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.
“A Immaculate property in an ideal position with exceptional views”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2014
An immaculate and comfortable property with exceptional views across Lock Duich to Ratagan and the west end of the 5 sisters. The garden, from which we have watched porpoise and otter, leads down to t… More
Reviewed 15 Feb 2017
A superb location and wonderful house. Ideal vase for hill walking in Glen Shiel and Skye. We will definately visit again.… More
“Beautifully Presented Cottage in ideal location”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
This is a spacious well kept cottage.
Had everything we needed. I have never seen so many cupboards in a kitchen and bathroom of self catering accommodation.
A lovely location overlooking Loch Du… More
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
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 an… More
“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
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
Our relaxing winter mini break at Pine Cottage was every bit as good as last year. Beautiful setting and cosy welcoming feel to the cottage. Loved the wood burning stove and very comfy beds. Would l… More
We hope you'll visit again and enjoy yourselves just as much, kind regards, Sara and Nigel
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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 pape… More
“Spacious, classy accomodation in superb location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
This was our fourth stay in this capacious house. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are ideal for our children and grandchildren. The house is very well equipped and decorated and has been consi… More
“Lovely home - lovely location!”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We had a fantastic weekend at the White House. The house is very spacious with great high ceilings and calm, neutral decor. Fantastically comfy couches with log fire, huge kitchen table to spend hou… More
“great house and brilliant location for beach/walking holidays”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
I have stayed at the White House twice, once on a tennis/walking holiday and this September with the whole family, grandparents and grandchildren. Both worked really well. The bedrooms are light and s… More
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minute… More
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More
“Great Accomodation, in a great Location” Myself, my Wife and 2 young Children, and my parents stayed at Peacehaven for a weeks Holiday at the end of July 2013, the accommodation is very spacious, well presented, and has all the utilities needed. Asda
“Lovely clean cottage, filled with everything one needs for a vacation”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2012
We stayed for one week and wanted to stay longer. Peacehaven is a place you will want to return to. The owner was very helpful and stayed in touch via text messages. The location is in walking distan… More
“Delightful, relaxing holiday accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Peacehaven. The accommodation was first class and ideal for all our family,especially my 18 month old grand-daughter who particurlarly loved the pathways in… More
“peacehaven a perfect name for this holiday”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2012
A wonderful week spent in this loverly comfortable bungalow realy clean and spacious has everything and more you need for a holiday.Two bathrooms are ideal for the kids, downstairs facilities great fo… More
“Perfect location for exploring Borders” Impressed with bedroom sizes, cleanliness, and overall position of house in Melrose. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils all to a high standard. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to go again in future.
Beautifully appointed house in central melrose large house immaculately clean host pleasent and welcoming definitely has the wow factor… More
“Excellent house in Melrose”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
My wife and I had an excellent week in this well furnished, comfortable, immaculately clean house, close to the centre of Melrose. The rear of the property overlooks a park and it is a short walk to l… More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
Parkview is an excellent self catering property. As it implies it is close, in fact backs onto the park - loads to do for small children and teenagers in and around the park - flood light tennis - gr… More
Thanks for your review .Its great to hear you really enjoyed your week in Melrose and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“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
“60th birthday family gathering” Spent a lovely weekend at Bankfield House celebrating 60th & 25th birthdays. Beautiful house with lovely views. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling overcrowded. Large enclosed garden for children & dog
“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
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
We came for the marathon and to do some walking and cycling.
Things we loved; There was plenty of room, everything was clean, you could control the hot water and the heating, so have it just like … More
Looking forward to seeing you all again in October - Thank you for staying
“Great for a relaxing few days away!”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2014
Good location right at the bottom of Snowdon, near the railway, Llanberis waterfall and lake. Breathtaking views. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The hot tub was a… More
“Lovely cottage, great location”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Had a lovely stay at Snowdon Cottage at the beginning of April. It was in a perfect location in Llanberis for the pub or shops and great to climb Snowdon without having to worry about parking your car… More
“Fabulous stay” The cottage is well equipped and looked after. If you like the quiet with fabulous scenery (and farm animals on your doorstep) this is your heaven. We had great weather so was able to go out and about exploring the lovely beaches which
The cottage was more lovely than the pictures. The 3 bedrooms where very well equipped. Kitchen made cooking a pleasure with the beautiful views at every turn. The cottage has everything that you coul… More
Thank you for your lovely review. Were are always happy to hear that our guests have had a good stay
“Lovely, dog friendly little chalet” We have just spent 5 days at Starbolins with our Labrador and had a lovely time. The chalet itself was beautifully presented, very comfy and warm with plush beds and towels, basically it has everything you would nee
Holiday with child and our border terrier. The accommodation was excellent. I also had quick and helpful support when contacting the owners which was appreciated. Really warm and cosy accommodation - … More
Thank you for your great 5* review we are delighted you found Starbolins had everything you needed for your break and that you all enjoyed the local area ⚓️⚓️ Thank you leaving Starbolins spotless it's greatly appreciated.
Lesley and Paul x
Reviewed 10 Mar 2017
We arrived out of season so much of the site was closed, the chalet was beautifully presented, very clean and welcoming, plenty of soft towels and the welcome packs were very thoughtful. There are pl… More
Thank you for your lovely 5* review we are delighted you found Starbolins very clean , welcoming and enjoyed the welcome pack it's great you enjoyed the beach and local area ⚓️⚓️ thank you for leaving Starbolins clean and tidy it's greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back .
Lesley and Paul x
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Spotlessly clean chalet with everything you need for a comfortable stay.ideally located for the beach and all local attractions.lovely fenced off little garden if your taking a dog or have young child… More
Thank you for the excellent 5* review . We are delighted you found Starbolins spotlessly clean and enjoyed your welcome pack thank you for leaving the chalet spotless it's greatly appreciated . We hope to welcome you back soon . Lesley and Paul
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the north… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
Very enjoyable stay at Criffel Lodge and will definitely be returning. Lodge is stocked with everything you could possibly need and more. Scenery is spectacular and we enjoyable lots of beautiful walk… More
“what a week”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2017
Super, spacious, clean, warm, lodge. Made our week just perfect. Perfect location to explore the area, and lots of wildlife and walks close by. Breakfast on the decked veranda was a perfect start to t… More
“Lovely comfy warm lodge”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2017
The lodge is well equipped and warm and comfortable. Wildlife literally on your doorstep! Very nice beaches and small villages around to visit and a fantastic beach at Sandyhills 10 minutes walk from … More
Thanks for your comments and we are glad to hear you had a nice holiday. We'll do our best to make guests aware of the poor mobile phone signal. While rural Dumfries and Galloway has much to offer, unfortunately it generally lags behind on this count.
Brian and Debbie
“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
“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
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
“Great Location, Lovely house.” We stayed for a long weekend with the whole family, the house was very comfortable.
Great location we were able to walk into town to the pubs and restaurants.
We would definitely stay again.
Had a wonderful holiday at `Henley House'. Spacious house for the six of us but would have been comfortable for 8+, perfect location for the whole of Weymouth, Portland and beyond. Really nice to be a… More
“Fabulous holiday home”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Henley house is fabulous. 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges, spacious kitchen and dining room. It had everything we wanted and more. The garden is also lovely and a real sun trap.
The house is at the top of a st… More
“Excellent house and location”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
A perfect house for the slightly larger family with everything you need for your stay. The location was lovely with the coast literally across the green from the bottom of the garden. Lovely walks a… More
“Fantastic Location” This was my second stay at this fab property and it wont be my last! Already planning on a further stay next year. The hot tub is a real bonus and great if you have been on one of the many walks that are available direct from the
“Looking for a fabulous house, fantastic location and beautiful views? Stop searching you have reached your destination!”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
I cannot speak highly enough of this house and location, I have returned here twice a year for the past few years and only wish it could be more often! The house is beautifully presented and modern. … More
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you get so much enjoyment from staying at Crann Mhor and you obviously enjoy all the delights that this part of Scotland has to offer as well as the hot tub !
This is a first class holiday let. Situated as it is on the sea front, the view from the panoramic window in the first floor lounge/diner is breathtaking. You can watch the sea in all of it's moods. E… More
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
“The perfect retreat!” A stunning converted cottage set in the beautiful peaceful grounds of Treberfydd House and gardens. Pet friendly and comfortably sleeps six with two bathrooms, one en-suite. The cottage has its own private parking and is situated
“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
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
we stayed in this lovely little cottage for a week in august. it was such a home from home in all aspects....... the welcome we received from peter and rae and all the little touches made this a perf… More
“Birthday celebrations” Had a lovely long weekend perfect place to stay
Gina was very helpful and easy to contact
Tea coffee sugar and milk there ready plus a packet of biscuits which was much appreciated after 6 hour journey
Would definitely rec
“ideally situated for the beach and very considerately maintained”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Fantastic location and a house where there are lots of great finishing touches! The house is very family friendly and is ideal for a week at the beach - our son loved it. Really good local restaurant… More
“Great house in the perfect location”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
A lovely house in a very quiet but central loction, with the most helpful and hospitable hosts you are likely to find.… More
“A Broadstairs Gem!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
We had a wonderful and a very comfortable stay at the Shorley Wall. Have no complaints or even suggestions to make. Gina our host was very kind and considerate with all her little touches - from a del… More
“Wonderful weekend” Our family stayed at old bridge cottage for the first weekend in April. This is very much a home from home with all you need for a great weekend. The house exceeded my expectations and I have to say the pictures do not do it justice
We rented old bridge cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' ruby wedding anniversary. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our stay with plenty of space for the 6 kids and 8 adults. T… More
Glad that you had a great time. Old Bridge Cottage is especially good for family and group gatherings with it's sauna, hot tub, pool, fishing and space.
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
We stayed here with another family (so four kids aged 6-9 years) and would highly recommend the house. Sufficient space for us all, with good communal areas (lounge / dining room / kitchen). Having a … More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Fantastically refurbished Victorian townhouse literally 10 minutes walk from York city centre. Visited with family for short break, two boys aged 13 & 9. House met all our expectations and is accurat… More