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.
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Traditional vintage-style cottage with a secluded flower-filled garden and views over the cricket pitch and the medieval church of St Mary in the village of Snettisham, Norfolk. The cottage is best suited to those seeking a rural retreat as there is no TV or wifi but a …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Cherrystone Barn is a bespoke oak framed barn recently refurbished in a contemporary style while retaining some of its original features and providing a state of the art boutique master bedroom. The property is set within the grounds of Cherry Cottage and is a truly idy …see more
Kirktoun is a delightful cottage, which has been recently renovated and redecorated. It is situated on the edge of Duffus village, on family run Duffus Estate. Originally built for the Estate's housekeeper and gardener, Kirktoun is now perfect for couples or fami …see more
My husband, teenage daughter, puppy and I spent a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. The cottage was clean, well-equipped with plenty of space for all of us. The large, enclosed garden was great … More
“We will certainly be back.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
It wa our first trip to Scotland,we loved it the accommodation is great very clean and everything you need, the review book says it all every body loved it,there's so much to do and Caroline & Ed make… More
Hi, thanks for writing us a review. It was lovely to have you stay in Kirktoun Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
“Highly recommended accomodation”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
My wife and I with our Golden Retriever (Roddy) have just spent a week in what is a lovely well equipped and very comfortable cottage. The furnishings and rooms etc are of a fairly high standard and a… More
Hi, thanks for leaving us a review. I am pleased that you and Roddy enjoyed your stay. The garden and surrounding walks does indeed make it an ideal place to stay with dogs. We are very lucky to have the Duffus Inn within walking distance of the property. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Recently Converted Quarrymans workshop with off road parking, private garden and spacious living accommodation for 2 people. Located close to the moorland and beaches. This is a very convenient location for visiting many of Cornwalls Attractions while still being in a q …see more
Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Luxury and secluded one bedroom converted 'piggery'. Separate bathroom and kitchen with washing machine and ironing facilities. Cosy living room with wood-burner. Extra double room available if necessary.
The Piggery is available not only for weekly stays but night …see more
The piggery was set in a beautiful area with a stream running down the side of the house. The place was well furnished and had everythig you would need with lovely extra touches such as tea lights and… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Based in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, we have been welcoming guests into our lovingly renovated single storey barn conversion for the last three years. The barn is situated in the grounds of our own Listed cottage just two miles from Belvoir Castle in the village of …see more
We felt very welcome when we arrived.
We enjoyed this cottage very much. Everyting is there. Even fresh products for breakfast are provided. If we ever willl visit that part of the Uk again we will c… More
“Did not want to leave”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location and lovely owners. This is one of the most relaxing places we have ever stayed at.… More
“A lovely lovely cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Great location when we walked the 33 mile of the Grantham canal
Would definitely stay there again
Sandringham has recently been refurbished to a high standard. A clean, modern apartment with wonderful sea views. The sitting room has Sky TV,two leather double sofa beds,leather easy chair and a living flame gas fire. The main bedroom also boast sea views, and built …see more
Idyllic 1 bedroom Cottage ideal for a quiet, romantic break away.
Spacious bedroom with beautiful super king four-poster bed, stunning luxury bathroom with free-standing bath and separate power shower, open-plan fully equipped kitchen / dining / living room area with …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
A Large Norfolk Country Cottage Set amidst open countryside, this large detached Norfolk cottage with attached annexe offers substantial flexible accommodation. Beckfield Farm is conveniently set in Breckland, on the borders of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, meani …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
'The Byre' is our luxury holiday home, situated in rural tranquillity on the Somerset / Devon border - a perfect location to relax, or explore the surrounding area.
'The Byre' was newly converted from an old farm building in the latter part of 2010 - and has been let …see more
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 … More
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Lovely location, great accommodation a nice home away from home. The only reason it was not five stars was the poor TV reception (BBC only) and the dirty oven.… More
Built in 1791 Happisburgh lighthouse is the only privately run working lighthouse in the country. The cottages were originally built to house the keepers and did so for the next 160 years.These days they have found a new role as an iconic symbol of Norfolk and pictures …see more
Fantastic cottage,with spectacular views. Very warm & cosy - very unimpressed with the local pub(the hill-house)would not go there again..a short drive to the lighthouse pub in walcott was much nicer.… More
“peaceful, delightful, unusual, unique, a must-do!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
Wonderful week. Weather stunning. This place is a little piece of heaven. Great day trips to Cromer (for the parade and Carnival including the Red) Arrows, Great Yarmouth (seaside tackiness at its bes… More
“Quirky, pretty, cute, quaint, perfect!!!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We stayed at the cottage as a group of 6. On arrival, the first thing you notice is the amazing, well maintained Lighthouse, and then the 360 degree panorama. The cottage has three spacious bedrooms,… More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
The Gothic Mansion is a fine grade 2 listed former convent. Situated close to the the heart of Bristol. It benefits from magnificent views across the city. The Mansion is a unique and special place which provides much needed accommodation for large families who wish to …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
This detached cottage is at the north west corner of the Peak District, at the end of a drive on a quiet road. It has recently been fully renovated and provides character accommodation with many period features. You enter the cottage into the fully and well equipped ki …see more
I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town … More
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“Warm & Comfortable well equipped cottage”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Enjoy the views over the renowned Stiperstone and Kerry Ridgeway from the patio of the detached secluded barn. Alternatively walk around our 5 acres of private gardens or stretch yourself and walk the Long Mountain from your front door! Set near the top of Long Mountain …see more
This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welco… More
Just back from a wintery week in The Barn...and wondering when we can get back to see it without the covering of snow. The weather-enforced relaxation was just what we needed though.
The owners wer… More
“Great Accommodatioin in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2011
Don't be fooled by the photo's on the website as it really doesn't do the accommodation justice and this cottage is delightful!!
The accommodation is really good quality with all the facilities you… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Peacefully located on the edge of Penzance, Boscrowan provides a secluded haven whilst offering easy access to Penzance's excellent facilities and Far West Cornwall's many attractions. Peace and Plenty, a reversed level barn conversion that sleeps 4, and Ring …see more
Cobble House is situated in the centre of Padstow yards from the picturesque harbour and surrounded by the bustling shops and restaurants of this lovely seaside town. It is ideally located for a relaxed memorable holiday.Cobble House dates back to the 19th century. The …see more
Nice house, central for everything. Next door to rojanno's(which is is over-rated) and which can be a little noisy if you want an early night(not rowdy, just raised voices and chairs moving), but did … More
Set in the historic market town of Framlingham in Suffolk, The Cottage is a tastefully decorated Grade II listed holiday cottage dating from the 15th Century.
The Cottage is perfectly located in a secluded lane, less than one minute's walk from the cafes, shops, pubs a …see more
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Wool Cottage is one part of a medieval wool merchants house. It is in the heart of this stunning mediaeval village and has been fully restored and luxury facilities provided- English Tourist Board 5 star gold- exposed original oak beams- large luxury upstairs bedroom fe …see more
A lovely little hideaway in a beautiful village. Very cosy and romantic, would unreservedly recommend it for couples of all ages.… More
“Little gem in Lavenham”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
The Wool Cottage is a very clever and thoughtfully done conversion of a 15th C structure to a comfortable high standard 2-pax holiday retreat. It is an excellent base for your English summer (or indee… More
The Old Stable is a 5* graded character cottage situated above the Gwaun Valley in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, 5 miles from the coast and glorious beaches. This is an area of outstanding beauty with wooded valleys, streams and waterfalls (includi …see more
A luxurious 3 bedroomed self catering property. Very spacious ground level apartment with spectacular sea views looking towards the Isle of May and Anstruther harbour. 2 minutes walk from Anstruther Golf club. 15 minutes from St Andrews, the home of golf and historic U …see more
Chesterhill is perfectly situated beside the beach with views over the harbour mouth. The sandy beach and rock pools provide endless play for a 3 and 5 year old. Patio doors from a suntrap conservator… More
“Simply the best for accommodation and location!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
We have been renting holiday accommodation in Fife twice a year for several years with my elderly father who was born here. Anstruther is a great location and Chesterhill House Garden apartment is qui… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Swallow Barn has recently been converted and furnished to a very high standard. This lovely blue lias stone barn is ideally situated for country walks and cycle routes across the Somerset levels an area well known for its stunning scenery and wide diversity of wildlife. …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
A recently refurbished spacious comfortable AA 4 star cottage, providing contemporary quality furnishings, luxury linen and towels. Set in a beautiful rural location, with large open landscaped gardens with all year interest, outdoor sitting areas, private parking and c …see more
Quiet,Clean Beautiful Cottage,Lovely helpful Owners, A Joy,Will we go back YOUBETYA!!!!!!!! The area is great to get to all the L's Ludlow Leominster& Ledbury.… More
“Even better than the photos”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We enjoyed our first stay in Herefordshire in Symonds cottage. Gill and Pat were really welcoming and offered great advice on where to go with our boys (aged 5 and 7) and our 1 year old border collie.… More
“Lovely cottage - Lovely gardens”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
Stayed in Symonds Cottage on Litmarsh Farm for a week in July. The cottage was beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Everything you needed for was provided, even down to maps … More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Millrace Cottage is a beautiful, one bedroom holiday cottage in the village of Hinchliffe Mill, just 1 mile away from the busy centre of Holmfirth. The cottage sits on the beautiful River Holme directly opposite the original Millpond and stone stepped outfall. Our bra …see more
Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Whinstane, taking its name from the local borders stone, is a delightful,17th century, fully renovated, period cottage, close to the centre of the picturesque town of Melrose, nestled between the famous River Tweed and the dramatic, gorse-backed Eildon Hills. The cottag …see more
“Welcoming, clean, comfortable house in excellent location short walk from local amenities.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
We have just returned from a fantastic week in Melrose. Whinstane is a gorgeous little house which is immaculate and very welcoming. There is lots to do in the area- historic sites, walking, cycling, … More
“A home from home”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
Spent 3 nights at Whinstane to do some walking in the Melrose area.
We arrive on the Friday afternoon and were met by David who gave a brief tour and explanation of the cottage. First impression was… More
“Relaxed stay in well located and appointed cottage in Melrose.”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2014
Great communication from cottage owners made booking, arrival and stay easy and relaxed.
Cottage was close to all services in Melrose. It was cosy and well maintained - loved the log fire! Upstairs b… More
The artistic owners have created a house of considerable charm filled with an extensive collection of books, paintings and unusual objects of considerable interest. The interior is extraordinarily comfortable.The house is situated in a stunning location just yards from …see more
Gray Manes is a highly adaptable spacious property re-furbished to the highest standards with superb facilities. Awarded 5* Gold Award by Visit England.6 double bedrooms each with its own bathroom/shower room and TVLarge sitting room with inglenook fireplace, wood burne …see more
Fantastic barn conversion with serious green credentials(EPC rated A)at the heart of Beer Mill Nature Trails (gold award Devon Wildlife Trust since 2003) ideal for family gatherings/celebrations and summer holidays - only a short drive to the safe sandy and surf beaches …see more
we stayed at the stone barn for 40th birthday celebrations with a group of family and friends, including babies, toddlers and young children. the house was perfect for our needs and really homely, com… More
“Perfect location for a family get together”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
We recently spent a wonderful week in Stone Barn/South Beer for a family celebration/get together with extended family, teenagers and young children plus 3 dogs. We all had a fantastic time thanks to… More
“A perfect family getaway.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
The Stone barn is a truly beautiful eco-cottage that has been renovated to the highest of standards. All the fixtures and fittings have been carefully thought through and blend in superbly with the ch… More
Durrie Cottage (known locally as Blue Chimneys) is a cosy traditional croft house in the West Highland village of Torridon with stunning views over Upper Loch Torridon. The cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms (one double, one twin), a large bathroom, shower …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Westnewton Estate Cottage is a comfortable, well appointed home from home, offering an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the Northumberland National Park or, indeed an action packed holiday! Your choice. A traditional Northumbrian stone built cottage …see more
A fabulous house in a fabulous location, standing in its own grounds, with a pleasant, enclosed garden and plenty of off lane parking. This wonderful house is only a stones throw from a quiet bay, wake up to the sound of the sea every morning gently lapping onto the sho …see more
Whitecaps is a 3 bedroom detached house in a 1930's private estate. The house is only a 2 minute walk from the sea and 5 minutes from the Hayling Island Sailing Club and marina. With a roof terrace with stunning views across Chichester Harbour and the Solent, this …see more
We were very impressed with the view from the upstairs living room and balcony. My three teenage children were particularly taken with the roof facilities and view, which would have been amazing if th… More
“Gem on the south coast!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We loved this house. Location is ideal, very close to the beach and within easy reach of many places to visit. Inside is fantastic, it has been refurbished to a very high standard and is extremely c… More
“Great time at Whitecaps. Would definitely recommend.”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We stayed last weekend in June. House is great and ideal for a relaxing break. Close to the beach and backs on to nature reserve so wonderful views. Balcony and roof terrace are great spaces as is the… More
Just 5 minutes walk into the centre of the town,our lovely holiday cottage is tucked away on the lower slopes of the Great Orme, close to the tramway which transports you to the summit where you can enjoy spectacular views of Llandudno's 2 marvellous bays,towards Conwa …see more
Wonderful cottage at bottom tramstop for great orme. Five minutes walk into town, a little steep on way back if you have walking probs. Excellent chippy on doorstep. Recommend kings head (also on door… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found plenty of enjoyable places in Llandudno. No doubt the goat was helping itself to our plants! They regularly visit and they don't mind if the gate is shut, they just jump onto the wall!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
Wonderfully clean. Location picturesque. Cottage quaint, with all modern conveniences. Cottage garden beautiful and used daily to sit and relax in. Owner very helpful. Fantastic stay - but probably he… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the glorious weather enabled you to make full use of the garden.
“A Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
We had a fantastic time in your cottage everything was so nice and clean. A perfect location. The food at the Kings Head was excellent and the staff. They had a Halloween party for the children. We ha… More
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Pear Tree Cottage is a charming house set in the beautiful picturesque village of Urchfont. It comfortably sleeps 10 but can sleep up to 12 in four double/king size beds and 4 single beds. Urchfont is set at the edge of the Salisbury Plain, 4 miles from Devizes and 9 mi …see more
We loved this house! It had everything you could think of which made it a real home from home with a touch of luxury. The kitchen was incredible, and the bedrooms were all spacious and well thought ou… More
“A superb house in a beautiful place with everything you could want”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
Ten of us stayed for a long weekend and were made to feel very welcome
The house is lovely, situated in a beautiful quiet village and is superbly well equipped. Everything is of high quality and the… More
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
We had an absolutely lovely stay at Pear Tree Cottage. The house is beautiful and John and Martin make every effort to make you welcome. We were having a holiday with extended family and there was ple… More
The Gables Retreat is a recently renovated 5 star farmhouse, which stands in large, mature, enclosed grounds, giving children the freedom to explore and play safely, and consequently the chance for parents to relax. Being blessed with a stunning location and a beautiful …see more
I recently spent a wonderful weekend here with ten girl friends. We try to get away together at least once per year to catch up and relax. I can honestly say its the best rental we've ever had. Nothi… More
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
Great for walkers as lots of countryside to explore and if a car user this is a great central point for trips into Caister-Market Rasen-Cleethorpes-Skegness.
The kids loved it too. :)
The owners… More
Overbrook Barn is part of a beautiful 18th century farm on the edge of the village of Flash, the highest village in Britain, located in a quiet valley in the south west corner of the Peak District National Park. The long driveway leads to a bridleway on the famous Three …see more
Stayed at Overbrook Barn for the weekend with 6 other friends, based in a beautiful part of the Peak District the barn was perfect for our relaxing weekend. The accommodation is finished to a high st… More
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
My husband, four-year-old daughter and I stayed 10 nights at Overbrook Barn in the heart of the Peak District. The barn was beautifully decorated, well maintained and fitted out with luxury white good… More
The Bay is a comfortable, family holiday home situated on the sea front in Portnahaven. The cottage overlooks the bay which has a safe, sandy beach - ideal for playing, swimming, and hunting for crabs. The bay is also home to many seals, which bask on the rocks below th …see more
The Old Net Store is located in the pretty coastal village of Avoch on the south side of the Black Isle. The property looks out over the small harbour built by Thomas Telford in 1814, and would have been one of the original buildings used to store the various nets requi …see more
“If you want to get away from it all and yet so much to see!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
Elaine (the owner) was extremely helpful in making our week's stay one to remember. The lovely cottage has more than enough room for two and the rate was reduced provided we used just one of the bedro… More
Rose Farm is a stunning 5 star, Gold award, 17th century large country house in a spectacular location with amazing views. Aga, roaring log fire and Free Wi-Fi that extends into the garden.
This spacious, luxury, detached & secluded house has 4 large en-suite bedrooms …see more
Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and… More
Thanks Adel for taking the time to write a review about your Christmas at Rose Farm.
It was lovely to welcome you to stay at another of our cottages and great to hear how much you all enjoyed your holiday and the local area.
We look forward to welcoming you back again.
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops.
It has its own hard …see more
My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minute… More
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
We have recently returned from a 5 day stay at La Garrique. On arrival the cottage was welcoming and warm with many basic necessities such as tea, coffee etc provided - unusual for self catering. Ther… More
This property oozes character . An attractive stone conversion retaining the external steps to the first floor, the cottage is beautifully fitted out with handmade quilts. The enormous four poster bed is a seldom found luxury to complete your stay. One of two very co …see more
“Wonderful place - The Photo[--]s dont do it justice”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2012
Beautiful scenery, lovely quiet location just a lovely place to spend time...even nicer if the weather behaves itself.
Lovely cosy cottage - the log fire made it especially nice on cold evenings. … More
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Look forward to welcoming you back. Will be updating this winter ( and enjoying a storm or two) Avril
“Very happy indeed”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
Charming character cottage in a stunning location. Brand new bathroom of the highest standard and good order throughout the rest of the building. Main bedroom had the biggest bed I have ever seen, ea… More
We hope to welcome you back in 2014. We love all our guests who love Angle for just being Angle. Return & relax. Thanks, Avril
“Stunning location, cosy cottages.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2012
We have stayed at both The Stable and The Dairy, the latter was May 2011 and we stayed at The Stable in May 2008. Both cottages are extremely cosy and comfortable and in an absolutely stunning locatio… More
Happy new year to you all. The Stable is having a brand new kitchen in Feb. We look forward to seeing you again at the cottage at the end of the world! Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Avril