It’s official: self-catering UK holidays will be allowed from April 12. Some restrictions will remain – restaurants and pubs will not be able to offer indoor service, for example, so you’ll need to rely on home cooking and beer gardens (weather permitting) – but for a first dose of freedom, that is the date for your diary. Needless to say, things are booking up fast. But our experts have managed to unearth some of the best holiday options that still have availability for the week commencing April 12. South Coast 1. Let’s do Battle A revamp of the 31-mile 1066 Country Walk from Pevensey (where William of Normandy landed in 1066) to the medieval town of Rye (via historic Battle, where the Battle of Hastings took place), will be revealed this summer. Scattered along the route are 10 pieces of art being created by East Sussex sculptor, Keith Pettit and it’s possible to see one of these up close, at Hare Farm Hideaways. A working sheep farm, Hare Farm has accommodation for 12 in a stylishly converted Oust House and for two in a nearby shepherd’s hut. On the brow of the farm’s field is Pettit’s ‘Far Bank Henge’ – six oak monoliths inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry. Tucked into the Brede Valley Hare Farm also offers access to a quiet shingle beach at Winchelsea. Availability from April 12. Three nights in the Oast House from £1,600. Two nights in the Shepherd’s Hut from £165; subsequent nights £65 (harefarmhideaways.co.uk).