This is the big one. At kate & tom’s base, we’ve been brimming with excitement for a handful of new houses. Each deliver something different in style; and whether it’s edgy you’re after or grand and dignified, you’ll find it here. Maybe you fancy a mix of both or something completely different. Scroll away and dream big: that’s what these houses were made for!
Sugnall Hall | Sleeps 18 | Eccleshall, Staffordshire
Sugnall Hall recalls a time long gone, yet facilities are anything but ancient history. Feed the AGA from the seasonal gardens. Host a dinner party in the dining room. Take a tipple on the terrace. Light the open fires.
Vista Point | Sleeps 9 | West Sussex
Make memories in a modernist masterpiece. Play games on the monster lawn, hang out in the pool house, dive into the heated pool. Walk 150 yards to the pebble-and-sand beach, watch the waves from the wraparound balcony, head back to the swinging sixties on the Sussex seafront.
Rosestone Estate | Sleeps 12-14 | Cheshire
Grand, glorious and gorgeous, Cheshire-set Rosestone Estate was once home to singer Gary Barlow. Picnic by the six-acre lake, play Take That on the Bose, take a tipple on the first-floor terrace, party away in the internal nightclub. Return? You’ll want to come back for good.
Manor on the Falls | Sleeps 17 | Exeter
At Exeter’s Manor on the Falls, Tudor times meet modern miracles. The banqueting hall and the movie room. The panelled drawing room and the sauna. The four-poster beds and the heated pool and hot tub. Embrace the two worlds. Then embrace them again tomorrow.
Water’s Edge Glamping | Sleeps 12-18 | Suffolk
Who says luxury can’t go hand in hand with camping? Call it glamping, call it what you will, each of these gorgeous tents come with their own character and bring you and yours even closer to the stunning scenery that surrounds you on all sides.
Cambrian Retreat & Cambrian Lodge | Sleeps up to 50 | Aberystwyth, Wales
Clans, stags or hens will love Cambrian Retreat. With space for 50 (including the Farmhouse), it’s huge, homely and a little hedonistic in the shadow of the Cambrians. Watch the stars from the ten-man hot tub, get a game going on the full-size football pitch, spend late nights by the log burners. Chill, rinse and repeat tomorrow.
River Glaslyn House | Sleeps 18-22 | Gwynedd, Wales
River Glaslyn House is huge and homely, a place where the hob always bubbles and the fire crackles. Walk the hills, take a coffee on the terrace or a Pinot from the cooler. The river rushes by, the mountains of Snowdonia soar in the huge sky, the boots sit by the back door. Let the mountains set the mood.
Beaufort Manor | Sleeps 16 | Nr Langport, Somerset
Sweep grandly down the staircase. Stoke the reception-room fires. Walk the walled gardens. Sip cocktails by the outdoor pool. Fire up a film in the cinema room. Take a picnic in the parklands among the Somerset Levels.
Ocean Villa | Sleeps 11 | Praa Sands, Cornwall
Ocean Villa is a sleek, modernist dream gazing out over Cornwall’s Praa Sands. It’s your Miami beach house within a gull’s cry of Helston. Take the boogie boards down to the beach. Fire up the wood burner. Get lazy on the bean bag. Watch the shooting stars from the hot tub.
Lilcott Barn | Sleeps 2 | Cotleigh, Devon
Cosy up with someone special in a retreat that’s all stone-wall rural on the outside, and city-chic on the inside. Walk the Devon hills, pop in for a pint, then come back to a long soak in the freestanding bath, films by the fire, and the chance to rediscover the magic that first brought you together.