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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

(26) Excellent 

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Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“A nice & cosy hide out away from it all.” Wendy have gone an extra mile to keep her guests very comfortable and I 'm sure this cottage will be a success for her  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This charming wee renovated barn 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 families,  …see more

from £38 / night

£220 - £320 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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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Holiday apartment in Kirkcaldy

Fife / Kirkcaldy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Family Break” Excellently positioned apartment for exploring Fife. Irene and Mark were fantastic from first contact untill after arrival. The apartment has everything a family would require and the pool table was especially appreciated by my two boys  …see more

from £78 / night

£491 - £679 / week

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from £78 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there  …see more

from £225 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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from £225 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / 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

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” The cottage was very clean and furnished to a very high standard. Everything was provided for a very comfortable stay. Evenlode is surrounded by lovely countryside and quiet roads, ideal for walking and cycling. We had a very pleasant  …see more

from £92 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £92 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Birmingham

West Midlands / Birmingham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely, well situated 2 bedroom flat” Great flat, 2 large bedrooms, one bathroom with bath/shower and communal kitchen living room. We stayed for 10 weeks whilst working in the area and were very pleased. Dishwasher and washing machine were very usefu  …see more

from £75 / night

£469 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Gulval holiday cottage rental

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Nice cottage” We spent 3 nights in this well equipped cottage. The owner gave Us easy directions to the property and made us feel very welcome , with lovely flowers, chocolates, tea, coffeee, milk and biscuits, which was a lovely touch, so we could  …see more

from £50 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £50 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Home rental in Matlock with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Matlock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Highfield Peak District in the town of Matlock offers unique group self catering with six bedroom, three reception room accommodation in luxury surroundings, occupying an exceptional south-facing position with breath taking views towards historic Riber Castle, overlook  …see more

from £412 / night

£2290 - £3640 / week

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from £412 / night

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Holiday home rental

Somerset / Midsomer Norton

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Midsomer House is a beautiful Manor House built in the Victorian era (1840). It is a very large property, boasting 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets. It is perfectly situated in the Heart of the South West and is only a 20-30 minute drive from the centre of Bath a  …see more

from £320 / night

£2000 - £2560 / week

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from £320 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday townhouse rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Tower Bridge

1 10 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...). Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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West Meon holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / West Meon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Delightful stay at The Stables West Meon” Warm and comfortable with lots of thoughtful, elegant touches - I loved this place. The Wills made me feel very welcome. The sense of space inside and the beautiful window on to the Hampshire countryside in al  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Castle Douglas

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Amazing” What a place to stay, we have just got back from a weekend away at the hideaway and thought it was the best , an amazing log cabin with evrything you need soo clean tidy and smart and snug , the owners always on hand to sort you out with anyt  …see more

from £50 / night

£380 / week

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from £50 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stylish, Unique Rental in Picturesque Setting!” We stayed here with a large group of friends celebrating a reunion and it was a wonderful weekend! the interior of the building is very chic and carefully designed, with a great eye for detail. We spent  …see more

from £250 / night

£2365 - £5895 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Shoreham-by-Sea holiday home rental

Shoreham-by-Sea / Shoreham Beach

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Front House” Superb modern property right on the beach. Plenty of accommodation for ten adults with four double rooms on the ground floor and a master bedroom suite on the top floor. The open plan middle floor opens onto a balcony and has a st  …see more

from £364 / night

£2554 - £3000 / week

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from £364 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Penthouse is at the heart of historic Bath, with views over the City to the countryside beyond. Situated at the top (3rd floor) of an imposing Georgian, building this apartment is styled to combine contemporary living with comfort and convenience. Both The Penthouse  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 - £1600 / week

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from £225 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Clifton holiday cottage rental

York / Clifton

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Great family get together” Ten of our family, all ages got together for the February break, and it was fabulous. The house was so welcoming and warm. The home made cake was a lovely touch. A couple of mile walk along the river took us into York and be  …see more

from £185 / night

£1100 - £1300 / week

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from £185 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Trevone

Padstow / Trevone

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant in every respect.” we stayed a as a party of 10 in Sintra from 16th August 2014 for 1 week. The house was extremely comfortable. We have never been able to sleep in our unfamiliar holiday bed on the first night, however this was not a pro  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 - £999999 / week

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(7) Average 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in St Osyth

Clacton-on-Sea / St Osyth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
**CARAVAN TO RENT IN CLACTON** (Short or long stays welcome) Excellent price *** Three bedroom caravan that sleeps 8 ,also with a double pull out sofa bed in the sitting room,from only £39 pound a night in March and April or £200 a week. From May till Octo  …see more

from £29 / night

£250 - £381 / week

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from £29 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“From one cleaner to another.... tops marks!” We rented this property on another visit to the Isle of Skye for a local friend's wedding after finding all the hotels and inn's full but one man's loss is another man's gain as they say as we hit the jackp  …see more

from £200 / night

£675 - £900 / week

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from £200 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Situated in the heart of historic St Andrews with its numerous golf courses, university, wonderful beaches and coastal walks. This newly renovated apartment is on the second floor of traditional Victorian terrace. The apartment has been refurbished to a very high order  …see more

from £105 / night

£455 - £805 / week

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from £105 / night

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Nottingham holiday apartment rental

Nottinghamshire / Nottingham

2 10 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
WELCOME HOME !! PTK LUXURY APARTMENTS offers sophisticated amenities and luxury properties in famous LITMUS BUILDING located on 7th floor in the City Centre of Nottingham. This bright and very spacious corner unit 2 bedroom apartment with 2 full bathrooms is ideally lo  …see more

from £105 / night

£900 - £1950 / week

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from £105 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Worcestershire / Bretforton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
Peaceful Cotswold countryside apartment for 2 with great rural views, close to Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stratford upon Avon. Superkingsize bed. ensuite bathroom; patio with sitting-out area, furniture and BBQ. Extensive grounds to enjoy.  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Apartment” Myself and 15 friends descended on Brighton for my 25th birthday and had the most fantastic weekend. The apartment really does have the wow factor and is beautifully furnished, the bedrooms and bathrooms are functional yet comfort  …see more

from £300 / night

£2200 - £5500 / week

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from £300 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Garboldisham

Diss / Garboldisham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed in Brambles 29 November to 6 December 2016 just myself and my partner and our 19 month old son. Initially we had to change the dates of our trip due to a family bereavement and Leigh was so understanding and helped us to  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £615 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Newcastle Emlyn holiday chalet rental

Carmarthenshire / Newcastle Emlyn

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Ms” Wonderful relaxing place to stay. We took our dog on her first holiday too !! Close to new castle Emlyn and not too far further for beach trip.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £685 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Alice's Loft is a self contained cottage in the garden of my thatch Cottage, in the pretty cotswold village of Stretton on Fosse, in Warwickshire but was once in Gloucestershire, so just over the border. There are lovely walks from the cottage and the village pub  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Millendreath

Looe / Millendreath

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+
“Excellent!!” Myself and my partner stayed at the sea view hillside villa and what an amazing time we had. The villa is perfect, all mod cons and so comfortable and stylish. It's positioned in a small bay and the views out to the sea are amazing, as ar  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £520 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Grasmere

Lake District / Grasmere

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
About this Apartment Situated on the first floor directly above Greens Cafe, Rattlestones Apartment is the ideal base for a relaxing getaway to The Lake District, and offers comfortable, well- equipped accommodation in a convenient location. Inside The interior of this  …see more

from £128 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cabin” Cabin is lovely no complaints only thing was we felt that the cabin doesn't comfortably sleep 7 adults, as a group of 6 girls we would look for something slightly bigger next time, felt the sofa bed wasn't the best didn't seem to sturdy  …see more

from £69 / night

£308 - £770 / week

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from £69 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Limehouse

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
The studio is completely private, but we are on hand to help you get the most out of your stay in London. The location is central - and we are well served by public transport.... the DLR, the Jubilee line, buses and Water taxies., .The river Thames is across the road.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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(30) 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  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £90 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Edmonton

Wadebridge / Edmonton

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Blue Moon touring Caravan in very good condition with all amenities including Wifi. Has 5 beds but will only take 4 people max (2 adults 2 children). Blue Moon has 2 double beds, 2 singles and a bunk bed, only suitable for a child. Back double and bunk can be divided  …see more

from £45 / night

£290 - £470 / week

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from £45 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Lelant Downs

St Ives / Lelant Downs

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A great base to explore Cornwall from...” Breakaway Lodge is a modern, comfortable 2 bedroom chalet in a woodland setting that has been completely re-furbished in 2014. The accommodation is spotlessly clean, well equipped and has everything you will n  …see more

from £45 / night

£399 - £829 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Exquisite 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Hampton Court Village. A riverside location just a minutes walk to The Royal Hampton Court Palace.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1000 - £1340 / week

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from £145 / night