Britain in bloom – holiday in your very own secret garden

As the UK’s gardens and countryside really come into their own with a beautiful injection of colour and wildlife to watch, enjoy a blooming brilliant break, complete with a private garden to explore.

Marwood Garden Apartment offers views over its private garden covering some 20 acres and featuring three lakes, famous for hosting the largest collection of Camellias in the country. Guests staying at the apartment can enjoy spectacular views of the garden and lakes from the living room or head into the haven and relax enjoying plants, shrubs, trees, views and woodland areas. The property sleeps two and is nearby the coastal villages and towns of Braunton, Croyde, Woolacombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, Ilfracombe, all within a 30 minute drive. The National Trust property Arlington Court is just 3 miles and Knighthayes Court is a 45 minute drive. A seven night stay at Marwood Garden Apartment from 7 May 2016 costs £365. To book visit

The Annex Old Hall in Heverhill, Suffolk is a traditional cottage with luxurious, contemporary style and features a large, well-kept garden. Filled with pretty flowers, the garden also boasts a barbecue and is ideal for al fresco meals. The property sleeps two and is nearby the castles at Colchester and Hedingham, as well as the lovely English Heritage property, Audley End House, with its gardens and stables. The beautiful market town of Saffron Walden with its museum, historic church, shops and cafes is also ideal for a relaxing day out. A seven night stay at The Annex Old Hall from 24 June 2016 costs £455. To book visit

Situated in the quiet, unspoilt hamlet of Chastleton, Chastleton Cottage in the Cotswolds dates back to 1703. The Grade II listed stone cottage’s large garden was designed by the writer and gardener Penelope Mortimer and offers countryside views of Chastleton House, a patio area, BBQ, pond, and orchard. Sleeping up to six guests, the charming property is a great base from which to explore everything the Cotswolds has to offer. A seven night stay at Chastleton Cottage from 24 June 2016 costs £990. To book please visit

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