Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.
The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!
If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.
This is a delightful holiday cottage set in the heart of Bibury, a village described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in England. One of a pair of cottages, Gable Cottage has been furnished and equipped to the E.T.C. '4 Star' standard. …see more
Just 50m back from the beach and with distant views from the first floor to the Isle of Wight, a very spacious detached house within just 300m of East Wittering village. The internal layout offers light, open plan living providing extensive entertaining space. …see more
A magnificent Lake District farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, surrounded by breathtaking countryside in the hamlet of
Little Langdale. Once a local Staging Inn, Birch House has been beautifully refurbished to provide an exceptional standard of self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 14 people. 21st century luxury blends with homely Lakeland character; polished oak floors, exposed beams and cosy woodburning stoves provide comfort and relaxation in a sublime location. A superb dining room makes large gatherings a breeze.
Accommodation in detail
Gorgeous landscaped gardens and parking for four cars. Entrance into reception area with woodburning stove and polished oak floor. Main sitting room features original beams and feature fireplace with additional woodburning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with door to patio area and garden. Large separate dining room with spectacular mountain views and space for large groups to gather. Spacious ground floor bedroom with double bed and two single beds, ground floor shower room. Stairs to interesting layout of four further bedrooms; two double bedrooms, one family room with kingsize four poster bed and two single beds in an interconnecting room, one twin bedroom. Three bathrooms, all with showers and one with corner jacuzzi bath.
The hamlet of Little Langdale has a stunning location under the Lingmoor Fells and offers an air of escape that's hard to beat.
With a blissfully remote feel, this area is a haven for walkers and provides access to many of the Lake District's most famous routes. There are several Lakeland pubs in the Langdale Valley, and the excellent Three Shires Inn is just a minute's walk from Birch House.
When you wish to head out and explore the rest of the Lakes, pass pretty little Elterwater on your way to Skelwith Bridge and the A593. From here, head south to Coniston or north to well-served Ambleside and the A591 - the main route through the Lakes.
Enjoy England Gold Award for 2011/12.
* LATE AVAILABILITY *A Victorian house situated just a minutes walk from the waterfront with harbour views from living room and 2 of the bedrooms. 7 double bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, Games room, Wi-Fi and Off Road Parking with over 60 positive reviews on Trip Advisor. 'A fantastic house decorated more like a boutique hotel than a holiday rental' - (Emma Keane, Guest) …see more
The Old Reading Room, Bledington is a delightful country retreat set in the heart of this lovely (and desirable!) village. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a very high specification from what was originally the reading and music room for local villagers …see more
Skylark Lodge offers spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are set lakeside, with direct access to the outside private balconies
- HOT TUB Now installed ! - Heated to a toasty 40 degrees - - World Class award winning, £ 6.5m on-site Luxury Spa complex - Sleeps 11. …see more
Sussex Country Retreat, ideal cottage for couples. Cosy 1 bed cottage in the heart of the beautiful Sussex village of Frant. Stay in this lovely cottage for 4 nights & pay only for 3 for all bookings from now until the12th August 2012. …see more
Camber Sands Beside the Sea Sussex Holidays. Miles of golden beaches & dunes, Camber offers bucket & spade holidays.Rye close by. Kite surfing, bike rides, steam train rides, castles to explore, gardens to visit, smugglers trails to follow. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Great family and friends holidays to be had at The Sandcastle Camber Sands. …see more
'Shanklin Manor' dates back to the Doomsday Book and in its past, has been a farm, a home for the underprivileged and a luxurious hotel.
SHORT BREAKS NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE WITH A MINIMUM STAY OF 3 NIGHTS …see more
This property comprises the lower half of a larger house. There is a spectacular sundeck and a large patio type garden, both with garden furniture. These provide a secluded sun-trap on two levels giving excellent views of the river. …see more
Located within the prestigious Lower Mill Estate private gated community & designed by world renowned award winning architect Richard Reid, Oak lodge is a spectacular 4 bedroom property, with a HOT TUB located on the private terrace area, with great views over the lake! - World Class award winning, £ 6.5m on-site Luxury Spa complex - Sleeps 9 - …see more
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in an exclusive private estate in Sandwich Bay this attractive large property is perfect for family and keen golfers alike with Royal St George's on your doorstep and the long sweeping beach nearby. …see more
'Willow House' is the perfect home from home! A substantial modern detached family residence with spacious accommodation, it's particularly well maintained throughout and provides the ideal holiday retreat for parties of all sizes, with a heated swimming pool. …see more
Pittefaux Cottage is a secluded, beautifully refurbished, three bedroom cottage set in it own delightful gardens in the grounds of prestigious Careys Manor Hotel and Spa, a 4 star country house hotel in Brockenhurst. Cottage guests over 16 have free use of the Hotel`s swimming pool complex and gym.
Newly converted barn in a rural location only 6 miles from one of the UK's smallest cities, Ripon. Beautifully cared for, spacious, welcoming and light. House bathroom and separate shower room. …see more
5 Gull Rock is a stunning and luxurious detached property located right in the centre of Rock that is ideal for families, groups or special occasions . The property has superb views of the Camel Estuary which is literally just a stone's throw away and is dog friendly. 5 Gull Rock easily sleeps 8 but it can accommodate 11. Within walking distance of the water taxi to Padstow. …see more
A pretty terraced cottage situated in this listed terrace adjoining Snowhill Creek at West Wittering within only a few meters of the “Crabbing Pond” and Snowhill Creek from where a short stroll leads you around the edge of the harbour to the well known ‘Blue Flag beach. …see more
Fabulous 3 Bedroom House with wonderful views over Woolacombe beach. This holiday cottage has an open plan living/dining room with balcony & 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6 plus additional child). Large terrace with rattan furniture. Attractive lawned gardens plus storage shed. …see more
Beautifully presented two storey dwelling in the heart of historic Crail. Very comfortable accommodation, large open plan living space with dining, magnificent sea views. This property is perfect for a family or group of friends. …see more
The cottage offers a cosy living area with farmhouse style kitchen leading to the courtyard garden to the rear. Two further floos accommodate two double bedrooms and a single bedroom which is to be found on the top floor Character seaside cottage close to Chesil Beach and the National Sailing Academy. …see more
*Virtual Tour Available! Churchfield Holiday Lettings are delighted to offer this extremely well presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury holiday home, set over 3 floors & ideally located just a minute's walk from the 'blue flag' rated beachfront in the popular Alum Chine …see more
Lovely, bright , modernised house ideally located in a quiet Victorian terrace adjacent to the historic Newport Quay, and a short stroll to the town centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants. …see more
The ground floor of a substantial Victorian property situated in an elevated position and having the most spectacular 180 degree views from the Naval College, across to Kingswear and out to sea. …see more
Character cottage over three floors, sleeps seven comfortably. A short walk from Chesil Beach and the local amenities, the National Sailing Academy and Portland Harbour. The harbour is found within a short drive or leisurely walk from the property. At the centre of the Jurassic Coast, Portland is an ideal base for water sports, walking & exploring Dorset. …see more
A gorgeous and very stylish sea front house overlooking the beach with its own private sea wall. With an extremely comfortable interior, the owners have created a superb house with individual, quality furnishings including big sofas and masses of entertaining space. …see more
Forest View is a lovely three bedroom family home located between the New Forest villages of Brockenhurst and Beaulieu. From this property just across the road is open forest land and just a few minutes walk takes you to a beautiful area of water called Hatchet Pond. …see more
Harbour View is a beautifully presented house located on the popular South Harbour and within walking distance of all bars, restaurants and shops. Eastbourne's town centre is approximately 2 km in distance. The property has a lovely patio garden and from the living …see more
A spacious three storey city centre townhouse, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Quiet location on a private development just a few minutes walk from all major visitor attractions, shops, restaurants, bars etc.
King size Master Bedroom. Four other twin bedrooms can be converted to king size with Zip & Lock mattresses. …see more
A lovely 2 bedroom city centre riverside town house, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Quiet location on a private development, just a few minutes walk from all major visitor attractions, shops, restaurants, bars etc. Ideal for families. …see more
4 bedroomed chalet, downstairs bedrooms and bathroom, with village amenities. Spacious 'chalet style' property in a tranquil waterside location, in the picturesque Broadland village of Horning. Free mooring and fishing. Free WiFi. Peaceful waterside location but close to village. Large airy chalet with open plan kitchen/diner/living room …see more
This property has been recently renovated to a very high standard. It is ideally located in the village of Mumbles within easy reach of the cafes, restaurants and bars of Newton Road. The stunning beaches of Rotherslade and Langland are within easy walking distance. Gateway to the Gower - this is an excellent location from which to explore the beautiful coves and beaches. …see more
Croft Park Caravan is a beautiful 2 bedroom 6 birth caravan situated on a fantastic family friendly 4 star site with an indoor hydro therapy swimming pool, gym, games room, adventure play area, bar and restaurant and set in 14 acres of mature wooded grounds! …see more
Bramley and Teal Holiday Cottages - Welcome to Camber Dunes! A Family 3 Bedroom, self-catering Holiday Rental House at Camber Sands. An idyllic beach house with an enclosed private garden. Only a moment's walk to the miles of sandy beaches and sand dunes of Camber. …see more
Full of character and charm, this lovely Grade II listed property is in the main conservation area of Deal. Although a terraced cottage, it is surprisingly spacious and has very flexible and comfortable accommodation over three floors. …see more
NEW FOR 2014! Fantastic, Newly Refurbished & Extended 4/5 Bedroom Holiday Home With Lovely Views Across Croyde's Countryside. Lawned Garden With Large Terrace For Entertaining, Outside Shower & HOT TUB! Short Walk To Beach & Village Amenities. …see more
Gorgeous Georgian Period Country Home, Great location for Cotswolds. The house sits in the middle of 3 counties - Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. Sleeps 13 guests in 7 bedrooms plus 5 on additional beds. Great access to M4/M5/M40 network and London. …see more