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.
“Relaxing rural Welsh paradise” My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of trouble welcoming you
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're very happy to hear you loved staying at the Hideaway....we wanted to create a special place for couples who feel like treating themselves to a little bit of luxury, or as my Nan used to say - 'A little bit of what you fancy does you good' ! All the best
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.
Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre.
Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.… More
“Beautiful modern appartment, clean, comfortable and well equiped.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
"Just as it says on the tin"
My husband and I stayed at the apartment with our 2 teenage children. The appartment was immaculate and very well presented. Kitchen was well equiped, like a home fro… More
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
“beautiful property nice location” As described it was a perfect location with sea view .Clean park .well sited near complex. The lodge was very nice well equipped. Only disappointment we didn't book long enough!
We (4 adults and one baby) stayed here for a week in february and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The accommodation was brilliant. Everything you could need was there and the place was spotless. A… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
This was our 2nd visit to this lodge, the 1st being Aug 2009 and I have to say it was as good as we had remembered. The location of this lodge within the park could not be better (nice and quiet) wit… More
“Lovely base for Ise of Wight stay”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
We haven't been to the Isle of Wight before, so read other reviews before booking this location. The holiday park is nice and in an ideal spot to explore the island. We took the Portsmouth to Fishbo… More
Thank you Jenette for your review. Comments are much appreciated. Ian
“Perfect location” The location is superb with both beach and coastal path within minutes of the cottage door, the cottage is a peaceful retreat at the end of a day's walking around the islands many stunning places.
Great cottage,very friendly family owners made you very welcome perfect location overlooking fields quiet and peacefull but a great base to visit various parts of Anglesey Also had a very friendly dog… More
Thank you for your brilliant review of our little cottage, you've been very kind. We look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn.
Reviewed 21 Oct 2016
absolutely faultless. Warmest of welcomes. Fabulous cottage, perfect walks, beaches and surrounding countryside.… More
Thank you for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your stay here in our little cottage and loved what we have to offer. We hope to welcome you both again soon.
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
4 8 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
“Beautiful and very well equipped cottage in quiet location” Brilliant from start to finish, contact with the property manager Fiona was prompt and contained all the necessary details. The welcome pack which was waiting for us (Bread, Milk, wine) was a
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
“Second stay just as special as the first! A real treasure.” After a short stay at The Cider House in April 2013, we booked The Cider House for two weeks in October 2014 as a base from which to explore the countryside as well as a two-day trip to Live
“Charming, Spotless, and Perfect for a Visit to this Area”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
Our entire transaction with Craig and Lee, Owners/Operators, from booking through the entire stay exceeded our expectations. The house is perfect for one or two people, is tastefully appointed and ye… More
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
The Cider House is an absolutely perfect retreat, in an idyllic village. The house is spotless, with all the amenities and more, to provide a relaxing break. We loved everything about it from the clea… More
“Top of the list”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Fantastic one of the Best we have stayed in,Kitchen fully stocked to do your own cooking,Clean and a.very good bed,Very easy for train or bus.A great week ,thank you… More
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
“Perfectly placed, comfortable bungalow” we enjoyed a great week over Christmas this year. A very comfortable, home from home, bungalow. Not far from centre of Keswick but quiet and off street parking a big plus. The beds were exceptionally comfortabl
A perfect holiday property; very convenient, comfortable, clean and a quiet location, just a 10 minute stroll into Keswick town centre and 5 minutes to Fitz park, perfect!… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and we are glad you found the bungalow so convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
“Excellent Location, good facilities”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
I stayed here over Easter with my wife and two kids. It's located very close to the towncentre of Keswick and park which has a play area for the children. The main bedroom has plently of room and the … More
Thank you so much for the feedback we are in the process of improving the cottage and hope that you will visit again soon. WIFI is a great idea, so maybe later on in the year we will think about putting it in. We were also thinking about putting a washer machine in instead of the dishwasher as we have limited space.
We hope that you visit again.
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
Comfortable accommodation, great location for easy access to the town, buses and walks.
Welcome pack of tea/milk/biscuits was a very nice touch. Secure space in lockable garage great for anyone with… More
Thank you you for taking the time to review Ferndale, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
We found this to be a lovely holiday home with spacious rooms and all the mod cons. The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast room sat nine 9 of us comfortably. We rented the property for a fam… More
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!… More
Hi Peter, thank you for your lovely review - I'm sorry we didn't have a hot tub to achieve a 5 star review, very glad to hear that everything else was perfect. Hope to see you again. Sally
“Amazing” Just come back from an amazing stay!! Been 3 times to tattershall and this was by far the best lodge we have ever stayed in. Lovely and clean and bedrooms all a really good size. Will definately be booking to come back soon
We've stayed here a few times now, and Nick, the new owner was just as helpful as the previous- we all love it here, the location is perfect, & the new improvements to the site are great! We will be b… More
Reviewed 3 Dec 2016
What a beautiful place to stay beautiful surroundings. The log cabin was everything we expected and more. Definately returning next year and been able to take my pets was a perfect end. The owners of … More
“Fantastic” "Mount View"is such a beautiful house.I fell in love with it as soon as I walked into the house. It's immaculate! It has two good sized bedrooms with beautiful view and enough storage space.
The living room is big enough for the kids to p
We stayed in this home for 5 days with my husband, 14 year old daughter and 2 year old son. We totally enjoyed the place; it was very spacious and well-equipped. This place is very new and clean and I… More
I feel so pleased you all had a fantastic stay at Mount View and hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
We stayed at The Barn at Andrew House for October half term
What a lovely cottage, warm, cosy, very clean felt like home, fully equipped.
Our children loved it especially the chickens in the wonderf… More
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break.
The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were s… More
Thank you for your kind comments we really appreciate them
“Wonderful House and John and Tina were so helpful in locating restaurants, pubs and hiking activities.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
We loved our stay at the barn. The living room and dining area spacious and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace to take off the chill if rain. The kitchen was well appointed with everything you cou… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn it was great to be able to welcome you here in the Lake District
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous.
The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t
“Exquisite and beautiful and very stylish but homely feel.” I have now been to this property 3 times in 2013. On every occasion my experience was most enjoyable. From the booking to the directions/location to the accommodation to the decor and view -
I grew up in Dolgellau and wanted somewhere to stay so that my family could visit the area again.
This is a fantastic house which fitted our needs exactly, with plenty of room for everyone and with e… More
How lovely to have someone stay here who grew up in the area. A definite seal of approval for the property. Thank you very much for the review. Hope to see you back again soon.
Reviewed 31 Oct 2012
I stayed over for a weekend with a group of friends. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The house was beautifully decorated and had everything we required for our stay.
We would ha… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
“Nice property but not as clean as expected”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
The property is very well located, fitted out really well and has lovely views. In our opinion the property had not been left as clean as would be expected (i.e. hairs in bed and on floor, fridge not … More
Thank you for these comments. Unfortunately, the cleanliness concerns were reported a day after arrival therefore the management team were not given the chance to rectify any concerns upon guests arrival. They have taken the comments on board for future guests although it is the only time this type of comment has arisen. A discount upon booking was requested which was given and a refund requested afterwards but when our investigations were completed an apology was given with a discount off any future bookings. The refund request was refused.
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in
A nicely kept property with excellent facilities.
Close to the town centre and handy for local attractions, particularly handy for the steam railway, it is also within walking distance of the loca… More
“Splendid house with convienent acess to town”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Well furnished and comfortable house in favourable location close to town. Clean throughout and only minor criticism is that it would have been appreciated if some small welcoming parcel ie Tea and bi… More
“Fantastic cottage, lovely location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The cottage was brilliant, the images on the website are very accurate. Very spacious, decorated and furnished to a high standard.
Great location, easy to get to the beach and into town. The Steam … More
“not to be missed” Lovely cottage,arrived on a very cold day into very warm comfortable accommodation,endless supply of logs was a big bonus, faultless, everything just as described. lovely views- wonderful scenery- excellent walks and Lock Ness on t
“Absolutely ideally situated and welcoming and comfortable.”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2015
The cottage is really lovely and we loved having an open fire every evening. It suited all of our needs and was very comfortable and cosy. It is ideally situated in a fantastic location, with awesome … More
“Stunning views of Loch Ness in great comfort...”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Mor Carraig overlooking Loch Ness.
The views are truly stunning, and we enjoyed spending time in the large comfortable conservatory admiring the breath… More
Reviewed 23 Mar 2014
I stayed in Mor Carraig along with 3 other adults for 4 nights. Renting this cottage was like having your cake & eating it. Even after reading the other positive reviews, I was still pleasantly surpr… More
“Beautiful home in peaceful setting” Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks straight from the ho
“Absolutely beautiful cottage to spend a holiday!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
This cottage is a stunning place to have a holiday.
It had a real home from home feel with everything in the cottage one would need.
Harry the Golden Retriever enjoyed it too having so much space to… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
This cottage is a gardeners delight,not only is it furnished and equipped to a high standard,it is exactly what the description of it says.It is a magical experience to stay there and it is close to t… More
“A November break”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
I and my family enjoyed a marvelous few days based at Breakers Sound. What a perfect retreat with all the comforts of home and more. The weather was not great so we enjoyed the use of the log stove. E… More
“family break” lovely and clean
some nice touches including a bottle of wine, some milk, tea, coffee & sugar, and blackcurrant for the children upon arrival
friendly face to meet both at arrival and departure
located exactly where required for our b
From start to finish this was a most pleasant experience. In the caravan, everything had been thought of even down to washing up liquid, tea, coffee and sugar. The site was also excellent and a small … More
“Quiet, peaceful and cosy”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
We have stayed on Hayling Island many years in different types of accommodation, but this static caravan was one of the best. The caravan was warm, cosy and welcoming. The welcome pack of tea, coffee … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
Met by Sue who allowed us in early. Caravan was clean with everything we needed and with addition of some sparkling wine for the adults and squash for the kids and milk, tea coffee etc. Everything was… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again next year
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n
“An ideal base for a seaside holiday” Our stay at the Sands was just a delight from start to finish. Anna and Amanda were very helpful with getting settled. The property itself is well-appointed and spacious, with stylish furnishings and up-to-date app
“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