Wooladon Estate, Devon from just £14 per person per night
Located in rolling countryside in the Tamar Valley on the Devon Cornwall border, Wooladon Estate features a beautiful Georgian farmhouse and five, newly renovated barn cottages. Onsite is a dog friendly circular four mile trail with woodland and riverside walks plus picnic benches and estate tracks that are great for cycling.
Guests can enjoy on site carp fishing, an arrival meal service (additional charge) on arrangement plus the owners’ award winning Strawberry Fields Farm Shop and Restaurant are just a short walk away. Wooladon’s Gatherley View sleeps four, a week’s stay in October costs from £396 (£14 per person per night) and a four night short break is £238 (£15 per person per night). Other properties are available sleeping 2–6+ guests. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07879 641488)
Stay at Culdee Cottage in Perthshire in Scotland from just £18pppn
Located in the land of mountains and glens, Culdee Cottage is just twenty minutes from the mighty Cairngorms, with its spectacularly clean lochs, native forests and rich wildlife.
It lies at the foot of Glen Isla. From here guests can walk in the Angus Glens or enjoy an easy two mile stroll to the spectacular Reekie Lynn Waterfalls. A more challenging hike can be found on the circular Cateran Trail, which runs near to the Cottage. Also close by are the historic buildings of Glamis, once home to the late Queen Mother, and Scone Palace, the site of the coronations of the kings of Scotland. A week’s stay for four in October starts from £500 (just £18 per person per night) and a three night weekend break from £300 (just £25 per person per night) (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07824 640988)
Parkfields Stable in the Peak District from just £25pppn
Surrounded by rolling countryside but just two miles from the vibrant market town of Ashbourne, the gateway to the Peak District, Parkfields Stable is a stylish cottage with a choice of gentle and strenuous walks from the door.
The cottage features a spacious sitting room and fully equipped kitchen and dining area and upstairs there is a super king bedroom and a twin room all with beautiful views. A week’s stay for four in October starts from £700 and a three night weekend break from just £490 – just £25 per person per night for a week’s stay and £41 per person per night for a three night short break. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07815 040190)
Parc-yr-Hebog Cottages, Ceredigion from just £25 pppn
Located in a beautiful rural setting a stone’s throw from the West Coast of Wales, Parc-yr-Hebog Cottages offers the opportunity to see life on a smallholding.
The properties are within an easy drive of the stunning Cardigan Bay with its spectacular coastal walks, quiet coves and picturesque harbour villages. After a long walk guests staying at The Barn can rest their weary limbs in the sauna. A week’s stay in The Barn for four guests (two bedrooms) arriving in October is £700 (£25 per person per night) and a three night weekend break from £378 (£31.50 per person per night. Alternatively, a week in The Cottage for two guests (one bedroom) starts from £510 (£36 per person per night) and a three night weekend break from £275.40 (£45.90 per person per night). (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01570 470675).
West Woolley Farm, Cornwall
West Woolley Farm’s Grain Store is a child friendly upside-down barn conversion in a peaceful rural setting in Cornwall close to superb beaches, great local walks and excellent family-friendly local pubs.
The property has a fantastic open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area, lofty rafters and squashy sofas round a large window, which looks out to the courtyard below. Downstairs there is a cosy double bedroom with en-suite shower, twin bedroom and family bathroom. A seven night stay in the Grain Store for four guests in October starts from £593 (£21 per person per night) and a three night weekend short break or from £470 (£39 per person per night). Other properties are available.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01288 331202)