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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Shared swimming pool and shared games room

Maddox Down Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet with stunning views over the countryside, completely rural. This working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted into 5 delightful holiday cottages in keeping with the area, has been in family ownership since the 1500s. On site there is a shared swimming pool (available from Easter to October), games room in a converted cart linhay, complete with pool table, board games, books, videos, matted area for small children and more. In the meadow below the cottages there is a wildlife pond where you can sit and have a picnic and watch the fish. Also, you might be able to see geese, moorhens and ducks. There is a shopping service available, including local produce. Situated only 2 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, 3 miles from the sea. Fishing trips can be booked from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its unique Cliff Railway, are a short drive. Only 8 miles from Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sand and Blue Flag status. Barnstaple is 10 miles away, with its famous pannier market in use every day, a tennis centre, leisure centre and many other amenities. Also visit Bideford, situated on the River Torridge and Tarka Country. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from here. Enjoy a Devon cream tea upon arrival. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

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

Electric woodburner in living room (first £10 included). First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available from Easter to October). Shared games room with matted play area for small children, darts, pool table, table tennis and table football. No smoking.

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£314-£1007
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
Allocated parking for each cottage





In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with indoor heated swimming pool, Triscombe Farm Country Cottages are a combination of 19th century cottages and skilful conversions from existing farm buildings. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and all-weather tennis court (please bring your own racquets and balls). Natural water is provided from our own spring. With unspoilt countryside all around, and reached by a long, sweeping driveway, the country cottages are nestling in a sheltered, wooded valley overlooking the River Quarme. Each of the cottages has been individually styled and equipped to offer comfortable holiday accommodation.

The cottages make the perfect base for holidays at any time of the year. There are five acres of lovely gardens for you to enjoy and explore. A stream cascades through the hillside garden, there is ample space in which to sit and relax, or enjoy a family picnic or barbecue. Spectacular views across the valley to Dunkery Beacon unfold as you wander around. Badgers, buzzards, foxes, red deer and an abundance of birdlife can often be seen, so don’t forget your binoculars. Bracken Cottage ref: B5817, Juniper ref: 28060 and Primrose Cottage ref: 30027 are ground floor cottages with valley views, Rose Cottage ref: B5810 and Whortleberry Cottage ref: 29890 are cosy family cottages, Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 is a spacious original cottage and Garden Cottage ref: B5812 and Orchard Cottage ref: B5811 are ‘upside down’ cottages with farmland views.


From Triscombe Farm you can explore the magic of Exmoor, an area of wild natural beauty, inhabited by native ponies and red deer. Exmoor Safaris take you right into the heart of this area of heather clad moors, sheltered wooded combes, pretty villages with thatched cottages and ancient packhorse bridges. The National Park rangers provide guided walks.


A few miles from Triscombe is Exmoor’s spectacular northern coast, the highest in Britain, where steep cliffs plunge into the sea. You can enjoy fantastic coastal walks here along the cliff top coastal path, with dramatic views of the coastline and out to sea. From Dunkery Beacon (1707ft) there are panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and beyond. Minehead is only 10 miles away with a beach, Butlins, harbour and fantastic steam railway. Historic Dunster (NT castle) is one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Porlock and Dulverton offer interesting shops and tea shops where you can enjoy a traditional Somerset cream tea. There are many places to visit locally including Knightshayes Court, a splendid Victorian house at Tiverton.


Other holiday pursuits include fishing and sailing at Wimbleball Lake, and horse riding, mountain biking and hiking across the moor. There is so much to do locally, the owners hope to welcome you back time and time again.
Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - the perfect base for all year round holidays. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Stream Cottage ref: 27550 and Juniper ref: 28060 can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 people and Bracken Cottage ref: B5817 and Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 people.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric heaters by meter reading. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. NB: Juniper (ref 28060) is partly below Stream Cottage (ref 27550).

All properties: Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire £5per person per booking. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (small charge). Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Extensive shared gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue area. Cycle store. Shared games room with table tennis and snooker/pool table. All-weather tennis court. Heated indoor swimming pool (9.7m x 4.2m, depth 0.8m to 1.9m), closed November-Easter. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in grounds (young children must be supervised).

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£172-£400
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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

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

Set within the courtyard, with individually styled rooms. A cosy ground floor cottage with a well-planned L-shaped living room with contemporary electric fire, dining and modern kitchen areas. Double bedroom with LCD TV. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Ground floor facilities

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

SUPERB INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA COMPLEX
Sensitively created in old stone to blend with the cottages, Greenwood Grange’s magnificent pool is open daily all the year round. For the exclusive use of visitors, it is spectacularly designed in Roman style, with a mural depicting an emperor and his hand-maidens.
* Fine 32-ft x 18-ft indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities (please bring own towels)
* Shallow ‘D’ end for young children’s supervised paddling
* Sitting area overlooking pool
* Six-person sauna
EXTENSIVE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES
Indoor Amenities (Games room closed November to March, except Christmas and New Year):
Set next to the pool building and sympathetically designed in stone and brick, the purpose-built leisure building has Freeview TVs and offers plenty of things to do, whatever the season.
* Table tennis, table football, bar billiards and full-sized pool table
* Fenced ‘under fives’ play area with play slide, play train and tot rocker
Outdoor amenities:
* Peaceful grounds extending to 4 acres
* Children’s play area with swings
* Two en-tout-cas tennis courts (or please bring your own racquets)
* Croquet lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)
* Badminton lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)
* Dogs’ exercise paddock

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£328-£1019
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

"Charming cottages situated in a scenic holiday location, which form an ideal base from which to explore the stunning scenery of the North Yorkshire Coast..."

Killerby Old Hall and its 7 cottages are ideal for a countryside holiday whilst being less than 2 miles from the beach of Cayton Bay. Guests can enjoy the nature reserve and lake area, or relax in the indoor heated swimming pool. The accommodation ranges from the Old Hall, sleeping 10 in period splendour, through to cosy Crow’s Nest which sleeps 2. Set in a pretty courtyard, each cottage is different yet has its own sitting-out area with patio furniture and BBQ.
Killerby Old Hall is situated between the coastal resorts of family friendly Filey, with its cobble landing and pretty promenade, and Scarborough, with its vibrant South Bay and naturally picturesque North Bay, located on part of Britain’s heritage coast. The Stephen Joseph Theatre, famed throughout the county, puts on a number of Alan Aykbourn productions. To the north, across the stunning North Yorkshire Moors, lies the port of Whitby; famous for its connections to Captain James Cook and Dracula. Robin Hood’s Bay, a former fishing village with a smugglers past, has quaint streets which lead visitors to a small, sandy cove and rock pools. Heading inland, find the historic market town of Pickering, where the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam train begins its journey. Access Dalby Forest through the attractive village of Thornton-le-Dale and be sure to stop for an ice cream. The forest offers a range of activities including mountain bike tracks, or for those feeling adventurous there is Go Ape. It is also a popular picnic destination which is surrounded by walks that the whole family can enjoy. Travel a little further afield to Castle Howard with its stunning house and grounds. The ancient, Roman walled city of York sits just an hour up the A64, a famously haunted city with many attractions such as the railway museum, river trips and excellent shopping. To the south along the coast, the Cleveland Way leads to dramatic Flamborough Head and the Bempton RSPB Sanctuary. The village of Cayton is a 500 yard stroll, with its pub, post office and shop. Full amenities are just over 4 miles away in Scarborough. Shop and pub 500 yards.

A 16th-century Grade II listed manor house retaining many original features including corniced ceilings, Georgian sash windows with original character shutters and window seats overlooking the gardens. Enter through the stained glass door into the large entrance hall with wide staircase and original oak spindled banisters. Light and airy living room with dual-aspect windows and electric ‘coal-effect’ fire. Traditionally furnished, beamed dining room with ‘living-flame’ gas fire. Each with window seats and shutters. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, large range cooker and granite worktops. Well-stocked library with open fire in inglenook and many antique books. Lower ground floor: Games room with pool table. Fitness room with multi-gym, sauna, shower cubicle and toilet. Wide staircase from entrance hall to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, original panelled walls and en-suite shower room (no toilet). Further double bedroom with vanity sink. Two cosy twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Shower room with large walk-in shower, double sinks and toilet. All double bedrooms with TV and seating area.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Full oil central heating included
  • Additional travel cot and high chair
  • Four Freeview TVs (one widescreen satellite)
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Secluded walled garden with swings and furniture
  • Parking
  • Games room for sole use of guests at KKU with pool table
  • Fitness room with multi-gym and sauna
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot (included linen)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room (coin-op)
  • Wi-fi
  • Sitting-out area with furniture
  • Shared grounds of 20 acres, with grassed areas suitable for ball games and recreation, nature reserve and small lake (toddlers beware)
  • Barbecue
  • Play area with swings, slide (for under 11s)
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool open all year round with changing facilities (30ft x 16ft 6in, depth 3ft 9in to 4ft 9in, open 8am-8pm)
  • Shared games room with pool table (coin-op), table tennis, darts, arcade games and board games
  • Tourist information available
  • Welcome pack
  • Cycle store
  • NB: Small lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£692-£2169
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

A tranquil lakeside retreat in the heart of Ruby country, Blagdon Farm is a great holiday choice for family and friends and is just 15 miles from the sandy north Cornish beaches. All lodges are south-facing with private terraces, enjoying magnificent views over the fishing lake, to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond. There are plenty of activities at Blagdon Farm, with coarse fishing on site (bring own rods) along with a pretty woodland walk, games room, swimming pool and play field. The historic village of Ashwater is just 2 miles away and has a shop and popular village inn or you can spoil yourself with a really special meal at neighbouring Blagdon Manor. The market towns of Holsworthy, Launceston and Okehampton are all within easy driving distance and provide good town amenities along with swimming pools and leisure facilities. A stunning location that has something for everyone, fishing, surfing, golf and riding are all available locally and walkers and cyclists will be spoilt for scenic routes. North Devon and north Cornwall boast many fantastic sandy beaches and hidden coves. The popular resorts of Boscastle and Padstow (home to Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant), the ancient port of Clovelly and mystical Tintagel Castle are all close by. The wild beauty of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are nearby and the famous Eden Project is an easy drive for a great day out. Watersports within 5 miles. Cafe/bar on site. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio doors, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

Dishwasher. Pets free of charge, must be kept on lead.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed decked area and furniture. Shared 5-acre natural woodland grounds. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, books and games library. Parking (1 car). Shared swimming pool, open April-October. Fishing in lake (bring own rods). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday. NB: Lake in grounds, 20 yards.

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£223-£789
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


"A gracious manor and cottages of mellow stone . . . between history-steeped hills and a coast of golden sands . . ."

Standing proudly at the foot of the Cheviot Hills, on the edge of the glorious Northumberland National Park and only 15 miles from the alternating sands and rocks of the coastline, Akeld Manor cottages offer the perfect setting for a holiday in England’s fascinating and beautiful Border country. The gracious Manor House and its cluster of cottages and mellow stone buildings have been sensitively renovated and converted to create an outstanding collection of holiday properties – all with shared use of a superb choice of facilities. A leisure building houses a wide range of amenities (available daily, all the year round) which include an indoor heated swimming pool with changing and shower facilities, a Jacuzzi and sauna. There is a well-equipped multi-gym, too, and the first floor of the building features a large games room (with pool table, table tennis and football game) and a separate snooker room with full-size antique table. The cottages are set in acres of shared grounds, which offer space for relaxing and for children to play, and they lie within 2 miles of the shops and inns at Wooler.
The Northumberland National Park stretches south through Kielder and Wark Forests as far as Hadrian’s Wall, and north to the Scottish border. Long stretches of sand can be found lining the coast south of Berwick-upon-Tweed (16 miles). At Beal (13 miles), the road to Holy Island runs gently down to the shore, where it becomes a causeway covered and impassable at high tide.
These quaint cottages, some of which have originally been cartsheds and byres are charmingly set in small groups within the spacious and colourful grounds. The large Manor House (which provides accommodation for parties of 15), also has a splendid large walled garden allowing total privacy. The setting of these cosy cottages is intriguing, many with small courtyards and gardens, a truly interesting and imaginative conversion full of detail and character – the individual and tasteful interiors are delightful. Shops 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with modern fitted kitchen area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Shared facility charge (excl VAT) £27 (July–September), £38 (October–June) per week; pro rata per short break
  • Small patio with furniture

  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared gardens and grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 15ft) and Jacuzzi with shower and changing facilities (open daily 10am to 5pm)
  • Sauna
  • Games room with table tennis, coin-operated pool table and football game
  • Snooker room (adults only)
  • Multi-gym
  • No smoking (anywhere on complex)

Note: Use of the pool is occasionally shared with other properties at Akeld Manor not featured on this website.

EXTENSIVE INDOOR FACILITIES:

  • Indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi with shower and full changing facilities
    (available daily all year round; 10am to 5pm)
  • Sauna (foc) with small sitting area
  • Fully equipped fitness room
  • Games room with table tennis and football game
  • Separate snooker room with full-size antique table (for adults only)
  • Separate pool table with 2 coin-operated tables

WAS
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£328-£1091
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

" Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife "

Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as
"a sure-fire child pleaser", and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

Spacious living/dining room with well-equipped country-style oak kitchen area. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower bath and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

  • 42in plasma TV
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels included
  • Travel cots and high chairs on request
  • Two digital TVs (Freeview)
  • Wi-fi
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared courtyard, garden
  • Shared barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft ) with infra red sauna
  • Shared games chalet
  • Shared tennis court
  • Shared children’s play area
  • No smoking
  • NB: Two small ponds in the garden and unfenced lakes in the grounds

SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

  • Magnificent indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft) with seating, showers and changing facilities.
  • Tennis court
  • Children’s playframe with swings, slides and play tent
  • Large games room with pool table, table tennis and play area with toys for young children
  • 76-acre grounds with lakes and walks through woods and fields
  • Large courtyard with seats and tables
  • Further seats and tables overlooking top lake with great sunset views

WAS
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£884-£2810
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of beautiful County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There is limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner, and these must be booked 7 days in advance. Whether you choose to take in the amazing countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is the perfect holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, which has bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located approximately half an hour from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Ideas for a day trip are Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There are limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner, and these must be booked 7 days in advance. Whether you choose to take in the scenic countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is an ideal holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, with bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located around 30-minutes from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin with additional single, 1 single.

Travel cot. High chair. Courtyard, garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from spring.

All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 2m x 0.9m), limited private sessions are available to book 7 days in advance. Shared hot tub and sauna. Shared games room with snooker table and games. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps within the grounds. Lake in grounds.

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£366-£1113
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3

"Ideal base for a family holiday...set between the Cheviots and the sea" "Ideal base for a family holiday...set between the Cheviots and the sea"

Tucked away in a peaceful and secluded village setting, these five comfortably furnished holiday cottages are set in an idyllic location, only 5 miles from the spectacular Bamburgh Castle and one of the longest sandy beaches in England, and within a few minutes’ drive of Seahouses, where regular boat trips depart for the Farne Islands. Between the Cheviots and the sea, there is easy touring through the beautiful countryside with its numerous castles, stately homes and NT properties. Furnished to a high standard, and close to the owners’ home, Fordson offers single-storey accommodation and Ferguson is a detached two-storey cottage. The Mill House stands as a detached converted barn, with Waren View and The Granary Cottage forming an adjoining pair. This is an ideal choice for family holidays, with use of a very pleasant lawned area by a stream where visitors can enjoy barbecues. There is also shared use of the owners’ hard tennis court nearby.
Warenford Village serves as an excellent base from which to discover Northumberland and the Scottish border country. Just 4 miles distant lies Budle Bay, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an SSSI, with the ancient walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles) and the Duchess of Northumberland’s ornamental gardens a short drive away. Created to rival the best in Europe, the gardens are contemporary in design and include waterfalls and cascading plumes set within landscaped grounds with themed planted areas. Also sure to delight both young and old alike is a visit to neighbouring Alnwick Castle, which served as the location for the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family, it stands as the second largest inhabited castle in England after Windsor Castle, with some of its rooms open to the public and displaying a wealth of decorative and fine art.
Within easy reach, too, is Holy Island – renowned for its medieval religious heritage, priory and picturesque castle – and also known by its Anglo-Saxon name of Lindisfarne. Accessed by a paved causeway at low tide, the island is popular with bird-watchers and nature lovers, with the north-western portion of the island being maintained as a nature reserve, where terns, plovers and seals can be observed. Whilst on the island, a trip to The Museum of Island Life will reveal former living and working conditions there, and St Aidan’s Winery tempts visitors with its sweet concoction of local Lindisfarne Mead.
There are quiet country lanes for cycling and several excellent golf courses nearby, as well as a selection of shops in Belford (3 miles) and good inns and restaurants in which to enjoy a family meal locally – the nearest pub with restaurant being just 30 yards.
Guests may relax in our recently developed indoor swimming pool and sauna or work out in the gym, built close to the cottages. Shop/24-hr garage 1 mile.

Entrance hall. Spacious living room with electric fire in arched stone surround. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Patio

  • Electricity, electricity fire, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared indoor swimming pool - depth 4ft (children under 16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult who can swim), sauna, hard tennis court and gym (no children under 16 yrs allowed in gym) all open Mon-Thurs 9:00am - 6:30pm, Fri-Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed each day between 2:00pm - 3:00pm, tennis court closed Sun

Note: Properties MHH, MHI, MKO, MKP and MLX may be booked together to sleep up to 30 people.

WAS
NOW
£445-£1395
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Tommies Cottage Ref: E1388

Pleasantly situated overlooking the duck pond in the pretty ‘wolds’ village of North Dalton, these attractive, comfortably furnished Georgian cottages provide an ideal base for exploring the area. Together with one other cottage, they enjoy shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and a walled orchard garden. Walkers will enjoy the local footpaths including the ‘Minster Way’ and ‘Wolds Way’ and dogs are allowed to exercise on designated farm fields. The duck pond opposite the cottages supports a variety of wild life and the surrounding area is home to a wealth of scenic and historic places of interest. The great houses of Sledmere and Burton Agnes are both within 10 miles as is the watersports centre at Brandesburton. Castle Howard, the magnificent setting for TV’s Brideshead Revisited and Goathland the setting for the TV series Heartbeat are within 1 hour’s drive. The Deep, in Hull, Eden Camp, Flamingo Land, Pickering with the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, Bridlington’s sandy bay, RSPB Bempton Cliffs and the historic city of York with excellent shopping, medieval architecture, railway museum and the fascinating Jorvik Museum are all about 20 miles. Touring the unspoilt Yorkshire Wolds by car is a pleasure in itself. Golf 7 miles. Shop 3 miles. Pub within walking distance.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 twin bedrooms. Z-bed available (for child).

Oil CH inc. Cot. D/washer. F/freezer. Payphone.

All properties: Open fire in living room inc. Elec and bed linen inc. H/chair. Digital TV. M/wave. W/machine. Shared t/dryer. Shared, walled orchard garden and furniture (30 yards). Shared BBQ. Parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool, open 7am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 1st May-4th Sep. Sauna £5 ph (by arr). Hard tennis court (by arr).

WAS
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£257-£780
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Just Be Cottage Ref: CC245006
Quietly nestling beside a country lane, Just Be Cottage is a most charming cosy 130 year old rustic country cottage situated overlooking stunning countryside, 10 minutes from both the famous historic market town of Beverley and also the beautiful Yorkshire coastline. Lovingly furnished and decorated the cottage offers the perfect retreat for a romantic break and provides every home from home comfort. For those seeking peace tranquility and nature, the Just Be Cottage is ideally placed to explore the many treasures that are in store within the Yorkshire coast, it is approximately 2 miles from Rise Hall, home of Sarah Beeney as seen on TV, and close to the famous Woldgate scenery as depicted by the international award winning local artist David Hockney in his paintings. Locally there are many historic places of interest, together with a host of places of natural beauty.Also you can experience the many local walks from the Wolds to the coast and many more. Come and see the city of Culture (Hull).....you’ll be amazed.
From the cottage you will find uninterrupted views across the country fields from the front of the cottage and to the rear there is a pleasant conservatory in which to relax with more countryside views. To the rear there is a car parking space, patio and garden furniture together with a barbecue area and if you wish to continue with the outdoor experience, there is a fishery, a clay pigeon range and horse riding all within a mile of the cottage. If you wish to cycle along the country lanes we have 2 adult cycles in the store. As guests of Just Be Cottage you also have access to a nearby leisure complex where you will find a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room free of charge. There are many other local sporting areas of interest like famous Beverley races and many others that can be found within the guest information folder and where you will also find a number of personally recommended restaurants and other local eating places.
The lady owner of Just Be Cottage is a highly qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Life Coach specialising in the treatment of depression, stress and anxiety, phobias and panic attacks. Should you wish to explore these services as part of a personally tailored package, then please contact the owner for further details.

Ground Floor: Property has electric night storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, TV, DVD, free view and radio/CD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer. Dining table and chairs
Conservatory: With comfortable furniture
Shower Room: With double shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed

Initial supply of logs for open fire provided. Electricity, bed linen and towels includedEnclosed lawn garden and patio to the rear with garden furniture and gas BBQ. Parking for one car. Sorry no children or babies. Also a festive food package for the Christmas and New Year weeks. One small well behaved dog welcome.

WAS
NOW
£265-£405
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Forge Ref: MNF

This charming detached stone cottage, formerly The Forge for the farm, is situated in a magnificent rural setting and dates from the early 19th century. Offering a blend of traditional features including exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and oak flooring presented and equipped to a very high standard, it also boasts south-facing gardens with spectacular uninterrupted views over moorlands and open countryside. There is sole use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, and the holiday cottage lies in a superb area for touring, walking and cycling. Ingram Valley is 6 miles for swimming in the river, and walking. Alnwick with its famous castle and gardens is 7 miles. Coastline, 15 minutes’ drive. 1 mile from village with restaurant and pub. Shops 7 miles.

Step to entrance. Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, oak floor and French doors to garden. Well-equipped beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Some internal steps.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full oil central heating included (Winter £20 per week, £10 per short break)
  • electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • washing machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (7.2m x 4m, May-September only, £50per week heating charge)
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£311-£1055
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