Where: Steyning, West Sussex
Sleeps: up to 8 in both cottages
Price: £475 for The Milkhouse and £525 for the Brewhouse
The Artisan Bakehouse, a beautiful16th-century farmhouse on the edge of South Downs National Park, ticks all the boxes for a cosy country burrow: wooden beams, huge inglenook fireplaces and wood-burning stove. There’s even a vegetable patch and fresh eggs straight from their very own chickens, which you’ll see clucking around the five acres of idyllic Sussex countryside. The two cottages, the Brewhouse and the Milkhouse, are self-catering and can each sleep up to four people. The interconnecting door means you can rent them individually or as a whole, and they are both fully soundproofed so no worries about disturbing the neighbours . And if all that countryside gets too much - Brighton is just a 30 minute drive. Book here
Where: Whitstable, Kent
Price : 3 nights £1250, 1 week £1995
Whitstable has a bit of a cult following for its oysters, old harbour, beach huts and trad-but-quirky feel. Rent this three storey home here and you’ll find beautifully finished interiors and period features , with sea views, a pretty garden and a balcony overlooking miles of pebbled beaches and pounding waves.