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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 rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes. Mandy was extremely helpfu
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from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Wonderful Oast Cottage in a beautiful countryside setting.So peaceful and relaxing.Very clean and cosy.Lovely owner.Wish we had stayed for longer than a weekend and we hope to return soon.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
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from £45 / night

£298 - £442 / week

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(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
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burford

Cotswolds / Burford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful idyllic long weekend” Wonderful cosy cottage in a beautiful cotswolds village. The owners are really wonderful too. They live next door and are so thoughtful, leaving a cake, eggs, milk, tea and coffee, butter and marmalade for guests, but
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from £117 / night

£529 - £853 / week

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from £117 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Thornton-Le-Dale

North Yorkshire / Thornton-Le-Dale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Craven Garth” Lovely warm and cosy accommodation - private location, nice enclosed garden. Suitable any time of year! Thornton le Dale very pretty village - all facilities at Pickering...only 20 miles or so to Scarborough, Danby Forest close by. Recom
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from £64 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £64 / night

(4) Very Good 

8

Holiday home in Manesty

Lake District / Manesty

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £114 / night

£570 - £1400 / week

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from £114 / night

(1) 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

(18) Excellent 

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Mersea Island holiday cottage rental

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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Apartment rental in Birmingham

West Midlands / Birmingham

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway location in Edinburgh” Perfect homely flat for exploring Edinburgh. Well kept, clean and well equipped. Excellent location on the Royal mile for exploring the city. Really helpful information book full of tips on what to do and where t
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from £85 / night

£550 - £1020 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £85 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful home-beautiful location” Jasmine cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need for a self-catered stay. My husband and I were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a wedding along with our 2 adult children and our son's fiance. The space
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from £108 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £108 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Newtonmore holiday home rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent position in the beautiful and majestic Cairngorms.” A very comfortable house with interesting architectural doors leading nowhere! Unfortunately, we found dirty cooking utensils in the cupboards, which detracted from the ambience of the pre
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from £72 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £72 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £75 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, very comfortable and great value for money!” We booked The White House to celebrate my 60th birthday with family. The house is well appointed to meet your every need. Beautiful new carpet going upstairs. Plentiful supply of towels
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Milford on Sea holiday home accommodation

Lymington / Milford on Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” A wonderful home in a fantastic location resulting in such a great weekend here. Help was on hand when we couldn't figure out how to work the cooker. Chris was friendly and professional in all of our dealings with him. I couldn't recommend this l
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from £135 / night

£650 - £1495 / week

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(9) 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
“Fabulous House for a family celebration” We stayed at 32 Brownsea Road for long weekend to celebrate my husbands & daughters birthdays. The house is situated perfectly to explore the surrounding area & the house was very comfortable and well stocked
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from £217 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sandbanks

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks. 2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
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from £180 / night

£985 - £1765 / week

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(69) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £225 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £130 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
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from £70 / night

£445 - £530 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Aylesbury Vale / Aylesbury

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
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from £85 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Penclawdd

Swansea / Penclawdd

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
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from £90 / night

£420 - £725 / week

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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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Holiday apartment in Cardiff

South Wales / Cardiff

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£460 - £670 / week

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from £69 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.
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from £70 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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from £125 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
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from £13 / night

£1479 - £4450 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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(10) Average 

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Holiday home in West Lulworth

Dorset / West Lulworth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” It was very good location and nice cottage. Postcode took us straight to place and we did not have any trouble with the house. It was very nice holiday we have. Regards Kalyan S
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from £90 / night

£575 - £709 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Rustington holiday home rental

Arun District / Rustington

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Authentic experience as promised.” The property and location were ideal for our needs; being joined by our extended family including a two year old we could sit relax and play with the little one safely and conveniently both in the garden and on Rusti
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from £75 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Christmas” We booked Southview for Christmas week, arriving on Friday 23rd and departing 30th. The cottage was dressed beautifully for xmas, with a tree, decorations dotted around and candles etc, just lovely. The cottage itself was very comfortable
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from £130 / night

£540 - £900 / week

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(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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(39) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Secure parking and close to public transport” In an unfamiliar city the secure parking and house access were reassuring. The house offered home from home comfort and was well fitted out. The property is located in Fallow Field, south of Manchester c
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from £105 / night

£735 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £122 / night

£850 - £1195 / week

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