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.
We could not be more pleased with our time at The Oast Cottage. Our hosts were superbly welcoming and we were especially delighted to be provided with basics like milk, bread, butter, coffee and tea t… More
The oast house is delightful. The decor is attractive and the king size bed is extremely comfortable. Surrounded by glorious countryside and birdsong, it is a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful place t… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Excellent weekend away. The oast house is so beautiful and has everything you need for a perfect stay. It's a place that feels homely as soon as you walked in. We were so shocked at how much space the… More
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
We stayed at The Barn at Andrew House for October half term
What a lovely cottage, warm, cosy, very clean felt like home, fully equipped.
Our children loved it especially the chickens in the wonderf… More
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break.
The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were s… More
Thank you for your kind comments we really appreciate them
“Wonderful House and John and Tina were so helpful in locating restaurants, pubs and hiking activities.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
We loved our stay at the barn. The living room and dining area spacious and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace to take off the chill if rain. The kitchen was well appointed with everything you cou… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn it was great to be able to welcome you here in the Lake District
“Very comfortable and ample space for a large group + dog.” I rented this large cottage to be near my grown up children over Christmas, and to have somewhere spacious enough for us all to spend time together over the holiday period. The cottage had be
Felton Brook Cottage is an ideal getaway location in Derbyshire and the owners are very welcoming whilst remaining unobtrusive. The property is ideal for families, for meeting up with friends or relat… More
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas
“Great house in beautiful location with helpful and considerate owner”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Ty Capel and found it very reasonably priced. The house was as described; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped, as well as being warm and homely.… More
“Excellent Holiday Home - Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Brilliant Chapel House in a great location for the Llyn Pennisula, Snowdonia & Anglessey.
All rooms are big and the house is full of character. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large dinin… More
“Beautiful house, full of character in a stunning location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Ty Capel is a beautifully restored house with lots of room and character. My family and I had a wonderful holiday here and only wish we could of stayed longer. Talysarn is a small village with friendl… More
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful .
The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
We had a lovely relaxing holiday at The Barn. Everything was spotlessly clean and very good quality and the shower is fabulous. Beautiful views from the sitting room and the location is so peaceful. T… More
Thanks for your lovely comments Chris. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay - and we look forward to seeing you both, and Millie!, in April.
“Lovely area, lovely barn, lovely hoilday”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2015
We really enjoyed our week at The Barn at Clough Woods. The area is very pretty with lots of lovely walks for us and our spaniel , she went home far more tired than when she arrived.
There were a num… More
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
We stayed here for a couple of weeks in between moving houses.
The Barn is absolutely beautiful with stunning views. All the furnishings are gorgeous and it's a really fantastic little getaway wit… More
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and … More
Many thanks for the great review. It was great to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, although I may not be able to guarantee the weather you had!
Richard and Carol.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
Have just returned from a fantastic short break in Loch view! The house is lovely with everything you could possibly need! The view from the lounge is incredible. A really nice touch was the "welcome… More
Many thanks for a great review. We are glad you had such an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back at some point in the near future.
Richard and Carol
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
Such a lovely lodge, and the location is perfect to get away from it all. Nicely positioned to visit lots of surrounding towns, Exeter especially was a lovely place to visit. Everything you need is in… More
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped
The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night.
We loved the peace and the hot tub, th… More
“Cosy relaxing long birthday weekend away!”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
The lodge was amazing with the fire place and hot tub making our stay extra special. We had a very relaxing long weekend and was perfect for a mini getaway. The only down side would be the location, a… More
We recently travelled to Deal for a family wedding and since there were 6 of us, 4 being young children, we thought it best to rent a house. The Bach was a stunning house with all mod cons, very comf… More
Reviewed 5 Nov 2011
We all had a fab. time here. The house is all you could ask for, comfortable, cosy and stylish. The location for us was great, we could walk into Deal along the prom. and visit all the shops, from M&… More
“Very clean, comfortable and convenient.”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Good location with sea view Pleasant sea walk to Deal. Good restaurants and takeaways with a micro brewery within walking distance. The property was well presented with plenty of space for 5 adults. … More
Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things… More
“The owners have thought of everything!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable, warm and so quiet. A good base for exploring Lewis and Harris but great to spend a restful afternoon as well. So many nice t… More
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes.
Mandy was extremely helpfu
“Friendley welcome where nothing was too much trouble.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel like we were long lost friends. The cream tea which was waiting for us was wonderful and very welcomed after a long journey. We had a fe… More
“We keep coming back!”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
We have been to the cottage 3 times and plan to return in 2013! The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and well equipped, nothing is missing. The location is peaceful and within easy access to both Sou… More
“Fabulous House for a family celebration” We stayed at 32 Brownsea Road for long weekend to celebrate my husbands & daughters birthdays. The house is situated perfectly to explore the surrounding area & the house was very comfortable and well stocked
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
Reviewed 7 Mar 2017
Absolutely fantastic property had a great girls weekend fab location
Lovely walks to the beach and surrounding area… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Location good as walkable to beach and chain ferry. Four bathrooms made everything much easier for everyone!… More
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all.
The cottage is clean,
“A lovely, well equiped cottage with harbour and see views.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
We have stayed at "Seafarers" on a couple of occasions, it is a cottage that has been tastefully refurbished, offering high quality accommodation with parking. Mevagissey has all that most would need,… More
“best equipt cottage we have stayed in”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
good quality furnishings,short walk into mevagissey, large screen ty,s bus service hourly,no expence spared in making this cottage very comfortable, ferry to fowey and bus back well worth the trip, … More
Our group of 9 stayed here for my Girlfriends 30th Birthday weekend. The House is lovely, spacious and clean. The Kitchen was a perfect size for our group drinks and breakfast. The games room has a Ta… More
“Lovely large house with every "home comfort" and beautiful views.”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2015
We had a great holiday here - the house was very clean and obviously cared for. The kitchen adn utility room provided for every need - massive oven, dishwasher, washing machines and tumble drier. Th… More
“Nice and spacious for two families”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2015
Had a great stay at Easter, Shame about the weather though ! Clean and spacious house. Ideal for two families of 4 with teenagers. Cooking facilities are fine with plenty of saucepans and tins etc lik… More
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extreme… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Lovely cottage with everything you could want and a short walk to the town and the excellent Blacks Head pub which was welcoming and dog friendly.
Even the moody teens did not want to leave.
We fe… More
“Perfect New Years getaway”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
Very nice little cottage, perfect for me and my partner for our New Years getaway. Perfect location with restaurants and pubs very close by and other facilities available. Also perfect for plenty of w… More
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
There were 18 people in our party and we wanted a few days away where we could walk in the country, have a bbq and a few drinks and be able to laugh and have fun without disturbing anyone.
The hous… More
“Great property and surroundings”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2012
We hired the cottage in October 2012 for a university reunion. There was 17 of us, mix of couples and young families. The cottage had everything we needed, the dining room was particularly good for su… More
“Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We were a group of 19 and it was brilliant, just what we needed. Given our numbers, we took both halves of the cottage and had access to the communal dining area, as well as two kitchens, two lounges… More
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water
2 4 Min stay varies
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Car not necessary
“Beautiful return visit” As beautiful as ever on our second visit. Gorgeous location, fantastic cottage everything has been thought of spotlessley clean & excellent hosts couldn't ask for more. Would not hesitate in recommending this cottage a perfect
“Excellent location ,excellent cottage and facilities”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
This cottage is a minutes walk from the river and the village. A real home from home everything you need is provided and all to the highest standard and quality . The peaceful garden is perfect for a … More
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful, yet central, location of Lavender Cottage. We'd love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience.
“A Beautiful Cottage made us feel like locals”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We used this charming cottage as our Cotwolds base for 5 nights. Hilary provides a lovely welcome of wine, bread, fruit etc so that we felt at home straight away. There are plenty of other essentials … More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
“Lovely cottage - perfect for a family”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We stayed in Lavender Cottage for 2 nights in April, a family of four with two young children. The cottage was a real home from home, just perfect for our needs - cosy, full of character, nicely furni… More
I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm glad that the Welcome Pack was suitable for you.
“Christmas” We booked Southview for Christmas week, arriving on Friday 23rd and departing 30th. The cottage was dressed beautifully for xmas, with a tree, decorations dotted around and candles etc, just lovely. The cottage itself was very comfortable
It was our third visit to this beautiful little cottage South View and it was as wonderful as ever!
As soon as we walked through the door of the cottage it brought a smile to our faces and we totall… More
Thank you for your lovely feedback.
Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future.
“Beautiful, comfortable and cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend with friends at South View Cottage. The cottage is perfect and it's aim is to make your stay as comfortable and cosy as possible. The kitchen is well equ… More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your little break in Southview cottage.
You are welcome anytime and thank you for your lovely comments.
“Cotswold charm with chic and style galore”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2014
A frequent visitor to the Cotwolds, and this is hands down the best cottage I've stayed at. Rarely have I seen such fabulous interior, which is finished to the standards that you'd want in your own ho… More
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our cottage.
We endeavour to keep the cottage to a high standard and are grateful for positive comments.
We hope you will return again soon.
It was a pleasure dealing with you and your wife.
“Great location, comfy base” Stayed over the weekend as a pre- Christmas break and really enjoyed the use of the house. Great location to access central London. The house is very comfortable and with two bathrooms was a real home from home. Will defini
Went to robertswood house for the weekend with my family to celebrate my 50th wow what a lovely house and the views could of stayed outside all weekend looking at it. The house is a fantastic place f… More
“Lovely house with great surroundings!! ”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
Stayed here with a group of friends to celebrate my 40th birthday had a super time!! The house was very spacious with everything we needed supplied, the spa area and bar were great for fun and games! … More
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday.
We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the so… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your birthday celebrations.
Thank you for booking our holiday home.
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
“Mrs” Cute , cosy cottage in a fantastic location
Close to the harbour. Tastefully decorated, lovely and warm and all the home comforts you could hope for. Brixham is a fascinating, colourful place
Lots of lovely walks and good restaurants. Especial
I stayed in seabird cottage recently with my boyfriend and my parents. As soon as i entered the property i felt at home, Its so welcoming and comfortable,the decor is stylish and modern, without feeli… More
Thank you Laura so glad you enjoyed you stay, we love our cottage and delight in Brixham so glad you also enjoyed the experience.
(Will look at getting a set of knives - thanks for your feedback)
David & Clare
“A delightful cottage with lovely furnishings, in a quaint area just above the harbour.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
The cottage was immaculate and beautifully furnished with care and attention. The garden was very pleasing, with sunny aspects. The situation of the cottage just above the harbour in an area full of c… More
We appreciate your compliments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love our cottage and Brixham, so happy you shared in our experience.
“unique, cosy and charming”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our break away at Seabird Cottage. It is a tiny little cottage best suited for family or very close friends to stay at. It has been beautifully done up and is a well thought out … More
Thank you for your comments we welcome your appraisal and so glad you enjoyed the experience of our traditional fisherman's cottage
“What a fantastic place” We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll definitely be going back again.