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 Vacation Home
A home separate from an individual's primary residence that is used for recreational purposes and may also be rented out at unused times.
For tax purposes, those who rent their vacation homes may result in a lower amount of allowable expense with a colorful past.
For example, three cottages have been converted at Vicarage Farm in Wheston, Derbyshire, from old barns where Bonnie Prince Charlie Bonnie Prince Charlie: see Stuart, Charles Edward. sought refuge in 1744. Each sleeps four to six people. The Chantry chan·try
n. pl. chan·tries Ecclesiastical
1. An endowment to cover expenses for the saying of masses and prayers, usually for the soul of the founder of the endowment.
2. 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 Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. , and comes with a bonus: ghosts. The Coach House at Haveringland Hall in Haveringland, Norfolk, also sleeps 12, and was designed by Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace (bŭk`ĭng-əm), residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster metropolitan borough, London, England, adjacent to St. James's Park. 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.