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The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!
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1 of 5 properties set within 18 acres of gardens and woodland
set within the grounds of a magnificent georgian mansion and a real haven for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Situated in one of south devon's most popular areas, you will be able t... …see more
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni
My wife and I stayed in 'Betty's Cottage' from April 27th to 4th May and would definately recommend it. The very fact it has a garage is a big bonus for us, add that to the quiet location but only a 5… More
“A lovely cottage with parking - in the centre of Padstow”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
This was our second stay at the cottage, having stayed there last August. We have already booked for next August.
The cottage is very comfortable and was extremely clean when we arrived. The garage j… More
“First class in every way”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
The cottage was comfortable , well equipped and very well kept .Having a parking space was a real bonus. The owner was charming and a pleasure to deal with. This cottage is a gem and I would recommend… More
“Beautiful, excellent comfortable cottage” we all loved this cottage it was ideal for the forests as my family are mountain bikers and dog walkers. We were ideally situated and had a good variety of places to eat locally. Loved the Moors and the people
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!” A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly
This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we gene… More
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine
White Hart Cottage is a relaxing, idyllic cottage for holiday rental and weekend retreats. Located in the Somerset village of Freshford, only ten minutes from Bath by train or car. From here you can explore the wonderful city of Bath, the delightful villages of Freshfor …see more
“Great House in great location” I booked the house for my birthday celebration so our grown up family could stay with us. The great location of the house enabled us to take the grandchildren biking along the promenade and walk on the beach, without ge
We really enjoyed our stay at Fairhaven House. Such a great house, near to all the local attractions and great public transport. It's our second time at the house and would definitely book again.… More
“Perfect!” We stayed at The Byre this weekend (7th-10th June) and me and my partner loved everything about it. The cottage itself its very well furnished with good taste very homely. The area around The Byre is unspoilt and the views are stunning. Well
Family members had stayed there recently. Fine for walking along the canal with and without the dog. Easy access to Exmoor but needed the 4x4 for some of the flooded roads that week. Furniture and fit… More
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Lovely location, great accommodation a nice home away from home. The only reason it was not five stars was the poor TV reception (BBC only) and the dirty oven.… More
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha
Wir verbrachten 5 wunderschöne Tage im "Kittiwake", welches sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und gut ausgerüstet ist.
Die Lage ist gut, man erreicht schnell zu Fuss die Strände und das Städtchen.… More
Reviewed 13 Nov 2016
This is a truely lovely cottage. Just like the pictures. We had a wonderful week in St. Ives. Our 11- and 14-year old adored the attic room. We want one ourselves! The view from up there is gorgeous, … More
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've
We have been coming to Helscott Farm for 7 years and have stayed in each of the 5 converted barns. As our family has grown over the years we need more space and Rose Barn is just perfect. Equipped wit… More
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a
We stayed in this beautiful bungalow for my Mum and Dads Golden Wedding Anniversary and it was fantastic. The facilities were excellent and it was spotless. We had a brilliant time and are looking for… More
It really does means so much to have such lovely comments from our guests holiday experience . We always try to make sure everything is as good as it can be for people staying over so thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit on your mum and dads golden wedding anniversary , spending quality time with family and friends is what ilife is all about .
Hope to see you again next year
Steve and Lynn ( owners )
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
This cottage is perfect for a few days away with friends. There's so much space for the children to run around and a lovely safe garden for them to explore. The bedrooms are all a great size and livin… More
Thanks Carrie for a lovely review , glad all went well for your stay , hope we see you all again in the near future .
Reviewed 5 Dec 2016
This cottage is perfect for holidays - we stayed two nights with a large group and all of us really loved this place.… More
Really appreciate the positive comments , glad everyone had a good time , the property was left really clean and tidy.
Hope to see you again soon
Steve and Lynn (Property owners )
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Effusive but deserved review”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Just back from a grown up friends holiday and would be happy to bet that Golden Square Cottage is one of the most beautifully appointed holiday cottages ever conceived. We'll all miss Bel… More
Thanks Babs and friends for the lovely review. It was great to have you, and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. The polytunnel is up in the field now, so we'll have home grown veggies in a few weeks time to make life better for our vegan and vegetarian friends. It's so great to hear when people have enjoyed their Golden Square experience - makes all the hard work worthwhile.
All the best, Kath, Rob and family.
“By far the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed at” Really enjoyed our short stay, the cottage exceeded all our expectations. Looking forward to returning for another, longer break soon.
We visited Brookside Cottage for four days and the whole experience was perfect. The cottage is immaculate and has everything you would need.
It is also perfectly located for visits to all parts of t… More
Thanks for your feedback! Really pleased that you had such a lovely stay in our beautiful cottage.
“Excellent stay and lovely cottage”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
We came and stayed at the cottage for 4 days . The cottage is really well equipped and has lots of home from home comforts. We found it a great base for getting around the Isle of Wight in our car. Vi… More
Thanks for your lovely feedback! So glad you appreciated our homely touches. The cottage location close to the beaches of the south coast yet within easy reach of Newport do indeed make it an ideal location for exploring our beautiful island.
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
We stayed for a week and it was like a home from home, everything you could need or want. We really enjoyed our visit to the Isle of Wight and Brookside Cottage provided a lovely haven to come back to… More
Thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed our homely Isle of Wight cottage and all that this wonderful island has to offer.
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“excellent appartment ideal location” could not fault one thing just like home from home
everything has been thought of inside of the appartment
toys for my little girl ,dvds etc
the views are out of this world
beds are comfy
we have booked f
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely
We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Really pleased the cottage was a comfortable stay for you. Please do come and stay again. All the best.
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co
This flat is gorgeous, the views are stunning, high ceiling gives this extra spacious feel. Flat had anything you need even bottle steriliser for babies etc etc Gail was very welcoming and nice and ex… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Loved this place! Very spacious, well stocked kitchen, great location. Brilliant that they had a stair gate too which we could use to stop our 16mth going down the stairs to the bathroom!!! Liked the … More
Thanks for your review. Really sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues - especially the wine glass. I'll make sure this gets addressed.
“3rd visit already”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2016
what can I say: we just finished our 3rd stay and enjoyed it as much as we did the 2 times before. A very nice place to stay with a fantastic view. Just great!… More
Great to have you back again! Thanks for the great review. C
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were
very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less
than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui
barn in a picturesque tranquil setting
this cosy barn conversion, located in tunstead, is all on one level, situated next door to the owners, and has a small fenced pond and ducks, ideal for the children to feed. Perfectly situated with surroundin... …see more
“Beautiful House, Picturesque Location & Spacious Accomodation” We stayed here for my parents Birthday and Bank Holiday long weekend rest away from it all.
The location is perfect for exploring, the size of the house and its rooms were perfect for our
My family of 5 adults including 2 octogenarian had a wonderful stay in thus idyllic part of England. Troutbeck Cottage was the perfect place from which to discover the beautiful villages and scenery o… More
“Fantastic stay in the Cotswolds”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
Had a lovely weekend staying in Troutbeck cottage for a couple of night. We were four adults, two young children and a baby and the space was brilliant. Bedrooms are all spacious and the lounge and co… More
Our traditional Somerset cottage is perfect for winter breaks and summer holidays. It has been sympathetically refurbished to provide the conveniences of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of period features: woodburner, inglenook fireplace and wooden beams a …see more
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib
We were visiting family close by so this property was perfect. We had an excellent time at the mews and the accomodation was brilliant for our family. The rooms were all a great size and we felt at ho… More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2011
We stayed in this lovely town house, which was adjacent to the high street in the town centre of Tewkesbury. We found it very ideal for my ageing parents to be so central for restaurants & shops, but … More
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely
“Mrs” Had a great two nights stay in April Cottage, what a great base for exploring Broadway and the surrounding area. The cottage was clean, well appointed and very comfortable with a lovely homely feel. I would definitely recommend!
“Cosy cottage for Christmas” Stayed for a week over Christmas. Cottage was small but very well equipped. We dealt with the owner by email and they were always very helpful and responded to queries very quickly.
The location was excellent - very near a
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.
There were 4 of us staying in Shutters Cottage in Beamish and we were all delighted with the cottage. It had everything we needed, plenty of space and we couldn't have had a better stay. The communica… More
“Beautiful country retreat”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2014
The house is lovely-comfortable and attractively furnished. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. It was too cold to use the conservatory, but it certainly was an inviting space. The views from the l… More
“Fabulous house in a quiet but accessable location”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
The Shutters is a fantastic house in a great location. The house more than matches up to the pictures and ad on the holiday guide - you will not be disappointed!The decoration, furniture, fittings and… More
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness
What isn`t there to like about sitting on a comfortable sofa , nursing a glass of liquid nourishment , gazing out , through a huge picture window , at the sea just a few feet away ? . When you get th… More
“A perfect place”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
When arriving in Gardenstown we were delighted with the quaint atmospere of this picturesque village, the spectacular beauty of the surroundings and the magnificent view.
The Seafront Cottage is a … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Have just returned form this cottage after a brilliant week with my husband and son. Never been to Aberdeenshire and would recommend. Cottage was fabulous. Very very comfortable and warm with quality … More
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your
This place nourishes your soul!
If you want a place to truly unwind, take just yourself and/or your special ones to this spectacular lodge.
We left after three days feeling like we've had a mo… More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
“Absolutely wonderful - full of charm and character” A really lovely cottage - bursting with 16th Century character and charm. Tastefully modernised and beautifully decorated - clearly by someone who knows what they are doing!
Lots of interesting no
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cotmore Farm. The barn itself was exceptional, and decorated with great attention to detail. We loved the artwork on the walls, the welcome basket of food and drink, … More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Cotmore Farm is a great place to get away from it all. Top class accommodation, welcoming hosts and a lovely complimentary basket of goodies on arrival.
Everything you need to enjoy a home from home … More
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a lovely time at The Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a great space with all could want and more. The kids loved the chickens and horses. The owners were very friendly, but do… More
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot
Fantastic setting with a warm and friendly welcome from the owners.They had thought of everything right down to fresh flowers, fruit,and a lovely freshly made cake.The house was warm and has a real fr… More
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
A detached Grade II Listed period house, set in the conservation area of the ancient town and enjoying widespread views across open countryside in the Brede Valley to the Cinque port of Rye in the far distance. Rye is 2 miles and the beautiful sandy beach at Camber a fu …see more
“Absolutely wonderful cottage in beautiful location” We had a wonderful weeks holiday. The cottage is lovely. Furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable. Good location. Very quiet but a short drive to lots of lovely towns. Highly recommen
What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs… More
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, you are welcome back any time.
“Fantastic little cottage!” We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! It was everything we'd h
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
“What a gem!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful holiday home, bags of character finished to a very high standard throughout. The location is superb, we tried 2 local walks from the cottage over the weekend … More
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay - glad you enjoyed the facilities. There are plenty more walks to do when you next return! Looking forward to welcoming you again. Regards Rachel & Pete
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
“Perfect Week!!!” Such a lovely cottage! Immaculate throughout. Everything you would need. Perfect location for sightseeing the Yorkshire dales. Plenty of local walks from the cottage. Short walk to the two pubs in the village. Oh and beautiful le
Such a lovely cottage to match it's stunning location. Plenty of walks on your doorstep and just a 5 minute walk to the local pubs. The locals are so friendly and welcoming, including the cottage owne… More
Lilac cottage is close to the center of the village and all amenities but is tucked away in a quiet little hamlet, offering peace and tranquility. With a west facing garden, you can sit on the patio and enjoy the varied wildlife in the area.Ideal for everyone.<br /&g …see more
“Tardis like little gem” We stayed in Glen Carra with some friends and were amazed by the space inside. It has been tastefully remodelled with large dining kitchen and lounge and is kitted out with everything needed for your stay. For its size Dunkeld
We were delighted that Glen Carra House met all of our expectations, very good value for money indeed!
The house is situated on the edge of the lovely Dunkeld village, just a short stroll with lot… More
Simon and Dorothy,
Many thanks for going out of your way to leave a fantastic review, this is really much appreciated and gives other guests confidence in booking.
The area at the back is nicely secluded and we have young children ourselves who enjoy roaming around there. The playhouse, swing, and slide are always a hit with the children but a BBQ for the grown ups is something we have been considering but not managed to implement in a safe manner....perhaps it will be there the next time you visit!?
Very best wishes,
Liz and Glen
“Marvellous home making a wonderful holiday!”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2013
We were in the house with our 4 children and another couple, filling all 4 bedrooms. There was plenty of room and it is altogether a lovely home. Lovely garden, nice and warm in the cold, nice big fro… More
Thanks for the review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!
“The house was fabulous and we wish we could have stayed longer!!”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
This was the most comfortable house I have ever stayed in. The wood burning fire was fabulous especially with the cold nights. Everyone was catered for especially my 6 month old boy who loved the ga… More
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the house, your stay, and the area so much. Thank you for booking with us and leaving a kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back! Liz and Glen