~ Rekindle your love affair with the UK in a fabulous home-from-home ~
30 March 2009 As British Travel Week begins, sponsor Holiday-Rentals showcases the best British holiday homes on offer.
In the current economic climate, many people are cutting down on luxuries like a foreign holiday and considering a break in Britain instead. But embarking on a UK-based holiday needn't be boring; there are magical experiences to be had closer to home, whether it's staying in a rural cottage and observing the daily life on a working farm, living it up like royalty in a luxury loch-side castle, or messing about on a boat.
Holiday-Rentals lists over 2,400 holiday homes in the UK catering to various tastes and budgets, including many unique and unusual properties. Or for a more conventional British holiday for those who would like to revisit their childhood memories, holiday favourites like the Lake District, the Cotswolds and the south coast are well covered, and there are hundreds of properties in popular cities like London, Edinburgh and Bath.
Beside the seaside
Picturesque fisherman's cottage
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p405536 - Pretty 3-bed fisherman's cottage in a little village near Falmouth, Cornwall. The property features a tropical-feel garden with lush planting, outdoor lighting and decked areas with sun loungers and a table and chairs.
Price: from £375 to £995 per property per week
Seaside family retreat
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p415317 - Stylish 4-bed seaside bungalow in Trevone, Cornwall, ideal for families. There is a play corner with toy cupboard, Xbox and games, garden with BBQ, outside dining table, garden loungers, trampoline, outdoor hot and cold shower and herb garden.
Price: from £800 to £2,000 per property per week
Cosy Cotswolds home
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p414800 - Delightful 2-bed late 19th century Cotswolds cottage nestled in the heart of Painswick village. The cottage is beautifully decorated and boasts a spacious, sunlight-filled conservatory.
Price: from £425 to £450 per property per week
Gorgeous stone cottage with indoor pool
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p410612 - Beautiful 3-bed rural cottage with a heated indoor pool and large games room. The property enjoys a private, courtyard garden with teak patio furniture and BBQ.
Price: from £550 to £1,600 per property per week
Rural cottages on a working farm
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p403817 - Three 3- to 4-bed cottages on a farm in South Devon, in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. Some of the activities on offer include walking the moors, cycling the byways, horse-riding, wild pony handling, fly fishing, climbing the tors, hawking and falconry.
Price: from £600 to £1,850 per property per week for a 3-bed cottage
Chic city pads
London penthouse with baby grand piano
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p414907 - Luxury 4-bed penthouse apartment in the heart of London, with elevator access directly to the lounge, baby grand piano, floor to ceiling large windows in all rooms and far-reaching views across Hyde Park.
Price: from £2,500 to £3,250 per property per week
Luxury Circus living in Bath
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p94556 - Spectacular 1-bedroom apartment situated on the Circus in the centre of Bath. Silks, velvets and excellent quality furniture have been used to create a comfortable sumptuous feel.
Price: £145 per property per night
Baronial loch-side home
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p86614 - Grand 7-bed loch-side home built in the grand style of 1892 and set just a few meters from the loch, boasting uninterrupted panoramic views of 3000ft high mountains. Features include all weather tennis court, Jacuzzi and sauna.
Price: from £1,650 to £3,650 per property per week
Grade 2* medieval manor house
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p414031 - Magnificent 6-bed manor house in Wiltshire near Bath, with formal gardens, ponds, conservatory and summer house. A perfect base for a shooting weekend, or exploring the beautiful Wiltshire and Somerset countryside.
Price: £3,400 per property per week
18th Century converted chapel
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p15265 - Gorgeous 3-bed 18th century chapel overlooking the beautiful coast of Pembrokeshire, beautifully restored, with original chapel character including stained glass windows, beams, chapel nooks and pulpit in main bedroom.
Price: from £695 to £1,195 per property per week
Messing about on boats
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p415506 - Luxury 4-bed houseboat in Salcombe harbour, South Devon, with a wet bar with drinks chiller and a full-sized hot tub on the upper deck.
Price: from £995 to £2,995 per property per week
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p61668 - Two 2-bed houseboats on a private lake in Holsworthy, North Devon, in the midst of rural countryside, home to varied local wildlife like voles, rabbits, barn owls, cuckoos, buzzards, kestrels, ducks and dabchicks.
Price: from £350 to £690 per property per week