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108 luxury cottages and self catering accommodation in Central England. A range of superb quality cottages across Central England.

 
 
 
 
 

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Pear Tree Cottage in Kingham, Oxfordshire, Central England

Pear Tree Cottage, Kingham, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £406 to £ 731

Self catering accommodation in Kingham sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: The village of Kingham was voted England’s favourite by Country Life and in Pear Tree Cottage it is easy to see why. Whilst retaining its old world charm, the cottage incorporates a stylish modern look and provides an ideal holiday base for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The picture postcard villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-water and Chipping Campden are all within a comfortable drive and slightly further afield are Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham. Visit NT Chasleton House, Hidcote Manor or Kiftsgate Court. Shop, two pubs/eateries 300 yards.

Living room with multi-fuel burner, window seats and stone tiled floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.


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Chatsworth in Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Chatsworth, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 7
Weekly prices from £474 to £ 981

Self catering accommodation in Darwin Lake sleeps 7.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting...

In an idyllic setting in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys a wonderfully peaceful location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake, and an excellent standard of fixtures and fittings throughout, including superbly equipped kitchens. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake.
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout, with fine co-ordinated furnishings, fitted kitchen, superb bathrooms and high quality fixtures and fittings. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.


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The Flint Mill in Consall, Staffordshire, Central England

The Flint Mill, Consall, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £493 to £ 1346

Self catering accommodation in Consall sleeps 8.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Set within Consall Forge Nature Reserve adjacent to the Caldon Canal, this former mill (one of a pair) dates back to the 1830s. Lovingly refurbished, this spacious holiday home retains its character with beams and vaulted barrel ceilings, alongside modern day comforts. The Churnet Valley Steam Railway runs through the reserve close to the mill, as does the Staffordshire Way and several marked trails. Chatsworth, 11 miles. Alton Towers, 7 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile along towpath.

Six steps to entrance: Living/dining room with electric fire and wooden floor. Kitchen with gas range and tiled floor. Double bedroom. Spiral staircase to lower ground floor: Games room with patio doors and vaulted ceiling. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Three beamed bedrooms with Velux windows; two double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and Velux window.


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Hathaway Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Hathaway Hamlet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £342 to £ 595

Self catering accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: A famously historic location! This very pretty listed cottage is only 200 yards from Anne Hathaway’s beautiful and famous cottage. It is of similar style and period, much smaller and one of a group. Situated in the quiet village of Shottery, about 1 mile from the centre of Stratford, with easy access to the many and varied attractions of this historic town catering for all interests, and in a quiet setting away from the bustle. Historic Warwick, Kenilworth, Evesham and the Cotswolds are all close by. Shop and pub serving food ¼ mile.

Attractive and comfortable beamed living/dining room with large stone feature inglenook fireplace, TV/video and leaded mullion windows. Modern fitted, beamed kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Large double bedroom with 17th-century oak four-poster bed and beamed sloping ceilings.


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Bay Tree Cottage in Alveston, Warwickshire, Central England

Bay Tree Cottage, Alveston, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £402 to £ 981

Self catering accommodation in Alveston sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: A beautifully appointed Victorian cottage, one of a pair, in the unspoilt Warwickshire village of Alveston, Bay Tree Cottage offers a fabulous holiday location for exploring the area. Just a short walk from the River Avon and about 2 miles from the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, guests can leave their car behind and visit all the attractions of Shakespeare’s Stratford on foot (a 40-minute walk). Only a 15-minute minute walk from the village of Tiddington. Shop ½ mile, pub 100 yards.

Lower ground floor: Games room. Ground floor: Beamed living room with ornamental Victorian fireplace. Kitchen with breakfast area, tiled floor and glass atrium window in ceiling. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Garden room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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The Limes in Swanwick, Derbyshire, Central England

The Limes, Swanwick, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £956 to £ 2666

Self catering accommodation in Swanwick sleeps 14.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 14

Accommodation overview: Dating back to 1860, this large Victorian property enjoys views over the surrounding fields towards Butterley Reservoir and Pentrich, and has been beautifully furnished to provide holiday accommodation of a very high standard. Adjoining the owners’ home – which formerly served as the vicarage – it has shared use of a games room with full-size snooker table, professional table football, outdoor table tennis and makes a fine base for touring the Peak District – lying in an area offering a wealth of attractions for visitors.
For those with a penchant for shopping, the Amber Valley Individual Factory Shops Trail is a must and includes McArthurGlen retail outlet, De Bradelei Mill Shop at Belper, Denby Potteries and Royal Crown Derby. There are farmers’ and regular weekly markets in many of the nearby towns including Bakewell and Ashbourne. Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is close by. Younger children will also enjoy Gullivers Kingdom at nearby Matlock.
Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy the excellent facilities at Carsington Water, whilst Shipley Country Park has miles of meandering footpaths and bridleways. At the Midland Railway Centre, transport enthusiasts can take in the nostalgia of the age of steam and travel through countryside for 7 miles. Meanwhile the National Tramway Museum at Crich offers a family day out in a relaxing atmosphere of a bygone era. Stately homes gracing the area include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall (a fine medieval manor house) and Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall (a fine example of the architecture of Robert Adam). Tennis, riding, golf and swimming at Alfreton, 2 miles. Derby, 12 miles offers cathedral, museums and good shopping. Shop 220 yards.

Attractive entrance hall leading to spacious living room with traditional conservatory. Attractive fitted dining kitchen. Television/resources room. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, additional single bed (each for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Three pretty beamed bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet; two twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Dinckley Court in Burcot-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Central England

Dinckley Court, Burcot-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 16
Weekly prices from £2185 to £ 4058

Self catering accommodation in Burcot-on-Thames sleeps 16.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 16

Accommodation overview: Comprising a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, this comfortably furnished holiday home makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families holidaying together. The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood-burning stove as well as Sky TV, DVD and surround sound - perfect for relaxing get-togethers - there is also a study area on a galleried floor. All bedrooms have TV, six of which are en-suite. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden and doors opening onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court, which lead down to the river, overlooking open farmland beyond. There is excellent boat mooring and local boat hire which can be moored privately here; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away.
Located in 8 acres on the banks of the River Thames, the property lies in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the historic towns of Abingdon and Oxford, with Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile away. A Salters Steamer Boat can be caught from Oxford and back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to Dinckley Court, or Nuneham Courtneys arboretum can be visited - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc’s Quatre de Saison, the famous Crazy Bear Thai restaurant, The Seven Stars at Marsh Baldon (excellent traditional pub food), and the Chequers pub, 400 yards away, serving great British food. Historic Oxford is 15 minutes by bus. Henley and Windsor, with its royal castle, are both within a hour’s drive, with the Georgian Heritage city of Bath and the English Cotswolds slightly further afield. Shops 1 mile.
From July to August, a marquee is set up in the garden, close to the house with seating, tables, crockery and cutlery for 18.

Entrance hall with tiled floor. Living room with wood-burning stove. Large conservatory/dining room with stone floor and patio doors to patio. Large well-equipped modern kitchen with Aga, range cooker and stone floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed), en-suite shower room and toilet. Staircase from living room to first floor: Study area to dressing area with chair-bed (alternative sleeping). Beamed double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Second staircase from hall to first floor: Small kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Separate entrance to wing: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one double, one twin.


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Darwin Lake - Hardwick in Matlock, Derbyshire, Central England

Darwin Lake - Hardwick, Matlock, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 7
Weekly prices from £502 to £ 981

Self catering accommodation in Matlock sleeps 7.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting...

In an idyllic setting in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys a wonderfully peaceful location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake, and an excellent standard of fixtures and fittings throughout, including superbly equipped kitchens. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake.
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout, with fine co-ordinated furnishings, fitted kitchen, superb bathrooms and high quality fixtures and fittings. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.


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The Bothy in Upton, Oxfordshire, Central England

The Bothy, Upton, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £424 to £ 795

Self catering accommodation in Upton sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This spacious two bedroom, single-storey holiday cottage, attached to Upton Fruit Farm House, is tucked away on an award-winning cider farm in a 16-acre orchard of 3000 trees. The property has extensive views both of the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills. The Bothy offers the opportunity to stay in a peaceful location in the Oxfordshire countryside, in a fruit orchard frequented by deer, red kites and woodpeckers, but within convenient access to the main road and rail links. The Ridgeway National Path runs less than 3 miles to the south. Shops 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

Spacious living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire. Kitchen/breakfast room with ceramic-tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.


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Alfies Barn in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, Central England

Alfies Barn, Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £454 to £ 845

Self catering accommodation in Ambrosden sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: This lovely 18th-century property is in an excellent position for exploring this historic and fascinating area. This converted detached barn sits within a quiet rural village location within the owner’s grounds, with great views across open countryside, located within the heart of Oxfordshire. Only 3 miles from Bicester and 12 miles from Oxford with a great train service to London, Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Shops and pub 250 yards.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and oak wooden floor. Large kitchen/dining room with terracotta tiled floor and French doors. Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with exposed stone walls. Single bedroom with oak wooden floor. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and stone tiled floor.


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The Coach House in Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, Central England

The Coach House, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £367 to £ 680

Self catering accommodation in Aston Cantlow sleeps 5.

Features include: • Fishing near by • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Nestling down a quiet country lane next to the church where Shakespeare’s parents were married, this 18th-century detached coach house has been sensitively restored to an exceptionally high standard. Next to the owners’ home, it is within easy reach of the Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham. Stratford-upon-Avon 5 miles. Warwick 8 miles. Fishing, tennis and riding locally. Award-winning village inn 50 yards. Public playground 100 yards, tennis courts 200 yards. Shop 500 yards (winter 2 miles).

Very spacious, beamed sitting-room with large rug on terracotta-tiled floor, high quality sofa-bed (for +2) and dining area. Designer-fitted kitchen. Separate toilet/Utility. Oak stairs to first floor: Very spacious, beamed double bedroom with antique brass bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with Victorian-style bath, shower attachment and toilet.


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Bakewell Barn in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Bakewell Barn, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £424 to £ 887

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

This holiday barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is in a great location in the heart of Bakewell and enjoys a quiet courtyard setting. Bakewell is an historic market town with high quality shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants and is surrounded by spectacular countryside. Chatsworth House, with its 100 acres of landscaped gardens, and Haddon Hall are both nearby. Other places of interest include Monsal and Lathkill Dales, both a short distance. Get active with cycle hire, walking, golf, swimming, a gym and tennis courts all available locally. Shop and pub 100 yards.

2 steps to living room with wood-burning stove, beams, vaulted ceiling and oak floor. Dining room with kitchen area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Elec, full gas CH (underfloor in kitchen), bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Satellite TV (film and sports package)
  • iPod dock
  • M/wave
  • Washer/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Gas BBQ
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday


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