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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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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

£ 92 - £ 175 per room per night, inclusive of full Welsh breakfast

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

£150 per room for single night, £145 per night for stays 2-6 nights, £140 per night for stays 7 nights or more. (Single occupancy £110/£105/£100)

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)

7 days low season £315 for 2 people, £597 for 8 people. High season £739 for 2 people, £2296 for 8 people

Brookside farmhouse from garden

Radnor Hills Holiday Cottages, Powys, Wales

Five star holiday cottages, sleeping up to 10 and 14, with their own private grounds with direct access to Radnor Forest and Offa's Dyke close by. Each has a hot tub, BBQ and trampoline. Perfect for a rural retreat or venue for a family reunion.
Farmhouse: 2 doubles, 5 twin and Barn: 2 doubles 3 twin

Farmhouse sleeps 14: Weekly from £836 - £1958. Barn sleeps 10: Weekly from £752 - £1746, Weekends & Short breaks calculated at 80% of weekly price

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

High season - 1 week sleeping up to 13 £1350, but much lower outside of school holidays. Couples have option of renting only one end. Weeks at low season begin at £445.

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

Low season £360 per week, Mid season £520 p week, Peak season £640 p week

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

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

Front entrance to Asperion Hillside in Guildford

Asperion Hillside, Surrey, England

A 4-star award winning guesthouse in the town of Worplesdon/Guildford offering a sustainable and ethical experience. In the restaurant you'll find a fresh local and seasonal menu. The garden is ideal for small quality weddings and functions.
1 single, 7 standard doubles, 6 deluxe kings, 1 suite

Single £65.00, Doubles £90, Deluxe Kings £105, Suite £120

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.

Double £65, Twin £65, Single £35. Self Catering Apartment 2 people Low Season £263. per week, High £375. Peak £413.

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

Week rental £320-£480 per week (high/low season) inclusive bedlinen, towels, utiltiies, Wi-FI and parking. Shorter breaks always available

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

Belle Isle

Belle Isle Estate, Co Fermanagh, N Ireland

The beautiful Belle Isle Estate is both a cookery school and self-catering complex, spread over several islands on the Upper Lough Erne. Stay in cottages, apartments or in the stunning castle among ancient woodland on the 470-acre working farm.
16 doubles, 17 twins and 2 singles

Price is for house and depends on the number of bedrooms.

Sweet French Cottages

Sweet French Cottages, Lot Valley, France

Nestled just above the Lot River on 10 acres of woodlands with a stream are enchanting stone cottages restored by the Artist-Designer owner: cozy beds, fireplaces, terraces with mountain views and a pool. Featured in 'Art & Decoration' Magazine.
1 King or Queen Bedroom

Weekly Rates: Oct-Mar 500-700€, Apr-May 600-800€, June&Sept 700-900€, July&Aug 800-1000€

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

Classic double £85.00 per night, Superior double £95.00 per night, Suite £110.00 per night

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

Dundream house 5 star, self-catering, Green Tourism Gold, Category 1, sea views,

Dundream, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

A wonderfully secluded 5* GTBS Gold self-catering retreat with panoramic sea views to Ailsa Craig, Arran, Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Loch Ryan. This is an ideal base for anyone from walkers and cyclists to bird watchers and wildlife lovers
4 bedrooms; 3 double and 1 twin, plus 2 double sofa beds

High season: £1600 pw. Low season: £1150pw, Mid week Mon to Fri £650, Fri to Mon £650

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.

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 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 describes itself as "the greenest hotel in the UK" so expect a lot of 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

£99 - £240

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

£1070 peak week, £975 high season week, £835 mid season week, £690 low season week. £595 3 night short break, £645 4 nights

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

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

£70 - £80 per room (off-season), £76 - 94 (mid-season), £80 - 98 (high season). Prices include breakfast.

exterior of en-suite accommodation

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

single ensuite room costs £30 per person, twin ensuite room costs £50 per room

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.

The cabin

The Cabin, Dyfed, Wales

Deep in the lush Cambrian mountains you'll find a warm octagonal cabin whose interior is inspired by nature. Its setting is wild and wonderful, with streams, woodland, an amazing spring-fed hot tub nearby and the possibility of real adventure.
1 double. Children are welcome, but only 1 single bed.

From £89 per night

Exterior view of the Hobbit  Tent

The Willows, Mynytho, Wales

An award-winning, beautiful caravan park and campsite just a short walk from the stunning beaches of Abersoch has excellent facilities and plenty of space for each pitch. A very quiet and peaceful site, superb for couples and small families.
Grass pitches, Hobbit tent and Eye Pod

From £33 per night for a grass pitch during peak season

Hidden Valley Finca

Hidden Valley, Andalucia, Southern Spain

Sleep under the stars in 4 luxury tents or 2 B&B guest rooms in a traditional Finca, set in 25 acres of peaceful olive trees with breathtaking views across Guadalhorce valley. Near to Alora and wild swimming or canoeing at El Churro Lakes.
5 2x5m Bell Tents and 2x6m Bell Tents

£50 inc continental breakfast in standard bell tent.

Over the Rainbow, Vegetarian/Vegan Country Retreat, Cardigan Bay

Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.
5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £140 to £85 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £45 per nignt B&B

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

The main hall at Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall, Cheshire, England

A magnificent grade 2 listed building on the outskirts of Chester, in 14 acres acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. Most of the rooms are built around the peaceful Victorian sunken garden using Segal timber design.
35 Twin, 7 Double,11 Family rooms, 7 Disability access rooms

£52 Based on 2 sharing, £34 Single and various packages for family rooms

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).

Lovaton Farmhouse, Dartmoor, England

Situated on the moor’s northern edge, Lovaton is a beautiful 18th-century farmhouse carefully renovated to provide comfortable, contemporary accommodation in a stunning location. With a huge garden and 15-acre wood, this is a great rural getaway.
2: 1 Double Room, 1 Family Room.

Double room £75 per night, £50 for single occupancy; Family room £115 per night. Discount for 5 nights or more.

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

Gladwins Farm, Dedham Vale, England

Nine cottages converted from traditional farm buildings into comfortable accommodation for between 2-8 people. Lovely original features, private patios, and 22 wonderful acres of rolling countryside to explore on foot or by bike.
9 cottages sleeping between 2-8

Contact owner for details

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

Milburn Grange Cottages, North Pennies, England

This collection of delightful holiday cottages lies directly below the Pennines, with some fantastic views of the Lake District fells. Sleeping between 2 and 6 people, each cottage is well-equipped and comfortable.
7 cottages sleeping between 2 and 7 people

Prices range from £230 to £640 depending on size of cottage and season

The Waterhouse

Waterhouse, South West Scotland

A gorgeous eco cabin minutes from the stunning coastline of South West Scotland and close to the artists' town and fishing port of Kirkcudbright. Relax in the hot tub on a spacious south facing sun deck overlooking a wonderful cottage garden.
6: 2 doubles, 2 singles in bunkbeds

From £490 to £760 for 7 days, £320 to £470 for 3 day weekend/4 day mid-week break

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.

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

Lush gardens at Fairyhill Hotel

Fairyhill Hotel, Gower, Wales

Reynoldston and beautiful Rhossili beach are nearby but you may struggle to leave the beautiful grounds - there are 25 lush green acres to wander in.
7 doubles

Doubles from £200

Spitakia Houses, Chios, Greece

The literal translation of Spitakia is 'little houses', and these charming, beautifully restored cottages dotted about in Avgonima, one of Chios' laid-back medieval villages, are cosy homes from home.
Five houses, two apartments, four rooms

Doubles from £41 B&B

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

The French Roulotte

Roulotte Retreat, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Within the sanctuary of a wild flower meadow in the beautiful Scottish Borders lies a truly special retreat. A magical blend of Gypsy romance, French glamour and a dash of the Orient can be found in one of these 7 imaginative caravans.
7 Roulottes: 1 double or 1 living space that sleeps 4

From £105 per night

Carnwethers

Carnwethers Country House and Cottages, Cornwall

Located in England's smallest AONB on the largest island, St Marys, Carnwethers provides four, 4 star cottages in an acre of luscious tropical gardens. Just 5 minutes walk from the stunning Pelistry beach and the coastal footpath network.
4 cottages 2 sleep 2, 2 sleep 4 and 2 twin/superking b&b

Dove Lawn £790-£1140 Poolside £700-£1050 Secret Garden £500-£700 Rowan Tree £560-£740 Room 1 B&B £70-£90

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

Hidcote Manor (Country Retreat)

Hidcote Manor, Chipping Campden The Cotswolds

Lovers of the AONB Cotswolds will find the Hidcote Manor irresistible. The farm's tents are a stone’s throw from the honey-coloured limestone hamlet clustered around gorgeous National Trust gardens, described by some as the finest in England.
2 Canvas Lodges available both sleep up to 6.

From £269

House and plant nursery

Polemonium Plantery, County Durham, England

A B&B serving a 'Full English' with local Dropswell Farm bacon and Acorn Dairy milk. On an organic plant nursery between Durham city and the heritage coast, it's an excellent base for walkers and cyclists. Cream teas and supper also available.
! family en suite 1 double en suite, 1 single en suite

£35 per person per night

Highway Farm, Dorset, England

This cosy cottage and B&B are run by an enthusiastic and knowledgable couple and offer easy access to the South West Coast Path and several beaches, as well as lovely views. The perfect place for a peaceful retreat.
Four B&B rooms; cottage sleeps 4 plus one cot.

From £80 for two B&B; cottage from £225 for 3 nights.

Latest reviewed accommodation

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
£ 92 - £ 175 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