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Highlights United Kingdom

  • Largest island state in Europe
  • Pulsating, varied metropolises
  • Legendary landscapes and nature parks
  • Fascinating historical sights

Best Vacation Rentals in the United Kingdom

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Stiffkey, England
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(2 reviews)
Poppy Cottage, in the delightful coastal village of Stiffkey, is a pretty single storey property, tastefully and comfortably furnished within walking distance of the highly rated  pub and village stores.  It is only a short stroll to the saltmarshes to enjoy birdwatching and a seaside walk but the village is also on the Coasthopper bus route, which runs from Cromer to Hunstanton giving access to many coastal villages and towns and the historic house of Holkham Hall, seat of the Earl of Leicester.Size: Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroomNearest beach: Less than 3 milesNearest ...
from $77 / night
Carmarthenshire, Wales
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
Full of character, this spacious semi-detached cottage for 2 or a small family is in a great central location for exploring Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. There are castles, gardens and heritage attractions to visit nearby along with countryside walks and fishing. The delightful property features a large lounge with underfloor heating and a fireplace with woodburner, exposed beams in the bedroom and access to a beautiful garden.Size: Sleeps 2/3 (Max 2 adults), 1 bedroomNearest beach: 13 milesNearest amenities: Pub - 0.5 mile; shop - 1.5 milesPets: One dog is welcome @ £25 pe...
from $70 / night
Ceredigion, Wales
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(3 reviews)
Relax in front of the fire or open up the roof to admire the wonders of the milky way from the comfort of your own bed. Enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub overlooking stunning countryside views or sit back with a good book in a boat on the lake. Sky Hut offers a truly unique, romantic and inspiring lakeside retreat in West Wales - the perfect base to discover the beauty of Cardigan Bay with its long stretches of golden sand.Sky Hut was one of 8 units featured on Channel 4's 'Cabins in the Wild' documentary in 2017. Its new, permanent home at Cwmcoedog's family farm benefits from excellent...
from $165 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices in the United Kingdom

$218for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
$266 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability in the United Kingdom

26%for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
41% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Great Britain

Excellent accommodation with sea view

Rugged cliffs, harbour backdrops and dreamlike natural beaches characterise the image of Great Britain and are a fabulous environment to spend an eventful and at the same time relaxing holiday far away from everyday life. Remote and surrounded by a fabulous natural landscape you live on the island Lewis and Harris in the northwest or Argyll and Bute in the south. In the cities of Plymouth, Aberdeen or Brighton you will also find a vacation rental in direct proximity to the water and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

First class residences for families and travel groups

In all parts of the country you will find cosy cottages, rustic lodges and luxurious villas with spacious living spaces, well-kept gardens or a fireplace. Some hosts also offer amenities such as a rich breakfast buffet, a shuttle service or a doorman. You can choose to stay in a stylish vacation rental in idyllic surroundings such as Loch Awe or in an attractive domicile on the outskirts of historic cities such as Edinburgh.

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Location and orientation

United Kingdom and Island State of Europe

With a surface area of 248,000 square kilometres, Great Britain extends in the extreme west of the continent as part of the British Isles and is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The country is divided into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

population distribution

The island state is home to some 65 million people, most of whom live in urban agglomerations. The capital London with 8.5 million, Birmingham with 1.1 million and Glasgow with more than 600,000 inhabitants are particularly strongly urbanized.

Typical street in London
Typical street in London

Things to know

Exciting city breaks in the historic metropolises

Vibrant city life, diverse sights, shopping streets and inviting pubs attract millions of visitors to the country's major cities every year. You can expect a multifaceted leisure programme that is excellently suited for a short trip or a family holiday. The most popular destination is London with its highlights like Big Ben, the Tower Bridge or the Tower of London. The historic communities of Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester are also well worth a visit.

Idyllic destinations in breathtaking natural scenery

For recreation seekers, hikers and nature lovers, Great Britain offers a fascinating landscape of lakes, rivers and protected nature parks. No town is more than 120 kilometres from the coast and every part of the country has its own rich diversity. Unrivalled scenery awaits you in the Hochland Peak District, the Snowdonia mountain ranges, the moorlands of Exmoor National Park or the county of Northumberland, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Roman Limes Hadrianswall.

In addition to the British tea culture, the country is known for its extraordinary dishes. Among the most famous specialities are beef with mint sauce or fish and chips.

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Monarchic splendour buildings

Among the most visited sights in the country are the palaces of the British royal family. Buckingham Palace in London is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In Windsor the castle of the same name is located and is together with the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh the main residence of the family members.

Prehistoric Monument

One of the world's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites is located north of Salisbury. The history of Stonehenge dates back to the year 3100 B.C. to the Neolithic period. The circular stone blocks were probably used as burial places, religious temples or meeting places until the Bronze Age.

Mighty castles

Once the scene of bloody battles in the Middle Ages, a large number of impressive castles are now enthroned in the landscape of Great Britain. They are crowd-pullers and backdrops for well-known films such as Harry Potter or Robin Hood. The Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Conwy Castle or Cardiff Castle belong to the impressive fortifications.

Typical English house facades
Typical English house facades

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in the United Kingdom

On average, how much do vacation rentals in the United Kingdom cost?

Last year, rentals in The United Kingdom had an annual average price of around $247 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in the United Kingdom?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit the United Kingdom are March ($225 the average per night for accommodation), May ($233), and April ($235).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in the United Kingdom?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in the United Kingdom, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, August, July and December, with average prices per night of $274, $264, and $257, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in the United Kingdom?

It is better to book sooner than later in the United Kingdom as only 19% of the accommodations remain available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in the United Kingdom are January (the average amount of properties that are free reached 29% of the total last year), March (25%), and November (24%).

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The accommodations in the United Kingdom reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 8%. The second most requested month is July, with 11%, and the third is September with 12%. During these three months, the availability is only 10%. It is therefore preferable to reserve far in advance.

Are there many rentals in the United Kingdom?

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