Situated, as the name suggests, in the eastern area of the county of Hampshire in England is the district of East Hampshire. An East Hampshire holiday is a popular choice with those travellers who are looking to relax in rural, traditional surroundings but still be close by to major attractions and activities that the county has to offer. What’s more, an East Hampshire holiday rental house will have all of the amenities you need to enjoy a stress-free trip as well as some stunning countryside views out of every window.
The beauty of an East Hampshire holiday is that it can be as strenuous or as relaxed as you want it to be. You can simply choose to rest in your comfortable East Hampshire holiday rental house and watch the natural world go by; or you can choose to indulge in a variety of available activities such as mountain biking, fishing, walking, golf, football, tennis, swimming and horse riding.
If you choose to leave your East Hampshire holiday rental house for the day and explore the district then it is worth stopping off at the village of Chawton, in the South Downs National park area of the county. One of the biggest attractions to be found in the village is Chawton House which was the property belonging to the brother of the famous female novelist, Jane Austen. The house is now a library which contains over 9,000 manuscripts, mainly written by female authors. Keen Jane Austen readers will also enjoy Chawton Cottage, the actual house in which Jane Austen lived for the last eight years of her life and where she penned famous works such as “Emma”. The cottage is now a museum and contains several original pieces that belonged to the novelist.
Should you now be considering booking a fantastic East Hampshire holiday rental house then you will be able to experience relatively warm summers but colder winters. The warmest months to have an East Hampshire holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature rises to around 22°C. The cooler winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to anywhere between 4°C and 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the district is 25 inches.
Travellers on an East Hampshire holiday are likely to begin their trip by arriving at Gatwick Airport (LGW) which is approximately 64 miles away from the centre of the district. Amongst the airlines offering cheap, regular flights to Gatwick are British Airways, BMI, Flybe and Air Southwest. Passengers can leave from various UK airports including Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), Leeds (LBA) and Newcastle(NCL).