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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 farmhouse letting

Lake District / Thornthwaite

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£1045 - £1845 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£343 - £757 / week

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from £49 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£419 - £619 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes

5 7 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £357 / night

£2500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £357 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect relaxing get away” Such a lovely comfortable cottage. We arrived to a Lovely handwritten card. And the cottage was stunning. Picturesque location. Would recommend a stay here.
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from £90 / night

£520 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whitwell

Ventnor / Whitwell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful holiday in a beautiful cottage” We had a fantastic week at Maytime Cottage this August. The cottage was clean and fresh when we arrived and it is airy and spacious with loads of character. It made you feel right at home. There was good inf
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from £105 / night

£450 - £890 / week

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from £105 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Hythe

Kent / Hythe

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £107 / night

£600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £107 / night

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Puncknowle holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Puncknowle

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £59 / night

£413 - £852 / week

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from £59 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Drummore

Mull of Galloway / Drummore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“We absolutely love Helensdale, it cannot be faulted!” Helensdale is one of the best self catering properties we have found (and we've stayed in quite a few!). As a family we have been 6 times now and our 7th is booked for this summer! Our children (ag
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from £105 / night

£440 - £700 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Divine Divach” The Coach House is tucked away up a tiny lane, with the sound of the river and nearby waterfall in the background, which made for a fantastically relaxing (4 night) stay. It has a welll-equipped kitchen (needs more cooking knives!!), tw
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from £105 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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Holiday cottage in West Ashling

Chichester / West Ashling

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £720 / night

£3035 - £5035 / week

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from £720 / night

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Holiday cottage in Haverfordwest

Pembrokeshire / Haverfordwest

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £57 / night

£399 - £865 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Pembrokeshire / Haverfordwest

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £77 / night

£535 - £1585 / week

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from £77 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St Cleer

Cornwall / St Cleer

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£324 - £639 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Selkirk holiday cottage rental

Selkirk / Ettrick Valley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£545 / week

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from £120 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Broadwell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Broadwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Had yet another wonderful weekend in your lovely cottage!” We have been to this cottage at least four times and love it more each time! I would love to be able to say its home from home but the truth is its ten times better than our house! It really i
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from £57 / night

£330 - £615 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday bungalow rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £136 / night

£950 - £1799 / week

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from £136 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bala / Parc

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £175 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £175 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£285 - £435 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday cottage in Deal

Kent / Deal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £100 / night

£405 - £575 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £439 / night

£1700 - £2800 / week

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from £439 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Sissinghurst holiday farmhouse rental

Kent / Sissinghurst

5 10 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £350 / night

£2450 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Private garden

from £73 / night

£365 - £515 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £73 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £63 / night

£435 - £475 / week

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from £63 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Merrion holiday yurt rental

Pembrokeshire / Merrion

1 8 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £185 / night

£1295 / week

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from £185 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£478 - £1030 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Worksop

Nottinghamshire / Worksop

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £85 / night

£550 / week

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from £85 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Aberfeldy

Perth and Kinross / Aberfeldy

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

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Holiday home in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £91 / night

£633 - £1519 / week

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from £91 / night

(30) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Fenny Bentley

Peak District National Park / Fenny Bentley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£375 - £495 / week

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avg. 57 minutes

from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in York

North Yorkshire / York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £148 / night

£849 / week

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from £148 / night

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Home rental in Callander

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Callander

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £172 / night

£1200 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £172 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Winter walking in Harris” Just back from a great stay at Seol Mara on Isle of Harris. Would highly recommend the cottage for its location and modern cosy comfort. In short we had a lovely stay. Many thanks Peter.
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from £115 / night

£800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 1 minutes

from £115 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dolwyddelan holiday converted chapel rental

Snowdonia National Park / Dolwyddelan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great customer service, great accomofation, great location - even in February!” This converted chaple is a real find. We stayed here with our two boys and grandparents. The standard of accommodation and customer service is easily up there with the bes
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from £120 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“So Good To Be Back” Returned for another stay at this holiday cottage. Had previously stayed in the Spring. It was so good to be back in this welcoming home from home which has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay whatever the time of ye
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from £80 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £80 / night

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Skipsea

East Riding of Yorkshire / Skipsea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £28 / night

£250 - £455 / week

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from £28 / night

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Holiday home in Emsworth

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£630 - £1330 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in St Breock

Cornwall / St Breock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £111 / night

£555 - £2146 / week

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from £111 / night

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Apartment rental in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £295 / night

£1700 - £1910 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £295 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cannich

Scottish Highlands / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location, beautiful house” We wanted a quiet week in a comfortable house to celebratory brother's 50th birthday and also be a base for me to run the Loch Ness Marathon. We were very lucky, the weather was fantastic, very sunny and dry. We cou
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from £100 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £100 / night

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