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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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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Minster on Sea

Isle of Sheppey / Minster on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat excellent location” Great location and good find in the centre of Tenby. All aspects of the flat are as per the description and everything worked out well from collecting the keys to leaving on the Sunday. Flat was clean spacious and had
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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from £95 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely facilities in an ideal location” The accommodation was lovely, plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in the local area, mostly within 20mins. Easy access to nearby facilities -swimming pool and on site bar were good too.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Overstone holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Northampton / Overstone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£240 - £365 / week

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from £40 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £3999 / week

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from £232 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthmadog

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1300 - £2750 / week

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from £173 / night

(113) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(30) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Whitehaven” First class accommodation overlooking the harbour. Flat was clean with everything we needed. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms washer n dryer Secure parking. Quiet place not many places in village to eat out but supermarkets are close. Ideal place
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from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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avg. 1 hour 0 minutes

from £70 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
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from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £106 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km

from £60 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Sunderland holiday apartment rental

Tyne and Wear / Sunderland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant choice, fantastic view and superb accommodation.” The apartment was modern, finished to a high standard and tastefully decorated. The view was breathtaking with large windows overlooking the sea -there were even binoculars to use in order t
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from £75 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Great location for access into southwold, lovely homely feel for this well kept cottage. Will book again.
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from £70 / night

£425 - £835 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Hoe

Plymouth / Hoe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Apartment” I stayed here over the Easter break. This Apartment is so well situated. The views across the Hoe were incredible! The Apartment is an easy walk to the Town Centre and also to the Barbican which has a great night life. The Apart
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from £73 / night

£435 - £875 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Littlebourne holiday log cabin rental

Canterbury / Littlebourne

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Southampton / Ocean Village

4 6 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“trains boats and planes” unbelievable photos do not give justice in the morning you can see the arrival or departure of some of the worlds great liners,planes can be seen (but not heard) flying overhead and a couple of times a day trains full of new c
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from £180 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£745 - £1424 / week

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from £112 / night

(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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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £72 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Dervaig

Isle of Mull / Dervaig

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Lodge in picturesque location.” Our mission was to take our grandson to Balamory (Tobermory) The Lodge was very well equipped, clean and cosy and perfect for our three night stay. We were able to get a bus nearby into Tobermory which was very c
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from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
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from £66 / night

£330 - £830 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea
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from £100 / night

£495 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crail

Fife / Crail

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A great wee cottage literally a stone's throw from the harbour” A really homely cottage with two bedrooms (one double, one 2 bunk bed). Lovely little terrace to rear can be a real sun trap when weather plays nicely. Easy to park on street (no restrict
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from £85 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location!” We stayed here with our four teenagers and it worked really well for us, it was warm and comfortable. The location is beautiful but it is also so handy, within easy walking distance of the city centre shops and restaurants. Ther
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from £185 / night

£1295 - £1695 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
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from £70 / night

£260 - £765 / week

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avg. 54 minutes

from £70 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” Lovely clean modern flat. We stayed for three nights. Two separate bedrooms, one double room en suite and one bedroom with twin beds plus separate bathroom with shower. Beds very comfortable and the flat overlooks the River Ouse. Jus
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from £130 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £130 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“fantastic place” love this apartment ,the views are ever changing ,no 2 days are the same,cannot wait to get back here every year
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from £110 / night

£625 - £925 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lamlash

Isle of Arran / Lamlash

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A gorgeous home, spacious and stylish, with stunning views” Found this after several hours of searching online for a last min short break on Arran. Photos looked lovely, price not much more than a smaller, much less attractive property we'd seen. We w
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from £162 / night

£695 - £860 / week

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from £162 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” We had a fabulous time at Neam Crag and the cabin was very comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed. Some beautiful walks from nearby even our nearly 6 year old boy was kept well entertained and enjoyed the walks. Thank you Susan and we wi
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from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way” We stayed in the flat over Christmas to enable us to visit family and friends -we couldn't have asked for more. Superbly appointed and every comfort you could require. Really loved the balcony overlooking the woods. Excellent loc
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from £150 / night

£675 - £695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Newquay

Newquay / Central Newquay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“What a view!” This is a lovely apartment in the heart of Newquay. It's very close to the town centre - just a couple of minutes walk, but far enough away not to be disturbed by the noise of revellers. The apartment has modern furnishings, a great balc
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1220 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Brixham holiday apartment let

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” We have just returned from 2 week stay at seldom seen. Rachael was a perfect host. Rachel kept in contact on the day of arrival which made meeting easy, Rachael gave us a tour of the town on the way to Seldom Seen pointing out places of inter
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from £71 / night

£390 - £895 / week

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from £71 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Rhiw holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Rhiw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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(15) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

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from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

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(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Super accommodation with great views.l” Great flat, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal location with stunning views over North Berwick. Torquil was very helpful and informative.
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from £104 / night

£520 - £906 / week

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