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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
This well appointed log cabin can sleep up to 5 people and is well suited to families. There's just SO much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland.
The cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, right by a river in a small picturesque estate, a stroll from th …see more
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“cosy and in the heart of Scotland”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
cosy and in the heart of Scotland
close to shop
river running by
Owner greets you and gives you tour explaining how the property functions… More
“the cabin with everything”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2015
Nicely located by the river with the privacy of a small site but within 5 minutes walk of the village shop the cabin is equiped with everthing you could need for a holiday of this type although we onl… More
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto …see more
Steeped in history, Chateau Floran started life in the 12th century as a "Donjon", a fortification tower that was a defense outpost for Chateau Latoue. Addition of the stone staircase tower, (and windows & doors!) made it into elegant accommodation. This o …see more
Two bedroom larger than averege Luxury Lodge offering splendid views over the lake. A delightful self catering experience with no hidden extras.Privately owned Mallard features a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and electric fire, and two luxurious leather sofa …see more
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev …see more
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.There are plenty of footpaths …see more
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully restored… More
Dating back to 1640, the Manor House at Fleuret has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and offers an extremely spacious home for 12 people. Originally a small hamlet, home to 12 families, the magnificent red sandstone buildings are set in acres of …see more
STAY IN THIS PROPER LOG CABIN. HAND CRAFTED FROM 180MM SPRUCE LOGS (not machined glue laminated wood, not a timber lodge on wheels, but a real proper log cabin). PRIMROSE LODGE HAS 2 BEDROOMS AND SLEEPS UPTO 5 PEOPLE.
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, WELL BACK OFF THE OFFENHAM RO …see more
“Fully equipped cabin and a very attentive host, couldn't ask for more!!”
Reviewed 26 Dec 2015
Our family stayed for 3 nights in John's Primrose Lodge and it was outstanding. The cabins (there were 3) were ideally located for us to travel the Cotswold region in our car. Primrose is fully equipp… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. We are really please you enjoyed your stay. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a safe journey back to Malaysia. John and family (Avonvale Holiday Lodges, Nr. Evesham)
“Great value, spacious lodge.”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2016
We enjoyed a weekend of spring weather for a family get together in this very comfortable lodge. The owner had left a welcome pack of milk, tea bags, cake and biscuits, which was really appreciated. … More
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you found the cabin to be spacious and well equipped. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards John, Avonvale Holiday Lodges, Evesham
A bright budget family lodge with an admirable partial view to the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book or watch your favorite program. This lodge benefits from Laminate flooring throughout.A fitted kitchen with double gas oven full size fridge& …see more
L'Appartement is a privately owned self catering chalet in the heart of the traditional village of Morillon. As our 'home in the alps' it has been refurbished to provide all the comforts you would expect to find back at home. We believe that this little …see more
• Spacious comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people in historic manor house.
• Well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and two spacious bedrooms each with a Super King Bed and en suite bath/shower room. Lobby at ground level, kitchen and …see more
Luxury and comfortable family friendly mobile home on the Hoburne Caravan Park. Fully equipped for 6, large oven, microwave, fridge freezer. 37" tv in sitting room. DVD Games, books and DVDs. Basic kitchen requirements supplied.(kitchen roll, condiments, oil etc) Beds …see more
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2014
We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and benefits from Sky TV, we made use of the swimmi… More
HI Robert, thank you for the lovely review...your little boy can come back anytime...so can the whole family! I will put the pic of your big catch on the website...it really was a big one!
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats …see more
Accommodation:A cozy yet spacious chalet ideal for families or groups of friends.The entrance hall has a heated boot rack, large storage cupboard and separate toilet.1 twin/double room with TV and video player and one room with 4 single beds upstairs and 2 twin/double r …see more
Our group of 10 friends stayed at La Couronne over the new year 2013 for one weeks self-catering skiing holiday! The location for skiers of all abilities was excellent and the snow great! The chalet w… More
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.6 twin/double rooms (1 of which is in the eaves with limited head height). There is a double sofabed in the upstairs double room.3 Bathrooms Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, 2 armcha …see more
Salad Days offers luxurious accommodation at Dunster Beach with the charm of old England where the pace of Somerset allows you to escape everyday life and relax. Designed for couples only, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secrets, b …see more
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.3 twin rooms (beds are designed be pushed together if needed) and 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds. 2 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many progra …see more
This was just what we wanted for our holiday, a living area with a view, a log fire and we even got falling snow! On arrival the chalet looked even better than the photos, much cosier and the furnitur… More
“Very comfortable chalet right next to the slopes”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2014
Two families enjoyed our stay in chalet Doggenstein. The chalet has a very homely feel with good living spaces, nice bathrooms and very comfortable beds. The chalet also scores highly on our Helpfu… More
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We …see more
This was the 1st time we have used Thomas James Holidays and found them very good.Booking was easy online and the caravan was lovely.James was always on hand and very helpful.Lovely holiday in a lovel… More
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile home was v… More
“fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2014
Brilliant location - accommodation very clean and equipped with everything you need. Site is great various slides and swimming pool for the children and play areas. Nice walk down to the harbour for t… More
Accommodation:Family friendly chalet with large open plan living area to accomodate everyone with the feeling of space yet maintaining the cosy atmosphere. 4 double/twin rooms. 3 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many program …see more
This was a fabulous chalet with views to take your breath away. PVR could not have been more helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We arrived at 6.30 am and PVR were o… More
“Great location, fabulous views, could do with updating”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2016
We booked this chalet very late (early Jan for a Feb half term stay) and didn't have much in the way of choice and from that perspective, I thought we did very well to get what we did. The chalet was … More
“Great living space and ski in ski out location, basic bedrooms and bathrooms”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
The chalet was comfortable and the living area was spacious. The views while sitting at the dining table were stunning and the balcony was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the late afternoon sun. The b… More
Redlake farm is a beautiful place in Somerset. Situated at the foot of the Polden Hills and on the edge of the Somerset levels. It consists of a productive apple orchard, a camp site and a large level field, which holds wedding events.
2 springs supply the stream and T …see more
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.5 twin rooms (beds can be pushed together). 3 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's (one of which is a double sofa bed), log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English …see more
We arrived as a group of 10 people - friends and family. Sarah and the rest of the guys at the reception were very helpful, and offered many tips for moving around. Sarah also helped us with booking a… More
A bright and open lodge with phenominal views of the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme or just admire the breathtaking scenery.
A fully fitted kitchen to satisfy the most discerning cooks self-catering needs, c …see more
The Weighbridge cabin is a log cabin full of character and the perfect place to hide from modern life. It has a private fenced garden, a raised decking area outside and a view of the lake in the field next door. The cabin is located at the edge of a typical Cotswold vil …see more
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.4 twin rooms (beds are designed so they can be pushed together) and a mezzanine with 2 single beds. There is a double sofa-bed in the lounge.3 BathroomsSpacious lounge area with 2 sofa' …see more
This contemporary log cabin is based 3 miles from the sandy beaches of the North Cornwall coastline. It boasts an open plan living area, two generous bedrooms with modern bathroom and stunning views of the Cornish countryside. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, electric …see more
18th century Manoir Les Gaillardoux is A MANOR HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS, WITH YEAR ROUND COMFORT: Cool in summer and warm in winter. Enjoy the privacy, space and stylish comfort of our Manoir, its heated swimming pool and 1.25 hectare park and orchard. A wonderful place, …see more
We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or j… More
The pleasure is shared. Compliments from our discerning guests are always gratifying. Thank you for expressing yours so warmly. Holidays are often the stuff that dreams are made of. We aim to to help our guests make them a reality!
“The Perfect Place to Relax”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
The Manoir was the perfect place for our summer holiday. We were a group of 3 families with children ranging from 20 months to 8 years old. We loved the peaceful and picturesque location and it wa… More
From the Quercy Blanc to Bermuda with love: we are delighted you enjoyed our little corner of France and the comfort of our manoir, and we look forward to welcoming you and your delightful guests again!
“Five star accommodation in a five star location”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
The accommodation was superb and the Manoir furnished to a very high standard, with all the bedrooms having en suite facilities. A perfect location for several people who want to enjoy a holiday toge… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed our Manoir, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. This is typical of the reviews we get for Manoir Les Gaillardoux. Our guests love the peaceful yet stunning countryside of the Lot (Midi-Pyrenees), the atmosphere of the local villages and the delicious food of the nearby restaurants. Combined with the style and 5 star comfort of our Manoir, with its heated swimming pool and sunny terrace with wide open views, most say that it is a luxury holiday that is hard to beat.
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.9 Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite6 Bathrooms - all completely renovated summer 20126 person saunaSpacious lounge area with 3 large sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many of the programs are …see more
There are no hidden charges when you holiday at newly refurbished FRAOCHÁN, a traditional log cabin on a site of 18 lodges located near to the Holy Loch, Loch Eck, Pucks Glen and the Benmore Botanical Gardens.
The cabin is a lovely place for couples on holiday, famil …see more
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod …see more
Bonnie View Lodge has 2 bedrooms - one double and one twin - bathroom with large shower cubicle, hallway, a well equipped kitchen and a living room with TV, DVD player and wood burner - also electric radiators for back-up. It is in a beautiful spot, overlooking the Rive …see more
The Chateau du Clos was built a millennium ago and as such is a rare example of history with all its idiosyncrasies yet with comfortable and modern furnishings. The Chateau is both tastefully and authentically decorated.The Chateau du Clos actually overlooks the River L …see more
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.1 double room, 3 twin rooms (the beds are designed so they can be pushed together to make doubles), 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds and a room in the eaves with 2 singles beds but limited cei …see more
“Perfect, the chalet had everything that we needed / wanted”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
We were an extended family of 3 sixty year olds, 4 young adults and 2 children (6&8).
One of very few chalets in Vallandry that genuinely had ski in and out this late in the season.
We missed an Eng… More
Can accomadate 2 adults , child and a baby
most suited to young couples and small families
Check in after 3 pm
Check out 11 am
1 hour from London
21 minutes walk to town centre/ 8 minute drive ( marks and Spencer's )
Close to historic Ca …see more
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
Thank you !
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa … More
I will go In search of a small step ladder for the bed ! Thank you for your positive review ! It's lovely to hear we have got something right ! Hope to see you again , take advantage of our return bookings special rates offer ! ( contact Mick ) : )
The fantastic 15th century Manoir de Kervegat is located in Brittany and is close to beaches at Plestin Les Greves. It is an extraordinary property in a fabulous location. The property is ideal for a family holiday or special occasion accommodating up to 15 guests.The M …see more
Really loved this house and the kids had a great time there. The area is pretty and many places within close drive- charming seaside towns and good seafood. The house is musty and could use a few dehu… More