Few things make us wish it was summer more than the thought of a week at Riarosa on the beautiful island of Ischia. This charming and comfortable first floor holiday apartment is set in a dominant and panoramic position over the bay of Citara. Beach only 200m. Access to the island is by hovercraft or ferry from Naples and Pozzuoli. Sleeps 4. More info on our website.
A luxurious 5000-square feet, eco-friendly Alpine holiday villa, on three acres of mature, wooded gardens, with views of Carlingford Lough, the Mourne Mountains and the Cooley Mountains – not to mention a hot tub, open fire and accommodation for 15 and 3 pets! What more could you want from a holiday property? Find out more on our website.
Whether you visit in the height of summer, and gaze over Cornwall’s sparkling blue waters from your balcony, or visit in the cooler months and chart the clouds’ passage over the horizon from the comfort of your bed, The Loft offers the perfect opportunity to marvel at nature in wonderfully relaxing surroundings.
Situated in the lovely little coastal village of Downderry, this compact and contemporary studio loft has panoramic 180-degree views of the sea and the coastline from Rame Head down to Looe Island. Located above the owners’ house, the large glass apex window with a Juliet balcony looking directly out to sea is undoubtedly one of its biggest draws, boasting a wealth of natural light and those incredible views.
Take a look at the property listing on cottages4you to find out more and make a booking.
The warm weather, Andy Murray winning the tennis, summer holidays…there are plenty of reasons to celebrate at the moment, but where to go for your revelry? Well, clearly you want a nice location: somewhere scenic, fairly centrally located so friends from all over the UK can attend, and you’re going to want somewhere large enough so everyone can get together to celebrate, but private enough to allow people their own space.
We’re receiving lots of enquiries for larger properties over the summer so we’re more than happy to share the properties at Manor Mews, Norfolk with you. The pictures on this article are from The Strawhouse which sleeps 10 but you will find plenty more places and spaces on site – including The Sheepshed and Feedhouse which both sleep 2, The Milking Parlour, Strawhouse and Hayloft (sleeping 4), The Piggery and The Old Dairy (sleeping 6) and the largest property, The Manor House, sleeping 22.
Nestled together on a working farm these beautifully restored buildings retain a wealth of traditional charms whilst offering a host of contemporary style and comfort. Each cottage boasts its own enclosed garden and they all enjoy access to the surrounding countryside, where gentle walking, cycling and bird watching are popular pastimes. The on-site beauty salon and personal catering service are another bonus to ensure you relax completely – and look fabulous while you do it!
The surrounding area isn’t short of attractions either. Just 12 miles away is the famous sandy coastline which includes Holkham, Brancaster, RSPB Titchwell and Wells-next-the-Sea, home to a little narrow gauge railway that carries passengers the 1-mile journey to and from the sandy beach, as well as interesting shops, ice cream parlours, cafés, a famous whelk stall, theatre, restaurants and pubs. Walsingham, site of the famous Shrine, and the Burnhams, with their close associations with Admiral Nelson, are also a close delight.
Seal watching boat trips depart from several picturesque fishing villages along the coast, the lovely harbour at Blakeney is a joy to visit and there are countless pubs serving freshly caught local seafood. Fakenham, 5 miles, draws numerous visitors to the races and its friendly weekly market, and the Georgian town of Holt boasts fine, independent shops, and the Norfolk lavender fields are always popular.
If you’d like a large get-together, or just fancy holidaying in one of the UK’s most scenic locations, take a look at the property listing on cottages4you.
There’s so much to recommend at Crogan Coach House that we feel we can’t really do it justice in a single blog post. However, since most holiday cottages offer different activities to match the seasons – and following Andy Murray’s heroic performance last weekend – we reasoned that an on-site all-weather tennis court is probably a fairly large draw for holidaymakers.
Since Crogan Coach House sleeps 16 holidaymakers it’s entirely possible that you can stage your own mini-Wimbledon in the beautiful summer sun we’re currently enjoying. If tennis isn’t your cup of tea you can also access 4 miles of river with salmon, trout and grayling fishing by arrangement. Or if you prefer there’s also 2,500 acres of gorgeous walking country on your doorstep – and if you fancy something to quicken the pulse there’s also a high ropes course and paintballing set in stunning forest is within ½ mile.
Whether you return to Crogan Coach House a tennis champion, having conquered your fear of heights or with the catch of the day you’re sure to find a tranquil oasis where relaxation is the order of business. Enjoy a spacious living room and dining room – both with open fires. A large well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room offers an Aga, cooker, sitting area and a wood-burning stove. There’s a TV, DVD player and stereo with Wi-Fi available at £10 per stay. If you’d like every member of the family to enjoy a break then you can also take up to two pets.
With its Welsh Borders location, the area surrounding Crogan Coach House offers a wealth of activities to suit all ages and interests. The quaint market town of Corwen lies just 8 miles from the typical Welsh town of Llangollen which hosts the International Music Eisteddfod each July. This famous folk festival provides an array of music, dance, poetry and entertainment.
Llangollen is also popular throughout the rest of the year, with white water rafting available and numerous historical sites and attractions to visit. Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible and well worth a visit with its breathtaking mountains offering beautiful views and scenery.
Bala Lake (5 miles), the largest natural lake in Wales, is a major centre for many watersports including sailing, windsurfing and white water rafting. For lovers of good food, there are two gastronomic hotels of note just 1½ miles away. Shop 13/4 miles, two pubs 1½ miles.
There’s plenty more to enjoy and discover in and around Crogan Coach House, but like all good things, the real joy lies in discovering it for yourselves. So if you fancy a break in one of the UK’s most undiscovered holiday regions we highly recommend a break at Crogan Coach House.
Sitting peacefully in a rural location, this superb example of a detached threshing barn conversion bursts with original features including cast-iron driving wheels, stone walls and exposed beams. It has ground source underfloor heating throughout and nestles within 17 acres, including 5 acres of woodland to enjoy, bordered by the River Teifi with panoramic views towards the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. Let us know what you think of the property and the video. More info.
Never ones to rest on our laurels, this week we set about finding a property that could out-do last week’s connection to a very famous Briton (Winston Churchill since you asked. Check out The Lookout here). After much frantic searching of properties with the vaguest connection to people of renown from this fair-isle, we finally remembered that a number of our featured properties are owned by perhaps the greatest, and most famous, of living Britons…
Her Majesty the Queen owns the properties at Scalby Lodge – including the large and delightful The Barn. These former farm buildings and cottages have been transformed to offer incredibly relaxing holiday accommodation whilst showcasing the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Just a short distance from your front door you have both the North York Moors National Park and the glorious Heritage Coast of Yorkshire. In fact, just walking from your front door will plant you firmly in the footsteps of royalty; her majesty paid a visit in 2010.
It should be clear from the photos that The Barn and Scalby Lodge offer a fairly regal holiday experience – even without royal ownership. Sleeping up to 10, it offers a wealth of comfort and space to ensure that every holidaymaker can relax and enjoy their break however they see fit.
A large and light living room offers a wood-burning stove. The equally generous proportioned kitchen allows you to see if ‘too many cooks’ really do spoil the broth – though it’s well equipped enough to allow the preparation of a far more sophisticated menu. It is owned by the Queen, after all!
Three double bedrooms offer 5-foot beds and a TV. One of them also offers an en-suite shower room with toilet. There’s also a twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom. For those keen to stay connected there’s Wi-Fi in the property for those all important Facebook status updates, tweets and Instagram posts.
The surrounding area offers an equal array of activities. For those looking to relax there’s an enclosed garden with seating and a BBQ. The 5 acre shared grounds also offer a children’s play area and plenty of space to explore and enjoy.
Local attractions include direct access to Scalby Pond boasting a private hide which guests are welcome to use. Scarborough is known as the first seaside resort and has been welcoming guests for more than 300 years. It boasts two beautiful beaches, with the North Bay being popular with surfers and the South Bay perfect for a fun-filled family day at the seaside.
If you fancy a regal stay in one of Yorkshire’s most scenic locales then you can find more info and make a booking on The Barn’s listing on cottages4you.
We have more than a few opportunities to explore British heritage here at cottages4you, with plenty of historic properties and a number of chances to follow in the footsteps (and sleep under the same roof!) of an array of famous Britons.
With The Lookout in St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe you get to stand on the terrace where perhaps the greatest Briton of all once surveyed the seas. It’s doubtful that Winston Churchill also slept at The Lookout, but since the level of comfort afforded by the property has come on in leaps and bounds over the years, we doubt he could resist taking one of his famous daily naps if he were to visit today.
In fact, the harmony of perfectly preserved heritage and contemporary comfort is one of The Lookout’s strongest qualities. The master bedroom offers a wonderfully comfortable double bed with high quality furnishings, stylish yet homely décor and 180-degree panoramic views of the Channel’s stunning blue waters.
Perched on the edge of the White Cliffs of Dover, you don’t have far to travel to enjoy some of the UK’s finest walking routes, with a wealth of gentle terrain and breathtaking scenery to explore just a few steps from your door. If you’re seeking much-needed refreshment then by day part of the ground floor houses The Bluebird Tea Rooms, open to walkers and guests 6 days a week and Bank Holidays.
As the name suggests, one of the greatest pleasures of holidaying at The Lookout comes from sitting out on the balcony, enjoying the uninterrupted views of the English Channel. Great efforts have been made to make your stay at The Lookout as leisurely as possible. The living room offers a wood-burning stove, TV and DVD player to complement the delightful furnishings. Younger holidaymakers will love the nautical theme and bunk beds whilst adults will love the abundance of beauty and tranquility that the property, and its surrounding area, affords.
If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of Churchill, and many happy holidaymakers, whilst enjoying some of the UK’s finest views then you can make a booking and find more info on The Lookout’s listing on cottages4you.
Birdsong seemed a good fit to officially see in the springtime. Whilst there are a host of fun activities in the warmer months – including the opportunity to gain a wonderful appreciation of nature – the property is a great year-round destination.
Set on the edge of the lovely historic town of Thurso, there’s a host of activities to enjoy. Visit the beautiful Orkney Islands, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats (the most northerly point of mainland Britain), the Castle of Mey and the bustling town of Wick.
If you fancy a spot of fishing you will find easy access to a lovely stretch of the River Thurso where you can fish for salmon and trout and bask in the glory of your surroundings. All you have to do is visit the local bookshop to arrange.
Birdsong is the perfect place to unwind. Set on a lovely working farm, you will find the property is wonderfully equipped to ensure your most important concern is relaxation. To ease you into holiday mode you will find a woodburning stove and high quality fixtures and fittings that perfectly complement the traditional yet stylish interior.
Along with the wonderful expansive surroundings there’s a large enclosed garden with BBQ. The immediate vicinity boasts a number of fantastic walks taking in a host of beautiful vistas, and, to make your friends and family back home immediately jealous, you will also find a Wi-Fi connection in the property for those very important check-ins and status updates!
To secure your own springtime paradise, take a look at Birdsong’s listing on cottages4you where you will find up to date availability and can make your booking online.