Cottages for peaceful walks

Discover some of our most relaxing holiday cottages. Go on peaceful walks right from your doorstep, or make the most of the quiet time at our places after the visitors have gone home. Explore calm woodlands nearby and enjoy a complete change of pace.

Lapwings flying over a misty Strangford Lough

Castle Ward, County Down 

Potter’s Cottage is a quaint, single storey stone building situated on the shores of tranquil Strangford Lough. It is on the Castle Ward estate, just a short distance from Belfast. The cottage offers cosy accommodation in the landscaped demesne area of Temple Water. With plenty of outdoors space to explore, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to relax.

Charlecote Park Turret holiday flat exterior

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire 

Enjoy the grounds of Charlecote Park after hours with sweeping views from The Turret, your very own Tudor apartment. Set on the second floor, you’ll have unsurpassed views to the Gatehouse and the parkland beyond. You can explore the very heart of England from this rural base. Go walking in the Cotswolds, or get into character at Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon just four miles away.

 Garden Cottage in the grounds of Cragside which is used by the National Trust as a holiday cottage

Cragside, Northumberland 

Built on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn, Cragside boasts vast grounds. It features possibly the largest rock garden in Europe. You can stay at Park Cottage, the former Estate Office which now offers comfortable accommodation for six among Victorian décor. Or Garden Cottage, which also sleeps six, with views across the Italian Terrace and parkland to the Coquet Valley and Simonside Hills beyond.

Exterior of Nanceglos House Penzance, Cornwall

Nanceglos House, Trengwainton 

Set on the boundary of the garden at Trengwainton, Nanceglos House is a large cottage with original features including an historic well. Tucked away in a wooded clearing and with its own large garden, Nanceglos House makes a beautifully serene hideaway amongst the exotic shrub and plant collections from around the world.

Side view of Longstone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight

Longstone Cottage, Isle of Wight  

Longstone Cottage is a former gamekeeper's cottage, which is hidden in the trees at the head of Longstone Valley. It offers far reaching countryside views without another building in sight. Gentle walks are available across the Mottistone estate.

Exterior of Garden Cottage, Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

Garden Cottage is right in the middle of the Polesden Lacey estate, next to the famous scent-drenched Edwardian rose garden. It is an ivy-clad Victorian detached cottage decorated in a modern farmhouse style with an open fire. It'll take you two minutes to walk to the cottage from the house. There are also peaceful walking trails nearby across the North Downs.

Our holiday cottage, the Bothy, nestled in the formal garden beneath Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales.

Powis Castle, Powys 

The Bothy is set in the heart of the castle's Edwardian formal gardens. You get fantastic views over the grounds from most rooms. The gardens at Powis are made up of large terraces, with an intense and colourful planting scheme. A great place to unwind against the backdrop of this medieval castle.

Exterior of 1 Sternsmill Cottage on the Dudmaston estate

Dudmaston Estate, Shropshire 

1 Sternsmill Cottage is a nineteenth century cottage with a bygone feel thanks to its stripped floors, original range and brass beds. It's off the beaten track on the edge of the Dudmaston Estate and offers miles of peaceful walks along the river Severn from the front door.

Sutton Hoo landscape and house in the mist

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 

This hauntingly beautiful estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Stay at Tranmer House, the Edwardian home of Edith Pretty, who discovered the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site, and enjoy the estate after hours.