Looking for a British hideaway that’s beautiful yet affordable? Try one of these new properties
Hackney-based interior designer Marta Nowicka has curated a collection of architecturally engaging houses available to rent and gathered them on a new website named after the Polish word for house, ‘ dom’. Our favourite is ‘St John’s’ (right) in the Sussex riverside town of Rye, which Nowicka designed herself. The converted 1950s St John ambulance station sleeps ten: light floods in, but it’s the beams and woodburning stove that appeal in autumn (from £500 per night; domstayandlive.com).
The calibre of estate agent The Modern House’s properties is famous – it cherry-picks only the crème de la crème of contemporary homes to sell – but did you know that it also organises short-term holiday rentals? As it says, ‘when we go on holiday, we don’t like to leave good design behind’. Its best British listings include ‘Mill House’ (right) in West Sussex, ‘The Cattle Sheds’ in Norfolk by architect Carl Turner and ‘The Cob’ and ‘The Red Barn’ in Devon (properties from £800 per week; themodernhouse.com).