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The Barns at Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside in Offcote, Derbyshire, Central England

The Barns at Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside, Offcote, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £311 to £ 537

Self catering accommodation in Offcote sleeps 2.

Features include: • Fishing near by • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

The Barns at Annie’s Meadow are three stunning barn conversions set in 6 acres of parkland which include a fishing lake, unspoilt woodland and daffodil paddock with fantastic views across and down the valley. Enjoying peaceful surroundings, these comfortable holiday homes provide the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. Single-storey Meadowside (ref REEO) is detached, whilst Woodside (ref REEN) and Lakeside (ref REEM) are ground floor and first floor wings of the same larger property. The area is popular with walkers and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, horse riding, climbing, canoeing and water sports. Fishing in the private carp lake (for guests’ use only) and trout stream is available by arrangement with the owner (please note that no equipment is provided and barbless hooks are necessary). It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species of waterfowl flying in and out of the parkland at various times of the year. Other species of birds include oystercatchers, heron, cormorants, owls, kestrels, woodpecker and even the occasional red kite flying over and a yearly visit from swans. Each property has its own seating area and there is seating all around the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery. Lakeside (ref REEM) also has use of the summerhouse. Located in the small parish of Offcote, the barns are just 2½ miles away from the market town of Ashbourne, which, apart from its historic buildings and cobbled market place, offers a good selection of shops and cafés. Other places of interest within driving distance include Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Bakewell, as well as NT attractions such as Kedleston Hall (9 miles), Dovedale which is great for walkers (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 2 miles.

First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Full CH by ground source heat pump
  • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Patio
  • Summerhouse with enclosed patio.

  • Elec, bed linen and towels inc
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Shared 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland grounds with furniture
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Carp and trout fishing by arr
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • No children
  • NB: Unfenced lake and unfenced stream in grounds


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Swallow Barn in Warkworth, Oxfordshire, Central England

Swallow Barn, Warkworth, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2540

Self catering accommodation in Warkworth sleeps 10.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Situated on the borders of two historic counties, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, this detached, spacious and beautifully appointed barn conversion has sweeping views over the Cherwell Valley and to distant Banbury. The lovely garden makes a perfect setting in which to relax at the end of the day, and from here there is ease of access to the popular Jurassic Way footpath, providing excellent walking.
Swallow Barn is in an ideal holiday location to explore and enjoy the many places of interest and great scenic beauty in this area of England. The quaint and often unchanged market towns and villages of the Cotswold Hills are full of charm; there are many fine houses and gardens to visit, a superb Wildlife Park at Burford, several farm parks and Blenheim Palace at Woodstock. The elegant university city of Oxford has world famous museums and art galleries, and punts can be hired for an afternoon on the River Cherwell. A visit to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon should not be missed. A guided sightseeing tour is available taking in all the memorable and historic houses and churches including the two great theatres where the Bard’s plays are performed.
The lesser-known picturesque villages of Northamptonshire include Ashby St Ledger - the home of Guy Fawkes (not open to the public), and Althorp, the resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The Silverstone Racing Circuit and Gaydon Motor Museum add further interest. Shop 2 miles.

Step to entrance. Beamed spacious living room with feature illuminated covered well and ‘coal-effect’ fire. Beamed dining room. Beamed spacious well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast bar area and slate floor. Utility. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Wet room with shower and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Spacious sitting area with floor to ceiling window and sofa-bed (for +2), billiard table and other games. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Pegg Inn Cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Pegg Inn Cottage, Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £297 to £ 488

Self catering accommodation in Buxton sleeps 3.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: On the edge of the Peak District National Park, this comfortable 17th-century property is surrounded by rugged and spectacular scenery. Converted to a high standard from a former inn (right of pair in centre of photograph), it has its own terrace and enjoys shared use of the neighbouring owners’ garden and 1-acre grounds. The surrounding countryside is magnificent for walking and mountain-biking, with horse riding available 2 miles away at Flash (England’s highest village). Town and sports amenities at Buxton (6 miles). Shop 2 miles.

Open-plan, beamed sitting/dining room with living-flame gas fire and French doors to terrace. Farmhouse-style fitted kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom (access through double bedroom). Very small cot room.


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Corner Cottage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Corner Cottage, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £341 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: With views over the church and surrounding countryside, this pretty cottage lies just a short stroll from the centre of Bakewell with its specialist array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Furnished to a high standard, it retains many of its original features and offers a comfortable holiday base for exploring all that the Peak District has to offer. Dove Dale and Monsal Head are but a short drive away, together with Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House which provide interesting days out. There is wonderful walking locally as well as cycle trails for pleasant gentle activity. Shops 200 yards.

Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire, Z-bed (for alternative sleeping only), exposed timber and rugs on flagstone floor. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Compact bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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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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Westover Cottage in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Central England

Westover Cottage, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £393 to £ 731

Self catering accommodation in Abingdon sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Golf near by • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property •

Accommodation overview: This cosy detached, beamed 200-year-old cottage, with a delightful west facing garden with views over the Berkshire Downs, nestles in a small hamlet outside historic Abingdon and a few miles from Oxford. On the banks of the Thames, Abingdon, purported to be the oldest town in England, is steeped in history with many fine old buildings. Oxford is the city of dreaming spires famous for its university, the Bodleian Library and Inspector Morse. There is so much to do and see in the area including boat hire, walking in the Downs, cycling on the National Cycle Route or spend a day at Blenheim Palace and finally return to the peaceful cottage garden and watch the sun set over the Berkshire Downs. Golf at Frilford Heath 2 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

Beamed living/dining room with open fire and tiled floor. Compact kitchen with beam. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.


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Meadowside Cottage in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Central England

Meadowside Cottage, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £452 to £ 877

Self catering accommodation in Ashbourne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This 18th-century Peakland stone barn has been converted and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. It has its own large garden, and is set close to the owner’s home, surrounded by 40 acres of farmland. Dove Dale and the spectacular Manifold Valley are close by. Alton Towers 5 miles. Ashbourne’s fine country shops, inns and restaurants, 5 miles. Shops 1½ miles.

Refurbished sitting-room with electric ‘wood burner’ and doors to patio and garden. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with four-poster bed (5ft), remote control colour TV and en-suite shower room (power shower), bidet and toilet. Twin bedroom and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet.


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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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The Barn in Riber, Derbyshire, Central England

The Barn, Riber, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 20
Weekly prices from £3547 to £ 3641

Self catering accommodation in Riber sleeps 20.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 20

Accommodation overview: High in the hamlet of Riber in the shadow of the castle just outside Matlock and surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside, The Barn is situated in the grounds of the privately-owned Riber Hall. This destination is offered for adults and children over twelve years old, from a 2-night stay, inclusive of a tennis court and beautiful garden with heated furnished terrace. There are ten en-suite bedrooms of 17 to 40 square metres, equipped with Sony LCD TVs, dining areas and micro kitchens with combination microwave oven, fridge, kettle/toaster and Wedgwood china. For days out there is plenty to do and see. In the neighbouring village of Holloway is the former home of Florence Nightingale whilst down in the Derwent Valley at Cromford, the World Heritage Site boasts the world’s first water-powered cotton-spinning factories, built by Sir Richard Arkwright and Jedediah Strutt. Just under four miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars slotted in between more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops, ice-cream parlours and plenty of restaurants. Here visitors can also sample a ride to The Heights of Abraham by cable car and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. For the more inquisitive visit the Mining Museum for a fascinating look into the area’s past. Shop 2 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

Steep stone staircase (alternative access via sloping lawn) to communal area: Spacious conservatory/
living area with wood-burning stove and flagstone floor. Kitchen/dining room with Brazilian granite tables and flagstone floors. Main accommodation: Three double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Double bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite shower room (monsoon shower) with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms with TV, combi m/wave, small f/freezer and dining area.


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Mill Cottage in Cradley, West Midlands, Central England

Mill Cottage, Cradley, West Midlands, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £391 to £ 731

Self catering accommodation in Cradley sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview: Set in a secluded valley, this is one of two cottages that form one side of a stable block in the grounds of Mill House, and is accessed by a long drive. The holiday property enjoys attractive views from the first floor living room over the open garden with a feature ornamental pond and a small stream. Cradley is 3 miles from Great Malvern on the northern edge of the hills, with its museums, Winter gardens and beautiful church. Pub 10-minute walk. Shop ½ mile.

Two steps to entrance. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed living room with vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove. Large double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.


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West Bank in Kniveton, Derbyshire, Central England

West Bank, Kniveton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £367 to £ 661

Self catering accommodation in Kniveton sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview: Set in peaceful seclusion overlooking open farmland, this attractive and very comfortable cottage stands in its own fenced garden just a mile from the superb water sports centre of Carsington Water. It is only 400 yards from the pub/restaurant of this pretty hamlet and 3 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne. Dove Dale and the other lovely dales of the limestone White Peak District provide many delights for walkers, whilst Alton Towers, Matlock Bath, Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and the American Adventure Theme Park are all within easy reach.

Spacious sitting room with patio doors to garden. Large, modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Small double bedroom with en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom, shower cubicle and toilet.


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Dartmouth House in Olney, Buckinghamshire, Central England

Dartmouth House, Olney, Buckinghamshire, Central England

Sleeps 13
Weekly prices from £868 to £ 2059

Self catering accommodation in Olney sleeps 13.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 13

Accommodation overview: Originally owned by the Earl of Dartmouth and situated in the Georgian market town of Olney, Dartmouth House has records dating back to 1745. A spacious and comfortable, stone-built property with the owners’ home close by, it can sleep up to twelve people. It has retained many of the original features - such as flagstone, wooden and quarry-tiled floors, beamed ceilings and fireplaces. The large, mature, south-facing, stone-walled garden is enclosed, and its beautiful aspects may be enjoyed in all types of weather when dining or relaxing on the large verandah, which is attached to the house.
Olney (situated on the River Great Ouse) is one of the most sought-after destinations in North Buckinghamshire and is within easy driving distance of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, in an area with beautiful rolling countryside and many country and town attractions. Olney is located in the middle of England and Dartmouth House is handily set along a main road just 20 minutes from junction 14 of the M1 - making London very accessible. Olney itself has tea rooms, antique shops, boutiques and the William Cowper Museum and are all within easy walking distance of the property. A few minutes’ drive leads to Woburn Abbey, Castle Ashby and Bletchley Park. There is plenty to keep children entertained - from Gullivers World and Woburn Safari Park to the popular Whipsnade Zoo. For the more energetic, there are vast areas of outstanding walking and cycling country, including Salcey Forest and Emberton Park. Milton Keynes offers a different experience with its cinemas, excellent shopping, the Milton Keynes Theatre (the most popular theatre outside London) and a huge choice of sporting activites including the Snowdome. Shops 50 yards, pub 20 yards.

Large, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and flagstone-tiled floor. Spacious beamed dining room with original 18th-century wooden floor. Large, well-equipped kitchen with fitted units and quarry-tiled floor. One step down to utility leading to shower room with toilet. Six steps up to double bedroom with TV. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. Twin bedroom with TV and additional Z-bed (alternative sleeping only). Four steps up from landing to two bathrooms with toilet, anti-slip flooring and heated towel rail; one with two wash basins. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. All double bedrooms with 5ft bed.


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