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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
NOW
£1287-£3153
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1

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These two holiday properties are situated on a working farm and are centrally located to explore all the delights of this friendly county, all within easy driving distance. Old Horton Grange (ref MVS) is a spacious, detached, former family country house and is an ideal retreat for all generations, whether its a break for that special occasion or a family holiday. The property has large living rooms, a games room and four cosy wood-burning stoves, as well as a generous garden for relaxing. Parts of this delightful house date back over 400 years, so plenty of traditional features, mixed with contemporary living, await you. The Bothy House (ref MQD), set in its own 1-acre of tranquil and peaceful woodland, was the Regional Winner of the Northern Counties Master Builder of the Year award in 2006 and features an atrium-style ceiling. Standing detached, this unusual bothy house boasts breathtaking sunsets from the glorious south-facing windows. The picturesque town of Ponteland is nearby, with plenty of shops and eateries suitable for all ages. A charming, award-winning farm shop centre is only a couple of minutes’ drive. Easily accessible are all the attractions of the county, including Hadrian’s Wall and the Cheviots. An easy drive takes visitors to the miles of golden sandy beaches scattered along the Heritage Coast, peppered with castles, friendly villages and is ideal for water enthusiasts, perfect for lovely days out. Further along the coast is Holy Island, not to be missed for a fascinating day trip (watch out for the tides), Alnwick with its famous castle used in the Harry Potter films and the enchanting water gardens, which can be reached in around 45 minutes. Newcastle, with its regenerated quayside, galleries, theatres and an array of shops, is only a 15-minute drive. Refs MVW and MVX are also owned by the same owners and are situated 15 miles from Old Horton Grange and The Bothy House. Shop 1½ miles, pub 2½ miles.

Large living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Large dining room with wood-burning stove in Inglenook fireplace. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga and breakfast area. Garden room with wood-burning stove. Games room. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Master bedroom with 6ft bed, far-reaching views and en-suite bathroom with oak floor and toilet. Four double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for+1), one with four poster bed. Bathroom (no toilet). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Four wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVDs
  • Wii
  • CD
  • Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Broadband
  • Enclosed, lawned, landscaped garden with table and furniture
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with football table
  • NB: Pond and raised 2ft water feature in garden

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

Note: The Bothy House (ref MQD) is located 100 yards from Old Horton Grange House and the two can be booked together to accommodate 16+2 guests

WAS
NOW
£2086-£2614
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

This spacious former barn has been sympathetically converted to provide the ideal holiday accommodation for the larger family group. No longer a working farm, and attached to the owners’ own home, Whitehouse Farm enjoys beautiful views across the Dales. Heathcote is a quiet hamlet, just one and quarter miles from the popular village of Hartington with its pretty village pond and famed cheese shop, as well as walks along Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale alongside the River Dove. Tissington Cycle Trail is just 120 yards, and there is a wealth of fine scenery, historic houses such as Chatsworth, Haddon House and Hardwick Hall. Livelier is Matlock Bath with its cable cars, Gullivers Kingdom and Alton Towers, whilst the attractive spa town of Buxton and market town of Bakewell are all within a 25 minute drive. Whitehouse Farm is the ideal base to visit all the attractions the Peak District National Park has to offer for all ages. Groceries can be delivered on request. Shops 11/4 miles, pub 3/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 twin (two zip and link), second staircase to 1 double bedroom with 2 additional singles. 2 bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet. Some low beams and doors on first floor.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Wii. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and picnic benches. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub (£50per week). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£810-£2353
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

"Character cottages in a countryside setting, ideal for an activity-filled family holiday.."

In glorious Cornish countryside on the edge of the pretty village of Tresmeer, just 6 miles from Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall, and 10 miles from the stunning North Cornish Coast, Higher Churchtown Farm offers the ideal holiday location for friends and family to escape and unwind or as a wedding venue as the owners have been granted a licence to conduct weddings on site.
Set beside the historic village church and with glorious views reaching to Dartmoor, these four delightful converted barns are very spacious and beautifully presented with oak furniture, underfloor heating on the ground floors and heated towel rails in most of the bathrooms. They retain much of their original charm with vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and beams. Kettle’s On is a detached single-storey barn with its own rear garden; each of the others has its own small patio and all enjoy shared use of a large garden area with 18ft circular above-ground swimming pool (summer only) and an additional ½-acre games field which provides a great place for children to play. For amusement indoors, a selection of reading material is also provided, together with games, puzzles, DVDs and a 42in television. The largest of the barns also has its own games room with pool table, darts and board games. A local artist displays her work in the barns of scenes around Cornwall, which can be purchased and taken home as a memento. Lambing also takes place on the farm during the first few months of the year up to the beginning of April.
Whether surfing, walking the coastal path, playing golf, fishing or simply relaxing this stunning location has something for everyone. Riding, cycling and walking trails are in abundance including a lovely riverside walk from the barns across the owners’ farmland. This really is a superb holiday choice for friends, families or when booked as a whole for a celebration gathering. Launceston has a good selection of local shops, town amenities, and restaurants.
Family attractions include Trethorne Leisure Park and Golf Club, Harlequins Bude, Crealy Adventure Park, Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium. Ideally situated to visit the North Cornwall coastal resorts of Tintagel, Boscastle, Port Isaac and Padstow. For a great day out, enjoy the famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Shop 440 yards, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

(See second photograph). Access from courtyard to entrance hall. Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, dressing room, slate-effect floor and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft oak bed; one with en-suite shower room with toilet and one with access to twin bedroom with oak beds and door to courtyard. Separate toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling with original oak beams, open plan with kitchen with electric range cooker and Juliette balcony overlooking courtyard. Three steps down to utility/hall with access to rear. Double bedroom with 6ft four-poster bed and French doors to patio/barbecue area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Paddle stairs to second floor (restricted headroom): Attic bedroom with twin beds, Velux window and high vaulted ceiling. Two Z-beds available.

  • Electric range included
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Games room with pool table, darts and board games
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in utility)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio with furniture
  • ½-acre shared grounds with games field
  • Barbecue
  • Shared outdoor above-ground swimming pool (18ft diameter, depth 4ft) open 9am to 7pm, May to September
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • Catering service available by prior arrangement with owner
  • Chef available for special events by prior arrangement with owner
  • Ground floor facilities

Note: The Place 2 B (THQ), What a Beauty (THR), Proper Job (THS) and Kettle’s On (TKC) can be booked together to sleep up to 30+2 people

WAS
NOW
£967-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
8
Pets
0
Baysdale Abbey Ref: 27943

Tucked away in their own picturesque valley, this imposing stone farmhouse (Baysdale Abbey Ref 27943) and three Grade II listed properties (Kildale Barn Ref 27945, Ingleby Barn Ref 27946 and Westerdale Barn Ref 27944) lie on the site of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey in an idyllic setting, where endless footpaths radiate from the door. Accessed by a 2-mile drive, they are set on a working farm where sheep and cattle graze (farm machinery – children must be supervised) within the glorious North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Baysdale Abbey (Ref 27943) has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard. All rooms are spacious, light and airy with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Original wooden floors on the ground level blend with shuttered windows, cornices add decorative touches and open fires in the reception rooms provide a welcoming atmosphere. A large natural garden surrounds the house and is edged by a fenced beck, providing a good habitat for an array of wildlife. Dating back to the 1800s, the other three holiday properties (Kildale Barn Ref 27945, Ingleby Barn Ref 27946 and Westerdale Barn Ref 27944) offer character accommodation in a tranquil and idyllic location. Vaulted beamed ceilings and wood-burning stoves add to the charm and character providing a welcoming atmosphere. Offering 3 miles of sandy beaches is the historic port of Whitby with its picturesque harbour and cobbled streets. Here you can board the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Train (Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films) and take a memorable journey through the stunning Esk Valley. Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park and Rievaulx Abbey are just a few of the treasures awaiting discovery. The coastal villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Sandsend all lie within 23 miles. This is an ideal holiday location at any time of the year. Shop 3 miles, pub 6 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 8 bedrooms: 3 double (one 6ft, two 5ft), 3 twin, 1 bunk, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Two bathrooms with shower attachment and toilet.

Open fires in living and dining room included. Oil central heating included. Travel cot. High chair. DVDs. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Cycle store on request.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer (in shared laundry room). Shared 2-acre moorland grounds. Ample parking. Shared games room with pool table and kitchen facilities. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£1203-£2353
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Beach House Ref: PCCF

Situated in a superb location boasting enviable panoramic sea views and direct access to a quiet, secluded tidal beach, this spacious detached holiday home is ideal for family gatherings and special occasions. Sleeping up to 15 guests, with 6 bedrooms in the main house, plus a separate annexe which has a double bed, a single bed and a French day bed in it. Balmy summer evenings can be savoured from the large patio, which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying an aperitif whilst the sun sets over the Isle of Wight, and an additional decked area is ideal for private sunbathing. The property also boasts a TV room in the main house, an external games room in the separate living annexe and a barbecue area.
Many activities can be enjoyed locally, including golf, riding, boat trips and scenic walks along the water’s edge, while Pagham Harbour (SSSI) - a haven for bird life - is close by. Chichester with its beautiful cathedral, festival theatre, pedestrianised shopping and Roman villa is well worth a visit. As well as the local beaches, other popular beaches can be found at The Witterings or Hayling Island. A visit to Portsmouth with waterside dining, designer outlets, Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory and ferry trips to the beautiful Isle of Wight makes for an interesting day trip. Alternatively the historic town of Arundel with its 19th-century cathedral and famous castle can easily be reached. Bustling Brighton and The New Forest are each within easy driving distance. There are also numerous NT properties and gardens to discover nearby. The property is located 1 mile from a private leisure centre with large swimming pool, stream room, sauna, cafe and go-karting. Shops ½ mile, pubs 400 yards.

Main house: Living room with rugs on wooden floor and patio doors. Well-equipped, bespoke, farmhouse-style, fitted kitchen/dining room with Aga, electric oven and hob, flagstone floor, patio doors and sea views. Utility/boot room leading to shower room with toilet. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 5ft bed, one with large fitted wardrobe. Two twin bedrooms, each with TV. Large bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and toilet. Most rooms beamed.
Separate annexe: Games room. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen with 6ft double bed (zip & link, for +2), single bed (for +1) and a French day bed (for +1).

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs (Sky - main house; Freeview - annexe, one double, one twin)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed walled garden with high gates, decked sunbathing area, sea views and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 8 cars)
  • Games room with small-size snooker table, table football, darts and board games
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Sea beyond fence 7 yards

WAS
NOW
£3366-£3366
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Pets
3

Offering a substantial venue for discerning large families and groups wishing to holiday together, this elegant and spacious farmhouse stands detached surrounded by its own natural meadows, with fenced wildlife pond, enclosed walled garden and seating terrace. The Farmhouse is furnished and equipped to a very good standard, the entrance hall boasts an elegant staircase leading to first floor bedrooms, many with en-suite facilities. The spacious dining room with wooden floor opens to a further sitting area with double-sided wood-burning stove and French door opening to the enclosed walled garden. Additional reception rooms including a drawing room and a sitting room offer alternative space for ultimate relaxation. The well-equipped large kitchen is complete with both an Aga and a conventional cooker. For the enthusiast chef or guests with an interest, the owner offers cookery courses/demonstrations at the farmhouse, the courses will give stress-free ways to create fabulous food using fresh ingredients - all classes can be booked by pre-arrangement. The peaceful village of Sculthorpe is just 8 miles from the Norfolk coastline with its wealth of sandy beaches and RSPB bird and nature reserves. Excellent walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep, as a footpath leads direct from the grounds. Fakenham, 2 miles, offers good shops, restaurants, bowling alley, cinema and a golf course. Bustling Burnham Market is just 7 miles away, where you can enjoy a spot of traditional market shopping and lunch. Visit Wells-next-the-Sea with its excellent colourful beach huts and dine at the picturesque fishing harbour – popular for its fresh shellfish, beach hut available for guests by prior arrangement with the owner. The traditional seaside towns of Heacham and Hunstanton are close by offering an array of activities for all ages. Enjoy a day out in the city of Norwich with its market, excellent shopping malls and theatre. Visit the famous Norfolk Broads where daily boat hire and river trips are available to explore the expanse of waterways - a natural haven for birds and wildlife. Explore The Royal Sandringham Estate and museum located just a short drive away. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room. Large dining room/drawing room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Sitting room. Well-equipped large kitchen with electric Aga, electric cooker, breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with two additional pull-out single beds (for alternative sleeping only). Three further twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom (zip and link) with en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric Aga included
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Meadow
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in meadow

WAS
NOW
£2895-£5500
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

This delightful period farmhouse, one of a pair, nestles peacefully in the Hamstead Heritage Coast – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife and birds. In a stunning conservation area, the holiday property is a short walk to the historic Newtown Creek, and set in woodlands, it offers direct access onto bridle, cycle and walk ways. The farmhouse was originally farm cottages to Hamstead Grange and parts of the property are believed to date back to Tudor times, when the grange was owned by the Monks of Quarr Abbey on the island. Island attractions include The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. The 17th-century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle, plus Osborne House and Gardens are a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the whole island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, and island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, and a donkey sanctuary. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Living room with open fire, French doors to conservatory, stable door to front grounds and garden and wooden floor. Large, beamed dining room with wood-burning stove, ornamental period fireplace and period wooden floor. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Utility/boot room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bedroom with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), open, traditional feature fireplace and slate floor. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow, turning wooden stairs to first floor (stairs of varying height): Double bedroom with 6ft wooden sleigh-style bed, ornamental period fireplace, dual aspect countryside views and original wooden flooring. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed, ornamental period fireplace and countryside views. Single bedroom with raised captain’s bed, countryside views and period wooden floor. Bathroom with freestanding, period, cast iron roll-top, claw foot bath, double shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

  • Open fire and wood-burning stove - no fuel provided
  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • Blu-ray
  • Wii (small library)
  • Two radio/CDs
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • ¾-acre garden with patio and furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£811-£1880
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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Heathfield Farm is a unique Grade II listed farmstead, set in 80 acres of tranquil grounds, amidst the South Hams countryside. The main drive into the property sweeps down for approximately ½ mile through farmland towards Heathfield Down house and barns. The main building at Heathfield is a large, impressive Devon longhouse which has been split into 4 properties, one of which is Heathfield Down Farmhouse ref HQQN). Heathfield Farm is just a short drive from the beaches and coves that scatter this stretch of South Devon. Modbury, with its shops, old inn, craft centre and impressive church, lies just 2 miles away. This is an ideal holiday base for exploring the Devon coastline, with its sandy beaches, 6 miles away. At the bustling hamlet of Bigbury-on-Sea, visitors can follow a 4-mile long ‘tidal lane’ during low tide or visit Burgh Island, with its 14th-century inn and smuggling connections. The beach at Bantham is easily accessible, as is Thurlestone, a chocolate-box village of pink-washed thatched cottages, with a sandy beach backed by rolling farmland. There is golf and fishing nearby, as well as beautiful views towards Dartmoor National Park, a haven for walkers and nature lovers. Plymouth and Exeter with their extensive shopping and leisure facilities are about 14 miles and 40 miles respectively. Exeter is dominated by the distinctive St Peter’s Cathedral, a stately monument with two great Norman towers, and much of the interior dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Yachting at Newton Ferrers, Salcombe and Dartmouth. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Porch entrance. Living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Spacious kitchen/dining area, with log burner and wooden floor. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Lower ground floor: Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two further double bedrooms each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fires - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Satellite TV (full package)
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Two washing machines
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Lawned orchard with slate patio and furniture
  • Shared lawned haha to front
  • Shared grounds of 80 acres
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Wine, chocolates and flowers on arrival
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Drop from haha to meadow

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
28
Bedrooms
13
Pets
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"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.


Nut Tree Farm is one of the rare properties in the UK, where a group of people can all stay in one big house and sit down to meals together - making it perfect for extended family groups. Nut Tree Farm sleeps up to 28 people in 13 bedrooms, all with their own en-suite shower/bathrooms. The accommodation is split between the barn wing of the building and the farmhouse, and guests have exclusive use of Nut Tree Farm’s heated outdoor pool and a games barn. Just up the hill are the Woodhouse Farm’s heated indoor swimming pool. Main shops 4 miles.
Farmhouse: Comfortable living room with open fire and leather sofas. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Large double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Wide oak stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with additional single bed (for +1). Barn: Comfortable 18ft x 18ft living room leading to large dining room with seating for 28 at 3 oak tables, leading to oak kitchen with two ovens. Utility. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite wet room (equipped for disabled) and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, each with en-suite wet room and toilet; one double, three twin.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Full oil central heating included
  • Towels included
  • Additional TV
  • Additional DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Additional fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Two enclosed lawns, one with shady walnut tree
  • Gas barbecue
  • Outdoor swimming pool heated April-October (24ft x 12ft, level depth 4ft) with changing facilities
  • External games barn with table tennis, pool table
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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

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£2552-£6009
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Bourne End House Ref: 28192

Set in its own grounds, this imposing detached former ‘gentleman’s residence’ is located on the private estate of Primrose Valley, some 1½ miles outside of the seaside town of Filey. The holiday property boasts many original features with beautiful parquet flooring, original stained glass windows, high ceilings with original cornice work and spacious rooms to lose yourself in. Wander through the quiet estate to the stunning 5-mile stretch of almost deserted beach for a family day to remember. Primrose Valley is home to an 18-hole golf course and boasts a contemporary pub serving delicious English cuisine within a short stroll of the front door. The lawned and landscaped gardens are complemented with a hot tub and seating area with a barbecue. Primrose Valley is an ideal location for exploring the Heritage Coast and the North York Moors National Park. Explore the ancient sea port of Whitby; the elegant seaside town of Scarborough boasts a wide range of shops, theatre, fun fair and colourful beach-front promenade. Filey offers 5 miles of stunning beach with fishing and sea-going trips from the cobbled slip way and some delightful restaurants. The North York Moors National Park is easily accessed. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with additional single. Two shower rooms with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Open fire in second living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Four satellite TVs (sports and movie package). DVD. iPod dock. Multi-fuel range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. Bar with pool table, dart board and pub games. Children’s play area. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£1777-£2985
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