aish Cross Holiday Cottages - In beautiful South Devon, nearby the River Dart

Coach House sitting room

Aish Cross House Stable bedroom

Aish Cross, a distinguished Regency country house, stands in the centre of the small hamlet of Aish, with beautiful views across the Dart Valley and surrounding countryside - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Coach House bedroom

connection. The open plan kitchens are well equipped including dishwasher, separate fridge-freezer and microwave. In the grounds of the main house there is a lovely lawned orchard with garden furniture and barbecue facilities for the exclusive enjoyment of guests.

Adjoining the main house are the Coach House and The Stable which have been converted to a very high standard into two delightful holiday cottages. The cottages are situated a mile away from the village of Stoke Gabriel on the banks of the River Dart, a 5 minute drive away from the medieval town of Totnes.

THE COACH HOUSE As the name suggests the cottage has been created from the original coach house. It has two large double/twin bedded rooms each with private bathroom. A third double twin bedded room, with en suite shower/toilet facilities may be incorporated into the accommodation with access through one of the bedrooms.

The local area offers a wealth of attractions including five National Trust and English Heritage properties within a 20 minutes drive. There are some excellent beaches in nearby Torbay and the South Hams, a short drive away. The local coastline offers some stunning walks and our favourites can be found in the cottages.

Orchard

THE STABLE Attached to the Coach House, the Stable has two bedrooms, the larger has a double bed and the smaller has the option of double or single beds. There is a separate bathroom (bath/shower/toilet).

THE COTTAGES Each cottage has its own unique appeal, which includes oak beams, log burning fires and conservatories. All have downstairs cloakrooms, Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD players and internet

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Peaceful secluded setting Full central heating Separate laundry room Local produce welcome pack Wood burning stove Large private orchard with barbecue facilities

T: 01803 782022 36

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 6

3

1

6

6

495

1095

Sleeps 4

2

1

4

4

395

895

Book direct with Angela Pavey, Aish Cross House, Aish, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6PT e: info@aishcross.co.uk www.aishcross.co.uk


Devon

Berry Barns - Two luxury barn conversions in a stunning lakeside location - Shebbear, Devon

Shippen

Berry Barns from small lake

These two detached barn conversions stand in a tranquil rural setting, within the owners 25 acres. Home to Highland cattle with chickens, ducks, geese and registered with the Organic Soil Association. The Shippen offers single-storey accommodation and both properties have been converted using reclaimed oak with a wealth of beams, oak and flagstone floors and handmade fitted oak kitchens. Close to Dartmoor National Park, with fine views over the surrounding countryside and within easy reach of the Devon coastline. Local village amenities and pub (child friendly, with good food and beer garden) are to be found close by. Bude offers 'The Splash' indoor pool and excellent sandy beaches, one with its own sea-water swimming pool, several of these beaches are very popular with surfers. Okehampton is a short drive away. The market town of Holsworthy lying just 9 miles distant. Barnstaple is also easily accessible. The much acclaimed Eden Project is an hours drive, and the historic port of Bideford with its shops, restaurants and Atlantic Village retail outlet lies10 miles away. The nearby Tarka Trail passes along the estuary amid pleasant

countryside which both walkers and cyclists can enjoy, with cycle hire shops along the way. Golf, fishing and horse riding are all available close by. THE SHIPPEN Large living/dining room with woodburning stove in an inglenook fireplace, oak floor and French doors to garden. Compact kitchen area. Two double bedrooms with iron bedsteads, one with additional bunk beds. Bathroom/WC with Victorian roll top bath and large shower cubicle. Beamed throughout. THE OWL BARN Galleried entrance hall with flagstone floor. Large living room with woodburning stove in a stone fireplace and French doors to garden and patio. Large kitchen/dining room. Three double bedrooms with iron bedsteads, one with two additional single beds. Bathroom/WC with roll top bath and large shower cubicle. Separate WC. Beamed throughout.

Stunning views Games room and childrens play area Open all year Residents only fishing Highchairs and cots available Wood burning stoves (logs provided)

T: 01409 281859

Shippen sitting room

Guests have access to all of the grounds. Ample car parking. Well stocked lakes, restricted to residents only. Excellent fishing with twenty different varieties of fish to 20lb, in two lakes covering 2 3/4 acres.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

Owl Barn

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

∑)YBA

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3

1 1

6 8

6 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

199 250

795 995

Book direct with Ann and John Whitten, Berry Barns, Shebbear, Nr Holsworthy, Devon EX21 5RA e: info@berrybarns.co.uk www.berrybarns.co.uk

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Bidwell Farm Cottages - Within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Haybarton sitting room

Cow Byre sitting room

Haybarton kitchen

Pond and farmhouse

Bidwell Farm and its two 5 Star cottages sit within the Blackdown Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – just two minutes away from the sleepy, Domesday agricultural village of Up-Ottery. The River Otter which gives its name to the village, meanders and sparkles through this pretty valley and, yes, the otters are back! Up-Ottery was voted a “Best Kept Village” and has a splendid, welcoming church dating in parts back to 1180 and an equally welcoming old inn. Both are a delightful six minute walk away. Of an evening you can soak up the atmosphere of a true farmers’ pub, surrounded by conversations in the gentle Devon burr about skittles and the soil, themes as winding as the lanes themselves.

or a cosy meal at our village inn. The owners, living on site, pride themselves on making their guests feel thoroughly welcome and on ensuring comfort throughout the stay.

“Thank you so much for everything. Our stay here in the Byre has been good for our souls. We were beginning to despair at the ‘hit and miss’ standard of accommodation… and were desperately in need of some genuine home comfort! We love the cottage, the decor, the textiles, the beautiful ambience and the QUALITY!” [2010]. “We really enjoyed our stay at the Haybarton. A truly lovely and comfortable cottage. Thank you Pat and Richard for your hospitality and welcome gift.” [2010]

Bidwell farmhouse dates to 1721 and nestles in its own five secluded acres of pasture and garden with stunning views from all angles including from our own 3/4 acre trout pond.

Bidwell Farm Cottages in context

Guests may stroll the fragrant lanes, or fossil hunt at the nearby Jurassic Coast. Out of season, circular walks around our Parish footpaths can end in a gallop back to a roaring log fire

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Ideal for groups, dining 12 Good local walks; welcoming log fires Free fly fishing (and tuition) on our trout pond Grassed sports area & swings for young and old Easy access to the Jurassic Coast and Moors Ducks for children to feed and collect eggs

T: 01404 861 122 38

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

2

6

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

399

1299

Book direct with Patricia or Richard Wells, Bidwell Farm, Upottery, Nr Honiton, Devon EX14 9PP e: pat@bidwellfarm.co.uk www.bidwellfarm.co.uk


Devon

Chaffcombe Lodge - Spectacular holiday home in Beer, at the heart of Devon's Jurassic Coast

Sunny patio great for barbecues

Chaffcombe Lodge in Beer Spacious airy sitting room

Chaffcombe Lodge is beautifully situated overlooking the ocean in the captivating fishing village of Beer, at the heart of Devon's ‘Jurassic Coast’.

The luxurious family bathroom features a fabulous limestone egg bath with mood lights, underfloor heating and walk in shower

Every room is light and spacious with panoramic views along this spectacular coastline. Sitting on the balcony gazing out to sea is mesmerising, a perfect ‘unwind’.

Beer has a delightful choice of quaint village pubs and restaurants, a traditional seaside chip shop, and lovely wooden beach cafés. Buy fresh fish, or the famous Beer crabs, on the beach, or hire a boat and catch your own. Visit Beer caves, and Pecorama light railway, a delight for all generations. I live locally and am happy to help with planning for your holiday.

I have equipped the house as you would expect of a top quality holiday home, generous beds and comfortable furniture, white cotton bedding, giant bath sheets, guest controlled heating, little luxuries which mean so much. My website is full of useful information, pictures of all the rooms and links to help plan your days out. The house has 4 bedrooms, all extremely generous in size. There are two twin bedrooms, a king-size room with en suite bathroom, and a super king-size room with a full jacuzzi en suite, with separate shower. I can supply extra divan beds for occasional extra guests or children, plus cot/s and all the usual children's equipment.

Super-king en suite with panoramic sea views

“Thank you for our stay in your beautiful house” “Our best ever self-catering” “Still managing to feel relaxed from the lovely holiday” Just a selection of guest comments from 2009/10 This is surely one of the most stunning properties on the southeast Devon coast, a wonderful place to share with friends and family, or just escape and indulge yourself.

Dining Room, overlooking the sea

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Delightful Devon fishing village Panoramic sea views from all rooms Own beach hut on Beer Beach Wireless Broadband - WiFi Walk to the beach and Beer Village Large fun games room

T: 07941 441106

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

12

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

695

2245

Book direct with Julia Hardy, Holidays in Devon, 5 Cambridge Terrace, Salcombe Road, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8PL e: info@holidaysdevon.com www.holidaysdevon.com

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Colehouse Farm - Idyllic and peaceful location within rural mid-Devon

Colehouse Farm

West Colehouse lounge

East Colehouse lounge

Set within our own 56 acres of glorious Devon countryside Colehouse Farm is the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with breathtaking countryside and far reaching views. Colehouse Farm is an excellent location for just enjoying the surroundings or exploring the attractions the area has to offer like Dartmoor to the south or the stunning rugged north coast.

West Colehouse kitchen

East Colehouse dining room

WEST COLEHOUSE COTTAGE (sleeps 4 + cot) Entrance hall with seating, sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner, large kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms, 1 with king size bed and en suite bathroom; one with 2 single beds, a family bathroom with bath and shower.

Both cottages have been beautifully restored to a high standard with a careful blend of modern comforts and old world charm; original flagstone floors downstairs, inglenook fireplaces and oak beams throughout. Each cottage has full central heating, spacious and comfortable rooms with vaulted ceilings in bedrooms, quality furniture, wide screen digital TV with Freeview, Blu-Ray DVD and a CD radio. Both have fully fitted kitchens with Rangemaster five ring induction hob, double oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer and a washer-dryer. King size beds in master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a family bathroom. There is a selection of books and board games and a large private garden for each cottage, with a barbecue and wooden garden furniture.

EAST COLEHOUSE COTTAGE (sleeps 6 + cot) Kitchen with separate laundry room, dining room with oak table seating 8, an inglenook fireplace with large wood burner, sitting room with inglenook and wood burner, and additional small sitting room with inglenook and wood burner. Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms, 1 with king size bed and en suite bathroom, 1 double and one with 2 single beds, a family bathroom and separate shower room.

)YBA SPECIAL FEATURES

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Local grocery welcome basket Waitrose, Tesco & Sainsburys deliver Cots, high chairs & stairgates available Romantic & short breaks Children's play paddock & picnic area

T: 01837 83230 40

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3

1 1

4 6

4 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

350 450

895 1095

Book direct with Louise Jackson, Colehouse Farm, Broadwoodkelly, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8EH e: holidays@colehousefarm-devon.co.uk www.colehousefarm-devon.co.uk


Devon

Coulscott House & Cottages - “A Heavenly Hideaway” - Mail on Sunday 9/5/10

Old Farmhouse dining area

Coulscott House and Cottages

Coulscott is a tiny, centuries old hamlet a quarter of a mile from the nearest habitation. Idyllically tucked away in a secluded wooded valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is close to huge beaches, rocky coves, spectacular cliffs and wild Exmoor. The larger houses are the grand Georgian House and the medieval beamed Old Farmhouse. They can be taken separately or together, linked by a secret bookcase door. The cottages, converted from two hundred year old farm buildings are around a pretty courtyard. All are non-smoking. We do welcome smaller, well behaved dogs. All our properties are beautifully presented, furnished and equipped. We understand the importance of cleanliness, of crisp fresh sheets and lots of good quality towels. We also provide comfortable beds with quality mattresses. All double beds are kingsized or larger - many are four posters. We have wood burning stoves, outdoor furniture and barbecues. Our good-sized indoor swimming pool

Georgian House kitchen

is open all year. The houses have a hot tub each; the cottages share one, set high up with lovely views. Our children’s play area is equipped with climbing frame, slide, swings and trampoline. Coulscott has many acres of grounds with trees, streams, ponds and meadows. We have a huge animal enclosure in which we keep alpacas, pygmy goats, micro-pigs, ducks, chickens and peacocks. A mile away is Combe Martin with its facilities and beach. Coulscott is on the fringes of mysterious Exmoor, just waiting to be explored. Twenty minutes away start mile upon mile of wide sandy beaches - Woolacombe for surfing, trendy Croyde and isolated Saunton Sands with its vast, internationally recognised nature reserve.

Coulscott swimming pool

There are many other attractions and activities from zoos, castles, gardens and restaurants to swimming, walking, sea fishing and riding.

Bantam Cottage bedroom

Here is the setting for a memorable, relaxing and happy holiday.

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Indoor swimming pool Hot tubs Alpacas, mini-pigs and goats, birds Play area Large grounds Home-cooked frozen meals

T: 01271 883339

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 9 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 15 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5 3 8 2 1

1 1 1 2 1

9 6 15 4 2

12 14 15 10 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

980 720 1700 495 360

2400 1620 4020 990 580

Book direct with Sue Jay, Coulscott House, Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0PQ e: stay@coulscott.co.uk www.coulscott.co.uk

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Compton Pool Farm - Rural South Devon, close to sandy beaches

The Courtyard

Winner of Silver Enjoy England Excellence Awards Self-Catering Holiday of the Year 2008 Winner of the South West Tourism Excellence Award for Self-Catering 2007/8 Winner of the Silver Enjoy England Excellence Awards Website of the Year 2009 Nestled in 14 acres of a warm tranquil valley in the heart of the South Devon countryside, Compton Pool Farm is a perfect haven for guests of all ages. This ancient farm dating back to the 12th century has been lovingly converted into 10 cottages each with its own character, all appointed to the most luxurious standard.

Heated indoor pool

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The farm setting is completed with the provision of excellent facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, all weather tennis court, games barn, children’s play area, lake fishing and wonderful woodland walks.

COTTAGES

Compton Pool is truly rural yet easily accessible to many clean and safe beaches, the National Park of Dartmoor, an array of tourist attractions for all the family and a good selection of supermarkets and shops.

• Private and secure garden with timber furniture and barbecue • Independently controlled central heating • Well equipped kitchens incl. dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer • Marble floors to dining and kitchen areas (timber in Farmhouse, Crazy Well and Torr) • Well appointed bathrooms and shower rooms • Hand crafted contemporary furniture produced in the UK • King size luxury beds in all double bedrooms and full size singles in twin rooms (no bunks)

There is a good selection of village pubs and restaurants within easy reach, the most local of which is a gentle 15 minute stroll away. A pre arrival shopping delivery service can be provided using local produce suppliers. Reception on site providing local tourist information services.

Lake fishing

Each cottage whilst differing in layout and character, is comfortably furnished and fitted to the highest standard. All cottages have the following equipment and facilities;


Devon

Feeding the mini pigs

Farmhouse kitchen

• Top quality soft furnishings with all bedding and towels included (not cot bedding or swimming towels) • Flat screen digital TVs, DVD players and Bose HiFi systems (TVs in all double bedrooms) • Cots, high chairs and stair gates all available at no charge • On site laundry room with washing and drying facilities • WiFi internet access at no charge • Payphone on site • All cottages are non smoking • No pets allowed.

FARMHOUSE: sleeps 10 + 1 child in small bed in master bedroom. Master bedroom with super king 4 poster bed, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and massage shower. 1 double en suite, 1 twin en suite. 1 double and 1 twin with family bathroom accessed by a separate staircase, making the house ideal for 2 families sharing. The Farmhouse has its own private access and parking and has a large private south facing garden with dining terrace and conservatory. There is an Aga, large American style fridge-freezer, and open fire. Sky HD is provided.

Bow interior

AMBROOK: sleeps 8 in 2 double en suite master bedrooms, 2 twins and family bathroom. BIDWELL: sleeps 6 in double en suite master bedroom and 2 twins downstairs with family bathroom. TORR: single storey detached timber lodge sleeps 6 in double en suite master bedroom and 2 twins with family bathroom. Rural location

CRAZY WELL: sleeps 5 in double bedroom, twin, family bathroom and downstairs en suite single. ARCH/KESTER: sleep 4 in double bedroom, twin and family bathroom. WRAY/REDLAKE: sleep 4 in en suite double bedroom, twin and family bathroom. BOW: single storey sleeps 2 in en suite double bedroom. Changeover day for weekly stays is Friday.

Farmhouse master bedroom

Short breaks (3 day weekend or 4 day midweek break available in low season. For further information visit website www.comptonpool.co.uk where prices and availability are always up to date.

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Heated indoor pool Tennis court Lake fishing on site Games room with table tennis, pool, table football Extensive adventure play area Farm animals including pigs, goats & chickens

T: 01803 872241

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 10

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4 5

1 4 1 2 1 1

4 4 6 6 8 12

4 4 6 6 10 18

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 520 630 670 840 1250

730 1420 1550 1750 2250 3100

Book direct with Ann & John Stocks, Compton Pool Farm, Compton, Marldon, Devon TQ3 1TA e: info@comptonpool.co.uk www.comptonpool.co.uk

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Culverhayes Cottages - On the edge of Dartmoor National Park

Hopetown Cottage

Culverhayes

Hopetown Cottage lounge

May we welcome you to Culverhayes, where we wish to offer you the joys and delights of country living.

Cottage the stables. They are immaculate inside, with calming white and beige colour schemes, Laura Ashley furniture and well lit modern kitchens and bathrooms. In the light and airy bedrooms upstairs you may expect hotel standard everything, from pocket sprung beds to feather down pillows, to pretty baskets of toiletries.

Set in 10 acres of West Devon's unspoilt countryside Culverhayes, is a mansion built by the architect Henry Lloyd in 1860, which has two 17th century cob and stone cottages set in its grounds and is situated above the thatched village of Sampford Courtenay, famous for the 1549 Prayer Book Rebellion

Spice Cottage bedroom

Once you've explored the north Devon coast or the enchanting gardens of Rosemoor, how delightful to return to Culverhayes' own lovely acres with large pond and croquet lawn, greenhouse and restored kitchen garden – where you can help yourself to surplus in season. Upon arrival you are welcomed by a basket of local goodies and a Devon cream tea, that in the winter you can tuck into by the log fire and why not book supper at the pub - a three minute stroll down the hill.

It’s a pretty grand setting, the gardens are lovely and you are away from the tourist trail; four miles from Dartmoor National Park and a half hour from Exeter cathedral city. Each cottage has its own distinct outdoor area - terrace with super wooden tables and chairs, a lawn with sunloungers - and are just perfect for a group of friends. Hopetown Cottage was once the carriage house, Spice

"Cream Tea"

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• • • • • •

T: 01837 89150 44

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Open all year. Fully decorated at Christmas Freeview TV, CD & DAB radio, DVD player Crisp white bed linen & soft fluffy towels Homemade cream tea on arrival Welcome pack of local produce Short breaks welcome out of season

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 5

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 3

1 1

6 5

8 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

550 425

1050 900

Book direct with Eleanor Channing, Culverhayes, Rectory Hill, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2TG e: info@culverhayes.co.uk www.culverhayes.co.uk


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Devon Country Barns - West Devon countryside The barns are situated in twelve acres of lush green pasture, enjoying superb views down the Thrushell Valley in a rural but very accessible location. They offer exceptional comfort, style and privacy, individually furnished and decorated to complement their unique characteristics. Close by is glorious walking, cycling, riding, fishing and shooting. Everything is provided for a stress free indulgent break, whether it is country houses, sub-tropical Cornish gardens, or enjoying the local award winning pubs and farm shops. The traditional buildings are all equipped with the following; under floor heating throughout, granite topped oak kitchens providing coffee machines, dishwashers, microwaves, blenders and washing machines. Slate, oak and sandstone floors, WiFi, DVD players and flat screen TVs with Freeview and surround sound systems complete the luxury of your environment. Woodburners, private terraces with garden furniture and barbecues ensure all your needs are met.

Cow Barn and Apple House

Vaulted bedroom in Orchard Barn

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Apple House

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Peaceful and private Cots and high chairs provided Individual private terraces Accessible to north and south coasts Welcome basket on arrival

T: 01566 780457

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 1

2 1

4 2

6 2

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

495 450

1125 695

Book direct with Ute or Richard McHowat, Barbaryball House, Lifton, Devon PL16 0AU e: mchowat@btinternet.com www.devoncountrybarns.co.uk

Harbour House - A coastal retreat with unrivalled views of Brixham and Torbay Harbour House is a refurbished holiday home perched above the picturesque fishing port of Brixham, close to sandy beaches, secluded coves and spectacular scenery. Brixham harbour offers many boats trips including Dartmouth, the River Dart and Torquay. An 18 hole golf course, steam railway, quad-bike track and many more activities, are all nearby. Harbour House is furnished in a spacious, contemporary style. On the walls the owner's hobby of sailing is reflected in the wonderful photographs providing a bright, nautical feel. The large sitting/dining room has patio doors which open onto a terrace, perfect for summer meals. Breakfast on the balcony

The master en suite bedroom with sitting area has a large picture window showing a stunning, panoramic view of the whole of Torbay. In the secluded garden there is a sun deck and games room with table tennis, pool table and darts.

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Outstanding ocean views Relax & enjoy the busy harbour below Games room with table tennis, pool table & darts Two balconies with safety railings Nearby harbour with good restaurants & pubs Off road parking for one car

T: 07762 206888

Master bedroom

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

The sitting/dining room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

300

1150

Book direct with Peter Jefferies, Giffords Barn, Blackford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7EB e: peter@harbourhouse-brixham.co.uk www.harbourhouse-brixham.co.uk

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Devon Retreat - World Heritage Jurassic Coast

Upcott House

View down to Beer beach Lounge at Upcott House

The Gallery

Bathroom at Upcott

Upcott House, The Gallery and The Gospel Hall are located in the pretty seaside village of Beer, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Unspoilt beaches, stunning landscapes and plenty of holiday activities are all on your doorstep – without the crowds and cars.

with new leather sofas, funky fabrics and contemporary furniture. The bright, spacious living room has a wood burning stove and there are five stunning bathrooms to choose from. The six bedrooms all have king size Vi-Spring mattresses and stunning sea views.

What a gem of a place Beer is. The picturesque high street, featuring whitewashed cottages, individual shops, cafés, restaurants and art galleries, meanders down to a spectacular pebbled bay. Follow the South West Coast Path to Branscombe, take a boat trip, buy freshly caught fish at the beach or enjoy a meal at the nearby River Cottage Canteen. Summertime, there's a regatta, and swimming in the crystal blue sea, however Beer will charm you in every season.

THE GALLERY (sleeps 6 + 1). Once a smugglers’ house, now a contemporary, light filled holiday home set over three floors in the centre of Beer village. With three generous bedrooms, a stylish family bathroom and on the top floor, the 'gallery', a spacious open plan living space with exposed stone walls, wooden beams and skylights overlooking the rooftops. THE GOSPEL HALL (sleeps 6 + 1). Located next door to The Gallery, it features three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and an extraordinary living area in the main chapel that will take your breath away.

UPCOTT HOUSE (sleeps 12 + 2). Upcott is an Arts and Crafts gem – a big rambling coastal villa with its own little turret, high above a quiet coastal road between Beer and Lyme Regis. Beautifully restored stained glass windows, natural waxed floorboards and lovely period detail rub shoulders

,∑)YBDAC SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

Stunning sea views & walk to beach Child friendly (cots, toys & games provided) Low allergenic furnishings Babysitting & catering available Wood burning stove River Cottage HQ nearby

T: 01297 20307 46

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 12

6

1

12

30

1350

3800

Sleeps 6

3

2

6

12

350

1100

Book direct with Liz Robinson, Upcott, Old Beer Road, Beer, Seaton, Devon EX12 2PZ e: stay@devonretreat.com www.devonretreat.com


Devon

East Underdown - Dartmoor National Park

Kitchen Great Cleave

Great Cleave living room

Bedroom Great Cleave

East Underdown, with its own 8 acres, is surrounded by rolling Devon farmland and is 2 miles from the village of Drewsteignton and 3 miles, from the ancient ‘stannery’ town of Chagford. The wild moorland ponies are less than half an hour away, as is the historic city of Exeter. The North Devon and Cornwall coasts and the Eden Project, are just over an hour. East Underdown dates from the 17th century and the barns have been sympathetically converted, retaining many of the original fine beams, trusses and tie-beams. Interiors are ‘upside-down’ design with most bedrooms on the ground floor and the living areas with high vaulted ceilings on the first floor.

Pool and play area

LITTLE CLEAVE & OLD ORCHARD – similar except the latter is slightly the larger. Each cottage has one double bedroom with en suite shower room and a twin bedroom with separate bathroom. Upstairs cloakroom.

GREAT CLEAVE - the former threshing barn. One king size en suite bedroom and three twin rooms; the beds in two twins can be converted to super king if preferred, with two further bathrooms. The living room SIZE OF COTTAGES

Indoor heated pool/current machine/sauna Games Barn - table tennis, snooker, table football Fenced, grassed play area & boules pitch Pets welcome Cots, high chairs, stairgate available free Babysitting available

T: 01647 231339

Old Orchard

is very light and airy as the original barn doors have been replaced by glazing. The mezzanine gallery has seating and a futon. There is dining for a maximum of 16 diners and the kitchen has a range double stove.

Soft furnishings are ‘Country Living’ style and each cottage has a digital LCD TV with DVD/VCR; solid wooden flooring; tiled hallway and bathrooms; wood burning stove on slate hearth; airing cupboard; washer/dryer; dishwasher; enclosed patio/garden with seating, barbecue and parasol. Kitchen cupboards are hand made locally. Linen and towels, including pool towels, are provided, as are logs for the wood burner. Outside there are fenced ponds; ducks, geese, chickens (complimentary eggs usually available) and doves.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

Living room Little Cleave

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 4

2 1

4 8

6 16

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

315 405

895 1425

Book direct with Tim & Barbara Clarke, East Underdown, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon EX6 6PE e: eastunderdown@googlemail.com www.eastunderdown.co.uk

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Flear Country Cottages & Lodges In the glorious South Hams close to stunning coastline and Blue Flag beach

External Granary, Ducks Nest & Quarry

Set in 45 acres Flear Country is well situated, not just because of its seclusion, but also because “civilisation” isn't far away. Our heated indoor pool opens onto a sun terrace with hot tub. Large indoor and outdoor play areas, tennis and walks by the stream, and ponies to feed.

ORCHARD LODGE - Sleeps 6 Gold Award for exceptional quality. Consisting of 3 en suite bedrooms, king, twin and queen. Open plan kitchen/ dining and living areas. Private outside decking with views to the apple orchard. LINHAY LODGE - Sleeps 4 Private driveway. Bright, spacious, open plan accommodation with doors opening onto private garden and glorious views of the Devon countryside. Master bedroom, jacuzzi bath. Twin with shower room.

Internal living area Orchard Lodge

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BARN LODGE - Sleeps 4 Expansive ground floor, living, kitchen and dining. Separate WC. French windows open to private garden. Master and twin bedrooms are located on the spacious upper floor. GRANARY COTTAGE - Sleeps 8 South east facing verandah. Kitchen with slate floor leading to dining area. Master bedroom, bathroom and children’s bunk room, sleeping 4. Spacious third twin room with en suite. STABLES COTTAGE - Sleeps 6 Private south facing garden. Open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Ground floor: master bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs: two twin bedrooms and bathroom. THE DAIRY - Sleeps 2 Compact and bijou this delightful cottage is perfect for a couple or single guest.

CARTWHEEL AND MANGERS - Sleeps 4 Twin cottages with verandahs, spacious open plan living areas and open fires. Light airy master bedrooms and twin bedrooms with ample space for cots. DUCKS NEST/QUARRY - Sleeps 4/5 Stable doors open to a Shaker style kitchen, dining and living area. Master bedroom, bathroom and second bedroom. Ducks Nest has bunk beds and a single bed. 1843 - Sleeps 3 This charming three-storey cottage comprises kitchen and living area. First floor single open plan bedroom with bathroom. Top floor master bedroom. STALLS - Sleeps 6 Three-storey cottage providing open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. King bedroom and bathroom on first floor with stairs leading up to two twin bedrooms and bathroom.

Living area Mangers/Cartwheel


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Flear House garden

Flear House

Play barn

Flear House master bedroom

Swimming pool

FLEAR HOUSE The owners' luxurious house is now available for exclusive use. Sleeps 10-12. A quite remarkable holiday property, Flear House is a truly beautiful spacious house, offering exclusive accommodation; superbly decorated and furnished throughout. An absolute jewel in the crown of holiday accommodation. This is a stunning holiday property ideal for the larger family, or group of friends looking for accommodation all year round, which offers real sophistication. Flear House can host fantastic family gatherings to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and catering can be arranged to make an experience more special.

The interior boasts a superb dining hall, separate living room, with a fabulous oak floored drawing room, and stunning views from every aspect. The spacious family kitchen is well equipped with breakfast area, Aga and electric cooker and leads onto a secure courtyard and sun terraces. The bedrooms are all spacious and decorated tastefully. The master suite is huge and has its own dressing room and en suite jacuzzi bath. The outdoor heated swimming pool is exclusive for guests’ private use and the swimming towels are included. Guests are welcome to use the indoor heated swimming pool and the leisure facilities of the Flear Country Cottage complex.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Seasonally adjusted rates for lower occupancy Indoor pool 86 degrees & hot tub Freshly prepared meals made to order Beauty & massage treatments Friday or Saturday changeovers Games room with pool table

T: 01296 747989

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 10

The grand staircase leads to a galleried landing and first floor. Laundry room. Separate WC. Spacious master bedroom with 6ft 6ins bed, dressing room and en suite facilities, with spa bath, shower and twin basins. Two further double bedrooms each with a 5ft bed, both with en suite bathroom/WC. Two further bedrooms with twin beds. Family shower room/WC.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 2 2 3 3 5

2 5 1 3 1 1

3 4 5 6 8 10

3 4 5 20 8 20

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

360 400 400 400 400 1644

1112 1673 1557 2345 2134 4162

Book direct with Teresa or Stephen Dix, Flear Country Cottages & Lodges, East Allington, Totnes, South Devon TQ9 7RF e: info@flearcountry.com www.flearcountry.com

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Fletcher’s Combe Barn - For groups and families in the South Hams of Devon

Robin double bedroom

Play area

Fletcher's Combe Barn

Peace and tranquillity within easy reach of the sea and the moors makes Fletcher’s Combe ideal for your relaxing holiday or break in the heart of the South Devon countryside. Some of the best beaches in the country and the nautical town of Dartmouth, market town of Kingsbridge and sailing centre of Salcombe are all within 30 minutes drive. Totnes, alternative capital of the West, and famous for its independent shopping is 5 miles away and the nearby village of Harbertonford has a shop, garage and pub. The size and layout of Fletcher’s makes it ideal for family gatherings, parties, reunions and celebrations. We can arrange catering, transport and special events to suit your party. Fletcher’s is the only letting property on site so you have exclusive use of all the facilities. Inside the L shaped barns, the main lounge with woodburner adjoins the fully fitted kitchen and breakfast area with a separate dining room and second lounge. There is ample seating for 14 guests to eat or relax together and seven bedrooms (5 doubles/2 twin

Lounge area with woodburner

or double), all individually furnished, with five bath or shower rooms (3 en suite) complete the picture. Keeping entertained is easy with 2 TVs, DVD, Video, iPod dock, CD stereo radio, board games, books and WiFi access. Outside, the terrace with dining and lounger furniture, giant chess set and barbecues leads to the fully enclosed garden with a fenced stream and children's play area. In the grounds are a covered games area with table tennis/

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

Play and games area, treehouse, fenced Secluded and exclusive location Catering, transport and beautician service Layout plans and room photos on website Six mountain bikes, walks and trails Dogs welcome

T: 01548 821644 07717 257076 50

football, darts and six mountain bikes with space for the secure storage of guest's own equipment. The treehouse overlooks the barns and parking area for 8+ vehicles and the boules court leading to the nature/adventure trail. There is a further 60 acres of land to which guests have access.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 14

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

7

1

14

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1408

2203

Book direct with Simon Harrington, Fletcher’s Combe Barn, Diptford, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7NQ e: fletcherscombe@btconnect.com www.fletcherscombe.co.uk


Devon

Hembury Court - Close to the famous thatched village of Broadhembury

Hot tub

South Oak

Come and enjoy the Hembury Court experience offering quality, comfort, stunning views, space and tranquillity. Hembury Court is situated in a beautiful rural location, one mile from Broadhembury with its delightful shop, tea room and pub. It is the perfect place to explore all that Devon has to offer, with the Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor easily accessible.

Smart's House living area

• Rent all the cottages together (sleeping 17), giving your group exclusive use of all the extra facilities at weekends outside of the school holidays or for full weeks throughout the year.

All cottages have: • Oak kitchens with granite worktops. • Terracotta floors downstairs, oak floors upstairs.

Stay in one of four cottages (sleeping two, four, five and six, plus cots) and enjoy the quality finishes of oak, granite and terracotta. In addition to all that the individual cottages have to offer, Hembury Court has many extra facilities for you to enjoy, including a huge games room, large hot tub, fitness suite, barbecue veranda, games lawns and a stunning communal lounge.

• Radio/CD player.

There are three ways to enjoy Hembury Court:

• Excellent quality furnishings and comfortable beds.

• Rent the cottages individually by the week in school holidays.

• Patio/garden with garden furniture for outdoor dining.

• Rent the cottages individually for mid week breaks outside of the school holidays.

• Plenty of parking space.

Oak Cruck - group dining

• Open plan kitchen/living/dining area. • Fan assisted ovens, ceramic hobs, and microwave.

CLEW PARK - sleeps 6 3 twin bedrooms with 2 super king options.

• Refrigerator/deep freezer and dishwasher.

SMART'S HOUSE - sleeps 5 1 king bedroom, 1 with three full size singles.

• Good range of quality equipment for the keen cook.

POPPY'S - sleeps 4 2 twin bedrooms, 1 super king option.

• Large TVs with DVD and video.

POCKETS - sleeps 2 1 twin bedroom with super king option.

• Downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash basin.

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• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Large hot tub Group dining option Huge games room with table tennis, table football Barbecue veranda with chimenea Seated bonfire area Fitness suite with quality equipment

T: 01404 841444

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 2 1

1 1 1 1

6 4 5 2

6 4 5 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

675 502 570 390

1375 1045 1155 615

Book direct with Robert and Mandy Persey, Hembury Court, Broadhembury, Honiton, Devon EX14 3LP e: info@hemburycourt.co.uk www.hemburycourt.co.uk

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Ham Farm - Experience the natural Devon in superb accommodation

Vinneys kitchen

Ham Farm has been in our family for generations. We like to think it offers a unique opportunity to experience natural Devon at its unspoilt best. Idyllically set in peaceful and tranquil countryside. Surrounded by five acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, with a further 100 acres of glorious pasture and woodland to enjoy – it is an island of undisturbed peace, rich in wildlife and offering a variety of interesting walks; space to breathe, relax and forget the rush of modern living. The perfect base for exploring Dartmoor and Exmoor, and just a short drive from North Devon’s spectacular coastline. The accommodation at Ham Farm combines everyone’s dream of country living with all the modern comforts and provides an excellent base for a relaxing

Ham Farm pool

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holiday any time of the year with all cottages available for short breaks 'off season'. All properties are furnished and equipped to a very high standard throughout. All have flat screen TV and DVD players, private patios with garden furniture and access to a shared barbecue area. Cottage kitchens are fully equipped with fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave ovens and all have a dishwasher except Grove Cottage. The Farmhouse has a fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric and microwave ovens, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. GROVE COTTAGE: 1 bedroom - sleeps 2 (+ cot) Single-storey cottage with an open plan living/dining room and modern, well

Bowdown lounge

equipped kitchen area. Bedroom with king size bed, bathroom/WC with over bath shower. VINNEYS COTTAGE: 2 bedrooms - sleeps 4 (+ cot) Single-storey cottage. Open plan living/dining room with feature beams and modern, well equipped pine kitchen area with dishwasher. One double and one twin bedroom, bathroom/WC with over bath shower, south facing patio. BRADLAND COTTAGE: 2 bedrooms - sleeps 4 (+ cot) Single-storey cottage. Open plan living/dining room with feature beams and modern, well equipped pine kitchen area. One double and one twin bedroom, bathroom/WC with over bath shower.


Devon

Farmhouse bedroom

Bradland, 7 Acre, Well Park

Games room

Widecombe

BOWDOWN COTTAGE: 4 bedrooms - sleeps 8 (+ 2 cots) The contemporary kitchen with dining area and the large living room both have doors to the private patio and lawn. Utility lobby, with washing machine/ tumble dryer and separate WC, leads on to double and twin bedrooms, both en suite. Third floor has double and twin bedrooms plus a bathroom with over bath shower. SEVEN ACRE COTTAGE: 3 bedrooms - sleeps 5 (+ cot) Two-storey cottage. Modern well equipped farm house style pine kitchen with steps leading down to living room, a half-glazed door gives access to the old orchard. Bathroom/WC with over bath

shower. Upstairs to one double bedroom with en suite, one twin and one single. West facing patio at front. WELL PARK COTTAGE: 2 bedrooms - sleeps 4 (+ cot) Two-storey cottage. Open plan living/dining room with modern, well equipped pine kitchen area. Steps lead down to second sitting room. Upstairs is one double and one twin bedroom, bathroom/WC with over bath shower.

Full size all-weather tennis court Coarse fishing and conservation woodland Fitness suite, games room, sauna and showers Indoor and outdoor childrens play areas Village within walking distance 3 pubs and shop Visit website for more pictures and information

T: 01805 624000

persons and children’s playroom with TV/video/DVD and games. Ground floor twin bedroom with en suite shower/WC. Fully equipped, farmhouse style kitchen with original back stairs; utility room, with freezer, separate WC. Upstairs to five bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms and one single; each with their own en suite shower and WC. Two large double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom/WC and over bath shower, and the other Victorian brass double bedroom with en suite bath, shower and WC (power-showers throughout).

HAM FARMHOUSE: 6 bedrooms - sleeps 11 (+ 2 cots) A stone built farmhouse, dating from the 1880’s. Entrance hall with main staircase and payphone, drawing room with TV/video/DVD, dining room to seat 12

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 11

Playtime

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 4 6

1 3 1 1 1

2 4 5 8 11

3 6 6 10 14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

275 351 470 841 1058

494 822 913 1490 2107

Book direct with Mary Cobbledick, Ham Farm, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8QT e: info@hamfarm.co.uk www.hamfarm.co.uk

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Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages Family friendly cottages in idyllic setting, South Hams, Devon

Buttercup Cottage

Nestling on a south facing hillside, in the rolling South Hams, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Higher Bowden is within walking distance of the award winning Blackpool Sands Beach with its excellent child friendly facilities and four miles from the historic Royal Naval Port of Dartmouth with its many fine award winning restaurants. Our 13 individually styled luxury cottages with recently updated interiors and outstanding facilities offer memorable holidays whether you are a couple or a family enjoying quality time with your children or grand children. At Higher Bowden we specialise in family holidays and our focus on single cottage

Buttercup Cottage lounge

bookings means our guests can enjoy a significant degree of peace and tranquillity with all the conveniences of home. The family can explore the extensive grounds and sports and games facilities whatever the weather or season.

including fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer. The flat panel digital TVs all have Freeview and a selection of Sky channels including Sky Sports 1 and 3. Each cottage has one or two allocated parking spaces located close to the cottage.

The cottages have been sympathetically converted from 17th century farm buildings, retaining original beams and features. All our cottages have log burning stoves set into large brick inglenooks, king sized beds, at least 2 bathrooms in each cottage (except Little Bowden) with a bath and power shower and are all equipped to a high standard with handmade fitted pine kitchens –

The grounds and facilities have been rated excellent by VisitEngland and include: • Large indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms, which is oxygen treated avoiding the health issues associated with chlorine and bromine. • Large under five’s playroom with extensive range of up-to-date children’s toys. • Large games room with table tennis, pool table, table football, 2 Xboxes one of which has a 55" screen + large DVD library. • Gym, spa bath, sauna. • Dedicated snooker room with full size table. • All-weather tennis court with tennis rackets and balls provided for guests. • Putting green. • 6.5 acre gardens have been spectacularly landscaped and planted with many rare shrubs and wild flowers, including a nature trail. • Trampoline. • 2 children’s play areas, sandpit and forts. • Broadband WiFi.

Rose Cottage double bedroom

“ there is much to keep the family at Higher Bowden…” quote from the Daily Telegraph Outdoor playground

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Under 5's playroom


Devon

Little Bowden bedroom

Hayloft living room

Garden Cottage living room

We supply cots, booster seats, stair gates, blackout blinds, socket covers and highchairs for any of the cottages. Linen and bathroom towels and kitchen tea towels are provided. Guests should bring cot linen, swimming/beach towels and all food and drink requirements. We provide complimentary milk, biscuits, tea and coffee for your arrival, Tennis court, gardens & cottages however not included in the price are: Electricity and telephone which are metered and logs for the less than 1 mile. Many other wood burning fire. excellent beaches within 15 miles. We provide 3 excellent food services • Steam trains from Dartmouth to direct to your cottage from Kate’s Paignton. Cuisine, Katie provides fresh frozen • National Trust houses: Greenways family meals with ingredients from her (Agatha Christie’s house), Coleton farm. Groceries from the local village Fishacre & Drogo castle. store and organic fruit and vegetable • Dartmouth Golf Club (discounted supplies from Riverford. green fees for guests). South Devon and particularly the South • Woodlands Leisure park. Hams offer a huge range of high quality • Pennywell Farm. attractions which can keep a family • Paignton Zoo. entertained whatever the weather. • Kents Cavern. Close to Higher Bowden we have: • Award winning family friendly Owner managed by Lin & Peter Horne beach at Blackpool Sands with who live on site in the Farmhouse. Venus Café and water sport facilities

Indoor oxygen treated swimming pool

Blackpool Sands Beach

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• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Large oxygenated indoor swimming pool Fresh farm ready meals from Kate’s Cuisine All cottages have log burning stoves Large under 5's playroom Close to the beach (Blackpool Sands) Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds

T: 01803 770745

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 4 4

1 5 5 1 1

2 4 6 7 8

2 4 6 8 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

470 670 795 875 995

755 1425 1865 1865 2075

Book direct with Peter & Lin Horne, Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages, Bowden, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0LH e: enquiries@higherbowden.com www.higherbowden.com

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Higher Wiscombe - Near the East Devon Jurassic Coast

Thatched Barn sitting room

Situated at the centre of East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and four miles from the spectacular Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with its beaches at Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth, our courtyard of luxurious barn conversions nestle in the peaceful, beautiful Southleigh Valley. Well equipped kitchens

The 3/4 mile private drive leads to our 52 acres of rolling Devon countryside. All our light and airy cottages have private gardens and you are welcome to explore our woodlands, orchard, pasture and streams. You will enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views with rare breed sheep grazing gently for most of the year. Combining exposed beams and brickwork with well equipped oak kitchens and modern showers, our

cottages are stylish and comfortable. Double bedrooms have 6’ wide double beds, twin bedrooms have 3’ wide beds all with crisp white cotton bed linen. Fluffy white towels await you in the modern blue and white shower rooms and there are sumptuous roll top baths for that additional pampering. The cool slate flooring in the summer and underfloor heating and woodburners in the winter ensure luxury all year. Our games room has full size table-tennis and table football and in summer there is an outdoor heated pool. Historic Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb and fossiling at Charmouth are nearby as are The East Devon Way and The South West Coastal Path. Close to numerous National Trust properties, RSPB reserves, family attractions, as well as Dartmoor

Young families welcome

Thatched Barn garden

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The Old Winery from across the valley


Devon

Our local beach at Beer

The Old Winery Dining Room

and Exmoor. The two best gastro pubs in the South West are within five miles, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s “River Cottage” and Hix’s fish restaurant are within 15 miles. Each cottage has a full guide on everything local. Higher Wiscombe was the winner of the National “Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2007/8”, and has numerous environmental awards. The Thatched Barn Sleeps 6 in 3 en suite bedrooms. The Thatched Barn has vaulted ceilings and large windows making it very light. The stunning open plan kitchen/dining/ sitting room has a wood burning stove and squashy sofas. The view from this cottage and private south facing garden is one of the best in Devon. The bedrooms are a 5’ four-poster bedroom, a twin and the third bedroom can be either a 6’ double or a twin. The Flint Barn Sleeps 6 in 3 en suite bedrooms. The Flint Barn has high vaulted ceilings with the exposed brick, stone and oak in abundance, it even has an

Heated swimming pool

original sloping wall in the wellequipped oak and granite open plan kitchen/dining/ sitting room. Bedrooms are a 6’ double, twin and the third bedroom can be a 6’ double or a twin. The private west facing garden and terrace have wonderful views of the unspoilt valley. The Old Winery Sleeps 20 in 10 bedrooms, with 8 shower/bathrooms. The Old Winery is a vast detached house with four 6’ double bedrooms, all en suite, four twins, sharing two roll top bathrooms and two further en suite bedrooms that can either be 6’ doubles or twins. The oak dining table can seat twenty and can be extended to seat up to 32 when booked in conjunction with the other cottages. The large private terrace has a wonderful view of the valley below and has ample hardwood furniture. The two kitchens in the Old Winery enable catering on a grand scale. The 17’ x 30’ kitchen/dining room is perfect for house parties and the sitting room has a wood burner and plenty of squashy sofas to relax into.

Double bedroom

Roll-top bathroom

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Peaceful and secluded, stunning rural setting Waitrose & Tesco nearby and both deliver Outback gas BBQ's and heated pool in summer Friendly owners on hand Close to Beer, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis Fabulous local food and restaurants

T: 01404 871360 07772 630104

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 20

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 10

2 1

6 20

6 32

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

445 1995

1795 4995

Book direct with Alistair & Lorna Handyside, Higher Wiscombe, Southleigh, Colyton, Devon EX24 6JF e: alistair@higherwiscombe.com www.higherwiscombe.com

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Kingston Estate Cottages - South Hams, Devon

Swimming pool in Leisure Suite

Kingston Estate across the valley

Bass Court master bedroom

Just 15 minutes from Ashburton and Totnes, Kingston has magnificent views across open countryside with easy access to the wilds of Dartmoor, the river Dart, golden beaches and quaint harbour towns.

wood burner in some cottages, colour TV, DVD, and video, books and games, clock radio, direct dial telephone with dedicated cottage number and itemised billing and broadband internet connection. Each cottage is fully centrally heated with a constant supply of hot water. Available at no extra cost are cots with linen, highchairs and stairgates.

Exceptionally tranquil, there is no passing traffic as the road only leads to Kingston thereby creating a safe environment for children and dogs.

The Coach House master bedroom

In addition to the cottages, Kingston House has three period suites available by the night and all adult guests can enjoy a three course dinner with canapes in the house dining room. A tempting Moveable Feast menu is available for those who prefer not to cook with a comprehensive selection of wines at normal off-licence prices.

The Cottages Each cottage retains its own unique style creating a retreat of exceptional comfort and character. Graded 5 Star by Enjoy England, each cottage includes 5ft four poster beds in the master bedrooms, luxury percale linen, high quality towels, carpeted bathrooms, power shower, hair dryer, bath toiletries, fully equipped kitchens fitted with full electric cooker, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer,

The separate Leisure Suite has a heated indoor exercise pool, sauna, jacuzzi, mini gymnasium and snooker room.

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Jackdaws Cottage living room

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Moveable Feasts delivered to the cottage Adult dining in main house by arrangement Canadian hot tub with Bass Court Most cottages have fenced gardens Leisure suite available Dogs welcome

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 1

5 2 2

4 6 4

6 8 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

524 828 425

1189 1752 741

Book direct with Michael & Elizabeth Corfield , Kingston Estate Cottages, Kingston Estate, Staverton, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6AR e: info@kingston-estate.co.uk www.kingston-estate.co.uk


Devon

Knowle Farm - In the heart of South Devon yet close to wonderful sandy beaches

Moncks Green

Knowle Farm Indoor pool

Knowle Farm is idyllically set in 44 acres of beautiful countryside with its very own woodland and riverside walks where you can truly relax and unwind. With numerous animals and fantastic facilities it is also a paradise for little children – open your cottage door and the chickens and ducks will be waiting to be fed. Along with our pigs, donkey, rabbits and many other animals the little ones will love our purpose built indoor toddler soft play area and the indoor heated pool. Personal swimming lessons by a qualified teacher are available. You won’t even have to prepare your meals – we sell a great choice of locally produced ready meals and drinks. Local attractions include steam trains, boat trips and an absolute multitude of fun things to do with the children. Fantastic sandy beaches are just 30 minutes away. There is an excellent 11th century local village pub that is child friendly. Our six individual cottages overlook lovely views and all include: Woodburners; Freesat TV (CBeebies);

DVD; WiFi and just about everything you could hope for, including cots and high chairs. Fuel is charged by meter reading. WOODBINE Sleeps 8 plus cots. Spacious cottage with beams and gallery area. Two double bedrooms (one downstairs with en suite), twin and bunk bedrooms. MONCKS GREEN Sleeps 6 plus cot. Fantastic views over the pond and countryside. Three bedrooms, double, twin and bunk.

Ball pool

APPLECROSS Sleeps 4 plus cot. Full of character with great views over the pond and countryside. Two bedrooms, double and bunk. FOXGLOVE & COW-MUMBLE Sleep 4 plus cot. Two lovely cottages with views over the surrounding countryside. Each with double and twin bedrooms. CLEMATIS Sleeps 2 plus child or cot. Pretty cottage with wood panelled ceiling and stone walls. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom plus chair bed (for one child) in living area.

Woodbine

For more information and photos visit our website.

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Indoor pool with gentle steps (lessons available) Superb indoor 'soft play' for 5’s and under Tennis court, pool table and table tennis Outdoor toddler play area - sand pit and toys Wooden climbing unit with slide & swings Our own lovely woodland and riverside walks

T: 01364 73914

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 3 2 1

1 1 3 1

8 6 4 3

8 6 4 3

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

595 495 400 295

1885 1535 1295 725

Book direct with Richard & Lynn Micklewright, Knowle Farm, Rattery, Totnes, Devon TQ10 9JY e: holiday@knowle-farm.co.uk www.knowle-farm.co.uk

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Lakeside Cottage - South Hams, South Devon

Lakeside Cottage

Lakeside, an exclusive 5 Star Gold Award boutique cottage with a rare 100% scoring throughout, is just for two people wishing to spend some quality time together. Set in a breathtaking green oasis of calm and tranquillity, the cottage sits on its own by the lake in two acres of the four acre grounds of the owners' home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by Green Belt. Cottage patio and view

Sitting room

En suite bathroom

Ruggedly beautiful Dartmoor is 3 miles away, the Erme Valley Trail passes the entrance to Lakeside. The lovely beaches of the South Hams are nearby. A short drive will take you to historic Totnes where you can go around a ruined castle, visit Dartington Hall with one of the finest English gardens. Visit the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Saltram House (NT), Paignton Zoo, Buckfast Abbey, Cornwall's Eden Project, and the Jurassic Coast.

Cottage and Monet-style bridge

Bedroom

LAKESIDE COTTAGE comprises a hallway and four rooms: a sitting room with a squashy leather chaise-longue sofa, an inglenook log and coal open gas fire; a bedroom with a king size woven flax bed (Vi-spring mattress) and matching sofa with footstool; an en suite with an amazing steam/shower/whirlpool bath cabinet and a well fitted kitchen with matching granite worktop and flooring. All main rooms have large windows giving panoramic views of the lake and grounds and the central heating is a cosy combination of radiators and underfloor heating for all year letting.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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T: 01548 830168 60

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Lakeside Welcome: Champagne, truffles & flowers Amazing steam/shower/whirlpool double bath cabinet 'Monet' bridge to central island in 3/4 acre lake Excellent eateries in village, in walking distance Visit our comprehensive 18 page website Regretfully extra visitors are not encouraged

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2

If you wish to come to a complete standstill, chilling out on the terrace by the waterfall is favourite. Lakeside is a secluded wildlife haven of dragonflies, butterflies, damselflies, moorhens, buzzards, rabbits and squirrels. At dawn the kingfisher and heron fish off the handrail of the Monet-style bridge and dusk brings out the little bats swooping over the lake and the wary foxes, badgers and owls.

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1

1

2

2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

935

1350

Book direct with Ron & Penny Longman, Meadfoot Meadow, Ermington, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0LQ e: lakesidecottagedevon@googlemail.com www.lakesidecottagedevon.com


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Longbridge Wharf - Bideford, Devon - beautiful riverside location Longbridge Wharf is a superb, luxurious, two bedroomed ground floor apartment in the historic port town of Bideford, North Devon. Uniquely positioned on the bank of the River Torridge, famed for its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife. The apartment is ideally located for access to Devon's stunning coastline, long-distance walks, cycling, surfing, excellent fishing and family entertainment. An outstanding feature of this apartment is the spacious balcony, making possible al fresco dining, sea fishing, birdwatching or just a leisurly pot of tea while admiring the views down river to Bideford’s historic longbridge or up river to hanging woodlands and riverside reedbeds. Facilities include a lounge/diner with adjacent modern kitchen. Master bedroom with en suite and patio door to separate balcony. Second bedroom with twin beds, separate bathroom. Two dedicated parking spaces.

Balcony over river

Longbridge Wharf is only a few minutes drive from some of the finest sandy beaches and coastal walks. The Tarka Trail is just a stones throw away.

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SPECIAL FEATURES

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Stunning views Riverside location Fishing from the spacious balcony Ideally located for walks,cycling,fishing,beaches Walking distance to restaurants and pubs Open all year

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES ÂŁ From To

250

795

Book direct with John and Ann Whitten, Longbridge Wharf, Berry Barns, Shebbear, Devon EX21 5RA e: info@berrybarns.co.uk www.berrybarns.co.uk

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Long Furlong - Luxury coastal cottages and spa on the Hartland Peninsula

Indoor pool

5 Star Enjoy England Gold Award cottages with an indoor pool used exclusively by clients staying at Long Furlong. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Coastal Preservation and North Devons' Unesco Biosphere. We welcome you to this beautiful, unspoilt location in Devon where you may relax and unwind, away from the stresses of city living. At Long Furlong you can swim, either in the indoor pool or the dual purpose spa which offers you the capacity to train in the constant temperature and flow of the swim jet

and then relax in the warm soothing hydrotherapy hot tub. Enjoy the health benefits of the infra-red sauna, massage, beauty treatments and gym equipment. Take in the wonderful views across the rolling countryside to the sea, enjoy the magical sunsets and look at the stars in an unpolluted night sky. Visit what could be described as one of the most beautiful places in England, The Hartland Peninsula, North Devon. Stay in the idyllic setting of Long Furlong with spectacular views across the valley to the sea.

Tom Kitten

We have a variety of beaches close by, together with Tourist Attractions including Docton Mill, Clovelly, Hartland Abbey, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Cheristow Lavender. Cycling on the Tarka Trail, horse riding, surfing and golf. Village pubs, shops and the coastal path are a 20 minute walk in either direction. Wonderful views across the valley to the sea from the complex. Mr McGregors farmhouse is full of character with flagstones, beams and low ceilings. Ideal for two families. Jeremy Fisher and Mopsy cottages have the most wonderful views to the sea together with Timmy Tiptoes and Cotton Tail. Most recently constructed in a contemporary style with a light and airy feel.

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Peter Rabbit has a beautiful spacious lounge with French windows and log burner. An upstairs dining room with views across the countryside towards the sea.


Devon

Cotton Tail Cottage

Mr McGregors House

Tom Kitten is in an enviable position with splendid views. Upside down configuration. Ideal for Grandparents or two families. Benjamin Bunny and Squirrel are adjacent to each other. Each have their own individual decked areas. Jemima Puddleduck has a lovely lounge with French doors to outside decking area. Ideal for two families or Grandparents. Tittlemouse and Tiggywinkle are two charming single storey cottages with beamed lounge -diners and pretty duck egg blue shaker style kitchens. All of the cottages have been renovated, extended and improved to a 5 Star level over the course of the last few years and are owner managed with cleanliness our paramount concern for your comfort and enjoyment. All of the cottages are equipped to a very high standard with every one having washer-dryers; fridge-freezers; microwaves etc. together with quality wooden cots; highchairs and stairgates. Towels and toiletries together with a comprehensive initial supply of cleaning materials.

Mopsy Cottage

Cottages have different changeover days of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Spa facilities The leisure building includes an indoor pool which is 1 metre deep kept at a computer controlled 30OC. Treatments are offered within the spa by fully qualified therapists. An infra red sauna, gym and outdoor swimspa which offers the capacity to train in the constant temperature and flow of the swimjet - then relax in the warm soothing hydrotherapy hot tub. The swimspa is available Whitsun to mid September. However an additional hot tub is available all year.

Cotton Tail

A large recreation lounge is offered to guests which includes a large screen TV with cinema sound systems and full Sky package, computer with broadband internet access and wireless connection. This room is for adult use only.

Indoor play

In the grounds, which are mainly to lawn, we have an indoor under 5s play house to complement the outdoor childrens play equipment.

SILVER

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Complimentary “organic” scone cream tea Freezer meals by arrangement Spa treatments by arrangement On-line deliveries Waitrose, Tesco etc. Friday, Saturday & Sunday arrivals Near beaches & coastal path

T: 01237 441337

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 9

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 3 5

6 1 4 1

4 5 6 10

4 6 6 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

750 800 850 1300

1400 1575 1800 2900

Book direct with John & Janet Cockrill, Long Furlong, The Thatched House, East Long Furlong, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AT e: info@longfurlongcottages.co.uk www.longfurlongcottages.co.uk

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Long Chimney Farm Cottages - East Devon, just 2 miles from the Jurassic Coastline

Stable Cottage

Flint Cottage The swimming pool

Well Cottage

The gym

Two miles from the Jurassic coastline and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Devon are three beautiful cottages, which have a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Our newest cottage, Stable Cottage also has a VisitEngland Gold Award.

beach where you can purchase fresh fish and crab. Sidmouth provides most daily requirements including shops, banks, post office, library, theatre, cinema and a cottage hospital. There is also a new Waitrose supermarket about three miles away. The Cottages are situated between the nearby coastal towns of Sidmouth and Seaton and are only two miles from the Jurassic Coast. We are located a short distance from the bus route to Exeter or Dorchester which has a frequent service.

The cottages have been converted by the present owners to the highest standard including new fixtures, furnishing and fittings throughout, whilst retaining many features, such as exposed beams, to retain their original character. The cottages are close to the owners’ house and benefit from a large Mediterranean style heated outdoor swimming pool and patio. There is also well equipped games room and fitness room complete with sauna. Each cottage has its own private south facing garden with far reaching views over open country to the sea beyond. The gardens are secure for children and pets.

WELL COTTAGE sleeps 4 plus cot, pets accepted at owner’s discretion, 4 Star. FLINT COTTAGE sleeps 4 plus cot, Z bed available for 5th person, pets accepted at owner’s discretion, 4 Star. STABLE COTTAGE sleeps 6 plus cot/s, No pets allowed, 5 Star + Gold Award.

The picturesque village of Branscombe with its post office/shop and award winning Masons Arms is about a mile away. Beer fishing village is a five minute drive away with its sun trap

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T: 01297 680636 64

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Online booking & payment service Cream tea & fresh flowers on arrival Games room, fitness room & sauna WiFi all cottages Log burning stove in Stable Cottage Prices held at 2010 rates

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2

1 2

6 5

10 5

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

495 375

1550 1150

Book direct with Adrian Thomas, Longchimney, Beechtree lane, Nr Salcombe Regis, Sidmouth, East Devon EX10 0PE e: longchimney@aol.com www.longchimneyfarmcottages.co.uk


Devon

Lower Coombe Royal - Five star sustainable luxury set in beautiful grounds

Coach House

Royal House terrace Garden Rooms master bedroom

Stay in the grandeur of an Edwardian country house, or in the cosiness of a 200 year old coach house. Choose from four stylishly restored, elegantly furnished properties where you can relax in privacy and comfort, sample the delights of your surroundings and then enjoy a good night’s sleep in our peaceful, secluded South Devon valley. From a retreat for two to an actionpacked family holiday or a relaxing break with friends, Lower Coombe Royal is the perfect choice. Our gardens and woods offer something for everyone. Children can explore our nature trail, discover the hammocks, rope ladder and tyre swing, play outdoor games or have fun on the climbing frame. Grown-ups can play croquet, stroll around the gardens, or just sit by the ponds and enjoy the views. We are located just 10-minutes’ walk from Kingsbridge and five miles away from sandy beaches. THE GARDEN ROOMS Sleeps 2 + cot Perfect for couples on a romantic break or honeymoon, this has a large organic bed (200 x 220cm). Room for a cot if

baby comes too! The south west facing terrace has stunning views over the gardens, ponds and fields beyond. THE LAWN APARTMENT Sleeps 4 With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this is ideal for a family. Opening out onto beautiful lawns, it has a private, gated terrace where toddlers can play safely. THE COACH HOUSE Sleeps 6 The former coach house for Combe Royal, this is now an upside-down cottage. Beautifully restored, it has three downstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms. Sitting just beside the woods – it’s a great spot for children to go exploring safely.

Coach House childern's bedroom

THE ROYAL HOUSE Sleeps 7 + cot A splendid family home with a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen/ diner opening onto a sunny terrace. There is an elegant drawing room, a large playroom, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Lawn Apartment terrace

,∑)YBDA SPECIAL FEATURES

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Individual private terraces & not overlooked 8 acres gardens & woods with children’s play areas Complimentary food hamper & organic vegetable box Free organic toiletries for adults & children Organic linens, towels & throws Baby equipment & children’s toys provided

T: 01548 852880 07710 854510

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 7

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3

1 1 1 1

4 4 6 8

4 4 6 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

415 565 670 995

995 1495 1790 2395

Book direct with Susi Titchener, Lower Coombe Royal, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4AD e: stay@lowercoomberoyal.co.uk www.lowercoomberoyal.co.uk

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Merrifield House - Idyllic, quiet haven between Dartmoor and the South Devon Coast

Bedroom

Merrifield House

Lounge

Bedroom en suite

An idyllic, quiet haven, Merrifield House is a listed Georgian former Rectory offering visitors the rare opportunity to get away from it all, whilst affording easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful sandy beaches of the South Hams. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or an ‘action packed’ cycling or pet friendly walking holiday, we have everything on our doorstep for both young and old to enjoy. The house has been renovated to an exceptional standard with all original features retained. Fine rural views are afforded out over a large pond and there is a patio area with gas barbecue catching the evening sun. Beyond, are 20 acres of woods and fields for youngsters to burn off energy. Downstairs there are original flagstone and oak floors with open fireplaces and underfloor heating. Rooms are furnished with high quality period furniture including a stunning old dining table. There are both indoor and outdoor games rooms including table tennis and table football.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, a double with old French bed, ornamental fireplace and en suite, a further double and two twin rooms and a family bathroom. More stairs lead up to a huge, beautifully converted attic room with oak beams, a super king size bed, two children's beds, and a splendid en suite with roll-top bath and separate shower. High quality linen and towels are provided by the friendly owners who have converted another barn 50 yards away as their own dwelling. The unspoilt expanse of Dartmoor provides endless opportunities for walkers and mountain bikers of all abilities. The beautiful South West Coast Path around Dartmouth offers another alternative. Canoeists too can enjoy the picturesque River Dart or the fantastic Lyme Bay coast. Youngsters will enjoy some of Britain’s cleanest, safest and most sheltered sandy beaches including surfing at Bantham.

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20 acres to explore

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Open fireplaces with wood supplied Piano, full Sky TV package, Xbox and dressing up box Baby sitting service available Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer Locally sourced, home cooked meals by arrangement Sonos Music System to play music from your iPod

T: 01364 654856 07792 464785 66

ALL INCLUSIVE

SIZE OF COTTAGES

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

Sleeps up to 10 plus 2 children

5

1

12

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

720

2250

Book direct with David & Nicky Cosford, Merrifield House, Woodland, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7JS e: nicky@merrifieldhouse.co.uk www.merrifieldhouse.co.uk


Devon

Pitt Farm - In the heart of the South Hams, beautiful beaches and estuary towns nearby

Mullen dining room

Pitt Farm

Set in 10 acres of picturesque South Hams countryside, Pitt Farm offers all the ingredients for a memorable holiday in beautiful South Devon. The cottages have been created by the imaginative conversion of a range of large stone farm buildings to offer spacious and private family accommodation. Beautiful sandy beaches, secluded coves, spectacular river estuaries and coastal paths can be found within a few miles, whilst Dartmoor, offering challenging walking, pony trekking and other outdoor pursuits is approximately 20 miles away. The historic towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe offer a wide range of facilities, including shops, inns, restaurants, river cruises and steam train trips. The village of East Allington is 1.5 miles away with a pub offering excellent food and hospitality. All the cottages have fully equipped kitchens; including washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave. All except Cavasson have a dishwasher. Each has a colour TV, video, CD/radio, direct dial phone, garden or terrace and ample parking. Bed and kitchen linen is provided. Electricity and telephone are charged by meter reading.

Kineton sitting room

PELHAM Sleeps 12 + cot Two double bedrooms, (one with en suite bathroom and a balcony) and four twin bedrooms (one on ground floor), plus two additional bathrooms (one on ground floor). MARTINGALE Sleeps 10 plus 1 + cot. Two double bedrooms, three twin bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Swimming pool

SNAFFLE Sleeps 6 plus 1 + cot Two double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and two single bedrooms.

KIMBLEWICK Sleeps 9 + cot Two double en suite bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, a single bedroom and further bathroom.

CAVASSON Sleeps 2 plus 1 or cot Double bedroom.

KINETON Sleeps 8 + cot Living accommodation is on the first floor. Two double bedrooms (one en suite) and two twin bedrooms. MULLEN Sleeps 6 + cot Double bedroom, two twin bedrooms.

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Tennis court Games room with table tennis and pool table Outdoor play area with trampoline Beautiful beaches nearby Open all year, short breaks available On-line supermarket grocery delivery service

T: 01548 521234

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Sleeps 12 Sleeps 10 Sleeps 9 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6 5 5 4 3 1

1 1 1 1 2 1

12 10 9 8 6 2

18 16 10 8 6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1070 895 805 715 540 290

2520 2110 1890 1680 1270 600

Book direct with Sue or Pete Gray, Pitt Farm, East Allington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7QD e: info@pitt-farm.co.uk www.pitt-farm.co.uk

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The Old Rectory Cottages - Kings Nympton, Umberleigh, North Devon

"Twixt the moors" and near the stunning North Devon coastline. In the heart of the former Devon Village of the year, Kings Nympton, sit The Old Rectory Cottages. Set between the thatched village pub and Saxon church, this is the perfect setting for seven luxurious listed holiday cottages, furnished to provide luxurious holiday accommodation. On arrival, and after a personal welcome, you will feel yourself relax amidst the peace and calm of the five acre landscaped garden or enjoy the afternoon in our wonderfully warm swimming pool with sun terrace overlooking the patchwork of fields and rural views. Two duck ponds are home

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to our hand reared ornamental ducks that will feed from your hand with a little coaxing. For our younger guests, a play area with tree house, sand pit and toys are provided. Each cottage is centrally heated, luxuriously and thoughtfully furnished and decorated with your comfort and relaxation in mind, fully equipped kitchens and spotless bathrooms complement cosy living areas with most having log fires and bedrooms with crisp cotton linen and deep feather quilts. Pictures by local artists adorn the walls and the award winning local blacksmith has honed the ironwork throughout. Full TV entertainment and music systems alongside books, CDs, DVD

The Annexe bedrooms

library and glossy magazines ensure cosy winter evenings, or in summer, pick from the selection of herbs from the organic garden and enjoy your complimentary barbecue, making the perfect day in the calm of this rural village. LITTLE NYMET Perfect for romantic getaways, this spacious cottage has a galleried double bedroom with en suite bathroom overlooking the church spire and is complemented by a full surround sound entertainment system. This cottage can interlink with Nymet Mews for larger family accommodation, perhaps for the extended family who like to close the door, occasionally!!


Devon

Chestnuts twin bedroom

The pool

WOODLANDS COTTAGE With far reaching views across the Devon countryside, situated on the edge of our small wood, the cottage has a large sociable open plan kitchen, living and dining space with much thought given to the requirements of the discerning guest. Stable doors open onto a private slate flagged terrace opposite the duck ponds. Upstairs a single and double suite of rooms, dominated by the glass gable end with single and king sized beds.

Annexe lounge

THE ANNEXE Part of the historic Old Rectory, thought to be at least 350 years old, the Annexe offers luxurious living with surround sound entertainment system and its own terrace, accessed through French windows, overlooking part of the formal garden. A spiral staircase leads to the double bedroom and through to the double aspect twin bedroom.

CHESTNUTS A roomy traditional cottage with large twin and double bedrooms. Downstairs a separate double aspect lounge with spacious dining kitchen.

NYMET MEWS With double and triple bedrooms, this large open plan cottage is the ideal base for larger groups, interlinking with Little Nymet, the living area is spacious, sociable and airy with the table dining up to eight.

HAWTHORNS On a single level, ideal for guests with young family or those with limited mobility. The sleeping accommodation consists of a large double bedroom with the second bedroom having bunk beds. The open plan kitchen, living and dining space benefits from large patio doors opening on to a terrace overlooking the gardens.

THE TYTHE BARN Our newest cottage and flagship, the converted 16th century barn has spacious open plan living areas with the benefit of a utility room. A large downstairs bedroom with king size bed adjacent to the wet room would suit guests with limited mobility, whilst upstairs there is a double, and spacious triple bedroom with further bathroom.

Woodlands

Tree house and play area

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Award winning dining pub in village Five acres of landscaped gardens Grocery delivery from Sainsburys or Tesco Internet access available Pool & sun terrace overlooking extensive garden Christmas & New Year's eve packages available

T: 01769 580456

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 7

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 3

1 4 1 1

2 4 6 8

3 5 8 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

335 405 545 800

685 1125 1230 1450

Book direct with Stephanie Atkinson, The Old Rectory, Kings Nympton, South Molton, Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9SS e: info@theoldrectorycottages.co.uk www.oldrectorycottages.co.uk

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Red Doors Farm - Blackdown Hills, Honiton, East Devon

Swimming pool

Orchard Cottage

Farmhouse and Byre Cottages

Red Doors Farm is a perfect retreat for family holidays or as a relaxing hideaway for couples. Our seven cottages are individually furnished and maintained to a high standard. Graded 5 stars by Enjoy England.

Indoor play area

Changeover days for weekly stays is Friday. Weekend and midweek short breaks available in low season. GARDEN Our 2 acres of gardens are a joy to laze around in with hardwood garden furniture for all cottages. The garden also features croquet and putting lawn, children’s play areas with swings, slide and play houses, garden games and trampoline, giant chess and ride on toys. Additional thatched games barn with table tennis, table football and covered play area.

Situated 3 miles from the market town of Honiton, 30 minutes from Exeter or Taunton. There are plenty of attractions for all ages from adventure parks to National Trust houses, or explore the beaches of Devon and Dorset and the fabulous countryside. Golf, horse riding, fishing, fossil hunting and even skydiving available locally. THE COTTAGES The Farmhouse (sleeps 8 + cot, 2 double, 2 twin)

INDOOR SWIMMING POOL 36' x 18' indoor swimming pool, heated to 30 degrees

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot, 1 double, 2 twin)

GAMES ROOM AND INDOOR PLAY AREA Pool table, tourist information, DVD and PS2 library and a play room ideal for children up to the age of 6. There is a freezer full of superb frozen meals that can be purchased via an honesty system.

Cider Barn (sleeps 5 + cot, 1 double, 1 with 3 single beds) Orchard Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot, 1 double, 2 twin) Swallows Loft (sleeps 2 + cot) Holly Cottage (sleeps 2 + cot) The Farmhouse dining hall

Courtyard Cottage (sleeps 2) Dogs by prior arrangment in The Farmhouse, Byre, Cider and Courtyard Cottages.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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T: 01404 890067 70

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Easy access to East Devon & Dorset coastlines WiFi internet access Groceries available from Tesco or Sainsburys Excellent hamper of West Country goodies Travel cots & highchairs available Beauty treatments, chef, babysitting available

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 2

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 3 2 1

1 2 1 3

8 6 5 2

12 6 5 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

925 725 615 465

1875 1575 1325 795

Book direct with Chris, Karen & Sarah, Red Doors Farm, Beacon, Luppitt, Honiton, Devon EX14 4TX e: info@reddoors.co.uk www.reddoors.co.uk


Devon

Rousdon Estate - Peek House Stunning wing of impressive mansion situated in private coastal estate

Peek kitchen

Peek exterior

Estate beach

What a place for a family holiday, house party or general celebration: here is luxury, space and natural magnificence! Within the landscaped grounds of a grand Victorian mansion, Rousdon Estate has it all - including a private beach and a nature reserve comprising 350 acres of beautiful coastal scenery. Peek House is sumptuously renovated: you can float through rooms that have been dressed in rich colours, fine fabrics and designer wallpapers; collapse in to deep leather sofas or perch on exquisitely carved Balinese furniture; wend your way up lushly carpeted stairs wrapped around a leafy wrought-iron lighting pillar with 365 leaves. It's quite magical! There is a formal dining room which can seat up to 20 as well as a huge eating kitchen - a Falcon range cooker, Maytag American fridge-freezer with ice-maker, microwave and Miele dishwasher all contribute to this high-quality experience. The sitting room is enormous - with full Sky package on the 40" HD TV and an excellent sound system with iPod docking station. Downstairs in the basement there are games rooms for everyone, a cinema experience and a treatment suite for pampering.

Peek sitting room

The walking and scenery on this part of the Devon/Dorset coast is spectacular. The South Coast Path runs along the Undercliff from Lyme to Axmouth, right through the estate grounds. So, after cliff-top walks and trips to gorgeous nearby villages, when the evenings fade, draw the heavy drapes and sink into soft dreamy beds. Rise the next morning refreshed and ready for your next adventure.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Private 350 acre estate Private beach and coastal views Games rooms and cinema 11,500 Square feet over 4 floors Catering arranged On the Jurassic Coast

T: 01297 444734

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 14

We have 7 large bedrooms, 5 with en suite bathrooms. Catering can be arranged as required - there is easy parking and acres of space - come to Rousdon for the ultimate in stress free luxurious breaks. WiFi available.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

7

1

14

18

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

2750

4000

Book direct with Judith Ellard, Middle House,The Mansion, Rousdon Estate, Lyme Regis, Devon DT7 3XR e: judith@peekhouse.co.uk www.peekhouse.co.uk

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SeaDreams - Spectacular location and view with nothing between you and the sea SeaDreams is in a spectacular location and has unobstructed, panoramic views of Westward Ho beach and bay - you feel like you are on a boat. The balcony is 10 metres long, with tables and chairs for eight people, with patio doors from the master bedroom and living area; enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the sunsets over Lundy Island or eat al fresco. Three bedrooms; king size antique bed, antique double bed and bunk beds. Dining for six. Utility room with washing machine, dryer and freezer. En suite to master bedroon, separate bathroom with shower over bath. Learn to surf at the school on Westward Ho beach, play golf at the links course, walk along the South West Coast Path, cycle on the Tarka Trail. Freesat TV, DVDs, WiFi, games and PlayStation.

View from the balcony

Bedroom with sea view

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Sitting room

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Seaside apartment with leisure balcony over sea WiFi & free telephone calls to UK landlines Secure parking for 1 car Ideal for families and all ages Sorry no smoking, no pets Easy access to beach & rockpools, walking, cycling

T: 01327 831129

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

450

1350

Book direct with Caroline or Stephen Jones, The Old Malt House, 6 Church Street,Pattishall, Towcester, Northants NN12 8NB e: enquiries@enjoyourhomes.com www.enjoyourhomes.com

The Tallat House at Taw Mill - Tarka Country The Tallat House is a picturesque thatched cottage offering superb accommodation in a fabulous setting. Ideally positioned for visiting all of Devon's attractions, or staying put to relax. Downstairs is a cosy sitting room, dining area, handcrafted kitchen and fully tiled wetroom. A beautiful oak staircase leads to one double bedroom and one twin bedded room, a walk-in wardrobe and family bathroom. Every room enjoys superb views of the gardens, meadows and lake. Outside there is a jacuzzi, a large garden for children to play, patio, barbecue area and ample secure parking. Cross the mill leat into a wild flower meadow and there is private fishing on our trout lake or the River Taw. Peaceful strolls along the river spotting the kingfishers are the perfect way to unwind and if you are lucky you may even see an otter.

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Private hot tub Fishing for brown trout on lake and River Taw Free range eggs, honey and garden vegetables Traditional country pubs and villages Prices fully inclusive and credit cards accepted Sorry, no pets and no smoking

T: 01837 83931 72

Outside view

View across the trout lake to the cottage

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Sitting room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

550

895

Book direct with John & Marian Minton, Taw Mill, Wembworthy, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7SW e: marian@tawmill.com www.tawmill.com


Devon

Shell Cove House - On the South Devon coast in idyllic setting with secluded beach

Heated Pools overlooking the sea

Shell Cove House, Cottages and Beach

In an idyllic setting: Shell Cove apartments in a Georgian country house, and cottages in the grounds, nestle in sub tropical gardens with their own secluded beach. Many guests return, (the current record is 50 holidays!) to enjoy what is a very special place for couples and families. There are superb sea views from the properties, mostly styled with a nautical theme. We offer an oasis of peace and beauty away from the crowds and yet near all the attractions of South Devon. Our secluded beach is a natural haven with sea bathing, rock pooling, fishing and beachcombing to enjoy. With splendid outdoor heated swimming pool and separate heated toddlers pool overlooking the sea, both open May – September. Tennis court, croquet lawn and children’s play areas with unique Gingerbread House. From the cliff top Gazebo you may spot dolphins or falcons and watch the sun or moon rise up over the sea. All set in 4 acres of lovely grounds.

Fisherman's Cottage

An indoor games room with table tennis, books, and toys keep toddlers and children happy on cooler days. Breathtaking sea views, stylish and comfortable accommodation and numerous facilities create a wonderful break all year round. We enjoy a mild climate, ideal for a short break and a Cream Tea to welcome you! Delicious food served at our local pub, just a few minutes stroll and excellent ready meals for your freezer makes dining a breeze in the lovely award winning and 4 Star properties. Resident family owners and reception service.

Lobster Cottage Lounge

On the coastal footpath with a scenic 'buggy suitable' walk to the local pretty towns. Superb coast and countryside abounds with numerous attractions for all ages including thatched villages, gardens, farms, and boat trips, theme parks, castles and Blue Flag beaches. Exeter, Torbay, South Hams and Dartmoor are all within easy reach.

Shell Cove Beach

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Idyllic setting on coast with own secluded beach Breathtaking sea views and sub tropical gardens Heated swimming and toddlers pools. Tennis court On coastal footpath. Excellent pub. Meal service Many guests return. Ideal spring/autumn break Attractions of South Devon on our doorstep

T: 01626 862523

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 3

1 4 1 1

4 4 5 6

4 6 5 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

375 465 495 549

735 1495 1133 1345

Book direct with Linda Jameson, Shell Cove House, Old Teignmouth Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NJ e: info@shellcovehouse.co.uk www.shellcovehouse.co.uk

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South Coombe Country Cottages Witheridge - centrally placed for all Devon's beaches and attractions

South Coombe sunset

Saffi's living area

South Coombe Cottages

Situated centrally in Devon’s rural heartland between Exmoor and Dartmoor, South Coombe is the perfect holiday retreat giving visitors easy access to Devon’s moorlands, beaches and attractions. An indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym (extra charge) and games room (charges apply to some activities) add to your relaxing holiday. South Coombe, with its beautiful 16th century thatched farmhouse, is surrounded by 15 acres of orchards and fields for you to roam including a field for ball games and an orchard play area with climbing frame, swings and slide. Freshly baked organic bread, French pastries and free range eggs can be ordered by guests for morning delivery to your cottage. The pretty village of Witheridge is just a mile away and has a village store/PO, newsagent and two pubs both serving an extensive range of food and local real ales.

Pool

JONQUIL Sleeps 3 + cot (Saturday to Saturday) First floor galleried double bedroom, single and bathroom (shower over). Central heating. DRAKE’S Sleeps 4 + cot (Friday to Friday) First floor large double bedroom, twin room (bunk beds) and house bathroom including a separate shower. Night storage heaters and a log burner.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Pets (except Cobo) 1 per cottage extra charge TV, DVD, with Freeview (radio & CD player), WiFi Open all year, short breaks available Dishwasher in all cottages, laundry on site Stunning rural location yet just 25 mins from M5 Cots, highchairs, stairgates & fireguards

T: 01884 860302

COBO Sleeps 6 + cot (Friday to Friday) Ground floor double bedroom with en suite shower room and two twin bedrooms, house bathroom (shower over). First floor living area. Underfloor heating throughout. Private garden.

SAFFI’S Sleeps 5 + cot (Saturday to Saturday) Ground floor double bedroom, with super king bed and en suite shower room, can be arranged as a twin. First floor double bedroom, single bedroom and house bathroom (shower over). Night storage heaters and a log burner. Private garden.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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TILLY’S Sleeps 6 + cot (Friday to Friday) Ground floor double bedroom, with superking bed and en suite shower room, can be arranged as a twin. First floor double bedroom, twin bedroom and house bathroom (shower over). Night storage heaters and a log burner.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 2 3 3

1 1 1 2

3 4 5 6

3 6 6 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

350 465 500 550

750 990 1130 1350

Book direct with Bill & Marcia Warnett, South Coombe Farm, Witheridge, Tiverton, Devon EX16 8QL e: stay@southcoombe.co.uk www.southcoombe.co.uk


Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Champernhayes - Charmouth, Nr Lyme Regis, close to the Dorset Jurassic Heritage Coast

Barn kitchen

Champernhayes

Champernhayes is set on a gentle southern slope of a west Dorset hillside, overlooking an almost unpopulated undulating valley, with views to the sea at Charmouth in the distance, and just over the hill lies the charming historic port of Lyme Regis. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the UK's only natural World Heritage Site, this coastline is renowned for its fascinating geology and fossils known locally as the 'Jurassic Coastline' - a real life 'Jurassic Park'! The smaller, single storey cottages at Champernhayes, Blackbird (sleeps 6), Lark and Owl (both sleep 4) and Swallow (sleeps 2) have been created from the conversion of the original farmhouse buildings, which date back to 1482. These cottages, grouped around a central courtyard, have been awarded 5 Star by VisitBritain, their highest grade for comfort, location, decor and facilities. The country style kitchens are open plan, with a dining

Barn master bedroom

area, and are comprehensively equipped. Most bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms, you will find the beds made and towels provided. Relax in your very own country retreat complete with digital television, DVD player/recorder with a selection of movies, books and board games. The stunning and spacious 16th century Thatched Barn (sleeps 10) and 15th century Farmhouse (sleeps 8), also awarded 5 star with glorious views across the Dorset countryside to the sea at Charmouth, are perfect for larger groups. Come and celebrate your special occasion here at Champernhayes.

Farmhouse kitchen

Each cottage has its own private garden complete with patio, hardwood garden furniture and gas barbecue and the heated indoor swim spa and hot tub is available throughout the year. Excellent walks are literally on your doorstep along with the unspoilt Dorset/East Devon coastline.

Spa pool

,∑)YB8DC SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Most bedrooms with en suite bathrooms 1 well behaved dog welcome Wireless internet access Short breaks available Online booking and availability Travel cots and high chairs available

T: 01297 560853

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 10 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5 4 3 2 1

1 1 1 2 1

10 8 6 4 2

12 10 6 4 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1398 975 648 489 369

2598 1979 1359 978 594

Book direct with Lorraine or Terry Dutton, Wootton Fitzpaine, Charmouth, Nr Lyme Regis, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6DF e: champernhayes@btinternet.com www.champernhayes.com

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Cornflower Cottage - An enchanting Grade II listed cottage sleeping five - with hot tub! Cornflower Cottage is a simply superb barn conversion which provides spacious, luxurious, well equipped accommodation; two bedrooms with Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels and robes and sumptuous mattresses; two bathrooms and a wonderful oak floored living area with woodburning stove. We welcome babies and children, there is a play area and we are able to lend many items you may need. Located in the stunning conservation village of Halse, with a great pub within walking distance yet, in total tranquillity where all you can hear is birdsong! Cornflower Cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Exmoor and the Quantock Hills, yet only six miles from junction 25 of the M5 creating a perfect destination for both short breaks and longer holidays. There is lots to do locally; great walking and beaches, National Trust properties and tourist attractions.

Cornflower Cottage

Master bedroom with en suite

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The living area

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Fabulous Mediterranean style gardens with hot tub Basket of local produce & flowers included Babies & children very welcome Hot tub, WiFi & woodburner with free logs Dogs welcome by prior arrangement Great local pub within walking distance

T: 01823 431622 07813 821475

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 5

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

5

5

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

450

895

Book direct with Kate Rucklidge, Lavender Hill Holidays, West Hayes, Halse, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3AE e: kate@lavenderhillholidays.co.uk www.lavenderhillholidays.co.uk

The Garden House - Exceptional 5 Star barn conversion in beautiful countryside near Bath Families and groups of all ages enjoy The Garden House for its comfortable, understated interior. All 4 bedrooms have Egyptian cotton linen and goose down duvets; one is a twin and three bedrooms have the option to be king size/twin bedrooms. The house is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideally placed for attractions such as Longleat, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. Bath, Bristol and Wells are within a ½ hour drive. French doors open onto a walled garden for al fresco dining and barbecues, or on winter evenings, enjoy a DVD on the home cinema and a cosy log fire.

Walled Garden, The Garden House

A fabulous indoor heated 15 metre pool will be ready for 2011. For outdoor types, this is marvellous walking country. In the 6-acre wood there are badgers and deer. A cabin by the pond makes a great spot for campfire breakfasts.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Indoor heated 15 metre swimming pool for 2011 Home cinema, DVDs, flat screen TVs, internet Great restaurants & pubs nearby Beautiful country setting near Bath Extra beds or cots available Under 2½ hours train/drive from London or Midlands

T: 01761 241080 07976 988531

Sitting room, The Garden House

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

Master bedroom, The Garden House

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1295

2295

Book direct with Jane & Richard Clayton, Lilycombe Farm, Chewton Mendip, Bath, Somerset BA3 4NZ e: jclayton@janeclayton.co.uk www.lilycombe.co.uk


Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Cossington Park - A superb listed home in extensive grounds owned by one family for 350 years

The drawing room

Cossington Park

Cossington Park is a superb period home sleeping 12/15 in six beautifully decorated bedrooms. Silver Award Winner for best self-catering in the West Country for two years running. A wonderful venue for small weddings. Owned by one family for 350 years, Cossington Park has been home to explorers, adventurers, sailors, authors, politicians and philanthropists, including the founder of the national UK children’s charity, ICAN. Paintings, antiques, papers, photographs and 5000 books reflect family history; the wheel supports in the library fireplace were taken from 'The Devonshire', the owner's grandfather, a Rear-Admiral's ship. Yet it is completely informal – a much loved, special home, looked after by a dedicated team who pride themselves on exceptional guest care. Cossington Park is located in the pretty village of Cossington in Somerset, on the edge of the Polden Hills and Somerset Levels, at the heart of one of England's finest tourist locations, yet only five minutes from the M5 motorway. Nearby are Dunster Castle, Exmoor, Glastonbury, the Quantocks and Mendips, Glastonbury, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey

Hole Caves, Wells, Bath, Bristol and the seaside and coast. There are 19 National Trust and 12 English Heritage sites in Somerset and 41 gardens within easy driving distance. There is a library (seats 12), drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, extremely well equipped farmhouse style kitchen, scullery and laundry. Three bedrooms are en suite plus house bathroom. Pooh’s Corner is a large landing which can be used as a seventh bedroom.

Cossington Park is non profit-making. All revenues are ploughed back into the estate so that it may be enjoyed by future as well as present generations. The owner/guardian takes nothing out and is unpaid!

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Generous hamper of sumptuous Somerset delights Cordon bleu cooks and special dinners arranged Carriage drives, ballooning, archery, falconry etc Health & beauty treatments & wellbeing services Playhouse, fort, games field, indoor/outdoor games Team building, leadership & personal development

T: 0800 043 3468 07951 256278

The library

Set in 22 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds with large lawn, orchard, meadow, walled vegetable garden, contemplation garden, kitchen garden, ha-ha and barbecue.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

The 'Chaucer' bedroom

Archway to gardens

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 12

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6

1

14

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1995

4395

Book direct with Lorraine Bentley, 1 Perrys Close, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3DU e: info@cossingtonpark.com www.cossingtonpark.com

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Dove House & Swallows Hidden in a secluded rural location near the breathtaking Jurassic Coast

Dove House pool

Dove House and pool

Dove House bedroom

Situated at the end of a mile long tree lined drive these converted barns and their idyllic location never cease to amaze our guests. Total escape from the pressures of everyday life where you can enjoy being surrounded by beautiful countryside, woodland and wildlife throughout the seasons.

DOVE HOUSE: Designed to appeal to large family/adult groups and all their varying needs; we have hosted every occasion possible in this spacious, comfortable property with its fabulous private heated pool and separate games room, while maintaining the high standards our guests expect. (Everything required for 17 people when booked with Swallows).

Guests can walk/cycle from the door or absorb it all from the large secure gardens. There is access to 1000 acres of working farmland and the linking network of footpaths. Swallows bedroom

A large fully equipped kitchen/dining room (being refurbished Feb 2011) and vast oak floored sitting room, both with french doors to south facing garden/ patio; a covered portico connects the house to secure pool. Seven spacious en suite bedrooms (one downstairs). (See floorplan on website).

The local area offers a wealth of attractions for all, which even our many repeat guests never seem to tire of. The stunning Jurassic coast with its walks/ fossiling/sea fishing and lovely beaches is nearby along with an excellent selection of pubs/restaurants, National Trust properties and adult/family activities.

SWALLOWS: (single storey, easy walking access and totally private from Dove House). Perfect for a family or one/two couples enjoying a break Bedrooms: double en suite, twin/double en-suite. (One small dog allowed).

If you have never been to Dorset you really must come and see what you are missing. If you have been to this area before you will no doubt be returning!!

Swallows living room

Winners of The South West Tourism Self Catering Holiday of the Year Award 2008/9

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• • • • • •

T: 01305 889338 78

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Information re. internet access (see website) Professional caterers/beauty/Reiki treatments All-weather tennis court & children's play area Comprehensive/detailed website Barbecue & garden furniture Cots/highchairs available (no cot linen)

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 13

7

1

14

18

2200

4200

Sleeps 4

2

1

4

4

300

750

Book direct with Pippa James, Dove House & Swallows, Pigeon House, Hampton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9DZ e: enquiries@dovehousedorset.co.uk www.dovehousedorset.co.uk


Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Hastings Farm Cottages - Peaceful rural Hardy Country & The Jurassic Coast

Cowslip Cottage

Daisy Cottage

“Far from the Madding Crowd”. These superb single-storey cottages originating in the 17th century are set around a fragrant herb garden and arranged to give optimum privacy to each. Encircling the cottages and the thatched farmhouse are 4 acres of safe grounds, surrounded by fields, wildlife and a variety of birds. The games room on the first floor of the barn offers table tennis and snooker and library of paperbacks. The adventure playground has slides, swings and sand pit. The nearby World Heritage Jurassic Coast offers spectacular coastal walks and a good choice of beaches from the safe golden sands of Studland to the 17 miles of Chesil Beach in the west, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door. National Trust properties such as Corfe Castle, Hardy’s Cottage, Brownsea Island, boat trips and golf, all within easy reach. The historic market town of Dorchester is just 4 miles away. There are a variety of country pubs and restaurants and local organic food producers. Ideally situated to explore Dorset’s coastline and countryside Hastings Farm is a perfect “get away from it all” retreat.

Cowslip Cottage

Myrtle has a four poster bed

MYRTLE - Sleeps 2. Attractive and cosy living/dining room with multi-fuel stove, stable door to rear garden. Well equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with four poster bed, bathroom with overbath power shower. BUTTERCUP - Sleeps 3. A spacious living/dining room with electric living flame stove for cosy evenings, well equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with half-tester style bed and single bedroom both furnished in old pine. Bathroom with over bath shower.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Laundry with washer and dryer f.o.c. Payphone Cots, highchairs + useful baby equipment f.o.c DVD, video, radio/CD, microwave & cafétiere Friday starts. Short Breaks. €uro payment accepted Patio furniture. Gas barbecues available Sorry no pets or smoking

T: 01305 848627

COWSLIP - Sleeps 3 and DAISY - Sleeps 4. A most attractive living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, separate well equipped kitchen. Cowslip has a small wood-burner, Daisy has an electric wood-burning effect stove for cosy evenings. Two steps up to a double bedroom with a Victorian style bedstead, second single bedroom or bunk bedroom.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 2

1 1 1 1

2 4 4 4

2 4 4 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

290 315 320 330

490 660 690 730

Book direct with David & Hilary Hills, Hastings Farm Cottages, Tincleton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QP e: enq@dorsetfarmcottages.co.uk www.dorsetfarmcottages.co.uk

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Lower Hedge Farm - The ideal country retreat in Somerset surrounded by fields

Kitchen

Sunroom

Lounge

Surrounded by open fields and sheep, the house is situated down a private track in a truly relaxing setting. It offers the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a rural setting with the modern comforts, style and charm of a house completely renovated for modern living. It has 5 bedrooms (3 en suite & 2 with close shared access), one of which is a long attic room that spaciously accommodates 4 single beds, and sleeps 12 comfortably. Nearby Longleat safari park offers a unique day out, driving in and amongst the lions and rhinos. Whilst for the architecturally minded, the World Heritage Site of Bath and, Wells the smallest city in England with its

Lower Hedge Farm - outside

Master bedroom

Hot tub

beautiful Cathedral, are within a short driving distance. The house and grounds were completely renovated and refurbished over six years, restoring original features such as the many wooden beams, inglenook fireplaces, old bread oven and the enormous flagstones. Whilst retaining the original features, we have brought the house up to luxurious modern standards, epitomised by the addition of the magnificent sunroom with high beamed ceilings, under floor heating and large centrepiece fireplace. Other luxuries include the hot tub, large plasma TV and the designer kitchen, complete with an oil heated Aga and granite work surfaces.

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Hot tub Games room A wide range of extras can be booked Aga Unspoilt countryside location Underfloor heating throughout

T: 01935 840327 07974 941406 80

Lower Hedge Farm provides plenty for the active. There’s the games room equipped with table tennis and pool table, kids outdoor play area, or why not try the Nintendo Wii which will provide hours of family fun. Active or peaceful, it is the ideal rural retreat. Whether for a family reunion, or a weekend party away with friends, you are guaranteed a holiday never to be forgotten.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 12

For larger groups of up to 16 persons, Lower Hedge Cottage is located nearby and can be booked in conjunction to provide additional luxury accommodation.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5

1

12

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1450

3450

Book direct with Paul Crang, Courtry Farm, Bridgehampton, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8HF e: paul@woodlandsretreats.co.uk www.woodlandsretreats.co.uk


Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Giffords Barn - Elegance and style in beautiful countryside Giffords Barn is a converted, detached, stone built property in the tiny, picturesque village of Blackford, situated on the Dorset/Somerset border within easy access from the A303. Nearby is the historic town of Sherborne, famous for its Abbey. The surrounding rolling countryside is adjacent to the ancient site of Camelot - reputedly the fortress of King Arthur. The barn overlooks open countryside and the small village church. A brook runs along the boundary of the secluded garden. The interior has been furnished to the highest standard and has been awarded a 5 Star Tourist Board grading and Gold Award. There is off-road parking for two cars.

Giffords Barn exterior

The barn consists of three bedrooms/two bathrooms, one en suite to the master bedroom with a super king size bed, a very large kitchen/dining/day room and an equally large oak-floored sitting room on the first floor.

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Kitchen/Day Room

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Wood burner - logs provided Full Sky TV package WiFi Wide-screen TV/DVD/surround sound Four-oven Aga plus four-ring hob American style fridge-freezer/ice maker

T: 07762 206888

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

Sitting Room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

300

1300

Book direct with Peter Jefferies, Giffords Barn, West Hall Farm, Blackford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7EB e: peter@giffordsbarn-somerset.co.uk www.giffordsbarn-somerset.co.uk

The Long Barn - Pontispool Farm, Taunton, Somerset Nestled between the Quantock Hills and the Blackdowns, 3 miles west of Taunton, this large, airy converted barn has every modern convenience. The 6 en suite bedrooms can be either singles or kingsize doubles depending on your preference. Crisp white linen, fluffy towels, bathrobes and toileteries are provided for each guest. The large kitchen is well equipped, but don't feel you have to use it as caterers can be supplied to suit your needs. The indoor heated pool, swimming towels provided; a games room and a hot tub under the stars are exclusively yours. Country pubs, restaurants, a nearby golf course, falconry, clay pigeon shooting and other activities are all within easy access.

Swimming pool

Close to Exmoor, and between North & South Devon/Somerset coastlines, yet still close to transport links, this is a perfect retreat for friends and family gatherings.

Kitchen

Double bedroom

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Short breaks available all year Baby/toddler equipment provided on request TV, WiFi, Sky, Freeview DVD, CD, iPod dock Enclosed garden & ample parking Caterers supplied on request Therapies & treatments supplied on request

T: 07776 188646

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 12

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6

1

12

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1950

3950

Book direct with Lucy Fielding-Johnson, Pontispool Farm, Allerford, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1BG e: info@somersetlongbarn.co.uk www.somersetlongbarn.co.uk

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The Bend Retreat - In the New Forest, 3 miles from the Dorset Coast

Kitchen opening onto rear of sitting room

Rear of sitting room leading to garden

Front garden

A stylish 5 Star, luxury holiday home for up to 12 guests, ideal for family gatherings, group holidays and celebrations. The Bend Retreat combines quality and style with comfort and luxury.

Front of The Bend

The large private garden, great for al fresco dining, chilling out or playing games, can be accessed from the sitting room, kitchen and games room. The games room has many toys, games, books, TV/DVD and a full size table tennis – a great place for kids and adults alike, to play and unwind.

Situated in a quite location in the pretty hamlet of Neacroft, it is ideally located to explore the New Forest with its many activities such as bike riding, horse riding and walking. Only three miles in the other direction there are fabulous sandy beaches and coastal walks. The town of Christchurch and the villages of Burley, Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and Lymington are nearby. The nearest shops are only a mile away and there are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the area.

There are 6 bedrooms, four on the first floor and two on the lower ground floor, accommodating up to 12 people. Four rooms can be arranged to sleep either two individuals or a couple. Everything provided has been done with the intention of giving our guests all they may want for a perfect, enjoyable self-catering holiday. The Bend Retreat is above all a place to relax with good friends and family.

At the heart of the house, on the ground floor, is a spacious, sunny, triple aspect 33’ through sitting room featuring a log fire. Opening from this room is a large, extensively equipped, luxury, modern kitchen leading to an elegant dining room for 12 - ideal for relaxed eating or special celebrations. Bedroom

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Welcome hamper Luxury cotton bed linen & towels Large garden with barbecue Elegant dining room for 12 Games room with table tennis Cots, highchairs & stairgates available

T: 0845 3456169 82

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 12

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6

1

12

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1400

2975

Book direct with Cathy, Research House, Fraser Road, Perivale, Middlesex UB6 7AQ e: bookings@bendretreat.co.uk www.bendretreat.co.uk


Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Mill House - In the heart of Thomas Hardy's Blackmore Vale The Mill House is across the garden from the owner's home, surrounded on three sides by water, in a beautiful tranquil situation. A short drive to the Jurassic coastline and historic towns of Dorchester and Sherborne. Accommodation: Two double bedrooms, one en suite. One twin bedroom, separate family bathroom. Sitting room, open plan fully fitted kitchen/dining/living room with open log fire, utility room with washer dryer facilities, WC and separate shower room. Each room has beautiful lake or river views. There is a stunning lakeside garden, where you can relax and dine whilst watching the kingfishers and local wildlife, leading to 25 acres of private land where you can enjoy riverside walks.

Cottage from across the lake

Due to the position and height of the working sluice gates on the river, this property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 or pets.

Main entrance view

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Living area

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Two pubs with restaurants within one mile radius Garage/shop within walking distance Complimentary welcome hamper Short drive from World Heritage Jurassic Coast Fishing on lake and river Spectacular countryside/local places of interest

T: 01258 818158

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

550

1050

Book direct with Mrs. Jennifer Abrahamsson, Lydden House, Kings Stag, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2AU e: info@millhouselyddendorset.co.uk www.millhouselyddendorset.co.uk

The Tree House - Stay in England's only 5 Star Treehouse The Treehouse is a stunning, boutique holiday destination! The fairytale exterior provides a unique space for a truly inspirational luxury holiday, memorable in every way. The Treehouse is located on our farm on the edge of the beautiful conservation village of Halse near Exmoor, with a gastro pub in easy strolling distance. The Treehouse is only six miles from junction 25 of the M5, a perfect destination for both short breaks and longer holidays. In the octagonal master bedroom the leaves of the tree and the starry skies are glimpsed through triangular windows. The woodburning stove warms the oak floored living area below.

The Treehouse

With its stunning treetop location, idyllic outlook, extensive decking areas and wild gardens the Treehouse also has the most fabulous cedar hot tub outside, perfect for a glass of wine under the stars!

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Flowers, logs, robes, local food basket Fab pre-ordered catering available WiFi, iPod dock, plasma TV, underfloor heating Very baby and child friendly Native hardwood tree planted for each booking Fabulous cedar wood hot tub on deck

T: 01823 431622 07813 821475

The living area

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 5

The master bedroom

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

5

5

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

745

1395

Book direct with Kate Rucklidge, West Hayes, Halse, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3AE e: kate@treehouseholidays.com www.treehouseholidays.com

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Walnut Arbour - Luxury 5 Star holiday home sleeping 14 in Somerset hamlet

The sitting room

The dining room

Twin bedroom

The indoor swimming pool and Spa

Walnut Arbour

You can find total comfort and peace, a stylish interior and a wonderful private indoor pool and spa in our fabulous, detached, 18th century barn conversion. Walnut Arbour is located on the Somerset Levels, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Taunton.

sitting room has plenty of squishy sofas and a television with the full Sky package. There is also a cosy wood burning stove with all logs provided. The dining room, like the rest of the barn has a stylish modern country look and feel, with a huge oak dining table and chairs.

There are many attractions nearby, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat, Bath, Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. The location of the barn, being only eight miles from Junction 24 of the M5 makes Walnut Arbour the perfect destination for both short breaks and longer holidays. There are excellent local pubs nearby, as well as farm shops. You can walk or cycle straight from the door and enjoy viewing the outstanding array of wildlife attracted to the locality.

There are charming cottage gardens with a magnificent walnut tree. A gas barbecue is provided and there are two areas for al fresco dining. The private indoor swimming and spa are popular all year round. The large games room has a pool table, table football and a further television, perfect for games consoles. We pride ourselves on being very baby and child friendly, the barn is a safe home from home and we can lend almost everything you may need for younger guests.

The barn is extremely well equipped making any stay an enjoyable one. The six bedrooms all have boutique styling and we provide Egyptian cotton linen, decadent smellies, fluffy towels, fabulous mattresses, cosy bath robes and TVs. The living areas are well styled with slate floor throughout and the

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Catering available at the barn or pre-ordered menu Many sporting and leisure activities locally Private indoor swimming pool, spa and games room Very baby and child friendly Flowers, local cider and cookies on arrival Dogs welcome by prior arrangement

T: 01823 431622 07813 821475 84

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 12

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6

1

12

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1750

4100

Book direct with Kate Rucklidge, West Hayes, Halse, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3AE e: k.rucklidge@btinternet.com www.westcountryluxurybarns.co.uk


Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Woodlands Farmhouse Luxuriously equipped historic farmhouse overlooking Glastonbury Tor

Master bedroom

Woodlands Farmhouse - outside

Kitchen

Four poster bedroom

Lounge

Woodlands Farmhouse combines the heritage and charm of an old historic Grade II listed dairy farm, with the style and chic of 21st century living, having achieved a Gold Award for self catering, in addition to its 5 Star grading. With seven en suite bedrooms (one of which is located on the ground floor and ideal for those who prefer not to use stairs), it sleeps 14 very comfortably. Located in the beautiful open countryside, close to Glastonbury, the house enjoys magnificent views of the Tor. Nearby Longleat safari park offers a unique day out, driving in and amongst the lions and rhinos. Whilst for the architecturally minded, the World Heritage Site of Bath and, Wells the smallest city in England with its beautiful Cathedral, are within a short driving distance. The area also boasts such attractions as Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes Motor Museum. The house was completely renovated and refurbished over two years, using the finest craftsmen to restore features such as the inglenook fireplaces, old bread oven, original flagstones and large elm floorboards, to name but a few. Whilst preserving the old, we have also

added the style and comforts of 21st century living, with luxuries such as the hot tub, cinema room, wet room showers and bespoke designer kitchen. Why not enjoy a tranquil countryside walk around our 100 acres surrounding the house, before relaxing and unwinding in the massaging hot tub with a chilled glass of Champagne. For the more active, the games room, kids play area and Nintendo Wii should keep even the most restless entertained. Whatever your taste, we have endeavoured to design the house to cater to everyone's needs, from young to old, modern chic to classic elegance, to provide our guests' with a truly memorable experience.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Pub 1 mile All bedrooms en suite Hot tub Games room Spectacular views of Glastonbury Tor Three oven Aga

T: 01935 840327 07974 941406

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 14

Hot tub

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

7

1

14

15

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1350

3950

Book direct with Paul Crang, Courtry Farm, Bridgehampton, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8HF e: paul@woodlandsretreats.co.uk www.woodlandsretreats.co.uk

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The Watermill - Located in stunning Exmoor National Park Nestled in the peaceful Hawkcombe Valley, within the beautiful Exmoor National Park, lies a charming 19th century watermill. A short distance from the sea and a stroll from Porlock Village makes this a superb setting for your holiday. Originally a corn mill, then in later years it supplied electricity for Porlocks' street lights. Now lovingly restored, it has been luxuriously furnished with antiques and sumptuous soft furnishings. Sitting in an acre of terraced gardens, with a waterfall and river frontage, it's the perfect place to indulge. The Watermill

From your doorstep walk into the ancient Hawkcombe Woods and up onto the top of Exmoor, home to red deer and wild ponies. Porlock Weir, just over a mile away, a quaint little harbour great for birdwatching. Surrounding Porlock are a variety of lovely National Trust villages, where delicious cream teas are served.

Balcony over the wheel

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Lounge

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Central heating and wood burner Dishwasher and washer/dryer Private gardens with parking Pubs & restaurants 500 metres Balcony off lounge - over the watermill River frontage

T: 01474 879810 07768 101402

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

4

Sleeps 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

525

825

Book direct with John & Diane Ames, The Watermill, 12 The Mead, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent DA3 8EZ e: thewatermill@btopenworld.com www.thewatermillporlock.com

Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Canterbury Country Houses - Choice of three Kentish houses in The Garden of England A unique set of three houses, 3 miles from the cathedral city of Canterbury. An ideal location for visiting London an hour away, or travelling to France; with the Channel Tunnel and Dover just 20 minutes away. Visit the coastal towns. Oysters, at Whitstable, Chatham for ships and maritime history, the cinque port of Sandwich with Roman remains and famous Royal St George’s Golf Course, sandy beaches at Sandwich and Broadstairs, or castles at Dover and Walmer. You can even meet gorillas at Howletts Zoo just around the corner! THE OAST (sleeps 8); THE OLD TANNERY (sleeps 6) In the picturesque village of Littlebourne. The white cowls of the Oast truly a part of the Kentish landscape. Each with wide French windows overlooking the gardens to the river.

The Old Tannery with Oast behind

ELLENS COTTAGE (sleeps 6) Located on our fruit farm with a large garden, ideal for children.

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Private gardens and car parking A personal service managed by the owners Riverside, village & countryside locations Welcome provisions and fresh flowers Close to beaches, castles, gardens & wildlife park Cots & high chairs provided

T: 01227 830126 07730 910890 86

Ellens Cottage & garden

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6

Morning coffee by the river

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 3

1 2

8 6

14 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

800 600

1200 1100

Book direct with Rosie Mount, Woolton Farm, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EA e: canterburyholidays@gmail.com www.canterburycountryhouses.co.uk


Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Bardown Farm - 5 Star luxury cottages sleep 4 to 12. A working farm with stunning views

Ewe Cottage, The Roost & Crow Cottage

Ewe Cottage, The Roost & Crow Cottage

South East Tourism Excellence Awards 2006 – Runner-up Self Catering Holiday of the Year A warm welcome to Bardown Farm our traditional mixed working farm in the heart of the High Weald. It is a truly beautiful location with panoramic views across an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Meander along our farm tracks through bluebell filled woods and rolling green fields and maybe you will see the deer or the buzzards overhead. Children can collect fresh eggs and help us bottle feed the lambs in the spring. The Roost, Crow Cottage and Ewe Cottage are all 5 star and superbly appointed. Each cottage sleeps 4 but all three can be hired together with plenty of space in the middle cottage "The Roost" for everybody to dine and socialise together. Catering is available. All the cottages have masses of oak beams, vaulted ceilings and galleried landings with beautiful views through full length windows. Upstairs, each

cottage has a double room with an en suite, a twin room and a family bathroom. Downstairs is open plan with bespoke oak kitchens, granite worktops, American fridge freezers and comfy leather sofas. In the summer barbecue on your own private terrace or relax in our beautifully warm outdoor pool.

The pool

If you can tear yourselves away, Bardown Farm makes a perfect base for exploring Kent and Sussex. Nearby are numerous National Trust properties including Bodiam Castle and Batemans and for keen gardeners, Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor and Great Dixter are a delight. Just 19 miles away the large sandy beaches at Camber are ideal for young children. Enjoy a day trip to London or alternatively take the ferry to France.

The view

Quality accommodation, a beautiful location - with so much to see and do for all ages and tastes - we promise that you will not be disappointed!

Twin bedroom

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Weekend & midweek breaks Cots, highchairs & stairgates. Babysitting Games room, swings, trampoline, football pitch Wine, milk and flowers on arrival Free WiFi & Freeview TV in all cottages Credit cards accepted

T: 01580 200452

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

3

6

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

470

995

Book direct with Alison Gant, Bardown Farm, Bardown Road, Stonegate, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7EL e: info@bardownfarm.co.uk www.bardownfarm.co.uk

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Beechcroft - Cowbeech, East Sussex - great for the coast, High Weald and South Downs

The Oast Roundel bedroom

Granary dining/living area

The Cart Lodge dining area

The Oast House

Exceptional 5 Star 'Gold Award' cottages set in a stunning peaceful location. Available for 2 to 17 guests with two to seven night breaks a speciality. ‘A True Haven from the Real World’.

insulation, well-equipped kitchens, Sandyford cookers, south facing patios and garden furniture - all ensure guests' satisfaction for a relaxing and memorable stay.

“Talk about picturesque. This gaggle of beguilingly restored byres and bull pens, in the village of Cowbeech, is a dead ringer for Tolkien's Shire. There are four cottages in all, beamy as anything, and strewn beside a reedy lake. The Oast House, dating to 1683, is a pick, with its master bedroom in the original roundel. It sleeps five, but Beechcroft can host 17 hobbits in all. Sleeps 2,4,5 and 6”. Sunday Times

Beechcroft is an outstanding example of rural preservation, in unique contrasting countryside - hills, downs and a ragged coastline, close to historic 1066 Country with a multitude of ancient castles, open gardens and National Trust properties to visit, conveniently situated for the opera at Glyndebourne. Explore the picture book Sussex towns or spend time on the local beaches. From tranquil gardens, Norman's Bay, the Cuckmere Haven Nature Reserve and the steep ascent of the South Downs, there is an abundance of things to see and do in this unspoilt area with some of the best walking and off road cycling in the country. Local hostelries with good food, farmer's markets and farm shops are in abundance. Fresh seafood from the coast is a speciality.

The luxuriously fitted detached properties form a pleasant and informal grouping in a superb setting on the edge of the village with open southerly views across a small lake to rolling countryside. Each property commands its own privacy and individuality with tasteful, high specification furnishings, oil fired central heating with modern The Cart Lodge dining area

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T: 01435 830316 88

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Arrive any day with short breaks available Stunning peaceful location Sympathetic conversions to an exceptional standard Complimentary welcome hamper Cooking and dining facilities for up to 20 Walk to a great pub with good local food

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 3 2 1

1 1 1 2

6 5 4 2

8 6 6 20

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

875 763 763 587

1216 1080 1080 885

Book direct with Michael Haydon, Beechcroft, Cowbeech, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 4JG e: enquiries@beechcroft.org www.beechcroft.org


Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Castle Cottage - Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex Luxury self catering Gold Award 4 Star Regency cottage with light, spacious rooms and private garden set in the historic Wadhurst Castle estate. Sleeps 6 - 8. Wadhurst Castle Cottage combines tranquillity with easy access to Royal Tunbridge Wells, the seaside holiday resorts of Brighton, Hastings and the sandy beach near Rye. Gatwick and London are an hour away. It is also well positioned for visiting a wealth of National Trust properties and many recreational activities. Wadhurst village has a wide selection of shops and pubs within walking distance. The cottage has been beautifully furnished throughout. Downstairs there is a large sitting room/dining room with sofa bed and open fire, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer and microwave and a shower room with washing machine and dryer. Upstairs has 3 spacious bedrooms (2 king/twin,1 twin) with fabulous views over the High Weald and a family bathroom.

Wadhurst Castle Cottage

Sitting room

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King/twin bedroom

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Welcome pack Large spacious rooms Children welcome - cot/highchair provided Private garden with furniture & parking Duvets with full linen & towels Wireless internet & satellite TV

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

8

8

Sleeps 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

600

950

Book direct with Fiona Whittington, Wadhurst Castle, c/o PO Box 466, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 9PY e: stay@wadhurstcastlecottages.co.uk www.wadhurstcastlecottages.co.uk

T: 01892 785258

Coopers Farm Cottage - Off the beaten track 5 Star luxury in the High Weald of Sussex Coopers Cottage combines the charm of a listed building with 5 Star luxury. Inside it feels like a well loved home thanks to the mix of antique furniture, comfy sofas, big rugs and a huge log-burning stove. The living room leads into a fully fitted kitchen (cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave) with a separate utility room (washer and dryer) and downstairs loo. Upstairs, all the rooms all vaulted with old oak beams. There is a double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom and separate loo. Pure cotton bed linen and duck down duvets guarantee a good nights sleep. Situated off the beaten track, Coopers Cottage is in the middle of a traditional livestock farm with cows, sheep and pigs. There are great walks around the farm or a wonderful south-facing terrace with panoramic views of the Weald if you prefer to take it easy.

Coopers Farm Cottage

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Visit our website for a virtual tour of cottage Logs, linen, towels included Basics like bin bags and loo paper included 90 acres of pastures, woodland and streams Cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, bees and horses Borrow Wilf the labrador if you want a dog

T: 01580 200386 07901 555385

Kitchen/dining room

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Bedroom

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

480

800

Book direct with Jane Howard, Coopers Farm, Stonegate, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7EH e: jane@coopersfarmstonegate.co.uk www.coopersfarmstonegate.co.uk

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Kingshoath Cottage - Escape to the heart of 1066 country Kingshoath Cottage is a comfortable, well equipped Grade II listed 16th century cottage situated on the outskirts of the villages of Northiam and Beckley, East Sussex. Property accommodates up to 8 guests, has a large lounge with open log fire, separate dining room with an adjoining sitting room, country kitchen, study, 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms one with four poster bed (another double and two twins). To rear of cottage is a large private garden, summer house, children’s swing, garden furniture and barbecue. Within 450m is an English country pub. Northiam hosts two further pubs and village shops. Many local walks or take the steam train to Bodium Castle or Tenterden.

Cottage front

Ideal location for exploring 1066 country, base for easy access to the Sussex coastline (sandy beach at Camber Sands) as well as the ancient towns of Battle, Rye and Hastings.

Lounge

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Dining room

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Real log fire & four poster bed Controllable central heating Cot available upon request Large enclosed garden, off road parking 3 TVs, selection of games, video, DVDs & books Garden furniture, summer house, barbecue

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

8

Sleeps 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

685

1200

Book direct with Carol Speed, 1 Warren Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 4NH e: info@kingshoath.co.uk www.kingshoath.co.uk

T: 0208 3022663

Streele Farm - Rotherfield, East Sussex Luxurious country estate centrally situated in its own 130 acres. Two beautifully appointed cottages sleeping up to 12 guests, each with private terrace and unrivalled views over the wonderful East Sussex countryside. Streele Farm is a mixture of pasture and woodland with bluebell woods and is a haven for wildlife - peace and tranquility guaranteed. STREELE BARN - Sleeps 6 This stunning thatched building renovated from an original Sussex barn, makes a superb holiday cottage. Sleeps 6 adults plus 3 guest beds for children sharing parent's room in 3 large bedrooms (one on the ground floor) each with its own beautiful marble bathroom. Streele Barn & Dairy

STREELE DAIRY - Sleeps 4 Single storey thatched listed building sympathetically restored in keeping with the age and style of the building. Sleeps 4 adults plus 2 guest beds for children in 2 large bedrooms with marble bathroom in between.

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90

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Our properties can be combined for family reunions Towels (+ pool towels) and linen provided All properties have wireless internet & Sky Use of heated outdoor pool Situated near town of Royal Tunbridge Wells All properties have 5 Star rating

T: 01892 854030

Streele Barn

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4

Swimming pool

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2

1 1

6 4

10 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1080 795

1730 1070

Book direct with Jacquelyn Beesley, Streele Farm, Five Ashes Road, Rotherfield, East Sussex TN6 3RW e: stay@compasscottages.co.uk www.compasscottages.co.uk


Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Mill Laine Barns - Fine country cottages with superb downland views.

Inside the Granary

Mill Laine Barns

The Stables kitchen/sitting room

Mill Laine is a 500 acre working South Down Farm producing arable crops, prize winning Southdown sheep, Sussex cattle and Welsh section D horses, these can often be seen around the cottages with their offspring. The cottages are positioned in an accessible, yet secluded, valley in the village of Offham which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Southdowns National Park. The beautiful 18th century grade two listed farmstead has been tastefully and sympathetically converted into four quality cottages, the two largest, the Barn and Granary, each sleeping six people. The Stables cottage can accommodate four and the Dairy two people. The Dairy and Stables can be combined into one - popular with visitors from more than one family or generation, allowing accessibility with privacy. Each cottage is equipped to a high standard with every modern convenience, wool carpets, quarry tiles, wood burning stoves, washing machines and fully inclusive GCH, towels and linen. The three largest cottages have dishwashers and range cookers. The Dairy has a kitchenette. Each cottage is unique, with beautiful exposed oak beams and original features.

View from the barns

Z-beds, cots and booster high chairs are available. Millers cottage sleeps four and the Old Wash House two people, both these can be booked as self-catering or DIY B&B. These cottages are completely flexible and can booked by the night or for longer stays. Cosy and comfortable with a lot of character including inglenook fireplace, bread oven, Aga cooker and washing copper.

Open all year, short breaks during off peak season Tranquil setting in the South Downs National Park Brighton and the coast 7 miles away Historic county town, Lewes 1 mile away Self catering and B&B available WiFi

T: 01273 475473

Excellent pub with delicious food 150 yards.

Among numerous local attractions, Glyndebourne Opera House, Brighton, the Royal Pavilion, Lewes with its castle, Druscillas Zoo, Bluebell Steam Railway,

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many Gardens, including Nymans, Batemans, Sheffield Park, Wakehurst Place and Firle Place. Plumpton racecourse, Hickstead, The Southdowns way, Seven Sisters Country Park.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 1

2 3 2

6 4 2

10 8 3

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

530 310 270

1210 907 580

Book direct with Justin Harmer, Mill Laine Farm, Offham, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3QB e: harmer@farming.co.uk www.milllainebarns.co.uk

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Well Cottage - Award winning luxury cottage in the Kent Downs AONB Winner of the Tourism South East Best Self Catering Holiday Award 2006 and Enjoy England Self Catering Holiday of the Year Silver Award 2007. Nearby you can explore Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst, Knole, Chartwell, Dover Castle, Canterbury and Rochester or take a day trip to France or London. Walk the Pilgrim’s Way and enjoy fine local pubs. Lots for kids, including steam trains, zoos, Diggerland and Chatham Historic Dockyard. Sleeps 7 plus cot (discounts for sleeping 5). Grade II listed and over 300 years old, Well Cottage forms one wing of the Courtyard at Hollingbourne House. Lovingly restored to the highest standard, it provides a light spacious cottage to make your stay truly relaxing. Large country kitchen/diner, characterful lounge with woodburner, atmospheric dining room, downstairs WC, 2 double bedrooms with en suites, large twin bedroom, single bedroom, family bathroom and private garden.

Well Cottage

Well Cottage lounge

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Well Cottage bedroom

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Reduced occupancy special offers Open all year round, short breaks available Free DVD & book loan Free Wifi Broadband access Free welcome basket on arrival Credit/debit cards accepted

T: 01622 880991

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 7

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

7

7

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

595

1325

Book direct with Angela or Paul Dixon, The Courtyard, Hollingbourne House, Hollingbourne, Kent ME17 1QJ e: info@wellcottagekent.co.uk www.wellcottagekent.co.uk

Cotswolds

Barn Cottage - In the traditional Cotswold town of Stow on the Wold Converted 18th century barn on a quiet private lane in the heart of the traditional Cotswold town of Stow on the Wold. With parking for 2 cars and close to shops, pubs and restaurants, it’s an ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds. Cheltenham, Stratford, Oxford and Bath are easily reached by car and countryside walks are 5 minutes away on foot. Spacious, decorated and equipped to a high standard, the accommodation consists of; conservatory, cloakroom with WC and hand basin. Large kitchen/dining room with double doors to a spacious sitting room with electric woodburner. Upstairs there is one double and one twin bedroom. Separate bathroom with WC, washbasin, bath and separate power shower. Outside is a secluded, pretty courtyard with garden furniture.

Quiet private lane

Gas hob/electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and two hairdryers.

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Quiet Cotswold market town location Private parking for 2 cars A short drive to Cheltenham, Bath, Stratford Walk to good selection shops, pubs & restaurants Use of mobile phone available Short breaks available off season

T: 020 8870 1811/07787 200288 92

Additional dining in the conservatory

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Large sitting room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

5

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

595

850

Book direct with Anne Mills, 38 Wilna Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 3BA e: information@barncottagecotswolds.co.uk www.barncottagecotswolds.co.uk


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

Abbots Court Cottages - The heart of rural Worcestershire

Old Yew Cottage

The courtyard

Nestling in the beautiful rolling Worcestershire countryside, Abbots Court Cottages offer a wonderful base to explore the surrounding countryside. There are numerous local walks through woodland and pastureland, offering superb views of the Malvern Hills, Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds. Golf is available - there are two courses within three miles. There is fishing in the nearby trout lakes in Church Lench and in the River Avon in Evesham.

Saddlers Cottage

boasts excellent 'pubs' many of which serve good meals using locally sourced ingredients. We have a wealth of information to help you enjoy your holiday. Six of our 10 cottages have been tastefully converted from old farm buildings dating from 1861 and The Old Court House was a much earlier timber framed barn. The other three cottages, although new additions, have been sympathetically designed to sit comfortably alongside the older cottages.

Within an easy drive are Stratfordupon-Avon, Malvern, Worcester, Warwick, Cheltenham and the many Cotswold villages. The area has many National Trust properties - Croome Park, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Snowshill Manor, Coughton Court, to name a few, and also a number of English Heritage properties, including Whitley Court.

THE OLD COURT HOUSE, OLD YEW and WHITSUN BROOK all sleep 6. For larger parties, the dining room in Old Yew can easily accommodate 16 people round a single table.

The Malvern Spring Flower Show has become a major attraction over recent years as well as the Three Counties Show and The Autumn Show. For those who enjoy gardening, there are many local nurseries, garden centres and gardens to visit, as featured in the NGS yellow book. The local area

GRANARY COTTAGE sleeps 4 and is on two levels.

The Old Court House

COBBLERS and EASTER HILL cottages sleep 4 and SADDLERS sleeps 2. These three cottages are built on one level and have wider doorways. Easter Hill

POND, CHURCH END and LANTERN all sleep 2.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Open all year round Any day start, 'off peak' short breaks welcome Cots, stair gates and highchairs available Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling Can dine up to 16 in one cottage Close to Stratford-upon-Avon

T: 01386 870520

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Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 1

3 3 4

6 4 2

16 4 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

437 349 295

1172 630 512

Book direct with Jeremy & Denise Oates, Abbots Court Cottages, Ab Lench, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4UP e: holiday@abbotscourtcottages.freeserve.co.uk www.abbotscourtcottages.co.uk

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Church Court Cottages Accommodation at the foot of Cleeve Hill in the ancient Prestbury village

Malvern Cottage sitting room

Cleeve Cottage dining room

Cleeve Cottage

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle, begun in the reign of King Alfred, contains a reference to Prestbury in the 9th century and, in the Domesday Book of 1066, the population is recorded as 36. Now it is a busy village with a number of shops, a post office and three good pubs (all of which serve food) within walking distance of the cottages.

Malvern Cottage master bedroom

Birdlip Cottage sitting room

The elegant spa town of Cheltenham (just 3 miles away) offers many attractions - festivals for literature, science and music, superb architecture, antique shops, galleries, museums, concerts, restaurants and fine shopping - and the famous National Hunt Racecourse. Prestbury is situated approximately 2 hours from London, within an easy drive of Stratford-uponAvon, Broadway, Bath, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, and the many delightful towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

These lovely cottages, named after local hills and each with its own indiviual charm, have been restored with great imagination and attention to detail. Exposed beams, specially commissioned arched windows in Cedar of Lebanon, and American Pine doors with beautiful brass fittings feature within their tastefully furnished and cosily heated interiors. The cottages all have private outdoor areas with tables and chairs. They also share their own meadow for relaxation and games. The view towards Cleeve Hill is outstanding. Church Court Cottages provide the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday within easy reach of all that this lovely part of the country has to offer.

Well worth a visit is Sudely Castle, once the home of Catherine Parr, the only wife of Henry VIII to survive him. Golf courses, tennis, a swimming pool and sports centre, and riding are all within 2 miles. Coarse fishing can be found at Tewkesbury (5 miles). The beautiful surrounding countryside provides excellent walking and the Cotswold Way walk passes near the cottages.

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T: 01242 573277 07712 106705 94

SIZE OF COTTAGES

In a pretty rural village near Cheltenham By Cotswold Way & Cleeve Hill, great walks & golf Three pubs/restaurants within walking distance Large dining/function area in largest cottage Private meadow & courtyard with parking Pets welcome in Cleeve Cottage

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 4 2

1 2 1 1

8 4 16 6

8 4 20 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

600 330 720 550

1200 715 1560 1200

Book direct with Maureen Fardon, Church Court Cottages, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3BG e: maureen.fardon@tenvig.com www.churchcourtcottages.co.uk


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

The Cottage, Kyte Green - Near Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire The Cottage is a luxurious old country cottage which provides fully equipped accommodation for up to 8 people. The perfect location for peaceful midweek breaks, romantic weekend escapes, celebration parties or family holidays. The cottage is based on the family farm of Whitley and is surrounded by the glorious Warwickshire countryside. It is fully self-contained with private off road parking located 1 mile outside the market town of Henley-in-Arden, a fantastic 15 minute walk from the cottage. The cottage has a large fully equipped kitchen, with a dining table big enough to seat 10, which leads onto a breakfast room. The exterior

There are 2 sitting rooms, one with open fire and French doors, both have TV with Freeview and DVD Player. 4 Bedrooms -1 double en suite, 2 twin and 1 bunk room. 3 Bathrooms - 1 en suite, 1 family bathroom, 1 downstairs toilet.

Kitchen

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Sitting room

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Private, secluded garden Open all year round - short breaks available Cots, stair gate, high chairs available Pubs & restaurants within walking distance Free broadband, Freeview, DVD player Ample safe car parking

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

10

10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

650

950

Book direct with Sophie Lodder, Whitley, Edge Lane, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire B95 5DT e: soph@thecottage-kytegreen.co.uk www.thecottage-kytegreen.co.uk

T: 07989 472730

Oakwood Cottage - A luxury cottage in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside Built to replicate the original cottage that has stood for nearly 300 years in the 'Forest of Arden' area, Oakwood Cottage offers luxurious modern accommodation. It enjoys pleasant southerly views over undulating pasture spread with magnificent mature oak trees. A world away from the stresses of city life, we hope the cottage coupled with local Warwickshire hospitality ensures you have a relaxing and fantastic stay. It provides an enjoyable break at all times of the year, from summer days enjoyed in the garden, to winter evenings by the log-burning stove, or autumn mornings filled with mist. Guests can enjoy pleasant walks along public footpaths in the immediate area, while within a short driving distance guests can visit the Shakespeare theatre at Stratford-onAvon, Warwick Castle and a number of National Trust properties. Nearby Henley-in-Arden offers a good choice of pubs and restaurants.

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Dining room

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Private parking for two cars Telephone & free WiFi Double bedroom with TV, and twin bedroom Inglenook fireplace with woodburner Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD player Log-burning stove

T: 01564 742911

Sitting room

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Exterior

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

380

580

Book direct with Christine Bowen, Grange Farm, Forde Hall Lane, Tanworth in Arden, Solihull, Warwickshire B94 5AX e: enquiries@grange-farm.com www.oakwood-cottage.com

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Forest Barn Holidays Forest of Dean - close Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, River Severn & Gloucester

Brambles sitting room

Stables sitting room

Sutton Baynham Farm

Orchard Barn sitting area

The Stables

Experience elegant country style at Forest Barns, a farm of four detached 17th century stone barns in the peace and tranquillity of Soudley Valley close to Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, and the Cathedral city of Gloucester with its historic Docks. Surrounded by acres of woodland, meadows, ponds, streams and wildlife. The barns are perfectly positioned for inspirational days out and luxurious days in.

or walk Bluebell woods and the Daffodil Way. These are just some of the days you could be enjoying with us.

Meticulously converted by local craftsmen using lime mortar, local oak and natural stone flooring the barns feature contemporary interior design with farmhouse oak dining tables, range cookers, luxurious stone bathrooms and Egyptian cotton linen and towels. The comfortingly warm ambiance created by the under-floor heating is courtesy of renewable resources from mother nature ground and air. With harvested rainwater and log burners, a low carbon footprint is assured.

ORCHARD BARN Set by its own 6 acre meadow: sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Ground floor: High Oak vaulted sitting area, kitchen with range cooker, twin room and family bathroom. Upper level: Two en suite double bedrooms each with its own staircase.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Acres of outdoor space. Woodland, ponds and streams Easy motorway access M4, M5, M50, (M25 2 hrs) Lynda and Geoff on site Locally sourced chef prepared menu in your barn Wood burning stove and logs Suitable for gatherings of up to 18 guests

T: 01594 827311

BRAMBLES Romantic: sleeps 2, 1 bedroom en suite.

STABLES Adjacent own meadow: sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. MEADOW BYRE Stylish single storey: sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

If you can tear yourself away from the farm you can practice your golf swing at local courses, tour the vineyards and cider route sampling as you go. Explore castles, swing through trees at Go Ape, canoe the Wye, shoot clays, horse ride

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Take a romantic break for two or fill the barns with friends and family. You can dine from our menu or visit local atmospheric inns and restaurants.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 3 2 1

1 1 1 1

6 6 4 2

12 8 6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

801 659 575 455

1124 963 858 658

Book direct with Geoffrey Norman, Sutton Baynham Farm, Sutton Road, Littledean, Cinderford, Gloucs GL14 2TU e: info@forestbarnholidays.co.uk www.forestbarnholidays.co.uk


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages An exquisite and tranquil base for exploring the Cotswolds

Walnut living room

View from Walnut tree in top garden

Five beautiful cottages lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings set around a stunning paved courtyard with water garden nestled in 70 acres of woodland and wild flower meadows. Wonderful views over unspoilt countryside. Oak panelling, stone walls, solid wood furniture, beautiful ironwork, exposed beams, and open fires are complemented by a wealth of other natural materials and furnishings in all of our cottages. Scrupulously clean these very individual havens are equipped to the finest detail for your delight and comfort. Lavender, fresh herbs and the sound of running water as you read, dine or stroll in the terraces outside. Fabulous grounds to explore, picnic or play in with easy access to connecting footpaths. In season, help yourself to nuts, blackberries and wild cherry plums the birds and wildlife do! Close to good restaurants, farmers markets, village pubs and shopping as well as to fishing, riding and golf facilities. Ideal for visiting cultural and architectural sights of Oxford, Stratford, Warwick; the shopping magnet of Bicester Village and all Cotswold attractions.

HAZELNUT sleeps 2 Ideal for couples. Lovely en suite with combined living room. Separate kitchen. BEECHNUT sleeps 2 Stone mullions frame view of sheep field from bedroom. Walk in shower. Combined kitchen living room with sofa bed. CHESTNUT sleeps 2 En suite bedroom with window seat view down valley. Ground floor of the barn. French windows open directly onto courtyard from living room with sofa bed. Can link with Cobnut.

COBNUT sleeps 4 Two storey cottage. Two en suite bedrooms arranged as superking or twin to suit. Superb views. Entrance veranda, downstairs W.C. large dining.

Hazelnut

Please see our website for more information about each of our cottages.

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Short or long breaks available all year Flexible start days Locally crafted hardwood furniture and ironwork Croquet lawn and extensive grounds All beds high quality king or superking Ample safe car parking

T: 01608 683270

Chestnut bedroom

WALNUT sleeps 4 Top two floors of barn. Spacious open plan with super king and twin gallery bedrooms. Ideal for families and close friends. Fantastic views. A large bathroom with separate walk in shower.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Courtyard from Hazelnut

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

Sleeps 2 1 3 Sleeps 4 2 2 prices based on two people sharing

DINES

Max. DINES

2 4

4 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

334 531

724 1039

Book direct with David & Nena Barbour, Heath Farm, Swerford, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4BN e: barbours@heathfarm.com www.heathfarm.com

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Hidelow House Cottages Close to the stunning Malvern Hills on the Worcester/Herefordshire border

4-poster bedroom

The Cider House dining room

Just 2hrs from London and Manchester in beautiful undulating countryside close to the Malvern Hills; an opportunity to relax, unwind and maybe meet up with family and friends. Cottages, gardens and facilities Modern facilities: log-fires, WiFi, digital TVs, hot tubs, barbecues, garden furniture, free laundry, shop, secure bicycle store and children’s play area; our lovely gardens are available to all; Pauline and Stuart are always around to help. FARMHOUSE sleeps 12 (Dines 20) Luxury wheelchair accessible cottage with 2 hot tubs, perfect for large groups. Can be combined with other cottages. 6 en suite double bedrooms, 2 wetrooms; kitchen: granite worktops, American fridge-freezer, range cooker (2 kitchens for larger groups). Lounge and spectacular oak and glass dining room each seat 20 guests. Flagstone floors. Enormous private garden & patio.

View from Hidelow House Cottages

CIDER HOUSE sleeps 10 (Dines 10) Luxury cottage with hot tub, ideal for large groups. Former 17th century stone and half-timbered barn; 5 bedrooms/ 5 bathrooms; large dining-kitchen: granite worktops, lounge, laundry. Enclosed garden and patio, covered raised pond. HIDELOW LODGE sleeps 5 (Dines 6) Wheelchair accessible cottage. Extensive single storey cottage; 2 spacious bedrooms, en suite wetroom, separate modern bathroom, kitchen; lounge/dining room, electric coal effect fire. Patio, lawn, outstanding open views of our landscaped gardens and valley beyond. OAST HOUSE sleeps 4 (Dines 4) Tall ‘upside-down’ character cottage. Former stone hop kilns; kitchen/dining room; 2 steps up to the vaulted lounge;

The Farmhouse

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downstairs to 2 bedrooms and modern shower room. Fabulous sunset views; private garden. KATHERINE’S COTTAGE sleeps 2 (Dines 4) Luxury wheelchair-accessible cottage. Spacious single storey cottage; lounge, dining room, kitchen; Super-king/twin bedroom, en suite wet-room. Patio, lawn, exceptional open views of the valley. HOP POCKET sleeps 2 (Dines 4) ‘Upside-down’ honeymoon cottage with double spa bath. Extremely spacious cottage; king-sized carved mahogany 4-poster bed; en suite bathroom, double spa bath, separate shower. Integral kitchen, granite work tops. Vaulted, heavily beamed lounge/ dining room, 3 sided open views. Private garden.

The Oast House (left) and Hop Pocket (right)


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

Hop Pocket has double spa bath

The Farmhouse dining room - seats 20 people

En suite twin bedroom

HOPBINE sleeps 2 (Dines 4) Hideaway apartment with circular hot tub. Open plan, split-level: massive lounge/ kitchen/dining room; 3 steps to a galleried bedroom, 4-poster bed and bathroom; arched sun terrace with fish pool, landscaped gardens, stunning views. Locally Enjoy the Flavours of Herefordshire – local cheeses, wines, beers and ciders. Visit the historic Shire counties – Herefordshire: Wye Valley, Black and White Village trail, Eastnor Castle; Worcestershire: Elgar’s Birthplace, Morgan Cars, West Midlands Safari Park, Severn Valley Steam Railway; Warwickshire: Cotswolds, Warwick Castle, Shakespeare Country, Cadbury World; Shropshire: Ludlow, Ironbridge Museum. May we suggest … to help you relax, unwind, celebrate … For Couples … Champagne, roses, log-fires, 4-poster bed and spa-bath or hot tub? For Groups … Pampering, wine tasting, private gourmet dinner party - all in your cottage, finishing with a dip in the hot tub?

The Farmhouse sitting room

For Everyone … Riding, golf, fishing, days at the races, quad-biking, laser clay shooting, canoeing, belly dancing lessons, theatre visits, local attractions and walks. Breakfast hamper of local goodies, your own chef, Pauline’s delicious freezer meals, buffets delivered to your cottage. Award-winning specialist facilities for disabled guests and their carers Disabled guests are well catered for. Katherine's Cottage, Hidelow Lodge and Farmhouse are bespoke, NAS graded fully wheelchair accessible cottages sleeping 2 to 12 people. We have 15 years experience providing personal care for guests with mobility problems, so please contact us to discuss your particular needs and range of specialist provisions we have available.

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Home-cooked freezer meals, buffets & personal chef Licensed shop, local wines, beers & ciders Wheelchair users especially welcome Farmhouse B&B for guests' visitors WiFi Group reunions a speciality

T: 01886 884547 07908 208965

The Oast House kitchen

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 10 Sleeps 12

Katherine's Cottage sitting room

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 5 6

3 1 1 1 1

4 4 6 10 12

4 4 6 12 20

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

290 318 353 948 1294

699 699 781 1834 2639

Book direct with Pauline or Stuart Diplock, Hidelow House, Acton Green, Acton Beauchamp, Worcester, Worcestershire WR6 5AH e: premiercottages@hidelow.co.uk www.hidelow.co.uk

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Knightcote Farm Cottages - Award winning cottages in Shakespeare's Warwickshire

Ploughman's Rest kitchen

Chestnut double bedroom

Sleeplate, Ploughman's Rest and Home Cottage

butterflies and birds whilst enjoying the outstanding views of the landscape and the Burton Dassett Hills beyond.

Orchard carp lake

Leave all your troubles behind and relax in this award winning countryside hideaway in the historic and peaceful village of Knightcote. Knightcote Farm Cottages are positioned amongst 600 acres of beautiful Warwickshire farmland encompassing an impressive antique tractor collection, an orchard carp lake and farm trails where you can wander endlessly spotting badgers, deer,

The five cottages have been lovingly restored and adapted from 17th century barns, an old milking parlour and a grain store to provide ‘Five Star’ luxury self-catering cottages. In the comfortable and relaxing sitting rooms are TVs, Videos and DVDs (in some cottages) and a large range of board games, puzzles and books. Feel at home in our spacious bespoke fully equipped solid oak or ash kitchens with dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave, with the added bonus of chilled wine, freshly arranged flowers and homemade cake to greet you on arrival. For pure indulgence, end your day on exquisite French antique or country pine beds with pocket sprung mattresses, and soft cotton sheets whilst enjoying the fantastic paintings and colour co-ordinated rooms designed by our interior designer. Awake and be freshened by the high pressure showers in our lovely bathrooms with fluffy towels and bathmats.

Sleeplate Cottage: Sleeps 4 Open plan kitchen, dining room, sitting room, 1 double with en suite, 1 twin, bathroom. Chestnut Cottage: Sleeps 4 Open plan kitchen, dining room, sitting room, 1 double with en suite, 1 twin with semi-en suite, wheelchair accessible. Home Cottage: Sleeps 6 Open plan kitchen, dining room, sitting room, 1 twin with en suite, 1 double, 1 twin, wheelchair accessible. Ploughman’s Rest: Sleeps 6 Enormous kitchen, dining room, sitting room, cloakroom and toilet, 1 double with en suite, 2 twin rooms, bathroom. Oak House: Sleeps 10 Large kitchen dining room, sitting room, 3 en suite bedrooms, 2 twin rooms, separate bathroom, cloakroom and toilet.

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T: 01295 770637 100

SIZE OF COTTAGES

All cottages Visit Britain 5 Star, Gold Award Three cottages suitable for disabled visitors Chilled wine, home made biscuits and WiFi included Open all year with friday changeover Plenty of safe off road parking Sorry no pets

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 10

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 5

2 2 1

6 6 12

6 16 16

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

471 604 1245

645 922 1759

Book direct with Craig and Fiona Walker, Knightcote Farm Cottages, The Bake House, Knightcote, Southam Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV47 2EF e: fionawalker@farmcottages.com www.farmcottages.com


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

The Moretons Vacation Houses - Bredon near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire - 38th year

Corner House (sleeps 4)

The Moretons Farmhouse (sleeps 10)

Victoria House (children's playhouse)

10 miles from Cheltenham and 50 miles from Oxford, The Moretons is ideal for a Cotswold holiday. We have 9 self-catering houses sleeping between 2 and 10; the houses date from 1821 and are set in 5 acres of gardens, 1 mile from the villages of Bredon and Kemerton. Each house is equipped down to a needle and thread. Bredon Hill is just a short walk away and the many attractions of the Cotswolds and the heart of England are on the doorstep. We have two fully tiled heated indoor swimming pools. Facilities include two spas, tiled changing rooms and the garden room with tea and coffee making facilities. There is a charge of £2 per person per hour, which gives your party exclusive use of a pool and its facilities. A separate sauna is also available for hire. Younger (and older) guests can visit our heated playhouse with resident teddy bear; the two-storey house is fully furnished with play kitchen, gallery bedroom and secret door. Outside enjoy the play area or play a game of badminton, table tennis or croquet on the lawn.

Pool two

The gardens are extensive and away from the road. There is plenty of room for children to play in safety and without disturbing other guests. In season pick apples, pears, cherries and plums from our orchard. There are three pubs with restaurants within walking distance. Bredon village is on the river Avon and has a post office, bakery and pottery; the village hall hosts a monthly farmers' market.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Two heated indoor swimming pools with spas Open all year – short breaks available Flexible arrival & departure days Car parking space outside each house Freeview, DVD players & free broadband connection Cots, highchairs and stair gates available

T: 01684 772294

The nearest town is Tewkesbury, where there are supermarkets and many small shops and cafés. Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham Spa and the Malvern Hills are just a short drive away. Farther afield visit Bath Spa, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham and Wales.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 10 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6 3 3 2 1

1 1 1 2 4

12 6 5 4 2

12 6 5 10 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1215 735 650 570 350

1775 1200 1140 1080 635

Book direct with Karen Webb (manager), The Moretons Vacation Houses, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 7EN e: soutar@moretonsbredon.co.uk www.moretons-soutar.co.uk

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Oatfield Country Cottages - The Royal Forest of Dean, 'twixt the Severn and Wye

Pimpernel and Tennis Court

The Royal Forest of Dean In the picturesque countryside of the unspoilt and relatively undiscovered Forest of Dean, the cottages of Oatfield nestle in a tranquil cider orchard surrounded by open fields and woodland. A perfect holiday location with a friendly welcome and great local pubs. Easy to reach, two hours from London and half that from the Midlands, an ideal place to get together with friends, family or just get away from it all. In the secluded grounds you will find: all-weather tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green; children’s play area with swings, slides, monkey bars and climbing towers; plenty of garden furniture and barbecues; an indoor

Pimpernel living room

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games room with pool table, table tennis, table football, darts, board games; a laundry room open 24 hours, oh and an array of pet animals and wildlife. The Forest of Dean has stunning walks through 25,000 acres of unspoilt forest, cycle paths voted the best in Britain, and with attractions such as two steam railways, llama trekking, Go-Ape treetop adventure, mountain boarding, fishing, Clearwell caves, craft centres, water gardens, tea shops, pottery, a sculpture trail, wildlife centres, Tolkien’s Puzzle Wood, there is plenty to do for all ages. Great golf at Celtic Manor, St. Pierre, Monmouth as well as many local courses. Wonderful selection of food trails, smokery, cheese making,

perry/cider, bee keeping, vineyards and even a Michelin starred restaurant. On the edge of the lower Wye valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty with much to discover from canoeing to real ale brewing. Great for touring with Bath, Cheltenham, Tintern Abbey, loads of castles, the Cotswold Hills and South Wales all easily accessible. The Cottages Beautifully renovated from 17th century stone farm buildings in a perfect setting. The cottages are comfortable and welcoming with everything you need supplied, including locally made chocolate in our ample welcome pack. Whatever the season Oatfield offers a home from home in the Gloucestershire countryside.

Pimpernel twin bedroom


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

Campion double bedroom

Celandine, Meadowsweet and Harebell Pimpernel bathroom

HAREBELL Single level romantic cosy cottage for two Open plan lounge with fully equipped kitchen and log burning stove. Patio doors to enclosed garden. King-sized draped four poster bed.

PIMPERNEL Fabulous barn conversion with enormous vaulted lounge, ideal for gatherings sleeps 4 (dines 8-18) Masses of oak beams, traditional log burning stove, and raised dining area. Fully equipped oak kitchen with granite worktops. One king-sized 4 poster bedroom with en suite shower. One twin room. Family bathroom has a supersized corner jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Garden and secluded wisteriahung al fresco dining area.

MEADOWSWEET Garden cottage very popular with swallows. Sleeps 4 (dines 6) An elegant country cottage with oak beamed open living room. Small kitchen leads off the dining area where French windows open onto the terrace and

enclosed garden, with views to open fields and woods. A delightful lacedraped four poster double bedroom with en suite whirlpool bath/shower. One twin room also with modern en suite. CELANDINE Quaintly compact ‘upside down’ cottage. Sleeps 4 (dines 4) Charmingly converted grain store, one double room with en suite shower and one twin with en suite bath downstairs. The beamed living room and luxury kitchen are approached up stone steps from the courtyard seating area below.

Meadowsweet exterior

CAMPION Single level character family friendly cottage. Sleeps 4 (dines 6) Sunny cottage converted from stone cowsheds, retaining some agricultural features. Open plan lounge and fully fitted kitchen. French windows open onto patio/garden overlooking fields. Twin bedroom with vanity basin and a double bedroom with king-sized canopy bed. Family bathroom has a whirlpool bath/shower.

Play area in action

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Pets and children made very welcome All-weather tennis court, croquet lawn Superb freshly cooked meals made to order Secluded countryside location with spa treatments Safe children's outdoor play area & animals Special packages for couples/senior citizens

T: 01594 510372

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2

1 5

2 4

2 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

325 430

495 1195

Book direct with Alison Gray, Oatfield Country Cottages, Oatfield House Farm, Etloe, Blakeney, Gloucestershire GL15 4AY e: cottages@oatfieldfarm.co.uk www.oatfieldfarm.co.uk

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The Old Saw Barn - A beautifully restored barn in a rural idyll on the edge of the Cotswolds The Old Saw Barn is a beautifully renovated barn conversion on a friendly family farm, and surrounded by glorious Worcestershire countryside. It is just 3 miles from the old market town of Pershore, and perfectly placed for visits to Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds. Hill Court Farm is very much a family farm, with a plethora of chickens, horses and ponies. It is a mixed farm, with beef cattle, a small flock of pedigree sheep and various arable crops. The farm is also involved in environmental and conservation schemes for which it has won several awards. The Old Saw Barn is located down a long farm drive, so your only neighbours are the sheep, the cows and the resident barn owls … The Old Saw Barn

The living room

The barn is spacious and luxurious, and yet it retains its rustic classic charm. It sleeps 7 people, plus a cot. There is a tennis court, south-facing patio area and barbecue. The barn is surrounded by the garden, and a stream flows at the bottom of the property. In addition to the local towns and sites of historical interest, there are several local fishing lakes close by, 2 golf courses within one mile of the barn, a local tennis club, a fabulous water-sports facility, and several renowned National Trust gardens.

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The kitchen

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Idyllic rural location on a family farm Close to Stratford and the Cotswolds Tennis court, with racquets and balls included Wood burning stove with logs included South-facing patio, with private garden and stream Children welcome and pets by arrangement

T: 01386 860870 07974 219178

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 7

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

545

895

Book direct with Sarah Righton, Hill Court Farm, Hill, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 2PP e: sarah@righton.org.uk www.countryholidaycottage.com

The Stables - Luxury cottage in the village of Kemble, near Cirencester The Stables is a newly converted, stylishly decorated barn in the heart of the delightful village of Kemble. In a secluded courtyard across from the principal house, it has a 40ft open plan beamed living/dining area with French doors opening onto the patio area and an enclosed garden. Sleeping 4, it has one double bedroom with en suite bathroom, and one twin bedroom with en suite shower room; which may be made up into a super king double if preferred. The Stables is a short distance from the Cotswold Water Park. For walkers, the Thames path is within walking distance and cyclists can hire cycles locally. Golf courses and riding stables are closeby.

The Stables garden

The Stables is only 4 miles from Cirencester. Nearby are Tetbury, Burford and Stow on the Wold, with Cheltenham, Oxford and Bath, within easy reach for day trips.

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The Stables lounge

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Short breaks available Children welcome, cot & highchair available Enclosed patio/garden with gas fired barbecue Award winning pubs & restaurants locally Bicycle store available Short walk from Kemble mainline train station

T: 01285 771157 07787 258758 104

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

The Stables main bedroom

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

475

750

Book direct with Rowena Paul, Forge House, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6FS e: info@forgehousekemble.co.uk www.forgehousekemble.co.uk/stables.html


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

The Olde Rectory - Chic and stylish with a unique 'Concierge Service'

The cottages at night

If you have tired of smart city hotel breaks with restricted meal times and limited privacy, The Olde Rectory offers the perfect solution. Here you’ll find the comfort and luxury of a boutique hotel together with the space and privacy of home (without the doorbell!!) You may prefer to shop, cook and clean for yourself but you could forget the fuss of self-catering with a unique ‘Concierge Service’ primed to fill your fridge with mouth-watering local food, chill Champagne for your arrival, arrange a maid to clean up for you when you leave and lots more besides. Everything has been designed to help you make the most of your precious time so that you can finally have that long-awaited ‘duvet day’, eat dinner in your pyjamas or sit and watch the stars in your bikini at midnight – whatever you want to find time to enjoy. The Rectory’s six luxury holiday cottages offer a perfect combination of chic boutique boltholes for two, cottages for families and party houses for group accommodation whether for weekend breaks, midweek escapes or long, lazy vacations.

THE POTTING SHED a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Sleeps 2 (+ 2 occasional guests). THE FODDER STORE contemporary chic for two. Sleeps 2 (+ 2 occasional guests). THE COACH HOUSE the ideal choice for small families. Sleeps 3 (+2 occasional guests). THE BARN – a very stylish cow shed! Sleeps 4 (+2 occasional guests). HOOCH HALL – the Parson’s ancient Cider Mill. Sleeps 6 (+4 occasional guests). TEDNEY LODGE the perfect party house. Sleeps 8 (+ 2 occasional guests).

*** Opening Summer 2011*** THE OLDE RECTORY, an elegant Georgian rectory sleeping 14 (+4).

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Visiting therapists to pamper you 'Gourmet Herefordshire' food to pre-order Sunday 'Twilight Checkout' available Departure Maid Service Private dinner parties 'Country House Weddings' for up to 120 guests

T: 01886 822000

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 3 5

2 1 1 1 1

4 5 6 14 10

4 5 6 14 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

575 665 925 1560 1735

1065 1120 1545 2605 2895

Book direct with Gilly & Cliff Poultney, The Olde Rectory, Boat Lane, Whitbourne, Worcester, Herefordshire WR6 5RS e: stay@olde-rectory.co.uk www.olde-rectory.co.uk

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Paddock & Southwold Barns & The Guggle Cosy inexpensive cottages in the Heart of the Cotswolds

The Guggle master bedroom

Southwold Farm - lounge

Paddock Barn

Perfect for family holidays, celebration parties, pampering weekends or get togethers with friends, the three luxury cottages are situated in picturesque Cotswold villages. Whilst having every modern convenience, they all retain their original charm and character with exposed stonewalls, beams and nooks and crannies. All have woodburners or open fires and comfortably accommodate 8 people. Each house has a garden, two with streams meandering through and all are equipped with garden furniture and barbecues for al fresco eating. Each is stylishly furnished with deep comfy sofas, antiques, well equipped kitchens, large refectory tables for convivial dining and secondary sitting areas. All are centrally heated, and have LCD TVs, WiFi, DVD players, music systems, hairdryers, washing washer/dryers, fridge-freezers, dishwashers, microwave, ovens/hobs. Books, games, DVDs and local walking maps provided. In the heart of the Cotswolds, close to Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Cirencester, Cheltenham. Oxford and Stratford are about 30 miles. Bath and Warwick, 45 miles. We are conveniently located for sports lovers, children’s attractions, garden lovers, and those who enjoy walking.

Paddock Barn - drawing room

PADDOCK BARN Paddock Barn is a luxurious conversion, nestled in the Cotswolds village of Shipton Oliffe, and constructed in the 17th century of honey coloured Cotswold stone.

THE GUGGLE The Guggle is a 16th century Cotswolds’ cottage, in the lovely village of Northleach, recently renovated to highest standards.

A traditionally large barn, lovingly furnished for a comfortable stay, full of Cotswold charm with all modern conveniences. www.paddockbarn.co.uk

If you're looking for character and luxury this exquisite property provides copious amounts of both. Historic architecture with 21st century comforts. www.theguggle.co.uk

SOUTHWOLD BARN Southwold Barn is a conversion of traditional cart barns, in the village of Compton Abdale. A beautifully presented modern conversion, light, airy, open plan especially suitable for those with limited mobility, two bedrooms and a bathroom are on the ground floor. www.southwoldbarn.co.uk

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

5 Star services - beauty/relaxation therapy Golf, fishing, riding, watersports nearby Excellent local pubs (within walking distance) Open inglenook fires or woodburners WiFi, Playstations, LCD TV Quality at affordable price - simple as that

T: 01242 890394

Southwold Barn kitchen/dining room

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

3

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

885

1375

Book direct with Stuart & Emma Doyle, Southwold Farm, Compton Abdale, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 4DS e: emma@5starcotswolds.co.uk www.5starcotswolds.co.uk


Cotswolds & Severn Vale

Park Farm Holiday Cottages - Peaceful Cotswold setting near Stow-on-the-Wold

Stonewell main bedroom

Park Farm house showing Fishers Cottage and Games Lawn Stonewell kitchen/dining room

Nestled in the small hamlet of Maugersbury near Stow-on-the-Wold, Park Farm Holiday Cottages comprise a cluster of five well-spaced holiday cottages, each with character, privacy and fantastic views. From Maugersbury, a ten minute walk takes you to the nearest pub on the edge of Stow-onthe-Wold. Another five minute walk takes you into the Market Square to enjoy Stow’s many quality and specialist shops, art galleries and excellent restaurants. There are many good walks in the area, opportunities for golfing, horse riding and fishing, several National Trust properties as well as famous historic buildings such as Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle. The cottages are cosy, all having wood burning stoves, and four have four– poster beds. All the cottages have furnished south-facing patios, WiFi, washer/dryers, dishwashers and deep freezers. Electricity, fuel, logs, heating, linen, towels and the provision of cots and highchairs are inclusive. Stonewell, Daisy Bank, The Oxbow and Swingletree are all single-storey Cotswold-stone barn conversions.

STONEWELL (4) has a 12' well, covered by reinforced plate glass at floor level, in the sitting room which makes a stunning feature. Also kitchen/dining room; master bedroom with 5' fourposter bed, flat-screen TV and en suite wet room; twin bedroom and bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. DAISY BANK (4) has a delightfully light and airy living room. Also kitchen/ dining room; master bedroom with 6' four-poster bed and en suite shower room; twin room and bathroom with over-bath shower.

Swingletree sitting room

THE OXBOW (2) is a cosy cottage with four-poster bedroom. Also open-plan living area and bathroom with over-bath shower. SWINGLETREE (2) is a romantic cottage with four-poster bedroom. Also a living/ dining room, kitchen and bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. FISHERS COTTAGE (4) is the self contained wing of the owners' farmhouse. It comprises a double bedroom and bathroom upstairs and living/dining room, kitchen and single bedroom with en suite shower room downstairs.

Swingletree Cottage

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

In Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Free WiFi access Hard tennis court and games lawn Four cottages are single storey Ample parking for every cottage Family-run with owners on-site

T: 01451 870568

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 1

3 2

6 4

8 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

300 280

770 480

Book direct with Tiana Ricketts, Park Farm, Maugersbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 1HP e: tiana@parkfarmholidaycottages.co.uk www.parkfarmholidaycottages.co.uk

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Swan House - A stunning, historic Cotswold home with private lake in prettiest valley Swan House is a sumptuous 5 Star Grade II listed country house originally dating from the mid 17th century in possibly the Cotswolds’ prettiest village, near Bibury, between Cirencester, Burford and Stow, all quintessential Cotswold towns. It is set in large gardens with a formal long herbaceous border, wild garden, orchard, river frontage, and spring fed trout lake. The house has 6 bedrooms (4 double and 2 twins), 4 bathrooms, large hall/sitting room, laundry room, boot room, fully fitted kitchen, dining room with wood burner and 36' drawing room also with wood burner, grand piano and extensive views over the gardens and lake. The master bedroom has a four poster bed. There is a large terrace for informal summer dining, and a gas fired barbecue.

Swan House: a Cotswolds gem

There are superb dining pubs and restaurants nearby with easy access to both Bath and Stratford.

The drawing room

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Swan House garden

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Historic Grade II Listed home set in AONB Two acre garden with river and trout lake Four poster and woodburners Welcome hamper, toiletries and flowers Gas fired barbecue and bicycles Everything included

T: 0208 995 9072 or 07919 155433

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 12

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6

1

12

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

2200

2800

Book direct with Mike and Patricia Langley, Swan House, Winson, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5ER e: patricia@swanhousecotswolds.co.uk www.swanhousecotswolds.co.uk

Shropshire & Herefordshire

Dick Turpin Cottage - ‘Heaven for two’ – in an idyllic rural setting with wonderful views Dick Turpin Cottage is idyllically set in 20 acres of woods, with wonderful walks, on the hillside high above the historic village of Clun, in one of the remaining havens of tranquillity in Britain, the first ‘environmentally sensitive area’ and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A spacious but cosy cottage with central heating, log fire and double glazing, it has hall, cloakroom, utility room, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, comfortable sitting room, bedroom with giant double bed (or two singles) and dressing area, and a large bathroom with separate power shower. With Linn hi-fi for radio or CDs, television, DVD, video, free WiFi, internet /DAB radio and telephone. To relax and enjoy the outside there is a picnic table, oak bench and easy chairs; for guests to soak up the sun.

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Romantic retreat Wilderness walks with ‘Hideaway Kabin’ Good local pubs and restaurants Welcome arrival hamper Free WiFi access Easy access to Offa's Dyke

T: 01588 640327 07977 129836 108

'Heaven for two'

Sitting room with log burner

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1

1

4

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

499

600

Book direct with Roger Wren, Cockford Hall, Cockford Bank, Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 8LR e: cockfordhall@btinternet.com www.dickturpincottage.com


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Ashford Farm Holiday Cottages - Near Ludlow

The Old Bull Pen

Old Bull Pen lounge

Welcome to Ashford Farm, just 3 miles from Ludlow, the perfect base from which to explore the Welsh Marches.

Well Meadow lounge

Beauty Spots for walking: Mortimer Forest, the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley (NT), the Stiperstones, Clee Hill and Wenlock Edge.

Shropshire, the undiscovered county, was described by P G Wodehouse as 'the nearest earthly approach to paradise' and the jewel in the county is Ludlow, a gastronomic delight with its Michelin starred restaurants and many other excellent pubs and places to eat. The imposing castle is a reminder of the town's historic importance. Still an active market town, its half timbered buildings and fine Georgian houses cannot fail to impress.

Gardens: Hampton Court (a 2010 venue of TV's Antiques Roadshow), Burford House, Stockton Bury and Hergest Croft. THE COTTAGES: THE OLD BULL PEN. Sleeps 6 (5 Star Gold). Luxury accommodation all on one level. South facing front courtyard with lawn and patio to the rear, overlooking a stream.

Attractions: Acton Scott Working Farm and Museum, site of the 'Victorian Farm' TV series, Ironbridge Gorge a world heritage site of interest to all, plus West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Railway. National Trust: Easy day trips include Croft Castle (and Ambrey), Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Hanbury Hall, Attingham Park, Dudmaston Hall and the unmissable Powys Castle. English Heritage: Stokesay Castle, Witley Court & Gardens.

Grazers, Calvers & Threshers

WELL MEADOW. Sleeps 4 (4 Star Gold). In a central farm location adjacent to a stream, this cottage enjoys total tranquillity and views across fields to Clee Hill. GRAZERS, CALVERS & THRESHERS the conservatory cottages. Sleep 5 (4 Star). The original 'Ashford Farm Cottages' which have all been upgraded by the addition of a conservatory. Set in the centre of the Conservation Area they edge the farm (160 acres) where visitors may walk.

Calvers conservatory

All cottages have open fires or woodburning stoves.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Freshly prepared meals delivered on request Well behaved dogs welcome free of charge Individual secure garden with each cottage Cul-de-sac location, no through traffic All master bedrooms en suite Owners on site, available to help

T: 01584 831243

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 3

1 1 3

6 4 6

8 4 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

775 525 490

900 695 640

Book direct with Norman & Lynda Tudge, Ashford Farm, Ashford Carbonell, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4DB e: cottages@ashfordfarms.co.uk www.ashfordfarms.co.uk

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The Bee House & The Hive - Near Ledbury, Herefordshire

Living room

Double bedroom

Bee House

These two cosy adjoining cottages have been converted from a bee house, hence their names. Have no fear the bees are no longer there!! Whether you want culture, walking or just relaxation, this is the ideal location. The cottages are just 5 miles from the historic market town of Ledbury, and 8 miles from Malvern, with its theatre, cinema and the famous Three Counties showground that hosts many events throughout the year. The properties are within convenient driving distance of many beautiful and historic locations, with Worcester and Hereford being 15 miles, Gloucester 23, Tewkesbury 15, Cheltenham 30, Cotswold 39 and Stratford 41, to name a few. There are excellent walks within the vicinity of the cottages. The Malvern Hills, Upton Upon Severn, Ross-onWye, Symonds Yat and The Brecon Beacons are all within comfortable driving distance. For those who like gardening there are many gardens and garden centres to visit. Local information about the surrounding area is in each cottage and you will be spoilt for choice of what to do, and may have to return again we hope!

The kitchen

Each cottage is furnished to a very high standard, in a comfortable but elegant style. All possible needs for guests are offered including the welcoming bottle of wine and honey from the owner's bees. There are books, games and DVDs for an evening’s relaxation. Kitchens are well equipped with all modern conveniences, as your own home. There are separate private patio areas off each kitchen to sit and enjoy the views.

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T: 01531 640021 07773 143149 110

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Open all year No smoking & sorry no pets Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer Owners honey available to purchase Short breaks November to March Good walking area, central to all main towns

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2

Each cottage sleeps 2, and is centrally heated. There's a downstairs cloakroom, kitchen and lounge. Upstairs there's a bathroom and bedroom overlooking beautiful countryside. The Bee House has a king size bed, and The Hive has a super king bed/ twin beds if preferred.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1

2

4

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

340

380

Book direct with Bob & Sandra Anderson, The Bee House & The Hive, Nashend House, Bosbury, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1JU e: sandra@beehousecottages.co.uk www.beehousecottages.co.uk


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Carden Historic Cottages Luxury historic cottages in the heart of peaceful, rural Cheshire

Brassey's dining room

Brassey's Contract Cottage

Brassey's kitchen

We have two newly refurbished luxury period cottages set in the tranquil Cheshire countryside, easily accessible to historic Chester. Both cottages are offered with unlimited free access to our award winning Carden Park Hotel luxury indoor pool and gym. Set in 1000 acres of privately owned country estate, the Hotel boasts two Championship golf courses, 4x4 off road driving, quad-biking, tennis courts and high level ropes course, etc etc. Changeover days for weekly stays is Friday. Short breaks (3 day weekend or 4 day midweek in low season). BRASSEY’S CONTRACT COTTAGE Brassey's Contract Cottage is an adorable, beautifully restored 17th century thatched cottage in the quiet hamlet of Edge in south Cheshire. The cottage is exceedingly comfortable, and sits within 2 acres of spectacular gardens. The meadow is munched by our three rescued donkeys, Johnny, Olly and Jessie (when in residence). The pond, and al fresco dining are a delight. Brassey's can comfortably accommodate 6 guests, in 2 double rooms, and one twin. There are en suite facilities in each bedroom. Downstairs there is a drawing room, snug, large kitchen, dining room and study area. This cottage is unsuitable for children under 8 years old.

Carden Green Cottage

CARDEN GREEN COTTAGE Affectionately known as “Mrs Jackson’s”, the Victorian semi-detached estate cottage is deep in the hamlet of Carden, overlooking the Green, and Carden Park Championship golf course. Recently restored, the cottage retains many original features such as quarry tile floors, kitchen range, cast iron fireplaces and log burning stove. There are 2 double bedrooms, luxury marble sanitan bathroom including bath and shower, newly installed kitchen and laundry room; of the highest standard. Sitting room, dining room with French doors leading onto the terrace and gardens. Exquisitely furnished throughout with period antiques, and beautiful soft furnishings.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Free use of Carden Park pool, gym, tennis, etc Sumptuous linen, fluffy towels, heating, logs, inc Luxury locally sourced hamper on arrival Dishwasher, washing m/c, free WiFi, TV, DVD, CDs Barbecue, free fuel, comfy summer furniture Chester, castles, mountains, many National Trust

T: 01829 782800

Carden Green living room

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4

Carden Green gardens

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2

1 1

6 4

8 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

685 485

1085 685

Book direct with Di Jones, Carden Hall Estate Office, Clutton, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9GB e: didy@cardenhall.co.uk www.cardenhistoriccottages.co.uk

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Combermere Abbey Discover somewhere special … on the Shropshire/Cheshire border

Stone Lodge

Poole Cottage

Abbey Wood and bluebells

Combermere Abbey Cottages

Cotton Cottage

Beckett Cottage

We take the hard work out of your hard earned break – just book one or more of our extra touches - dinner and wine in your cottage on arrival, freezers full of home cooked meals, a selection of locally sourced food hampers, on site pampering beauty and relaxation treatments, caterers for ‘House Party’ weekends as well as baby and dog sitting!! It is so easy and makes it so much more enjoyable! Don't just take our word for it, come and experience it for yourself …

Discover somewhere special - experience ‘self-catering’ 21st century style when you stay at Combermere Abbey in any of our 7 wonderful award winning cottages! Combermere is an oasis, with its ancient woodland, large mere, thriving wildlife, and rolling landscape. Whether for just a short break or longer holiday, we are committed to offering our guests a first class holiday in first class surroundings. The estate is managed on organic and sustainable principles. The Glasshouse in spring

‘One of the most romantic places in Europe’ - Elizabeth, Empress of Austria. Step into a magical environment and wake up to the chorus of birdsong and views of breathtaking beauty.

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Discover houseparty heaven - dining up to 22 Discover acres of space & spectacular gardens Discover delicious meals, local foods & markets Discover bliss with holistic treatments on site. Discover our 'Pooch Pack' - dogs are very welcome Discover the most romantic place on earth to marry

T: 01948 662876

For specific information on each cottage including design details and floor plans, photographs and room layouts, please look on our website under holiday cottages.

Set around a beautiful historic stable block and a 19th century gothic lodge, each cottage is fully equipped and stylishly decorated. Whatever the reason for your stay, just unwind, relax and recharge your batteries! Sitting at the four corners of Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales there is a wonderful range of activities for all ages and interests.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 4

2

5

4

8

615

795

Sleeps 6

3

1

6

22

876

1211

Book direct with Jean McIlroy, Combermere Abbey, Combermere, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4AJ e: cottages@combermereabbey.co.uk www.combermereabbey.co.uk


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Holt Farm Holiday Cottages & Barns Discover Herefordshire and the Welsh borders - you won't want to go home!

Holt House sitting room

Holt Farm Cottages Holt Barn dining hall

For a truly memorable Herefordshire holiday. Surrounded by picturesque and peaceful countryside, Holt Farm’s four holiday homes are located west of Hereford and south of Hay-on-Wye, close to the Welsh border. Escape the race against time and unwind surrounded by nature on our organic farm. Spend your days walking from the doorstep, explore the narrow byways, browse the bookshops and boutiques of Hay or just relax with a book on the patio. Set around a landscaped courtyard, Holt Farm is an ideal retreat for two, a family holiday or party and celebration with friends. Each cottage has views over the fields and to the hills beyond. All you might hear are the birds and wildlife, sheep and cattle. Our four self contained holiday homes have recently been restored with the great attention to detail required to preserve unique 17th century Grade II listed buildings and turn them into superb holiday homes.

Within easy reach from Holt Farm are outdoor activities galore. For those interested in history there are ancient castles and churches including Dore Abbey and Hereford’s cathedral. For stunning scenery look no further than the Golden Valley, the Wye Valley, Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean, Offa’s Dyke on the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. At a glance… Holt Farm has 4 holiday homes -

Holt House bedroom

HOLT BARN features a dining hall to seat 24 guests. The accommodation is three bedrooms and two bathrooms for 8 guests. HOLT HOUSE accommodates 7 guests in comfort 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. HOLT STABLE features a generous living room, a king sized bedroom with en suite shower room. THE WAIN HOUSE has level access throughout, open plan living, a spacious wetroom and two bedrooms.

Holt Stable living room

Please visit our website or call us for more detailed information.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Secluded romantic location Accommodates 2 to 23 guests 23 can dine together when all cottages booked Holt Wain is fully accessible - please enquire Great local food - pubs, restaurants & shops Delighted to assist you with local information

T: 01981 510238

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

∑)YB BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 3 2 1

1 1 1 1

24 12 4 4

24 24 24 24

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

675 625 450 360

1220 1120 810 630

Book direct with Ruth or Gordon Christopher, Holt Farm Holidays, Rhydunnog, Michaelchurch Escley Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 0PS e: christophers@holtfarmholidays.com www.holtfarmholidays.com

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Eaton Manor - Five luxury properties in the heart of beautiful South Shropshire

The Manor House

Whether you are planning a quiet romantic break, or a large scale celebration, we will help to make your stay perfect for you. Our luxurious properties sleep from 2 to 50 people. Larger groups Groups of up to 18 can enjoy a meal together around The Manor House’s huge oak dining table, or for larger groups, we have Toad Hall’s enormous reception room.

Manor House lounge

Celebrations and Events Additional services including: • A chef to prepare gourmet food • Fine wines and local ales • Massage and beauty treatments in the privacy of your home • Party balloons and banners • Magician • Murder mystery evenings • Wine tasting • Marquee site available • Professional photographer • Local professional florist service

TOAD HALL – sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms An outstanding craftsman built property, set in its own courtyard, with private patio and large enclosed garden. Toad Hall has 6 en suite bedrooms and an enormous family living room. THE MANOR HOUSE – sleeps 12 in 5 / 6 bedrooms Dating from the 1600s it has approximately one acre of private walled gardens, two luxurious Queen Anne mahogany four poster bedrooms (one with en suite) and in total 5/6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. PENDENNIS – sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms This luxury 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom modern single-storey property stands in almost an acre of private gardens with spectacular views. Special features include two stunning 6’ four poster en suite bedrooms and a beautiful conservatory, complete with underfloor heating. CURLEW COTTAGE – sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms This single-storey cottage has 4 double/twin en suite bedrooms. It has been renovated by master craftsmen using traditional techniques, and is set in a large enclosed private garden.

Toad Hall bedroom

Woodpecker Way bedroom

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Patio

WOODPECKER WAY – sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom A cosy semi-detached single-storey, modern property set in grounds overlooking Wenlock Edge. The large bedroom has a 6’ double or twin beds, while the dining/sitting room opens out onto a sunny south facing patio with glorious views over the Dale.


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Family celebrations a speciality

Curlew Cottage garden

Manor House bedroom

On arrival • Internet groceries unpacked before your arrival • Linens and towels provided • Complimentary welcome pack Nearby attractions • Ironbridge Gorge Museums • Acton Scott Museum, as seen on BBC’s Victorian Farm • Close to Ludlow, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Welsh borders

Pendennis dining room and kitchen

Swimming pool

• Severn Valley Railway – Britain’s premier steam railway • Western Park – stately home and fantastic grounds, including large children’s play area and train • Hawkstone Park & Follies, setting for the TV Chronicles of Narnia – a magical land of grottos, caves, cliffs and follies • Wroxeter Vineyard

Professional chef catering for guests

Stunning Shropshire countryside Situated at the foot of the beautiful Shropshire Hills on the Jack Mytton Way, Eaton Manor has something to suit all tastes and energy levels, perfect whether you enjoy a tranquil piece of English countryside, a cycle ride, a stroll, or a full scale hike. Central location; just 3.5 hours from London and York. All properties have ample private parking, and we can arrange transport to and from train stations, airports & ferries.

• RAF Museum Cosford • Mickey Miller’s Family Play Barn

• Wroxeter Roman City – fourth largest Roman City in Britain

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• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Short break discounts Heated swimming pool - April to October Archery. www.eatonmanorarchery.co.uk Private gardens with patio furniture & barbecues Ideal for several generations in one home All celebrations catered for including hen parties

T: 01694 724814

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 12 Sleeps 14 Sleeps 14

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 4 5 6 6

1 1 1 1 1

2 8 12 14 14

4 10 18 50 16

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

250 899 1100 1400 980

650 2145 3450 3450 2950

Book direct with Nichola Madeley, Eaton Manor, Eaton-under- Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 7DH e: nichola@eatonmanor.co.uk www.eatonmanor.co.uk

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Kempley Barns - Near the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Pool

Ship Ahoy!

The Barns from the oak tree

your individual needs, each with the same level of comfort and sophisticated country style. Each stone barn has been restored by skilled local craftsmen, featuring lime mortared stone walls, spiral stone stairs with oak or slate floors. The barns are fitted to the highest standards with underfloor heating, gourmet oak kitchens, granite surfaces and luxurious slate bathrooms. Spacious vaulted living and dining areas combined with comfortable bedrooms complete with Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels and robes.

Relax and dine

EASY LIVING Welcome to Kempley Barns, luxurious and contemporary accommodation surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire that will take your breath away. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or a stunning venue for a get together of any kind we can fulfill your dreams. Relax in the heated indoor swimming pool, stroll through the meadows, picnic by the lake or daydream under the oak tree, experience the ultimate in tranquillity and relaxation in our private valley.

The Great Barn

If you manage to drag yourself away from the farm you can practise your swing at several golf courses, visit the races, explore the castles, sample the local ciders and wines or visit the many award winning pubs and restaurants. Walk the Daffodil Way, climb the Malverns or Welsh hills, canoe, cycle, trek in the forest, browse the bookshops of Hay, or just relax - the choice is yours. Visit our website or telephone us for those in depth questions.

THE COURTYARD OF BARNS Five contemporary barns - The Bullpen, Hayloft, Granary, Great Barn and Cart Shed sleep 2-27, choose which suits

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Total seclusion yet easy motorway access 27 persons can relax and dine together Heated indoor swimming pool and gym equipment Bonfire area, barbecue and boating pond Personal chef or catering services available Dr Hauschka beauty therapist

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 11

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4 5

1 1 1 1 1 1

4 8 18 8 8 27

6 10 27 10 16 27

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

475 660 980 875 1120 1640

770 1000 1670 1550 1970 2670

Book direct with Bob & Petula Skerrett, Woodhouse Farm, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7UW e: info@kempleybarns.co.uk www.kempleybarns.co.uk


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Maer Estate Holiday Cottages - Peace, beauty and privacy near Market Drayton, Shropshire

The Courtyard

The Lake Huntsmans master bedroom

“Very nice indeed. Very comfortable and plenty of facilities. Lots to do in the area. Extremely relaxing. Thank you” Adrian and Kate, London. If you want to escape to a picturesque and historic private country estate, surrounded by gorgeous countryside, and stay in one of the eight superbly renovated cottages delightfully located around the courtyard or in the mews close to Maer Hall itself, then Maer is for you. The 200 acre estate is on the National Parks and Gardens register and boasts a private lake, woodland and meadow walks within rolling countryside. Historical associations abound: once owned by Josiah Wedgewood, whose niece Emma Wedgewood married Charles Darwin in the village church next to Maer Hall; and landscaping by the great designer John Webb in the manner of Capability Brown. The lovely cottages boast a wealth of exposed beams and character. Each has been tastefully decorated and furnished

with quality and style, incorporating original features. All have fully fitted kitchens with solid oak framed furniture and granite work surfaces, 32" LCD TV, Freeview, CD player and wireless internet connection. Car parking. Getting to Maer could not be easier. Within about 50 miles or so of places like Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Derby and within 15 minutes of the M6/J15. A great location for exploring places like Bridgemere Garden World, West Midland Safari Park, The Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers and three local theatres. Newcastle under Lyme's market, nightclubs, bars and restaurants close by. North Wales is to the west and The Peak District to the east.

Wheelwrights kitchen

A short walk leads to a local craft shop, restaurants, local inns and farm shop. Walking, birdwatching, cycling, fishing, golf, cricket, shooting and horse-riding are all available nearby. The Hall

Escape to the country, escape to Maer.

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Private gardens & lake meadow walks & seated areas Complimentary tea tray and flowers on arrival Majority of bedrooms enjoy en suite facilities Full week, weekend and mid-week breaks available WiFi Bike store, barbecues available, no pets & no smoking

T: 01782 680532

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 3 2 1

1 2 4 1

8 6 4 2

8 6 4 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

845 795 400 350

1350 1300 1050 650

Book direct with Angela Griffiths, The Old Estate Yard, Maer, Staffordshire ST5 5EF e: mail@maerestateholidaycottages.co.uk www.maerestateholidaycottages.co.uk

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Middle Farm Holiday Cottages Three newly refurbished holiday lets in the stunning south Shropshire hills

Daisy's Place bedroom

Barn sitting room/dining

Front of Daisy and Gooseyard from driveway

Our 32 acre small holding is situated at 1000 feet, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the north-east slopes of the Long Mynd, 4 miles from Church Stretton and a 1/2 mile from Picklescott Village, which boasts one of Shropshire's best pubs. The cottages have been renovated from traditional farm buildings in the courtyard of the farmhouse and have recently been refurbished to an excellent standard, achieving a 4 Star Gold Award with VisitBritain. All are provided with Egyptian cotton linen, luxury towels, a selection of soap and shampoo, LCD televisions, with a small library of films to choose from, as well as tea, coffee, biscuits and flowers for your arrival. The kitchens are particularly well equipped for the keenest cooks and all the cottages have oil fired central heating, to keep you cosy. A shared laundry room has freezers and extra fridges provided and we have created an excellent outside and undercover eating/patio area for all guests to use, with loungers and barbecues available. There is a beautiful mature fishing lake stocked with carp, tench and

View of farm and fishing lake from Sunny Bank

golden orfe. The pool is stream fed and tucked away in the hills with spectacular views across the Long Mynd and we offer one day's free fishing to weekly lets. As well as many hundreds of stunning walks in the area there are numerous attractions including Acton Scott Farm, as featured on television, many English

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Award winning independent pub - 1/2 mile walk Welcome Cyclists & Walkers accreditation Coarse fishing available Open all year. Short breaks available Special al fresco eating area. Log burner/barbecue Pets by arrangement in Gooseyard

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Heritage and National Trust sites and historic market towns such as Ludlow and Much Wenlock.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

,)BDC

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 6

3

1

6

6

470

800

Sleeps 2

1

2

2

2

250

380

Book direct with Samantha Gray, Middle Farm, Betchcott, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6NP e: dgray@dgray96.fsnet.co.uk www.middlefarmcottages.co.uk


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Wharton Lodge Cottages - Near Ross on Wye and the spectacular Forest of Dean

Elgar bedroom

Italianate walled garden with furnished greenhouse

Wharton Lodge Cottages are situated in the glorious Wye Valley, adjacent to the Forest of Dean and just 3 miles from the delightful market town of Ross-on-Wye. The local countryside remains unspoilt and very much undiscovered yet it is only 2½ hours drive from London or an hour from Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham. The cottages are ideally located for visiting many areas designated of outstanding natural beauty including the Malvern Hills, the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and the Cotswolds. Surrounded by stunning parkland and gardens these comfortable, stone-built cottages provide accommodation for couples and small groups. Elgar, Grosvenor and Harewood - each has an individual country house charm and provides an ideal rural retreat for a romantic weekend, short break or longer holiday. Three cottages to choose from, two with private walled courtyard gardens. Grosvenor and Harewood are dog friendly.

Grosvenor master bedroom

Elegantly furnished and superbly equipped these cottages offer all that you would expect from Gold Award 5 star properties. Each has every luxury including Egyptian cotton bed linen, fully fitted kitchen, Freeview TV, DVD and CD player.

Elgar Sleeps 2 guests Bright and airy with fabulous parkland views from every room. Master bedroom with sumptuous four-poster bed and luxury en suite bathroom.

Harewood master bedroom

Grosvenor Sleeps up to 3 guests Quiet and luxurious with parkland views. Very spacious master bedroom with king-sized bed and a single bedroom. Own walled-courtyard garden. Harewood Sleeps up to 4 guests Delightful, sociable and a real ‘home from home’. Two bright double-bedded rooms (one king-sized). Own walled-courtyard garden.

Cottage courtyard

Flexible start dates, short breaks available.

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• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

All cottages Visit Britain 5 Star Gold Award Welcome hamper, toiletries & bath robes Set in 14 acres of delightful mature parkland Walled garden with furnished greenhouse Excellent restaurants, vineyards & character inns WiFi in all cottages

T: 01989 750140

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

Sleeps 2 1 1 Sleeps 3 2 1 Sleeps 4 2 1 Please contact owner for Xmas/NY Prices

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 4

2 4 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

470 510 530

680 720 780

Book direct with Nicky Cross, Wharton Lodge Cottages, Wharton Lodge, Weston-under-Penyard Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7JX e: cottages@whartonlodge.co.uk www.whartonlodge.co.uk

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Trevase Cottages - Hidden gems in Herefordshire

Trevase Granary jacuzzi in games room

Traditional stone barns that have been converted to the highest standard for modern living with character. Both properties are set in rural south Herefordshire in quiet, peaceful locations with stunning views over the countryside. The barns enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views yet are easily accessed from the motorway network. Penblaith Barn is four miles from Monmouth and Trevase Granary, which is five miles away, is six miles north west of Ross on Wye.

all made up with Egyptian cotton sheets, and fluffy towels. The large dining rooms with oak tables make a wonderful place to have a celebratory meal with all your guests.

The converted barns have exposed beams and stone work with high quality kitchens, modern showers and rolltop baths, all with stylish decoration and furniture. The double bedrooms have comfortable 5' wide double beds, the twin bedrooms with 3' wide beds,

Both properties are situated close to Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean and Offa's Dyke. They are well placed for some of the country's finest racecourses, Cheltenham is only a 45 minute drive, but there is Hereford, Ludlow, Chepstow, Warwick and

There is a games room with table tennis and pool table and both properties have a jacuzzi, Penblaith's is set outside on the patio overlooking the countryside, Trevase is set inside with doors that open up to the views towards the Black Mountains.

Worcester all within one hours drive. Trevase Granary is on a working farm. There is a well stocked five acre coarse fishing lake with carp, tench, roach and bream which guests can fish with their own fishing equipment and licence. There are several gastro pubs locally or alternatively we can send you contact details of chefs who regularly cook first class meals in the barns.

TREVASE GRANARY The Granary has five double bedrooms downstairs and three on the third floor, all are en suite and two are ideally suited for less able guests. The oak staircase has a stairlift leading to the middle floor. The stunning large dining room comfortably seats up to 20 guests

Trevase Granary dining room

Trevase Granary kitchen

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Trevase Granary


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Penblaith Barn dining room

Penblaith Barn entrance hall

Penblaith Barn

with exposed oak timbers and wrought iron chandeliers, the lounge complete with leather sofa's makes this a very social area. There is a separate TV lounge complete with freeview, DVDs and PlayStation. The handmade fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, large dual fuel range cooker, two larder fridges, a freezer and two dishwashers makes catering easier. The patio has a large gas barbecue, tables and seating for the party. The lawn is perfect for football and other outdoor games.

PENBLAITH BARN Penblaith has been restored, paying attention to detail using the finest craftsmanship on large stone fireplaces, a sweeping oak staircase and upstairs oak floors. The underfloor heating beneath rustic flagstones or oak floors keeps the whole place cosy. The 30 foot dining room comfortably seats 20 guests, with the china and glass to hand and a fridge and two dishwashers makes dinner parties managable. The separate food preparation kitchen has a range cooker, disherwasher and American fridge-freezer. There is a ground floor twin bedroom with wet room for the less

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Peaceful and secluded Talented chefs can cater for your party Exclusive use of jacuzzi and garden WiFi Short breaks available most of the year Dining room that seats up to 20

T: 01989 730210 07946 460662

Penblaith Barn Oak Tree suite

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 16 Sleeps 18

able. There are four twin bedded rooms which can be made into superking beds and two rooms with five foot double and the master bedroom has a six foot double bed. All en suite bathrooms are beautifully appointed. The patio runs the full length of the barn with a jacuzzi, gas barbecue and outdoor tables, with a very large garden for outdoor games.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

8 8

1 1

16 18

20 22

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

2400 2400

4250 4250

Book direct with Liz and Amy Pursey, Trevase Farm, Tretire, St Owens Cross, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 8ND e: stay@trevasecottages.co.uk www. trevasecottages.co.uk

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The Woodhouse Farm Cottages - A Herefordshire haven near the Malvern Hills

Comfort and peace await you

The Woodhouse from across the moat Woodburners provide warm focal points

2009 – Enjoy England Self-Catering Holiday of the Year

THE WOODHOUSE - sleeps 6-8 Medieval, partially moated, timber framed hall. Sympathetically restored and featured on BBC Radio 4, in The Observer, 25 Beautiful Homes and Cotswold Life. Large kitchen with Aga, dining room for up to 16, sitting room with window over moat. Snug available for extra bed/small TV room. Two double bedrooms and family suite for four (all en suite and with medieval style beds). Garden and terraces overlook moat.

2010 Sunday Times 100 Cool Cottages

All rooms are individually designed

Woodhouse family suite

Three tranquil, rural properties await you, surrounded by Herefordshire’s apple orchards, in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt counties of England. Minutes from Elgar’s Malvern Hills, in fifteen acres of gardens and grounds. All cottages are south facing, separate and self-contained, ideal retreats for a peaceful country break. With historic houses and gardens, picturesque black and white villages, lovely scenery and a wealth of activities, this is a wonderful place to visit any time of year.

BARN CROFT – sleeps 6 Stone barn with adjoining calf house. Large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. Huge bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Two downstairs bedrooms, one king size, one twin, each with en suite shower. All rooms have views over south-facing enclosed garden with terrace and moat. THE WAINHOUSE – sleeps 2 Formerly wagon storage, this single storey brick building has three pretty arched doors, overlooking the secluded stone flagged terrace and garden.

Guests enjoy: luxurious beds with pure Egyptian cotton bedlinen; individually designed rooms with beautiful fabrics, antique furniture and pictures; Freeview TV, or a choice from our selection of DVDs, videos, CDs, books and games; barbecues in the garden; the warmth of wood burning stoves with logs provided.

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Country pub with restaurant 5 minutes walk All rooms en suite Ground floor accommodation available Visiting chef/chef prepared frozen meals Beauty treatments bookable Pool table, table tennis

T: 01531 640030 122

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 3 3

1 1 1

2 6 8

4 8 16

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

335 482 850

644 1080 2575

Book direct with David & Sue Furnival, The Woodhouse, Staplow, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1NP e: sue@thewoodhousefarm.co.uk www.thewoodhousefarm.co.uk


Shropshire & Herefordshire

Hareley Barn - Linley Green, near Bromyard, Herefordshire Hareley Barn is a restored 16th century barn, situated on a traditional rare breeds farm. It has panoramic views over an unspoilt rural landscape of woods, streams and pasture. The farm is a haven for wildlife where we rear rare breed sheep, pigs and poultry. The Barn is spacious and comfortable, with a king size bedroom and en suite bathroom which has one small step (apart from this access is level throughout), twin bedroom and separate bathroom with splash shower and spa bath. There is a wood burning stove in the living area, a separate kitchen and a laundry room. The original stone walls, cattle stall and hayrack have been preserved and most of the Barn is open to the eaves. A fenced grass playground is available from April to October and the barbecue area has superb views across the valley.

Barn view

Second bedroom

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Sitting room

SPECIAL FEATURES

• • • • • •

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Working rare breeds farm Wildlife haven Good walking from the door Open all year Beautiful rural views No smoking or pets

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

6

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

450

800

Book direct with Gillian Herbert, Hareley Farm, Linley Green, Herefordshire WR6 5RF e: holidays@hareleyfarm.co.uk www.hareleyfarm.co.uk

T: 01886 884362

Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

Coral’s Barn - Set in the heart of Constable Country This tastefully restored barn is in a perfect setting close to main routes. Located within an AONB, situated just outside the pretty village of Higham, with its Tudor and Georgian houses and the lazy River Brett. In the heart of Constable Country, close to John Constable’s Flatford Mill, this converted barn with its own garden, is set amidst beautiful, undulating countryside, close to the owners’ home, yet completely private and peaceful. Free range chickens complete an authentic country atmosphere and that 'get away from it all' experience. CORAL’S BARN, sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms - king, double, 2 twin-bedded. It has a farmhouse style kitchen with granite work surfaces, an upstairs en suite bathroom. There's a shower room with marble topped cupboard and a downstairs bathroom, both with sumptuous hand painted walls. Bathrooms have lovely Victorian baths. Ground floor ideal for people with limited mobility.

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• • • • • •

Cosy and stylish double bedroom

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Free WiFi, 32“ Freeview TV, DVD & video Welcome basket; wood burner & logs Brick built barbecue Short breaks available Ample parking for 4 cars Scenic footpath walking right from the door

T: 01206 337261

South facing view

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

Farmhouse-style kitchen

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

410

1450

Book direct with Hazel or Colin Theobald, Wheatlands, Holton Wood Road, Stratford St Mary, Colchester, Essex CO7 6NE e: info@coralsbarn.co.uk www.coralsbarn.co.uk

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Barsham Barns - Five stunning barn conversions, close to the North Norfolk coast

The Great East Barn - living room

Grey's Court - dining room Barsham Barns - distant view

Little Barsham - dining room

Barsham Barns lie in a tranquil little river valley, close to the beautiful North Norfolk coast. These elegant retreats all have private gardens with sunny corners in which to relax. Choose from a cottage for 4, to a magnificent granary for 14, with plenty of things to do locally whatever your interests or age. Just ask or see our website for our favourites.

HIGH BARSHAM (sleeps 12) Once a threshing barn but now a spacious house: first floor sitting room with fantastic views and kitchen/dining room opening onto a walled garden. Great for family gatherings. GREY’S COURT (sleeps 10) Converted from the old stables, Grey’s Court has dreamy views across undulating meadow to a little flint church. Perfect for two families as bedrooms are in separate wings.

Each barn is superbly equipped with oven, microwave, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer, wood burner, WiFi, television, DVD player, Freeview, charcoal barbecue. Bedlinen and towels are provided. Extras such as cots, highchairs, booster seats, baby monitors, sterilisers, all freely available on request. Welcome tea tray on arrival and fresh flowers in season. Grey's Court - Swedish bedroom

LONG MEADOW (sleeps 8) Dating from 1715 this is the oldest property and was once the dairy. Now an elegant and relaxed country cottage with secret ‘eagles’ nest’ den overlooking the sitting room.

There’s a spa/jacuzzi pool for 8/10 with adjoining steam room that may be booked for exclusive use. Also two games rooms: one with table tennis and darts, the other with table football.

LITTLE BARSHAM (sleeps 4) Very spacious barn: sunny cottage in summer or snug hideaway in winter. Flexible accommodation for couples or a family with two children.

THE GREAT EAST BARN (sleeps 14) Cool, contemporary and comfortable, this barn oozes style. Once the old granary, this magnificent barn is perfect for large families or groups. All bedrooms en suite.

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The Great East Barn - master bedroom

SPECIAL FEATURES

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T: 01328 821744 124

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Tranquil rural setting, close to the coast Delicious meals delivered, or chef to cook for you Farm shop with fresh produce from local suppliers Short breaks & flexible start days out of season See our website for tips on favourite places to go Sorry no pets & strictly no smoking

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 10 Sleeps 12 Sleeps 14

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 4 10 12 14

1 1 1 1 1

4 8 10 12 14

4 8 14 18 22

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

695 1165 1430 1720 2385

1050 1890 2005 2595 3530

Book direct with Michelle Stocker, Barsham Barns (Norfolk) LLP, Lower Farm Barns, Greenway, North Barsham, Norfolk NR22 6AP e: info@barshambarns.co.uk www.barshambarns.co.uk


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

Blaize Cottages - Two luxury cottages set in the stunning medieval village of Lavenham

Wool Cottage bedroom

Blaize Barn

Wool Cottage sitting room

Both cottages are Grade II listed buildings and feature lots of original medieval oak beams, log fires, flat screen Sky TV and DVD players, cinema surround sound, king sized beds, double bathtubs, power showers, free WiFi, highest quality furnishing and fittings, new kitchens with granite worktops, private parking and a welcome pack. Blaize Barn has delightful private gardens. One of the bedrooms and the bathroom are on the ground floor and this is helpful for guests with limited mobility. In the event of visitors there is dining space, crockery etc for 6. Wool Cottage has a small courtyard garden and a spacious luxury bedroom, which includes a double bathtub (in addition to a separate jumbo shower in a separate shower room) and also a 28-inch flat screen TV with Sky TV, a DVD player and cinema surround sound. This cottage is definitely ideal for winter short breaks!

Blaize Barn sitting room

Blaize Barn and Wool Cottage are luxury 5 Star cottages in the heart of Lavenham, Suffolk. Wool Cottage sleeps 2; Blaize Barn comfortably sleeps 4 but is popular for 2. The two cottages are only yards apart so can be used together to accommodate a group of 6. Lavenham is a stunning medieval village in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Both cottages are within a 2-minute walk of excellent pubs, village shops

(including a butcher and a baker) and restaurants (including the nationally rated French restaurant, The Great House). There are over 200 listed Tudor buildings in the village. Short breaks are a speciality and are popular in the winter months when the log fires, local walks and excellent local pubs and restaurants are key features. Short breaks are available at all times of the year and you can arrive and leave on either a Friday or a Monday.

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Short breaks a speciality all year round Just 65 miles from the centre of London 2 minute walk to pubs, shops & restaurants King size beds, double bathtubs & log fires 17th century listed buildings with extensive oak beams Free WiFi, private parking & gardens

T: 01787 247402

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Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2

1 1

2 4

4 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

440 510

720 820

Book direct with Carol & Jim Keohane, Blaize House, Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QT e: info@blaizecottages.com www.blaizecottages.com

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Belle Grove - Experience the East!

View across pond to Belle Grove

Looking for somewhere 'different'? Find it at Belle Grove. Located near the charming towns of Halesworth and Southwold (where a beach hut is available), the five gorgeously converted former farm buildings at Belle Grove ooze character and comfort. An 'East meets West' twist is provided through carefully chosen antiques, textiles and objets. Each property is superbly appointed: with under-floor heating, wood burning stoves, range cookers, chilled water dispensing fridge/freezers, drench showers, super-comfy beds and the best bed linen and each has a secure private walled garden. Walks can be enjoyed around the wider site. The welcoming and relaxed ambience makes Belle Grove ideal for those

searching for that extra special break. The location is rural but conveniently close to amenities. Picture a typical day - breakfast to birdsong, browse farmer's markets in the morning, lunch in one of the many great pubs in the area, perhaps take a walk along the sea shore in the afternoon, buy fish fresh off the boats on the beach and return to cook it for an al fresco supper, with luck spotting the resident barn owl swoop across the fields. Eco friendly features include solar heated water and rainwater harvesting. Z beds are available where extra sleeping space is required for children/teenagers and the two single bedroom properties are furnished with comfortable sofa beds for the occasional visitor.

Coach House bedroom

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Granary living area

Pictures speak louder than words so do visit our extensive website and related Blog for lots of photographs as well as things to do, places to see, availability, prices etc. And don't hesitate to make direct contact for further information.

UPPER BARN sleeps 6+ ‘A Touch of the Raj’ Intriguingly and comfortably furnished, the Upper Barn has an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area,. An oak staircase leads to two double bedrooms en suite. A third bedroom (twin or super king) with wet room is located on the ground floor making it suitable for guests with limited mobility. There's the bonus of a cosy south facing 'garden room' within the walled private garden.


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

The Stable

Living area, Upper Barn

THE GRANARY sleeps 4+ ‘Oriental Glamour’ Furnished with quality oriental furniture and textiles, this former Granary has an exceptionally spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living area. A wooden staircase leads to 2 double bedrooms, each with a bathroom, one en suite and a smaller one across a small landing. A south facing 'garden room' in the pretty walled garden is an unusual extra.

THE GATE HOUSE sleeps 2 + ‘An Eastern Romance’ The decor of the Gate House takes inspiration from the Middle East and offers an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with an oak staircase to a large and light attic bedroom housing a king size 4 poster bed and a granite lined bathroom including a double ended bath and drench shower. It overlooks the pond in one direction and has a small and pretty south facing bijou garden in the other.

THE COACH HOUSE sleeps 4+ ‘Spice Archipelago’ The open plan eating/dining/living area may be smaller than the Granary, but it's well laid out and comfortable with an oak staircase to 2 double bedrooms en suite, one with a 4 poster. The rich and quirky decor draws on Indonesian textiles and objets d'art. The delightful walled/railed private garden overlooks the pond.

THE STABLE sleeps 2+ ‘Mughal Jewel Box’ Living up to its description, this is rich with textiles and furnishings. This former stable is laid out on the ground floor only, kitchen/dining/living areas leading to a bathroom equipped with rolltop bath/drench shower and a gem like bedroom with king size 4 poster. It has a small but charming south facing garden.

Granary bedroom

Coach House kitchen

Watching over the barns …

Friday changeovers

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Fabulous bespoke interiors 5 Star linen, towels & bathrobes Bose music system & free WiFi Pet friendly Secure private gardens Summer beach hut in nearby Southwold

T: 01986 873124

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Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

2 2 1

4 4 6

4 6 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

485 585 785

765 890 1295

Book direct with Jo Jordan/Nick Fisher, Belle Grove Farm, Lower Common, Westhall, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8QU e: jo@belle-grove.com www.bellegrovebarns.com

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Bucks Farm - Spectacular views and close to Suffolk Heritage Coast

The swimming pool

Fitness room

The Courtyard

Hogs Corner

Nestling in the folds of the delightful Suffolk countryside, Bucks Farm offers a wonderful haven. Located in a rural setting and surrounded by grassland yet close to facilities, this is the home of the Newton family, who enjoy sharing such a special place with their guests. Once discovered many visitors return year after year.

The onsite facilities are excellent, however if you can tear yourselves away, there are sandy beaches (Southwold 10 miles), delightful small towns and castles. Within a short drive there are good pubs serving food and Halesworth, a pretty and vibrant market town is just up the road with an array of interesting shops and a thriving Art Centre.

Accommodation is provided in four attractive and comfortable barn conversions arranged in a courtyard style.

Games room

Stylish, stunning, sandy Southwold.....don't miss the Pier!

The cottages are light and fresh in the summer and wonderfully cosy in the winter, fully heated with wood burning stoves. Usually sleeping between 2 and 7 people (plus cots), larger groups can be accommodated. Equipped to a high standard and attractively furnished, they provide you with home from home.

Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, the balcony of which offers stunning views across the Blyth Valley. A well equipped games room for all ages and outside we have a play area with climbing frame, swings, trampoline and playhouse.

Dogs allowed in selected cottages. If you fancy a relaxing break in the beautiful Suffolk countryside or a memorable family holiday, we are just what you are looking for.

The farmland benefits from a recently constructed footpath bordering the property, ideal for walkers. Our fitness suite contains equipment to suit all levels including a sauna. On the farm there are animals to visit and feed. Many parents comment they find it hard to get their children to go anywhere else for the day!

For more information, please visit our website.

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Open all year (Fri-Fri) & short breaks. Swimming pool open all year & fitness suite 10 miles to coast Games room/laundry room Babysitting Wireless Broadband

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SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 3 2 1

1 1 1 1

6 5 4 4

10 12 6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

395 360 345 295

1150 1045 1025 630

Book direct with Ian & Jo Newton, Bucks Farm, Cookley, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0LX e: jo@bucksfarm-holidays.co.uk www.bucksfarm-holidays.co.uk


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

Corner Farm Barn - Suffolk Heritage Coast

Sitting room

Corner Farm Barn rear view Kitchen

Corner Farm Barn is situated at the north end of Suffolks’ Heritage Coast, close to the Victorian seaside town of Southwold, the RSPB reserve at Minsmere, and within the attractive Suffolk coastal district. The 40 miles of Heritage Coast, almost all of which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offer a feeling of peace and tranquility even in the height of summer. The coastal towns and rolling farmland offer our guests a wonderful variety of experiences. The barn has been lovingly converted to provide accommodation of exceptional quality. It enjoys its own private garden, with a trampoline and football pitch, and has access to the 5 acres of woodland and paddocks belonging to the farm. Rare breed Tamworth pigs roam freely in the woods in harmony with the chickens, and the paddocks are stocked with rare breed Wiltshire Horned sheep. The barn has an exposed internal timber frame with a brick plinth and Norfolk pantiled floors downstairs, oak floors upstairs. The kitchen is fitted

with quality oak units, solid oak work surfaces, a range cooker, and a modern heavy oak table, comfortably seating 8 with plenty of china to dress it, sits at the back, the bathrooms have quality modern fittings, a power shower, heated towel rails, and enamel bath. Quality fluffy towels are provided. The master bedroom has a king size bed, twin bedrooms have singles, all have crisp, 200 thread, bed linen and handmade woollen rugs from India. The generously sized living room is warmly furnished with comfy sofas, wood burning stove, and French windows on to a patio area with garden furniture. For wet days there is a flat screen TV with all the Sky channels you could ever want, supplemented with books and games. There is also table football, a small pool table and table tennis.

Master bedroom

Visit Southwold, home to Adnams brewery, with its pier and pretty beach huts, and family fun can be had at Easton Farm Park, rowing on Thorpeness Meare, or crabbing at Walberswick.

Twin bedroom

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Ecological cleaning materials provided Home grown lamb and pork available Barbecue and chiminea Peaceful and secluded Trampoline and play apparatus Football pitch

T: 01986 785307

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

475

1500

Book direct with Tony & Jane Morelli, Corner Farm, Huntingfield, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0LL e: jane.morelli@btinternet.com www.cornerfarmholidays.co.uk

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East View Farm - In the heart of the Norfolk Broads Two lovingly restored barn conversions perfectly situated in 10 acres of peaceful countryside in 'the land of the big skies'. With the Norfolk Broads National Park, the stunning North Norfolk coastline and the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich close by, this is the ideal location to explore Norfolk - whatever the season - for couples, families and friends. Open all year for weeks or short breaks - superb for walking, cycling, exploring or relaxing - and in the UK top 10 for shopping. We offer photography and wildlife packages, beauticians, catering and holiday gift vouchers. Our cottages are exceptionally well equipped with new contemporary furnishings, wonderfully comfortable and immaculately clean.

East View Farm

NUTMEG (Sleeps 2) Spacious open plan lounge/dining room, king sized bed and level access throughout PLUM TREE (Sleeps 6) Large kitchen/dining room, spacious lounge with galleried landing, king sized beds and level access throughout ground floor. Nutmeg sitting room

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Plum Tree sitting room

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Regional Finalist in EnjoyEngland Awards Private miniature steam railway on site Every bedroom is en suite Ground floor bedrooms in each cottage Friendly, personal attention from on-site owners Excellent choice of local pubs & restaurants

T: 01603 782225 07831 258258

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 3

1 1

4 6

4 6

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

325 525

695 1500

Book direct with Jane Pond, East View Farm, Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 8YW e: stay@eastviewfarm.co.uk www.eastviewfarm.co.uk

Hoste Barn - Luxurious 16th century Grade II listed thatched Norfolk threshing barn Hoste Barn has been sympathetically restored maintaining all its vernacular past but incorporating many modern features. It sits in the beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds of the 16th century wool merchant’s manor house which won the Graham Allen Award for Conservation. Hoste Barn is ideally situated to explore the North Norfolk coast, the Norfolk Broads and the cathedral city of Norwich all within 20 mins by car. It stands in unspoilt countryside not far from the National Trust's Blickling and Felbrigg estates with a number of excellent restaurants and pubs nearby. Hoste Barn is a stunning property featuring a 50ft vaulted original timber framed roof throughout giving an immense sense of space and light from all perspectives. Antique yorkstone flags, oak and granite blend harmoniously throughout. Both bedrooms are unique with sumptuous en suites. Sleeps 4/6.

Hoste Barn and garden

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LTA all weather tennis court Computer controlled lighting system Dru gas real fire, pill box shape Totally flexible booking Come visit our superb informative website Full surround sound cinema 50" plasma TV & HiFi

T: 01692 538224 07768 376621

Internal barn roof

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Ground floor bedroom

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

678

987

Book direct with Paul Everden, Old Manor Farmhouse, The Hill, Swanton Abbott, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 5EA e: info@hostebarn.com www.hostebarn.com


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

The Gables - Set in the heart of seaside Aldeburgh

Garden room

The Gables

It is little surprise that Aldeburgh has become such a popular destination for family holidays, reunions and celebrations, or somewhere just to get away from it all - there really is something for everyone and at The Gables it is all on your doorstep. Beach, shops, cinema, restaurants, pubs, sailing, tennis and golf are all within easy reach. Because it’s not on the way to anywhere children can safely enjoy some independence – so bring the bicycles, put away the car keys and enjoy staying somewhere where everyone can do their own thing. For the culturally-minded Snape Maltings provides a year round programme of music and the town itself has several art galleries and a renowned independent bookshop. It’s a short stroll to the bakers for bread straight from the oven and Aldeburgh’s shops are rightly proud of their emphasis on locally produced food – indeed the nearest supermarket boasts a sizeable proportion of local suppliers even listing food miles for each product.

Kitchen

The Gables has been owned by the same family since 1880 and has recently been renovated to a high standard while retaining the feel of a Victorian family house. It is set in its own secure south facing garden with wonderful views over the river. High ceilings, pale wood floors and walls the colour of clotted cream make a fine setting for books, family portraits and seascapes. The house is on three storeys and sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms – 4 doubles and 3 twins. Two of the doubles and two of the twins are accessed by steep stairs to the second floor from which there are stunning views of the River Alde. Two bathrooms (one with shower) and two shower rooms make sharing easy. The grand table in the dining room seats 14 and in the kitchen a six burner hob, big oak table and 2 dishwashers easily cater for big parties. The sitting room has an open fire and the sunny connecting garden room has sofas and big windows opening onto the garden. With board games and ping pong in the garage you won't want to go near the TV.

First floor bedroom

Dining room

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Safe, secluded garden Everything within walking distance Open all year, short breaks included Absolutely everything included Ideal for families Excellent walking and cycling

T: 01725 518755 07860 471177

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 14

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

7

1

14

14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

2000

3750

Book direct with Charlotte or Graham Thompson, Whitsbury Cross, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 3PW e: stay@thegablesaldeburgh.co.uk www.thegablesaldeburgh.co.uk

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Ivy House Farm - On the Norfolk and Suffolk Borders

Owl Cottage

Ivy House Farm Stable Cottages

Ivy House (sleeps 10 plus cots) stands in its own garden & offers spacious accommodation

All properties have TV, video, DVD, electric blankets, duvets, linen (except cot linen), towels, electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, garden furniture and ample parking.

Ground floor: kitchen/breakfast room, study, TV room with inglenook fireplace, drawing and dining rooms each with wood-burning stoves, utility room and cloakroom/WC.

Owl Cottage (sleeps 6/7 plus cots) This property has a Mobility 2 rating, is surrounded by its own garden and offers accommodation on 2 floors.

Upstairs: 2 double bedrooms with en suite facilities; 3 twin bedded rooms one with en suite shower room/WC; bathroom with WC & shower.

Ground floor: Kitchen with dining area; utility room: cloak-room/WC; sitting room with French windows to garden and pseudo wood burning stove; bedroom with double bed, wet room/WC and French windows to patio.

Oil central heating. Swimming pool complex

This peaceful complex consists of a 17th century farmhouse and 4 purpose built cottages set in spacious grounds overlooking the V.I.O.S. of Long Green, Wortham. One can go north to Sandringham and The Broads; east to the coast for bird-watching or funfairs; south to Constable Country and music at Snape Maltings and west to the Brecklands, Cambridge & Newmarket.

The Stables, i.e. Suffolk Punch, Clydesdale & Shire (sleep 4 plus cot) Offer accommodation on one floor suitable for those with limited mobility.

Upstairs: 2 bedrooms one with k/s bed and other with 3 single beds; large bathroom/WC & shower cubicle.

Each has an open-plan living room with gas CH & fire, dining area & kitchen, a double bedroom and a twin bedded room.

Gas central heating.

Suffolk Punch & Clydesdale have en suite facilities. Shire has a single bathroom. Shared laundry room. Each has an enclosed patio facing south and share gardens to the north, facing the croquet lawn, the pond (unfenced) and The Long Green.

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Indoor heated swimming pool Library & snooker room (adults only) Massage & beauty treatments available on site Games room, pool table, piano & table tennis Croquet, bicycles & barbecues available Owners on site

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 10 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5 3 2

1 1 3

10 6 4

14 10 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

951 651 336

1969 1155 709

Book direct with Paul & Jacky Bradley, Ivy House Farm, Long Green, Wortham, Diss, Norfolk IP22 1RD e: prjsbrad@aol.com www.ivyhousefarmcottages.co.uk


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

Middleton Granary - Eco barn rural retreat (Sleeps 4) A stunning contemporary eco barn conversion from a 16th century listed granary. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Suffolk with beautiful views over the rolling countryside. The style inside the Granary is country chic with real attention to detail; well balanced with all the modern conveniences you could need. Lovingly restored into a stunning open plan retreat retaining many of its original features. The entrance, kitchen/dining area and downstairs bedroom (with en suite walk in shower room) has floor to ceiling glass doors looking out over its private Mediterranean style courtyard with table and chairs. Granary

On the first floor there is a further en suite bedroom and an open plan living space; with 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, reading, games area and boasts a double height apex window offering spectacular views over vineyards and Suffolk countryside. Gold Award - 2nd successive year.

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Quiet country retreat Welcome pack En suite bedrooms Underfloor heating 42” TV, Freeview, DVD, audio CD No smoking

T: 07748 603899

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

375

850

Book direct with Hans & Netty Verkroost, Middleton Barn, High Street, Thelnetham, Diss, Suffolk IP22 1JL e: hverkroost@btinternet.com www.middletongranary.com

The Old Windmill - North Norfolk. Between the city of Norwich and the coast at Cromer This 19th century cornmill has been tastefully renovated to provide luxurious, fully equipped accommodation for six. There is one double room with kingsized bed and en suite bathroom, one further double and a twin room with shared en suite shower room. Open plan living/kitchen area with woodburner effect gas fire. Separate laundry and cloakroom on ground floor. Private patio with barbecue. Ample parking. The Mill is on the outskirts of the historic market town of Aylsham. The Bure Valley steam railway and several National Trust properties including Blickling Hall are close by.

Lounge/kitchen

Aylsham is centrally situated for the Norfolk Broads, miles of sandy beaches, Norwich and of course the tranquillity of the North Norfolk countryside with its growing number of wildlife reserves. Easy access to good pubs, restaurants, shops, country walks and cycle rides. Marriots Way cycle trail and Weavers Way footpath both close by.

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5 Star Gold award District council award winning conversion Central heating, linen and towels included Short breaks and midweek/low occupancy discounts B&B available in owners house next door Sorry, no smoking or pets

T: 01263 732118

Old Windmill

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6

Patio

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

380

900

Book direct with Tim & Janet Bower, The Old Windmill, Old Mill House, Cawston Road, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6NB e: timatmill@aol.com www.aylshamwindmill.co.uk

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Lower Wood Farm - In the country near the sea, by the Norfolk Coast

Swimming pool

Lower Wood Farm Country Cottages evolved from redundant farm buildings into a quality complex of individual properties catering for different family requirements. An excellent choice for young families and family groups.

bordering the Broads National Park. The Norfolk coast is just two miles away with the exceptional sandy beach of Winterton on Sea, and an easy drive to many coastal resorts, Norfolk Broads and tourist attractions.

New for 2011 new build accessible cottage with disabled wet room. New build games room with guest sun & sitting room. (Our existing games room will be converted into a further barn conversion sleeping 6 guests)

The properties are stylish, comfy and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. Guests enjoy the shared use of the gardens and facilities with views across open farmland and broadland marshes.

In the country near the sea we offer you the best of two worlds. Surrounded by open countryside we are peacefully situated in three acres of grounds

Our indoor heated swimming pool is maintained at a very comfortable 31 centigrade ensuring all year round tropical ambiance.

Please visit our website for full cottage and facilities detail, view availability and our farm picture gallery. RUSSET COTTAGE sleeps 5 + cot BRAMLEY COTTAGE sleeps 5 + cot PIPKIN COTTAGE sleeps 4 + cot All three cottages are single-storey in a sunny courtyard setting; they retain the old beams and vaulted ceilings of the original farm buildings. THE APPLEOFT sleeps 6 + cot Unique first floor open plan living area with country style kitchen/dining area, sitting room with open fire and sloping ceilings. Ground floor three bedrooms. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Two twin bedrooms with family shower room/WC. THE COTTAGE sleeps 6 + cot Excellent family accommodation. Comfortable sitting room, Fully fitted country kitchen/diner. First floor twin bedroom, double bedroom and shower room/WC. Second floor attic double bedroom with beams and sloping ceilings, en suite bathroom/WC with spa bath. THE FARMHOUSE sleeps 7 + cot

Braeburn Barn kitchen

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Excellent family accommodation. Elegant sitting room with open fire, fully fitted country kitchen and dining area with large bay window. First floor triple bedroom, double bedroom and family bathroom/WC. Second floor attic double bedroom with beams and sloping ceilings, en suite bathroom/WC with spa bath.


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

The Cottage twin bedroom

The Apple Loft kitchen

The Cottage sitting room

BRAEBURN BARN sleeps 9 + cot Splendid barn conversion with vaulted ceilings, original beams and exposed brickwork. Spacious entrance hall with four bedrooms on the ground floor; master double bedroom with en suite bath, shower, WC, double bedroom with en suite shower/WC, triple and twin bedroom with family bathroom.

Braeburn Barn exterior

First floor. Exceptionally spacious open plan living/ding area. Fully fitted country style kitchen complete with “double range” electric cooker. Under floor heating.

NEW for 2011 under construction CAPE COTTAGE sleeps 5+1+ cot This new build cottage has been designed to be fully accessible and to achieve an M2 rating. It cleverly incorporates and blends in, the requirements of both the able and the

Braeburn Barn master bedroom

less able visitor. It features a super king double bedroom with luxury en suite bathroom and separate disabled wet room/WC. Further spacious triple bedroom (zip and link for double) with en suite bathroom. Open plan living, kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceilings and oak beams in keeping with the old farm building style. Bi-fold doors open onto outside patio. Full details will be on our website.

Farm House exterior

Tourism in Norfolk Awards Winner of the Best Self Catering Establishment 2005/06/07

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Excellent facilities for young families Outdoor covered barbecue area Personally managed by on-site owners Ideal base for Norfolk tourist attractions Sandy beaches two miles Fresh home cooked meal deliveries

T: 01493 722523

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 9

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 3 3 4

1 2 2 1 1

4 5 6 7 10

4 6 6 10 16

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 455 510 595 950

860 960 1155 1300 1695

Book direct with Jill Nicholls, Lower Wood Farm Country Cottages, Brown's Lane, Mautby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 3JQ e: info@lowerwoodfarm.co.uk www.lowerwoodfarm.co.uk

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Nene Valley Cottages - Near Oundle, Northamptonshire

Sitting room in Len

Kitchen in Len

Bedroom in Graham

These three cottages contrast traditional farm buildings in a secluded, rural setting with contemporary furnishing, art and technology. Recharge your batteries in 5 Star, Gold Award luxury or by walking 8 miles of private tracks that connect with the 110 mile Nene Way. Alternatively consult the extensive ‘What To Do‘ section of our website and explore the wider area which is famous for its country houses, gardens, market towns and music and literature festivals. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants within easy reach. All our guests refer to the peace and tranquillity of the cottages and their setting. We provide a welcome pack that includes sausages and bacon made on the farm and which enables you to

From the South

From the Picnic Spinney

Being over four miles from the nearest shop, it is impractical to spend time here without a car, but we have planted several thousand trees on the farm so, when it comes to carbon footprint, you holiday here on the side of the angels.

LEN (Sleeps 4) Both double bedrooms share a south facing suntrap private patio. There is an en suite shower and a bathroom.

Secluded setting with south facing gardens Top quality contemporary furnishings Art by internationally renowned artists TV, Freeview, recordable DVD, radio, CD Books, DVDs, board games for quiet days in Home cured sausages and bacon in welcome pack

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Len and Alice interconnect to create a large three bedroomed unit; ideal for a family with one member who is less mobile and who may appreciate their own space.

GRAHAM (Sleeps 4) Has two double bedrooms, a bathroom and en suite shower. Both bedrooms and the sitting room have French windows opening onto glorious south facing views.

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ALICE (Sleeps 2) Has one double bedroom and a wet room/bathroom. The sitting room, with a sofa bed for a carer, has access to the garden through south facing French windows. Alice is fully M3I compliant with adaptations you will hardly notice, if you don't need them.

have a light supper and breakfast the following day without needing to shop.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 2 1

1 1 1

6 6 4

8 8 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

370 370 260

630 630 370

Book direct with Heather Ball, The Cottage, Glapthorn, Northants PE8 5BQ e: stay@nenevalleycottages.co.uk www.nenevalleycottages.co.uk


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

Old Drift House - Award winning 5 Star rural retreat in the medieval village of Kersey, Suffolk

Double bedroom

The Old Drift House

The garden

Idyllic ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage, in the picturesque village of Kersey with its own pottery and ancient ford, close to the pub. 5 Star, Gold Award and Suffolk best self-catering establishment. A 15th century Grade II thatched cottage steeped in character with a host of original features including exposed beams in every room, inglenook fireplaces, lead-light windows, bread oven, and old brick floors. The cottage garden is typically English, warm, secluded and quiet. There are 4 large bedrooms (2 double, 2 twin connected if required) with linen and towels provided, three bathrooms, sitting room with baby grand piano, dining room, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, central heating, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine and dryer. Telephone, cot and highchair are available by arrangement. There is ample garden furniture, barbecue and two terraces for informal summer dining. Entertainment includes stereo, TV, Freeview, video, DVD, iPod player/ charger and WiFi connection. There is a garage for car or bicycles. Kersey is in Constable and Gainsborough country. Stand at Flatford Mill at the very spot where Constable painted The Haywain, and see a superb collection of

The sitting room

Gainsborough’s work in Sudbury, in the house where he was born. The Suffolk coast offers places too numerous to mention, but Aldeburgh and Southwold are worth exploring. Sutton Hoo reveals an ancient Saxon burial site, Lavenham (Guildhall and antique shops), Long Melford (Kentwell Hall and more antique shops), and Colchester (Roman remains) are worth visiting. Kersey is a walkers’ paradise, with several country pubs within

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Suffolk best self-catering award winner Sleeps 8 - ideal for 2 families or reunion Secluded English country garden Excellent local pubs and restaurants WiFi connection Short breaks 3 or 4 nights for same price

T: 01582 763533

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Sleeps 8

walking distance and the village pub only 200 yards away. There is a health and beauty centre within half a mile, and 3 golf courses nearby. Old Drift House is a lovely home from which to explore all of this, or to just stay put and relax, in quiet and splendid comfort.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

950

1450

Book direct with Jill Black, 11 Poynings Close, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1JD e: ejblk@talk21.com www.olddrifthouse.co.uk

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The Paddocks - North Norfolk Alison and John would like to offer you a warm welcome to their historic cottages in North Norfolk. Within easy driving distance of the historic city of Norwich and just 10 miles from the North Norfolk Coast and numerous other attractions, including a wealth of historic properties, and, of course, the wide open skies and seascapes of Norfolk which have justifiably become famous both in art and on film. The cottages are set in an acre of ground (except Kiln cottage) and are centrally heated and equipped with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, TV and DVD. Cot/high chair available by arrangement. Shared garden with barbecue for each cottage. Play area. We are proud to have been commended with a Bellamy Gold conservation award since 1997. We have a unique natural environment with twenty-two species of birds regularly seen.

Pool

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Lounge

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Restaurant Pets welcome Walkers welcome Cyclists welcome David Bellamy Gold Award

T: 01328 878305

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Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

1 1 2

2 16 6

2 16 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

350 450 495

450 765 975

Book direct with John & Alison Strahan, The Paddocks, The Old Brick Kilns, Little Barney Lane, Barney, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0NL e: enquiries@old-brick-kilns.co.uk www.paddocks-cottages.co.uk

Quaker Hall Barns - Tranquil setting between the North Norfolk coast and the Broads Quaker Hall Barns are two award winning holiday barns in the grounds of a 17th century farmhouse. Spacious and contemporary in style, yet retaining their rural character, they have south facing gardens opening onto undulating farmland with views toward woodland and water meadows. Both the beautiful North Norfolk Coast and the Broads are within 20-30 minutes drive offering a range of activities for all. Our website highlights our favourite places to go. QUAKER BARN. Sleeps 6 + 2. Two doubles, one twin with sleeping platform for two (6 yrs+). Three bathrooms. HALL BARN. Sleeps 8 + 1. Double plus single in alcove, two doubles, one twin. Two bathrooms, one shower room.

Quaker Hall Barns - meadow view

Both barns are very well equipped plus have cosy wood burners, WiFi, TV/DVD, barbecue, garden furniture. Extras such as cots, highchairs, baby alarms, booster seats, bedguards, sterilisers are all available on request. Sorry no pets or smokers.

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Tranquil location between the coast & the Broads Short breaks of 3 or 4 nights from £495 Book both barns for a special family celebration Good local sources of fresh produce nearby See our website for tips on favourite places to go Sorry no pets & strictly no smoking

T: 01328 821744

Quaker Barn - sitting room

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BEDROOMS

Hall Barn - master bedroom

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 8

4

1

8

14

795

1595

Sleeps 6

3

1

8

8

595

1195

Book direct with Michelle Stocker, Barsham Barns (Norfolk) LLP, Quaker's Hall, Haveringland, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 4QF e: info@barshambarns.co.uk www.barshambarns.co.uk


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

Poppyland Holiday Cottages - North Norfolk Coast and Countryside

Forsythia House

Swallow Cottages

Swallow Cottage 2

Swallow Cottages have a large enclosed south facing garden overlooking meadows and open countryside within a Conservation Area. There is a healthy population of barn owls which hunt along the bottom of the garden, as well as tawny and little owls which have for many years nested in nearby oak trees. The neighbouring villages offer several good pubs and inns providing food. Overstrand, a crab fishing village just to the east of Cromer and within walking distance either along the beach or by the cliff top path, has sandy beaches ideal for young children to build sandcastles, play beach cricket and football or hunt for crabs. Within the village there is a play area, a grocery store, post office, public house and a restaurant. It is within reach of all North Norfolk’s attractions and The Broads.

The Old Bakehouse

Poppyland Holiday Cottages offer seven individual properties in unspoilt rural North Norfolk where you can relax and enjoy the slower pace of life that is still a feature of this part of the world. Wickmere is a quiet hamlet made up of a few cottages which were built to provide accommodation for the workers on the Wolterton Estate, the family seat of the younger brother of the then

Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. Using Swallow cottages as a base, it is possible to walk or cycle safely along quiet lanes, and reach all of the North Norfolk Coast and local market towns. Wickmere is close to many National Trust properties and other places of interest including the North Norfolk Steam Railway, Seal Trips from Morston and The Norfolk Broads.

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Log fires Cots, highchair and stairgates included Credit card payments taken 3 minutes walk to the beach All inclusive Decorated for Christmas

T: 01263 577473

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Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 2 3

1 5 1

4 4 6

4 4 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

265 345 395

645 795 895

Book direct with Tracy Riches, Poppyland Holiday Cottages, 21 Regent Street, Wickmere, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 7ND e: poppyland@btinternet.com www.poppyland-holiday-cottages.co.uk

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Wheatacre Hall Barns Luxury barns in a peaceful rural setting on a dairy and arable working farm

Teal Barn

Mallard master bedroom

Wheatacre Hall Barns

Amidst the timeless beauty of South Norfolk’s countryside under wide arching skies amongst farmland and hidden waterways, this attractive cluster of cottages has been created from the sympathetic conversion of a handsome set of farm buildings. Retaining many of their original features including fine beams, the barns have been tastefully restored with very comfortable interiors with many modern luxury touches. The barns retain a wonderfully peaceful rural setting on a working dairy and arable farm. Each barn boasts its own private sitting out area and easy access to the farmland and surroundings where coarse fishing and farm walks, cycling and bird watching, as well as the shared enjoyment of a hot tub and games room, combine to make Wheatacre Hall Barns the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. MALLARD BARN (Sleeps 7 + cot) Single storey barn. Large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen. Three luxury large bedrooms one en suite, spacious family bathroom seperate W.C. COOT, WIDGEON & TEAL BARNS (Each sleeps 6 + cot) Large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen. Three luxury large bedrooms one en suite, spacious family bathroom, additional ground floor shower room.

Mallard Barn

WOODCOCK & SNIPE BARNS (Each sleeps 6 + cot) Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen. Three bedrooms. Family bathroom, additional ground floor shower room.

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Open all year, weekend and short breaks available All barns in peaceful location, countryside walks Come and watch where your 'daily pinta' comes from Well behaved pets welcome (1 dog) extra charge Cycling on farm tracks and birdwatching Hot tub and games room for all the family

T: 01502 677208

Many local pubs and restaurants are found close to the barns offering many types of cuisine including fresh fish caught off the local shores and fresh local produce.

If visitors can tear themselves away from the comforts of the farm, a wide variety of nearby attractions invite you to explore. The coastline is only a short trip away with beautiful sandy beaches and all the fun of the seaside, whilst the elegant and popular resort of Southwold beckons home to the famous Adnams brewery, or hire a day boat.

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Gateway of the southern broads the pretty riverside town of Beccles (5 miles) is well worth a visit.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 7

3

1

8

8

575

1268

Sleeps 6

3

5

6

6

485

1092

Book direct with Joanna Burroughs, Wheatacre Hall, Wheatacre, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 0AS e: joanna.burroughs@lineone.net www.wheatacrehallbarns.co.uk


Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England

White Lodge Farm - 5 Star luxury in the heart of rural Norfolk

Stable Cottage - farmhouse kitchen

Dairy Cottage - sitting room

Self-catering accommodation seldom comes as well appointed as the 5 Star cottages at White Lodge Farm. Set in 10 acres of pastures and overlooking the countryside beyond, but within walking distance of the picturesque and thriving village of Hingham, with all the usual amenities – pub, butcher, baker, grocery store, tea shop, newsagent, post office and chemist - the cottages are accessed by a private drive off a country lane. The luxury accommodation offers a comfortable “home from home” for sitting, relaxing and watching the view or as a retreat for exploring the beauty of Norfolk and Suffolk, with so much on offer for all. The choice is almost endless the historic city of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads, over 100 miles of beaches, Thetford Forest, village greens and country pubs, micro breweries, excellent restaurants and tea shops, great walking and cycling, adventure and wildlife parks, bird watching, petting farms and zoos, golf courses (12 within as many miles).

Each cottage has ramped or level access, no internal change of level on the ground floor and ground floor bedrooms. Quality linen and towels are provided, central heating and electricity is included, catering is available and a warm welcome to White Lodge Farm from Helen and Tony awaits you.

Stable Cottage Sleeps 6 plus infants Two doubles and one twin. Two bathrooms (one en suite to double bedroom).

The cottages overlook paddocks and farmland

The Barn Sleeps 12 plus infants Four double and two twins. Five bathrooms (two en suite). Dining tables seat 18 comfortably.

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Personally managed by on site owners Child friendly with no cream carpets or antiques Exceptionally well equipped Open all year - weekend, midweek and longer breaks Well furnished, central heating and double glazing Each cottage has its own terrace and fenced garden

T: 01953 850435 or 07768 156680

The Barn – each cottage has its own fenced garden

Dairy Cottage Sleeps 6 plus infants Three en suite bedrooms – two doubles and one twin/double (zip and link).

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Wide open skies, historic buildings and houses, the Sainsbury Centre, castles and cathedrals, indoor and open air theatre, inspiring gardens and nurseries, stunning architecture, ancient remains and so much more – our website has more ideas and pictures.

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 6

3

2

8

8

395

1195

Sleeps 12

6

1

18

18

1195

2500

Book direct with Tony & Helen Richardson, White Lodge Farm, Hardingham Road, Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4LY e: pc@whitelodgefarmcottages.co.uk www.whitelodgefarmcottages.co.uk

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Wardley House - Rutland The Cottage, Pool House and Long Barn are converted listed buildings. There is privacy and ample parking with lawns and patios. The village is 2 miles from Uppingham, a small market town with antique and book shops and the largest art gallery outside of London. Cycling, bird watching and sailing is provided at Rutland Water, a 15 minute drive away. The accommodation is suitable for large or small family groups. The Cottage sleeps 7, the Pool House sleeps 4 and the Long Barn sleeps 4. King size or single beds are available, all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, there are breakfast facilities in the Pool House and Long Barn. There is a separate laundry room with washing and drying machines, an extra fridge and freezer and storage for bikes. The central heating radiators have individual controls.

The Pool House

Long Barn

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The Cottage

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Tennis court 12 metre indoor swimming pool Direct access to footpath and bridleway Near to historic houses Nearby limestone villages with country pubs 2 or 3 night weekends available

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 2 1

1 1 1

15 4 4

15 4 4

Sleeps 7 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

500 400 200

2250 1400 500

Book direct with Ann Kanter, Wardley House, 9 Main Street, Wardley, Oakham, Rutland LE15 9AZ e: ann@wardleyhouse.com www.wardleyhouse.com

T: 01572 717671 Peak District and Derbyshire

Holestone Moor Barns - In a stunning rural location in the Derbyshire Dales Our cottages form part of a historic range of farm buildings, which face each other across a picturesque cobbled courtyard. Perched almost 1,000 feet above sea level and with 6 acres of woodland, meadow and wildlife pond, a large garden with seating, barbecues and climbing castle, plus a well-equipped games room and toddlers playroom, there’s plenty to do for all ages. Many of our guests hire both cottages together, for up to 15 people – the ideal venue for a peaceful get-together. The Barn sleeps up to 11 in 5 en suite bedrooms including one with a wet-room for wheelchair users. The Stables sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and has a shared bathroom. There’s ample room in The Barn for guests from both cottages to dine and relax together.

The Stables after snow

A short drive takes guests to some of the finest countryside in Britain.

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Short breaks all year 20 mins drive from M1 Personal welcome from Vicki & Steve Premier Cottages’ 1st wind turbine installed here! Cot, highchair & stairgate available Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall - 15 minute drive

T: 01246 591263

One of our alpacas (Rupert) in the wood

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Sleeps 4

Twin bedroom in 'The Barn'

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

273

685

WEEKEND PRICES £

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 11 Sleeps 15

2 5 7

1 1 1

4 11 15

4 16 16

205 903 1019

514 2459 2853

Book direct with Steve & Vicki Clemerson, Holestone Moor Farm, Holestone Moor, Ashover, Derbyshire S45 0JS e: vicki@hmbarns.co.uk www.hmbarns.co.uk


Peak District and Derbyshire

Blakelow Farm Cottages - Discover a welcome in the hillside like no other

Cranberry terrace

Blakelow Cottages

From the moment you arrive at Blakelow cottages, your only responsibility is to have a good time! We aim to do everything we can to ensure your stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Idyllically situated on the edge of Winster Moor. There are heart lifting walks right from the doorstep over the hills and along the numerous dales, the Limestone Way passes through the fields across from the cottages, a 30 minute stroll will take you into the heart of Winster village with its excellent shop, pub, church, and National Trust Market House. With stupendous views to Chatsworth House, romantic Candle, delicious Cranberry, gorgeous Christmas and cosy Chestnut cottages provide a fabulous retreat for guests who want to get away from it all somewhere quiet, peaceful and beautiful but at the same time undoubtedly luxurious. CANDLE COTTAGE (sleeps 2) This cottages oozes romance, with high vaulted ceilings, fabulous crystal chandelier, sumptuous décor and log burning stove. There is a beautiful galleried bedroom with king size bed.

CHRISTMAS COTTAGE (sleeps 4) A superb cottage with breathtaking views on all sides. The gritstone fireplace and inset log burning stove in the spacious open plan living room invite you to curl up in front of the fire and admire the views to Chatsworth House. Has a double and a twin bedroom and 2 bathrooms.

CRANBERRY COTTAGE (sleeps 4) The spacious, stylishly furnished, airy, open plan living makes for a contemporary setting. Upstairs, both bedrooms have double beds and views over the surrounding countryside.

Christmas sitting room

Awarded EnjoyEnglands “Best Self Catering Holiday 2010”.

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Stunning views to Chatsworth House Free WiFi access Rural walks from the doorstep Each cottage: private terrace & outdoor furniture Extensive concierge service available Highest quality furnishings, bedding and furniture

T: 01629 650814

Candle lounge

CHESTNUT COTTAGE (sleeps 1) The former pigsty is all on one level. The light airy sitting room has a vaulted ceiling. The bedroom has a double bed and there is a well appointed shower room with hand rails and seat.

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Candle bed

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Sleeps 1 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 1 2

1 1 2

1 2 4

2 2 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

295 420 465

330 565 725

Book direct with Steve Ogan, Blakelow Farm, Bonsall Lane, Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2PD e: Blakelowcottages@w3z.co.uk www.blakelowcottages.co.uk

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Churchdale Farm - Rural location in the heart of the Peak District

Wye Cottage bedroom

Derwent Cottage sitting room

Derwent Cottage

Dove Cottage bathroom

The farm, only 2 miles from Bakewell is a wonderful central base from which to explore the Peak District. Wake up to the sounds of the countryside and stroll for 15 minutes through the fields to the pretty Ashford village, to buy your provisions at the award winning village shop, admire the picturesque “Sheepwash Bridge”, or quench your thirst at one of the pubs. You can leave your car and walk or cycle on the level, wild flower strewn Monsal Trail at the end of our private drive. The area is a treasure trove of history, beauty and gastro experiences. Within 10 minutes drive are Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. The attractive market town of Bakewell, (famous for its puddings) offers a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The three 5 Star Gold Award cottages have been thoughtfully converted from old cart sheds, retaining charming beams and natural stone to provide quality spacious accommodation. The sitting rooms all have wood burning

stoves and the kitchens are all very well equipped with dishwashers, microwaves, washing machines etc. You will be assured of a very warm welcome with a tea tray and fresh flowers. Many of our clients return year after year. Wye (2), a large romantic hideaway for 2 boasting king sized carved pine bed, a large bathroom, a sitting room and newly fitted kitchen. Dove (3), a charming former milking parlour, has a cosy sitting room with exposed stonework. Upstairs a double bedroom with a king sized bed, a large single room and a stunning bathroom. Derwent (4), an upside down cottage with large upstairs magnificently beamed sitting room and new kitchen. Ideal for two couples. Downstairs, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, twin bedded room and further bathroom.

Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford-in-the-Water

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Breakfast packs available on request Cycle storage available Internet connection Unsuitable for large parties Lots of walks straight from the cottage door Peak District Environmental Quality Award

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Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2

1 1 1

2 3 4

2 3 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

440 455 525

595 655 795

Book direct with Sarah Winkworth-Smith, Churchdale Farm, Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1NX e: info@churchdaleholidays.co.uk www.churchdaleholidays.co.uk


Peak District and Derbyshire

Darwin Lake - Modern yet quintessentially English country cottages, for families and groups

Living area

The lake

Bedroom

16 cottages set around a lovely lake in extensive woodland grounds. Ideal for families and groups. Each stone holiday cottage has everything on hand for a relaxing break in the immensely popular Peak District. Cottages sleep from 4 to 9 guests and 102 in total. Each featuring contemporary interiors and kept exceptionally well with modern well equipped kitchens and bathrooms. Darwin Lake sits between craggy moorland, with lovely panoramic views and the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. There are many attractions locally including watersports, Chatsworth House, Gulliver’s Kingdom, Alton Towers Theme Park. Riding, golf, shops, galleries and restaurants 3 miles. Village shops 2 miles, inn within walking distance. ASHOVER, BEELEY, FARLEY, HARTINGTON, HOPTON & WENSLEY: All sleep 6 in a combination of king size and twin rooms with ground floor bedroom. All bedrooms have either traditional en suite/shower rooms. Living/kitchen and dining areas are open plan.

HASSOP sleeps 9 in a combination of king size and twin rooms. Perfect for the larger family. Open plan living/kitchen and dining. One bedroom on the ground floor with separate shower room/WC. Three further en suite bedrooms on the 1st/2nd floors. ELVASTON, ILAM, PEVERIL, EYAM & TISSINGTON COTTAGES: All sleep 4. Open plan living/dining room with door to patio and modern fully fitted kitchen area with tiled floor. All have fridge/freezers. Separate WC. First floor: double bedroom with en suite shower room/WC, twin bedded room, bathroom with shower attachment/WC. HADDON, CHATSWORTH, KEDLESTON & HARDWICK COTTAGES: All sleep 6 (Chatsworth & Hardwick can sleep 7). Entrance hall, spacious living room, modern fully fitted kitchen/dining room (some with downstairs cloakroom/WC). All have two double en suite bedrooms, twin bedroom and separate bathroom, except Haddon, with one double, one twin and one bunk bedded room, all en suite.

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Secluded private grounds with lake & woodland walk Ideal for large groups, reunions & birthdays One pet welcome in selected cottages Friendly personal service

T: 01629 735859

Dining

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Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6/7 Sleeps 9

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 4

5 10 1

4 6 1

4 6 9

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400 520 705

755 1250 1550

Book direct with Yvonne Walker, Darwin Lake Holiday Cottages, Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5LH e: enquiries@darwinlake.co.uk www.darwinlake.co.uk

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Elton Old Hall c1668 - In historic Elton, Small Village of the Year, Peak District & Derbyshire

Country kitchen dining - "extremely well equipped" - Julie, Kent

Sitting room - "plenty of cosy places to relax" - Louise, London

Georgian conservatory - "fabulous place for my celebration" - John, Oxford

Sumptuous bedrooms - "we loved them all - very luxurious" - Liz, Lincoln

Elton Old Hall c1668 - "beautifully presented" - Margaret, Norwich

Elton has the breathtaking panoramic views the Peak District is famous for, and whether you’re a Sunday stroller or a keen rambler there’s a walk for you on the White Peak Walking Trail from the doorstep of Elton Old Hall.

The large, well equipped kitchen and fully stocked herb garden are a cook’s dream. We can recommend experienced caterers, award winning farm shops, a Michelin starred gastro pub or the best tearooms.

With local craftsmen, the owners of this Grade II listed building have beautifully restored 17th century features including fireplaces, stone mullioned windows, flagstone floors, oak beams – and the original layout. This is where history meets every modern comfort. Sink into the custom made Chesterfield sofas, with Sky TV on the 42” flat screen. Or relax in the Georgian style conservatory with a book from the library. WiFi, DAB, iPod players, CDs/DVDs and games are also available.

There’s also plenty to make children and big kids - smile. Explore the house’s magical secret garden – with playhouse and trampoline. Or one of the 185 tourist attractions nearby, including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Go Ape, Buxton Opera House and the historic market town of Bakewell. "This has been the perfect setting. Plenty of cosy places to relax and a table that enabled us to have looong French-like meals. Great to be able to walk out of the front door into stunning countryside." Louise, London.

Whether holidaying with family or relaxing with friends, at Elton Old Hall you can enjoy your own country house exclusively. The kitchen dining area, sitting room and enchanting walled garden all comfortably seat 14 - perfect for celebrations together. Choose from six sumptuous bedrooms. The flexible, spacious layout makes accommodating everyone easy.

Life's worth celebrating - so do it in style at Elton Old Hall c1668.

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5 star Grade II listed Manor of Elton Exclusive use, 14 can dine together Choice of catering & food delivery Bespoke activities & tours – for all ages Elton Walking Book, Children’s Treasure Trail Michelin gastro pub & 4 CAMRA pubs nearby

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Sleeps 14

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6

1

14

14

FROM 2 NIGHTS £ From To

1085

3450

Book direct with Juliet Harrop, Elton Old Hall c1668, Main Street, Elton near Bakewell, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2BW e: stay@eltonoldhall.co.uk www.eltonoldhall.co.uk


Peak District and Derbyshire

Kerridge End Holiday Cottages - 5 Star Gold Award winning cottages in Cheshire's Peak District

The Hayloft lounge

The Hayloft

Award winning cottages located in the grounds of a Grade II listed former gentleman’s residence, in the conservation area of Rainow village. The parish is blessed with a massive network of footpaths, varying from quiet rambles, to tough hill walking and rugged moors; this includes the famous Gritstone Trail. The beautiful Peak Park, several pretty villages with fine pubs, shops and restaurants are on the doorstep. The historic city of Chester, Cheshire’s ‘magnificent seven’ National Trust properties and the market towns of Macclesfield, Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and Leek are within easy driving distance. Trains run from Macclesfield, on the main line from London, for the short journey to Manchester with its many galleries, museums and theatres. Manchester International Airport is less than half an hour’s drive away. THE HAYLOFT sleeps 6 This spacious imaginative luxury conversion, with exposed beams has a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and two further bedrooms

THE COACH HOUSE sleeps 4 The cottage is a beautiful and luxurious conversion of the old coach house. In addition to the lounge there is a well equipped breakfasting kitchen and a separate dining room. One twin bedded room, one double bedroom with en suite facilities and a family bathroom.

Visit our website www.kerridgeendholidaycottages.co.uk or ask for a brochure.

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North West Tourism For All Winner 2009 Winner of Cheshire's Self Catering Holiday 2009 Local village pubs & country walks Patio areas, barbecue & parking Dairy produce available, welcome basket provided Cycle hire, fishing, horse riding, golf nearby

T: 01625 424220 07889 380864

The Coach House dining room

THE STABLES sleeps 2 An enchanting conversion of Grade II listed stables into a luxuriously appointed ground floor apartment, superbly equipped with a double steam shower and jet spa bath. There is an open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area, all fully equipped.

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The Stables

both with en suite facilities, one has a bath and steam shower; the other is equipped as a wet room with disabled facilities. There is a large lounge and well equipped modern kitchen, which opens to the dining room. The property apart from one bedroom is on one level.

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Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 1

1 1 1

6 4 2

12 6 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

500 400 300

900 700 500

Book direct with Lyn or Ivor Williams, Kerridge End House, Kerridge End, Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5TF e: info@kerridgeendholidaycottages.co.uk www.kerridgeendholidaycottages.co.uk

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Hopton Hall - Derbyshire Peak District

View of Hopton Hall

Hopton Hall in the Derbyshire Peak District stands in 30 acres of its own grounds.

cottages at no charge. Two cottages have their own private gardens with barbecue and outdoor furniture.

The cobbled courtyard of converted stables, coach house, servants’ cottages have all been transformed to create these four very comfortable cottages. Incorporating fully fitted kitchens, each with dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave etc. Providing outstanding accommodation for 4 to 14 with dining for up to 22 people (sorry, no pets).

The grounds include areas of woodland, paddock with football and volley ball nets, barbecue tables and children’s play area all for visitors’ use.

The three largest properties have oil fired central heating (included in the price). The smaller cottage has off-peak electric storage heating (also included). The three larger cottages have log fires, with logs free of charge. The heated (all year round) swimming pool is available for exclusive use of the

Horse riding and tuition, clay pigeon shooting, water sports, cycle hire, fishing – both game and course – are all available nearby. At Carsington Reservoir, within walking distance of the Hall, are bird sanctuaries, sailing, canoeing, fishing and sailboarding. In the immediate locality there are breathtaking walks and cycling in the Derbyshire Peak District. Within approximately 45 minutes of the Hall are the great historical houses

Heated swimming pool

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of Chatsworth, with its working farm, tremendous adventure play ground for both young and old and very impressive gardens, Sudbury Hall, Calke Abbey, Lyme Park (where “Sense and Sensibility” was filmed) and many other great houses and magnificent gardens. The theme parks of Alton Towers, Gulliver’s Kingdom and Heights of Abraham etc. are all within 35 minutes of Hopton. Of general interest, there is the National Stone Centre, Caudwell’s Mill – a working water mill, Carsington Reservoir Visitors Centre, and much more. For a full colour brochure and a complete list of activities, please call or visit our website.

The Granary kitchen/dining room


Peak District and Derbyshire

The Granary lounge

The courtyard

Gardeners Cottage

The Granary Six en suite bedrooms, plus bunk bedded room. TVs in all bedrooms except for the bunk bedded room. Dining for 22 with kitchen to match. Lounge with log burner, TV, DVD and payphone. Butlers Quarters Two double rooms, one of which is en suite. One twin bedded room and two single rooms, three further bath/shower

Butlers Quarters lounge

Dovecote

Dove Cote First floor one double and one twin bedroom. Bathroom with over bath shower. Large sitting room with views over cobbled courtyard. Ground floor kitchen with dining area. Direct access to the pool via a connecting door, but completely self contained and private.

rooms. Kitchen with dining area, lounge with log burner. Good size garden with barbecue. Gardener’s Cottage Ground floor, one double room with en suite, two twin rooms sharing a bathroom. Upstairs, lounge with open fire, kitchen with dining area and a king size double room with en suite facilities. Good size garden with barbecue.

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Heated indoor swimmimg pool 9am-7pm open all year Dishwasher, washing machine, in all cottages Secluded, quiet, safe private grounds Breathtaking walking and cycling locally Child friendly pub within walking distance Riding, clay shooting, fishing available nearby

T: 01629 540458

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 14 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

7 5 4 2

1 1 1 1

14 8 8 4

22 8 8 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1253 752 752 397

2928 1746 1746 758

Book direct with Spencer & Emma Tallis, Hopton Hall, Hopton, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4DF e: bookings@hoptonhall.co.uk www.hoptonhall.co.uk

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Ladybower Apartments - Ladybower Reservoir, in the Peak District National Park

Bridge Park sitting room

Bridge Suite bedroom

Bridge Suite sitting room

Set in a glorious location, Ladybower Apartments offer all the ingredients for a memorable holiday in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Located in the former pump house for Ladybower Reservoir the building sits in a truly unique position amidst wonderful walking country, woodlands and a profusion of wildlife.

Bridgewater sitting room

BRIDGE SUITE APARTMENT Sleeps 6 A superb spacious first floor apartment featuring a huge window from which to enjoy magnificent views across the valley. The well appointed kitchen opens to the large sitting/dining room. With two double bedrooms and one twin, the apartment can sleep up to six. Two bedrooms are en suite and there is also a beautiful family bathroom with a luxury bath.

Against a magnificent backdrop of some of the most stunning scenery in the Peak District, the Upper Derwent reservoir area is a simply spectacular location and is considered by many to be the jewel in the Peak District’s crown. The Ladybower Reservoir is the largest of the Derwent Dams, which are famed for the Dambuster training runs.

BRIDGEWATER APARTMENT Sleeps 4 A stylish two bedroom lower ground floor apartment. The contemporary kitchen opens to the sitting/dining room area where French doors lead out to a patio. Both double bedrooms are en suite.

These 5 Star apartments are personally cared for by the resident owners. Our award winning residential inn, The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, is just across the road and offers a wide variety of high quality dining, as well as an ideal place to unwind and relax!

BRIDGE PARK APARTMENT Sleeps 4 A contemporary two bedroom lower ground floor apartment. The modern kitchen opens to the sitting/dining room area where French doors lead out to a patio area. Both double bedrooms are en suite.

Ladybower Reservoir

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T: 01433 651361 150

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Personally cared for by owners Stunning National Park location Short walk to our award winning traditional inn Most bedrooms en suite Secure storage for cycles/equipment Local produce welcome hamper on arrival

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2

1 2

6 4

6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

525 400

850 695

Book direct with John Illingworth, The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ashopton Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AZ e: enquiries@ladybowerapartments.co.uk www.ladybowerapartments.co.uk


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Littonfields Barn - In the heart of the Peak District Littonfields Barn is located on our family farm in the beautiful village of Litton, which boasts an excellent local pub, serving great food. National Nature Reserve, Cressbrook Dale, is adjacent to our farm with breathtaking scenery and miles of wonderful walks. We are centrally located for all the Peak District activities and attractions, including Chatsworth, Castleton, Bakewell and Dovedale. The barn accommodates up to 12 adults (+ 2 cots) in a split level layout: four bedrooms on the ground floor, all with under floor heating and en suite shower rooms. The fifth bedroom is upstairs with the family bathroom. Lounge

Also upstairs, you will find a spacious oak beamed lounge complete with log burner, comfy sofas, TV and DVD player. There is ample space around a large oak dining table in the well equipped kitchen. Included in the cost are bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and logs.

Barn outside

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Bedroom

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Village location with stunning scenery Local pub serving great food in walking distance Ideal for families and group celebrations Parking for 6+ cars Heated indoor games room Short breaks available all year round

T: 01298 871738 07989 450351

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5

1

12

12

Sleeps 12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1520

1780

Book direct with Andrew & Bridget Weston, The Farm, Litton, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8QP e: info@littonbarn.co.uk www.littonbarn.co.uk

The Old Cheese Factory - Contemporary luxury in the heart of Derbyshire Set in an idyllic and private location in the village of Windley, on the edge of the Peak District, this Grade II listed building offers an incredibly high standard of spacious accommodation for eight people. Dating back to the 17th century, many original features have been retained including the oak beams and lime ash floor. All rooms have benefited from the skills of a leading lighting designer whilst the furnishings represent interior design at its very best. Externally, there is a large private garden. The activities are endless, whether you wish to: walk, pony trek, play golf or simply relax in the secluded garden. Alternatively there is plenty of sightseeing and shopping in the nearby market towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Derby and Nottingham. Close by are Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and Alton Towers.

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Lounge

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Featured in Sunday Times "100 Coolest Cottages" Totally private All 4 bedrooms en suite, 3 with king size beds Stunning master bedroom and en suite 30ft x 15ft sitting room with Sky TV Open all year and short breaks available

T: 01773 550947

The Old Cheese Factory

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8

Kitchen

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4

1

8

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

900

1450

Book direct with Sally Wallwork, The Old Cheese Factory, Windley Hall, Windley, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2LP e: sally@theoldcheesefactory.com www.theoldcheesefactory.com

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Ollerbrook Cottages - At the heart of the spectacular Vale of Edale

Bedroom with views of Mam Tor

Living room and kitchen, Curlew Cottage

Ollerbrook Cottages

Situated in the spectacular Vale of Edale, Ollerbrook Cottages are in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Lying amongst the highest, most dramatic hills of the Peak District and the sparkling brooks tumbling down to the valley floor, Ollerbrook is a tiny rural hamlet at the base of Kinder Scout. Buildings and grounds Lovingly restored with oak beamed ceilings and real log fires, they provide homely comforts and modern essentials: central heating, well equipped kitchens and bathrooms with both bath and shower. The cottages share a private, colourful, south-facing garden, with stunning views of Mam Tor; the perfect place for a meal, or glass of wine. There is a woodland garden, and an adjacent field for ball games. What to do Perfect for walkers and climbers: the Pennine Way starts at the pub across the meadows. Nearby can be found pony trekking, mountain biking and fishing, with castles and stately homes to explore: Peveril Castle, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park, all less than half an hour away. The Peak

Ollerbrook at the base of Kinder Scout

towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Tideswell are nearby; Castleton, Winnats Pass and their famous caves are just over the hill. There are three pubs in the valley, all serving food, two just a few minutes walk along a footpath.

PLOVER Sleeps 5. Double bedroom with en suite shower room, twin bedroom, single bedroom, family bathroom,

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Ideally placed for Peak District attractions Variety of walks from the door Welcome packs of delicious local produce available to order Beautiful garden with south-facing views B&B and short breaks available Spa treatments available nearby

T: 01433 670083 07752 247848

Both cottages Friday change-over. WiFi, TV/Video, DVD player, Sky, CD player, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker and hob, laundry facilities and freezer. Use of barbecue. All towels and linens included. Payphone. No smoking. Sorry no pets.

The cottages CURLEW Sleeps 3. Double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom, large sitting room with kitchen area. Open fire, oil-fired central heating.

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sitting room, dining room, kitchen. Open fire, oil-fired central heating.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 3

2

1

3

3

455

615

Sleeps 5

3

1

5

5

550

850

Book direct with Paula & John Greenlees, Ollerbrook Cottages, Middle Ollerbrook House, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZG e: ollerbrook@btinternet.com www.ollerbrook-cottages.co.uk


Peak District and Derbyshire

Party Houses - Fabulous venues for groups of 10 - 40 guests

Merrymeet dining room

Toft Hall

Party Houses are designed for groups to get away together in their own exclusive property (10 – 40 guests). Situated in the beautiful Peak District in the heart of England, they are ideal for those looking for an easy to reach, central location for a short break. Party Houses are all unique and in wonderful scenic locations for your holiday, celebration or work gathering; with so much to do locally. All are decorated robustly but delightfully, and everyone can dine together in one room (separate from the kitchen). Many have ground floor bedrooms and wet rooms for less mobile guests.

CHELS BARN, HEATON – sleeps 11 A listed stone barn, with dramatic high ceiling living room and large dining room, lots of beams, 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Gorgeous views. TOFT BARN, HEATON - sleeps 12 A detached barn, over 300 years old. With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, big sitting room and a wealth of solid oak doors, floors and beams.

Toft Barn bedroom

MERRYMEET, BACK O’TH BROOK sleeps 16 A large, traditional stone barn. Merrymeet has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a lovely large living room, and garden with views of the beautiful valley. TOFT HALL, HEATON – sleeps 20 A quirky Jacobean Hall, with 10 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 3 living rooms and 2 kitchens. Lots of exposed beams, and some wattle and daub walls.

Roaches Hall living room

ROACHES HALL, UPPER HULME – sleeps 30 Nestled under the dramatic Hen Cloud rocks, with 13 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, fabulous high ceilings, large rooms and amazing views. A really ‘Wow’ house! HAMPS HALL & BARN, WATERFALL – sleeps 40 (or 20 in either wing) A huge Party House with 18 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. A stunning 50 foot long living room and huge dining room, plus 2 kitchens, 3 further living rooms and a second dining room.

Hamps Barn sitting room

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Dining for all guests in one room together Lots of local supplier options (eg catering) Each Party House has its own gardens/fields WiFi in most Party Houses Families very welcome Short breaks a speciality

T: 01538 383099

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 11/12 Sleeps 16 Sleeps 20 Sleeps 20 Sleeps 30 Sleeps 40

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6 7 9 10 13 18

2 1 2 1 1 1

12 18 20 20 40 60

18 18 20 20 40 60

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1380 2200 2750 2750 4250 5500

1950 3130 3900 3900 5900 7805

Book direct with Sue Moore, Toft Hall, Heaton, Cheshire SK11 0SJ e: info@partyhouses.co.uk www.partyhouses.co.uk

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Ringehay Cottages - Secluded location nestled at the edge of the Peak Park Rural tranquillity in a private location at the edge of the Peak Park, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set within 38 acres of unspoilt meadowland with private fishing pools and spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Ringehay Cottages are an idyllic base for exploring the Peak District, or to just relax and unwind in beautiful, quality accommodation and peaceful surroundings. The cottages can be booked individually to sleep 6 (The Barn) and 4 (The Dairy), or as one to accommodate 10 guests, an ideal venue for get-togethers and gatherings of friends. Originally stone barns, both cottages feature flagstone floors, spacious, superbly appointed kitchens, and large comfortable lounges with Broadband access, games consoles and 42 inch TVs. Premium quality linen, towels and robes ensure ultimate comfort during your stay. Both have gardens and safe, off road parking.

The Barn exterior

The Dairy kitchen

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The Barn sitting room

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

The Barn - Wheelchair accessible bedroom & wetroom Cots, highchairs, stairgates available - no charge Pets welcome by arrangement All bedrooms en suite Mobile spa treatments available Book together to accommodate 10 guests

T: 01538 360251

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2

1 1

6 4

10 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

470 420

880 750

Book direct with Nita Bainbridge, Ringehay Farm, Basford Green, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7ET e: stay@ringehaycottages.co.uk www.ringehaycottages.co.uk

Tom's Barn & Douglas's Barn - Romantic luxury for two in an 18th century cowshed Our two barns are in the most beautiful rural setting, facing south down a sheltered valley, next to farmland and wooded slopes yet only a short stroll from the village pub and shop. Converted with flair and imagination from 18th century cowsheds next to our own house, and equipped with great thought and care, we want to provide a home from home that ensures your instant relaxation. An indefinable stillness and charm makes each barn a magical retreat for couples needing comfort, peace and quiet together somewhere very special – the perfect solution for honeymoons, anniversaries and other celebrations - or just indeed a delightful treat. We are in a wonderful area, with walks and other activities in every direction, beauty spots like Dovedale, stately homes including Chatsworth; excellent local farm shops, pubs and restaurants …

Tom's and Douglas's Barns at Orchard Farm

You may find it hard to leave.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Well behaved dogs welcome in Tom's Barn We provide a Sony Netbook for your own use Free WiFi access and FreeSat TV Your own private garden area, with Weber barbecue We live next door and are there when needed Winter short breaks Oct - March (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon)

T: 01335 390519

Tom's Barn galleried bedroom

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2

Douglas's Barn sitting room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1

2

4

4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

455

595

Book direct with John & Marion Fuller-Sessions, Orchard Farm, Parwich, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1QB e: tom@tomsbarn.co.uk www.tomsbarn.co.uk


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Slade House Farm - Possibly the most idyllic and peaceful location in the Peak District

Slade House

Slade House Farm no longer a working farm provides 3 luxury and very individual holiday properties nestling in glorious farmland surrounded by exceptional views of the Derbyshire/Staffordshire countryside. The village of Ilam, the picturesque valleys of Dovedale and the river Manifold, are spectacular bracing walks from the doorstep. The central location is ideal for family holidays or reunions of friends and is a delightful retreat within the Peak District National Park. Slade House Sleeps 8 Grade II listed former Staffordshire Yeoman's house - dated from 1642 Entered from a cottage garden there is a large farmhouse kitchen with original stone fireplace and inset woodburner, and comfortable sitting room with living flame gas fire. Two large double en suite bedrooms one with four poster bed. Two further spacious twin bedded rooms and separate bathroom on the second floor. Ground floor shower room.

Slade Cottage kitchen

kitchen range. Double bedroom en suite and separate shower room at ground floor. Large sitting room (former cheese room) at first floor with woodburner. Cosy twin bedded room with en suite WC and basin. Slade Tops Sleeps 2 A delightful split level barn conversion offering spacious luxury accommodation with sunny living room featuring pine boarded ceiling and woodburner. Steps down to well equipped American cherry wood fitted kitchen and dining area. Four poster double bedroom, separate bathroom and shower cubicle. Neat box hedge encloses lawn with teak garden furniture. Peak District National Park offers places of interest including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Kedleston, also the family attractions of Alton Towers and Heights of Abraham, but above all else the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside with spectacular walks from your own doorstep.

Slade Cottage Sleeps 4 Converted from a wing of the farmhouse. Enter from a courtyard to a kitchen/dining area with original

Slade Tops lounge

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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Spectacular country walks from the doorstep Basic games room with table tennis Woodburning stoves in all the properties Cycle trails and local cycle hire CPRE Award for Slade House and its environment Friday changeover - all cottages

T: 01538 308123

Slade House lounge

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 2 1

1 1 1

8 4 2

8 4 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

695 395 345

1395 595 495

Book direct with Alan & Pat Philp, Slade House Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BB e: alanphilp@sladehousefarm.co.uk www.sladehousefarm.co.uk

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Swainsley Farm - Surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the National Park!

Haybarn exterior

Haybarn kitchen

Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley

Converted from 18th century farm buildings into superb accommodation, you can relax and unwind in a wonderful, peaceful setting. Lush tranquil dales and wild romantic highlands can be explored on foot, horseback or by car. The Manifold Trail, which runs below Swainsley Farm, has easy access for cyclists, walkers and pushchairs. Fishing, pony trekking, water sports and cycle hire are all available locally. Old Byre bedroom

Coach House lounge

‘Cottage perfect. Views and scenery in the surrounding countryside stupendous. Will be back for more.’ Mary & Sandy Kelman

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OLD BYRE 5 Star. One bedroom, sleeps 2. Cosy and romantic cottage with wonderful views. Beamed, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. First floor: lovely double bedroom, new deluxe bathroom.

Alton Towers, Matlock Bath and Chatsworth are all within 15 miles. There are many National Trust properties, country houses, gardens and family attractions in the area.

Each cottage has: dishwasher, washer/ dryer, microwave, fridge, freezer, LCD TV, DVD, cot/highchair/stairgate, picnic table, barbecue and WiFi.

COACH HOUSE 4 Star Gold Award. Three bedrooms, sleeps 6. Spectacular views. Detached stone cottage popular with couples and families. Magnificent beamed lounge with stairs to a romantic gallery double bedroom. Master bedroom with king size double

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Idyllic & private location Amazing views, great walking from the door! Wonderful pubs & places to eat close-by Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne all 15 mins drive Leisure centre pass: for pool, gym etc. We have some cycles for guests to use

T: 01298 84530 07977 051935

HAYBARN 5 Star. Two bedrooms, sleeps 4. Superb barn conversion with beamed interior. Fantastic views. Lounge, large farmhouse style kitchen/dining room. First floor: double bedroom with vaulted ceiling leading to twin bedroom (ideal for families with small children). Z-bed for +1. New, deluxe family bathroom.

The less adventurous may just want to stroll through fields into Dovedale, walk along the banks of the River Manifold or visit some of our pretty villages with their lovely old churches and ancient inns. Village shops are close by and there are some wonderful places to eat.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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bed and new, deluxe en suite showerroom. Bunk bedded room. Z-bed for +1. New deluxe, family bathroom. Farmhouse style kitchen/dining room.

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 2 1

1 1 1

6 4 2

8 12 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

495 425 365

775 645 495

Book direct with Liz or Chris Snook, Swainsley Farm, Swainsley, Butterton, Nr. Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7SS e: info@swainsleyfarm.co.uk www.swainsleyfarm.co.uk


Peak District and Derbyshire

Wheeldon Trees Farm - The perfect place to relax and explore the Peak District …

Breathtaking views - and a warm welcome

A superb cottage in a fantastic location

Winter wonderland

“The best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in”

Relaxing, comfortable and quiet …

Superb, comfortable, award winning accommodation in the dramatic scenery of the Peak District National Park, close to Buxton and Bakewell a wonderful year-round holiday destination in the heart of England. Ideal for couples, families, friends and fun, our eight dog-friendly cottages sleep up to 28 in total - perfect for summer strolls, winter walks and the many attractions of the Peak District. Our charming and beautifully appointed cottages have open plan living, dining and kitchen areas; under-floor heating, comfy leather furniture, flat-screen TVs, DVD and CD players; kitchens are comprehensively equipped; fully carpeted bedrooms, pocket sprung mattresses with memory foam toppers; stylish and contemporary bathrooms.

Escape and unwind

Heating, electricity, hot water, linen, towels, WiFi, toiletries, cleaning materials, and use of laundry room all included.

Critchlow and Mycock – each sleep 3 + cot One double and one single bedroom. South facing enclosed patio.

The Long Room Our communal games and dining room with fully fitted kitchen, pool table, table football, games for all ages and wide selection of books, guides, videos and DVDs. Ideal for groups to eat and socialise together.

Priestley – sleeps 3 + cot One twin/king size (zip-and-link) and one single bedroom. Elliott and Lomas – each sleep 4 One twin or king size and one twin bedroom. South facing enclosed patio. Sheldon – sleeps 4 + 2 cots On one level with two twin/double bedrooms (zip-and-link beds). 2 shower rooms, one of which is fully accessible for wheelchair users. M2 grading (NAS). South facing enclosed patio.

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Personal welcome & assistance from resident owners Delicious Breakfast Baskets on request A warm welcome for babies, children and dogs Tasty home-made meals from the freezer Extremely free-range hens on daily patrol Peak District Environmental Quality Mark holder

T: 01298 83219

Nadin – sleeps 5 + cot Bedrooms at the bottom and the top! Downstairs one double and one single bedroom plus bathroom. First floor open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Further stairs lead to galleried twin bedroom. South facing enclosed patio.

Ollerenshaw – sleeps 2 One double bedroom.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Beautifully equipped - home from home

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 2 3

1 3 2 1 1

2 3 4 4 5

2 4 4 4 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

342 399 447 499 499

510 578 672 730 730

Book direct with Deborah and Martin Hofman, Wheeldon Trees Farm, Earl Sterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0AA e: stay@wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk www.WheeldonTreesFarm.co.uk

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Woodland Views - In the heart of rural England Luxury 18th century barn conversions in the rural retreat of Marchington Woodlands, near Uttoxeter, on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border offering the opportunity to view both counties without having to travel too far. The cottages give visitors the chance to relax and take things easy whilst embracing the beautiful countryside around with country walks on the doorstep. Sudbury Hall, Alton Towers, Tutbury Castle and Uttoxeter Racecourse are a few of the local attractions, with the “Potteries” offering Waterworld, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton visitors centres to name but a few. Both cottages have been lovingly restored in a neutral colour scheme leaving existing rafter beams exposed. Beech Cottage sleeps four in a first floor double and ground floor twin. The bathroom is also on the ground floor. Lilac Cottage sleeps two in a first floor king size bedroom.

Beech kitchen

Beech bedroom

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Lilac sitting room

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Friendly, personal attention from on-site owners Extensive lawns, barbecue facilities Beautiful walks start from the cottages Open all year & short breaks available Regret, no pets, no smoking Everything you need for a totally relaxing break

T: 01283 820012

ALL INCLUSIVE

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2

1 1

2 4

2 4

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

290 337

535 585

Book direct with Kate Tomlinson, Dambridge Farm, Marchington Woodlands, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 8PB e: enquiries@woodlandviews.co.uk www.woodlandviews.co.uk

Yorkshire & Lancashire

Cottage in the Dales - West Burton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park "It is the most beautiful village in England", James Herriot said of West Burton, Wensleydale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With large village green, no through road, waterfall, largely untouched by the passage of time, here you can enjoy an idyllic break all year round. With mesmerising garden views, the cottages offer luxury accommodation for couples, friends and families. Inglenook exudes charm including mullioned windows, open fire, exposed beams and bespoke oak kitchen. Antique furniture, crisp bedlinen and super-king sleigh bed create a perfect ambience. Private courtyard parking leads to a patio with traditional dry-stone walled garden. Craggley offers a cosy beamed living room with open fire, traditional furnishings and well equipped granite surfaced kitchen. The spacious master bedroom with super-king sized bed and traditional fireplace and twin bedroom overlook the large garden and spectacular views.

Inglenook Cottage

A perfect perennial retreat.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Finalist Yorkshire Self-Catering Holiday 2008 Finalist Yorkshire Rural Awards 2010 - Green Award Private gardens with spectacular views Open fires, Sky TV, free WiFi, no pets, no smoking Perfect for couples, friends, families all year Beautiful country walks for all - strolls or hikes

T: 07733 228929

Inglenook Cottage kitchen

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Inglenook Cottage lounge

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

2

4

4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

395

775

Book direct with Andrew & Diane Howarth, Eastburn Farmhouse, Newbiggin, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TD e: stay@cottageinthedales.co.uk www.cottageinthedales.co.uk


Yorkshire & Lancashire

Barnacre Cottages - Luxury 5 Star cottages in beautiful Forest of Bowland countryside

Blackpool 35 minutes away

Woodpecker kitchen

Six original stone, luxury cottages down a quiet country lane with panoramic views across to the Lake District and coast. A paradise for wildlife lovers with deer, pheasants, hares, buzzards, woodpeckers and our own free ranging chickens and pet lambs. A beautiful peaceful location, yet just 40 minutes drive to Windermere, Yorkshire Dales, Manchester, Liverpool or Blackpool.

WOODPECKER. Sleeps 12 (+5 cots) Large detached 6 bedroom cottage. 5 en suite bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor; suitable for the less mobile. Vast open living/dining/kitchen area; 4 oven Aga; American double fridge/freezer. French doors to raised balcony and private garden. Great for family groups/celebrations.

MOLE END. Sleeps 6 (+3 cots) Detached 3 bedroom cottage. 2 wet room type en suite ground floor bedrooms. Huge open living/dining/ kitchen with vaulted ceiling, Aga cooker and wood burning stove. French doors into garden overlooking woodland.

OLD STABLES. Sleeps 8 (+3 cots) Spacious 4 bedroom cottage; en suite double bedroom. Big open plan living area with wood burning stove, magnificent oak kitchen with Aga. Beautiful conservatory leading to large garden. Separate sitting room and additional smaller enclosed garden. Ideal for family gatherings and groups.

Help feed the lambs

PHEASANT. Sleeps 5 & PARTRIDGE. Sleeps 6 (each +1 cot) Stylish 3 bedroom cottages. Hand painted kitchens opening to lounge/ dining areas with stone fireplaces and open fires for cosy evenings. Family bathrooms and separate groundfloor shower/WC. Enclosed gardens suitable for young children.

Old Stables kitchen

Each cottage has quality furnishings, oak and tiled floors, crystal glassware, exquisite crockery and plastic ware for toddlers. All have own laundry machines and garden areas with outdoor furniture.

THE PIGGERIES. Sleeps 4 (+2 cots) Picturesque, rose covered detached, 2 bedroom, spacious, single-storey cottage with magnificent views, original exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. Hand painted kitchen opens to lounge/dining area with wood burning stove. French doors lead to enclosed garden.

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Fantastic location beautiful AONB countryside Feed pet lambs & chickens, egg collecting Own 12 acres, gardens, meadow, playground, tennis Great walks, places to eat & visit Superbly equipped, open fires, woodburners, Agas, Short breaks, open all year, flexible start days

T: 01995 600918 07791 974313

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Sleeps 12 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

6 4 3 3 2

1 1 2 1 1

12 8 6 6 4

12 8 6 6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1250 695 495 495 395

2595 1395 1395 995 895

Book direct with Terry & Sue Sharples, The Old Shippon, Arkwright Farm, Eidsforth Lane, Barnacre, Garstang, Preston, Lancs. PR3 1GN e: sue@barnacre-cottages.co.uk www.barnacre-cottages.co.uk

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Ellerby View - On Yorkshire's Heritage Coastline, near Whitby On the fringe of Hinderwell village, in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Ellerby View lies eight miles north of Whitby, a mile from the pretty cobbled fishing village of Staithes, and half a mile from the beach at Runswick Bay. With private parking, gardens and terrace, our single-storey, luxuriously appointed accommodation sleeps six, in three double bedrooms, one with an en suite wet room. The family bathroom has bath with separate shower, and the solid oak kitchen houses integral appliances including dishwasher, cooker with ceramic hob, washer, dryer, microwave, fridge and freezer. The sitting/dining room has rich mahogany furniture, and stunning views over open countryside. Living room

Bedroom

Locally there's horse-riding, fishing, sailing, golf courses, a walker’s paradise and, of course, sandcastle building! But if this all sounds too exhausting there’s beautiful scenery in which to simply relax and unwind.

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Ideal for the Heritage Coast Complimentary toiletries, slippers & wine Friday change-overs CD, DVD, books library & games Winter short breaks available No smoking, no pets

T: 01670 512709 07775 627211

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Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

395

845

Book direct with Shirley Donkin, 1 Abbey Mill Cottages, Mitford, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2YN e: shirley@ellerbyview.co.uk www.ellerbyview.co.uk

Hill Farm - Rosedale - in the heart of the beautiful North York Moors National Park There really is “something for everyone” within easy reach. A wealth of ancient castles, abbeys, museums, stately homes and gardens. Forest, moor, dale, and coastal walks. Traditional seaside resorts, quaint fishing villages, and historic York. Locally brewed ales and fine cuisine in delightful country pubs. For the children, a steam railway, Sea Life Centre, theme park and zoo, forest highwire adventures, and mountain or quad-biking. Both cottages have a washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, payphone, garden area with picnic tables, and share a large grass paddock. THE HAY BARN Sleeps 12 + cot Upstairs: 2 double (1 en suite), 1 twin, shower room. Downstairs: 1 double (en suite), 2 twin (1 en suite), bathroom, lounge, kitchen/dining area. Friday to Friday

Hill Farm, Rosedale

HILL FARM HOUSE Sleeps 8 + cot Upstairs: 2 double (1 en suite), 2 twin (1 with vanity), bathroom. Downstairs: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility, toilet. Saturday to Saturday

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Wonderful views from every window Relax in the tranquillity of our beautiful dale No stag or hen parties Open all year Friday - Monday (3 night) breaks available Midweek (4 night) breaks for the price of 3 nights

T: 01751 417404

The Hay Barn lounge

ALL INCLUSIVE

Hill Farm House lounge

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 8

4

1

8

8

602

1012

Sleeps 12

6

1

12

12

919

1956

Book direct with Richard & Val Cook, Hill Farm, Rosedale East, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8RH e: holidays@hillfarm-rosedale.co.uk www.hillfarm-rosedale.co.uk


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Keld Head Farm Cottages - Pickering - The Gateway to the York Moors National Park & Heritage Coast

Pasture View dining kitchen

Keld Head Courtyard

Pasture View Cottage

The traditional stone cottages are set around a peaceful courtyard that pretty much sets the pace for your holiday. It gets off to a grand start with a welcoming tea tray complete with home baked cakes to greet you. It may be an idea to enjoy that whilst relaxing in the award winning gardens. The charming cottages maintain their original rustic character with exposed beams and traditional stone fireplaces. Reassuringly they are spacious, have superbly equipped kitchens and are furnished to an extremely high standard with emphasis on comfort the pre-requisite for most relaxing breaks. Julian and Penny have thought about what might help your holiday go smoothly so you can pre-plan to get the groceries delivered, the freezer stocked with freshly prepared meals and arrange for a fully catered meal served in your own cottage without lifting a finger. When you do cook you may wish to use the garden house, with its decked area and barbecue, to enjoy an informal meal al fresco in the lovely gardens.

The gardens are bordered by meadows. With sheep and cows grazing you get that wonderful feeling of being in the country. However, Pickering is within easy walking distance for the most casual walker giving you the opportunity to hop on a steam train at the North York Steam Railway, visit the local museum and explore the castle ruins or splash in the indoor swimming pool. You are on the edge of the North York Moors with all the marvellous walks and outdoor activities as well as tons of places to visit including the lovely beaches and tiny fishing villages along the heritage coast, the imposing Castle Howard or the cobbled streets of York.

Smithy Cottage

Whatever your ideal holiday, Keld Head will exceed your expectations and once experienced, will draw you back time and time again.

Cottages from the garden house

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Virtual tour of cottages & gardens on our website Six cottages are single-storey easy access Cots, highchair, stair-gate & baby sitting service Open Christmas & New Year for festive celebrations Off peak discount - couples & senior citizens All inclusive price - 30 April to 24 September

T: 01751 473974

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 3 4

1 3 3 1 1

4 4 5 7 8

4 6 6 7 14

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

215 270 310 360 445

520 675 775 915 1120

Book direct with Penny & Julian Fearn, Keld Head Farm Cottages, Keld Head, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8LL e: julian@keldheadcottages.com www.keldheadcottages.com

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Bricknell Cottages - At the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds

Bricknell Cottages exterior

If you would like to relax in a beautiful and peaceful village, 10 miles from York, at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in luxury accommodation designed for your comfort and relaxation, then we hope to welcome you to Bricknell Cottages. Bricknell Cottages are part of Pear Tree Farm, the title “Bricknell” coming from the herd name of the world-renowned Holstein dairy herd. You will be staying in buildings converted from the old parlour, hay barn, stable, granary and milk dairy in which many of the famous Bricknell cows were born, which is why we have named our cottages after their previous inhabitants! There are wonderful stories behind such names as Ruby’s Retreat, Ethel’s Escape, Peach’s Place, Roxy’s Roost and Clover Leaf why not come and read all about them?

ETHEL'S ESCAPE Sleeps 6 This building, originally used for stabling the farm’s carthorses, has been transformed into a lavish 5 Star escape. You are immediately met by the stunning hand crafted farmhouse style kitchen; the dining area with a long table seating twelve combined with a striking open tread oak staircase. This room is separated from the lounge area by a solid oak stable partition rescued from the original building. This cottage sleeps up to 6 guests (2 x king size, 1 x zip & link twin) in spacious surroundings, and has amazing attention to detail. Ethel's Escape can be let with Ruby's Retreat to accommodate a total of 12 guests. Please call us on 01759 368 588 to book the larger cottage.

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Ruby's Retreat

RUBY'S RETREAT Sleeps 6 This gorgeous 5 Star two-storey cottage provides luxurious accommodation for up to six people. The open plan living and kitchen area contains a solid oak dining table innovatively wrapped around one of the walls and under the feature staircase. Ruby’s has three sumptuous double bedrooms (3 x king size) all with unusual features that make them unique. Many of the original features have been retained. Ruby's Retreat can be let with Ethel's Escape to accommodate a total of 12 guests.

CLOVER LEAF COTTAGE Sleeps 4 5 Star rated Clover Leaf Cottage is special to all of us, and has been created out of the former milk dairy. This beautiful single-storey cottage will sleep four people in two bedrooms (1 x king size,


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Fangfoss Church

Ethel's Escape dining room

Ethel's Escape bedroom

1 x zip & link twin beds). The double bedroom has a feature bath, which is set in timber with romantic lighting. There is a spacious living area with contemporary fire and a well appointed kitchen. Again we have reclaimed timber from the old farm buildings and used it throughout the cottage to provide a truly unique interior. ROXY'S ROOST Sleeps 4 The lovingly restored 4 Star rated Roxy's Roost is situated adjacent to Peach's Place and has two bedrooms (1 x king size, 1 x twin). There's a welcoming open-plan

own fields, provides two bedroom accommodation (1 x king size, 1 x twin). The master bedroom has a romantic four poster king size bed and a large sumptuous double ended bath. The peaceful lounge provides a wonderful place to relax whilst taking in the views of the Yorkshire Wolds.

PEACH'S PLACE Sleeps 4 Situated on the southern edge of our beautiful development this attractive 4 Star cottage, with views across our

Close to York yet a quiet and peaceful getaway Quiet, picturesque walks moments from the cottages WiFi & private landscaped area for each cottage Excellent pub 200m from cottages serving food Games room, c/w table tennis, air hockey & snooker Open all year with midweek & weekends available

T: 01759 368588 07802 220183

Peach's Place bedroom

fully equipped kitchen with living area furnished with a comfy, reclining sofa and contemporary fire. With its own private courtyard garden and a range of garden furniture on a rustic platform its ideal for those summer barbecues. Why not sit here at night surrounded by subtle lighting, with a glass of wine and watch the moon go by?

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Roxy's Roost bedroom

ALL INCLUSIVE

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 The Great Escape

3 2 6

2 3 2

6 4 12

12 4 12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

810 545 1425

995 790 1905

Book direct with Gerald & Ros Carter, Pear Tree Farm, Fangfoss, York, E Yorkshire YO41 5QH e: gerald@bricknellcottages.co.uk www.bricknellcottages.co.uk

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Manfield Meadows - Situated on the charming County Durham and North Yorkshire border

Kitchen - seating up to 10

Manfield Meadows The main sitting & dining room

Twin bedroom

Situated literally on the delightful and extremely accessible County Durham and North Yorkshire border, this recently updated and newly refurbished property is beautifully decorated both inside and out. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, the owners have ensured Manfield Meadows retains a truly cosy, charming and above all homely atmosphere throughout, suiting both friends and families alike.

The accommodation features a neutral colour scheme throughout interspersed with charming touches of colour and warmth. Five light and airy bedrooms, all with wonderful views, sleep 10; 3 double and 2 twin/super king, two are en suite with showers and the house bathroom has both bath and shower. All are fitted with heated towel rails and safety flooring. Two sitting rooms offer contrasting leisure - one with open fire and dining room; the other for children and/or adults to enjoy the excellent selection of games, books and DVD's on offer.

Set in an extremely peaceful location amidst open and unspoilt countryside, the property is totally secluded yet very well placed for all major routes. About 7 minutes drive to the A1 (for north and south), A68 and A66 (for east and west), Manfield Meadows is perfectly positioned for lots to see and do. There are many lovely and interesting places to visit - Durham, Newcastle, York and more locally historic Richmond and Barnard Castle. Teesdale, Weardale and the Yorkshire Dales are within striking distance too. Beamish Museum, Raby Castle and High Force are also very popular.

Superb kitchen with granite worktops and all modern conveniences has plentiful stylish crockery and cutlery and an adjoining boot and utility room. Outdoor freedom. Secure garden with super garden furniture, barbecue and outdoor lighting, leading into open garden and countryside. Ample parking, 5 – 15 minutes to golf courses, riding and lovely country.

View towards the river

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7 nights Friday changeover. Short breaks available Welcome hamper & fresh flowers on arrival Catering by arrangement: suppers, picnics etc. Cot available. Children's games provided TV/DVD, DAB Radio/CD/iPod. DVDs/books/board games Gardens with outdoor equipment & barbecue

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 10

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5

1

10

10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

650

1350

Book direct with Deborah Morgan, Manfield Meadows at Swinelairs Farm, Manfield, Darlington, Durham DL2 3SZ e: info@durhamyorkshireholidaycottage.co.uk www.durhamyorkshireholidaycottage.co.uk


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Mallard Cottage - Near Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site, Ripon, North Yorkshire Cosy, comfortable and well equipped country cottage in peaceful hamlet bordering an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lots of space downstairs; kitchen, utility room, downstairs loo, dining room, large sitting room with a real fire, books, games and TV with Freeview. Upstairs the cottage is smaller; a bathroom and two bedrooms with really comfortable beds - a king size double and a double/twin. The garden has lovely southerly views over open countryside - just the spot for relaxing with a glass of wine. Parking for two cars. Ideally placed to explore the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, Ripon, Harrogate and York. North Yorkshire has a wealth of stately homes, gardens, race/golf courses, antique shops and farmer's markets. Great walking or bring your own bike as undercover storage available. Excellent country inns and restaurants nearby. Discount if just two people sharing.

Mallard Cottage sitting room

Mallard Cottage front view

Mallard Cottage bedroom - king size bed

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1 king bedroom & 2nd bedroom optional as king/twin Quiet and private. Parking for 2 cars Discount for just 2 people Friday changeover. Owners close to hand Power shower & utility room Children under 10 by arrangement

T: 01765 620242

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

400

650

Book direct with Maggie & Charles Johnson, Mallard Grange, Aldfield, Nr Fountains Abbey, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3BE e: maggie@mallardgrange.co.uk www.mallardgrange.co.uk

The Mews - Masham, gateway to Wenslydale Victorian stone built first floor apartment originally granary and bothy over the stables. With views across the fields and the dales, just 1.5 miles from Masham the historic market town home of Theakstons Brewery and Black Sheep Brewery and the annual Sheep Fair. With many country houses, historic towns and beautiful places to visit, making The Mews a perfect retreat for two or four. Fully equipped kitchen/dining room dishwasher, microwave and colour TV. The lounge with colour TV, Freeview, DVD, video and radio CD furnished with antiques, pictures, books and games, wood burning stove (wood provided) make for a warm and welcoming place to return to, sit in the garden with a glass of wine or have a game of croquet.

Lounge

Two bedrooms simply furnished with comfortable beds, one king size, the other twin or link, and thick soft towels.

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Home baked cream cake Home baked bread Fresh flowers and wine Friendly, personal attention from on-site owners Excellent choice of dining pubs and restaurants WiFi, open all year with short breaks available

T: 01765 689068

Hammock by the summer house

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4

Drinks in the garden with croquet

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

4

4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

300

500

Book direct with Janet Jameson,The Mews, Sutton Grange, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4PB e: jameson1@ukf.net www.themews-masham.com

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Low Costa Mill - Pickering, North Yorkshire

Heron View and Leat Cottages from the mill stream

Low Costa Mill has seven holiday cottages nestling in ten acres of woodland and pasture. The cottages are grouped around a courtyard next to the original farmhouse and vary in size to accommodate most families. The cottages have been sympathetically adapted from former farm and mill buildings and many original features such as exposed beams and brickwork have been retained making the cottages an ideal base for families, small groups and couples and for anyone who appreciates the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Fly fishing is available by arrangement on the Costa Beck which flows through the grounds and hosts a variety of wildlife. Young visitors will enjoy meeting the resident animals and feeding the variety of ducks on the pond and stream. We also have a large safe grass play area

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with swings, climbing frames, slides and giant outdoor board games. There are many quiet areas for relaxing and 'watching the world go by' and the adjacent woodland plays host to an exciting woodland walk and nestling on the fringe a treehouse to retreat to! Our fully heated swimming pool has a small separate childrens pool and a relaxing jacuzzi is also available. These are open all year round from 8am to 10pm.

View of cottages

The cottages vary in size to take from two to eight people, all have full electric heating and all except Thresher cottage have log fires. All cottages have flat screen/digital TVs and DVD players and we have an extensive DVD library.

All bed linen and towels are provided, cots and high chairs are available on request, barbecue facilities are available, but please bring towels for the swimming pool.

There is a well stocked information room adjacent to the swimming pool and for cottages without washing machines there is a shared laundry and drying area.

We are open all year round and well behaved pets are welcome in Carters, Farriers, Harvester and Thresher cottages by arrangement with the owners.

Leat Cottage kitchen/dining area


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Harvester Cottage

COTTAGE DETAILS Carters Cottage sleeps two with choice of a king size bed or twin beds, will also take a Z bed or a cot. Farriers Cottage sleeps four and takes a cot. Thresher Cottage sleeps four with choice of king size or twin beds in the upstairs bedroom. Will also take a Z bed or cot in the upstairs bedroom. Harvester Cottage sleeps five and takes a cot.

Granary lounge/dining room

Leat Cottage sleeps four and takes a Z bed or cot. Granary Cottage sleeps six and takes a cot. Heron View Cottage sleeps eight and takes a Z bed or two cots. Situated in beautiful countryside, Low Costa Mill is fortunate to have the charming market town of Pickering on its doorstep and within walking distance. Pickering known as 'the gateway to the Moors' boasts a number of visitor attractions the most famous being the terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, this steam railway runs through the spectacular scenery of the moors to Whitby and the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline.

Heated swimming pool

Pickering also has a 12th century castle. the ancient parish church of St Peter and St Paul, a museum of rural life and a busy Monday street market. Coastal days out can be taken at Whitby, Scarborough, Filey & Bridlington. There are smaller fishing villages to visit such as Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes. Children and adults will love Flamingo Land theme park and zoo which is a five mile drive away as well as the beautiful Dalby Forest.

Heron View lounge

For those who wish to dine out the area also hosts a variety of friendly country pubs and quality restaurants.

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Visit Britain 4 Star Indoor heated swimming pool & jacuzzi Large grass play area, woodland walk & duck pond Fly fishing on the Costa Beck by arrangement Well behaved pets welcome in four of the cottages Off season 3 night breaks available

T: 01751 472050

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4

1 3 1 1 1

3 4 5 6 8

3 5 6 7 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

275 375 440 470 640

485 855 855 980 1245

Book direct with David & Gillian Boys, Low Costa Mill, Costa Lane, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8LP e: info@lowcostamill.co.uk www.lowcostamill.co.uk

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Old Oak Cottages - Superb cottages in the heart of beautiful North Yorkshire

Courtyard

Old Oak Cottages are situated in a delightful rural location on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, boasting spectacular views across unspoilt countryside towards the famous White Horse of Kilburn. A most idyllic and relaxing setting, yet perfectly situated for exploring all that Yorkshire has to offer - moors, dales and coast, together with the beautiful city of York and many pretty market towns and villages, all within easy reach. Within a short drive you will discover a wealth of places to visit, suitable for all ages and tastes. The cottages are situated on the owners well kept 350 acre farm with walks from

your doorstep, this lovely setting is complemented by our excellent leisure facilities - indoor heated pool, spa bath, sauna, all weather tennis court and play area. Great care has been taken during the renovation of the cottages to retain many original features - beautiful old timbers, beamed ceilings and mellow brick. All cottages are equipped to the very highest standard, with good quality furnishings and fabrics. Two new cottages have been added at Old Oak during 2010 - we now have accommodation ranging in size from properties sleeping 2 guests, to 6/7 guests. Exclusive beauty salon planned for autumn 2010.

PHEASANT (new for 2010). Sleeps 6/7. 4 bedrooms. Large open plan living/dining room with French windows opening onto patio with furniture. Fully equipped oak kitchen. Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Double bedroom with large walk in shower room. Oak staircase leading to master bedroom with magnificent views. King size bed, en suite bathroom with double ended bath. Spacious twin bedroom with en suite shower room and a small bedroom suitable for a child.

Bedroom

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Indoor heated pool

Beaver

BADGER (new for 2010). Sleeps 6 (plus cot). 3 bedrooms. Large open plan living/dining room with French Windows opening onto patio and garden with furniture. Fully equipped kitchen. Utility room with washer, dryer and freezer. Downstairs shower room. Upstairs: master bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room, two very pretty, spacious twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. BEAVER. Sleeps 6 (plus cot). 3 bedrooms. Beautiful oak beamed cottage. Upstairs: Large open plan living/dining/kitchen (fully equipped) with lovely views. Bathroom with large walk in shower. Pretty twin bedroom. Downstairs: two spacious bedrooms, (1 double and 1 twin), bathroom with bath, shower etc. Large garden with patio area and furniture. FOX. Sleeps 5 (plus cot). 3 bedrooms. Attractive cottage with original beams and interior brickwork. Open plan living/dining/ kitchen (fully equipped). Double bedroom with en suite shower room, twin bedroom, single bedroom, family bathroom with bath, shower etc. Wonderful views. Patio with furniture.

SQUIRREL. Sleeps 4 (plus cot). 2 bedrooms. Very spacious cottage, Wonderful beamed ceilings throughout. Open plan living/dining/kitchen (fully equipped). Double bedroom, twin Bedroom. House bathroom with bath, shower etc. Spectacular views. Large garden with furniture.

Squirrel

OWL. Sleeps 4 (plus cot). 2 bedrooms. Lovely, roomy 2 bedroom cottage with beamed ceilings. Open plan living/dining/kitchen (fully equipped). Double bedroom, twin bedroom, family bathroom with bath, shower etc. Patio with furniture. Views towards the hills and White Horse of Kilburn.

Mouse

Short Breaks available in Low Season, November – March (Other times of year subject to late availability).

MOUSE and WREN. Each sleeps 2 (plus cot). Charming, quaint cottages with original beams throughout and feature arched windows. Open plan living/ dining/kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower etc. Both with own patio area.

Further information, up to date prices and availability on our website.

Changeover days for weekly stays: Saturday - Beaver, Fox, Owl and Squirrel. Friday - Pheasant, Badger, Mouse and Wren.

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Exclusive use of indoor heated pool & sauna All weather tennis court, large play area. Several local excellent pubs & restaurants. Friendly resident owners on hand. Incredible location with superb views. Cots, highchairs & stairgates available.

T: 01845 501258

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4

2 2 1 2 1

2 4 6 6 8

2 4 6 8 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

310 410 470 510 620

420 780 850 1200 1250

Book direct with John & Amanda Tattersall, Old Oak Cottages, Little Thirkleby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2BB e: amanda@oldoakcottages.com www.oldoakcottages.com

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Uppergate Farm - Superb, historic farm cottages and pool in beautiful Pennine location

Indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room

Farmhouse bedroom

Uppergate Farmhouse and Barn

All our properties are situated in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley, on the edge of the lovely village of Hepworth, in the West Yorkshire Pennines. The cottages, farmhouse and superb listed barn have been renovated to a high specification and combine all modern conveniences with original oak beams and exposed stonework. All guests have use of our 40' indoor pool, sauna and steam room. A wide variety of friendly farm animals are always present and children are more than welcome to take part in safe, daily farm activities. We also offer indoor and outdoor play, barbecue and picnic areas on the edge of the farm's woodland. In addition each cottage has a private enclosed garden. Cycling, walking, sailing and riding are all nearby. Uppergate Farm has an excellent central location, in beautiful 'Last of the Summer Wine' countryside with easy access to, for example: the Yorkshire and Derbyshire dales, Chatsworth, and Haddon Hall, York, Leeds and Manchester. The M1 and M62 motorways are only a 30 minute drive. Holmfirth and the Peak District national park: 2 miles. See our

The Mistal Cottage

website for a wide range of suggested 'things to do' within a short distance. Yorkshire's dining pub of the year is a 5 minute stroll from the farm. The cottages are spacious and full of character: The Mistal Cottage and Uppergate Barn have private hot tubs. All cottages have DVDs, Freeview, WiFi access etc. Previous guests' comments (see a sample on our website) continually praise: clean, peaceful, beautiful, very

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Superb indoor heated pool, sauna & steam room Farm activities; country walks, play barn/area Flexible stays & short breaks Central location with wide range of 'things to do' Each cottage has a spacious enclosed garden Award winning dining pub, 5 mins walk

T: 01484 681369

well equipped cottages; safe gardens; lots to do locally, in the play areas and on the farm - rain or shine; plus a variety of places to eat in and see; the quality, privacy and size of the indoor pool, sauna and steam room; friendliness of local people, egg collecting and animal feeding for children.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 5 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 10

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 3 3 4

1 1 2 1 1

5 5 6 8 10

6 6 6 9 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

395 495 425 495 825

795 1050 925 1050 1595

Book direct with Steven and Alison Booth, Uppergate Farm, Hepworth, Holmfirth, Yorkshire HD9 1TG e: info@uppergatefarm.co.uk www.uppergatefarm.co.uk


Yorkshire & Lancashire

Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor - Country house cottages and apartments in beautiful Wharfedale

The Moorview

The new Rooftop Garden

Jacuzzi spa pool

rooms and a wide range of pubs and restaurants, including Michelin starred. Ilkley's outdoor lido nestles in the valley, enjoying spectacular views up to the Cow and Calf Rocks and across Wharfedale. The 1000 acres of open access countryside on our doorstep is perfect for walking, climbing, horse riding and cycling. Just a few miles down the road, you’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Brontë country. Ilkley is served by efficient and wellsubsidised public transport, trains every thirty minutes shuttling to and from Leeds mainline station. Touring Yorkshire and The Dales is so easy by bus and train and you can hail the local nipper bus outside our house to get you into town.

The Courtyard Cottages

To enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside, without having to drive to the middle of nowhere, look no further than Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor. We offer a unique blend of town and country as our gates open directly onto the world famous Moor, yet Ilkley is just a 10 minute walk away. The town grew as a glamorous spa resort and today boasts classy shops, elegant tea

The Old Gallery

Our apartments - with direct access to the new roof top garden - have the best views. The four cottages are ideal for families. We can provide wooden cots, high chairs, stair gates and boxes of toys. The outside play area, Wendy house, croquet, trampoline and a variety of animals are guaranteed to entertain everyone - young or old!

Each cottage and apartment is equipped with all mod cons, including multi-channel cable TV, wireless broadband and iPod docking station. When you arrive, start off with a good cup of Yorkshire Tea and homemade cake, before moving on to your complimentary wine chilling in the fridge. Light the candles, put your feet up and enjoy!

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Relaxed, peaceful, rural setting, but not isolated Huge choice of things to do locally The spa town of Ilkley is just 10 minutes walk Ilkley Moor is Yorkshire's most famous location Excellent local rail and bus links Take the Tour! New 3 minute video on our website

T: 01943 433430

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 11 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

5 3 2 1

1 3 1 2

11 6 6 2

11 6 6 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

994 588 504 392

1638 994 686 602

Book direct with Tim Edwards and Paula Hunt, Westwood Lodge, Westwood Drive, Ilkley, Yorkshire LS29 9JF e: welcome@westwoodlodge.co.uk www.westwoodlodge.co.uk

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Wolfen Mill Country Retreats Luxury holiday cottages in the Forest of Bowland, Chipping, Lancashire

Leagram lounge

The Courtyard

Sunset across the lake at Wolfen Mill Country Retreats

Winners of “Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2006/7” by Lancashire & Blackpool Tourist Board Winner – Environmental Business of the Year Biba’s 2008 300 years old, Wolfen Mill is a charismatic country mill, lying on the edge of a wooded dell. Located in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, your stay is within a hidden gem of the British Isles. Saddlery lounge

The facilities of Wolfen Mill can also host groups; we now hold a wedding license and can cater for small intimate weddings.

With a backdrop of the most stunning fells, Chipping brook bubbling by, the cascade of the waterfall and the Koi Carp quietly jumping in the lake, you can relax, forget the stress and enjoy.

Group dining for 38 guests available. Wander around the gardens and woodland. Stroll by the brook. Enjoy a glass of wine on the decking whilst watching the sun go down, take in the beauty and romance under the stars.

Award winning Chipping village, voted Britain’s third prettiest, is steeped in history. It looks just as it would over 100 years ago; it is host to the oldest trading shop in Britain.

Bowland Bower

Wolfen Mill caters principally for adults, with eight of our cottage apartments sleeping just two people although four of these do have sofa beds for occasional use if required. Leagram Hall and Beech Tree have three bedrooms each and cater for six people. Upon arrival you will find your accommodation warm, with beds made up and fluffy bathrobes and towels ready.

Your luxury accommodation is the best. Complete with top quality furniture, designer kitchens with granite worktops, the most gorgeous bathrooms and stunning bedrooms. You’ve worked hard, so go on and treat yourselves.

Whilst in the area why not visit Morecambe, Blackpool, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

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Exclusive hire for groups & weddings Pets accepted in certain properties only Free internet & WIFI available Extensive variety of quality pubs/dining Incredible location, a hidden gem Flexible start dates and short breaks

T: 01995 61574 172

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 3

8 2

2 6

4 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

365 680

615 1160

Book direct with Marie or Michael Lawson, Wolfen Mill, Fishponds Lane, Chipping, Lancashire PR3 2GR e: information@wolfenmill.co.uk www.wolfenmill.co.uk


Lake District & Cumbria

Fell House - Unique, spacious warehouse conversion in beautiful small town Set in the delightful and historic town of Sedbergh, Fell House is an unusual warehouse conversion close to the town centre. The conversion was executed with an eye to style and historic interest, from the stone walls to the built-in safe, that we haven't been able to open yet! The House consists of the ground and first floors, and sleeps 8 in spacious comfort. The Flat is on the lowerground floor with its own street level entrance and is cosy - ideal for a couple or small family. Put them together and the property sleeps 10 in normal beds, rising to 16 with futons and a sofa bed. Sedbergh is at the foot of the Howgill Fells, providing good walking and other outdoor pursuits. It is England's ‘Book Town’, being unspoilt, with good shops and pubs.

Howgills

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Dining area

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Easy access to Lake District and Yorkshire Dales Allergy sufferers welcome (sorry, no pets) Flexible sleeping allows group of up to 16 to stay A wealth of interesting internal features Weekend bookings throughout the year Ideal for family celebrations

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Sleeps 8 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 1

1 1

10 4

16 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

650 210

950 350

Book direct with Steve Wickham, Westria, Hunt's Lane, Hallaton, Leicestershire LE16 8UQ e: steve@higround.co.uk www.higround.co.uk

T: 01858 555476

Goodies Farmhouse - Fabulous rural retreat surrounded by wonderful scenery Goodies Farmhouse is gorgeous! Full of warmth and character, this lovely 17th century house nestles in a beautiful wooded valley overlooking the Howgill Fells. Carefully restored to a luxurious standard the house has a magical atmosphere and, set in nearly an acre of garden and private woodland, is an ideal retreat for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The beautiful interior is simply stunning and will please the most discerning guest; quality and attention to detail ensures every modern comfort has been carefully provided yet this bewitching house retains a lovely relaxing atmosphere where time seems to stand still. Wonderful walks start straight from the door - some gentle, some challenging - and upon which you will rarely meet anyone else. The central Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park are both within a thirty minute pleasant drive.

Goodies Farmhouse

3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin/double.

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Blissfully peaceful & private Wonderful walks straight from the door Beautiful, luxurious interior; oak beams/log fires Piano, books, up-to-date magazines Relaxing conservatory with stunning views Fresh flowers & wine to welcome you

T: 07989 989 684 015396 21087

Conservatory

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Sleeps 6

Sitting room

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3

1

6

8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

695

1350

Book direct with Alexandra Stephenson, Goodies Farmhouse, Firbank, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5EF e: alexandra@goodiesfarmhouse.com www.goodiesfarmhouse.com

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Bridge End Farm Cottages - In the heart of the breathtaking Lake District National Park

Muncaster Castle is home to the World Owl Trust

Wastwater in Spring

The Setting John Ruskin wrote of Eskdale as “The Gateway to Paradise” whilst Alfred Wainwright, the famous Lakeland author, described Eskdale as “A perfect Arcadia in the hills - the finest of all valleys” Special cottages in the Eskdale Valley Our 400 year old, Grade II Listed Elizabethan cottages are romantically set in the delightful village of Boot, in the glorious Eskdale Valley, beside a quaint 17th century packhorse bridge over the tumbling Whillan Beck. All cottages are charming, full of character, cosy and warm with satellite TV, books, games and films. There are romantic cottages for 2, ideal for honeymoons, and larger cottages for families and groups, sleeping up to 9. Some are suitable for those with limited mobility or young children. We have two beautiful walled gardens and a lovely riverside paddock for picnics and barbecues.

Romantic Stanley Ghyll Cottage - just for two

Village life and great food Boot village has two pubs, 50 and 150 yards away, serving great food. Enjoy a delicious, homemade, shortcrust pastry beef and ale pie and a pint of Cumbrian real ale after a long day on the fells! Sample mouthwatering Lakeland ice creams from the village shop or stroll to the mill, arts and crafts gallery and church. A choice of welcome hampers is available, including Cumberland sausages from the Queen’s appointed supplier. Plus chocolates, flowers and Champagne for special occasions. The highest, deepest, steepest, oldest! Within walking distance are: Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain; dramatic Wastwater, its deepest lake (recently voted Britain’s Best View); Hardknott Pass, its steepest road and Boot Mill, its oldest working water mill.

Narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - 5 minutes walk

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Plenty to see and do close by for all ages The Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow gauge steam railway is one of England’s prettiest train journeys. Sandy beaches (20 minutes drive), 2 golf courses, climbing, canoeing, pony trekking, local bike hire and Eskdale cycleway, fishing, country houses, castles (including fabulous Muncaster), gardens, waterfalls, Roman ruins, Neolithic stone circles and majestic landscapes to paint. Swim in the crystal clear River Esk and waterfall plunge pool in our village. Stanley Force waterfall, often described as ‘Lakeland’s Loveliest’, is a short walk from Boot. All the main lakes can be reached by car, as can the cathedral city of Carlisle, Georgian Whitehaven and the delightful market towns of Cockermouth, Keswick and Ulverston.

The Elizabethan Farmhouse - sleeps 8


Lake District & Cumbria

Wastwater, a pleasant walk away and recently voted Britain's Best View

The flank of Scafell and 3000ft Bowfell look down on hikers beside the River Esk

The finest walks in the Lake District Get ‘far from the madding crowd’ and enjoy not using your car all week in this tranquil corner of the Lakes. From the cottage door, you can hike up England’s highest mountains. For those looking for something a little more relaxing, there are countless gentle walks beside rivers, through woods and meadows, often passing one of the Valley’s five cosy Inns. Alternatively, jump on the steam train and walk, hike or cycle from one of several stop offs.

One of the many swimming pools on the River Esk!

Recent customer comments “What a lovely old farmhouse and a great home from home. Can recommend a bacon butty from the village shop for breakfast before heading onto the fells for one of the many fantastic walks from the door.” “We came for our honeymoon and feel extremely lucky to have stayed in such a fabulous place.”

Additional information In summer we have large and small cottages with Friday, Saturday or Sunday weekly changeover days. In winter, we also offer short breaks and special midweek rates. Prices fully inclusive of WiFi, linen, towels and fuel. Sorry, no smoking inside our cottages and no pets allowed. See our website for lots more photos, customer reviews and to book on line.

“Our 6th year at Bridge End for our February holiday and we couldn’t imagine not spending time here.”

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A sublime, romantic location for special occasions The best walks in England on your doorstep Two pubs serving excellent food within 200 yards Satellite TV. All sports, movies & kids channels A choice of Friday, Saturday or Sunday start days A magical place – one of England’s most beautiful

T: 07739 905 600 07768 664 377

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 9 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 2

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 4 3 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 2

8 9 7 4 3 2

8 16 7 4 3 2

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

900 860 840 570 540 540

1960 1860 1780 840 800 870

Book direct with Greg Poole, Bridge End Farm, Boot, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1TG e: greg@selectcottages.com www.selectcottages.com

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Greta Bridge Cottages - Keswick, Lake District

Praiano

Praiano lounge

Howrah's

These two holiday cottages offer luxury accommodation for visitors to the Lake District. Situated on the fringe of Keswick, the cottages are a short walk from the centre of this lovely market town. There is an internationally renowned theatre, leisure pool, cinema and parks for those looking for a quiet holiday. The fell walking, sailing, canoeing, and mountain biking will appeal to the active. With a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, there is something to appeal to all tastes. There are many walks starting directly from your doorstep, so you can enjoy many days out without using your car. However if you want to explore the Lake

Praiano kitchen

Howrah's kitchen

Howrah's bedroom

PRAIANO - Sleeps 4 Built of Lakeland slate, this single-storey cottage has beautiful tiled floors and panelled ceilings throughout. There are also many wrought iron and stone features which give each room a unique quality. The spacious open plan kitchen/dining/lounge is equipped to the highest standards. There are two spacious bedrooms with double beds and sumptuous soft furnishings. There is also an Italian tiled bathroom with a jacuzzi bath where you can enjoy a long soak after a day’s walking.

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Off road parking for two cars Range cooker Sky TV Cot & high chair available

T: 01228 562788 176

HOWRAH'S COTTAGE - Sleeps 6 You can enjoy the fabulous views of Grizedale Pike and Whinlatter forest from the open plan kitchen/dining/ lounge and there is a private patio area next to the conservatory style lounge. With tiled floors throughout, the kitchen is equipped to the highest standards and has the benefit of a separate utility room. The three spacious bedrooms are, one double en suite, a twin room and another double, all carefully designed to create a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere, sharing a further luxury bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and large shower.

District, Keswick is the ideal base, with Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere all within a forty minute drive.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3

1 1

4 6

4 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

495 695

845 1095

Book direct with Richard & Sheila Callaghan, Allenwood, Heads Nook, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 9AJ e: callaghanrh@aol.com www.gretabridgecottages.co.uk


Lake District & Cumbria

Hall Hills - Luxury cottages in the heart of rural Cumbria

Hall Hills ducks

Yan and Tan

The Folly Balcony

Hall Hills, with its tastefully designed 4 Star and 5 Star Gold Award cottages close to the Lake District, achieved the titles Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2009 and Self Catering Holiday of the Year for the North West 2010. There are five cottages, recently converted from a cluster of 17th century stone barns, each with a unique style and character, emphasising luxury and comfort within Yan, Tan, Tethera, The Folly and Methera. Set in the stunning landscape of the Eden Valley in North Cumbria makes them an ideal base for a holiday with easy access to the Lake District and to numerous picturesque Cumbrian towns and villages such as Caldbeck, Dalston and Heskett. The historic city of Carlisle - Cumbria's capital - is very close and the Scottish Borders and Hadrian's Wall are only a short drive away. An undeniable advantage of the location is its complete tranquillity. From your private patio, as you sip your aperitif, you can look down at the little stone bridge and the murmuring River Roe and across the vast expanse of rolling Cumbrian countryside. As you sit late into the evening, warmed by the patio heater if need be, you will hear only birdsong, certainly none of the high season bustle

The Folly

of the more well known Lake District resorts - an ideal way to get away from it all and unwind, especially for those wanting a quiet relaxing break.

Flexible start dates, short breaks available Integrated sound system & WiFi Local produce welcome hamper awaits Function room for group bookings Superb for groups of up to twenty Owners nearby if needed

T: 01697 476779

You are sure of a warm and friendly welcome at Hall Hills.

The cottages are set around an elegant courtyard with ample parking. Our flexible accommodation is ideal for couples or groups of friends wishing to get away together as The Folly

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becomes a fabulous space for you all to dine and socialise. Then retreat back to your own cottage, sit back and unwind.

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

1 3 1

2 4 6

12 6 6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

490 650 650

730 880 880

Book direct with Jude Walker, Hall Hills, Raughton Head, Dalston, Cumbria CA5 7AN e: info@hallhills.co.uk www.hallhills.co.uk

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Hazelwood Court Comfort, quality, space, style: stunning views, minutes from Lake Windermere

Wordsworth kitchen

Hazelwood Court - an elegant alternative to the conventional holiday cottage Hepplewhite en suite bedroom

down bluebell bordered byways through a paradise of verdant hedgerows, dry stone walls, idyllic cottages, natural woodland and spectacular waterfalls. Award winning gardens, magnificent stately homes, fortified farmsteads, medieval castles, Roman ruins and pre-historic remains await your discovery, as do the many picturesque towns and villages blending their charm and character with welcoming craft and gastronomic delights to satisfy the tastes and needs of the most discerning visitor. Undoubtedly the range and variety of designated attractions in the area is truly exceptional. Museums, galleries, studios, craft centres, zoos, aquaria, agricultural shows, equestrian events, sports and festivals all compete for your interest and attention.

This imposing, Conservation Area located country house provides a period-style self-catering experience so rarely found in today's holiday market; in its spacious, well equipped 4 Star apartments. Carefully managed by their resident owners, they offer unspoilt, panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, golf course and coastline.

Hepplewhite sitting room

Complete with fruit bowls, flowers and tea trays following a warm personal welcome, our visitors quickly feel at home, and are soon ready to stroll to the immaculate parks, scenic promenade and award winning shops of nearby Grange-over-Sands. Or drive to discover the fascinations of neighbouring medieval Cartmel and the breathtaking, world-class beauty and attractions of the Lake District beyond. Visited, settled, romanticised and treasured by so many noted artists and literary figures, this internationally renowned Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty almost defies mortal description.

Chippendale master bedroom

Whatever the age, inclination and mood of your party, there is so much to see and do, that no holiday can be too long in this unrivalled corner of the country. Your welcome is assured: your memories will last a lifetime.

Activity seekers will find hills to climb, lakes to sail, lanes to cycle, tarns to fish, bridleways to ride and footpaths to follow. The less energetic may drive

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T: 015395 34196 178

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Breathtaking views from all apartments Easy access ground floor accommodation En suite 2nd bathrooms with towels & toiletries Resident proprietors for help/advice if needed Generous discounts: couples, fortnights & groups Countless activities and attractions for all

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 3

2 2 1

4 5 6

4 5 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

330 370 450

635 785 945

Book direct with Martin & Susan Stilling, Hazelwood Court, Lindale Road, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6SP e: stay@hazelwoodcourt.co.uk www.hazelwoodcourt.co.uk


Lake District & Cumbria

Lanercost Holiday Cottages - A hidden gem by Hadrian's Wall

Howard House

Aerial view

Howard House

The Lanercost Holiday Cottages are situated adjacent to a magnificent 12th century priory, close to Hadrian’s Wall. We are in Cumbria in the North West of England, half an hour from the northern Lake District and Scotland and 15 minutes from the Northumbrian county border. We are well placed for exploring the north of England and south of Scotland and are open throughout the year to provide a great base for your well deserved break. Our cottages lie at the heart of the Naworth Castle Estate, which is still privately owned by the Howard family. Each property is named after a powerful family connected with Lanercost. They are designed and furnished to the highest standards whilst still retaining their own individual charm with original timber beams and huge arch windows. Furnishings include oak floors, Persian carpets, comfy leather reclining sofas, Egyptian cotton sheets, soft fluffy towels and free WiFi throughout the site.

De-Vaux

De-Brotherton

The area offers a vast range of activities for all ages and tastes. Whether you want to explore history, discover the great outdoors or just take time out to relax with a cup of steaming cappuccino in our highly acclaimed Lanercost Tearoom and Restaurant which together with The Farm Shop, The Gift Shop and The Gallery provide a fine range of carefully selected local Cumbrian produce. Lanercost is situated 13 miles northeast of Carlisle and 11 miles from the M6.

Aerial view

“an ancient magical place with a truly modern twist” Traveller review, Trip Advisor.

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WiFi, Freeview, DVD player All bedrooms en suite Egyptian bed linen and soft fluffy towels Adjoins 1169 Lanercost Priory Cots and high chairs available Downstairs - Oak floors with Persian rugs

T: 01697 73229

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 4

4 1 1

4 6 8

4 6 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

495 695 795

750 995 1495

Book direct with Philip Howard, Naworth Castle, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HF e: bookings@lanercost.co.uk www.lanercost.co.uk

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Mill House Cottages - Stunning fellside setting close to Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

Kitchen in Southerdale

Cottage bedroom

Mill House Hamlet

Set in the beautiful Lune Valley, which lies between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks Mill House Cottages have been lovingly renovated to create luxury accommodation in a breathtaking fellside setting. These 17th century cottages were originally textile workers dwellings based on an old cottage industry at Millbeck, which still flows down through the grounds to the River Lune. The situation is simply stunning. The cottages nestle within beautiful hills and are surrounded by amazing views and tumbling streams. These idyllic properties, which offer peace and tranquillity in unspoilt countryside, are set at the end of a private drive that leads directly onto 10,000 acres of open fell - home to peregrine falcons and red deer. It is a magical place to relax. Each cottage has its own enclosed garden area with barbecue and garden furniture, making the perfect spot to take in the amazing views over the valley. In the winter, with the log fire burning, the cottages provide a cosy and welcoming retreat. The cottages also enjoy the use of full laundry facilities and a drying room in which to store bikes and outdoor gear.

Mill House Cottages location

The vibrant market town of Kirkby Lonsdale with its independent shops, bars, restaurants and golf courses, is a ten minute drive away and the cottages are situated on the border of the Yorkshire Dales. Incredibly, given this solitude and tranquillity, the M6 motorway is only 20 minutes away and you can be in the heart of the Lake District within 20 minutes also.

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Owner managed Wonderful fell walks from the door Lake District 20 minutes away Yorkshire Dales 5 minutes away Welcome hamper including local products Open All Year. Flexible breaks available

T: 01524 276500 07768 631597 180

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 1

1 2

4 2

4 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

530 430

770 590

Book direct with Julie Bolton, Mill House, Middleton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2LY e: info@millhousecottages.co.uk www.millhousecottages.co.uk


Lake District & Cumbria

Staffield Hall - Eden Valley near Lake Ullswater

Dove Cote bedroom

Staffield Hall Manor Hall dining room

Staffield Hall is a glorious Victorian manor house that occupies a fabulous elevated setting, with magnificent views over the surrounding rolling countryside of the Eden Valley. Staffield is hidden between the fells of the Lake District National Park to the west and the wild North Pennines to the east. The hall has glorious features including the ‘Great Hall’ with a magnificently carved oak staircase and feature stained glass window. Staffield Hall has been carefully designed into 8 beautiful properties and places self catering in a league of its own. The ground floor property ‘Manor Hall’ is prestigiously designed and furnished with impeccable style and elegance. It retains original architectural features with high ornate ceilings and intricate cornices. The views are stunning, overlooking terraced gardens and the Eden valley. Manor Hall has three spacious double bedrooms all en suite, a sofa bed is also available. The seven upper apartments have all been lovingly restored and are furnished to the highest standards. Four on the first floor; Lady Tower, Heaven Field, Garden of Eden and

King Oswald are all spacious with a true Victorian elegance and command fine views down the gardens and the valley. The upper properties; Butlers Loft, Dove Cote & Peel Tower having a more contemporary loft style, formerly being the quarters for the staff at the hall. All of our properties are fitted out to the highest of standards, most are fitted with jacuzzi baths, all have power showers. The lounges have flat screen LCD TVs, DVD/CD players. Broadband and telephone access is available within your room. Beds range from 4'6'' to 6ft super king size and some have four poster beds, others can be made up as twins if required. Groups can hire the entire hall allowing a maximum comfortable occupancy of 18. Staffield Hall can be reached conveniently from the M6 motorway and enjoys easy access to Lake Ullswater, Keswick and the Lake District National Park as well as the Northern Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders. Please note that rates over the Christmas and New Year period incur a supplement.

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Access the Lakes, Dales & Scotland Free internet & WiFi available Flexible start dates and short breaks Spectacular views from tiered gardens Exclusive hire for groups available Pet friendly in certain properties

T: 01995 61574

Tiered grounds with views of the Eden Valley

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Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

Cosy lounge

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NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

5 2 1

2 4 6

4 4 18

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

435 550 1350

515 725 1595

Book direct with Marie or Michael Lawson, Staffield Hall Country Retreats, c/o Wolfen Mill Country Retreats Fishponds Lane, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire PR3 2GR e: information@staffieldhall.co.uk www.staffieldhall.co.uk

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Tottergill Farm Cottages - Cumbria Tourism 'Self Catering Holiday of the Year' 2010

Lounge - Garth Cottage

Bedroom - Watson Cottage

Tottergill Farm Cottages

other wildlife including frequent visits from our resident woodpeckers! Luxury accommodation in such a tranquil setting makes Tottergill an idyllic location for rest and relaxation. All cottages have their own enclosed garden perfect for barbecues or just a glass of wine whilst taking in the view. Alternatively enjoy the scenery from indoors, snuggled up by the wood burning stove. Watson Cottage

Amblers and keen hikers alike will enjoy the many trails and footpaths through neighbouring fields and fells. Mountain bikers too will find a range of tracks right outside the front door. For those wishing to explore further, the historic city of Carlisle lies just 10 miles away with the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Scottish Borders within half an hours drive. Whether you’re looking to explore the sites and attractions of the Eden Valley and Lake District or just want a quiet get-away, Tottergill Farm suits all.

Tottergill from the air

Enjoying breathtaking views of the Lake District and Scottish hills, Tottergill Farm makes a superb base for an unforgettable holiday experience.

Mill Barn hot tub & deck

Our six exclusive holiday cottages are accessed via a country lane around a reservoir, just outside the village of Castle Carrock. This quaint village features a small church, shop and two excellent pubs/restaurants. Guests can enjoy walking into the village along the 1 mile footpath from Tottergill Farm. Further amenities can be found in Brampton, 6 miles away. Tottergill Farm is located in an unspoilt and often undiscovered part of Cumbria. Cottage gardens and surrounding fields are home to a wide variety of birds and

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T: 01228 670615 182

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Cumbria's Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2010 Leisure Club - complimentary membership Wood burning stoves & enclosed gardens WiFi, iPod docks & large screen TVs Stunning peaceful location Pets welcome in some cottages

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Sleeps 8 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 3

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 3 2 2

1 1 3 1

8 6 4 3

8 6 4 3

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

750 750 365 325

1375 1375 730 535

Book direct with Stephen & Joyce Wightman, Tottergill Farm, Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 9DP e: stephen@tottergill.co.uk www.tottergill.co.uk


Lake District & Cumbria

Keeper’s Cottage - In Cumbria's unspoilt borderlands, and England’s last true wilderness This former shooting lodge in High Grains’ farmstead has been thoughtfully restored to comfortably accommodate four adults and two children. Access is via a well maintained, two mile long, unsurfaced lane. With your own conservatory, garden and sheltered decking area you can enjoy spectacular views to Scotland and the Lakeland fells. Keeper’s Cottage is an ideal base from which to explore Hadrian’s Wall, the Lakes, and the Scottish Borders, or the perfect spot to simply relax and enjoy the clear Atlantic air. Imagine this - the haunting call of pee-wits and curlews, the beating of snipe wings rising from cover and the bleating of lambs - these, the only sounds that break the soft silence, a mile from the nearest neighbour but only nine miles from Brampton, a busy market town.

Exterior

Great for Christmas and New Year. Walkers and cyclists welcome.

Sitting room

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Secluded rural location with panoramic views. Nearest neighbour one mile; town/shops nine miles. Exposed beams, wood burner, double glazing. TV/DVDs in all rooms. Quality local meat and game available. Open all year; flexible starts; short breaks.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Keeper's Cottage

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2

1

6

6

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

375

625

Book direct with Owen & Allison Roberts, High Grains, Bewcastle, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 6PT e: info@keepers-cottage.eu www.keepers-cottage.eu

T: 01697 748311

Northumberland & Durham

Crookhouse - Outstanding views, tranquil setting A traditional Northumbrian steading in the most spectacular secluded and tranquil location with two cottages that can be rented individually, or transformed into a single unit to accommodate twelve people (more using cots etc). The cottages have been cleverly re-designed to take in the unique views towards the College Valley and the Cheviot National Park. Aiming to provide the highest standard of comfort, all bedrooms have en suite or adjoining bathrooms. We also have a ground floor bedroom and bathroom equipped for the less agile. This area boasts clear unpolluted skies, big scenery and a renowned beautiful coastline with miles of quiet sandy beaches. Crookhouse cottages

We are also surrounded by fascinating historic sites, castles and monuments. Alnwick Castle/Gardens, Floors Castle and Kelso Racecourse are all within 30 minutes drive. Horse riding, country sports, golf, gliding, cycling etc can all be experienced locally.

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• The cottages open into one, ideal for large groups • Manager lives nearby • Crookhouse welcomes well behaved dogs • Kennels available for working dogs • “Doggy Day Care” if you're away for the day

T: 01668 216113

College family room

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The approach to Crookhouse cottages

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

Sleeps 5

2

1

6

8

470

950

Sleeps 7

3

1

6

14

470

950

Book direct with Lynney Holden, c/o Crookhouse, Kirknewton, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6TN e: stay@crookhousecottages.co.uk www.crookhousecottages.co.uk

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Alnwick Castle Cottages - For coast, castles and real comfort near Alnwick and Bamburgh

Alnwick Castle and lion!

As part of the Duke of Northumberland’s Estate we offer a small selection of delightful stone cottages with friendly efficient service in beautiful peaceful countryside close to magnificent beaches at Bamburgh, Boulmer and Alnwick. Each makes an ideal base to explore this stunning, unspoilt and fascinating part of England. Choose from spacious cottages sleeping 4 or 6, with four posters, en suite bathrooms and beamed ceilings, cottages opening onto the beach, a studio offering facilities for the less able or cottages interconnected to accommodate 12. All cottages, superbly equipped, have large enclosed gardens. Guests have reduced price entry into Alnwick Castle and Gardens, and free fly fishing in the grounds. Most have access to a private

Alnwick Gardens in summer

swimming pool and a beauty salon in Seahouses, while the friendly Apple Inn at Lucker is very convenient! LUCKER MILL is a 17th century mill (5, 6 or 12) with 2 four poster bedrooms, big beams and log fires! THE OLD MILL (6) has 3 spacious bedrooms, king, 2 twins and 2 bathrooms. MILLSTONE COTTAGE (5) has a double, a twin, a single and a very large living room on the first floor. These may be interconnected for a wonderful family or group, holiday. BIRCHWOOD HALL. 10 minutes drive to Seahouses or Alnwick. 3 cosy cottages in the country; well positioned to explore the area or enjoy the peace. Watch the badger amble past in the morning and enjoy a sundowner on the patio in the evening. Each has a king size bed, a spacious living room

Percy and Claxton master bedroom

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Gone To Ground

with log stoves, well equipped kitchen, a large enclosed patio and are surrounded by lawns. GIMMER (6), SHEARLING (4) and WETHER COTTAGE (5). Dogs by arrangement. LUCKER HALL STEADING. In the middle of a tiny village with pub and church, 5 minutes drive to the beach or 15 minutes to Alnwick. Each with patio doors leading onto an enclosed garden with ample space for barbecues or ball games. CLAXTON AND PERCY (6) are spacious cottages with king, double and twin bedrooms. 2 bathrooms upstairs, large living room with open beams and inglenook log fire and large family sized kitchen downstairs. CINCH and LAVENDER COTTAGES (4) have a double, a twin bedroom and 2 bathrooms, all on one level; with


Northumberland & Durham

Limpet Cottage a little gem opening onto the beach

Cinch or Lavender Cottage

Hoppen Hall lots of space and magnificent views

a superbly equipped kitchen and cosy living room with log stove. GONE TO GROUND (2) has all the facilities of a larger cottage yet no stairs, a lovely king size bed, huge open fire and walk-in shower. THE STUDIO (2) A cottage of contemporary design with open plan living, a super king bed, leather sofas, well equipped kitchen and large walkin shower. Suitable for guests with reduced mobility. HOPPEN HALL. 5 minutes drive to the beach. A wonderful location on a hill with magnificent views through the patio doors leading into the garden. Surrounded by fields, safe for children and with no stairs. A delight for all seasons with cosy sofas and log stoves, PRIESTSDEAN, LONGNANNY and CRACKERPOOL (5) each have 3 bedrooms, king, twin and single, bathroom and separate toilet. HENHILL. Two delightful stone cottages on a hill with wonderful views. Each with an attractive living room with log stove and newly renovated to offer 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. CRUMSTONE (3) and LONGSTONE (4). Dogs are accepted by arrangement.

Birchwood Hall

Boulmer. Both opening onto the beach of a tiny fishing village. LIMPET (2) is a delightful cottage with twin beds, leather sofas and ever changing sea views while HERRING SHEDS is a detached cottage for 4 with an original inglenook fire place, a huge enclosed garden and just 50m to the beach!

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Dogs by arrangement Book /pay online or friendly telephone assistance Close or opening onto beach Open all year with special winter short breaks Reduced price access to Alnwick Castle and Gardens Beach, country & village locations

T: 01668 219941

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Hoppen Hall Birchwood Hall Henhill Lucker Mill Lucker Hall Steading Boulmer

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

3 3 2 3 1/3 1/2

3 3 3 2 6 2

5 5 4 6 2 4

6 6 4 12 12 4

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

406 392 371 427 371 371

924 889 735 1029 1057 931

Book direct with Jane Mallen, Alnwick Castle, Lucker Hall Steading, Lucker, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7JQ e:jane@alnwickcastlecottages.co.uk www.alnwickcastlecottages.co.uk

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Beacon Hill Farm - 350 acre estate within sight of the Northumberland Coast

Quarry House

Luxury cottages in an idyllic setting with stunning views and superb leisure facilities. All 15 cottages Visit Britain Gold Award – 2010. Green Tourism Silver Award 2010. Beacon Hill, a 350 acre estate, sits between the magnificent Northumbrian coastline and the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills; Druridge Bay, with its 7 miles of empty golden sands, lies 8 miles to the east. This is a beautiful estate, with 50 acres of ancient beech woods, 300 acres of parkland and grass fields; it is an ideal place for those that enjoy peace and tranquillity or the walker or naturalist. It would be difficult to exaggerate the beauty and tranquillity to be found at Beacon Hill; the large number of annually

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returning guests, many of 15 or more years standing, is testament to this. The luxury holiday cottages are situated in 15 acres of landscaped gardens bordering the beech wood, in the middle of the estate. The views across the fields to the coast and hills are magnificent; Northumberland is still a very unspoilt and quiet county with empty lanes and fabulous hedgerows, and Beacon Hill has a wonderful position in which to enjoy these riches. The Cottages ‌ are warm and welcoming, with masses of books and quality pictures, prints and furnishings. All are fully centrally heated; all (except Wood) have washer-dryers, dishwashers and deep freezes. All have electric ovens, microwave, TV, radio, CD and DVD, iPod docks, WiFi and Sky Sports. All except Stable and Wood Cottages have open fires.

A kitchen

Electricity, fuel, logs, heating, linen and towels are included in the rent as are as many cots and high chairs that are required. On arrival you will be greeted with a bottle of wine, homemade honey and mustard, a carton of milk, some tea, coffee and biscuits and in the summer, a vase of fresh flowers. We can accommodate from a couple in Wood Cottage, a converted estate workshop, to a family of six in Quarry House, the second farmhouse for Beacon Hill. Many families choose to take more than one cottage and any combination of cottages works well as they are all dotted around 15 acres of gardens with the Spa in the centre. Full details of all the cottages with inside and outside photographs can be found on the website.


Northumberland & Durham

Jacuzzi

Swimming pool

Winter snow

Beacon Hill Spa In the gardens a short walk from all the cottages, we have a wonderful Spa which is open from 7am until 9 pm daily. This is an exceptional facility with a sauna, steam room with heated granite seats, a Laconium…a warm dry heat therapy area, a jacuzzi, an orangery and sun terraces to enjoy the stunning views to the south and west. A large gymnasium awaits the more energetic guest; a qualified beautician

View to the south

Willow Cottage

is on hand in the treatment rooms to pamper the less eager! You can also call on the services of a swimming, tennis or fly fishing coach.

and if fly fishing is your bent...we have a beautifully located 2 acre trout lake. Fully Inclusive - once you are here everything we provide is free of charge!

There is also … … a tennis court, a games room, an adventure play ground, a cricket net, a football pitch, a Harry Potter woodland trail, a woodland “sausage sizzle” camp

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Full live availability and online booking Glorious rural setting within sight of the sea WiFi and Sky with Sports package Gold Award for all 15 cottages Special offer on winter mid-week breaks Fabulous spa a walk through the gardens

T: 01670 780900

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3

1 6 8

3 6 12

12 12 12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

255 350 545

470 1100 1760

Book direct with Alun Moore, Beacon Hill Farm, Longhorsley, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 8QW e: alun@beaconhill.co.uk www.beaconhill.co.uk

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Bee Hill Properties - Beal, near Holy Island

West Lodge lounge

Bee Hill House

The Coach House & Stables

View from Bee Hill House & Bee Cottage

Bee Hill House kitchen

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, magnificent castles, historic towns and rugged countryside. Our properties are as relaxing and comfortable as they are well equipped, enjoying panoramic views over open countryside and situated only 2 miles from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

with en suite) and 2 twin bedrooms. The modern kitchen has an Aga and the lounge a log stove; both have French doors that open out onto a patio and garden. Bee Hill House is the owner’s former residence and provides luxury living in a wonderful location. WEST LODGE has 4 bedrooms, two of which are king size en suite and two twin bedrooms. The large lounge has a log stove and French doors that open onto the back garden. The modern kitchen opens out onto a suntrap courtyard and patio area.

Our holiday houses are all detached, fully renovated, have mature gardens and are furnished to exceptional standards with log burning stoves. Each set in its own grounds and perfectly situated to explore Northumberland and The Borders. Close by are Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The Northumberland National Park, Heritage Coast, St. Cuthbert’s Way and The Cheviot Hills. This is a truly outdoor experience with unspoilt breathtaking scenery, along with golf, riding, fishing, bird watching, scuba diving and all manner of watersports.

THE STABLES and THE COACH HOUSE are mirror images of each other. Each has a king size en suite on the ground floor with a further king size and twin bedroom. BEE COTTAGE is a delightful 17th century stone cottage with 2 bedrooms, one king size and one twin.

BEE HILL HOUSE is a substantial barn conversion, situated on top of the hill that overlooks Holy Island. It has 5 bedrooms, of which 3 are king size (two

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Online availability & booking Chef by arrangement & home made meals available Unspoilt breathtaking scenery All have enclosed gardens with barbecues Cots, highchairs, stairgates & Z beds available Conveniently located for access to all activities

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8 Sleeps 10

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

2 3 4 5

1 2 1 1

5 8 8 12

5 8 8 12

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

420 590 660 800

880 1500 1800 2300

Book direct with David & Jackie Nesbitt, Bee Hill Properties, Springbank, 34 Castle Terrace Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1NZ e: stay@beehill.co.uk www.www.beehill.co.uk


Northumberland & Durham

Beltingham House - In the heart of Northumberland close to Hadrian’s Wall

Main sitting room

Beltingham House

Redburn Room - Beltingham House

Set in five acres and furnished to the highest standards, Beltingham house offers up to 14 guests the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing break in the surroundings of a fine Georgian country house with the luxury you could expect from a five star hotel. Previously in the ownership of the Bowes-Lyon family, Beltingham has been visited by many members of the Royal family, including the late Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. The beautiful Northumbrian countryside location, with walled garden and several acres of woodland, makes Beltingham ideal for family reunions and guests who wish to make the most of outdoor life. Walkers can explore the historic sites of Hadrian’s Wall or enjoy many walks that

View over back garden

exist nearby. For angler’s salmon fishing on the River Tyne is close at hand; as is golf, cycling and horse riding.

T: 01434 605378

THE BOWES (Sleeps 2) Ideal for single guests or couples, the airy sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor provide a perfect space to relax and eat. The kitchen leads out onto a courtyard with private parking and a raised private garden area with barbecue and seating for four. The first floor double bedroom and bathroom overlook the Tyne Valley and courtyard below.

BELTINGHAM COTTAGE (Sleeps 4) Adjoining the main house it includes a spacious sitting room with wood burning stove and French windows that lead out onto the patio area overlooking the gardens and Tyne Valley. Adjacent is a superbly fitted kitchen, including dining table seating four. On the first floor

Ideal for family get togethers & reunions Perfect for The Lakes/Borders/Northumbrian coast Totally refurbished & interior designed in 2010 Well behaved dogs are welcome WiFi, Freeview TV, CD, DVD, radio, iPod docks Chef & waiter available on request

SIZE OF COTTAGES ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2 Whole House sleeps 14 +

Lipwood Room - Beltingham Cottage

are 2 magnificent bedrooms, one double and one twin, both with washbasins.

BELTINGHAM HOUSE (Sleeps 8) Exceptional family accommodation in a luxury setting. Ground floor accommodation includes drawing room, sitting room, dining room and kitchen. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, 3 with en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom.

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Ridley Room - Beltingham House

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 2 1 7

1 1 1 1

8 4 2 14

14 6 4 23

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

1450 450 350 2150

2850 650 590 3900

Book direct with Mike Bottomley, 11 Market Street, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3NS e: info@beltinghamhouse.co.uk www.beltinghamhouse.co.uk

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Brokenheugh Lodge & Orchard Barn Beautiful Tyne Valley near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Lodge lounge

Lodge kitchen

Lodge dining room

Barn

Discover the secret that is Northumberland from the undisguised comfort of the lodge and barn, set inside our unspoilt 65 acre woodland and fishing estate, close to Haydon Bridge near Hexham.

The Lodge

Lodge bedroom

We are close to the geographical centre of the UK in the heart of Northumberland countryside, a short drive from Hadrian's Wall and the North Pennines AONB, ideally situated to explore the Lake District, Scottish Borders and stunning Heritage North East Coast. Closer to home you can enjoy walking through ancient woodlands, a haven for wild birds and native fauna, including roe deer. At the riverside spread a picnic, sharing the tranquillity with ducks, otters and herons, or just laze away the day. LODGE (sleeps 7) Architecturally interesting, the 1890 sandstone house exudes warmth and comfort. The spacious lounge, comfortably seating 9, features an old inglenook with log burner. Logs in winter,

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T: 01434 684206 190

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Lodge and Barn can be linked to sleep 9 plus cots 65 acre woodland estate, ancient woodland walks 1/4 mile private fishing on River South Tyne Each with private garden, garden furniture, patio Short breaks available: Autumn, winter & spring Secure parking. Credit cards accepted

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Sleeps 2 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 9

fresh flowers in summer. A separate dining room leads into a bespoke kitchen creating an open, gregarious eating area whilst an enclosed stone courtyard with barbecue, offers alfresco dining. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom with super kingsize bed, dressing room, LCD TV, luxurious en suite with large bath and separate shower. The second bedroom also with kingsize bed, has high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, LCD TV, en suite with bath. The twin and single bedrooms share a shower/wetroom. All bedrooms have stunning views of open countryside. BARN (sleeps 2) Cosy and comfortable, the stone barn with French doors opening onto an enclosed patio overlooks the old orchard and walled garden. Inside high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, oak floors and log burner create warmth and character. A compact open plan kitchen with garden views has every modern appliance including granite worktops. Bathroom with large shower, deluxe fittings and heated towel rails.

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BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 4 5

1 1 1

2 7 9

2 9 9

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

395 795 1190

550 1395 1945

Book direct with Renee Jamieson, Brokenheugh Hall, Haydon Bridge, Near Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6JT e: stay@brokenheugh.co.uk www.brokenheugh.co.uk


Northumberland & Durham

Mill Granary Cottages In the rolling countryside of Lower Teesdale, Co Durham/North Yorkshire

Mill Granary, master bedroom

Mill Granary

Winner of English Tourism's highest accolade "Enjoy England Excellence Awards Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2008-09"

Set in beautiful rolling unspoilt countryside in Lower Teesdale on the Durham/Yorkshire border, are two luxuriously appointed stone built 18th century converted barns, sleeping 8 and 7 guests. Both retain historic charm and character whilst exuding a light and airy contemporary feel. They are placed 200 metres apart, separated by a wild flower meadow teeming with birds and butterflies that guests are welcome to explore through a maze of mown pathways. We are conveniently situated within easy reach of northern England's most beautiful scenery and historic sites, including the North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Durham Cathedral, Barnard Castle, Richmond, Hadrian’s Wall, Newcastle and the Lakes. Locally there is an abundance of walking and cycling routes through peaceful lanes and quiet limewashed hamlets.

MILL GRANARY. Sleeps 8. Relax in style in our fabulous open beamed kitchen with solid oak floors, granite worktops, range cooker and American fridge. Unwind in the snug area with coffee table, sofas, surround sound music with CD player and radio. Spacious lounge with contemporary gas flame fire. One master bedroom with en suite roll top bath and separate shower. One twin room, one king size double and one ground floor double with choice of twin or super king size beds. Two extra pull out beds are available for children sharing a room. Bathroom with bath and separate shower, and one ground floor limestone shower room. Overlooks beautiful south facing garden, wild flower meadow.

Mill Byre

Mill Byre, kitchen/lounge

MILL BYRE. Sleeps 7. Chill out and unwind at the Byre. Open beamed throughout with a spacious open plan kitchen/lounge, Italian design sofas and contemporary log burning stove. Two master en suite bedrooms, one single, one double with choice of twin or super king size bed, one family bathroom. Overlooking beautiful open rolling countryside.

Mill Granary kitchen

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DVD & CD Library Delicious home cooked meals available Kitchen necessities and free range eggs Friday - Friday change over days Children most welcome, outdoor play areas Quiet & peaceful with views of open countryside

T:01325 730339 07796 863888

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 8 Sleeps 7

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

4 4

1 1

10 8

10 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

700 650

1500 1400

Book direct with Kate & Richard Hodgson, Middleton House, Ingleton, Darlington, Co Durham DL2 3HG e: info@millgranary.co.uk www.millgranary.co.uk

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Breamish Valley Cottages - a luxurious retreat in stunning Cheviot Hills country

Breamish Valley

Our elegantly furnished cottages are situated in one of the county’s most scenic valleys. The magnificent Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park offer some of the best walking country in England and are literally on our doorstep. In this land of far horizons, you can find solitude rambling through beautiful hill country rich in Iron Age archaeology and wildlife, cycle along peaceful country lanes or enjoy a short drive on quiet roads to visit the legendary castles on Northumberland’s spectacular coastline. We can guarantee a comfortable and relaxing holiday in a tranquil setting where you can unwind and relax, far away from the stresses of modern life.

Castle Close sitting room

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THE COTTAGES Our original cottages were created from a traditional range of early 19th century farm buildings in the small hamlet of Branton and great care has been taken to preserve their original character. We also have a superb range of attractive cottages built by local craftsmen and a nearby traditional farmstead, which has been converted into two large luxurious cottages. Country furniture and furnishings have been used throughout and all cottages have wood-burning stoves and oil-fired central heating in addition to Sky TV, DVD, CD/radio and telephone. We also provide microwave and electric ovens, hobs, dishwashers and hair dryers as well as washer/dryers and fridge/ freezers. Electricity, fuel and heating, linen and towels are included in the rent.

Souterpot kitchen

HEMMEL HOUSE (sleeps 8) This large two-storey cottage is absolute luxury. Sumptuously furnished, the cottage has a delightful garden courtyard and spectacular views of the Cheviots. 1 double, 1 optional double or twin, 2 twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. SOUTERPOT & HEATHERY (sleeps 6) These spacious single-storey cottages have beautiful views down to Branton lake and boast large elegant living areas and traditional farmhouse style kitchens. 1 double and 1 twin, each with en suite shower, 1 twin, 1 bathroom. MILLER’S HILL (sleeps 6) Lavish, spacious and peaceful, this ground floor south-facing cottage has a charming garden courtyard and is situated on a stunning hillside location that looks west to the Cheviots. 1 double, 2 twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.


Northumberland & Durham

The gym

The swimming pool

HONEYMUG (sleeps 6) An attractive courtyard property with beautiful first floor sitting room and homely farmhouse style kitchen. 1 double with en suite, 2 twins, 1 bathroom. COALLY LAW, NIGHT FOLD & CHEVIOT (sleep 4) Single-storey cottages with elegant country-style interiors throughout, ideal for families or two couples. 1 double with en suite shower, 1 twin, 1 bathroom. Cheviot also has its own private garden. OLD MILL (sleeps 5) A family favourite, this ground floor cottage is situated around an attractive stone courtyard. 1 double, 1 single, 1 full size bunks, 1 bathroom. CASTLE CLOSE (sleeps 2) Extremely spacious and sheer luxury, this single-storey cottage also enjoys beautiful views down to Branton lake. 1 double and bathroom with separate bath and shower. NEAR BROW (sleeps 2) Cosy and stylish cottage with bedroom and bathroom downstairs, shower over bath. A spiral staircase leads up to a charming sitting room/kitchen.

Heathery bedroom

Leisure Facilities We have a superb range of leisure and sports facilities to suit all ages. Enjoy a swim in our fully heated indoor pool, which offers fine views of the surrounding hills and nearby wildlife lake, tone up in the spacious, fullyequipped gym, relax in the sauna, steam room and hot tub or top up your tan in the sunshower. Outside you can play tennis, croquet, have a round on the putting course or just relax in our private garden area. For youngsters with energy still to burn, there’s an adventure playground, a football pitch and a games room complete with pool, table tennis and table football.

The hot tub

Surrounding Area Just across the field behind our cottages you may walk around two wildlife lakes, now coming to maturity, and view a huge variety of bird species. Further up the valley beyond Ingram lies one of the finest sites in Europe of Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology.

The steam room

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SIZE OF COTTAGES

Open all year - short breaks autumn to spring Excellent base for walkers Highchairs and travel cots available Homemade meals and local food delivery available No smoking and no pets No extras apart from telephone and sunshower

T: 01665 578263

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 5 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 3 3 4

2 3 1 4 1

4 6 6 6 10

4 6 6 8 10

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

350 495 405 575 815

550 1260 1010 1535 2085

Book direct with Michele Moralee, Breamish Valley Cottages, Branton, Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 4LW e: peter@breamishvalley.co.uk www.breamishvalley.co.uk

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Cheviot Holiday Cottages - Northumberland National Park near Alnwick

Log burners in all cottages

Our beautiful river valley where the cottages are situated

Barley Mill and garden

Double award winning 5 Star cottages, quietly situated in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, offering exceptional peace and tranquillity and an ideal location for exploring coast and country.

and just beyond are the beautiful open sandy beaches and coves forming the Heritage Coastline, including Holy Island and the Farne Islands, renowned for bird watching. We also have an interesting choice of inns, bistros and country restaurants in the surrounding area.

Superbly located for walks and leisure in the Northumberland National Park, these stunning cottages are run by the owners and have some of the best views in Northumberland. Each property leads directly out to a myriad of footpaths and bridleways with sheltered valleys, hidden waterfalls and dramatic hills, rich in wildlife and recent archaeological finds.

Choose from this delightful collection of eight beautifully furnished properties, all with log fires and full central heating available 24 hours. Sleeping between 2 and 6 guests most have their own private gardens and teak furniture and each has large flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, direct dial in phone and free WiFi.

This idyllic setting in the Breamish river valley and Cheviot foothills is a superb base from which to explore this historic county with its wealth of castles and historic houses. The market town of Alnwick is a short drive,

Coach House detached - sleeps 2 Enchanting converted coach house, overlooking walled lawns with stream, larger than most 2 person cottages with a living area of over 32’(9.60metres) and choice of twin/super king size beds.

Very comfortable lounges with large flat screen TVs

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Romantic Dovecote bedroom


Northumberland & Durham

Honeysuckle Cottage kitchen and morning room

Dovecote sleeps 2 Romantic cottage ideal for couples and luxuriously appointed, facing south onto lawn, courtyard and hills beyond. From the king bedroom are novel views through the dovecote feature and a double ended bath en suite. West Cottage sleeps 2+2 children Light and sunny ground floor property accessed through former stables courtyard, featuring inglenook fireplace and king bedroom overlooking garden, twin bedroom. Hillside View sleeps 2 + 2 children/occasional guests Two bedroom property commanding splendid views of the Cheviot Hills, popular with both couples and families alike. Large comfortable lounge, kitchen/ dining room, refitted Victorian bathroom/ shower, Twin bedroom, King four poster bedroom. Honeysuckle Cottage detached - sleeps 4 A very romantic pretty detached cottage - wonderfully light and spacious, it has exceptional views! Two bedrooms, shower room and Victorian bathroom with real log fire. Plenty of space, with lounge, separate kitchen leading to morning room and patio/garden.

Stables Cottage sleeps 4 Becoming a favourite for many repeat guests this delightful south-west facing cottage has a hand painted country kitchen and sunny garden room both leading to secluded sheltered garden with lime tree. Lounge with inglenook, two bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Bluebell Byre detached all one level sleeps 4 This single-storey country cottage has unsurpassed picturesque views. Exquisite very large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with Aga (also electric oven/hob) a relaxing lounge, two en suite bedrooms. Barley Mill detached - sleeps 6 Chosen by VisitBritain to set the example for its nationwide quality assessment scheme this cottage includes a king size four poster bedroom with log fire and en suite air bath, twin/super king bedroom, twin bedroom, separate shower room, comfortable lounge with cosy stone flagged snug and wood burner, delightful country kitchen/dining room.

SIZE OF COTTAGES

Peaceful secluded river valley - abundant wildlife Excellent cycling & walking - from doorstep Hot crusty bread & fresh flowers on arrival Very comfortable king beds & 4 season duvets Home cooking & deli deliveries Family owned business assuring personal attention

T: 01665 578236

Hot crusty bread and fresh flowers on arrival

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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Coach House - larger than most two person cottages

ALL INCLUSIVE

Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

BEDROOMS

NO: OF COTTAGES

DINES

Max. DINES

1 2 2 3

2 1 4 1

2 4 4 6

2 4 12 8

WEEKLY PRICES £ From To

500 450 520 740

680 720 1250 1420

Book direct with Graham & Trysha Stephenson, The Old Rectory, Ingram, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 4LT e: trysha@cheviotholidaycottages.co.uk www.cheviotholidaycottages.co.uk

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Doxford Cottages - near Embleton, Beadnell and Bamburgh

Courtyard

Doxford Cottages are set in a 2500 acre private estate, 3 miles from the beautiful Northumbrian Coast, near the seaside villages of Craster Embleton and Beadnell. Beautifully situated, the cottages are set in a superb mature landscape making the perfect holiday retreat. All the cottages have open views, space and great comfort and style, with stone flagged terraces opening on to lawns from which one can walk down through a wooded glade to the 3 acre Doxford Lake … it would be difficult to exaggerate the beauty and tranquillity offered by the lake or the acres that lie beyond. All the cottages have been created from 19th century buildings so everything is new; great care has been taken to provide the very latest in luxurious holiday comfort.

Doxford House

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There are masses of books and good quality pictures and prints and every cottage offers the same superb experience: • Dishwashers, washing machines, fridge freezers, microwaves, granite work tops, and every kitchen utensil you could wish for! • TVs with Sky in sitting rooms; TVs with Freeview in main bedrooms and secondary bedrooms in houses sleeping 8 • King size or super king size beds with twin or double bed option • Log fires • WiFi broadband • Fully inclusive of heating, electricity and logs • All cottage 5 Star Gold Award • Accessibility Grading - Mobility M2 on Foxcover • Easy access to safe games field

Foxcover

DOXFORD HOUSE - sleeps 8 A drawing room, a snug and garden room. Large kitchen with American style fridge and range cooker. Cloakroom and laundry. Upstairs - a double bedroom with en suite, a second double with en suite and a third twin bedroom with en suite. A fourth twin bedroom and family bathroom.

THE COACH HOUSE & CARRIAGE HOUSE – sleeps 6 or 8 Identical spacious houses; large entrance hall and a huge sitting room, opening through French windows onto private terrace. Large farmhouse kitchen and utility room with refectory table. Downstairs cloaks. These cottages may be taken with 3 or 4 bedrooms, to suit your party. There are 3 bathrooms.


Northumberland & Durham

Doxford Lake

Garden room

SWINNEY COTTAGE - sleeps 4 A very spacious cottage with real style. A large kitchen, hall and WC and drawing room form the ground floor. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with en suite and a second bedroom and bathroom.

WELLWOOD COTTAGE – sleeps 4 A spacious light and airy cottage with a sitting/dining room opening to a sunny terrace. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

LONGLANDS – sleeps 4 Longlands has a la