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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Isle of Portland / Portland

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £45 / night

£310 - £720 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
A beautiful restored Victorian character cottage, a few minutes walk from the famous Chesil Beach, 5 minutes drive from the National Sailing Academy and walking distance to the Olympic Sailing Village. Excellent beach, restaurants and pubs within walking distance of t  …see more


19 Feb 2015

5/5

"Wonderful cosy cottage."

Just returned from a wonderful 4 days at Rosa Cottage. The property is absolutely gorgeous, lovely period features, great wood burning stove and spotlessly clean. Perfectly located for exploring Dorse… More


5 Jan 2015

5/5

"Great house close to the pubs and costal walks"

Friendly owner who came and checked everything was ok. Lovely spacious house for my family and dog.The house was very well equipped with comfi beds and a lovely living room. Felt more like visiting a… More


25 Nov 2014

5/5

"Perfect trip"

Outstanding all round throughout the whole process. From booking to checkout. Great house. Great vibe. Very very happy and will book again. Superbly appointed throughout.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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New Forest National Park / Brockenhurst

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £99 / night

£693 - £1545 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Recently completely refurbished to a high standard throughout (new listing). Spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen. Located in Brockenhurst, it is a short walk to the local shops, pubs and restaurants, with access to the New Forest close by. Outside dining with bbq in t  …see more


2 Jul 2015

5/5

"A home from home rental!"

We stayed here for a long wkend break with friends and it was fantastic. Katrin and Ashley (the hosts) were very friendly and helpful with all the local information we needed and they had literally th… More


30 Jun 2015

5/5

"Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location"

A really lovely cottage, beautifully decorated with lovely furnishings. Perfect for 6 girls - 3 bathrooms! All the furnishings were lovely - beds really comfortable, bedding really pretty. Kitchen … More


18 Jun 2015

5/5

"Beautiful cottage, great location for exploring the New Forest"

If you are looking for a beautiful cottage with great location for exploring the New Forest this is it. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and owners very welcoming and helpful. We arri… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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West Sussex / Amberley

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £68 / night

£470 - £510 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Roost provides a peaceful rural location in a thatched village with local shop, pubs and tearooms. Between the South Downs and Amberley Wildbrooks it is Ideal for walkers,cyclists, bird watchers, artists and as a base for visiting Goodwood and the South Coast. "A g  …see more


8 Jul 2015

5/5

"Beautiful location, excellent cottage and very welcoming hosts"

The Roost is a great place to stay, we were lucky to time our stay with the heat wave but it would still have been a brill holiday. The owners were very welcoming and helpful with advice on where to … More


7 Jul 2015

5/5

"Delightful, light conversion opening onto a patio spilling over with flowers."

A delightful conversion from an old cart shed, suitable for 1 person or a couple. Very clean, light and airy, yet a compact open plan space with French doors opening onto a patio which in June was spi… More


19 May 2015

5/5

"Charming romantic getaway in an idyllic setting"

We stayed here for a special anniversary and I can really recommend both The Roost and Amberley as a destination. The accommodation is perfect for 2 people; it has the feel of a boutique B&B but it i… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Manche / Le Dezert

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Your private 'Home from Home' -Guests staying in Le Haut Quesnays self catering cottage can enjoy complete tranquility but still be within easy reach of the towns of St. Lo and Carentan. With its own private garden the cottage is suitable for couples and families alike  …see more


14 Jul 2015

5/5

"Absolutely brilliant"

Booked in to stay with Helen and Jay for just over 8 days. Myself and 3 friends travelling on motorcyles. The trip was a Battlefiled type tour so the location was more than ideal. The accomodation was… More


11 Jun 2012

5/5

"We already miss it"

Just got back from a wonderful week at the gite. My kids spent hours playing football, baseball and running races. It was far enough away for a peaceful stay, but close to everything we wanted to do… More


13 Mar 2012

5/5

"When can I move in?"

It's our 4th (I think) time of visiting the gite. As always, a fantastic warm welcome from Helen and Jay, the dogs, horses and cat. Everything you could want is here, the gite is spotless, comfy and w… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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County Cork / Clonakilty

Cottage / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £48 / night

£331 - £534 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Sea views, Country location, quiet area, 4 Bedrooms, WiFi, Modern kitchen, comfortable surroundings, 3 bathrooms, Beach within walking distance, warm, Pub 10mins away, town nearby, non-smoking, pets welcome, patio and lawn, relaxing seaside location. Bring your kayak or  …see more


6 May 2015

5/5

"Extremely comfortable well appointed holiday home near bustling town with scenic views"

We stayed in Silver Beach for the May bank holiday weekend. We were travelling with our three children who are 12, 10 and 7. The house is very well appointed with lovely sea views and views of the s… More

Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you had such a lovely time at Silver Beach. We look forward to seeing you again.


30 Apr 2015

5/5

"Wonderful place for relaxation. Wonderful for children. Will be back!"

Silver Beach is a large bungalow in a stunning location on a hill overlooking the Ballinaglanna coast. The location is ideal. Firstly a garden for kids, then you have the stunning view with the coastl… More

It was great to meet you and your family. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again.


26 Aug 2015

5/5

"Fantastic Holiday in a Great House"

We were 2 families with 4 teenagers and the house was perfectly suited to our various needs. The location is fab, right near the beach so the boys could take themselves off fishing, lovely walks from … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £40 / night

£280 - £500 / week

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Northumberland / Wylam

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £40 / night

£280 - £500 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Wylam is an ideal base to explore the many attractions, villages and towns in the area. Whatever your mode of transport it is easy to get out and about. We even have an electric car charging point!  …see more


22 Jul 2015

5/5

"Very comfortable stay in Wylam"

We found the cottage to be well equipped and comfortable. Wylam is a good base for a variety of visits and activities and has good services in the village. The owner was most helpful in every respect.… More


8 Jun 2015

5/5

"Beautiful spacious well equipped cottage"

As one of 2 couples staying here while attending a friends wedding at Matfen Hall we were happy we did. Didn't expect it to be as lovely as it was, very deceiving from the outside but a lovely sized … More


7 Jun 2015

5/5

"Fantastic!"

Stayed at the cottage for 2 nights whilst attending a friends wedding at Matfen Hall. Debbie could not have been more helpful responding to queries promptly and arranging a time to collect the keys.… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Stroud / Minchinhampton

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £64 / night

£445 - £895 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
This recently renovated and beautifully furnished cottage is situated close to both the heart of the typical Cotswolds village of Minchinhampton and acres of National Trust land. Luxury self catering rental accommodation perfect for couples or families with children. B  …see more


27 Jan 2014

5/5

"Absolutely Fantastic!"

We stayed at this beautiful property over Christmas and into mid January and really enjoyed it. It was "magical" to use my 6 yr old sons words!! As a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) we had ample… More


13 May 2013

5/5

"Spectacular cottage in beautiful location"

What a gorgeous cottage! Had a perfect stay, just the right location to catch up with friends and family in the area. The cottage was beautifully decorated and had such comfortable beds. We r… More


15 Feb 2012

5/5

"Cosy and comfortable - definitely a highly recommended retreat."

Park Terrace is ideally located to explore the beautiful Cotswolds scenery that surrounds it. Certainly the details on the website do not do this gorgeous cottage justice. The decor and furnishings ar… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Pommerit-le-Vicomte

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £28 / night

£195 - £205 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Renovated Breton Cottage. Situated in a valley, with stunning views, Large garden , ideal for couples. An Idyllic Hideaway yet with all the options close at hand to make your Holiday complete. New TV and 2 new beds for 2014 . Pictures to follow soon.  …see more


10 Jul 2012

5/5

"can't wait to return in 2013 to this fabulous gite"

Cosy Coinn(corner) is a little bit of heaven in Brittany France. The gite is extremely comfortabl and extremely well appointed. The owners have given great thought to supplying something for everyones… More


27 Aug 2014

4/5

"Campagne calme, joli cadre"

Logement sympathique dans une longère typique. A l'écart du tourisme, à une demi-heure de voiture de la mer. Confort basique.… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Amalfi Coast / Conca dei Marini

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Very Good 4.5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £111 / night

£773 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
This charming home is ideally located in the heart of the Amalfi coast. You can enjoy the beauty of the coastline from every room. It has a rustic, traditional feel with wood ceilings and ceramic tiles throughout.  …see more


28 Jun 2015

5/5

"Amazing experience"

This lovely house was a really lovely experience for us. We were tired of hotels and we wanted to experience the atmosphere of traditional house on Amalfi coast. Mareluna residence offered us this fee… More


1 Feb 2015

5/5

"Una settima da favola"

Accolti dal proprietario, Salvatore, incredibilmente gentile, siamo entrati in un ambiente rilassante, caldo ed estremamente confortevole. Un appartamento meraviglioso, rustico, familiare, definito i… More


13 Sep 2014

4/5

"Magnifique"

Il va de soit que Salvatore le propriétaire y est pour beaucoup. Personne d'une grande gentillesse polyglotte , globe trotter il est une personne que l'on veut garder dans son carnet d'adresse à vi… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Lake Como / Lenno

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £43 / night

£295 - £773 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
little villa for families with children with all accessories ,Very comfortable also for 6 persons because there are 2 bathrooms and two bedrooms.Private garden,swimming pool. 15 minutes on foot to arrive to the lake. 10 minutes to supermarket. .Lake view. garage.  …see more


1 Jun 2014

5/5

"Great place to stay with views of Lake Como"

We were given excellent directions from the owners of Casa Ginella. We fell in love with the house immediately - it has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated and felt like home from home. There ar… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Exmoor National Park / Exford

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Picture postcard thatched cottage overlooking Exford village green, in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. The area is ideal for lovers of both the coast and the countryside.  …see more


20 Jun 2015

5/5

"Lovely cottage "

Delightful country cottage. Cozy and comfortable. Well appointed with good facilities. Great location with superb pubs, lovely countryside, excellent walking and within easy reach of coast, moors and … More


4 Nov 2014

5/5

"Lovely Cottage & Fantastic Value"

We spent the most wonderful Oct half term break in Crown Cottage. Our daughters who are eight and six loved this "mini house". It's quaint, comfortable and has all that you will need for a cosy stay… More


2 Sep 2014

5/5

"A wonderful cottage"

Myself, partner and our two daughters (14 and 4) stayed at Crown Cottage as a late internet find. Well what a find. Although small to some, it was a perfect base to explore Exmoor. It's compact but we… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Casares / Sierra

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 / night

£395 - £495 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Casa Luc This beautiful farm cottage is very special set in a peaceful location in surroundings of breathtaking natural beauty with a private swimming pool. APRIL SPECIAL OFFER 2015 -LATE DEAL  …see more


8 Aug 2014

5/5

"So peaceful"

Second time we've stayed here, can't recommend it too highly. Beautiful spot in a nature reserve, eagles soaring overhead, millions of stars at night as there is very little light pollution. Very peac… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £920 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Within a short drive of Hebden Bridge, Rough Top is a country cottage with stunning views, outside spaces inc. private, off road parking. Plenty of local walks, cycle routes and bridleways for the adventurous and a log fire and comfy sofa for those wanting to relax.  …see more


21 Jan 2015

5/5

"Wow! beautiful, clean family run house, incredible location"

The only problem I had with this house was leaving. We arrived in thick snow to the family owned house. The owners were amazing, they ensured our stay was a fantastic one. The house is an old farmhous… More


10 Jan 2015

5/5

"Beautiful cottage in a secluded and peaceful setting"

We were given a very warm welcome to this lovely property. Although described as a cottage, it is in fact very spacious - the kitchen in particular is roomy, as well as well-equipped. The master bed… More


4 Nov 2014

5/5

"Lovely cosy cottage with amazing views..."

Just back from a lovely short break at Rough Top, a quintessential moorland character cottage, with exposed beams, 2' thick walls and truly panoramic views across the Upper Calder valley. Private and … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £65 / night

£449 - £1249 / week

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Holiday cottage in Bodmin

Cornwall / Bodmin

Cottage / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£449 - £1249 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Beautifully appointed with south facing views, the cottage is steeped in character and possesses a wealth of exposed beams and period features, including an original inglenook fireplace with a woodburner. 1750c character cottage with log burning stove.  …see more


17 Nov 2014

5/5

"Excellent break"

A great cottage equipped with everything you can imagine .a lovely hamper when you arrive,which we all enjoyed.gorgeous countryside all around .good fishing .kevin and Marjorie are lovely people who h… More

Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Rivermead, we are looking forward to welcoming you back this year, here's hoping you can bbq your catch!


26 Jul 2014

5/5

"Quality throughout"

Everyone of our extended family with ages ranging from 64 to 11 greatly enjoyed the magic experience of this quality cottage set in idyllic surroundings that resulted in a memorable holiday experience… More

Thank you for taking the time to review Farm Cottage and Rivermead Farm. We did enjoy meeting the family and are delighted to hear that all loved their stay, we love it too! We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.


7 Jul 2015

5/5

"Fantastic cottage & surroundings"

We stayed at Rivermead Farm (Bluebell Cottage) from the 20/06/2015 for two weeks, on arrival we were greated by the owners (Marjorie & Kevin) The cottage was well equiped with all the mod cons, a wo… More

We are delighted you enjoyed your two week stay, we, too enjoyed, getting to know you and share in your love of plants, hope the hydrangeas thrive! Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Marjorie & Kevin

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Excellent 5/5 

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Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £64 / night

£445 - £925 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The cottage comprises; (Ground Floor) a sun lounge with stove, a modern kitchen/dining room with stove, a double bedroom with open fire, bathroom with wc and boot room (First Floor) a master king size bedroom, a twin bedroom and a separate shower room.  …see more


11 May 2015

5/5

"Delightful house in a wonderful setting"

Had a great short break in this lovely house. It is very clean and well equipped and the views were stunning. Even dish- washer tabs and detergent were provided. The weather was wild but the house w… More

Thank you for taking the time to review Diabaig, Achiltibuie. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we will hopefully be welcoming you back for a longer stay in the future!


26 Jul 2015

5/5

"The perfect "get away from it all""

Lovely cottage, very well equipped and nicely decorated. Spectacular views and sunsets. If you like your privacy and a quiet environment, this is the place to go. I The final 16 miles on a winding si… More


5 Jul 2015

5/5

"Cottage très confortable à 1h d'Ullapool"

Nous rentrons à peine d'une semaine à Diabaig, petite maison typique mais agrandie et rénovée face à la mer dans le hameau de Achiltibuie. La maison en elle-même est tout à fait conforme aux ph… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Bude / Ivyleaf

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £61 / night

£425 - £600 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Stylish cottage Sleeps 4. Great for young families, offroad parking, large garden with private decking area for bbqs, enclosed by the River Strat, Countryside walks and views and only 2 miles from Budes beautiful sandy beaches and town centre.  …see more


23 Jun 2012

5/5

"Lovely cottage ticks all the boxes"

Everything you could want from a cottage, and the people who rent it out are near to hand but not to close and are very friendly and welcoming. You will not be disappointed as the area is very love… More


22 Jun 2015

5/5

"Lovely place to stay"

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Very well equipped and plenty of storage. We really enjoyed our stay. Owners friendly and helpful.… More


7 Jun 2015

5/5

"Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location!"

A lovely cottage, perfect size for me, my wife and 5 year old child. Very clean tidy and modern with all necessary utilities you would need for a short break. Cottage is set on the owners property a… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Pontrieux

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £39 / night

£270 - £500 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
One of two cottages for 2/4, situated close to two beautiful coastlines with sandy beaches. The Pink Granite and Goelo coastlines with their fascinating rock formations, islands and many resorts are perfect for swimming, walking, cycling, fishing, and so much more..  …see more


10 Aug 2015

5/5

"Wonderful place for a vacation in all respects"

We spent over a week in May, and could not have found a better place to stay in Brittany. The cottage is lovely and well furnished; the setting is delightful and tranquil. Nice touches with a welcom… More


20 Jan 2015

5/5

"Simply Lovely"

My wife and I stayed in the smaller of the two cottages last week Sept - 1st week Oct 2014. The cottages are set in a beautiful location just outside the picturesque village of Pontrieux. We found J… More


22 Oct 2014

5/5

"Simply perfect"

My wife and I booked the Gîte for three nights for a short break. We were absolutely delighted. The Gîte is much larger than we expected and set in a very rural location, with easy access to the ne… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Cirencester / Lower Mill

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £75 / night

£525 - £735 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 96 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Tranquil 1 bed Cotswold cottage set on Lower Mill Estate, a private nature reserve with beautiful lakeside walks. Completely renovated March 2012. Modern kitchen/diner/lounge with wood burning stove, shower room, king size bedroom & en-suite. Access to private orchard.  …see more


23 Sep 2014

5/5

"Idyllic Retreat in the Cotswolds Countryside"

A quiet bolt-hole in the country, Hobby's Rest was the perfect, peaceful weekend break we were looking for. Located on a charming holiday estate among the Cotswold lakes, there's plenty of beautiful w… More


12 Sep 2014

5/5

"Comfort indoors, nature on the doorstep"

Our fortnight in Hobby’s Rest gave us just what we were looking for : the cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and – notwithstanding being in a holiday estate – quiet and peaceful. We wer… More


30 Dec 2013

5/5

"A mighty mighty fine place to stay"

We spent Xmas here and we loved every minute of it. Hobby's Rest is a lovely place to stay, set in Lower Mill which is a huge private estate with beautiful walks. There is a pub in the nearest village… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Ulverston / Pennington, Ulverston

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £41 / night

£285 - £399 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A well-equipped (free wi-fi) hideaway or small family home on the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park. The cottage is close to the microbrewery and CAMRA award-winning pub in the village. Ulverston is 10 minutes away, a lovely bustling market town. Peace  …see more


15 Jun 2015

5/5

"Cosy cottage, quiet location"

I booked this cottage for a short break with family and it was ideal for us. 2 comfortable bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and the added bonus of an open fire meant that we had a very cosy stay. Acros… More

Ah yes, we love the open fire. I'm glad you enjoyed it, too. Thanks for a lovely review, we are so grateful


21 May 2015

5/5

"Visiting family in the Lakes."

Perfect location for what I needed, visiting family in the area. Village is very quiet but not too far from amenities (Ulverston). The Wellington pub is excellent with a very friendly welcome. The co… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back some time soon.


10 Feb 2015

5/5

"lovley and cosy"

perfect for a mini get away. easy to reach, good facilities. local amenities very close. goood walks reasonably close… More

thank you for your kind comments. Over Easter 2015, we have updated the cottage to improve our guests' experience

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Excellent 5/5 

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Isle of Lewis / Stornoway

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
An Acail, three bedroom holiday cottage, sleeps six. Free Wi-Fi. Three ensuites, 1 with spa bath. Includes all bed linen and towels at no extra cost. An acail is close to the main town of Stornoway, less than a 5 minute drive. Short drive to stunning beaches. Local act  …see more


23 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful holiday home"

We were blown away by how lovely this place was. Everything was so modern and every little detail was well thought out. The owners were very nice and met us on the 1st day to show us about the house. … More


15 Sep 2014

5/5

"wonderful cottage and great hospitality"

All perfect in this cottage: it's very nice and well equipped, the furniture is modern and efficient, the owners are very very kind, thank you!!! ;D… More


10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wow!"

We arrived late on a Saturday evening having survived, barely, a stormy crossing of the Minch. It was only five minutes or so from the ferry, which was fortunate as it was just turning dark, wet and … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Malaga Province / Riogordo

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 / night

£480 - £499 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Experience the Old Spain. Beautifully restored traditional Casa de Campo. Comfortable 2 bedroomed country house on the hill among the olive groves, overlooks the peaceful hamlet of Las Cuevas. Sun all day. Shady terrace. Splash pool. Walk to bar. Beach 30mins. Rural, Gr  …see more


24 Aug 2015

5/5

"Lovely Country Cottage With Pool"

I thoroughly recommend La Loma cottage/villa for a place to stay in the Spanish countryside. Lovely courtyard type gardens front and back with sun and shady terrace areas, and a bonus of grapes, le… More

We are so pleased to know you had a great holiday at La Loma Villa. Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it. Good to know that you enjoyed the pool and gardens, and that you found everything you needed. We'd be delighted to welcome you back again - anytime!


31 Oct 2012

5/5

"Excellent and comfortable home for a long stay"

We felt at home immediately after arrival, the place gave us a familiar feeling. Especially the guidelines from Jim and Liz, the photographs on the wall, all their personal belongings were in the hous… More

Thanks so much for taking the time to send this great review. We're so glad you felt at home and had a good time. Liz + Jim Larn


16 Oct 2012

5/5

"A perfect retreat in the [--]real[--] Spain"

We loved the old cottage in its peaceful rural setting - colourful, beautifully restored and offering all home comforts, with the added bonus of an extensive library! In this stunning mountainous r… More

Thankyou so much for your kind comments, and we are so glad you enjoyed our house and garden. Best wishes, Liz + Jim Larn

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Ile de Re / La Noue

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £47 / night

£325 - £1295 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Charming cottage with secure parking, front garden and private walled courtyard back garden. 2min walk to beach/bakery/fishmonger/ local market/bike hire and restaurants. Furnished to high standard,decorated with style, located in the stylish La Noue district.Internet.  …see more


6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Magnifique!"

My partner, dog and I stayed at the cottage for a late-summer break, and it does indeed live up to its name. Simply charming, and a perfect base for a couple visiting the island. It's tucked away in a… More


2 Oct 2014

5/5

"Another fabulous stay"

This summer we returned for our second holiday in this beautiful cottage. In all aspects, we were yet again delighted. It remains wonderfully peaceful whilst being so close to everything you could nee… More


13 Aug 2014

5/5

"A picture perfect retreat"

This beautiful cottage certainly lives up to it's reviews. No sooner have we arrived home, I am looking to book up to return to this fabulous place again! The location was just perfect with all ame… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dartmoor National Park / Drewsteignton

Cottage / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £80 / night

£559 - £1727 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Great Cleave is the perfect place for an extended family holiday or for a large group. The spacious dining/sitting area is ideal for entertaining large parties. All four bedrooms are airy and comfortable and can easily accommodate a baby's cot. The cottages were convert  …see more


29 Mar 2015

5/5

"Perfect for a get together - gorgeous, comfortable, well-equipped!"

The house is easy to find, comfortable, big enough for eight adults easily, comfy and so well-equipped. We loved it! Pool was great if not a little chilly but we're not complaining. This is the perfec… More


27 Jan 2015

5/5

"Fantastic place for a suprise"

The house is fantastic, it met all our needs and certainly big enough for 8 (inc 4 children) It contained everything that you would need utensil wise in the kitchen. It was great haveing 3 bathrooms… More


20 Feb 2012

5/5

"Super property excellent location, great hosts, you cannot ask for anything more."

We have booked this property for many years which is one of three converted barns run by Tim and Barbara Clark. The setting is idyllic and the hosts are charming always available living on site in a … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dartmoor National Park / Drewsteignton

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£349 - £895 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Little Cleave will suit a small family or a couple looking for some peace and quiet. It sleeps 4. It has an upside down layout with the two bedrooms on the ground floor and the living/ dining areas upstairs.  …see more


11 Jul 2015

5/5

"Idealic!"

Very clean and private accomadation,lovely to have use of pool .Would definitely return and recommend to others nice that my dog was also made so welcome Thank you .… More


1 Feb 2015

5/5

"Chilled weekend break"

We had a lovely weekend in this cosy little cottage. All clean, tidy and very well presented. Cottage was cute, pool area was clean and fresh. Excellent that we could take our dog. A totally chilled … More


14 Dec 2014

5/5

"Beautiful, cosy barn conversion cottage"

What a brilliant find, booked this a week before staying having had a cancellation where we were supposed to stay. Surrounded by beautiful sloping hills near to Dartmoor national park, there were thre… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Pouzauges / Montournais

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A spacious and fully equipped self catering cottage, with its own garden and courtyard situated in the delightful 'Bocage' area of the Vendee in the rural, tranquil hamlet of L'Ardeloute close to the town of Pouzauges.Less than 30 min drive to the fabulous Puy du Fou.  …see more


19 Oct 2014

5/5

"Just as perfect as before"

Stayed in lovely cottage again from Sat to Thur then travelled to La Rochelle for a two night stay before our journey home. It was like home from home, and the games room very handy to keep two teena… More


27 Mar 2014

5/5

"What a delightful cottage"

Just booked our third visit to this lovely cottage. Last stayed in 2012 with our teenage son and his friend. They found the games room which had tv, dart board and pool table a haven for them to re… More


18 Sep 2012

5/5

"Pleased in the Vendee"

Pleased to supply a testimonial:- Many thanks for making your lovely cottage available - it has formed the basis of one of our most enjoyable stays in the region with it's location providing an ide… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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from £55 / night

£380 - £860 / week

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Holiday cottage in Holbeton

Devon / Holbeton

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£380 - £860 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Baytree is a beautiful 18th century cottage in the picturesque village of Holbeton, on the tranquil Erme estuary. With a village shop, two great pubs with food within 200yds, close to the coast path and unspoilt sandy beaches, Baytree is perfect for family holidays. New  …see more


21 May 2015

5/5

"Excellent"

Very nice clean and very tidy lovey kitchen brilliant walks with the dogs would recommend to anyone to stay… More


15 Jun 2014

5/5

"Beautiful cottage"

Stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week in June. Everything was spotlessly clean. Fabulous new kitchen. Everything you could possibly need was in the cottage. (including a friendly cat that appear… More


30 Mar 2012

5/5

"I want to go again"

Opening the door and walking into the house was a great feeling, it was all so together, just so welcoming and comfortable. First thoughts were this is going to be easy. The quality and finish, the sc… More

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Very Good 4/5 

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Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £51 / night

£355 - £895 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Located on Dartmoor National Park. The cottage retains its unique charm and is part of the old village school. Shops, bakery, 2 pubs, river and Medieval bridge are just a short walk away. The market town of Tavistock, Princetown, Yelverton and Plymouth are all close by.  …see more


17 Aug 2012

5/5

"small village, wonderful place to stay"

Excellent place to stay. We felt that it was a place that we could live. There were 3 of us. Maxine was very helpful. 2 pubs, a bakery, a small store but fairly well stocked were a 2 blocks away. … More


12 May 2015

4/5

"Quiet and comfortable"

We wanted a place near to Plymouth and Tavistock with WiFi, and pet free. This fitted the bill. The rooms are nicely furnished and a properly equiped kitchen. The garden could be accessed by walkin… More


8 Aug 2015

4/5

"Lovely apartment,beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, modern facilities"

We loved the old world look, but the very modern and comfortable interio. We enjoyed exploring that part of England.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Orkney Islands / Birsay

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £45 / night

£315 - £490 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Traditional cottage located on the north coast of Orkney Mainland within reach of many historical sites. Ideal for families with secure garden and cosy interior.  …see more


21 Jul 2015

5/5

"Fantastic home from home"

This property is perfect in every way and has everything you need it is in a lovely location has a brilliant garden and everyone is friendly our stay was so easy and relaxed can not thank you enough.… More

I am glad you had a lovely time despite a rough patch of weather!


11 Jul 2015

5/5

"A brilliant cosy cottage!"

Brekkan was excellent - well equipped, spotless,warm and very comfortable. A small basket of 'goodies' was there to welcome us and a note to explain the necessaries. This was our second visit to Orkne… More

I am so glad you had a lovely time at my cottage. Want it to feel like home to our guests. Many thanks for the feedback I really appreciate it!


21 Aug 2015

5/5

"Een geweldig huis op een geweldig eiland"

We hebben een heerlijke tijd gehad. De kinderen vonden het huis wat groot voor een vakantieplek, maar omdat het buiten erg fris was en regelmatig regen was dat juist ook weer heel prettig.… More

Glad you had a good time and your children enjoyed themselves.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Peak District National Park / Litton

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £93 / night

£650 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Our boutique, single bedroom cottage is an ideal romantic getaway The idyllic peak district is perfect for forgetting yourself or getting to know your loved ones Relax at Badger Cottage in the Peak District with free wifi, logs, woodburner and outside dining options.  …see more


13 Oct 2014

5/5

"Exceptionally cosy, romantic and the perfect countryside get-away!"

My partner and I have just spent a weekend at Badger Cottage and cannot wait to visit again! The cottage is wonderfully modern, yet not missing any of that cosy country charm that you look for in a co… More


13 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect romantic retreat"

This really is a fantastic cottage in the middle of nowhere. If you want to get away from it all, Badger Cottage really does fit the bill. We have never felt so 'at home' on holiday. We spent our week… More


22 Jul 2014

5/5

"Perfect get away from it all!u"

Good directions from the owner we found the cottage straight away. The cottage had everything we required and is very comfortable. The perfect hideaway from the rat race of life but with every modern… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Alnwick / Embleton

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £35 / night

£245 - £575 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Cosy Retreats are proud to offer Crocus Cottage, Embleton. Tucked away in the heart of this pretty coastal village, it is the perfect location for your Northumberland break. Within walking distance of the beach, several country pubs & tucked away in a private courtyard.  …see more


14 Jul 2015

5/5

"Everything was perfect"

Crocus Cottage is ideally placed in the middle of Embleton within easy reach of the shop and post office and three pubs. We ate at Greys twice and the food was excellent and the landlord and staff ve… More


9 Feb 2015

5/5

"Comfortable Hideaway"

Very comfortable little holiday rental in a quiet location. The cottage was very clean and obviously well kept. The only thing I would change is the inclusion of a wood burner. I would also recomm… More


8 Nov 2014

5/5

"Adorable Cottage - Highly Recommended"

Crocus Cottage is lovely - I would definitely recommend a visit. It's very comfortable, very clean and very well equipped to a high standard. Crocus Cottage is set in a beautiful location and is wit… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Woolacombe

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £57 / night

£395 - £1295 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Our 400 year old cottage is in the lovely North Devon village of West Down. Packed with original features such as the inglenook fireplace and wood floors this cosy cottage is equally welcoming in the heart of winter as coming in straight off the beach.  …see more


15 Aug 2015

5/5

"Lovely cottage in beautiful village"

We have just got back from a week away in leigh cottage in west down, it was a lovely cottage and has everything you could ask for. Hope to go back in the future.xxx… More


2 Dec 2014

5/5

"Great North Devon holiday"

Cottage was very comfortable,appointed to a very high standard.It had the feel of a family home,rather than a holiday let.It was also spotlessly clean.It is well situated to visit local attractions or… More


17 Sep 2014

5/5

"Really lovely cottage!"

This holiday home is wonderful! Very relaxing and comfortable.The cottage has all the facilities you could want. We had a truly fab holiday here. We thoroughly recommend Puttsborough Beach, beautifu… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £42 / night

£290 - £420 / week

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Holiday cottage in Louth

Lincolnshire / Louth

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £42 / night

£290 - £420 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Quiet rural location Home from homeWi-fi  …see more


3 Aug 2015

5/5

"MIND THE CHICKENS"

This was the first time we have stayed but we need not have worried.The site is way out in the country with the only thing likely to bother you being Richard and Judith's chickens - they have a fair t… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Peak District National Park / Fenny Bentley

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £480 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Great little cottage for a short break or longer holiday, perfect for walkers and cyclists, couples, families. Beautifully situated in the Peak National Park. Great pub serving good food just a 3 minute stroll. Dovedale a gorgeous 45 minute walk away.  …see more


6 Jul 2015

5/5

"Peach of a Cottage"

Yew Tree Cottage is one of the best cottages we have rented in the UK. It has been renovated to a high standard whilst keeping a cottagey feel and it is ideally placed if you want to visit Tissington,… More


25 Jun 2015

5/5

"Perfection!"

There is only one word to describe Yew Tree Cottage and that is 'perfection' It had everything and I mean everything we needed from a holiday cottage. We will most definitely stay again if in th… More


4 Jan 2015

5/5

"Countryside cottage perfection!"

Booked a long weekend get away with a few friends, to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and the cottage was utter perfection- stunningly beautiful inside and out, and furnished fantastical… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Honfleur / St Catherine's Quarter

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £74 / night

£515 - £721 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Amanda will welcome you to her lovely restored cottage, in the heart of Honfleur, just a 2 minute walk from the old harbour ( Le Vieux Bassin) It has a lovely private garden with fruit trees where you can relax and enjoy meals al fresco!  …see more


29 Jun 2013

5/5

"Formidable!!"

This is our fifth year staying in "our cottage". Everything was perfect, except for the sad loss of Pataud - but watch this space! Notwithstanding the absence of Pataud, this oasis in the middle… More


17 Mar 2013

5/5

"Relaxing holiday in beautiful cottage."

Amanda and Craig were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage and breakfast was excellent. The complex is in an excellent location for the town and coastal walks, as well as visiting wider Normandy.… More


1 Jul 2012

5/5

"Another wonderful stay"

This is now the fourth time we have stayed at "our cottage" at Le Fond de la cour. Simply stunning. Our hosts have now become like family and our stay was as magical as ever. Their delicious b… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme / Baldwins Gate

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £79 / night

£550 - £800 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Self catering cottage set in the charming and extensive grounds of Camp Hill House, which was built in 1827 for Sarah Wedgwood and often visited by her nephew Charles Darwin. Ideal for families and those seeking to escape, yet close to amenities and places of interest.  …see more


17 Jul 2015

5/5

"Charming & quaint cottage, wonderful setting clise to Keele Uni."

3 night stay with hubbie and 2 children of university age. Wonderfully quaint cottage with beautiful gardens. Plenty big enough with enough facilities to easily cater for 4 adults. Ideally situated… More

Many thanks for the review, we hope to see you again soon.


10 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful peaceful house"

We had a lovely time at camp hill, The cottage is very well equipped clean and comfortable. Definitely a place to relax. Katharine and Martin the owners make you very welcome… More


29 Apr 2014

5/5

"A hidden gem tucked away nicely in the countryside."

Such a lovely place and it had everything that we needed. The garden was huge and spectacular. Katherine and her husband met us upon arrival.They were lovely. We had other family members visited us l… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £93 / night

£650 - £1020 / week

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Holiday cottage letting

Cotswolds / South Cerney

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £93 / night

£650 - £1020 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Luxury lakeside holiday cottage at Isis Lake in the Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester. Facilities include private fishing, tennis courts and children's activities. Explore the Cotswolds and enjoy a wide range of other sports and leisure activities nearby. Beautifu  …see more


31 May 2015

5/5

"Lovely relaxing lodge in beautiful location."

Just returned from a lovely stay in South Cerney. Cygnet lodge was well equipped and of a high standard throughout. We were lucky with the weather, waking each day to a lovely view of the lake in the … More


22 Jul 2015

5/5

"Excellent a real home from home !"

First impressions of the resort was similar to a Disney style without Mickey , upon entering our lodge the first thing that I noticed was how clean it looked , then I saw the little touches that made … More


7 May 2014

5/5

"Relaxing stay with fabulous location"

Lovely property with fantastic views. Steps away from a carp lake and play area for the children. Chocolates and wine on arrival was a lovely touch. We will definitely be going again.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Keswick / Applethwaite

Cottage / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 / night

£750 - £1390 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A beautiful, detached house with exquisite views South over the Derwent valley. Right in the middle of the Lake District, with hundreds of walks, historic sites and places to visit. Keswick and Lake Derwentwater just 2 km.  …see more


15 Jun 2015

5/5

"Fantastic holiday location"

Derwent Lea is a spacious and very clean holiday cottage. Views are beautiful from all rooms. Owners very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Lots activities - indoor and outdoors - to do nearby. Went … More


19 Sep 2014

5/5

"Home away from home with magnificent views! Take us back!"

A lovely house, with amazing views and such good space! The dogs felt right at home with a large garden to roam in, and the house is so much bigger than we imagined. Comfortably took all of the family… More


10 May 2013

5/5

"Fantastic views, plenty of space and great location"

I echo all the comments from previous reviewers, so will not simply repeat them. Easy to find, very close to Keswick, but Derwent Lea and Applethwiate seems a world apart from the bustling town. You m… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Somerset / Peasedown St John

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Pretty 4star rated stone built self-catering cottage just five miles from the city of Bath. 1 double, 1 twin and 1 child bedroom, driveway for 1 car plus on-street parking. wi-fi, gas central heating. Easy access via public transport to all major places of interest.  …see more


10 Dec 2014

5/5

"Great vacation rental close to Bath. Highly recommend it."

Inviting, clean, comfortable vacation rental with 2 bedrooms adjacent bath and child's room. Extra nice welcoming touches by owner added to delightful stay. Recommend it if want to stay outside of Bat… More

Thanks for the positive review. Glad you had a good vacation.


31 Aug 2014

5/5

"Lovely cosy cottage in a lovely little village"

Everything we needed was provided, the milk coffee tea and biscuits and the chocolates were a lovely touch. The cottage was very comfortable and warm, the patio area at the rear was a nice feature, go… More

I really appreciate your comments - thank you!


4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fabulous Location for the active family"

The cottage was the perfect location for our 'active' holiday - good size rooms and all the facilities that we needed (exceeding many other cottages we'd stayed previously!). Parking is more than suit… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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County Cavan / Blacklion

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £43 / night

£295 - £615 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Outstanding views of surrounding counties, the 3 acre garden is an adventure playground for the kids, 2 Segways available, while the remote location provides peace and quiet. The beautiful stone cottage provides an oasis of warmth and peace. Mountain biking,hiking fish.  …see more


2 Jun 2015

5/5

"Loved it, loved it, loved it!"

Fabulous situation, awesome views, outstanding accommodation - we loved it. Michael, the owner, could not have been more helpful and friendly and we will be back!!… More

Many thanks for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you next May. Best Wishes


28 Jul 2015

5/5

"A great place to unwind"

A lovely cottage , just the right place to get away from it all . Michael the owner is very helpful . The cottage is comfortable and has all the essentials , it was great having a fire in the even… More

Many thanks for your review and observations. We have purchased 4.5 tog duvets and will leave them in the cottage as an alternative to the 15 tog winter ones. (1 degree C last night July 28th). Great idea for the hot tub to enjoy the views, maybe next year. Best Regards Michael


12 May 2014

5/5

"A brilliant base for exploring County Sligo, Cavan, Fermanagh and Leitrim. Fantastic views from house, warm and cosy atmosphere,"

Couldn't fault this home at all. Lots of room around the cottage, brilliant views of the lough and mountains. Lovely open plan kitchen and living room .. sofas are cream so are a bit discoloured in pl… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Quintin

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 / night

£375 - £485 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Charming, comfortable, well-appointed 2-bedroom cottage with wood burner in small hamlet in rural Brittany, 35 minutes from the seaside (Binic) and close to fishing lake (L'Etang Neuf, Saint-Connan - 8 km) and medieval towns. Perfect home-from-home experience! Stair gat  …see more


17 Aug 2015

5/5

"A very clean, homely and well appointed cottage"

My family loved Kerauffret Cottage, the interior is tastefully decorated with a rustic charm. The cottage is very clean, well kept and very comfortable. It's perfect for a self catering holiday. The k… More


16 Oct 2014

5/5

"A beautiful charming cottage"

The cottage is beautifully furnished, making it a pleasure to spend a week there. There is an ample sized garden at the rear. The beaches are about a 30 minute drive and have fantastic rock pools. … More


9 Oct 2014

5/5

"Good Travel"

The cottage is beautiful outside as inside. All is available in. the decoration is very attached . The atmosphere and the home of neighbors and just warm . We do not regret our stay.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Cheshire / Congleton

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Set on a working farm and nesteld in the foothills of the Peak District. Convenient location for visiting the delights of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and their numerous attractions, unique towns & villages and beautiful countryside. An outstanding experience  …see more


5 Jan 2015

5/5

"Superb standard"

We recently stayed at Swallows Barn, just before Christmas and had a lovely few days in the area. The cottage is of a very high standard, with lovely oak beams and doors and was beautifully decorated … More

Many thanks for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us and we're so pleased that you enjoyed our 'Swallows Barn' cottage and that you appreciated the Christmas touches / decorations. kind regards Brenda & Tom


2 Oct 2014

5/5

"Superb!"

Swallows Barn is only bettered by the warmth of welcome from Brenda L. Past reviewers have described the cottage well, but nothing could have prepared us for the quality of the furniture and fittings… More

Many thanks for your lovely comments - which recognised the care and thought that I put into the furniture and furnishings within Swallows Barn cottage. I'm so pleased that you appreciated them and thank you again. best regards Brenda


17 Sep 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage with excellent facilities"

We stayed in Swallows Barn for a week recently and it was like home from home with a well equipped kitchen and lovely ensuite bedrooms, one with a walk in shower. There is even a cloakroom downstairs.… More

Thank you for your lovely comments. We have taken a lot of pride in attention to detail within the cottage - both in terms of furnishings and fittings - but also in high standard of cleanliness and presentation. We are so pleased that you appreciated our efforts and enjoyed your stay with us.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Aveyron / La Fouillade

Cottage / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £86 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Bright and sunny this south facing traditional stone barn conversion offers a beautiful cottage sleeping 8/10. The large open plan living areas retain many original features eg oak beams.There is a large outdoor pool and fabulous views across open farmland and woods. F  …see more


28 Dec 2014

5/5

"What a fab house and brilliant holiday"

We were four adults and four children (ages 8 to 17). We have had family holidays in France many times in but this was something different. The area is full of beautiful countryside, history and cult… More


8 Aug 2013

5/5

"Tranquility and beauty in the French countryside"

After driving through beautiful countryside you arrive at the villa set in rolling hills, fields and forest. The stone villa is very spacious and comfortable. It's well equipped, satellite tv, dvd and… More


5 Aug 2013

5/5

"A delightful cottage in a stunning location"

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely, modern, clean and sunny cottage. Everything was perfect when we arrived and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated. My family really enjoyed the beautiful loc… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dartmoor National Park / Moretonhampstead

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£450 - £890 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Beautifully restored Listed cottage finished to the highest standards. Exposed beams, inglenook granite fireplace wood burner. Two king size double bedrooms both with flat screen TVs and one twin room. Perfect cottage for walking, eating and enjoying Dartmoor. ,  …see more


12 Feb 2015

5/5

"Amazing suprisingly affordable place to stay!!"

I have just got back from this cottage on Monday.I went for a 3 night break to Devon with 4 friends. We all really enjoyed staying in this beautiful home.The rooms are immaculate and all well funished… More


14 Dec 2014

5/5

"A beautiful cosy cottage in the heart of a friendly Devon village and minutes from beautiful countryside. LOVED it!"

I recently booked Tilleys Cottage for a relaxing getaway with a group of my best girlfriends; looking for days spent roaming Dartmoor, and evenings snuggled by the fire with glasses of wine. And the c… More


8 Dec 2014

5/5

"Perfect Dartmoor get away"

I stayed at Tilley's over a long weekend with 5 friends, this was the perfect place for a chilled out girly weekend! We all loved Tilley's and found it to be the perfect mix of country cottage and … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Tarifa / Pelayo

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £56 / night

£387 - £556 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This is an ideal holiday location for couples & young families (a cot & single bed can be added for 0-10 yrs). During the months of July & August , the main house ref.5711024 join forces to host a larger party of guests, making room possible for 6 adults and 5 kids. Com  …see more


17 Jul 2013

5/5

"Beautifully relaxing"

Lovely place to stay in this part of spain. The property was secluded, with a lovely garden which may it very easy to relax. The hammock under the orange tree was perfect! There is also a lovely view … More


3 Mar 2013

5/5

"Huerta Las Terrazas our twice yearly revive and refresh - Bliss"

In our experience Huerta Las Terrazas is unique. Al and Amy's welcome for the past eight years has always been a warm one. We always breath a sigh of relief on our arrival as we know a week of rest an… More


6 Jun 2015

5/5

"Perfect, Tranquil, Homely Paradise"

Having just returned from a relaxing stay at a beautiful location with my partner as a birthday surprise we can honestly say this villa was the perfect, romantic setting. This was the first time we ha… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Character converted farm building sleeps 4, tranquil elevated setting, lovely views & walks, south facing veranda, enclosed private parking. Dulverton, Exmoor, cottage, dark sky reserve  …see more


20 Jul 2015

5/5

"Comfortable and relaxing accommodation in beautiful surroundings"

The Cowshed is a spacious well appointed accommodation in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The ideal place to stay at any time of the year. Spoilt for choice for walks and cycling routes and only … More


10 Jun 2015

5/5

"Lovely setting, well equipped, enjoyed our stay"

We stayed over a May bank holiday weekend. The accommodation is spacious, warm and well equipped. Lovely walks and views in surrounding countryside. We will hopefully visit again. We particularly like… More


6 Jun 2015

5/5

"Lovely comfortable cottage"

We stayed in the cottage for four nights with our dog Indie, primarily to explore a new area of Exmoor and try some new walks. The Cowshed is beautifully presented by the housekeeper (unlike some dog… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £62 / night

£430 - £640 / week

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £640 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Comfortable country cottage located between Forres and Elgin and close to the coastal towns. Home from home, close to beach and golf courses a great base to explore. Great for families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts. Fantastic holiday location. WIFI available. I  …see more


28 Jun 2014

5/5

"Relaxing Holiday."

So well equiped and situated for travelling around to sight see or just chilling in the garden. Beautiful location and well maintained property.… More


22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage"

If you want to visit the Moray Firth area this is a really good base about half way between Elgin and Forres. There are numerous excellent golf courses within easy travelling distance (and at various… More


26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Springfield Croft/Home from Home"

We stayed a week at Springfield Croft and what a wonderful week it was, The cottage is really well equipt with everything you would need it is very comfortable and homely in a beautiful spot in Alves … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Chardstock

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£995 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A beautiful, 'chocolate box', grade 2 thatched, 16th century, self catering cottage. Clad in climbing roses, heavily beamed. With an inglenook open fire, it is a cottage lover's dream and a perfect choice for a self catering holiday for 5, in East Devon. Luxury 4 star  …see more


7 Sep 2014

5/5

"Cottage zum Wohlfühlen - liebevoll und persönlich eingerichtet"

Das Cottage liegt absolut ruhig mit weitem Blick über die hügelige Weidelandschaft Devons. Der Garten bietet einen sehr schönen sonnigen Sitzplatz, liebevolle Blumenbeete und eine sehr großzügig… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Norfolk / Horning

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£450 - £1295 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Beautiful riverside cottage, stunning elevated position on the banks of the River Bure, within walking distance of the lovely Broads village of Horning. The property has it's own mooring facility, is reached by bridge over a private lagoon, 90ft of river frontage "Coal  …see more


28 Mar 2015

5/5

"A delightful, peaceful get a way"

Thoroughly enjoyable stay. A lot of places claim to be a peaceful getaway but this really is. Couldn't be better located for the broads, close to the village centre and ideal spot for the bird watchin… More


26 Feb 2015

5/5

"Beautiful Peaceful and relaxing"

Stayed just the weekend but would love to stay longer, the most lovely relaxing place to stay for a chilled out break. Lots of wildlife to watch.… More


11 Feb 2015

5/5

"Home from home"

Me and my partner come to Noosa Sound a couple of times throughout the year every time we leave we look forward to the next trip back. Great location & lovely food. (There are a few dining choices in … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park / Reeth

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £500 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Cosy cottage newly refurbished to a very high standard. Set in beautiful countryside with stunning views. Ideal for walking, mountain biking or just escaping from it all. Two great pubs within walking distance.  …see more


5 Jan 2015

5/5

"Lovely cottage, great location. Will come again."

My friends, husband and I had a great stay for a week over new year 2014/15. The cottage is great and perfect for four adults. Both bedrooms are nicely decorated with plenty of space and the bathrooms… More


16 Aug 2015

5/5

"Amazing cottage, exceeded our hopes and expectations"

We loved this cottage, decorated and equiped to a very high standard with more than enough room for the 3 of us. We got the feeling that nothing would be too much trouble for Julia [the owner] and th… More


29 Jun 2015

5/5

"Arkengarthdale stay"

We had an amazing week in this cottage, which is beautifully furnished and equipped. Outside the front door is a glorious hay meadow with a stream running at the bottom. This is the perfect holiday… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Banbury / Sibford Gower

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £86 / night

£600 - £725 / week

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Key info:

  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Discover an oasis of tranquility in the glorious North Oxfordshire countryside. Completely renovated to the highest standard in 2015, Hillcrest is a hidden gem and a true home away from home.  …see more


8 Apr 2015

5/5

"Beautifully Renovated Cottage in a Delightful Village"

I stayed in Hillcrest Cottage with my partner, and family, over Easter Bank Holiday weekend... we booked the cottage on the morning that we arrived and the owners, Sara and Richard, were easy to conta… More

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