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A Sergeant Major’s house at Dover Castle and a cricket pavilion in the grounds of Queen Victoria’s favourite home are among five properties linked to Britain’s historic buildings that are available to hire as self-catering accommodation for the first time.

A Sergeant Major’s house at Dover Castle and a cricket pavilion in the grounds of Queen Victoria’s favourite home are among five properties linked to Britain’s historic buildings that are available to hire as self-catering accommodation for the first time (from April). English Heritage, which looks after many of the nation’s historic places, has renovated and refurbished the buildings to provide stylish, contemporary interiors. Properties include:

· The former residence of the Battery Sergeant Major of Dover Castle in Kent - a four storey Georgian mansion.

· The Custodian’s House on the ramparts of Henry VIII’s Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, overlooking the Cornish coast.

· Pavilion Cottage in the grounds of Queen Victoria’s palatial residence Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight.

The other properties available from April are Fort House at St Mawes Castle in Cornwall and Abbey Cottage at Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire built from reclaimed abbey stone. More places will follow this year. Available to rent for short breaks or week-long holidays, costing from £230 for a long weekend, the price includes a hamper of groceries and toiletries and discounts at English Heritage attractions. Reservations, tel: 0870 333 1187.

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/holidaycottages


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