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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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Portmeirion holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“homely cottage” we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage, it is quiet and peaceful but not far from all amenities. it was also pet friendly and everything was clean and tidy.  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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 £60 / night

£420 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” Really cosy traditional cottage...very warm ..extremely comfortable bed ...very relaxing break and everything on your doorstep  …see more

from £56 / night

£316 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Madron

Penzance / Madron

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(42) 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
“Wonderful cottage in an ideal location” Just returned from a brilliant holiday staying at Captains Cottage which really was the 'icing on the cake'. Allonby is lovely with scenic walks along the beach. The cottage is located close enough to use as a  …see more

from £79 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £79 / 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  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit” This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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Cottage rental in Fron

Pwllheli / Fron

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This 5-star Quality Detached Stone Cottage is situated in the sleepy hamlet of Pentreuchaf, being within easy reach to the beaches at Abersoch, Nefyn/Morfa Nefyn and convenient for the marina at Pwllheli. Stunning cottage is situated in the rural hamlet of Pentreuchaf  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £830 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Luss

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Luss

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
200 years old cottage right next to loch lomond. Great for families, couples and outdoor lovers. 10 minutes walk away from the gorgerous village of luss and local shops. Quiet with private parking. Mountain and lake scenery, fresh air, peace and tranquility. Access to  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / 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

(12) 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
“Mrs” Lovely cottage in a superb location, literally one minute from the beautiful beach at Hythe. The cottage is very attractively decorated, retaining much of the 'fishermans' character and it is well equipped for a relaxing holiday. The owner is rea  …see more

from £75 / night

£625 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Gullane with golf nearby

East Lothian / Gullane

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“New Year break” The holiday was fantastic and the accommodation was quaint but of the highest standard and in a beautiful location. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a young family.  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Poulton Le Fylde

Lancashire / Poulton Le Fylde

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent short stay” We were a group of 4 girls staying for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding at nearby Great Hall. Carole greeted us on arrival and ensured we had everything we needed. A welcome pack of essential food items had been left for us wh  …see more

from £67 / night

£300 - £470 / week

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from £67 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Grosmont holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Grosmont

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Lilac cottage is close to the center of the village and all amenities but is tucked away in a quiet little hamlet, offering peace and tranquility. With a west facing garden, you can sit on the patio and enjoy the varied wildlife in the area.Ideal for everyone.<br /&g  …see more

from £55 / night

£250 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £540 / week

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from £85 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Pooley Bridge

Penrith / Pooley Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect retreat” Three of us had a fabulous stay at Gibson cottage over New Year. After the hectic Ness of Christmas, it was the perfect retreat. So close to amenities of Penrith, and perfect for access to Ullswater and the northern fells. The cotta  …see more

from £50 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £50 / night

(53) Very Good 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Corfe Castle / Kingston, Dorset

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is  …see more

from £130 / night

£830 - £990 / week

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from £130 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Waternish holiday cottage rental

Waternish / Gillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury detached cottage with amazing sea views, set in 6 acres of land overlooking the sea with views to the Outer Hebrides. Ideal for couples or small family wanting to get away from it all. Perfect for outdoor activities.<br />Modern kitchen, huge rain shower in  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) 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  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Windermere

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place” We had a really lovely holiday here. The lodge/caravan (couldn't quite work out what it was) was so good. Clean, cosy, very comfy beds & everything you could need. We really enjoyed out time. Thanks xx  …see more

from £85 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Georgeham

Braunton / Georgeham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely location and so helpful and friendly. Can't recommend enough” We had a fantastic break. The bungalow was clean and well equipped. Lovely quiet village and fantastic views from the garden - very friendly cows visited the back fence each evening.  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous. The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t  …see more

from £60 / night

£303 - £619 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Chichester

West Sussex / Chichester

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful location” We stayed at this property for a 70th birthday surprise and had a great time as there was plenty of room for a 9 adult, 2 children party. The big dining table was excellent for a good party spread and there was plenty of crockery to  …see more

from £371 / night

£1900 - £2600 / week

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from £371 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Wincle holiday home rental

Cheshire / Wincle

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
This unique property, nestled in the Dane Valley, is a 1750's stone cottage with breathtaking views over the River to the wooded escarpment beyond. To the back of the cottage and accessed via steps is a delightful south facing private garden which adjoins farmland,  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Southport holiday home rental

Merseyside / Southport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very nice” Eve house is very clean and well equipted and a very comfortable stay. the property near the shopping centre in Southport  …see more

from £115 / night

£525 - £1250 / week

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from £115 / night

(47) 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
“Gorgeous lodge” Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the whirlpool bath is.......I really want  …see more

from £69 / night

£410 - £495 / week

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from £69 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Mundesley

Norfolk / Mundesley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Lovely cottage, very clean and a quiet location. Garden was all enclosed and perfect for our 2 dogs. Owners home is a few meters from the cottage but this wasnt an issue. Ideal for a relaxing weekend! We will stay again.  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £46 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Had a great two nights stay in April Cottage, what a great base for exploring Broadway and the surrounding area. The cottage was clean, well appointed and very comfortable with a lovely homely feel. I would definitely recommend!  …see more

from £100 / night

£850 / week

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from £100 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(50) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llanddona

Anglesey / Llanddona

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” No tips, family enjoyed the setting , the home was spacious. No drawbacks as far as we were concerned.  …see more

from £100 / night

£540 - £1940 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Bishop Auckland

Durham / Bishop Auckland

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Set in a conservation area of Bishop Auckland, this spacious and welcoming flat is in a great location for visits to Auckland Castle, exploring the Pennines and checking out the pubs. Kynren is also a short walk away. After a great day out come back to the gorgeous, li  …see more

from £35 / night

£280 / week

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from £35 / night

(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
Gabriel's Hall is a large quirky family home offering lots of space and comfort over two floors.The house over looks the pretty Steyne gardens and has wonderful sea views from the first floor balcony and master bedroom. The house has everything to offer to all ages  …see more

from £225 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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from £225 / 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
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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Old Windsor holiday cottage rental

Windsor / Old Windsor

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Outside is a lovely garden, with Lutyens benches, a BBQ, and a Pergola /patio area with seating for 8+,  …see more

from £190 / night

£1575 / week

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Newgale holiday home rental

Pembrokeshire / Newgale

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Curlew Cottage is set in a wonderful spot above Newgale beach and offers stunning views over the bay and out to sea. This semi-detached house has been renovated throughout and finished to a high standard; the spacious lounge offers a TV area and a cosy snug around the w  …see more

from £190 / night

£1625 - £1950 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic cottage” had a lovely 4 day stay in this gorgeous cottage. the cottage has everything for a comfortable stay. We loved the log burner. so close to the shops and seafront. couldnt ask for better. thank you Gill  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £685 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Penmaenpool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great cottage in beautiful area” We had a great stay in this cosy cottage. The cottage is very well equipped with nearby parking. Due to steps to the cottage and the garden it is not suitable for people with mobility issues. There is a five minute wal  …see more

from £63 / night

£350 - £599 / week

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from £63 / night