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The 5 Top Holiday Homes to Rent with a Library of Books in the UK

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The greatest homes with a library of books in the UK

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

Spring Stream, Buckinghamshire, UK

The library of books at Spring Stream, Plum Guide home in Buckinghamshire, UK

The library of books at Spring Stream, Plum Guide home in Buckinghamshire, UK

Click to book Spring Stream now: from £950 per night This country home is a dream come true, with its beautiful thatched roof, charming lived-in feel, and fabulous grounds (the host specialises in restoring historic gardens). Nestled in a pretty village, its size and excellent facilities make it perfect for a large family gathering, special celebration, or a getaway with friends. The home’s welcoming interior and two acres of land make for a sociable setting, but it's far from the madding crowd if you're here for a serene experience. The hosts here have thought about everything for you. You can play croquet or a bit of football on the lawn, feed the hens, pick herbs and fresh flowers in the cottage garden, have a barbecue on the patio, or pop the cork on something cold and fizzy as you step into the hot tub. There's even a village pub just minutes away on foot. Here you're just a ten-minute drive from Buckingham, or fifteen minutes from Bletchley Park, with loads of great country walks on your doorstep. Sleeps up to 14 | 7 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms

The Painter's Room, London, UK

The library of books at The Painter's Room, Plum Guide home in London, UK

The library of books at The Painter's Room, Plum Guide home in London, UK

Click to book The Painter's Room now: from £394 per night This is a beautiful family home in a quiet, residential location that's perfect for those with younger children who are looking to explore the city without being caught up in the crowds of people and excited tourists. Situated only a twelve-minute stroll from Wandsworth Common, so you can enjoy a family frisbee-throwing picnic in a very peaceful spot in between all of the sightseeing. You can also walk to Balham or the Northcote Road in less than half an hour, which both have a plethora of lovely cafes and restaurants. The home itself is impeccably stylish, with an effortless blend of luxury and comfort, and you can immediately sense your host’s great eye for interior design and detail. We especially loved the extensive art collection, which adds a unique character and personality to every room, while the colour-coded book collection is equally praiseworthy. Gather around the cosy wood-burning stove with a glass of red, prepare a homemade meal in the modern country-style kitchen or sprawl out into the garden for some quality time with the kids. Speaking of smaller guests, they'll be well entertained here, with a pink playroom, teepee and heaps of toys to play with. Those a little older can practise their melodies on the grand piano, as you enjoy a relaxing soak in the roll-top bath upstairs, knowing everyone's happy and catered for. Sleeps up to 7 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Live at the Apollo, London, UK

The library of books at Live at the Apollo, Plum Guide home in London, UK

The library of books at Live at the Apollo, Plum Guide home in London, UK

Click to book Live at the Apollo now: from £320 per night A warm and welcoming family home in the heart of West London, this beautiful townhouse is the ideal base for you and your family to make the most of your time in the capital. Inside, the open kitchen/living room is the heart, with a large range cooker that's perfect for family feasts, with a nice breakfast table and cosy living room, complete with lots of books and a roaring fireplace. We can imagine lazy Sunday afternoons snoozing on the sofa after a roast. Upstairs, you'll find a second sitting room, with a laptop-friendly workspace in case those emails can't wait. All three bedrooms are decorated in neutral grey tones that help you unwind after a busy day, though the third bedroom mixes things up with some fun printed wallpaper, plus there's plenty of storage space so you can unpack and feel truly at home. At the very top of the house, you'll find a rooftop terrace overlooking the neighbourhood. It's an excellent spot for sundowners at the end of a busy day. And if you prefer your pints on draught, there are a couple of great local pubs. Elsewhere, Ravenscourt Park and the River Thames are close by, while the vast Westfield shopping centre takes care of your shopping needs. There isn't much need to venture into Central, but if you'd like to catch a show, then you're just over half an hour from London's glittering West End on the Piccadilly Line. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Gardenia Bright, London, UK

The library of books at Gardenia Bright, Plum Guide home in London, UK

The library of books at Gardenia Bright, Plum Guide home in London, UK

Click to book Gardenia Bright now: from £170 per night This snug, east London flat has bags of charm and comfort. Located on a leafy residential street in the heart of trendy Dalston it’s a perfect base for those wanting to explore the city. A short skip to the buses and you’ll be in town in less than 20 minutes, or else it’s a 10-minute stroll to overland stations and the tube. Dalston is a lively neighbourhood with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops but happily the apartment is a haven of calm and tranquillity. Wood-panelled flooring, large windows and soothing green and white tones predominate while personal touches include a wood burner, heaving bookshelf and neat kitchen stocked with teas, herbs and spices. In the evening, clubbers can take advantage of the nightlife in nearby Hoxton and Shoreditch but the lounge is so appealing that the mood might just take you to curl up on the cosy sofa with one of the well-thumbed books instead. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Everyday People, London, UK

The library of books at Everyday People, Plum Guide home in London, UK

The library of books at Everyday People, Plum Guide home in London, UK

Click to book Everyday People now: from £180 per night With a blue velvet sofa, faux brick wallpaper and an array of houseplants and eclectic decorations, this apartment in quiet Hendon is the definition of warm and welcoming. It feels like a true home-from-home, and as you'll find plenty of board games, toys and books, it's the perfect option for families. The cosy all-in-one living area is where you'll spend most of your time, rustling up meals in the well-stocked kitchen, gathering for family dinners in front of the large picture window or settling down for a movie night on the comfy couch. When you're ready for bed, there are three cosy bedrooms to snuggle up in – the master in the loft has impressive skylights, so you'll fall asleep every evening under the stars. Though this area is quite a distance from London's city centre, the apartment is located on a tree-lined street in a friendly neighbourhood. It’s just a five-minute drive to the bustling Brent Cross Shopping Centre and about a twenty-minute walk to Hendon Central underground station. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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