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Holiday Lets UK

Mortehoe/Woolacombe, Devon

Coastal cottage in outstanding position, set within National Trust land, with exceptional sea views, which can be seen from the majority of rooms.  The cottage, with 3 bedrooms sleeping 5 plus baby, faces south.  The rooms are bright and light, with a well fitted kitchen and Nobel cooker, bathroom, separate shower room and loo, and separate cloakroom.  A small garden and roof terrace.

There are many fabulous local beaches, Woolacombe being an award winning one, and excellent surfing. ref:436243    
Clarissa Bain (Buchanan 1990)
or call/text 07740 175555

St. Mawes

Wonderful large house with stunning views directly across St. Mawes harbour, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  Huge kitchen, 2 big sitting rooms and lovely gardens with fabulous views.  2 minutes walk from the beach.  Available for rent all year round, although summer holidays get booked up very quickly.  
Wonderful in the spring for looking at all the gardens. 

Please ring  Julia Marlowe-Thomas on 01235 833216


Trevone Bay. Nr. Padstow. Cornwall

Self-catering family holiday rental sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a separate toilet (1 double with own bathroom, 1 twin with ensuite toilet and sink and two twins).  Spacious living room with views of the sandy beach opposite and cliff tops.  Fully equipped kitchen and a dining room to seat 8.  Garden with outdoor furniture supplied.  The house is opposite a clean sandy beach, perfect for family holidays.  The house is 2 minute walk to a rocky beach which is ideal for rock pooling and exploring.  It has a naturally occurring sea water swimming pool.  Plenty of coastal walks to local beaches and towns.  2 miles from Padstow, a picturesque harbour fishing town with plenty of restaurants including Rick Stein's fish restaurant, bistro and fish and chips. 

Check availability on property no: 411534 or contact Annabel Lewis (Carver 1994) on 07739049813 or

Polzeath, North Cornwall

Treglines is a stunningly converted Cornish barn which offers modern style and comfort within a traditional structure.  Excellent sleeping accommodation, with access to the gardens, combines with simply huge living space.  Unless you live in a real New York style loft apartment you will not have experienced the feel good factor that big space offers, this is a self catering holiday accommodation on a grand scale.  The property sleeps up to 10 people with two en suite bathrooms and one shared, and a kitchen/dining table that seats a comfortable 20.  Polzeath Beach is one mile from the house and the delights of North Cornwall speak for themselves.  There is also The Cob next door, a traditional Cornish Cob barn that has two bedrooms sleeping four people.  Perfect if required in addition for larger groups, another family, or simply by itself if you’re not quite looking for the size and splendour of Treglines.

For further information the website is or contact Charlie on 07971 684737 or email (Lavinia Mills, 1983)

Briar Cottage, Penberth Cove, Cornwall

Hidden away at Penberth Cove in West Cornwall, Briar Cottage lies some 200 yards from the sea.  A former "kiddley" in beautiful Penberth Cove (a Cornish meeting or refreshment room selling cider or beer before the days of licensed pubs) Briar Cottage has recently been renovated and is now available for holiday lets.  Penberth is a quiet hamlet, nestled in a sheltered valley, leading down to the fishing cove, with about 10 traditional stone cottages scattered along its length, and surrounded by National Trust owned woodlands and cliffs.  This charming cottage some 200 yards from Penberth Cove water front and slipway has been in the same family ownership for nearly 100 years and has recently undergone a major improvement.  The accommodation is 2 double bedrooms (one with ensuite shower), one bedroom with 2 single beds, and one bunk room.  Sleeping 8 comfortably, there is in addition a family bathroom and a downstairs shower room.  The kitchen/dining room (with Aga) is very large, with a separate utility room, and a cosy sitting room with a log burner.  Outside there is plenty of parking and a large attractive garden with  the Penberth stream on one boundary and large flat lawn areas, ideal for children’s games.  There are views of the cliffs on either side of Penberth Cove, and of the sea, from the garden and there is a secluded patio and part covered area, with barbecue, which is a real sun trap for evening al fresco dining area outside the kitchen.  Enjoy a quiet and peaceful walk down to the Cove or stroll up the Penberth valley in the evening, when the day is done.  

For further information, please visit

Bowland Bridge, Near Cartmel Fell, Lake District
A pretty country cottage situated in a stunning valley in the Southern Lake District.  The cottage sleeps 6 and is in walking distance of the village shop and two of the best pubs in the Southern Lake District!  Ideal if you enjoy walking as there are so many lovely walks from the cottage.  A very relaxing and romantic getaway!  Children and a dog that doesn’t chase sheep are very welcome! 

For full information go to or contact Mrs Heather Taylor (Melissa Tayabali’s {Taylor 1994} mother) on 01635 298 250. 

Craster Tower Penthouse Apartment, Craster, Northumberland

This fabulous apartment occupies the entire top floor of historic Craster Tower, a superbly preserved country house dating from the fifteenth century, built around a 14th century Pele Tower.  Recently totally refurbished to the highest standard, the apartment provides elegantly decorated and furnished accommodation, with stunning views on all sides.  The rooms are exceptionally spacious, with many original features retained including decorative coving, ornate stone and marble fireplaces and a fine Venetian chandelier suspended from the ceiling in the drawing room.  The picturesque fishing village of Craster is a short walk down a footpath through woods and fields.  The tiny horseshoe shaped harbour was built to commemorate a member of the Craster family, which has been associated with the area since the early 12th century.  The fishing industry has for centuries been the mainstay of the village economy.  Nowadays crabs and lobsters are the chief catch.  There are exhilarating coastal walks passing some dramatic scenery, including one along to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.  Alnwick Castle and Gardens 7 miles away.  Warkworth Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills are all within easy reach.  Superb beaches - sand-yachting at Bamburgh, jet-skiing at Beadnell and castle building at Embleton!  Outstanding opportunities for ramblers and bird watchers.  5 golf courses within 20 minutes.  8 adults, no more than 2 well behaved dogs welcome.  No smoking in the apartment. 

For more information and bookings check out
Antonia Craster, 1994)


Rofford Lodge, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Rofford Lodge is an ideal holiday retreat and sleeps a max of 6 adults and 2 children. It is set amongst fir trees with lovely sunny enclosed garden, but just a 10 minute stroll into Yarmouth. The bright spacious open plan living area, good sized bedrooms, and three bathrooms make this lovely cottage ideal for families to holiday together. The pretty rear garden is an ideal place to sit and relax after exploring the beautiful coastline of the West Wight. Also lovely views and evening sun in the front garden. Just minutes from the cottage is the sea promenade, with spectacular views across the Solent and mainland beyond. Across the road is a footpath that will lead you to the cycle way to Yarmouth & Freshwater which is along the route of the former railway line, this follows The Yar Estuary & river, which attracts walkers and bird watchers alike, and also provides a lovely walk on a summer evening.

Please contact Sara Darke (Kearns, 1998)
on or mobile: 07974 645316

Kinloch Rannoch, Pitlochry, Perthshire

Dunalastair Holiday Houses, Dunalastair Estate.  Hidden amidst magnificent highland scenery, our nine secluded holiday homes, built in the 19th century, sleep from 2 to 8 people and are restored to a very high standard and comfortably furnished.  These highland retreats, each located separately, are perfect for restful holidays for the stressed, romantic hideaways for the romantic, and, if it is outdoor activities you are after, there are plenty to have a go at in the surrounding areas from water sports to pony trekking, from mountain climbing to biking.  Stalking can often be arranged too.  You can walk in the countryside straight from your cottage door and you will see interesting and rare wildlife living on Dunalastair Estate which is run with conservation very much in mind.  We have buzzards, ospreys, eagles, red deer, roe deer, pine marten, otters, red squirrels to name but a few.  The wild flowers are superb in late spring and the foliage colours in autumn must be seen to be believed.  A camera is a necessity.  Do have a look at our informative website.  And, by the way, children and pets are very welcome. 

For more info contact Rose de Sales La Terrière (Hodgson, 1964) at or or 01796 474179.

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