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So who else uses self catering accommodation?

 (other than you, obviously)

Keira Knightley for a start..


Keira Knightley

The rolling and craggy landscapes of Derbyshire, as well as its glorious country houses, have made the county a popular choice as a location for film and TV productions.

The latest to feature its charms is The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, based on the true story of the spirited and beautiful Lady Georgiana Spencer who married the Duke of Devonshire and became a duchess, a day before her 17th birthday, in 1774.

While most of the cast were put up in hotels in the county, Keira Knightley chose to stay in a holiday cottage – Where did she stay? In self catering accommodation locally – with her boyfriend Rupert Friend, no doubt preferring the informality, freedom and privacy of self-catering.


Hardy's cottage to be rented out

Cottage at Higher Bockhampton courtesy of National Trust

Plans to turn the birthplace of Thomas Hardy into a holiday cottage have angered fans of the Dorset author.

The National Trust, which owns the property at Higher Bockhampton, said it needed to ensure the cottage is "financially sustainable".

But Rosemarie Morgan, president of The Thomas Hardy Association, said it was an "horrific" idea.

Hardy was born at the two-bedroomed house in 1840 and wrote several works there such as Under the Greenwood Tree.

"One of the options is whether we let people stay for a week or two at a time over the winter months when it is currently closed. No decision has been taken yet."

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