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The best holiday homes for a countryside getaway

London may have that vibrant buzz that many tourists look for, but England's capital can't match the peace and tranquillity offered by the beautiful UK countryside. Blanketed with rolling hills, green pastures and medieval villages, the English countryside is the perfect escape for those looking to relax, unwind, and take a break from technology. Lose yourself in unspoiled nature, take leisurely strolls, and breathe in the sweet country air. The emerald hills and wooded forests also act as the finest playgrounds for any furbabies, so be sure to bring your pets along with you. The best holiday is incomplete without a comfortable stay. Book your accommodation in a beautiful Belvilla holiday cottage and experience a truly memorable vacation.

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Witness the rolling hills of Galloway and the Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Located in the southwest region of Scotland, Galloway and the Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is one of the UK's gems and is known for its spellbinding beauty. It covers more than 5,200 square kilometres of southwest Scotland and is filled with untouched coastlines, deep woodlands, rolling hills and pastures. The diversity of plants and wildlife is unmatched, and Galloway and its Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is recognized as one of the top destinations for people who love outdoor adventures. These same lands have been home to Stone Age humans, Viking settlers, Roman soldiers and the earliest Christian community. Take a day trip to the Galloway Forest Park and feast your eyes on the breathtakingly beautiful rivers flowing out of the Galloway Hills. Or you can plan a visit to the Biosphere during the evening as the spot is world-famous for its golden, dark skies. Head out after hours to see the night sky lit up with myriad constellations and bright twinkling stars. When you're done with the day's activities, come home to a cosy Belvilla holiday cottage, relax and recharge for your next adventure.

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Discover Chiddingstone village

Step into a Tudor time warp in the Kent countryside and visit Chiddingstone village — only a few miles from the county's border with London — but walking down the isolated streets feels like you've taken a step back in time. There are many things to do in the surviving Tudor village. It feels like a period film set, perfect for any period dramas/film fans! Start your trip by visiting St Mary's Church, which was almost destroyed in a lightning fire in 1624 and the fourth built on the site. Stroll along the quiet streets, tea shops and cafes, and visit the village shop — the oldest functioning shop in England and once owned by Anne Boleyn's father. Chiddingstone Castle, one of the lesser-known castles in Kent, is also a must-see location. You can bring the family and enjoy a picnic, bring your fishing gear and explore the castle grounds. Chiddingstone Castle grounds offer perfect views of the countryside with its golden fields of wheat — a common crop grown in the UK and in Kent in particular. To get a taste of the village life, you can visit the pub in Chiddingstone with a lovely outdoor seating area and plenty of space to enjoy a drink or meal. Plan your trip to Chiddingstone village today and book a relaxing stay in a nearby Belvilla holiday home.

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Take a day trip to the North York Moors

Established as a National Park in 1952, the North York Moors is the perfect getaway destination when you wish to unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With its ancient woodlands and timeless villages, the North York Moors offers visitors and tourists the opportunity to make some magical memories and get in touch with nature. The North York Moors National Park has walking trails along the coast, in forests and across the moorlands. You can also take your bicycle with you and cycle through the scenic landscape — an appealing alternative to being glued to television screens all day. The North York Moors also has a wide variety of wildlife, including the UK's smallest bird of prey. You might even spot whales off the coast, so be on the lookout! Instead of a day trip, you can opt for an after-hours excursion to the park and see up to 2,000 stars — including our very own Milky Way, in the night sky. And after a long, adventurous day of walking on forest trails and coastal tracks, return to your Belvilla holiday home — an assurance of comfort and convenience. So plan a trip to the North York Moors National Park today and stay in a Belvilla holiday cottage nearby.

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Explore the Kent Vineyards

Kent county, also famously known as the Garden of England, is home to some of the countries leading wine producers and the most scenic vineyards. With more than 50 beautiful vineyards to choose from, a trip to the Kent countryside is worth it. Take a stroll among acres of sun-kissed vines and raise a glass of fine English wine to celebrate your weekend getaway or staycation. The electric bike tour is one of the main attractions available. A full-day bike tour includes cycling around some of the best award-winning vineyards — a sample of the best in the South of England — a visit to the Hush Heath estate, a pretty Kent village, and the oldest vineyard in Kent at Biddenden. If bikes aren't your thing, you can simply take leisurely strolls around the vineyards, indulge in some fine wine tasting and take a few photographs to make the memory permanent. After a long day of sipping wine, wouldn't it be great to come home to a cosy and comfy bed? Find your perfect Belvilla holiday cottage and book your stay today.

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Frequently Asked Questions about a holiday in the UK countryside
When is the best time to visit the UK countryside?

The UK is considered pleasant at any time of year as it doesn't experience extreme weather during summer or winter. However, autumn is special in the countryside (late September to mid-November) when it's still usually warm and dry. You'll be able to see the flowers and leaves' changing hues and avoid the busy summer crowds period.

What should I pack for a trip to the countryside?

If you plan to take your trip during winter, the important thing to pack is warm clothes, layers and thermals, woollen sweaters, and a water and windproof winter coat. Don't forget warm accessories such as gloves, scarves and beanies. However, ensure each layer is easily removable, as it can get quite hot on sunny days, even during winter.

What type of holiday homes does Belvilla have?

Belvilla boasts a wide selection of holiday homes, differing in facilities, locations and even heritage. You can browse through the different categories and choose your stay according to your preference and budget.

Are Belvilla's holiday home facilities and amenities customisable?

Yes, you can customise and select your holiday home requirements and the features you want to include by ticking the boxes on the left side of our website's landing page.

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