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Most of us dream of being able to buy a holiday home of our own whether it’s one of the fantastic holiday homes below or a more modest lodge holiday home. The chance to get away from it all yet still be in a home environment is immensely appealing, especially when the properties are like the ones in our list

Riverside House, Devon

Riverside House, Devon

Riverside House in the pretty Devon village of Tuckenhay has been described as the best holiday home in the country. The chocolate boxed thatch cottage sits on the banks of the Bow Creek River which winds its way through South Devon. The house is just a short walk to a number of pretty villages and a quick drive to the popular town of Totnes.

Martello Tower, Suffolk

Martello Tower, Suffolk

Martello Tower is not your average holiday home, it wasn’t even built as a house, it is in fact a fort from the Napoleonic wars. The interiors, though much improved form its original living conditions, are still at basic yet the views and the uniqueness of the building certainly make up for it.

The Gothic Temple, Buckinghamshire

The Gothic Temple, Buckinghamshire

The Gothic Temple is a follie built in 1741 in the grounds of Stowe School. Through the thoughts of living in the grounds may not seem appealing Stowe is no ordinary school. The grounds here are beautiful, plus during the holidays you can use the schools leisure facilities including a swimming pool and tennis courts.

Fisherman’s Cottages, Inverness

Fisherman’s Cottages, Inverness

The Fisherman’s Cottages are found in 60,000 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside on the Cawdor estate. The cottages where designed by former Vogue writer Isabella Cawdor and mix classic Scottish hunting lodge which chic London boutique. A delicious hamper will great you on arrival as will a video message on your TV and if you are feeling tired after your journey to Scotland fear not because a home cooked meal will be waiting for you.

These beautiful properties may well be out of the reach of most of us but there are a number of more affordable alternatives available.

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