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West Park in Noss Mayo, Devon, South West England

West Park, Noss Mayo, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £996 to £ 2358

Self catering accommodation in Noss Mayo sleeps 12.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Pool Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: West Park is an extremely spacious barn conversion ideal for a large extended family or a group of friends. It is a fabulous location for summer holidays near the coast. Open all year round it is perfect for autumn and winter breaks for family gatherings and celebrations with the added bonus of an indoor heated swimming pool shared with just 5 other properties on site. It has a sunny private south-facing patio and a sunken lawn garden. Inside the property is a lovely games room with a pool table a large well-equipped family-size kitchen and a spacious living room with a large wood
burner and a feature stone chimney breast. Located near Stoke Beach surrounded by rolling rural countryside and close to the south west coastal footpath that extends all along the coastline. The pretty estuary of Mothecombe is just 4 miles away with its lovely sandy beach. The twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo offer some good pubs serving food. The walk following the coastal path around the headland from Noss Mayo to Stoke Beach is well worth it as the views are stunning.

Accommodation Detail

Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Steps down to games room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double one (5ft) with en-suite shower room (no toilet) one with en-suite bathroom with bath shower attachment and toilet 2 twin. Bathroom with bath shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 twin bedroom. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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West Lynch in Porlock, Somerset, South West England

West Lynch, Porlock, Somerset, South West England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2540

Self catering accommodation in Porlock sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: West Lynch, thatched and cosy, has been with the same family for three centuries and lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Inside, relaxation and comfort abound - it is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, many sitting areas, 50in and 32in TVs and with facilities such as Wii, games room and indoor pool table. Outside catering is available by an inspired professional chef by arrangement for that special occasion or treat. National Trust woodlands from the former Acland Estates are just beyond the house. These lead to the open moors - with large herds of red deer, Exmoor ponies, the buzzards on the wing and foxes in thir lairs - and dramatic headland of Hurlstone, looking west down to Devon and north to the Welsh coast. Also within walking distance are the romantic villages of Bossington, Selworthy, Allerford and bustling Porlock for year-round needs, as well as Minehead’s farmers’ market. There is surfing at Lynmouth or beyond to Croyde and Woolacombe, and golf at Minehead or the fine course at Saunton for a true test. Horse riding is available for all abilities and entertainment for both children and adults at Lynch Farm and Tropicaria further on. There are also glorious walks, of course, to hidden treasures such as Culbone Church, Butlins at Minehead or Dunster Castle if activities such as outdoor meals, table tennis, croquet and messing about with balls at West Lynch does not suffice. Local beaches are a short drive away, but Bossington beach is within walking distance, with its amazing pebble ridge. Enjoy a stay in this special corner of Exmoor. Shops approximately 1 mile away in Porlock. Nearest shop ½ mile.

Elegant entrance hall. Modern sitting-room with open wood fire. Second sitting-room with additional TV. Attractive, beamed dining room with open wood fire. Arch to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and breakfast area. Games room with pool table, darts and ping pong table. Separate toilet. Utility. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft antique iron bed and wash basin. Spacious double bedroom with Tudor oak bed and wash basin. Elegant double bedroom with impressive 4ft antique oak bed. Two very pretty twin bedrooms, one with sea views. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bed and sea views. Spacious bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room. Further bathroom. Separate toilet.

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29 Fore Street in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

29 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £333 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Salcombe sleeps 6.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by Parking available • sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: A light and airy traditional terraced cottage, carefully modernised, attractively decorated and comfortably furnished over three floors.

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Guillemot in North Hallsands, Devon, South West England

Guillemot, North Hallsands, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £625 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in North Hallsands sleeps 8.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pets allowed • Internet and/or WiFi • Parking available • Luxury accommod

Accommodation overview: Fulmar and Guillemot are two stunning new homes in a select development within a few yards of the South West Coast Path, Hallsands beach and the beautiful Start Bay coastline. Each cottage has stunning panoramic views out to sea from the lounge and ground floor bedrooms with lovely country views to the rear. Hallsands is a small village on the Start Bay coastline with an intriguing history and unspoilt cove - it offers the perfect base for walking, shore fishing and exploring the narrow country lanes and coastal paths. The popular 'Cricket Inn' at Beesands is a 20 minute walk away whilst the beautiful sandy beaches of Salcombe and East Portlemouth are within a short drive. There is parking for one car directly outside each cottage plus additional spaces for up to two further cars (or one car and boat) in allocated visitor bays nearby.

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Estuary View in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, East England

Estuary View, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, East England

Sleeps 7
Weekly prices from £355 to £ 897

Self catering accommodation in Leigh-on-Sea sleeps 7.

Features include: Non Smoking • Enclosed Garden • Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break

Accommodation overview: A real gem this delightful holiday property is set on a hill overlooking the river estuary; its decked balcony makes a perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying sunsets over the river while the stylish interior offers a high standard of comfort perfect for a family holiday whatever the season. Only 45 minutes from London by train (0.5 miles from station) and just yards from the old town of Leigh with its cobbled streets traditional pubs museums restaurants serving local seafood and a man made beach. For the more adventurous a good walk takes you into nearby Southend-on-Sea which offers family fun and an abundance of shops restaurants and of course its famous pier. Shop and pub 100 yards.

Accommodation Detail

18 steps down to entrance. Lower ground floor: Utility area. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with wooden floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Gig House in Happisburgh, Norfolk, East England

The Gig House, Happisburgh, Norfolk, East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £281 to £ 559

Self catering accommodation in Happisburgh sleeps 2.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking • Detached Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed Luxury accommodation sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike this charming cosy and characterful traditional brick and flint cottage is ideally located just 200 yards from a glorious sandy beach. Formerly an old coach house it sits with its own pretty patio garden within the grounds of the owners’ home in one of Norfolk’s most picturesque coastal villages. Delicious crabs and summer end of pier shows at Cromer the lovely market towns of Holt and North Walsham and medieval Norwich city with its castle cathedral cinemas theatres restaurants and fine shopping are all within an easy drive. Wroxham the capital of the Broads where boat hire and trips are available is 8 miles. Shop 100 yards pub 50 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Step down from entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. Uneven stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Polgew Apartment in Marazion, Cornwall, South West England

Polgew Apartment, Marazion, Cornwall, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £367 to £ 1089

Self catering accommodation in Marazion sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Polgew Apartment provides an opportunity to stay in a property that looks out directly towards St Michaels Mount and Mounts Bay to Newlyn and Mousehole. This ground floor holiday apartment, below the owner’s home and at the same location as Polgew Studio (TAS), is spacious and offers amazing sea views. Enjoy watching boats go by and kite surfers from the award-winning garden, or take the 3-4-minute walk to the long sandy beach. Marazion has art galleries and pasty shop; a cream tea can be enjoyed from the hotel overlooking the superb castle on the mount. Further afield is the maritime town of Penzance or Newlyn with art gallery, fresh fish shop. Shops 300 yards, pub ¼ mile.

Gradual path with six spaced steps to entrance. Spacious living/dining room with doors to garden, sea views and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

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Carr House in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

Carr House, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

Sleeps 9
Weekly prices from £716 to £ 1911

Self catering accommodation in Scarborough sleeps 9.

Features include: Wheelchair Accessible • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Hot Tub • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Sho

Accommodation overview: Set on a farm in a peaceful location, with far reaching views, this large single-storey detached property offers comfortable holiday accommodation, with antique and reproduction furniture adding to its character and charm. Visitors of all ages will love to relax in the spacious spa hot tub situated on the patio, heated all year round to a perfect 39 degrees. It features a myriad of whirlpool and bubble jets, plus soothing underwater lighting perfect for night-time dips. Visitors can enjoy the very large landscaped gardens with summerhouse and apple trees. The white sandy beach at Cayton Bay is just 1½ miles away and Scarborough is only 4 miles. One of the oldest seaside resorts, and still one of the most popular, Scarborough boasts two beautiful beaches, a wide choice of restaurants and its own theatre, where plays by the famous Alan Ayckbourn can be enjoyed. Featured in the TV series The Royal, a stroll along the Esplanade is a delight, and the many places to visit include the ruins of the 12th-century castle with its breathtaking views, Peasholm Park, The Sea Life centre and an open air theatre.
Further inland are the North Yorkshire Moors, renowned as an area of outstanding beauty with many quaint villages. Historic Whitby (25 miles) is where Captain Cook is known to have learned his trade, and the town is also home to an ancient abbey and a colourful harbour and marina – boat trips from here provide excellent sea fishing. Spring demands a visit to the daffodil fields at Farndale – a truly magnificent sight to behold. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay and Flamingo Land theme park are all within easy reach. York 40 miles. Helmsley 40 miles. Shops ¾ mile.

Entrance hall with patio doors to conservatory and decked patio. Large living room with open views of surrounding fields. Large dining room with patio doors to decked patio. Spacious, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area. Large utility. Large sitting room with open fire, piano and views of garden. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Further double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, walk in shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

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