Holiday cottages and apartments in Great Britain

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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bicester

Oxfordshire / Bicester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Many amenities are close by, Bicester Village Designer Outlet, Supermarkets, Old world pub in the village.  …see more

from £120 / night

£665 - £775 / week

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from £120 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge rental

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“great house in great situation” everything about this house is excellent. We enjoyed all the facilities it had to offer and the situation was spectacular. It is close to all village amenities and a Michelin starred restaurant - what better way to spen  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £2150 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitwell

Isle of Wight / Whitwell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, beautiful garden and surroundings, brilliantly equipped.” We stayed at Ferndale with our 2 year old and tiny baby. It's a challenging travelling with small children but arriving a Ferndale we breathed a huge sigh of relief as it was so  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Wotton-under-Edge holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Wotton-under-Edge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” We rented this cottage over Christmas to be closer to the family. The woodburniing stove was alight when we arrived in the evening making the cottage very welcoming, there was also a small Christmas tree which was a very nice touch. T  …see more

from £80 / night

£470 - £970 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portscatho holiday bungalow rental

Portscatho / Gerrans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent - Highly Recommended” We have been visiting Portscatho and Gerrans for many years and I can honestly say this is the nicest place we have stayed. It is very comfortable,spacious and well equipped. Beautiful and clean. Ray,the owner, was v  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £780 / week

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from £66 / night

(103) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Hampshire / New Forest

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Just lovely” This lodge really is worth every penny. It's beautifully decorated with modern fixtures and fittings, an incredible hot tub, and a fabulous decking area with a gas barbecue. The owner Paul was really friendly and helpful upon arrival and  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1113 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home rental

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Arnhall Cottage is located in the beautiful village of Whiting Bay, with its lovely sandy beaches and a variety of independent shops and eateries. Whilst the cottage is in the heart of the village, the first thing you will notice on arrival is the privacy and seclusion  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £670 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr Langham” Lovely accommodation and the home owner couldn't be anymore accommodating, would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Cotswolds.  …see more

from £269 / night

£1433 - £3215 / week

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from £269 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
Private access to BeachClose to cityClose to golfClose to skiingClose to fishingDolphins nearbyClose to mountaineeringLuxurious accommodationPrivate garden  …see more

from £150 / night

£945 - £1770 / week

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from £150 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Widecombe in the Moor holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Enjoy the wonders of nature at this blissful cottage.” If you are seeking a place to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature, Widecombe Cottage is the place for you. Beck’s wonderful homemade cake, wine eggs and milk welcomed us as we arrived. The cotta  …see more

from £120 / night

£355 - £650 / week

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from £120 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I wish I could move in!” We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever. The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want for a truly relaxing break  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Just 5 minutes walk to the blue flag beach and 3 minutes walk to the wonderful High Street and the famous Poppy Line Railway, Kit's Beck is available for both weekly and short break hire throughout the year. Built in 1895 as a Fisherman's Cottage, Kit's B  …see more

from £99 / night

£400 - £795 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Nayland

Babergh District / Nayland

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Living the English country life” Absolutely gorgeous thatched cottage set in 15 acres of parkland in the quiet little settlement of Higham. Warm and cosy, good wi-fi and a terric welcome pack of goodies awaited our arrival. Beautiful and well maintain  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” I stayed at Highclere house with my partner, mum and dad , my brother and our 2 dogs for a week and it was nowhere near long enough, none of us wanted to leave. Simone and Nick are perfect hosts, always on hand if you need them but never int  …see more

from £70 / night

£900 - £1300 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Tewkesbury with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle” Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and anoth  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Struan holiday home rental

Struan / Eabost

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning, fantastic house” Spent a week here with my wife and friends. This house has everything you need for a short or even long stay. Fantastic kitchen/dining room/living room with views to the west of the nearby hills and sunsets. All the faciliti  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £1093 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in West Country

Cornwall / Padstow

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Trevio Farmhouse – A Cornish treasure” If quality self catering accommodation in Cornwall is what you are looking for, Trevio Farmhouse will fully meet your requirements. Set in a beautiful location, Trevio Farmhouse is simply an outstanding holiday  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £1480 / week

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from £71 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday home rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“great stay for a family” house spacious well equiped, and practical for afamily group of 7. great location only 200 yard s from dunes.kids loved it.  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Carbost

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Dec 2014, lovely woodburning stove added and winter short breaks now available. Contact owner for details.  …see more

from £55 / night

£395 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £118 / night

£561 - £996 / week

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from £118 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Northern England

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Grassington

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous views over the dales from beautiful windows” This house is an absolute gem. It was very easy to arrange the break directly via Paul, who was very polite. The location of the house, which is an village of Grassington, but also kind of a little  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 - £1375 / week

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from £85 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent !” This lodge was brilliant and we really enjoyed our time unfortunately we only booked a week and would have loved to have stayed for 2. The lodge was perfect for 2 families with young children (between us we had 4 children aged 6 months, 1  …see more

from £88 / night

£525 - £1100 / week

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from £88 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Coniston holiday cottage rental

Coniston / Water Yeat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Direct access to shared, private lakeside beachSecluded woodland settingGreat for couples and familiesLots of character and period featuresCentrally heatedLakeland villages and tourist attractions all within easy reachNo smoking at this property pleasePets welcome (dog:  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / Anstruther

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal coastal getaway” 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 conservatory out into the garden made p  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Mid Wales holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends. The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful. The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“stunning” Great communications from owners, absolutely second to none. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by Angela & Steve, who promptly made us very welcome and showed us around the property. Lane End Cottage sits within the grounds of  …see more

from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £42 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £85 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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(44) Very Good 

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Mayfield holiday bungalow rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house. The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Portnahaven

Islay / Portnahaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A great place to stay” Lovely cottage. Heather and Jim so helpful. It would be grand to return to annually. The people and location are just the best. +++  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ross and Cromarty / Strathpeffer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Truly An Idyllic Piece of Scottish Heaven” Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in the not  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday home in St Abbs

Borders / St Abbs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house with smashing surrounding” Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the hou  …see more

from £60 / night

£310 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) 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
“Love the cottage, love Port Isaac” Port Isaac is such a cute little village with a cute little cottage. We were maybe a little cavalier on the hilliness of the place (elderly collie struggled) but beautiful and the views from the cosy cottage gorgeou  …see more

from £98 / night

£440 - £1140 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Stornoway

Isle of Lewis / Stornoway

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
8 Plantation is a lovely townhouse in the centre of Stornoway which is located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Built in 1886 it boasts high ceilings and original features. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is now available for h  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £1025 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday cottage accommodation

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location, comfy and cosy ..a relaxing place to stay.” We have a lovely few days in Moelfre. Accommodation was good, clean and well kitted out. Roomy for us-a family of five. The views from the house and garden were great. Walks straight from the  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £760 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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West Country holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Croft” Beautiful property in a peaceful location. The croft is immaculate throughout and extremely well equipped. A thoughtful welcome package, including free range eggs, butter and bread was provided. We loved the log burning hot tub unde  …see more

from £110 / night

£640 - £1000 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Mary Tavy holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Mary Tavy

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy, comfortable and hugely relaxing” It was the perfect place for a short weekend getaway for 3 friends with busy lives. We needed a quiet place to relax, for one of us to recuperate after a horrible car accident and for another to have interestin  …see more

from £70 / night

£470 - £755 / week

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from £70 / night