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Summer rental in the Cotswolds/Lake District?

Oct 3rd, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Summer rental in the Cotswolds/Lake District?

I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a summer rental in 2014 in the Cotswolds or Lake District area(UK). Both of my adult children live up in the Midlands so I was hoping to find a rental that is in a cute town that we could rent a small house or apartment with the space that my kids could come and share a few days with us.Any favorite cities in those areas that you want to recommend would be greatly appreciated-thank you!
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Oct 3rd, 2013, 06:18 PM
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How many bedrooms and budget?

For the Cotswolds these are two really good agencies:

http://www.cottageinthecountry.co.uk
http://www.manorcottages.co.uk
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Oct 3rd, 2013, 06:27 PM
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I've never actually stayed at one of these, but it's definitely on my wish list.

http://www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk/
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Oct 3rd, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Both the National Trust and Landmark Trust have really terrific and often unique properties.

They are generally quite a bit more expensive - but understandable because most are truly special. They also tend to book up far ahead - mostly to members. So if you want to stay in one of them you'll need to plan far ahead (which you seem to be doing)
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Oct 4th, 2013, 12:30 AM
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There are so many holiday lets available in both those areas that you might as well do a Google search for "Cotswold Holiday Cottages" or similar. You can then do a search for availability for a particular time, capacity, etc, and read the very full details that are invariably provided. Decide what sort of place you prefer and look at the sites of several letting organisations.

The companies running those sites, whether locally-based or national like "English Country Cottages" have high standards and inspect the properties regularly. Any that are not good enough are struck off their list. They want satisfied customers, and not prolonged correspondence with those disappointed with the property they rented.

You should, however, be aware that "cute" is a deprecatory adjective in England.
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Oct 4th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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yep -- best avoid the c and q words (cute and quaint)
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