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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 cottage in North Newton

Somerset / North Newton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £46 / night

£318 - £642 / week

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from £46 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.
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from £70 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

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Cottage rental in Chippenham

Wiltshire / Chippenham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £50 / night

£350 - £455 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £50 / night

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Holiday home in Helmsley

North Yorkshire / Helmsley

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £48 / night

£333 - £668 / week

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from £48 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We have had a great time during our visit. We were all lost for words as soon as we entered the property. It is even better than the pictures on the site and the view out the windows is stunning. Can't get any better than breakfast a view
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from £160 / night

£1050 - £1980 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Whitsand Bay

Cornwall / Whitsand Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Marigold chalet” The chalet is a gem, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Very comfortable with everything you could need, we will definitely book again!!
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from £60 / night

£425 - £1100 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Malpas holiday cottage rental

Truro / Malpas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Relaxation Defined” The perfect place to recharge your batteries and reflect on life. This charming little Cottage exudes the love the Owner has for it. It is warm and welcoming, extremely well equipped, sublimely comfortable and tastefully decorated
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from £100 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£420 - £780 / week

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from £77 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gorran Haven

Cornwall / Gorran Haven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb cottage” Superb former coast guard cottage, sat on the garden bench having coffeee looking out over wonderful views of the sea and over Gorran Haven hard to beet that especially as it was January!! Cottage has everything you may need and is f
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from £85 / night

£450 - £975 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £85 / night

(23) 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
“Excellent cottage in convenient location” High quality accommodation with thoughtful touches - such as a 'welcome' bottle of cava. Very comfortable stay and would not hesitate to book this cottage again. Ideally situated with easy walking to lovely re
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from £115 / night

£675 - £850 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home let

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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
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from £271 / night

£1160 - £2300 / week

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from £271 / night

(42) 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
“Miss” We have just returned home after a wonderfully relaxing seven days at Pond Cottage. It really is a special place, perfect for spending time with family in the beautiful surroundings and made all the more welcoming by John and Renate. Thank you J
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from £110 / night

£500 - £820 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bungalow accommodation in Rhosneigr with golf nearby

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfy, cosy and fantastic location” The bungalow had all we needed for our stay. It was bigger than we expected and was very well equipped. Nice touch with biscuits and Prosecco to welcome us then we found the milk and the teabags- brilliant! Even in
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from £88 / night

£435 - £907 / week

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from £88 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Duddon Valley / Coniston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly
“Peace & Quiet” If you want a get away from it all holiday , this is it. You are miles from anywhere .Very friendly hosts that leave you alone, but are there if you need them . When you arrive there is a carrot cake a loaf of bread, and bottle of wine
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from £85 / night

£385 - £575 / week

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Home rental in Fowey

Cornwall / Fowey

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £107 / night

£750 - £1275 / week

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from £107 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Beddgelert

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage!” Amazing location and amazing cottage. One of the best cottage I have ever stayed. For kids: Loads of great toys and books available for kids to play. My friend's kid liked the collection of toys. Kitchen: Well organised and
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from £70 / night

£300 - £625 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
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from £45 / night

£298 - £442 / week

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from £45 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Been to many lodges however Pine Marten is best by far. So good although we are still there already booked for September.
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £80 / night

(43) Very Good 

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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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(21) 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
“Beautiful Cottage comfortable and well equipped, Idilyc location” Loved the cottage, beautifully decorated and very well equipped, free wifi, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen. Cottage is tucked away in a stunning location with views to the coastline
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from £85 / night

£525 - £740 / week

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avg. 46 minutes

from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely holiday cottage” We had a lovely time at weaver's cottage. The house is very comfortable and spacious, very well situated to explore Scotland. The sound of the burn nearby was delightful in the mornings, we even managed to have drinks out in th
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from £130 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £130 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Isle of Lewis / Uig

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing location, thoughtful owners, lovely house” Very much recommended. A lovely family home in a brilliant position, the official photos do not really do it justice. The owners bent over backwards to help us and make sure we had all we needed.
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from £120 / night

£590 - £1088 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Excellent 

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13

Dereham holiday cottage rental

Dereham / Shipdham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, cosy cottage” My husband and I had a lovely 4 night stay in Honeysuckle Cottage over New Year...was lovely to relax after a busy Christmas! The cottage is beautiful and is fully equipped with everything you could need; kitchen has all the ess
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from £40 / night

£260 - £320 / week

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avg. 1 hour 22 minutes

from £40 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Fairy tale cottage” Beautiful 16th century cottage in a quiet and peaceful location just a couple of minites waik from the center of this lovely,bustling village. Perfectly situated for touring the Cotswolds. Delicious crusty bread and marmalade pro
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from £67 / night

£475 - £785 / week

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from £67 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Perranporth

Cornwall / Perranporth

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday for our young family” We could not have asked for any more from a holiday destination and rental property in Cornwall. Kingfisher is a stunning property, ideal for our 3 young boys, all aged 4. Plenty of space, with a fabulous kitc
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from £50 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £135 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llanberis

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Unique and Beautifully Appointed Cottage in a Stunning Location” We spent a fabulous weekend at Blue Peris in June 2013 with our two children (aged 2 and 9). This characterful cottaged is beautifully appointed with some unique and quirky elements and
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from £60 / night

£415 - £615 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £60 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Wiltshire / Corsham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“AMAZING !!!” We have never stayed in such a beautifull place, from the moment you arrive the attention to detail is outstanding, eggs, milk, butter, home made brownies, the decor is stunning and everthing has been thought off, there is even washing l
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from £140 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £140 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Mersham

Ashford / Mersham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab house!!” Excellent house, second time we have visited would defiantly recommend this house. Love this house!!
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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £250 / night

(55) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The little tin chapel” We had a lovely stay at the little tin chapel. A well thought out space that stayed cool even in hot weather, a great retreat from the busy town of chester! Many thanks
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from £95 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hayfield

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home letting

Suffolk / Sweffling

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£495 / week

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from £75 / night

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Home rental in Lower Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Lower Swell

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £176 / night

£1500 / week

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from £176 / night

(112) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely stay at Linda's cottage” We had an amazing three night stay in a beautiful peaceful quiant coattge. Great location surrounded by stunning landscape, many walks on which you can explore the local river. It isn't far away from the beach either. B
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from £85 / night

£395 - £680 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £85 / night

(54) Excellent 

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North Berwick holiday apartment rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property in a fantastic location” Our 3rd visit can't wait for the 4th Warm and welcoming property well worth a visit as is North Berwick itself
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from £125 / night

£695 - £1255 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” We found the house very clean and tidy and very comfortable. Everything we needed was at hand and for our short stay it was perfect. Very handy to have the shop next door and the inn just across the road . A really nice quite villag
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from £65 / night

£505 - £715 / week

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from £65 / 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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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £109 / night

(65) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Ambleside

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Lovely stay in cosy cottage close to town” We (me, my husband and 2 year old daughter) had a lovely stay in Bluehill Cottage. It was perfect for us and had everything we needed and was very warm and cosy. It is only a 5 minute walk into Ambleside so t
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from £55 / night

£320 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

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