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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
8
Pets
3

Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a
500-acre dairy and arable farm. Both are full of charm and character and are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Manor Farm Barn is detached, the larger of the holiday properties, and is arranged over three floors, offering eight en-suite bedrooms. The spacious living room has a beamed ceiling and French doors out to the courtyard, and there is a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range. Churn House offers four bedrooms, and boasts attractive brick and flint walls with pine panelling in the kitchen/dining room. Each has its own patio with furniture and bbq, and shared use of a games room. Children will enjoy watching the farm activities, with ducks and hens on site. There are bridle paths extending from the farm and many lovely walks to enjoy, with several inns nearby and a village pub just 150 yds away. The area is rich in history, and the landscape featured in Thomas Hardy’s novels. Nearby is Tolpuddle, made famous by the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Clouds Hill (NT) where Lawrence of Arabia lived, and Athelhampton, a 15th-century manor house set in fine gardens. The Dorset Coast is only 12 miles away, with unspoilt chalk cliffs, and the notable beauty spot of Lulworth Cove. Shop 11/2 miles.

Entrance hall with cloakroom and toilet. Large central hall with vaulted beamed ceiling, flagstone floor and minstrel gallery. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, arrow slit windows, rugs on flagstone floor and French doors to patio. Two steps to large dining room with wooden floor and French doors to further patio area. Two steps to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with hand-made French-style units, combined fuel range, flagstone floor and French doors to patio. Twin bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet, and two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with zip & link beds, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Range – fuel included
  • Wi-fi

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one widescreen)
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared enclosed courtyard
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Games room with table football, pool table, table tennis, children’s toys, two toilets and kitchen
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (15ft x 30ft, depth range 3ft to 5ft, open 15 April- 15 October)

Note: DPU and DPT can be booked together to sleep 23 people, making it an ideal venue for corporate events and large families or groups. By prior arrangement, catering can also be provided and the games room can be converted into a conference room

WAS
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£1337-£3984
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
4
Cockle Warren Ref: 28926

Offering superb sea views, this spacious home is situated in an enviable position along the sea front and boasts a large heated outdoor swimming pool. This detached holiday cottage is ideal for couples or family get togethers. Summer evenings can be savoured relaxing on the large patio - perfect for relaxing and enjoying an aperitif! Hayling Island is renowned for its sailing activities and windsurfing with lessons available close by. Every year there is a national windsurfing event and a plethora of sailing and nautical activity can be seen along the coastline. Many activities can be enjoyed locally, including golf, riding and boat trips, and scenic walks along the South Downs National Park. Chichester, with its beautiful cathedral, festival theatre, leisure centre, Roman Villa and Fontwell races, is definitely worthy of a visit. Visit Portsmouth with waterside dining, ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, designer outlets, Natural Museum, leisure facilities, Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory or the maritime history at Southampton. Winchester and The New Forest are easy driving distance. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Second living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only, accessed via double bedroom). Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 6ft zip and link), one with en-suite bathroom, corner bath, shower attachment and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Annexe: All on ground floor: Games room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with additional single, pull-out single and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Eight Freeview TVs. Two DVDs. Wii. Gas range with dual gas and electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (4.6m x 9.1m, depth 1.5m), open May-September (weather permitting). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond 20 yards.

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£995-£3462
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Manor House Ref: ROO3

Nestled in the Peak District National Park, this 16th-century manor house shares 14 acres of grounds with the owners’ other holiday homes and is furnished in a shabby chic style with antiques, wood panelling, beams, stained glass and mullion windows (low ceilings, low doors and uneven floors in some rooms). There is use of a range of facilities (1 hour per day private use), including a shared indoor pool, sauna, solarium and treatment room. Bakewell, 3½ miles, offers shops, bars, a bistro, restaurants, twice weekly market, antique country fairs and music festivals. Stroll alongside the River Wye or a circular 3½-mile walk on part of the Monsal Trail. Chatsworth House, 5 miles, is set in 1000 acres and visitors have the opportunity to see the wild deer grazing. Other places to visit include Carsington Water and Buxton Opera House, both a short drive. Golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shops 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Early beamed entrance/sitting room with open fire. Beamed living room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping for two adults) and open fire. Large beamed kitchen/dining room with dual fuel Range (for cooking), open fire and flagstone floor. Four steps to small beamed double bedroom with stained glass window and low ceiling. Steam shower room with toilet. First floor: Henry’s room: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, wood panelling, double mullion window and step up to en-suite shower room with toilet. Jemima’s room: Double bedroom with 6ft (zip & link) bed, two additional chair beds (for +2 children under 8 years) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Chelsie’s room: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, wooden floor and step up to en-suite shower room with toilet. Sam’s room: Split-level double bedroom with two day beds (each for +1 children under 8 years) and en-suite shower room with toilet, low headroom on one level and steep, narrow tread stairs to glazed sitting area with double bed. Mum and Dad’s pad: Beamed double bedroom with exposed trusses, 6ft four-poster bed, child bed (for +1 child under 5 years), Calvari rain bath, double basin and toilet. All bedrooms with LCD TV.

  • Three open fires - fuel available locally
  • electricity, full gas central heating included, bed linen and towels (included pool towels and bathrobes) included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • 6-ring dual fuel Italian range (halogen griddle) included
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • microwave
  • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
  • Two dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Walled inner courtyard with furniture
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room in Victorian summerhouse with Wii games console, small billiards table, table tennis, flatscreen TV
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (1 hr per day private use) with shower, changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in)
  • 4-person Jacuzzi
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£1999-£3588
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0

Leisure facilities available all year
Indoor heated swimming pool/toddlers’ pool (open all year)
All weather hard tennis court
Approach golf
Snooker lounge
Pool table and table tennis
Badminton, skittles, short mat bowls and basketball
Squash court
Children’s outdoor play equipment
91/2 acre landscaped grounds
On-site information centre
Bike and kayak hire (available locally)

Set in a superb countryside location, off quiet single track country lanes in the heart of South Devon, the properties at Higher Poulston are ideal for all age groups including couples, friends and families. It provides a quiet rural base, yet within driving distance of the many splendid beaches and interesting towns that the area has to offer.
Featuring a fantastic leisure complex, with exclusive shared use for all guests staying here on holiday, the facilities are open all year around and offer something for all ages and abilities. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a separate shallow heated toddlers pool. The badminton and squash courts are purpose built to a very high specification. In addition there is a snooker room, table tennis, skittles and short mat bowls. In the grounds surrounding the cottages, there are large open lawn areas to play and picnic, some BBQ areas, a tennis court and approach golf.
The cottages at Higher Poulston are made up of a cluster of lovely stone barn conversions of varying sizes(, the spacious period Farmhouse, which is fantastic for a large family and the newest addition, Wisteria House(ref 25998), a contemporary barn conversion with a stunning interior, accommodating up to 20 guests.
All the properties are comfortably furnished with leather sofas, pine or oak furniture, well equipped kitchens and modern bathrooms, making this a holiday to enjoy and remember.
The friendly owners live on site and are happy to help. Many visitors find themselves revisiting Higher Poulston year after year. This is a very family friendly holiday complex; the ideal place for mums and dads to relax in, children to have fun, and grandparents to join in too.
Set within its own 9½ acres of private land, tucked away along a quiet country lane and close to a working dairy farm. Away from the farm there are many interesting places to explore. There is a little tourist information room on site and in here you will find plenty of ideas for days out and about . For your local shopping, the little village of Harbertonford, 1 mile, has a small village shop, a pub and post office. Also, the village of Morleigh, 1 mile, has a pub serving food. The ancient town of Totnes, just 3 miles away, has a truly unique atmosphere, with a range of quirky independent shops and bistros and is a vibrant and interesting place to visit, especially on Fridays when the market comes to town.
The South Devon coastline is close at hand, has many beautiful beaches and coves, scenic walks and pretty villages including Blackpool Sands and Slapton. Enjoy a day out in the riverside marine town of Dartmouth and take a cruise along the river to Totnes or the ferry across to Kingswear, and the quaint fishing town of Brixham, then ride on the steam train to Paignton or Buckfastleigh. Within easy reach are the English Riviera resorts of Paignton and Torquay, the boating and sailing centre of Salcombe on the estuary and the historic town of Dartmouth, nestling on the banks of the River Dart. Woodlands Fun Park is a great tourist attraction and fun day out for families, as is Dartmoor National Park, with its hundreds of acres of wild rugged moorland, both about 4 miles away.
Close to Dartmouth you can play golf on an 18-hole championship course (Higher Poulston visitors receive a discount at Dartmouth golf and country club). Bike and kayak hire are available locally.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with additional single and en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Tiled floor throughout. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating, underfloor heating (ground floor bedrooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Nine Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Two electric cookers. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Two dishwashers. Freezer. Wi-fi. Balconies. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Electric cooker. Shared internet office with broadband (ref 25998 has its own wi-fi). Shared 9½-acre grounds. Children’s play area. Parking. Heated indoor swimming pool (12.4m x 6.7m, depth 1m to 1.35m) open all year. Toddlers’ pool (depth 0.85m). Shared leisure complex with pool table, toddlers’ play area, table tennis and indoor ball games room. Tennis court. No pets allowed from mid June to mid September, at all other times dogs must be kept on a lead within the grounds of the complex. No smoking.

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£1840-£4262
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
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.

Situated at one end of the pretty grassed courtyard, this converted barn is an ideal location for a large family gathering. Spacious living room with patio doors leading to a flagged patio area. Traditional dining room with wood-burning stove, TV, double height ceiling, parquet floor and patio doors to patio area. Large kitchen with dining area and large double range cooker. Utility. Double bedroom with dressing area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with 5ft bed and TV, one with arched windows overlooking courtyard. Family room with double bed, TV, additional single bed (for +1) and walk-in wardrobes. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Second bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Full LPG central heating included
  • Additional travel cot and high chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Patio and furniture

  • 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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

"Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still..."

Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson’s magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as an all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children’s play area. There is an on-site cafe with wi-fi (open 9am-9pm). In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area’s natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The ‘Big Sheep’ and ‘Milky Way’ theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon’s most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery – a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.

This three-storey property is a converted former mill enjoying river and countryside views, with the original mill wheel still in place. Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner and 42in plasma TV. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Separate toilet. Low ceilings on second floor.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • DVD
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot, travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV with digital terrestrial channels
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi (in on-site café, open 9am - 9pm)
  • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Gas barbecues for hire by arrangement
  • Ample parking
  • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
  • Shared outside area with table tennis
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
  • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
  • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
  • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost)
  • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
  • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
  • Adventure fort
  • No smoking
  • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
  • Main TV in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on TV

WAS
NOW
£993-£3113
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the twelve cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.

Badger Cottage is a lateral conversion of two cottages; perfect for two families wishing to share a cottage. This detached building has a large private garden with sun deck and a hot tub, plus a small games room making it an ideal family cottage. It is situated 1/4 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Large, oak-beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and wooden floor. Dining room with oak table seating 12 and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops, electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Small games room with TV. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full central heating included
  • Towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store (by reception)
  • Small games room with TV and table football
  • Hot tub (1st April-1st November)
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
* Pool table.
* Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
* Small indoor children’s playroom
* Sauna
* Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
* Enclosed orchard with seating.
* Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
*Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms

WAS
NOW
£794-£2617
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1

Indoor heated swimming pool (for use by property 18038 only)
Views across a golf course to the sea

These detached cottages in one of Norfolk’s most desirable seaside villages have views across a golf course to the sea. Both holiday cottages are well equipped and very comfortably furnished to provide good holiday accommodation at any time of year. An ideal base to explore North Norfolk and providing easy access to many other coastal villages. Blue Flag beaches, nature and bird reserves and walking along the coastal path all close by. Hunstanton and Heacham with a variety of attractions. Watersports, fishing and boat trips to the Scolt Head Island available locally. The Royal Sandringham Estate, 5 miles open to the public when the Royal family are not in residence. Brancaster for sailing with tuition and boat hire available. Fishing quay and sandy beach at Wells-next-the-Sea. Medieval town of Kings Lynn, 14 miles. Norfolk Broads and city of Norwich, further afield. Heacham offers child friendly pubs and restaurants. Shops ½ mile and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining/games room (dining table converts to pool table). Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (four-poster) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

Bed linen and towels included. Video. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Indoor heated swimming pool (depth 0.9-1.8m). Enclosed garden with patio and furniture.

Both properties: Oil central heating and electricity included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week. Payphone. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£1400-£3284
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the twelve cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.


Endeavour was once the main Woodhouse Farm house and features its own private garden and sauna. Part of the building overlooks Ashcombe Valley, the remainder overlooks the old farm’s courtyard, and the house is just across from the indoor swimming pool. Entrance into spacious open-plan living room with open fire. Large dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire. Well-equipped fitted oak kitchen with oil Aga, elec cooker and breakfast area. Utility with 5-person sauna. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Cloakroom/toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with additional single bed (for +1); one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
  • Full NSH included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4per person
  • Further cot
  • Oil Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed patio garden
  • Gas barbecue
  • Sauna

  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
* Pool table.
* Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
* Small indoor children’s playroom
* Sauna
* Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
* Enclosed orchard with seating.
* Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
*Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms

WAS
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£964-£2974
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
White House Farm Ref: 26603

Situated just 6 miles from Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coastline with its beautiful sandy beaches and a wealth of nature and bird reserves, this superb detached farmhouse is peacefully located in the village of Fring. Set in its own grounds with the benefit of an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court as well as a large enclosed garden, White House Farm offers character and comfort. Furnished to offer superb holiday accommodation with views across the fields in all directions White House Farm makes for an ideal holiday location for families and groups of friends. Burnham Market (8 miles) offers shops, butcher, baker, restaurants and inns. For nature lovers, excellent bird-watching can be enjoyed amid the nearby salt marshes and sand dunes, where good walking may also be found. Additionally, the coastal path and Pedlars Way footpath also offers further routes for walkers. For lazy days by the sea, excellent sandy beaches can be found at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, whilst the popular seaside resorts of Heacham and Hunstanton offer many attractions for all ages. Within easy driving distance are numerous historical ruins, stately homes and gardens including Sandringham House, Houghton and Holkham Halls, Walsingham Abbey and Shrine ruins. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with laminate floor. Second living room. Snug with sofa bed. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle leading to single bedroom, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin, one with shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Nintendo Wii. Electric cooker (in pantry). Oil Aga. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1 acre garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. 4 acres of natural landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Outdoor heated swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1m to 2m) with changing facilites and shower room. Games room with snooker table and toilet. Tennis court. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 4 steps and pond in grounds.

WAS
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£1116-£2811
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Field House Ref: RK6

This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the attractive Shropshire village of Baschurch. Spacious rooms and a full range of leisure amenities make it an excellent choice for large family holidays or group gatherings whatever the season. Guests benefit from year-round use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room (with pool table and darts), sauna and Jacuzzi available 2pm-7pm, as well as their own enclosed lawned garden complete with furniture and barbecue. Close to the village church, the house is also conveniently located within walking distance of a range of shops and the village pub.
Just 9 miles north west of historic Shrewsbury and close to the Welsh Borders, Field House stands in an ideal position for exploring and sightseeing within this lovely region. England’s largest inland county, Shropshire remains one of the country’s least populated and unspoilt landscapes, where bustling ancient market towns lie encompassed by acres of countryside. This is an area immersed in history, with Domesday Book associations; noteworthy castles include the English Heritage castle at nearby Moreton Corbet, the hilltop remains at Montgomery and Clun to the south, and of course the splendid sandstone fortifications which dominate the centre of Shrewsbury. Whether you crave nightlife, history, culture or shopping, nearby towns have plenty to offer all tastes and ages. Oswestry boasts the legendary King Oswald’s Well, said to have curative powers, and nearby Wem has plenty of rustic pubs in which to sample the local ales; the 200-year-old ale brewing tradition can still be observed at Wem’s Hanby Ales brewery. Other notable attractions include Hawkston Historic Park and Follies, Wroxeter Roman City, Hodnet Hall Gardens and Attingham Park (NT). Go karting, paint balling and quad biking are available in the local area, depending on the season. Shops ¼ mile, pub 300 yards.

Large living room with ‘living-flame’ gas fire and patio door to garden. Dining room with countryside views. Kitchen with breakfast room. Utility. Games room with board games and nursery equipment. Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling and two additional single beds (each for +1). Bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Gas fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone – incoming calls only
  • Wi-fi
  • Hostess trolley
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle storage
  • Games room (in property) with board games
  • Sole use of indoor heated swimming pool (13m x 8m, max depth 2m), Jacuzzi and sauna plus pool table and darts in separate games room, available from 2pm - 7pm every day, all year
    round (customer use only)

WAS
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£1332-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Wenford Hall Ref: E5597

Nestling on the fringes of Bodmin Moor in lovely peaceful countryside, Wenford Hall is a detached, spacious holiday property set in 0.75 acres of grounds. Wenford Hall is adjacent to the owner’s home and boasts sole use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, cinema room with 11ft wide screen and leather sofas, and a games room with a full size snooker table. Guests are just a short walk/cycle from the Camel Trail which is a disused railway line running through the countryside to Bodmin or Wadebridge and Padstow beyond. The surfing beaches of Polzeath and Rock are all within easy reach as is the historic harbour of Port Isaac where Doc Martin is filmed. A little further up the coast is Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur and Boscastle with its pretty harbour and selection of shops. Down the coast you will find Padstow, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants, including Rick Stein’s fish restaurant. Also close-by is the Eden Project along with many places on the south coast including Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

Lower ground floor: Games room. Cinema room. Separate toilet. Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room with slate floor. 2 steps to kitchen. Utility/shower room and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 twin, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. Third floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Elec coal-effect fire in living room inc. Oil CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Two Freeview TVs. Video. DVD and library. Range. Gas hob. Elec oven. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.5m to 2m), open 9am to 9pm everyday, May-Sept. Games room with full size snooker table. No smoking. NB: 3 steps and stream in garden.

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£1368-£3458
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