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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Gunton Lodge Ref: BUP

Enjoying over 100ft of water frontage, with a private mooring and slipway, Gunton Lodge is one of the premier detached period houses built along Oulton Broad. A large sunny south-facing garden leads to the water’s edge, accessing a wealth of family watersports activity on the enclosed waters of the broad. A rowing boat can be made available for guests’ use by prior arrangement. Alternatively, simply relax and enjoy stunning views across the broad and surrounding countryside from the house, the lawn or the summer house by the water’s edge. The master bedroom has French doors leading onto a large decked balcony with stair access up to the turret room – a fabulous spot for enjoying the often spectacular sunsets! Oulton Broad is a haven for wildlife and water sports such as fishing (seasonal, licensed), sailing (RYA training centre), windsurfing and rowing. Numerous footpaths rich with wildlife and scenic cycle rides can be accessed from the house. A short boat ride across or short walk around the broad leads to the charming village of Oulton Broad with its waterside cafes, shops, restaurants, bars and park with a well-equipped children’s play area and tennis courts. Or go upriver in a day boat and discover charming waterside pubs and restaurants and pretty broads villages, such as Beccles, St Olaves and Somerleyton. The popular Blue Flag beaches of Lowestoft and Gorleston are close by, and further afield, picturesque drives lead into the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside with its many excellent gastro pubs, and to the Suffolk Heritage Coast including Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh. Nearby stately home and gardens at Somerleyton also make an enjoyable day out. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

Living/dining room with open fire, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area with gas range (for cooking). Large drawing/sun room, French doors to patio/garden. Utility. Single bedroom. Two cloakrooms/toilets. First floor: Two large double south-facing bedrooms, both with 5ft bed, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, French doors to balcony and stair access to turret room. West-facing twin bedroom with wash basin. Spacious bathroom with roll-top bath, large separate shower cubicle, marble-tiled heated floor and dressing area. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Cosy single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. All rooms with broads views.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Balcony
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with south-facing patio and furniture
  • Summer house with fridge and microwave
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Private mooring and slipway
  • No smoking
  • NB: Covered pond and 3 steps to waterside garden (2ft 9in high fence)

WAS
NOW
£1174-£3467
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Edenhall Ref: CC118218
Only a mile from the village of the same name, Edenhall was originally used by the drovers crossing the nearby ford and driving their cattle south. Today it is an immaculately restored house in secluded grounds, outside the village of Edenhall, adjacent to the River Eamont, in the Eden Valley and 15 minutes away from Ullswater. Edenhall comfortably accommodates 12 guests but smaller groups who appreciate the qualities of a larger house will find the spacious accommodation equally appealing. The setting is tranquil and the perfect antidote to modern life. You’re surrounded by nature, trout, and salmon in the river, all varieties of birds including dippers, kingfishers, duck geese, deer and is a real haven for red squirrels. Penrith has excellent food shops and quality supermarkets. The owner’s can provide fishing at an additional charge and point you in the direction of other activities in the area. Penrith station is on the west coast main line and is accessible from London in under 3 hours.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With cosy open fire, TV and DVD.
Kitchen/diner: With large dining area with wood burning stove and kitchen with electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of room for drying outerwear.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, bath, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Separate staircase to...
Bedroom 6: Family sized room with zip and link twin beds, which can convert to a super king (please advise when booking).
Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi internet access and coin payphone.Outside: Large lawned garden with garden furniture. Parking for 4 cars.

WAS
NOW
£1180-£2855
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
19
Bedrooms
8
Pets
0

This beautiful, traditional stone-built farmhouse, dating back to the 18th century, stands in its own grounds boasting mature gardens and a stone-walled summer house. The buildings spread over 5000 sq feet with a unique layout built in stages over the 300 years. The combination of oak floors, wooden beams, panelled walls and a particularly beautiful dining room with a French marble fireplace and log fire gives the building an abundance of character and charm. It makes the perfect location for weekend celebrations or getaways for the whole family revelling in its size and warmth and activities including local river walks and cycle tracks surrounding the farm, golf, fishing, horse riding or simply exploring. Furthermore, after converting one of the stables into a small but well-stocked gym, the property offers the services of a resident personal trainer. From specialist advice for the keen amateur to a fun-filled, light-hearted introduction to wellbeing for the whole family, the trainer will also deliver a complimentary personal fitness profile. For the more serious, the trainer can be booked for the whole weekend, and the group will be treated to a fully personalised fitness and nutrition programme. Etherley Dene Farm is located in Bishop Auckland, the official residence of the bishops of Durham since the 12th century. The town provides many interesting attractions, including Auckland Castle with its splendid marble and limestone chapel and stained-glass windows that relate to stories of early Christian saints. Durham with its cathedral is just 12 miles and there is seasonal access to the steam railway and the glorious Durham Dales from the local station; rail enthusiasts can also visit Shildon ‘The cradle of the railways’ and its railway museum, 2 miles. The Dales and Hamsterley Forest are a short drive with cycling and walking routes (cycle hire by arrangement). In winter there may even be the chance to ski or board on fresh snow in Weardale only 25 minutes away. Quaint Barnard Castle with its impressive French-style chateau housing the Bowes Musuem is 12 miles and Beamish open-air Victorian museum is 30 minutes’ drive. Newcastle, with St. James’ Park, The Metro Arena, The Playhouse and The Sage, is within easy reach and Gateshead’s Metrocentre is less than 3 miles. Visit the spectacular World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, the majestic Northumbrian coast which stretches for miles passing Alnwick Castle, Craster, Alnmouth, Seahouses’ Bamburgh Castle and on to Holy Island (Lindisfarne). Supermarket home deliveries can be arranged but most supermarkets are within 1 mile. A garage shop is within ¼ mile. A family orientated pub serving meals is within ½ mile and a more traditional ‘drinking’ pub with TV sport is less than 100 yards.

Two steps to rear entrance. Spacious living room with gas coal-effect cast iron stove, oak floor, sandstone walls. Dining room with panelled walls, oak floors, open log fire in French marble fireplace, patio doors to garden. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, Aga hob and oven, electric induction hob, electric oven, slate floor, French doors to garden. Snug/reading room with oak panelled walls and electric woodburner. Utility with Belfast sink. Shower room with toilet off ground floor. First floor: Four double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed, one with additional single bed (for +1), one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Large bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, one with additional double bed (for +2), one with additional single bed (for +1). Small single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, changing area and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric woodburner included
  • Gas coal-effect stove included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • 50in HD plasma TV (sports package)
  • 42in HD Smart TV/DVD (small library)
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Gas Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Additional fridge
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture, summer house and a further field
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Hot tub by arrangement at cost
  • Complimentary personal fitness profile and use of gym with treadmill, multigym, rowing machine, elliptical trainer on request
  • Personal trainer by arrangement at cost
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Brook in garden (guarded by wall)

WAS
NOW
£1722-£3156
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.

WAS
NOW
£1840-£4262
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3

The perfect country retreat for family and friends
Within easy reach of the North and South Cornwall Coasts

The Farmhouse is the perfect rural retreat for family and friends, set in a peaceful location just a short distance from the rugged north coast - popular for surfing - with long, beautiful, sandy beaches and stunning coastal paths. It is equidistant from the south coast with its picturesque, hidden coves and tranquil sailing waters of the Fal Estuary and River Helford. The Farmhouse is great for extended family and friends, perfect for celebrations and get-togethers. This traditional Cornish farmhouse offers comfortable holiday accommodation for twelve guests and has a large, secluded garden, patio, wild flower area and children’s play park on site. It has a large cooking range for feasts around the long farmhouse table. The area is perfect for exploring Cornwall’s peninsulas and just a short distance away is Stithian’s Lake and Water Sports Centre offering sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, climbing and archery, with delightful wildlife and lakeside walks. The area has numerous cycle trails and bikes can be hired locally. Horse riding and golf are available close by. Falmouth, with its busy port and marinas, is a yachting haven and is the home of the national Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle overlooking the Fal Estuary. Take a sea safari, relax on one of the many pristine, sandy beaches, go shopping, visit art galleries or eat and drink al fresco at bars, cafés or restaurants before returning to The Farmhouse to relax and unwind whilst the children head to the play park on site. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. 2 further living rooms with slate floor. Kitchen/dining area with French doors and slate floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: One step up on landing to 6 bedrooms: 4 double, (two 6ft zip and link, can be twin), two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric range. Electric hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. 7-acre shared natural grounds. Ample parking. Shared children’s play area. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 6 steps and fenced drop in garden.

WAS
NOW
£1122-£2904
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Dartmouth House Ref: PDDC

Originally owned by the Earl of Dartmouth and situated in the Georgian market town of Olney, Dartmouth House has records dating back to 1745. A spacious and comfortable, stone-built roadside property with the owners’ home close by, it can sleep up to twelve people. It has retained many of the original features - such as flagstone, wooden and quarry-tiled floors, beamed ceilings and fireplaces. The large, south-facing, stone-walled garden is enclosed, and its beautiful aspects may be enjoyed in all types of weather when dining or relaxing on the large verandah, which is attached to the house.
Olney (situated on the River Great Ouse) is one of the most sought-after destinations in North Buckinghamshire and is within easy driving distance of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, in an area with beautiful rolling countryside and many country and town attractions. Olney is located in the middle of England and Dartmouth House is handily set along a main road just 20 minutes from junction 14 of the M1 - making London very accessible. Olney itself has tea rooms, antique shops, boutiques and the William Cowper Museum and are all within easy walking distance of the property. A few minutes’ drive leads to Woburn Abbey, Castle Ashby and Bletchley Park. There is plenty to keep children entertained - from Gullivers World and Woburn Safari Park to the popular Whipsnade Zoo. For the more energetic, there are vast areas of outstanding walking and cycling country, including Salcey Forest and Emberton Park. Milton Keynes offers a different experience with its cinemas, excellent shopping, the Milton Keynes Theatre (the most popular theatre outside London) and a huge choice of sporting activites including the Snowdome. Shops 50 yards, pub 20 yards.

Large, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and flagstone-tiled floor. Spacious beamed dining room with original 18th-century wooden floor. Large, well-equipped kitchen with fitted units and quarry-tiled floor. One step down to utility with shower. Separate toilet. Six steps up to double bedroom with TV. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. Twin bedroom with TV and additional single. Four steps up from landing to two bathrooms with toilet, anti-slip flooring and heated towel rail; one with two wash basins. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. All double bedrooms with 5ft bed.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large, lawned enclosed garden with paved verandah, patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 3 steps in garden

WAS
NOW
£880-£2108
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
8
Pets
2

Ingoldisthorpe Hall, built in 1745, originally named Mount Amelia, stands in 30 acres of private grounds and parkland (the owner lives within the grounds of the estate) and offers exceptional views across the Wash. It is just one of a few Grade II* listed country houses in England and offers a substantial venue for discerning large families and groups wishing to holiday together. The Hall has undergone major restoration and is decorated in a sympathetic way adding modern facilities guests would need, with a large formal drawing room with 18th-century working fireplace and the formal dining room with wood-burning stove and seating to accommodate 16 people. In addition, there is a cosy sitting-room with large L-shaped sofa, widescreen Sky TV and wi-fi. Three of the double bedrooms boast a four-poster bed with five of the eight bedrooms having en-suite facilities. The large country kitchen has an Aga, American-style fridge/freezer and breakfast table for ten guests. Outside, there is a beautiful York stone terrace that boasts unparalleled views across the Wash and gardens, a perfect spot to simply relax and admire the sunsets. Ideally positioned on the beautiful and undulating North Norfolk Coast, within easy reach of the excellent sandy beaches at Hunstanton, Brancaster and Holkham. Nearby are the RSPB bird and nature reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham. Excellent walking to be enjoyed along the Peddars Way Trail and Coastal Path. A network of quiet lanes and local trails provide good walking and cycling opportunities. The Royal Sandringham Estate and Museum (open to the public when the Royal family are not in residence) is 3 miles. The market towns of Fakenham, Swaffham and the medieval town of Kings Lynn offer shops, cafes, restaurants and inns. Idyllic villages of Snettisham, Burnham Market and Holt are all within an easy drive. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

Spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove. Drawing room with open fire. Spacious dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and breakfast area. Utility. Walk-in pantry. Two separate toilets. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft, antique four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft antique four-poster bed and en-suite bath. Four further double bedrooms, each with antique bed, one with split-level en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath and toilet and one with bath with shower attachment and wash basin in the room. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Single bedroom. Further bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Two wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Wii
  • Playstation 3
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Access to 30-acre grounds
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Sloping banks in garden

WAS
NOW
£1799-£5157
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Chittering Farm Ref: RNN6

Chittering Farm was rebuilt from an old barn to afford every comfort for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. An excellent choice for families, the property is very comfortably furnished with a spacious living room and welcoming open fire, making the perfect retreat for winter evenings. The French doors provide access to the beautiful surroundings on warm summer evenings. Providing bright, spacious accommodation, this detached house with unspoilt views over open countryside, is well equipped with excellent facilities and comes with 1 acre of garden, where you can play badminton (net and rackets provided). Accessed by a private road and set in the heart of the owner’s 3000-acre arable farm, a stay here will provide the opportunity to enjoy the rural tranquillity of farm life including farm and river walks, bird watching and cycling. It also offers the convenience of being just a short drive from the historic city of Cambridge (there are also cycle routes to Cambridge from the farm) and cathedral city of Ely.
The city of Cambridge is 10 miles away, famous for its colleges, museums, botanic gardens and art galleries, where visitors can also try their hand at punting on the river Cam or enjoy a wealth of restaurants, pubs and theatres. Ely is 6 miles in the other direction with its 12th-century cathedral and range of interesting shops and restaurants. National Trust properties can be found at Wicken Fen
(5 miles), an ideal place to explore fen landscapes and Anglesey Abbey and gardens. A day at the races in Newmarket (14 miles) is a possibility, or pay a visit to the National Horse Racing Museum in the town. An added bonus for steam enthusiasts staying at Chittering Farm is the Stretham Old Engine which is located on the edge of the farm; erected in 1831 this is one of the earliest examples of a land drainage steam engine. There is also the opportunity to experience wakeboarding, with tuition, on the farm reservior (by arrangement with the owners). Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with feature brick fireplace, oak wooden floor and French doors. Sitting room with TV and wooden floor. Large beamed kitchen/dining room with electric/calor gas range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility/separate toilet. Double bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Double bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot on request
  • High chair
  • Two Sky TVs
  • DVD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Broadband internet
  • 1-acre garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4+ cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Table tennis in outbuilding
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
NOW
£882-£2613
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
28
Bedrooms
14
Pets
3
Park Hall Manor Ref: RVV2

This Grade II listed manor house is set within 14 acres of natural grounds, together with the occupied adjoining servants’ wing, and has been sympathetically converted, retaining many original features to provide comfortable accommodation for families wishing to meet up for that special family occasion, and wi-fi is available in the living room.
Perfectly situated just off the main road between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith, the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield provides an ideal base for walking or touring all the Peak District has to offer. In the village, Tony Warren created the television series Coronation Street and the village is now home to the annual Hayfield sheepdog trials and country show which takes place in September each year. Situated just 1 mile from the charming village of Hayfield in the narrow valley of the River Sett, it is surrounded by some of the wildest hills in the Dark Peak, a popular base for exploring the Sett Valley Trail and walking on Kinder Scout. For many years Kinder was barred to walkers, being preserved as a grouse moor until interrupted in 1932 by the famous Kinder Scout Mass Trespass! There are excellent walks literally from the door and a good variety of traditional pubs within walking distance. Close by and just a short drive away are the caverns around Castleton, the plague village of Eyam, the popular walking village of Edale and the attractive village of Hope.
For guests who enjoy visiting stately homes and gardens, there are several notable places to visit in the area. Just 3½ miles from Bakewell, the spectacular Chatsworth House is set in extensive parkland with a backdrop of wooded, rocky hills leading to heather moorland. The house itself contains a collection of paintings, furniture, old master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts. It was built in the 17th century by the first duke of Devonshire and has been in the family ever since. Both the house and grounds (redesigned by Capability Brown) are open to the public and they make for a memorable day out. The small estate village of Edensor is also worth a visit; it was remodelled by the sixth duke for his employees.
Impressive Haddon Hall is another stately home to visit. Originally dating from the 12th century, it is a fortified medieval manor house which has featured in many films and TV programmes, including the BBC’s 2006 production of Jane Eyre and the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice. It has a fine collection of English, Flemish and French tapestries. A visit to the stately homes in the area would not be complete without seeing Lyme Hall in Disley - a fine, Italianate house which featured as the home of Mr D’Arcy in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
The towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Glossop and Holmfirth (setting for Last of the Summer Wine) are all an easy drive, as is Manchester with its excellent shopping. Shops 1½ miles, pub ¼ mile.

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

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room. Sitting room. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Six double bedrooms, four with en-suite shower room and toilet, two leading to twin bedroom (each for +2, one accessed via flight of stairs), one leading to double bedroom (for +2). Bathroom with toilet. Rear first floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with four steps up to en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with stairs to en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Additional gas/electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s 14-acre grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£2861-£4415
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Buddleia Ref: HMMO

Buddleia is a fabulous, well-furnished, modern holiday property of very generous size, superbly suited to a large family for summer holidays and family gatherings year-round. The owners have renovated it to a high standard to create a wonderful, detached home set in the village of West Charleton, between the riverside town of Kingsbridge and the wide expanse of beach at Slapton Sands, on the South Devon Coast. It has its own private gated driveway and large, enclosed, level, lawned garden - very secluded and south facing. Skirting the rear of the property is a large decked area with glass balustrade, table (seats 12) and steps down to the lawn. To the front is a small pebble Mediterranean-style patio area. This is a very family-friendly holiday home; the large kitchen/dining room forms the main hub of the house and - with its large breakfast bar and bar stools - creates a good social area for cooking, chatting and dining. The separate living room features a 42in plasma TV and wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy nights in during autumn and winter; in summer the large French doors can open up onto the decking. For children, there is an outdoor play area with a slide and swings. West Charleton lies on the A379 - one of the many villages en route from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth. Within 20-30 minutes’ drive are many popular and well-loved locations in South Devon: the yachting haven of Salcombe, the rugged cliffs and tiny coves at Hope Cove and Thurlestone, Bantham Beach (popular with surfers), the busy market town of Kingsbridge, Totnes and Modbury, the famous beaches of Slapton Sands, working fishing village of Beesands, East Prawle - surrounded by NT coastline and close to the Start Point Lighthouse, the little sandy bays at East Portlemouth and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 50 yards.

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, plasma TV and doors to large decked area. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking), American-style f/freezer, TV and doors to decked area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, door to patio, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, large apex glass window, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. All upstairs bedrooms with far-reaching views to Salcombe. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large decked area with glass balustrade, furniture, sun loungers and large enclosed, level,lawned garden; small patio to front
  • Outdoor play area with slide and swings
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Equipment store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps to large, enclosed, level, lawned garden

WAS
NOW
£880-£3152
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
Treetop House Ref: E5534

Superbly located on the Hampshire/Dorset border, Treetop House is a spacious holiday property with private gardens, outdoor swimming pool, large covered hot tub with fitted waterproof built-in TV, a pond and various seating areas. Treetop House has six bedrooms (three are en-suite), a separate shower room and separate bathroom, making it ideal for two or three families to share. Just 2 miles from Ringwood - the traditional market town of the New Forest since the market charter of 1226 - Treetop House lies within easy access of the area’s many attractions. Bournemouth is easily accessible (8 miles by dual carriageway), as is Poole (9 miles), Christchurch and the New Forest. There are various country parks and attractions for all the family to enjoy as well as the stunning, natural countryside of the New Forest and a vast choice of sandy beaches. Special highlights are Moors Valley which features a treetop trail and narrow gauge railway, the Alice in Wonderland Park for younger children, Poulton’s Park at Romsey or Matchams Karting in Ringwood. Shop 100 yards, pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen with breakfast and utility areas. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 3 twin (two zip and link), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Five Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Elec oven. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezers. Broadband connection. Large garden with patio, terrace and furniture. BBQ. Ample parking. Private outdoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.8m, weather permitting, May to September). Hot tub (use not permitted after 10.30pm Oct-Apr). No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£917-£2864
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9
Pets
3
St. Peters Court Ref: 24270

Just 150 yards from the spacious sandy beaches, this detached Edwardian House with many original features offers the ideal holiday accommodation, it is perfect for family celebrations with its spacious rooms, enclosed large lawned front garden, courtyard at the rear and access to the beach (150 yards) via back garden. There is also a mini gym available. The seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham are only 14 miles with their wide range of activities for all the family. Sheringham is home to the North Norfolk steam railway, passing through the countryside designated as an AONB. Wroxham, the capital of the Broads, is 14 miles for daily boat and river trips, to explore the expanse of waterways a natural haven for wildlife. The livelier seaside resort of Great Yarmouth for fun fairs, aqua park, Sea Life Centre and pier entertainment is only 25 miles away. The local market town of North Walsham is 5 miles for regular market days, and Bacton Woods close by, ideal for cycling, walking and woodland picnics. Bird watching, golf and fishing all available locally. Alternatively spend a day in the fine city of Norwich, with its cathedrals, museums, theatres, shopping and array of cafes and restaurants. Shops 500 yards, pubs 120 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (water bed), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for child), one with two additional singles (for children). 2 bathrooms with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD. Range style cooker. Gas hob. Two electric ovens. Two microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Gardens and furniture. Courtyard. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub (for use 8am-9pm only). Mini gym.

WAS
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£1287-£3153
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