Luxury cottage collection Premier Cottages still has good availability for February half term. Choose from large luxurious houses, farm stays and estates teeming with wildlife.
Llanlliana House, Anglesey
Set in a 168 acre private estate on the North Coast of Anglesey, this large and luxurious house has direct access to the coastal path and its own private cove, making it great for winter walks.
Ideal for a multi-generational getaway, it comes with its own bar and an oak banqueting table. There are ten individually designed bedrooms, seven of which are en suites, plus a further two bathrooms. Families will enjoy socialising in the snug, playing pool or table football in the games room and taking in the panoramic views from the super-size hot tub. Outside there are ride on tractors, a play area and plenty of outdoor games. Llanlliana House sleeps 20 and costs from £5720 for a seven night stay arriving on 10th February.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01407 710164).
West Woolley Farm, Cornwall
West Woolley Farm’s Grain Store is a child friendly upside-down barn conversion on an 11 acre farm in Cornwall close to six superb beaches, great local walks and excellent family-friendly local pubs.
The property has a fantastic open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area, lofty rafters and squashy sofas round a large window, which looks out to the courtyard below. Downstairs there is a cosy double bedroom with en-suite shower, twin bedroom and family bathroom. Children can feed the friendly goats and pigs, help with the chickens, ducks and sheep or burn off some energy in the play barn.
A seven night stay in the Grain Store for four guests starts from £584 arriving 10th February. Other sleeps four properties and those that can accommodate six are also available to book for half term (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01288 331202).
Worstead Estate, North Norfolk
Worstead Estate is a private country estate located at the heart of North Norfolk, between the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk Coast.
Estate Cottage and Gatehouse North, both sleeping 6, are located in Worstead Park, a 300-acre historic parkland with beautiful woodland and lakeside walks. Each has a private garden and hot tub. All properties are dog-friendly.
Guests can explore the estate on foot, or enjoy a peaceful hack along the estate paths with Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre. The estate produces its own tender Wagyu which guests can wash down with a delicious craft beer from Wildcraft Brewery, which uses the estate barley. Brewery tours are also available for those who wish to learn about the brewing process.
Nearby is the stunning North Norfolk Coast, famed for its rolling, sandy beaches. Seals can be spotted at Horsey Gap, and fish and chips enjoyed on Cromer Pier. There are also National Trust houses and parks nearby, such as Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park. A week’s stay in Gatehouse North or Estate Cottage costs £1575 arriving on 10th February. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07787 524200)
Mornacott Cottages, Devon
Set within 850 acres of the private Mornacott Estate in Devon are three cottages (two sleeping six and one eight) offering luxury self-catering accommodation in a delightfully rural, yet surprisingly conveniently located haven abutting the Exmoor National Park.
The well signposted estate walks makes it easy for guests to explore this glorious farming estate and view both the famous Exmoor Red and Roe deer amongst a plethora of other wildlife. For families that enjoy a more guided experience the popular evening safaris in a specially modified vehicle are a must. These cost £95.00 (for up to five people) for two hours including a stop for soup and home reared pork, venison or wild boar sausages.
There’s also a games field set on three levels providing plenty of space for football - Jenga, lawn darts, boules and other outdoor games are also provided. On rainy days families will love burning off energy in the indoor swimming pool, heated to a balmy 30 degrees, they can also get competitive in the purpose built games room complete with table tennis, pool table, table football and darts. A week’s stay in Orchard Cottage costs £1900 for eight people, a week for six in Barn Cottage costs £1100 arriving on 11th February. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01769 550102)
Gitcombe House and Country Cottages, Devon
Gitcombe House and Country Cottages offers eight family-friendly boltholes in 14 acres of beautiful grounds close to Salcombe. The cottage cluster features a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room plus a soft play area, outdoor adventure playground and a championship sized tennis court. There are riverside walks on the doorstep and Dartmoor is just a 30 minute drive away.
A seven-night stay for four plus infants in Meavy starting Saturday 11th February costs £1224. The cottage is super baby, toddler, and child-friendly with built-in stair gates, travel cots, high chairs, booster seats, baby baths, children's cutlery, food blenders and other child-friendly touches. Further cottages are also available to book. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07597398127)