Where you stay on holiday, no matter how stunning the destination, can really make or break the experience. Across the UK, Snaptrip has a beautiful range of cottages to choose from, so you can tailor your trip perfectly. So why not opt for something a little different? A little bit of searching will reveal a variety of Grade II listed properties. These are, ‘buildings that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them’. Here are five of our favourites that you can stay in.
1. Captivating Forthampton Cottage
This impressive property in Gloucestershire is a Grade II listed manor house. It might have been modernised, but gorgeous antique furniture still remains. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding area too; Cheltenham Racecourse is only a short drive away, Malvern Hills and Bredon Hill provide ample walking opportunities and there are several historic houses all within easy reach. This house is steeped in tradition and is a spacious place, ideal for a large group with pets!
2. Captivating Stoke Ash Cottage
This attractive property in Suffolk is a Grade II listed, contemporary, single-storey barn conversion. There are a tonne of lovely features, including green oak beams and an oak vaulted ceiling. There is also a wood burner and folding doors out to the garden; providing plenty of comfort in both summer and winter. Although it’s found in a small, quaint village, various amenities are still within easy reach, and it’s got wifi so you’ll still be connected to the outside world!
3. Inviting Bridgwater Barn
This beautiful Somerset property is a Grade II listed barn conversion that’s full of character and charm. Here you’ll find exposed beams, and even the original stable doors which are now shutters to the lovely arched windows. There is outside seating and a barbecue, perfect for an al fresco dinner on those summer evenings. There’s also a pub less than a mile away!
4. Tasteful Stoke Cottage
This lovely thatched cottage in Devon is a Grade II listed cottage dating back all the way to the 16th century. It has its own courtyard and enclosed garden as well as an indoor, heated swimming pool. There’s a field with a wildlife pond about 100 yards from the house that guests are welcome to explore, and a games room with table tennis and a pool table for the kids (or your!) downtime. Found on the Hartland Devon Heritage Coast, there is plenty of stunning scenery to explore nearby.
5. Excellent Dorchester Lodge
This charming Dorset cottage is Grade II listed; dating back to the early Victorian era, but with a contemporary spin. Beautifully decorated, there are many original features that still remain. There are mullion windows at the lounge window seat, a traditional bread oven and beams in the bedrooms. Surrounded by countryside, there are several beautiful walks nearby, beaches to enjoy and delicious places to eat.