Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. See all of our South West Cottages
The Southern counties of England are varied, each with their own character and charm. Our collection of holiday cottages in Southern England covers the areas of Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. See all of our Southern England Cottages
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. See all of our North West Cottages
Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
Nov 03, 2021
Our garden cottages and loft apartments are situated right in the heart of Easton Walled Gardens, 12 acres of 450-year-old gardens with a fascinating history of The Cholmeley Family, Easton Hall and the lives of the people who lived and worked there through the centuries.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Estate was featured in the pages of Country Life magazine and received a visit from the former US president Franklin D Roosevelt. His words about Easton still resound today: “A dream of Nirvana…almost too good to be true.”
Home to snowdrops and sweet peas, meadows and cream teas, the gardens are available for all guests to explore for the duration of their stay. The Courtyard Shop and Coffee Room are perfect for unhurried shopping and a cup of good quality coffee with a slice of homemade cake. If you prefer to mingle with the locals, The School House, nestled in the centre of Burton-le-Coggles is rich in history and rural character and The Cholmeley Arms and Berry’s Farm Shop are both just a 5-minute stroll away.
Further afield, the bustling market towns of Stamford, Oakham and Grantham boast impressive Georgian buildings, cobbled town squares and street markets bursting with local crafts and produce. You’ll be spoilt for choice for places to eat too.
Cathedrals, Castles and Country Houses are all a short drive away. The views are spectacular from Belvoir Castle, you can see over the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. On a clear day, you can even see Lincoln Cathedral. Lincoln Cathedral, once described by Ruskin as "out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles”, is well worth a visit as is the neighbouring Lincoln Castle.
Grimsthorpe Castle, just a 20-minute drive away, is a true hidden gem. It is rarely crowded but the architecture, collections and landscape match some of our most famous houses.
Of course, a trip to Lincolnshire wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Burghley House, Park & Gardens. A great place to visit and to combine a trip to Stamford. The Orangery at Burghley is great for lunch. Or for something a bit special try the George Hotel.
Just across the border, you’ll find Rutland, the smallest historic county in England. The county town of Oakham is home to its own small castle and Uppingham is rich in eateries antiques and art galleries. At the centre of the county is the large artificial reservoir, Rutland Water, which is an important nature reserve serving as an overwintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for ospreys. Hire a bike, cycle around the reservoir, take in the scenery and stop off in Oakham for lunch at Otters Fine Foods, you won’t be disappointed.
A break in the heart of nature, an overnight stop to refresh, a base for exploring the undiscovered beauty of Lincolnshire. Our part of the world is really quite special.
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