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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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(72) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
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from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(5) 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

from £51 / night

£355 - £860 / week

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from £51 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Birthday weekend away” Excellent weekend break away for my girlfriends birthday. Great house with everything you need in the center of town. Will definitely stay here again.
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from £115 / night

£675 - £850 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday cottage in Ponsanooth

Cornwall / Ponsanooth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £49 / night

£345 / week

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from £49 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family home from home in lovely location” I travelled with my family - 4 young children aged from 4 to 11, and it was a perfect home for us all. Set up is very like any family home, with all modern conveniences, plenty of bathroom space, an
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from £100 / night

£425 - £875 / week

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(20) 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
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
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from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Badgers End Cottage” Had a relaxing break at the cottage. A pretty cottage in a lovely area. Everything you need is supplied and the owners are friendly and welcoming, with great ideas of places that are worth visiting. Bryan the dog had endless fun i
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from £79 / night

£424 - £630 / week

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from £79 / 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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from £199 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful . The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
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from £88 / night

£498 / week

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from £88 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £125 / 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

(42) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Castleton

North York Moors National Park / Castleton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful stay...” We've just returned from a lovely stay in The Nest. We thoroughly explored the area around Castleton and beyond and it was a great base from which to do so. It had everything we needed. Gorgeous wood burner, comfy sofa and a fab h
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from £70 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £70 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely stunning area and views” The cottage was excellent and could not be faulted. For a group of mountaineers, more used to staying at climbing huts, the extra space made so much difference and having TV, a Jacuzzi and internet made it a real
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from £150 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(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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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wales vs Scotland” A fantastic apartment in a fantastic location. Ideal for the train station, Princes Street and the Grass market. The apartment it's self is modern and the homely touches just make it complete. Thanks for helping to contribute to an
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from £109 / night

£763 / week

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from £109 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Thornton Rust

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Thornton Rust

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Good base for exploring Wensleydale.” Comfortable but not spacious accommodation. Very helpful owners. Suggest better lights for reading in the Lounge.
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Certificate of Excellence

from £120 / night

£265 - £450 / week

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from £120 / night

65

Lytham St Anne's holiday home rental

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£425 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour” Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blown away with
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from £350 / night

£1960 / week

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from £350 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Falkland

Fife / Falkland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great holiday in a scenic area and wonderful stay in a warm and cosy house” Falkland is a very scenic, touristic place, with nice people, crafty shops, restaurants, tearooms and a great pub. For everyone of our family ( aged 19- 57) the best place to
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from £129 / night

£799 - £899 / week

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from £129 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £72 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Benllech

Anglesey / Benllech

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage , clean and welcoming . Had a great stay nice and quiet and close to all the local attractions
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from £83 / night

£525 - £740 / week

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from £83 / night

(13) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday caravan/mobile home accommodation

West Sussex / Selsey

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous stay” Easy to book and check in. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped caravan. Was well decorated and very clean. Very comfortable beds,two toilets which was great! Loved the seating area in the lounge. Good tv reception and added touches
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from £65 / night

£300 - £700 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski lodge to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1350 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Durham holiday cottage rental

Durham / Durham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Cottage & area” Me, my parents & my partner stayed at Huckleberry cottage for 3 nights at the end of March & were so impressed. The cottage itself is situated in a secluded area but just a short stroll to the Black Horse pub. It was immacu
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from £85 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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from £85 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect! Idyllic!” I loved this little thatched cottage and didn't want to leave. The garden is so pretty and the house is all you could need for a relaxing holiday. I will definitely stay again. CorfeCastld village is just a perfect retreat, so pict
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from £85 / night

£495 - £745 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dittisham holiday cottage rental

Dartmouth / Dittisham

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£410 - £925 / week

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from £59 / night

(6) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Marden holiday studio rental

Kent / Marden

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cozy apartment - great if travelling with a pet!” Very comfortable and well-appointed annex. Compact but has everything necessary for a very pleasant stay. The private garden and views over the countryside were very peaceful and lovely. Angie and C
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from £55 / night

£315 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Briercliffe

Lancashire / Briercliffe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, Relaxing Stay” We stayed in Delph Cottage in August 2012 for 7 nights. We had a great time, the cottage was all that was advertised and more. The cottage is very spacious, all the rooms were well furnished and clean. It was an ideal base
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from £70 / night

£490 - £610 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Average 

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Stuckton holiday log cabin rental

Fordingbridge / Stuckton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£449 - £1299 / week

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from £75 / night

(109) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.
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from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Second stay just as special as the first! A real treasure.” After a short stay at The Cider House in April 2013, we booked The Cider House for two weeks in October 2014 as a base from which to explore the countryside as well as a two-day trip to Live
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from £90 / night

£440 - £520 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Prestatyn

Denbighshire / Prestatyn

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Review of Gorse Hill” Spent Xmas to New Year in this wonderful house just the perfect place to spend a break either with family or friends.. Owner greeted us and gave us tour of property and on hand when any questions asked!! Property itself was imm
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from £225 / night

£1000 - £1100 / week

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from £225 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Truro

Truro District / Truro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Faultless” The perfect holiday cottage. A beautiful setting, comfortable, well equipped, quiet, we want to go back.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“21 Caird Drive” Well equipped flat. Good location close to Byres Road. Easy to deal with landlord. Would recommend it.
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from £75 / night

£525 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night

(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

(28) Excellent 

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South Hams holiday cottage rental

Kingsbridge / South Hams

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely comfortable cottage” Used as a weekend base when we came down to run an Ultramarathon. Everything you need is here from washing machine to DVD collection and a wood burner. Beautiful place and the owners were flexible and accommodating.
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from £84 / night

£525 - £1325 / week

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from £84 / night

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