Sometimes going away on your own is peaceful, and going away with a partner is something most of us do regularly. And of course, going on holiday as a family is something we all love to do; taking the time to relax with the ones we love most. How about doing something a bit different though? Our larger cottages are perfectly suited to groups that consist of couples; and many are situated near pubs and restaurants. All this adds up to our idea of a perfect holiday!
Isle of Wight
Apse Wood Cottage
This cottage sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms. With huge gardens to enjoy soaking up the sun or an evening barbeque, this cottage is perfect for a grown up group. The cottage is situated a short drive away from the attractions in Shanklin; which is a traditional seaside resort on the east of the island. Shanklin Old Village has a wonderful atmosphere, with thatched roofs and unique gift shops, and there are several open green spaces to enjoy the sunshine and wildlife. Shanklin Esplanade is a great spot to explore the restaurants and pubs.
The pretty village of Godshill is also a short drive away from the cottage, meaning you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore the island.
The cottage itself is equipped with some little extras to make your stay more comfortable; an iPod docking station, WiFi and a flat screen TV amongst others. The kitchen has all you need to cook wonderful meals for the group, and the bedrooms are comfortable and cosy.
The Glass House
This house really is the epitome of luxury. Sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms, the glass walls and extensive balconies present stunning views over the sea at Cowes. With tonnes of outdoor space for enjoying meals and the view, The Glass House is a perfect option if you are interesting in boating or the boutique style stores in Cowes itself. Decorated to a really high specification, with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area and beautifully presented bathrooms, this is a stunning property and would suit a group of couples down to the ground. The views across the sea are uninterrupted and really do offer something special compared to more traditional holiday cottages.
The village of Cowes is, of course, world-famous for the annual regatta, but it has other attractions as well. The shores are always filled with interesting boats, and there’s also plenty of artisan shops and designer stores to trall around. Cowes also has a thriving nightlife scene; mainly centered around the numerous pubs and the regular live music nights.
The Isle of Purbeck
St Edmunds House
St Edmunds is a Grade II listed Purbeck stone cottage with beautiful, large gardens and gorgeous hill-views. The cottage itself is within close walking distance of the village centre of Corfe, with the castle taking over the foreground views. The cottage is also within walking distance of open fields and pubs, and within a taxi ride of numerous more pubs in the local area. The gardens are a great place to enjoy a BBQ in the sun, as well as simply sitting and soaking up the sunshine. The cottage is handily situated on a bus route; which goes to Wareham and its train station in one direction (handy if you’ve decided to leave the car at home and travel to the cottage by train) and the Victorian seaside resort of Swanage in the other.
The cottage has a large, open kitchen and dining area, which is perfect for enjoying time together as a group. It has 4 comfortable bedrooms and 2 baths and a walk in shower. The cottage offers a well-equipped study, which includes an xbox, a printer, photocopier and a monitor so you can bring a laptop and work if you need to.
The Bakery Cottage
The Bakery Cottage is situated centrally in the quaint village of Langton Matravers. It has an enclosed courtyard style garden with garden furniture and a BBQ to enjoy in the sunny weather. You can also enjoy a pint of beer or a glass of wine in the front terrace which overlooks the main thoroughfare of Langton; perfect for people watching! The cottage has a large sitting room, which is brilliant for playing games together or just putting the world to rights. Sleeping 8 comfortably, with an extra bed provided in the top floor double bedroom, this cottage offers plenty of space for a group of couples to relax.
Bakery Cottage will also accept two medium sized dogs, which means that you don’t have to worry about finding suitable kennels or dog sitters!
Langton itself is a relatively small village, with a shop, some pubs and a post office, however it is only a short bus ride or taxi journey to the nearby seaside resort of Swanage. There is more to do in Swanage, with plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as a thriving seafront and event calendar. The cottage has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.