The great Valentine’s Day escape
For old-fashioned romantics, few things can beat the archetypal idyll of a cosy cottage, tucked away in seclusion with a roaring fire. Manor Gate Cottage in Plush, Dorset is the quintessential winter cottage. Situated on a no through road in the heart of the Dorset countryside, the two bedroom cottage offers character and charm, combined with peace and privacy. The nearby village of Plush remains in keeping with the romantic archetype; the Brace of Pheasants pub offering home cooked meals and real ales, while the pretty church of St John the Baptist plays host to a series of highly regarded classical music events. The property is on the market with our Dorchester office, for more information click here.  Thought to date to 1750 and extensively renovated over recent years, Chance Cottage is a picturesque cottage in a quiet location with secluded grounds and a large swimming pool. Constructed mainly of Cotswold Stone with a natural Cotswold Slate roof, the property provides substantial family accommodation, complete with a small studio/office room above the double garage outside. Four miles from Chance Cottage is the idyllic town of Burford, cited as The Gateway to the Cotswolds and home to a range of historic public houses and inns, independent shops and galleries as well as breathtaking scenery. The property is on the market with our Burford office, for more information click here.  For those who fancy a storybook romantic hideaway, few properties can top 10 Holme Eden Hall. Built in 1833, in a Tudor style by renowned architect John Dobson, this magnificent country house has been split up into number of apartments, all boasting far reaching views across the Upper Eden Valley. Although situated in a picturesque rural position, the property is within short distance of some of the most famous areas in the north of England, such as the ancient city of Carlisle and the World Heritage Site of Hadrians Wall perfect for those brisk romantic strolls. The property is on the market with our York office, for more information click here.