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The season inbetwixt


From valleys inhabited by the Pooka of Dingle to collegial streets where the Nazgűl took literary form, the British Isles contain enough folkloric tales to fill a thousand bedtime books. For our latest journal, we've curated our pick of mysteries and mythologies to inspire torchlit travel during these in-between months. Expect to find homes where the devil (and the angel) is in the detail, and places that'll see you through from Hocus Pocus to Home Alone.

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Margot's Townhouse

Bradford-on-Avon | Sleeps 6


There’s something of a Peter Pan meets Jane Austen energy about this weaver’s studio-turned-heritage home near Bath, where guests have great long naps by the fire and become scholars of market chocolates. A stones' throw from riverside bakeries and buzzy pubs, this Georgian home with a Cotswolds lilt is for those unperturbed by the town's legacy of ghostly apparitions.


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Lost Cottage

County Kerry | Sleeps 4


A wilderness stay in a Dark Sky Reserve with a touch of Banshees Of Inisherin energy, this part of Ireland is warmed by stouts the colour of coffee and pubs that split at the seams with accordions and tin whistles. If fireside chatter and foamy moustaches sounds too much like paradise found, might we remind you of the "The Old Woman of the Roads," a ghostly figure said to haunt the byways.


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The Milk Wood

Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 24


A country rich with Arthurian legends and hand-me-down tales of dragons and mountain spirits, Wales’s rivers run thick with a certain folkloric tonic. What it calls for is a minimaluxe labyrinth of cottages like The Milk Wood, a family fortress in the wild, where the only frights come from vanishing cocoa and sprites playing bold games of Knock, Knock, Ginger between the houses.


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Isle of Harris | Sleeps 6


We’ve known it as the home of Nessie since the 1930s, but such legends can be traced as far back as Norse lore; and you needn’t be a cryptozoologist to dive into the mysteries of Scotland’s underwater world. This Hebridean outpost sits in the homeland of the so-called kelpies and selkies, so while you sip espresso and snack on Scottish tablet, you'll be side-eyeing the waterway beyond the window.


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