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Gardens at Miserden

This lovely, timeless garden, with spectacular views over both deer park and rolling Cotswold hills beyond, was created in 17th Century and still retains a wonderful sense of peace and gentleness. The garden comprises 3.5 ha and is open to the public 6 days a week, Tuesdays– Sundays,  and boasts extensive double borders  arranged in individual colour sections  and provides interest from spring to autumn. To the west of the house, a rill with fountain and an octagonal stone summerhouse were landscaped to commemorate the Millennium. Miserden is a quintessential Cotswold Village
http://www.misardenpark.co.uk/

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Owned, loved and lived in by the family.  Georgian house and Grade II* listed gardens.  Superb collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain.  Marked walks through 50 acres of beautiful formal and woodland gardens, Victorian rockery, Italian garden, over 700 different varieties of rhododendrons, lake, Iron Age hill fort and icehouse. Café, gift shop, plants for sale and childrens playground.  Open for guided tours Easter to end September, Sunday to Thursday (House, Café closed Fridays and Saturdays)
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Bamburgh Castle

Domineering the Northumberland coastline is the King of Castles, Bamburgh, a truly stunning coastal fortress rising from the heart of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. With a presence here for hundreds of years the castle has witnessed and played it’s part in a significant number of historical events. Now open to the public throughout the year visitors can explore fourteen state rooms and discover over 3000 items of furniture, porcelain, fine artworks, porcelain, china, arms and armour.
http://www.bamburghcastle.com/

Visit Swansea Bay

Your Swansea Bay Adventure Starts Here… Swansea Bay is the ultimate adventure location. What’s your adventure? Food- How about cockles from Swansea Market or sweet saltmarsh lamb in front of a roaring pub fire? Soon it will be picnics on the beach and dishes of delicious local ice-cream. Family- Rekindle life’s adventure with your kids and get back in touch with your inner child. Try surfing (indoors and out!), pony-trekking, or just build sandcastles and run in the surf. Watersports- Serious surfer or bodyboard beginner, we’ve got waves in all the right places.
http://www.visitswanseabay.com/

St Anthony in Roseland Cottages

St Anthony in Roseland, Cornwall Lost and happily lost, dreaming beside the sea in an area of outstanding natural beauty and heritage coastline. Surrounded by sea and private and National Trust farmland, our 4 listed cottages sleep 2 and up to 6/9. From your door are beautiful walks, beaches, coves and tidal creeks to explore, and within easy reach are some famous Cornish gardens. At the end of the day curl up with a book in front of a log fire, or sit with a drink on a sunny terrace and hear birds singing, uninterrupted by the sound of traffic. Heaven... All cottages have a log fire.
http://www.roselandcottages.co.uk/

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Character stone cottages set in a secluded wooded valley on a 13 acre smallholding with woodland walks and abundant wildlife. All cottages have picnic and barbecue areas, broadband access, and cosy woodburners. Ideally situated in an idyllic and peaceful location with stream, play area and resident farm animals. Just 5 miles from Cardigan, and picturesque sandy beaches.
http://www.troedyrhiw.com/

Home From Home

A HOME FROM HOME ON GLORIOUS GOWER Choose a holiday home on Gower and you get to live in a little world of great things. This 18-mile peninsular in south west Wales is blessed stunning coastal scenery, and steeped in Welsh heritage with the pretty village of Mumbles at its heart. At Home From Home we’ve over 250 privately owned properties for visitors to choose from, all hand-picked by us to offer the best in self-catering holiday accommodation. Many are dog-friendly, several boast incredible sea views and nearly all are close to a coastal path, bridle way or walkers route.
https://www.homefromhome.com

Glangrwyney Court

Set in its own quiet grounds Glangrwyney Court is a Grade II Listed Country House Estate nestling amongst the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. At the heart of the estate proudly stands the impressive Georgian Mansion which offers Guests luxury 5 star Bed and Breakfast accommodation between eight individually and beautifully designed bedrooms. Also occupying the land and amid the estate are four former farm buildings now also converted into luxury self catering holiday cottages. The estate also possess 4 acres of inspirational gardens and 33 acres of parkland to explore and enjoy!
http://www.glancourt.co.uk/

Arthur Swallow Fairs

Antiques & Home Show - Lincolnshire Showground April 4th - 5th / May 30th - 31st / August 15th - 16th / October 10th - 11th / November 28th - 29th Decorative Home & Salvage Show May 13th - 15th Ripley Castle / June 10th - 12th Cheshire Showground / July 15th - 17th Loseley Park / August 5th - 7th Cheshire Showground / September 9th - 11th Donington Antiques Market April 18th / May 9th / June 27th / July 25th / September 19th / October 24th Lincoln Sunday Antiques Market April 17th / May 22nd / October 2nd / November 13th / December 4th
http://www.asfairs.com/

Cairngorm Lodges

Cairngorm Lodges are just 5 luxury eco-forest lodges where guests can choose to stay in a lodge overlooking a beautiful loch or in one deep in the Scots pine forest. Dogs are most welcome and with forest walks starting right at the lodge door there is absolute freedom to enjoy a Scottish Highland Estate . The well equipped lodges sleep 4 and guests enjoy the comfort of organic fair trade bed linen and towels as well as eco-friendly products throughout. All lodges have wood burning stoves and guests are provided with an abundance of firewood from the estates own forests.
http://www.cairngormlodges.com/

Kelmscott Manor

'A Heaven on Earth...' DSC_1329Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside. He considered it so natural in its setting as to be almost organic, it looked to him as if it had "grown up out of the soil"; and with "quaint garrets amongst great timbers of the roof where of old times the tillers and herdsmen slept". Its beautiful gardens, with barns, dovecote, a meadow and stream, provided a constant source of inspiration for Morris until his death in 1896.
https://www.sal.org.uk/kelmscott-manor

Celtic & Co.

Founded 26 years ago Celtic & Co. are a Cornwall based fashion boutique specialising in sustainable, natural and ethical clothing. Inspired by the Cornish coastline our sumptuous knitwear and statement outerwear are the perfect way to keep you feeling cosy and stylish while out and about. We source all of our products as geographically close to home as possible and hand make our own range of sheepskin boots and slippers in our Newquay workshop. Explore our range on our website or get in touch to request a catalogue.
https://www.celticandco.com/

Stein's at Trevone Farm

Coastal inspired self-catering properties in the charming village of Trevone, Cornwall. Individually customised and designed by Jill Stein, our 4-bedroomed and three-bedroomed houses have a homely feel: somewhere to kick off your shoes and instantly feel relaxed. Located in the peaceful village of Trevone, on the north Cornish coast, just a few miles outside of Padstow, they are positioned perfectly for a surf on Trevone Bay just 5 minutes away or a scenic walk around Trevose headland.
https://www.rickstein.com/stay/trevone-farm/

Jackson Woodturners

Over 100 years in the woodturning industry is a real testament to the quality of products, service and knowledge available at Jackson Woodturners. The business stocks many well-known, reputable brands, such as Richard Burbidge, Cheshire mouldings and Clive Durose, alongside its own range of stair parts, which offers the same excellent quality at lower prices. Come and see the largest range of traditional and contemporary stair parts in the UK, at Jackson’s purpose-built Sheffield showroom.
http://www.jacksonwoodturners.co.uk/

Abbeydale Direct

With an outstanding range of products and choice, shop with Abbeydale Direct for wellingtons & protective workwear, garden planters & arbours or even disposable gloves. Abbeydale Direct has been at the heart of agriculture and country supplies for over 20 years, to find out more visit their website or speak to a member of their friendly team.
https://www.abbeydaledirect.co.uk

Stroud farmers’ Market

Stroud farmers’ Market was established in 1999 and has become one the of the country’s best loved and most decorated farmers’ markets. There are around 55 stalls at each market, depending on the season, with a wide range of farm produce and artisan foods, including cooked food stalls. There is always a wide range of quality local crafts too and seasonal events such as Children’s Days and the Apple Day festivities in October.
http://fresh-n-local.co.uk

Insight Activities Snake & Wildlife Walks

The New Forest is a stronghold for a wide variety of wildlife, including Britain’s six native reptile species, all of which are protected by law. These elusive creatures are a rare and seldom seen component of the New Forest’s rich wild fauna and, as a result, are little understood and even feared by many. With a fully licensed and experienced ecologist as your personal guide, you can explore the world of these fascinating reptiles, learning about their life here in the New Forest whilst helping to collect data which will contribute to their continued protection.
http://insightactivities.co.uk/nature-walks/

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

  Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, visitors to Sudeley Castle & Gardens can expect to have a fantastic day out.   Take a stroll through our 10 award-winning gardens, explore the castle rooms, and discover the ’20 treasures of Sudeley’. Sudeley Castle is also home to the tomb of Tudor Queen Katherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII, which is located in St Mary’s Church. A pheasantry, adventure playground with picnic area, gift shop and café in the banqueting hall complete the perfect day out.   Open daily from Monday 6th March to Sunday 29th October, 10am to 5pm.
https://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

East Ballabane Farmhouse

East Ballabane Farmhouse and The Milking Parlour offer the opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting close to the picturesque village of Bride, close to the northern shores, perfect for nature, bird watching, walking, and sea fishing. All three cottages now have free wifi. The skies are clear for stargazing too! This area has been awarded the Dark Skies Discovery Initiative highest rating of 'Two Stars'. This status is only awarded to those dark sky sites from where the Milky Way can be clearly seen - cloud permitting, naturally!
http://www.isleofmanholidaycottages.com/

Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages

One of the leading providers of self-catering cottages in Kent & Sussex, offering nearly 300 properties the majority of which are Visit England approved. Established for over 25 years, we have built up a reputation for providing quality assured accommodation to holiday makers looking for short breaks, family holidays or longer lets over the winter months. Our properties span the whole of this picturesque region from the iconic white cliffs of the coast to the unspoilt and wooded countryside.
https://www.kentandsussexcottages.co.uk/

Exmoor Holiday Group

Quality Farm & Country Accommodation in Exmoor National Park The Exmoor Holiday Group is a small, friendly co-operative offering high quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) in farm and country houses, self-catering cottages and award-winning campsites based in Exmoor National Park straddling North Devon and West Somerset. Exmoor National Park is ideal for both relaxing and active holidays with many things to see and do across this beautiful part of Devon and Somerset. The Exmoor Holiday Group will have accommodation to suit you.
http://exmoor-holidays.co.uk/