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Cornwall 54 Blisland, near Bodmin
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3. This cottage enjoys an enviable position overlooking the green of one of Cornwall's most beautiful villages. Built in the early 1600's, the cosy cottage is well-equipped and has been sympathetically restored to retain Cornish period features - exposed beams, slate floors, window seats and cloam oven. Blisland, dating back to Norman times, is peaceful and unspoilt. It has a pub serving real ale and food (national CAMRA Pub of the Year award) and a shop/post office. It is also home to one of John Betjeman's favourite West Country churches. The cottage is within walking distance of the Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor. Riding, fishing and cycle hire are available close by. Padstow and the dramatic North Cornish coast are within a half-hour drive, as is the spectacular new Eden Project. The A30 (5 minutes away) offers easy access to the rest of Cornwall and attractions such as the Tate Gallery and St Ives. Celebrity TV chef Rick Stein's restaurant is at Padstow. The cottage has an open plan ground floor with kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a single bedroom, bathroom with electric shower over bath, vanity unit and WC. The house has a washing machine and tumble dryer. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer. While there is no garden, the cottage is directly opposite a large village green. Parking is available outside the cottage. Please note – no babies or children under 10 years are allowed. Price Code D
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Cornwall 56 Veryan, St. Mawes -
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 4-6. This is a beautifully renovated, detached period cottage with a private garden in the heart of one of the most attractive villages on the Roseland Peninsula. Veryan is famous for its thatched round houses and beautiful water gardens which are opposite the cottage. Excellent sandy beaches are a few miles away at Carne and Pendower. A village pub and shop are both within walking distance. The pretty sailing village of St Mawes is 8 miles away. The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Tate at St. Ives are both within a 45 minute drive. On the ground floor the cottage is an entrance hall, WC, kitchen with dining table, sitting room, and snug. Stairs lead up to a double bedroom (4'6 bed) with en suite shower room, 1 twin bedroom, a second double bedroom (4'6 bed), and a bathroom with a tub and spray attachment. There is oil central heating and a woodburner. The kitchen has a dishwasher, large electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, and microwave. There is a washing machine and a dryer. The house has 2 TVs. A fully enclosed, lawned garden is to the front and side. This includes a fenced off stream and a patio area with garden furniture and barbeque. Off street parking for 2 cars and ample street parking are available. Price Code F
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Cornwall 57 near Laddock, Truro
6 bedrooms. Sleeps 12. This recently renovated, 200-year-old detached former farmhouse is set in its own 5 acre grounds in a quiet, rural location, within walking distance of Ladock (_ a mile away) with its local pub. The city of Truro with its cathedral, theatre, shops and many varied restaurants to suit all tastes is 7 miles away. The house is ideal for exploring both the more rugged north coast and the tranquil, picturesque south coast with its fishing harbours and sandy beaches - a mere 20 minute drive. The property is also perfectly situated for visiting the many outstanding gardens open to visitors in Cornwall, including the world famous Eden Project (open all year round) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The accommodation and facilities are very good for all age groups and include a tennis court, games room with a pool table, table tennis and table football, and a children's play room with TV and Nintendo. On the ground floor are the entrance hall, dining room, games room, WC, children's playroom, spacious sitting room, large farmhouse style kitchen with original granite floor, walk-in pantry, utility room with shower and WC. Two staircases lead to 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom, and 1 bedroom with full size bunk beds. There are 2 bathrooms, both with separate showers, and 1 separate WC. The house has oil fired central heating, a large woodburner/open fire in the sitting room, and an open fire in the dining room. The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, oil fired cooker, microwave, and fridge/freezer. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer. The house has 3 TVs. A paved courtyard with glass topped table overlooks a well and is surrounded by seating. The secluded walled garden is ideal for sunbathing. A large lawned garden to the front leads to a hard tennis court. Ample parking is available. With due care of growing crops, walking is permitted on the surrounding organic farm and woods. Price Code G+
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Cornwall 66 St. Agnes
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is a detached Grade II listed Georgian house which has been recently renovated. It is set on the North Cornwall Coast, 9 miles north of the Cathedral City of Truro in the attractive village of St Agnes. A good choice of local shops and pubs is within easy walking distance. The nearest shop is a three minute walk away. St Agnes has two excellent sandy beaches at Trevaunance Cove (a ten minute walk downhill) and Chapel Porth. At Newquay, 10 miles away, an airport receives flights from Stanstead and Gatwick. St Agnes is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall. The Eden Project, The Tate at St Ives, the Lost Garden of Heligan, Padstow with its many shops and restaurants and Falmouth are all within easy reach. Many National Trust gardens and houses are in the area. On the ground floor of the house is the entrance hall with stairs to first floor and lower ground floor. There is also a twin bedroom with 3 feet wide beds, a bedroom with king-size bed, and a shower room with WC. On the lower ground floor is the sitting room with French doors to terrace and garden, kitchen with a garden room for dining and French doors to an outside garden, a utility room, and a WC. On the first floor is another twin bedroom with 3 feet wide beds, the master double bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom with roll top bath and WC. The house has oil central heating, an open fire in the sitting room, and a large rear garden with lawn and mature shrubs. Garden furniture and a barbeque are provided. The kitchen has an Aga plus combination microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. There is also a washing machne. There is a small garden to the front and off-street parking for 2 cars. Please note: Parents of toddlers beware of small stream in garden which flows through a narrow cutting 1 foot wide. Guests taller than 6’1 beware of ceiling height in sitting room. Price Code F- G
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Cotswolds 10 Buckland, Broadway, Worcestershire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 5. This is a 350 year old spacious semi-detached Cotswold stone cottage lying on a very quiet 'no through' lane in a small village. Buckland has an idyllic location nestling under the Cotswold escarpment 2 miles south of Broadway. You can walk from the cottage up the hill to join The Cotswold Way to Broadway, Stanton or Chipping Campden. Buckland has a five star hotel restaurant which is open to non-residents. The cottage has a kitchen with dining table, sitting room, and dining room. There are stairs to a double bedroom with additional single bed for occasional use, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with spray attachment and WC. The house features gas central heating, a wood burner in the sitting room, dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob & oven, video, and exposed beams The patio and large enclosed private lawned garden to the rear catch the midday to evening sun. Available are garden furniture, gas barbecue and large parasol, and 2 adult bicycles Garage parking and off street parking for 2 cars are accessible. Price Code D-E
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Cotswolds 21 Upper Oddington, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This is an 18th Century detached stone cottage which has recently been renovated to a high standard. It lies on a quiet lane in an idyllic village with very little traffic. Oddington boasts 2 excellent dining pubs. The closest, The Horse and Groom, is a 2 minute walk from the front door. Stow-on-the-Wold is a 5 minute drive. The nearest shop is 2 miles away. The cottage has an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen with dining table, 1 queen size bedroom, 1 small twin bedroom, bathroom with spray attachment and WC. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room, a feature fireplace in the dining area, oil central heating, dishwasher, washing machine, video, CD player, a private cottage garden with small lawned area, garden furniture and barbecue. Off street parking accommodates 1 car. Price Code D
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Cotswolds 23 Ebrington, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2. This cottage is a small but extremely comfortable Grade ll listed 18th Century mid-terrace Cotswold stone thatched property which has been recently refurbished with attention to every detail. The village of Ebrington is one of the most exquisite in the North Cotswolds, off the beaten track yet only a few miles from Chipping Campden and the famous garden at Hidcote and Kiftsgate. Ebrington has a pub which is only a 2 minute walk away. The cottage has a sitting room, kitchen with dining table, double bedroom, bathroom with 5' bath, spray attachment and WC. There is an open fire, plus exposed beams and stonework, gas central heating, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, CD player, small open plan garden to the front, private paved and gravelled garden to the rear, and off street parking for 1 car. Price Code C
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Cotswolds 27 Blockley, near Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2
. This is a pretty terraced cottage situated in a raised setting above a quiet part of the main street of Blockley. The building is over 200 years old. Blockley has 2 pubs, and a grocery store. The cottage has a sitting room, kitchen/ dining area, bathroom with shower attachment, 1 double bedroom with a four-poster bed.There is a gas effect stove in the sitting room, full gas central heating, washing machine, video, and small garden (not adjoining). Price Code C
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Cotswolds 33 Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is a 600 year old cottage lying in the heart of the High Street in Chipping Campden, reputed to be the finest town in the North Cotswolds. This property will suit those guests wishing to take advantage of the extremely good selection of pubs, bistros, restaurants and small shops the town has to offer. The cottage has a kitchen with breakfast table, dining room, sitting room and staircase leading to all bedrooms. First floor - 3 double bedrooms, each with en suite shower room and wc and 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and wc. The cottage features a gas effect fire in the sitting room, gas central heating and an abundance of original features including exposed beams and sloping floors. There is an Aga, a conventional oven; microwave; dishwasher; fridge/freezer. A patio garden to the front overlooks a small green. Street parking only. Trout fishing when in season. Please note this cottage is unsuitable for infirmed adults or toddlers due to steep stairs. Price Code G
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Cotswolds 34 Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire, Cotswolds Borders -
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is a converted, semi-detached, 250 year old stone barn set in a peaceful position on a shared private road close to the village church. An attractive feature of the property is the original timbers which have been crafted with great skill and care. Cleeve Prior is a pretty village lying in the Vale of Evesham on the edge of the Cotswolds equidistant from Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon. The village has a pub, The Kings Arms, only a few hundred yards away from the front door. There is also a part time post office and shop. The house has a nice sitting room, large farmhouse-style kitchen with dining table, children's play room with small snooker table, utility room with wc, shower and hand basin. Stairs lead up to 2 double bedrooms, 1 with en suite bathroom with shower attachment, 2 twin bedrooms and bathroom. The house features an abundance of beams, woodburner in sitting room. Rayburn, gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, TV/video, gas central heating, barbecue for guests use, small enclosed garden to the rear and off street parking plus a carport for 2 cars. This is a NO-SMOKING property. Price Code F
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Cotswolds 36 Great Tew near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is a charming 17th century thatched house quietly situated in a tranquil village. The cottage enjoys a very attractive rear garden which is totally private with views across the Great Tew estates. There is a well-equipped village shop and a 2 minute walk will take you to the ancient and atmospheric Falkland Arms pub. The house has a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, utility room with wc. First floor - double bedroom, large twin bedroom, bathroom with wc and separate shower. Second floor - 2 twin bedrooms, separate wc and wash basin. The house features a washing machine (no tumble dryer), dishwasher, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, CD player, full central heating, a wealth of beams throughout, and a fully enclosed private lawned garden to the rear with views across fields. There is off street parking for 2 cars and trout fishing when in season. Price Code F- G
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Cotswolds 37 Milton-under-Wychwood, Cotswolds.
3 bedroom. Sleeps 6. This is a period, beamed, stone semi detached property lying close to the centre of Milton-under-Wychwood. The village is 3 miles from Burford. Stow-on-the-Wold and Blenheim Palace at Woodstock are both within a 20 minute drive. Oxford is 30 minutes away. Milton has a pub, shop and post office. The cottage accommodations consist of a sitting room, very large dining room and kitchen. Stairs up lead to a double bedroom with 4'6 bed, bathroom with shower and bath, twin bedroom (beware of low beam over door) linked to master double bedroom with 5' bed and large en suite bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. The cottages features gas central heating, an open fire in sitting room, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, video, CD player, DVD, beams, oak flooring, vaulted ceiling in en suite bathroom, French doors from dining room to patio (not enclosed), small front garden - parents should note that whilst there is no lawned garden there is a playing field 200 yards away. 1 car can park to the rear. Price Code D-E
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Cotswolds 42 Ramsden, near Charlbury, Oxfordshire -
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This is a small mid terrace 300 year old Cotswold stone cottage situated in a very quiet village in West Oxfordshire between Charlbury and Witney. The Royal Oak, a great pub with good food and a lovely atmosphere, is only 100 yards away. The village is very well placed for visiting Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, Burford and Oxford. To travel to Oxford guests can catch a train at Charlbury (2_ miles) and arrive in the City (20 minutes). The journey time by train to London Paddington is 70 minutes. The cottage has an entrance porch, dining hall, kitchen, sitting room, very steep wooden stairs to double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom with spray attachment and separate shower and WC. There is an Inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, electric heating, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, video, CD player, enclosed private lawned garden to the rear, small walled front garden, and street parking 100 yards away. The cottage has a wealth of beams (beware of low headroom on doors to bedrooms). Price Code C – D
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Cotswolds 43 Winston, near Bibury, Gloucestershire
6 bedrooms. Sleeps 11 – 12. This is an elegantly furnished, detached Cotswold stone property overlooking the village green in the idyllic, peaceful village of Winson in the Coln Valley. The village has no through traffic and lies equidistant from Stow, Cirencester and Burford, Bibury and Chedworth are close by. The house sits in gardens of almost 2 acres which include a terrace overlooking a vast lawn down to a small spring fed trout lake and meadows of the River Coln. The nearest pubs and restaurants are in Bibury and Barnsley. For a wider choice head for Stow-on-the Wold or Cirencester 15 minutes away. Ground floor: Entrance hall, cloakroom with WC, dining room, kitchen, utility room, boot room, sitting room with French doors to terrace. First floor: Master bedroom with queen four poster bed and en suite bathroom with separate shower, 1 twin bedroom, 1 queen bedroom with bathroom with separate shower, single bedroom with 3' bed with 2'6 bed pull out bed (better suited to children or teenagers) and an en suite shower. Second floor: spiral staircase to 2 attic rooms -1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. There is oil central heating, wood burning stove, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, video, CD player, grand piano in the sitting room (for accomplished players only please), use of 2 fly fishing rods for trout lake in garden, and off street parking for up to 4 cars. Parents of young children should be aware that the lake and riverbank is 100m from the house and is unfenced. No children under five years old due to the spring fed lake. Price Code G+
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Cotswolds 47 Minchinhampton, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 – 4. This cottage is an attractively refurbished mid terrace property on a narrow lane just off the market square in Minchinhampton. Built in 1750, it has an abundance of character with many original features retained. Minchinhampton is one of the most attractive villages in the southern Cotswolds. Leisure pursuits include golf and horse riding, local food shops and pubs - most notably, The White Horse at Frampton Mansell, recently voted Gloucestershire Dining Pub of the Year. The National Trust owns much of the land surrounding the village, including the 580 acre Minchinhampton common, excellent for rambling, especially with dogs! The high plateau also provides panoramic views across the Stroud valley. The cottage has a sitting room, well equipped kitchen with dining table, stairs to cosy double bedroom with king-size bed, small twin bedroom, bathroom with whirlpool bath and separate shower. On the 2nd floor there is a further attic snug room with desk and chair. The house features gas central heating, a wood burning stove, flagstone floor, exposed stone walls, beams, window seats, dishwasher, video, DVD, CD player, enclosed private patio to the rear sheltered by a high wall, garden furniture and barbeque. There is adjacent street parking and parking in the square 100 yards away. Price Code C – D
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Cotswolds 162 Box, near Minchinhampton
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2. This cottage is a small 'one up, one down' delightful detached, period property occupying a peaceful setting within a pretty village on the edge of Minchinhampton Common between Cirencester and Stroud. The expansive Common provides great views of the surrounding area. Box is conveniently placed for visiting Chavenage House near Tetbury,Westonbirt Arboretum, Berkley Castle, Badminton Horse Trials and Slimbridge, Bath is a 30 minute drive. The nearest pub, the Halfway Inn is on the edge of the Common and is a short 3 minute stroll. The cottage has a sitting room with kitchen, WC, stairs to double bedroom with 5' bed and shower room with WC. There is electric heating, a woodburner, dishwasher, washer, dryer, video, DVD, private garden to front comprising a patio and small lawned area and off street parking. Price Code C
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Devon 84 Kilmington. near Axminster
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This spacious 200 year old property is set in a prominent position with commanding views down the Axe Valley to the coast in the far distance. The house adjoins a working farm which rears heifers and has a livery yard and equestrian centre. The private garden takes full advantage of the panorama. Kilmington, with its 2 pubs, is less than a mile away. The village is 5 miles from the coast. Sidmouth, Beer and Lyme Regis are all within a 20 minute drive. The house has a private entrance, a large hall, a spacious farmhouse kitchen with dining area, sitting room with an open fire, downstairs WC and utility room. Stairs from the hall go to a double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower and WC. A second double bedroom with king-size bed has an en suite bathroom with shower attachment and WC. There are 2 twin bedded bedrooms - one with en suite shower and WC and the other with en suite bathroom with shower over and WC. There is oil central heating, a washing machine, a tumble dryer, and Sky TV. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, large Rangemaster electric cooker. The house has mullioned windows, pine floors, and flagstones. Price Code F
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Devon 89 Venn Ottery, near Sidmouth
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. This detached barn conversion in a Grade 2 listed building with a secluded garden is accessed via its own driveway. The property is in a very peaceful rural location in the Otter Valley and has views of the surrounding countryside. Venn Ottery is only 4 miles from the elegant Georgian seaside resort of Sidmouth. The nearest pub is 1 mile away. The house has an open plan sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room and kitchen. There is 1 double bedroom with 5' bed and en suite bathroom with roll top bath and WC. The second double bedroom has a 5' bed and en suite shower room and WC. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds with en suite shower room and WC. The house has a woodburning stove in the sitting room and an abundance of original features including beams and vaulted ceilings. There is oil fired central heating, an electric range cooker with a gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and a gas barbeque. A south and west facing sun trap terrace has a lawned area and garden furniture. The house has a private water supply. Off-street parking accommodates 3 cars. Complementary Leisure Club Membership is included for Woodbury Park Golf and Leisure Club which offers both 18 and 9 hole golf courses, a driving range, indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, sauna, gym, squash and tennis courts, a beauty therapist and 2 restaurants. Green fees, court fees and the cost of therapy treatments are not included in the complimentary membership. Please note there is a single 8 inch step between the open plan living area and two of the three bedrooms. Price Code F
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Devon 92 Northlew, Okehampton
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This attractive 17th century Grade II listed semi-detached property is situated on the edge of the unspoiled village of Northlew. This traditional Devon thatched cottage enjoys spectacular views across rolling countryside to the Dartmoor National Park. Famous for its rugged beauty, this is the largest tract of open land in southern England. The North Devon and Cornwall coasts are a 25 minute drive away. This house is well placed for hiking, horse riding, golf, fishing and other activities. The village has a pub, post office/store and church. Exeter, Plymouth and Tavistock are easy drives and the market towns of Hatherleigh and Okehampton are nearby. The area has numerous country pubs, many of which offer good food. The house has a sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, conservatory kitchen, ground floor shower room and WC, and entrance hall. There is one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has an electric shower over bath and bidet. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and microwave and washing machine. An oil Rayburn supplies central heating from October through April. The house has exposed beams on the ground floor and polished wood floors upstairs. A garage accommodates 1 car and additional parking is available in the village square. Price Code D
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Devon 101 South Milton. near Salcombe
5 bedrooms. Sleeps 7. This lovely barn conversion is set in its own large private garden in the idyllic village of South Milton - 4 miles from Salcombe. The secluded garden has a large lawn and terrace complete with a barbecue. The nearest pub and beach is at Thurlestone, 1_ miles away. Nearby are many sandy beaches as well as the South West Coast Path which follows the dramatic coastline. A stairway leads to the front door of the living area on first floor (U. S. second floor). The spacious kitchen/dining area opens onto the terrace. The sitting room is complete with a balcony. A spiral staircase leads down to the master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and WC. This is linked to a single bedroom. A double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms, a bathroom, and a shower room are on this level also. The house has oil central heating, a woodburning stove in sitting room and a small open fire in dining area. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and freezer. Price Code E-F
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Devon 108 North Wilborough
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is one of 4 cottages converted from stone barns to the very highest standard and nestled in the peaceful hamlet of North Whilborough. Situated just 4 miles from Torquay but far away from the bustle, North Whilborough is ideal for exploring Dartmoor and the wonderful beaches of the South Hams. The cottages are set within 10 acres of farmland. A large orchard and field are ideal for picnics and for children to play in. The nearest shop is a little over a mile while the nearest pub is half a mile away. Golf and horse riding are 2 miles away. There is an Indoor heated swimming pool (maximum depth 1.5 metres) with male & female changing rooms and showers. The pool can be reserved so that guests have exclusitivity. An indoor play area has toys for toddlers and a pool table and football table for parents. The outside play area has a trampoline, swings and slides. This property has its own enclosed garden and terrace with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Many original features are retained with stone walls, flagstone and pine floors and exposed beams. The house has a sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, and cloakroom with WC. Stairs go to the master bedroom which has a king-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower attachment. There is an additional double bedroom with king-size bed, 2 twinbedded bedrooms and a bathroom with shower attachment. The house has gas central heating, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, and microwave. Guests have use of the orchard and field as well as the indoor swimming pool. Parking is available for 3 cars. Price Code F-G
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Oxfordshire 101 Standlake. Oxfordshire
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2. A pretty Cotswold stone barn conversion, this cottage is a cozy holiday home featuring exposed stonework and oak beams. Furnished and equipped to an excellent standard in an ideal location for a relaxing holiday, the cottage has its own garden with furniture, patio, and barbecue. Situated on a half-acre of the owner’s grounds, it is bounded by the peaceful River Windrush just before it joins the Thames. The closest town, Standlake, is less than a mile from the Oxfordshire Cycle Way. It has a village shop with post office, two pubs and an equestrian centre. Local fishing and golf courses are nearby. This area has a fine heritage of country houses and is centrally situated for day trips to Oxford, Woodstock and the Cotswolds. The M40 is easily accessed for travel to Warwick and Stratford. This lovely cottage has an entrance porch, comfortable sitting room, open plan kitchen/dining area and a shower room. The bedroom has a king-size bed. A washing machine is available for use. Please note that there is a telephone available for emergency use only. Price Code B
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Oxfordshire 102 Coleshill. Oxfordshire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This attractive 16th century period cottage in the village of Coleshill is set high in the Chiltern Hills amidst woods and farm land. Country walks nearby go through some of the prettiest parts of the Chilterns. The village of Coleshill has a pub while surrounding villages and towns have many restaurants. Train service to London is available from Amersham - 2 miles away - or from Beaconsfield - a distance of 4 miles. Oxford and the Cotswolds are 35 minutes by car. The cottage has a cozy sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and a conservatory overlooking the rear garden with woodlands beyond. A double bedroom, a twin bedded bedroom and a shower room are located on the first floor – one flight of stairs up. A washing machine is available for guests. Price Code B
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Oxfordshire 103 Jericho. Oxford
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. Situated on a reasonably quiet, one-way street in Jericho, this attractively terraced house is deceptively spacious and combines modern comforts with an old time cottage feel. A stroll into the city centre is along a flat and level walkway. Jericho is one of the most fashionable sections of Oxford with restaurants to suit all tastes, a cinema, and lots of shops. The nearest pub is just across the road from the cottage. The cottage’s small hallway and comfortable sitting room are on the ground floor along with the large and bright kitchen/dining area which leads out to the enclosed, paved garden towards the rear. Outdoor garden furniture is provided. The cozy double bedroom, twin bedded bedroom, bathroom with hand basin and bath tub with shower attachment and separate WC are upstairs on the first floor. The house has a washing machine. Please note there is a small extra charge per person for towels. Parking is allocated for one car. Children are welcome. Price Code C
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Oxfordshire 105A and 105B Witney Oxfordshire
3 -5 bedrooms. Sleeps 6 -10. This fine period town house lies in the centre of the bustling market town of Witney. It is close to shops, restaurants, the post office and aleisure centre. Regular bus service is available to Oxford, Burford, Woodstock and London. Witney is an ideal base for touring other lovely Cotswold villages as well as the central and middle sections of England. The town house consists of two adjoining homes - a larger villa and a smaller mews house. The villa has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 while the mews house sleeps 4. Both are furnished and equipped to a high standard. A communicating door between the villa (105A) and the smaller mews house (105B) allows a conversion into a 5 bedroom property that can sleep up to 10 people. A colourful courtyard adjoins the villa.
Villa: A double bedroom is located on the ground floor. A stairway leads up to the first floor where there is an open plan sitting/dining room, a good sized, well equipped kitchen and bathroom with a WC and shower. Another stairway up goes to the second floor where there is a double bedroom and a twin bedded bedroom. Price Code B (Villa)
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Mews: This one storey mews house has a pretty sitting room, a conservatory/dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The double bedroom leads into a twin bedded bedroom. The bathroom has a WC and shower. Both properties have central heating and access to a washing machine. Off street parking is provided. Price Code A (Mews House)
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Yorkshire 101 Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales
6 bedrooms. Sleeps 8-11. This is Grade II listed Georgian property lying in the heart of the beautiful Dales village of Askrigg. The village came to prominence in 'All Creatures Great and Small' and the Kings Arms (aka the Drovers Arms) is next door. Guests should note that the pub is not rowdy and serves good food. A few doors on the other side of the property is an excellent delicatessen. There are some great walks from the village, including the impressive waterfalls at Hardraw Force and Aysgarth. Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, utility room with WC, kitchen with breakfast table, access to small yard at rear with garden furniture. First Floor: 2 double bedrooms with 6' beds, small shower room with WC, single bedroom with 3' bed, 2 bathrooms with shower attachments and WCs. Narrow steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms both with 3' beds. There is oil central heating, open fire in sitting and dining rooms, original stone flagged floors in entrance hall and kitchen, Aga, dishwasher, washer, dryer, electric hob & oven, CD player, video, fully enclosed courtyard with garden furniture (no lawned area), barbeque, and unrestricted parking available outside plus two private off road parking spaces available 1 minute walk away. Sorry, no smokers. Price Code F-G
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Yorkshire 102 West Burton, Yorkshire Dales
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 7. A tastefully furnished detached house bordering an expansive village green. West Burton is the epitome of a Dales Village lying in the heart of Herriot country. It has a pub, grocery store and butchers and offers direct access to impressive waterfalls and beautiful hill walks. The famous Aysgarth Falls are a 5 minute drive, Middleham 20 minutes and Hawes 15 minutes. Accommodation: Sitting room, hall opening out into dining room, kitchen/breakfast area, cloakroom with WC, 1 double bedroom with shower en suite, 1 twin bedroom, another double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, and bathroom with shower attachment. There is a log fire in the sitting room, washing machine, gas fired Aga and separate electric oven, dishwasher, CD player, video, enclosed garden with trees, and street parking. Price Code E-F
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Yorkshire 104 Dunnington, near York
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 4-5. A late 18th century Grade II listed end-of-terrace character cottage, lying in the centre of the attractive, busy, village of Dunnington in the Vale of York, 4 miles east of York. Dunnington has a general store, pharmacy, butcher, newsagent, 2 pubs and fish & chip shop. There is a parish church dating back to Norman times. Castle Howard is 12 miles away and within a 1/2 hour drive is the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The east Yorkshire Coast is a 45 minute drive. The cottage features gas central heating; open fire in sitting room; dishwasher; microwave; Rayburn; fridge/freezer; washing machine; CD player/stereo; video; Belfast sink; beamed ceilings and clay tiled floors in some rooms. There is a long private lawned garden to rear with patio area; a small garden to front; and street parking. Inside the cottage there is a small entrance lobby, kitchen, rear hallway, sitting room with dining area, conservatory, cloakroom with WC, stairs to double bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom, and bathroom with bath and separate shower. Non-smokers only. Please note: this cottage is best suited to a maximum of 4 adults. Price Code D
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Yorkshire 105 Staveley, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This cottage is a Grade II listed red brick, Georgian property lying opposite the church and small village green in a very attractive village. Set in a conservation area amidst beautiful rolling countryside, Staveley provides an excellent base from which to explore North Yorkshire. Staveley has a good ale pub and an extensive Nature Reserve which offers tranquil walking amongst an amazing variety of wildfowl and birds. The house features a woodburning stove; gas central heating; dishwasher; washing machine; freezer, in cupboard under stairs; larder fridge; electric hob & oven; microwave; and CD player. There is pine paneling in the master bedroom; a roll top bath; a small garden to the front; private patio to the rear; and off street parking for 2 cars. The ground floor consists of a hall, small kitchen, and large sitting room with dining table. On the first floor is the master bedroom with 5' four poster bed, bathroom with spray attachment, WC and bidet. On the second floor is a spacious twin bedroom best suited to children as it has TV/Video and a low vaulted beam. Infirm adults beware of steepish stairs to twin bedroom (gated for toddlers). Sorry no smokers. Price Code D
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Yorkshire 106 Horsehouse, Yorkshire
3 or 5 bedrooms. Sleeps 5 - 9. This house enjoys magnificent views across the captivating Coverdale Valley. It stands in its own extensive hillside land through which runs a picturesque stream. Near the house are lawns and gardens. The property is a beautiful stone built house. It has recently been renovated throughout to a very high standard but retains much original character with exposed stonework and beams and appealing features such as roll top baths. The small village of Carlton (2 miles) has a village pub (real ale/excellent restaurant) and Horsehouse (1 mile) has a welcoming pub. This house can be let as either a 3 bedroom house for 5 guests, or a 5 bedroom house for 9 guests. It features woodburning stoves in sitting rooms; oil fired central heating; washing machine; dishwasher; microwave; freezer; video; CD player; off street parking; and garden and paddock (with barbecue terrace next to stream). For 5 guests the accommodations consist of the sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, boot porch, and laundry room. There is a bathroom with shower attachment and 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single. For 9 guests there is an addition double bedroom and twin bedroom, as well as an additional bathroom. Price Code E/G
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Yorkshire 107 Austwick
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 5. This 17th century Grade II listed farmhouse has recently been completely restored, maintaining character and many original features. With oak beams and local slate flagged floors, the bright, south facing and spacious cottage, offers extensive views of the surrounding fells. The house is situated near the edge of the small, quiet village; the pub and shop are just a 5 minute walk away. Austwick, an ancient Norse village, is situated within The Yorkshire Dales National Park on the western side. Approx. 1 mile from A65 linking Skipton and Kendal. The village boasts a small pub serving excellent meals, post office/grocery, country house hotel and church. Surrounded by fantastic geological features, the area offers superb short and long distance walking, including the challenging 'Three Peaks'. Within easy driving distance are popular market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Hawes and Ingleton with its famous caves and waterfalls. The Lake District is just a 45 minute drive. Other local interests include falconry with daily displays, Bolton Abbey and the Settle-Carlisle scenic railway. The house features a log fire in the oak floored sitting room; oil fired central heating; washer; dryer; dishwasher; microwave; fridge; freezer; video; CD/radio/cassette; exposed beams; flagged floors; private paved terrace leading to enclosed dry stone walled garden at rear; and barbecue. Inside on the ground floor is the entrance hall, large dining room leading into kitchen, a separate sitting room, cloakroom with WC, and utility/laundry room and boot porch. First Floor: stairs leading to landing. Master bedroom with super king-size bed, en suite shower room and walk in closet. 1 twin room. 1 single room. Bathroom with bath and hand shower. There is off street parking for 2 cars at the front of the house. Price Code E
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Yorkshire 108 Middleham, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2. This cottage is a period, recently renovated, detached property located a mile outside the attractive Dales village of Middleham. The property lies 300m down a level track and enjoys unhindered views across the eastern-end of Wensleydale. Middleham is a major horse race training centre, home to many of the leading stables and many of the local stables have open days. The village has a castle and fine square containing a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. The cottage offers a truly peaceful and romantic setting. Superb footpath walks direct from the door lead down to the river and into the heart of the National Park. The cottage has an entrance hall, kitchen with dining table, sitting room with French windows, stairs to double bedroom with kingsize bed, dressing room, and bathroom with shower over bath. There is oil fired central heating, Esse (aga-style) electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with ice box, CD/radio, DVD, fully enclosed lawned garden, paved patio with wrought iron garden furniture, and ample parking. Guests should note that track is unsuitable for low cars. Sorry no smokers. Price Code D
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All of our vacation rentals are fully furnished and well equipped. Many are privately owned.
A local contact person is always available for assistance with any problems. Our properties rent for a minimum of one week.
Arrival is any day of the week for city flats and apartments. Countryside properties usually rent from Saturday to Saturday.
Normally, check-in time is between 2 PM and 4 PM and check-out is 10 AM.
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