2015 Brochure Launch
PREMIER COTTAGES ADDS 78 PROPERTIES TO ITS LUXURY COLLECTION
PREMIER COTTAGES ADDS 78 PROPERTIES TO ITS LUXURY COLLECTION
Premier Cottages has added 78 new self-catering properties across 31 stunning locations to its 2015 brochure. The luxury collection features almost 1,000 places to stay ranging from romantic boltholes to family friendly homes and from big party houses and large cottage clusters to more unusual buildings like former railway stations.
All properties featured in the collection are four and five star graded by their National Tourist Board. A week’s break for two starts from just £249 in Kennacott Court’s Duckpool Cottage in November.
Properties new to the collection
Just the ticket for a first class break with a difference, Castle Howard Station - Platform 1 provides unique accommodation within the former Castle Howard Station, a grade II listed building with a fascinating history.
Situated 15 miles from York in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property will appeal to railway enthusiasts and those with an interest in history, architecture and wildlife. It’s extremely dog friendly offering pet towels, bedding, baskets, treats and a host of walks from the door. A week’s stay for two and costs from £525, alternatively enjoy a 10% discount on a short break throughout November 2014.
Described by Daphne Du Maurier as “a jewel in the palm of your hand”, Trelowarren is a complex of 18 stunning eco friendly properties set in one thousand acres near Helford, Cornwall. The estate was mentioned in the Domesday book and the Vyvyan family has made it their home for over six centuries.
This dog friendly cottage cluster features an amazing range of facilities including: an award winning restaurant, with it own pizza oven, a spa, gym, heated outdoor pool and all weather tennis court. It even offers yoga classes. A week’s stay for four starts from £595.
Nestled above the banks of the River Teifi in tranquil West Wales, Dovecote is a stunningly peaceful cottage, yet just a 10 minute drive from the bustling market town of Cardigan and its gorgeous coastline. This spacious two bedroom house features breathtaking views, under floor heating, luxury bathrooms, a private walled garden and barbecue terrace. A week’s stay starts from £560 for four. The owner also runs a cookery school where guests keen to brush up on their cooking skills can learn to bake bread and make fresh pasta, take a pastry master class and even bake a range of festive treats (www.vicnorth.co.uk)
Monnington House sits amongst the cider orchards at the end of a narrow lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house sleeps 12 but can accommodate 18 if hired with the adjoining cottage. Accommodation includes: a snug, sitting room, drawing room, boot and laundry room. The garden is large and has plenty of space for activities and there is also pool table, table football and table tennis on site.
Local eateries include the Stagg at Titley, which has a Michelin star and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s pub the Bridge.
The Coach House at Lodge Farm is a gorgeous family friendly property with five stylish bedrooms offering delightful views of the Norfolk countryside. A range of spa treatments can be enjoyed in the house.
The open-plan oak and granite kitchen diner is the perfect sociable space to cook and eat whilst enjoying the sunset. It is well-equipped and fully-fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and extra-large fridge freezer, as well as hi-fi with iPod dock. The Coach House also boasts the latest 50" TV with full cinema surround sound and BluRay, free wi-fi, a woodburning stove and exceptionally comfy sofas.
The large enclosed gardens and play paddock offer plenty of space for younger guests to run free and there is also a playhouse and miniature tractors for them to enjoy. A week’s stay for eight to ten guests costs from £1,297.
New in Yorkshire are Smallshaw Farm Cottages and Crag House Farm. Smallshaw Farm Cottages are situated on the South Yorkshire/Peak District border and offer stunning views. The cottages are surrounded by spacious gardens with the added luxury of a Finnish barbecue house with a central fire pit that makes cooking fun.
A hot tub/spa is shared between the cottages and provides a great way to relax after a day walking or cycling. Set amidst a 700 acre working dairy farm, the accommodation is also “dog friendly” and centrally located for a wealth of attractions such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Cannon Hall. Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester are also within easy reach. A week’s stay for two starts from £300.
Crag House Farm is an 18th century former Quaker-built Yorkshire Longhouse and barns; a little gem hidden away in the beautiful North York Moors National Park. The Grade ll listed Farmhouse and Barns surround a central green and dovecot with fabulous views across Danby Dale and the heather moorland beyond. Recently converted into stunning luxury holiday cottages, these two beautiful sandstone barns are winners of the prestigious National Parks Design Award.
From the door guests can explore a choice of well-marked footpaths. The seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay are just ½ hour away. Choose between three properties – two which sleep six and one sleeps 12. A week’s stay for six starts from £700.
Prices for bookings through Premier Cottages are “all inclusive” meaning that beds are made up, bath and hand towels are provided, as are self catering essentials such as washing up liquid, basic cleaning materials, cling film, tin foil and bin liners. Prices also include electricity and heating, as well as logs where an open fire or wood burner is provided. For more information, visit: www.premiercottages.co.uk
About Premier Cottages
Premier Cottages was established in 1999 and now represents almost 1,000 cottages in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. It is not a bookings agency but an organisation of independent self-catering holiday cottage owners who work together to promote their luxury four and five star holiday accommodation.
Properties featured by Premier Cottages range from small romantic boltholes to opulent large party houses and country estates. Guests book direct with the owner and therefore benefit from a whole reservoir of local knowledge. The company prides itself on selling a holiday rather than just a cottage. Also as most of the owners live on site they are there to help when needed and also to provide information on local events, restaurants and attractions.
Premier Cottages' charity for 2014 is Macmillan Cancer. The collection's members have already raised over £52,000 for this vital organisation by donating holidays in their cottages that the charity can use as prizes in its fundraising, and other initiatives such as long distance bike rides, dinners and coffee mornings to increase awareness of its work. There are also collection boxes in some members' properties. In practical terms, £52,000 is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a full year, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential, practical and emotional support