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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 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

(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

(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

(9) Excellent 

90

Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
Bryn Awel is a cosy, traditional and characterful stone cottage situated in the centre of the historic and tranquil village of Penmachno, within the Snowdonia National Park, 4 miles from Betws y Coed. It features original tiled floors, sash windows and pine doors, antiq  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Romantic getaway for two in the heart of the Lake District National Park with inspiring mountain scenery and walks from the door. Deepdale combines all the modern comforts you could need with the charm of the Lake District National Park. A wonderful getaway.  …see more

from £80 / night

£325 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
Private access to BeachClose to cityClose to golfClose to skiingClose to fishingDolphins nearbyClose to mountaineeringLuxurious accommodationPrivate garden  …see more

from £170 / night

£1080 - £1770 / week

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from £170 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thirsk

North Yorkshire / Thirsk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
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

from £70 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

(79) 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
“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.  …see more

from £120 / night

£595 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Nailsworth holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Hythe

Kent / Hythe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Family break” We have fond memories of the Kent coast and wanted a base for 3 generations and a dog to explore and relax. The location is only a short walk from a pebble beach- slightly further to a dog friendly beach. High Street and all ameneties ea  …see more

from £75 / night

£625 - £895 / week

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from £75 / 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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from £90 / 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

(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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from £99 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic cottage......highly recommended!” This cottage was fantastic. Lovely location with easy access to travel or walking out from the cottage. Easy to live in and cook in. Kitchen was excellently equipped. Lovely lounge with log burning stove whi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £805 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Flamborough

Bridlington / Flamborough

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Cliff edge cottage overlooking Thornwick Bay. One of the finest views in Yorkshire. Watch gannets, puffins, razorbills, auks, cormorants, gulls and short-eared owls from your living room. Breathtaking sea views. Nature walk. Idyllic sunset. Tranquil escape.<br />V  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £57 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Llandovery holiday barn rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandovery

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Barn, Beautiful area” The barn was warm and homely with fabulous surrounding views of the countryside and river. The barn is very well equiped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday and the owners are very helpful. The mostly op  …see more

from £150 / night

£825 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Home rental in Sharpthorne

West Sussex / Sharpthorne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Fantastic! Cannot Wait To Return!” My other half and I where looking for a little getaway for our anniversary, and this cottage could not of been more perfect! In the past, we have paid absolute fortunes to stay in 'high star hotels' that h  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £620 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location” Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack o  …see more

from £105 / night

£518 - £900 / week

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from £105 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kington St Michael with golf nearby

Chippenham / Kington St Michael

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Charming cottage, fantastic location” We couldn't have asked for a better spot to enjoy our week exploring the Cotswolds and the Wiltshire Downs - the likes of Bath, Badminton, Lacock, Marlborough, Tewkesbury and more are all within easy driving dista  …see more

from £80 / night

£440 - £537 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Upper Slaughter holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £1138 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Kings Nympton

Devon / Kings Nympton

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
1 of 2 properties enjoying shared access to the outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis lawn on this quiet picturesque farm complex  nestling amongst the stunning rolling devonshire countryside, the cottages offer a warm welcome to coupl...  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £840 / week

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from £45 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Stalisfield

Stalisfield / Stalisfield Green

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic place for a gathering of friends” The barn is just a great place for a large group to meet and enjoy. My party had flown from all over Europe to meet and we were so happy with the barn. It offered very comfortable accommodation, we liked the  …see more

from £650 / night

£3000 / week

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from £650 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing retreat” A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage, everything you need is provided for, we will definitely be returning!  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Minchinhampton holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Minchinhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
country views, romantic break Cotswolds, honeymoon Cotswolds,walking holiday Cotswolds, Brimscombe, Stroud, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Tetbury, Badminton Horse trials, Gatcombe Eventing, Cheltenham Gold Cup, vacation gloucestershire  …see more

from £105 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £105 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Falmouth holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Falmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully decorated, charmig cottage in excellent location.” We were met by Jacqui and Simon who had prepared a beautiful cream tea for our enjoyment. They showed us around the cottage and explained everything we needed to know and also gave us some  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £780 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) 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
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!” We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long drive but  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 - £4250 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"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  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll is 3 miles away. The beach is only a few minutes walk.<br />The R  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £610 / week

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from £56 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
“fantastic retreat” A truly outstanding place.Wondeful views over the estuary from almost every window. The owners were great and gave us tips on where to eat etc as well as providing us with wine and cake!!. Soo peaceful! With the availability of usin  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £150 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Whaley Bridge holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne  …see more

from £50 / night

£289 - £510 / week

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from £50 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £82 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £82 / night

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Holiday home in Ideford

Devon / Ideford

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
1 of 5 properties set within 18 acres of gardens and woodland set within the grounds of a magnificent georgian mansion and a real haven for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Situated in one of south devon's most popular areas, you will be able t...  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £1195 / week

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from £82 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Stiffkey

Wells-next-the-Sea / Stiffkey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. Ther  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis  …see more

from £67 / night

£400 - £495 / week

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from £67 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night