Thurs 1 December 2011
We’ve picked our favourite new properties at Holiday Lettings for your inspiration, think cool, charming or a bit quirky...
Georgian splendour in BathThe Royal Crescent Courtyard is located in Bath's famous Royal Crescent,, considered to be among the UK's finest examples of Georgian architecture. Grade I listed with a host of original features, the apartment is bright and stylish, the ultimate Georgian experience in one of the UK's most beautiful cities.
Sleeps up to 4 (2 bedrooms), from £850 per week.
Winter wonderland in VermontIf you're looking for something cosy, atmospheric and a bit different, the Goldilocks Cabin is for you. Its owner, an interior designer, has out a lot of love and thought into the interior design and the result it totally OTT but somehow works (although lovers of minimalism need not apply...) With hand-loomed carpets, antiques sourced from all over the world and custom-made items like antler chandeliers, no expense has been spared. Plus nearby Stowe is a haven for winter wonderland activities.
Sleeps up to 5 (1 bedroom), from £510 per week.
Cottage chic in DevonThe delightful September Cottage combines modern comforts, including under-floor heating, a well-equipped kitchen and Wifi, with traditional cottage must-haves like window seats, a log burning stove, original beams and inglenooks. There are professionally landscaped gardens, a small courtyard and amazing views over the local village, and dramatic moorland beyond. The perfect country getaway.
Sleeps up to 6 (3 bedrooms), from £1,000 per week.
Buenos Aires city luxeGrand and luxurious is probably the best way to describe the amazing Las Heras, which occupies the entire fifth floor of a traditional apartment block in the Argentine capital. Combining hardwood floors, high ceilings, elaborate plaster work and marble fireplaces with contemporary furniture, the result is stylish city luxe. All rooms are large, the bedrooms include ensuites, walk-in closets and four-poster beds, and there’s even a separate entrance and areas for service personnel. All this in what’s tipped to be one of the hottest destinations of 2012…
Sleeps up to 8 (4 bedrooms), from £3,185 per week.
Golfers delight in Northern IrelandThe beautiful Golfers Gate Lodge is nestled on the shores of Lough Erne, in the golf resort of the same name. The downstairs, open-plan living space leads through French doors onto a patio with a BBQ and views over Castle Hume Lake and a BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining in the summer. Just a few minutes’ walk away you’ll find a nature walk, five star hotel with its spa and four restaurants, and the Nick Faldo Championship Golf Course.
Sleeps up to 6 (3 bedrooms), from £645 per week.
Beach retreat in Sri LankaThe chilled out beach retreat Villa Sulanga is located on the coast of southern Sri Lanka, and features a wide veranda, open-plan living area and colonnaded courtyard, all of which turn the house and garden into one harmonious living space. The bedrooms include contemporary four-poster beds, ensuite bathrooms and wide balconies, with stunning views across the reef and the Indian Ocean. The beach house features the work of contemporary Sri Lankan artists and all the furniture, linen and ceramics were designed and produced locally. The neighbouring Villa Vatura is identical and also available to rent.
Sleeps up to 12 (4 bedrooms), from £1,783 per week.
Family fun in CornwallIf you're after a family-friendly getaway that's perfect for groups without compromising on style and space the Mill is the place for you. It includes spacious bedrooms with ensuites, kids’ rooms with bunk beds, large kitchen and dining areas and a lounge with a cosy wood-burning stove. For kids there’s a den area with bean bags, a well-equipped games room and an outdoor pool. Also included to make the stay just right are Nespresso machine, towels, bathrobes, plus baby equipment is available on request.
Sleeps up to 10 (4 bedrooms), from £1,800 per week.
Stylish Sicilian boltholeSet in the Sicilian countryside Monteluce is a stone’s throw away from the World Heritage Unesco listed baroque city of Noto. The owner, an interior designer, has created a stylish and beautifully furnished bolthole, perfect for a romantic getaway. Set in 12 hectares of olive and citrus groves, the property also includes a patio and garden from which you can take in stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside.
Sleeps up to 2 (1 bedroom), from £845 per week.
French villa chicStylish, bright and modern, La Florentine features large enclosed gardens, a private pool and panoramic views over the valley. Secluded without being too remote, the nearest shops are just one km away, while Cannes is just 25kms away.
Sleeps up to 6 (3 bedrooms), from £1,924 per week.
Cape Verde paradiseThe charming Casa Bonita is located in Las Presillas Bajas, a small pueblo between a volcanic crater, terraced hills and the sea. With a split level master bedroom, an open-plan living space also split over two levels, two terraces and wonderful sea and mountain views, it’s stylish and comfortable, the perfect, peaceful holiday retreat.
Sleeps up to 6 (2 bedrooms), from £294 per week.
Gite de charme in NormandyThe charming, tastefully furnished La Maison gite is in Normandy’s popular 'Perche' Nature Reserve, just six kms from Mortagne-au-Perche. Located in a small hamlet in the fringes of 'Reno Valdieu' forest, it’s the perfect French countryside retreat.
Sleeps up to 8 (4 bedrooms), from £529 per week.
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