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Escape the City – Luxury Holiday Cottages Outside London

Whatever the occasion we have an incredible house for you

When you live in the hustle and bustle of London, it’s hard to imagine that another world lies just a short drive away. But it does. And it’s extraordinary. Travel for just two or three hours and you’ll find yourself in a world of complete luxury, with hot tub, swimming pools and acres of picturesque views.

A world that’s waiting for you. At kate & tom’s, we have selected the most serene, luxurious holiday cottages outside London for you to enjoy on a true escape from the city. You can swap the noisy capital for the peaceful breeze of the Cotswold and say goodbye to the daily commute as you relax in Dorset. Whatever your preference, we can help you escape the city for a weekend, week or even longer at kate & tom’s.

Ultimate rentals close to London

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life without a day’s worth of driving and discover some of the beauty spots just outside of the city walls. It’s hard to imagine that just two short hours outside of London you can find tranquillity and peace with plenty of nature to lose yourself in. Feel the stresses of everyday life ease away as you head out of the city and fill your lungs with fresh crisp air.

Whether it’s the golden sands and turquoise seas that you’re heading towards or delving deep into the countryside for your city escape, you’ll find some of the most magnificent UK destinations just outside of the big city. And with your very own holiday cottage, you can bring your home comforts along for the journey. From comfort blankets to your kids’ favourite snacks, you can load up your car with all your must-haves for the short drive out of London.

Or are you dreaming of a trip to England’s capital without the added noise of city life? Perhaps you’re travelling with little ones and need something away from the busy streets? With a holiday cottage just a stone’s throw from the excitement of London, you can experience the best of both worlds on your next holiday. Simply hop on the tube or train and you’re immersed in the bright lights and iconic landmarks of the capital.

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Idyllic spots close to London

You don’t need to head far outside of busy London to before finding impressive locations worth a stop. The Cotswolds, just a short drive from the capital, is a small piece of heaven set amongst beautiful nature. Quaint villages, perfect views taken straight from a postcard, and winding country lanes – all with a peaceful air to transport you to a new world. A trip to the Cotswolds couldn’t feel any further from London city life.

There’s nothing like the beach to whisk you away from everyday life and give you a much-needed refresh. And it’s hard to beat Suffolk with its quintessentially English seaside towns to host your coastal escape. Or stick even closer to home and experience the other side of Essex. This large coastal county isn’t just glitz and glamour, its cliff faces, coves and beaches are some of the most peaceful you could find.

Follow the sun and head south of the city to lose yourselves in the diverse county of Hampshire. From exciting seaside cities to the breath-taking countryside villages, you can find it all and more in Hampshire. Unlock a new passion with a horse rise through the New Forest, stopping only to admire the impressive views and wildlife surrounding you. Or head to the beach for a fun day out by the pier with plenty of sweet treats and water sports to delight in.

Luxury breaks for the whole family

With so much to offer so close to London, why not whisk your loved ones away for a short break in a holiday cottage? Heading away from modern city life doesn’t mean you have to give up your everyday luxuries. At kate & tom’s, our selection of holiday cottages close to London have everything you need and more for a truly unforgettable escape.

Take in the sea views from your own private hot tub or challenge your friends to a match or two on the tennis courts. Whether you’re escaping to the coast or country, be sure to do it in style with our holiday homes.

Special occasion coming up? Perhaps you’re planning a surprise getaway for a loved one? Enjoy quality time with your nearest and dearest in our spacious and comfortable holiday cottages. And choose a dog-friendly cottage so even your furry friends can join in on the fun.

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Paint a picture of your perfect escape from the city. Is it reconnecting with nature in rolling hills? Enjoying fish and chips on the beautiful British coast? Or just unwinding with all your family in a remote countryside setting?

At kate & tom’s, we’re here to help you plan that perfect escape. We have hundreds of stunning holiday cottages within two or three hours of London by car. Best of all, our holiday homes are large enough for all your family and friends, with plenty of dog-friendly options available, so you don’t need to worry about who you can bring.

If you need any help at all finding your dream property near London, our team are always on hand to help. Talk to our friendly team to start planning your unforgettable city escape.