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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
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Bedrooms
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Pets
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Brook Cottage Ref: 14937

Set in a rural location in north Dorset, close to the Wiltshire/Somerset border, this 19th-century cottage of local stone has been extended, retaining character and charm. Within an easy drive one can enjoy the quaint, character abbey town of Sherborne, or the Saxon hill-top and market town of Shaftesbury, both with restaurants and shops, or have days out visiting attractions such as Longleat House and Safari Park, Stourhead house and garden and memorable days at either the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or Haynes International Motor Museum with its wonderful selection of classic cars. Inland explore Glastonbury with its famous Tor, Cheddar Gorge, the cathedral city of Wells and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath with its famous Roman baths, pump room, museums and shops. Meander south into Dorset, passing the Cerne Abbas Giant and taking in Dorchester and onward to Weymouth and Hardy country, before reaching the famous and scenic Chesil Beach and World Jurassic Coast. There are many historic houses to marvel at, attractions to take the family to and if you wish, just simply enjoy wonderful country walking, pubs for wining and dining, maybe golf nearby or even a day at the Wincanton races. Shop and pub/restaurant 5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with sofa bed and French doors. Dining room with beams/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Landing with single bed (for child). 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, bidet and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. Rayburn. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: There is a brook at end of the garden.

WAS
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£283-£1013
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Rose Cottage Ref: 27856

Over 200 years old, this stone built terraced holiday cottage just oozes charm and character. Located in the quiet rural hamlet of Sneaton, it’s in an ideal place for exploring the Heritage Coast and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The historic port of Whitby is a hive of activity throughout the year with many festivals, miles of sandy beaches and cobbled streets with inns, tea rooms, antique and curio shops in abundance. Take a trip to Robin Hood’s Bay - a favourite with artists, walkers and cyclists or board the steam train and journey through the stunning Esk Valley. Shop and pub serving food 30 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shared utility. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue on request. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£182-£637
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Valley View Ref: CC334024
Valley View is a stone built terraced pied-a-terre situated in the welcoming hamlet of West Mickley, which sits adjacent to the popular village of Stocksfield. The spacious lounge boasts a cosy open fire nestled within a large inglenook fireplace and exposed beams add to its charm. West Mickley is located only a short drive west of the vibrant city of Newcastle, well known for its global cultural pursuits and the extensive shopping facilities at the world renowned Gateshead Metro Centre.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, Free sat TV and DVD
Kitchen/Diner: With gas oven and hob
Utility Room: With fridge with ice box and microwave
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and washer/dryer

First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed

All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel supplied for open fire. Free reasonable usage of Wi-fi available.Small garden area with bench situated 20 yards uphill from rear of property. Ample on street parking. 2 for 1 voucher avaialble for Weardale Railway.

WAS
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£230-£345
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Lilac Studio Ref: W42950

Situated in the charming village of Wheldrake, this cosy detached bungalow offers a peaceful holiday base just 8 miles from the centre of the historic city of York. With regular daily buses, visitors can easily access the numerous attractions including the Jorvik Centre, castle and railway museums and the magnificent minster. There is so much to enjoy with boat trips on the River Ouse, walks around the city walls, theatres, galleries and a wealth of individual shops and traditional tea rooms. The Yorkshire Air Museum, Burnby Hall Gardens and Wheldrake Ings Nature Reserve are all close by, whilst the scenic Yorkshire Wolds and the East Yorkshire Coast are just a short and scenic drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

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.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

Gas ’woodburner’ in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freesat TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in shared garden.

WAS
NOW
£185-£530
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
NOW
£1287-£3153
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Built in the 1850s, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been upgraded and is located on the outskirts of Minsterley with its own gardens and countryside views. Walking, fishing, horse riding and a number of NT properties are all available locally, and a short drive will take you into local towns such as Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, and in less than 15 miles you can cross over the border into mid Wales. Shop and pub 500 yards, pub serving food 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Front garden. Rear courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the front garden.

WAS
NOW
£196-£602
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Root House Ref: 30232


Sat on the edge of Dartmoor, this 150 year old barn conversion is attached to the owner’s home and is an ideal base for families, walkers, foodies, beach addicts and adventurers. With easy access to the A38, this cottage is perfect for day trips out exploring Dartmoor and the South Hams. Set in a very peaceful location, the property has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Ashburton has plenty of independent shops to wander around including antiques, award-winning delis, pubs and fantastic restaurants. There are also events on throughout the year so it is worth checking what is on before you come. There is much to do locally with Buckfast Abbey 4 miles away and Totnes and Dartington Hall only 8 miles away. The Southwest Coast path is 14 miles away along with local beaches. Both Exeter with its stunning cathedral and Plymouth, with the National Marine Aquarium and Barbican are within easy driving distance, 25 miles. There are many activities available locally, including canoeing on the River Dart, high ropes, carriage driving courses, fishing, walking and the unusual activity of letter boxing. There are many exciting spots for bird watchers, and look out for deer and Dartmoor ponies close to the property. The extensive coastline of the southwest peninsula offers endless opportunities to enjoy watersports, surfing or just a day at the seaside. There is plenty to do locally for children and the young at heart, including the otter and butterfly sanctuary 1 mile, River Dart Country Park 1 mile, the rare breed petting farm 8 miles, Pennywell Farm 3 miles and Woodlands theme park 12 miles, Dartmoor Zoo, made famous by the film ’We bought a Zoo’, 20 miles to name but a few. The busy market town of Newton Abbot is close by and a visit to Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a must. There are many National Trust properties within driving distance. The owner also offers stabling to customers at an additional cost. Beach 14 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, both with access to en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling on request (at cost). Welcome pack. Pet must be kept on a lead. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£305-£844
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Nestling in glorious Ruby Country, an unspoilt area of North Devon, Heath Farm provides the ideal relaxing holiday location. These three delightful holiday properties are spacious and well presented and retain much of their original charm. Each stand within their own large lawned gardens which provide a great place for children to play and al-fresco dining. Riding, cycling and walking trails are in abundance and the famous Tarka Trail, 8 miles, is popular with cyclists and walkers. A public footpath passes through the owner’s 40 acres of pasture and woodland. Guests are free to enjoy the grounds and if you bring your own fishing rod you can cast your line in one of the owner’s three coarse fishing lakes. Bradworthy is only 2 miles away with village shops and amenities along with a popular 14th century village inn. Some of the west country’s prettiest coastline is within a short drive including Bucks Mill, Clovelly and Hartland. Bude, famous for its surfing and sandy beaches, is 10 miles and has restaurants, indoor splash pool, ten pin bowling, golf, shops and galleries. The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are close by and the villages of Boscastle and Tintagel and The Eden Project are all within easy reach. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single, both with Velux. Bathroom with toliet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included).

All properties: Oil central heating £35per week. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 40-acres of pasture and woodland. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Two pets welcome (working farm, to be kept on lead at all times except in enclosed garden). No smoking. NB: Fishing lake 440 yards.

WAS
NOW
£246-£1072
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Seven Bays Ref: W41868

Coastal location

This well presented single-storey holiday home is situated on St Merryn holiday village which features a restaurant, convenience store, bar and tennis courts. The property features a large ‘L’ shaped living/dining room, and is located only one mile from the village of St Merryn with its restaurants and pubs. The sands of seven bays are easily reached as is the harbour town of Padstow from where you can take a ferry across to Rock, a boat trip to Seal Island, or enjoy a walk or cycle along the Camel Trail. Within easy reach are the harbour villages of Port Isaac, famous for the TV programme ‘Doc Martin’, and Tintagel, the home of King Arthur. Further down the coast is Newquay and Fistral Bay. Shop, pub and restaurants 500 yards.

2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Lawned garden, terrace and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car).

WAS
NOW
£228-£841
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

"A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS and DWS). Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden or courtyard with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.
A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay and there is also horse riding nearby within 5 miles. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.

Formerly two cottages, The Old Forge is an attractive and spacious cottage, offering ground floor accommodation all on one level. Large double-aspect living room with multi-fuel stove and beamed ceiling. Two steps to well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room with range cooker, beamed ceiling and door to private garden. Laundry/boot room. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft four poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathrooms with toilet, one with separate shower cubicle.

  • Multi-fuel stove - first basket included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric convector heaters/electric heaters and oil central heating included
  • Additional cot
  • Flatscreen digital TV
  • Range cooker included
  • Secluded rear garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • NB: Steps in garden

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Pet(s) free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

  • Shared gardens and grounds of 10 acres including children’s play area (suitable for children under ten)
  • Shared large games barn with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area with Wendy house, suitable for children under five, situated in the courtyard opposite games barn entrance

WAS
NOW
£503-£1554
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Somermead Ref: 29039

Somermead is an attractive waterside, detached property providing holiday accommodation for any time of year with its own 40ft mooring. This is a very spacious property which enjoys delightful views of the River Bure and has French doors onto the veranda were guests can soak up the atmosphere, relax watching the boats and enjoy the sights. There is also a separate boat house with a living area where guests can go and relax taking in the lovely views over the river. Why not hire a boat and cruise down the river, enjoying the sights and sounds of the abundance of wildlife that reflect the natural beauty of the Broads. This stretch of the river offers some of the best fishing, and is excellent for pike, carp and roach, enjoy fishing from your own private mooring (license needed), or alternatively it is a perfect spot for birdwatching. Somermead is within walking distance to the centre of Wroxham, widely acknowledged as the capital of the Broads, with a variety of shops, riverside inns, cafés and a supermarket. For children, a must is BeWILDerwood, an outdoor adventure park located at Horning, just a short drive away. Within easy reach of the coast for an enjoyable day at the sea or visit Horsey Beach (Dec–Feb) and see the colony of grey seals with their pups. Alternatively spend a day in the fine city of Norwich with cathedrals, theatres, museums, cafés, restaurant and array of shops. Visit Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall and gardens (NT). Sprowston 18-hole golf course, 5 miles. There is something for all the family to enjoy. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with vaulted ceiling. Kitchen. Utility room. Games room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with French doors and en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Veranda. Parking (1 car). Garage (2 cars). Cycle store. Games room with pool table. Private mooring. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 4 steps in garden. River 13 yards from property.

WAS
NOW
£446-£1632
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
8
Pets
3
The Moorings Ref: 29142

Situated just ½-mile from the sandy beach, this detached holiday property enjoys a wonderful panoramic outlook over the River Teign and the countryside beyond. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, it offers an ideal base with views over the river Teign from the balcony. The ground floor shower room also has a French door to the garden. Situated within walking distance of Shaldon centre, it is well placed for a range of shopping facilities in addition to inns and restaurants. Leisure activities here are very much water based with sailing, angling, swimming and diving available either in the River Teign or from the coves and beaches nearby. The Ness headland watches proudly over the mouth of the estuary, guarding the waters between Shaldon and the busy Victorian town of Teignmouth. The river beach and estuary will delight visitors, not to mention the famous Shaldon ferry which plies the river to Teignmouth throughout the day. The children will love the sandy beaches reached through Smugglers Tunnel. Both Dartmoor National Park and 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, Paignton zoo, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach. Numerous NT properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with a bustling boat harbour and a castle, or Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports is also easily accessible. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with bi-fold door and tiled floor. Playroom with TV. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 4 steps down to 3 further bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (one 4ft). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft with balcony), one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with sloping ceiling.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Decked balcony and decked area with furniture. Balcony with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Board games. Playhouse. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps from ground floor balcony to further decked area and garden.

WAS
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£1116-£2786
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