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Luxury festive breaks

Mulled wine and mince pies, bracing walks and stolen kisses under the mistletoe; make your Christmas extra special by whisking the party to a luxury homestay.

It's a time for togetherness, the most wonderful time of the year as the song goes. With your own home covered in tape and wrap, head to a luxury country house to enjoy a Christmas to remember. Gorgeously decorated in anticipation, our luxury Christmas holiday cottages are awaiting your arrival; all that's left to do is unpack the car, set the presents under the twinkling tree and uncork the fizz. The supermarket order will be along in a short while with further provisions, and the children are already exploring the far reaches of all the rooms. Little ones tucked up in bed, chink glasses to the most relaxing Christmas and New Year ever.

Just the two of you? Couples wishing to hide out for the festive season can hole up in a romantic retreat, escaping to a luxury self-catering bolthole with no arguments about whose parents are hosting lunch. Stir from festive dreams at your leisure, sink into a rolltop or hot tub, then indulge in a simple Christmas lunch before setting out on a romantic walk along the coastline, greeting other festive ramblers with a cheery 'hello'. Maybe just a short walk though: back at your luxury festive retreat there's mulled wine to sip and old classics to watch by the fire. Staying in is the new going out this season.

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Romany

Romany

Brookland, Kent, UK

Fresh and feminine, Romany promises a romantic luxury escape where flower children can waltz freely to the rhythmic beat of their untamed hearts. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Nare´s Yard

Nare´s Yard

Portloe, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away behind rolling fields on Cornwall’s long-lost, forgotten Roseland Peninsula, lies a luxury abode where beautiful simplicity and natural materials echo the outside world.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired salt water hot tub, al fresco roll top bath and shower

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Sundance

Sundance

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

This rustic bohemian abode is set off the beaten track between Newquay and Watergate Bay. Pared-back yet sumptuous, with heavy French linens and indulgent inside-outside living, this handcrafted wagon’s wild heart beats a free-spirited rhythm throughout its nomadic soul.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Sweetpea Cottage

Sweetpea Cottage

Kestle Mill, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Set deep within the Cornish countryside, yet just three miles from Crantock beach on North Cornwall's golden coastline, this luxury holiday cottage is as quaint as they come.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Well-equipped children´s nursery

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Sea Sentry

Sea Sentry

Shaldon, Devon, UK

As featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this World War Two guard tower nestled on the coast in Shaldon has been brought bang into the 21st Century with an armoury of quirky mod cons, making it the perfect retreat for two.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Islander

Islander

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

A luxury cliff top cabin set on Freathy Cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, Islander is a Bahamas-inspired retreat with a tropical beat running through its soul. A sea-view hot tub is the cherry on top of this already oh-so-sweet piña colada pie.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Breakers

Breakers

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

If it’s a luxury coastal self-catering escape you crave then you can’t get much closer to the elements than Breakers. With panoramic views of Whitsand Bay, this is the perfect sand-between-toes romantic hideaway.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests (+ 1 child over the age of 5)
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Somerby

Somerby

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Embrace the vibrancy of rural sunsets, the scent of flower-filled gardens and the warmth of flickering flames from the open fireplace at this luxury modern barn set in a sleepy hamlet.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Type 2 electric car charging point

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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
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower

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Little Bear

Little Bear

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Acres upon acres of bluebell-swathed woodland provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this enchanted hideaway in the heart of the Weald Downlands in West Sussex. Lovebirds will find the wood-fired cedar hot tub a magical way to reconnect and revivify.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired eco hot tub (April - October inclusive)

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Siren

Siren

Coverack Cove, Coverack, Cornwall, UK

An inspiring beach cottage in Coverack for creative souls, let Siren seduce your wanderlust and take you on a journey to Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula. This luxury cottage by the sea is blissfully tucked away commanding breathtaking coastal views.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Redes

The Redes

Ponsanooth, Mylor, Cornwall, UK

Radiating pure rustic romance this fairytale cottage settled on the edge of the magical Kennall Vale is the perfect refuge for both earth mothers and nature lovers alike.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and outdoor shower

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The Cotton Tree

The Cotton Tree

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

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

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Little Portion

Little Portion

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

Crooked and charming, this pretty red tin cottage is the perfect couples' coastal retreat just a mile’s amble from Holywell Bay, with reclaimed finishes, trailing plants and an al fresco hot tub.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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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
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and heated outdoor shower

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Delphin

Delphin

Porthleven, Cornwall, UK

If your dream luxury break includes wild swimming, fine-dining hangouts and listening to vinyl records by the fire, then this Scandi-inspired modern beach house in Porthleven will be one to tick off the bucket list. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One dog or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Cable Hut

The Cable Hut

Aberbach, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

The Cable Hut nestles between the remote beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach in South Wales. Set beside a single track road within metres of the Pembrokeshire coast path, a true castaway experience awaits from the moment of arrival.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Keyhaven, Lymington, Hampshire, UK

Bordering the New Forest in the idyllic Lymore Valley, this industrial-inspired retreat comes complete with a huge lawn for morning yoga, hot tub, fire pit and his'n'hers cruiser bikes for peddling down to the beach.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Jacuzzi hot tub, Kadai fire pit and cruiser bikes

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The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut

Millook, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, UK

Stay in this unique rough-luxe beach shack in North Cornwall and rediscover the simple life in this AONB. Fresh interiors, maritime lullabies and the starriest of night skies make this traditional yet chic Cornish beach shack the most inspiring of retreats.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Trevalga, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

Nestled between the popular villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, Aphrodite flaunts magnificent sea views and secluded romance. Set over five floors, this unique holiday home offers an unforgettable escape to Cornwall's north coast.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Bruton, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Tucked down a country lane near the town of Bruton, this luxury cottage flaunts a cinema room, swimming pool and tennis court.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room, solar covered outdoor swimming pool (June to August) and tennis court

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Gypsea Rocks

Gypsea Rocks

Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Cornwall, UK

Gypsea Rocks nestles between the soaring cliffs of a hidden valley in north Cornwall, 500 metres from Trebarwith Strand beach. This luxury self-catering cottage is a perfect seaside haven combining vintage finds with rustic flourishes.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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The Spyglass

The Spyglass

Gorran Haven, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the call of the sea and let The Spyglass seduce you into a world of maritime Cornwall. Just a stone’s throw from the sea with access to the beach, this luxury self-catering beach cottage is one of Gorran Haven’s best kept secrets.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Shipwreck

The Shipwreck

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Perched above the sands of Portwrinkle Beach in Whitsand Bay, this luxury cabin is a haven of rustic joy and nautical paraphernalia, where the WiFi truly is weak but the connection oh-so strong.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests, 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests

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The Oyster Catcher

The Oyster Catcher

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This luxury holiday home in Mousehole flaunts exquisite interiors that exude a certain ethereal elegance and calm which, when combined with the gentle lapping of the tide on the doorstep, guarantee a perfectly relaxing and rejuvenating stay. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two dogs welcome on prior request

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Tempest

Tempest

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a luxury self-catering beach house break at Tempest. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and gaze out to infinite sea and sky views as you let this 'forgotten corner' of Cornwall lure you under its spell.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Chalk House

The Chalk House

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Perched above Mousehole harbour, The Chalk House takes prime position in one of England’s most charming seaside villages. Dating back to Victorian times, this luxury retreat has a nostalgic appeal, filled with vintage fishing town charm.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Fire pit and in-built pizza oven

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The Butlery

The Butlery

Sandwich Bay, Kent, UK

The Butlery is luxury self-catering cottage set within a private seafront estate in Sandwich Bay, Kent, with stunning Arts and Crafts decor and a charming history.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: Guests have access to a large children´s playroom with ping pong and pool table

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Nevada

Nevada

Drift, Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

As the only residence on the Drift Reservoir, this award-winning copper-clad pad occupies an enviable location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Nautilus

Nautilus

St Mawes, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

With a collated and collected vibe, this light-filled beach house is as perfect for families looking for a unique beach escape as couple’s seeking a laid-back yet indulgent retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Games room with table tennis and table football

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The Matchbox

The Matchbox

Winchelsea, Rye, East Sussex, UK

Natural, bright and just a five minute stroll from the sea, The Matchbox is an organic luxury beach house overlooking Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Stack

The Stack

Trelion, Cornwall, UK

The Stack lies within a secluded valley overlooking the upper reaches of the magnificent Fal Valley. This 19th century engine house is sure to inspire those with a love for unique architecture, rough-luxe interiors and beautiful gardens.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Sunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven

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Weddings at The Stack

Weddings at The Stack

Trelion, Cornwall, UK

Lose yourself in the tranquil, welcoming, exceptional world of The Stack, a former engine house turned intimate wedding venue in Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests with 40 wedding guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Sunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven

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Rydon

Rydon

Trusham, Teign Valley, Devon, UK

Enjoy some time out at this contemporary self-catering barn dwelling squirrelled away in the picturesque Teign Valley, Devon.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome (must be kept on leads in the grounds)
Features: Heated pool (from 6th May to 30th September)

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The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

Perfectly combining the old and new, The Looking Glass is a modern home nestled into the cliffs above the golden sands of Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Signal Station

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Elemental

Elemental

Pitlochry, Loch Rannoch, Scotland, UK

Quietly stylish and perched above a sparkling Scottish loch, Elemental's remote location promises hideaway magic for nature-lovers: just what faraway weekends are all about

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Four kayaks for the loch

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The Found

The Found

Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

For a unique escape like no other, whisk the party away to this cutting-edge designed Martello tower house set on the shores of the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Firepit and rooftop terrace

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North Rock Beach House

North Rock Beach House

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK

North Rock Beach House is a spectacular luxury beach house overlooking the the sea and Sennen Cove in West Cornwall- voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of Britain's best beaches. 

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (available from May-September)

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Pelsham Manor

Pelsham Manor

Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex, UK

Classic English styling marries European sophistication to create this exquisite luxury self-catering manor house in 600 acres of parkland, just a short drive from the cobbled streets and ancient inns of Rye.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor tennis court and a fitness pavilion

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Roserai

Roserai

Waldron, East Sussex, UK

A stately house in its own lush grounds with little luxuries inside and out that every weekender wishes for, this is one dream home that guests won't ever want to leave. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Daily use of hot tub, sauna, swimming pool and pool house is between 10am and 4pm. Please note, the swimming pool is available between April half term and October half term.

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River House

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary self-catering coastal pad with far-reaching views over St Just In Roseland and Mylor harbour. From your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour, watch the kites and gulls soar and the busy oyster boats trawling Carrick Roads. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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Saphir Beach House

Saphir Beach House

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

A soothing escape on top of a cliff at Mawgan Porth, Saphir Beach House is a relaxed self-catering retreat where the fresh sea air will cleanse the mind and ease the soul.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests (6 adults and 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two small well behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, outdoor kitchen

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Arcalia

Arcalia

Blisland, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Along with its 14 acres of beautiful gardens and outdoor swimming pool, this large family farmhouse in Blisland will create cherished family memories of a time well spent.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (available May-September), plus a pool house with WC and shower

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Linea

Linea

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon, UK

Blending into the dramatic coastal landscape and perfectly positioned for watching the sun journey across the sky, Linea is a labyrinth of clean lines, shifting shadows and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool available all year, basement cinema room

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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
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Basement den with gym equipment

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Castle Trinity

Castle Trinity

Holywell Green, Yorkshire, UK

A luxury self-catering homestay for extended families and large parties, Castle Trinity is an exclusive kingdom of ritzy indulgence near the Peak District.

Sleeps: Sleeps up to 10 (+2)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, wellness and yoga room, outdoor hot tub, gym, pool table and piano

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Maberly

Maberly

Chillington, Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Simple and elegant, this large South Hams self-catering house near Kingsbridge offers the most peaceful of countryside getaways.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (with two or more children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Parsonage

The Parsonage

Ombersley, Worcestershire, UK

A beautifully designed Grade-II listed old parsonage with stunning gardens, set on the outskirts of Ombersley in the rolling green Abberley Hills.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Tundra hot tub

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August House

August House

Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

This grand manor house perched on the Norfolk cliffs invites you to cosy up by roaring fires, plunge into the outdoor pool and gather wildflowers in the private woodland.

Sleeps: Up to 16 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, outdoor table tennis table, games room, gym

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Pearl´s Place

Pearl´s Place

Frome, Somerset, UK

Hugged by a scrambling rose garden and woodland glades, this rock 'n' roll home brings together traditional country chic with gorgeous faded glamour. A unique setting for special celebrations and self-catering escapes.

Sleeps: 14 adults and 4 children
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Balthazar

Balthazar

Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK

Rising from the ground in a statement of Georgian glory, this lavish mansion is the ultimate luxury pad for a country family gathering or house party. Designed with film set scenery in mind, with fun and facilities galore; Balthazar has it all!

Sleeps: Up to 19 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Indoor and outdoor pools (outdoor pool available from May-September), hot tub, games room, cinema, gym, tennis court, bowling alley

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Bohème

Bohème

Stawley, Somerset, UK

Luxury self-catering boho farmhouse blends original features with stylish interior design in the most fashionable modern-rustic manner, all wrapped up in 100 acres of pastoral paradise.

Sleeps: Up to 20 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: 15 metre heated indoor pool, Tesla electric car charger, universal electric car charger, table tennis, pool table, fire pit, entertainment room with cinema projector

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Weddings at Romany

Weddings at Romany

Brookland, Kent, UK

For the dreamers and the bohemians, here is a wedding venue where barefooted brides and free-spirited grooms will feel perfectly at ease.

Sleeps: Up to 2, with 120 wedding guests (80 guests sitting with 40 standing)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 80 & Up to 60 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub, fire pit and table tennis table

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