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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Skene House Cottage. Property ref: 29020
Not only does this unique holiday property form an annexe of the stunning Skene Castle (a privately owned property in peaceful seclusion, west of Aberdeen) but it’s also part of the cottages4you Green Scheme, which promotes properties that offer environmentally friendly features!
We’ve established our Green Cottages scheme by identifying holiday cottages where the owners have taken extra steps to be kinder to the environment whilst remaining completely warm and comfortable. This includes looking at the impact on the environment of each cottage with regards to energy, pollution, information, water, wildlife and landscape. Property owners may also provide information about local facilities and car-free days out whilst we provide practical advice on how to make small improvements for a greener future.
We think you’ll agree that whilst Skene House offers a wonderfully ‘green’ holiday experience, no compromises have been made in offering complete comfort, warmth and relaxation for holidaymakers. Of course, the best way would be to find out for yourself! Find more info and make a booking on the property listing on cottages4you. Find more info on The Green Scheme.
Gothic windows, a thatched roof and a 24ft circular reception hall, containing a 600 year old ruud screen, are just some of the traditional features of this unique holiday home while Greek, African (spot the panther) and Arabian themed bedrooms are some of the quirkier ones! Also offers, swimming pool, Wi-fi and one of the ‘Top Ten Places by the Sea’ on your doorstep. Sleeps 12.
Find more info and make a booking on the property’s listing on cottages4you.