1. Glencroft Cottage, Fortingall, Perthshire
This stunning thatched cottage is situated in the historical village of Fortingall, near Aberfeldy in the heart of Perthshire. This two-bed property sleeps four guests and boasts magnificent views across the countryside. The cottage has been lovingly restored with an emphasis on comfort and luxury throughout.
This location is hard to beat! The bustling town of Aberfeldy is just 15 minutes away, and you can enjoy many beautiful walks and local attractions such as The Birks of Aberfeldy, Weem Wood, Castle Menzies and Highland Safaris Red Deer Centre. With no less than 28 Munros in Perthshire, hillwalkers have much to choose from!
2. Clava Cottage, Farr, Inverness-shire
Nestling in the foothills of the beautiful Monadhliath Mountains in Strathnairn, Clava Cottage forms part of the Gask House Farm estate in rural Invernessshire. The area has fabulous hills, lochs and rivers and is close to many of the Scottish Highlands’ best tourist attractions – Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield and of course the Cairngorms.
Recently refurbished to luxury standards, the cottage sleeps two and offers a striking open plan living area with wood burning stove, kitchen dining area and stylish shower room plus underfloor heating throughout. Relax and take in the views from the beautiful patio area and fully enclosed courtyard. Added bonuses are that the cottage is dog friendly and the accommodation is all on one level.
3. Glenconner Garden Cottage, North Berwick
This extremely well presented three-bedroom property sleeps six guests and has parking for 2-3 cars in the private driveway. It is stone-built with great features including an open fireplace in the sitting room, a modern kitchen and three bathrooms. The property is quietly located yet close to centre of North Berwick – if you want to walk into town it’s just a 10-minute stroll to the cafes, restaurants, beach and harbour. Transport links are great with the train into Edinburgh a 5 minute walk away and there are also buses at the end of the road that can take you to local market towns and tourist attractions including Dirleton Castle, Tantallon Castle and the Museum of Flight.
4. Leaping Water Bell Tent, Richmond, North Yorkshire
What could be more romantic than a stay in this lovely double bed tipi tent? Escape together and come and chill by the lake in beautiful North Yorkshire. Situated just 20 minutes from Darlington and 25 minutes from Dominic Cummings’ favourite, Barnard Castle, this lovely tipi tent comes with double bed (complete with hotel quality linen and bedding), log burner to keep you cosy, private BBQ and a picnic basket complete with a set of cutlery, plates, glasses.
5. Shepherds Hut, The New Forest, Hampshire
Located on a farm in The New Forest, this Shepherds Hut is is surrounded by apple and oak trees. Enjoy the raised decking, wood fired hot tub, and rattan furniture for lazy days in the sun. There’s also a BBQ and fire pit for toasting marshmallows.
Larger than a standard hut at 21ft in length, this shepherds hut sleeps four. There’s also kitchen area with microwave oven, fridge, butler’s sink, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee maker, plus a lovely bathroom.The hut has underfloor heating throughout. It’s the perfect base to explore the New Forest National Park, which is right on the doorstep. Bonus is that the property is dog friendly too!
6. Beechtree Manor, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Looking for a staycation break in Northern Ireland? This stunning four-bedroom home in Ballymena is just the ticket. Beechtree Manor is furnished to the highest standards, and sleeps up to nine guests in pure luxury.
Here, you can enjoy all that Ballymena and County Antrim have to offer. Head to Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail and visit some of the many Game of Thrones filming locations including The Dark Hedges, Cushendun Caves and Ballintoy Harbour.
7. Lakeside Glamping Pods, near Blackpool
These cute lakeside glamping pods are located at Stanley Villa Farm, set within the beautiful countryside a short drive from the famous seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire. These cosy pods are designed to help you get back to nature, spend quality time with friends and family, relax by the campfire, fish on the lake and simply switch off, surrounded by nature.
The pods sleep a maximum of two adults and up to two children. They are fully insulated so they are warm, however, you also get a nice hot water bottles to keep you extra toasty!
8. Frome Cottage, West Dorset
Frome Cottage is a stunningly pretty, three-bedroom thatched cottage full of charm and character, located in Evershot one of Dorset’s best villages. Set right in the heart of Thomas Hardy country Evershot has a village shop, post office, The Acorn pub, a bakery plus a restaurant and spa hotel.
The cottage sleeps up to six people. There’s a wood burner in the lounge to keep everyone cosy, and a well-equipped kitchen. Here you can enjoy summer evenings in the delightful garden.
9. Garden Cottage, Finzean, Aberdeenshire
This is a beautiful cottage that’s bursting with character, situated on the Finzean estate in rural Deeside, Aberdeenshire. Here there are lovely walks from the doorstep, plus an award-winning tearoom and farm shop within walking distance. The location is wonderful, on the edge of Finzean House Gardens which cottage guests are able to explore.
Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, the cottage is fully equipped. The kitchen/diner is large and bright, with a two oven range cooker and a lovely seating area. Outside, there is a lovely garden with table and chairs and a patio area.
10. Beach House with Hot Tub, Kingsbridge, Devon
This is a stunning and modern four-bedroom detached house located a stone’s throw from the beautiful blue flag Challaborough beach in Devon. The property has an exceptionally high spec finish with a super modern and contemportary hotel feel – think super sleek furniture, Smeg kitchen appliances, Hypnos beds and Egyptian cotton sheets! The jewel in the crown has to be the amazing decked patio terrace, perfect for al fresco dining complete with large dining table and hot tub. Let’s not forget the fabulous roof terrace, perfect for sunbathing and taking in the amazing views of Devon’s rolling hills.
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