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Holiday homes 2-3 hours from London

Plotting a romantic escape from the city? These luxury retreats within two to three hours’ drive of London are just the ticket. Kick heels off under the office desk, throw a weekend bag in the boot and roll the windows down – the coast and country are calling!

Picture it. It is Friday afternoon, deadlines loom but you find yourself bending paperclips at your desk in desperate search of inspiration. Now imagine this. Within two to three hours you could be reclining on the veranda of your very own beach house, ice cold rosé in hand, sea salt on your lips and not a care in the world. Why imagine? With a hand-picked collection of luxury holiday homes, each personally visited and granted the Unique Homestays stamp of approval, your swift self-catering escape from the city has never been easier. Luxury car hire is also available for those without their own transport, or wanting to try a shiny new set of wheels for the weekend. Rental company, The Out, will deliver a car to any doorstep or airport in the capital. 

As the crowds pile into to London for the weekend in search of theatre and Soho nightlife, the clever ones are slyly departing. While the UK offers an array of luxury accommodation within two to three hours from London, self-catering homes are the perfect option for those wanting a little privacy. Choose from chic beach houses on the Kent coast, or hole-up with your loved one in a characterful country cottage where roll-tops and real fires come as standard. For big groups, gather the troops and burn down to a lavish country house in rolling Sussex countryside. Think indoor bowling alleys, at-home cinemas and outdoor swimming pools with not one novelty inflatable in sight. Waitrose delivery at the ready! We can even ask the housekeeper to pop the bubbly in the wine fridge prior to your arrival.

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Mill of Arun

Mill of Arun

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A tranquil spot on the Arun River sets the scene for a grand self-catering getaway here in rural West Sussex. Throw in a magical four-story millhouse for the family, a romantic couples' barn and English topiary gardens - and the whole family are guaranteed a ball.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,250 per week, £2,295 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, two kayaks for the river, table football in the games room
Distance: Approx. 34 miles from central London as the crow flies

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Mulberry Mill

Mulberry Mill

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

There’s something quite special about this romantic old mill on the River Arun. Sandwiched between the High Weald and South Downs AONB with beautiful topiary gardens, this charming country home on the edge of Billingshurst is a rural idyll.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome
Features: Canoes for the river, foosball room
Distance: Approx. 34 miles from central London as the crow flies

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Figgy Court

Figgy Court

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A 700-year old rustic grain barn reinterpreted - this charming self-catering couples’ retreat affords a slice of country living on modern terms. Honey-hued oak beams and hand-crafted furnishings are a celebration of yesteryear, with little luxuries like the riverside hot tub adding lashings of romance.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,150 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub
Distance: Approx. 34 miles from central London as the crow flies

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Studio Fold

Studio Fold

Nutbourne, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

Meticulous design and eco-friendly credentials have seen this former water pumping station in Pulborough's sought-after village of Nutbourne transform into an award-winning self-catering home.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,750 per week, £2,050 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Distance: Approx. 42 miles from central London as the crow flies

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Cadence

Cadence

Petworth, West Sussex, UK

A 70’s sci-fi film was the unlikely inspiration for this playful modern retreat. Award-winning for its design and settled within poetic South Downs scenery; this architect's private home is a fine example of the new English country house.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £5,950 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved pets are welcome
Distance: Approx. 42 miles from central London as the crow flies

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Photoshoots at Skyfall

Photoshoots at Skyfall

Steyning, Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A shoot location that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Bond film, Photoshoots at Skyfall has oodles of inspiring spaces for creatives to work their magic on.

Features: Outdoor heated pool, gym, infra red sauna, al fresco kitchen, golf simulator, full sized pool table, private bar
Distance: Approx. 43 miles from central London as the crow flies

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The Art House

The Art House

Sutton, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

An idyllic private retreat where art deco architecture sits in manicured lawns and wildflower meadows, you'll feel far removed from the everyday at The Art House with its outdoor pool, tennis court and natural swimming lake.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £12,595 per week
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: 17-metre heated outdoor swimming pool (June - September), sauna, 50-metre wild swimming lake with jetty, tennis court, air hockey, pool table and fire pit
Distance: Approx. 46 miles from central London as the crow flies

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Ariabelle

Ariabelle

Iping, West Sussex, UK

Found at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle is the ultimate private country house, affording a luxury stay with lavish indoor pool and all the trimmings, all wrapped up within glorious South Downs countryside.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £16,500 per week, £13,250 per short break
Pets: Pets are welcome on prior agreement
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, steam room and sauna, gym and bar
Distance: Approx. 46 miles from central London as the crow flies

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