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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We'll come back!” Lovely and very well equipped flat, good and central location but still a quiet street, very helpful and friendly owner - all perfect, we'll come back!  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 - £1106 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Sunderland holiday apartment rental

Tyne and Wear / Sunderland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing apartment in perfect location” No matter how good the photos are on an advert you always expect something not to be quite the same. Nothing could be further from the truth with this fabulous beach side apartment. The location is amazing with s  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet yet convenient. Very comfortable.” Situated just off the High Street in a tucked away position, this compact cottage is well appointed. Room sizes are on the small side, especially the kitchen but overall will meet the needs of most. There were  …see more

from £65 / night

£435 - £835 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Perfect Christmas getaway in the Cotswolds” Had a fantastic time five days over Christmas at Arlington Cottage in Blockley. The cottage had everything we could possibly need - we even cooked Christmas dinner in the new kitchen which, like the rest  …see more

from £69 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £69 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“More than a home from home!” What a delightful, cosy and very comfortable cottage this was. We absolutely loved our weekend in the Bell Ringers Cottage and staying in the Llandegla area. We have never come across a self catering cottage that was as we  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome. Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kirkcaldy

Fife / Kirkcaldy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Family Break” Excellently positioned apartment for exploring Fife. Irene and Mark were fantastic from first contact untill after arrival. The apartment has everything a family would require and the pool table was especially appreciated by my two boys  …see more

from £78 / night

£491 - £679 / week

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from £78 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Matlock / Matlock Bath

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This lovely cottage is comfortable and cosy, set on a Derbyshire hillside with wonderful views of Matlock Bath - a Victorian holiday delight that is a very popular holiday destination with the Heights of Abraham and many other attractions. It is the perfect base to exp  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” The cottage was very clean and furnished to a very high standard. Everything was provided for a very comfortable stay. Evenlode is surrounded by lovely countryside and quiet roads, ideal for walking and cycling. We had a very pleasant  …see more

from £92 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £92 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking” Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side.  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Best Chalet I have ever stayed in” The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus. When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee sachets and milk  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £400 / week

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from £35 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £79 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £79 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday home in Alloa

Clackmannanshire / Alloa

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Christina House is central to Alloa town centre and all it's amenities. It is also next to a large park and handy for travelling to Stirling, Falkirk, Glasgow and Edinburgh / also Loch Lomond National Park. It has free wifi and is in a quiet setting, with good ac  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i  …see more

from £95 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tremeirchion

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” We absolutely loved staying at the hideaway. The owners had made loads of effort to make our stay wonderful. With treats layed out when we arrived and homemade bread and jam left in the kitchen. We couldn't have asked for a more re  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Just returned from a few days at St George's Lodge. Such a little gem. A lovely little bungalow in St. Anne's. Tastefully furnished and decorated. There is everything you would need including a sun room. A short walk from the shops, restau  …see more

from £70 / night

£650 / week

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from £70 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Uplyme

Lyme Regis / Uplyme

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering one bed luxury cottage for two. Beautiful rural location. Ideal romantic, bolt hole in the countryside Only one mile from Lyme Regis town and beach Local pub and shop 10 mins walk through woodland glen. Private parking Luxury bed linen , waterfall show  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £540 / week

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from £85 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Eastleigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Private garden
“Cozy, Relaxing, and Beautiful” It is a beautiful place. The place was very spacious and made me feel at home. It had everything I needed for the week and more. The hosts were lovely and very welcoming - shame we didn't get to speak more. I would defin  …see more

from £50 / night

£315 - £455 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys  …see more

from £85 / night

£570 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Tyne and Wear / Whitley Bay

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our lovely caravan, our home away from home... It's a Gold standard private caravan sited on a premium plus pitch at Parkdean Resorts site in Whitley Bay. The caravan is 39' x 12' has two bedrooms, 1 king ensuite room with fitted sliding wardr  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Aldeburgh

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Very close to the beach in Aldeburgh. Recently refurbished and refitted this luxury bungalow has 3 large bedrooms one en suite and a fully tiled family shower room. Very comfortable furnishings, excellent fully fitted kitchen and all the other facilities you will need&l  …see more

from £130 / night

£880 - £1550 / week

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from £130 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Colne

Lancashire / Colne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“great for service and quality” This is a great place to stay for local amenities. Its very comfortable and bright. Very good for getting to Yorkshire and Lancashire. Very good local pub and fresh bread baked locally. More than a stop over but a place  …see more

from £25 / night

£140 - £285 / week

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from £25 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Viceroy Lodge Apartment Surbiton - well worth a return visit!” We have just returned home having stayed in Vicerour Lodge Apartment for three nights, visiting family and celebrating a special birthday. From first entering the flat we knew that we ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thirsk

North Yorkshire / Thirsk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our February Break” We planned a little get away just before February half term. Sadly the weather was not the best but this did not detract from our enjoyment at the Mistal. The Mistal is ideally placed for visiting the Yorkshire Dales and Western pa  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Anglesey / Newborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful spot, amazing beaches, very nice caravan for two adults, two teenagers.” My wife booked a last minute, 4 day break in the Static Caravan at Tyddyn Plwm, for us and two teenagers. It is a very nicely furnished and well serviced caravan with a  …see more

from £62 / night

£405 - £560 / week

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from £62 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Bampton holiday home rental

Penrith / Bampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu  …see more

from £95 / night

£690 - £2400 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit  …see more

from £13 / night

£1550 - £4450 / week

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from £13 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing. A  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Nailsworth holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday barn in Minster Lovell

Witney / Minster Lovell

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Invisible to passers-by and surrounded by countryside Ewe Cub Barn at Grove Farm is a Cotswold gem. The barn is located at the end of a private, tree lined drive and tucked in a corner of the farm. Tastefully renovated to an immaculate standard mixing contemporary touch  …see more

from £93 / night

£373 - £579 / week

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from £93 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Advie ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Advie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £895 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £475 / week

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