Burrell Hill, Cumbria

This large, detached family holiday home, found in the ever-lovely Lake District, is a great place for the troops to unwind and kick back. Set in its own secluded grounds, head here for oodles of peace and quiet. It’s impossible not to be affected by the landscape; the overwhelming scale of the surrounding hills and mountains will clear fuzzy heads in no time.

aw3The owners have a close affinity with the area – and you can tell just by looking at the six-bed property’s sensitive and oh-so-chic renovation. Loads of chic Cumbrian charm for guaranteed cosiness throughout, whatever time of year, plus a style injection of contemporary features and fixtures.

aw1Highlights include a snug library area, where families can curl up and enjoy games, books and Wii games by the fire, a large bathroom equipped with a walk-in rain shower and sunken bath (pretty countryside views too), king-size rooms with en-suites, and one picture-perfect, open-plan kitchen. A fab space where you can create dinners worthy of the banquet hall-style dining room.

If you fancy getting yourselves outdoors, why not head to the garden and chill on the lawn and deck area, or don the wellies and head for the hills. The property is nestled in Eden Valley – just 20 minutes from Penrith – and to the south, lie the Yorkshire Dales National Park. North Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall are all nearby, too.