Thursday, 16 January 2020

Hell Barn Cottages, North Chideock, Bridport, Dorset (Sleeps 1-6)


Hell Barn Cottages are a collective of 5 self-catering cottages in the stunning setting of North Chideock near Bridport in Dorset. These five comfortable and spacious cottages in converted 18th Century stone barns are situated in a quiet hollow by Winniford stream. The garden looks out over rolling farmland and provides an attractive setting in which to relax at any time of the day.

Each cottage has a spacious lounge/dining room with a Free Satellite TV with DVD player and a well-equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, refrigerator and washer/dryer. The bathrooms are fitted with bath and shower, washbasin, with shaving socket and WC. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and all have wardrobes.

In the garden, there are large games room and outside play area.

The nearest beach is only two miles away, part of the beautiful Jurassic coast which was recently filmed in the ITV drama Broadchurch. It is a pleasant walk from Hell Farm across the fields to Seatown, via Chideock. There are many miles of delightful footpaths to explore, including the fine coastal path with its breathtaking views.

There are many other attractions within easy reach, including Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland Bill, Bovington with its famous Tank Museum, the Swannery and gardens at Abbotsbury, children's entertainment at Crealy and Monkey World, and a host of fine houses and gardens open to the public.

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Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire (Sleeps 1-12)


Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages are comfortable farm holiday cottages situated near the sea and are perfect for families, friends and couples.

Croft House - Sleeps 12 + cots
This is the larger wing of the delightful farmhouse which was originally built at the turn of the twentieth century. With six bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this is a flexible, luxury, self-catering holiday house perfect for group holidays. The luxury garden hot tub is the ideal space to chat, relax and unwind.

The Barn - Sleeps 6 + 1 + cot
This delightful stone barn conversion has 3 bedrooms: The master bedroom with en-suite shower room, the family bedroom with both a double and a single bed and the family bathroom are on the ground floor. The log burner, comfy sofas and armchairs, contoured finish to the walls and original beams give lots of countryside character to this cosy, family-friendly, holiday cottage. The Barn has a patio just outside the entrance porch which is for the sole use of those staying within. Seating and a bbq make for perfect al fresco dining.

Talar Aur - Sleeps 6 + cot
This house is an unusual design with the 4 bedrooms on the ground floor and the living areas on the first floor. The master bedroom with king-size bed has an en-suite shower room. There is also a twin bedroom with beds which can be zip-locked into a super king, and 2 further single bedrooms as well as a family bathroom. Shafts of light will entice you upstairs to the airy, light-filled, living areas, which themselves make the most of the views towards the Preseli Hills. Doors open onto a balcony, looking out over green fields, giving you a greater sense of space to spread out in this light­flooded cottage. For cosy winter evenings, there’s a log burner too. At the rear of the house, there’s an exclusive garden with private seating area, great for the summer.

The Farmhouse - Sleeps 4 + 2 + cot
This wing of the old farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - downstairs the twin bedroom and bunk bedroom share the family shower room, while on the first floor the master bedroom with kingsize bed has an en-suite shower room. This bedroom enjoys countryside views. With high beamed ceilings, spacious living room, private garden and decked area you’ll have all you need for your perfect holiday. Once inside you’re immediately drawn to the large sitting room with its log burning stove set back on a Welsh slate hearth with oak inglenook. Open plan, it leads through to the Farmhouse kitchen also with low inglenook and equipped with all you need.

Meadow Cottage - Sleeps 5 + cot
This ground floor stone cottage has 3 bedrooms - a bedroom with king-size bed, twin beds which can be zip-locked into a super king and a single bedroom. There's both a bathroom and shower room so 2 couples could have their own facilities. The light and spacious living room has gorgeous panoramic views from the bay window overlooking the countryside towards both the sea and the mountains of Snowdonia. A log burner adds extra cosiness for the cooler, darker evenings. Just beyond the lounge is your fully equipped kitchen with garden door opening onto the decking. Here you can complete your day enjoying the luxury, muscle-relaxing, private hot tub and simply appreciate the stillness and stars.

The Dairy - Sleeps 2 + 2 + cot
This beautiful slate barn conversion simply oozes quaintness and character. The cottage is mostly ground floor with only the second bedroom on the first floor with twin beds and low ceilings. There is parking beside this cottage for one car. A large entrance porch taking all the coats, boots and a folded buggy, leads into the main open plan living area where comfy sofas, dining table (with chairs) and kitchen are together. The log burner, contoured finish walls and original wooden beams will give you a true taste of countryside living. The master bedroom with a kingsize bed is adjacent to the family bathroom. There's a garden area adjacent too, with a patio, bbq and outdoor dining facilities.

The Cartwheel - Sleeps 2 + 2 + cot
This is a ground floor cottage with two bedrooms - a double and a bunk bedroom, the family share one bathroom. The front door opens into the country kitchen directly from the garden and outdoor seating area with bbq. This light and airy kitchen has all the "mod cons" and is also where the dining table and chairs are located. 6 can eat together, so you’ve room to have new friends to tea! Just along the corridor from here, you’ll be led to the rest of this gorgeous cottage retreat, with the comfort and cosiness of a log burner in the living room and beams throughout.

The Stable - Sleeps 2 + 2 + cot
This is a detached ground floor cottage with a double bedroom and a bunk bedroom and one bathroom. Step into this cosy cottage through the entrance porch, which is ideal for the jackets and sandy buckets and spades. The Stable cottage is compact and perfect for smaller families. Its light interior, painted beams and log burner add that comforting sense of cottage - cosiness to the open plan living room/dining room which is adjoined by the kitchen through an archway. The Stable has its own decking and al fresco dining area with a bbq too.

The Hayloft - Sleeps 4
This is a really light and comfortable first floor flat with two bedrooms. There is both a double and a twin bedroom with a shared family bathroom. A flight of original, exterior slate steps leads into the fully equipped kitchen beyond which is the living room with the dining table and chairs. A dorma window seat looks over the landscape of West Wales. This apartment is very homely whilst retaining a rural flavour and has original wooden beams throughout. The Hayloft has a designated outside seating area with BBQ.

The Granary - Sleeps 3
With two bedrooms, a double and a single, this cottage is our smallest but is not to be seen as insignificant. It boasts a private and secluded garden with an outdoor seating area and bbq. This garden is a suntrap and perfect for impromptu coffees and meals al fresco. Double doors open onto the garden and into the open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen/dining area. High ceilings with exposed beams and roughcast plaster walls give lots of character to this modern conversion. Please note that a travel cot will only fit in the master bedroom.

This farmyard cluster of child-friendly cottages are situated on a smallholding where there is space to run and play. Families are welcome to the morning feeding time of the friendly farm animals. Children love the farm experience and enjoy helping. Meet Billy and Dave, 2 of our friendly goats and Jessie and Eeyore the donkeys.

As well as the outdoor play park with swings for toddlers and older children, there is the indoor, rustic Big Play Barn where there are toys for all ages ranging from the playhouses and ride on toys to air hockey and table tennis.

The indoor leisure complex houses the luxury heated pool, sauna, small gym as well as soft play and pool table.

Croft Farm is located in beautiful North Pembrokeshire with the famous Pembrokeshire National Park (the UK’s only coastal one) and Cardigan Bay on its doorstep. Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages is sandwiched between the two family-friendly, Blue Flag, bucket and spade beaches of Poppit Sands and Newport Sands. Cardigan Bay is famous for its bottlenose dolphins, regularly spotted from a 'Bay to Remember' boat trip, just 10 minutes away. Croft Farm is a 5-minute drive from the Welsh Wildlife nature reserve (Cilgerran), the gorgeous River Teifi and a bit further from the Preseli Hills. The spectacular ancient Pengelli Forest with volunteer-kept pathways and the beautiful Cenarth falls are a few miles inland too.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Pembrokeshire/1491

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West Withy Farm Holiday Cottages, Dulverton, Somerset, Exmoor National Park (Sleeps 1-5)


West Withy Farm Holiday Cottages consists of two self-catering cottages situated on the eastern side of Exmoor at Dulverton near the Wimbleball Lake.

Stable Cottage - Sleeps 4 + cot
Stable Cottage is a detached, all on one level, cottage. It has a large lounge, dining-kitchen-living space overlooking the garden and with views to the lake. Stable Cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms - Master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with built-in wardrobe and above bed head artwork. Second bedroom has twin singles which readily convert to a super-king bed (your choice). The living space in Stable Cottage is for contemporary, open plan living. There is a fully integrated kitchen including double sink bowls, tall Liebherr fridge, Smeg extractor with over hob lights, dishwasher and washing machine under 5-meter long granite worktops. Worksurface space is complemented by a full range of kitchen equipment and utensils. There is a four-seater solid pine dining table/chairs – again with a full range of dining equipment. The lounge has a three-seater sofa and two armchairs together with a flat-screen TV, video, DVD and gas-fired log burner. Outside your cottage front door is an enclosed, fully fenced, dog friendly, lawned garden with views to our lake. The garden has a table and chairs for sunny, outdoor dining. There is also external clothes drying facilities.

Upton Cottage - Sleeps 5 + cot
The living space in Upton Cottage is very generous and designed for contemporary, open plan living. It has a fully integrated kitchen including dual Neff ovens, dishwasher and washing machine under 4-meter long granite worktops. There is an extractor and over hob lights and a standalone freezer. The worksurface space is complemented by a full range of kitchen equipment and utensils. There is a solid pine dining table with six dining chairs and a full range of dining equipment. The lounge has a three-seater sofa and two armchairs together with a flat-screen TV, video, DVD and gas-fired log burner. The cottage sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms; the Master bedroom is dual aspect with a huge double bed, built-in wardrobe and ensuite loo. Second bedroom has twin singles which readily convert to a super king bed (your choice). This is a very large bedroom with space for camp bed/cot if required. The third bedroom is a single with a built-in wardrobe. Outside your cottage door is a huge, fully enclosed, dog friendly, lawned garden – (about 500 sq. m. in the area) with views across open fields towards Haddon Hill. The garden has table and chairs for sunny outdoor dining. There is also external clothes drying facilities.

The landscapes and habitats of Exmoor are so varied that visitors of all ages and with all interests can create their own, very personal holiday, doing just the things that appeal. Exmoor is Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. West Withy Farm has telescopes on-site for hire and our gardens and grounds are set up for stargazing. There is so much to see in the surrounding area. The natural beauty of heather-clad moorland, sea cliffs and shoreline, fast-flowing rivers in steep valleys, small villages and wildlife in abundance. West Withy Farm, with its own lake, is a haven for wildlife – 15 nesting pairs of swallows, 50+ nesting pairs of sparrows/chaffinches, wrens, wagtails, blackbirds, magpies, buzzards and wild mallard. Moorhen, heron, kingfisher, goshawk and Canada Geese also visit.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Somerset/1213

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Asheston Eco-Barns, Peycwn, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire (Sleeps 1-29)


Asheston Eco Barns are traditional Welsh stone farm buildings providing luxury holiday cottage accommodation in a sustainable environment. The Pembrokeshire barns have been rebuilt to the highest standard of finish whilst retaining as much as possible of the traditional fittings to ensure a beautiful setting for a family holiday.

There are five barns in total and they are attached to each other so this makes them ideal for larger extended family holidays where each can occupy their own Barn adjacent to each other (subject to availability of course). The barns do not have connecting doors. The barns are approached by a quarter-mile of private drive and there is ample parking to the rear of the barns.

All barns are furnished with antique furniture, fittings and traditional log burning stoves for those cosy nights in by the fire. All barns have geo-thermal underfloor heating making them constantly warm and a pleasure to walk on. Walk-in wet room showers and bathrooms are fed by fast high tech solar panels and large hot water tanks. Each barn has its own secluded landscaped area for dining al fresco or just for relaxing and watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Care has been taken to ensure access for those with restricted mobility providing bedrooms and wet room showers on the ground floor.

This is a beautiful Blue Flag sandy beach just 3 miles away. There is a path down from the Pen Y Cwm turning off the A487 or you can park in the car parks at either end of the beach. Newgale, famous for its surf offers surfboards, skis, surf canoes and wet suits for hire.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Pembrokeshire/11306

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Bracken Hall House, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire (Sleeps 1-12)


Bracken Hall House offers outstanding self catering accommodation near Baildon. This beautiful house near Shipley in West Yorkshire looks directly onto Shipley Glen and has been beautifully renovated to the highest standards.

This gorgeous property sleeps up to 12 people and is ideal for families or groups looking for somewhere special to stay.

A well-equipped kitchen comes with a range of excellent appliances to suit all your needs and the dining area overlooks ‘The Glen’. You can unwind and socialise in the elegant lounge which overlooks the south-facing garden and glen. Five comfortable bedrooms with Hypnos mattresses are available:

The Glen: This upstairs family room comes with a king-size bed and interconnecting door to a bunk bedroom with en suite facilities.
Heritage View: Upstairs king en suite room.
Bracken: Upstairs kitchen room with en suite facilities.
Moor View: A king room with en suite facilities.
Glenrock: Ground floor twin room with en suite facilities.

A cooked or continental breakfast is also available during your stay for an additional price.

Bracken Hall House is on the wonderful Shipley Glen with its historic Victorian Tramway. We are within walking distance of the World Heritage site of Saltaire. We are also a great base for visiting the cities of Leeds, Harrogate and York. Further attractions in the area include Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Northcliffe Park, Leeds and Liverpool Canal & Saltaire URC Church.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/WestYorkshire/16741

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Capplebarrow Coach House, Longsleddale, Kendal, Cumbria, Lake District National Park (Sleeps 1-2)


The Coach House, situated in the Lake District National Park, was built of natural stone in 1863 and converted to a holiday cottage in the 1960s. Much of the original character still remains, the exposed beams being the main feature.

The Coach House can accommodate 2 people and is arranged over two levels. The first-floor rooms have excellent views of the surrounding fields, fells, woodland and farmland. Throughout this attractive little cottage, there are a number of pictures, ornaments and decorative plates that help to create a relaxed and homely atmosphere.

The accommodation comprises of one double room with a super king-sized bed, lounge with dining area, log burner and sofa that converts into a full-sized double bed, shower room and fully fitted kitchen. It has Hyperfast broadband (B4RN) and a Smart TV.

Situated in the beautiful Longsleddale Valley, the self catering accommodation is ideally situated for touring, climbing, walking, pursuing a hobby or interest or just relaxing. The valley has changed little in several hundred years with farming the main occupation. The river Sprint runs the length of the valley and there are splendid views of the surrounding hills and countryside. The cottage is alongside the main house but is completely self-contained and has its own car-port and patio. Visitors are welcome to use the garden and barbecue facilities.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Cumbria/1172

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Kinnaird Estate Cottages, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Kinross (Sleeps 1-8)


Kinnaird Estate Cottages offer a range of attractive self-catering cottages, each with its own unique character, situated at various idyllic locations on this beautiful 6,500 acre Perthshire Estate. The estate sits on the banks of one of Scotland's finest salmon rivers, the River Tay. Each house is provided with every facility to ensure our guests have a relaxing and memorable holiday.

Castle Peroch
Castle Peroch offers self-catering accommodation for up to 5 people in a quaint house with spectacular views down the Tay Valley. An outside paved patio area allows you to take full advantage of this magnificent location.

Brandoch Lodge
Is a traditional property that has a modern finish. It can accommodate 8 people in 4 double en suite bedrooms. The lovely living room has a wood burner, flat-screen TV and Boombar Bluetooth speaker. There is a well-equipped kitchen with Range cooker, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and farmhouse table to seat 8. Outside is a seating area with BBQ.

Balnamuir Farmhouse
Balnamuir Farmhouse sleeps up to eight over two levels and sits in the heart of the Kinnaird Estate with views over open farmland.

Craignuisq Farmhouse
Craignuisq Farmhouse sleeps up to four and looks down the Tay Valley from its elevated position. The views from the paved patio area and front lawn are spectacular.

Jock Scott Cottage
Jock Scott Cottage sleeps two and is located in a quiet and private courtyard located within the grounds of Kinnaird House.

Keepers Cottage
Keepers Cottage sleeps up to 4 and is a very attractive traditional house in a quiet courtyard location within the grounds of Kinnaird House.

Whether you are a seasoned fisherman, an expert marksman or simply enjoy spending time in the glorious countryside around Kinnaird, we have something to offer everyone on the Estate. This is the perfect base for exploring the Highlands, Dunkeld & Pitlochry. As well as several activities there are plenty of interesting attractions such as Edradour Distillery and Blair Castle.

For more information please visit our website:

https://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk/Perthshire/13570

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