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.
“Fabulous” Great location, great apartment. has everything you need even doen to shoe polish!!!
Douggie the concierge was most helpful.
Very central, in a nice leafy suburb.
Would not hesitate to book these apartments again.
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to
Welcomed by Nadine and a beautiful bottle of Shrophire champagne from Wroxeter Roman Vineyard it was a fantastic start to a wonderful honeymoon.
A self contained, relaxing oasis based in lovely count… More
“Fantastic holiday let” A really wonderful stay in a very comfortable and spacious bungalow. It has everything you can possibly need. I have never stayed in a place that was so well stocked! Truly a home from home
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 cl… More
“Clean, comfortable, welcoming and surrounded by charm!” We really enjoyed our time at Snowdrop cottage, we were welcomed into a charming, and very clean cottage and I was surprised by how well equipped it was. Everything we needed from a cot (for our
My wife,myself and our dog Rosie have just returned from a week spent at Snowdrop cottage.We found the cottage to be perfectly equipped with everything you would need for a week away,the enclosed gar… More
“Peaceful, private, great setting.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014
The ideal place for that tranquil holiday. Plenty of space. Dog friendly too. Great pub meals at either of the 2 dog friendly pubs, A riverside walk takes you to the pubs.… More
“Wonderful location from which to explore Exmoor and the adjoining coast”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2014
This is our third stay at this lovely farm close to Exford. The two of us find Snowdrop Cottage, charming, immaculate, well equipped, and ideal for self catering if required, but there are at least … More
“Really nice place to stay” Denis and Ruth they know how to treat you. Excellent place to stay out of Cambridge, the house is nice and you got every confort needed..., lovely garden outside.
It worth to try!
An excellent stay :the house is very comfortable and very clean, the environment beautiful (un delicious garden !) and shops are not far away.The owners' reception was very cordial.… More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
What a beautiful property.
We absolutely loved every minute of our stay - Denis and Ruth have got it off to a fine art.
Charming furniture and quality towels and bed linens made for a very comfo… More
“Lovely little cottage, perfect for our needs”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Great little cottage on the outskirts of Cambridge. We only required one night stay (for a friend's wedding in the city) and were very pleased that the owners of this cottage were able to accomodate … More
“Marvellous, clean, tidy, quiet, loved it.” Lovely stay, great for the children to have a lovely private garden. Nice roomy, comfortable bungalow in superb condition. The butter, cake and prossecco on arrival was an added bonus.
“Everything you need for a tranquil holiday with local amenities a stone's throw away.” Absolutely fantastic location for a holiday. The cottage is directly on the edge of the Firth of Forth with breathtaking views across the water towards Edinburgh. A
We had a wonderful stay at Seaside Cottage with our dog, Benji. To open the curtains in the morning and see the sunrise was breathtaking. Super walks along the beach and many friendly chats with the… More
Reviewed 28 Oct 2012
What a fab week had by all, the welcoming pack was superb ( the dogs enjoyed there treats), the cottage is well equiped, lots of good walks (for the dogs) beautiful views from every window, so close t… More
“Charming cottage in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2012
Had a wonderful stay in Seaside cottage with my elderly parents for a week. We had to tear ourselves away from the views which each window gave to explore the surrounding area. Located near and overlo… More
“Great house, fab location - would recommend Ty Haf” Spacious, clean, well-equipped property in a quiet location, close to shops and restaurants. A lot of house for the money. A great welcome and an enjoyable stay.
The hospitality, the location, the layout, the facilities, it was like coming home every evening. Had a wonderful stay in Taffs Well, Rob and Jo are so welcoming and accommodating, nothing was a prob… More
“superb holiday escape a real gem!!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
we had an amazing stay at the railway cottage ,couldnt have wished for a better place to holiday ,well kitted out didnt want for anything and the owners Rob and Jo were lovely people
highly reccome… More
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
The stay in the Railway Cottage in Taffs Well was superb! The apartment was very tidy, clean and cozy. Thanks to Rob and his nice family, our holiday was top class from first day on. They live next do… More
“Fabulous holiday home” We enjoyed a great week in this property. The house had everything you could want for a family holiday.It was spacious with good sized bedrooms,lovely kitchen which we spent many hours hanging out in listening to the CD collecti
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at Veor Road. The home was perfect for our family of four (two boys age 6 & 3) - a bedroom each and stacks of living space. There were DVDs and games galo… More
“Comfortable, spacious, convenient, value for money”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
There were 6 adults and a toddler for 1 week in July. We picked the bungalow based on the reviews, space and location. It didn't disappoint. There were 3 good sized double bedrooms and a single room. … More
“Amazing!” My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the big size of the area around us we didn't
In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however … More
“Perfect relaxing long weekend”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
The lodge was perfect for a quick escape out of London, being only an hour from Victoria station and walk-able on the other end we didn't any transport. We couldn't get over the idyllic setting just 5… More
“Gorgeous property in fantastic setting, perfect for getaway.” The cottage was quite hard to find in foggy, icy weather but lovely and cosy once inside. The under floor heating is a treat as are the large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. All in all a
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
“Lovely weekend” We had a lovely long weekend. The lodge was very clean, is in a great location, has plenty of games/toys for the kids and a well equipped kitchen. Everyone loved watching the watersports from the decking. Thank you Sarah.
We stayed a week in this place with kids and grand child. It was plenty of room for all 6 of us during the day even with suitcases in living room, as bedroom 2 and 3 are so small that there is no room… More
“Beautiful, sunny stay!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
A huge thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was beautifully presented and very clean and tidy. It is situated in the perfect position on the lake side to enjoy the sunshine from mornin… More
thank you for your lovely review. So glad theweather was fab for you.
“Very relaxing short break”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
Great stay and the owners were very flexible with the dates that we wanted to stay. The booking process was first class with plenty of communication and this was matched by the cleanliness and quality… More
Thank you so much for reviewing our property.
We hope to see you again one day.
“Excellent accommodation ideally situated” Great house, very spacious and comfortable. Well equipped. Garden just right for dogs. Truly secure and nothing they could get up to mischief with. Lovely views from decking. Ideal next to shop and short walk
We all had a great time at the Crows Nest. Spacious and well equipped home, very clean and wonderful sea views. Penally and Tenby offer many attractions for all the family, that is why we have been c… More
“A perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Tenby and our holiday home contributed enormously to that. It is beautifully furnished and comfortable in every way with all the amenities you could wish for inc… More
Thanks so much for your review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad you had a nice time. We are glad you enjoyed the BBQ and had a relaxing time. Hope to see you again soon
“Excellent accomodation” Coopers Cottage is ideal for a great bolt hole. We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine to help celebrate our anniversary, which was a lovely touch. The cottage is beautiful, with lots of original features, and very cosy
“Celebrating a 30th birthday” We booked Drumalban to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. We wanted somewhere that we could be together as a family as her birthday is on Christmas Day and it's a difficult time to get everyone together.
What a place
We (and our two furry/hairy 'babies') have just spent a wonderful week at Drumalban. We knew the moment we came down the secluded driveway, which opened up to expose the most spectacular and uninterr… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban, we really appreciate this, as your comments help future guests to get a true picture of the house and area. If you should choose to holiday in Ardfern again we would love to welcome you back - there are plenty of walks left for yourselves and the "boys" to enjoy!
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
Just back from a week at Drumalban. We adored the open plan layout of the house with it's Scandinavain influences, it was very clean and well presented thoughout but not too precious that you could no… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated and helps our future guests get a feel for Drumalban and all it offers. I'm glad the dogs enjoyed the garden, I wonder if you saw the roe deer that regularly visit? Should you choose to holiday in Argyll again we would be delighted to welcome you back.
“If you're going to Scotland, this is the place to stay!!”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Drumalban. What a place!! We went with a group of friends for Christmas and had the best time. Kirsty made everything easy from beginning to end. The place is better in real life than the pictures (wh… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban - we really appreciate this and if you should choose to holiday on the west coast of Scotland again we would love to welcome you back. We know you enjoyed your Christmas barbecuing and might like to know that we know that we replaced the original one this year with a new "super-sized" one! We liked the idea that you could barbecue outside and then dine in front of the roaring log fire in December!!
“Loved it. Genuinley miss the views.” Myself and my girlfriend stayed a week in Birch Lodge for our first proper holiday together which was a much needed getaway. We had a great stay and would definitely love to stay again. It is located in a great loc
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up
We have just had four nights stay at this holiday home.....everything you need in this property ...spotlessly clean ....very comfortable and peaceful....stunning position with views from front windows… More
I am glad that you found our "home from home" in Scotland so enjoyable, I look forward to you being able to stay longer next time.
“Mr & Mrs Thomas” Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the doorstep. Good night's sleep due to go
Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep.… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot
I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners ar… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your break at The Coach House! Many thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi
When I was a child my family always had our summer holidays in Whitby. In my adult life, it was many years until I went back and now I can't imagine going on holiday anywhere else. I have stayed in ot… More
Great review, and a repeat booking from this guest. We always aim to keep our standards high
“Great location with fantastic views”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2011
Excellent value accommodation right on the bank of the River Esk. Lovely balcony overlooking the river, well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. Make sure you take some bread to feed the ducks who … More
Once again, lovely to hear such glowing reviews, many of our guests stay with us again which is always great to see
“A truly great location and roomy accomodation!”
Reviewed 30 May 2011
My family of 4 including 2 teenagers stayed for 2 weeks at the property just in time for all of the dafodils to bloom. We live in Canada and are used to large rooms so we were looking for a spot that… More
Great to have such a glowing review, we always aim to keep our standards high and enjoy hearing that we have helped people have wonderful holiday
I would like to thank Doreen for a lovely stay the cabin was absolutely immaculate and very friendly we stayed for 10 nights in this beautiful location looking out at the lock also very handy hotel/… More
Thank you for your lovely comments I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next year.
“Stunning location” Great wee cottage in a gorgeous location.
Has everything you need for a break away with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
We visited for the nearby Dark Sky park but found that we didn't need to leave the village f
We stayed at lavender cottage for 10 days and i must say as holidays go this was great.
bob and his wife are great and so helpful too.I cannot say enough how much i enjoyed this break.Carsphairn is a… More
“Absolutely gorgeous place”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We booked this trip at the last minute. Bob and his family were so friendly and their hospitality was first class. The cottage was spotless and could not fault it in any way. We all loved the coal/log… More
“Wonderful holiday home” We stayed at Rosa Cottage for a week in March, and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is furnished to a high standard with a tasteful and original look.
The kitchen is well equipped, and we had some wonderful evenings aroun
Outstanding all round throughout the whole process. From booking to checkout. Great house. Great vibe. Very very happy and will book again.
Superbly appointed throughout.… More
“Lovely cottage on Portland”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2014
We stayed at Rosa Cottage for a week in July, and had a wonderful time. The cottage is spacious and beautifully furnished, and in an ideal location to explore Portland. Only a couple of minutes walk t… More
“Excellent holiday home, great value for money!”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
Had a really comfortable stay at Rosa Cottage, brilliantly located to visit the Dorset coastline and lovely beach walks five minutes from the front door.… More
“Will return” This a lovely bright, light, modern apartment, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Its right on Porth beach, you can lie in bed listening to the waves. Parking spaces are a bit tight so I wouldn't like to go in a huge 4x4. I would be more
“Beautiful beach apartment, immaculately presented and perfect for family”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Stayed with my husband and 20 month old daughter and will definitely be back. The apartment is immaculate, modern and includes everything you could need for self-catering (great kitchen crockery, pots… More
“Amazing location on the beach, fantastic appartment, perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
The property is immaculately presented and superbly furninshed with everything you could need - it really does feel like a home away from home. We travelled with 2 young children (2 & 6yrs), and the … More
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
Despite traditionally British half-term weather, we have just returned from a very restful week staying in Coast 1.
On arrival the apartment was absolutely immaculate. All the fixtures, fittings… More
“A lovely character cottage in a friendly village”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My husband, myself and my sister had a relaxing week in this cottage. It was cosy but open spaced with good light, and had flexible space. Wood was available for an open fire if needed, and satellit… More
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n
Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore!… More
“This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that… More
“Brown Bread Delight” Brown Bread cottage and hosts Crista and Andre are a brilliant combination. They have thought of everything to make your stay in their very well equipped cosy cottage. Well placed for a 1 mile field path walk to the hospitable Eda
Had a wonderful few days staying in Brown Bread Cottage, Edale. Arrived to a very clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage, with tea, coffee, biscuits thoughtfully provided... Very beaut… More
Thank you for visiting us, it was lovely to meet you. I hope that you will return soon
“Appealing cottage in lovely location”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
This single storey cottage is bright and modern, very clean and well equipped and warm and comfortable. There are fantastic walks directly from it, so no need to get in the car. Crista and Andre , the… More
Thanks, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time.