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Places for Garden Lovers

Garden Lovers will enjoy these properties for the landscaped gardens, either on the property itself or nearby. Some are part of the Open Garden Scheme or are in close proximity to National Trust or RHS gardens.

Hafod Holiday Cottage

Hafod Holiday Cottage, Pont-Rhyd-y-Groes, Mid Wales

Set in the wonderful Hafod estate, which was remodelled in the eighteenth century to represent 'paradise on earth', this is a very special holiday cottage with plenty of room and wonderful views.
From £420.00 to: £896.00 (based on two staying)

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HOW HILL WINDMILL HEART OF THE NORFOLK BOARDS

How Hill Windmill, Ludham, The Norfolk Broads, England.

Stay in a real Norfolk Windmill that once ground grain delivered by wherry boats on the River Ant. Beautiful, unspoilt, location with stunning views & adjoining a nature reserve. Sleeps up to 4 people. Mediaeval Norwich & the coast just a drive away
3 rooms with beds. 1 single. 1 double. 1 single/ converts

Weekly £375 to £575

Harvey - your carriage awaits!

Harvey, Cornwall, England

The golden age of steam travel is revived in Lizzy and Dave's sensitively converted '50s railway coach, now a wonderful place to stay with all mod cons, outside St Ives and close to Cornwall's miles of sandy beaches.
2 doubles, 1 quad, two living/sleeping rooms

From £295

Coliza cottage, Bosinver

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. Pool, tennis court, playbarn. Ambassador for the COAST project.
20 cottages sleeping 3-12

: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
7 double, 5 twin/double, 2 Arks (2 adults and 2 children)

From £210

Upper Newton Farm living space

Upper Newton Farmhouse, Herefordshire

Visit this fantastic part-Jacobean farmhouse B&B with self-catering cottages on a working farm in rural Herefordshire, complete with 100 acres of arable and a suckler cow herd of Charolais cows.
B&B & 2 self-catering barns

From £40 per person, per night (based on a minimum of 2 nights in B&B). From £60 per night self-catering

Shatton Hall Farm view

Shatton Hall Farm Cottages, Peak District

Enjoy a rural idyll in an environmentally recognised farm cottage set in the glorious Peak District. Wild orchids thrive in the peaceful ancient woodland where you can cycle, walk or fish. A converted barn makes this a perfect venue for a wedding.
6: 3 doubles, 3 twins

w/end 3 nights or mid-week 4 nights £350 to £450. Per week £400 to £600

Norfolk Mead

Norfolk Mead Hotel, Norfolk

Set in an acre of landscaped gardens with a lake and abutting the River Bure Norfolk Mead is a gorgeous country pile with Suites, Deluxe and Standard rooms in the hotel and the Cottage & Summer House in the grounds. Dog and children friendly.
3 suites, 6 deluxe and 2 standard rooms, house & cottage

£130-£185 per room

Brynhonddu, South West View.

Brynhonddu Country House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Friendly family run historic country house B&B surrounded by the 'best walking area in the country'. Gorgeous views over the Black Mountains within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Voted ‘Best B&B in Wales’ by overseas visitors.
1 Double, 1 Family/Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single.

Room from £35

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double

From £90 Prices include breakfast.

Shepherd's Hut

Mandinam, Carmarthenshire, Wales

This is a unique place to stay. A spacious Shepherd's Hut, Gypsy Van, Cabin or Bluebell Wagon in a beautiful location in a truly scenic areas of Wales, it is for the outdoor person who likes a bit of comfort. Posh camping at it's most enjoyable.
Shepherds Hut, Gypsy Van, Bluebell wagon, cabin all dbl beds

£100 per night, min 2 nights (bank hols min 3 nights); £600 per week.

The Dulaig, Highland, Scotland

A wonderfully secluded Highland B&B offering beautifully appointed bedrooms, delicious home-cooked food using local produce and over an acre of private gardens that are regularly visited by red squirrels and a wide variety of birds.
3: 2 to let at any one time. I KS Double, 2 SK Double/twin

from £145

Yr Hen Stablau east exterior in the south of Snowdonia National Park

Yr Hen Stablau, Dyfi, Wales, UK

Unfussy, renovated stables overlooking the peaceful Dyfi Valley woodland near Machynlleth. It has impressive eco credentials including solar energy, underfloor heating and woodburning stove. Dogs are welcome and it is wheelchair accessible.
3: 1 double or twin, 2 twin

from: £360 per week

The clean and beautiful exterior of The Green House

The Green House, Bournemouth, England

A luxury boutique hotel with excellent food in sunny, sandy Bournemouth, minutes from the sea front. It's described as "one of the greenest hotel in the world" so expect eco-cred. Comfy eco beds and solar power are just some of the light touches.
32: 5 Master Dbls 6 Large Dbls 16 Dbls 5 Small Dbls

prices from £50

Guidfa House, Bed and Breakfast at Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales

Guidfa House, Powys, Mid Wales

A multi-award winning 5 star guest house near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. Offering comfort, good food and a relaxing atmosphere while making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment.
2 doubles 3 twins/doubles 1 suite

From £70

The grand Llansantffraed Court Hotel in Wales

Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Monmouthshire, Wales

A stunning Grade 2 listed country house, with plenty of history to explore, beautifully situated in the Usk Valley near to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Nestled amidst the serene landscaped countryside, complete with ornamental trout lake.
21 en suite bedrooms

from £177 per room per night, inclusive of full Welsh breakfast

The lovely Henllys Lodge cottage in Llandovery, Wales

Henllys Lodge, Llandovery, Wales

A superb, state of the art and ecofriendly rebuild of a 17th century Lodge, complete with everything to make a family's stay here as cosy and comfortable as possible. A natural stay in beautiful rural surroundings.
4: 3 doubles, 1 bunk room

From £621

Upper Middle Road Farm

Upper Middle Road Farm B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Live the Good Life at Upper Middle Road Farm. Tucked into a green hillside between near Brecon is this old wheelwright's cottage where owners Karen and Danny offer pretty B&B rooms, organic gardening tips and delicious homemade Bara Brith on arrival
1 Double, 1 Twin

£66 per room per night

Gorge View Cottage with Cheddar Gorge in the background

Gorge View Cottage, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England

An traditional cottage recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards. Situated on a small lane, conveniently located in Cheddar village, with panoramic views to Cheddar Gorge, it is perfectly placed to explore the Mendip Hills area.
Living room/kitchen; 1 double bedroom en-suite

from £235

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.
6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people

Natural swimming pool to complement a green holiday in Ponta Delgada, Azores

Quinta do Bom Despacho, Azores, Portugal

Stay in one of ten double rooms in a historic manor house updated with all modern comforts. Swim in the natural pool in the organic garden which provides fruit and vegetables for all the self-catering guests.
2 suites, 5 doubles, 3 twins

From €24

The approach to Geufron Hall B&B

Geufron Hall B&B, Llangollen, North Wales

A gem of a country house B&B with stunning views of the Vale of Llangollen, characterful rooms, delicious home-grown breakfasts and extensive gardens. Just 2 mins from the bustling market town of Llangollen. Great for groups.
2 superkingdouble/ twin, 1 kingdouble, 1 single. All ensuite

£75/night single. £105-£120 double/twin.

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SRUC – Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen, Scotland

Just a short distance from the beaches, outdoor sports and walking trails of Scotland's North East coast, SRUC–Craibstone Estate is a comfortable hostel with a walled garden and arboretum, surrounded by some 800 acres of glorious woodland.
45 single ensuite rooms, 15 twin ensuite rooms

from £30 per person breakfast £5

Brookside holiday cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Brookside Cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Delightful cottage in centre of picturesque Shorwell village, 2 miles from the sea. Well furnished with all modern comforts. Beautiful garden with babbling brook. Ferry inclusive deal available, including for foot ferry passengers.
Sleep 6 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed) + travel cot

£385 - £945 per week. Short breaks from £297.

Lowertown Farm, Dartmoor, England

The quintessential Dartmoor farm, Lowertown is complete with a flickering woodburner, horses across the yard and hens scratching around the garden. Comfortable rooms and a beautiful secluded location make this the perfect rural getaway.
3: 1 Family Room, 1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room

1-2 nights for £26 per person per night; 3+ nights for £24 per person; single occupancy £33 per night; babies under 2 free.

Sandhurst Farm Forge, Kent Downs, England

Stay on a working forge. Charles Dickinson was a professional blacksmith for more than 40 years and now uses his traditional skills to create ornamental items, from village signs to candlesticks. His beautifully devised works are much inspired.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 (£50 for single occupancy) B&B

Sunny, sheltered courtyard in listed building near St Andrews

Sandford Country Cottages, Fife, Scotland

Sandford Country Cottages are 4 luxury, 5 * self-catering properties making up Sandford House, Fife, a 'B' Listed Arts and Crafts House. The 2/3 bedroom properties share a large, grassy wooded area suitable for picnics, walking and relaxing.
20 rooms, all double, en-suite

2 bedroom cottage costs £550 for 3 night stay (4 people), 3 bedroom apartment costs £700 for 3 night stay (6 people).

Le Boistier courtyard

Le Boistier, Normandy, France

Jean and Gilberte, progressive owners of this magnificent 15th-century manor house, restored using traditional local methods, cherish their situation in the Parc Naturel Régional du Perche. And they’re keen for you to appreciate it, too.
Two doubles

From €250

Big Sky Yurt, Devon, England

Big Sky Retreat, Devon, England

A wooden yurt entirely constructed from recycled and natural materials with stunning 180 degree views across rolling countryside. There's plenty to do- wander the extensive ornamental grass gardens, go swimming or explore the ancient woodland.
1 living space. Sleeps 2

From £140 per night

Gilliflower Yurt, Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Eco Retreat, Cornwall, UK

Cotna is a beautiful organic smallholding near the coast in Cornwall. A magical glamping site with 3 yurts, strawbale barn & shepherd’s hut. Delicious organic food available and courses on foraging & cooking, sourdough bread & no-dig gardening.
3 yurts (2-4), Barn (2-4) Shepherds Hut (2)

£200 - £250 for 3 nights weekend / 4 nights midweek; £450 - £550 per week high season. Shepherd's hut £50 per night.

Broughton Bank Cottage in woodland garden. Sleeps 4 in double and twin bedrooms.

Cartmel Holiday Cottages, South Lakes, Cumbria, England

Two unique Lake District detached renovated cottages each in its own grounds with great views, cosy fires and private gardens in quiet wood and farmland location. Carefully maintained by owners nearby. Pets welcome for long rambly Cumbrian walks.
2 x 2 bedrm cottages: 1 double & 1 twin; 1 kingsize & 1 twin

Low / High season £234 / £402 for 3 nights to £390 / £670 for a week.

The Green

The Green Cornwall, Cornwall, England

Luxury self catering cottages and house where history meets the finest contemporary style slap bang in the middle of Cornwall. A first class year-round holiday destination with its Cornish heart and soul still intact.
Sleeps 32 in total if all cottages and house booked.

One Bedroom low £384 high £778. The House low £1246 high £2333.

Wingstone Farm, Dartmoor, England

A working farm, Wingstone offers excellent self-catering and B&B accommodation in the beautiful heart of Dartmoor. In a tremendous setting, and with endless possibilities for outdoor activities, this is the perfect place for an active rural getaway.
Single, double and twin rooms available

B&B per night £40; B&B per week £245; Cottage per week from £380; Cottage per 3 nights from £210

Manor Cottages, The Cotswolds, England

Manor Cottages offers a wide selection of holiday cottages to rent in the Cotswolds, from cosy one bedroomed apartments and cottages to a magnificent Hall which sleeps 20 people
Range of cottages, for couples and large groups

Various

Old Blair Lodge, Atholl Estates Highland Lodges

Atholl Estates Highland Lodges, Cairngorms, Scotland

If you've always fancied playing laird of the estate, these historic lodges are perfect. Great for families or groups from 2 to 20, all have their own individual character. The beautiful, tranquil grounds offer lovely views and plenty of wildlife.
6 lodges sleeping between 2 and 20 people

From £495 per week

Taigh Foise

Taigh Foise, Kintra, Isle of Mull, Scotland

A working croft on the Isle of Mull where you can buy home-produced seasonal fruit and veg to go with the organic reared meats and eggs, whilst luxuriating in your own private garden or enjoying the views from the open plan living area.
Sleeps 10: 2 s/king/twin + single, 1 s/king/twin, 1 twin

from £420 to £940 per week; short breaks from £60 per night

B&B near Lyme Regis and Axminster. Hedgehog Corner close to River Cottage.

Hedgehog Corner, Devon, England

Adult-only B&B and (separate) child friendly holiday cottage that sleep 6 very close to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. Just 3 minutes drive to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. Take a look at their website for a fabulous video.
B&B for adults only and child friendly Holiday Cottage.

Holiday Cottage Short Breaks from £240

Fenham Farm B&B

Fenham Farm, Northumberland, England

Fenham Farm overlooks the dunes and salt marsh between the mainland and Lindisfarne, which marks the conclusion of the 62.5-mile St Cuthbert’s Way. Rooms are set away from the farmhouse in converted outbuildings.
5 doubles

£85-£135 per night. Singles from £65

Old Bakehouse Cottage

Old Bakehouse Cottage, Llangollen, North Wales

This delightful converted bakehouse in the garden of an upland manor house on the estate of Chirk Castle is a little gem: small but perfectly formed it is romantic, comfortable and traditional.
1 master double

From £299.00 to: £569.00 (based on two staying)

Tipi in a field

Anglesey Tipi & Yurt Holidays, Anglesey, Wales

A cluster of off-grid tipis and yurts in a secluded woodland setting just a mile from the coast. Beautifully furnished with beds or futons, sheepskins and lanterns, and stoves to keep you cosy. Pick-your-own veggies and eggs available on site.
2 tipis: 1 for 2, 1 for 4; 3 yurts: 1 for 4, 2 for 5

From £55 for two

The Blue Cottage,

The Blue Cottage, Pembrokeshire National Park, Wales

This distinctive little blue cottage is picture perfect; set among its own beautifully maintained gardens, and framed by rosy apple trees, it looks like a scene from a children's book. A lovely place to spend some time away from it all!
1 master double

From £419.00 7 nights up to:£892.00 (based on two staying)

Le Manoir de Surville, Normandy, France

Classic bedrooms with contemporary flourishes, a beautiful spa to while away the afternoon in and wonderful local flavours served up by Paris chef. There are bikes to borrow and lots to explore in the surrounding area, including forests and castles.
11: 9 doubles, 2 suites

From €180 a night

Kinlochlaich House on beautiful grounds

Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland

A historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in one of the self-contained apartments, the a cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse.
4 double, 3 twin, 1 bunks

Prices from £360

Homelands B&B

Homelands B&B, Woodmancote, Cotswolds

Homelands, a B&B of comfort and elegance in a semi-rural location close to Cheltenham, with it's own 2 acre garden and fantastic views over Nottingham and Cleeve Hills, where guests can walk through Bushcombe Wood and access The Cotswolds Way.
3 rooms all with en suite

Rooms and breakfast from £60

Exterior view of Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli, Llŷn

This luxurious 'restaurant with rooms' is surrounded by beautiful gardens, unspoiled countryside and is not too far from the beach. The award-winning food is sustainably sourced and rooms beautifully decorated.
5: 3 doubles, 2 twins

From £140 per night based on 2 people sharing

Luxury accommodation in England

Boswarthen Farm, Cornwall, England

A wonderful secluded campsite in the Cornish countryside boasting sea views of St Michael's Mount and the Lizard. Visit nearby St Ives and the famous Eden Project, or get active with surfing, swimming, biking and walking opportunities.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Prices from £354

Squash Court B&B

Squash Court B&B, Lansdown, Cotswolds

Two rooms at this lovely deeply green B&B, which has wonderful views towards the Mendip Hills & Wales. Stunning walks on doorstep: Cotswold Way, unique ancient woodlands, and a yet only a few miles from Bath. Freshly baked biscuits/ cakes on arrival.
2 rooms B&B

Prices are from £95, including breakfast

Stylish bed at La Ferme des Isles

La Ferme des Isles, Normandy, France

There’s an art to blending heritage with contemporary styling and comforts, a balance that La Ferme des Isles strikes with élan. The meadows roll down to the River Eure, and animals are on hand to play cute, making this place ideal for families.
5 doubles

From £67

The terrace of Home Sweet Home, where breakfast is served

Home Sweet Home, Lyon, France

Set on Fourviere hill just a few minutes' walk from central Lyon, this charming small guest house is filled with fascinating objects collected by the owner whilst travelling. The organic home-made breakfast is served on a lovely leafy terrace.
3 rooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin

From €58 per night

Stay in Normandy

Domaine de la Cour au Grip, Normandy, France

If you really want to immerse yourself in the apple-centric culinary culture of the Calvados département, why not bed down in, erm, a cider barrel? A 10,000-litre vessel has been furnished with windows and a comfortable double bed.
1 barrel for 2

From €60 €8 for breakfast

Gorgeous vista from the terrace

Cascina Rodiani, Lombardy, Colverde (Como), Italy

Off the beaten track, the16th Century Cascina Rodiani offers eco-friendly hospitality. A family run bed and breakfast serving organic food close to Lakes Como and Lugano, the Alps and various hiking and cycling trails in the Spina Verde Park.
3 Double Rooms, 1 Family Suite

prices from 70 €

Latest reviewed accommodation

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Combe House Hotel in Devon
The Doubles & Twins are... £215 - £285, and the Suites & Cottage...

"'Despite the grand rooms and luxurious touches, it won't take you long to feel very at home at Combe House. This independent, family run country hotel has flawlessly achieved what so many chain hotels fail to do - create a genuine and relaxed atmosphere where children and dogs muck in seamlessly with champagne, canapes and candlelit dinners. Whether you're looking for somewhere to get the whole family together or an indulgent, romantic getaway Combe House is one of the finest options in the country.' "

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The grand Llansantffraed Court Hotel in Wales
from £177 per room per night, inclusive of full Welsh breakfast

"This is a great place for a luxury house party, a family reunion or get together. Many weddings, meetings and business seminars are hosted here, so conferences and grand events are all well catered for. "

Reviewed by: Richard Hammond