Have you seen the movie, “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet? Cameron’s character trades houses with Kate’s character, and Cameron ends up in a sweet little cottage in rural England.While I was reading The Guardian on-line today, they had a line up of great cottages available for rental over the Christmas holidays. I instantly thought about the movie, and what a fantasy it is to spend the holidays somewhere other than at home.England is magical at Christmas and it would be fabulous to spend the holidays there, either will full family in tow, or just with someone special.Some of the houses are actually a great deal… when you look at the cost per week, it might seem expensive, but when you divide it up between guests/night, it’s a deal. This house, Felmingham Hall in Norfolk is an Elizabethan manor house with lots of period features including open fires, stained glass, antique oak furniture and four poster beds. A seven-night stay over Christmas costs from £6,000, based on 14 sharing, and includes welcome hamper, utilities, toiletries, towels, bed linen and a housekeeper. If you work it out, that’s just £61 or $97.00 per person per night. Well cheaper than most hotels!
Have you started planning for Christmas yet?