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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 castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £285 / night

£1990 - £4565 / week

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from £285 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £175 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £175 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Newquay / Watergate Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay. We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
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from £250 / night

£1089 - £3779 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome. Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It
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from £56 / night

£455 - £585 / week

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from £56 / night

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Holiday home in Staithes

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £112 / night

£550 - £1350 / week

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from £112 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

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Tighnabruaich holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Tighnabruaich

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£350 - £375 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Weymouth holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Weymouth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“May stay” Very welcoming, warm and clean. Close to amenities, beach front and restaurants. Everything you need for a comfortable few days away.
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from £42 / night

£327 - £742 / week

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from £42 / night

(46) 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
“Fabulous!” I've just spend a lovely weekend at The Coach House with 7 friends. The House is beautifully decorated, and spotlessly clean. The bedrooms are all good sizes (2 ensuite) with clean fresh bedding. The bathrooms are all modern and again very
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from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(87) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent property to stay if visiting York” Excellent property to stay if visiting York. Very clean and all you need for a great get away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely go back. So
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from £88 / night

£470 - £550 / week

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from £88 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £100 / night

£525 - £845 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Carrbridge

Aviemore / Carrbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” This was our second stay at birchtree cottage and we had another marvellous time. The property is lovely and the upgrades to en suite and family bathroom are lovely. We had friends join us this time and they very much enjoyed their
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from £180 / night

£1100 - £1800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £180 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Cornwall / Calstock

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic home to enjoy your holidays” Cozy and friendly home; we enjoyed our staying here plenty. Ideal for a family with one or two children. Looking forward to be there again.
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from £75 / night

£325 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Melbury Osmond holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Melbury Osmond

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“we stayed here for a wonderful 4 days” extremely well kept cottage having beaytiful view in a very pretty and quiet village.the cottage has all that is needed and it very pleasant! we are happy to be the first to provide this excellent feedback and
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from £95 / night

£665 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Horsington

Somerset / Horsington

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lytham St Anne's holiday home rental

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £75 / night

£525 - £1350 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A weekend at the Swallows Barn” With a long weekend away planned in Watergate bay we wanted to find a place to stay that offered all the creature comforts of home and I found it at Swallows Barn. The family that own the property were very welcoming an
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from £55 / night

£280 - £590 / week

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from £55 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Hen party !” We booked the whole cottage for a weekend ...15 ladies. Had a fantastic time. The cottages were cosy and had a lovely garden area. We spent a lot of time at the cottage playing games etc. It was perfect for what we needed. Thanks!
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from £270 / night

£1200 - £2980 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £270 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very Nice Cottage, Great Location” Beautiful cottage with a great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially the extra family room at the top entrance.
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from £98 / night

£440 - £1200 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Langholm

Dumfries and Galloway / Langholm

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £110 / night

£715 - £725 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Newtonmore holiday home rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent position in the beautiful and majestic Cairngorms.” A very comfortable house with interesting architectural doors leading nowhere! Unfortunately, we found dirty cooking utensils in the cupboards, which detracted from the ambience of the pre
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from £72 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 31 minutes

from £72 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home letting in Loweswater

Cumbria / Loweswater

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Couldn't fault it!” Had a lovely stay at The Place over New Year with friends. The cottage is gorgeous and cosy. It is so well equipped I'm not sure what more you could ask for - the owners have gone above and beyond what would usually be expected fro
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from £199 / night

£1715 / week

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(55) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Peace n quiet” Really enjoyed our few days in this delightful cottage .Jenny Wren is everything we could have wanted , warm cosy & really well equipped.We would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward to coming back in the spring
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from £50 / night

£290 - £420 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed in the cottage for New Year and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 5 adults, ample parking and the cottage had all the finishing touches.
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Certificate of Excellence

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Cottage accommodation in Sandwich

Kent / Sandwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” We've had a wonderfull stay at this lovely cottage. Well equipped kitchen, great beds! The furnishings of the cottage were really pretty.
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from £85 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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(47) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“I love this place” the weather was not as kind to us this time but that does not stop us enjoying the peace and tranquility. The house as always has everything we need and the woodburner in the lounge gives a wonderful sense of well being at the end o
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from £100 / night

£595 - £975 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Eden District / Appleby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£340 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Cosy Cottage perfect for a couple” Cobble Cottage is a great little holiday home. Excellent location and very nice decor inside. Close to a nice village with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants, The closest pup is 20 seconds walk with a coal fire and
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from £35 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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from £35 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definitely return
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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Holiday home in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

4 7 7 nights min

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

from £104 / night

£725 - £925 / week

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from £104 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha
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from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £650 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Wigtown with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Wigtown

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£250 - £445 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The cottage was exactly what we wanted” Our stay at the cottage was a great experience. The close proximity to the shore allowed us to take some amazing walks without using the car, It had everything we needed, including the woodburner which made the
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from £50 / night

£280 - £715 / week

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