Late availability and last minute cottage breaks for self-catering country cottages in the UK

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Lots of availability in these new comfortable luxury cottages in Northumberland

Doxford House - sleeps 8, other cottages sleeps 2 to 6 people

luxury cottagesThis is the original farmhouse of Doxford Home Farm; this exceptionally spacious house offers the very last word in gracious living, making a wonderful base for those requiring comfort, tranquility and style.

There is a large drawing room with an open fire, a sitting room and a garden room. All three rooms have open views, comfortable seating and superb fixtures and fittings. As with all the cottages at Doxford there is masses of books and good quality pictures and prints.

The large farmhouse kitchen is superbly equipped with granite worktops and a full range of modern equipment, including an American style fridge and range cooker.

Beyond the oak refectory table and chairs at the southern end of the kitchen, through double glazed doors, the south facing garden room has stunning views through the trees to Doxford Lake.

Upstairs here is a double bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bathroom, a twin bedroom with zip link beds, which can be made up as a king size double, and a second ensuite bathroom and a third twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There is a very spacious fourth twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and shower.

Additional smaller cottages available. Please click on any of the cottage photographs to find out more about a luxurious stay in Doxford Country Cottages.

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Lots of Availability in a cottage just for 2 in County Meath, Ireland, 1 hr 15 minutes south of Dublin



Clonleason Gate Lodge, self-catering cottage IrelandOur pretty Gate Lodge is a tranquil hideaway for one or two people. Situated near Athboy in County Meath, the cottage is at the entrance to a small Georgian farmhouse and overlooks mature parkland and unspoilt countryside.

There is a daffodil edged walk to the cottage in spring.Ireland is recommended for a spring break when there are fewer visitors.

The cottage has three comfortable well furnished rooms with open fireplace and French doors to the terrace. Shower room. It has its own secret graden with a stream and in summer roses and honeysuckles scent the air.




irish country cottage The lodge is a member of Alastair Sawday's Special Places to stay in Ireland and has a 4 star tourist board rating.

It is one hour 15 minutes from Dublin Airport.  The great archaeological sites of Loughcrew and Newgrange are within easy reach,and lake and nature walks are on our doorstep.

Have a great touring holiday in Ireland, visit Dublin and explore Co. Meath. Discover a friendly Ireland and thoroughly relax on holiday.

Lots of availability, click on the cottage photo for phone numbers and email to check available dates and bookings.

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Late Availability in a cottage for 4 on Royal Deeside in Scotland - visit Balmoral


cottage deeside near balmoral ScotlandHoney Cottage is a delightful semi-detached dwelling situated up a quiet lane in the village if Dinnet, in the heart of Royal Deeside. Built out of granite in the 19th century, Honey was originally used as a cottage to accomodate workers from the local estate.

Nowadays, Honey Cottage offers clean and cosy accommodation to tourists and vistors, providing an excellent base for exploration, adventure or relaxation. Furbished to a very high standard throughout, Honey Cottage has an open-plan kitchen/sitting room with wood burning stove. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms - one double and one with 3/4 sized bed - and a bathroom with bath and shower. The cottage also has a clematis clad patio area to the back with seating for four with barbecue and chimniere. Rent is inclusive of all linen and towels, fuel and logs.

For the hill walker, the hills of Deeside start at the front door; for the skier, the cottage is conveniently placed for both The Lecht and Glenshee ski slopes; golf, hunting, shooting, fishing, pony-trekking, gliding and many more outdoor and water sports activities are all available locally and can be arranged.

Click on the cottage photograph for email link and prices.

More cottages in Deeside, Scotland for self-catering cottage holidays in amongst the hills and glens where deer roam and salmon leap in the rivers.

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Badgers Holt by the sea in Hampshire - a love nest for 2


Availability for autumn breaks

secluded love nest with views of woodland in HampshireBadgers Holt - Secluded self contained ‘Love Nest’ in the upper floor of the Old Boathouse at Newlands Manor, with extensive views of the 19th Century Gothic Manor and surrounding 30 acres of woodland.  

Candlelight, open log fire, exposed rafters and window seats overlooking the garden, Torch lit walk to nearest Pub/Restaurant half a mile away.  Sea 1 ½ miles away.  New Forest 5 miles away.

Click on photograph for more information about this charming love nest.

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Special offer on luxury cottage in Colmer Estate, Devon - sleeps 4-5


late availabilitySubject to availability, book a last minute holiday at the Lodge at Colmer. With access to wonderful shared leisure facilities, you’re practically guaranteed never to have a dull moment with a stay here. Enjoy use of an indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake and tennis court during a break which will appeal to all of the family here.

A stay at the Colmer Estate in Devon can be quite appealing on account of the excellent free facilities that come with a stay at most properties on the estate.  The leisure facilities at Colmer include swimming pools, a gym, tennis court and fishing lake.  For somewhere comfortable, elegant and stylish to stay you may want to consider the Lawns Luxury Apartment.  Located within an elegant Georgian house which is set in a beautiful garden, do click the photo to find out more about what a stay here has to offer.

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The Colmer Estate is extensive and comprised of 28 acres of land which includes meadowlands, woodlands and a private fishing lake. With a location in the heart of the South Hams which is a renowned area of outstanding natural beauty in Devon, it’s easy to see that this location has plenty to offer. With beaches, Dartmoor, Dartmouth and Salcombe easily accessible close by, you can discover some of the best of Devon with a holiday here.

Click on swimming pool photograph for details. We have lost of available for May, June, July and August in Gamekeeper's Lodge. Sleeps 4, 5 at a push.

Check Special offers on self-catering cottage holidays available in the next few weeks

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Bluebell Bank apartment with pool and other great facilities in, Devon - sleeps 2-6


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Book a late break now - the perfect place for a relaxing week

Bluebell Bank Apartment at Sheplegh Court is a magnificent, historic country house, set in 22 acres of beautiful grounds nestling in the folds of a lovely valley with wonderful grounds that include woodlands, gardens and parklands.  Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors and taking in wonderful views towards some of the best countryside that the West Country has to offer.  It is now divided into luxury apartments with superb on-site facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool (end Maymid September), an all-weather tennis court, conservatory, small indoor heated plunge pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and snooker room with full-size table. Picnic and BBQ equipment available.

This lovely, three-bedroom, first-floor apartment is light and airy with superb views from all windows. An oasis of peace and tranquillity in family-friendly surroundings, this is an ideal place to come and unwind from your busy life.

Spoil yourself and book that week or short break now before all the best weeks have gone. Lots of Late Availability for an early spring break.. Click on photo for details.

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Late availability in a beautiful Cotswold cottage in Blockley


Availability Honeysuckle Cottage Cotswolds Honeysuckle Cottage is a charming grade II listed stone cottage situated on a quiet country lane in the beautiful and unspoilt Cotswold village of Blockley, positioned between the historic towns of Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Directly from the front door are magnificent country walks with panoramic views. A short stroll up through the churchyard takes you to Blockley High Street.

Blockley has all the charm and character of a traditional Cotswold village with its brook, medieval church and many beautiful old buildings. There are two pubs, The Crown Hotel and The Great Western Arms, both serving good food, a Post Office and village shop and also a delicatessen/coffee house.


It is not on a main road so escapes the tourist traffic. Yet it is perfectly situated to tour the Cotswolds and its many local attractions including Batsford Arboretum, historic Chipping Campden and its famous church, Stow-on-the-Wold, Hidcote and Mill Dene Gardens. Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Cheltenham and Warwick are all within easy distance.

  • Call for latest special deals.

All linen and towels, gas and electricity, a basket of logs for the wood burning stove, a cake or chocolates and a treat for your dog (if you have one!) are included in the price.

Click on the photograph of Honeysuckle cottage for more information.

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Holiday availability all year round in Herefordshire


Take a look at some of the properties available and treat the family to a weekend away.

late availability dining roomThe Colloquy is perfect for the larger group of up to 16 - luxury atmospheric accommodation.

The Colloquy provides the most comfortable, spacious and relaxing environment for unpretentious self-catering luxury, or for an exclusive corporate retreat.

Each of our eight bedrooms has its own bathroom, some with roll top baths, some with showers and some with both. All our walls are adorned with fantastic art - this is all produced by local artists and so invokes the atmosphere and features of Herefordshire and Welsh border countryside.

Click on image for much more information about self-catering holidays and Late Availability lets in this luxury self-catering property.

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The Barn at Redcliffe Farm in Somerset - brand new conversion - lots of availability now


late availability self-catering somersetThis recently converted luxury accommodation offers a quiet retreat for 1 - 4 guests. There is a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering, a relaxing lounge and two double bedrooms.

Both the barn and its patio look out onto half an acre of wooded land and a delightful water feature. Ideally located in the village of Cheddar it is close to open countryside, the village centre and the Gorge and Caves, as well as other attrractions in the West Country.   Bookings being taken now onwards.

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One bedroom country cottage in Suffolk - sleeps 2-3


rose cottage suffolk late availability july augustThis lovely pink-painted country cottage is located in Sibton Green and sleeps up to 3 with its 2 bedrooms. With a warming log burner in the lounge along with traditional brick flooring, this holiday home exudes warmth and character. Dating back to the 18th century, this is a historical cottage with its own private garden. All in all it’s a great place to stay for those looking to get away from it all on a tranquil rural holiday.

Telephone Gary, click on a cottage photograph for contact details, more information and interior photographs.


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Late availability in Dartmouth, Devon - sleeps 4


cotatge dartmouth devonThe Old Stables is a beautiful cottage in a tucked away peaceful and secluded location in the centre of coastal village, within walking distance to the blue flag beach of Blackpool Sands. Suitable for either 2 adults and 2 young children or 3 adults, this lovely little cottage, is newly renovated to a high standard.

Just 3 miles from the famous naval port of Dartmouth, The Old Stables is approached down a wooded private drive. The self contained cottage is attached to the owners' house next door. Entrance leads into a modern fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Up 2 steps to two bedrooms 1 double, with 5ft bed and one single with extra pull-out bed, both 2'6' and shower room with electic shower, toilet and basin. From the Kitchen up the timber stairs to a delightful little sitting room with comfy seating and views out across the woodland garden.

Late Availability:

  • Now onwards

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Lios Dána Lodge overlooking a wonderful sweep of sandy beach in south west Ireland


availability for septemberLarge self catering holiday Lodge sleeps up to 18, for families, groups, re-unions, or business retreats, with large activity or conference room, 8 bedrooms (two 3 x bed rooms with en-suite bathrooms and six twin-bed rooms with two adjoining bathrooms), conservatories and large kitchen, overlooking 4 miles of sandy beach, Dingle Bay and Ireland's highest mountain range, the Macgillycuddy reeks.

Plenty of golf and fishing in the area, friendly Irish pubs, walks on the beach, an opportunity to relax.

Dates available:

  • Now onwards

Wonderful location for festive period with fresh walks on the beach and convivial evenings in an Irish pub!.

A beautiful location in a large coastal property for a wonderful holiday.

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Limited availability at Walkers Farm cottages in Somerset


late availability cottage holidaysCheck out these high quality cottages in Somerset and have a holiday in the country in autumn or winter.

Many interesting places to visit in this part of the world. Houses and Gardens at Hestercombe, Barrington Court, Montacute, East Lambrook, Lytes Cary Manor. Potteries at Muchelney. If you're into sport, you may wish to visit Somerset Cricket Club, Sedgemoor Splash (swimming), or Taunton Racecourse.

For the Arts there is Strode Theatre, Brewhouse Theatre, Bridgwater Arts Centre, and the Tacchi-Morris Centre. Several museums including: County Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm.

Slightly further afield, suggestions for day trips are: Clarks Village, Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, West Somerset Railway, Dunster Castle, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, Burnham-on-sea, Cricket St. Thomas wildlife park. Taunton, Langport, Burrowbridge and Stoke St. Gregory, and North Curry are all within easy driving distance for day trips.

Dates available: vacancies for now onwards - book for summer whilst you can. Especially suitable cottages for elderly or partially disabled.

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Wonderful 5 star cottages in the Forest of Bowland - sleeps 2 to 12


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Fabulous interiors

Barnacre Cottages are the first gold award winning, five-star, self-catering holiday cottages in Lancashire, north west England. Created from the old stone buildings of an 18th century farmhouse, aspiring to the very highest standards of self-catering accommodation. The cottages are all supplied with natural spring water.

The quality of the accommodation is matched by our superb location, with magnificent views towards the coast and the Lake District. We are in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Forest of Bowland. Set in ten acres, bordered by woodland, and visited by local deer and pheasants, you will find excellent walking on hand right from your doorstep.

  • An all-weather tennis court on site
  • Fishing is available in the area
  • For golfers, both Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale are within easy reach, but there is also a great choice of golf courses available locally.

Click on the cottage photograph to read more about these stunning country cottages in the Forest of Bowland with their own spring water supply.

Lots of availability from now onwards.
  • Woodpecker Cottage - sleeps 12 available now
  • Old Stables some availabilty over next few weeks

Please call for other dates and we will fit you in for a luxurious experience

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Late availability in Derbyshire - 5 star luxury cottage


 late availability self-catering cottageLadyhole House - the Old Stables cottage is set in beautiful grounds of an Edwardian country house, has a luxury 5 * ETB status and sleeps 6 -7 people very comfortably. There is also a tennis court and croquet for guests to enjoy as well as the glorious setting in quiet countryside of the Peak District.

Well equipped, guests want for nothing, with host on hand to advise or help. Limited disabled facilities, and well behaved pets welcomed.

Dates available: now onwards. Book for December and New Year to go and see Chatsworth House dressed for Christmas, it's a real treat and will help to make your Christmas one to remember.

Click on photograph for more information about a luxury late deal in the Peak Pistrict.

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Late availability in York

self-catering accommodation yorkThis luxury townhouse offers comfortable accommodation for up to six adults over three floors, with a secluded garden and off street parking only a short walk from York historic city centre. Enjoy a last minute break in the city of York exploring the sights, eating out and perhaps atheatre trip.

Every consideration has been given to your comfort when equipping this house - we supply everything from flat screen tv's with multi channel viewing; fully equipped kitchen with Denby pottery to washing machine and tumble dryer.

The house has been refurbished and was immediately awarded the Quality in Tourisms' (Tourist Board) highest rating of 5 stars.

Newly available with lots of availability from now nowards.

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