England may not be a big country but you really need to narrow your search down a bit. The one thing I can say is that you'll be hard pushed to find somewhere in your price range in or around London or the surrounding areas. That said, there are many other towns and cities in England, but I think the 400 pounds if you want two bedrooms is not gonna be easy to find in many of them. So your choice of area maybe limited and not quite what you want. I know in my home town of Worthing, West sussex, which comparitively, isnt that expensive, you could possibly rent a two bedroom flat for 400 ish, but that wouldnt include council tax and would probably be in the back end of the townI want to go to the UK soon with my two kids while waiting for my husband to join us, and would like to find a temporary rental somewhere in a medium sized, self-sufficient town. We wouldn't have a car most likely.
Where do I look? Are there particular areas where short term lets are more abundandtly available? Would be fun to have things around for kids to do, and great nature. We plan to spend this time taking trips to different places to see where we would like to settle long term.
We're sort of open to anything at this point, anywhere, as long as it's central and affordable (hopefully under 400 pounds a month).
Price tends to reflect the area, so the cheaper places tend to be in the less desirable areas. There are a lot of rental properties in the UK, if you go through an agent, you'll have to undergo a credit check and very few do rentals for under 6 months, mostly they like 9 months or a year. If you go through the local newspapers and rent privately it maybe slightly cheaper and you maybe able to have shorter rental term