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UNIQUE COTTAGES ARE VACATION HOMES.

Byline: Daily News Wire Services

American travelers can experience British history for a week or longer by renting an English Country Cottages vacation home with a colorful past.

For example, three cottages have been converted at Vicarage Farm in Wheston, Derbyshire, from old barns where Bonnie Prince Charlie sought refuge in 1744. Each sleeps four to six people. The Chantry Clock Tower in Quatford, Bridgnorth, was a watchtower during World War II; today, it's a two-person vacation retreat.

Wigfair Hall welcomes larger parties. The elegantly furnished manor home sits on 23 acres in St. Asaph, Wales, and comes with a bonus: ghosts. The Coach House at Haveringland Hall in Haveringland, Norfolk, also sleeps 12, and was designed by Buckingham Palace architect Edward Blore.

These are among nearly 2,500 unique vacation rental homes, many hundreds of years old, described in the new 1996, full-color 410-page English Country Cottages catalog. Most weekly rentals average $600 to $1,000, depending on property and season.

The catalog is available for $5, to cover postage and handling. The $5 catalog fee is refundable with bookings.

For more information, write: British Travel International, P.O. Box 299, Elkton, Va. 22827; or call (800) 327-6097.
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Title Annotation:TRAVEL
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Mar 17, 1996
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