Holiday to a film location
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.
On the edge of the Tyntesfield estate, this Gothic Revival style house makes a striking holiday escape.
Dramatic sea views and cliff-top walks in all directions make this cottage a must-visit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.