Holiday cottages and apartments in Great Britain

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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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Home rental in Borth with golf nearby

Ceredigion / Borth

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
A fab view, a roll-top bath overlooking the beach, similarly a long table for great socialising, a 4 door aga and wood burning stove and wet-room, beachside terrace, a 5min walk to the shops, TV, DVD, loads of books and games. A spacious and welcoming home by the sea.&  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1350 / week

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from £122 / 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

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Underwood holiday home rental

Nottinghamshire / Underwood

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
1 of 2 traditional cottages situated within the grounds of an historic priory these restored cottages nestled within the picturesque ruins of beauvale priory, surrounded by trees and fields where little has changed over the centuries, often referr...  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £655 / week

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from £50 / 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

(30) Excellent 

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Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Home away from home” What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break. Everything you could need is in the cottage and, while my fi  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house, we have already booked again for next year.” Wonderful, comfortable, child friendly house. We had six adults and two children under four in our party, the house was well equipped with plenty of space. Wonderful garden with spectacu  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(59) 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
“Lovely cottage” An excellent place to stay when in Brixham. The weather could have been better, so was unable to make best use of the garden.  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / 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

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing amazing amazing” I would recommend this property to anyone the house is spacious airy and spotlessly clean. The pin has the most beautiful view's across mawgan porth from watching sunrise to sunset you just cannot get enough of the view.The be  …see more

from £175 / night

£950 - £1300 / week

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from £175 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stackpole

Pembroke / Stackpole

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1985 / week

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from £150 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Bamburgh

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Truly 5* beautiful views and incredible facilities” Another incredible stay at the beautiful Bamburgh Barn, just couldn't think of a more wonderful venue still as perfect as it was when we first visited, that's 3 years ago when newly completed, my fav  …see more

from £170 / night

£995 - £2000 / week

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from £170 / 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

(38) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“The Reviews say it all...!!!!” Driftwood cottage is true to all trip advisor reviews & the Guest Book comments We have stayed in Saithes 4 times now & return every year in the winter for Birthday weekends, most other cottages are natty/quirky but ca  …see more

from £95 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings. Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea  …see more

from £95 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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(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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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.  …see more

from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Home rental in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Out of this world!!!” Firstly I would like to thank Vanessa for everything she did to make this stay truly magical at Christmas. Even had a Christmas tree and decorations and a steamer as we requested. She couldn't do enough to help us. The home was v  …see more

from £95 / night

£400 - £850 / week

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from £95 / 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

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £199 / night

£1397 - £3800 / week

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from £199 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Criccieth

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean characterful comfortable cosy quiet!” A beautifully restored and presented cottage, with spacious grounds and in an idyllic quiet secluded setting. Very comfortable beds,nice finishing touches, including a tray of 'goodies' to get us started. Ev  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 - £925 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Northumberland / Corbridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” All the previous 5 star reviews are well deserved. Very cosy cottage. A real home from home. Everything you need for your stay away.Lovely welcome pack with wine, biscuits and little handmade muffins from the owner. Corbridge is a pretty v  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Saint Teath holiday cottage rental

Saint Teath / Newhall Green

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Appletree Cottage is a tastefully renovated quarryman's' cottage ,in the lovely Hamlet of Newhall Green, set in a wooded valley, surrounded by open farmland. Exposed beams throughout and furnished in a simple country style,with original art,country furniture a  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .  …see more

from £185 / night

£395 - £675 / week

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from £185 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swalcliffe

Oxfordshire / Swalcliffe

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sweetheart cottage has been sensitively renovated to preserve original period features whilst providing the best of modern convenience; it is self catering with a little hotel luxury! Welcome hamper provided to help you relax on arrival. Travel cot available.  …see more

from £85 / night

£535 - £630 / week

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from £85 / night

(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

£525 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newton-in-Bowland

Clitheroe / Newton-in-Bowland

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely village - a little gem'” It's lovely to find owners which are trying to do the right thing - the cottage itself was great but in addition to that it was clean, had all the crockery, pots and pans that you require and on t  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 / week

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from £75 / night

(114) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mockbeggar

New Forest / Mockbeggar

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely getaway house” We stayed at this property for 2 nights and had an amazing time! It's in a great location with some fantastic walks on the doorstep. It offers lots of mod-cons such as a great sound system, DVD player and hot tub (which my litt  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1299 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful cottage dated circa 1610, set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views acros  …see more

from £51 / night

£355 - £860 / week

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from £51 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Llangollen holiday cottage rental

Denbighshire / Llangollen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Miss” Lovely cottage clean and tidy Parking bit of a problem in the nights but apart from that great location  …see more

from £52 / night

£260 - £485 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Exmoor National Park / Porlock

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
You will fall in love with the area, and the house, and the area of outstanding natural beauty.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1450 - £2600 / week

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from £200 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Arthog

Gwynedd / Arthog

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house” We stayed at 7 St Mary's Terrece over the Easter Hols , 2 families with 3 teenagers and one slightly smaller one . The house is lovely and ideally placed for walking with lots of routes detailed in the visitors book . It was very clean,  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1025 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Glendale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Allt Mor is a luxury holiday cottage with secluded garden on the Isle of Skye. Accommodation is designed for couples. The original Listed cottage is over 200 years old but the recent modern extension blends the traditional features of the cottage with modern facilities.  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £580 / week

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from £62 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Weekend” We had a lovely weekend break at this beautiful property. It had everything we needed and was perfect for my son who is in a wheelchair. Will definitely return.  …see more

from £86 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £86 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Alnwick / Alnmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” The cottage was surprisingly spacious and very well equipped. Being close to the beach was a bonus. Will definitely be back  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £725 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Gleneagles holiday lodge rental

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic setting” My family and I hired one of the lodges through holiday lettings and we stayed for the last week in August. We booked a two bedroom lodge for the 4 of us. The lodge itself is really idyllic. Tastefully decorated and oodles of room f  …see more

from £10 / night

£495 - £995 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Aberdeen holiday apartment rental

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Can't wait until our next visit.” Another wonderful stay at Marks at the Manor. Richard's attention to detail and all his willing help made our stay extra special. One of Aberdeen's little treasures.  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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from £115 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Forres holiday cottage rental

Moray / Forres

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderfully situated country retreat” Have had a great two week holiday in this well equipped, warm and comfortable cottage nestling in the countryside close to Forres. Ideally situated to explore the Moray Firth and Cairngorms. The owners, Stuart and  …see more

from £50 / night

£258 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night