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Kennels Cottage in Nettlebed Common, Oxfordshire, Central England

Kennels Cottage, Nettlebed Common, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £780 to £ 2610

Self catering accommodation in Nettlebed Common sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

This detached holiday cottage, accessed by an unmade lane, enjoys a unique location amongst ancient woodland in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Nettlebed. The property boasts a spacious interior, providing a home-from-home feel and with all the rooms opening onto the large garden, it is an ideal summer retreat. Kennels Cottage sits on the edge of the renowned Warburg Nature Reserve high up in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to wildlife, plants and wonderful walking opportunities. The cottage is located just 5 miles from Henley-on-Thames, a quintessentially English town full of quaint buildings, waterfront pubs and excellent restaurants. A world-renowned centre for rowing, Henley is home to the prestigious Royal Regatta which includes over 200 races of international standard, including amateurs to world-class Olympians. Also home to the 5-night Henley Festival, an elegant mix of music, art, culture and dining. Enjoy scenic walks along The Thames Path, The Ridgeway or the Oxfordshire Way. Visit the nearby city of Reading and enjoy shopping, farmers markets, museums and theatres.
Enjoy a day at the races at Ascot or Newbury and the golf courses at Sunningdale and Wentworth, all within an easy drive. For history lovers, there’s Stratfield Saye House and country park and Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, set within 2000 acres of beautiful parkland with events all year round for the whole family to enjoy. Nearby family attractions include Lego Land and The Living Rainforest at Newbury. Shops, PO and pub ¼ mile.

Spacious entrance lobby. Large ‘L’ shaped living room with oak floor. Well-equipped kitchen with Belfast sink and double range cooker (for cooking), large dining room/breakfast area and spacious family snug with open fire. Large boot room/utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet. Most rooms with slate floor. All rooms open onto garden. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and Jacuzzi corner bath. Double bedroom. Double bedroom with additional single bunk leading to further twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout. Maximum occupancy 6 guests (from December 2013).

  • Open fire - fuel avail locally
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen, towels inc
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Gas double range inc
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday


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The Long Barn in Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire, Central England

The Long Barn, Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £694 to £ 1623

Self catering accommodation in Kingsley Holt sleeps 10.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Detached Romantic Break Pub near by Luxury accommodation sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Stunning panoramic views over the Churnet Valley to Alton Towers 4 miles away greet visitors to this exceptional detached barn conversion. Boasting a superbly designed interior with smart contemporary furnishings as well as a lovely garden room with hot tub and walking from the door in local countryside including a nature reserve it sits peacefully beside the owners’ small working farm at the end of a 200 yard drive from the village. For a fun filled holiday the location couldn’t be better. The Churnet Valley boasts its own steam railway and there is a wonderful array of attractions within 10 miles including Alton Towers canal boat trips for a pleasantly tranquil way to explore the landscape and Trentham Estate with high wire treetop adventure and unique walk through the Monkey Forest. Waterworld and pottery museums in Hanley Ashbourne’s famous market and interesting vintage shops beautiful Dovedale and cycle hire for exploring the Manifold walking and cycling Trail are all only a few miles away whilst Sudbury Hall and Little Moreton Hall (both NT) Chatsworth House Bakewell and the Heights of Abraham cable cars at Matlock Bath are under an hour’s drive. Pay and play golf is 1 mile. There are three pubs just half a mile away and restaurants takeaways and shops in Cheadle 3 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Garden room. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) one with en-suite shower room and toilet one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet 1 twin (6ft zip & link) with two additional singles (for children) and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Grove Farm - Cherwell in Warmington, Oxfordshire, Central England

Grove Farm - Cherwell, Warmington, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £410 to £ 981

Self catering accommodation in Warmington sleeps 8.

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

Accommodation overview: This renovated barn offers an excellent standard of holiday accommodation, contemporary décor and comprehensive equipment. The conversion fronts a courtyard of historic farm buildings in a secluded, tranquil setting. The properties adjoin the village green and overlook pasture and woodland. The holiday cottages can be booked together or separately and because they are easily accessed from both north and south, they provide an ideal base for sightseeing breaks, holidays and reunions. Warmington is a hidden treasure, with its stone and thatch cottages, duck pond, traditional pub and Norman church. It sits within an AONB under historic Edge Hill and thus provides many local walks and a choice of villages to explore. On the edge of the Cotswolds, it is also close to major attractions such as Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Althorpe Park, Silverstone, the Royal Agricultural Showground and NEC. There are many NT properties within striking distance; and locally numerous recreational opportunities including riding, golf, fishing. Neaby Banbury offers comprehensive leisure, shopping facilities, twice-weekly market and of course a Fine Lady on a White Horse! Shops 3 miles.


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Harthill Hall - De Ferrers in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Harthill Hall - De Ferrers, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £952 to £ 2383

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection. Shop and pub 3½ miles.


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Calico Cottage in Hope, Derbyshire, Central England

Calico Cottage, Hope, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £355 to £ 621

Self catering accommodation in Hope sleeps 2.

Features include: Non smoking Four Poster Bed • Romantic Break Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by Luxury accommodation sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Enjoying panoramic views and superb quality furnishings this premium quality cottage is beautifully decorated throughout in smart contemporary style with a 32in TV in the living room and a DVD with cinema surround sound. The romantic double bedroom features a draped bed and a 24in TV. Two bicycles are also available to guests. Set on a peaceful non working Peak District farm adjacent to National Trust land it is just 0.5 miles from a dining pub and 1 mile from village shops three pubs and three café’s and restaurant. Castleton Caverns and castle 2 miles. Chatsworth Buxton and Bakewell within 12 miles. Fly fishing 5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Old Angel in Winster, Derbyshire, Central England

The Old Angel, Winster, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £1347 to £ 3469

Self catering accommodation in Winster sleeps 14.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 14

Accommodation overview: Situated in the pretty conservation village of Winster, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn. Adjoining another cottage, it offers a wealth of exposed oak beams, floorboards and flagstone floors. It also enjoys access to the facilities at Harthill Hall, just 3 miles (5 minutes) away with private use (12.30pm – 2.00pm each day) of the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.
Opposite is the famous Market Hall (NT) with the village shop almost next door, and local inn just up the road. It makes an ideal holiday base, and is conveniently placed to visit the spa town of Buxton with its opera house. The bustling market town of Bakewell, situated on the River Wye, and crossed by a 13th century five-arched bridge is a good place to visit - buildings of note there include the 13th and 14th-century All Saints Church, with Saxon and Norman stonework. Within easy reach are Matlock and Matlock Bath (complete with Heights of Abraham cable cars), the popular market town of Ashbourne, the plague village of Eyam, Carsington Water with waterspouts, cycling and bird-watching. NT and period properties abound, including Kedleston Hall, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Haddon Hall. Excellent walking in the Peak District and marked cycle trails. Shops 10 yards.

Large beamed living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Large beamed kitchen with range cooker, 5 gas ring top, electric oven, tiled floor and dining area. First floor: Double bedroom with canopied bed, wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional pull-out bed (on request prior to arrival, for +1 child under 8 years), and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional bed (on request prior to arrival, for +1 child under 8 years). Victorian-style bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Separate toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with 5ft bed (zip & link on request at time of booking). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed (zip & link on request at time of booking). Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with TV.


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Rose Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Rose Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £330 to £ 873

Self catering accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview: This Grade II listed cottage owned by well known gardening expert Stefan Buczacki is in a tiny hamlet 200 yards from the world renowned Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and walking distance from the theatre and centre of Shakespeare’s Stratford. Antiques and many period features including inglenook fireplace complement modern comforts. With a beautiful, totally private cottage garden, it is ideal for Stratford, Warwick and the Cotswolds. Shop and pub serving food 400 yards.

Beamed living room with dining table, wood-burning stove, rugs on flagstones. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Laundry. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet. Two separate steep turning staircases to first floor: Double and twin bedrooms, both with rugs on original polished oak floors.


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Sweet Knoll Cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sweet Knoll Cottage, Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £303 to £ 537

Self catering accommodation in Buxton sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Enjoying a delightful position above the village of Peak Forest, this attractive cottage has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Adjoining the owners’ property, it has been furnished to a high standard and is heavily beamed inside. This is the perfect base from which to explore the Peak District either by foot, car or even horse with stabling available on site. Excellent walking can be found on the doorstep, whilst the spa town of Buxton lies 6 miles distant. Within 15 miles lies the stunning Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and closer still, the caves at Castleton, Edale and the plague village of Eyam. Shop 1/2 mile, pub less than 1 mile.

Open-plan living/dining room with electric cast-iron ‘wood burner’ and stone floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen area with breakfast bar and stone floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Most rooms heavily beamed.


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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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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 - Hartington in Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Darwin Lake - Hartington, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 7
Weekly prices from £550 to £ 1284

Self catering accommodation in Darwin Lake sleeps 7.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • 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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Westgate Cottage in Warwick, Warwickshire, Central England

Westgate Cottage, Warwick, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £341 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Warwick sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: This delightful Grade II listed cottage is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the magnificent castle, within the heart of historic Warwick. Dating back to the 1500s, the cottage has been carefully modernised to retain its period character with ancient timbers, and even original pick axe marks still visible in the stone walls of the cellar. Tastefully furnished and well equipped, this idyllic, cosy, holiday hideaway is only a short stroll from a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Although adjoining another property, the cottage has its own secluded, pretty garden in which to relax after a busy day’s sightseeing in Stratford (10 minutes), Leamington Spa or Kenilworth. Shops 100 yards.

Eight steps to entrance. Charming beamed living room with sofa-bed (for +2). Spacious beamed fitted kitchen with Belfast sink. Two steps leading to dining room/conservatory with door to garden. Steep, narrow steps to cellar. First floor: Attractive double bedroom with TV, brass and iron bedstead (child’s airbed available on request, alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.


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