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.
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there
We stayed here to celebrate an 80th birthday, the party consisted of eleven people aged from 4 months to 80 and one dog. The house was perfectly suited to everyone with well equipped kitchen. It was a… More
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
Burchley house is fabulous and after spending a weekend with family and friends we can't wait to go back. Each and every room is extremely comfortable with everything you could want-nothing has been s… More
“A superb holiday venue”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Our 3-night stay was a combined 50th wedding anniversary and 70th birthday celebration. Over the course of the weekend 14 guests attended.
What a fabulous venue for a party! The house itself was spac… More
Glenfeadon Villa, is a beautifully present, cosy 100yr old end of terrace, 3bed stone built Cornish cottage which provides a real home-from-home, family property. It is only a very short level walk to the beach and village facilities, giving you the option of parking< …see more
Gabriel's Hall is a large quirky family home offering lots of space and comfort over two floors.The house over looks the pretty Steyne gardens and has wonderful sea views from the first floor balcony and master bedroom. The house has everything to offer to all ages …see more
The Glanafon Coach House is a beautiful property set in beautiful grounds. Although conveniently close to Haverfordwest, it feels like it is in the middle of the countryside. The owners are friendly … More
We love to welcome our guests back to The Coach House and some come every year. Thank you for your kind words and lovely review.
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
A perfect stay in a perfect holiday home, in a perfect location with wonderful hosts who offered exemplary customer service. Impossible to fault, Pamela and William went to great lengths to ensure th… More
Thank you for your review, we try to think of most things and add a few quirky ones of our own. We like to provide a warm, welcoming home for our guests to enjoy. look forward to seeing you again.
“Christmas at coach house”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
This is a beautiful coach house very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Very friendly service from the owners. Key thing to note - you can only access the double bedrooms through the stable rooms … More
Thank you for your comments, we have wifi access now but our guests are often out exploring and enjoying the fresh coastal air. We always decorate for Christmas and The Coach House becomes a magical place for couples or families. Thank you for your review.
“Fantastic holiday accommodation” The house was fantastically equipped for families with every little detail thought of. The garden is brilliant for children and the playpark opposite is great. Well located for access to Kirkwall and skapa flow.
“Can't wait to visit again!” Game Keepers is a lovely lodge in a wonderfully secluded spot but within 15-20 minutes of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the beaches of Bantham, Hope Cove, etc. The lodge is modern throughout with some great luxuries thrown in:
“A rear taste of tranquillity, total relaxation & peace of real Devon”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you.
Great Hospitality from Charles & Chris you couldnt ask for better hosts attending to your evey need.
All The Lodges are great f… More
“A wonderful retreat in the Avon Valley”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
What a find! Such a beautiful spot off the beaten track but within easy reach of all that the South Hams has to offer. A really warm welcome from the owner and the manager, Game Keepers is a lovely l… More
“A cracking lodge and wonderful location”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
Our family had a cracking week at Game Keepers, fabulous lodge with big comfortable beds and a lovely wood burning stove, logs provided free of charge. The lodge is just across the field from the riv… More
This mini break was a surprise trip i booked for my best friend who has very high standards. We searched high & low for a big house with a hot tub in a nice location open to anywhere in the country r… More
Our lovely 18th Century cottage was completely renovated to the highest standard in 2016 with solid oak fittings throughout offering guests luxury and homely accommodation. The cottage easily accommodates 3 people with one double boutique bedroom with king size bed and …see more
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
Cliff edge cottage overlooking Thornwick Bay. One of the finest views in Yorkshire. Watch gannets, puffins, razorbills, auks, cormorants, gulls and short-eared owls from your living room. Breathtaking sea views. Nature walk. Idyllic sunset. Tranquil escape.<br />V …see more
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home. …see more
A beautifully converted Barn which oozes character set in the boundaries of a 300 year old grade II listed farm house in the peaceful rural village of Old South Hykeham. The Barn conversion was completed in June 2015 and features a wood burner, in the open plan lower fl …see more
“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
“Warm, charming, cosy and comfortable” This was such a lovely cottage. It had everything we needed. Clean, charming, lovely views and lots of character. The heating system is wonderful. The cottage gets very warm very quickly and the under floor heatin
We stayed in this quaint cottage to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary. It is a beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet village with amazing veiws of the countryside.
The cottage is clean & well loo… More
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It
We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“A homely experience in a great location” Staying in Tobermory is a good choice especially if the weather is bad. The cottage is on the hill with lovely views and walking distance in to Tobermory. The house is well thought out and we didn't lack anythi
What can I say!! FANTASTIC!!! the cottage was very well furnished and decorated. It was comfortable and spacious with all modern facilities. The cottage stands in lovely grounds with a wonderful view … More
We love it when our visitors have had a wonderful stay in the cottage. We look forward to seeing you all again one day!
“Fantastic cottage in an ideal location”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2013
Really well equipped cottage only a short walk from Tobermory. Lovely welcome from the owners. The kids loved the access to the playing fields and playground close-by, not to mention to crabbing from … More
We love hearing that our families have had a wonderful holiday whilst staying in the Cottage. And, yes, we are very lucky to have the huge playing field and the children's playground right on our doorstep. Thank you!
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument” Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
mallard cottage is outstanding, everything is new and modern, such a homely place to stay, the scenery is fantastic, really lovely place to stay, relaxing. would stay there again without a doubt, the … More
“Spectacular!!! A paradise in the country!”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
Wendy and Ian were the perfect hosts. The baked scones shortly after our arrival were so yummy. This cottage was refurbished with love and care. Everything a traveler would want in a home away from… More
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD.
IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and …see more
“Best place we've ever stayed!” This place was a little slice of heaven, with the most amazing views: lovely large garden, fields all around and a beautiful church at the bottom of the garden! Inside the cottage was perfect with everything we needed: g
We were created with a beautiful cottage with stunning views including a bottle of prosecco cooling in the fridge. A perfect welcome for a relaxing holiday. Very accommodating for couples with dogs wh… More
“A beautiful, luxurious holiday cottage in idyllic surroundings.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
What a find!!! Daleside is a truly lovely cottage which is every bit as good as the photos depict.
It has everything you might need including off street parking (so often missing with some cottages)… More
“Fabulous cottage in the Peak District!”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
We had a fantastic stay at Daleside. It is a beautiful cottage that has been decorated to a really high spec and has all the home comforts you need. It is also in a perfect location, close to Bakewell… More
“the place was lovely and we had a great time!:)” Me and my friends really enjoyed the weekend in Church Lodge cottage. We would definitely like to come and spend the perfect time making BBQ, playing volleyball, having few drinks or listen to music and
We rented this property to celebrate my 40th, we had many guests, with about half camping on the grounds. The house is large and very spacious giving us loads of room. Although the house wasn't immacu… More
“Fantastic location, beautiful house.” We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. It was a bril
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
Thank you for the very kind feedback
“Everyone in our party of 10 agreed - BHF was absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
This year it was my turn to organise the annual reunion and I managed to find the gem that is BHF. It was by far the best venue yet. We had several barbecues on the patio in the blazing sunshine with … More
Lyn and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at BHF .
Thank you for your kind words , we hope to see you again
Peter and Lyn
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Duddon Valley, Riverside Cottage ticks every box - a rolling river nearby, majestic fells/mountains to all sides, a most traditional Cumbrian Cottage, with a fabulous log burner, many original features, and yet lovingl …see more
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
“Perfect for a family get together” Mill House sits practically on top of the sea with easy access to excellent walks and great scenery. The accommodation is spacious enough for a party of 10 ranging from 4 to 77 year olds to be able to find peace and
We had the most wonderful break in Mill House. Lee Bay is a childhood haunt and the location of Mill House could not be better. The house itself is beautifully presented and comfortably accomodated … More
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and retracing your steps from earlier years - I bet Lee has hardly changed! Hopefully now refreshed and recharged : )
“Notting Hill Beach House”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
The location is as close to the sea as it is possible to get with beach walks and rock pooling at low tide and a dramatic seascape at high tide. The sea literally licks the walls of the house. One ca… More
Thank you - I'm so glad you all enjoyed your time at The Mill House. A good way to travel from London is by train ... direct from Paddington - Tiverton in 2 hours + hire car (they deliver/collect from Tiverton Parkway) @ approx £105 for 3 days. Or Taxi approx £95 each way. Hope to see you again.
“A great house in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2013
I was organising a company away week for 10 people and the Mill House was a brilliant location. The house is quirky but had plenty of space to both relax and work in and is really well kitted out with… More
I'm glad it work so well for you all ... and especially that you enjoyed the Shepherding experience with our 'celebrity' farmer, David Kennard : )
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs” Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equip… More
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the untidiness of our cottage garden. I have held discussions with our gardening company and advised them that their current standard is not acceptable and I will now be completing spot checks. I have sent you a letter by separate cover to your home address and once again apologies.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
“Charming cottage, fantastic location” We couldn't have asked for a better spot to enjoy our week exploring the Cotswolds and the Wiltshire Downs - the likes of Bath, Badminton, Lacock, Marlborough, Tewkesbury and more are all within easy driving dista
My husband and I stayed at Bee's Malthouse cottage for four nights in June. She greeted us and gave excellent advise of the surrounding area. The cottage is for two and was spotless and very cosy. … More
Thank you for your kind comments so glad you enjoyed the cottage .
“Perfect” Absolutely AMAZING, could not find anything wrong, as people have said, it's home from home, you do need a car as, you are in the middle of no where, we brought lots of alcohol , with us so we didn't need, to go to the pub, as it was at leas
“Truly stunning” Firstly I would like to say how nice the owners are. The van was decorated for us on arrival as it was a birthday break. Then we had a slight boiler issue and it was repaired with in minutes. High standard caravan with everything you c
This recently re-furbished single-story cottage sits within the charming village of North Elmham, adjacent to the owner’s home. Located in the heart of the Breckland conservation area, it is ideally situated for exploring the North Norfolk coastline and also visit …see more
“Charming Cottage” This is a wonderful, cosy cottage, in a lovely village, and within easy access to all the nearby attractions.
It has everything you could possibly require for a comfortable self catering stay, I believe a B&B service is also availab
“Excellent Value for Money” The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The property on arrival was really clean and bed linen / towels immaculate. A very high standard. We were a party of 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a we
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as …see more
“hidden gem” Lovely house tucked away off the main road, nice and quiet. Some nice little touches such as the cream tea left for us ( very nice! ) Not far from loads of great beaches. Would recommend it to anyone, perfect family holiday.
We used the house to celebrate christmas with family traveling to the UK from all over the world. The house was in a great location: very near the beach: which our dog loved! The house was well equipp… More
Stunning Marches countryside on your door step, utter peace and quiet but good pubs near by and plenty of different things to do. Beautiful place, beautiful setting, beautiful views. 2 Michelin restaurants and 2 lovely towns, Ludlow and Shrewsbury within half an hour. …see more
“What a great place to stay” Well laid out accommodation situated in some of the best scenic areas of Scotland. Ideally suited for hillwalking and Munro bagging. Hills on your doorstep. Local microbrewery about to open in the next few months and a loca
“When you're planning your next visit the day you arrive, that's a good sign :o)”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
A well thought out restoration of a lovely little cottage. Situated in the middle of the village of St Fillans, it is tucked back off the main road but still gives some wonderful views out over Loch … More
Thanks very much for your kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in my cottage. Unfortunately the TV reception isn't great so I have left some DVDs for entertainment. There is also unlimited internet if people want to stream programs or films. Thanks for recommending to others. Kind regards Ailsa
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
Craigdarroch cottage is amazing! It is in the most beautiful location with views of the stunning Loch Earn from the cottage itself. The owner provided great little touches for when we arrived - bottle… More
“Fabulous, cozy cottage in wonderful Perthshire”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful break at Craigdarroch cottage. Cottage is beautifully laid out and had everything we needed. Owner has done an amazing job in refurbishing the cottage. We played golf at Comrie … More
“The stay is worth repeating” We had a cozy stay in this little cottage. As a couple very good. Bedroom was a bit cold, due to the gale blowing at night with freezing temperaturers and snow. We adviced the owners to make a second door outside to hang t
This was our third time staying at the hideaway, will be back again next year. Such a beautiful, peaceful place can't fault it.… More
“Peacfull idylic accomodation but near enough to civilisation.”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
The cottage is charming, quaint and beautifully presented. Perfect hideaway for a couple. Just the right size for two (although there is the option of the sofa bed in the lounge if it's needed) Well b… More
“Country cottage in a calm and peaceful setting” The cottage was clean and well equipped. The location is central to towns and country houses, castles and picturesque villages. The owners prepared helpful advice about places to visit, including the ver
Good food at a local pub. The owners were very welcoming and a great welcome basket was awaiting our arrival. There was always enough logs for us to light the wood burner each evening.
Lovely wal… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
Lovely peaceful cottage - in fact we mentioned how we'd like to pick up the place and plonk it in Brighton...
The hosts were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. They might even … More
“gardens & log fire”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2015
Drove down the drive to the imposing frontage of this house. Welcomed warmly with clear advice, a basket of goodies and flowers on the window sill. The cottage is on the left of the photo and the bedr… More
Cosy cottage newly refurbished to a very high standard. Set in beautiful countryside with stunning views. Ideal for walking, mountain biking or just escaping from it all. Two great pubs within walking distance. …see more