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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for us” My two daughters and I are graduating this year and we wished to combine calling at my father's on the east coast with a relaxing yet celebratory break along with my three-year old granddaughter. The luxury east coast cottage with hot  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in La Cellette

Creuse / La Cellette

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house. The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days. Terri and Kieth were gre  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday cottage in Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka District / Muskoka Lakes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Muskoka Silver Pines Cottage is a very private waterfront 4 season cottage with all the comforts of home. It is conveniently located less than 2 hours from the GTA, adjacent to Lake Joseph & south of Parry Sound on beautiful McTaggart Lake. The Muskoka cottage  …see more

from £188 / night

£844 - £1663 / week

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from £188 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Burntisland with golf nearby

Fife / Burntisland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful Setting” A superb holiday, Easy to get to Edinburgh by train and also to Kirkcaldy. The views are fantastic The local hotel (The Sands) is very friendly and great for breakfast and evening meals.  …see more

from £63 / night

£499 - £620 / week

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from £63 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome. The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burghead

Moray / Burghead

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideal cottage in a peaceful location but close enough to all the amenities.” We booked Clavie cottage to provide accomodation while visiting relatives in Morayshire. The cottage is very easy to find and the arrivals/departure process is the best t  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic cottage......highly recommended!” This cottage was fantastic. Lovely location with easy access to travel or walking out from the cottage. Easy to live in and cook in. Kitchen was excellently equipped. Lovely lounge with log burning stove whi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £805 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Flamborough

Bridlington / Flamborough

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Cliff edge cottage overlooking Thornwick Bay. One of the finest views in Yorkshire. Watch gannets, puffins, razorbills, auks, cormorants, gulls and short-eared owls from your living room. Breathtaking sea views. Nature walk. Idyllic sunset. Tranquil escape.<br />V  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.” Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lot  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location” Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack o  …see more

from £105 / night

£518 - £900 / week

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from £105 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Wales, Self-catering, Luxury, Country House Estate,<br />The area is great for bikers, walkers, fishermen and keen garden lovers.  …see more

from £130 / night

£525 - £795 / week

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from £130 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wootton Bridge

Isle of Wight / Wootton Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely property” Had a great week at kipper cottage, cant wait to get back next year. Boat house was a real treat. House was clean and tidy. Lovely quite spot  …see more

from £135 / night

£695 - £1395 / week

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from £135 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St Keverne holiday cottage rental

Helston / St Keverne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A good place to stay” Palm Cottage has a welcoming atmosphere about it, and is a splendid place in which to spend a holiday. It is old and characterful, and blends well with its beautiful surroundings. When not in use as a holiday cottage, it is cle  …see more

from £90 / night

£340 - £865 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £102 / night

£430 - £602 / week

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from £102 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Falmouth holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Falmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully decorated, charmig cottage in excellent location.” We were met by Jacqui and Simon who had prepared a beautiful cream tea for our enjoyment. They showed us around the cottage and explained everything we needed to know and also gave us some  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £780 / week

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(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Strontian

Lochaber / Strontian

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wish we could have stayed longer” Had a lovely 4 night break at Cedar Lodge. Everything you need has been provided for. Very comfortable acomodation and in such a picturesque area, you will feel happy with your choice. Stontian is a lovely vill  …see more

from £72 / night

£430 - £595 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crackington Haven

Cornwall / Crackington Haven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“This cottage is a gem set in a beautiful location!” I stayed here with my wife and two very young children in May 2013. We had a fabulous time and absolutely loved this cottage. It is a great spot from which to explore places like Boscastle, Tintagel  …see more

from £43 / night

£249 - £895 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll is 3 miles away. The beach is only a few minutes walk.<br />The R  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £610 / week

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from £56 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent property in a impressive location” One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property ov  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Padstow Harbour holiday cottage rental

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni  …see more

from £105 / night

£725 / week

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from £105 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.<  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Leverburgh holiday cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Leverburgh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Mr” Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are close by amongst other smaller beaches. It's also  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie / Polin

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Property located on hill overlooking spectacular Polin Beach. Well furnished with all mod cons including Rayburn cooker in kitchen.Lovely secluded garden. Private shared parking on gated drive.Peaceful and quiet. Approx 3 miles from fishing port of Kinlochbervie.<br  …see more

from £100 / night

£560 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fab!!!” Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Kinmel Bay holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Kinmel Bay

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a  …see more

from £185 / night

£800 - £2000 / week

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from £185 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Aberdaron holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui  …see more

from £95 / night

£664 - £1384 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carnoustie

Angus / Carnoustie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Cottage” My sister booked this cottage for us in May and what a gem it is! The small personal touches made such a difference. Lovely comfortable cottage with a modern kitchen that is so well stocked you want for nothing! In fact we enjoyed ou  …see more

from £65 / night

£175 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Iznajar

Province of Cordoba / Iznajar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great villa in a perfect location. Everything you want close to everything you need.” A wonderful villa with everything you could possibly need. We arrived very late at night and were met by the owners with a beer and a smile. The start of a great hol  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £325 / week

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from £40 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wells

Somerset / Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Compact, functional very convenient for Wells and surrounding area.” Cottage has everything you need for two or three people. It was very well maintained, and very clean. It was so easy to take the five minute stroll right into the centre of Wells,  …see more

from £97 / night

£420 - £685 / week

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from £97 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salen

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1350 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Stratton

Bude / Stratton

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Drive into Stratton, up into Church Square and step back in time. Located right in the middle of this charming village just a mile or so from the dramatic Atlantic coastline of North Cornwall, Drangway was once part of a 14th century manor house and has ancient beams,  …see more

from £37 / night

£260 - £490 / week

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from £37 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £925 / week

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from £56 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast” Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely tho  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“A Beautiful Cottage” We had a fantastic time in your cottage everything was so nice and clean. A perfect location. The food at the Kings Head was excellent and the staff. They had a Halloween party for the children. We had a lovely walk along the beac  …see more

from £85 / night

£460 - £685 / week

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from £85 / night

(111) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mockbeggar

New Forest / Mockbeggar

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing property in a great location” I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provided with lots  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1299 / week

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from £70 / night

(50) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llanddona

Anglesey / Llanddona

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely well- equiped house with amazing views” Had never visited Anglesey before but really glad we did. House was well- equipped and the pool table and trampoline were big hits. Amazing views from front garden. Everyone should try crabbing off Bea  …see more

from £100 / night

£490 - £1940 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would definitely return to this property and thoroughly  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night