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.
The Gate House is a grade II listed mini gothic castle conveniently located for Dover Castle, the seafront, trips to France and exploring east Kent.
Full of period character: exposed beams, a turret, brick fireplaces, and canopied bed.
Perfect for a romantic break …see more
Fabulous 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. Incredible sea views and walking distance to local coves. Surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance Bay to St Michael's Mount. A perfect base for a beach or walking holiday staying in unique accommodation. Wifi …see more
Charming, spacious apartment on first floor of historic Tiverton Castle in unspoilt Mid Devon. All modern comforts in medieval surroundings. Easy motoring access to local attractions, leisure facilities, Exmoor, Dartmoor, North and South coast beaches, Exeter. …see more
Glentruim Castle is a stunning nine bedroom property which is set in 53 acres of beautiful mixed woodland with abundant wildlife, and is situated in the Cairngorm National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. An ideal location for large house parties.
Beautiful rooms, in a stunning location, with a host of facilities to suit all ages. …see more
Winner of the tv series 'I Own Britain's Best Home', Carr Hall Castle is a stunning luxury castle with a contemporary interior boasting 5 sumptuous double bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, gym & hot tub, set in a private deer park estate. Beautiful 12 acre gardens. Escape to the Yorkshire countryside for a weekend a week to enjoy privacy, tranquility & luxury . …see more
Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Ryder Cup Accommodation For more details visit www.planecastle.co.uk …see more
A beautifully decorated and furnished home in a unique building in a spectacular location on Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. Guests can relax and enjoy the surroundings, the wildlife and the mountain skies, or take part in our many on-site activities. A private estate set in 30 acres of woodland surrounded by the 6,000 acre National Trust Kinder Estate. …see more
Winner of Top vacation rental Edinburgh Award huge baronial beautifully decorated country mansion house. 45 mins to Edinburgh 10 acres of grounds Beautifully decorated ideal for family groups,corporate, events- Butler/catering on request. Short breaks.Dogs welcome.
The perfect house for entertaining and celebrating. …see more
Welcome to Logie country house, a 17th century mansion on a country estate, dating back to 1492. The luxury 5*, thirteen bedroom house with cinema, indoor pool, gym, jacuzzi, log fire, sky+, all mod cons and island. The ideal place to relax and unwind. The guest wing and the main house can be rented separately or together. …see more
Sited on an open plain, this traditional manor house was built in 1528 directly beside the tower house of 1449, which it shares a communal courtyard. Both venues were restored in the late 20th century and maintain their original charm and character a... …see more
This historic castle and cottage, are to be found to the west of Inverness, sitting centrally within its own 12,000 private sporting estate, and are available together on a self-catering basis. The L-plan castle dates back to the 13th century, with l... …see more
A former shooting lodge that has been host to some great Victorians and was the hideaway of Agatha Christie, the castellated fortress encompasses a late Medieval Banqueting Hall, an original Inn, and linked accommodation around the four sides of a beautiful courtyard …see more
Sited on an open plain, this fifteenth century keep of 1449, stands beside the later manor house of 1528, sharing a communal courtyard. Both venues were restored in the late 20th century and maintain their original charm and character of a family hom... …see more
Situated in its own 1,500 acres of estate, surrounded by woodland and hills, this wonderful 18th century castle, with a south westerly aspect, enjoys stunning views over Loch Fyne. This area is known for its breathtaking scenery and makes the ideal d... …see more
This historic castle is to be found to the west of Inverness, sitting centrally within its own 12,000 private sporting estate, and is available on a self-catering basis. The L-plan castle dates back to the 13th century, with later additions added in ... …see more
Fully restored in 1985, this picturesque castle provides a magnificent setting to relax and unwind. This fairytale castle, standing at the top of a steep bank in an acre of rugged country gardens, is a typical 16th century Scottish tower house built ... …see more
This beautifully restored medieval castle in a spectacular rural setting offers unique accommodation, with contemporary artwork and sculptures. Rebuilt from a ruin and restored to its former glory in 1996, it is now a stunning holiday venue, ideal as... …see more
Sheltered within the trees below the distinct shape of Bennachie, is this typical late fifteenth century tower house built to a simple L-plan, with three storeys, a garret and a stone turnpike circular stairway. A further wing was added in the eighte... …see more
The terrific Ayrshire castle was constructed in the fifteenth century as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran. …see more
This exceptional fifteenth century keep is a stone clad castle, which sits high on a hill, with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde and onto the Isle of Arran. In recent years the castle has been refurbished and it retains an authenticity rarely s... …see more
Steeped in history and dating back to 1567, this is a commanding castle set within its own substantial grounds, with parkland and woodland walks. It is a National Trust for Scotland property, with the castle and grounds being open to the public, as w... …see more
This is a magnificent Victorian Baronial castle situated on a high promontory with stunning views overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde. Set within four acres of private grounds, the castle is ideal for large gatherings and special occasions.... …see more
In continuous occupation since it was built in 1545, this is a fine example of a 16th century Z-plan tower house with a distinctive feature pepper-pot turret. With a red sandstone finish and a pink-wash exterior, the reddish hue seems to change colou... …see more
This Grade A listed castle, is a unique tower house, in a dramatic setting overlooking the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh beyond. Built in the twentieth century, it has a sixteenth century feel because of its design and its use of reclaimed historic ti... …see more
The C17th Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top property. It boasts glorious 360 degree views over wooded North Somerset countryside on one side and across the Bristol Channel to Wales on the other. It is a spectacular castle ideal for memorable holiday.
The Fortalice is rich in history, originally built in 1560 and subsequently partially destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll. The Fortalice has been painstakingly and sympathetically rebuilt and renovated to modern comforts. …see more
This stunning Victorian baronial castle, with an additional self contained apartment sleeping up to 6 adults and 1 child, is situated moments from the shores of the Firth of Clyde overlooking Loch Long, in the Argyllshire region of South West Scotlan... …see more
Castle lachlan is a beautiful scottish baronial house set in an estate of 1500 acres and provides the perfect setting for your scottish castle vacation. castle lachlan can be rented by the week or for a long weekend break outside high season. The accommodation sleeps 13 people comfortably, however, additional beds can be added if required, sleeping up to a maximum of 15.
situated in strathlachlan on the shores of loch fyne, argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from glasgow airport castle lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends. …see more
Built in 1535 as a fortified tower house, by the late 18th century it was abandoned as a dwelling until lovingly restored in the 1990’s by the current owners. Today it has been completely refurbished to cater for the needs of today within the c... …see more
This Anglo-Scots 16th century tower house, a former stronghold of the Clan Graham, dates back to 1584, and due to the border being redrawn, is unique as it is a Scottish castle which now stands in England. Situated within two acres of grounds, it is ... …see more
Scottish castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebells Castle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe. …see more