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Lyme Park Estate next to East Lodge, Disley, Stockport
Lyme Park Estate, near Stockport, Cheshire, is famous for its role as Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s home, in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice | © National Trust / James Dobson

Fancy taking a break somewhere you've seen on screen? Featured in Doctor Who, Bridgerton, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and more, many of the places we care for have been backdrops for popular movies and TV shows. Located in the houses and gardens featured on screen, our holiday cottages offer a base to explore these film locations.

Doctor Who

The exterior of Chaplain's House, Wraxall, Somerset

Chaplain's House 

On the edge of the Tyntesfield estate, this Gothic Revival style house makes a striking holiday escape.

The exterior of 1 Coastguard Cottage, West Gower, Swansea

Rhossili 1 Coastguard Cottage 

Dramatic sea views and cliff-top walks in all directions make this cottage a must-visit.

The exterior of The Bothy, North Wales

The Bothy 

This gorgeous half-timbered cottage in the stunning Powis Castle gardens has gorgeous Edwardian interiors.


The exterior of No. 1 Belton, Lincolnshire

No. 1 Belton 

A pretty, detached cottage in Belton village, with the whole of the majestic Belton estate on your doorstep waiting to be explored.

The grand exterior of Bog Cottage, Banbury, Warwickshire

Bog Cottage 

On the grounds of Upton House, overlooking the bog garden, this former banqueting house is a stylish retreat.

Period dramas

Row of cottages in the village at Lacock, Wiltshire

Downton Abbey 

With its quaint cottages and historic streets, the Wiltshire village of Lacock was transformed for Downton Abbey’s big screen debut. Set in 1927, the streets became a hive of activity for a spectacular royal parade as the King and Queen visited the Downton estate. Walk along the street, see the location and stay in a charming 15th-century cottage to create your own Downton-inspired memories.

Filming for the 2015 BBC TV series Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall 

BBC’s Wolf Hall followed Thomas Cromwell’s rise to Henry VIII’s closest adviser. The adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels was filmed at several of our places, including Barrington Court in Somerset. The Tudor manor house was dressed as York Place/Whitehall, home of Cromwell’s friend Cardinal Wolsey. You can stay on location at 1 Strode House, an elegant house overlooking Barrington’s Arts and Crafts garden.

The exterior of West Gate Lodge, Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

The Secret Garden 

Based on the classic 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the 2020 Sky Original adaptation of The Secret Garden breathed new life into the tale. Fountains Abbey has old ties with The Secret Garden, having also been used in the 1993 film adaptation as the exterior of Misselthwaite Manor. This time it was the ancient abbey ruins that were filmed, having been transformed into a sunken temple. There are several cottages to stay in across the Fountains Abbey Estate, allowing access to this filming location after it’s closed to the public.

Exterior of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Mary Queen of Scots 

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire was a location for the 2019 film Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Hardwick stood in for Hampton Court in the film. Key scenes featuring Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, and Guy Pearce as William Cecil, were shot inside the hall and on the roof. There are three cottages in the grounds of Hardwick: Rowthorne Lodge, 4 Stable Yard Cottage and 6 High Hazels.

Game of Thrones

The garden at Portbraddan Cottage, White Park Bay, Portbraddan, Co. Antrim

Portbraddan Cottage 

This seaside cottage is near to Ballintoy Harbour which doubled as Lordsport Harbour and the Iron Islands in series two. The cottage is only a 30-minute drive from Portstewart Strand, which you might recognise from series five as the beach where Jaime and Bronn came ashore on the coast of Dorne.

Exterior of The Potter's Cottage in Downpatrick

The Potter's Cottage 

Escape to the world of battling kingdoms when you stay at this cottage on the Castle Ward Estate. The historic farmyard stood in for Winterfell, the home of the Stark family, in series one. You’ll also recognise the wider estate as the site of both Robb Stark’s army camp and The Twins – home of Lord Frey.

View over Cushendun Bay from Strand House

Strand House 

Strand House sits just off the beach in the quiet town of Cushenden. Several locations along the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are featured in the show and the cottage is the ideal base to explore this dramatic coastline.

Fan favourites

Lyme Park Estate next to East Lodge, Disley, Stockport

Pride and Prejudice 

Lyme Park is famous for its role as Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s home, in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The house and lake were the backdrop for the iconic scene where Mr Darcy, played by Colin Firth, strides out of the lake to meet Elizabeth Bennett. Enjoy your own romantic break with a stay at East Lodge, nestled on the boundary of Lyme Park’s 1,4000-acre historic deer park.

View of the Botallack mines with the sea behind in spring, Cornwall


Fans of Poldark may well have recognised a number of our places in the BBC’s enthralling adaptation of Winston Graham's novels. The series was filmed at several locations across Cornwall and Wiltshire. We have holiday cottages close to key filming locations for the series across Cornwall. Lacombe Cottage also had a starring role as Captain Blamey’s house.

The exterior of Beach House, Port Gaverne, Cornwall

Doc Martin 

If you love this medical-comedy drama, why not stay in its film location that's set along the Cornish coastline? Stay on the set of the famous Police House when you book Beach House. Feel part of this TV show when you spend your days exploring the winding streets of the quaint coastal village of Port Isaac.

Blockbuster movies

A large metal cauldron in the middle of a room at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 

Look out for Lacock in The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second instalment in J.K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts movie series. The historic abbey in Wiltshire was used for exterior and interior shots of Hogwarts School. Several scenes from the Harry Potter series were also filmed at Lacock. You can enjoy your own magical break at 2 High Street, a holiday cottage in Lacock village.

Small sand dunes on the coastline at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire was a filming location for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The beach was the location of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour‘s safe house, Shell Cottage. Although the house was a temporary set, you can visit the beach to see where the action happened, including the emotional scene where Dobby the house-elf was buried. Just 10-minutes' walk away, Gupton Farmhouse holiday cottage is a cosy base to explore the beach.

The west front at Cragside, Northumberland

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 

Cragside was used as a film location for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The house doubles up as Lockwood Manor – the mansion of the character Benjamin Lockwood. Stay at one of the two cottages at Cragside and explore the unique house and gardens, once home to Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong. As well as being a film location for Jurassic World, Cragside offers plenty to entertain curious minds, including quirky inventions and landscaped gardens.


Exterior of White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield, Derbyshire

Jane Eyre 

White Edge Lodge holiday cottage in Derbyshire made a star appearance in the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre with Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell. The lodge featured as the home of the Rivers family who take in a troubled Jane after she flees from Mr Rochester. Surrounded by heather-covered moorland, White Edge Lodge oozes romance. Why not book a holiday and enjoy your own Brontë moment?

Early misty morning on the Holly Walk at Tyntesfield, Somerset


Tyntesfield near Bristol was a key filming location for The Abominable Bride, the 2016 New Year's Day special of BBC's Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were among the cast who filmed at the estate. Three holiday cottages at Tyntesfield including Summerhouse Cottage, Chaplain's House and Chaplain's Lodge have been sympathetically restored to their original Victorian grandeur.

Side view of the house in spring at Greenway, Devon


In 2013 ITV came to Greenway in Devon to film David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in their adaptation of Dead Man's Folly, Agatha Christie's crime novel. The property also had a starring role in Christie's personal life as her beloved holiday home. There are four cottages at Greenway: The Lodge, Ferry Cottage, South Lodge and an apartment within the house itself.

Sunset over Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales

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