Amazing places to celebrate LGBTI history
Take a look at this selection of properties, all perfect for celebrating LGBTI history. Some are close to key historical locations, others were home to some of history’s most prominent champions of diversity and LGBTI rights.
We think that’s something worth celebrating – and these properties offer the perfect settings!
Daphne Du Maurier believed her bisexuality helped to develop her talents as a writer, and created many of her beloved chillers in her beloved town of Fowey.
Seascape offers the perfect opportunity to explore and experience Du Maurier’s inspiration. Enjoy estuary views and perfect peace and quiet.
Bevington near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Shakespeare’s sexuality has long been questioned, with over 100 of the Bard’s poems alleged to have been written to a young man known only as ‘Fair Lord’.
This quaint rural property is located in the village where Shakespeare’s father lived, so in a sense, it’s where the writer’s story began. Where better to find your own inspiration?
The childhood home of Florence Nightingale, a women’s rights icon who made the world a more inclusive place.
Lea Hall is a spectacular Grade II property in Derbyshire. Sleeping 20, it’s perfect for gatherings of friends and family.
Potts Farm Oast, Tenterden, Kent
Located close to Sissinghurst castle, home to Vita Sackville-West who was Virginia Woolf’s lover and inspiration for the protagonist in the acclaimed Orlando.
The property offers a unique opportunity to stay in a spacious twin round kiln oast house, surrounded by gorgeous countryside. Sleeping 10 and 2 pets, it’s perfect for big groups.
The Forge near Warminster, Wiltshire
WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon once owned this beautiful property in Wiltshire. Following the war, his relationships included Ivor Novello, Prince Philipp of Hesse and the socialite Stephen Tennant.
The Forge is definitely a perfect place to brush up on your own poetry: it’s perfectly peaceful with a beautiful interior and a lovely surrounding garden.
Ouseside Cottage, Rodmell, near Lewes, Sussex
Virginia Woolf called the village of Rodmell home, and you can visit the writer’s former home (now under looked after by the National Trust).
Enjoy amazing views over the South Downs from the property. And with Brighton within easy reach, there’s plenty more to enjoy too.
The Bolthole near Driffield, Yorkshire
A picture-perfect destination, this gorgeous corner of Yorkshire is so beloved by David Hockney that the he chose to return to the UK from the sunny climes of California just to capture it.
As the name suggests, The Bolthole is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some incredible Yorkshire scenery.