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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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(41) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £905 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Freshwater holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Wight / Freshwater

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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from £36 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way” We stayed in the flat over Christmas to enable us to visit family and friends -we couldn't have asked for more. Superbly appointed and every comfort you could require. Really loved the balcony overlooking the woods. Excellent loc  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £695 / week

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from £150 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Arbroath holiday home rental

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a break” I stayed here on business rather than a holiday but had a great time nonetheless. The accommodation itself was spotless and was everything you could ask for was provided. The kitchen and bathroom are very modern and has ev  …see more

from £74 / night

£370 - £680 / week

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from £74 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful Holiday Location” We had a great four night break over the New Year in this lovely converted barn. Piers was extremely helpful with any questions we had regarding the property and the local area - especially his recommendations for great res  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Banham

Norfolk / Banham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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West Kilbride holiday apartment accommodation

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Great wee flat” Well equipped and the starter pack of food was a lovely touch. Kitchen was small but equipped with all we needed!  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £340 / week

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from £60 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks  …see more

from £149 / night

£675 / week

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from £149 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Fulbourn holiday cottage rental

Cambridge / Fulbourn

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Really nice place to stay” Denis and Ruth they know how to treat you. Excellent place to stay out of Cambridge, the house is nice and you got every confort needed..., lovely garden outside. It worth to try!  …see more

from £100 / night

£610 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Gulval with shared pool

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £29 / night

£200 - £575 / week

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from £29 / night

(15) Excellent 

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St Helens holiday lodge rental

Isle of Wight / St Helens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“beautiful property nice location” As described it was a perfect location with sea view .Clean park .well sited near complex. The lodge was very nice well equipped. Only disappointment we didn't book long enough!  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1295 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re  …see more

from £50 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Framlingham

Framlingham / Saxtead

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £45 / night

£245 - £260 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Meidrim

Carmarthen / Meidrim

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £62 / night

£335 - £495 / week

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from £62 / night

(27) Excellent 

34

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
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde  …see more

from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £42 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Lovely Cottage” Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann could not have been more helpful. We  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £385 / week

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from £70 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Exeter

Devon / Exeter

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic place to stay, very well looked after” 2nd time staying here and surprisingly owner has upgraded it with new bed, carpet and furniture. It was already very very nice! It was immaculate and the owner made us feel very welcome. Even had fresh  …see more

from £95 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£280 - £530 / week

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from £49 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev  …see more

from £130 / night

£700 - £970 / week

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from £130 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Westbourne

West Sussex / Westbourne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
“Fantastic Stay” We arrived at the property and were instantly impressed. The host (Emma) was incredibly welcoming and showed us around the property and explained where to find sone of the local amenities. The cottage itself was warm and welcoming, fu  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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St. Andrews holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£441 - £829 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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from £100 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Porth holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Will return” This a lovely bright, light, modern apartment, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Its right on Porth beach, you can lie in bed listening to the waves. Parking spaces are a bit tight so I wouldn't like to go in a huge 4x4. I would be more  …see more

from £85 / night

£509 - £1400 / week

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from £85 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fordingbridge

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Idyllic” Few days away and felt like we had been there forever. Really relaxing, great walks , wonderful food in Fordingbridge. Accommodation was fab. All the things you need and more.  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped, clean and comfortable chalet, great base for exploring the area” We have just returned from a wonderful week away which we all enjoyed immensely. The chalet was very comfortable and clean and had all that we needed. The owner was ver  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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from £28 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Location Perfect Accommodation” Travelled as 2 golfing couples for one week. Apartment was perfect with one en suite bedroom plus large main bathroom and very spacious lounge/dining area. Table seating for 8 people. Well stocked crockery, gl  …see more

from £175 / night

£750 - £1300 / week

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from £175 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage accommodation in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable, fine location, relaxed setting.” Venton House Cottage ticked all of our boxes. It was clean, comfortable, attractive, well positioned for local beaches, villages and places of interest. Hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly.  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

West Sussex / Earnley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” I stayed with my Mum and her dog Molly for a short break at the beginning of December. We had a lovely stay, Mandy was very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations for places to visit and eat at. The accommodation was very homely and  …see more

from £46 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £46 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” Lovely, warm, spacious and comfortable flat. This was my second time staying here and will definitely look to book with Debbie again when I'm next in Morecambe.  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Hale

Cheshire / Hale

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£330 - £420 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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