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Top five country retreats

If you’re looking for a relaxing countryside break full of rolling fields rambles and reclining by log fires, but you want to be close to the coast too, take a look at these five retreats that offer you the best of both worlds.

The Coach House, Rock, sleeping 8

A rejuvenating self-catering stay awaits at The Coach House. Nestled within forty acres of private grounds bordering the Camel Estuary, this Grade II-listed, Georgian-style property is a charming country retreat. With three pretty bedrooms to choose from, it's perfect for a romantic escape or for a smaller family holiday. Stroll down to the water's edge with your four-legged friend in tow and breathe in the fresh Cornish air or head to choose from a selection of beautiful beaches just a short drive away.

The Coach House, a self-catering holiday cottage near Rock, North Cornwall
Bedroom at The Coach House, a self-catering holiday cottage near Rock, North Cornwall
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Penquite, Port Isaac, sleeping 4 to 16

Penquite House is a traditional Cornish farmhouse with a contemporary twist. Located in a tranquil countryside setting, it's just a short drive away the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac. Comprising of three bedrooms in the house, two bedrooms in the adjoining cottage and two further bedrooms in the annexe, this uniquely flexible property sleeps up to 16 guests. During the summer months (end of May to mid-September) the outdoor swimming pool provides a calming oasis of tranquillity with just the rustling of the trees and the bird song as your holiday soundtrack. 

Penquite Cottage, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall
Port Isaac, North Cornwall
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Buzza Vean, Rock, sleeping 11

Buzza Vean provides a welcome tonic for guests escaping from city life. This peaceful retreat is set away from the hustle and bustle of Rock but still within easy reach of all the area has to offer. The beautiful garden at Buzza Vean is sheltered by mature trees and comes complete with a heated outdoor pool (open from the end of May until mid-September). After a beach day at nearby Rock, return to the tranquillity of Buzza Vean, where there is plenty of space for all the family to unwind and enjoy some quality downtime.

Kitchen at Buzza Vean, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
The heated outdoor swimming pool Buzza Vean, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Buzza Vean, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Rock beach, North Cornwall
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The Linhaye, Port Isaac, sleeping 4

The Linhaye is surrounded by a patchwork of lush green fields and its rural location makes it the perfect place to get away from it all. It is wonderfully placed for enjoying long rural rambles and exploring the stunning stretch of coastline between Port Quin and Port Isaac. After a day of walking, retreat to The Linhaye, put your feet up and hunker down in front of the glowing wood burner with a glass of local tipple in hand. 

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Cant Farm, Rock, sleeping 6 to 10

Escape the daily stresses of city life and head to Cant Farm. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoying stunning views over the Camel Estuary, this private estate is a tranquil haven. The Woodshed (sleeps ten), The Orchard (sleeps eight), The Farmhouse (sleeps six) and Kate Cottage (sleeps six) all enjoy fantastic views across the Camel Estuary. At Cant Farm you can explore the beautiful grounds or practise your serve on the shared tennis court. 

The view down to the Camel Estuary at Cant Farm, a private estate on the banks of the estuary
Tennis courts at Cant Farm, a private estate on the banks of the Camel Estuary
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