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937 Log Cabins with a nearby beach in the UK

The UK has a huge number of beaches, but for most of us a day on the beach involves a long drive with lots of traffic if the sun is shining. So how nice would it be to stay in a log cabin where the beach is on your doorstep, or at least just over that hill? Log cabins usually have a nice verandah where you can leave out the windbreak, body boards or wetsuits, or just the buckets and spades. After all the kids will want to use them all again tomorrow! The log cabins below have beaches close by.

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Newlyn Cottage 8

Newlyn, Cornwall, South West of England

Newlyn Cottage From £1428 Availability

Newlyn Cottage doesn’t just offer spectacular views of the bustling fishing village of Newlyn from its privileged hillside vantage point, it is an absolutely feast of stunning interior design. This four bedroom, luxury holiday home is ideally located to enjoy the delights of the splendid Lizard Peninsula. The vibrant town of Penzance is just along the road and in the other direction you can visit the iconic village of Mousehole and the breathtaking Lands End or you can head north to the foodie harbour front of St Ives. Newlyn Cottage sleeps eight guests in superb comfort and is also pet friendly.

This Cornish gem is flooded with light throughout and offers wonderful social spaces. The stylish kitchen diner features a top notch range cooker, beautiful kitchen units and a gorgeous granite-topped island with a breakfast bar where guests can keep the chefs company while they cook up a feast. A lovely stone feature is used for shelving and at the dining end, guests can enjoy the stone fireplace and wood burning stove. The dining table and chairs are sophisticated and very stylish. An ancient grandfather clock sits proudly next to the fireplace and double doors open to a gorgeous terrace for alfresco dining. The spectacular seascapes over the bay are sure to impress.

After a day enjoying this rugged coastline, guests can relax in the elegant living room. Sumptuous sofas and chairs in different colours are positioned perfectly so that you can enjoy the large, wall-mounted smart TV with Blu-ray player or nestle comfortably to enjoy one of the many books on the shelves. The styling of this room is fabulous and the artwork is mesmerising. There is also a second gorgeous living room, complete with a log burning stove, a perfect spot to enjoy the Sunday newspapers.

The bedrooms are an absolute delight, all with fabulous, bold colour schemes and luxurious furnishings. There are two super kings, one king and one twin bedroom, all enjoying sensational sea views. Two of the bedrooms boast exquisite en-suite bathrooms and the other two share a fabulous family bathroom. The master is lavish with an indulgent freestanding bath for relaxing evening soaks and incredible panoramic seascapes. You will find outstanding walk-in rain showers, his and hers sinks with a view and beautiful, ornate mirrors. The interior designers have certainly waved their magic on Newlyn Cottage!

Newlyn Cottage is a sensational holiday home, enjoying far reaching vistas of Mounts Bay and the Lizard Peninsula and decorated with flair and pizzazz. What an amazing spot at sunrise and sunset!

Newlyn Cottage enjoys a fabulous, hillside location overlooking the charming fishing village of Newlyn. It is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, with over 40 acres of harbour. All sorts of fishing vessels can be seen in the attractive harbour including beam trawlers, long liners, crabbers and small open boats used for hand-lining of mackerel in the bay. It is a sight to see! Newlyn has several galleries, some charming pubs and several cosy restaurants. The Newlyn Christmas lights are launched annually along with tunes from the Newlyn Male Voice Choir and followed by a traditional firework display. It is worth getting up early to experience the bustling fish market. The Newlyn Fish Festival is held each year on August Bank Holiday Monday when stalls and cafes take over the quays for the day.

The much loved fishing village of Mousehole boasts an even more famous Christmas light display and offers delightful original character, charm and beauty. The picturesque harbour is surrounded by narrow streets and yellow lichened houses, all huddled together. You will find pretty galleries, gift shops and restaurants along the harbour road. Make sure you take your camera!

Land’s End is famous for being the most south-westerly point in Britain. It is one of the most beautiful, naturally wild and unspoilt spots in Cornwall. The former smallholding is also known as the ‘First and Last’ due to its status as both the starting and ending point of the journey to or from John O’Groats in Scotland, the longest journey in the UK. It is definitely a must-visit with beautiful stretches of ancient coastline and awe-inspiring views. The first recorded name of Land’s End was ‘Penwith Steort’ dating back to 997. The iconic Land’s End signpost was established in the 1950’s when a local family-run business erected the now legendary Cornish icon.

Penzance is a major tourist and commercial centre in West Cornwall. The town is steeped in history with many monuments and historic sites. It boasts dramatic beaches and cliffs and offers much entertainment as well as hundreds of cafes and restaurants. On the moorland surrounding Penzance, there are numerous pre-historic Neolithic and Bronze Age tombs, monuments and settlements, some dating from over 5000 years ago.

Worth Hideaway 2

Worth, Kent, South of England

Worth Hideaway From £666 Availability

As secluded romantic hideaways go, they don’t get much better than Worth Hideaway. Nestled amongst lush Kent countryside, on the doorstep of the picturesque village of Worth, Worth Hideaway is an idyllic, rural retreat. This pretty village boasts fine period houses, an historic church with Norman origins, two charming pubs and a delightful duck pond. Nearby, you can enjoy the historic town of Sandwich and a little further away, you can visit the former fishing, mining and garrison coastal town of Deal. The famous Royal St George’s Golf Club of Sandwich is due to host the 2021 Open Championship.

Worth Hideaway lives up to its dreamy name. It really is like a secret hideaway where you can enjoy absolute peace and quiet and a world of private spaces. As you stroll down the garden path, passing the pond and the inviting hammock, crossing the lawns with the two deckchairs waiting, you will realise that this holiday retreat offers something special. The barn is beautiful inside and out, your romantic holiday haven.

Beautiful doors open to your heavenly open plan living space. Nods to the past such as the beautifully restored beams add character and warmth to this luxurious pad. Light floods the space and the pale oak floor spreads throughout. A trendy, contemporary kitchen provides everything you need for a self-catering break and a quality deep leather sofa and a comfortable armchair sit in front of the cosy woodburner. Huge picture windows and doors look out to the lush lawns and woodlands. A local artist’s serene seascapes decorate the walls, adding to the sense of peace. You can dine in the intimate dining corner or alfresco on the patio as you watch the sun go down and listen to the birdsong.

Your dreamy bedroom offers a super king bed and luxury linens as well as gorgeous garden views. Your immaculate ensuite bathroom enjoys delightful Amtico flooring, a shower and a lovely bath where you can soak and count your blessings.

If you can bear to leave this little piece of paradise, you can venture beyond the lawns and pond to discover the charms of the village and the treats of medieval Sandwich.

The lovely village of Worth is set amidst orchards and fields in the gorgeous Kent countryside. It enjoys a central conservation area arranged around the village duck pond which formerly marked the end of a navigable creek. The village’s historic church, St Peter and St, Paul has Norman origins, unusual wooden shingles on the tower and a roof resembling an upturned boat. The two village pubs include the award winning St Crispin Inn and the playing field frequently hosts village cricket matches and events.

Sandwich offers much historical interest. It is one of the Cinque Ports though now the town is two miles from the sea. It still has many original medieval buildings. The Sandwich Guildhall Museum dates from Elizabethan times and boasts artefacts dating from the 13th century. Monk’s Wall Nature Reserve and a bird observatory can be found at Sandwich Bay. Close by, the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, built in 1760, exhibits a fascination collection of farming and craft tools plus a complete wheelwright’s workshop and a blacksmith’s workshop and forge.

Deal is a charming town with splendid architecture, a wonderful shingle beach, an excellent range of independent shops, 2 weekly markets, 2 castles, a pier, 3 museums and some outstanding restaurants. Deal is a former fishing, mining and garrison town with history closely linked to the anchorage in the Downs. You can explore the lovely shops and cafes or take the coastal cycle path to Kingsdown via the historic Deal castle. Deal’s Maritime and Local History Museum portrays the fascinating changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area. There is an interesting collection of boats including the 1891 Saxon King. The Timeball Tower Museum also explores and explains the nautical history of Deal. The Kent Museum of Moving Image is a not-for-profit museum that explores the deep history of the moving image from the days of candlelit magic lantern performances and hand-painted slides through to the modern cinema.

Deal is very close to Walmer, a possible location for Julius Ceasar’s first arrival. You can explore more than eight acres of award-winning gardens in the grounds of the picturesque Walmer Castle. It was once a Tudor artillery fortress that became a stately home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, including the Iron Duke of Wellington. The formal and informal gardens are a delight with herbaceous borders, vivid colourful planting, an impressive cloud hedge, a kitchen garden, wild flower meadows, shaded woodland, a sunken glen and the glorious Queen Mother’s garden.

Eye Lodge II 2

Eye, Suffolk, East of England

Eye Lodge II From £709 Availability

A romantic break in the gorgeous Suffolk countryside doesn’t get much better than one at Eye Lodge II. This splendid, contemporary lodge offers absolute peace and quiet with fabulous woodland and country views. It is sumptuous, modern living with carefully chosen touches that will delight. Eye Lodge II is situated in a two and a half acre private wooded which guests are welcome to enjoy. It also offers its own private garden with fabulous uninterruped views. You have the best of both worlds when staying at the lodge. You can explore miles of rolling Suffolk countryside sprinkled with quaint little villages or you can head to the dramatic and beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast and enjoy the fabulous seaside towns and villages of Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Suffolk offers nature at its very best with many havens for wildlife that you can visit. The lodge is also close to the pretty, characterful towns of Framlington and Halesworth for shopping and excellent gourmet restaurants.

Serenity is a given at Eye Lodge II. Just think of cosy evenings in front of the wood burning stove, stretching out on the luxurious, plush sofas or dining alfresco to the sound of birdsong or watching the night stars. Or you could open a chilled bottle of fizz and take a glass while you laze in the gorgeous freestanding bath. Utter bliss!

Throughout Eye Lodge II, elegant light oak sets the tone. Stylish, quality oak floors flow beautifully throughout and the doors and countertops echo the style. In the living room, ruby red colour pops brighten the neutral tones making you feel warm and comfortable. The shaker-style kitchen will delight the chef and you can either dine inside in the open plan kitchen diner or outside under the charming arbour, on the intimate patio for two.

In your bedroom, you will be met with yet more elegance and hotel quality linens adorning your king-size bed. The deepest of sleeps is very likely in such luxury. Your bathroom offers a very spacious shower as well as your deep, roomy bath. You will want to linger for sure.

Eye Lodge II is a tranquil, private retreat, so idyllic for that special break away. Should you want to share this rural retreat, Oliver’s Travels does feature Eye Lodge I which offers two bedrooms.

Eye Lodge II is situated on a gorgeous two and a half acre private estate in the Suffolk countryside. It is 7 miles form Framlington which boasts an ancient castle as well as excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Framlington Castle is a wonderful place for a picnic. Entrance includes access to Lanman Trust’s Museum of local history as well. Displays illustrate the power struggles between monarchs and the Lords of Framlington over the ages and the tragic stories of famous family members Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. The Mere, the castle’s outer courts and walls offer spectacular countryside views and some wonderful kite flying opportunities.

Halesworth is another of Suffolk’s very pretty market towns. It is less than 10 miles from the coast. Many of the town’s buildings date back to the sixteenth century. It is wonderful for an afternoon tea stop.

Bressingham is another popular spot. The Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens boasts a collection of working locomotives that will take you around the magnificent gardens and woodland. A trip to the locomotive sheds brings the power of the mighty steam engineering up close. Bressingham has been the official home to the Dads Army Appreciation Society’s collection since 2000 so any of you Dads Army fans know where to head!

The quaint village of Aldeburgh is famous for its connection with the composer Benjamin Britten. It boasts a stunning ‘Scallop’ sculpture on the beach which is 4 metres high and is inscribed with the words ‘I hear those voices that will not be drowned’ from Britten’s famous opera Grimes. There is an annual Aldeburgh Festival which takes place in June and was originally founded by Benjamin Brittan. He was actually born in nearby Lowestoft but spent the last 30+ years of his live living in Aldeburgh. You can visit The Red House where he stayed for a glimpse of his life. Visitors can buy the freshest of catches at the fisherman’s huts on the beach for your alfresco supper or visit the numerous art galleries. The architecture of Aldeburgh is lovely. It is such a pretty place.

Just along the coast, Thorpeness is a magical, mystical village where you will find The Meare, an artificially created, Peter Pan themed boating lake. The landings and tiny islands have Peter Pan names such as  ‘The Pirate’s Lair’ and ‘Wendy’s Island’. Visitors can hire rowing boats and enjoy family rowing on the water. Thorpeness Golf Club is regarded as one of Suffolk’s finest with 18 holes and par 70, just a stone’s throw from the beach.

There are few seaside towns quite so quintessentially British as Southwold. Instagram worthy, pastel painted beach huts line the promenade and the sandy beach is gorgeous. The iconic pier was refurbished and is lined with classy shops, eateries and amusements.  Southwold is home to the famous Adnams Brewery with its brewing rooms set just behind the High Street, adjacent to the town’s iconic lighthouse which you can visit. You can cross the River Blyth to Walberswick, exploring the trackbed of the old Southwold Railway and returning on the little ferry if you want a change for the return. Over a thousand acres of heath and marshland around Walberswick are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walberswick offers tea rooms, restaurants, two pubs, an art gallery, village shops and some charming craft and gift shops. Fresh fish can be bought from the harbour huts and crabbing is very popular for children by the harbour. Walberswick used to host the annual British Open Crabbing Championship, raising funds for good causes.

Staithes Cottage 4

Staithes, North Yorkshire, North of England

Staithes Cottage From £1491 Availability

Located in the quaint coastal village of Staithes, just a bit north of Whitby, you will feel the tingle of history at the characterful Staithes Cottage. This ancient gem has been beautifully and imaginatively renovated to provide quirky, luxurious accommodation. You can easily imagine the fishermen of the past and how they would have lived in this cottage. Throughout you will find wonderful style and flair with little nods to the past such as the rope going up the stairs.

Staithes is a gorgeous Yorkshire gem, clinging to the hillside with winding cobbled streets brimming with charming 18th century cottages. It is a wonderful base for exploring Yorkshire’s cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach. What a wonderful getaway for those interested in art, geology, hiking and exploring the outdoors.

Staithes Cottage offers quirky upside down living, making the most of the beautiful views from the upper floor. The refurbishment is fabulous. Think assured chic, think Farrow and Ball colours, think beautiful upcycled ancient furniture, think rich reclaimed wooden floorboards with a history and you start to get the picture. You will discover clever lighting throughout with large traditional sashes and glass sealed light shafts illuminating the beautiful spaces.

You enter this lovely cottage to the stunning kitchen diner. A fabulous array of bespoke, full-height, glass fronted cupboards impresses to one side and the main kitchen is to the rear. The chef will enjoy the gorgeous styling of this bespoke kitchen, including its cosy underfloor heating and Sonos sound system. You can draw up a chair to the polished antique dining table and settle with a cup of traditional Yorkshire tea or something stronger while the chef in your group prepares a feast.

The upper, bright and airy, contemporary living room with huge windows at one end and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors at the other is an absolute delight. With a gorgeous log burning stove for chilly evenings, comfy sofas, Sonos sound system, smart television and a Blu-ray DVD player, it is a wonderful place to relax. You can step out to a fabulous decked patio with alfresco dining, stunning sea views and beautiful, colourful planting all around. What a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down and enjoy a glass of wine!

There are two dreamy bedrooms with sumptuous beds adorned with quality linens. In vintage modern style, one comes with a feature wallpapered wall and both are in cool, elegant tones. The innovative light shafts are equipped with remote controlled intelligent glass for night time. The bathroom is luxurious with a lovely roll top bath to sink into. Now where is that glass of champagne...

Staithes Cottage is interesting, quirky, brilliantly designed and even your dog is well catered for with a hot and cold running dog shower to wash off the sand!

Staithes is a very special village, full of charm, winding cobbled streets, 18th century cottages and characterful pubs. This fabulous coastal village was once one the largest fishing ports in the North East. It offers a unique, undeniable charm with his huddled cottages clinging to the hillside enjoying fabulous views of the stunning shoreline. From Staithes you can explore the rugged Yorkshire coastline, enjoying the dramatic clifftop views from the popular coastal trails. You can meander the Cleveland Way as it passes through the village and head towards Skinningrove where you will discover the remnants of the alum mines which once made the village famous. At the Staithes Lifeboat House you can learn about the village’s incredible fishing heritage and the heroic tales of the local lifeboat crew. The village also has a long history of well-known artists, including a group known as the ‘Staithes Group’ or the ‘Northern Impressionists’. You will see some incredible contemporary artworks at the Staithes Gallery. The brightly coloured fishing boats, known as the Whitby Cobles, are used by local fisherment to catch cod, lobsters and crabs plus there are some pleasure cruisers. There are wonderful fossils and rock pools to explore on the beach. It is no wonder that this stretch of coastline is known as the Dinosaur Coast. Staithes hosts an annual festival in September when the local galleries, cottages and public buildings open their doors to artists showcasing their work. There are pop-up galleries and tea rooms all around the village. It is a great time to visit.

Just south of Staithes is the unique, historic town of Whitby. It is definitely a town that offers something more than your typical coastal seaside resort. Whitby is famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Captain Cook. It boasts a Gothic culture with quirky narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and the majestic ruins of Whitby Abbey overlooking the town from East Cliff. There is a monument to Captain James Cook on West Cliff where he is looking out to sea. There are plenty of excellent restaurants throughout the town including the famous Magpie Cafe. It offers many seafood dishes as well as its famous fish and chips. Close to the harbour you will find plenty of traditional seaside fun with amusement arcades and cafes. Heading back towards Staithes, you will find the lovely sandy beaches of Sandsend and Runswick Bay. Sandsend was originally two villages, Sandsend and East Row.  

Six miles south of Whitby is the picturesque old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. It is beautiful with a sandy beach, rock pools, ancient fossils, narrow twisting cobbled streets and alleyways. It is quite easy to get lost in the little warren of lanes lined with old fisherman’s cottages. Most have now been renovated. The village is buzzy with a good range of cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as charming, unique shops.

Elizabethan Manor 14

Pulborough, West Sussex, South of England

Elizabethan Manor From £8007 Availability

The stunning Grade II listed Elizabethan Manor is exquisitely nestled in the ancient Village of Pulborough, West Sussex. Sophisticated and unique, this recently refurbished manor beautifully blends medieval features with a chic and confident design. Guests can expect a wonderful fusion of old and new; period features are dotted around the home with modern finishes. It feels more like a boutique hotel than a historic home. The house has an aura of seclusion and intimacy, with its welcoming interior, walled gardens, grass tennis court and heated private swimming pool. For those in search of an exciting day out Goodwood, Arundel Castle, the market town of Petworth or the South Down National Park are all within easy reach. The Manor was built in 1252, has the “oldest dovecote in Europe” and the largest tudor inglenook in the country. The interior is glorious; the ground floor is adorned with dark oak, working fireplace, exquisite paintings, antiques and the pièce de résistance –the medieval windows in the kitchen. The stylish fitted kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with antique and modern cabinetry, grey marble top surfaces and Aga– perfect for whipping up a feast. The spacious dining room and drawing room share a remarkable stone fireplace, opulent chandelier, and views into the walled garden and BBQ terrace. There is a further living room and snug located on the ground floor proving ample space and privacy for all.

The first floor consists of two double bedrooms with en-suites and two further double bedrooms which share a stunning family bathroom with copper roll-top bath. The master bedroom located is in a separate wing of the property, with a king-size bed, spiral staircase and en-suite bathroom boasting a cooper roll-top bath in the eaves of the house. The second floor boast two further bedrooms which are ideal for teenager with a shared family bathroom. 

Outside guests have 1.4 acres of grounds to relax in. You can soak up the sun from the terrace, take a refreshing dip in the heated pool or enjoy a game of tennis on the grass court. The immediate countryside is lovely, providing a rich mix of activities, marvellous walks, riding and golf.

Many visitors are attracted by the graceful atmosphere and momentous associations of the area. There are many nearby attractions including historic houses to visit such as Petworth House, Parham House and Arundel Castles. Goodwood and Cowdray Estate are within easy reach for special events. While the beautiful Sussex coastline can be reached in less than 40-minutes, the beaches of West Wittering and Bognor Regis are ideal for families, while hugely popular Brighton with its trendy eateries and famous shopping in the “Lanes”, is less than an hour away.

The Elizabethan Manor is both an idealistic weekend retreat for those wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of London, and a perfect base for an active mini break.

Elizabethan Manor possesses a unique charm and homeliness. Located on the outskirts of the National Park, its catchment area is superb, with accessible transport links and stunning surroundings. There are plenty of local family-run public houses, with beer gardens and beautiful views of the South Downs. It is also located near idyllic Petworth, home to The Hungry Guest cafe and farm shop and houses many quaint antique shops. Arundel is also within close proximity and boasts a beautiful castle, oozing with charm and having plenty of restaurants: Italian, Chinese and British. Also located in West Sussex is Goodwood, renowned for both its car and horse races and makes for a great day out. They host events such as the Goodwood Revival, Festival of Speed and have a restaurant called Farmer Butcher Chef, which serves superb food as well as a gorgeous sculpture park with an eclectic mix of stunning exhibits. In terms of walks, you are close to both the South Downs and West Wittering beach, both of which are immensely picturesque. Recommended Attractions:
*Please see the "kids" tab for child-focused suggestions. Arundel Castle
Magnificent castle, open between April and November.
http://www.arundelcastle.org/
Petworth House & Park
Petworth House features the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park Nymans
Romantic house with extensive and beautifully-maintained gardens.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans Goodwood House
Beautiful house, home to the Dukes of Richmond for centuries. Open most Sundays & Mondays between March and October for tours, make sure you book in advance.
https://www.goodwood.com/ Goodwood Racecourse
The most beautiful racecourse in the world.
https://www.goodwood.com/horseracing/ South Downs National Park
England's newest National Park.
https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/ Cissbury Ring
The most historic hill on the South Downs.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cissbury-ring Devil's Dyke
A famous beauty spot on the South Downs.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke West Wittering Beach
Unspoilt, family-friendly beach.
http://westwitteringestate.co.uk/

Almond Barn 12

Chichester, West Sussex, South of England

Almond Barn From £9783 Availability

Almond Barn holds a wonderful location within beautiful West Sussex, in easy reaching distance of a huge variety of popular destinations, including Bosham, Chichester and West Wittering. Set in the quiet village of Nutbourne, guests will enjoy a relaxing stay, while helpful amenities, including shops and restaurants, are just minutes away.

The contemporary Scandi-style barn is totally unique and offers those fortunate enough to enjoy a stay here a one-of-a-kind holiday home, ideal for those in search of a truly luxurious break! The newly-built home can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests across its five beautifully-appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation, which offers plenty of space, ideal for socialising. The space comprises of an impressive, open-plan living and dining area as well as a luxury kitchen complete with a sub-zero fridge freezer, a boiling water tap and Gaggenau appliances, it truly is a chef’s dream! In the evenings, retreat to the snug area and enjoy a laidback movie nights after action-packed days on the beach. Also on this level is the first of the bedrooms, a king-size double room, which can be set up as a twin on request, and boasts en-suite facilities. Upstairs, are the remaining four bedrooms, a super-king master with its very own en-suite shower room as well as two doubles and a twin room which share the use of a stylish family bathroom.

The real wow factor can be found outside at the luxury outdoor entertaining area which boasts a fabulous Hydro Pool, gas fire pit and barbecue, there is no better spot for al fresco dining during the Summer months! The children will enjoy playing games on the lawn while the play area complete with trampoline and swings will keep them entertained for hours. For any nature enthusiasts, herons like to fish in the stream adjacent to the garden while a beautiful barn owl often visits the back field.

Almond Barn holds an excellent location, situated between the villages of Nutbourne and Southbourne, where a handful of helpful amenities including restaurants and a Tesco Express can be found. Nearby, the coastal village of Bosham, with its quaint tearooms and boutique shopping, is less than a 10-minute drive away.

For those in search of a wider variety of attractions and amenities, the cathedral city of Chichester is under a 15-minute drive away and makes a wonderful day out for the whole family. Goodwood is less than 20-minutes away and is a must-visit for any motor sport fans or keen golfers with its two fantastic 18-hole courses. Further afield, Portsmouth with its excellent shopping at Gunwharf Quays is less than 20-minutes from the house, while the city of Winchester, with its world-class attractions and architecture, excellent shopping and fabulous dining, is under 50-minutes away. Finally, for the beach bums, West Wittering beach is just a 20-minute car journey away.

Bexhill Country Manor 14

Bexhill, East Sussex, South of England

Bexhill Country Manor From £6773 Availability

Bexhill Country Manor holds an excellent location, situated on the outskirts of the popular coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea, and less than twenty-minutes from the neighbouring towns of Eastbourne and Hastings. While guests will enjoy a tranquil stay in a semi-rural position, a wide variety of family-friendly attractions and amenities can be found just minutes away making this an ideal setting for an East Sussex escape.

The Grade II Listed Manor House boasts endless charm and character, with plenty of space for the whole group to socialise, the home is perfect for reunions or special family occasions. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of a drawing room, cosy sitting room, formal dining room and a farmhouse-style kitchen fully equipped with an AGA and all the tools you could possibly need to create a delicious meal! Bexhill Country Manor can comfortably accommodate up to fourteen guests across its six beautifully appointed bedrooms, four of which boast either a king or double bed, while one is a twin, ideal for siblings or friends to share. The six bedrooms share the use of three family bathrooms.

Outside, there is plenty of space for games on the lawn, while the patio makes the ideal spot for a relaxing sundowner in the evening. On request and for an additional charge, the owners can arrange for a hot tub to be hired for your stay – heaven!

Bexhill Country Manor is situated in a semi-rural position, set on the outskirts of the seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea. The closest amenities, including restaurants and a Tesco Express, can be found in the area of Little Common, just a 2-minute car journey away. A wider selection of shops and restaurants can be found in the centre of Bexhill, less than a 10-minute drive away. The closest beach, Cooden, is just a 5-minute car journey away or alternatively, 35-40 minutes away on foot.

For those looking to further explore East Sussex and the surrounding area, the larger towns of Eastbourne and Hastings are both just a 20-minute drive away. Hastings boasts a huge selection of family-friendly attractions, including Hastings Castle, Smugglers Adventure, Blue Reef Aquarium and Adventure Golf courses, as well as its artsy and happening Old Town with independent eateries and excellent boutique shopping. Further afield and for any history enthusiasts, Battle Abbey is less than a 20-minute car journey away, while Bodiam and Scotney Castles are both within a 40-minute journey. The medieval town of Rye is one of England’s best kept secrets, bursting with charm and character, it is just 40-minutes away and is well-worth a visit!

Swan Cottage 8

Chilbolton, Hampshire, South of England

Swan Cottage From £4515 Availability

Swan Cottage is truly a small slice of heaven, situated in a tranquil spot on the banks of the River Test, in the renowned Chilbolton Cow Common, a designated area of Scientific Special Interest. The home is located in Chilbolton village, in easy reaching distance of Stockbidge and Winchester where a wide variety of family-friendly amenities and attractions, including shops and restaurants, can be found.

Originally dating back to 1744, the period cottage has been modernised in recent years while still retaining all of its original charm and character. The home can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests across its four beautifully appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation, featuring multiple entertaining rooms including a sitting room, drawing room, dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen giving the whole group plenty of room to socialise together. Upstairs are the four bedrooms, a master with an en-suite shower room, two double rooms and a twin which share the use of two family bathrooms.

Outside, the terrace makes the perfect setting to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining during the Summer months. The garden overlooks the River Test making it an ideal choice for those wanting a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Swan Cottage holds an excellent location in the small village of Chilbolton, here there is a small village stores and a pub. Situated in the heart of the Test Valley, an area known for its rolling hills, there are a wide variety of picturesque villages in the surrounding areas with thatched cottages, pretty churches and country pubs. The small town of Stockbridge is less than a 10-minute drive away, home to a number of independent shops and eateries, it is the perfect place to pick up some yummy local produce! The larger town of Andover is less than a 15-minute drive from the house, here a wider selection of helpful amenities including shops and restaurants can be found.

The city of Winchester is less than 25-minutes from Swan Cottage, home to one of Britain’s greatest Cathedrals and the popular Marwell Zoo, it makes a fantastic day out for the whole family. The near-by Cathedral city of Salisbury is less than 35-minutes away, while the iconic Stonehenge is less than a 30-minute drive away. For those travelling with small children, Paulton’s Park, Home of Peppa Pig World, is 35-minutes away. For any beach bums, the popular resort of Bournemouth, home to seven miles of sandy beaches, is an hour away.

Keeper's Cottage 4

Belsay, Northumberland, North of England

Keeper's Cottage From £913 Availability

Keeper’s Cottage holds a fantastic location within the Belsay Tower Estate, set within tranquil surroundings and beautifully-kept gardens, it makes the perfect bolthole for those in search of a truly relaxing break. While guests will feel a million miles away from any hustle and bustle, there are a huge variety of excellent attractions and amenities within easy reaching distance, including the wonderful Northumberland coastline and the lively city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Grade-I listed courtyard cottage, situated next-door to the Gardener’s Cottage, can comfortably accommodate up to four guests across its two beautifully-appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of an elegant sitting room complete with cosy log burner, dining space and a contemporary kitchen, fully-equipped with all the tools you could possibly need. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both boasting en-suite bathroom facilities. On request, one of the bedrooms can be set up as a twin, making it ideal for friends or siblings to share.

Outside, guests of Keeper’s Cottage have access to an outdoor patio area, the perfect spot for a yummy barbecue during the Summer months!

Keeper's Cottage is situated within the Belsay Tower Estate, nestled amongst beautiful Northumberland countryside, close to the villages of Bolam and Belsay, where helpful amenities including a post office and coffee shop can be found. There is plenty to see, do and explore within the immediate area including Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, owned by English Heritage and Wallington House, owned by the National Trust, both make for lovely days out and are less than 15-minutes away. The whole family will enjoy a visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, home to over one hundred species of animals including lemurs, meerkats, wallabies and monkeys and just 15-minutes from home.

The cottage makes a fabulous choice for those simply wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, being surrounded by countryside, there is plenty of brilliant walking opportunities as well as cycling routes and bridleways. Bolam Lake Country Park has lakeside walks, woodland tracks, open grassed areas for all to enjoy making it perfect for picnics and is just 5-minutes away.

Further afield, Alnwick Castle is just 50-minutes away and is a must-visit for any Harry Potter fans while the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman's biggest British building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was built, is just an hour away. For beach bums, Northumberland’s coastline is truly stunning, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it stretches for 40 miles and is a must-visit, Bamburgh Castle, Druridge Bay, Holy Island and the Farne Islands are all spots we recommend exploring. The coastline can be reached in less than 40-minutes from Keeper's Cottage.

For those who prefer a little more hustle and bustle, the vibrant city of Newcastle is less than a 30-minute car journey away from the house, here visitors will enjoy excellent shopping and fantastic bars and restaurants. Newcastle Airport is just 20-minutes away, making Keeper's Cottage an accessible base, ideal for a reunion of friends or family.

Belsay Stables 10

Belsay, Northumberland, North of England

Belsay Stables From £1933 Availability

Belsay Stables holds an excellent position within the Belsay Tower Estate, set within tranquil surroundings and beautifully-kept gardens, it makes the perfect home away from home for those in search of a truly relaxing break. While guests will feel a million miles away from any hustle and bustle, there are a huge variety of excellent attractions and amenities within easy reaching distance, including the wonderful Northumberland coastline and the lively city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Grade-I listed red brick stable house, originally built to home the horses which lived on the Estate, would’ve once been one of the most impressive stables of its time. Today, it has been beautifully modernised to make a wonderful holiday home while still retaining all of its original charm and character. Belsay Stables can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across its five well-appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of a cosy living room and an open-plan kitchen-diner, fully-equipped with all the tools you could possibly need. The first of the bedrooms, a double, is situated on the ground floor. Upstairs, are the remaining four double bedrooms, one of which can be set up with twin beds on request. Each of the bedrooms features en-suite facilities.

Outside, guests of Belsay Stables have access to an outdoor barbecue area, perfect during the Summer months!

Belsay Stables is situated within the Belsay Tower Estate, set amongst beautiful Northumberland countryside, close to the villages of Bolam and Belsay, where helpful amenities including a post office and coffee shop can be found. There is plenty to see, do and explore within the immediate area including Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, owned by English Heritage and Wallington House, owned by the National Trust, both make for lovely days out and are less than 15-minutes away. The whole family will enjoy a visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, home to over one hundred species of animals including lemurs, meerkats, wallabies and monkeys and just 15-minutes from home.

The cottage makes a fabulous choice for those simply wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, being surrounded by countryside, there is plenty of brilliant walking opportunities as well as cycling routes and bridleways. Bolam Lake Country Park has lakeside walks, woodland tracks, open grassed areas for all to enjoy making it perfect for picnics and is just 5-minutes away.

Further afield, Alnwick Castle is just 50-minutes away and is a must-visit for any Harry Potter fans while the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman's biggest British building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was built, is just an hour away. For beach bums, Northumberland’s coastline is truly stunning, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it stretches for 40 miles and is a must-visit, Bamburgh Castle, Druridge Bay, Holy Island and the Farne Islands are all spots we recommend exploring. The coastline can be reached in less than 40-minutes from Belsay Stables.

For those who prefer a little more hustle and bustle, the vibrant city of Newcastle is less than a 30-minute car journey away from the house, here visitors will enjoy excellent shopping and fantastic bars and restaurants. Newcastle Airport is just 20-minutes away, making Belsay Stables an accessible base, ideal for a reunion of friends or family.