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.
Locherlour Mill Cottage is a 5-star Visit Scotland graded, south facing holiday cottage, adjacent to Locherlour Mill. It has one double bedroom, & 2 bathrooms . A beautiful, tranquil setting. WiFi. Pet friendly. The property has a sofabed in the lounge which is suitable for an extra couple of guests for a night or two. …see more
Old Brewery House is a stunning and unique property that sleeeps up to 10 persons and is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just outside Stow-in-the-Wold. Located in a secluded valley, it is part of the privately owned Donnington Brewery. A premier property, luxuriously appointed, with 4 large en-suite bedrooms & wonderful grounds. …see more
This fabulous detached holiday home is situated in the heart of the Sussex village of Pett, less than a mile from the coast. Sleeps 10 plus 2 - great place for holidays with family and friends. Luxuriously appointed throughout, set over 3 floors with stunning views. …see more
Lovely three bedroom bungalow awarded FOUR Stars by VisitEngland and set in a pleasant semi rural location close to the sea and a short bus ride to Brighton's City Centre. Ideal as a Self Catering Holiday Rental for families. …see more
Rural bliss for a romantic break in the Lakes and a dream for your Lake District honeymoon. This charming Lyth Valley cottage offers outstanding views as far as the eye can see; standing only a stroll away from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn. Although within the grounds of a larger residence, Highbeck Cottage offers complete privacy and shares 3 acres of scenic grounds. Step inside and you'll find traditional character with a distinctly contemporary finish, all on one level and perfect for a couple. Wake up to coffee with a view on the patio, head out for a walk in any direction, cosy up with a film on the widescreen TV, then sleep well in total peace and quiet. All this and only a short drive to lively Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.
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A sweeping driveway leads to Highbeck and Highbeck Cottage, with parking for one car outside. Enter via porch for walking clobber, hallway with utility room and 2nd WC. Kitchen / diner well-equipped for two, overlooking the garden. The cosy lounge is full of character with exposed beams, electric 'woodburning' stove for ease and patio doors to the garden and patio area. A truly romantic king-size bedroom overlooks the Lyth Valley from its picture window, and is served by a luxurious en-suite shower room.
This romantic rural Lake District cottage lies only a stroll from the small village of Crosthwaite, in the north of the Lyth Valley and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere.
The Lyth Valley is lush and laid back, riddled with picturesque walking and cycling routes and renowned as a peaceful landscape compared to busier Lake District self-catering destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The valley is set apart from Lake Windermere by a row of lower level fells, with plenty of opportunities to climb up high and soak up stunning lake views.
You'll never be too far from attractions, evening entertainment and sophisticated shopping in Bowness village, with Windermere Golf Club also nearby. Also from Bowness, Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Ambleside and Lakeside.
The Lyth Valley is also renowned for its scattering of high-class country pub restaurants, one of which stands only a stroll away from Highbeck Cottage. The Punchbowl Inn is one of the most widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs, nestling alongside a pretty old church.
A traditional family home located in the village of Filkins, situated on the Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire border of the Cotswolds, a region renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty. A pretty three/four bedroom cottage is available for short/medium term lets. …see more
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
To step into our Covent Garden Penthouse is to stroll into an exclusive VIP area out of reach from the masses.T abundance of lounge spaces, this two-floor converted townhouse throbs with vibes of pleasure, comfort, luxury and style. Swathed in crisp white walls with fla …see more
Situated in the middle of Glanton village, the accommodation occupies the entire first floor of the village pub/restaurant. Accessed by a private entrance at the rear, this stone-built property boasts comfortable and cosy accommodation with 5 en-suite bedrooms. …see more
The first in a row of five lovely stone built cottages, only a short walk from the traditional fishing village of Crail. They have wonderful south facing views towards the Firth of Forth and May Isle. …see more
Gorwel is a stunning luxury Anglesey large holiday home with stunning sea views and located in the fishing village of Cemaes Bay. Sleeps 6 and ideal for family seaside holidays with 3 bathrooms and two log burning fires. …see more
This thatched cottage is absolutely delightful – steeped in history and retaining many original features, but with modern comforts. Built in the 17th Century, Grade II Listed, in the past it was the village post office and bakery and still has the original baker’s oven …see more
Located in the heart of Croyde Village, Sealoft is the ideal base for your family to explore everything that Croyde and North Devon has to offer. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and a twin room, sleeps 6. …see more
Spectacular Views Over Woolacombe Beach To Putsborough & Out To Lundy Island! Spacious Duplex, 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Apartment With Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room With Balcony Overlooking Woolacombe Beach. Large Master Bedroom With Fab Views, Parking, Garden & Secu …see more
An interesting ‘Railway Carriage’ bungalow, part of the ‘beach front heritage’ of the area. ‘Nab View’ offers a comfortable interior with a large garden leading onto the beach from where there are views across The Solent and along to both Selsey Bill and Portsmouth. …see more
Fabulous Georgian town house residence in the centre of Bath with amazing history. Elegant & spacious rooms, formal Georgian gardens, stunning kitchen & magnificent drawing room for your special occasion in Bath! …see more
The Stables is a beautiful property, located in the quiet and unspoilt area of Ennerdale in the English Lake District. This wonderful cottage offers accommodation for up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms and also welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs.
Fantastic 3 bedroom lodge, with private outdoor hot tub and balcony- stunning views across our fishing ponds and the surrounding countryside. Perfect for a relaxing break with family or friends... get away from it all in our 'rural retreat' only 20 mins from Edinburgh …see more
This recently upgraded semi-detached house is perfectly situated within 5 minutes walk of Gurnard sea front and beach, with its colourful beach huts overlooking the sea and café. The safe sand/shingle beach has rock pools, and at low tide you can walk along
the shore. Pets accepted (maximum 2 dogs) £10 pppwk charge applies Wii for kids and adults! TV with freesat.
This property is in the heart of historic St.Andrews. Close to St.Leonard's private school and the university of St.Andrews. The harbour and the East and Castle sands beaches are two minutes walk away. The famous Old Course and west sand beach are five minutes walk. This is a historic listed building in the heart of St.Andrews with vaulted ceilings …see more
Location, Location, Location... In the middle of RYE! The Crow's Nest is nestled above the Lion Street Store, located down a cobbled street. 1 double bed, 2 single beds, modern shower room & Kitchen - Fab sitting room overlooking the Rye streets...close to camber beach! …see more
New for 2014, Riversmead Cottage was completely rebuilt in 2011 on the site of the former Petersfield Cottage, previously one of the oldest cottages in Horning. The owners left no expense spared when they redesigned Riversmead. This property has a steam room in the en-suite bathroom for the main bedroom. …see more
The Wool Barn - we loved this little cottage bolthole. Located in the heart of the gorgeous Chipping Campden this sweet and beautifully furnished holiday home is a place that we're sure you will enjoy and, above all, relax within. …see more
The property sits in a prime location with the most amazing views over the Old Course, west sands and beyond. It is situated in one of St. Andrews most prestigious streets, with the 18th of The Old Course less than a pitching wedge from its door. …see more
This is an attractive mid terrace stone built cottage in a row of five, only a short walk to the historic fishing village of Crail. They have wonderful south facing views towards the Firth of Forth and May Isle. …see more
This luxury bungalow has been completely refurbished for 2013 and offers a modern and homely holiday chalet with a pretty woodland outlook. Gurnard Pines offers some fantastic site facilities for holiday makers to include an indoor and outdoor pool. …see more
Ideal holiday rental - self catering accommodation close to seafront located close to the border of Brighton & Hove...one bedroom but sleeps 4 people The advantage of this property is the fact that the quoted prices are for 2/3/4 people. …see more
This sophisticated apartment at the heart of Ambleside is a perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by vibrant village life and with Windermere Lake Cruises departing close-by, you'll gaze out to the fells from your top floor windows and fall in love with the scene. The property is beautifully furnished, cosy yet bright and full of character. Relax on the leather sofa after a day of exploring, dine in or dine out with incredible ease, and rest-up in the delightful vaulted bedroom with contemporary sky-lit bathroom to boot. With private parking right outside your door (a real bonus in popular Ambleside) you will be perfectly placed to make the most of any special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking right outside the apartment in central Ambleside.
Lakeland staircase leads to the first floor entrance and hall with space for walking clobber. Upstairs again to to the 'hideaway' itself, and a superb modern lounge commanding views to Ambleside and the surrounding fells. A dining hall leads through to the romantic bedroom. The breakfast kitchen is well-equipped, also enjoying the views, and the sky-lit bathroom is sleek and modern with shower over bath.
A romantic self-catering apartment in Ambleside doesn't come much more convenient than this. Taking the top floor to make the most of the surrounding scenery, but providing private parking and a perfect bolt hole right at the heart of the village, you'll have a unique opportunity to soak up the Lakeland lifestyle during a romantic break or even a honeymoon in the Lake District.
Ambleside is a sophisticated Lake District village on the northern shore of Lake Windermere at the heart of the Lakes, so well-placed for exploring. Ambleside is renowned as a gathering point for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, but it's also known for vibrant shopping, tasty local delis and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House'. You'll find plenty of options for memorable evenings out only a stone's throw from your door and with no need to use your car.
A short stroll out of the village centre takes you to Waterhead Pier, where Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Bowness and Lakeside. A great way to explore and admire the scenery without even using your car.
Numerous renowned Lake District walks begin in or around Ambleside village, and experts are on hand in specialists shops to get you equipped and provide route advice. There are also some excellent country pubs to return to after a day on the fells or for a lazy Sunday lunch. We highly recommend you take a trip to the Queen's Head at Troutbeck, before driving over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater. A dramatic and romantic Sunday drive if ever there was one.
This 17th century Westmorland 'longhouse' is what we'd describe as a dream Lake District holiday home. Elegantly refurbished to 5 star luxury, unforgettable for its 'olde worlde' charms and part of a picture-postcard rural scene - overlooking the lush Lyth Valley, a mile from the acclaimed Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank only a few miles from the shores of Lake Windermere. Rich in character with old oak beams and deep silled windows, woodburning stove and pretty latch doors, the spacious accommodation provides ample breathing space for a family or even 3 couples. You'll find 3 stunning king-size bedroom suites, elegant dining space and plenty of corners for retreating with a good book - including garden, patio and pretty sun terrace.
Accommodation in detail
From the front entrance; entrance hall with cloakroom/4th WC and a landing with access to the rear patio. Dual aspect living room with flagged floors, woodburning stove and luxury leather furnishings. 2nd living / dining room, open plan to the kitchen, and with patio doors to a scenic patio. Upstairs to a scenic gallery landing / reading area and 3 king-size bedrooms with stunning bathrooms and superb views, particularly from the interesting hayloft bedroom. Outside you'll find pretty gardens, furnished patio and furnished sun terrace.
This luxury Lake District holiday cottage takes an enviable rural location; overlooking the serene Lyth Valley but still only a few miles from shops, restaurants, pubs and Lake District family attractions in Bowness.
To the east of Lake Windermere the Lyth Valley's peaceful landscapes provide a quieter alternative to the hustle bustle of popular Lake District holiday destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The valley is renowned for its wonderful walking, down quiet leafy lanes or up onto the fells to overlook Lake Windermere. The famous Gummers How walk begins only a short drive from your door and promises one of the finest lake views in the Lake District from its manageable summit. It's also perfectly followed by a meal at the Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank - one of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs nestled in the valley.
For family entertainment, sophisticated shopping and lively nightlife you're only a few miles from Bowness village. You'll also find family entertainments such as the World of Beatrix Potter, mini golf by the lake, hire boats and row boats in the bay, and the opportunity to take a cruise on one of the Windermere Lake steamers. Windermere Golf Club is within easy reach on the outskirts of Bowness.
From your holiday cottage in the Lyth Valley, you'll easily explore the rest of the Lake District by joining up to the famously scenic A591 at Windermere village - just a couple of miles north of Bowness.