Friday, 20 September 2019

Barnacre Holiday Cottages, Saughall Massie, Wirral, Cheshire (Sleeps 1-8)


Barnacre Cottages are three beautifully appointed holiday homes, nestled in a lovely part of Cheshire in the historic village of Saughall Massie. The village dates to the 1300s and is a great base for those who want a relaxing break. All three cottages have their own private hot tub/jacuzzi, plus the shared use of the heated indoor pool and the one-acre Barnacre fishing lake.

Much care and attention has been put into every holiday home, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay is had by all. Two of the cottages, The Old Mill Barn and The Shippon occupy a 250-year-old barn conversion, while the third, Barnacre Green, is a recent, green oak frame cottage which has a zero environmental impact.

The Shippon Barn has been designed especially with children in mind. It has three bedrooms – one single and two double – sleeping 5-7 people. Many of the original features of the ancient barn have been preserved; much timbering is exposed and the owl flight holes and archers' windows are preserved and snugly glazed, giving the bedrooms a unique charm. The atmosphere is completed with flagstone flooring and a woodburning stove downstairs and oak floors upstairs.

The Old Mill Barn is set on a charming small courtyard and with a private garden, the Old Mill’s oak and granite kitchen/dining room is awash with blue-and-white china and high-quality equipment, fittings and furnishings. It exudes a comforting sense of peace which springs from the barn’s long history and sensitive conversion. The exposed beams, original brickwork and sandstone floors of the old mill are made snug with underfloor heating, thick carpeting and tasteful furnishings.

The Green Cottage is a secluded and private cottage that is 400 metres beyond the other holiday homes. All on one level, it can sleep 6-8 in two family bedrooms (each with a double and single bed) plus the sofa bed in the living area. All the materials in the construction and fitting were selected for their low environmental and carbon impact, and Barnacre Green cottage is self-sufficient for all energy, water and wastewater.

Saughall Massie is ideally located for exploring this lovely part of Cheshire. Within comfortable driving distance, you can reach an array of attractions and places of interest.

Wirral is packed with things to do; vibrant Liverpool and historic Chester are minutes away and Manchester, Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Lake District are all within easy reach for days out. Whether you are looking for a slow-paced weekend break or a fantastic base for a full-on family holiday, staying in one of the Barnacre Cottages is the perfect choice.

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https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Cheshire/6179

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Wharfside Holiday Homes, Penzance, Cornwall (Sleeps 1-4)


Wharfside Holiday Homes offer self-catering accommodation in Penzance, less than a 10-minute walk to the beach. These holiday homes are a fantastic base for those looking to explore Cornwall, with many attractions and places of interest within easy reach. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, it is sure to be an enjoyable one.

The accommodation is a row of terraced townhouses, in a secure gated courtyard in Wharfside Village. Whether you visit in June or December, rain or shine, there are festivals and events which are worth a visit. In June, there’s a two-day Golowan Festival in Penzance; August is the Newlyn’s Fish Festival and in December Penzance prepares for Montol Festival which celebrates the traditions of Cornwall.

Masts Tops sleeps up to four people in one double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. The large open plan kitchen/lounge/dining offers everything you will need for a self-catering holiday.

Over Strand also sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. There is one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, the family bathroom offers a shower over the bath. There is an open plan living/kitchen/dining area which makes the property feel spacious and bright.

Crows Nest also sleeps up to four people in one double room and one twin room. There is a family bathroom that offers a shower over the bath as well as an open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

John's Dory also sleeps four people in one double room and one twin room. There is a family bathroom and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. You will find everything you need for a self-catering holiday in the property.

Wharfside Holiday Homes are an ideal holiday choice for discovering the history and beauty of South West Cornwall & beyond. View across Mounts Bay can be enjoyed from one of the Centre's viewing balconies. Grab a glimpse of the bay from your balcony. In the heart of Penzance, these four modern self-catering houses are excellently positioned moments from the railway and bus stations and the busy working harbour of Penzance.

West Penwith or ‘The Land’s End Peninsula’ is situated in the far South West of Cornwall and is arguably the most picturesque area of the country. The Peninsula has diverse land and seascape with hidden sandy coves some of which are only accessible by scrambling down rocky cliff paths. It boasts long golden beaches, ancient moorland, rolling farmland, shipwrecks, sunken treasure and iron age settlements.

The far west of Cornwall enjoys one of the mildest climates in the country which makes it a perfect getaway all year round.

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https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Cornwall/13143

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Churchdale Farm, Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell, Derbyshire (Sleeps 1-4)


Churchdale Farm is a wonderful, rural base for a holiday in the Peak District. Tucked away down a quiet country lane, these 3 spacious holiday cottages provide a high standard of accommodation. The 5-star gold award cottages have immense character, with exposed beams and log burning stoves. The kitchens are fully equipped with washing machines, dishwashers and microwaves. Free Wi-Fi connection is provided.

Derwent Cottage is an "upside-down" cottage which sleeps 4. It has a large upstairs sitting room with magnificent exposed beams & log-burning stove. This cottage is ideal for two couples and downstairs there is an en suite double bedroom with a walk in shower and bath, a twin bedded room and an additional bathroom.

Dove Cottage is a charming former milking parlour which sleeps 3. It has a cosy sitting room with a log burning stove and exposed original stonework. Upstairs there are wonderful old beams, a double bedroom with a king-sized bed, a single bedded room and a bathroom.

Wye Cottage is a large romantic hideaway for 2, boasting a spacious bedroom with a king-sized bed and magnificent oak beams. Adjoining it is a large bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower and a bath. The sitting room has a natural stone fireplace incorporating a wood-burning stove.

Wake up to the sounds of the countryside! Leave your car and walk or cycle on the level, wildflower-strewn Monsal Trail and investigate the newly opened tunnels. Walk to the village and buy your provisions and admire the picturesque “Sheepwash Bridge” or quench your thirst at one of the pubs. The area is a treasure trove of history, beauty and gastro experiences. Within a 10 minute drive are Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. The attractive market town of Bakewell offers a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Derbyshire/3228

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Binks Cottage, Thornley, Wolsingham, Co Durham (Sleeps 1-4)


Binks Cottage provides high-quality self-catering accommodation on a cattle and sheep farm within the Durham village of Thornley. The holiday cottage is close to the small market town of Wolsingham and is surrounded by stunning countryside and views.

The holiday cottage can sleep 4 people in a double and twin room. There is a cosy living room which has a TV, CD player and wood-burning stove. The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a dishwasher, coffee maker & bread maker as well as all expected appliances.

Outside is a garden area with seating and BBQ.

This is an excellent area for walking and cycling - Hamsterley Forest, where cycle hire is available and Durham's disused railway tracks are within easy reach and cover many miles - routes can be provided. An abundance of footpaths and bridleways are available to explore where rare birds and plants can be seen.

You are also ideally located for day trips to Newcastle, Durham City and the Coast.

There are many sporting events within easy reach - County Cricket at Chester-le-Street; horse racing at Newcastle, Sedgefield and Hexham; Athletics at Gateshead.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Durham/2205

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Little Cleve, Lyme Regis, Dorset (Sleeps 1-6)


Little Cleve is a Grade II listed traditional seaside cottage close to Lyme’s centre, with the great benefit of a secret sun-trap garden. A raised deck gives sea views over Church Cliff and the churchyard in which lies the grave of Lyme’s famous fossil discoverer, Mary Anning. The churchyard path leads directly to the promenade, fossil and bathing beaches and The Cobb harbour. This is an ideal holiday let for families and fossil hunters.

The accommodation is tastefully furnished and decorated and carefully maintained by the owners. Downstairs, a small hall leads to the spacious living room with exposed stone walls & an open fireplace. The dining room with flagstone floor has space to seat up to 8. There is also a well-equipped kitchen & separate WC with washbasin.

The first floor has a large double room with antique pine furnishings & a very spacious modern bathroom with a bath.

The second floor boasts a large attic bedroom with exposed beams, 3 single beds, and a foldaway mattress if needed. There is also a TV in this room.

The private garden has a lawn, flower and shrub borders and, like the deck, is equipped with table and chairs for dining. There is also a barbecue and beach equipment for children.

Lyme Regis nestles in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the point where the rugged Dorset and Devon coastlines meet - the heart of this small stretch of a natural World Heritage site.

Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Lyme’s golden, south-facing beaches, clean safe water and landscaped seafront gardens make it the ideal base for your holiday.

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https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Dorset/351

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Heronview, Alcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Sleeps 1-3)


Heronview is a riverside self-catering apartment just a ten-minute walk from the centre of the Roman town of Alcester in Warwickshire. This is a great location for fishermen, theatregoers and those that enjoy the countryside. Stratford-upon-Avon is within comfortable driving distance and is full of history and culture.

The owners aim is to provide a place that feels like a home from home. 

Visitors have shared the use of the riverside facilities, including a pergola & covered sitting area with fire pit.

The town of Alcester has plenty to see and do. Visitors can enjoy the town's history in the museum, local ales in the plentiful pubs, diverse taste in restaurants and cafes. Waitrose is ten minutes walk away as well as bijou shops and charity outlets to delight shoppers. Stately homes, Coughton Court, the National Trust property linked to Guy Faulks and the gunpowder plot and Ragley Hall are great for outings.

Walkers can explore the Arden and Heart of England Way and Oversley Wood and Cold Comfort Wood on the doorstep. Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham and the Cotswolds are nearby.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Warwickshire/1140

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Bell Tree House & Guest Wing, Tenby, Pembrokeshire (Sleeps 4-18)


Bell Tree House & Guest Wing are a pair of beautifully appointed holiday homes, set within the stunning seaside resort of Tenby, Pembrokeshire. The Guest Wing sleeps up to 4 people and is a cosy retreat for couples and families, whilst the main house can accommodate 12 guests. Both can be hired together for larger groups.

The Guest Wing sleeps 4 plus 1 infant in 2 bedrooms: one king-size bedroom with en suite shower room and one twin bedroom which can be converted to a super king-size bed on request. There is a well-equipped kitchen/dining room with all mod-cons, a spacious dining area & comfortable sitting room with FreeSat TV, DVD and a CD player. There is gas central heating and lovely chestnut flooring throughout.

Bell Tree House sleeps 12 people plus 3 infants. There are 6 bedrooms in the house and 5 bathrooms, with accommodation on all three floors. Other amenities and features include a large open plan living space with a 42” plasma TV with SKY, dining area seating 12 adults, hand-built oak kitchen with large range cooker & gas hob & a second sitting room/library with books, games and 32” TV with Freeview. French doors from the living room lead onto the patio and enclosed garden, with children’s play area.

Outdoor furniture is provided, including a table to seat 12, chairs and sunshade. There is parking for 3 cars at the property, extra space can usually be provided on request

Tenby is a beautiful town and has a bustling town centre. Established by the Normans as a fortified town, it still has most of its 13th-century medieval town walls. It is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales' only coastal national park.

Just outside Tenby, there are lots of attractions to visit, including Manor House Wildlife Park, Folly Farm, Oakwood Adventure and Leisure Park & Dinosaur Park.

Tenby has its own train station so you could easily visit without a car and spend your time just enjoying the narrow, cobbled streets, Georgian architecture and blue-flagged beaches. Not to mention the award-winning fish and chips! It is a fabulous seaside town and one that many come back to again and again.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Pembrokeshire/16636

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Exeter Lodge, Kenton, Exeter, Devon (Sleeps 1-7)


Exeter Lodge is a beautiful country residence in Devon that enjoys magnificent views of the Exe Estuary. It is the perfect place to stay for breaks away with your loved ones and is close to a wealth of attractions and places of interest. The village of Kenton is a short drive from Exeter and is known for its Medieval castle – Powderham.

The owners aim to provide guests with a place that feels like a home from home and includes all the little extras that make a holiday extra special. All the family are welcome at the house, it is a dog and child-friendly. It includes creature comforts to ensure an enjoyable stay is had by all. The house was restored from virtual ruin to its former glory. Where possible, the original charm and character of the property has been kept, whilst offering modern amenities.

Exeter Lodge is a fine example of a traditional country home complimented with modern, energy-efficient fittings. Heated throughout with a dual biomass boiler, solar panels to heat the water and a private borehole to bring fresh, filtrated spring water to the table. The lodge is self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.

Children will particularly enjoy looking out of their window at dusk as they might be lucky enough to see woodland animals foraging for food. With an abundance of deer, rabbits, foxes, owls, hawks and all manner of other bird species, they can feast their eyes on fabulous wildlife going about its business in their natural habitats. Other amenities and features include a luxury hot tub, master bedroom with super king four-poster bed, family bedroom comprising of a double bed with single bunk above and a separate double bedroom, cosy lounge with a flat-screen TV, bathroom with roll-top bath, utility room with washing facilities & a well-appointed, classic country kitchen.

Surrounding the lodge is an acre of ground which includes an orchard, lawns and patio area. This is a lovely place for children to play and adults to relax.

Exeter Lodge's location will appeal to everyone. Whether you're looking for an active family holiday, a chance to explore glorious Devon by foot or simply the opportunity to relax, the area is perfect for you. Within easy distance of Exeter, Dartmoor, Exmouth, Torquay & Dawlish, as well as numerous attractions.

If you feel a little more energetic, then just step outside the gates of the lodge and you are in the middle of Powderham historic woods in which you can take a stroll, brisk jog, cycle or ride along with the many bridal ways and footpaths.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Devon/16634

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