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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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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing, warm and cosy.” Lodge was in a great location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. All very clean, fresh and welcoming. Lovely local pub very close by. Claire was very helpful even contacted me as we'd left something behin
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from £85 / night

£600 / week

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from £85 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Newquay / Watergate Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay. We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
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from £250 / night

£1089 - £3779 / week

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from £250 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £70 / night

£395 - £1075 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay. The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided. Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep. Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
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from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £105 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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from £105 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Arbroath holiday home rental

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a break” I stayed here on business rather than a holiday but had a great time nonetheless. The accommodation itself was spotless and was everything you could ask for was provided. The kitchen and bathroom are very modern and has ev
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from £74 / night

£370 - £680 / week

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from £74 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Organic Panda Stay” We have just returned from a stay at Organic Panda and I would highly recommend it, the house is great and good size rooms, very well equipped. The views are amazing and a quick walk to the beach. St Ives is very hilly but we didn'
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from £175 / night

£900 - £3500 / week

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from £175 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tremeirchion

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Perfect break away” We have just got home from an amazing 2 night stay in the hideaway. When we arrived we were greeted by Thomas who showed us around the place and had even made some home made bread for our arrival, one of the many little touches tha
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from £110 / night

£675 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(64) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Seabird cottage” Nice cosy cottage in great spot just above brixham harbour, quiet and comfortable and near town centre
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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(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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(9) Excellent 

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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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(8) Very Good 

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Callington holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Callington

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family getaway” Peaceful but still in the middle of many places to visit. The Eden Project was a delight as was a walk over Dartmoor. The hot tub was a relaxing way to end the day.
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from £140 / night

£645 - £1825 / week

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(88) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent property to stay if visiting York” Excellent property to stay if visiting York. Very clean and all you need for a great get away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely go back. So
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from £88 / night

£470 - £550 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great find for the whole family no matter what the age” Really exceeded all expectations, the house was lovely and fitted 6 in quite comfortably, along with our two dogs. Our lake was one of the smaller ones which made it much more personal experien
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from £100 / night

£790 - £990 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh na Darroch, Ballater” Very nice bungalow well appointed and equipped. A second tiolet would be a good addition edoecislly if six people staying. In quiet location on edge of ballater. Nice riverside walk in to village
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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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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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Sandgate

Folkestone / Sandgate

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £54 / night

£375 - £875 / week

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from £54 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“a very comfortable cottage” Spent 3 days at Rowan cottage and found it delightful. The cottage is very well-equipped and very comfortable. Sitting in the garden was a particular pleasure
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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(50) Excellent 

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Northrepps holiday barn rental

Cromer / Northrepps

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning house in a beautiful location” The Granary felt very welcoming as soon as we walked through the door. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and it was spotlessly clean. There was plenty of space for everyone (6 adults, a 15
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from £179 / night

£1175 - £2100 / week

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(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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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bridge of Dee

Castle Douglas / Bridge of Dee

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great house, great stay” Fantastic stay at the Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed by us all - a party of 8 to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. Kids loved the ponies and the hot tub. Adults loved everything!
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from £115 / night

£600 - £1140 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in High Bradfield

Sheffield / High Bradfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Brilliant !” Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. Cannot find any fault, it's the third time staying here. Always a warm welcome and the cottage is so close to most Sheffield has to offer. Highly recommend !
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from £60 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Worplesdon

Guildford / Worplesdon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £167 / night

£947 - £1136 / week

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from £167 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Looe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Captains Cottage” Outstanding cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Wonderful roses and scones and cream on arrival. Highly recommended and will be back. Love the whole area.
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from £150 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home rental in Delabole

Cornwall / Delabole

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage for Christmas” Stayed for a week over Christmas. Cottage was small but very well equipped. We dealt with the owner by email and they were always very helpful and responded to queries very quickly. The location was excellent - very near a
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from £60 / night

£240 - £620 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.
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from £150 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“wonderfull, Impressive view of the mountains” The house is a little off-site, but still close to the village. (approx. 1, 5km). In the house there is a lot of space, the kitchen and the living room are a very large and high room, therefore it does not
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from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Bentley Cottage” Very nice & excellent presentation, the welcome pack one of the best we have had. The owners are very welcoming & very accommodating. Great location for exploring the New Forest. We had a great time, many thanks.
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from £120 / night

£595 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Fabulous” What a beautiful, stylish and well equipped house! The location is superb, the city centre is literally round the corner. The booking process was easy and straightforward and we were given all the information we needed well in a
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from £145 / night

£950 - £1370 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in
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from £70 / night

£300 - £1025 / week

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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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(39) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Craven street” The apartment was fantastic, big and spacious. The lounge was bright and homely, the grandchildren loved the swivel chair and remote light switch. The master bedroom, I can't describe how big it was, and the bed was so big. I have no c
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from £390 / night

£2700 - £2950 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Central York holiday home rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Car not necessary
“Best friends catching up” My best friend and I spent a lovely weekend in York and decided on a weekend rent rather than a hotel or B&B. It was a lovely place - very central so could walk everywhere. The owners were very hospitable and made us feel ver
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from £90 / night

£450 - £510 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house with lovely views” My husband and I stayed at Bayview with our 4 young children at the start of April. We didn't want to leave! The house has been beautifully renovated and was very comfortable and cosy. The house has a great location,
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from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect , comfortable ,traditional Cotswold cottage .” Spent a lovely last minute weekend at The Cottage. Convenient location as walking distance to train station. Ideally placed for family get together, as we are all spread around the country. It wa
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from £99 / night

£700 - £725 / week

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(81) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home ideally situated for all that Glasgow offers” This is our seventh year at this apartment and is still as good as our first, really enjoyed our stay as always, thank you John
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from £195 / night

£745 - £850 / week

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