There has been a huge growth in the popularity of holiday homes in the past few years. They have a number of advantages over traditional types of accommodation including better value-for-money, greater privacy, better facilities and access to some incredible locations. Holiday homes have become very popular with families and groups of friends who are looking for a unique and unforgettable holiday getaway.
Holiday homes have also become popular because there are many types of accomodation on offer in a huge range of locations. Here are five of the most popular types of holiday homes you can rent!
Romantic Country Cottages for Two
If you are looking for a romantic getaway with your partner, it doesn’t get much better than a quaint country cottage in a beautiful part of the United Kingdom. There are a variety of quaint country cottages available in stunning rural locations, including Bramblings in Cornwall, and Skylarks in Cornwall.
These cottages are perfectly set-up for an intimate weekend away — rustic exteriors, designer interiors, fireplaces, luxurious soft furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere. They have been designed with incredible attention to detail and offer a much better accommodation option than staying at a bland hotel.
There are a number of cottages that are designed for a family to enjoy. For example, The Red Barn in North Devon is small cottage located on a farmstead. The home has plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for the kids including kids toys, books and farm activities including collecting eggs. The beach is only a short drive away and the children will enjoy swimming, surfing, searching for shells and many more beachside activities.
Another outstanding family cottage is Little Greenway in North Barnsham, Norfolk. This cottage is set within a compound of five architect-restored farm buildings. The kids can enjoy dozens of outdoor activities and learn what it is like to live on a working farm. This cottage is also close to the beach and there are plenty of activities for the parents to enjoy including some incredible restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Beachside Holiday Homes
If your idea of a perfect holiday involves the beach, there are many holiday homes on offer which are located metres away from the water! These larger beachside homes sleep between 6-12 people and are perfect for larger families or groups of friends to enjoy.
Many of these homes are set high on ridges and overlook miles of coastline, making them truly spectacular locations for your next holiday. A few of the best include:
- The Lookout at Portland, Dorset
Open planned living and a stunning view featuring miles of coastline.
- The Penthouse
A modern, ultra-stylish cottage located above Dartmouth
- Summer Beach, St Mawes, Cornwall
An absolutely stunning beach house with a contemporary interior and spectacular views
- The Ridge, East Sussex
Located in a very remote and relaxing location, this beach house is a short walk from the beach
- The White Cabin, East Sussex
The interiors of the white cabin look they have been taken directly out of an interior design magazine — chic, modern, rustic and beautiful.
There’re so many beachside cottages on offer that anyone will easily be able to find their perfect holiday accomodation option.
Holiday Homes for Group Holidays (10-12 People)
If you are looking for an accommodation option that suits your large family or a bigger group of friends, there are a wide variety of larger holiday homes on offer including grand country homes, open plan beachside cottages, prestigious historical homes and modern party homes. Some of the best on offer include:
- Barcroft Manor, Dartmouth
A luxurious country home set on a 14-acre estate. This home features a huge swimming pool, hot tub and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.
- Island View, Abersoch, Wales
A stunning architecturally designed home with incredible ocean views. This is a unique property that offers a holiday experience like no other.
- Studland Bay House, Dorset
A magnificent Edwardian home in the perfect location. This building is exceptionally beautiful and features some of the finest Edwardian timber paneling in England. This home is set on acres of landscaped garden and has great ocean views.
- Beach House, North Cornwall
You don’t get much closer to the beach than Beach House at North Cornwall. It is perched directly above one of the best beaches in the UK.
Grand Country Homes and Mansions
If you are planning a larger event like a wedding, family reunion or business retreat, there are many holiday homes which are perfect for your event! These properties sleep between 12 to 30 people and are one-of-a-kind properties that you will never forget. They include grand 18th-Century country homes, modern and sleek party homes, beach-side mansions and beautiful art deco homes. Some of the best include:
- The Thatched House, Kent
A traditional thatch-roofed country home with its roots in the 15th-Century. This spectacular property features a beautiful traditional exterior with a modern interior.
- Wye Valley House, Herefordshire
This is a secluded country home that is set on a peaceful and quiet estate — the perfect location for a family reunion or party with friends.
- The Hyde, Herefordshire
A historic home with its roots in the mediaeval period, it has been perfectly restored and decorated to have every feature you may require.
- Birkmere Hall, Lake District
One of the most unique holiday homes in the United Kingdom, it is an ancient castle that has been fastidiously renovated. Overlooking the River Petteril, this property combines the rustic exterior of a castle with a modern and luxurious interior. A truly spectacular property that is perfect for weddings or special events.