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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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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
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from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Badgers End Cottage” Had a relaxing break at the cottage. A pretty cottage in a lovely area. Everything you need is supplied and the owners are friendly and welcoming, with great ideas of places that are worth visiting. Bryan the dog had endless fun i
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from £79 / night

£424 - £630 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home letting in Loweswater

Cumbria / Loweswater

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Couldn't fault it!” Had a lovely stay at The Place over New Year with friends. The cottage is gorgeous and cosy. It is so well equipped I'm not sure what more you could ask for - the owners have gone above and beyond what would usually be expected fro
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from £199 / night

£1715 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful house” We had a fabulous stay! This is really beautiful accommodation. It is very warm and comfortable with all the faculties you need. Each room is very spacious and very tastefully decorated. The views of the sea from both upstairs and dow
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from £295 / night

£1800 - £6000 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful . The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
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from £88 / night

£498 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic find.” Fantastic home from home. Super warm welcome on arrival and a lovely welcome food basket. Everyone had a great time and were really happy with the house, we were age ranged from 11-68. Ticked all the boxes, plenty space for us all.
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from £150 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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(15) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Silverdale

Lake District / Silverdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful stay” A wonderfully quiet location with country views and comfortable lounge and bed. Ideal for a few nights away with walks on the doorstep.
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from £65 / night

£450 - £570 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Fistral Beach holiday townhouse rental

Newquay / Fistral Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, great house” Great holiday in this house, second time we have stayed. We had a issue with the WiFi and unfortunately I'd had to take work with me, Neil (owner) came down the following day with a new router. Great service, good for 3 co
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from £100 / night

£359 - £1449 / week

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Home rental in Shotts

North Lanarkshire / Shotts

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

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Poole Harbour holiday townhouse rental

Poole / Poole Harbour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£707 - £1376 / week

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from £165 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
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from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Chichester

West Sussex / Chichester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous lodge with great views” We have just returned from a 10 day stay in this fabulous lodge. Lodge is located next to the lake with stunning views. Lodge is very clean and everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided. We cannot commen
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from £120 / night

£798 - £1120 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely stunning area and views” The cottage was excellent and could not be faulted. For a group of mountaineers, more used to staying at climbing huts, the extra space made so much difference and having TV, a Jacuzzi and internet made it a real
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from £150 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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(47) 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
“I love this place” the weather was not as kind to us this time but that does not stop us enjoying the peace and tranquility. The house as always has everything we need and the woodburner in the lounge gives a wonderful sense of well being at the end o
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from £100 / night

£595 - £975 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Thornton Rust

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Thornton Rust

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Good base for exploring Wensleydale.” Comfortable but not spacious accommodation. Very helpful owners. Suggest better lights for reading in the Lounge.
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from £120 / night

£265 - £450 / week

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(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
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from £150 / night

£620 - £1000 / week

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Lytham St Anne's holiday home rental

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£425 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Property for multi generational holiday” This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun did sh
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from £120 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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(17) 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
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour” Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blown away with
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from £350 / night

£1960 / week

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from £350 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“a very comfortable cottage” Spent 3 days at Rowan cottage and found it delightful. The cottage is very well-equipped and very comfortable. Sitting in the garden was a particular pleasure
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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(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
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from £129 / night

£799 - £899 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Wath

Ripon / Wath

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Attractive,tasteful,spacious apartment in quiet village of Wath” The apartment is part of an old building.The rooms are large and comfortable with plenty of space.The heating was good and we were very cosy.The owner is obviously artistic as the décor
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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£270 - £440 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Beauly

Scottish Highlands / Beauly

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Badachro

Gairloch / Badachro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent” Would just say that we could hear noise from upstairs from time to time. Also wifi wasn't too good. Only worked in certain parts of the flat and was intermittent.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £470 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Ski lodge to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1350 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Durham holiday cottage rental

Durham / Durham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Cottage & area” Me, my parents & my partner stayed at Huckleberry cottage for 3 nights at the end of March & were so impressed. The cottage itself is situated in a secluded area but just a short stroll to the Black Horse pub. It was immacu
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from £85 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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(37) 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
“Perfect! Idyllic!” I loved this little thatched cottage and didn't want to leave. The garden is so pretty and the house is all you could need for a relaxing holiday. I will definitely stay again. CorfeCastld village is just a perfect retreat, so pict
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from £85 / night

£495 - £745 / week

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Nant Peris holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Nant Peris

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£544 - £580 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Ventnor holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Delighted” What a great find. Originally I had booked to stay at Seawinds in Gurnard but received a call 3 weeks before our holiday to say the owner had double booked. I chose plum cottage at short notice; I wouldn't usually have picked it as I lik
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from £110 / night

£700 - £1090 / week

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from £110 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Andover

Hampshire / Andover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Luxury and relaxing in the country” This was our second visit to Maples Barn and we enjoyed it just like the first. We found some new additions to the property that just reaffirmed the owners attention to detail. A very high standard of accommodation
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from £97 / night

£455 - £750 / week

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Holiday lodge in St Leonards-on-Sea

Hastings / St Leonards-on-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£245 - £600 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Marden holiday studio rental

Kent / Marden

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cozy apartment - great if travelling with a pet!” Very comfortable and well-appointed annex. Compact but has everything necessary for a very pleasant stay. The private garden and views over the countryside were very peaceful and lovely. Angie and C
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from £55 / night

£315 / week

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(50) Excellent 

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Porth holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely week at Coast 1” Lovely accommodation with a wonderful location. Thoroughly enjoyed the week and hope to book again soon. Owner communicates rapidly and tries to help with any query or request. Fabulous!
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from £85 / night

£509 - £1400 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £123 / night

£760 - £950 / week

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from £123 / night

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