Many of the popular destinations in south east England are situated just a short distance from London. Cottages to rent here are an excellent option for people who want to explore all that London has to offer without having to stay in the hustle and bustle of the big city.
For example, London can be reached in just over an hour by train from the colourful coastal town of Brighton. Choosing self catering accommodation here is an excellent option and visitors will find that locating a cottage overlooking the ocean is no trouble. Brighton is famous for its alternative culture and the area boasts a vibrant nightlife scene as well as a large number of shops and attractions such as Brighton Pier, which stretches out into the sea from the town’s pebble beach and features an amusement arcade at the very end.
The picturesque Isle of Sheppey is another popular destination among people who are looking for a rental property. This small island boasts some of the best blue flag beaches in the whole of England and is particularly popular in the summer months. A number of coastal cottages can be found in the town of Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey and this part of the island features everything that visitors need to create a fun filled holiday including a pretty sandy beach, several amusement arcades, shops and a colourful nightlife scene.
The city of Canterbury is famous for its connections with Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales. This city was once an important stop on the pilgrimage route to London and the city features a large number of impressive 15th and 16th century buildings including Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury boasts an interesting blend of the old and new and visitors will still find many charmingly narrow cobbled lanes here, while the area’s status as a university city also means that it offers plenty of modern amenities, including a good selection of bars, pubs and restaurants.
Nature lovers are sure to enjoy a scenic cottage holiday on the edge of the New Forest. This area was declared a royal forest more than 900 years ago and has been preserved and maintained every since. The New Forest is home to a wide range of wildlife including is famous ponies, while there are also some great walking trails to follow here.
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