Whether it's on the coast or in the countryside, eastern Europe – Romania, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia – offers tempting locations for any type of holiday
Romania has plenty of beautiful farm buildings and a strong folk craft history, which means there are some gorgeous places to stay in rural locations. Casa Palaga is a very special wooden self-catering house sleeping four in deep countryside in the Maramures area, with views of the Rodna mountains and over the border into Ukraine. Set in a clearing surrounded by trees and grass, the house is full of lovely old wooden furniture. It's booked until September, but could be good for a late summer break. From €440 a week, or €70 a night (min three night stay). Or try Casa Cosma (homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2002080), nearby, a similar wooden farmhouse, sleeping four, from €65 a night, min three-night stay.