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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

These cosy bungalows are situated in a designated AONB with breathtaking views. Dean Steep comprises of twelve holiday bungalows, three of which are featured here (refs 19958, 19959 and 27891). They are beautifully located on the edge of Exmoor National Park amidst 17 acres of magnificent stunning scenery, with heather topped hills, sweeping combes, spectacular cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and rivers in deep wooded valleys where wildlife abounds. They are also close to the sea in a beautiful area of North Devon, a photographer’s paradise. With its high cliffs and hills for walking, the area has much to offer. For walkers there is the South West Coastal Path (which passes close to the picturesque twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth) and the wonderful wilderness of Exmoor with its diverse wildlife. The Tarka Trail is ideal for cycling. Exmoor is also ideal for fishing and horse riding, or why not take a ride on the unique cliff railway from where you can enjoy the spectacular views. Horse riding centre 1 mile. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Parking (1 car). Friday to Friday.

All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by card meter. NSH and bed linen included. Cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi (in reception area). Gas barbecue. Shared use of grounds and furniture. Shared games room with table tennis. No smoking. NB: There are fish ponds in the grounds.

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£221-£601
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Brecklands Ref: 25021

Sea views

With fantastic views over the sea from the living room, this quaint single storey holiday home has been updated to give a beach house feel. Brecklands, located in the coastal village of Scratby, is ideal for a traditional family beach holiday, just a short walk away from steps down to miles of sandy beach. Scratby is a well served village with a mini market and post office, antiques centre, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also a swimming pool at a nearby holiday camp in the summer season. Just 6 miles north of Great Yarmouth with its pleasure beach, fun fair, sea life centre and live entertainment and, Caistor, which has the largest private collection of motor vehicles in the UK, there is much to see and do in the area. Travel inland just a few miles and you will reach the unspoilt waters of the Norfolk Broads where day boat hire is available at or visit the historic cathedral city of Norwich, 17 miles, where you will find a magnificent castle, plus an array of interesting shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries. Excellent area for cycling, walking, bird watching and golf. There are lots of fun places to take children such as Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, Pleasurewood Hills, BeWILDerwood, and Pettitts Animal Adventure Park. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining room with sofa bed/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: The road approaching the property is quite rough and bumpy.

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£351-£958
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Thatched House Ref: 26095

A ’chocolate box’ style detached, thatched cottage just 1 mile from sandy beaches and providing well thought out spacious family holiday accommodation. An ideal base for exploring the Isle of Thanet which Turner described as having the ’most loveliest skies in Europe’. Nine of the fifteen sandy bays are Blue Flag winners and there is an opportunity to get involved in the Thanet Coast Project and seashore safaris. Take a boat trip and spot seals on the sandbanks, or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail - one of the most attractive leisure cycle routes in Kent, covering 27 miles. The golfer is well provided for and can tackle a variety of courses. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens who was a regular visitor to Broadstairs and Bleak House, or enjoy the charm of Regency architecture and café culture whilst sipping a glass of wine overlooking the Royal Harbour at Ramsgate. Monkton Nature Reserve provides 16 acres of woodland and also a bat cave. Stroll up to the North Foreland Lighthouse – the last manned lighthouse in the country and operational until 1998. A great all season coastal destination offering lots of heritage and culture to discover and explore. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and tiled floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and laminate floor, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, beams and sloping ceilings.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Playstation 2. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Netted fishpond in garden.

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£504-£1752
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Pendragon Cottage Ref: W41300

Good base

This terraced holiday cottage offers cosy, 3 bedroomed accommodation with an enclosed lawned garden and is situated in the small hamlet of Tregatta approximately 1 mile from Tintagel. The coastal path is within easy reach and there are distant sea views from the raised patio area and garden. Sandy beaches are within a few minutes’ drive at Trebarwith Strand, and the pretty harbour villages of Boscastle and Port Isaac are nearby. Camelford is approximately 4 miles away, and Padstow, Bodmin, Wadebridge, the Camel Trail and the Eden Project are all within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

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

Open fire in living room. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£193-£653
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Waverley Ref: B6856

In the heart of the famous, picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, tucked away in the town’s quaintest and oldest lane, just a 5 minute walk from the sea, its sandy beach and the harbour setting, featured in the films ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ and ‘Persuasion’. This pretty semi-detached holiday cottage, set close to the town centre is an excellent holiday home to enjoy the sandy beach, the spectacular views from the Cobb, fishing, boating, fossil hunting, swimming and scenic walks along the dramatic Jurassic Coast line and visit seaside resorts including Beer, Branscombe, Charmouth and Eype. Visit the historic houses and gardens of Mapperton House or the Swannery, Tropical Gardens at Abbotsbury, Pecorama, Seaton tramway and the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. TV (Freeview). DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden, patio, furniture. No smoking.

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£274-£811
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Neuk Ref: 26605


Within walking distance of the golden sandy beach on a small estate, this semi-detached holiday property is a short drive from all the major tourist attractions. Beadnell is a quiet coastal village with secluded unspoilt beaches and traditional local amenities. Seahouses, 2 miles, has a choice of pubs and eateries, and working harbour where boat trips may be taken to see the seals on the Farne Islands. Horse riding, golf and bowling nearby. Bamburgh Castle is a short drive with its castle and romantic beach. Alnwick, with its castle and enchanting water gardens, is 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards. Can be booked with ref 30106 (50 yards away) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping only). Kitchen with wooden floor and breakfast area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Partial economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£202-£677
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0


In a wonderful location directly opposite the water’s edge, this attractive property, adjacent to the owner’s home, was formerly the Wren’s mess during WWII, and has been completely restored with a light and airy feel and nautical theme. Located within the owner’s grounds, it enjoys its own enclosed lawn garden and sitting-out area, an ideal spot to enjoy the balmy summer evenings with an aperitif or a meal. From the property, there are excellent views from either the kitchen or from the spacious master bedroom on the first floor, over the harbour where a plethora of sailing activities can be observed. There is a path alongside the property leading to a green, ideal for children to play in or for dog walking, and this leads to Solent Way for scenic walks and an easy stroll from the local eateries. The foot ferry to Hamble is close by, a pretty seaside village with cobbled streets and independent shops and restaurants, and Hamble Common has 55 acres of coastal heathland for nature and wildlife lovers. This area has many historic links to the D-Day landing, and both Portsmouth and Southampton are nearby, with plenty of maritime heritage, as well as war ships to explore. Warsash Nature Reserve is a bird watcher’s paradise along the River Hamble. Within easy driving distance are Porchester Castle, the wonders of the New Forest with roaming cattle and horses along the heathland, plus Beaulieau Motor Museum. Also within easy driving distance are Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World and Winchester Cathedral. Other attractions include Calshot Acitivities Centre, Bursledon Brick Works, (the last remaining steam driven brickworks in the country), Royal Victoria Country Park, QE2 Acitivity Centre, (designed to allow full use for disabled visitors), and activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, rope course and zip wire, Go Ape, Southampton Sports Centre and Gunwharf Quays at Portsmouth. The ferry to the Isle of Wight can also be taken from Southampton, or London by train is about an hour away. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional Z-bed (on request) and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£810-£2178
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2


The Old Roundhouse is a unique escape in sumptuous accommodation, the perfect holiday retreat in genuine peace and tranquillity. This stunning, spacious, detached barn conversion with original roundhouse enjoys total seclusion within its own large gardens on the edge of the owner’s farm, with no near neighbours. Nestling in this designated AONB, uninterrupted and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside abound and lovely walks can be enjoyed from the property. A 10-minute walk over the owner’s fields and woods leads to Hartland village with shops and three pubs including the award-winning Hart Inn. Sandy Spekes beach is just over a mile walk. A fabulous, picturesque, hidden treasure, great for rockpooling and surfing. The owners have maintained many original features - exposed internal stone walls, beams and wonderful slate floors with underfloor heating throughout. Everything has been thought of to ensure an incredible holiday to please everyone. The Old Roundhouse is a really special holiday home and a warm welcome awaits with complimentary chilled beer and wine, cream teas, fresh flowers and toiletries - all ingredients for a well earned break. The stunning World Heritage coastline abounds with family activities, from pretty beaches to hidden coves, once the haunt of smugglers. Hartland Abbey is worth a visit, as is the famous Clovelly. Bude and Bideford are within easy reach with their shops, attractions and leisure pursuits. Shops ½ mile.

Large double height living room (original roundhouse) with electric woodburner in stone fireplace, exposed trusses and French doors to garden with hot tub. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking) and three steps down to dining room with handmade oak table. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, ramp access through French doors, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over corner Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and adjoining wet room with toilet. First floor: Galleried sitting room with TV and DVD. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (one can be twin) and TV, one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, corner shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle and toilet. External staircase to double bedroom (can be twin) with TV, en-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full underfloor central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Seven TVs (one satellite, one smart)
  • Two DVDs and small library
  • Wii (small library)
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock/books/games
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American fridge/freezer (icemaker, filtered water)
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Access to surrounding farm and woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking included covered carport (for 4 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Hot tub
  • External games room with full size pool table, table tennis, table football and darts
  • Mid week cleaning on request (additional small charge)
  • Natural water supply
  • Welcome pack
  • NB: 3 steps in garden

WAS
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£954-£3004
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Caton - Prideaux Ref: 3537

A good base to enjoy this lovely area

Only 200 yards from Gildredge Park bowling greens and tennis courts, ½ mile from the town centre and railway station, these spacious and elegant holiday apartments with period features in a fine Victorian house are ideal centres from which to enjoy all aspects of a really varied holiday. McSweeney (ref 3536) and Prideaux (ref 3537) have a feature marble fireplace. Eastbourne is a fine town with a Victorian pier and excellent theatres hosting national productions both musical and dramatic at the Devonshire Park and Congress Theatres. Easily reached by road via M25 and A22 and is 1½ hours by train from London. There is also an International Tennis Tournament at Devonshire Park and County Cricket at the Saffrons Sports ground, all of these venues are within walking distance of the property. The Bluebell Steam Railway and Filching Manor Motor Museum are a short drive and the South Downs are close by for walking enthusiasts.
Eastbourne now has a Marina and harbour village and there is also a fine swimming and leisure pool. Two excellent golf courses are within 1 mile, with horse riding 10 minutes drive. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing are available from the beach. Day trips to France operate from Newhaven 12 miles away. Shops and pub a short walk.

All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen (blankets) and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£325-£710
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Located just a short stroll from the old fishing village of Flamborough with a good selection of shops, inns, pubs and restaurants and only 700 yards from a superb sandy beach, these comfortable and spacious barn conversions with exposed stone and vaulted beamed ceilings are in an ideal holiday location for both winter and summer breaks. Flamborough is a renowned beauty spot and a twenty minute stroll from your doorstep brings you to the headland with views down to the little sandy bay where fishermen still mend their nets - it’s hard to believe that this is the East Yorkshire Coast! Surrounded and protected by a rugged cliff line that provides excellent cliff top walks and breathtaking views across the RSPB Bird Sanctuary at Bempton and onwards to Filey Brigg. Traditional seaside towns such as Bridlington, with miles of sandy beaches, and leisure facilities including a swimming pool and spa pavilion, is just 3 miles. The seaside resort of Scarborough boasts two beautiful beaches and was featured in the TV series The Royal. A leisurely stroll along the South Cliff and Esplanade affords panoramic views across to the 12th century castle ruins. Offering excellent shopping, galleries and museums and of course its very own theatre where plays by the well-known author Alan Ayckbourn can be enjoyed. Other places to visit are Peasholme Park and not forgetting the Sea Life Centre. The historic port of Whitby with its maritime connections, 25 miles, is home to the ancient abbey ruins. Further inland are the North Yorkshire Moors with many quaint little villages. Springtime demands a visit to the daffodil fields at Farndale. Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo offers a family day out, and the market town of Pickering is home to the steam railway where a journey through the Esk valley and on into Goathland - better known as Aidensfiled in the TV series ’Heartbeat’ will not disappoint. Historic houses such as Burton Agnes Norman Manor House, 9 miles and Sewerby Hall and Gardens just 3 miles. There is something here for all the family. Golf nearby. Shop and pub 700 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Underfloor gas central heating. Cot. Travel cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Ample parking.

All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue.

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£381-£1022
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Twin Bays House Ref: ISW

Breathtaking sea views of both the North and South Bays can be enjoyed from all rooms in this imposing Grade II listed Georgian town house which is peacefully situated on the headland under the shadow of Scarborough’s historic castle and opposite St Mary’s church, the final resting place of Anne Brontë. Whilst retaining many original features, the house has been refurbished to an exceptional standard, with hand-built oak kitchen, Travertine marble tiles, a magnificent raised bath and spectacular cliff top garden with 180-degree North Bay and castle views, and a hot tub. Positioned just a 5-minute walk from the heart of the town and a 10-minute walk from the beach, this makes a perfect holiday base for exploring Britain’s first seaside resort with its sandy, accredited North Bay beach, award-winning Sea Life Marine Sanctuary and working harbour with small fishing fleet, and South Beach where there are boat trips around the bay and a great choice of restaurants, bars and traditional seaside stalls. Music lovers can visit the Spa Complex, home of the only remaining seaside orchestra or Peasholm Park which offers open air concerts and a variety of family activities, and the famous Stephen Joseph Theatre, provides excellent evening entertainment. Further north along the Heritage coast lie the smugglers’ coves of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes, and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is easily accessible with its steam railway, quaint villages and stunning scenery. Shop and pub 220 yards.

Eleven steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with gas ‘living flame’ fire in original fireplace, oak floor and well-equipped kitchen area with hand-built oak cabinets, stone worktop and French doors to the garden. Four steps down to: Utility with shower and toilet. Lower ground floor: Living room with gas ‘living flame’ fire in pewter fireplace and Travertine marble floor. Childrens’ play room with a passageway leading to ball pool. Double bedroom (for alternative sleeping only). Upper hallway: Fully tiled bathroom and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, original stone fireplace and en-suite bathroom with raised bath, walk-in shower, stone wash basin, toilet, Travertine marble floor and North Bay views. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft oak bed and South Bay views. Double bedroom with French bed and North Bay views. Twin bedroom with wash basin and South Bay views. Steep stairs to third floor: Play room/reading area with North Bay views.

  • Gas ‘living flame’ fires included
  • Electricity, gas central heating, partial underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed cliff top garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking, parking disks provided
  • 6-person hot tub
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£634-£2040
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Sandbanks Ref: 24495

Indoor heated swimming pool

A very good holiday base just a few minutes walk from the sandy beach. This well-appointed, modern, detached family home enjoys its swimming pool and conservatory with French doors opening onto an enclosed garden and seating terrace. Located on the north coast, east of Mundesley, with Norwich, Cromer, Sheringham and the Norfolk Broads all within easy reach. For visitors with children, Bacton offers a children’s play area. Good fishing, bird watching, sailing and golf nearby. Cromer and Sheringham for sandy beaches and a wide range of activities for all age groups. Cromer has promenade gardens, pier (seasonal entertainment) and one of the country’s most famous RNLI Lifeboat Stations. Sheringham, home to the North Norfolk Steam Railway, passing through countryside designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visiting the nearby coastline village of Weybourne. The lively seaside resort of Great Yarmouth for fun fair, Sea Life Centre, indoor leisure complex with aqua pool and shopping centre is 25 miles. Norfolk Broads offer daily boat hire and river trips, a natural haven for wildlife, plenty of picnic opportunities by the river side and many riverside inns and cafés. Local market town of North Walsham, 5 miles, for regular market days, shops and pubs. Fine city of Norwich, 18 miles. Shop and pub 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory with French doors. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.2m). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£628-£1856
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