Holiday cottages from the National Trust - find some great locations around the UK

National Trust Holidays

You well be aware of the National Trust, that lovely group of people who help keep a variety of historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments open to the public so we can all appreciate the UK's history. They also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles and nature reserves. And, may I add, what a fantastic job they do.

The reason for mentioning the National Trust here is that they also have a healthy selection of holiday cottages for you to rent for a few days. These cottages are located in some fantastic places, with each cottage being set on on National Trust land. Whether you're after rugged coastlines and watching deer roam across your front garden, or stepping out of your front door into tree-lined vistas with immaculate gardens, the National Trust will have a cottage to suit your needs.

I'm happy to say that here at Cottage Choice, we're lucky enough to feature some of the National Trust cottages. Have a look below for a list of cottages featured, hopefully you'll find something which is right up your street.


South Pilton Green Farmhouse, Rhossili, nr. Swansea - West Glamorgan
South Pilton Green Farmhouse, Rhossili, nr. Swansea - West Glamorgan
South Pilton Green Farmhouse - West Glamorgan
Reference: NT013031
South Pilton Green Farmhouse in Rhossili, near Swansea sleeps 5 people. South Pilton Green Farmhouse near Swansea is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.


Glen House, Lindisfarne, nr. Berwick-upon-Tweed - Northumberland
Glen House, Lindisfarne, nr. Berwick-upon-Tweed - Northumberland
Glen House - Northumberland
Reference: NT017008
Glen House in Lindisfarne, near Berwick-upon-Tweed sleeps 2 people. Glen House near Berwick-upon-Tweed is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.

The historic site of Lindisfarne, often referred to as Holy Island, has attracted pilgrims and tourists for centuries past. Situated in the very heart of the village and only a few yards from local shops and amenities, Glen House is a charming cottage, one of a row, which offers comfortable accommodation for two. Walking and birdwatching are just two of the numerous activities which draw visitors to Holy Island. The iconic fortified ruins of Lindisfarne Castle, which have been silhouetted on paintings and postcards alike, form a dramatic gateway to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its isolated character, Lindisfarne is easily accessed from the mainland which, itself, offers much for visitors; the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed Is less than 30 minutes’ drive by car, whilst the picturesque market town of Alnwick with its world-famous castle is also within easy access, 26 miles away. The beach is 800 yards. With the shop 300 yards, and the pub and restaurant 50 yards from Glen House near Berwick-upon-Tweed.


Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Dairy Cottage, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Dairy Cottage, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Dairy Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011015
Dairy Cottage at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey sleeps 2 people. Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey are NT Holiday Properties. Set in beautiful surroundings, these delightful properties (refs NT011015, NT011017, NT011018, NT011019, NT011021 and NT011022) make a fantastic base from which to explore this area of Cornwall, whether you’re looking for coast or countryside. A short walk takes you to Pencarrow Head with its stunning coastal view, which is the jewel of this uncrowded part of Cornwall. The unspoilt beauty of Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent to the beach. The South West Coastal Path takes you to the villages of Polperro and Polruan, and the charm and bustle of Fowey is a short ferry ride away with shops, restaurants and pubs. The annual Fowey regatta takes place in August and is a must see festival of art, culture and sailing.


The Farm House at Pont Pill - The Farm House, Fowey - Cornwall
The Farm House at Pont Pill - The Farm House, Fowey - Cornwall
The Farm House at Pont Pill - The Farm House - Cornwall
Reference: NT011016
Mohun and The Farm House at Pont Pill - The Farm House in Fowey sleeps 5 people.

Near the head of Pont Pill, on the southern bank, stands this fine old farmhouse, which for many years was a busy quayside pub. It has now been converted into two holiday cottages - the larger one being The Farm House, with attractive traditional features, and the sweet little hideaway of Mohun. Both cottages have lovely views of the creek and their own gardens, and next to the cottages there is also another holiday cottage, Pont Creek Cottage. The picturesque tidal creek is great for watching local wildlife and enjoying the lapping water. In summer months the footpaths along the creek are also popular with local walkers, and the creek itself enjoyed by boaters. These delightful holiday properties make an ideal base from which to explore the coast and countryside. Start the Hall Walk from the doorstep taking in the villages of Polruan and Fowey using the two local ferries. Fowey is a charming and bustling coastal town, and with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs you will be spoiled for choice. The unspoilt beauty of the nearby beach at Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.


Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Fortescue, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Fortescue, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Fortescue - Cornwall
Reference: NT011018
Fortescue at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey sleeps 6 people. Fortescue at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages is a one the National Trust Holiday Properties. Fortescue is one of the cottages at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, set in beautiful surroundings (refs NT011015, NT011017, NT011018, NT011019, NT011021 and NT011022) make a fantastic base from which to explore this area of Cornwall, whether you’re looking for coast or countryside. A short walk takes you to Pencarrow Head with its stunning coastal view, which is the jewel of this uncrowded part of Cornwall. The unspoilt beauty of Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent to the beach. The South West Coastal Path takes you to the villages of Polperro and Polruan, and the charm and bustle of Fowey is a short ferry ride away with shops, restaurants and pubs. The annual Fowey regatta takes place in August and is a must see festival of art, culture and sailing.


Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Tippetts, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Tippetts, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Tippetts - Cornwall
Reference: NT011022
Tippetts at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey sleeps 4 people. Tippetts at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages is one of the National Trust Holiday Properties.


Edgcumbe, Gorran Haven, nr. St Austell - Cornwall
Edgcumbe, Gorran Haven, nr. St Austell - Cornwall
Edgcumbe - Cornwall
Reference: NT011078
Edgcumbe in Gorran Haven, near St Austell sleeps 4 people. Edgcumbe near St Austell is a National Trust Holiday Property; Edgcumbe (ref NT011078) and Bodrugan (ref NT011091) are traditional stone barns, located on the edge of the old farming hamlet of Penare, now converted into spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. Both have their living rooms on the first floor to make the most of the views over the countryside, and both also enjoy enclosed gardens. The beautiful bathing and surf beaches of Vault and Hemmick are close by and the perfect spot in which to enjoy rock pooling and sunbathing on their soft sand, as is Gorran Haven, an unspoilt fishing village nestling around a cluster of fishermen’s cottages and a secluded cove. Take a walk from the cottage along the footpath to Dodman Point, the highest point in south Cornwall and enjoy the spectacular views. A haven for walkers, bird-watchers and budding archaeologists alike, the Dodman offers space away from the hustle and bustle and a chance to get back to nature. The fishing village of Mevagissey is just minutes away and it is in this working harbour where deep sea fishing trips can be arranged. The village has many harbourside pubs to while away the day, as the boats come and go. The Eden Project is a short drive from Edgcumbe and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a treasure of exotic plants and trees, is nearby. Caerhays Castle and Porthluney beach are a must, while in the area, the latter being a favourite beach of the locals. Cycling, golf and horse riding are all available nearby. The beach is ½ mile. With the shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles from Edgcumbe near St Austell.


Bodrugan, Gorran Haven, nr. St Austell - Cornwall
Bodrugan, Gorran Haven, nr. St Austell - Cornwall
Bodrugan - Cornwall
Reference: NT011091
Bodrugan in Gorran Haven, near St Austell sleeps 3 people. Bodrugan near St Austell is one of the National Trust Holiday Properties.

Edgcumbe (ref NT011078) and Bodrugan (ref NT011091) are traditional stone barns, located on the edge of the old farming hamlet of Penare, now converted into spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. Both have their living rooms on the first floor to make the most of the views over the countryside, and both also enjoy enclosed gardens. The beautiful bathing and surf beaches of Vault and Hemmick are close by and the perfect spot in which to enjoy rock pooling and sunbathing on their soft sand, as is Gorran Haven, an unspoilt fishing village nestling around a cluster of fishermen’s cottages and a secluded cove. Take a walk from the cottage along the footpath to Dodman Point, the highest point in south Cornwall and enjoy the spectacular views. A haven for walkers, bird-watchers and budding archaeologists alike, the Dodman offers space away from the hustle and bustle and a chance to get back to nature. The fishing village of Mevagissey is just minutes away and it is in this working harbour where deep sea fishing trips can be arranged. The village has many harbourside pubs to while away the day, as the boats come and go. The Eden Project is a short drive from Edgcumbe and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a treasure of exotic plants and trees, is nearby. Caerhays Castle and Porthluney beach are a must, while in the area, the latter being a favourite beach of the locals. Cycling, golf and horse riding are all available nearby. The beach is ½ mile from Bodrugan near St Austell. With the shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.


Mooredge Cottages - Broad Ley Cottage, Broadclyst - Devon
Mooredge Cottages - Broad Ley Cottage, Broadclyst - Devon
Mooredge Cottages - Broad Ley Cottage - Devon
Reference: NT012010
Broad Ley Cottage at Mooredge Cottages in Broadclyst sleeps 6 people. Mooredge Cottages in Broadclyst are a couple of National Trust Holiday Cottages. Tucked away down a private drive, these two adjoining holiday properties (refs NT012010, NT012014) are close to the village of Broadclyst, on the edge of the Killerton Estate and a few miles north east of Exeter. Two of three cottages which form Mooredge Cottages - a thatched row (formerly one farmhouse). Decorated and furnished to a good standard, the properties enjoy shared use of a large lawned garden and patio, with plenty of space and parking for both. They are a marvellous example of traditional Devon building and contain many original features including open beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and latticed windows.


Mooredge Cottages - Mattress Cottage, Broadclyst - Devon
Mooredge Cottages - Mattress Cottage, Broadclyst - Devon
Mooredge Cottages - Mattress Cottage - Devon
Reference: NT012014
Mattress Cottage at Mooredge Cottages in Broadclyst sleeps 5 people. Mooredge Cottages in Broadclyst are a couple of National Trust Holiday Cottages which are tucked away down a private drive; these two adjoining holiday properties (refs NT012010, NT012014) are close to the village of Broadclyst, on the edge of the Killerton Estate and a few miles north east of Exeter. Two of three cottages which form Mooredge Cottages - a thatched row (formerly one farmhouse). Decorated and furnished to a good standard, the properties enjoy shared use of a large lawned garden and patio, with plenty of space and parking for both. They are a marvellous example of traditional Devon building and contain many original features including open beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and latticed windows.


Higher Brownstone Farmhouse, Kingswear - Devon
Higher Brownstone Farmhouse, Kingswear - Devon
Higher Brownstone Farmhouse - Devon
Reference: NT012034
Higher Brownstone Farmhouse in Kingswear sleeps 12 people. Higher Brownstone Farmhouse in Kingswear is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.

Higher Brownstone Farmhouse is located on the wonderful National Trust Coleton Fishacre Estate near Kingswear in South Devon. This superb detached property is grand and stylish with a country house ambience and offers plenty of space for a large family gathering to enjoy summer holidays or family get togethers and special occasions. It is located about a mile away from Coleton Fishacre, down some narrow Devon lanes and surrounded by the rolling countryside. The house has a large garden, ample private parking and enjoys a remote location. Once inside, there are six beautifully furnished bedrooms, a cosy living room with the original wooden parquet floor and an open fire, and a large billiards room with a full-size billiard table. The kitchen is contemporary and well equipped, and there is a spacious dining room for special birthday dinners and family meals. The nearby National Trust Coleton Fishacre makes a wonderful day out for all ages and is a beautiful 1920s country retreat, once the home of the D’oyly Carte family. It boasts the most spectacular Royal Horticultural Society accredited gardens, where plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand all thrive in the beautiful sheltered valley. The house at Coleton Fishacre is an evocative, splendid country house built in the Arts and Crafts style and decorated with Art Deco elegance. The ‘upstairs, downstairs’ way of life the gentry and the servants experienced in the past can be seen here, with rooms like the glamorous saloon and the maids’ quarters open to the public. Glorious views from hidden valleys and glimpses of the sea can also be savoured. The beach and pub are 2 miles. With the shop and restaurant 4½ miles from Higher Brownstone Farmhouse in Kingswear.


Troytes Farmhouse, Tivington, nr. Minehead - Somerset
Troytes Farmhouse, Tivington, nr. Minehead - Somerset
Troytes Farmhouse - Somerset
Reference: NT003039
Troytes Farmhouse in Tivington, near Minehead sleeps 8 people. Troytes Farmhouse near Minehead is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. This charming former farmhouse, set on the Holnicote Estate, is an ideal venue for a family or small group of friends to enjoy a holiday together. This well-appointed, detached accommodation will ensure a comfortable and restful stay. Furnished and presented to a very good standard, Troytes Farmhouse provides a welcoming return after a busy day exploring this unique part of Somerset.


Henfaes House - Meudwy, Aberdaron, nr. Pwilheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Meudwy, Aberdaron, nr. Pwilheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Meudwy - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008033
Meudwy at Henfaes House in Aberdaron, near Pwilheli sleeps 4 people. Henfaes House in near Pwilheli are National Trust Holiday Properties which are located just a leisurely stroll from a lovely sandy beach, restaurants and shops; these two holiday apartments make an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Both apartments are situated within Henfaes House, a former hotel which has been cleverly converted into four stylish apartments. Enlli ref NT008025 is set over two floors with a small roof terrace, the perfect place for breakfast on a summer’s morning or a relaxing drink at the end of a busy day. Meudwy ref NT008033 is located on the lower ground floor which features hints of retro design and open plan living. Both apartments are perfect for couples or a small family looking for a traditional seaside or an active holiday.


Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011003
Danescombe Cottage at Cotehele Estate in Cotehele, near Callington sleeps 3 people. Cotehele Estate near Callington is a National Trust Property set on a beautiful National Trust estate, on the banks of the River Tamar; Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.


Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011005
Engine Cottage at Cotehele Estate in Cotehele, near Callington sleeps 2 people. Cotehele Estate near Callington is a National Trust Property, with Engine Cottage set on the banks of the River Tamar; Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.


Cotehele Estate - Sawmill Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Sawmill Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Sawmill Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011010
Sawmill Cottage at Cotehele Estate in Cotehele, near Callington sleeps 4 people. Cotehele Estate near Callington is a National Trust Property on a National Trust estate; set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.


Porth Barn, St Anthony, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Porth Barn, St Anthony, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Porth Barn - Cornwall
Reference: NT011067
Porth Barn in St Anthony, near St Mawes sleeps 6 people. Porth Barn near St Mawes is a National Trust Holiday Cottage set in a sheltered valley on one of Cornwall’s southern peninsulas; Porth Barn, a former farm building, has been converted by the National Trust into a large spacious house for six. The pretty and large garden is lawned and provides the perfect spot for evening barbeques or alfresco dinners under the willow tree. The delights of Towan Beach are just five minutes’ walk from the cottage and is a perfect place to relax at. Children will love exploring the rock pools at nearby Porthcurnick beach at low tide. If it’s an old fashioned beach holiday that you are after, then Porth Barn is the spot. The combination of cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches linked by many miles of footpath, gives a fantastic variety of walking routes. Pick your route to suit your mood, as well as the weather! For a slower pace sit back and enjoy the spectacular views from nearby St Anthony Head.


Cotehele Estate - Mill Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Mill Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Mill Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011089
Mill Cottage at Cotehele Estate in Cotehele, near Callington sleeps 3 people. Cotehele Estate near Callington is a National Trust Property; a most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.


Little Chert, St Lawrence, nr. Ventnor - Isle of Wight
Little Chert, St Lawrence, nr. Ventnor - Isle of Wight
Little Chert - Isle of Wight
Reference: NT001021
Little Chert in St Lawrence, near Ventnor sleeps 2 people. Little Chert near Ventnor is a National Trust Holiday Property. A unique studio, Little Chert near Ventnor is situated within the quiet residential area of St Lawrence, just under a mile from the sea. It was built in the 1970s as a detached guest annexe for Chert which is located next door. This Thunderbirds-esque property is small, quirky and styled with exposed brick, mosaic tiling and a turquoise-and-orange colour scheme. Couples searching for a retro holiday home will find it here, featuring a 5ft pull-down wall bed, seating area for 2, a simple but well-equipped kitchen area, and even a dining table and chairs to enjoy a nice romantic meal. There are 2 sets of sliding patio doors, one leading to the front and the other to the side, which not only makes this property light and airy, but you have access to the delightful, small open plan garden with rockery and lovely sea views.


Fron Dirion, Dinas Mawddwy, nr. Dolgellau - Gwynedd
Fron Dirion, Dinas Mawddwy, nr. Dolgellau - Gwynedd
Fron Dirion - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008009
Fron Dirion in Dinas Mawddwy, near Dolgellau sleeps 4 people. Fron Dirion near Dolgellau is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is a traditional stone cottage with many original features including flagstone floors, beams and inglenook fireplace which houses a cosy wood-burning stove. Fron Dirion near Dolgellau is set on the side of Dinas Mawddwy, one of Wales’ most impressive mountains, in a quiet remote location. Its central position makes it an excellent base for exploring both North Wales and the Cambrian coastline with its sandy beaches. The Coed-y-Brenin Forest and mountain bike centre is on the doorstep, and Harlech Castle, Portmeirion, King Arthurs Labyrinth and CAT are just a short drive away. Other attractions nearby include the Lachwedd Slate Caverns, Zip world, Bounce below, Swallow Falls and Betwys-y-Coed. The beach is 10 miles. With the shop, pub and restaurant all 3 miles from Fron Dirion near Dolgellau.


Egryn, Talybont, nr. Barmouth - Gwynedd
Egryn, Talybont, nr. Barmouth - Gwynedd
Egryn - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008019
Egryn in Talybont, near Barmouth sleeps 9 people. Egryn near Barmouth is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Egryn is a magnificent, historic, Grade ll listed, Welsh medieval hall dating from 1510, and is one of the finest and rarest of its kind. It is situated on a working farm and has a large, private, walled garden. At the heart of this unique building is the medieval hall which has been faithfully restored by the National Trust using traditional building techniques. The cottage is beautifully furnished in keeping with each period of its development with a replica ‘Egryn’ dining table having pride of place in the medieval dining hall, skilled craftsmanship in the grand sitting room and a Victorian parlour with piano. The large private gardens with patio and the variety of spacious living areas are great for entertaining, making Egryn the perfect place for family holidays, get togethers and all special occasions.


Tiffys and The Majors Quarter - The Majors Quarter, St Anthony, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Tiffys and The Majors Quarter - The Majors Quarter, St Anthony, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Tiffys and The Majors Quarter - The Majors Quarter - Cornwall
Reference: NT011064
The Majors Quarter in St Anthony, near St Mawes sleeps 4 people. The Majors Quarter near St Mawes is a NT Holiday Property. From the tip of the St Anthony’s headland, there is direct access to the South West Coastal Path, and the views across to Falmouth and St Mawes are fantastic. The NT purchased the headland during the 1950s and converted many of the former military buildings. Holidaymakers can now enjoy this beautiful part of Cornwall whilst staying at stylish accommodation which is rich in heritage. Tiffy’s (so named as it was originally the artificer’s workshop, ref NT011069) and The Major’s Quarter (ref NT011064) are both all on one level and offer comfortable accommodation.


East Rosetta, Cowes - Isle of Wight
East Rosetta, Cowes - Isle of Wight
East Rosetta - Isle of Wight
Reference: NT001004
East Rosetta in Cowes sleeps 6 people. East Rosetta in Cowes is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is 3-bedroomed cottage and is part of a large Victorian house, which is ideally situated opposite Cowes seafront. There is a spacious well-equipped kitchen with flagstone flooring and comfortable living room that has an old non-working range cooker as a delightful feature. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a separate toilet and two bathrooms, one with a roll-top bath and the other with a walk-in shower cubicle.


The Old Clubhouse, St Helens, nr. Brading - Isle of Wight
The Old Clubhouse, St Helens, nr. Brading - Isle of Wight
The Old Clubhouse - Isle of Wight
Reference: NT001007
The Old Clubhouse in St Helens, near Brading sleeps 5 people. The Old Clubhouse near Brading is a National Trust Holiday Property. The Old Clubhouse is a detached, single-storey wooden chalet was formerly the clubhouse for the Old Royal Isle of Wight Golf Links and is situated at Duver St Helens, an area owned by the National Trust, and features a sandy and shingle beach, rock pools, sand dunes and coastal woods. This attractive property has a comfortable living room that opens onto a large terrace, overlooking this lovely area. The Old Clubhouse features ramp access and an en-suite shower room for less mobile guests. The village of St Helens is about ½ mile away with a shop, post office, pub and restaurant. The busy seaside town of Ryde is 4½ miles away and has a large sandy beach, amusements, shops and plenty of restaurants and pubs. For a quieter atmosphere, the village of Bembridge, 3½ miles, offers a small selection of shops, pubs and restaurants which have freshly caught local crab on the menu. This village also has an impressive lifeboat station situated at the end of a long pier, and the only surviving windmill, which was built around 1700, and was last operated in 1913 but still retains most of its original machinery. Other attractions include Seaview Wildlife Encounter, 3½ miles, Dinosaur Isle Museum, home to the island’s fossil and geological heritage, 6 miles. Blackgang Chine is 17 miles where you will find the UK’s oldest amusement park can be found. The island can also be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. The beach is 450 yards from The Old Clubhouse near Brading. With the shop, pub and restaurant all ½ mile.


Compton Farm Cottages - 1 Compton Farm Cottage, Compton, nr. Freshwater - Isle of Wight
Compton Farm Cottages - 1 Compton Farm Cottage, Compton, nr. Freshwater - Isle of Wight
Compton Farm Cottages - 1 Compton Farm Cottage - Isle of Wight
Reference: NT001019
1 Compton Farm Cottage at Compton Farm Cottages in Compton, near Freshwater sleeps 4 people. Compton Farm Cottages near Freshwater are National Trust Holiday Cottages. These 19th-century, semi-detached stone cottages are situated at the bottom of the downs close to Compton Bay. The cottages are surrounded by lovely views of the rolling hillsides and the white chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay, and make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. There are many routes along the coastline including the popular Tennyson Trail. Compton Beach, with its golden dark sands is just over a mile away and makes a great place to find fossils; at low tide there may even be a chance to see dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.


Compton Farm Cottages - 2 Compton Farm Cottage, Compton, nr. Freshwater - Isle of Wight
Compton Farm Cottages - 2 Compton Farm Cottage, Compton, nr. Freshwater - Isle of Wight
Compton Farm Cottages - 2 Compton Farm Cottage - Isle of Wight
Reference: NT001020
2 Compton Farm Cottage at Compton Farm Cottages in Compton, near Freshwater sleeps 4 people. Compton Farm Cottages near Freshwater are National Trust Holiday Cottages, which are 19th-century, semi-detached stone cottages and are situated at the bottom of the downs close to Compton Bay. The cottages are surrounded by lovely views of the rolling hillsides and the white chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay, and make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. There are many routes along the coastline including the popular Tennyson Trail. Compton Beach, with its golden dark sands is just over a mile away and makes a great place to find fossils; at low tide there may even be a chance to see dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.


3 Siloam Cottage, Rhydlanfair, nr. Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
3 Siloam Cottage, Rhydlanfair, nr. Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
3 Siloam Cottage - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008008
3 Siloam Cottage in Rhydlanfair, near Betws-y-Coed sleeps 4 people. 3 Siloam Cottage near Betws-y-Coed is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. This holiday cottage is the end of a row of three traditional Welsh rural cottages on the Ysbyty Estate, with fine views over the uplands to the south. Ty Mawr Wybrnant, in the village of Penmachno, is also on the Ysbyty Estate and Bodnant Garden is within easy driving distance. From the cottage, there is one of the most magnificent views of the main Snowdonia mountain range. Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia, is nearby and has individual shops and a high ropes course – great for thrill seekers! This is an excellent location from which to explore north Wales with the north and west coast towns and beaches within easy driving distance and good mountain and country walking nearby. It is also an ideal location for fishing. The shop, pub and restaurant are all 4 miles from 3 Siloam Cottage near Betws-y-Coed.


Gwernouau Cottage, Ysbyty Ifan, nr. Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
Gwernouau Cottage, Ysbyty Ifan, nr. Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
Gwernouau Cottage - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008013
Gwernouau Cottage in Ysbyty Ifan, near Betws-y-Coed sleeps 5 people. Gwernouau Cottage near Betws-y-Coed is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. This detached cottage is part of a working farm on the National Trust’s Ysbyty Estate. Built in the 18th century, Gwernouau Cottage was renovated by the Penrhyn Estate in the late 19th-century, and has many original beams and character features still in place giving this holiday cottage a lovely feel. Situated in a delightful rural area and approached along a track across fields, Gwernouau Cottage makes a great base for fishing or bird watching, yet is only 2 miles away from the historic village of Ysbyty Ifan and 8 miles away from Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park. Here you will find a range of individual shops as well as walks in the Gwydyr Forest and the Tree Top Adventure high ropes course. Visit the nearby historic and peaceful Ty Mawr Wybrnant (National Trust), birthplace of Bishop William Morgan who translated the Bible into Welsh. The shop, pub and restaurant are 3 miles from Gwernouau Cottage near Betws-y-Coed.


The Clinker and The Gaffer - The Gaffer, Boscastle - Cornwall
The Clinker and The Gaffer - The Gaffer, Boscastle - Cornwall
The Clinker and The Gaffer - The Gaffer - Cornwall
Reference: NT011100
The Gaffer in Boscastle sleeps 2 people. The Clinker and The Gaffer (refs NT011099 and NT011100) are National Trust Holiday Cottages which are set in a building that was originally a pilchard cellar, and are both just a short walk away from the river and harbour. Boscastle has a picturesque working harbour and a small selection of shops pubs and restaurants, and there are coastal walks from the doorstep to take in the breathtaking views across the Atlantic Ocean. A short drive away is Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur, and down the coast are the villages of Port Isaac (made famous by the TV series Doc Martin) and Padstow with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Across the estuary is Rock, which offers a variety of the water sports. From Padstow, the Camel Trail is great for walking and cycling to Wadebridge and beyond to Bodmin. The sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand is 3 miles. The shop, pub and restaurant are all 500 yards from The Gaffer in Boscastle. (All accommodation at The Clinker and The Gaffer refs NT011100, NT011099)


High Lidmoor Farmhouse, Bransdale, nr. Kirkbymoorside - North Yorkshire
High Lidmoor Farmhouse, Bransdale, nr. Kirkbymoorside - North Yorkshire
High Lidmoor Farmhouse - North Yorkshire
Reference: NT020013
High Lidmoor Farmhouse in Bransdale, near Kirkbymoorside sleeps 5 people. High Lidmoor Farmhouse near Kirkbymoorside is a National Trust Holiday Property which has outstanding views down the valley.


The Old Smithy, Buckden, nr. Skipton - North Yorkshire
The Old Smithy, Buckden, nr. Skipton - North Yorkshire
The Old Smithy - North Yorkshire
Reference: NT020019
The Old Smithy in Buckden, near Skipton sleeps 2 people. The Old Smithy near Skipton is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is a cosy, single-storey holiday cottage, and is set in a peaceful corner in the village of Buckden. This cosy hideaway for two is situated close to the tumbling stream of Buckden Beck, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore this super part of the Dales, especially for keen walkers. Enjoy the glorious surrounding countryside or venture out and visit the popular villages of Kettlewell, famed for the movie ’Calendar Girls’, and Grassington, well known for its summer festival and winter Dickensian weekends, normally held for three Saturdays just before Christmas. The shop are 5 miles, with the pub and restaurant 50 yards from The Old Smithy near Skipton.


Wilford, Woodbridge, nr. Ipswich - Suffolk
Wilford, Woodbridge, nr. Ipswich - Suffolk
Wilford - Suffolk
Reference: NT010038
Wilford in Woodbridge, near Ipswich sleeps 4 people. Wilford near Ipswich is a National Trust Holiday Property which is situated at the heart of the Sutton Hoo estate, Wilford is an apartment on the second floor of Tranmer House - the home of Edith Pretty, instigator of the 1939 excavation at Sutton Hoo. (There is an education centre on the ground floor and guests staying at Wilford enjoy free entry to Sutton Hoo.)


Little Milford Lodge, Lower Freystrop, nr. Haverfordwest - Dyfed
Little Milford Lodge, Lower Freystrop, nr. Haverfordwest - Dyfed
Little Milford Lodge - Dyfed
Reference: NT013016
Little Milford Lodge in Lower Freystrop, near Haverfordwest sleeps 4 people. Little Milford Lodge near Haverfordwest is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is set in the stunning grounds of Little Milford Estate and approached through the winding countryside lanes, along a track to reach this wonderful rural woodland location from which Little Milford Lodge can be found. With glimpses of the estuary from the garden this location is perfect for getting away from it all and exploring the Cleddau Estuary and the wider Pembrokeshire area.


Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Abermydyr, Llanerchaeron, nr. Aberaeron - Dyfed
Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Abermydyr, Llanerchaeron, nr. Aberaeron - Dyfed
Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Abermydyr - Dyfed
Reference: NT013020
Abermydyr in Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron sleeps 6 people. Abermydyr near Aberaeron is one of a pair of National Trust Holiday Cottages.

Llanerchaeron Estate is a fine example of an elegant Georgian villa and is set in the wooded Aeron Valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, giving a full “upstairs, downstairs” experience to visitors. The walled kitchen, gardens, grounds and ornamental lake and parkland offer peaceful walks and the home farm complex has a range of impressive outbuildings along with Welsh black carrel, Llawenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs, as well as chickens, geese and doves. Guests are also entitled to free entry to the National Trust Llanerchaeron House and grounds during their stay (subject to opening times).


Penparc, Llandeilo - Dyfed
Penparc, Llandeilo - Dyfed
Penparc - Dyfed
Reference: NT013028
Penparc in Llandeilo sleeps 8 people. Penparc in Llandeilo is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.

Penparc is a comfortable detached house built between 1905 and 1911 and was originally two cottages. The walls are of snecked (irregular rough stone) masonry with a distinctive terracotta hipped roof. Located right on the edge of the Dinefwr Park on the outskirts of Llandeilo accessed by a rough track, the cottage has wonderful views into the park and you will often see grazing animals. Dinefwr offers a national nature reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park. There are walks directly from the cottage and an enclosed garden to enjoy. With fascinating power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr is embedded in the history of Wales. Two forts are evidence of its Roman past. The forward thinking George and Cecil Rice designed the superb 18th-century landscape that you will see today. Newton House offers visitors a distinctive experience with exhibitions that tell the story and inspire visitors to explore the castle and park. Carmarthenshire is one of the old counties of Wales and is known as ’The Garden of Wales’; a haven for visitors looking to mine rich traditions and culture, to explore landscapes and stories and taste the rich flavours of this very special region.


Caerllan, Llwyndafydd - Dyfed
Caerllan, Llwyndafydd - Dyfed
Caerllan - Dyfed
Reference: NT013030
Caerllan in Llwyndafydd sleeps 5 people. Caerllan in Llwyndafydd is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is is a detached, converted farmhouse nestling in the countryside just a few minutes’ walk from the Heritage coastline of Ceredigion and the 60 miles of coastal footpath. This spacious holiday cottage has been comfortably and traditionally furnished in keeping with its style and has an enclosed garden with lawn and patio. There is the added bonus of free entry to the National Trust property Llanerchaeron for the duration of your stay. This elegant Georgian villa, designed by John Nash, is set in the wooded Aeron Valley and has been little altered during the past 200 years; it is a self-sufficient estate including a farm, walled gardens and lake.


Braich Melyn, Nr. Dinas Mawddwy, Dolgellau - Gwynedd
Braich Melyn, Nr. Dinas Mawddwy, Dolgellau - Gwynedd
Braich Melyn - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008010
Braich Melyn near Dinas Mawddwy, Dolgellau sleeps 4 people. Braich Melyn near Dolgellau is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is perched up on the hillside with great views out over the valley; this delightful 17th-century cottage, now owned by the National Trust, is situated on Dolobran Farm, a working farm. With a fascinating history, Braich Melyn is approached on foot across a field with livestock, so make sure you bring stout footwear and a torch! Beautifully restored, it has many character features, including low doorways and sloping ceilings. It is just 1½ miles to the pretty village of Dinas Mawddwy with a welcoming village pub. From here there is a delightful drive over the mountains to Lake Vyrnwy. In the other direction is the market town of Dolgellau which offers a choice of eateries, and it is only a short distance further to the sandy beaches at Fairbourne or Barmouth, which is also connected to Dolgellau by the Mawddach Trail which runs along the trackbed of an old railway line. The nearest shop is 8 miles, with the pub and restaurant 5 miles from Braich Melyn near Dolgellau.


Bosloe Country House - The Bothy, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - The Bothy, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - The Bothy - Cornwall
Reference: NT011052
The Bothy at Bosloe Country House in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth sleeps 2 people. Bosloe Country House near Falmouth is a National Trust Holiday Property which is perfect for those who love to get away from it all. Built around 1890 in local stone and slate and tucked away in the grounds of Bosloe Country House which comprises of three apartments, Bosveal (ref NT011051), Court (ref NT011103) and Chatham (ref NT011053) with interconnecting doors to accommodate up to 24 guests, enabling extended family groups and friends to enjoy these beautiful unique properties (refs NT011052, NT011051, NT011103, NT011053). Hidden amongst the trees, this gem of a cottage started life as the potting shed for Bosloe’s gardeners. Standing detached, this perfect, romantic, little hideaway is in an idyllic location with views down the valley to the Helford River and beyond.


Bosloe Country House - Chatham, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - Chatham, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - Chatham - Cornwall
Reference: NT011053
Chatham at Bosloe Country House in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth sleeps 8 people. Bosloe Country House near Falmouth is a National Trust Holiday Property, with Chatham being the imposing west wing of Bosloe Country House and was added to the house in 1903 and retains an elegant charm and style. Most rooms have superb views over the glorious gardens which meander down to the Helford River and coastline. The property is set in idyllic grounds with rolling lawns, wildflower meadow and glorious woodland. This is the ideal location to dine al fresco with extended family or friends in the summer, equally appealing for gatherings around the fire on a winter’s evening and to celebrate a special occasion.


Tiffys and The Majors Quarter - Tiffys, St Anthony, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Tiffys and The Majors Quarter - Tiffys, St Anthony, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Tiffys and The Majors Quarter - Tiffys - Cornwall
Reference: NT011069
Tiffys in St Anthony, near St Mawes sleeps 2 people. Tiffys near St Mawes is one of a pair of National Trust Holiday Properties at this location. From the tip of the St Anthony’s headland, there is direct access to the South West Coastal Path, and the views across to Falmouth and St Mawes are lovely. The National Trust purchased the headland during the 1950s and converted many of the former military buildings. Holidaymakers can now enjoy this beautiful part of Cornwall whilst staying at stylish accommodation which is rich in heritage. Tiffy’s (so named as it was originally the artificer’s workshop (ref NT011069) and The Major’s Quarter (ref NT011064) are both all on one level and offer comfortable accommodation.


Nanceglos House, Penzance - Cornwall
Nanceglos House, Penzance - Cornwall
Nanceglos House - Cornwall
Reference: NT011098
Nanceglos House in Penzance sleeps 9 people. Nanceglos House is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is set on the boundary of the garden at Trengwainton, and is ideally located in a peaceful setting from which to discover all that West Cornwall has to offer. Nanceglos House in Penzance retains original features including an historic well. Nanceglos House is hidden away with its own large garden in a wooded clearing, and makes a beautifully serene hideaway amongst the exotic shrub and plant collections from around the world.


Bosloe Country House - Court, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - Court, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - Court - Cornwall
Reference: NT011103
Court at Bosloe Country House in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth sleeps 10 people. Bosloe Country House near Falmouth is one of several holiday cottages which is a National Trust Holiday Property at this location. Court is located in the East Wing of Bosloe manor house which was built around 1890. This delightful property with a small-enclosed cobbled courtyard overlooking the stunning grounds to the river and coast beyond sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Stackpole Estate - Lavender Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Estate - Lavender Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Estate - Lavender Cottage - Dyfed
Reference: NT013032
Lavender Cottage at Stackpole Estate in Stackpole, near Pembroke sleeps 7 people. Lavender Cottage at Stackpole Estate near Pembroke is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.


Stackpole Estate - Thyme Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Estate - Thyme Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Estate - Thyme Cottage - Dyfed
Reference: NT013035
Thyme Cottage at Stackpole Estate in Stackpole, near Pembroke sleeps 6 people. Stackpole Estate near Pembroke are National Trust Holiday Cottages. Rosemary Cottage (ref NT013034), Lavender Cottage (ref NT013032) and Thyme Cottage (ref NT013035) are three stone built terraced cottages, set in the tranquil area near Stackpole, with open views over farmland nestled in the magnificent grounds of Stackpole Estate. All three cottages share a garden that overlooks the rolling countryside. They have all been adapted for disabled living and offer the perfect base to explore this truly splendid area with bird watching, fishing, rock climbing, walking and water sports all at your fingertips. A short walk from the cottages, you will find yourself meandering through Bosherston Lakes and enjoying the spectacular display of water lilies. If you are lucky, you can spot the otters, water birds and dragonflies, which are native to this historic designed landscape. Following these sweeping footpaths will bring you to Broadhaven South, a truly picture-postcard beach to laze away the day with your family. Locally, there is a host of local attractions, with the award-winning Folly Farm, Oakwood and Manor House being a great day out for your family, or you may prefer to delve into the local history and explore Pembroke Castle. The shop and restaurant are 5 miles, with the pub and beach 1 mile from the Stackpole Estate near Pembroke. (All accommodation at Stackpole Estate refs NT013035, NT013034, NT013032).


Farm Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Farm Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Farm Cottage - Dyfed
Reference: NT013008
Farm Cottage in Stackpole, near Pembroke sleeps 4 people. Farm Cottage near Pembroke is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Explore this stunning location from delightful Farm Cottage which was once a whitewashed, traditional Welsh farmhouse. One of a pair of cottages, it has direct access across the meadow down to the truly beautiful Stackpole Quay, nestled into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.


Garden Cottage, Rothbury - Northumberland
Garden Cottage, Rothbury - Northumberland
Garden Cottage - Northumberland
Reference: NT017005
Garden Cottage in Rothbury sleeps 6 people. Garden Cottage in Rothbury is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is set in the grounds of Cragside Hall and Gardens; this absolutely charming, semi-detached cottage was built by Lord Armstrong alongside the formal gardens at Cragside for his agent. With a charming garden and sitting-out area with splendid views, Garden Cottage is now run by The National Trust. It enjoys superb views across the Italian terrace and parklands to the Coquet Valley over towards the Simonside Hills and beyond. The stunning location boasts a position in the most southern part of Cragside and the cottage attracts the sun facing south and east. Guests at the cottage have free access to Cragside Hall, the formal gardens and the hilly woodland. Cragside is a spectacle to behold when the rhododendrons are in flower, and visitors come to see the glorious blooms. Don’t miss the Rhododendron Maze! Walking through the cottage door, guests can feel the history and character linked to Cragside. With bedrooms on both levels and its quirky interior, the cottage is ideal for all age groups and will be sure to delight. The small and pretty market town of Rothbury is just over ½ a mile away with a fine selection of bespoke shops, cafes and eateries. Take a walk along the riverside or go walking further afield on the many footpaths or cycle routes. Easy access from here to the Northumberland National Park over to the east to visit Alnwick (11 miles), with the majestic castle and water gardens, cobbled streets and interesting shops. The Heritage Coast is within easy reach from here, if you can tear yourself away from the endearing and pretty location of Garden Cottage. The shop, pub and restaurant are all ½ mile from Garden Cottage in Rothbury.


Housesteads, Haydon Bridge, nr. Hexham - Northumberland
Housesteads, Haydon Bridge, nr. Hexham - Northumberland
Housesteads - Northumberland
Reference: NT017011
Housesteads in Haydon Bridge, near Hexham sleeps 5 people. Housesteads near Hexham is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which stands detached with beautiful views over the North Pennines; this Victorian farmhouse lies just 50 yards from the ruins of the Housesteads Fort, part of Hadrians Wall. Perfect for those looking for a romantic retreat, or for those looking for character, this delightful property has been tastefully restored whilst maintaining many original features. Haltwhistle is 7 miles away, a small town with shops, pubs and restaurants, and there are many great walks from the doorstep. The shop, pub and restaurant are all 5 miles from Housesteads near Hexham.


Coach House Loft, Wisbech - Cambridgeshire
Coach House Loft, Wisbech - Cambridgeshire
Coach House Loft - Cambridgeshire
Reference: NT010030
Coach House Loft in Wisbech sleeps 5 people. Coach House Loft in Wisbech is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is located just 5 minutes from the harbour; this first floor holiday apartment displays beams throughout the living area, and welcomes guests with a cosy ambience. Part of a former coach house, Coach House Loft in Wisbech lies within a shared courtyard which is accessed via the former coach entrance gates. The old quarter of the market town of Wisbech is just a few hundred yards away, and opposite the courtyard are 35 acres of National Trust land, which visitors have free access to. The delightful gardens of Peckover House are also available for guests to wander around and admire. Beach at Snettisham, 25 miles. With the shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards from Coach House Loft in Wisbech.


Tal y Braich, Capel Curig, near Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
Tal y Braich, Capel Curig, near Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
Tal y Braich - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008041
Tal y Braich in Capel Curig, near Betws-y-Coed, County Conwy sleeps 5 people. Tal y Braich near Betws-y-Coed is a National Trust Holiday Property which is a detached, stone-built cottage, accessed by a rough track and set on a working farm, and is set within the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, in the shadow of Tryfan. The cottage has a cosy wood burner and plenty of traditional features, including a Welsh slate floor. From the garden, enjoy stunning views of the mountains whilst enjoy an al fresco meal.


Coastguard Cottage 2, Peppercombe, near Clovelly - Devon
Coastguard Cottage 2, Peppercombe, near Clovelly - Devon
Coastguard Cottage 2 - Devon
Reference: NT012008
Coastguard Cottage 2 in Peppercombe, near Clovelly, Devon sleeps 3 people. Coastguard Cottage 2 near Clovelly is a National Trust Holiday Property set in secluded woodland, down a rough track, in the beautiful Peppercombe Valley, just ¼ mile from the beach. It is one of three, terraced, whitewashed cottages which are steeped in history as this is where the officers lived when policing the seas for smugglers, which later became the life-saving Coastguard Service, and where this cottage gets its name.


Emley Farmhouse, Thursley, near Godalming - Surrey
Emley Farmhouse, Thursley, near Godalming - Surrey
Emley Farmhouse - Surrey
Reference: NT001018
Emley Farmhouse in Thursley, near Godalming, Surrey sleeps 10 people. Emley Farmhouse near Godalming is a spacious, detached, Grade II listed farmhouse which is peacefully located in a wonderful rural location, accessed via an uneven farm track and surrounded by rolling fields and woodland copses. The earliest part of the property is Tudor, with later 17th-century additions, and an atmosphere that only history can bestow, with a unique country charm. Wisteria climbs up the mellow brick walls, and there is a walled enclosed garden with outside seating. For hundreds of years, Emley Farmhouse was the home to yeoman sheep farmers, and is a fine example of rural Surrey life, with the old granary and threshing barns standing opposite. Remnants of its past can be found in each room with beams, steps, gently sloping wooden floors, inglenook fireplaces and latticed windows. There is even a separate room with an internal covered well!


2 Siloam Cottage, Rhydlanfair, near Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
2 Siloam Cottage, Rhydlanfair, near Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
2 Siloam Cottage - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008006
2 Siloam Cottage in Rhydlanfair, near Betws-y-Coed, Conwy sleeps 4 people. 2 Siloam Cottage near Betws-y-Coed is a National Trust Holiday Property which is set within the Ysbyty Estate; this traditional Welsh cottage has stunning mountain and moorland views. Set within a row of three, this cosy cottage has a classic country interior that retains many original features. The National Trust’s Ty Mawr Wybrnant is located on the estate, whilst Bodnant Gardens is within easy driving distance. Explore Snowdonia National Park with its many outdoor activities, or visit the town of Betws-y-Coed, which is just 8 miles away. Fun activities nearby include Zip World, Bounce Below and Surf Snowdonia. The beach is 20 miles from 2 Siloam Cottage near Betws-y-Coed. With the shop 5 miles, and the pub & restaurant are 3 miles from 2 Siloam Cottage.


Hen Dy, Nant Gwynant, near Porthmadog - Gwynedd
Hen Dy, Nant Gwynant, near Porthmadog - Gwynedd
Hen Dy - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008036
Hen Dy in Nant Gwynant, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd sleeps 6 people. Hen Dy near Porthmadog is a National Trust Holiday Property which can be found in a beautiful rural location; this charming and traditional, old stone built farmhouse on the Hafod y Llan estate is where it is said that Llywelyn the Great resided when he wrote to King John to form their alliance. This delightful house has been lovingly restored and enjoys a great position close to the start of the Watkin footpath, leading to the summit of Snowdon. Nearby is the picturesque mountain village of Beddgelert in the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park which has much to offer the visitor, including the famous legend of the faithful hound Gelert. Enjoy a ride on the steam train on the Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. There are excellent walks in the area and beautiful beaches are just a short drive away. The beach is 14 miles from Hen Dy near Porthmadog. With the shops, restaurant and pubs 3 miles from Hen Dy.


Coleton Barton - 2 Coleton Barton, Dartmouth - Devon
Coleton Barton - 2 Coleton Barton, Dartmouth - Devon
Coleton Barton - 2 Coleton Barton - Devon
Reference: NT012018
2 Coleton Barton at Coleton Barton in Dartmouth, Devon sleeps 4 people. Coleton Barton in Dartmouth are National Trust Holiday Cottages; these two white-washed semi-detached cottages are in a prime location on the Coleton Fishacre estate in the beautiful Devon countryside. Both cottages share a large private garden with garden furniture where you can sit and relax in the peace and tranquillity of the area. 1 Coleton Barton (ref NT012017) enjoys views over the surrounding fields and farmland and 2 Coleton Barton (ref NT012018) has far reaching views towards the coast and Dart Estuary. These two charming cottages have been comfortably furnished and both have an open fire in the living room, perfect for a break any time of the year. They are situated just a 5-minute walk from Coleton Fishacre, a stunning 1920s country retreat where as guests, you are free to explore the lovely 30-acre garden with its rare and exotic plants. The house has a stunning Art Deco interior which will take you back to the 1920s with original music playing and where you can try on clothes from the era. The beach is 5 miles from Coleton Barton in Dartmouth. With the shop 3 miles, and the pub & restaurant are 2½ miles from Coleton Barton.


Penrhyn Mawr, Cemaes Bay, near Holyhead, Anglesey - Gwynedd
Penrhyn Mawr, Cemaes Bay, near Holyhead, Anglesey - Gwynedd
Penrhyn Mawr - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008037
Penrhyn Mawr in Cemaes Bay, near Holyhead, Anglesey sleeps 3 people. Penrhyn Mawr near Holyhead is a National Trust Holiday Property with commanding stunning views out to sea and a lovely rural location; this charming, detached former farmhouse has been lovingly restored and is just a short distance from the pretty village of Cemaes Bay on the north coast of Anglesey. The village itself has a good selection of local shops, cafès and two pubs, along with a beautiful sandy beach.


Henfaes House - Hywyn, Aberdaron, near Pwllheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Hywyn, Aberdaron, near Pwllheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Hywyn - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008026
Hywyn at Henfaes House in Aberdaron, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd sleeps 6 people. Henfaes House near Pwllheli is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is perfectly positioned, just a leisurely stroll from restaurants, shops and a lovely sandy beach; these two village centre apartments make an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Both apartments are within Henfaes House, a former hotel, which has been cleverly converted into four stylish apartments, Daron (ref NT008027) is a large, bright apartment located on the first and second floors, while Hywyn (ref NT008026) is a bright, spacious apartment that occupies the ground floor.


Henfaes House - Daron, Aberdaron, near Pwllheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Daron, Aberdaron, near Pwllheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Daron - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008027
Daron at Henfaes House in Aberdaron, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd sleeps 7 people. Henfaes House near Pwllheli is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is perfectly positioned, just a leisurely stroll from restaurants, shops and a lovely sandy beach; these two village centre apartments make an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Both apartments are within Henfaes House, a former hotel, which has been cleverly converted into four stylish apartments, Daron (ref NT008027) is a large, bright apartment located on the first and second floors, while Hywyn (ref NT008026) is a bright, spacious apartment that occupies the ground floor.


Coleton Barton - 1 Coleton Barton, Dartmouth - Devon
Coleton Barton - 1 Coleton Barton, Dartmouth - Devon
Coleton Barton - 1 Coleton Barton - Devon
Reference: NT012017
1 Coleton Barton at Coleton Barton in Dartmouth, Devon sleeps 4 people. Coleton Barton in Dartmouth are National Trust Holiday Cottages; these two white-washed semi-detached cottages are in a prime location on the Coleton Fishacre estate in the beautiful Devon countryside. Both cottages share a large private garden with garden furniture where you can sit and relax in the peace and tranquillity of the area. 1 Coleton Barton (ref NT012017) enjoys views over the surrounding fields and farmland and 2 Coleton Barton (ref NT012018) has far reaching views towards the coast and Dart Estuary. These two charming cottages have been comfortably furnished and both have an open fire in the living room, perfect for a break any time of the year. They are situated just a 5-minute walk from Coleton Fishacre, a stunning 1920s country retreat where as guests, you are free to explore the lovely 30-acre garden with its rare and exotic plants. The house has a stunning Art Deco interior which will take you back to the 1920s with original music playing and where you can try on clothes from the era. The beach is 5 miles from Coleton Barton in Dartmouth. With the shop 3 miles, and the pub & restaurant is 2½ miles from Coleton Barton.

National Trust - great cottages and a great cause

I hope you agree, the National Trust offer some great cottages. And it's all for a good cause too. The money made by the National Trust on their holiday cottages goes back into supporting their locations around the UK. What's not to like?



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For a holiday looking out over the sea, you can't go wrong with a lighthouse holiday. Lighthouse holidays are, by their very nature, holidays with very good sea views. Dotted in some really lovely corners of the UK, a lighthouse holiday is perfect for a few days away from it all... Find out more about Lighthouse holidays
Free car hire from James Villas
Free car hire from James Villas
Book your 2016 villa summer holiday with James Villas and get free car hire. Better be quick though, this James Villas free car hire offer finishes on 11th May 2016.. Find out more about Free car hire from James Villas
James Villas 2016 holidays
James Villas 2016 holidays
Book your James Villas 2016 holiday, and receive free car hire; free parking; welcome pack; low deposit plenty of choice... Find out more about James Villas 2016 holidays
2016 cottage and villa holidays
2016 cottage and villa holidays
Book your 2016 cottage and villa holiday and pay a low deposit, 2016 holiday at 2015 prices, and plenty of choice too... Find out more about 2016 cottage and villa holidays
€500 prize draw with James Villas
€500 prize draw with James Villas
Book your 2016 villa and enter the €500 prize draw with James Villas. Just book your holiday here, and you'll be automatically entered into the prize draw... Find out more about €500 prize draw with James Villas
Free Amazon Fire tablet from Olivers Travels
Free Amazon Fire tablet from Olivers Travels
Book your Oliver's Travels villa holiday and receive a free Amazon Fire tablet from Oliver's Travels - just for booking... Find out more about Free Amazon Fire tablet from Olivers Travels
Southwold in Suffolk
Southwold in Suffolk
For a holiday cottage by the Suffolk coast, have a look at Southwold - a nice beach, plenty of walks, and a working harbour. See some photos of Southwold... Find out more about Southwold
A villa at Hyde Park Lane on Lanzarote
A villa at Hyde Park Lane on Lanzarote
try a villa in the Canary Islands for some spring or autumn sun. We went for a villa at Hyde Park Lane on Lanzarote for a family holiday. Lovely villas - with a private swimming pool and close to the beach... Find out more about A villa at Hyde Park Lane on Lanzarote
Beach Cottage in Pakefield - a cottage by the sea
Beach Cottage in Pakefield - a cottage by the sea
A holiday on the Suffolk coast for 2 people? try Beach Cottage in Pakefield. This small cottage is next to the beach - and has views out across the sea.. Find out more about Beach Cottage