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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 lodge with golf nearby in Torbeg

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a peaceful location.” This property is in a quiet location within the Torbeg lodges development, a short drive from Blackwaterfoot. It is very well equipped, clean and warm. A bright open plan living / dining / kitchen was a nice socia  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome. Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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from £50 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Gwynedd / Dinas Dinlle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“wonderful retreat,beautiful area with everything you need supplied in the cottage for a stress free holiday.” We stayed at the cottage for a week in October and it was lovely. When I walked in the front door i was so relived to find that it was just a  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Petersfield holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £495 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
Southwold, Self-Catering, beams, wood burner, logs, open fire, log burner, Aldeburgh, Minsmere, Halesworth, garden, car paking, patio, bbq, bar-b-q, cycling, fishing, walking, golf, cosy, suffolk, cottage, warm, central heating, patio furniture, upstairs bathroom, wifi  …see more

from £51 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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from £51 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £75 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Mayfield holiday bungalow rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house. The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al  …see more

from £165 / night

£999 / week

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from £165 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Just returned from a few days at St George's Lodge. Such a little gem. A lovely little bungalow in St. Anne's. Tastefully furnished and decorated. There is everything you would need including a sun room. A short walk from the shops, restau  …see more

from £70 / night

£650 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Polperro holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Polperro

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday home” Hide 'N Seek cottage is superbly maintained, comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean, and located centrally in the picturesque village of Polperro. The fishing harbour is only a couple of minutes away, as are a variety o  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £440 / week

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from £45 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Tyne and Wear / Whitley Bay

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our lovely caravan, our home away from home... It's a Gold standard private caravan sited on a premium plus pitch at Parkdean Resorts site in Whitley Bay. The caravan is 39' x 12' has two bedrooms, 1 king ensuite room with fitted sliding wardr  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Leicester

Leicestershire / Leicester

1 3 14 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 14 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way!” We stayed at the Cotton Mill for 18 days in June/July 2013 and we loved it! It clean, nicely decorated and well supplied. The city center, shopping, bus station, train station, restaurants and market were all nearby. We espec  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

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Holiday apartment in Leicester

Leicestershire / Leicester

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
These stylish modern apartments provide an excellent location for any visitor. You'll be right in the heart of Leicester city centre, within easy reach of a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and much more. De Montfort University is also nearby, and attractions  …see more

from £125 / night

£756 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Axmouth

Devon / Axmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Our recent stay at The Old Post Office was lovely! It was very clean, well laid out and catered for everything. The location was great too, very near to loads of beaches. And a couple of pubs!  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £975 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

English Riviera / Torquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect accomodation for a seaside stay” The apartment is just as described. Very clean, one block from the sea front, with parking permits so flexible if you want to just go local, or go out every day in the car. Lots of nice touches in decoration to  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £45 / 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

(72) Excellent 

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Whitby holiday cottage rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate” A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the riv  …see more

from £100 / night

£575 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday home rental

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location. Modern bungalow” Lovely place to stay. Perfect. The bungalow had all we needed and very clean and modern. Communication from the owner was also excellent. Will be returning for sure!! :-)  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday home in Finchampstead

Wokingham / Finchampstead

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
We have luxury 3 bedroom chalets set in the beautiful village of Finchampstead. This woodland park is situated on the 100 acre estate of California Country Park. Within the estate you will find the magnificent Longmoor Lake which runs parallel to the park. Beautiful wal  …see more

from £95 / night

£645 - £798 / week

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from £95 / night

(86) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£260 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Kent / Staplehurst

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Cottage !!” We stayed here for six weeks and it was wonderful. Staplehurst is a great place to stay to get away from it all yet close to London with great transport links. John and Judy the owners went out of there way to help with anything nee  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £410 / week

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from £36 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Lechlade

Cotswolds / Lechlade

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal  …see more

from £100 / night

£875 / week

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from £100 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w  …see more

from £79 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £79 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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from £125 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for us” My two daughters and I are graduating this year and we wished to combine calling at my father's on the east coast with a relaxing yet celebratory break along with my three-year old granddaughter. The luxury east coast cottage with hot  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Buxton with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Buxton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable and Spacious” The flat is spacious, comfortable and well equiped. The weather was quite cold when we were there and the heating worked well. We found the neighbourhood quite and peaceful (at least, until our children arrived !). Be warned  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £540 / week

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from £80 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Dormston holiday barn rental

Worcestershire / Dormston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful barn, fantastic location and lovely owners. Stay here!” We had a fantastic weekend here, the surrounding area is beautiful for walking. We ate in a nearby pub which was also lovely. The Barn itself is immaculate and very cosy. The kitche  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £818 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Holiday Apartment Sleeps 2/4 people In two acres of garden with views, peacefull wildlife garden with private terrace, BBQ and TV / DVD. Only 5 minutes walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Ashfield House is situated in rural Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale in the  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £32 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday in beautiful location” We had the most beautiful time at Beavers Croft for a family holiday. Three generations were with us and everyone found plenty to do and enjoy in this brilliant property. The barn is very tastefull  …see more

from £190 / night

£1330 - £1540 / week

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from £190 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday cottage in Ab Lench

Buckinghamshire / Ab Lench

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
1 of 10 properties in delightful courtyard settings the cottages lie in the leafy hamlet of abbots lench, one of the five picturesque lench villages well known for their natural beauty and black and white tudor cottages. Nestling in tranquil glori...  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £930 / week

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from £61 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Even more beautiful than the pictures” We stayed at the cottages for a family holiday, and it exceeded our expectations. They are spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. All the furniture is very good quality and in immaculate  …see more

from £270 / night

£1200 - £2980 / week

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from £270 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £540 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Llanuwchllyn

Bala / Llanuwchllyn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous barn in beautiful surroundings” Our group of 4 adults and 5 teenagers adored our time in this wonderful barn. The owners have obviously taken time and effort to make this such a warm and welcoming place to stay. Kelly was incredibly frie  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“family holiday-reunion” We couldn't have stayed in a nicer place, it was such a lovely warm welcome which included a lovely vase of Flowers. It was lovely to walk around all your garden, our granddaughter loved trying out safe steps for me to walk o  …see more

from £170 / night

£800 - £1200 / week

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from £170 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great stay in a lovely house” Great house in a great location. Really friendly welcome. House just as expected from photos. Well equipped and very comfortable. Pretty private garden a real bonus. Very dog friendly. Enjoyed making friends with the  …see more

from £135 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking” Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side.  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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