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The 5 Top Holiday Homes to Rent where You Can Stargaze in the UK

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When we say we’ve found the perfect holiday home for you, we mean it. No trip is complete without accommodation that suits your every need, and that’s where Plum Guide comes in. We’ve done the hard work for you by searching far and wide to build our collection of the world’s most remarkable places to stay. So take a look at this guide to the finest homes where you can stargaze in our UK collection to ensure quality you can trust.

The greatest homes where you can stargaze in the UK

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes where you can stargaze in our UK collection. Your high standards are guaranteed to be met by the quality and character that these homes have to offer.

Atlas Sands, Kent, UK

The telescope for stargazing at Atlas Sands, Plum Guide home in Kent, UK

The telescope for stargazing at Atlas Sands, Plum Guide home in Kent, UK

Click to book Atlas Sands now: from £97 per night Style meets comfort in this wonderfully located apartment in Margate. Designed in a chic, boutique-style manner, the whole space feels brilliantly modern while retaining a sense of vintage charm that so aptly reflects Margate’s seaside fame. We love the bright living room with its large windows that provide the most spectacular sunset views across the Winter Gardens and out towards the sea, best enjoyed on the sofa with a glass of wine or through the handy telescope provided. Full of fun decorative details that subtly nod to the coast, this space is made for relaxation and easy-going socialising. Our other favourite spot for sea-sighting is in the beautiful master bedroom where an armchair invites you to curl up on it with a good book and enjoy the rolling of the waves from yet another angle. Factor in the sunny kitchen and the sparkling blue and white bathroom and you’ve got everything you need for a blissful coastal break. Outside of your home, you’re just a six-minute walk from the Turner Contemporary art gallery, an eight-minute stroll from the Main Sands beach, while the Dreamland Margate amusement park is fifteen minutes on foot from your door. Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Edge of Glory, Suffolk, UK

Telescope for stargazing at Edge of Glory, Plum Guide home in Suffolk, UK

Telescope for stargazing at Edge of Glory, Plum Guide home in Suffolk, UK

Click to book Edge of Glory now: from £300 per night Rustic and shabby chic on the outside, yet retro and quirky on the inside – this countryside escape in Eastbridge, Suffolk offers a stylish retreat with beautiful views across the surrounding fields and countryside. Its unusual layout presents an upside-down style house with the bedrooms, bath and shower room, a utility room downstairs, and the living quarters in an elevated position upstairs. Through the wall of windows, enjoy looking out at nature for as far as the eye can see from the south-facing balcony. There's also a secluded patio terrace and private lawn to enjoy on sunny days – perfect for summer's barbecues and alfresco meals. We particularly love the extra add ons for this home, including the roomy walk-in wardrobe, which provides ample storage, as well as the extra snug room located on the first floor, which can also be used as an additional bedroom for two. Since the home was built to Passivhaus Institute Low Energy Principals, you can relax knowing your carbon footprint is being kept at bay when staying here. Perched on a quiet lane, you'll be within walking distance of an award-winning pub and a short drive or thirty-minute brisk walk to the picturesque coastline. From here, you'll also be ideally positioned right on the edge of the RSPB Nature Reserve at Minsmere with Dunwich Forest and the sea only a fifteen-minute drive away. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

I Spy, Scottish Highlands, UK

The telescope for stargazing in the living room at I Spy, Plum Guide home in Scottish Highlands, UK

The telescope for stargazing in the living room at I Spy, Plum Guide home in Scottish Highlands, UK

Click to book I Spy now: from £168 per night You can't get much closer to Loch Ness than this. Situated 20 metres from the water’s edge, this cosy two-bedroom cottage boasts stunning vistas of the lake – you're even provided with a telescope to get a better view of the wildlife (and maybe another famous inhabitant). You'll feel right at home as soon as you arrive – the cosy interiors have been designed by Scottish furnishings maker ANTA, and classic tartan prints adorn the homeware and bedding. Spend your mornings in the garden listening to the birdsong before heading out to explore your surroundings. There are plenty of Highland hikes in the area, and if you're wanting to get a closer look at the loch, try a cruise – there's a jetty just 50 metres from your door. On colder days, curl up on the leather sofa in the living room in front of the fire, or settle back in an armchair with a book. When you start to feel peckish, you'll find everything you need in the kitchen to cook a warming meal. And as night falls, the place becomes an excellent dark sky location for stargazers. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Under the Stars, Hampshire, UK

The view for stargazing at Under the Stars, Plum Guide home in Hampshire, UK

The view for stargazing at Under the Stars, Plum Guide home in Hampshire, UK

Click to book Under the Stars now: from £125 per night Glamping never looked so good than at this charming cabin nestled within a wild-flower meadow of a 2500-acre family-owned farm estate. Don't be fooled by its unassuming aluminum exterior. Inside, the cabin is surprisingly spacious and lovingly converted by your hosts to provide all the creature comforts. Expect spotless interiors with a well-equipped traditional kitchen complete with a Belfast sink, a neat en-suite shower, and luxurious Egyptian linens on the king-sized bed and bunk beds for the kids. A welcome hamper brimming with local goodies, including milk, eggs, freshly baked bread, and marshmallows for those obligatory s'mores, will help to settle you in. And you'll bank a blissful night's sleep here – your only neighbours are the occasional peacock or deer strutting by. While away your days watching nature unfold outside on the terraces - the private elevated balcony looking out into surrounding woodland (a great spot for den building) is a beautiful place for a cuppa. Or don your hiking boots for a country walk – perhaps with a pit stop at the welcoming local pub (within walking distance) for a swift pint. Just be sure to make it home for dusk as the sun sets over the surrounding countryside. Placed in one of the UK's largest 'dark-sky' areas, there's much stargazing to be done while getting toasty beside the firepit. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Kingfisher, Kent, UK

The view for stargazing at The Kingfisher, Plum Guide home in Kent, UK

The view for stargazing at The Kingfisher, Plum Guide home in Kent, UK

Click to book The Kingfisher now: from £199 per night A delightfully quaint bolthole set in the beautiful Kent countryside, this home's modern black facade is complemented by a rustic and quirky interior. Glass-fronted and beaming with sunlight all year round, the bright living space is warm and welcoming from the moment you arrive. The fully-equipped kitchen has soft wooden tables and open shelves, creating a homely and relaxing space to gather over a homecooked meal. It opens onto the trendy and whimsical lounge, with its yellow armchair and eclectic decorations. We loved the garden most of all – slide open the glass doors and step outside into the fresh air. Outside, you'll find an alfresco dining area – the perfect spot to tuck into the cake host Georgina leaves for you – and a cosy lounge area surrounding an open-air fire pit, which is ideal for enjoying a moment of calm while watching the sunset. You may even spot the resident kingfisher as it flies from the pond. When you're ready for sleep, drift off in the plush beds in the country-style bedrooms, then wake up feeling well-rested and ready to explore Kent. You're perfectly located for adventures – make the twenty-minute drive to the coastal Dungeness National Nature Reserve or reward yourself after a stroll with a pint in one of the delicious pubs nearby. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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