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Fight the good fight, but add a dash of luxury, with our eco-friendly cottages collection; think award-winning design, rare orchid meadows, electric car chargers, and protected National Trust land.

Thought that opting for eco-friendly cottages meant forsaking all the little luxuries? Lay eyes on this collection. If you're consciously reducing your carbon footprint, but still seeking an idyllic break away from the norm, our planet-friendly private homes await for your next sustainable staycation. We've sourced luxury houses where wildlife takes centre stage, beehives hide in rewilded meadows, non-emission technologies keep the hot tub warm, and spring water cascades into the bubble bath. Meanwhile, consciously-curated hampers overflow with artisan loaves, organic wines, homemade cakes, and cheddar from the local cheesemonger.

Conjuring images of cream teas on windswept moors and swan-diving into crystalline natural pools, our eco-friendly cottages and country homes are places for wilderness-seeking wayfarers and lavish holidayers alike. These are luxury eco-properties that keep local ecosystems, native wildlife, and biophilic design at the forefront of their award-winning interiors and ingenious architecture. Whether you have your green heart set on a 16th century Lake District farmhouse kept warm by its lime, cork and clay render, or a romantic cottage in Cornwall that runs on solar panels, these retreats go the extra mile to make would-be conservationists feel right at home.

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The Edge

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect eco-friendly luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,895 per week, £1,450 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower
Eco Friendly: Green Tourism Gold Award

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Juneberry

Juneberry

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away between the trees on Cornwall’s north coast, Juneberry is settled in the quiet idyll of rural bliss.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,095 per week, £850 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Yoga deck with mats and blocks
Eco Friendly: Solar thermal panels, sheep wool insulation and reused water for the water feature

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Firefly

Firefly

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Nomadic types will love unique self-catering cabin Firefly, with its earthy, back-to-nature appeal and proximity to Mawgan Porth. Handcrafted using rough cut timber and complete with a hot tub and wildlife pond, this luxury woodcutter's cottage in North Cornwall is perfect for couples.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,295 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub
Eco Friendly: Air source heat pump, recycled materials and furnishings

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The Hide

The Hide

Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An unexpected discovery at the end of a Cornish country lane, this modern luxury cottage hideaway near Perranporth beach combines rusticity with contemporary clean-line appeal. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,450 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub, fire pit and yoga deck
Eco Friendly: Air source heat pump

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Seaglass

Seaglass

Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Seaglass is a stylish self-catering beach hut in Cornwall boasting awe-inspiring views which will captivate and delight. This eco-friendly cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay is the perfect luxury hideaway for lovebirds looking for some romance by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,850 per week, £1,395 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and heated outdoor shower
Eco Friendly: Electric car charger

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The Cotton Tree

The Cotton Tree

Tresean, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

The Cotton Tree is a Queenslander-style luxury self-catering cottage inspired by tropical beach houses and barefoot living. Set on the north Cornwall coast, Holywell Bay and Polly Joke beach are within easy reach.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,450 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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Libertine

Libertine

Goonhavern, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Libertine; a luxury self-catering bolthole set amidst a milieu of pretty woodland just outside Goonhavern village on the north Cornwall coast. This fashionista’s cottage is positioned within a few miles of Holywell Bay, St Agnes and Perranporth beach.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,050 per week, £795 per short break
Pets: One large or two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and garden deck
Eco Friendly: Solar power and wood fired heating

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The Meadows

The Meadows

Retyn, St Newlyn East, Cornwall, UK

There's a flavour of Balearic island style to this weathered stone couples' retreat. Tucked into the hills, occupying a secret location seven miles inland between Crantock and Watergate Bay on the north Cornwall coast, The Meadows was designed for simple country living in the twenty first century.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,650 per week, £1,250 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, outside fire
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point, bee bricks in build

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Idlewylde

Idlewylde

Machynlleth, Snowdonia, Wales, UK

From the sweet seclusion to mountain vistas, hot tub to glittering skies uninterrupted by city lights, Idlewylde is an impossibly romantic escape for couples in North Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,550 per week, £1,150 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point, solar panels

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The Crafters´ Hut

The Crafters´ Hut

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Whether in the Swedish wood-fired tub or beneath the pergola watching the rain over the sea, an intoxicating vista is guaranteed at this architect-designed cabin overlooking Mousehole harbour.

Sleeps: Up to 3 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,150 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: A Swedish wood-fired tub, summerhouse, fire pit
Eco Friendly: Solar thermal hot water system, lambs wool insulation

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Walden Lakehouse

Walden Lakehouse

Glasson, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Hunkering on the shores of Lough Ree, Walden Lakehouse offers luxury living on the middle lake of the River Shannon. With its cool mid-century décor and lush woodland setting, it’s little wonder the cabin was crowned ‘Ireland’s Home of The Year’.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,350 per week, £1,095 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Isla Windmill

Isla Windmill

Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

High on a hill overlooking the Anglesey coast, Isla Windmill is unique, authentic and fit to burst with character with views of the sea and Snowdonia National Park

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,850 per week, £1,395 per short break
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, portable air conditioning unit
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point

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Sienna

Sienna

Kenmare, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

This luxury self-catering cottage is a romantic and remote retreat in County Kerry's "little nest", Kenmare. Think desert island beaches, crashing seas and spellbinding starry skies.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,695 per week, £1,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit
Eco Friendly: Energy efficient heating systems and natural spring water feed

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The Hop Store

The Hop Store

Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK

Set within 150 acres of perfectly aligned hop yards, rolling meadows and juicy apple orchards, The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit, heated garden room, games room with bar, pool table, dartboard and giant jenga
Eco Friendly: Solar panel powered with a private water supply

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Eirianfa

Eirianfa

Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, Ruthin, Wales, UK

Cradled within a peaceful valley near Ruthin, this heart-stirring luxury cottage in Denbighshire boasts a games room with hot tub and a private lake, all set within 17 acres in North Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One medium or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub, bar, 50" TV, pool table, private lake
Eco Friendly: Biomass underfloor heating

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Ukiyo

Ukiyo

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

A striking structure on Cornwall's untamed south coast, Ukiyo is a nod to the modern Scandinavian summerhouse. Inside is a contemporary haven of poured concrete and sculptural furnishings, offset with silvering Siberian larch cladding which seamlessly melts into the ocean.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,350 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome, two on prior request
Features: Hot tub
Eco Friendly: Air source heat pump, underfloor heating and recycled materials

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Tincture

Tincture

Llanwrtyd Wells, Cambrian Mountains, Powys, Wales, UK

A fairytale, off-grid cottage riding on the tides of nature in the heart of Wales' wild and little-discovered Cambrian Mountains.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,650 per week, £1,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Eco Friendly: Solar panels, slaked lime, limewash and linseed paints, spring water and biodiverse garden surrounded by protected National Trust land

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White Beach Cove

White Beach Cove

Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

A traditional Welsh cottage nestled into Anglesey’s remote north coast, White Beach Cove is an adventurer’s delight hidden in one of the UK's wildest corners.

Sleeps: Up to 5 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,295 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, electric car charging point, portable air conditioning unit

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Raffia

Raffia

Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Approached via a zigzagging path that tumbles down the cliff towards the cove at Polperro, this Scandinavian-style beach house takes in scrumptious sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony that seems to hang over the end of the earth.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,495 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Eco Friendly: There is underfloor heating throughout, powered by an air source heat pump and a solar panel

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Fjall

Fjall

Fishpond, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

With faded pink plaster walls and swirling concrete floors flowing from room to room, this luxury self-catering hideaway with views of the Jurassic Coast would be as comfortable amongst Morocco’s vibrant riads as it is in rural Dorset.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,550 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Eco Friendly: Air source heat pump

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The Railway House

The Railway House

Crowcombe, The Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK

Emerging from beneath a railway bridge, one enters another world at The Railway House; a world where finesse, peace and leisurely days reign.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point, ground source heat pump with underfloor heating, sedum grass roof

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Little Red Lock

Little Red Lock

Claydon, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK

An English country home that truly embraces its idiosyncrasies, Little Red Lock's wooden picket fence and waterfront position on the Oxford canal oozes tranquillity, while inside its brick walls, a carnival of eclectic rustic charm awaits.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, fire pit, kayaks and life jackets for the canal
Eco Friendly: Air source heat pump

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Aquila

Aquila

Bampton, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

Aquila is a modernist lake house with a seductively clandestine appeal, set right on the sparkling Haweswater shoreline within the tarns and fells of the Mardale Valley.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,950 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Eco Friendly: Low-energy environmentally friendly systems, Tesla Powerwall home battery system and electric car charging point

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Heddwen

Heddwen

Harlech, Snowdonia, Wales, UK

A Welsh granite farmhouse with coastal dramatic views of Cardigan Bay in one direction and Mount Snowdon grazing the clouds in the other, Heddwen exudes warm and inviting cottage charm.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,295 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor bath
Eco Friendly: Ground source heat pump, electric car charging point

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Fawn Wood

Fawn Wood

Hartfield, High Weald, East Sussex, UK

A treasure trove of enchanted stories and romantic entanglements, this unique luxury retreat started life as a granary and enjoys a sylvan setting on the edge of Winnie-the-Pooh's Ashdown Forest.

Sleeps: 6 (+2) guests
From: £3,150 per week, £2,395 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome
Features: Small-scale outdoor heated pool (available May - September inclusive), professional golf simulator and SimWay Hunt Pro shooting simulator (advance booking required, incurs an additional cost), outdoor pizza oven, chiminea

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Serpentine

Serpentine

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Designed to follow the natural curve of the cliff on the western cusp of Whistand Bay in south Cornwall, this luxury self-catering beach house in Portwrinkle promises to bring a sense of freedom, escapism and pure relaxation to all who stay.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,650 per week, £2,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub
Eco Friendly: Natural grass roof, borehole for water

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Stratum

Stratum

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An offset twisting puzzle where layers of Trebarwith stone and pearl-white render appear to rotate independently of each other, Stratum is a luxury self-catering beach house where windswept hair and salty skin run amok.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,995 per week, £3,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: There is a hot tub, outdoor shower and garage games room/gym
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point

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Gaia Farmhouse

Gaia Farmhouse

Ullswater, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

A 16th century luxury self-catering farmhouse that has been lovingly restored to embrace the ebb and flow of seasonality; life is far from ordinary at Gaia Farmhouse.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £4,250 per week, £3,195 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 2 guests
Features: Children´s TV snug, table tennis, fire bowl
Eco Friendly: Ground source heat pump, insulating lime, cork and clay render

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Studio Fold

Studio Fold

Nutbourne, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

Meticulous design and eco-friendly credentials have seen this former water pumping station in Pulborough's sought-after village of Nutbourne transform into an award-winning self-catering home.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,895 per week, £2,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Amaia

Amaia

Plaidy Beach, Looe, Cornwall, UK

Seemingly floating above the ocean, with private beach access and a hot tub looking over the water, Amaia emerges from the Cornish cliffside with timeless beach house elegance.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £6,995 per week, £5,595 per short break
Pets: One well behaved dog is welcome on prior request.
Features: Hot tub, private beach access, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, cinema room with bar
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point

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Verte

Verte

Chevithorne, Devon, UK

A spectacularly grown-up treehouse, Verte seamlessly merges inside-outside living within the lush Devon estate of Chevithorne Barton. This RIBA-award winning modern home was designed to reset the soul.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (+4 children)
From: £3,450 per week, £2,595 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, large flat lawn for croquet, football and badminton
Eco Friendly: Water from natural springs, geothermal heating system and solar panels

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Seren Mor

Seren Mor

Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Nestled on the green cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast, this luxury self-catering home in Wales is the perfect family retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,550 per week
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Kayaks, surf boards and a private path directly onto the beach

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Terrarium

Terrarium

Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, UK

Floating over a crystalline natural pool that starts where the sleek interior ends, this iconic Grand Design's house is wellness architecture embodied; a British lesson in biophilic design and eco-conscious family home that stands the test of time.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (+4 children)
From: £6,995 per week, £5,250 per short break
Pets: Two well behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Natural swimming pond (unheated, chemical-free water), wood-fired hot tub, tennis court, Indian canoe and paddleboard.
Eco Friendly: Solar panels, ground source heat pump, carbon neutral passive house design, bio diverse garden design, water harvesting technology.

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Cadence

Cadence

Petworth, West Sussex, UK

A 70’s sci-fi film was the unlikely inspiration for this playful modern retreat. Award-winning for its design and settled within poetic South Downs scenery; this architect's private home is a fine example of the new English country house.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £7,195 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved pets are welcome
Eco Friendly: The house is clad in Sussex brick on concrete, 50% of which was made from recycled materials and high thermal mass

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The Aviary

The Aviary

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Traditional Cotswold stone provides the golden foundations for some striking modern flourishes at this luxury farmhouse retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 11 guests (10 adults and 1 child)
From: £7,000 per week, £5,250 per short break
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub (May - September), tennis court, cinema room and trampoline

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Infinity

Infinity

Gorran Haven, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Infinity occupies a prime clifftop position overlooking the unspoilt cove and turquoise waters of Gorran Haven. With oodles of space, this luxury beach house sets the scene for fun-filled family holidays in Cornwall's stunning Roseland Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £4,250 per week, £3,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room
Eco Friendly: Air source heat pump

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The Wilds

The Wilds

Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

This family home sat beneath the peaks of the Brecon Beacons has been sympathetically renovated into a countrified yet stylish abode, complete with a hot tub on the private sun terrace.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £3,595 per week, £2,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub
Eco Friendly: Ground source heat pump, solar panels, spring water, electric car charging point

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Zephyros

Zephyros

Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

Settled high atop a ridge on the Dorset-Devon border with a feeling of floating in the clouds, Zephyros overlooks miles of undulating valleys and arcadian hills, with the Jurassic coast sparkling to the south.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £5,450 per week, £4,350 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated indoor pool, cinema snug, children´s play area with swings, trampoline and climbing frame, table football
Eco Friendly: Ground source heat pump and eco air ventilation system, electric car charging point

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Kingfisher Farm

Kingfisher Farm

Long Bredy, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, UK

Surrounded by a wild meadow and with far-reaching rural views, this luxury self-catering farmhouse near Hive Beach in Dorset is the family holiday location of dreams. 

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £3,750 per week, £2,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Features: Table tennis, badminton, football table, lawn croquet, bowls
Eco Friendly: Electric car charging point (available on prior request)

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The Maker´s House

The Maker´s House

High Wood, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Mediterranean vibes and an unabashed celebration of life’s greatest pleasures meet here in the Saffron Walden countryside, creating a luxury homestay which will transport you far from the rhythms of everyday life.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £5,750 per week, £4,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated outdoor pool (available from late May to early September), hot tub, outdoor kitchen, cinema, football table, dart board

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The Sculptor´s Gardens

The Sculptor´s Gardens

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

A luxury country escape overflowing in vintage fizz, this unique pairing of riverside properties offer the perfect retreat for large groups and families.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests (16 adults and 2 children)
From: £5,495 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: William Holland spa baths, outdoor kitchen, tree house, cinema room, games room with pool table
Eco Friendly: Eco-friendly spa bath system

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