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FROM: £343.00

Sunnylea is a pretty limestone cottage, hidden away in a backwater, close to the centre of the typical 'White Peak' village of Great Longstone. Just four miles from the market town of Bakewell it is central to all the attractions of the Peak District.

Local villages have fetes and flower festivals during the summer, and you will never be far away from tea and cake! When you return to Sunnylea, you might simply relax in the sunny south-west facing garden, or in the winter months, in front of the open range. However, should you wish to eat out, the village has two pubs serving good food within a five minute walk. A 15 minute walk over the fields will take you to the Packhorse in Little Longstone, an unspoilt country pub, popular with walkers, which also serves good food.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps three guests.
  • One double bedroom and one single bedroom.
  • Ground floor shower room and wc on the first floor.
  • Open fire.
  • South west facing garden.
  • Parking for one vehicle in addition to plenty of local free parking.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Children must be seven years old or over, a small baby in own moses basket (up to six months) welcome.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

  • Ideal for a Romantic Retreat.
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher.
  • Television, DVD player, CD player, iPod docking station, radio.
  • Pay as you go mobile phone.
  • Garden furniture and barbecue.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • There are countless opportunities for walking, cycling and climbing.
  • Excursions might include Chatsworth, Haddon and Eyam Hall, the Castleton Caverns and Buxton Opera House.
  • The Monsal trail passes by less than half a mile from the village and numerous footpaths mean that you can walk from the door.

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FROM: £343.00

Situated in a quiet and secluded spot, yet close to many amenities, October Cottage can be found in the very pretty Parish of Chalford which lies four miles south east of Stroud on the north side of the River Frome. Situated on the side of Chalford Hill, the cottage is approached via a steep narrow lane. In this part of Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds are cut by deep gorge-like valleys opening out westward into the Severn plain.

The village has a store where you can purchase fresh produce, the Lavender Bake House coffee shop, a Tesco Express and a fish and chip shop. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the area. The award winning Farmers Market at Stroud is on Saturdays.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps three guests.
  • Two bedrooms.
  • One ground floor shower room.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Private, secluded garden (not fully enclosed) with patio area to the front of the property.
  • Parking for two vehicles.
  • A small baby in own moses basket and children over five years old are welcome.
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
  • Please be aware that there is a gate with three steps leading down to the garden.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher.
  • Although no washing machine is provided, a laundry service is available.
  • TV, DVD, CD, docking station for iPod.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • The historic town of Cirencester (10 miles), the capital of the Cotswolds has many unique shops and restaurants.
  • Minchinhampton (two miles) has two golf courses which are open to visitors.
  • Explore the quintessential Cotswold market towns of Nailsworth (four miles) and Tetbury (five) miles.
  • Other points of interest within easy reach include the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum.

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FROM: £278.80

Tom’s Cottage is a traditional and very pretty cottage situated in the conservation area of Heacham. It overlooks a private village green and the church, and there is a small garden to the rear. Heacham is the perfect base, away from the bustle of the main coast roads and villages, but only a few minutes drive from the North Norfolk beaches. Heacham is well served with all amenities including pubs, shops, fish and chips, and of course the beach and the amazing sunsets are only a 20 minute walk.
FROM: £422.00

Little Garth is a delightful holiday cottage located down a quiet walkway in the picturesque village of Kingham. This bijou cottage is super cosy and its contemporary interior and restful decor make it the ideal escape from busy city life in this charming corner of the Cotswolds.

The two popular pubs and village shop, just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage, all add to the appeal of this fantastic country retreat. The Cotswolds boast some of the country's finest countryside, welcoming traditional pubs and pretty towns and villages are all a short drive away, with highlights including Stow-on-the Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water. Day trips to the historic Castles in Warwick and Kenilworth, the university city of Oxford and Cheltenham should be on your To Do list.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps three guests.
  • Two bedrooms and one bathroom.
  • Wood-burning stove.
  • Small garden to the left of the cottage.
  • One small well-behaved dog and children welcome.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a three-night stay.

Additional features

  • Fully-fitted kitchen.
  • LCD television with Freeview and DVD player.
  • iPod/iPhone docking station.
  • Selection of books and DVD's.
  • Comfortable furnishings throughout.
  • Walking distance to shops and local pubs.
  • Unlimited logs are provided.
  • Street parking is available in Cozens Lane to the side of the property.
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor. Electric radiators upstairs and heated towel rail in the bathroom.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Located in ‘England’s Favourite Village’ as voted by Country Life magazine 2006, Little Garth offers an idyllic retreat. The quintessential cottages with wonky gables and thatched roofs, large green, village shop and most importantly two popular pubs (The Plough and The Wild Rabbit) all add to the appeal of this beautifully unspoilt Cotswold village.
  • The popular Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is just a few miles away and a wonderful place to spend time. Why not treat yourself to a massage at the Bamford Haybarn Spa after hitting the shops, a relaxing way of spending some “me” time.
  • If you love the outdoors, just the other side of Moreton-in-Marsh Batsford Arboretum awaits: it is perfect for an autumn stroll when the canopy is ablaze with ripening hues and the garden terrace café provides the perfect excuse for refuelling. As well as plants for the garden, you can also indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the shabby chic Applestore or admire the wood turners and glass artist’s work.
  • For families with little ones, a visit to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is a popular choice for a day out: children love getting hands on with the baby chicks and rabbits, meeting the piglets, bottle feeding the lambs and goat kids, meeting the farmyard animals, and enjoying a tractor safari around the farm. There is a lot to do for all ages (young and old!), and at the end of the day, you will realise there has been some subtle learning going on too.
  • For those of you interested in the country’s heritage, the Cotswold attractions of Sudeley Castle and its Queens Gardens where four of England’s queens once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre.
  • Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, is also a popular historical venue with wonderful paintings and the largest pipe organ in private ownership is house at the northern end of the library. Wander around the gardens and park; The Royal Shakespeare Company in picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon; the picturesque Slaughters; several National Trust properties.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water is where you will find Birdland, the Model Railway and the Cotswold Motor Museum.
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FROM: £402.00

Jasmine Cottage is a beautiful 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage nestled in the quiet, unspoilt village of Windrush. Surrounded by National Trust land, there are numerous walks in the stunning Windrush valley leading to water meadows and idyllic villages. Wildlife and birds are abundant and you will often see foxes, badgers, hares, deer and many beautiful species of birds and wildflowers. It is a perfect cottage to relax by the fire and unwind.

Your home-away-from-home is equipped to make your stay as relaxed as possible with antique furniture, designer sofas, a claw bath and comfortable beds. This is the perfect cottage to escape from the pressures of the world without having to climb into a car.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps three guests.
  • Two bedrooms and one bathroom.
  • Stone inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
  • Garden to the rear with a 5' drop shielded by a hedge.
  • One small well-behaved dog is welcome (small additional charge).
  • A guest bed is available at a cost of £23.50.
  • Shared roadside parking.
  • Ideal for a Romantic Retreat.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

  • Hand built, painted kitchen.
  • Exposed beams, window seats, flagstone floors in the hall, and wooden floors in the bedrooms.
  • Babysitting by arrangement.
  • A selection of videos, board games, jigsaws and a good variety of books are available.
  • Electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
  • Flatscreen HD TV, DVD and a selection of DVDs. Bose iPod docking system.
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • If you enjoy a leisurely stroll, make your way across the fields to the historic Fox Inn, (20 minutes) where you can enjoy excellent food or choose The Inn for All Seasons (20 minutes) which serves outstanding food and wines.
  • The National Trust village of Sherborne is a two mile ramble along the valley. The charming Sherborne Village Shop and Tearooms serve excellent breakfasts, lunches and delicious homemade cakes. The deli is exceptional and you can find an amazing selection of goodies for your larder.
  • Other quintessential Cotswold villages are Bibury, with the world renowned Arlington Row; Coln St Aldwyns; Hatherop; Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, all within the local area. Slightly further afield you will discover the towns of Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon, both an hour’s drive.
  • A few miles away you will find the pretty, medieval town of Burford where every little alleyway and side street hides an interesting shop, boutique or restaurant. If you desire culture and shopping, Oxford and Cheltenham are approximately 20 miles away.

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FROM: £379.00

This gorgeously stylish old fisherman's cottage is located just 100 yards from the harbour and nestled in the most delightful Jolly Sailor Yard, which is part of the East Quay in Wells-next-the-Sea. Lovingly and stylishly renovated to a high standard by the owners, this little bolthole features lime-washed beams, curved walls, old floorboards and finger latch doors. With Farrow & Ball colours throughout, this beautiful cottage is everything you would expect from a seaside retreat!

Ideal for couples, this beach retreat will capture your heart. Snuggle down with your loved one in front of the wood burning stove in the winter months and catch a view of the sea from the upstairs windows. You are just a stone's throw from enjoying a cup of tea or glass of wine on the East Quay with one of the best views in Norfolk. Choose to while an hour or two with a book or simply sit back and people watch! Although there is no garden, this little gem is delightful and of course you are in walking distance of all the shops and eaterires that this bustling little seaside town has to offer!

For a unique breakfast experience, head to the Albatross, the Dutch barge moored in the harbour, for their speciality pancakes!

FROM: £346.00

A surprisingly spacious and beautifully presented delightful Victorian cottage. Located in the pretty village of Thornage, just a couple of miles from the popular Georgian market town of Holt, this is a fabulous hideaway to escape to at any time of the year.

A mid-terrace cottage with generously proportioned rooms, 2 Providence Place is extremely well-equipped with everything you might possibly need. The delightful owners have tried to think of everything to ensure your holiday is as comfortable and care free as possible. The cottage has been furnished in a simple cottage style, with comfort always foremost in mind. You will spot stylish flourishes here and there, and some slightly quirky ones too, all adding to its character and charm.

On the ground floor a very pleasant sitting room with views across to the village common invites you to take a seat. With a log burning stove to light on chilly days, you might well feel inclined to stay indoors. The adjoining dining room leads through to a cosy little snug; the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet read. From here walk through to the light and airy kitchen with a door that takes you out to the garden. Up the stairs (steep-ish but straight) you will find a master bedroom with the "WOW" factor and super views across to the common, a pretty single bedroom, again with rural views, and a very impressive family bathroom with both a double ended roll top bath and large shower cubicle. The garden is private and accessible from the back door and has exclusive parking for two cars. Large and fully enclosed, the garden borders open countryside and has a very pretty beach-hut-inspired summerhouse, as well as a chiminea to light, allowing you to enjoy the garden in all seasons.

2 Providence Place is a lovely romantic retreat for two, but just as suitable for a small family, as well as friends – anyone who is looking for a peaceful village setting with easy access to all the coastal and rural delights of North Norfolk. If you want to bring your four-legged friend along, they will have an equally lovely time exploring the many local walks.

FROM: £0.00

Gull’s Nest is a delightful contemporary bungalow built in typical Norfolk style with a pantiled roof and flint frontage and it is set back from the road in a quiet location and boasts exceptional off road safe parking! (A big bonus for Wells).

Comfortably furnished and well-presented throughout, with a large bright sitting room and dining area, french doors to the fully enclosed rear garden and a bright contemporary well-equipped kitchen, it is ideal for a small family, a couple or a few friends at any time of the year. There is secure bike storage for those more active and, with prior arrangement with the owner, on-site boat storage can also be arranged.

Only a few minutes walk from the colourful Quay and all of the local amenities of this bustling seaside town with its many independent shops, pubs and great eateries, you can leave your car safely at home. Or, if you’re interested in venturing out further, this is a perfect base from which to explore Norfolk's stunning beaches, coastal walks, stately homes and exceptional wildlife.

FROM: £298.80

Apartment 5 in Staithe Place is a recently built first floor apartment. The development is situated a short walk away from the town centre of Wells and all its amenities.

The property is beautifully presented in a contemporary style with an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. There are two bedrooms, the master with an en-suite shower room, plus a family bathroom. Outside there is allocated parking for one car.

FROM: £326.00

In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Argus Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse.

Argus is one of two holiday cottages available at the lighthouse and has a dramatic location on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast path passes round the headland, passing through part of Cornwall's oldest mining areas. The lighthouse lies six miles north of Land's End and two miles from St Just. The lighthouse was established in 1900, electrified in 1926 and automated in 1994.

You may be lucky enough to spot seals on the rocks below the lighthouse headland, as well as a variety of seabirds. With banks of seasonal pink thrift and golden gorse, the headland is a perfect location to watch the sun setting over the Atlantic.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps three guests.
  • Two bedrooms and one bathroom.
  • Large walled patio to rear of the property.
  • Onsite parking. Additional visitor parking is 100 yards away in a public carpark which is off site.
  • Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog).
  • The lighthouse does not have a fog signal.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.
  • Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above.

Additional features

  • Stunning, panoramic views with an abundance of wildlife.
  • Electric effect woodburner, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
  • TV, telephone with honesty box.
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request.
  • Also, on this site is Solebay Cottage, sleeping four guests.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Sandy beaches at Whitesand Bay and Gwynver are close by.
  • Visit the world famous Lands End.
  • Enjoy a trip to the historic St Michael's Mount.
  • For a great family day out visit the Tate St Ives.
  • There are an abundance of small seaside towns with a wealth of teashops, cafes, independent shops and restaurants.

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