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The 6 retro holiday homes you can rent in UK

by Staff

FANCY a self-catering break in the UK, but with a difference?

How about immersing yourself in your favourite decade?

The Retro Bungalow in Lancashire transports you back to the 1970sCredit:

There’s a great selection of retro properties out there to choose from, so you can soon be transported to the Disco Dancing Seventies or even the Victorian era.

Here’s our pick…

THE RETRO BUNGALOW, Lancashire: Travel back to the 1970s with a stay in this bungalow.

You’ll enjoy funky, psychedelic decor, an old-fashioned Goblin Teasmade so you can enjoy a cuppa in bed in the morning and piles of books, magazines and annuals full of the pop stars of the era.

Perhaps most exciting of all is the wardrobe full of 70s gear that you can parade around in and take the ultimate nostalgic selfie.

The lounge offers a York stone fireplace, TV and huge selection of seventies classics to watch on DVD.

As for the bathroom, it is a standout shade of avocado, which was so popular back then.

Nearby are two stately homes and lots of interesting country walks.

The bungalow sleeps four and costs from £300 for a minimum two nights and £100 for each extra night.


THE BEACH STOP, West Sussex: The Beach Stop is a Grade II fuel garage which dates back to 1934.

The Beach Stop in West Sussex is a Grade II fuel garage which dates back to 1934Credit: Supplied

It finally closed in the 1970s before being converted into a holiday home.

All on one level, the property is decorated in art-deco style and the original petrol pumps, which still stand outside, light up at night.

East Preston Beach is a five-minute walk away and Brighton is just over 30 minutes away by train.

The property sleeps four and costs from £549 per week.


BERTRAM’S, North Devon: Fancy sleeping in a converted bus? Here is your chance.

Bertram’s Hotel is a converted bus decorated in the style of the 1950s but with an Agatha Christie theme

This original London double decker, now named Bertram’s Hotel, is decorated in the style of the 1950s but with an Agatha Christie theme running throughout.

And guests are tasked with solving a mystery of their own with clues to 13 Christie book titles dotted around their accommodation.

The bus itself sits in the grounds of Fosfelle Country House but you’ll have your own private garden.

If you fancy a longer walk you can stroll through the grounds where you will meet some very friendly alpacas.

Bertram’s sleeps five and costs from £136 per night.


THE CROSSING COTTAGE, Herefordshire: The Crossing Cottage was built in the 1880s as a home for the level crossing keeper.

If you really want a quiet, peaceful holiday this is the place for you, in a lovely rural position beside a river.

It’s decorated in an old-fashioned eclectic cottage style and there is no television but plenty of games and books.

Talking of books, the wonderful book town of Hay-on-Wye is only 15 miles away where you can spend the day browsing the many second-hand book shops and cafes.

The cottage sleeps five to seven and costs from £492 for four nights.


LOOKING GLASS COTTAGE, Brighton: Looking Glass Cottage is the oldest house in Brighton and was once a humble 16th century fisherman’s cottage.

Looking Glass Cottage in Brighton has an Alice in Wonderland theme

Now, however, it is a mix of Victorian glamour and quirky Alice in Wonderland-themed decor.

Look for pocket watch doorknobs, teacup lamps and vintage playing card wallpaper as well as the mirrored “looking glass” ceiling in the amazing Mad Hatter Lounge.

Each of the three bedrooms, Flamingo Dreams, the Looking Glass Room and White Rose Boudoir, are unique with quirky lighting and wallpaper.

The cottage is in the midst of Brighton’s famous Lanes and you can reach the beach in under a minute.

The cottage sleeps six to eight and costs from £203 for two nights.


RIVER HOUSE, East Sussex: With wonderful views of the River Rother and direct access to it from the garden, River House is the perfect place for a tranquil getaway with access to beautiful river walks to nearby Rye and Camber Sands.

River House has 1980s decor which includes revolving glitter balls, psychedelic wall murals and retro ornamentCredit: supplied

When you’re not feeling so energetic there is a friendly pub, the Globe Inn, only 50 metres from the house.

Or just stay home and admire the 1980s decor, inspired by the owner’s love for that fabulous decade, which includes revolving glitter balls, psychedelic wall murals and retro ornaments.

There’s also a large garden and lots of room for parking.

The house sleeps six and costs from £200 per night.


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