Luxury self-catering country cottages and apartments

Whether it's home from home or an indulgence in a little opulence, enjoy a short break or even longer in a luxury self-catering cottage.  For some holidaymakers, it is essential to book 5 star rated luxury self catering as many go by and trust the official tourist board rating system in the UK.  For others though, many are happy to book and stay in luxury self catering in general as not all owners of luxury self catering opt to be rated.  If ratings are important to you, click on ads and view the star rating for each ad.

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  • It's a delight to stay in a beautiful house with truly comfortable beds, linen sheets, and tasteful furnishings. The decor will add to your enjoyment and you may even acquire one or two ideas to apply in your own home.

Luxury self-catering accommodation in Ireland

luxury house with swimming poolSunnybank House is a nineteenth century Period House of immense character whose history is part of the history of Clifden Town itself. It is uniquely situated in its own mature gardens yet only 100 meters from Clifden town centre.

The Drawing room is the main room in the House, adorned with paintings and antique furnishings. The gracious room is made intimate by its large roaring turf fire around which friendships are made and stories are told as visitors relax and drink tea or read a book in the evenings. One of our better known visitors was Chelsea Clinton who stayed with us during her Irish Tour. The bedrooms are all individually decorated with a combination of antiques and modern day conveniences such as tv, direct dial telephones, central heating, large King sized orthpaedic beds where possible and en suite bathrooms.

The Gardens with their blend of rockeries, lily ponds and mature plants offer a calming respite after a long days sightseeing. Our outdoor heated swimming pool is open from June 1st to September 20th. There is also a sauna and tennis court.

Click on the photograph of the swimming pool in the garden of this lovely luxurious house in Galway, Ireland.

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Luxury self-catering country cottage accommodation in England

Facing the 12th century church is the Olde Rectory, the home of your hosts, Cliff and Gilly Poultney. The Rectory's 16th century barn and coach houses have been thoughtfully converted to provide four stylish and unique properties, each with their own private courtyard garden and feature lighting.  Discover four of the most delightful and elegant luxury 5 star cottages in a conservation area in the heart of the pretty village of Whitbourne. 

The four cottages, including the Barn, Coach House and the Potting Shed are all equally splendid and individual. A visit to the Olde-Rectory website is highly recommended for a taste of the standard and elegance on offer.

Superb heated indoor swimming pool and leisure facilities on site

Beacon Hill Farm luxury, five star  cottages in Morpeth, Northumberland offer a gourmet Cordon Bleu delivery service - pre-order your meals and they will be in your freezer prior to your arrival. What could be simpler? 

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Heated indoor pool, sauna, excellent facilities

Breamish Valley Cottages , 5 star, near Alnwick in Northumberland have a select group of ten cottages, sleeping 2 - 6 people.  There are superb leisure facilities for guests, including an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, football, various games, croquet etc.  Riding and golf are available nearby.  Visit Alnwick Castle to view one of the film locations for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Children and pets welcome.

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Top notch establishment with aristocratic connections

Bruern Holiday Cottages in Oxfordshire, are a collection of  5 star cottages with an outdoor swimming pool. They were the   'Sole National Winner of the English Tourism Council's England for Excellence Award 1998' and the cottages can sleep from 2-8 people. They are ideally situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, within easy driving distance of London, Birmingham and Bristol.

Take a tour to view a self-catering holiday that's luxury through and through.

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The Stables in Oxfordshire is a 5 star Gold Award winning cottage.

The 2 bedroom luxury cottage is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and lies adjacent to Ashtree Farmhouse an 18th Century Georgian house located in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside. This spacious and luxurious cottage has been tastefully restored and offers a wonderful retreat for either a short romantic break or a longer stay. The accommodation retains many original features such as exposed beams, and is decorated to an exceptionally high standard. A roaring wood-burning stove, fresh flowers and a welcome hamper await guests on arrival. Also a superb freshly cooked meal can be prepared for you. On the morning of departure a traditional farmhouse breakfast is offered to set visitors on their way home.

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Charming beamed historic cottage with loads of character

A cottage that can accommodate a large group of up to 11 people plus babies in cots is to be found at Hillside Croft, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.  The cottage is old; 17th Century, with original oak beams and inglenook fireplaces.  It has been furnished and fitted to a very high standard for your pleasure. 5 star luxury cottage.

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Luxury, secluded cottage in Hathersage, Peak District National Park

Huge, brand new contemporary accommodation in the spectacular Peak District National Park. Sladen Cottage sleeps 14 adults in 7 luxury en-suite bedrooms with power showers. All bedrooms are individual in style and have white bed linen, TVs, CD radio alarms and hospitality trays.

Completely secluded with half an acre of garden but only five minutes walk from local amenities. The cottage is wonderfully light and spacious with amazing views from all sides.

Sladen Cottage is in the ideal situation for exploring the beautiful Peak District, visiting nearby attractions such as Chatsworth House, the market town of Bakewell, taking a trip down one of the local Blue John caverns, or simply getting away from it all.

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Gloucestershire Cotswolds, near Bath  
luxury house self-catering This large country house is a luxurious, period, detached stone house situated in a quiet hamlet in Gloucestershire with far reaching views and an indoor swimming pool.

Originally a schoolhouse, this impressive large country house is now a self-catering property.  With an impressive garden that should impress discerning gardeners, this large country home could be an ideal venue to either entertain or simply just work away from home.
luxury self catering cottage near Buxton Derbyshire to sleep 6 Hartington Cottages are three stone cottages graded 4/5 Stars, set around a private courtyard in the centre of the village Hartington, near Buxton. They can accommodate 2-6 persons.  Inglenook fireplace, mullioned windows, exposed oak beams. Tasteful, traditional decor.  

Telephone Patrick on 01298 84447  for more information or bookings.

Ashbourne Derbyshire  
luxury cottage 5 star self-catering Derbyshire Ladyhole House - the Coachman's Cottage.

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

Telephone Rosamond on 01335 342 670 or click on cottage photograph for details.

Luxury complex with pool and all facilities that you would desire In the south west of England, in Bude, Cornwall, Kennacott Court is a fabulous luxury complex of 18 five star cottages, each sleeping 2-6.  Shared facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, games room, full sized snooker table.  Ideally situated for Cornwall's many attractions including the popular Eden Project.  Maid service available. Tel: +44(0) 1288 361 766
Luxury cottages at Coulscott on Exmoore, SomersetCoulscott - these exclusive 5 star properties (non smoking) are perfectly situated in a peaceful valley on coastal Exmoor surrounded by miles of fabulous beaches and numerous eateries. 

Grade II Listed and pre dating the 17th century they are furnished, maintained and cleaned to exceptionally high standards and comfortably sleep 2 - 9 persons. Full of original features and atmosphere including a secret door, minstrels gallery and log fires there is a real home from home feeling as soon as you step in the door. Award winning mail order company Heal Farm based in nearby Kings Nympton are able to deliver a variety of goodies in readiness for your arrival.

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Luxury cottage in Devon


luxury cottage devonStay in the Lodge for a perfect family holiday in Devon. The Lodge is a luxury cotatge located in the Colmer Country Estate with many facilities for families including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a gym for fitness enthusiasts, tennis court, fishing lake, croquet lawn, boules, table tennis, basket ball net, stabling and a paddock for horses should you wish to bring your own.

Equipped to a 5 star standard, the lodge offers guests a south-facing secluded enclosed garden - a real sun trap and perfect for families. There is a barbecue for informal meals.

The Colmer Estate has 28 acres of its own beautiful and peaceful private grounds which include full access to woodlands, a private fishing lake and meadows. It is wonderfully situated in the heart of the South Hams - an area of outstanding natural beauty in South Devon. There are many beautiful beaches, Dartmoor and the pretty towns of Dartmouth, Totnes and Salcombe all within easy reach.

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Traditional elegance, own squash and tennis courts

Northfields,  is a spacious family home near Chichester in West Sussex with large and finely proportioned rooms overlooking private landscaped grounds of over 2 acres.  All principal rooms face south and have large working stone fire-places.  The house sleeps up to 12 people comfortably in six bedrooms.  There is a four oven Aga in the kitchen.  The house has its own squash and tennis courts.  For a taste of country life in style,  click on the photo.

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Designer decorated large house in peaceful locationGrade II Listed  large Queen Anne style country house set in a  romantic location on the Welsh border between Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow, surrounded by beautiful mature gardens.  Fully central heated throughout, it has 3 reception rooms, 7 double or twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. It's an ideal base for antique hunting in Kington, Leominster or Ludlow.  

Herefordshire has some of the loveliest countryside in England, secluded cottages in winding country lanes. Come and visit.

Kington, Herefordshire  
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This beautifully architected Old Forge is open to the rafters with spiral staircases accessing galleried mezzanines. Modern radiators and Swedish woodburner, oak floors throughout with attention to every designer detail. The Forge sleeps 4, in a main bedroom and a mezzanine gallery. The superior bedroom has a superking size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, a roll top bath in the bedroom and a separate bathroom/wc with pottery basins on a slate surface. The mezzanine bedroom has a kingsize mattress and plenty of storage space with its own separate shower room and loo.

Please click on the image of the living room in the cottage for details.


All cottages with en-suite facilities - great area for all types of visitor activitiesUpper Rectory Farm cottages

Winner - "Best S/C Holiday of the Year 2002 - Heart of England"; "Best Visitor Accommodation 2002 - Leicestershire".

These five star cottages are set amidst the wheatfields of Leicestershire these six beautifully-converted single-story barns are cosy and peaceful. Luxuriously furnished and equipped, and featuring a wealth of oak beams. En-suite facilities throughout. All-inclusive prices - no hidden extras! Lots to do locally for all ages. Twycross Zoo, Conkers, National Space Centre, Bosworth Battlefield, Drayton Manor Park to name but a few!  Broadband Internet access.

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luxury holiday cottages Suffolk Gladwins Farm

A collection of 8 luxury cottages set in 22 acres of Constable Country near Colchester on the Essex/Suffolk border. Six are conversions of Tudor Barns and stables, one is a ground floor apartment and one luxury cottage sleeps 8, all in en-suite bedrooms. Heated indoor pool, sauna and tennis court. 

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country charm at Grove Farm Cottages Don's Barn - Grove Cottages 

Don's Barn - one of a group of charming 4 star country cottages in Suffolk.  All of the cottages show great attention to detail and concern for your comfort.   Surrounded by lovely Suffolk countryside, just 2 hours from London

North Essex  

The Granary is a real treat for anyone who appreciates the finer things of life.  Not only does it provide comfort,  attractive decor and furnishings, but also a Finnish sauna, hot tub on the patio, TV and video in each bedroom, ice maker in the kitchen, and more.  Located close to some of the most beautiful landscapes in 'Constable Country', and close to the sandy beaches of Clacton and Frinton, book this cottage now before it's snapped up.


South Essex, 5 star, luxury  

luxury 5 star apartment to accommodate 2-6 people in Essex. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub. London 30 mins.

This luxury 5 star self-contained apartment (sleeps 2-6) on two floors. London, Canterbury, Cambridge, Colchester and "Constable Country" can all be reached within an hour by road. There is a fast rail link to London (30 - 40 minutes).  

The luxury self catering accommodation consists of:

Two living rooms, a dining room, a fully-fitted kitchen and the choice of one, two or three bedrooms with one to three bath/shower rooms (two en-suite).  Open-air swimming pool (heated to 80 degrees F/ 27 degrees C, May to September), a spa/hot tub with fully glazed gazebo, summer house, barbecue facilities, garden games and garden furniture.

Parking facilities are within the grounds.  Linen and towels are provided.  

Cotswolds, Gloucestershire 5*  

luxury 5 star barn conversion in the Cotswolds

5 star luxury barn conversion in the Cotswolds, sleeping 8.  Spacious, light and airy throughout,  main living area has high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, traditional stove and superb views across the enclosed garden to the countryside beyond. 

All rooms  beautifully furnished and very well equipped.  Under-floor heating, traditional stove with full central heating up stairs.  A ground floor twin bedded room with larger doorways provides access for guests requiring disabled facilities. An outstanding property in a beautiful location and unreservedly recommended. View details of Rofield Barn.

Cotswolds, Gloucestershire 5*  

Swan House is a beautiful Grade II listed country house set in two acres of gardens complete with own lake in the Cotswolds. It can sleep up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms. Master bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite. 

Spacious and charming with traditional English decor; wood stoves, exposed beams. Terrace with gas barbecue. Ample parking. The house is equidistant from Cirencester, Burford and Stow on the Wold, all quintessential Cotswold towns.

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