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.
“Fabulous time had by every member of the group!” I hired this house for a weekend break (Friday to Sunday) to celebrate my 30th birthday with my husband and immediate family. There were 7 of us and our one dog!
On the Friday we were able to arrive a
Stayed here for a week for 2nd year running. The house is great with everything you need. The spa is great. Lots of nice walks. Very quiet estate. Plenty to do in the area.
Lots to do in and on the … More
“Perfect in every respect, just what we wanted for a family weekend away.”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
The accomodation was fantastic. It is set overlooking the lake and in beautiful surroundings. The standard of the accomodation was second to none, it was clean, furnished to a high standard and equip… More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
The property location was stunning and the property layout and decor was outstanding.
As far as i was concerned there were only three minor defects. It would have been nice to have had a couple of h… More
“A great retreat” A warm welcome, fire lit and a bottle of red ready to drink. Help was at hand if needed throughout our stay. The cottage is warm, comfortable and location is ideal for traveling around the island. we will return.
I stayed here for a few days with friends as we wanted to explore the area with our main goal to climb Snowdon. This cottage was perfect, as we found the location excellent and very relaxing.
It w… More
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Glan Rhyd and we hope you will come again.
“Very nice and cosy hideaway cottage”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
My girlfriend and me stayed here for a week in July, we used it as a base to explore Anglesey and Snowdonia. We felt at home immediately and enjoyed the privacy of the place very much. The reception w… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Glan Rhyd and hope we might see you again.
“Very comfy spot - great location for beaches and crabbing!” We spent a couple nights mid-week at Beach View and had a lovely time. The location is superb, nestled between Joss and Botany Bay, directly across (1 minute walk) from Kingsgate Bay. A perfe
“Idyllisch gelegene Ferienwohnung im viktorianischen Stil mit Meerblick”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Die von uns gemietete, saubere, gepflegte und gut ausgestattete Wohnung entsprach in jeder Hinsicht der Beschreibung auf der Webseite: Wunderschöner Blick auf die Kreidefelsen und das Meer in ständi… More
“Perfect Location” Nestled in the Welsh countryside there couldn't be a better location for a holiday if you love the great outdoors. With many walks in your doorstep a great place to stretch the legs. The owners have tried to think of everything. Part
“Spacious accommodation, spectacular location, what more do you need!”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
For my husbands 60th birthday we anxiously read the reviews worrying that it would meet our needs - from new born to 60! We were truly amazed at the attention to detail for the property. There was s… More
“Perfect accommodation in a great setting”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
I was looking for a venue for a slightly older stag weekend, it needed to sleep 21 of us in comfort, a very large and capable kitchen dining room, easy parking for a number of cars and a layout that d… More
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
We went here as a large group of friends to celebrate someone's birthday.there was plenty of space for everyone (there was 30 of us) and the cooking facilities were more than adequate.the gym and saun… More
“The perfect weekend away!” Cross Cottage is situated in perfect surroundings with a cute little balcony offering stunning views for miles. The accommodation itself is incredible - spacious, clean and peaceful. There's lots to do with Bodmin, Padstow a
We absolutely loved Cross Cottage. It felt so homely and had everything you could wish for. As previous review said it's lovely and light and airy in the day then lovely and warm and cosy in the eveni… More
“Amazing and relaxing”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2012
What a find, we were so pleased with this holiday cottage - situated ideally for travelling around Cornwall - beautiful walks. Our dog certainly enjoyed it. The facilities at the cottage were brilli… More
“Nice and remote yet near A30 and facilitiies !”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
Beautiful cottage of high quality in a fantastic location
Lovely and peaceful location with lovely views out of every window,and yet less than 10 mins into Bodmin and A30
The facilities are very… More
“Fantastic property” Four adults , four children and two springer spaniels had a fantastic week in this beautiful property. Whole property is finished to a high standard, kitchen is great for cooking and the living room/ dining area is huge with plenty
“Found Perfection !” We spent half term at Spring Cottage for a week with my daughter husband and two grandchildren. And wow what a fantastic time we had, from the minute we opened the front door. The cottage was emaculate beautiful and so well equippe
A perfect base for touring the Cotswolds with off-road parking for 2 cars - a real bonus!! All rooms are presented to a very high standard - an absolute 'home from home'! Plenty of places to eat, shop… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spring Cottage. It has recently been renovated and refurbished and they have done a superb job.
We had 6 adults and a toddler and there was plenty of room for us … More
“Beautiful, charming and contemporary cottage in a perfect location”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2015
We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door at this gorgeous cottage. The owners had provided a range of amenities to ensure our stay got off to a wonderful start. Every detail had been thou… More
“Birthday weekend” Wilson is a beautiful Cotswold village. Although there are no shops or pubs it is only a short distance to either. The house is clean and comfortable with plenty of space for the nine adults to spend time with each other and to hav
We have stayed in Millbank House for the last three years for the Cheltenham NH Festival.
The house is extremely warm, comfy, and well equipped. It is suitable for family groups or groups of friends… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.
“Lovely property in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2015
We had a lovely stay at Mill Bank House. The property was immaculate and spacious, great for our group of extended family which ranged from 4 months to 70. The kitchen was clean and well equipped, per… More
“A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY IN A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
We celebrated our Ruby Wedding anniversary in Mill Bank house with our children and grandchildren, I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. I spent many months looking for the right house for o… More
Dear Jean, Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I'm really pleased that Mill Bank lived up to your expectations. Best wishes. Heidi
“The best lodge” We have a good time to stay 3 day in here.Very clean,comfortable and beautiful lodge.Very close to every attraction,the park have a lot entertainment for family and children.The owner very helpful.Highly recommended
“Fantastic cottage providing excellent accomodation for large group” The accomodation was of a very high standard and provided excellent space in both the 4 bedrooms and living room areas. We booked the cottage for a long weekend for a number of fami
“Fantastic barn to catch up with friends or family”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2011
9 of us recently stayed at The Pantiles. The barn is beautifully furnished and really welcoming. We were all very impressed with the decor and facilities. It is the perfect place for a large group of … More
Thank you very much for your positive comments. we are glad you enjoyed your stay and would like to come back. We are keen to keep up the high standards you admired.
“A fantastically well-equipped, welcoming and wonderful place”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
Finding a place to accommodate half a dozen families with kids aged 3 to 13 is not straightforward, finding somewhere they're all happy with is almost impossible. Twenty four years in and thirty-two … More
Thank you very much for your super comments. It encourages us to keep it always as good.
“Amazing accommodation , spotlessly clean , amazing views” We have 2 dogs and this accommodation was near the beach and hills so great location for our holiday . The accommodation was spot on with homely bits and bobs . Will be booking again for Septem
My partner and I stayed at The Beach Retreat in February and all we have talked about since then is our magical stay and all of the brilliant memories we made over that weekend. Luckily we had gorgeou… More
Reviewed 6 Jan 2013
We chose to go for a New Year break and wanted somewhere to completely chill out which was what we had.
Teenagers started to get a bit irritable after a couple of days as they were getting withdrawal… More
Reviewed 16 Sep 2012
A really homely place to stay we felt very comfortable there. The children loved the wetsuits and foot wear that were supplied so they could go in the sea, also the buckets and spades and BBQ were app… More
“The Best Place to Stay in Whitby” Simply the best property to stay in when visiting Whitby. The location is superb and totally unique. Standing outside on the terrace (where I spent quite a bit of time!) feels like you almost at sea, on board some oce
“A beautifully furnished, romantic location with amazing harbour views.”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2011
The boathouse was even nicer than expected - totally unique! Furnished to a very high standard, it was well equipped and a lovely romantic location for our wedding anniversary. The outside decking a… More
“UNIQUE, PERECT CHILL OUT”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
stayed for 5 nights, have looked at the boathouse many times so finally decided we had to stay!! We totally loved it, there is nothing like it, Yeh there may be a few minor niggles others have mention… More
Many thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed yourselves. We have hopefully ironed out the niggles now. Hope to see you again sometime
“Could have been nicer for the money!”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
The Boathouse is in a fabulous position, it must have once been really nice, but we found it looked very tired - the spiral staircase was loose at the top despite a review in August that it needed rep… More
“A wonderful stay” We stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The cottage was beautiful, cosy and welcoming. The flagstone floors, inglenook fireplace, beams and rug covered wooden floor boards made us feel as if we were stepping ba