Top 10 Properties for Inspirational Self-Catering Breaks 2013

If you are in need of some inspiration for self-catering properties for special breaks away for 2013 then this page is for you.  Enjoy reading more information about our best picks.  Here we focus on our top 10 properties for inspirational self-catering breaks in 2013.  We of course feature a huge selection of fantastic cottages and here we give you just a taste of some of the best.  Whether you are looking for a large country house, a rural retreat, a pet-friendly cottage or an unusual self-catering property, you can be assured that we feature an excellent selection and we trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through our collection.



1.  The Treehouse, Somerset

Self-catering treehouse near Exmoor National Park
This unique luxurious tree-house holiday home is located near Exmoor National Park and can capture the imagination of old and young alike!  If you love the unusual then a stay here could be just perfect for you.  What’s more, this property offers a very comfortable stay with luxurious accommodation throughout.   If you are looking for somewhere memorable with the added assurance of luxury accommodation, then the Treehouse could be ideal for you.  With 2 bedrooms, this unusual Treehouse can sleep up to 5 within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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2.  Maunsel House, Somerset

Maunsel House, Large Country House in SomersetThis wonderful country house offers both elegance and charm.  Set within 100 acres of parklands, you really can experience a taste of country life with a stay here.  With 13 bedrooms and generously sized rooms, this property can accommodate up to 26.  This is a truly special property, rich in history and a fantastic place for a variety of special occasions from parties to weddings and family celebrations.

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3.  Dr John Smith’s Cottage, Kent

Unique Self-Catering Cottage in Kent, EnglandIf quirky and unusual is what you crave and you are a big Dr Who fan then read on.  This is a unique cottage where the owner has lovingly created a perfect holiday home for keen Dr. Who enthusiasts; which has its very own Tardis and Darlek!  A stay here could be a hit with young and old holidaymakers alike and should offer you a truly unique holiday experience.   With 3 bedrooms, Dr John Smith’s Cottage sleeps up to 5.
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4.  The Laurels, Osea Island

The Laurels, Exclusive Self-Catering in EssexSet on exclusive Osea Island in Essex, this charming cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8.  What makes a stay here really special though is the location.  Osea Island is a private Essex island which is reached via a tidal road which is only accessible at certain times of day so with a stay here you can truly get away from it all. 

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5.  The Orangery, Gloucestershire

Orangery, unique self-catering in GloucestershireIf you just adore historical properties then a stay at the Orangery may be the best option for you.  This special property is Grade I listed and is located within the grounds of Frampton Court in Gloucestershire.  Originally constructed as a garden house, this unique self-catering house now offers unique and characterful self-catering accommodation for up to 8 with its 4 bedrooms. Features include a spiral staircase and octagonal shaped bedrooms.

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6.  The Gothic Church, Somerset
Gothic Church in the West Country

If you have a love for all things gothic and love historical buildings then a stay at the Gothic Church in Somerset could be right up your street.  This building dates back to 1823 after all.  With 6 bedrooms, this is a large property that can accommodate up to 18 people.  With fantastic features like stained glass windows, this is an atmospheric place to stay.    A stay here may appeal for short breaks or longer stays, for memorable self-catering holidays or special occasions such as birthday or anniversary parties.

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7.  Little Canwood House, Herefordshire

Rural retreat HerefordshireIf you are searching for a holiday cottage with plenty of charm and character, Little Canwood House could be for you.  Located within unspoilt Herefordshire in the Heart of England, this homely and stylish holiday home has plenty to capture your heart.  With 4 bedrooms, this house comfortably sleeps up to 8 in luxurious, stylish self-catering accommodation.

Little Canwood House is 5 star rated, gold award-winning and pet-friendly.

Read more about a rural retreat stay at Little Canwood House.  




8.  Meadow Byre, Gloucestershire

Self-catering barn conversion Forest of DeanThis luxurious country cottage is nestled within the Forest of Dean and is 5 star rated by Visit Britain. It is a dog-friendly property and can accommodate up to 4 in 2 comfortable bedrooms.

If you appreciate staying in style, this could be the best cottage for you.  With woodland walks practically from the doorstep and the Forest of Dean on hand, what more could you wish for, for a relaxing country cottage holiday?

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9.  Craig Alvah Lodge, Aberdeenshire

Lodge with swimming pool and private fishing, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandThis self-catering house has a real wow factor.  Stylish and stunning, this property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14.  What’s more, this Scottish holiday lodge has its own private indoor heated swimming pool and a fabulous secluded setting.

Craig Alvah Lodge is also located in a fine location for some fantastic salmon fishing, meaning that it is bound to be a hit with those who love to fish.  With a remote location, it is also likely to appeal to those looking to get away from it all for a quite self-catering break where you can spend quality time with friends or family.

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10.  The Helford Waterfront River Estate

Waterfront, Riverside Self-Catering House with Swimming PoolThis stunning self-catering property is located by the banks of the Helford River in Cornwall in the West Country.  With 10 bedrooms, a stay here could be an excellent choice for large groups or big family gatherings.  With a riverside setting, private swimming pool and luxurious whirlpool baths in two of the bedrooms, this house really offers something special.

Accommodating up to 27, take a look at the photos for an impression of this impressive house.  This property even has its own private shingle beach, quay for boating on the river and 2 acres of gardens and woodlands.  We trust that you will be inspired

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