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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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

(38) Excellent 

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Padstow Harbour holiday cottage rental

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni  …see more

from £105 / night

£725 / week

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from £105 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Fadmoor holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Fadmoor

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful, excellent comfortable cottage” we all loved this cottage it was ideal for the forests as my family are mountain bikers and dog walkers. We were ideally situated and had a good variety of places to eat locally. Loved the Moors and the people  …see more

from £65 / night

£305 - £420 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!” A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £440 / week

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from £36 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Freshford holiday home rental

Somerset / Freshford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
White Hart Cottage is a relaxing, idyllic cottage for holiday rental and weekend retreats. Located in the Somerset village of Freshford, only ten minutes from Bath by train or car. From here you can explore the wonderful city of Bath, the delightful villages of Freshfor  …see more

from £110 / night

£693 - £747 / week

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from £110 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great House in great location” I booked the house for my birthday celebration so our grown up family could stay with us. The great location of the house enabled us to take the grandchildren biking along the promenade and walk on the beach, without ge  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 / week

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from £175 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Wellington holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Wellington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect!” We stayed at The Byre this weekend (7th-10th June) and me and my partner loved everything about it. The cottage itself its very well furnished with good taste very homely. The area around The Byre is unspoilt and the views are stunning. Well  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude / Widemouth Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've  …see more

from £120 / night

£425 - £1225 / week

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from £120 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Kinmel Bay holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Kinmel Bay

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a  …see more

from £185 / night

£800 - £2000 / week

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from £185 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Shorwell holiday cottage rental

Isle of Wight / Shorwell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“By far the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed at” Really enjoyed our short stay, the cottage exceeded all our expectations. Looking forward to returning for another, longer break soon.  …see more

from £99 / night

£345 - £965 / week

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from £99 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £995 / week

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from £118 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.002 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent appartment ideal location” could not fault one thing just like home from home everything has been thought of inside of the appartment toys for my little girl ,dvds etc the views are out of this world beds are comfy we have booked f  …see more

from £99 / night

£350 - £975 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(42) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Aberdaron holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui  …see more

from £95 / night

£664 - £1384 / week

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from £95 / night

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Hoveton holiday home rental

Wroxham / Hoveton

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
barn in a picturesque tranquil setting this cosy barn conversion, located in tunstead, is all on one level, situated next door to the owners, and has a small fenced pond and ducks, ideal for the children to feed. Perfectly situated with surroundin...  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £655 / week

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from £45 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Lower Swell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful House, Picturesque Location & Spacious Accomodation” We stayed here for my parents Birthday and Bank Holiday long weekend rest away from it all. The location is perfect for exploring, the size of the house and its rooms were perfect for our  …see more

from £176 / night

£1500 - £1680 / week

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from £176 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Williton

Somerset / Williton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Our traditional Somerset cottage is perfect for winter breaks and summer holidays. It has been sympathetically refurbished to provide the conveniences of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of period features: woodburner, inglenook fireplace and wooden beams a  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Tewkesbury with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Llangynidr holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely  …see more

from £65 / night

£341 - £456 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) 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

(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

(27) Excellent 

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Beamish holiday home rental

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.  …see more

from £69 / night

£480 - £880 / week

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from £69 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Penton

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Windsor

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely wonderful - full of charm and character” A really lovely cottage - bursting with 16th Century character and charm. Tastefully modernised and beautifully decorated - clearly by someone who knows what they are doing! Lots of interesting no  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salen

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1350 / week

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from £128 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Winchelsea

Rye / Winchelsea

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A detached Grade II Listed period house, set in the conservation area of the ancient town and enjoying widespread views across open countryside in the Brede Valley to the Cinque port of Rye in the far distance. Rye is 2 miles and the beautiful sandy beach at Camber a fu  …see more

from £199 / night

£895 - £1650 / week

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from £199 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Waren Mill

Northumberland / Waren Mill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful cottage in beautiful location” We had a wonderful weeks holiday. The cottage is lovely. Furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable. Good location. Very quiet but a short drive to lots of lovely towns. Highly recommen  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic little cottage!” We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! It was everything we'd h  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £635 / week

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from £75 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Appletreewick

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect Week!!!” Such a lovely cottage! Immaculate throughout. Everything you would need. Perfect location for sightseeing the Yorkshire dales. Plenty of local walks from the cottage. Short walk to the two pubs in the village. Oh and beautiful le  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Exactly what other reviews said we needed a relaxed atmosphere good view comfortable place to unwind that fit the bill and more will be booking again soon  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) 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 £50 / night

£250 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dunkeld

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Tardis like little gem” We stayed in Glen Carra with some friends and were amazed by the space inside. It has been tastefully remodelled with large dining kitchen and lounge and is kitted out with everything needed for your stay. For its size Dunkeld  …see more

from £160 / night

£960 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night