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.


Chaplains Lodge, Tyntesfield, nr. Bristol - Avon
Chaplains Lodge, Tyntesfield, nr. Bristol - Avon
Chaplains Lodge - Avon
Reference: NT003030
Chaplains Lodge in Tyntesfield, near Bristol sleeps 5 people. Chaplains Lodge near Bristol is a National Trust Holiday Cottage; Chaplain’s Lodge is a beautifully restored mid-Victorian gate-lodge, providing all the comforts of a country retreat. Built in the 1890s in Gothic revival style, it retains typical decorations of dark painted wood, Victorian wallpapers and Victorian furniture.


Lower House, Bossington, nr. Minehead - Somerset
Lower House, Bossington, nr. Minehead - Somerset
Lower House - Somerset
Reference: NT003038
Lower House in Bossington, near Minehead sleeps 10 people. Lower House near Minehead is a National Trust Holiday Cottage located in the picturesque seaside village of Bossington; Lower House is a charming part-thatched, part-tiled character property. With generously proportioned rooms and a lovely enclosed garden, the house retains original features whilst offering guests a very good level of comfort and convenience. The surrounding countryside is one of Somerset’s best kept secrets with stunning coastal and moorland scenery. There are numerous walks from the cottage to the coast and into the countryside.


Portland House, Weymouth - Dorset
Portland House, Weymouth - Dorset
Portland House - Dorset
Reference: NT003042
Portland House in Weymouth sleeps 12 people. Portland House in Weymouth is a National Trust Holiday Cottage; Portland House is a wonderful Grade II listed, detached, Mediterranean-style villa built in 1935. It is situated in 2 acres of enclosed gardens and has stunning views overlooking Portland Harbour and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Furnished in Art Deco style reflecting that period, it contains some beautiful original features and period furniture, reminiscent of times past. It makes excellent use of the natural slope, maximising exposure to the fine, south-facing views and has two broad terraces (one above the other), with most rooms having French windows opening out on to them. Seven bedrooms make this gracious villa an ideal place for families and friends to meet up and enjoy a great location for a reunion - perhaps wining and dining on the terraces and simply watching time pass by.


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 - The Farmhouse, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - The Farmhouse, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - The Farmhouse - Cornwall
Reference: NT011017
The Farmhouse at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey sleeps 4 people. Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey is a National Trust holiday cottage. Set in beautiful surroundings, the properties at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey (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 - 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 - Meadow Cottage, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Meadow Cottage, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Meadow Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011019
Meadow Cottage at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey sleeps 3 people. These National Trust holiday properties are 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.


Mohun, Fowey - Cornwall
Mohun, Fowey - Cornwall
Mohun - Cornwall
Reference: NT011020
Mohun at Pont Pill in Fowey sleeps 2 people. Mohun can be found near the head of Pont Pill, on the southern bank is the sweet little hideaway of Mohun. Both cottages (refs NT011016 and NT011020) 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. The beach is 2 miles from Mohun at Pont Pill in Fowey. With the shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.


Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Pitt, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Pitt, Lanteglos-by-Fowey - Cornwall
Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Pitt - Cornwall
Reference: NT011021
Pitt at Triggabrowne Farm Cottages in Lanteglos-by-Fowey sleeps 4 people. Triggabrowne Farm Cottages is a National Trust holiday property which is 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.


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.


Pont Creek Cottage, Fowey - Cornwall
Pont Creek Cottage, Fowey - Cornwall
Pont Creek Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011085
Pont Creek Cottage in Fowey sleeps 3 people. Pont Creek Cottage in Fowey is a National Trust Holiday Cottage, set close to the edge of the beautiful and peaceful creek, home to swans and other water birds. Pont Creek is a simple stone building which was once a stable with a loft above. You can still see the row of pigeon holes below its slate roof. Just metres from the water’s edge and with densely-wooded banks rising on either side, Pont Creek Cottage makes a cosy and enchanting base from which to explore the delights of the Fowey estuary. In summer months the footpaths along the creek are popular with local walkers, and the creek itself enjoyed by boaters. The cottage itself sits on one of the prettiest and most dramatic local walks, the Hall Walk is popular with visitors and locals.


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.


Cutmadoc, Lanhydrock, nr. Bodmin - Cornwall
Cutmadoc, Lanhydrock, nr. Bodmin - Cornwall
Cutmadoc - Cornwall
Reference: NT011095
Cutmadoc in Lanhydrock, near Bodmin sleeps 6 people. Cutmadoc near Bodmin is a National Trust Holiday Cottage hidden away in its own delightful secluded garden; this large, villa-style holiday cottage was built in the 1920s. Cutmadoc near Bodmin has a truly privileged position with views over Lanhydrock’s historic parkland and it is the only holiday cottage in the heart of Cornwall’s National Trust estate. Enjoy all of the delights of Lanhydrock within a short walk from the front door, and then return to the privacy and peace of Cutmadoc at any time. For the more adventurous, there are 10km of off road cycle trails for all the family and a cycle skills area in nearby woodland. Although Lanhydrock alone would be enough to keep you enthralled for an entire holiday, Cutmadoc is perfectly placed in the centre of Cornwall for you to take advantage of both the north and south coasts, and the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, all within easy reach. The shop is 3 miles, with the pub and restaurant 4 miles from Cutmadoc near Bodmin.


The Watch Tower, Compton, nr. Paignton - Devon
The Watch Tower, Compton, nr. Paignton - Devon
The Watch Tower - Devon
Reference: NT012004
The Watch Tower in Compton, near Paignton sleeps 2 people. The Watch Tower near Paignton is a National Trust Holiday Property.

The Watch Tower is a quirky holiday home, entered through a large wooden door in the side of Compton Castle, a fascinating building built into the curtain wall. From the moment you drive through the gates to this imposing castle, you feel like the lord and lady of the manor. The property is arranged over three floors and this holiday cottage has been carefully converted, retaining much of the character of this exceptional historic building. The castle is only open to the public from May to the end of October and is only open for three days a week, so there is a lot of private time at the castle. There are wonderful gardens to explore and the history is amazing. Compton is just three miles from inviting anchorage at Torbay, so would have been in the front line of any Spanish invasion. As Vice-Admiral of Devon, Compton Castle’s Sir John Gilbert (1533-96) played a leading part in marshalling ships, men and supplies to meet the Armada in 1588, while Sir John’s brothers provided ships for the English fleet. The fleet commanders, Sir Frances Drake and Sir John Hawkins, were both Devon men; their defeat of the Spanish Armada was one of the proudest moments in Devon’s maritime history. A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and a portcullis, set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards, is a bewitching mixture of romance and history. Home for nearly 600 years to the Gilbert family, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert - half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh. There are many other places to visit close by, including Dartmoor with its dramatic tors and ponies, as well as Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth which are worth a visit, and many other National Trust properties close by. The nearest shop is 1 mile, with a pub 4 miles and restaurant 100 yards from The Watch Tower near Paignton.


Forge Cottage, Branscombe, nr. Beer - Devon
Forge Cottage, Branscombe, nr. Beer - Devon
Forge Cottage - Devon
Reference: NT012006
Forge Cottage in Branscombe, near Beer sleeps 4 people. Forge Cottage is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is a traditional and beautiful thatched cottage, decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Adjoining another property, Forge Cottage lies right in the heart of the village. Soak up the unique and bustling atmosphere of the village - with its old pubs, blacksmith and shop - take advantage of some magnificent walks on the doorstep, along the coast path or inland, through the wooded valleys and patchwork fields of this far south-eastern part of Devon. There is an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove for cosy evenings, and an enclosed garden ideal for al fresco dining. The charming seaside towns of Seaton and Sidmouth are also within easy reach. An easy graded trail winds up from the beach to the village passing Manor Mill, some tearooms and the working forge. For the more adventurous, join the coast path and wander around Beer, once a notorious smuggling centre, or explore eastwards and discover wild dramatic cliffs and steep, green valleys. From Branscombe, you can walk along the South West Coast Path, head east to Beer or west towards Sidmouth via Weston and Salcombe Hill. From high on the cliff top you can enjoy views out to sea can be enjoyed. There are many other National Trust places to visit close by. The shop is 1 mile, with the pub and restaurant ¼ mile from Forge Cottage near Beer.


Coastguard Cottage 1, Peppercombe, nr. Clovelly - Devon
Coastguard Cottage 1, Peppercombe, nr. Clovelly - Devon
Coastguard Cottage 1 - Devon
Reference: NT012007
Coastguard Cottage 1 in Peppercombe, near Clovelly sleeps 4 people. Coastguard Cottage 1 near Clovelly is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. The perfect choice for a unique seaside holiday or a relaxing escape at any time of the year, Coastguard Cottage 1 is just a few minutes stroll from the pebbly and rocky foreshore of Peppercombe Beach. It is one of three pretty cottages nestled within the beautiful secluded woods of Peppercombe Valley.


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.


Heathland Cottages - Number 1, Norden, nr. Corfe Castle - Dorset
Heathland Cottages - Number 1, Norden, nr. Corfe Castle - Dorset
Heathland Cottages - Number 1 - Dorset
Reference: NT003002
Number 1 at Heathland Cottages in Norden, near Corfe Castle sleeps 6 people. Heathland Cottages near Corfe Castle is one the National Trust Holiday Cottages. These National Trust owned holiday cottages are situated in a peaceful setting in Purbeck. Number 1 (ref NT003002) is a single-storey, quirky cottage that was once a former nurses home, and Number 3 (ref NT003016) enjoys a wooden interior and multi-fuel burner, as well as a gallery bedroom overlooking the open plan kitchen and sitting area. Also in this property, the shower room on the ground level has some facilities for the less mobile and features an old brick copper water heater. Both properties (refs NT003002, NT003016) enjoy lovely views of the Purbeck Hills and nature reserve. There is so much to explore in this historical area of Dorset. The village of Corfe Castle is 2 miles away, not only does it feature small independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants but also the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle which dates back to the 11th century and was built by William The Conqueror. For more history visit the market town of Wareham, situated between the rivers of Frome and Piddle. It is of Saxon origin, once you are here you can visit the town museum and enjoy a boat ride on the river (4 miles). The seaside town of Swanage (7 miles) has a large sandy beach with tourist shops, amusement arcades and the 6 mile long Heritage Steam Railway that travels through the Isle of Purbeck, runs at weekends and Bank Holidays from mid-February to the end of the year and every day of the week between April and October. From Studland Bay (7 miles) to Exmouth stretches the 95-mile Jurassic Coastline, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for being one of the richest heritage sites for prehistoric remains. Other attractions include Monkey World (8 miles) and the Tank Museum (8½ miles). The beach is 8 miles. With the shop 2 miles, and the pub and restaurant are 400 yards from Heathland Cottages near Corfe Castle.


Heathland Cottages - Number 3, Norden, nr. Corfe Castle - Dorset
Heathland Cottages - Number 3, Norden, nr. Corfe Castle - Dorset
Heathland Cottages - Number 3 - Dorset
Reference: NT003016
Number 3 at Heathland Cottages in Norden, near Corfe Castle sleeps 6 people. Heathland Cottages near Corfe Castle are a collection of National Trust Holiday Cottages. These National Trust owned holiday cottages are situated in a peaceful setting in Purbeck. Number 1 (ref NT003002) is a single-storey, quirky cottage that was once a former nurses home, and Number 3 (ref NT003016) enjoys a wooden interior and multi-fuel burner, as well as a gallery bedroom overlooking the open plan kitchen and sitting area. Also in this property, the shower room on the ground level has some facilities for the less mobile and features an old brick copper water heater. Both properties (refs NT003016, NT003002) enjoy lovely views of the Purbeck Hills and nature reserve. There is so much to explore in this historical area of Dorset. The village of Corfe Castle is 2 miles away, not only does it feature small independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants but also the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle which dates back to the 11th century and was built by William The Conqueror. For more history visit the market town of Wareham, situated between the rivers of Frome and Piddle. It is of Saxon origin, once you are here you can visit the town museum and enjoy a boat ride on the river (4 miles). The seaside town of Swanage (7 miles) has a large sandy beach with tourist shops, amusement arcades and the 6 mile long Heritage Steam Railway that travels through the Isle of Purbeck, runs at weekends and Bank Holidays from mid-February to the end of the year and every day of the week between April and October. From Studland Bay (7 miles) to Exmouth stretches the 95-mile Jurassic Coastline, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for being one of the richest heritage sites for prehistoric remains. Other attractions include Monkey World (8 miles) and the Tank Museum (8½ miles). The beach is 8 miles from Heathland Cottages near Corfe Castle. With the shop 2 miles, and the pub & restaurant are 400 yards.


Church Lawn, Stourhead - Wiltshire
Church Lawn, Stourhead - Wiltshire
Church Lawn - Wiltshire
Reference: NT003017
Church Lawn in Stourhead sleeps 7 people. Church Lawn in Stourhead is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. This charming stone cottage stands right at the entrance to the gardens on the National Trust Estate of Stourhead, overlooking its own lawned area to the village church across the lane. Out of the front door, turn right and the garden of Stourhead is there to be enjoyed daily with its temples, monuments, rare trees and plants set around the magnificent lake.


1 Strode House, Barrington, nr. Ilminster - Somerset
1 Strode House, Barrington, nr. Ilminster - Somerset
1 Strode House - Somerset
Reference: NT003026
1 Strode House in Barrington, near Ilminster sleeps 6 people. 1 Strode House is a National Trust Holiday Cottage set in a superb location in the grounds of the National Trust at Barrington Court House and Gardens, in South Somerset, near Ilminster. This delightful, two storey, spacious apartment offers a unique holiday home being on this wonderful estate with its heritage and gardens. Situated in the red brick Strode House, built in 1674 by William Strode II, as a grand stable to the old manor house which is next door, and built in 1550, it offers a stunning background to the beautiful gardens on this estate. In 1745 the estate passed out of the hands of the Strode family and by the 1890s was in decline, until Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, a founder member of the National Trust, recommended to the trust that they should acquire it and preserve it for the future. In 1920 Colonel Arthur Lyle (a director of Abram Lyle and Sons, that would later merge with Henry Tate and Sons, to form the famous sugar refining company Tate and Lyle), took a 99 year lease and took steps to create a model estate. The Court, Strode House and the surrounding landscape were remodelled and in 1991, the management of the estate returned back to the fold of the National Trust. Strode House itself now houses the National Trust restaurant and apartments, of which this is one, and from where you can explore these delightful gardens, and of course visit the magnificent Elizabethan house of Barrington Court.


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 - Enlli, Aberdaron, nr. Pwilheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Enlli, Aberdaron, nr. Pwilheli - Gwynedd
Henfaes House - Enlli - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008025
Enlli at Henfaes House in Aberdaron, near Pwilheli sleeps 4 people. Enlli at Henfaes House is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is 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.


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 - Elbow Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Elbow Cottage, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Elbow Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011004
Elbow Cottage at Cotehele Estate in Cotehele, near Callington sleeps 4 people. Cotehele Estate near Callington is a National Trust Property. Elbow Cottage is on a 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.


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.


Cotehele Estate - Tremletts 4, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate -  Tremletts 4, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Tremletts 4 - Cornwall
Reference: NT011011
Tremletts 4 on the Cotehele Estate in Cotehele, near Callington sleeps 2 people. Cotehele Estate near Callington is a National Trust Property 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.


Old House, Lansallos, nr. Looe - Cornwall
Old House, Lansallos, nr. Looe - Cornwall
Old House - Cornwall
Reference: NT011013
Old House in Lansallos, near Looe sleeps 4 people. Old House near Looe is a National Trust Holiday Cottage on the edge of Lansallos, halfway between the coastal villages of Polruan and Polperro. This small hamlet is a cluster of cottages around a charming church.


West House, Lansallos, nr. Looe - Cornwall
West House, Lansallos, nr. Looe - Cornwall
West House - Cornwall
Reference: NT011014
West House in Lansallos, near Looe sleeps 6 people. West House near Looe is a National Trust Holiday Cottage on the edge of Lansallos, halfway between the coastal villages of Polruan and Polperro. This small hamlet is a cluster of cottages around a charming church.


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 - Retainers Court, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Retainers Court, Cotehele, nr. Callington - Cornwall
Cotehele Estate - Retainers Court - Cornwall
Reference: NT011087
Retainers Court 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.


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.


Greenway Apartment, Galmpton - Devon
Greenway Apartment, Galmpton - Devon
Greenway Apartment - Devon
Reference: NT012044
Greenway Apartment in Galmpton sleeps 8 people. Greenway Apartment is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Greenway, the summer residence of the famous author Agatha Christie, is a magical place to explore, with its rich historical interior and the wildness and mystery of its garden. The long driveway to the house is stunning in itself, and when you see the house it is breathtaking. Agatha Christie set three of her novels here, all of which feature on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail: Five Little Pigs, Dead Man’s Folly and Ordeal by Innocence.


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.


524 Pamphill Green Cottage, Wimborne Minster - Dorset
524 Pamphill Green Cottage, Wimborne Minster - Dorset
524 Pamphill Green Cottage - Dorset
Reference: NT003023
524 Pamphill Green Cottage in Wimborne Minster sleeps 4 people. 524 Pamphill Green Cottage is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. 524 Pamphill Green Cottage in Wimborne Minster adjoins a period cottage and is peacefully tucked away in a quiet part of the Kingston Lacy Estate. It is situated on the edge of the undulating Cranborne Chase, and close to the attractive town of Wimborne Minster which has an array of shops, pubs, eateries and amenities. Pamphill Green Cottage has a wealth of character, with features such as beams, sloping floors and ceilings, low doorways and a wood-burning stove. A charming retreat for those wishing to enjoy local scenic walks, and observe wildlife from the large lawned garden.


Nant Las, Ganllwyd, nr. Dolgellau - Gwynedd
Nant Las, Ganllwyd, nr. Dolgellau - Gwynedd
Nant Las - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008003
Nant Las in Ganllwyd, near Dolgellau sleeps 2 people. Nant Las near Dolgellau is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Nant Las is a small comfortable cottage which lies in a secluded woodland setting on the National Trust’s Dolmelynllyn Estate in the Snowdonia National Park. A charming cottage with a quirky layout, ideal for romantic getaways. Predominantly of timber construction, it was built in the 19th-century as an observatory, housing a telescope for nearby Dolmelynllyn Hall, which is now a hotel and restaurant. The scenery is spectacular and varied, and Nant Las enjoys views across the valley to rugged hill country. Nearby, and easily accessible by footpath, is Rhaiadr Ddu, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wales. Its south Snowdonia location provides an excellent base for exploring the heart of North Wales, from the Dyfi Estuary to the West Wales coastline, and on up through the Snowdonia mountain range. The Coed-y-Brenin Forest, Harlech Castle, Portmeirion, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, Betws Y Coed and the Llyn Peninsula are within easy driving distance. The beach is 8 miles. With a shop 3 miles, and the pub & restaurant are 220 yards from Nant Las near Dolgellau.


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.


Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House, Capel Curig, nr. Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House, Capel Curig, nr. Betws-y-Coed - Gwynedd
Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008021
Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House in Capel Curig, near Betws-y-Coed sleeps 8 people. Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House near Betws-y-Coed is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House is a restored, detached Victorian farmhouse in an outstanding location in central Snowdonia with stunning mountain views including the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod. Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House was built in the early 19th century as part of the Penrhyn Estate. It is located on a working farm and heated by an innovative and low carbon wood-pellet heating system. The house and farm are the setting of the iconic book I Bought a Mountain, a classic tale of life on an upland Welsh farm between the two world wars by Thomas Firbank. Another famous occupant, and the donor of the farm to the National Trust, was Esme Kirby, an environmental campaigner and founder of the watchdog group, Snowdonia Society. Close by is the mountain village of Capel Curig, a mecca for climbers and walkers, whilst the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed is nearby. In the other directions is Pen-y-Gwryd and the dramatic Llanberis Pass leading to the village of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon. The shop is 1 mile, with the pub and restaurant 1½ miles from Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House near Betws-y-Coed.


Tri-A-Hanner, Porthdinllaen, nr. Pwllheli - Gwynedd
Tri-A-Hanner, Porthdinllaen, nr. Pwllheli - Gwynedd
Tri-A-Hanner - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008024
Tri-A-Hanner in Porthdinllaen, near Pwllheli sleeps 2 people. Tri-A-Hanner near Pwllheli is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is located in the unique and beautiful fishing village of Porthdinallaen on the Llyn Peninsula. Tri-A-Hanner near Pwllheli is a terraced cottage which makes for the ultimate couple’s cosy retreat. There are miles of sandy beaches and cliff walks from the doorstep, along with one of the most scenic golf courses in the country. Porthdinllaen is a spectacular spot with magnificent views and sheltered waters, perfect for watching the coming and going of local fishermen. Within easy reach of the cottage are a myriad of outdoor pursuits and visitor attractions including the Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle and narrow gauge steam railways. Pwllheli, 7 miles, has a wider selection of shops pubs and restaurants. The beach and a seasonal pub are only 10 yards from Tri-A-Hanner near Pwllheli. With the shop and restaurant ¾ mile..


Elm Cottage, Boscastle - Cornwall
Elm Cottage, Boscastle - Cornwall
Elm Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011049
Elm Cottage in Boscastle sleeps 4 people. Elm Cottage in Boscastle is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is a Grade ll listed property. A rare example of a beautiful, unspoilt 17th-century cottage, Elm Cottage has been restored to maintain the essential character and features such as the slate flag floors and low beamed ceilings. The cottage has a garden and is tucked away on its own in the lovely wooded Valency Valley, just metres from the river, and a mile upstream from Boscastle, one of the most unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful villages in Cornwall. Home to quaint, stone built cottages, shops, art galleries, tea rooms, an Elizabethan quay and coastal walks.


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.


Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar, nr. Scarborough - North Yorkshire
Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar, nr. Scarborough - North Yorkshire
Chapel Cottage - North Yorkshire
Reference: NT020025
Chapel Cottage in Ravenscar, near Scarborough sleeps 4 people. Chapel Cottage near Scarborough is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Chapel Cottage is a detached, single-storey, stone cottage which sits in an enviable location at the top of Ravenscar with panoramic sea views towards Robin Hood’s Bay. Boasting cliff top walks from the doorstep, this is a perfect location for ramblers, or those just wishing to sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Ideal for exploring both the Heritage Coast of Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. A short drive leads to the North York Moors and Harwood Dale where there are many picnic areas, cycle tracks and fishing lakes to enjoy. The coastal town of Scarborough is just 11 miles away, and boasts two bays, north and south, with an eclectic mix of shops and traditional seaside entertainment.


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.


Overhaven, St Minver, nr. Wadebridge - Cornwall
Overhaven, St Minver, nr. Wadebridge - Cornwall
Overhaven - Cornwall
Reference: NT011034
Overhaven in St Minver, near Wadebridge sleeps 6 people. Overhaven near Wadebridge is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Overhaven is perfectly located just a 10-minute stroll down the bridleway to Pentireglaze beach or a 5-minute drive to the fabulous surfing beach at Polzeath. There are stunning views over rolling countryside down to the sea.


The Clinker and The Gaffer - The Clinker, Boscastle - Cornwall
The Clinker and The Gaffer - The Clinker, Boscastle - Cornwall
The Clinker and The Gaffer - The Clinker - Cornwall
Reference: NT011099
The Clinker 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 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 Clinker in Boscastle. (All accommodation at The Clinker and The Gaffer refs NT011099, NT011100)


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.


Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Ash Cottage, Morcombelake, nr. Bridport - Dorset
Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Ash Cottage, Morcombelake, nr. Bridport - Dorset
Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Ash Cottage - Dorset
Reference: NT003004
Ash Cottage in Morcombelake, near Bridport sleeps 3 people. Ash Cottage near Bridport is one of the National Trust Holiday Properties. These thatched, National Trust, traditional farmhouse cottages are two of a small row of cottages in a glorious location in St Gabriels. Nestling under Golden Cap (a cliff situated on the English Channel coast between Bridport and Charmouth), between West Bay, Bridport and Lyme Regis, they are accessed by a track and are located on a magnificent stretch of the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with superb scenic coastal and inland walking in abundance. The South West Coastal Path is on the doorstep, or the Monarchs Way, Langdon Hill, Stonebarrow and Cogden Circular offer tempting invigorating walking. Freshen up in the local pub with some fine food and drink after walking from the top of Golden Cap and down to Seatown. Nearby, visit Lyme Regis, the jewel in the crown of Dorset’s fine coast, and take in the wonderful harbour and Cobb. Perhaps delve into some fishing, boating, swimming and fossil hunting, or maybe amble around this quaint seaside resort and enjoy the local shops, crafts and restaurants. Inland, explore the picturesque Marshwood Vale, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Forde Abbey and Gardens, or up the coast towards Weymouth and Portland, taking in the superb Chesil Beach, Burton Bradstock, and Abbotsbury with its fine tropical gardens and swannery. Beach 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles. (All accommodation refs NT003004, NT003029)


Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Elm Cottage, Morcombelake, nr. Bridport - Dorset
Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Elm Cottage, Morcombelake, nr. Bridport - Dorset
Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Elm Cottage - Dorset
Reference: NT003029
Elm Cottage in Morcombelake, near Bridport sleeps 5 people. Elm Cottage near Bridport is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. These thatched, National Trust, traditional farmhouse cottages are two of a small row of cottages in a glorious location in St Gabriels. Nestling under Golden Cap (a cliff situated on the English Channel coast between Bridport and Charmouth), between West Bay, Bridport and Lyme Regis, they are accessed by a track and are located on a magnificent stretch of the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with superb scenic coastal and inland walking in abundance. The South West Coastal Path is on the doorstep, or the Monarchs Way, Langdon Hill, Stonebarrow and Cogden Circular offer tempting invigorating walking. Freshen up in the local pub with some fine food and drink after walking from the top of Golden Cap and down to Seatown. Nearby, visit Lyme Regis, the jewel in the crown of Dorset’s fine coast, and take in the wonderful harbour and Cobb. Perhaps delve into some fishing, boating, swimming and fossil hunting, or maybe amble around this quaint seaside resort and enjoy the local shops, crafts and restaurants. Inland, explore the picturesque Marshwood Vale, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Forde Abbey and Gardens, or up the coast towards Weymouth and Portland, taking in the superb Chesil Beach, Burton Bradstock, and Abbotsbury with its fine tropical gardens and swannery. Beach 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles. (All accommodation at Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage refs NT003029, NT003004)


Mowhay, Gwendra, Veryan, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Mowhay, Gwendra, Veryan, nr. St Mawes - Cornwall
Mowhay - Cornwall
Reference: NT011083
Mowhay in Gwendra, Veryan, near St Mawes sleeps 6 people. Mowhay near St Mawes is a National Trust Holiday Property which is stylish and comfortable, and has been converted from traditional stone and slate farm buildings. Mowhay near St Mawes is situated in the old farming hamlet of Gwendra, nestled into the cliffs above the long sandy beaches of Carne and Pendower, on the far side of Gerrans Bay.


Byre 3, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Byre 3, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Byre 3 - Dyfed
Reference: NT013005
Byre 3 in Stackpole, near Pembroke sleeps 5 people. Byre 3 near Pembroke is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.

Escape to this superbly situated cottage offering stunning views down over Stackpole Quay and out onto the blue sea. Imagine yourself enjoying a morning walk from your patio doors across the farmland and onto the picture postcard quay. From here you have two beautiful sandy beaches, miles of sand dunes and hundreds of acres of estate teamed with wildlife to immerse yourself in. This traditional stone built cottage really does nestle into the countryside and has a thoughtfully appointed interior including an open-plan living space with a large focal wood-burning stove to relax in front of and enjoy a cosy night in.


Stackpole Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Cottage - Dyfed
Reference: NT013013
Stackpole Cottage in Stackpole, near Pembroke sleeps 5 people. Stackpole Cottage near Pembroke is a National Trust Holiday Cottage.

Delve into this truly unique location of Stackpole Cottage, which is just a few hundred yards away from the picture postcard bay of Stackpole Quay. This traditional two-storey, stone built cottage that adjoins the original farmhouse overlooking the large courtyard, really is special. A five-minute stroll and you will find yourself on the quay, where there are two beautiful sandy beaches, miles of sand dunes and hundreds of acres of National Trust estate teamed with wildlife to immerse yourself with. Stackpole Cottage has a enclosed garden to the front, and a shared garden to the side and rear, where you can enjoy the magnificent sea views. Inside, this wonderful cottage is very spacious with separate kitchen and living room with a tremendous inglenook fireplace commanding the room for those warm and cosy nights. Locally, there are host of local attractions for your family with the award-winning Folly Farm and Oakwood Manor House close by. For keen golfers, there is an 18-hole links course in Tenby, where you can enjoy the splendours amongst the sand dunes or maybe a stroll around the famous walled town of Tenby. From here you may prefer to take a boat trip to Caldey Island where Cistercian Monks welcome visitors to share the delights of their island throughout the summer. The beach is 800 yards from Stackpole Cottage near Pembroke. With the shop 5 miles, the pub 1½ miles and restaurant 2 miles.


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).


Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Pontbrenmydyr, Llanerchaeron, nr. Aberaeron - Dyfed
Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Pontbrenmydyr, Llanerchaeron, nr. Aberaeron - Dyfed
Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Pontbrenmydyr - Dyfed
Reference: NT013026
Pontbrenmydyr in Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron sleeps 2 people. Pontbrenmydyr near Aberaeron is a National Trust Holiday Cottages, one of a pair.

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 NT 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.


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.


Little Breck, Amroth, nr. Narberth - Dyfed
Little Breck, Amroth, nr. Narberth - Dyfed
Little Breck - Dyfed
Reference: NT008023
Little Breck in Amroth, near Narberth sleeps 6 people. Little Breck is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which can be found in a valley with elevated views down to Colby Woodland Gardens. Little Breck is situated in an idyllic woodland location. This detached, substantial bungalow was built in the early 1970s for Miss Mason, the donor of the Colby Estate to the National Trust. It is approximately 440 yards from the wonderful Colby Woodland Gardens, and a 5-minute drive from the beach at Amroth. Little Breck has been thoughtfully appointed with feature wooden flooring throughout the living room, and a large feature wood-burning stove to enjoy those cosy nights in front of the blazing fire. The beautifully crafted wooden floors continue to flow through the large dining room and in to the bedrooms to really add to the character. From the dining room, enjoy breakfast outside on the private patio whilst looking out to the stunning enveloped woodlands. Why not take a morning stroll down in to Colby Woodland Gardens and discover the splendour of these secret valley gardens?


The Cwms, Amroth, nr. Saundersfoot - Dyfed
The Cwms, Amroth, nr. Saundersfoot - Dyfed
The Cwms - Dyfed
Reference: NT013001
The Cwms in Amroth, near Saundersfoot sleeps 4 people. The Cwms near Saundersfoot is aNational Trust Holiday Cottage which is reached via a winding woodland track and over a little bridge and stream; this uniquely situated, characterful cottage, is set in a wooded valley adjoining the lovely Colby Woodland Gardens. This secluded, Victorian cottage gives off a sense of adventure from the moment you arrive. Stroll up through the garden to visit the tea room for some freshly brewed coffee, and enjoy browsing the gift shop. The Cwms really is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle, and to relax and enjoy the trickling stream in the garden, or stargazing in the evening. The cottage is full of character, with a large wood-burning stove in the living room for those wintery evenings. For the summer months, enjoy woodland walks, the wildflower meadow and the colourful walled gardens, or al fresco dining in the large secluded gardens. In autumn, there are marvellous colours of acers, dogwoods and sweet-gum. For those who like beautiful scenery, this holiday property is the ideal base from which to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. With the coastal path running through Wisemans Bridge to the west, and Pendine to the east, this coastline is truly magnificent with a total of 186 miles to discover. Amroth is just a 10-minute walk away. The shop is 3 miles, with the beach, pub and restaurant ½ mile from The Cwms near Saundersfoot.


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.


Chenhalls Barn, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Chenhalls Barn, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Chenhalls Barn - Cornwall
Reference: NT011001
Chenhalls Barn in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth sleeps 5 people. Chenhalls Barn near Falmouth is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which beach lovers and walkers will adore. Chenhalls Barn near Falmouth is a detached, reverse level barn with stunning coastal views. Ideal for families or couples all year round, it is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the road between Mawnan Smith and Maenporth Cove. Chenhalls Barn enjoys outstanding views over Falmouth Bay from its first floor living room. Originally part of nearby Chenhalls Farm, this splendid historic barn has been sensitively converted into comfortable holiday accommodation. A path opposite the barn leads down through woodland to a lovely quiet beach, and direct access to the coast path for walks towards Falmouth to the left, or the Helford River and Mawnan Church to the right.


Bosloe Country House - Bosveal, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - Bosveal, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Bosloe Country House - Bosveal - Cornwall
Reference: NT011051
Bosveal at Bosloe Country House in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth sleeps 10 people. Bosloe Country House near Falmouth is a National Trust Holiday Property. Bosveal occupies the main, central part of Bosloe Country House and is an exquisite property with its grand dining hall, panelled walls, commanding staircase and all bedrooms facing south with stunning views over gardens to the Helford River and coast.


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.


Honors House, Zennor, nr. St Ives - Cornwall
Honors House, Zennor, nr. St Ives - Cornwall
Honors House - Cornwall
Reference: NT011061
Honors House in Zennor, near St Ives sleeps 6 people. Honors House near St Ives is a National Trust Holiday Cottage located at the end of a mile-long track; Honor’s House is a cottage adjoining the main farmhouse. The cottage has a walled front garden and a terrace for enjoying morning coffees. There are many beautiful walks to be had right from the doorstep.


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 - Rosemary Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Estate - Rosemary Cottage, Stackpole, nr. Pembroke - Dyfed
Stackpole Estate - Rosemary Cottage - Dyfed
Reference: NT013034
Rosemary Cottage at Stackpole Estate in Stackpole, near Pembroke sleeps 7 people. The 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 at Stackpole Estate near Pembroke 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 sop and restaurant are 5 miles, with the beach and pub 1 mile from the Stackpole Estate near Pembroke. (All accommodation at Stackpole Estate refs NT013034, NT013035, NT013032).


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).


Glebe Cottage, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Glebe Cottage, Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth - Cornwall
Glebe Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011055
Glebe Cottage in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth sleeps 2 people. Glebe Cottage near Falmouthis a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is located in the quiet prestigious coastal area just outside the pretty village of Mawnan Smith, with a thatch pub, village square providing every day facilities including a post office, store, tea rooms, small museum and sub-tropical gardens. Glebe Cottage is just yards from the stunning South West Coastal Path, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Homemade meals can be made upon arrival on request. Perfectly located between the vibrant town of Falmouth with prestigious marinas, restaurants, bars, museums, cinema, shops and the peaceful tranquillity and beauty of the Helford River and small beaches.


Darnbrook Cottage, Darnbrook, nr. Settle - North Yorkshire
Darnbrook Cottage, Darnbrook, nr. Settle - North Yorkshire
Darnbrook Cottage - North Yorkshire
Reference: NT020020
Darnbrook Cottage in Darnbrook, near Settle sleeps 5 people. Darnbrook Cottage near Settle is a National Trust Holiday Cottage set in the 3-dwelling hamlet of Darnbrook; at the base of Fountains Fell, this detached cottage, accessed by a rough track, sits in a remote location on a working sheep farm. Enjoying beautiful views over the surrounding dales of Malham Moor, the property has a grassed area to the rear that catches the evening sun, and a cosy open fire for those cooler evenings. Close by are Malham Tarn and Malham Cove, and the market towns of Settle and Skipton are a short drive away. It is ideally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, and the delightful, picturesque villages of Malhamdale, Littondale and Wharfedale, all of which are within easy reach and are fantastic for walking enthusiasts. The nearest shop and restaurant are 8 miles, with the pub 2½ miles from Darnbrook Cottage near Settle.


Thatch Cottage, Calke, nr. Ashby-De-La-Zouch - Derbyshire
Thatch Cottage, Calke, nr. Ashby-De-La-Zouch - Derbyshire
Thatch Cottage - Derbyshire
Reference: NT007018
Thatch Cottage in Calke, near Ashby-De-La-Zouch sleeps 6 people. Thatch Cottage near Ashby-De-La-Zouch is located on the edge of the Calke Abbey estate this beautiful thatched cottage provides a great base from which to explore the area or simply to relax and unwind. When you are staying in the cottage you are welcome to explore the parkland during the day and out of hours once the day visitors have gone home. The property also provides a perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside, historic market towns and country houses as well as being within walking distance of the pub. There are good walks and cycle routes straight from the door and the cottage also benefits from a large lawned garden with private seating area. The shop, pub and restaurant are 2 miles from Thatch Cottage near Ashby-De-La-Zouch.


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.


The Old Rectory, Gunby, nr. Burgh le Marsh - Lincolnshire
The Old Rectory, Gunby, nr. Burgh le Marsh - Lincolnshire
The Old Rectory - Lincolnshire
Reference: NT007012
The Old Rectory in Gunby, near Burgh le Marsh sleeps 11 people. The Old Rectory near Burgh le Marsh is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which is a late 18th-century Regency Rectory house ideal for family gatherings or friends' reunions. With delightful large gardens and wonderful views across open countryside, The Old Rectory near Burgh le Marsh is a peaceful house which provides an excellent base from which to explore this area of Lincolnshire, whether it’s the local coastline with its sandy beaches and traditional seaside resort of Skegness, days out walking or cycling in the Lincolnshire Wolds, or visiting market towns and peaceful countryside villages. Located at the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a great touring base. Local pubs serve good food and refreshments. Lincoln famous for its cathedral, castle and Magna Carta Visitors Centre is less than an hours’ drive, with Spilsby a 15-minute drive, Horncastle 20 minutes’ and Louth a little further. All the local market towns are worth visiting. The National Trust site of Gunby Hall is a short drive away. The beach is 7 miles, with the shop 3 miles, and the pub & restaurant 2 miles from The Old Rectory near Burgh le Marsh.


Whitegates Cottage, Gunby, nr. Skegness - Lincolnshire
Whitegates Cottage, Gunby, nr. Skegness - Lincolnshire
Whitegates Cottage - Lincolnshire
Reference: NT007013
Whitegates Cottage in Gunby, near Skegness sleeps 2 people. Whitegates Cottage is a National Trust Holiday Cottage which dates back to 1770 and has been restored retaining many original features using traditional methods, including original doorways, floors and low beamed ceilings. Whitegates Cottage near Skegness is a thatched cottage which is beautifully tucked away in a quiet corner of Gunby and provides an idyllic location to explore the Lincolnshire coastline and Wolds. Good walks and cycle routes are available straight from the door with plenty of opportunities for good days out, whether it's the traditional seaside resort of Skegness, 15 miles away, the Georgian market town of Louth or a day out to Lincoln, famous for its cathedral and Magna Carta visitor centre. For those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and just simply relax Whitegates Cottage is the perfect base for you. The beach is 7 miles from Whitegates Cottage near Skegness. With the shop 3 miles, and the pub & restaurant 2½ miles.


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.


Carne Cottage, Manaccan, nr. Helston - Cornwall
Carne Cottage, Manaccan, nr. Helston - Cornwall
Carne Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: NT011039
Carne Cottage in Manaccan, near Helston sleeps 4 people. Carne Cottage near Helston is a National Trust Holiday Cottage for people looking fora tranquil unspoiled setting; Carne Cottage is a delightful, detached, traditional cob cottage with a stable door and the local speciality Manaccan plum growing up its front wall. The cottage sits in a beautiful location near the head of the lovely Gillan Creek, just to the south of Helford. Gillan Creek is approximately a mile long, and you can walk its entire length along the lane to St Anthony, then out to Dennis Head at the creek’s mouth - it is a walk of pure joy. The area is a walkers and wildlife haven with a pretty garden adjacent to the cottage, with a stream running through it.


Redhurst and Darfar - Redhurst, Wetton, nr. Ashbourne - Staffordshire
Redhurst and Darfar - Redhurst, Wetton, nr. Ashbourne - Staffordshire
Redhurst and Darfar - Redhurst - Staffordshire
Reference: NT007002
Redhurst in Wetton, near Ashbourne sleeps 4 people. Redhurst near Ashbourne is one of a pair of National Trust Holiday Cottages. These pretty holiday cottages (refs NT007002 and NT007003) sit on the north bank of the River Manifold and are in a truly get-away-from-it-all location. The cottages are ideally placed for couples or families who like the outdoor life, with outstanding walks and a hard surface cycle way close at hand, together with abundant wildlife and freshwater fishing. Enjoy the view over the river whilst relaxing on the riverbank outside the cottages. They both have bags of character and have been sympathetically converted into comfortable holiday homes using traditional building methods wherever possible. Manifold Valley is a favourite with visitors to the Peak District. There are several caves close to the Manifold Track, the most impressive of which is Thor’s Cave, a former home to Stone Age dwellers and believed to have been inhabited for some 10,000 years. Wetton Mill, which was established in the valley by William Cavendish, second son of Bess of Hardwick, was abandoned in 1857 and one of the buildings has been converted into a very popular tea room. Shop and tea room on-site (limited opening hours), with the pub 1½ miles from Redhurst near Ashbourne. (All accommodation at Redhurst and Darfar refs NT007002, NT007003)


Redhurst and Darfar - Darfar, Wetton, nr. Ashbourne - Staffordshire
Redhurst and Darfar - Darfar, Wetton, nr. Ashbourne - Staffordshire
Redhurst and Darfar - Darfar - Staffordshire
Reference: NT007003
Darfar in Wetton, near Ashbourne sleeps 4 people. Darfar near Ashbourne is one of a couple of National Trust Holiday Cottages at this location.

These pretty holiday cottages (refs NT007002 and NT007003) sit on the north bank of the River Manifold and are in a truly get-away-from-it-all location. The cottages are ideally placed for couples or families who like the outdoor life, with outstanding walks and a hard surface cycle way close at hand, together with abundant wildlife and freshwater fishing. Enjoy the view over the river whilst relaxing on the riverbank outside the cottages. They both have bags of character and have been sympathetically converted into comfortable holiday homes using traditional building methods wherever possible. Manifold Valley is a favourite with visitors to the Peak District. There are several caves close to the Manifold Track, the most impressive of which is Thor’s Cave, a former home to Stone Age dwellers and believed to have been inhabited for some 10,000 years. Wetton Mill, which was established in the valley by William Cavendish, second son of Bess of Hardwick, was abandoned in 1857 and one of the buildings has been converted into a very popular tea room. Shop and tea room on-site (limited opening hours), the nearest pub is 1½ miles from Darfar near Ashbourne. (All accommodation at Redhurst and Darfar refs NT007003, NT007002).


Castell Farmhouse, Fishguard - Dyfed
Castell Farmhouse, Fishguard - Dyfed
Castell Farmhouse - Dyfed
Reference: NT013021
Castell Farmhouse in Fishguard sleeps 6 people. Castell Farmhouse is a National Trust Holiday Cottage. Delve in to Castell Farmhouse perched on the dramatic north Pembrokeshire coastline. This former farmhouse at Castell farmyard is a stones’ throw away from the sea. On a summers day, relax in the garden and listen to the waves crashing. Standing detached, the property offers sweeping views over Fishguard Bay and is ideally situated a couple of miles from the picturesque hamlet of Dinas, and in the opposite direction the harbour town of Fishguard. This charming cottage is full of character and offers a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room, for formal eating facing out towards the sea. After your evening meal you can relax with your feet up in front of the roaring fire with a glass of wine.


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.


Byre Cottage, Llandudno - Gwynedd
Byre Cottage, Llandudno - Gwynedd
Byre Cottage - Gwynedd
Reference: NT008031
Byre Cottage in Llandudno sleeps 4 people. Byre Cottage in Llandudno is a National Trust Holiday Property which is situated within the grounds of Bodysgallen Hall and Spa. Byre Cottage is a superb escape from the hubbub of a busy city life. Byre Cottage is a detached, Grade II-listed Welsh stone cottage that accommodates 4, a classic country abode with its own private garden for fine al-fresco dining and a bottle of champagne.

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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