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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Peacefully situated away from the road in the heart of rural Dorset’s Hardy country, this detached farm cottage, originally built in 1830, has lovely views and has been immaculately restored. It lies close to the Jurassic coast, Chesil beach, Abbotsbury’s swannery and sub-tropical gardens, and Maiden Castle. Dorchester 3 miles, Bridport 12 miles. London 2½ hours by car, less than 3 hours by train. Shop/PO ¼ mile, pub 750 yards.

Large living room with wood-burning stove and door with steps to paddock. Large dining hall with gas fire. One step up to spacious well-equipped kitchen with range (for cooking), dining area and tiled floor. Utility with Belfast sink, toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, ornamental fireplace, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with TV. Small twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and wooden floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Gas fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Three TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Electricity/gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture
  • Large shared paddock with fruit trees, small thatched open-sided barn
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Detached barn conversion a romantic retreat, nestled within glorious countryside, with woodland and country walks. Retaining its charm with oak floors, old beams and wood-burning stove. The owners provide bath robes and slippers for guests’ comfort. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, much of the land is a nature reserve and the property is surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent scenery. North Cornwall’s beaches, 17 miles, with coastal walks. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and apex ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in external utility)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer (in external utility)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack including cream tea on arrival
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children
  • NB: Step in garden. Stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£279-£733
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Coach House Ref: ITG

Set in the grounds of the Old Vicarage in the heart of this picturesque conservation village with duck pond, this beautifully furnished holiday property is part of a careful renovation of the coach house. Finished to an exceptional standard, it is a peaceful haven to return to after exploring the numerous attractions on offer in the area, including the walled city of York, 5 miles, with its minster, array of museums, the famous Jorvik Viking Centre, as well as theatres, galleries, boat trips, ghost walks and variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. Shops 1 mile, pub 600 yards.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and stone flagged floor. Sitting room. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with butler sink, Rangemaster, and French doors to patio. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wooden floor throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating (ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • Gas/electric Rangemaster included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£691-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Little Barn Ref: NNN

This stylish and secluded retreat is tucked away into the hillside overlooking the village of Naunton at the head of the Windrush valley. Approached along a private drive, Little Barn is a detached, single-storey barn conversion surrounded by the owners’ fields from which race horses can be seen across the valley. A footpath leads to the local golf club and the pub is just a short stroll. Perfectly placed as a holiday base to explore the adjacent network of Cotswold walks and bridleways and the classic houses and gardens of the area. Bikes and horses can be hired locally. Shops 5 miles, pub ½ mile.

Large beamed living room with patio doors to terrace. Kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room by arrangement with owner
  • Dishwasher
  • Courtyard with patio, terrace, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Stabling for hire
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

Note: Little Barn (NNN) is situated in the same private grounds as The Old Cart House (NRF)

WAS
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£412-£753
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Located in 8 acres on the banks of the River Thames, Dinckley Court (ref NT9) and Dinckley Lodge (NSE) lie in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the towns of Oxford and Abingdon, with Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile. Local attractions include a Salters Steamer Boat which can be caught from Oxford back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to the properties, or visit Nuneham Courtney’s arboretum - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, the famous Crazy Bear Thai restaurant, The Mole Inn at Marsh Baldon, and the Chequers pub within walking distance serving great British food. Convenient for Oxford, Henley and the M40 for London and the Midlands.

Shop 1 mile, pub 300 yards.
Please note: These properties can be booked separately, or together to accommodate up to 22 guests.

Dinckley Lodge is an exquisite boutique self-catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court directly overlooking the River Thames. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames, with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Clumps. The Lodge has use of river frontage when booked in conjunction with Dinckley Court, but if let independently guests have use of their own private garden only, albeit with stunning views. Double doors open onto a decked terrace, with further outside tables and seating within the garden. Perfect for that early morning coffee or glass of wine whilst watching the sun set in the evening as the swans glide by. The main area of the lodge comprises an open plan living, dining and high gloss kitchen, with wooden flooring throughout. With Wi-fi, TV, DVD and iPod docking station, it is the perfect environment for a relaxing get-together, special occasion or just because... The property sleeps 6 guests, and offers a beautiful master bedroom with a 5ft bed which can convert to a twin, and two further double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and individual doors leading directly on to the terrace. Every room has a panoramic view of the Thames. Contemporarily furnished to a high standard, Dinckley Lodge makes a perfect retreat for families and groups of 6 seeking that something a little exclusive and secluded yet only 7 miles to Oxford city centre or an hour to London. During the summer, barbecue and picnic with breathtaking views of the river, during the winter months stay for a romantic retreat, or just take a weekend get-away whilst enjoying the delights of Autumn, Winter or Spring.
Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and patio doors to decked terrace. Double bedroom and 5ft bed (can be twin). Two further double bedrooms. All bedrooms with TV, en-suite shower room with toilet, and door to decked terrace and garden.

  • Gas central heating included
  • Freeview smart TV
  • Three digital TVs
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Lawned garden with decked terrace and furniture
  • Wendy house
  • Welcome pack

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Boat mooring by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River frontage in grounds

WAS
NOW
£923-£2050
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Heronry Ref: LK4

This outstanding, detached, single-storey barn conversion is situated in the courtyard alongside the Grade II listed mill house, and is set in 3½ acres of grounds. Completed in 2007, from the outside The Heronry looks like a barn in keeping with the surrounding buildings. The interior is spacious and contemporary with porcelain tiled floors throughout and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows along the rear of the building, creating a light and bright huge space. Running alongside the rear of the property and viewed from the massive windows, is Carwinley Beck which is regularly visited by its heron. This funky property is very special and those wishing to relax in superb surroundings will not be disappointed and great care and attention to detail has been taken to provide a welcoming holiday experience. The area immediately in front of The Heronry is paved and provides a pleasant outdoor dining area. Guests are free to wander round the grounds and enjoy the large mill pond, enclosed scented garden, fish pond and stream with numerous decked and sitting areas for relaxing. It is also ideally positioned for touring and exploring the exciting surrounding areas which are full of history, beautiful scenery and have much to please the outdoor enthusiast. There is northern Cumbria, its lakes and fells and numerous market towns; southern Scotland including the world famous Gretna Green (8 miles); Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland all within a short drive. City of Carlisle
9 miles. Shops and pubs 3½ miles.

Spacious, contemporary open-plan living/dining room with large wall-mounted TV, electric fire, porcelain tiled floor, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows to the rear and well-equipped kitchen area with sleek kitchen units. Spacious double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, floor-to-ceiling windows and large en-suite bathroom with double Jacuzzi bath, large shower cubicle, double wash basins and toilet.

  • Electricity fire included
  • Full underfloor electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Shared use of owners’ 31/2 acres of lawned grounds with enclosed scented garden and numerous decked areas
  • Shared barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No children (except babes in arms)
  • NB: Large mill pond, small fish pond and stream in grounds

WAS
NOW
£374-£698
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Barn Ref: LQ7

In an enchanting position beside a beck with tumbling waterfalls, this former mill barn, adjacent to the owner’s home, has been skilfully converted into an outstanding, contemporary holiday home. Deer, squirrels and birds share the delightful grounds. A perfect base to explore the Lake District, Northumberland and Scottish Border. Visit Talkin Tarn, Walltown Cragg, Lanercost Priory, county shows and farmers’ markets. Excellent walking and cycle routes abound. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and French door to garden. Wet room with bath and toilet. First floor: Beamed living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, French doors to patio, wooden floor and well-equipped beamed kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair on request
  • Three TVs
  • Three DVDs
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked patio with furniture
  • 2-acre grounds with sitting-out area
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Beck, waterfalls and sloping banks in grounds

WAS
NOW
£443-£812
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Blue Buttons Ref: ITN

This detached cottage, one of four, is set along a private drive on the edge of Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Designed and furnished by an interior architect, it is a wonderful romantic getaway. Stroll through the nearby park to an indoor swimming pool, or a little further to the centre of this historic market town with its Norman castle. Riddlesden Hall (NT), 10 miles. Visit the Forest of Bowland an AONB, or a day trip to York or nearby Harrogate. Shop and pub ½ mile.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Kitchen/dining room with induction range (for cooking), TV, oak floor and bi-fold doors to patio. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious, beamed living room with oak floor and wood-burning stove. Spacious double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with double Jacuzzi air bath, chromatherapy lighting, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Induction range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • 24hr drying service
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi (3.75GB per week)
  • Patio with furniture
  • Shared garden
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£360-£842
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This truly delightful fisherman’s cottage, built around 1770, overlooks the busy little harbour of Brixham with uninterrupted views of Torbay and out to sea. The holiday cottage has been lovingly and sympathetically refurbished, retaining many original and period features. It boasts a small enclosed decked area leading to a flight of 34 steep stone steps to a roof-top level garden, with spectacular sea and town views. Shops 300 yards.

Dining room. Spacious kitchen with slate floor. Steep turning stairs to first floor: Living room with large picture window. Shower room with large shower and toilet. Steep turning stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft Victorian-style bedstead. Steep turning stairs to third floor: Twin bedroom with painted floor and sloping ceiling. Most rooms have views of the harbour and bay.

  • Electricity ‘woodburner’ included
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed decked area with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car) 100 yards
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 5 yrs (except babes in arms)

WAS
NOW
£434-£1197
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Mendipside Ref: EWT

This spacious Victorian house has an abundance of character with original fireplaces throughout, and sumptuous furnishings. Adjoining another property and being set over two storeys, there is plenty of room for the larger group to spread out and enjoy privacy; on the first floor a lockable door leads into the master bedroom with sitting area and balcony. The kitchen/dining area is ideal for entertaining, leading through to a separate extra conservatory-style dining room.
Outside, there are several seating areas from which to enjoy the surroundings and view.
Centrally located in the charming village of Draycott, there are many attractions to visit in the immediate vicinity, including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, and Wookey Hole Caves. For keen walkers and cyclists the Strawberry Line is nearby, a disused railway line converted to a network of paths running from Clevedon to Cranmore, the Mendips and the Quantocks, and the nearby Chew Valley and Blagden Lakes for nature watching and fishing. The cities of Bath and Bristol are within an hour’s drive, as are the coastal resorts and sandy beaches of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, and Burnham-on-Sea. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Large living room with open fire. Large conservatory-style dining room with patio doors leading to decking area. Spacious kitchen with second dining area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and TV. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle with toilet, and French doors leading to balcony and decking area. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, and lockable adjoining door to double bedroom which can be opened to create a family room. (Both rooms have their independent access).

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • Gas/electric range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Two freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden
  • Patio with terrace and furniture
  • Balcony
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 8 steps from driveway to garden. Small water feature in garden.

WAS
NOW
£880-£2108
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Pavilion Ref: IUE

This former pavilion house is set in the grounds of historic Killerby Hall which dates back to 1849. The property is extensively renovated, and retains many original features with an exquisitely designed interior with finest attention to detail. With views of the Hall, its grounds and countryside beyond, this detached holiday home is close to the stunning beaches of Cayton Bay which is ideal for surfing and has plenty of shops, elegant Scarborough, with harbour, beaches, cafes, amusements, arcades, theatres, parks and 12th-century castle ruins, or the small town of Filey. Just over an hour’s drive away is the old smuggling village of Robin Hood’s Bay - step back in time and explore the tumbling fishermen’s cottages which line the cobbled streets all the way down to the sandy little cove. Just a little further afield is the historic port of Whitby - famed for its connections with Captain James Cook and Dracula, it also boasts a 3-mile stretch of award-winning sandy beach. Visit the spa town of Harrogate with its RHS Harlow Carr gardens and Betty’s Tearoom which is a must, and the walled city of York with attractions for all the family including the Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, JORVIK Viking Centre, the York Art Gallery, Richard III Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Across the North Yorkshire Moors, a trip from Pickering on a steam train is the ideal way to view Heartbeat country. Visit the RSPB bird sanctuary at Bempton Cliffs with breathtaking views across the coast to Filey Brigg and Flambrough Head. Shop ½ mile, pub 1 mile.

Large open-plan beamed living/dining room with solid oak floor, vaulted beamed ceiling, stunning views and large well-equipped kitchen area. Utility. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with 5ft bed. Two further bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet; one double and one twin. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Five TVs and DVDs
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared lawned garden, oak canopy on decked area, teak table, chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1617-£1617
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
0
The Barn Ref: PDDE

A beautifully renovated barn conversion situated in the village of Burley Street in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Built of oak and timber, it has an air of relaxed elegance and offers a wealth of features including a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, spiral staircase and wood-burning stove, as well as extras such as Egyptian cotton sheets. Located in the grounds of the main cottage, it provides a perfect base for exploring the New Forest’s many delights. The market town of Ringwood is a 6-minute drive where all facilities can be found, with handsome Georgian buildings. Sandy beaches lie 8 miles away and sailing and surfing can also be enjoyed. Shop and pubs ¾ mile.

Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, large windows, wooden floor and hand-made kitchen area. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. Spiral open staircase to first floor: Galleried area with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Vaulted ceilings and beams throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV (LCD)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Shared freezer in outbuilding
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£409-£819
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