Cottage of the Week – The Longhouse, nr. Pickering, Yorkshire

Longhouse near Pickering. Ref. IYZ

Dating from the 17th century, this Grade II listed Yorkshire longhouse offers the perfect proposition: a wealth of charming period features combined with a number of modern day conveniences in a delightful corner of the UK. You will find open beams in abundance, an original range fireplace; stone flagged floors, period furniture and sumptuous furnishings. Modern day facilities include smart TVs, CD/DAB radio with Bluetooth device detection and Wi-Fi to ensure that, even when you’re appreciating the charms of the old world, you’ll still be connected to the modern one.

Perhaps the most notable selling point of the Longhouse is that it can be enjoyed by all. The property sleeps 8 holidaymakers; wheelchair users and disabled guests are also warmly welcomed and carefully provided for through the M3 National Accessibility Scheme criteria. So whether you’re planning a family get-together, or want a large and comfortable base from which to explore the wealth of beauty in the surrounding area, we’re sure that your every need will be catered for at the Longhouse. Find more information and make a booking on the property’s listing on cottages4you.

Cottages of the Week – Sanlucchese 1-4, Poggibonsi, Tuscany

These four stunning properties are set on a grand hilltop farmhouse complex with breath-taking views of the Tuscan countryside. Properties sleep 2, 3, 4 and 8 holidaymakers, and each one accepts 1 pet. Find individual property listings on the photo captions.

Cottage of the Week – Dovecote Cottage, Downton, nr. Salisbury


Dovecote: perfect, beautiful and charming

‘Perfect’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘charming’ are just 3 words guests have used to describe this cute cottage in Downton on the River Avon. With a current Reevoo rating of 9.4 out of 10 it’s fair to say that this lovely little property isn’t short of ways to keep holidaymakers happy and contented on their breaks. Along with a stylish and traditional interior with all manner of home comforts you will find a TV, DVD player with a small library of films, roll-top bath and Wi-Fi to help aid your passage into ‘holiday mode’.

Venture outside your door and you will find even more to see and do in the surrounding area. Nearby Salisbury is the only UK city tipped in Lonely Planet’s prestigious ‘Best of Travel 2015′ list – due in no small part to the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the best-preserved copy of which is exhibited at the city’s lovely cathedral. Downton itself is renowned for its fishing and brewery and is beautifully picturesque, surrounded by water meadows and chalk downland.

Winchester, Portsmouth, Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton are equally accessible from the property. If you’re feeling a little more active then the New Forest National Park and Salisbury Plains are both on the doorstep and offer ideal terrain and stunning views for walkers and cyclists. The property sleeps 2 and 1 pet. Find more info and make a booking on our website.


Cottage of the Week – De Vere House, Lavenham, Suffolk


De Vere House: a property fit for a king (or a wizard)

Even without its illustrious history (a Grade I listed property that historians believe King Henry VII visited in 1498) it’s easy to see why we’re highlighting the fantastic De Vere House as our new Cottage of the Week. Guests can sleep in four-poster beds, relax by an open fire under exposed beams and enjoy a property that boasts modern day comfort comfort alongside wonderfully refined period features. It’s perhaps not surprising that previous guests have described the experience as ‘enchanting’.

So as Halloween approaches we thought we should choose a suitably impressive property to showcase, and though De Vere House would be worthy even without its historic ties, the main reason we’re highlighting it this week is for its connections to the Harry Potter series.

De Vere House appeared in the first part of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, not just Harry’s birthplace and childhood home, but as the entire street of Godric’s Hollow. Various shots of the property were used to assemble the village for a return visit by Harry and Hermione. In fact so iconic has the property become since its screen debut that it now boasts the second most photographed doorway in the UK!


If you fancy going one step further and staying at the birthplace of the boy wizard then you can find more info, availability and pricing on the property listing on our website.


Cottage of the Week – Whitecroft Farmhouse, Isle of Wight

Looking for rustic charm, relaxation and a lovely location from which to explore the Isle of Wight Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty? Look no further than our new featured property. Whitecroft Farmhouse is a beautiful 17th-century detached red brick farmhouse with a host of traditional trappings and a wealth of contemporary comfort. It sleeps 11 and 2 pets, has Xmas availability and a customer Reevoo rating of 9.4/10. Find more info and make a booking on our website.

Cottage of the Week – Bwlch Y Dderwen Barns nr. Builth Wells

Enjoy gorgeous views of expansive gardens and the lovely surrounding Powys countryside from the comfort of your hot tub at this stunning, detached, oak-framed barn conversion. Bwlch Y Dderwen Barns also offers WiFi, a games room and ‘chillout’ area. It sleeps 10 and 3 pets, has a 9/10 Reevoo rating and great availability. What are you waiting for? Find more info and make a booking on our website!

Cottage of the Week – Trevellan House nr. Falmouth


Trevellan House. cottages4you ref: TPF

An architect designed, detached house located in the creek side village of Mylor Bridge, perfect for families or couples looking for a comfortable house to relax. Trevellan House sits in a quiet private road and is perfectly placed for exploring some of Cornwall’s finest beaches and creeks.

Approximately 15 minutes’ walk along narrow country lanes will take you to Weir Point, where there is a peaceful and secluded shingle beach. The lovely, sandy beaches of Falmouth are just a 10-minute drive away. Visit its busy port and marinas, The National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle. Take a sea safari to watch dolphins, basking sharks and seals, or take a fishing trip or a small ferry to nearby St Mawes and the beautiful Helford River.

Trevellan House itself sleeps 6 and provides a selection of options to keep holidaymakers entertained, including WiFi, two bedrooms with TVs and one with wonderful water views. You can find more info and make a booking on the property listing on our website, and take a look at some customer comments below…

‘This is a truly outstanding property, the village shop was very large & well stocked for meals -with large superstores only a couple of miles away in Falmouth. The views both back & front were truly breathtaking. we stayed 1st week of school summer holidays- it was blissful!!’  Heather, Crawley, West Sussex.