Holiday cottages and apartments in Great Britain

Great British breaks (24800)

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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(33) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing retreat” A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage, everything you need is provided for, we will definitely be returning!  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Mallaig

Lochaber / Mallaig

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
Callakille has stunning views of the working harbour of mallaig with fishing boats and ferries and looking over to Eigg,Rum,and Skye. You can take a water taxi over to knoydart to the remotest pub in britain (THE OLD FORGE ) plus you can take a ferry over to the Isle  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved the toys and running around in the garden.  …see more

from £100 / night

£545 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Falkland

Fife / Falkland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great holiday in a scenic area and wonderful stay in a warm and cosy house” Falkland is a very scenic, touristic place, with nice people, crafty shops, restaurants, tearooms and a great pub. For everyone of our family ( aged 19- 57) the best place to  …see more

from £129 / night

£699 - £899 / week

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from £129 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Dolgellau

Snowdonia National Park / Dolgellau

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“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 -  …see more

from £180 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Cardiff holiday apartment rental

South Wales / Cardiff

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from home” 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 problem. If anyone wants to spend time  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Home rental in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect cosy cottage in the centre of Ludlow.” Lavender Cottage had all the facilities required to ensure a comfortable stay. The cottage was clean and all the arrangements in place worked without a hitch. It was cosy and warm which was essential fo  …see more

from £90 / night

£420 - £450 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brentor

Devon / Brentor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Cottage” Such a lovely Cottage in a great location. Cottage equipped with everything you could need. Lovely beds, bedding and furniture. 4* standard. Cream tea on arrival was lovely. Would highly recommend. Will be back again.  …see more

from £75 / night

£399 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Jaywick Sands holiday cottage rental

Clacton-on-Sea / Jaywick Sands

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Seaside Cottage is located at the far west of Clacton on Sea, a two minute walk from Jaywick Sands beach and a five minute drive from the main Clacton resort centre. This cosy cottage provides modern, comfortable accommodation in which to relax and unwind with long w  …see more

from £26 / night

£179 - £304 / week

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from £26 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £75 / 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

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Bungalow rental in Dounby

Mainland / Dounby

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Charming little cottage ideally situated in the countryside, superb base for exploring all that Orkney has to offer. Only a short distance from many Neolithic sites such as Skara Brae, Maeshowe, The Ring of Brodgar and the Broch of Birsay. Free fishing lochs only minu  …see more

from £70 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Little Bavington holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Little Bavington

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely loved the Bothy. Peaceful and charming. Everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday. Lovely bottle of wine from the owners Keith and Christine, which was a nice touch. Will definitely go again.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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St Breward holiday bungalow rental

Bodmin / St Breward

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
4* GOLD Visit Britain Accreditation for Self Catering, Family Friendly, Cycling Friendly, Walking Friendly and Dog friendly. April and May 2016 only - Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday breaks available - contact owner for prices Surrounded by countryside and on  …see more

from £81 / night

£350 - £1352 / week

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from £81 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Grantham holiday townhouse rental

Lincolnshire / Grantham

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Luxuriously Lovely Lavender House” What a lovely plave to stay!! The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms were all kitted out with lovely bedding and each room had it's own individual touches. We went there as a family of 6,  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday private room in Kingston upon Thames

Greater London / Kingston upon Thames

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Hopefully my good reviews have brought you here, welcome! Clean and modern double room with your own bathroom (shower and bath) in my two bedroom apartment (I have the other room) *Private bathroom with shower * floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobes *parking available *  …see more

from £68 / night

£420 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood holiday cottage let

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage. However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past. She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them.. So if you have a dog th  …see more

from £55 / night

£337 - £395 / week

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from £55 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Settle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent - home form home, great location, hot tub fab” Went to Victoria cottage with my wife for a weeks break, first visit and we'll be back. Lovely, clean high standard cottage, with everything you need in the kitchen. Hot tub is fantastic a  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £160 / night

£500 - £1343 / week

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from £160 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tranquil location with lots of space” We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Cottage. Nigel and Wendy made everything perfect and we wanted for nothing, even providing us with yummy duck eggs! The views from the conservatory are beautiful and we spent a go  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Burley

Ringwood / Burley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ramblers is a beautiful semi detached 1920s cottage in a fantastic location looking out into the open forest. Renovated in 2014 to a high standard and located near Burley which is arguably one of the most beautiful villages in the New Forest. There is plenty to do in  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kinlochbervie holiday cottage rental

Kinlochbervie / Sheigra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Will definately be back” Walking down to the beach and walking up the old road at the back of the cottage was absolutely splendid and scenery spectacular, as a person who usually gets by on 4-5hrs sleep I found when I was there, I surprisingly was sle  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home accommodation

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy peaceful home in easy reach of town and mountains” My friend and I had a lovely, well needed, short stay here in May. The house has everything you need... a woodburner, TV/DVD and plenty of books for cosy evenings in, comfy beds, big kitchen and  …see more

from £75 / night

£265 - £665 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Bridlington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Spotlessly clean chalet with everything you need for a comfortable stay.ideally located for the beach and all local attractions.lovely fenced off little garden if your taking a dog or have young children.the welcome pack was so thoughtful a  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £500 / week

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from £40 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1185 / week

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from £145 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Place of Dreams” We booked the cottage for the first week in january for well deserved post christmas break and wat a break we had !! The cottage 'Ty Isaf' has a magical quality to it. It felt a little like steppting into the wardrobe in narnia.  …see more

from £39 / night

£278 - £599 / week

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from £39 / 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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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunn  …see more

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing holiday rental - everything you could possibly need is here” The cottage was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. It was just amazing. We will definitely be back. It is a great place for a large family. We hired 2 next door  …see more

from £129 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £122 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Wasdale Head

Wasdale Head / Wasdale Head

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“What a wonderful place!” We stayed at the seatalion apartment this week. We have only been to the lake district a fee timed over the past couple of years but we have fallen in love with the place. The apartment is beautiful with everything you need an  …see more

from £72 / night

£335 - £515 / week

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from £72 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Whitby holiday cottage rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate” A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the riv  …see more

from £100 / night

£575 - £750 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Refreshing change,a home from home” just come back from a short break at Beaches. Myself,daughter and grand daughter were visiting my Mum. The bungalow was very clean and fresh which made such a change from usually having to clean as soon as you open  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £60 / night