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The Hope Scott Wing

The Abbotsford Trust, Abbotsford, Melrose

The Hope Scott Wing, The Abbotsford Trust, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Follow in the footsteps of distinguished historical figures such as Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens and take a sojourn at the newly restored Hope Scott Wing, part of a baronial residence on the Scottish Borders Sir Walter Scott called home. The... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching tours can be arranged

Stable Cottage Luxury Self Catering

Incleborough Close, East Runton, Cromer

Stable Cottage Luxury Self Catering, Incleborough Close, Cromer, Norfolk

Stay in this luxury Cottage in Cromer, Norfolk with your own private Hot Tub! Stable Cottage offers luxury 5 star GOLD self-catering accommodation located in the idyllic Norfolk countryside, a short walk from coastal paths and the award winning... more

  • Bird watching

Pepperclose Cottage

18 The Wynding, Bamburgh

Pepperclose Cottage, 18 The Wynding, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Pepperclose Cottage sits below Bamburgh Castle next to the village cricket field. This fully restored 18th century accommodation is light and airy with a real home-from-home feel. The comfy sofas, flat screen TV and masses of books make it the... more

  • Bird watching

Woodside Glamping & Spa

Junction Road, Staplecross, Robertsbridge

Woodside Glamping & Spa, Junction Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

This rural retreat is situated in the heart of the countryside of East Sussex near the tiny village of Cripps Corner, in the picturesque High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As the name implies, the property is surrounded by woodland and is... more

  • 10 acres of land including 5 acres of ancient bluebell woods, so there is plenty of room to wander around

Ribby Hall Village

Ribby Hall Villiage, Wrea Green, Nr. Preston

Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Hall Villiage, Nr. Preston, Lancashire

Ribby Hall Village is Lancashire’s only 5* Holiday Village and is set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside. Family owned and ran - we know what makes for a good short break! With over 170 self catering cottages (some dog friendly) that sleep... more

  • Wild Discovery - educational animal experience

Enzo's Escape

Stone Barns, Mockerkin, Cockermouth

Enzo's Escape, Stone Barns, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Enzo's Escape, the perfect retreat for two. This converted barn is situated in the tranquil hamlet of Mockerkin with the undiscovered beauty of Loweswater just a short walk over Fangs Brow. The market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick can be easily... more

  • Bird watching

Banes Cottage at Hindringham Hall

blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham

Banes Cottage at Hindringham Hall, blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham, North Norfolk

Charming traditional brick and flint cottage within its own unfenced garden and within the beautiful grounds of Hindringham Hall. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on 1st floor and a very well equipped kitchen. Banes is the ideal base from which to visit... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching Cley is the nearest reserve- a 10 minute drive

The Shooting Lodge

Stowlangtoft Estate, Bury St Edmunds

The Shooting Lodge, Stowlangtoft Estate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Shooting Lodge is a traditional lodge on the Stowlangtoft estate, which comprises 1000 acres of arable, woods and parkland. The lodge is the perfect retreat for a couples idyllic weekend escape, and has been fully renovated to a high standard... more

  • Wildlife Trust, Bird watching, Benacre Broad, Blyth Estuary, Dunwich Heath, Havergate Island, Lackford Wildfowl Reserve, Lakenheath Fen, Landguard, Minsmere, North Warren, Orford Ness, Sizewell Belts, Trimley Marshes

Holt Farm Cottages

Michaelchurch Escley, Hereford

Holt Farm Cottages, Michaelchurch Escley, Hereford, Herefordshire

Holt Farm offers an idyllic setting for your family get-together or special celebration with friends, Holt Barns dining hall can seat all 20+ guests together. Located on an organic farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire, there is easy access to... more

  • Abundance of wildlife and farm animals

The Old Chapel

Johnsons Way, Yorkley, Lydney

The Old Chapel, Johnsons Way, Lydney, Gloucestershire

The Old Chapel is a Forest of Dean self-catering accommodation that is ideal for those who appreciate a tranquil atmosphere amidst one of England's most magical landscapes. Aesthetic qualities of The Old Chapel include pine ceilings, a wood-burning... more

  • Bird watching

The Head Gardener's Cottage

Bromson Hall, Ashborne, Warwick

The Head Gardener's Cottage, Bromson Hall, Warwick, Warwickshire

The Head Gardener's Cottage is a comfortable and relaxing rural retreat that allows holiday makers to make the most of the Warwickshire countryside. The property is organised so as to be flexible towards the self-catering getaway users wish to... more

  • Bird watching

Canterbury Country Houses

Woolton Farm, Canterbury

Canterbury Country Houses, Woolton Farm, Canterbury, Kent

At Canterbury Country Houses visitors to the South East of England get to choose from three stylish self-catering cottages; Ellens Cottage, the Old Tanneru and the Oast, all with their own traditional character and fully-equipped interiors. These... more

  • Bird reserve

Rhydolion

Llangian, Abersoch, Pwllheli

Rhydolion, Llangian, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Former guests would agree that the mystique and romance of the beautiful North Wales landscape is best experienced on the Llyn Peninsula. It's an area dotted with lovely beaches and abundant with wildlife - and home to four wonderfully cosy cottages... more

  • Wildlife and stunning views

Amherst House

Stowlangtoft Estate, Bury St Edmunds

Amherst House, Stowlangtoft Estate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Amherst House is located within the stable courtyard of the Stowlangtoft Estate in Suffolk Set within 1000 acres of parkland, woodland and arable farming, the house offers access to the estates wide range of activities, with equine facilities... more

  • Wildlife Trust, Bird watching, Benacre Broad, Blyth Estuary, Dunwich Heath, Havergate Island, Lackford Wildfowl Reserve, Lakenheath Fen, Landguard, Minsmere, North Warren, Orford Ness, Sizewell Belts, Trimley Marshes

Cortes House

Lonmay, Fraserburgh

Cortes House, Lonmay, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Ideal for family gatherings or large groups of friends holidaying together, elegant and grandiose Cortes House in Fraserburgh is a very special way to take a break. A simply beautiful ivy-clad Regency mansion, renting this place really feels as if... more

  • wildlife & bird watching, North East Falconry Centre

Chalk Barn at Buttle Farm

Buttle Farm, Compton Bassett, Calne

Chalk Barn at Buttle Farm, Buttle Farm, Calne, Wiltshire

The Chalk Barn at Buttle Farm is a stunning, self-catering property set close to the charming village of Compton Bassett. The tasteful conversion offers a blend of the old and new, with original features meeting modern comforts. The bedrooms have... more

  • Opportunity to see a wonderful selection of birds including red kite, buzzards and kestrels hovering and hunting over the fields

Granary Cottage & The Stables Cottage

The Granary, Cross lane, Snainton, Scarborough

Granary Cottage & The Stables Cottage, The Granary, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Breathe in the fresh country air and head to the warm confines of The Granary or Stables cottages, both are two-bedroom cottages near the picturesque village of Snainton, which lies halfway between Pickering and Scarborough, with views stretching out... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching varied wildlife in the garden and surrounding trees.

Old Causeway Bakery Cottage

Old Causeway Bakery, The Causeway, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Old Causeway Bakery Cottage, Old Causeway Bakery, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Old Causeway Bakery Cottage is a welcoming, comfortable and cosy one bedroom character cottage attached to the owner's house. The cottage has it's own front door and private patio with full use of the garden. Short breaks are available all year. ... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching can be arranged

Innis-a-Chro Croft Cottages

2 Innis-a-Chro, Inverinate, Kyle of Lochalsh

Innis-a-Chro Croft Cottages, 2 Innis-a-Chro, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland

Innis-a-Chro Croft is the perfect escape from modern life. These exclusive cottages are positioned at the head of Strath Croe, surrounded by two rivers and accessed only via a bridge, giving guests the seclusion and escape that is so hard to find in... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching/ reading/ audio visual system

Shore Croft

51 Mellon Charles, Aultbea, Gairloch

Shore Croft, 51 Mellon Charles, Gairloch, Highland

Shore Croft was built to take full advantage of its unique situation, facing south with direct access onto a pebble beach on Loch Ewe, with panoramic views out to sea. The house has a very large enclosed garden with various seating areas which allow... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching available from the garden out to sea, Exception wildlife including otters, common dolphin, harbour porpoise and several different rare sea birds

Tregerrin Barns

Padstow

Tregerrin Barns, Padstow, Cornwall

Tregerrin Barns, located on the north coast of Cornwall, consists of two self-catering properties that are ideal for family holidays; with the Barn sleeping up to nine people and the Lynhay sleeping six. Service users can relax in stylish interiors... more

  • Bird watching

Acorn Cottage

Woodland House, Nut Lane, Cromer

Acorn Cottage, Woodland House, Cromer, Norfolk

Surrounded by picturesque Norfolk countryside, Acorn Cottage is a refurbished property with comfortable furniture and bedding, together with a range of additional features that can add to the comfort of a self-catering holiday, such as garden... more

  • Wildlife & bird watching

Caddleton Farmhouse

Ardmaddy Castle Holiday Cottages, Ardmaddy, Oban

Caddleton Farmhouse, Ardmaddy Castle Holiday Cottages, Oban, Argyll & Bute

Caddleton Farmhouse is a wonderful old and traditional farmhouse which has been extended and modernised to provide comfortable and welcoming accommodation for all the family up to 12 people. Entering on to the ground floor, you come into the games... more

  • Bird Watching

The Old Rectory 'Restaurant with Rooms'

103 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, 103, Yarmouth Road, Norwich

The Old Rectory 'Restaurant with Rooms', 103 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, Norfolk

Dowagers Cottage is situated in the mature gardens of The Old Rectory 'Restaurant with Rooms', where it treats guests to a number of luxury and first-rate features while offering the freedom of self-catering. The cottage is located close to excellent... more

  • Bird watching - Thorpe Marshes NWT is just down the road

Five Puffins Falmouth

5 Roebuck Villas, Port Pendennis, Falmouth

Five Puffins Falmouth, 5 Roebuck Villas, Falmouth, Cornwall

Perfect for couples all year round, our two beautifully designed, immaculately maintained, Gold Award apartments each provide magnificent views, as well as immaculate interiors. Falmouth's bustling high street, with it's great range of excellent pubs... more

  • Many spots nearby attract avid bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts

Gotten Manor

Gotten Lane, Chale, Ventnor

Gotten Manor, Gotten Lane, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Gotten Manor have three self-catering facilities available for those wanting to make the most of their visit to the Isle of Wight, whilst having their privacy respected and being able to relax as if in their own home. Both the Cart House and the Milk... more

  • Bird watching

Coriander Cottages

Penventinue Lane, Fowey

Coriander Cottages, Penventinue Lane, Fowey, Cornwall

Coriander Cottages consists of a number of self-catering holiday cottages for those looking to enjoy the pleasant rural communities and breathtaking natural splendour that Cornwall is famed for. Mill Cottage, Badgers Hollow and White Willow Barn... more

  • Wildlife & bird watching

Marjorie Cottage

Marjorie Cottage, Docking Rd, Sedgeford

Marjorie Cottage, Marjorie Cottage, Sedgeford, North Norfolk

A pretty carrstone and flint holiday cottage which combines exceptional style, quality and comfort with traditional features.The rooms have been individually designed to create a light airy feel but also with the warmth and cosiness expected from a... more

  • Excellent bird watching at Snettisham and Titchwell

Thornbridge Lodge

Station Road, Nr Great Longstone, Buxton

Thornbridge Lodge, Station Road, Buxton, Derbyshire

Thornbridge Lodge is a classic stone built cottage in the village of Great Longstone , set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Thornbridge Lodge enjoys an position right on the Monsal Trail, evied by all walkers and cyclists who pass by.... more

  • wildlife & bird watching

The Farmhouse

Sibton Park, Sibton, Saxmundham

The Farmhouse, Sibton Park, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Once the home farm to Sibton Park and without doubt the oldest building onthe estate, the farmhouse has been faithfully restored and extended using suffolk materials to create an unusual family homestead. As with all Wilderness properties, the... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching with Estate ecologist Steve Piotrowski

Ffynnon Gron

Hayscastle, Haverfordwest

Ffynnon Gron, Hayscastle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Ffynnon Gron is a sixteen-capacity self-catering property located in beautiful Pembrokeshire, with a wide range of comforts, entertainments and additional services for all the family. The property, a Georgian farmhouse, dates back to the sixteenth... more

  • Widlife & bird watching

High Trees Farm

Beggarmans Lane, Old Hall Green, Ware

High Trees Farm, Beggarmans Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire

High Trees Farm consists of three self-catering cottages with a traditional feel, renovated for the comforts of guests while boasting many pleasing aesthetics that date back to the fifteenth century. Situated in 200-acres of farmland, the location... more

  • Bird watching, nature lovers

Achnagairn Lodges

Achnagairn Estate, Kirkhill, Inverness

Achnagairn Lodges, Achnagairn Estate, Inverness, Highland

Achnagairn Estate near Inverness has always been a beautiful and inspiring place to visit, and the grounds can now boast some of the finest lodges refurbished to the highest standards. With a choice of traditional and contemporary designs there is a... more

  • wildlife & bird watching

The Manor House Stables

Timberland Road, Martin, Lincoln

The Manor House Stables, Timberland Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Tucked away in Lincolnshire’s rolling countryside, where historical landmarks dot the landscape and spectacular sights and leisure activities are sure to lure you outdoors, is a lovely retreat to rest and recharge. The owners of Manor House Stables... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching - in garden and locally

The Coach House

Beech Hill Farm, Rushlake green, Heathfield

The Coach House, Beech Hill Farm, Heathfield, East Sussex

The Coach House, of Beech Hill Farm, is a four-star self-catering cottage located amongst pleasant pastureland and close to many places of natural and historic interest. Those who enjoy country community will find much to enjoy here, with many walks... more

  • Bird watchng

Apple Barn

Saltham House, Saltham Lane, Runcton, Chichester

Apple Barn, Saltham House, Chichester, West Sussex

Apple Barn is ideally situated for the historic city of Chichester, Wittering beaches, Goodwood and much more. Set in open farmland near the quiet village of Runcton the barn offers a peaceful retreat and a perfect base for exploring the surrounding... more

  • Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve

The Old Shippon

Dunsdon Farm, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy

The Old Shippon, Dunsdon Farm, Holsworthy, Devon

With its 54-acre farmland and Dunsdon National Nature Reserve providing the backdrop, The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm is a pretty stone cottage made for indulgent Devon family (and pet-friendly) getaways. After a restoration project in 2011,... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching at Dunsdon National Nature Reserve

Penhayl

Morreps, Wharf Road, Lelant, St Ives

Penhayl, Morreps, St Ives, Cornwall

Penhayl, 2 miles from St Ives town centre, in a stunning quiet location looking out over the Hayle Estuary, adjacent to West Cornwall Golf Club and the SW Coast Path, attracts golfers, birdwatchers, walkers and artists year round. With its large... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching - this is an important area for Bird watching Sept - April

Hurdlow Grange-Peak Venues

Hurdlow, Buxton

Hurdlow Grange-Peak Venues, Hurdlow, Buxton, Derbyshire

Hurdlow Grange is a unique and interesting venue to celebrate that anniversary, party or reunion that none of your guests will forget. The group of farmhouses and barns can sleep any combination of people between 4 and 43. A central courtyard... more

  • wildlife and bird watching

Blakelow Farm Holiday Cottages

Blakelow Farm, Bonsall Lane, Winster, Matlock

Blakelow Farm Holiday Cottages, Blakelow Farm, Matlock, Derbyshire

Blakelow Farm Holiday Cottages offer five-star accommodation for guests who enjoy the freedom of self-catering, with the advantage of being located in the beautiful Peak District National Park. The four cottages available for booking include two... more

  • Wildlife & bird watching

Incleborough House Luxury Self Catering

Lower Common, East Runton, Cromer

Incleborough House Luxury Self Catering, Lower Common, Cromer, Norfolk

If you ever wanted a grand country pile to call your own, Incleborough – a Grade II listed, mellow-bricked 17th Century house on the North Norfolk coast – delivers the dream. Stay in rural style at this magnificent period house, set in half an acre... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching nearby

Glen Tanar Cottages

Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne

Glen Tanar Cottages, Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Escape the everyday with a stay at Glen Tanar. Our cottages offer a luxurious home-from-home that is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Around an hour's drive from Aberdeen Glen Tanar is a 25,000 acre estate in Royal Deeside, at the eastern edge of the... more

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching

Dove House & Swallows

Pigeon House, Hampron, Dorchester

Dove House & Swallows, Pigeon House, Dorchester, Dorset

Dove House & Swallows are just 5 miles from Dorchester and 10 from Weymouth. Nestling in 1000 acres of farmland, they are perfect for a relaxing break, family holiday or special celebration. The properties can be hired individually or together for... more

  • Radipole Lake and Lodmoor RSPB Bird Reserves, The Lodmoor Nature Reserve, Brownsea Island

Forest Holidays, Deerpark

Deerpark, Liskeard

Forest Holidays, Deerpark, Deerpark, Liskeard, Cornwall

Far from the madding crowd, Forest Holidays' cabins in Deerpark, Cornwall occupy an idyllic setting deep in the forest. Most are on the edge of an ancient millpond, other are set on the valley amongst towering pines offering incredible views. The... more

  • Amazing Animals- pond and stream dipping, Newquay Zoo, The Monkey Sanctuary, Cornwall Birdwatching, Go Ape,

Sea Gem

19 The Suttons,, Camber, Rye

Sea Gem, 19 The Suttons,, Rye, East Sussex

This breathtaking architect-designed home is designed to maximise the glorious views of the ocean and golden sands of Camber beach, the rare sand dunes, the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the ever changing weather. The bold use of... more

  • Bird watching

Oaker Farm Cottages & Shepherd's Hut

Lose Hill Lane, Off Edale Road, Hope

Oaker Farm Cottages & Shepherd's Hut, Lose Hill Lane, Hope, Derbyshire

In the heart of the Peak District, Oaker Farm Holiday Cottages are all about escaping the modern world and retreating to a gentler, quieter world. Sit in the garden and watch the ever changing landscape as wildlife scurry here and there, knap-sacked... more

  • Hope Valley bird watching, wildlife watching, Bird Watchers Club, Nature Trails

Holme Wold Cottage

Holme Wold House, Holme on the Wolds, South Dalton, Beverley

Holme Wold Cottage, Holme Wold House, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Holme Wold Cottage is a 2 or 3 bedroom cottage situated amidst some of the East Riding of Yorkshire's most picturesque landscapes and natural beauty, where it offers a comfortable and homely self-catering stay for two to seven people. The cottage was... more

  • Bird watching

Coachmans Cottage

Vicarage Lane, Steeple Ashton, Steeple Ashton

Coachmans Cottage, Vicarage Lane, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

Coachmans Cottage can be found in the heart of Steeple Ashton a West Wiltshire conservation village, close to Bath, Longleat and Stonehenge. A stand alone cottage furnished in classic country style, this all single storey 2 bedroom cottage is the... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching On the doorstep of Salisbury Plain

Blacksheep House

Carminish, Isle of Harris

Blacksheep House, Carminish, Isle of Harris, Western Isles (Eilean Siar)

Blacksheep House is a luxury self-catering house on the Isle of Harris for four people that was winner of the Grand Designs Home of the Year Award in 2008. Previously a traditional Hebridean Blackhouse, Blacksheep House was expertly refurbished to... more

  • Wildlife & bird watching

Hop Pickers' House

Brook Farm, Berrington, Tenbury Wells

Hop Pickers' House, Brook Farm, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Hop Pickers’ House is situated in a quiet rural location, on the edge of Brook Farm, and surrounded by nine acres of gardens, meadow and woodland. It’s a delightful refurbished hop pickers' house – a perfect spot to relax and get away from it all... more

  • Wildlife & Bird Watching at Wetlands Reserve at Upton Warren or further afield at Gilfach Nature Reserve and Elan Valley

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