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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.

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £34 /night

£234 - £424 / week

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  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This detached modern bungalow is a lovely Lincolnshire cottage in a rural location on the edge of Old Leake village and has two bedrooms and is able to sleep three people.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £760 /night

£5320 - £5600 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Mapesbury Road is a five bedroom, six bathroom house with a large garden in West Hampstead.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £66 /night

£456 - £1714 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages. The Mill which once pro...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£365 - £703 / week

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Situated in the centre of Keswick, one of the Lake Districts most popular towns, but with views from the back towards Skiddaw, this cosy semi-detached holiday cottage provides a wonderful base from which to explore the surrounding area. For the more active there are ...  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£311 - £687 / week

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In a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and between Honiton and Chard, lie The Barns around a cobbled yard. Both detached holiday barn conversions are decorated and furnished to a good standard andhave their own gardens an...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £44 /night

£305 - £630 / week

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Originally the coach house to the vicarage, this detached holiday home has now been restored to provide comfortable accommodation where guests can enjoy a private area of garden but also have use of the owner's 4 acres of grounds. Set between the Rivers Deben and Orw...  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £39 /night

£271 - £441 / week

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This single storey cottage is located near the village of Charlton in Wiltshire and can sleep two people.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£423 - £1065 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This semi detached cottage is located in the village of Alwalton near Peterborough and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

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from £54 /night

£373 - £946 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Sleeping up to eight people in three bedrooms, this charming terraced cottage is in the seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, a family base with wonderful views.  …see more

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Cottage | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

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from £91 /night

£635 - £1205 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This beautiful converted church sits in the small hamlet of Melkridge near Haltwhistle, sleeping eleven people in six bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £48 /night

£335 - £405 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
Midsummer Mews is located in a quiet, secluded courtyard area of Summertree Cottages, close to Thornton-le-Dale.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £54 /night

£375 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
This delightful holiday cottage in the sea side village of Port William is immaculately presented and provides the ideal location for a peaceful get away in the Dumfries and Galloway region.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £685 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
Park Lane Cottage offers traditional barn conversion accommodation that has been furnished and decorated to a high standard with an abundance of features throughout.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£455 - £1176 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This charming barn conversion, with great views, retains much character and charm and is an ideal holiday base for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Duddon Valley and the Lake District are a scenic drive; Foulney and Walney Islands are nearby and good for birdwatch...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£336 - £1132 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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This former fisherman's cottage is set only yards from the harbour in the village of Mousehole, a popular destination in Cornwall. Adjoining another property, this traditional cottage offers comfortable and relaxing holiday accommodation. Mousehole has art galleries,...  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

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from £40 /night

£276 - £476 / week

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  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This former old ‘black and white’ barn cottage is situated two miles from the village of Wigmore, close to Welsh, Shropshire and Herefordshire borders and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £37 /night

£256 - £566 / week

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Set in a quiet, friendly village location this cosy 18th century cottage lies 2 miles west of the traditional and attractive market town of Cockermouth. The beck flows through the village which is surrounded by a good network of foot and cycle routes, a perfect holid...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £94 /night

£653 - £931 / week

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Enjoying wonderful panoramic views across the golf course towards the sea, these beautifully presented apartments (refs 29968, 29969, 29970, 29971, 29972, 29973, 29974, 29975, 29976 and 29977) , on a complex with 24 apartments, make an ideal base for exploring the ma...  …see more

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Apartment | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 13

3 Nights min stay

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from £855 /night

£5985 - £7980 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Caroline Close is a spectacular and unique six bedroom, six bathroom house with a garden in Bayswater.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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from £51 /night

£352 - £590 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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Superbly located in beautiful '1066' countryside, and nestled within the owner's 16-acre grounds, this attractive detached holiday cottage makes an ideal retreat for romantic couples and walkers. There is a lake within the grounds with fishing by arrangement, and cat...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £42 /night

£288 - £565 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
This contemporary, semi-detached cottage is located in the seaside town of Whitby, and sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £41 /night

£283 - £691 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • No pets allowed
This lovely, period property is situated on one of the oldest streets in Wymondham, and sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £70 /night

£485 - £1055 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A lovely detached house in Exford, sleeping eight people in four bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £65 /night

£450 - £1026 / week

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  • Private garden
This ground floor cottage is located in the village of Brailes in Oxfordshire and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

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from £34 /night

£235 - £455 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
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This terraced cottage is located in the Plymouth suburb of Plympton St Maurice and can sleep three people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £34 /night

£236 - £407 / week

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  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This end-terrace cottage is set close to the rural village of Llansannan and sleeps two people in one bedroom.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
Ramsey is an attractive holiday cottage resting amongst some of the six acres of land belonging to the Old Coach House and overlooking the picturesque Rosebush reservoir.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £38 /night

£266 - £641 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This mid-terraced cottage is set in Kelsall village in Cheshire and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £63 /night

£440 / week

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This inviting ground floor apartment is situated in a central spot within the very popular market town of Keswick.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £47 /night

£325 - £592 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This cottage is located in Morfa Nefyn on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £39 /night

£270 - £594 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This delightful semi-detached stable conversion is situated in the South Somerset village of Haselbury Plucknett, near Crewkerne and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£336 - £952 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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Home Cottage is a Grade II listed Georgian house with its own enclosed cottage garden, with two sitting areas. Set in the heart of Hovingham, it is close to the village shop, two pubs with restaurants and two tea rooms. There is excellent walking in the Howardian Hil...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£312 - £717 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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Situated within the town centre of Barmouth one of Wales' most popular coastal resorts. This stone holiday cottage is conveniently placed within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants and beach, it provides quality accommodation with tasteful furnishings and...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£301 - £740 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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Filey Holiday Cottages is the ideal setting for your perfect break, for however long you choose to stay. The location of these carefully designed and furnished group of cottages offers something for everyone. Close to both coast and countryside, the cottages will all...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£311 - £813 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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This semi-detached, hamstone holiday cottage is located in the lovely village of West Chinnock, South Somerset and 4 miles from the Dorset border. It is an excellent family home to explore this popular area; enjoy country walking, visit family venues at Yeovilton Fle...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £44 /night

£302 - £702 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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This detached single storey holiday accommodation is a former barn which has been lovingly restored. Set in a peaceful village midway between the city of Bristol and Weston Super Mare, it provides a perfect base from which to explore Somerset's beautiful scenery. Bri...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£301 - £717 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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This detached, unique 19th century stone-built farm mill, complete with water wheel, has been converted to a good standard resulting in lovely, contemporary holiday accommodation. The Old Mill has plenty of history to admire, it forms part of East Newtown, a farmstea...  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £116 /night

£809 - £1813 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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This lovely, south-facing detached 17th-century farmhouse, is set in 1-acre of sheltered gardens, situated on the outskirts of the pretty rural hamlet of Littleham. Enjoy relaxing in the beautiful period dining room with open log fire. Fresh eggs and potatoes are pro...  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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from £33 /night

£228 - £455 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with indoor heated swimming pool, Triscombe Farm Country Cottages are a combination of 19th century cottages and skilful conversions from existing farm buildings. Leisure facilities include an indoo...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £54 /night

£378 - £1065 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This enchanting semi-detached Grade II listed cottage sits on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

7 Nights min stay

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from £38 /night

£264 - £545 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
For fans of Foyle's War, the ITV World War ll detective drama series, Seagull's Nest is ideally situated as it resides in one of the roads where filming takes place and is opposite Foyle's house! Situated in the heart of the picturesque Old Town, this holiday apartme...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £52 /night

£359 - £964 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Overlooking a secluded valley, just 8 miles from Woolacombe's long sandy beach, these three superb holiday properties each enjoy their own enclosed garden area, and are peacefully set down a mile long made-up private road. Close to the owner's home, they have been im...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£383 - £649 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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Over 250 years old, this beautiful conversion is peacefully located in the pretty village of Huby and just four miles from the historic market town of Easingwold. The holiday property affords easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, Howardian Hills and the North Yorkshire...  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £75 /night

£519 - £1401 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
The perfect choice for a family holiday or a relaxing break with friends, this spacious, detached 17th-century Devon longhouse with original period features sits within the pretty north Devon village of Parkham with its historic church and popular thatched village in...  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £102 /night

£713 - £1396 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Ocean Point is a collection of individually designed contemporary apartments within a 5 minute walk of Saunton Sands and the famous South West Coast path with 36 miles of beautiful coastline, encompassing Croyde and Woolacombe, home to world class surfing beaches.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £314 /night

£2195 - £2275 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Must it always be vanity that brings us to contemplate a mirror? Not at Linver Road  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£440 / week

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  • No pets allowed
Pine Rigg is one of a number of apartments located in the centre of Bowness on Windermere within walking distance of a variety of shops and a good choice of restaurants.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £37 /night

£257 - £573 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This end-terrace cottage is located in the village of Corton near Lowestoft in Suffolk and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £76 /night

£530 - £650 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
Failte is a beautifully presented five bedroom former fisherman's cottage owned and maintained by generations of the same family since the 1820's.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £49 /night

£340 - £435 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
Strathannan is an original stone built cottage with some fantastic features running throughout. The lounge has comfortable leather sofas with exposed brick walls and a cosy multi fuel stove for a relaxing evening in front of the fire.  …see more