Make the most of the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday and escape to the city, country or beach
28/02/2012 – The extra bank holiday this June means you can take a four-day trip over the Diamond Jubilee weekend or even a nine-day holiday by booking just three days off. Whether you’re planning a short break in the countryside or a longer getaway in the sun, HomeAway.co.uk , the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, has more than 250,000 apartments, cottages and villas still available to rent worldwide.
Take advantage of the new Eurostar route to Amsterdam and rent an apartment in the heart of the Dutch capital from only £34 per person per night. Or if you’d rather save on travel, escape to a beautiful country cottage in the Cotswolds. Alternatively, for those who really wish to make the most of the bank holiday, jet off for some early summer sun in the Costa Blanca or to a tranquil lakeside retreat by Lake Como in Italy.
Whether you choose a short city or country break, or a longer beach getaway, on www.HomeAway.co.uk you’re spoilt for choice with a wide range of private properties available to rent in the UK and abroad.
Prices quoted are for June and correct at the time of going to press. All properties still had availability for the Diamond Jubilee weekend.
Unique apartment in the centre of Amsterdam The apartment, divided over two floors, offers an open space studio, with four single beds, on the first floor. There is also a family-style dining table, a small sitting area and a cool view overlooking a famous street in Amsterdam. The top floor of the apartment has a queen size bed, a double bed and a small pull-out couch. The beds are in separate rooms with shared walk-through space. This is a charming old building from the late 1700s with quirks typical of an old Amsterdam building, uneven ceilings and floors and multiple levels.
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £34 per person per night
Delightful Cotswolds cottage nestled in the heart of the village Located in the heart of a village, this late 19th century limestone cottage boasts a heated conservatory, gourmet kitchen along with all the modern conveniences, two cosy bedrooms and a peaceful walled garden. Situated just 90 minutes from London by train or car, this country village is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4. £725 per property per week
Modern villa with private pool, tennis court and gym in Javea Set in a peaceful road in the exclusive Residencia La Lluca on the outskirts of Javea, the villa is full of character and has a lovely gated drive into the property surrounded by large landscaped gardens, a large pool, private tennis court and trampoline. The spacious accommodation is comfortable and well equipped with all the luxuries necessary to have a fantastic holiday. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are in the main house and the fourth is in a charming cottage with a shower-room and kitchenette.
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £1,295 per property per week
Exclusive villa with direct access to the beach in Lake Como Located in a neighbourhood of equally impressive lakeside villas, Zaffiro sits within a gated garden of cypress, cedar, oak, wisteria and jasmine. The villa rests on the outskirts of the refreshingly non-touristy town of Lierna, on Como's eastern shore. The property offers a generously open living, dining and kitchen area that expands onto two full furnished terraces, one facing the lake and the other the garden, just beyond the garden lies the town's rocky beach with direct access from the villa.
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £2,087 per property per week