Holiday cottages and apartments in Great Britain

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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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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Minchinhampton holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Minchinhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
country views, romantic break Cotswolds, honeymoon Cotswolds,walking holiday Cotswolds, Brimscombe, Stroud, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Tetbury, Badminton Horse trials, Gatcombe Eventing, Cheltenham Gold Cup, vacation gloucestershire  …see more

from £114 / night

£650 - £999 / week

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from £114 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lindale

Lake District / Lindale

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely bolt hole” Hidden in a small village (Lindale) is a veritable retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every need is catered for with a kitchen and cosy lounge easily warmed by a lovely wood burner. For those needing more modern comfor  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Dunfermline

Fife / Dunfermline

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing away from it all break” My wife and I returned again to the wee hauf as it's a great place to relax. Excellent property with all mod cons including a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge now. Dunfermline within easy reach and plenty in town to  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £325 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Wiltshire / Corsham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“it had all that we expected plus more” Lovely place, roomy and clean, and with all that we needed. Peaceful, and with beautiful views. A car is helpful as it is a bit out of the way. Very easy to get to Bath, and other thing of interest that that you  …see more

from £140 / night

£690 - £878 / week

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from £140 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break. The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(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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from £129 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Super place!” Location good as walkable to beach and chain ferry. Four bathrooms made everything much easier for everyone!  …see more

from £217 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £217 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Luss

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Luss

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
200 years old cottage right next to loch lomond. Great for families, couples and outdoor lovers. 10 minutes walk away from the gorgerous village of luss and local shops. Quiet with private parking. Mountain and lake scenery, fresh air, peace and tranquility. Access to  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Amazing week, amazing apartment, amazing memories. The apartment was 5 star home from home, beach right on our doorstep will definitely be back.  …see more

from £120 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A newly renovated, period house located in Brockenhurst village, in the heart of the New Forest. Enjoy beautiful walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. The living room seats 8 and is equipped with a TV and DVD player. You can also sit and relax and keep watch out of  …see more

from £160 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £160 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Loch Melfort

Oban / Loch Melfort

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
CREAG-an-FHITHICH: enjoy a charming south facing Victorian house; modernised; retaining its original character, in a large fenced garden; stunning ever changing views over Loch Melfort to the isles. Sleeps upto 9, in 5 bedrooms. The sunsets are breath taking. TV; WiFi;&  …see more

from £126 / night

£561 - £1139 / week

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from £126 / 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

(94) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Trevone with golf nearby

Padstow / Trevone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking views as well as beautiful rooms” Me and my partner were looking for a relaxed Cornish getaway but wanted the privacy and comfort of an apartment rather than a B&B as well as a touch of modernity in quirky old Kernow. At Atlanta Apartment  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1175 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Cranhill with golf nearby

Stratford-upon-Avon / Cranhill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A warm welcome and cozy flat.” The warm welcome I received made me feel right at home. I knew the hosts were there if I needed them but they weren't intrusive. Being a single lady, it was nice to know they were just next door. The flat felt home-li  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful home from home by the sea” This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's comfortable, s  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1050 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cawsand

Cornwall / Cawsand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A sandy beach, rock pools and safe swimming are just a pebbles throw from the apartment.Totally refurbished,Beachway is positioned right in the heart of Cawsand and across from Cornwalls Coastal Path.  …see more

from £57 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £57 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Waldringfield

Woodbridge / Waldringfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD. IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and  …see more

from £57 / night

£320 - £660 / week

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from £57 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect spot with amazing views” I have already recommended this place to several friends, it is such a perfect place to stay. The views from the house are stunning and the large window area with plenty of seating and long, light evenings meant it was  …see more

from £125 / night

£690 - £1125 / week

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from £125 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(100) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Balloch

West Dunbartonshire / Balloch

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Car not necessary
“Just what we were looking for” A few quiet days away to ourselves is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is very clean and very well kitted out. We had no disturbances and felt very relaxed. The weather was pretty bad (but th  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £460 / week

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(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Best rental ever” If you could sum up everything that was excellent in all the places you visited, No 31 not only equalled them it managed to surpass even the very best. Host was friendly and all the little extras just kept coming. Whatever you needed  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £36 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time. The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Addingham

Ilkley / Addingham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly. Highly recomm  …see more

from £110 / night

£720 - £820 / week

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from £110 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Aldeburgh

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Very close to the beach in Aldeburgh. Recently refurbished and refitted this luxury bungalow has 3 large bedrooms one en suite and a fully tiled family shower room. Very comfortable furnishings, excellent fully fitted kitchen and all the other facilities you will need&l  …see more

from £130 / night

£880 - £1550 / week

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from £130 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Shanklin

Shanklin / Old Village

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Excellent” Our stay here was perfect,the apartment is of a very high quality with everything one needs to make the stay comfortable. It's a lovely old house which has been converted into very stylish apartments.It has a lovely raised decking area whic  …see more

from £60 / night

£340 - £625 / week

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(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Grange-over-Sands / Cartmel

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Suberb comfortable cottage in a great location” Bridgelands cottage is a cosy, comfortable home from home. Was spotlessly clean, all the rooms are a good size, there were 5 of us in total and plenty of room for all of us. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £850 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Burntisland with golf nearby

Fife / Burntisland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful Setting” A superb holiday, Easy to get to Edinburgh by train and also to Kirkcaldy. The views are fantastic The local hotel (The Sands) is very friendly and great for breakfast and evening meals.  …see more

from £63 / night

£499 - £620 / week

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from £63 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Lamlash holiday cottage accommodation

Isle of Arran / Lamlash

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Immaculate Cottage in Great Location” Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spacious with a g  …see more

from £102 / night

£435 - £665 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Carnon Downs

Truro / Carnon Downs

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic accommodation in an idyllic setting” Killiow Heights is a great location to explore both the north and south coast of Cornwall. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and easily catered for all our needs. Set in lovely gardens, it offere  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £602 / week

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(56) Excellent 

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Aberdeen holiday apartment rental

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous apartment” Excellent stay all round, very comfortable, beautifully furnished and decorated for Christmas. Richard was perfect host, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. He made such an effort to ensure everything was to our liking. W  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Norton St Philip holiday home rental

Bath / Norton St Philip

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge  …see more

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Central York holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co  …see more

from £95 / night

£510 - £575 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £475 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location” We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout.  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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