Part of the joy of a holiday is relaxing in new surroundings, and a beautifully decorated holiday cottage only enhances the experience.
It’s like staying in a work of art – every element has been carefully chosen to inspire, be admired or help you unwind in your new home from home. Holidaycottages.co.uk have hand-picked five fabulous holiday cottages with interiors that are sure to please – which would you stay in?
Set within Worcestershire’s Malvern Hills, The Bull Shed enjoys a picturesque setting as well as a dazzling interior. This Grade II-listed milking barn has been lovingly converted to create the ultimate group gathering space. Chalk-painted wooden beams are one example where the traditional has been given a contemporary twist, while the two spacious living areas are sights to behold, with pairings such as light and dark and wood and metal making them rooms of stylish contrast.
For a truly unique place to stay, try the ultra-trendy Kaleidoscope House, a lavish Grade II-listed Georgian house found in the town of Snettisham. The perfect setting to celebrate a big occasion, expect bold prints and vibrant colours paired with elegant period furniture throughout. From the Art Deco-styled lounge to the brightly-tiled bathrooms, Kaleidoscope House lives up to its name with so much going on inside to capture your attention.
With its distinctive stylings, House on the Hill has the feel of a boutique hotel yet it’s a place you can enjoy all to yourself. No detail has been spared here, and there’s plenty to be admired, from the contemporary rustic kitchen to the opulent décor of the lounge, which contrasts a traditional fireplace and mid-century furniture with a state-of-the-art home cinema system. Found at the heart of Hastings Old Town, the house even has the added bonus of amazing views out to sea.
If rustic country interiors are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with the Little Cotswold Cottage, a traditional three-storey Cotswolds abode. Low ceilings, exposed wooden beams, stone walls, comfortable furniture and vintage-style features and appliances all add to the charm, and perfectly complement its setting at the heart of the Cotswolds’ rolling hills.
Tucked away in the peaceful Welsh countryside, the Red Kite Barn is the ultimate relaxing retreat. This converted barn’s original stone walls, exposed beams and wooden floors have been paired with funky furniture and modern extras to create an interior of contrasts which works flawlessly. Carefully placed lighting, wood burners and plenty of rugs only add to the cosiness of this exclusive countryside escape.