Rural and coastal escapes

When you feel the need to escape from the world, you can find rural retreats in villages that cling to the sides of cliffs, tumbling down to bays of blue. The only noises you’ll hear will be the crash of the surf and the call of the seagulls, and the hardest decision you’ll make is which flavour of ice cream to choose. For a weekend country break of a different kind head inland across cattle grids and over ditches and dales to cosy boltholes to be greeted with homemade cake, safe in the knowledge that the only blackberry to worry about is the one atop your scone.

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Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Set amongst 250 acres of woodland overlooking the North Norfolk coastline.

Location: Kelling Heath, Norfolk

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Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park

This Tudor-style house was built in 1928 for shipping magnate Charles McIlwraith.

Location: Chagford, Devon

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Wig wam your way to Clumber Park

Wig wam your way to Clumber Park

Camping in tents is so last year – why not try sleeping in a yurt or wigwam in the beautiful surrounds of Clumber Park?

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Gardens and Parks
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Enjoy a relaxing stay at The Swan at Lavenham

Enjoy a relaxing stay at The Swan at Lavenham

A stunning 15th century, 4 star hotel and 2 rosette award restaurant steeped in history.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

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St Michaels Hotel and Spa

St Michaels Hotel and Spa

Spa treatments and sub-tropical gardens at a Cornish gem.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

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Enjoy a romantic getaway at the Hundred House

Enjoy a romantic getaway at the Hundred House

The Georgian-decorated Hundred House in Shropshire is ideal for romantic stopovers – complete with garden swings in the bedrooms.

Location: Shifnal, Shropshire

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Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

It’s a bit of an understatement to call No1 Silverbank a cottage. Yes, it has exposed beams, a log fire and a pretty garden filled with perennials – but that’s only half the story.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

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Classic English countryside cycling

Classic English countryside cycling

Explore charming English countryside from Henley-on-Thames to Hambleden Valley on a hired electric bike.

Location: Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

Cycling
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Go horseriding in the Lake District

Go horseriding in the Lake District

Saddle up for a two-day horseriding trek around the fells of the Lake District.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Take in the spectacular view at the Ferry Boat pub

Take in the spectacular view at the Ferry Boat pub

This little pink pub on the River Dart is a friendly spot to sup on your pint and watch the world go by.

Location: Dittisham, Devon

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Escape to the beach and spend a night at G! Boutique

Escape to the beach and spend a night at G! Boutique

Spend a night at one of Portsmouth's funkiest and most unique boutique hotels.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Coastal towns
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Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Wake up surrounded by nature in an eco-lodge on the banks of tranquil Fritton Lake.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Down on the farm there are tents that think they’re cottages, roll-top baths, proper beds, fresh food, plenty of fresh air, and plenty to see and do.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

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Wander about the Welbeck Estate with a picnic basket

Wander about the Welbeck Estate with a picnic basket

The Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire is a beautiful private estate, ideal for a scenic walk and a picnic.

Location: Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

Walking and hiking
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Get close to nature on a glamping break at Mill Farm

Get close to nature on a glamping break at Mill Farm

Enjoy the best of the beautiful English countryside from the comfort of a luxurious canvas lodge on this family-run, organic farm.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

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Go shopping for retro clothes on a Cotswolds vintage tour

Go shopping for retro clothes on a Cotswolds vintage tour

Visit the Cotswolds and discover vintage treasures on a carefully designed retro-themed driving tour.

Location: Tewkesbury or Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

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Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Stay in a timber lodge with a hot tub and a forest full of wildlife in Norfolk, close to the heritage coast.

Location: Trimmington, Norfolk

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Holiday in a treehouse

Holiday in a treehouse

If you are looking for an adventurous escape with no compromise in comfort then it’s time you took to the trees.

Location: Wootton, Isle of Wight

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Trevase Cottages

Trevase Cottages

Trevase Cottages provide two separate large luxury self-catering cottages set within the stunning Herefordshire countryside.

Location: Nr Hereford, Herefordshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes

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