10 properties that make you go ‘wow!’

The Bull Shed in Worcestershire

Celebrating a special occasion, or just looking to treat yourself to an extra-memorable staycation? We pride ourselves in offering holidays with the wow factor and showcasing amazing places you’ll want to return to time and time again.

We’ve selected just ten of our current favourites below, which we’re sure you’ll never want to leave. These properties really have everything covered, from warming wood burners to rainfall showers and even the little extras, like fluffy dressing gowns, that really make all the difference when it comes to an exceptional luxury holiday. Tucked away in some of the UK’s most gorgeous rural locations, each of these properties is bursting with character, packed with unique features and tasteful décor.

Red Kite Tree Tent, Mid Wales

“What an amazing retreat, peaceful & wholesome. A brilliant 3 days of exploring the local area, cooking on the fire & being rocked to sleep by the winds. Escapism at its best.”

Set deep in the countryside of Mid Wales, tucked away in the woods and overlooking a gentle stream, Red Kite Tree Tent offers the perfect quirky holiday in a truly secluded location. A compact, spherical pod suspended above the ground reached by a footbridge – how often have you stayed in one of these in your lifetime? Plenty of comfort awaits inside, from its lambs’ wool lining to a warming wood burner.

Be wowed by:

  • This property’s unusual spot suspended amongst the trees
  • The unusual and unique spherical appearance
  • The tranquility of its woodland location
  • Its delightfully cosy and compact interior

Find out more about Red Kite Tree Tent here.

Town Street Barn, Derbyshire

“A beautiful, peaceful cottage. Full of luxury and loveliness! Loved going to the Northern Light Cinema and continuing our own cinema theme back at the cottage!”

A romantic bolthole tucked away in the pretty village of Brassington, Town Street Barn is the ideal base for those looking to explore the picture-perfect landscapes of the Peak District. Walking, caving, climbing and cycling can all be enjoyed here, while by night, you can retire to the lounge and relax by the fireplace, or even host your own movie night in the quirky cinema room.

Be wowed by:

  • A wealth of walks and landscapes to discover in the nearby Peak District
  • The very special cinema room, with a whole library of films to choose from
  • Its delightful village setting in the heart of Brassington
  • An effortlessly cool décor which combines the traditional with the modern

Find out more about Town Street Barn here.

The Old Cottage, The Cotswolds

"Idyllic village character and views of rolling hills ensure a restful and relaxing outlook from every perspective"

Nestled in the picturesque village of Swerford, The Old Cottage enjoys the rolling hills and wide-open countryside of The Cotswolds on its doorstep, making it great for lovers of the outdoors. Original features such as oak floorboards and exposed walls can be found throughout this Grade II-listed property – this is a lovely cottage which offers some real character.

Be wowed by:

  • Its impossibly charming village setting
  • The property’s original features, including exposed walls and an open fireplace
  • The miles of stunning Cotswold countryside which lies on the doorstep
  • Not one but two wood burners, perfect for chilly winter nights

Find out more about The Old Cottage here.

Bonane House, County Kerry

"The drive takes you through rolling green hillsides and traditional Irish villages of South West Ireland, past glimpses of a waterfall and rugged coastline. It’s a journey towards adventure."

Discover rural Ireland at its finest from Bonane House, a large and extremely welcoming house which is especially great for families. Its location alone promises the wow factor – within just a few miles of the cottage you’ll discover endless rolling countryside, the sand and sea of Kenmare Bay and the mountains, waterfalls and other delights offered by the Killarney National Park.

Be wowed by:

  • Three whole acres of surrounding gardens and woodlands
  • Everything you need to keep the kids entertained
  • Its great location close to Ireland’s famous Atlantic Coast
  • Breath-taking views over the Sheen Valley

Find out more about Bonane House here.

Red Kite Barn, Mid Wales

“We’ve stayed in a lot of these type of places before, but never anything like this. It’s amazing. Everything about it is perfect. We will be back.”

A remote 80-acre country estate in the depths of Mid Wales is home to Red Kite Barn, the ultimate luxury retreat. Explore the surrounding woodlands and countryside before retiring to the comforts of the cottage, which has really thought of everything. Original barn features such as the wooden ceiling beams and the exposed stone walls meet the new with features including its very own movie screen and projector, creating a wonderful place to stay whether it rains or shines.

Be wowed by:

  • Red Kite Barn’s hidden location in the heart of Mid Wales
  • 80 acres of surrounding countryside to explore
  • Its very own screen and projector for the ultimate movie night
  • The delightful layout and design of this converted barn

Find out more about Red Kite Barn here.

Robin Hood Cottage, Peak District

"Luxury contemporary retreat with all the comforts of home in a great location."

Set in the east of the much-loved Peak District, Robin Hood Cottage is well-placed to explore some of the area’s finest towns and villages as well as the impressive Chatsworth House. On lazy days, you can relax in the surroundings of the sunny garden, retire indoors with a film or a good book next to the wonderful wood burner, or socialise around the large dining table.

Be wowed by:

  • The many wonders of the Peak District, including the nearby Chatsworth House
  • The quiet and rural village setting
  • Its large lawned garden – a great suntrap on summer afternoons
  • Luxury furnishings and extras that make it a real home from home

Find out more about Robin Hood Cottage here.

The Bull Shed, Worcestershire

"Admire the dreamy views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, bliss!"

This converted barn offers an idyllic countryside retreat, where farmhouse features, like the original wooden beams, are enhanced by luxuries which range from enormous dining tables to Smart TVs in every bedroom. The Malvern Hills, the Wye Valley and the Cotswolds can all be easily explored from here, while the local area’s acclaimed pubs and restaurants make this a haven for foodies.

Be wowed by:

  • Its choice of two wonderfully open living and dining spaces
  • The wealth of great restaurants nearby, as well as the owner’s own delicious cooked breakfasts
  • The scenery of the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The luxuries and finishing touches offered in every bedroom

Find out more about The Bull Shed here.

Glenlusk Lodge, County Galway

"Original wooden floors & fireplaces combine with luxurious home comforts to create a chic family holiday home."

Situated in an enviable lakeside location next to the scenic Lough Carrib, Glenlusk Lodge is the perfect place from which to explore Ireland’s world-famous rolling landscapes and rugged coastlines. After a day of exploring this part of Ireland’s many lakes, mountains and little villages, this property has got everything you need to really relax in comfort, from a luxurious slipper bath to an outdoor fire pit, where you can end the night beneath the stars.

Be wowed by:

  • Incredible views out to Lough Carrib, which lies just footsteps away
  • The wonderful fire pit, which you’re sure to spend many nights gathered around
  • County Galway’s renowned and rugged coastline and landscape
  • The cottage’s charming country interiors

Find out more about Glenlusk Lodge here.

Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut, Yorkshire

“Charming, cosy and unique – it was hard to leave behind.”

Tucked away on a working Yorkshire farm, yet just ten miles from the thriving city of York, Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut is perfect for lovers of both country and culture. This is a comfortable and cosy place to escape from day to day life, with the fire pit and BBQ ensuring you’ll make the most of the wonderful outdoor surroundings.

Be wowed by:

  • The surprisingly spacious interior of this quirky shepherds hut
  • Its quiet and secluded location within a working farm
  • York’s cultural and historical delights, found just ten miles away
  • The property’s own fire pit, where you relax in warmth beneath the stars

Find out more about Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut here.

Hawksmoor Barn, Peak District

"Before you ever have the chance to fall in love with Hawksmoor Barn, you fall for the location."

Hidden away in the quieter southern half of the Peak District, mile after mile of glorious countryside and rolling hills are waiting to be explored from the doorstep here. Sit back and enjoy the far-reaching countryside views surrounding this lovingly converted barn, or step inside where there’s plenty of space to enjoy a social gathering or simply to relax alone in comfort.

Be wowed by:

  • The cottage’s secluded location, hidden down a quiet country road
  • Endless scenic walks to be had from the doorstep
  • The beautiful countryside views to be enjoyed around the entire cottage
  • The comfort and luxury offered throughout this wonderfully renovated barn

Find out more about Hawksmoor Barn here.

Posted by Hannah on 15th June 2017