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Top 10 dream homes to rent

In the ripe and heady days of summer, find your heart’s desire with a home to rent in some of Britain’s best hot spots Renting a property gives you the chance to live in a dream home without a huge commitment. It also presents an opportunity to get to know the local area, the shops and importantly the neighbours. Here are ten flats and houses to rent that will give you a taste of a different life, whether it’s just for a season, or longer. Some are ideal for Wimbledon’s Centre Court, while others are perfect for the Proms. You might need to win the lottery to live in some of them, but they are all dream homes to suit every taste and nearly every budget.

In the ripe and heady days of summer, find your heart’s desire with a home to rent in some of Britain’s best hot spots

  Renting a property gives you the chance to live in a dream home without a huge commitment. It also presents an opportunity to get to know the local area, the shops and importantly the neighbours. Here are ten flats and houses to rent that will give you a taste of a different life, whether it’s just for a season, or longer. Some are ideal for Wimbledon’s Centre Court, while others are perfect for the Proms. You might need to win the lottery to live in some of them, but they are all dream homes to suit every taste and nearly every budget.

Upper Hardres, nr Canterbury £415p/w

You really can?t beat an English summer?s day. Pimm?s on the lawn and a stunning country pile to admire. This three-bedroom property is part of a grand manor house set in its own private grounds in the heart of the Kent countryside. If you can?t immediately settle to the Brideshead lifestyle, a continental escape is easy from here. Call Winkworth?s Canterbury office on 01227 456645 www.winkworth.co.uk/canterbury

St John's Wood, London NW8, £5,550 p/w

Here is an elegant town house near the Beatles? old recording studio in Abbey Road, St John?s Wood. This property is currently being refurbished, but when finished it will be worth the wait. It will boast more than 4,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. If money is no object, this stucco-fronted home in north London ticks all the boxes. It has character, period features and enough room to swing a dozen cats. Call Winkworth?s St John?s Wood Office on 020 7586 7001 www.winkworth.co.uk/st-johns-wood

West Parade, Worthing £300p/w

In a fabulous position right on the seafront, this Art Deco-style mansion block is actually a modern development. This two-bedroom flat has sea views and a wraparound balcony giving views of sunsets that will inspire you to be lyrical. Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Ernest while staying in Worthing and you might find a sojourn here will have a similar effect on you. Call Winkworth?s Worthing office on 01903 216219 www.winkworth.co.uk/worthing

Steyning, W Sussex £981p/w

If you fancy a stay in the country, but you really don?t like ye olde worlde atmosphere, here?s a strikingly modern property in a gorgeously green setting. Vast windows allow you to drink in the views of the rolling South Downs and there?s a wide balcony with space for a dining table off the open-plan living area. To top it all, there?s an indoor pool. Call Winkworth?s Brighton & Hove office on 01273 772175 www.winkworth.co.uk/brighton-hove

London, Chelsea SW3 £6,000p/w

?Location, location, location? could not be more appropriate for this property in Oakley Street, Chelsea. The five-bedroom house is located between London?s fashionable King?s Road and Battersea Park. Around one corner is the recently opened Ivy Chelsea Garden restaurant, which attracts the celebrity set with the paparazzi hovering outside most weekends. Around the other, is the Phene Arms, where ?Made in Chelsea? is frequently filmed. This home would also suit a growing family ? not just a celebrity diva! It has three reception rooms and five bathrooms, so no excuse for arguments in the mornings, when mum or dad are running late for work. Good state and private schools are nearby, too. Call Winkworth?s Knightsbridge and Chelsea on 020 7589 6616 www.winkworth.co.uk/knightsbridge-chelsea

Cobham, Surrey £2,297p/w

This house is party central! A modern executive pad in sought-after Cobham, it has a huge, high-gloss kitchen and an equally enormous entertaining space. It?s an easy commute to London, but Cobham itself has a charming High Street. This area also has a wide choice of top-performing schools. Call Winkworth?s Cobham office on 01932 500200 www.winkworth.co.uk/cobham

Putney, London SW15 £877p/w

Putney Village is an exclusive community of mansions and mansion blocks, set in the middle of the heathland on the north edge of Wimbledon Common. With Wimbledon fortnight imminent, it?s very convenient for Centre Court. It?s also just 14 minutes to Waterloo. Here you can rent a four-bedroom, end of terrace, Regency villa with a garage and its own clean-cut courtyard garden. Call Winkworth?s Putney office on 020 8788 9295 www.winkworth.co.uk/putney

Barnes, London SW3 £1,962p/w

Barnes village is small but perfectly formed, with its riverside location, village green and cricket team, all set in leafy streets. For a taste of the country within the city, you can?t go far wrong with Barnes. In the popular Waterside area, this modern family home has five bedrooms, lots of downstairs space for entertaining and plenty of parking, Call Winkworth?s Barnes office on 020 8255 0088 www.winkworth.co.uk/barnes

Lewes Crescent, Brighton, £427p/w

Summer time, and the decision is easy. You really have to be beside the seaside. With celebrity residents led by Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball, who actually have their own café by Hove Lagoon, this slice of seafront is perfect for music lovers and foodies. Where to hang your hat after partying? Here?s a stylish two-bedroom apartment in a period building just off Marina Drive. And Brighton, nicknamed London on Sea, is the go-to place for city slickers. Call Winkworth?s Brighton & Hove office on 01273 772175 www.winkworth.co.uk/brighton-hove

Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 £6,000p/w

If you are a regular at the Proms, this four-bedroom apartment couldn?t be closer to the Royal Albert Hall. All bills are included in the rent, along with cleaning and linen services and 24-hour concierge. This leaves you free to pursue your musical interests and use this superb central location. Call Winkworth?s Kensington office on 020 7727 1500 www.winkworth.co.uk/kensington

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