The exterior of Harold House, Isle of Wight

The Best Townhouses for a UK Holiday

The townhouse, a cornerstone of British history that holds a level of grandeur and stands proudly in a uniformed row of opulence. Once a symbol of nobility, these homes are the epitome of British style and provide the opportunity for guests to take a step back in time, experiencing lavish fabrics, curated artworks and antiques with a selection of sophisticated  modern amenities. If walls could talk, these homes would have a few tales to tell and your stay will provide the next story. 

With a plethora of options located across the UK, explore coastal towns, wander through pretty villages and dine at the finest restaurants on offer. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a food fanatic with an appetite for culture, these are the perfect properties for your next Luxury Cottages stay. 

The living room at The Townhouse Sherborne, Dorset

The Townhouse Sherborne - Sherborne, Dorset

Eclectic furnishing meets modern living at The Townhouse Sherborne, a perfect home for friends and family to relax in luxury surroundings. A different personality is found in every room, with an alluring darkness blended with pops of natural light to make for an immersive atmosphere. Subtle hints of the property’s 19th century roots are found throughout, with a series of antiques portraying the opulence of yesteryear. 

Nestled amongst green valleys and wooded hills, Sherborne is certainly one of the prettiest towns in the UK and this home is perfectly positioned to explore all corners. The renowned Weymouth Beach is just a short distance away and walks along the Jurassic Coast are within easy reach.

The garden and hot tub at Coastal Manor Retreat, Hampshire

Coastal Manor Retreat - Hamble, Hampshire

This Grade II-listed home is the epitome of the classic British townhouse, with its juxtaposed exterior combining white-washed walls and exposed red brick – Coastal Manor Retreat is ideal for large gatherings on the coast. Period features and delicately combined with modern fittings, with each room showcasing elusive pops of colour to bring the space to life. The farmhouse kitchen is certainly a talking point with cream fixtures sat against the traditional colours of the original brickwork – the ideal meeting point to gather each morning to plot the day ahead. 

Perched at the heart of the bustling coastal village of Hamble Le Rice, there are close links to a wonderful selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, however, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the marina and the beach are a stone’s throw away. 

The kitchen at Southside Townhouse, Cheshire

Southside Townhouse - Nantwich, Cheshire

A bohemian mix of botanical interiors, exposed red brick with splashes of colour and an array of foliage positioned throughout, Southside Townhouse is a Georgian home that brings that outside in at every opportunity. Rustic tones and traditional furniture combine to give the look and feel of true decadence. There are many living spaces found at this Cheshire townhouse, but the standout has to be the kitchen area that gives a remarkable impression of the classic walled garden. All-in-all, an escape that will leave you immersed with nature from the comfort of a townhouse located in the market town of Nantwich

Eateries and shops are plentiful in the local city of Chester, with something for everyone to enjoy or don your walking boots and venture along the scenic trails of Sandstone.

Harold House, Isle of Wight

Harold House - Cowes, Isle of Wight

The true meaning of home from home is what you will find at Harold House, a warming townhouse that stands proudly in the town of Cowes. With an interior design scheme that resembles that classic feel of the early 20th century, allow this Isle of Wight abode to transport you back to a bygone era. Inspired by the grand manor houses of the past, neutral colours have been paired up with colourful fabrics throughout, with every detail considered to give that sense of home. 

Find restaurants such as Michelin guide recommended Smoking Lobster on the doorstep, serving up a whole host of local produce – a haven for the foodies of the group. The ever-popular Cowes marina and beach is situated a convenient 10-minute walk away – the perfect spot for a family day out.

The living space at Luxury Penthouse, Cotswolds

Luxury Penthouse - Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds

A once Methodist Church, has been sympathetically restored into a modern abode that’s perfect for small groups. A building dressed in traditional Cotswold stone to match its surroundings impeccably, blends seamlessly into the street in which it sits, however, as you step inside it tells a very different story. A scene of neutrality, with small bursts of period features welcomes guests, as they enter a space that exudes a calming nature. 

While away the days wandering the streets of historic towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-The-Water, taking every opportunity to bask in the delights of the area. 

The living room at Chance Cottage, Cornwall

Chance Cottage - St Ives, Cornwall

A traditional Cornish cottage located close to the clear shores of St Ives, an escape for small groups to enjoy a slice of life on the coast. Drawing inspiration from the surroundings, with cobbled walls washed with white and nautical blues representing the ocean, coastal living never looked so good. Al fresco dining paired up with the scent of salt-infused air, bringing back memories of those childhood trips to the seaside – enjoy the catch of the day in the comfort of your home from home at Chance Cottage. 

The St. Ives harbour is a sight to behold, with the hustle and bustle of working fishermen, so enjoy a fresh lunch overlooking the scene that comes complete with never-ending sea vistas. 

Hay Market House - Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Not your traditional townhouse, but a home full of tales and quirky nooks at every turn – there is so much character on offer at Hay Market House. With almost 400 years of history packed into the walls, this home has taken many different forms over time, having spent half of that time at a traditional public house and there are a few nods to this. Step inside and you will be greeted with all the charm of a typical Welsh country dwelling, with its crooked low-beamed ceilings and wonky floors, however, you have the benefits of being located in the centre of the picturesque market town of Hay-on-Wye

An escape made for a small group of friends who are looking for adventures across the Wye Valley, where you can partake in year-round walking, hiking and canoeing. For those looking for something a little less active, there is also the famous annual Hay Festival that can be enjoyed when staying at Hay Market House. 

The exterior of The Vault, Norfolk

The Vault - Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Stylish New York living meets the grandeur of an orthodox British townhouse at The Vault, a former Victorian bank turned luxury apartment complete with a mezzanine sleeping area. Maintaining a selection of Tudor Gothic fittings, this is historic architecture at its finest with carefully sculpted windows and precise carvings the first thing you see at this Norfolk home. Restored to be in keeping with the style found in the town of Kings Lynn, this gem of a property has all of the quirks to make for a memorable escape for couples. 

There is a great deal of history and culture to unpack in the local area with the Kings Lynn theatre and Grade II listed park ‘The Walks’ both within a short distance of the property. If you’d like to venture a little further afield and explore more of Norfolk, then get yourself a glimpse of the renowned coastline which is 15-minute car journey.

The exterior of Hollie Cottage, Lancashire

Hollie Cottage - Lytham, Lancashire

A sea of famed redbrick lines the street in which Hollie Cottages sits in the pretty town of Lytham. A cosy interior can be found at this Lancashire home, providing guests with the feeling of peace and tranquillity. With a selection of open-plan spaces and landscaped gardens, entertaining is a key theme throughout meaning al fresco dining is certainly on the cards for those warm summer days. 

The seaside town of Lytham has many different pubs and restaurants to visit, with The Queens, The Taps and Bistro St Annes top of the list. 

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