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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

Yr Hen Stablau Self-Catering, Dyfi Valley, 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 low season to £640 high season

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

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

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

From £515

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

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

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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

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.

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.

Gages Mill Country Guest House, Dartmoor, England

Gages Mill is a stylish and relaxed guesthouse near Ashburton and Buckfast Abbey. Six elegant en-suite bedrooms channel country style with pine furniture, contemporary floral patterns and the most comfortable beds. Serves delicious local breakfasts.
7: 6 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Double room from £8; Twin room from £85; Family room from £99 per night

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

Suffolk Secrets, Suffolk, England

Whether you’re looking for a country cottage in Southwold, a seaside retreat in Aldeburgh or a traditional beach hut, Suffolk Secrets has some absolute gems in its collection. Winners of the 2011 Green Small Business of the Year Award.
Various self-catering cottages from 2-16 people

Various; contact owner for details

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

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

Manorbier Bed and breakfast front garden and guest patio and guest sun deck.

Manorbier B & B, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

Manorbier, a little bed and breakfast by the sea, in Tenby, Wales is in the shadow of Manorbier's Medieval castle. The 2 rooms, both with coastal views, located in a family home, have private bathrooms, a guest lounge & use of the Sea Breeze Garden.
1 double en suite, 1 twin room

£85 for two people sharing double en suite single occupancy £60 double en suite, twin room with private sole use bathroom £75 two people, single £50.

Pentillie Castle, Cornwall, England

A turreted, 17th-century castle, 2,000 acres of grounds that reach to the Tamar, a natural swimming pool with bathing hut, beautiful food, gorgeous bedrooms...and it's supremely green, too. A boutique B&B with a difference.
9 doubles

From £120 for two

Bed and breakfast in llandudno

The Hilary Guest House, Llandudno, Wales

A quiet and peaceful family owned and run guest house in a peaceful tree lined avenue. With a beautiful garden, amazingly comfy beds and delicious breakfasts- including the world famous fried bread. Near to the town centre, beaches and the theatre.
8 ensuite: 6 double/ king size, 2 twins. Single occupancy

from £65

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.

Swallow Barn, Dartmoor, England

A granite barn converted in simple but elegant style, this charming cottage on the outskirts of Lydford sleeps five in three bedrooms. Boasts superb views, beautiful gardens and comfortable, stylish accommodation.
3: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single

Weekly prices from £550 to £1,150, depending on season

Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Northumberland, England

This hotel is perfect for exploring the wonders of the National Park, such as the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle itself and the beautifully long beach at Embleton Bay. You can choose to stay in elegant guest rooms or lovingly-converted cottage suites.
21 rooms, 1 suite & 6 cottage suites

Doubles from £60 pppn. Self-catering cottage suites £200-600 per week.

Exterior of Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras

Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras, Spain

The fabulous garden is a standout feature here - every room seems to open out to sunshine and vibrant flowers. The mountains beckon for walkers; the tranquil spot is also perfect for writing and wellbeing retreats, photography and cookery courses.
Doubles, twins and singles available

Doubles/twins €82 B&B, discounts for stays of over 6 nights and group bookings.

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

Beacon Hill Farm - self-catering accommodation in Northumberland National Park

Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland, England

15 well-equipped luxury cottages with fabulous facilities including a swimming pool, steam room and spa, as well as lovely gardens. If you can leave the comfort of the cottage, the Northumberland coast and Cheviot Hills are waiting to be explored.
15 cottages, sleeping between 2-6

From £525 per week. Short breaks available from £395.

Gatehouse Lodge

Gatehouse Lodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Enjoy the 40 acres of the grounds of Picton Castle after everyone else has gone home by staying in the 'castellated' gatehouse lodge, a cosy and comfortable destination in Pembrokeshire.
1 master double, 1 twin

£409.00 to: £850.00 (based on two staying)

Front view of Cliefiog

Cleifiog, Anglesey, Wales

The words “Peace to those who enter and health to those who leave” welcome you into Cleifiog, inscribed on the doorway some 400 years ago – perhaps more. Cleifiog has one of the best spots in Beaumaris with a panoramic view over the Menai Strait.
3 doubles.

From £80

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)

Villa Fol Avril, Normandy, France

Each of the twelve light and airy bedrooms have unusual layouts and exposed beams and are filled with antiques salvaged from local markets. Feast on regional dishes in the restaurant, and there’s masses to do in the area.
12 doubles

From €71 per 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

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

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

The Hilary exterior

The Hilary Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

This family run, four-star guest house is the perfect place to come and let yourself be pampered. Relax in their award winning garden, enjoy a delicious breakfast and rest easy in the knowledge that The Hilary prides itself on being eco-friendly.
8: 6 doubles, 2 twins

£75 per night

Exterior of pretty Peace & Plenty  in foreground & Ring & Thimble in background

Ring & Thimble and Peace & Plenty, Cornwall, England

Two lovely cottages on 25 acres of land, in the countryside yet only 2 miles from the centre of Penzance. Beautifully furnished and well equipped, these are not just standard self catering accommodation but homes you would aspire to live in.
Ring and Thimble-1 double. Peace and Plenty- 1 double,1 twin

from £495

Stinchcombe Hill House

Stinchcombe Hill House, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Stinchcombe Hill House, a stunning restoration project in an amazing location, is perfect for walkers or those who appreciate country living. Food is locally sourced (from the garden where possible) and your hosts delightfully warm & mildly eccentric
5 Rooms

From £60 a night including breakfast and afternoon tea

St Clears Stone Cottage

St Clears Stone Cottage, Pembrokeshire Borders, Wales

A hidden hideaway, St Clears Stone Cottage, Pembrokeshire Borders, set in 100 acres and near to the traditional Georgian beaches of Tenby. This is a perfect spot for a large party or two families to get away to the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coast.
4 bedrooms, sleeps 7, 3 dbls, 1 twin

£440.00 to: £944.00 (based on two staying)

Cabane de Jeanne

Cabane de Jeanne, Normandy, France

This wooden fisherman’s cabin overlooking a serene lake is charmingly simple, a single white-panelled bedroom with embroidered white linen, and stairs up to a light-filled lounge. But it’s all about the lake: the views, the boat bobbing on the jetty.
Cabin for 2

€180, two-night minimum stay

View from the Terrace, Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Cornwall

Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Resort Cornwall

A glorious mansion hotel on the Cornish Riviera surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside and stunning sea views. With exquisite food, warm indoor pool & spa and luxurious interiors, this is the perfect seaside getaway.
22: 18 twins/doubles 4 family rooms

From £140

Latest reviewed accommodation

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from £30 per person breakfast £5

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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