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Middle Lodge, a tastefully restored double-fronted old gatehouse with Victorian character and modern amenities for four guests, including a decadent hot tub, stands proudly at the entrance to Netherby Hall.

The Old Buttress, a charming annexe for two people that was refurbished in 2021 and is conveniently located to Alston in Cumbria, welcomes walkers and cyclists even on the rainiest of days and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling green hills.

Nestled in the courtyard of the ancient Arley Hall and Gardens is the exquisite four-bedroom cottage, West Gables, which has undergone meticulous renovations. Set against the picturesque background of the undulating Cheshire countryside, the Estate’s award-winning gardens, arboretum, woodlands walk, cafe, and plant nursery are all right outside your door.

Adjacent to the former Cheshire Hunt Inn, where the Hunt used to ride, this lovely cottage offers comfortable living in a picturesque environment. It has great views of the countryside and is close to Bollington, an old mill village, by foot.

Aikwood Tower has witnessed a great deal of history and adventure throughout the ages. It was once the home of the notorious Border Reivers, who defended “The debatable lands” between Scotland and England. You can now enjoy it. As you enter via the west door and enter the stark, unforgiving walls, you’ll be astounded by the striking interior, which features modern boutique accommodations and five-star furnishings. The focal point of the space is the enormous fire in the main hall, and each of the five bedrooms has luxurious furnishings including plush Duxiana beds and private bathrooms.

Some of Scotland’s best walking, cycling, shooting, fishing, and horseback riding can be found in the surrounding countryside. The tower is bordered by undulating hills, forest walks, and the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys in the heart of the Scottish Borders. After your exploration, you can unwind in the great hall’s luxury and even make use of the private chef’s services, which are offered to visitors. You will be enchanted by a stay at this most lovely of vacation spots if you appreciate being outside.

Situated on the outskirts of Oulton hamlet, Acorn Cottage is a charming rural getaway on the fringe of the Blickling Hall estate. Aylsham, a local market town, has all you need, including a regular farmer’s market with a jazz band and a Friday morning WI market. The classy Georgian town of Holt has classic food hall Larner’s, the Norfolk equivalent of Harrods, as well as charming independent stores, antiques, art galleries, and cafes!

Stone House, which was formerly the home and workshop of the local stonemasons, has been beautifully renovated to become a year-round vacation destination with all the beauty and character of the past mixed in with all the contemporary conveniences you could ask for. The magnificent partition wall that greets you as soon as you enter the flagstone-floored entrance hall—the hub of everything the cottage has to offer—was created by exposing the original wooden vertical beams.

A Groom’s View, situated above the old stables and offering breathtaking views of rural north Herefordshire, is historically the groom’s home. It has been tastefully rebuilt and expertly arranged inside to create the ideal rural haven for romance.

You don’t need to search far for the ideal romantic getaway—all the necessities are conveniently located just four miles away in the charming “black and white” village of Pembridge, including the award-winning farm shop and butcher, The New Inn, which is one of the oldest inns in Britain and The Cider Barn, a superb restaurant that serves delectable lunches and dinners along with a cafe menu.

One of three barns on Bullocks Farm that have been elegantly renovated by a group of distinguished architects, Fox Hatch offers you plenty of comfort and opulence for the ideal getaway.

Look out at the South-East’s rolling farmland and scenery. Sit back with a cup of coffee at the spacious breakfast bar as you make plans for the day. Alternatively, unwind in front of the TV while staying warm and toasty thanks to the underfloor heating and wood-burning stove. Nestled in the privacy of a working farm, Fox Hatch is a spacious, open-plan barn that has been beautifully transformed to make a pleasant home-from-home.

The proprietors have thought about everything to make your stay enjoyable, from the bed linens and towels made entirely of cotton to the free logs and dishwasher tablets. There is ample natural light and space in the spacious open-plan living area, which is attractively decorated in a contemporary style. They can provide you with seasonal meats and goodies if you like to cook and would like to try some of the (very) local produce.

The Dairy is perfect for get-togethers with friends, weddings, and other events. It consists of two wings called Exeter Cottage and Cecil Cottage. Original dairy elements have been preserved and repurposed whenever possible, along with the addition of some antique furniture, paintings, and prints from Burghley House’s collections. Thomas Hamel, an award-winning interior designer, has created amazing living and dining areas with open fireplaces and breathtaking views. The benefit of an en suite bathroom with walk-in showers and deep bathtubs is available in every room. There’s an enclosed garden and room for your dogs.

The Dairy is close to Burghley House, which has a full schedule of activities and amenities. These include motor rallies, music festivals, food markets and country fairs, the world-renowned Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, and the Burghley Film Festival. While the park surrounding the house is open year-round throughout the day, the House and Gardens are only open from mid-March to November. The Orangery Restaurant is open most days from mid-January to Christmas. Visitors to the Dairy will enjoy exclusive access to the park and can stroll along ‘Capability’s Cutting,’ an 18th-century drive, to the stunning Lion Bridge and across the lake, two of Brown’s most recognisable natural features.

Meavy Cottage, which has five cottages on a terrace on the Gitcombe Estate, is a sleek and trendy open-plan living space that is ideal for entertaining up to four people.

With a full-size tennis court, heated indoor and outdoor pools, a hand-carved children’s playground, an indoor soft play area, a sauna, a steam room, and a hot tub, this 14-acre estate truly has something for everyone. Meavy Cottage is the ideal vacation house and starting point for your Devon getaway because your stay at the Gitcombe Estate includes access to a wealth of shared amenities, making it the ideal choice for anybody looking for adventure, fun, or leisure.

When the 6th Duke of Devonshire finished his landscaping in the 1760s, Gardener’s Cottage was the only building still surviving. Gardener’s Cottage remained intact even when the entire Edensor village was relocated. The Duke of Devonshire is thought to have made this choice because the house was situated in a natural dip, out of sight of Chatsworth House, and did not block the breathtaking rural views, however the exact reasons behind it is still somewhat of a mystery.

The lovely three-bedroom cottage with Grade II listing greets you as soon as you arrive at Gardener’s Cottage. After being privately renovated by the Duchess of Devonshire, the cottage now offers a lovely, cosy haven for friends and family to get away from everyday life.

Gardener’s Cottage is a large, comfortable cottage with two floors of living space and all the amenities you might want for a getaway from home. Prepare a delicious meal in the fully functional kitchen and enjoy it with your loved ones in the tastefully decorated dining area. Gardener’s Cottage offers comfort in every area, from the plush couches to the bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. It’s the ideal location for friends and family to unwind and appreciate this exceptional estate.

There is plenty of space for the dogs and kids to play in the garden that encircles the house. For those long summer nights, there’s a patio area with plenty of seats and a charcoal barbecue.

Gardener’s Cottage is in the ideal location for a peaceful getaway.

If you love spending time away with a nice view, Jasmine Cottage offers you a peek of Wingfield Manor’s ruins from the fifteenth century in addition to stunning views of the surrounding Peak District countryside. With a bottle of wine or coffee nearby, you may enjoy many a pleasant hour lounging in the well-kept private garden and taking in the vistas beyond.

Situated on a small peninsula on Minety Lake, Minety Dawn is a stunning and spacious family property that is conveniently located in the heart of Lower Mill Estate, an upscale spa resort. Minety Dawn is a gorgeous open-plan home with a log fire, beautiful views of the lake and direct lake access via a private jetty. It sleeps 8 guests very comfortably over 3 levels. It is possible to arrange two single beds in the fifth bedroom.

There is much for the whole family to do on the larger Estate, and seamless indoor/outdoor living is made possible by the enormous bi-fold doors on the ground floor. Awaken rejuvenated and ready to take on another day of paddle boarding, kayaking, cycling, or simply relaxing in the opulent on-site Spa—free access is provided with this property — as you drift off to sleep to the soothing sounds of nature. Not far away are the on-site field-to-fork restaurant Ballihoo and Spa, both of which serve excellent coffee!

Nestled amid the refurbished stables area of Netherby Hall is the magnificent two-bedroom apartment known as Coach House. Savour the liberty to stroll around the 32-acre Netherby Hall property, seeing the fauna and relishing in the serenity and tranquilly of these breathtaking environs.

The 36 acres of parkland around Coach House are perfect for strolling across well-kept lawns, taking in the Victorian pleasure garden, and exploring an expansive walled garden that spans more than an acre. Located in the northern region of Cumbria, the estate boasts breathtaking views of the rolling hills and Scottish peaks in the distance. There are many lovely paths to stroll along, one of which runs beside the River Esk, a sparkling, crystal-clear stream.

With its light and airy open-plan layout and romantically positioned hot tub, this gorgeous cedar wood lodge wonderfully blends in with the expansive Cumbrian scenery it is situated within. High Bridge Haven, which has views of the Duddon Estuary, is the ideal location from which to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District National Park, which is only ten miles away.

High Bridge Haven is an amazing cedar lodge that was created specifically to be the ideal retreat for two people. It is tucked away in a private setting with breathtaking views of the surrounding Lake District mountains and the Duddon Estuary.

This self-contained apartment with one bedroom is located on Netherby Hall’s grounds. This quaint flat, named Engineer after the horse-drawn coaches that plied the neighbouring town of Longtown in the 1800s, looks out over the Netherby Estate Parklands, which stretch out to the Solway and the majestic Scottish Hills.

The charming and well-equipped Engineer Apartment features a huge bedroom overlooking the parkland, a beautiful bathroom with a roll-top bath and a large walk-in shower, and a comfortable wood-burning heater. The apartment has been tastefully restored.

This lovely riverfront cottage from the 18th century is the ideal getaway for loved ones who want to unwind. Radcot Bridge Cottage’s prime position makes it simple to reach the Thames Path, which makes it a great starting point for touring Oxfordshire and the neighbouring Cotswolds. Moreover, fishermen, canoeists, and paddle boarders will find this cottage to be the ideal spot to stay, with the River Thames at the base of the yard.

You may park in plenty of space on the shingle forecourt, which has a lovely appearance, as you approach the gated entry. Enter through the stable door into a large, fully furnished kitchen that opens to a dining area with lovely views of the grounds and garden. The living room is a great spot to unwind after a day of touring Oxfordshire and the nearby Cotswold villages. It has a wood-burning stove and cozy couches that make for a great atmosphere for a nice evening in. There’s also an additional seating area in the apartment, which is perfect for family game night.

The two bedrooms upstairs have beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and the river. Wayland, the master bedroom, has an attached shower area and a walk-through dressing room. Additionally, it has a sizable balcony facing west, which is ideal for enjoying sunsets in the warmer months. The Skylark bedroom has a beautiful view of the Thames downstream and an attached shower room.

The decked terrace area outside faces the garden and offers a stunning view of the river, where you can see boats, paddle boarders, swans, and canoeists going past. With plenty of space for outdoor dining in the yard, Radcot Bridge Cottage is the ideal country getaway.

Radcot Bridge Cottage is available year-round for bigger groups, with reservations taking place for up to six people.

You’ll feel as though you’ve travelled back in time in The Chapel owing to its abundance of period elements and accents, which include exposed timbers, a feature stone fireplace, flagstone, and oak floors. However, the equipment and furnishings are unmistakably twenty-first century, with contemporary amenities like roll-top bathtubs and chic furniture.

There are stone arched windows all over the house, offering breathtaking views of the pristine countryside beyond. Making the most of the views, the sitting room and kitchen are arranged to maximise available space on the first level. There is an orchard with pears, apples, and olives to harvest on the estate surrounding The Chapel.

For that extra special occasion, the owners can arrange for a private chef. In addition, guests can take advantage of pre-arranged wellness sessions like yoga and breath work at the on-site Wellness Suite, as well as luxurious facials and back massages using the Tropic skincare range (booking in advance is essential).

A short distance from The Chapel, there are many walking options, such as the well-known Monarch’s Way trail, which roughly follows Charles II’s escape route after the Battle of Worcester. Less than a mile distant lies the well-known Tardebigge Flight, the longest flight of canal locks in the United Kingdom. The village of Aston Fields is about a mile away. It comes alive at night with amazing restaurants serving Italian and Indian food, an American bistro serving up real street food and the best craft beers and cocktails, a wine bar, Ladybird Public House, and a restaurant connected to their neighbouring butcher shop that serves food sourced locally. Another asset to Aston Fields is a newly constructed train station that offers frequent service across the Midlands and beyond.

The Vicarage is the ideal location for an extremely memorable get-together with friends or family. Elevate your experience in a bygone era of elegance and class with The Vicarage’s exquisite furnishings throughout, complete with a separate games room to keep all guests happily entertained come rain or shine. This handsome house has all the modern conveniences you could ask for.

Situated on a private trail in the charming village of Great Limber, The Vicarage is perfectly situated for visitors to take in this stunning region of the Lincolnshire Wolds by vehicle, bicycle, or foot.

Couples seeking a wonderful getaway in the Northeast will find Peacock House to be in an ideal location, just steps from Tynemouth metro station. This huge property has a large kitchen, living area, and two dining tables in addition to sleeping two guests in a gorgeous, traditional bedroom. There will undoubtedly be treasured recollections from Peacock House.

Nestled in the countryside, Dafad Du is a luxurious shepherd’s hut offering breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley, situated on the foothills of the Black Mountain range. This exquisitely constructed area and its stunning location make the ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway for two. With features like a dual copper bath, a patio with outdoor seats and a log burner, Dafad Du will create priceless memories.

You need look no farther than The Old Pottery for an absolutely amazing place to stay in Pickering. Though it has undergone a luxurious makeover, the home has managed to hold onto its character and heritage. You’re going to be in for a true treat with stunning interiors and a prime location!

In a peaceful area in the centre of Cirencester, Cotswold Place is a tastefully renovated townhouse from the 17th century. With an abundance of character, it offers the best possible accommodations.

Original artwork, antiques, and a velvet sofa can be found in the cosy living room. A gorgeous antique brass bed with a hand-painted headboard may be seen in a lovely eaved bedroom.

Every possibility has been considered. A high quality Caspar mattresses, opulent Soak & Sleep linens, and deep pile towels are found in comfortable bedrooms.

The new kitchen is equipped with almost every luxury, such as a dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nutribullet, and Nespresso machine. Wi-Fi, satellite TV, CDs, Blu-ray DVDs, stereo Bluetooth, and DAB radio are additional features.

There is a wood-burning stove with kindling and logs for chilly evenings, and on sunny days, you may relax in the enclosed courtyard.

This is the ideal Cirencester base—it’s cosy, convenient, and full of ancient charm.

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