City Versus Country Breaks
Fri 17 February 2012
This week we’ve been looking at city versus country stays – shopping or walking, cool clubs or cosy pubs, slick apartments or comfy cottages, which do you prefer? We’ve done a round-up of our favourite UK city stays, each with a countryside alternative just an hour’s drive away, so we’ll leave you to decide…
EDINBURGH VERSUS SCOTTISH BORDERS
St Stephen’s Street Apartment, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Bright, pretty apartment situated on the second floor of a typical Georgian building with views over the picturesque cobbled St Stephen’s Street. The street is crammed with interesting boutiques, restaurants and bars and is an easy 10 minute walk to Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main shopping hub. Sleeps up to four (two bedrooms), from £115 per week.
Keeper’s Cottage, Duns, Scottish Borders
Located in the former stables at Wedderburn Castle, close to Duns, the delightful Keeper's Cottage is within easy driving distance of stunning beaches and several historical towns and sites, while nearby activities include fishing, golf, walking and cycling. Sleeps up to six (two bedrooms), from £153 per week.
LONDON VERSUS KENT
Montagu House, Fitzrovia, Central London
Bright, modern, warehouse-style apartment in London’s arty Fitzrovia area with its numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. The Tube, Oxford Street and Soho are all within easy walking distance. Sleeps up to four (two bedrooms), from £1,350 per week.
Bunting Apartment, Whitstable, Kent
Beautifully restored Victorian apartment with a great splash of contemporary style in the heart of the buzzy seaside town of Whitstable. The ideal base from which to explore the town including shops, gourmet eateries, the harbour, Whitstable Yacht Club and of course the beach, all of which are a short walk away. Sleeps up to four (two bedrooms), from £110 per night.
MANCHESTER VERSUS PEAK DISTRICT
Manchester Studio, Manchester
Located in the heart of Manchester, at the junction of Princess Street and Whitworth Street, this bright and stylish studio is the perfect base for exploring the city. Sleeps up to two (one bedroom), from £785 per week.
Millward House, Longnor near Buxton, Derbyshire, Peak District
Bright, pretty country house in Longnor, with an enclosed courtyard and walled garden, the perfect base for enjoying everything the Peak District has to offer. Sleeps up to six (three bedrooms), from £335 per week.
LIVERPOOOL VERSUS CHESHIRE
Joker Boat, Liverpool
Luxurious and well-equipped, this unique houseboat was originally built for the film Batman and is located right in the heart of the Albert Dock within walking distance of all Liverpool’s main tourist attractions. Sleeps up to six (three bedrooms), from £95 per night.
Brassey’s, near Chester, Cheshire
Stylish and beautifully furnished retreat set in the pretty Cheshire countryside, with stunning walks from right outside the front door, plenty of excellent country pubs within easy reach and the historic city of Chester just 12 miles away. Sleeps up to six (three bedrooms), from £484 per week.
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