Monday, 15 October 2018

Brackenhill Tower & The Jacobean Cottage, Longtown, Cumbria


Brackenhill Tower & The Jacobean Cottage, Longtown, Cumbria (Sleeps 1 - 16)

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Cumbria/16184

Brackenhill Tower & The Jacobean Cottage can be found on the Bracken Hill Estate. They offer self catering accommodation for up to 16 people. These estate is full of history & romance. This is an ideal base for enjoying the many delights that this part of Cumbria and the Scottish Borders have to offer. 

The Tower House can sleep up to 10 people and sits in 2.5 acres of gardens and extensive woodland. There is a magnificent dining room with a wealth of original features, giving this room much charm and character. The bedrooms are beautifully finished and some a reached via a spiral staircase. 

The Jacobean Cottage can be let on its own and sleeps between 4 & 6 people. Guests to the cottage have access to the surrounding gardens, woodland and river walks. 

The Bracken Hill Estate is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a luxury break away. You will never be short of activities or places of interest to visit during your stay.

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Forglen Country Cottages, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands


Forglen Country Cottages, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands (Sleeps 1 - 8)

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Aberdeenshire/12090

Forglen Country Cottages offer self catering accommodation on a country estate near Turiff in Aberdeenshire. Each of the cottages are individual and have their own secluded garden. This is an ideal base for those wishing to explore the true beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Forglen Lodge is the premier cottage on the estate. Located at the entrance it provides a unique holiday. Smiddy Cottage has a cosy log fire and is set in its own extensive grounds with a stream running through. Finally, Ivy Cottage is set in the heart of the Estate and provides a peaceful retreat. Ivy is an extremely popular cottage due to its close proximity to the Fishing Beat. 

Forglen Estate is in the heart of Scotland’s Castle country. It is close to several of Scotland’s best golf courses. A spectacular coastline, wonderful distilleries and excellent fishing is all within close reach. This stunning estate is a wonderful base for your holiday in this beautiful area of Scotland.

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Penroc, Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion


Penroc, Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (Sleeps 1 - 6)

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Ceredigion/12145

Penroc boasts is surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside and magnificent views. It has a large balcony overlooking the Ystwyth valley and is just a short drive from Aberystwyth.

This holiday cottage can sleep up to 4 people and pets are welcome by arrangement. Guests will love the cosy living area where you can relax and watch a film or play a board game.

Cwmystwyth is a farming community lying by the Cambrian Mountains and the cottage looks out onto sheep grazed uplands. Below, the Ystwyth valley with its ancient hanging oaks and contemporary coniferous woodland is one of the most beautiful valleys in mid Wales. There are glorious walks along by the river with spectacular waterfalls. 

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Our 5 Favourite Mountains to Climb in the UK and Ireland!


Our 5 Favourite Mountains to Climb in the UK and Ireland!

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We love walking here at The Holiday Cottages! There’s no need to go abroad to find a beautiful mountain to conquer. Here, we’ve collected our 5 favourite mountains in the UK & Ireland that we recommend you go and explore. Each of these hikes are for different abilities so there is something for everyone from seasoned climber to first timers.

1. Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland (1,345 metres)

Our personal favourite is the fantastic Ben Nevis in Scotland. This is the tallest mountain on the British Isles and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Most tourists take the Mountain Path which is the easier route and takes between 4-8 hours depending on fitness. The views during the climb up are truly stunning and the feeling when you reach the summit is amazing! 


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2. Snowdon, Snowdonia, Wales  (1,085 m)

This is the most climbed mountain in the UK. There are 6 different paths to choose, each range in difficulty. There’s even the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway if you’d prefer a more leisurely trip! Whichever way you decide the exhilarating view at the top stretches over Snowdonia. The round trip is approximately 6 hours.



Have a look at some cosy Welsh cottages nearby.

3. Cat Bells, Lake District, England (451 metres) 

We think Cat Bells is the perfect starter mountain and is great for introducing kids to the joys of climbing! This mountain is moderate in difficulty and takes around 3 hours. Enjoy sensational panoramic views over Keswick, Derwentwater and Borrowdale during the climb.


There are some beautiful properties in Keswick, have a look at the selection here.

4. Carrauntoohil, County Kerry, Ireland (1,038m)

This is Ireland’s highest peak and it is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range in County Kerry. There are three routes that climbers can take however the most popular is the Devil’s Ladder which takes around 4-6 hours depending on fitness. This is quite a challenging climb, if you’re not confident there are many local guides and tours. We think the view at the summit is one of the most rewarding in Ireland. 



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5. Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales, England (470 metres).

This is probably the easiest climb at 470 metres. The route to the summit start from Clapham and provides an interesting climb & there are stunning views at the top. On a clear day you can see all the way over to Morecambe Bay on England’s West Coast. Ingleborough has fascinated archaeologists for years, most visitors are unaware the rocks at the summit were part of an Iron Age ritual site. This walk takes around 2.5 hours. 



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We hope you have fun exploring! 

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Twmpath Cottages, Wick, Cowbridge, Glamorgan


Twmpath Cottages, Wick, Cowbridge, Glamorgan (Sleeps 1 - 5)

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Glamorgan/8740

Twmpath Cottages offer self catering accommodation in the rural Welsh village of Wick. Both of the cottages are full of character with wooden beams and cosy open fires. The gardens are fully enclosed, enabling your children and/or pets to play safely. 

The nearest beach just a short stroll away & a 5 minute drive will bring you to a beautiful selection of sandy beaches and rocky coves. The nearby beaches are perfect for surfing, fishing and walking. Additionally there is a golf course nearby and stables where you can go horse riding. 

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Quaker Barns, Haveringland, Norwich, Norfolk


Quaker Barns, Haveringland, Norwich, Norfolk (Sleeps 1 - 17)

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Norfolk/15756

Quaker Barns in Haveringland, Norfolk offer 5*  accommodation in two award-winning barn conversions. Situated in a beautiful and peaceful countryside location, these holiday cottages are light, spacious and contemporary in design.

This rural setting makes for a wonderfully relaxing family holiday. The barns can sleep up to 17 when rented collectively. If you're planning a hen weekend or girls’ getaway this is an idyllic destination. The barns also run yoga and meditation retreats.

During your stay you will be conveniently situated close to many of Norfolk’s top inland and coastal attractions including the Norfolk Broads National Park, North Norfolk coast, and the city of Norwich.

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Pebble Cottage, Binham, Norfolk


Pebble Cottage, Binham, Norfolk (Sleeps 1 - 3)

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Norfolk/14260

Pebble Cottage is a spacious self catering holiday home that can be found in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. This holiday can sleep up to 6 people in 2 doubles and 1 twin bedroom. The cottage has a secure and enclosed garden that is perfect to relax in and children to play in. There is a summerhouse which is stocked with lots of outdoor games and a decked area with wooden furniture.

The village of Binham is surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside and farming fields. There are plenty of footpaths around the village to enjoy and guests love walking along the wonderful Norfolk Coast.

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