Holiday Cottages History, discovery, enjoyment. All on your doorstep.

 
Holiday Cottages History, discovery, enjoyment. All on your doorstep.
Holiday Cottages
                         History, discovery, enjoyment.
                         All on your doorstep.

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Holiday Cottages History, discovery, enjoyment. All on your doorstep.
For reservations call 0870 333 1187                                                                                                   For reservations call 0870 333 1187
www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages                                                                                           www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages

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                                                  Dogs (max 2 well-behaved)        Events                            Pub
                                                  Travel Cot/Highchair             Tearoom                           Coast
                                                  Barbeque                         Shop                              Store
                                                  Fire                             Children’s Play Area              Train Station

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At most of our cottages and apartments, when the         Walk into an English Heritage holiday cottage and
property closes for the day and the public go home,      the feeling is of welcome and comfort expressed
you will have the joy of knowing that the major part     through muted colours and clean modern design,
of the gardens and grounds are there just for you,       all in harmony with an historic interior. By choosing
your family and friends to enjoy.                        some of the subtle tones from the colour palette        History,
All our cottages and apartments are located within
                                                         created for us by The Little Greene Paint Company
                                                         as background, and combining them with furniture
                                                                                                                 discovery and
easy reach of the best of England’s countryside,         sourced from English designers, we’ve created           enjoyment
bustling market towns, historic houses, cathedrals,      interiors that are individual to us.                    are just on
churches and glorious gardens. Many also have
well-marked walking and cycling trails close by          From everyday items such as corkscrews and
                                                                                                                 the doorstep.
so whether you want to be active and energetic,          bottle openers to, for some, more rarely used
or are just in search of peace and quiet, an             items such as yorkshire pudding trays and tins
English Heritage holiday cottage is the answer.          for baking cakes and buns, all the cottages are
                                                         supremely well equipped.
Take advantage of all English Heritage has to offer.
Enjoy free entry to all our sites and discounts in our
shops during your stay. We will also give you tickets
to a selection of English Heritage events.

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soutH West                                                 1 mile                    For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                   Pendennis Castle                                                                     www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                              ½ mile
Pendennis Castle   Cornwall TR11 4LP
                                                                              1 mile

Callie’s Cottage   Sleeps 4 + cot                                             ½ mile

                   By the time Henry viii died in 1547 he had spent
                   a total of £376,000 (£1.13 billion in today’s money)                                                                  BEDROOM 1

                   on the defence of his realm. the man who destroyed
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                   monasteries was also the man who built fortresses                                                    BATHROOM
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                   and palaces.                                                                            KITCHEN           WC

                                                                                                        Ground Floor
                   Pendennis Castle guarded the Cornish      Callie’s Cottage
                   coast against the perennial threat of     Callie’s Cottage, sleeping four, was
                   a cross-channel invasion; it saw action   built 100 years ago as a Sergeants’        single storey
                   during the English Civil War when         mess but takes its name from Callie        A single storey cottage with entrance
                   the Royalists waited out a five month     Saxty MBE, the castle’s long serving       to hallway, sitting/dining room, kitchen,
                   siege and played its part in the D-Day    Operations Manager. She came to            double bedroom, twin bedroom with
                   Landings of June 1944 when troops set     live here for 18 months and stayed         zip-and-link beds, bathroom with
                   off from Falmouth under the cover         24 years. Callie always felt sorry for     shower over bath.
                   of guns from Pendennis, St Mawes          day-trippers because Pendennis takes
                   and St Anthony Head. The traditional      on a new life once the crowds have         outside
                   Noon Day Gun is still fired in July       dispersed. Staying here affords families   The grounds of Pendennis Castle
                   and August and the Keep affords           a chance to find out precisely what        are yours to enjoy in private until
                   an excellent view for the regular         she meant.                                 the gates open again to the public.
                   re-enactments which take place
                   in the grounds of the castle.             Callie’s Cottage is within walking         There is a private garden to the rear
                                                             distance of the pubs, restaurants          of the cottage with dining table, chairs
                                                             and beaches of Falmouth.                   and barbeque.

                                                                                                        There is parking for one car a short
                                                             Pendennis Castle
                                                                                                        walk away within the castle grounds.
                                                             guarded the Cornish
                                                             coast against the
                                                             perennial threat of
                                                             cross-channel invasion.

                     english Heritage properties to visit during your stay

                     St Mawes Castle                         Chysauster Ancient Village
                     The best preserved and most             This Celtic settlement not far from
                     elaborately decorated of Henry VIII’s   St Ives was originally occupied over
                     coastal fortresses, St Mawes was        2000 years ago and its remains now
                     built to counter invasion threats       form one of the oldest village streets
                     from France and Spain.                  in the country.

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soutH West                                                     1 mile                   For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                         Pendennis Castle                                                                        www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                        ½ mile
Pendennis Castle         Cornwall TR11 4LP
                                                                                        1 mile

tHe Custodian’s House    Sleeps 2 + cot                                                 ½ mile

                         the most westerly of Henry viii’s chain of forts,
                         Pendennis Castle stands proudly on a rugged headland
                         overlooking the entrance to the river Fal.
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                         Built to guard Cornwall from invasion,        tHe Custodian’s House
                         its central gun tower is the oldest part      The Custodian’s House is a single
                         challenging all comers for over four          storey cottage that sleeps two,           Ground Floor
                         centuries. The castle is said to have last    overlooking the entrance to the
                         armed during the English Civil War in         River Fal. The sitting/dining room
                         the 1640s when the Royalists bravely          gives ample space for relaxing, eating    single storey
                         stood out against a five month siege.         and enjoying the stunning views over      Entrance hall, living room with dining
                         Later the castle fell into disrepair but in   Gyllyngvase Bay. Guests can also enjoy    area, kitchen, double bedroom with
                         the late 18th and early 19th centuries        the Cornwall sunshine relaxing on their   en suite bathroom with shower.
                         the fortress was strengthened and             own private terrace.
                         new gun batteries, stores and barracks                                                  outside
                         were built.                                   The Custodian’s House is within           There is an enclosed and sheltered
                                                                       the rampart walls of Pendennis            courtyard garden. Parking for one
                        “Lizzie’s welcome was – well – very            Castle so guests are welcome to           car is within the fortress.
                         welcoming, and the cottage was just           explore Cornwall’s greatest fortress.
                         amazing. I commented that I thought           The castle is a mere stroll away from     The grounds of Pendennis Castle
                         that it must have been kitted out by          the beaches and the many restaurants,     are yours to enjoy in private until
                          Harrods, it was so good. It was also a       shops and public houses of the historic   the gates open again to the public.
                         thrill to have the keys to the castle gates   town of Falmouth.
                         for when we were the only ones there!”
                         Terry and Barbara Harris
                                                                       High on the
                                                                       steep ramparts
                                                                       with sweeping
                                                                       views over
                                                                       Falmouth Bay.

                           english Heritage properties to visit during your stay

                           St Mawes Castle                             Chysauster Ancient Village
                           The best preserved and most                 This Celtic settlement not far from
                           elaborately decorated of Henry VIII’s       St Ives was originally occupied over
                           coastal fortresses, St Mawes was            2000 years ago and its remains now
                           built to counter invasion threats           form one of the oldest village streets
                           from France and Spain.                      in the country.

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st MaWes Castle

Fort House

                                                                                                 Ground Floor

                  Pendennis Castle                          Restormel Castle
                  Standing majestically on a headland       A13th-century circular shell-keep,
                  overlooking the Fal estuary and out       it commands fantastic views and is
                  to sea, this is the most westerly of      a favourite picnic spot.
                  King Henry VIII’s forts, playing a part
                  in Cornwall’s defences right up to
                  World War II.

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     Osborne House                            Appuldurcombe House
     After first visiting Osborne House       The shell of Appuldurcombe was
     on the Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria     once the grandest house on the
     wrote: ‘It is impossible to imagine      Isle of Wight and is still an
     a prettier spot’. The Queen and          important example of English
     her husband Albert purchased the         baroque architecture. It stands in
     property with an estate of 342           ‘Capability’ Brown-designed grounds.
     acres and re-modelled it to form         An exhibition of photographs and
     an exquisite residence, but primarily,   prints depict the house and its history.
     a family home.

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soutH east                                                       ½ mile                   For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                   Osborne                                                                                   www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                    ½ mile
osBorne            Isle of Wight PO32 6JX
                                                                                    1½ miles

Pavilion Cottage   Sleeps 4 + cot

                   osborne was Queen victoria’s family home for
                   over 50 years. it remains an extraordinary legacy
                   to the long-reigning monarch and an intimate                                                             SITTING
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                   insight to her character and the private life of
                   the victorian royal Family.

                   Among the many opulent interiors               Pavilion Cottage
                   in the house, the Durbar Room, built           The early 1900s cottage brims with
                   in the 1890s in recognition of her title       period character and once served
                   as Empress of India is a tour de force.        as a cricket pavilion for use by the
                   The Queen’s private beach has                  young officer cadets at the Royal
                   recently been opened to visitors               Naval College which was opened in
                   and you can enjoy many a sunny day             1903 following the gift of the house
                                                                                                             Ground Floor
                   sitting in the traditional deckchairs          to the Nation by Edward VII on his
                   looking out on a view that reminded            coronation day. Until the closure of
                   Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples.            the college in 1921, the cadets would
                   Queen Victoria was always loathe               line the large, south facing verandah to   single storey
                   to leave Osborne – a feeling shared by         cheer on their colleagues engaged in       Kitchen, sitting room with dining area,
                   anyone holidaying at Pavilion Cottage.         that most gentlemanly of sports. The       super-king master bedroom, twin
                                                                  verandah is now the perfect spot to        bedroom and bathroom with shower
                   New for 2014: The Swiss Cottage was            enjoy a peaceful summer evening with       over bath. There are doors onto the
                   a full size ‘wendy’ house built at Prince      good food and drinks. It sleeps four,      verandah from the living room and
                   Albert’s request for his nine children         with parking for two cars.                 both bedrooms.
                   to practice skills that their father
                   thought would make them better                 stay here and you                          outside
                   people and rulers. In April 2014, this                                                    There is parking for two cars at the
                   will re-open to the public after major         can wander down                            cottage. The garden goes right around
                   works and visitors will have the chance        to Queen victoria                          the cottage and is hedged and fenced.
                   to experience this unique childhood                                                       Guests at the cottage can explore the
                   for themselves.
                                                                  and Prince albert’s                        grounds and beach in private after the
                                                                  personal beach.                            gates have closed to the public.

                     english Heritage properties to visit during your stay

                     Carisbrooke Castle                           Yarmouth Castle
                     Dominating the surrounding countryside       This is the last of the coastal defence
                     from its hilltop location just south of      forts built on the orders of Henry VIII.
                     Newport, it was where Charles 1 was          On fine days it now provides a
                     held captive after his defeat in the Civil   wonderful spot for picnics with great
                     War. Visit the Edwardian-style Princess      views across the Solent.
                     Beatrice garden and don’t forget the
                     famous Carisbrooke donkeys.

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soutH east                                                   ½ mile
               Battle Abbey
                                                                            ½ mile
Battle aBBey   East Sussex TN33 0AD
                                                                            ½ mile

soutH lodge    Sleeps 4 + cot                                               ½ mile

               1066 is the most famous date in British history.
               the Battle of Hastings shaped our culture like                                                          BEDROOM 2

               no other event before or since – and staying at
               Battle abbey places you in the centre of history.                                        BEDROOM 1                  KITCHEN
                                                                                                                                                  BBQ

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               Imagine the drama as 6,000-7,000           soutH lodge
               foot soldiers of the Anglo Saxon army      South Lodge is the former gatehouse,
               clustered around Kind Harold in the        which sleeps four and comes with
               near impenetrable shield formation.        its own fully enclosed garden.           Ground Floor
               But as every school child knows it was     This enchanting stone cottage sits
               William of Normandy who was the            adjacent to the famous battlefield.
               victor and Battle Abbey was founded        It is situated in a secluded garden,     single storey
               four years later to commemorate the        partly surrounded by woodland,           Entrance hall, sitting room with dining
               victory and atone for the appalling        and is ideal as a weekend getaway        area, kitchen, double bedroom, twin
               loss of life. There is so much to see      or a base for a longer holiday on        bedroom, bathroom with shower
               and experience (an audio-visual            the South Coast.                         over bath.
               presentation works brilliantly if you’re
               eight or 80) but nothing beats soaking     Guests have free access to the           outside
               up the atmosphere as the evening sun       battlefield and, during public opening   The garden surrounding the cottage
               lights up the Great Gatehouse – one        hours, can enjoy a walk through the      is partly walled and partly fenced but
               of the finest in England.                  Abbey grounds to the picturesque         is fully enclosed. At peak times some
                                                          high street in the thriving, historic    traffic sound may be heard from the
                                                          town of Battle.                          nearby road but it is not intrusive,
                                                                                                   particularly when guests are enjoying
                                                                                                   the secluded parts of the garden with
                                                          nothing beats soaking                    views over the battlefield. An outdoor
                                                          up the atmosphere as                     table and chairs are provided. There is
                                                                                                   parking for two cars.
                                                          the evening sun lights up
                                                          the great gatehouse.

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                 Pevensey Castle                          Camber Castle
                 One of Britain’s oldest strongholds      The ruins of an unusually unaltered
                 and where William the Conqueror          artillery fort, built by Henry VIII to
                 first landed before the Battle           guard the port of Rye. There are
                 of Hastings                              monthly guided walks round Rye
                                                          Harbour Nature Reserve, including
                                                          the castle.

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soutH east                                                        1½ miles                For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                             Dover Castle                                                                              www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                               ½ mile
dover Castle                 Kent CT16 1HU
                                                                                               4 miles

tHe sergeant MaJor’s House   Sleeps 6 + cot                                                    1½ miles

                             dover Castle has been called the
                             ‘key to england’. Which is no surprise
                             given its position as the nation’s front door.
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                             Crack the lock here and you’re in –          tHe sergeant MaJor’s House
                             something no hostile power has ever          Standing in its own grounds within
                             managed. Standing imperiously on             the castle’s historic walls, this elegant,
                             top of the famous White Cliffs, Dover        Georgian house was once home to
                                                                                                                       First Floor
                             Castle has been occupied since at least      the Battery Sergeant Major and latterly
                             Roman times and is the undisputed            the custodian of the castle. Smar t
                             master of reinvention.                       and spacious, the house commands
                                                                          stunning views over the sea to France.
                                                                          On one side of the house, you’ll find                       SITTING
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                                                                          the inner fortified battlement walls
                                                                          reaching up to the castle above.
                             staying at the sergeant                      Whilst, on the other side, the outer
                             Major’s House is to be                       walls sweep down to the moat and             Ground Floor
                                                                          the town of Dover below.
                             enveloped by hundreds
                             of years of history.                         Along with its exceptional location right
                                                                          in the heart of Dover Castle with easy
                                                                          access to its many fascinating features,
                                                                          The Sergeant Major’s House offers
                             “If you love history and like to leisurely   something for all the family. Wonderful
                              roam free to soak it up, then this is the   views of the Great Tower can be enjoyed      Basement
                              place for you. I cannot recommend           from the very modern sitting room.
                              this place enough.”                         Extensive lawns surround the house           Basement and ground Floor
                              Ian Wilcox                                  and these are bordered by fencing and        Entrance hall leading down short
                                                                          hedges. An outside dining table, dining      flight of stairs to television room
                                                                          and steamer chairs are supplied.             (with plasma TV) and games room
                                                                                                                       (with table tennis) in semi-basement,
                                                                          The grounds of Dover Castle are              and up five steps to sitting room,
                                                                          yours to enjoy in private until the          kitchen with dining area, utility room
                                                                          gates open again to the public.              and toilet.

                                                                                                                       First Floor
                                english Heritage properties to visit during your stay                                  Two double bedrooms and bathroom
                                                                                                                       with shower over bath.
                                Deal Castle                               Maison Dieu
                                One of the earliest and most              Originally a 13th-century wayside            second Floor
                                elaborate of Henry VIII’s coastal forts   hospital, this flint and timber-framed       One twin bedroom with zip-link
                                built when invasion from the Catholic     building now displays Roman                  beds and shower room with toilet.
                                Europe was feared. It guarded             artefacts from nearby sites.
                                a sheltered anchorage between                                                          outside
                                the shore and the Goodwin Sands                                                        There is parking for one car outside
                                known as a graveyard for shipping.        See page 19 for more properties to visit.    the property. Further parking is a
                                                                                                                       short walk away in the Palace Green
                                                                                                                       car park.

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soutH east                                                         1½ miles               For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                   Dover Castle                                                                              www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                      ½ mile
dover Castle       Kent CT16 1HU
                                                                                      4 miles
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Peverell’s toWer   Sleeps: 2*                                                         1½ miles

                   dover Castle boasts the longest history of any
                   fortress in Britain. William the Conqueror built
                   the first castle here just after his famous victory at
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                   Hastings and since that day the castle’s successive                                                                             BEDROOM

                   updates tell the story of keeping out those who                                                                    SITTING
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                   threatened our shores.

                   It has withstood sieges, acted as a           Peverell’s toWer
                                                                                                             First Floor
                   garrison headquarters and most                Built high within the walls of Dover
                   recently, and vividly brought to life         Castle, this 13th-century tower is
                   today, it was the operational HQ for          as rich in character as it is in history.
                   the ‘miracle’ of the evacuation of the        Named after William de Peverell,
                   British Army from Dunkirk in spring           the tower has been witness to many
                   1940. you truly will feel like lords of all   key events shaping English history.
                   you survey as you wander around this          Climb the winding stairway to find
                   magnificent fortress – undefeated over        a beautifully converted holiday home
                   nine centuries of active service.             where as many original features as
                                                                 possible have been retained, including
                                                                 some ‘graffiti’ scrawled by a previous
                   a roof terrace gives                          occupant, thought by many to have           Ground Floor
                                                                 been a 16th-century prisoner.
                   guests an unsurpassed
                   panorama over the                             The location of this superb
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                                                                                                             ground Floor
                                                                 accommodation is unbeatable, there          Hallway and stairs to shower room.
                   channel from                                  is so much to do and see in the castle
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                   an exlusive,                                  itself, and there are remarkable views      First Floor                        SITTING
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                                                                 of the vast castle and the channel.         Kitchen with dining area, sitting room
                   private location.                             For a truly panoramic view, guests          and double bedroom.
                                                                 can enjoy the roof terrace in total
                                                                 peace and seclusion.                        roof
                                                                                                             Terrace (restricted access).

                                                                                                             outside
                                                                                                             There is a courtyard area at the front
                                                                                                             entrance to the property. Guests are
                                                                                                             welcome to drive up to the property
                                                                                                             to load and unload their car, however
                                                                                                             parking is a short walk away in the
                                                                                                             Palace Green car park. The grounds
                     english Heritage properties to visit during your stay                                   of Dover Castle are yours to enjoy in
                                                                                                             private until the gates open again to
                     Richborough Roman Fort                      Walmer Castle and Gardens                   the public.
                     and Amphitheatre                            Originally built during the reign of
                     Evocatively sited amid the East Kent        Henry VIII, Walmer Castle has been          * Sorry under 16’s are not permitted.
                     marshes, Richborough is perhaps             transformed into an elegant stately
                     the most symbolically important of          home and residence of the Lords
                     all Roman sites in Britain, witnessing      Warden of the Cinque Ports.
                     both the beginning and almost the
                     end of Roman rule here.                     See page 17 for more properties to visit.

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soutH east                                                     1 mile                            For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                          Walmer Castle                                                                                    www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                         ½ mile
WalMer Castle & gardens   Kent CT14 7LJ
                                                                                         1 mile

garden Cottage            Sleeps 4 + cot                                                 1½ miles

                          if you want a crash course in english History
                          from Henry viii to the 20th century you                                                                                            BEDROOM 2                BEDROOM 1

                          will adore Walmer Castle.
                                                                                                                     First Floor - Option 1                                                             Walmer Cottage

                                                                                                                           First Floor
                                                                                                                   GREEN HOUSE

                                                                                                                                                              3 0. 2   2.03

                          Built in 1539 by Henry VIII to deal           garden Cottage                                                        SITTING ROOM
                                                                                                                                                              2.03     2.03
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                          with any threat of invasion from              Sitting adjacent to the Greenhouse                                                                                           WC

                          the English Channel, Walmer Castle            Apartment, Garden Cottage has great
                          went on to serve as a rural retreat           views onto the kitchen garden which
                          for distinguished public figures              has supplied the castle with vegetables,   GROUND FLOOR                                                                 WALMER COTTAGE

                          including Pitt the younger, Wellington,       fruit and flowers for more than three              Ground Floor
                          Palmerston, Churchill and Queen               centuries. The cottage is perfectly
                          Elizabeth the Queen Mother. All these         located within strolling distance of
                          luminaries enjoyed the right to reside        the stunning castle with the added                 ground Floor
                          at Walmer because they were holders           bonus of an expanse of secluded                    Entrance hall, kitchen with dining
                          of an ancient title, Lord Warden and          shoreline only a few minutes walk                  area, sitting room, toilet.
                          Admiral of the Cinque Ports, created          away. This idyllic picture is completed
                          in the 13th century. Now purely an            by incredible views of Walmer Castle               First Floor
                          honorary and ceremonial position,             from the master bedroom. The cottage               Double bedroom, twin bedroom
                          the Lord Warden was once one of               can be booked with the Greenhouse                  with ensuite toilet, bathroom with
                          the most powerful figures in England.         Apartment for larger groups.                       shower over bath.

                                                                                                                           outside
                                                                                                                           Once the public have left the castle
                                                                                                                           for the day, guests in the apartment
                                                                        there are spectacular                              and the cottage have free access
                                                                        walks and cycle paths                              to the majority of the gardens and
                                                                                                                           the grounds and to the fields and
                                                                        along the beach front                              parkland around. There is parking
                                                                        to nearby deal Castle.                             for two cars, both for the apartment
                                                                                                                           and the cottage.

                                                                                                                           Please note: some restrictions on
                                                                                                                           access to the castle grounds may
                                                                                                                           be put in place when the Lord
                                                                                                                           Warden is in residence. Please
                            english Heritage properties to visit during your stay                                          check with our reservation staff
                                                                                                                           when making your booking.
                            Deal Castle                                 Dover Castle
                            One of the finest Tudor artillery           The mighty fortress of Dover
                            castles in England. There is lots to        Castle displays at its core a dazzling
                            explore from the storerooms to the          evocation of a medieval royal palace.
                            first-floor captain’s residence. There      The Secret Wartime Tunnels in the
                            is also a pleasant cycle-path along         White Cliffs beneath the Castle
                            the beachfront linking Walmer and           now host an astonishingly realistic
                            Deal Castles.                               presentation of the ‘Miracle of
                                                                        Dunkirk’ that was master minded
                            See page 23 for more properties to visit.   here in 1940.

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soutH east                                                     1 mile
                           Walmer Castle
                                                                                          1½ miles
WalMer Castle & gardens    Kent CT14 7LJ
                                                                                          1 miles

greenHouse aPartMent       Sleeps 4 + cot                                                 1½ miles

                           successive lord Wardens adapted and put their
                           stamp upon the castle making it into the comfortable
                           home it is today.
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                           However, it is the spirit of the Duke of      greenHouse aPartMent
                           Wellington who held the post of Lord          This roomy, first floor apartment
                           Warden for 23 years that particularly         is a great place to start plotting your           SITTING
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                           lives on at Walmer. The yellow chintz         adventures. And there’s so much
                           armchair in which he died in 1852             to see and do both within the castle
                           can still be seen, as can his preference      walls and throughout its extensive             KITCHEN / DINER
                           for unsophisticated surroundings              gardens. Every room in the apartment
                           illustrated by his spartan campaign bed       offers lovely views of Walmer Castle,
                           with original horsehair mattress and          keeping you enveloped in history
                           bedding. The gardens have undergone           throughout your stay. Beyond the
                           significant development over the years        castle, there’s a long expanse of
                           and visitors today can enjoy the              shingle beach to explore just a           First Floor
                           Queen Mother’s garden, designed               few minutes walk away.
                           by Penelope Hobhouse, and                                                               First Floor
                           commissioned by English Heritage                                                        Stairs to entrance hall, kitchen
                           to celebrate her 95th birthday.                                                         with dining area, sitting room, double
                                                                                                                   bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom
                                                                                                                   with shower over bath.
                          “The position, overlooking the walled          space, light and complete
                           garden, is delightful and it was fun to       peace make this first                     outside
                           stroll around the garden when the day                                                   Once the public have left the castle
                           visitors had left. An excellent centre for    floor apartment a great                   for the day, guests in the apartment
                           touring Kent.”                                holiday choice.                           and the cottage have free access
                           Anon                                                                                    to the majority of the gardens and
                                                                                                                   the grounds and to the fields and
                                                                                                                   parkland around. There is parking
                                                                                                                   for two cars, both for the apartment
                                                                                                                   and the cottage.

                                                                                                     Please note: some restrictions on
                                                                                                     access to the castle grounds may
                                                                                                     be put in place when the Lord
                                                                                                    EWarden is in residence. Please
                                                                                                     check with our reservation staff
                             St Augustine’s Abbey                                                    when making your booking.
                             An impressive abbey marking the
                             rebirth of Christianity in southern
                             England. It is part of the Canterbury
                             World Heritage Site but is
                             sometimes missed by visitors.

                             See page 21 for more properties to visit.

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east oF england                                               1 mile
                             Audley End House & Gardens
                                                                                           2 miles
audley end House & gardens   Essex CB11 4JF
                                                                                           1½ miles

CaMBridge lodge              Sleeps 4 + cot

                             audley end is a palace in all but name. Fittingly, the
                             earl of suffolk, who finished rebuilding the house                                                          BATHROOM
                                                                                                                                                     BEDROOM 2

                             in 1614, hoped to entice royalty up the pretty drive
                             that passes over a man-made lake, but after falling
                             foul of the law he subsequently fell from grace.                                                       BEDROOM 1

                                                                                                                      First Floor
                             Today, Audley is full of life –            CaMBridge lodge
                             from the working kitchens to the           Cambridge lodge is an elegant two-
                             burgeoning gardens and from the            storey Victorian gate house built in
                             popular children’s play area to            1842 at the entrance to the property.
                             the historic stables. This is one of       It sleeps four, with a lovely sitting room,
                             England’s grandest stately homes,          fully equipped kitchen and separate
                             with so much to do and see that            dining room. With stunning views of                          KITCHEN

                             staying at Cambridge Lodge offers          the tranquil lake and manicured lawns

                                                                                                                                                        .
                             many experiences. The stable block,        of the estate, large bay windows also
                             occupying a fascinating building in        look out over a private formal garden.
                                                                                                                                                      DINING ROOM

                             its own right, is a revelation.            Cambridge Lodge is a perfect place                            SITTING
                                                                                                                                       ROOM
                                                                        to relax throughout the year with
                             New for Spring 2014:The Nursery            ample opportunities to stroll in the
                             Suite, the private domain of the 3rd       grounds, visit the house and other
                             Lord Braybrooke’s eight children and       local attractions, or simply stay in
                                                                                                                      Ground Floor
                             their entourage of nursemaids and          your own garden and enjoy the view.
                             governesses, will be recreated as it
                             was in the 1830s. Plus, the unique Coal                                                  ground Floor
                             Gallery, which provided warmth and         lounge on audley end’s                        Entrance hall, kitchen, sitting room,
                             hot water to the mansion’s upper floors,   ‘Capability’ Brown-                           dining room.
                             will be revealed, and many of the great
                             mansion’s ‘front of house’ State Rooms
                                                                        designed lawns and have
                                                                                                                      First Floor
                             will also be re-presented.                 your own summer picnic.                       Double bedroom, twin bedroom,
                                                                                                                      bathroom with separate
                                                                                                                      shower cubicle.

                                                                                                                      outside
                                                                                                                      The front garden is laid out in a formal
                                                                                                                      style with small yew and privet hedges
                                                                                                                      whilst to the rear there is a sheltered
                                                                                                                      courtyard. An outdoor table and
                                                                                                                      chairs are provided.
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                                                                                                                      There is parking for one car. Additional
                               Wrest Park                               Framlingham Castle                            parking is available in the main visitor
                               This is one of the most magnificent      A magnificent example of a 12th-              car park. Cambridge Lodge is near to
                               gardens in England, yet one of the       century castle. Built by Roger Bigod,         a road and some traffic noise may be
                               least well known. Wrest Park’s formal    Earl of Norfolk, the castle, was              heard from the house.
                               gardens provide a fascinating history    designed both as a stronghold and as
                               of gardening styles, laid out over       a symbol of power and status. Mary            The grounds of Audley End House
                               150 years and inspired by the great      Tudor also mustered her supporters            are yours to enjoy in private until
                               gardens of Versailles in France.         here before being crowned Queen.              the gates open again to the public.

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east Midlands                                                  2 miles
                  Kirby Hall
                                                                                 2 miles
kirBy Hall        Northamptonshire NN17 3EN
                                                                                 4 miles

PeaCoCk Cottage   Sleeps 4 + cot

                  kirby Hall is one of england’s greatest elizabethan and
                  17th century houses. although this vast mansion is
                  partly roofless the great Hall and state rooms remain
                  intact, refitted and redecorated to authentic 17th and                                   BEDROOM 1
                                                                                                                                    BATHROOM

                  18th century specifications.                                                                                       BEDROOM 2

                                                                                                       First Floor
                  G

                                                                                                                     KITCHEN

                                                                                                                                                 new towel radiator

                                                                                                                               SITTING
                                                                                                                                ROOM
                                                                                                                                                 DINING ROOM

                                                                                                       Ground Floor

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                    Lyddington Bede House                       Rushton Triangular Lodge
                    Beside the church of a picturesque          This delightful triangular building,
                    ironstone village, this medieval building   designed by Sir Thomas Tresham
                    was made into almshouses in the 17th        (father of one of the Gunpowder
                    century.Visitors can wander through         Plotters) and constructed between
                    the rooms and view the former               1593 and 1597. A testament to
                    bishop’s Great Chamber with its             Tresham’s Roman Catholicism: the
                    beautifully carved ceiling cornice.         number three, symbolising the Holy
                                                                Trinity is apparent everywhere.

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east Midlands                                                ½ mile                      For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                    Hardwick Old Hall                                                                        www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                 8 miles
HardWiCk old Hall   Derbyshire S44 5QJ
                                                                                 8 miles

east lodge          Sleeps 4 + cot

                    the imposing shell of the remodelled family home
                    of Bess of Hardwick, one of the most remarkable                                                                               DINING ROOM
                                                                                                                                                                     BED

                    and formidable women of elizabethan england.                                                    SITTING
                                                                                                                     ROOM
                                                                                                                                                  KITCHEN

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                    Married four times (aged only 15 at

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                                                               east lodge

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                    her first wedding), she survived all her   Built into the walls of Hardwick Old
                    husbands and then returned to her          Hall, East Lodge is imposing from             First Floor
                    family estate, whereupon she built         the outside, but inside you will find a
                    two large houses at Hardwick, the          spacious and welcoming two bedroom
                    Old Hall and the New Hall. When            holiday cottage. At one time, it was a
                    she died in 1608, her son, William         laundry before being refitted in   1924
                                                                                               DINING ROOM
                                                                                                                 BEDROOM 2
                    Cavendish, founder of the Devonshire       as the cottage for the night watchman.

                                                                                                                              BATHROOM
                                                                                                                                                   BEDROOM 1
                    clan, opted to live at Chatsworth          With a master
                                                                          SITTING bedroom offering  views
                                                                                                KITCHEN

                    instead of Hardwick, and over time the     over Hardwick Hall wand a cosy sitting
                                                                           ROOM

                    Old Hall has become a ruin. Although       room with wood burner, East Lodge is
                    roofless, you can still go to the fourth   the perfect family base in summer and
                    floor to view the surviving decorative     a cosy hideaway in winter.                    Ground Floor
                    plasterwork, as well as exploring the

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                    kitchen and service rooms, all brought

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                                                                                         OA
                    to life by the excellent audio tour.                                                     ground Floor

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                                                               Hardwick old Hall                             Entrance hall, cloakroom with toilet,
                                                                                                             kitchen with dining area, sitting room
                                                               is now a ruin – but                           with wood burner.
                                                               an exhilarating
                                                               one set in dreamy                             First Floor
                                                                                                             Master bedroom with superking
                                                               derbyshire countryside.                       bed, twin bedroom with zip-link beds.
                                                                                                             Bathroom with shower over bath.

                                                                                                             outside
                                                                                                             Fenced garden with table and chairs.
                                                                                                             Parking for one car outside public
                                                                                                             opening hours, parking at other
                                                                                                             times is a short walk away in the
                                                                                                             public car park.
                      english Heritage properties to visit during your stay
                                                                                                             The grounds of Hardwick Old Hall
                      Bolsover Castle                          Ashby De La Zouch Castle                      are yours to enjoy in private once
                      Be transported back to the Golden        Ashby Castle forms the backdrop               the gates have shut to the public.
                      Age of Chivalry and Romance.             to the famous jousting scenes in
                      Overlooking the Vale of Scarsdale,       Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel
                      Bolsover Castle enjoys panoramic         of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the
                      views over the beautiful Derbyshire      castle began as a manor house in
                      countryside. Visit on a weekend          the 12th century, achieving castle
                      between April and September, to          status in the 15th century.
                      see the spectacular performances
                      of ‘classical dressage’.

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yorksHire &                                                2 miles
                    tHe HuMBer
                                                                               7 miles
rievaulx aBBey      Rievaulx Abbey
                    North Yorkshire YO62 5LB                                   19 miles

reFeCtory Cottage   Sleeps 4 + cot

                    the Cistercians were a great ecclesiastical
                    organisation and rievaulx was one of the
                    wealthiest abbeys in the country, so it’s no
                    wonder Henry viii admired and coveted it.

                                                                                                         First Floor
                    The abbey was founded in 1132             reFeCtory Cottage
                    and when St Aelred became abbot           Refectory Cottage is in the grounds
                    15 years later, there were 140            of the abbey amidst the rolling North
                    choir monks and 500 lay brothers.         yorkshire countryside and in the valley
                    How that band of brothers would           of the ancient River Rye. The cottage
                    have appreciated the thick slices of      was built using reclaimed abbey stone
                    Wensleydale cake and piping hot tea       and close inspection reveals the
                    on sale today in the English Heritage     medieval masons’ marks on many
                    café. The walk from Rievaulx to           of the blocks used in its construction.           SITTING

                    Helmsley Castle, another English          The interior of the cottage is spacious
                    Heritage property, can be done in less    and comfortable for a family holiday
                    than an hour but only the blinkered       so you may be tempted to simply stay
                    would do it so quickly. Dilly-dallying    at home and catch glimpses of the
                    along the three-mile trek is essential.   abbey through the cottage windows.         Ground Floor
                    Author James Herriot lived near           Access to the abbey is through a gate
                    Rievaulx and described the view           from the cottage’s private garden. It is
                    over the Vale of York as “the finest      adjacent to a cottage belonging to a
                    in England”. There can be few more        local working estate.                      ground floor
                    dramatic, soul-searching scenes than                                                 Entrance hall, sitting room with wood
                    the sun setting behind Rievaulx.                                                     burner, kitchen with dining area, utility
                                                                                                         room with toilet.
                                                              author James Herriot
                                                              lived near rievaulx and                    First floor
                                                                                                         Double bedroom, twin bedroom,
                                                              described the view over                    bathroom with shower over bath.
                                                              the vale of york as “the
                                                                                                         outside
                                                              finest in england”.                        The garden runs around the cottage
                                                                                                         and is bounded by a mature copper
                                                                                                         beech hedge.

                                                                                        The rear part of the garden is
                                                                                       Ea good size and, being screened, is
                                                                                        quite private with direct access to
                      Helmsley Castle                         Byland Abbey              the abbey grounds. A table and chairs
                      A spectacular castle surrounded         An architectural gem of a are provided for outside dining.
                      by banks and ditches with an            Cistercian abbey and a truly
                      imaginative hands-on exhibition         outstanding example of early               Reserved parking is in the
                      area. Serious walkers can reach the     gothic architecture.                       main visitors’ car park adjacent
                      castle on foot from Rievlaux on the                                                to the cottage.
                      Cleveland Way National Trail.
                                                                                                         The abbey is yours to enjoy in
                                                                                                         private until the gates open again
                                                                                                         to the public.

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yorksHire &                                                 1 mile                    For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                     tHe HuMBer                                                                            www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                 5½ miles
Mount graCe Priory   Mount Grace Priory
                     North Yorkshire DL6 3JG                                     6 miles

Prior’s lodge        Sleeps 4 + cot

                     Picturesquely set beneath a wooded slope
                     of the Cleveland Hills, Mount grace Priory                                                              BEDROOM 1

                     is among the most unusual and important of
                     english Heritage’s monastic sites.                                                                      BEDROOM 2

                                                                                                                                   ENSUITE

                     Founded in 1398, the priory was           Prior’s lodge
                     the last monastery to be built in         Prior’s Lodge is a charming single
                     yorkshire before the Reformation and      storey stone built cottage which sleeps
                     is regarded as the best preserved and     four, with views over the pond in one
                     most accessible of the 10 Carthusian      direction and the ecclesiastical ruins
                     monasteries in England.                   in the other. It’s hard to conceive of
                                                               a more serene setting for your holiday
                     It was a tough place to be and to         than the tranquil grounds of Mount
                     give the visitor an insight into a        Grace Priory. Whether enjoying the
                     monk’s life, one of the cells has been    clear summer sunshine or exploring
                     reconstructed to show what it might       the frosty ruins in winter, lasting
                     have looked like in the 14th century.     memories are surely made in such                          .

                     This is really two sites in one because   a special place. It is ideally placed for       SITTING / DINING ROOM

                     of the Manor House, which was built       those wanting to explore the North
                     in 1654 from the ruins of the monks’      york Moors and the Cleveland Way
                     guest house before being extended         National Trail.
                     by Sir Lowthian Bell at the turn of
                     the 20th century. The discovery in
                     the last five years of original William
                     Morris wallpaper in the drawing room      views over the pond                                     KITCHEN

                     showcases the craftsmanship of the        in one direction,
                     Arts and Craft movement. Its gardens
                     are beautifully preserved and attract
                                                               the ecclesiastical                          Ground Floor
                     a huge variety of wild life.              ruins in the other.
                                                                                                           single storey
                                                                                                           Entrance hall with six steps down
                                                                                                           to sitting/dining room and two steps
                                                                                                           down to kitchen. Bathroom with
                                                                                                           shower over bath off entrance hall,
                                                                                                           three steps up to utility room, double
                                                                                                           bedroom with en suite shower room,
                       english Heritage properties to visit during your stay                               twin bedroom.

                       The great Abbeys of Yorkshire           Fortified Castles of Yorkshire              outside
                       The evocative ruins of some             Thousands of years of yorkshire’s           Guests have access to most parts
                       of the finest abbeys are within         turbulent history are waiting to be         of the priory gardens and grounds.
                       easy distance of Mount Grace.           discovered – Scarborough Castle,            There is parking for two cars.
                       Spend time exploring the Abbeys         Pickering Castle and Helmsley
                       of Whitby, Byland and Rievaulx.         Castle, a cradle of English chivalry.       The priory grounds are yours to enjoy
                                                                                                           in private until the gates open again to
                                                                                                           the public.

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West Midlands                                                1½ miles
                         Witley Court & Gardens
                                                                                      5 miles
Witley Court & gardens   Worcestershire WR6 6JT
                                                                                      8½ miles

Pool House               Sleeps 8 + cot

                         the vast and rambling remains of the palatial
                         19th-century mansion are surrounded by
                         magnificent landscaped gardens, which still
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                         contain huge stone fountains.

                                                                                                                 First Floor
                                                                                                                 FIRST FLOOR         WITLEY COURT

                         This is a grand house stripped of its      Pool House
                         gilded interiors without ever losing       The spacious rooms in this generously
                         its bravado. Just to make the point,       proportioned house are bright
                         the wonderfully flamboyant Perseus         and airy even on the dullest of days.
                         and Andromeda fountain fires water         And the large kitchen with its centre
                         triumphantly into the air at different     island will certainly delight the aspiring
                         times of the day, while the garden is      chef. The living room and its huge
                         maintained to the highest of standards     windows looks out on a sheltered,
                         following a major English Heritage         private garden while upstairs you’ll         Ground Floor
                         project. The house, originally Jacobean,   find four good sized bedrooms. Add            GROUND FLOOR            WITLEY COURT

                         was added to over the years, reaching      to all this a French-style covered
                         its peak in the 1850s when the 1st Earl    terrace with tables and chairs for
                         of Dudley lived here, supported by an      outdoor summer dining and Pool
                         army of servants. The then Prince of       House is clearly marked out as the
                         Wales was a regular visitor, when the      perfect hideaway for groups of friends
                         house reverberated to the sound of         and family. Witley is near the Welsh
                         music and clinking champagne flutes.       border and a half-hour drive from
                         It must have seemed as if the party        foodie Ludlow.
                         would never end.

                         New in 2013, visitors of all ages can      a glorious 5-10
                         explore the William Hardie designed
                         Wilderness Play Area with its
                                                                    minute walk along a
                         treehouse, adventure trail and more.       rhododendron-lined path
                                                                    to the ruined mansion
                                                                    of Witley Court.

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                           Stokesay Castle                          Kenilworth Castle & Garden
                           Standing in peaceful Shropshire          A magnificent castle famous for
                           countryside, this is the finest and      welcoming Elizabeth I. A highlight
                           best preserved 13th-century manor        of a visit is the re-creation of the
                           house in England. Its magnificent        Elizabethan Garden, created by
                           open-hearthed Great Hall displays a      Robert Dudley to impress his
                           fine timber roof. Its grounds include    queen. In 2014, visitors will be able
                           beautiful cottage-style gardens.         to view close-up the remains of the
                                                                    apartments where Queen Elizabeth
                                                                    stayed in 1575.

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essentials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For reservations call 0870 333 1187
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages

Cleaning                                                              Fuel For Fires                                                        A small selection of toiletries will also be available including soap,   discuss these with our reservation staff before making a booking
Our housekeepers will clean and prepare the cottage prior             An open fire is an important part of a holiday in the country,        shampoo, shower or bath gel. Cleaning materials and toilet paper         so we can do our best to meet them.
to your stay. The property is then yours to enjoy and the             particularly in the cooler months. The availability of an open fire   will be provided for the start of your holiday.
housekeeper will not return unless a problem arises. This             or a multi-fuel or woodburning stove is shown in our brochure/                                                                                 dogs
applies to all breaks, including two week holidays.                   website. Where one is provided, you will find matches, firelighters   sPeCial oCCasions                                                        A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs are allowed at properties
                                                                      and sufficient wood for the start of your stay. Information will be   If you are making a holiday booking for a special occasion such          where indicated. There is a charge of £30 per week/short break
linen                                                                 provided in the cottage on where to purchase additional supplies.     as a birthday or anniversary, please let us know at the time of          per dog. Please notify our reservations staff at the time of booking
All beds have duvets and will be made up with white linen for                                                                               booking. We have a range of gifts that can be waiting for you in         that you will be bringing your dog/s with you. No other pets or
your arrival. Extra blankets will be available. Two hypo-allergenic   reFuse and reCyCling                                                  your holiday cottage, as a part of your celebration. you can place       animals are permitted in English Heritage holiday cottages.
pillows are provided in each cottage. One hand towel and one          Most of our cottages are located at the heart of an English           an order through our reservation staff when making a booking.
bath towel per person per week are provided. Extra hand towels        Heritage property where only trade refuse collections are             We will do our very best to fulfil your request but this does            aCCess and loCation
will be provided where there is a lavatory separate from bath         available to us. If recycling facilities are available onsite our     not form part of our contract with you.                                  One of the many attractions of staying in an English Heritage
or shower rooms and in the kitchen. Sufficient tea towels will        housekeeper will explain where these are. Where there                                                                                          holiday cottage is their outstanding location and architectural
be provided in the kitchen. An extra set of linen and towels will     are no recycling facilities on the site, details of the nearest       sMoking                                                                  interest. This can mean that access is varied and may at times
be left if your booking is for two weeks. Towels are not provided     recycling centre will be provided. We request that you take           Smoking is not allowed in English Heritage holiday cottages.             be over unmade roads, or that the interiors designed for another
for swimming or beach use. We regret that linen is not provided       bottles, plastics and other recyclable materials with you at          If you smoke outside in the garden you are asked to dispose              age, are more irregular than modern buildings. For instance stairs
for cots.                                                             the end of your stay.                                                 of used cigarette stubs carefully.                                       may be steeper or ceilings lower. But if you have any particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     concerns in these areas, please discuss them before booking.
Heating and ligHting                                                  Provisions and suPPlies                                               guests WitH disaBilities                                                 Extreme winter weather could make some of our cottages
All electricity, gas and oil are included during your stay.           On arrival there will be a welcome hamper that will include tea,      An access statement is available for each cottage, please ask            difficult to reach. In these rare circumstances we will do our
We do ask that you respect the use of these services.                 coffee, milk, bread, eggs, orange juice, marmalade or jam, cheese     our reservations team for more details. All Housekeepers have            best to notify you in advance.
                                                                      and a bottle of wine. Where possible goods will be of local origin.   Welcome All training. If you have special requirements please

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essentials                                                                                                                               HoW to Book

                                                                                                                                         Check availability on our website at
                                                                                                                                            www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
                                                                                                                                         or call our booking office on
                                                                                                                                            0870 333 1187

                                                                                                                                         Op                                Week Breaks
                                                                                                                                                                           All full week bookings begin on a Friday, except
                                                                                                                                                                           over Christmas and New year when other start
                                                                                                                                                                           days may apply. For bookings of two weeks or
                                                                                                                                                                           more, each week will be priced within the
                                                                                                                                                                           relevant date band.

                                                                                                                                                                           sHort Breaks
                                                                                                                                                                           There are two lengths of short break: 3-nights
                                                                                                                                                                           starting on a Friday and 4-nights starting on a
                                                                                                                                                                           Monday. If you would like to book a short break
                                                                                                                                                                           starting on a different night, please contact our
                                                                                                                                                                           customer service team for availability. All short
                                                                                                                                                                           breaks must be at least two nights duration.

                                                                                                                                                                           Supplements may be charged on certain cottages
                                                                                                                                                                           on specific dates where demand is high due to a
                                                                                                                                                                           special event locally. English Heritage reviews its
telePHones/Messages/internet                                         always do our very best to tell you about any event during your
All cottages are supplied with a telephone for incoming calls        stay at the time of booking. If an event is scheduled after you                                       pricing annually and may move cottages up or
and emergency calls. If you plan to use your mobile telephone        have made your booking, and it will impact on your holiday, we                                        down its price bands.
please check signal strength with our reservation staff. Our         will endeavour to notify you and give you the option to cancel
Housekeepers cannot receive or deliver messages to you during        without charge. All guests staying at a cottage whilst an English                                     We are always happy to discuss disability access
your stay as most do not live on site. Our cottages do not have      Heritage public event is taking place will be given a discounted
internet access.                                                     or complimentary ticket during their stay.
                                                                                                                                                                           to our cottages.

englisH Heritage ProPerty visits                                     CanCellation or CurtailMent                                                                           Terms and conditions apply to bookings.
Where possible, and subject to staff availability, guests will be    Having to cancel or curtail your holiday can be very distressing.
offered a brief introduction to the English Heritage site on which   We do not offer insurance cover as a part of our cottage                                                  www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages
they are staying. This will cover the key points of interest and a   rental programme and do recommend you arrange your own
brief historical background. Holiday cottage guests and English      holiday insurance.
Heritage members have free of charge access to all English
Heritage sites during normal opening hours. Please check the         Country liFe
opening hours of the site of your chosen cottage or any site         Some English Heritage holiday cottages are in very rural areas
you wish to visit carefully before making your booking.              where sounds created by the rural economy such as harvesting
                                                                     or haymaking, or by animals can sometimes be heard, and at
events                                                               certain times late into the evening or in the early morning.
Special events are held at many English Heritage properties          Insects and pests can be a nuisance at some times of year and
throughout the year. Depending on the location of your holiday       even the best housekeeping standards may not be able to totally
cottage, they will have more or less impact on your stay. We will    eradicate these.

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terMs and Conditions oF Booking
For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, English            events which may be taking place at its site near         11. your obligations
Heritage means The Historic Buildings and Monuments                the Property during your holiday. English Heritage        11.1 you agree to keep the Property and its contents in
Commission for England of 1 Waterhouse Square, 138-                does not accept any liability for any works or activity        the same condition and repair as on your arrival at
142 Holborn, London EC1N 2ST.                                      of any sort occurring on its premises adjoining or             the Property and to pay to English Heritage upon
                                                                   neighbouring the Property.                                     written demand any costs incurred in making good
Booking a Holiday Cottage                                                                                                         any loss or damage to the Property or its contents
1. agreement                                                  CHanging or CanCelling a Booking                                    caused by your action or omission or that of any
1.1 These terms and conditions, which are printed in the      7. Change of Booking                                                guest or animal accompanying you.
    Brochure, form the basis of the agreement between         7.1 English Heritage will endeavour to assist you in a         11.2 you may be required to pay a security deposit
    you and English Heritage for the holiday rental of the        transfer of a booking to an alternative property                before your holiday start date. If this applies to your
    Property named in the Invoice/Confirmation (“the              or an alternative date at your request and an                   booking you will be advised at the time of booking.
    Property”) together with all other conditions set out         administrative charge of £50 will be made in such               The security deposit will be refunded within two
    in the Brochure.                                              a case in addition to any increased rent due on the             weeks of the end of your holiday, less any reasonable
1.2 you must be over 18 years of age to make a booking            alternative property.                                           costs for making good any loss or damage to the
    and accept full responsibility for all payments due and   7.2 Changes cannot be accepted within one month of                  property or its contents during your holiday or for
    for the consequences of any actions of all persons            the start date of the holiday. If a change results in           any additional cleaning that may be required.
    who will use the Property during your holiday. If             a reduction in the length of the holiday it will be        11.3 No pet is permitted at a property other than a
    payment is made by credit/debit card by telephone,            regarded as a cancellation.                                     maximum number of two well behaved dogs at
    you will have deemed to have read all the Booking                                                                             those properties indicated in the brochure. Dogs
    Conditions and agreed to be bound by them.                8. Cancellation                                                     must stay downstairs, remain off all furniture and be
                                                              8.1 you may cancel your booking at any time provided                kept under control at all times.
2. Booking                                                        you do so in writing to English Heritage but you                A charge of £30 per stay is made for each dog
2.1 English Heritage will confirm the booking on receipt          will remain liable for the full balance of the holiday          (there is no charge for guide dogs or hearing dogs).
    of a deposit of one third of the holiday rental fee           rental fee. English Heritage will seek to re-let the            If you use a guide dog or a hearing dog and wish
    (“the Deposit”).                                              Property for all or part of the booking period and, if          to stay at one of our properties where dogs are
2.2 Once English Heritage has confirmed the booking from          successful, will refund the money paid by you less an           not normally permitted, please discuss with our
    you and has received the Deposit then an agreement            administrative charge of £50.                                   reservation staff, who will make every effort to
    exists between us on these terms and conditions.          8.2 English Heritage reserves the right to re-let at a              accommodate your needs within localised property
2.3 English Heritage will accept a provisional booking and        discount or for a shorter period in which case                  restrictions. All dog waste must be removed from
    reserve the Property for your holiday provided that we        we will pay the refund or a proportion of it if the             the property, gardens and grounds prior to the end
    receive the Deposit from you within 7 working days.           Property is re-let for a shorter period, less the               of your holiday. If extra cleaning is required as a
2.4 If the holiday is due to start within 8 weeks of the          discount and administration charge.                             result of dogs at the property an additional cleaning
    date of booking the total of the holiday rental fee is    8.3 English Heritage does not operate any scheme of                 fee will be charged (see 11.5).
    payable at the time of booking.                               cancellation or travel insurance and you should            11.4 you must allow anyone authorised by English
2.5 No subsequent changes may be made to any part                 obtain your own insurance cover for the holiday.                Heritage to enter the Property during the holiday.
    of the Booking without English Heritage’s express         8.4 English Heritage reserves the right to cancel the               English Heritage will endeavour to give you
    written approval.                                             booking at any time in the event of circumstances               reasonable notice of such a visit except in an
                                                                  beyond the reasonable control of English Heritage               emergency when immediate access must be allowed.
3.  english Heritage’s right to refuse/terminate a                or if in the reasonable opinion of English Heritage        11.5 you must ensure that the property is left in a
    booking                                                       it is necessary to undertake essential works at the             clean and tidy condition at the end of your holiday.
3.1 English Heritage reserves the right to refuse any             Property. In these unlikely circumstances English               English Heritage reserves the right to charge a
    booking.                                                      Heritage will endeavour to offer a suitable alternative         supplementary fee of £100 for any additional
3.2 English Heritage reserves the right to terminate this         English Heritage holiday. If no such alternative                cleaning we consider necessary following your
    Agreement and ask you and your guests to leave                holiday is agreed between us then English Heritage              holiday at the property. In the event that we decide
    immediately if this is deemed necessary by English            will refund in full all money received by us for the            to charge you for additional cleaning we will write to
    Heritage as a result of your behaviour or that of             booking. English Heritage will not otherwise be                 you detailing the additional cleaning required within
    your guests or any other material breach by you of            liable for any loss incurred by you as a result of the          7 days of the end of your stay.
    the terms of this Agreement.                                  cancellation.
                                                                                                                             12. Complaints
4. Final Payment                                              during your stay                                               12.1 If you have any cause for complaint during
4.1 The balance of the holiday rental fee less any            9. arrival and departure times                                      your holiday at the Property please notify the
    Deposit is due 8 weeks before the start of the            9.1 The holiday rental period begins at 3.00pm (5.00pm              Housekeeper who will make all reasonable efforts to
    holiday. English Heritage will not send you a                 at Pool House, Witley Court) on the first day of                assist and resolve the issue. English Heritage will not
    reminder or a receipt unless you have requested               the booking period and ends at 10.00am on the                   normally make any refund or recompense in respect
    one and sent us a stamped addressed envelope at               day of the departure. If your stay extends beyond               of a complaint made after departure if the complaint
    the time of booking. If the balance is not received           this period you may be subject to a charge for the              was not made known to the Housekeeper during
    on time English Heritage reserves the right to cancel         additional days.                                                the holiday rental period.
    your booking and retain the Deposit.
4.2 English Heritage’s prices contain VAT where               10. occupation of the Property                                 13. lost Property
    appropriate. If VAT rates change we reserve the right     10.1 you must not use the Property for any purpose             13.1 English Heritage shall not be responsible for loss or
    to amend our prices accordingly.                               other than that of a holiday. Functions, celebrations,         damage to any of your belongings or for any injuries
                                                                   ceremonies and parties are not permitted.                      sustained by you or any of your guests unless caused
5. tenancy                                                    10.2 The number of people staying in the Property must              by the negligence or default of English Heritage.
5.1 This Agreement is for the purposes of a holiday                not exceed the maximum number stated in the
    rental only and does not create the relationship               brochure or website and the use of tents or sleeping      Personal data
    of Landlord and Tenant between you and English                 in motor vehicles adjacent to the Property is not         14. data Protection
    Heritage. you will not be entitled to a tenancy or to          permitted.                                                14.1 All personal data provided to English Heritage will
    any other form of statutory security of tenure as a       10.3 you must not use the Property for any activity or              be held and processed in accordance with the
    result of this Agreement.                                      in such a way as to cause nuisance or annoyance to             requirements of the 1998 Data Protection Act. We
                                                                   English Heritage, its visitors or its neighbours.              will keep your personal data safe and secure.
6. description and Facilities                                 10.4 you and your guests must comply with any reasonable            We will not share it with other organisations without
6.1 English Heritage will endeavour to inform you at               regulations relating to the Property, or the site              your knowledge and consent, unless required by law
    the time of booking of any changes to the brochure             within which the Property is situated, which will be           to do so.
    or website description of the Property or of any               communicated to you on your arrival at the Property.

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