Fantastic UK holidays are available at thousands of private holiday homes dotted up and down the country. Whether you fancy cream teas in Devon, vibrant city breaks in London or a Highland fling in Scotland, there are plenty of UK breaks that really cut the mustard.
Explore England and its varied landscape – spend your break in a charming Cotswold cottage or visit the Lake District or the Norfolk Broads. In Wales, book a city break in Cardiff or Swansea, test out your surfing skills on the Gower or find out why so many fall in love with Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Go to Scotland to join the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo. You could take to the slopes in Aviemore or get back to nature on the Isle of Skye. Northern Ireland has plenty to tempt the traveller too: visit Belfast, the walled city of Derry or see the natural beauty of the Fermanagh Lakelands.
Croft House is a lovely barn conversion offering group accommodation for up to 12 people. The large living and dining room is perfect for a group get-together. The huge dining table comfortably seats 12. The property has extensive gardens, pets are welcome, wifi.... Perfect for getting away with family or friends …see more
Luxury self-catering period Townhouse tucked away in a cobbled lane near the Roman Baths. Ideal for families and group holidays. Stunning kitchen, antique furnishings, formal dining room and Courtyard Garden. …see more
Renovated in 2013 to an exceptionally high specification, Jenkinson's Place is a luxurious and substantial property, in an jaw-dropping location. The property sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms and with 3 bathrooms. Luxury property, Log burner, Wi-fi, pet-friendly... …see more
This 2 bedroom Victorian apartment is situated in the heart of St.Andrews. Five minutes walk from The Old course. If you want to experience St. Andrews in a peaceful environment with All thhat St. Andrews has to offer is right on the doorstep, then this is the property …see more
Beautifully converted stable cottage with brass bedstead and woodburning stove, set in the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, a short drive from several beautiful beaches, and 186 mile coastal path. Great for relaxing holidays and romantic self-catering getaways. …see more
Booking up fast for 2014 Set in a lovely location with stunning views. 5 bedrooms & 3 bathroom, can sleep up to 12 guests. FREE WIFI & SKY Lovely garden & terraces with woodland to the side & rear. A short walk into Dogellau & just a 15 min drive to the sandy beachs. …see more
Located in the heart of Croyde Village, this picturesque 4 bedroom cottage offers luxury and comfort in a beautiful location, just minutes form the beach. Master bedroom with en-suite and spacious balcony, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom and wet room, games room, kitchen and living/dining room. Lovely lawned garden & decked terrace backing onto fields. …see more
The Grand Abode Townhouse is a stunning Georgian property in the heart of Bath. Each of the rooms are beautifully elegant and it makes a luxurious retreat and a perfect place for entertaining. …see more
Steps Cottage is a beautiful period property and Annexe, with many character features and a enclosed garden, situated in the picturesque town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which has numerous pubs, restaurants and shops, and is perfectly located for touring the Cotswolds. SPECIAL OFFERS: LATE & EARLY BIRD DEALS! …see more
This delightful 4 star Lake District holiday home is a wonderful find for families or groups. Close to Bowness, Lake Windermere and the Windermere Golf Club, you'll enjoy the privacy of a stunning garden which can also be enjoyed from your spacious conservatory. Inside, the property is truly homely and beautifully presented throughout. Relax by the open fire, eat well in the elegant dining room, sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, and take advantage of free Wifi. It's only a 5 minute stroll to Bowness village, and of course the delights of Lake Windermere. Right from your doorstep, you'll find a number of excellent Lake District walking routes including Brantfell - where the lake views are simply unforgettable.
Accommodation in detail
Traditional arched entrance porch and hall with cloak cupboard for walking clobber.
Light and spacious lounge, warmed by an open fire. Elegant separate dining room with large table and traditional leaded windows. A superb kitchen leads to the furnished conservatory with patio doors to the garden, perfect for al-fresco dining! Useful utility room and cloakroom/WC at the rear of the property. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. Modern house bathroom. Private parking right outside the property.
A group or family holiday in Bowness village, just a stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere, brings many of the highlights of the English Lake District within easy reach during your stay. As well as enjoying easy road links to the most famous Lake District villages, and to the start points for walking routes in the Lakeland Fells, you'll find shops, cafes, traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants in Bowness to entertain you close to home. There are also several lively bars in Bowness, the Royalty Cinema and Old Laundry Theatre.
Many Lake Disrict family attractions are located in the Bowness and Lake Windermere area. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness, Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside (only a short drive to the southern end of Lake Windermere) or take a Windermere Lake Cruise from Bowness Bay to Ambleside or Lakeside, two other popular Lake District self-catering destinations.
Windermere Golf Club is nearby, on the way out of Bowness towards Crook. It nestles in stunning countryside and boasts several acclaimed Lake District gastropubs within easy reach, such as the Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse and the traditional Sun Inn.
Gorgeous, light and spacious Barn conversion, sleeps 8-10, situated in Nature Reserve on edge of Cotswolds, near Oxford, Burford and Cheltenham. London 90 minutes. Enclosed courtyard garden, particularly safe for children, Wi Fi and plasma TV. …see more
Overlooking the sea occupying the best location in Ilfracombe, this attractive contemporary apartment allows you to enjoy breathtaking sea views from the two balconies overlooking the watersedge. A perfect holiday base within walking distance of the town. …see more
High Brow is a traditional stone fronted Lakeland Cottage, sleeping up to 8 people. It offers modern conveniences, whilst having the privileged and elevated position over the Ullswater Valley, with stunning views towards High Street and Helvellyn. Perfect for families. …see more
Luxurious two bedroom lodge with one king size bed and one twin room with 3ft singles, a private out door hot tub, stunning views and a great location .Free WiFi
'The best value Self Catering in Scotland'. Call 0845 4682011 Check out our specials at www.yellowscottcountry.co.uk …see more
Luxury apartment professionally decorated with all new furniture and furnishings. Perfect for a luxurious romantic break or an action packed sight seeing family holiday so bright and spacious - the only problem is, you won't want to leave! …see more
A lovely Cotswold stone property, full of character and style, perfectly located in the village of Barnsley, in the heart of the Cotswolds. The cottage is ideal for relaxing in front of the fire, by the Aga, or in the garden, and as a base for exploring the region. SPECIAL OFFERS: LATE BOOKING DISCOUNTS & EARLY BIRD DEALS! …see more
This fabulous Victorian Lakeland residence stands on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere.
Within half an acre of private gardens leading down to the water's edge (perfect for fishing and canoeing), Newby Bridge House is a magical place to escape from everyday life. Step inside, and you'll find period charms blend perfectly with a contemporary boutique style. Luxurious furnishings, stylish reception rooms (including 2nd TV lounge / games room and elegant dining room) and bedrooms straight out of a Country Life magazine. Although within private gardens, the property stands alongside the A590, so getting around is a breeze. You'll also find 2 great pub restaurants just 100 yards away.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 4 cars. Enclosed porch for walking clobber, entrance hall with original Victorian tiles. Homely living room with large leather sofas, woodburning stove and bay window. A 2nd lounge / TV room / games room overlooks open fields. Well-equipped kitchen and separate yet open-plan dining room with access to the garden. Upstairs to the boutique-style bedrooms; 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, house bathroom and shower room.
The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to explore these areas without driving.
There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High Dam - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions within easy reach. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored traditional steam train.
Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
To your north west, via picturesque country lanes, you'll approach Esthwaite Water and the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey (also home to the fantastic Tower Bank Arms). Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach Hawkshead village - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre.
This family home is situate right on the beach at The Point in Bembridge, It has uninterrupted views and direct access to the beach. It is an ideal property for a large family group to holiday. …see more
With breathtaking views to lake and fells, this impressive character property is part of the original rectory to Ambleside's chapel of St. Anne. But the interesting history doesn't stop there; listed on the deeds is the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth. He must have fallen for the views just as we did. Parson's View offers very spacious and elegant accommodation, enhanced by a meticulous 2009 refurbishment. Sociable gatherings of any kind will settle right in, with ample living space and very generous bedrooms. Two couples might find this a romantic retreat, while families or friends can make use of the charming vaulted twin bedroom. All this and only a stroll to the centre of Ambleside, and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars. Entrance porch and hallway with utility / cloakroom, 3rd WC and access to the garden and patios. A grand Victorian staircase leads to the main accommodation. Large living room with splayed bay window, luxury leather sofas, woodburning stove and formal dining area. Separate designer kitchen. On this level are 2 king-size bedrooms (1 en-suite), with different but fabulous views. The main house bathroom is accessed via the landing. A short staircase leads to the vaulted twin bedroom, with games area.
This Ambleside holiday home with lake views lies only a short stroll from the popular village centre, and the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is perhaps the most sophisticated village in the Lake District, with a charming historic atmosphere but a wide range of contemporary shops and high quality restaurants and cafes. It's a very pleasant place to while away a day, and certainly a foodie's dream!
At Waterhead Pier, just outside the village centre, Windermere Lake Cruises depart throughout the day and provide a car-free route to both Bowness and Lakeside. Exploring by car is also a breeze; Ambleside lies on the A590 which is famously scenic and forms the main route into the heart of the Lakes. Drive south to the stunning Troutbeck Valley, Windermere and Bowness, or north past Rydal Water to Grasmere.
You might like to visit two of William Wordsworth's other former homes during your stay. Rydal Mount & Gardens is just outside Ambleside, and Dove Cottage (part of the Wordsworth Museum) is found a short drive away in Grasmere.
A luxury three storey, 4 bedroom townhouse, furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Quiet location on an exclusive development just a few minutes walk from the National Railway Museum.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY DOES NOT ACCEPT HEN / STAG PARTIES OR SINGLE SEX GROUPS OF OVER 5 PEOPLE. …see more
Looking over 3 miles of surfing beach towards Putsborough. Contemporary new build. Fabulous living rm with bi fold doors to terrace, well equipped kitchen/dining room. 2 dble bedrooms, 2 en-suites . 1 twin room. Garden, Parking for 2 cars. …see more
Luxury self-catering period Townhouse situated just off Great Pultenay Street. Ideal for group holidays. It is 3 separate apartments with stunning kitchens, formal dining room and a private walled garden. …see more
The Shakespeare Lodge, Exclusive HotTub, Stratford-upon-Avon 3 miles, Sleeping & Dining for 12, Caterer Avail. Short Breaks. Traditional features with clean, comfortable beautiful luxury interior. Outside Entertaining Areas & Parking. Great Location in Central England. Exclusive use of stunning country lodge with HotTub, 7 lovely Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms, Dining Table seats 12 …see more
Luxury group accommodation, perfect for families or up to 5 couples within 5 connected cottages surrounding a lovely rustic courtyard complete with hot tub. Within 15 miles from the coast & Hull for shopping, Westfield Country Park offers a little of everything! …see more
CROYDE WAVES | Escape to a luxury holiday home in Croyde, 5 minutes walk to the golden, sandy beach (no roads to cross) and the village centre, where you will find numerous quality restaurants and pubs together with surf shops, a Post Office and general store. CROYDE WAVES | 4 Bedrooms | Sleeps 10 | Hot tub | WiFi internet access | Off-road parking …see more
Large Victorian Home - packed with original features. Corniced ceilings, large chandaliers, marble fireplaces, tiled floors, slate work top
Huge rooms and cosy corners. Library full of books and games. Well equipped Farmhouse style kitchen . Out door play areas & BBQs Many guests have planes to catch so arrival / departure days & times are as flexible as possible. …see more
Widmouth Farm Cottages has a PRIVATE BEACH & is on the SW Coastal footpath between Ilfracombe & Combe Martin, the gateway to Exmoor. The 11 cottages sleep 2 to 8 each. Animal feeding includes sheep, pigs, goats, alpacas & poultry. We are very child and dog friendly! Homecooked family meals and farm produce available from our freezer. Baby and dog equipment to borrow. …see more
Award winning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, five star, authentic, Norwegian log cabins some with the added lluxury of Hot Tubs. Set in quiet and peaceful surroundings on the edge of the beautiful South Downs Way just 3 miles from the historic City Centre of Winchester. …see more
A charming end terrace with views of the sea. This house is in a great location on the outskirts of the university city of Bangor. Walking distance to the pier and to bars and restaurants as well being an ideal spot of pet lovers with plenty of grass over the road. …see more
2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Free Secure Parking - Free Wifi - 1.8 Miles to LEGOLAND - 5 Minute walk to town centre - 12 Minute walk to Windsor Castle - close to restaurants and shops - bus stop outside the complex - bus to LEGOLAND - 10 minute walk to train station. …see more
At the far West end of the harbour Herring House is a lovely 4 bedroom house in beautiful gardens next to the beach. A great place for family holidays, golf parties and walking the Coastal Path. Pittenweem is a beautiful East Neuk village with galleries shops & cafes. …see more
Nonsuch cottage is a beautiful seaside cottage, combined with modern facilities, it makes an ideal family home. Situated minutes from Bembridge beach, the cottage has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin with bunk beds), 2 bathrooms, living room and stunning kitchen-diner area …see more
Harbour Mount is a large 5 bedroom property, situated in Bembridge, ideal for large families. The large Edwardian building holds 3 double bedrooms, 2 twins, 4 WC's a dining room and 2 sitting rooms and back garden. The property also has a newly fitted kitchen for 2014. …see more
Within minutes walking distance of the restaurants and attractions in North Berwick, Beach House is directly across the road from West Beach with offers a long stretch of sand and sea views. North Berwick has good transport links by bus and train to Edinburgh. …see more
Grade 2 Listed. Weatherboarded Victorian house on the beach. Direct sea views. Near Whitstable harbour and all amenities/restaurants. Fully modernised. Shower. Jacuzzi. Wooden floors throughout. Large family kitchen. Egyptian percale cotton sheets. Cot available. One of the prominent houses on Whitstable seafront.
Towels provided for guests & swimming towels in summer. …see more
Exclusive, sunny 2 bedroom self catering beachside apartment with direct sea views in Eastbourne. Ideal for sporting and family holidays or longer rentals. Golf course nearby, free secure parking, WiFi included in rent. Discounts for lettings of 2 weeks or more. …see more
Standwell House is ideally located to Matlock/ Bath Crich, Cromford, Carsington water,door step walks to Cromford Canal, Crich Tramway Museum 1 mile away, Matlock bath 3.4 miles & Whatstandwell Train Station is located across the rd from the house. Standwell House is a Character Home full of comfortable features so your time spent is relaxed and enjoyable …see more
Just 20 mins by car from Alton Towers The Stables offers guests a wonderful rural retreat in the heart of Derbyshire. Luxurious interior furnishings are complemented by a heated hot tub for private use of the guests in The Stables and a large outdoor swimming pool. …see more