Historic Retreats

Historic Retreats: The Gatehouse, Staycation Holidays
Choose one of these historic retreats packed full of stunning period features. Many of these properties are close to historic gardens, houses and heritage sites. Why not get away from it all by travelling in time as well as space?


Tawstock Castle, Tawstock, Barnstaple – Sleeps 8

Prices from £1,193

  • Grade II listed 18th century bailey castle
  • Four bedrooms – two doubles and two twins
  • Two en suite bathrooms, one shower room
  • One acre of enclosed gardens with outdoor furniture & BBQ
  • Private castellated roof terrace
  • Perched on a hill top in eight acres of its own parkland with 360 degree views
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Candy Cottage, Dorset – Sleeps 2

Prices from £221

  • One double bedroom
  • One bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Longhouse Cottage, Dorset – Sleeps 3

Prices from £237

  • One double bedroom with single folding bed on request, one sofa bed
  • One bathroom
  • Enclosed private terrace with furniture and roll-top bath
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Phoebe’s Cottage, Romsey – Sleeps 3

Prices from £284

  • Two bedrooms – one double, one single with child’s folding bed
  • One shower room
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decking and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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The Gatehouse, Shropshire – Sleeps 4

Prices from £495

  • Two double bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms
  • Beautiful Elizabethan Garden – perfect for outdoor dining
  • Access to the historic gardens of Upton Cressett
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
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Abbey Dore Court, Herefordshire – Sleeps 22

Prices from £1,797

  • Nine bedrooms
  • Eight bathrooms
  • Games room with table football
  • Six-seater hot tub
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Up to three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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The Heart of Rye, East Sussex –
Sleeps 4

Prices from £354

  • First floor accommodation
  • Two double bedrooms, one of which is en suite
  • Two shower rooms
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Manor Farmhouse, Kent – Sleeps 18

Prices from £2,195

  • Ten bedrooms; six doubles, two doubles/twins, two singles
  • Four of the bedrooms are on the ground floor
  • Five bathrooms, three shower rooms
  • Heated outdoor pool (1 May to 30 September)
  • Games room with billiards & cinema room with 47″ TV
  • Landscaped gardens, sitting areas & barbecue
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
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Vicarage House, Great Hockham – Sleeps 9

Prices from £1,512

  • Five bedrooms; three doubles/twins, one double, one single
  • One family bathroom, two en suite shower rooms
  • Four spacious reception rooms
  • Private all-weather tennis court
  • Heated outdoor pool (1 April to 30 October)
  • Large games room with table tennis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome by request
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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