Cosy Autumn Boltholes
Fancy a long weekend away during Autumn? Somewhere you can cosy up with a loved one, or bring the family for some fun in the great British outdoors? Today we're featuring our top three cosy Autumn boltholes. We challenge you not to want to go right now!
Secluded and romantic, this 17th century Grade II half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse lies down a rough forest track, half a mile from the nearest country lane. Bursting with character and old world charm and surrounded by lush forest and wildflower meadows, this is an idyllic countryside retreat.
The ancient oak forest in which the cottage sits stands on the west bank of the Severn, south of the Ironbridge Gorge. Wyre Forest connects right to the door of the cottage and is laced with horse riding and rambling trails so you can explore the old-fashioned way. Four miles away, along a network of cycle paths and through a national nature reserve, is the Georgian town of Bewdley and in the opposite direction are charming Cleobury Mortimer and, further afield, the medieval border town of Ludlow, with its Michelin starred restaurants and mouth-watering food shops.
Sleeps 4. From £273 per week. Shorter stays also available.
More info: https://www.oneoffplaces.co.uk/Manor-Holding
This three bedroom cottage is luxurious blend of old and new with sumptuous free standing baths and even its own baby suite, fully equipped for the youngest guest. It is situated in its own private gardens within the grounds of a grade II listed 16th century house on the edge of the Cotswolds village of Beckford.
The bistros and boutiques of Broadway and Cheltenham are within 10/20 minutes, whilst famously pretty gastro pub and antique filled villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Camden are also within a short drive.
From £595 for three nights. Sleeps 6.
Set in secluded woodland beside a gently flowing waterfall, Mill Cottage is an immaculately restored cottage on the banks of the River Wye. This is a cosy, luxurious and romantic rural bolthole made just for two.
The countryside around here is nothing short of breath-taking and there is much to explore. The fields and woodland around the cottage are full of wildlife, from sheep and hares to woodcock, hedgehogs, robins and red kites, or you could head down to famous Offa's Dyke and walk up into the hills or down to the river. The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye is just 3 miles away, and in the area you can also go cycling, riding, canoeing and fishing.
From £332.50 for 3 nights. Sleeps 2.
More info: https://www.oneoffplaces.co.uk/Mill-Cottage