New: Holiday Destinations
From the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and the Cornish coast to the epic deserts of Joshua Tree and Palm Springs, here's where you'll be able to stay with us.
We’ve been dreaming of travel more than ever before over the past few months (and we're sure you have too). Travel’s going to be different of course, and so will we. To date, our mission here at Plum Guide has been city-focused: to hunt down the best homes for you in some of the world’s most exciting cities. But right now, international city breaks feel a little way off.
We know many of you have started to dream of a change of scenery, perhaps in a countryside setting within driving distance, once it’s safe to travel again. So for the first time ever, we’re launching new holiday destinations that offer a slower pace of life and a taste of the great outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of cities.
You’ll soon be able to book stays with us in some incredible scenic locations across the UK and the US…and we can't wait to welcome you.
Since the 19th century, the Catskills mountain range has had its fair share of ‘moments’ as a holiday destination to escape from the city heat...and it’s clear to see why. You’ll encounter unique wildlife and an impressive backdrop of mountains and gorges as you embark on one of the many hiking trails in this Upstate New York region. And the best bit? You’ll be able to stay in a remarkable Plum Guide home for some well-deserved post-hike luxury.
Only 90 minutes away from New York City is the breath of fresh air that is the Hamptons. Comprising a collection of towns on Long Island, the Hamptons has earned quite the reputation as the place to spend your summer amongst the jet-set pack.
Set within the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, Joshua Tree National Park and its surrounding areas have become popular with artists, creatives, stargazers and explorers alike since the 60s, and its lure has shown no sign of slowing down since. Just watch out for the coyotes, won’t you?
Live your very own Slim Aarons dream with a stay on Lake Tahoe. With just over 70 miles of picturesque coastline, there’s plenty to discover around its vicinity. We personally love the north side: peaceful and plush...just like our homes in the area.
Expect wild coastlines and breathtaking views (yes, even we were impressed) in Cornwall, home to some of the the UK’s best beaches making it a popular holiday destinations. Its villages contain colourful fishing harbours and quaint old pubs, and the Eden Project brings the rainforest to the British Isles. It’s also quite the creative hub too, so you can get your culture fix when
you’ve had enough of the beach it starts to rain.
As a county made up of diverse landscapes and rugged coastlines stretching across two different sides of England, Devon is a place for true explorers. From the delightful seaside town of Salcombe to Dartmoor’s wilderness and Bronze Age relics, there’s something for everyone (yes, even your fussiest teenager).
Apple cider, cheddar cheese, Roman baths...and the world’s fifth oldest zoo, Somerset has much to its name. Lose yourself in the characterful cobblestone streets of Bristol, fall for the charm of Bath...or you could even head to a canyon made of
cheese limestone, Cheddar Gorge.
Comprising almost 800 square miles and spanning across the south central and south west of England, the Cotswolds really is the area to go when it comes to countryside escapes. Just a few hours’ drive from London, you’ll find an abundance of rustic villages, rolling hills and reasons to never leave.
The New Forest
Famous for its wild ponies, nature trails and coastlines, it’s fairly easy to understand why this is one of the UK’s favourite national parks and holiday destinations. The New Forest stretches across southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire (and its leisurely lifestyle and idyllic landscape does too).
Although quieter than neighbouring Cornwall and Devon, don’t let that fool you – Dorset has a lot to boast about. Making up a large part of the historic Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in case you didn’t know), you’ll find white sands, rugged cliffs and rolling hills. Oh, and Thomas Hardy’s cottage is there too...our home critics are yet to inspect whether it’s up to Plum standards though.
Whatever you’re looking for when it comes to rural destinations, Sussex is likely to have it. From Medieval riverside towns like Rye to cosmopolitan cities like Brighton, this expanse that spans East and West Sussex is full of unique areas to explore.
If you like the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough, chances are you’ll love Suffolk. The county’s unspoilt coastline is perhaps its biggest draw though, made up of stylish seaside towns like Southwold and Aldeburgh.
Think traditional English pubs, understated coastal allure and a focus on local craftsmanship – that’s Norfolk in a nutshell. Of course, there’s so much more to discover, but we don’t want to give it all away just yet.
Our scenic homes are now available to book. We’re looking forward to helping you plan that longed-for getaway in one of these amazing destinations soon.