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FROM: £487.00

A delightful cottage with quality, modern accommodation in the pretty coastal village of Stiffkey, just five minutes’ walk to the marsh and coastal path, making it the perfect spot for both birders and walkers around the year.

An attractive semi-detached cottage built around 2012, Rose Cottage has the look and appeal of a traditional coastal cottage but with the benefit and comfort of all mod cons including underfloor heating throughout. Tucked away from the main coast road that runs through the village, the cottage enjoys a peaceful location and an enclosed courtyard garden. The front door leads into an open-plan, dual aspect and very pleasant open-plan living area with stunning tumbled limestone flooring and bi-folding doors that open out to the enclosed courtyard garden.There's a smart, well-equipped hand-made kitchen with granite worktops, a comfortable seating area and a large dining table inviting you to sit down and feast on some of the fabulous produce to be found locally. Upstairs there are three bedrooms (king-size, double and single with trundle) and a family bathroom. There is also a shower room on the ground floor.

Rose Cottage will suit a variety of holidaymakers, looking for stylish, comfortable accommodation in the heart of North Norfolk's beautiful coastal region. This is a wonderful walking area with a choice of both inland and coastal paths to explore, with or without your dog. You can walk to Wells-next-the-Sea along the coastal path, or take the Coasthopper bus, which stops nearby on its way up and down the coastal road.

FROM: £490.80

4 Harbour View is a lovingly refurbished Victorian terraced house. It has the most stunning views to the marshes and the sea beyond, and direct access to the coast path from the garden.

The property is beautifully furnished and retains many original features including stripped wooden floorboards and latched doors.

4 Harbour View offers a highly comfortable and stylish base for a great family holiday right on the doorstep of the salt marshes.

FROM: £710.00

Charming and refined, Holland House is a classically-styled large Grade II-listed house with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, located just five miles to the North Norfolk coast and Brancaster beach.

Big and beautiful and arranged over three floors, with a fantastic games room in the basement, the house is both comfortable and welcoming. Perfect for family gatherings or celebrations as it is in easy reach of so many fabulous restaurants and eateries. It also boasts a fabulous dining room and welcoming sitting room with wood burning stove and furnished in a ‘Country Living’ style.

This beautiful abode offers flexible accommodation for those who are seeking plenty of space and privacy with its large bedroom suites and large bathrooms. The Sandringham room has its own en-suite. The pretty manicured gardens to the rear offer a wonderful retreat on a summer’s day and provide the opportunity for al fresco dining. There is even a croquet set if you fancy spending the afternoon in the garden after a day on the beach.

Holland House has a gravel drive leading to a large off-street parking area for four cars. The house can also be booked in its entirety (with access to the second floor accommodation) to sleep ten guests, Holland House (10). There is also a self-contained barn, sleeping two guests in one bedroom and shares the driveway, which can be booked separately, Holland House Barn, or together with the Holland House (10), Holland House (12).

FROM: £402.50

Approached by a sweeping private driveway leading to Cannister Hall, Great Barn forms part of a small complex of converted Norfolk barns and enjoys lovely open countryside views; the use of a large, communal garden area; and a superb, spacious on-site games room, fitted out with a snooker table, table tennis and table football; as well as a 15m heated indoor swimming pool (please bring your own swimming towels).
With the the beautiful North Norfolk coastline only a twenty minute drive away and the nearby market town of Fakenham and all its facilities close by, there really is plenty on offer for all ages, at any time of year. The barn has lots of traditional features – exposed beams, timbers and interior brick walling – as well as all the mod cons and creature comforts to create a very comfortable and well-equipped holiday property.

There is a large wood burning stove and modern wall mounted heaters in each room will ensure your stay is warm and cosy. The excellent ratio of three bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, plus a downstairs cloakroom will suit families or couples looking to enjoy a break in this pretty part of rural North Norfolk.

Please note: This property sleeps six but is only suitable for a maximum of 4 adults in the party

FROM: £408.00

Clock Cottage is a pretty, comfortably furnished, traditional brick and flint end-of-terrace cottage in the charming north Norfolk village of East Rudham, in a quiet road. Built around 1815, the cottage was once the home of Mr Higgins, a local clock maker in the mid-Victorian period. The clock on the outside of the cottage dates back to this time.

The village boasts a good butchers as well as a tea room serving yummy cakes, one of the most visited shops in Norfolk. The excellent "gastro" pub called The Crown is owned by celebrity chef Chris Coubrough. The village tennis court, a playing field and bowling club are nearby. For keen walkers the area is ideal for enjoying the coastal paths. Sculthorpe nature reserve with excellent bird watching is 5 minutes away and there is also excellent bird watching at both Titchwell and Holme nature reserves.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps four + two guests.
  • This property is more suitable for four adults.
  • Three bedrooms and one shower room.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • WiFi.
  • Small, private garden with patio.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • May be unsuitable for guests with mobility difficulties – please see Notes.
  • Children over 3 years are welcome.
  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher.
  • Washing machine in the utility/boot room.
  • TV/DVD/CD in the sitting room. TV, radio, iPod station in the garden room.
  • Garden furniture and six chairs.
  • Guests are welcome to use the village tennis court with their own rackets, shoes and balls. There is a £1 charge for running costs.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Explore the pretty market towns of Burnham Market, Holt and King's Lynn.
  • Visit the North Norfolk coastline including the sandy beaches of Wells, Hunstanton and Holme.
  • The market town of Fakenham is a 10 minute drive with its good selection of shops, eateries and pubs. Fakenham has an excellent market on a Thursday and a visit to the auction rooms on the same day can be very educational.
  • Stately homes abound with the deer parks of Houghton Hall and Holkham Hall, whilst Sandringham Estate is within easy reach.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

FROM: £510.00

The North West offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in England, and a stay at Gill Beck Barn puts you right at the heart of the scenery. Set in its own enclosed and extensive garden, the property has views of the rolling Pennine fells in one direction and the Lake District National Park in the other. You’re in the perfect place if you enjoy outdoor pursuits like sailing, quad biking or pony trekking, and if you’re a keen walker, there’s everything from rugged mountain hikes to sedate lakeside strolls.

The heart of the property is the large, open plan kitchen and living space, with a wood burning stove and an Aga to keep you cosy and warm. Each of the bedrooms has its own en-suite room and there’s a sandstone patio for a spot of al fresco dining too. The downstairs is completely step-free, so Gill Beck Barn could be ideal for anyone with limited mobility.

The property is set just up the lane from the popular fellside village of Melmerby, with a lovely pub, a village shop and a tea room, as well as independent shops and an indoor pool. If you’d like to venture further afield, the sinuous Ullswater Lake is just 11 miles away, with its historic steamer boats, not to mention the daffodils that inspired the poet William Wordsworth.

Also available to book at this location is Todd Hills Hall Farmhouse (sleeps 12 guests).

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests.
  • One super king 6' bedroom with a 3' zip and link bed option with en-suite shower.
  • One super king 6' bedroom with a 3' zip and link bed option with en-suite shower.
  • One super king size bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate shower.
  • Cast iron wood burning stove.
  • Garden with lawn and patio.
  • WiFi.
  • Parking for three cars.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome.
  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Smeg gas hob and electric oven.
  • Two oven Aga.
  • Fridge/freezer.
  • Microwave.
  • Cafetiere with complimentary coffee provided.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge/freezer.
  • Freeview TV with DVD.
  • Digital radio.
  • Cot, highchair and stair gates available on request.
  • Wooden garden furniture.
  • Weber charcoal barbecue with complimentary charcoal provided.
  • Hot tub, bicycle hire available on request.
  • Catering and housekeeping service available on request.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • This area is steeped in myths and legends, and one particularly evocative attraction is Long Meg and her Daughters, the country’s second largest stone circle. Twelve feet tall, Long Meg stands watch beyond the stone circle itself, with three mysterious symbols carved into her stone.
  • Situated at the northern end of Ullswater Lake, Pooley Bridge is a small village from where you can catch the Ullswater Steamboats. You can also explore this long and beautiful lake under your own steam – there are a number of places where you can hire canoes.
  • Penrith is the largest town in the Eden district, and was first granted market charter back in 1223. There are still plenty of shops and restaurants to discover during your stay. If you’re here in the early spring, one truly unique event is ‘Penrith Goes Orange’, when the whole town does exactly that. Make sure to bring something orange to blend in.
  • This is farming country and there are plenty of shows that celebrate the countryside. Westmorland Show, Skelton Show and Lowther Show are the three main events, with everything from prize livestock to vintage tractors on display. You might see some Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling while you’re here.
  • If you fancy a spot of culture, Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake is in a beautiful setting next to Derwent Water and puts on a variety of drama and family shows. In February and March, Keswick also hosts its own Film Festival with an eclectic range of films to see.
  • This being border country, there are lots of castles to visit while you’re here. Lowther Castle is a spectacular ruin that originally boasted a room for every day of the year. Dalemain House and Gardens is a beautiful stately mansion that hosts a marmalade festival every year. And for the border fortification par excellence, Hadrian’s Wall is a must-see. For the longest continuous stretch of wall, head north for Birdoswald Roman Fort.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

FROM: £688.00

Heavenly Hemingford Cottage is located in the popular coastal village of Brancaster and only a stone's throw from the renowned Ship hotel/pub/restaurant, the fabulous sandy beach and the coastal path. With its warm and welcoming ambiance, it is a perfect a base for a weekend escape, or as an extended family retreat.

This relaxing close-to-the-coast property has an understated seaside appeal. Lovely decorative curiosities are offset against a backdrop of soft greys and warm creams, right in the heart of this gorgeous village.
Embracing chunky beams in the kitchen and sitting room, it comes with plenty of character and splashes of colour too. Slip into holiday mode in the comfort of the beautiful beds and luxury linens.

Although the property can accommodate six guests, it would equally suit a couple for a romantic weekend away, or two couples who want enjoy privacy too.

Enjoy an al fresco breakfast before packing a picnic and walking to the beach for a day spent paddling, swimming or building sandcastles in the summer sun. Or simply return after a busy day and enjoy a sun-downer barbecue on the front terrace. For winter escapes, ensure you pack your walking boots to head off on foot along the coastal path before heading back to cosy up in front of the open fire. If you love nature, then head to the local RSPB reserve at Titchwell which is in walking distance, or head over to Pensthorpe a short drive away where you can admire wildlife in their natural habitat. Children and the young at heart will adore the rock pooling on Brancaster beach or flying a kite. For more adventure head to Hunstanton Water Sports. Foodies will adore all the local pubs and restaurants that populate this beautiful coast.

FROM: £552.00

Thatched and built of stone, Peppard Cottage is a large stylishly refurbished Grade II listed cottage built in Tudor times and retaining cosy inglenook fireplaces and beams. Ideally located, facing onto the village green with views of the hills. The property boasts a delightful rear garden with garden furniture for al-fresco dining.

Sydling St Nicholas is rated one of the prettiest, small villages in Dorset with thatched cottages, chalk streams, ducks and a children's play area tucked away off the High Street. There is also an award-winning pub, the Greyhound, where you can enjoy a variety of fish dishes caught the previous day from the Jurassic Coast along with excellent steak and game.

Next door is Coombe Cottage, sleeping two guests should further accommodation be required.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests.
  • Three bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one family bathroom.
  • We recommend the accommodation is suitable for maximum of six adults and one baby.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Pretty, rear garden.
  • Parking for two vehicles.
  • Sorry, no pets..
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

  • Thatched roof, exposed beams and window seats.
  • Limestone floors and granite work surfaces in the kitchen.
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
  • 2 TVs, and DVD player. Payphone.
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request.
  • Garden furniture.
  • Sorry, no barbecues due to thatch.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Excellent pub serving food in the village.
  • A perfect base for walking and cycling with the Wessex Ridgeway Path running through the village.
  • There are a number of historic houses, gardens and golf courses nearby
  • Lovely beaches such as Ringstead Bay are also within easy reach.
  • Dorchester, seven miles away, has two railway stations and a range of shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets (including Waitrose) plus a sports centre.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

FROM: £450.00

Perfect for a family escape, Ivy Cottage has been renovated with children in mind and is maintained to a very high standard.

Awarded 4* Gold by Visit Britain, the house is beautifully furnished with antiques and tasteful decoration. Many original features have been retained adding to its charm, including a wonderful old inglenook fireplace and lovely Pamment flooring. The kitchen is a cook's dream with a fabulous Rangemaster cooker and the garden is enclosed and surrounded by a wall making it a real suntrap, complete with fruit trees and herb patch.

Within walking distance (thirty minutes) of the wonderful deserted beach and several excellent places to eat including The Orange Tree, The Old Coach House and The Lifeboat Inn, this delightful cottage is a perfect base for a North Norfolk holiday.

FROM: £398.00

In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Lizard Lighthouse. Located on the Southern-most tip of mainland Britain, the six adjacent cottages of Lizard Lighthouse present guests with dazzling scenery and coastal walks right on the doorstep. Rare and beautiful flora and fauna make this cliff top location particularly special. The nearby Lizard Village provides shops, restaurants and a friendly pub only a short ¼ mile distance away.

Lizard Lighthouse is a fully working lighthouse, first established in 1619. The distinctive two white towers that it is known for today were built in 1751 by private entrepreneur Thomas Fonnereau, and first lit on 22 August of that year. Trinity House gained control of the lights in 1771 and continues to look after its operation to this day. It became electrified in 1924 and then fully automated in 1998. It has a 26 mile light range and an automatic 3 mile fog signal if conditions are misty.

Please be aware, this site is open to the public for lighthouse tours. If you are interested in arranging a tour, please click here for further information or call 01326 290202.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests.
  • Three bedrooms, a double and two twins.
  • One en-suite shower room, one family bathroom.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Enclosed courtyard.
  • This is an operations lighthouse with an automatic, electric fog signal. During occasional periods of fog and mist, ear plugs are provided for your comfort.
  • Babies under 10 months of age are welcome, however, for safety reason, children must be over 5 years old.
  • Parking for two cars.
  • Minimum stay of two nights.

Additional Features

  • Coastal walks right on the doorstep
  • The only cottage at Lizard Lighthouse with access to the unused West Tower.
  • Guests can climb the 32 stone spiral steps to make the most of the magnificent sea views.
  • Electric oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.
  • TV and DVD player.
  • Travel Cot and Highchair available on request

Attractions and amenities

  • The property is ideally situated within the Lizard Peninsular, ideal for places like St. Michael's Mount, St. Ives, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance and The Helford River.
  • 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.
  • Visit the English Heritage properties of St Mawes and Pendennis Castles.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.