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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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(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Strontian

Lochaber / Strontian

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Ms” Cedar cottage was very nicely furnished, with everything you could possibly need. Once the heating was on the cottage warmed up nicely, however, it would have been nicer to arrive at a warm cottage on such a cold day. All in all we had a very nice
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from £74 / night

£440 - £595 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hamble holiday home rental

Hampshire / Hamble

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Amazing” Great location - comfortable luxury- Clean- would thoroughly recommend! Olivia was very welcoming. We took my Mum away on her first trip since my Dad passed away. We could not have wished for anywhere better.
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from £99 / night

£693 - £840 / week

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from £99 / night

(20) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

99

Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

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from £70 / night

£490 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic holiday home for our family break.” Fantastic holiday home, we stayed here 3 couples there is 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all done to a very high standard. We arrived in the afternoon and even tho it said check in at 5pm we were able to do 3p
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from £99 / night

£499 - £1248 / week

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(6) Average 

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Stuckton holiday log cabin rental

Fordingbridge / Stuckton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£449 - £1299 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
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from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Aldeburgh

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped cottage in excellent location” We greatly enjoyed our stay at 8A Hartington Road and would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage. Elaine was organised, communicative and helpful from initial enquiry right through the process. Th
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from £80 / night

£430 - £780 / week

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from £80 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“21 Caird Drive” Well equipped flat. Good location close to Byres Road. Easy to deal with landlord. Would recommend it.
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from £75 / night

£525 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

30

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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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“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
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from £90 / night

£440 - £520 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Southbourne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Truly Amazing!!” I stayed at Beach View with my extended family and 2 small children. We all had high expectations and Beach View certainly exceeded even those. We loved every bit of this family friendly, luxury accommodation from the amazing sea view
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from £330 / night

£1523 - £3800 / week

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from £330 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Truro

Truro District / Truro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Faultless” The perfect holiday cottage. A beautiful setting, comfortable, well equipped, quiet, we want to go back.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“What a find!” The bungalow was clean, spacious and perfectly positioned to explore the north coast of Cornwall. We had everything we needed for our stay and Paul couldn't have been more helpful. The scones on arrival were a fabulous touch! The
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from £65 / night

£390 - £950 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Arbroath holiday home rental

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a break” I stayed here on business rather than a holiday but had a great time nonetheless. The accommodation itself was spotless and was everything you could ask for was provided. The kitchen and bathroom are very modern and has ev
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from £74 / night

£370 - £680 / week

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from £74 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable ,well situated bungalow.” A small bungalow but with everything you would need. It was very warm with excellent central heating and a powerful fire. Very near the centre of Keswick and there was a fishshop and a grocer 2 minutes walk away.
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from £65 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Comfortable peaceful cottage” I visited Broadway with two friends on a garden and gallery getaway break! We found The Old Grocery clean, comfortable and located on a very quiet and pretty road. It was great to have the outside space as we were lucky
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from £134 / night

£629 - £800 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Really good” I can not speak highly enough about are stay. The hole family including the dogs had a great time. The local is second to none and the owners were lovely. We are looking forward to going back some day.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £795 / week

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Cornhill on Tweed holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Cornhill-on-Tweed

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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(3) Excellent 

30

Penrith holiday cottage rental

Eden District / Penrith

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“superb, Fantastic, Excellent” Lovely cosy cottage very comfortable, well equipped, A great base for exploring Cumbria Very helpful owner AAA+++
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from £75 / night

£325 - £495 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Salisbury

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Great self contained accommodation” Nice comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, friendly owner. Milk, egg and biscuits provided. One bedroom downstairs and other upstairs in the eaves, no door to this room but fine for us with small children. Plenty of dr
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from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Harwood Dale

Scarborough / Harwood Dale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Really enjoyable holiday” Stayed at Dalby cottage for one week with our two teenage daughters and really enjoyed our stay.The cottage was VERY clean & was a home from home with everything you would need. The area was very peaceful the views were stun
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from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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(11) Average 

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Holiday log cabin in Neath

Neath / Neath

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Idyllic” Cannot recommend Pine Lodge highly enough. Immaculate, attention to detail, perfectly appointed, spotless, excellent wifi connection, close to town yet far enough away to feel elsewhere. My children and myself are so content.
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from £80 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A brilliant first family holiday” What a great first family holiday for me my other half and our 3 year old daughter. Great accommodation very clean and we'll looked after, the whole complex is clean and welcoming. We enjoyed use of the on site pool t
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from £50 / night

£320 - £595 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Camber

Rye / Camber

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing” Never write reviews but we booked the ark for a surprise birthday weekend for my mums 60th birthday. There was plenty of rooms which catered for all our needs. A great place to spend quality time with family
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from £330 / night

£1750 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
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from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Presteigne

Powys / Presteigne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£328 - £850 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £187 / night

£1073 - £2662 / week

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from £187 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Bexhill-on-Sea

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, house perfect size for our family get together” The house is in a great location in a road which runs parallel to the sea front and there is a park opposite with both play equipment for the children and exercise equipment for the adult
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from £180 / night

£1270 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Kent / Dymchurch

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £63 / night

£441 - £1091 / week

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from £63 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Well equipped. Hidden away. Lawn shaded from weather from all directions except south. Cosy. Beautiful place in a beautiful place.
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from £90 / night

£450 - £1960 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£220 - £260 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Wick

Caithness and Sutherland / Wick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£440 - £657 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £85 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Home rental in Chichester

West Sussex / Chichester

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful location” We stayed at this property for a 70th birthday surprise and had a great time as there was plenty of room for a 9 adult, 2 children party. The big dining table was excellent for a good party spread and there was plenty of crockery to
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from £272 / night

£1900 - £2600 / week

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from £272 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place!” Our holiday was great! The location is absolutely beautiful, the house comfortable and well kitted for even small babies. Our son had an amazing time on the tractor outside and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming. We visited Longle
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from £145 / night

£650 - £1153 / week

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from £145 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Birthday weekend away” Excellent weekend break away for my girlfriends birthday. Great house with everything you need in the center of town. Will definitely stay here again.
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from £115 / night

£675 - £850 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great week at Rowan Cottage” Just had a great week at Rowan Cottage. Lovely quiet peaceful area with brilliant surrounding walks which kept the dogs very happy. Made to feel very welcome by Janet the owner including a wee dram, fresh eggs from her chi
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from £85 / night

£385 - £620 / week

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(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Woolacombe

Devon / Woolacombe

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£466 - £827 / week

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