Here's this month's edit of the best new holiday homes from Holiday Lettings, including a super stylish group retreat in Sicily, a cosy old farmhouse in Snowdonia and a lakeside haven in Finland.
Monaci Delle Terre Nere, Zafferanan Etnea, Sicily, ItalyThis amazing, listed eco-friendly house was recently renovated and combines traditional Sicilian architecture with slick modern interiors. Set in a 40 acre organic estate on the slopes of Mount Etna, the owners grow vines, olives, fruit, herbs and vegetables, all of which are available to guests. Luxuries include a shared outdoor pool, hot tub and wifi. The coast is just a 20 minute drive away, and from there it’s less than an hour to the cities of Catania and Taormina.
Sleeps up to 20 (six bedrooms), from Euros 10,000 per week. For more information or to book, click here
Nanquidno House, Sennen, Penzance, CornwallStep back in time in this delightful Cornish house with a quaint retro feel, just a short walk from the coastline. Inside there’s a cosy lounge with wood burning stove, a reading room and a boot room for wellies, surfboards and fishing rods. Outside there’s a magical walled garden with terrace and views of nearby meadows. It’s not trendy or cool but it’s got a unique feel and would be perfect for a ‘get away from it all’ family holiday.
Sleeps up to seven (three bedrooms), from £64 per night. Available for Christmas & NYE 2012. For more information or to book, click here
Villa Tyyrpuuri, Padasjoki, FinlandThis modern villa made of natural building materials is spacious and full of light. Inside you’ll find modern design and all mod cons including TV, DVD player, wifi and a well-equipped kitchen, plus a log fire and sauna. Outside there’s a beach patio where you can take in the beautiful scenery of nearby Lake Päijänne. It’s just a short distance to the village of Padasjoki and there’s a variety of organised activities on offer including fishing, sailing, motor boating and trekking.
Sleeps up to eight (three bedrooms), from £883 per week. For mor information or to book, click here
Bienvenue, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, KentThis smart, peaceful cliff-top retreat has stunning views across the English Channel to France. Folding doors take you onto the patio and the garden gate leads to cliff-top walks. There’s plenty to keep you entertained thanks to an iPod docking station, DVDs, books and board games, and there’s also a welcome hamper waiting for you on arrival. The village store, deli, post office and various pubs, restaurants and tearooms are all just a mile away, while Dover Castle is within a ten minute drive.
Sleeps up to four (two bedrooms), from £64 per night. For more information or to book, click here
Pettinari 81, Campo de’ Fiori, Rome, ItalyThis elegant and beautifully furnished apartment has beamed ceilings and views over Roman rooftops. It’s located right beside the Campo dei Fiori, in the heart of Rome and within easy walking of major attractions including the Piazza Navona and Pantheon. It’s the perfect city pad for a family visiting Rome.
Sleeps up to three (two bedrooms), from £150 per night. For more information or to book, click here
Croesor Bach, Llanfrothen, Snowdonia, WalesThis lovely old farmhouse built from traditional Welsh materials is set in Snowdonia National Park. The pretty, cosy interiors include wooden beams, whitewashed stone walls, a range cooker and a large inglenook fireplace with a real fire and bread oven. There’s also plenty to explore in the area including the surrounding mountains, beaches, castles, towns and pretty villages.
Sleeps up to nine (four bedrooms), from £83 per night. Available for Christmas 2012. For more information or to book, click here
Casa Cicerali, Casalini, Ostuni, Puglia, ItalyThis is a beautifully restored semi-detached stone farmhouse. The interiors are simple yet stylish and it’s well equipped with a flat screen TV, DVD and iPod docking system, plus wifi internet access throughout. Outside there’s a shaded pergola with dining table overlooking the valley and a teak decked swimming pool. The property is surrounded by five acres of land with fruit trees, olive trees, vineyards and an almond grove, while the beautiful village of Cisternino is just four kilometres away. Guests can help themselves to organic seasonal vegetables grown nearby.
Sleeps up to four (two bedrooms), from £750 per week. For more information or to book, click here
The Old Surgery, Tetbury, GloucestershireThis stylish Elizabethan Cotswold townhouse is owned by a photographer and artist and her work is on display throughout the home. The dining hall features a large working open fireplace, there’s a cosy sitting room and the vaulted drawing room opens out onto a sunny high-walled courtyard garden.
Sleeps up to 10 (four bedrooms), from £240 per night. Available for Christmas & NYE 2012. Fir more information or to book, click here
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