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.
“Cosy, comfortable stay in the perfect location” Stayed in Shrimpers Cottage for 5 nights with my family and dog. The cottage was in the perfect location literally minutes walk from the sea front, shops and places to eat. I would recommend the Queens f
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks
“Fantastic place for get together, fits all your needs.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
This house is beautiful, and designed very very well and equipped for everything you need for a wonderful stay, for large groups or families. It is spacious and roomy. I stayed with my family for a w… More
“Brilliant, we loved the house”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
Would recommend going to the seal sanctuary and hardys farm. The aquarium was over priced, as it is small. The Italian restaurant Tarantinos was excellent, and we used the fish & chip shop at the end … More
“St Andrews lodge Skegness”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2016
We stayed at St Andrews lodge Skegness for 3 nights and it was brilliant,the house was lovely and had plenty of room and everything you could need during the stay.
My boys loved the games room with f… More
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui …see more
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
“Excellent and very high quality to every detail.” Very new, clean and spacious cottage. Upon arrival Katrin and Ashley were there to welcome us. Amazing welcome pack with goodies. We will certainly be going back! Strongly recommended.
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2015
A really lovely cottage, beautifully decorated with lovely furnishings. Perfect for 6 girls - 3 bathrooms! All the furnishings were lovely - beds really comfortable, bedding really pretty. Kitchen … More
“Beautiful cottage, great location for exploring the New Forest”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
If you are looking for a beautiful cottage with great location for exploring the New Forest this is it. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and owners very welcoming and helpful. We arri… More
“Excellent accommodation.” This is a first class holiday let. Situated as it is on the sea front, the view from the panoramic window in the first floor lounge/diner is breathtaking. You can watch the sea in all of it's moods. Every room and facility is
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“Mrs” We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again.
Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms upstairs would be helpful
NEW FOR 2016! The Mistal is a recently completed two bedroom barn conversion situated in beautiful countryside overlooking the Hambleton Hills and approximately 4 miles from the historic market town of Thirsk ( the home of James Herriot) and with easy access to the N …see more
“Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway.” The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved t
“Perfect weekend for some R&R!” My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbanks whilst celebrating my birthday. As soon as we got there we were greeted with a warm welcome from Carol, she showed us around the apartment which was
Few days away and felt like we had been there forever. Really relaxing, great walks , wonderful food in Fordingbridge. Accommodation was fab. All the things you need and more.… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you managed to relax and unwind for a couple of days, hopefully we will see you again when you can manage another get away.
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review we really do appreciate it.
Best wishes Carol
Reviewed 27 Dec 2015
On arriving we were met by carol, the owner, who was very friendly, the accomendation was EXCELLENT , so clean, it had everything you needed to fulfill your holiday, nothing was left out, the surrou… More
Thank you for choosing to stay at Greenbanks to celebrate your Christmas. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The chickens are missing you, they still visit the front door every morning waiting to be fed. It was lovely to met you both and hopefully we will see you again.
Best wishes for 2016 Carol
“A wonderful relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Greenbanks is an ideal holiday retreat for exploring the New forest, The accommodation is equipped and furnished to a very high standard. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The moment we arrived and… More
Thank you for taking the time to write our review, it was very kind of you. We loved having you here and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“perfect place to chill, recharge the batteries, with enough room for everyone.” My husband and I went here with our 2 daughters age 10 and 13, and my mum. My mum and I had spent most of our childhoods in Lamlash, but hadn't been for years, so we were
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla
Stella Cottage is a truly welcoming home. It's like being at home. It has all the amenities. Mary the owner makes it even more inviting for your kindness and sympathy. Thanks for everything Mary.… More
Thanks ever so much for your kind review. It's great that you found the cottage so homely. You are all welcome back anytime.
“Comfortable Stay in Conveniently Located Tackley” The lodge is a short congestion-free drive off the A4260. Accommodations are recently renewed, comfortably furnished and fully equipped. The owner who resides just across the lane is readily availabl
We stayed here for 4 days and loved it. The cottage is modern, clean and brilliantly equipped. The owner Keith was really nice. He kept in contact and would nip round to see if we were ok and if we ne… More
“A peaceful and friendly stay with great facilities”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We had an excellent stay at Buffs Lodge. Keith the owner was very friendly and helped out with any questions we had. The cottage was spacious and clean and was decked out with some great facilities. W… More
Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next vi… More
“Beautiful modern appartment, clean, comfortable and well equiped.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
"Just as it says on the tin"
My husband and I stayed at the apartment with our 2 teenage children. The appartment was immaculate and very well presented. Kitchen was well equiped, like a home fro… More
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t
Just back from a wintery week in The Barn...and wondering when we can get back to see it without the covering of snow. The weather-enforced relaxation was just what we needed though.
The owners wer… More
“Great Accommodatioin in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2011
Don't be fooled by the photo's on the website as it really doesn't do the accommodation justice and this cottage is delightful!!
The accommodation is really good quality with all the facilities you… More
“Outstanding” We have just spent an amazing weekend at Birch Lodge our 1st there although our 2nd to Upthorpe Lodges , and it is up to the same high standard as we found on our previous visit,
Ian and Debbie are the perfect hosts, nothing is to mu
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
“A Relaxing Retreat” We had a very pleasant two night stay at the Garden Cottage and enjoyed the quiet of the surroundings of the woods that are next to the property.
The cottage is 4 mins away from many supermarkets and 40 mins away from the beauti
“a marvelous Eastern weekend, thanks Paul & Joanna”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
This Cottage we relay like to recommend to all of you how like to spend some quality time in a nice surrounding.
We had a very pleasant stay at “The Garden Cottage” which enameled us and our d… More
“Fantastically tucked away retreat.”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Upon arrival The Garden Studio looked just as good as it did in the pictures, and as we entered the property we were not disappointed. Seeing it in person made us realise that the Studio was a fantast… More
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer. …see more
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Cozy, detached, three-bedroom cottage. Perfect for families, couples and small groups. Set in a sunny, south-facing, elevated position within Snowdonia National Park with views of the Cadir Idris mountain range and Mawddach …see more
“great location” host very pleasant and extremely trusting to let someone unknown stay in their cottage. sat tv a bonus given the weather was not all that great to put it mildly.padstow was a little further than the 5 mins suggested but thats a minor c
Excellent house, beautiful decor, excellent kitchen/dining area, lovely garden, great location for seeing Cornwall.
We have just come back from a wonderful week, we spent the week with our 14 month… More
“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
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
Delightful 1 bedroom cottage with lovely rural views located amongst orchards near the picturesque village of West Malling. The tastefully decorated accommodation includes ground floor open plan kitchen, sitting room / dining area, hall and cloakroom. Stairs to f …see more
A detached barn conversion adjacent to the owner's property in a tranquil rural location in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with delightful views of the surrounding countryside. Set within 16 ac …see more
“total relaxation” we had a lovely week at Torbreck.The house is very clean and well equipped.Sitting outside we could watch dragonflies,take in the views and listen to the birds in total peace,. The nearby beaches were beautiful and Lochinver was a lo
We absolutely adored our time at Torbreck. It is fantastic to see its maintained by a family from the area who have history there. The house itself is well equipped and maintained to a high standard. … More
“Ideal holiday cottage in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
This is a very nice cottage in a beautiful setting just outside Lochinver. The road continues on to the lovely beach at Achmelvich and beyond to the point of Stoer. The cottage is set back from the r… More
“A welcome break in Scotland”
Reviewed 28 May 2013
We stayed in this delightful Croft in the midst of a three week tour of Scotland and what a find it is. We arrived to find the kitchen stove blazing away to make the whole place cozy and inviting. It … More
“Mrs” Had a great two nights stay in April Cottage, what a great base for exploring Broadway and the surrounding area. The cottage was clean, well appointed and very comfortable with a lovely homely feel. I would definitely recommend!
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this
What a fantastic place, lovely walks,everything you want right on the doorstep,good transport to get around ,a little gem.… More
Thank you Lynn. It was a pleasure having you and your guests in our holiday home.
“Spacious and what a view!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
We stayed with a family of four for a week in this gorgeous house. It's situated right at the seafront with only a footpath in front. The rooms a larger than one would expect in a holiday home and the… More
I am delighted you liked The Promenade. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our holiday home.
Reviewed 30 May 2013
We have just come back from a lovely weekend at the promenade, we traveled with my Grandmother and the bungalow is perfect for anyone with limited mobility.
We especially loved the amazing view and … More
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o
A lovely cottage with a lovely view. We had a great time and everything was there that we needed. Lovely little touches to make it more homely like dvds and magazines. A huge shower too, It was a perf… More
“Luxurious holiday home ideal for short break”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
This holiday home far exceeded all our expectations. Once inside, we felt instantly comfortable and relaxed. Beautifully clean throughout, plenty of room, comfortable sofa and bed, hot tub outside and… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great place and service. The host is very friendly and makes you feel welcome without invading your space. Though it is close to the owner's house there is still a sense of privacy.
The owner's dog … More
“Gorgeous” Gorgeous place at a fantastic price, perfect for a couple. Just close enough to amenities without feeling touristy and too close to town, great distance to all the best locations on the island and utterly recommend to anyone visiting Skye.
My boyfriend and I stayed here back in May and we just loved it! It was in a good location, not far away from the fairy pools or The Three Chimneys. The lodge is furnished to exceptional standard, g… More
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean.
We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
“A cottage of charm and character right in the pretty village centre”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2011
This charming cottage has a great location in a pretty village and is a gentle stroll to The Barley Mow pub which we would recommend for food. The kitchen is well equipped and it is comfortably furn… More
“Cosy little hideaway” Lovely little cottage, peaceful location although main road runs right behind the property so not completely secluded.
The staircase to the bedroom was very narrow, not too easy if you are not steady on your feet.
When we arrived we were welcomed by both the owners and inside the let was spotless, with a freshly baked cake waiting for us which was lovely after the long drive.
The barn itself is decorated to … More
“A perfect dog friendly house for two”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2014
We stayed at the Cider Barn the first week in June and found it was everything we had been hoping for. Gill and Simon (owners) were there to meet us upon arrival and showed us around. The cider barn i… More
“Lovely accommodation in a beautiful area of the country.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
We have just returned from holidaying at the Cider Barn, we stayed for 4 nights Monday to Friday.
Communication with the owner prior to the trip was excellent and as we were travelling with an 8 mo… More
The Snug situated just 12 miles from Portree, perfectly located for exploring Skye. Dunvegan is 10 miles away with its historic castle and it's 19 miles to Uig . There are places of interest, forest walks and fine restaurants nearby.Whether you want a relaxing roma …see more
“An absolutely beautiful cottage with fabulous sea view” We arrived on the day of the big snow so had the added benefit for the first day of a winters view. The cottage was cosy and warm and so beautifully decorated that we didn't feel the need to go o
We had a fantastic holiday at 6 Marine Parade ,so much so we have booked again for 2012 .
The house is in a fab location, lovely sea views from the front of the house , infact you can lie in bed and… More