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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 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
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co  …see more

from £95 / night

£510 - £575 / week

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(51) Excellent 

21

Snowdonia/Gwynedd holiday apartment let

Barmouth / Mawddach Estuary

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely quiet weekend in outstanding surroundings” Wife decided we were going away for our pearl wedding anniversary me being a miserable old so and so I was not too exited. We arrived to find a very clean well furnished appartment, lovely soft beds, b  …see more

from £75 / night

£380 - £685 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bramhall

Stockport / Bramhall

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
“We love this place!” We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and really well equipped. It was a great location for visiting our friends in south manchester. The owners are friendly and even helped me  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £775 / week

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(4) Excellent 

11

Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and  …see more

from £340 / night

£2380 / week

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from £340 / night

(23) Excellent 

21

Bodiam holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Bodiam

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent Short Break” Beautifully converted barn, fitted out to a high standard. Is the ideal place to relax with friends and family. With two on suites and a bathroom all immaculately finished along with 4 bedrooms their is more than enough room to  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1380 / week

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from £120 / night

(104) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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(6) Excellent 

9

Holiday barn in Little Witcombe

Gloucestershire / Little Witcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
2 bedroom character barn which is pet friendly and child friendly. We are close to the Cotswold Way with walks from the doorstep.The barn is also close to Cheltenham with it many festivals including Gold Cup, Jazz and Literature.There is free off road parking right next  …see more

from £75 / night

£800 / week

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from £75 / night

(43) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellenyt pet friendly flat” We stayed for a week with our 2 miniature dachshunds. The flat had recently been refurbished & so was spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed, a super shower & best of all was very very quiet! There is an enclosed  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. . We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(47) 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
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It  …see more

from £48 / night

£254 - £384 / week

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from £48 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Hemswell

Hemswell Cliff / Hemswell

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Self catering holiday cottage, sleeps 5 in Lincolnshire rural village, near Hemswell Antique centre, historic Lincoln, Louth, Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Forty minutes from the Lincolnshire coast. Pets welcome. Calm, serene walled garden. Short or long stays.Typical  …see more

from £70 / night

£365 - £395 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Very Good 

13

Stamford holiday apartment rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“A characterful flat that is well-appointed, homely and central.” Two of us spent a weekend in Victoria's lovely basement flat, which had both period and modern features. On arrival we received a warm welcome and were in the flat in no time. The flat w  …see more

from £59 / night

£365 / week

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from £59 / night

(11) Very Good 

24

Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday. The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and  …see more

from £220 / night

£1300 - £2200 / week

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(31) Excellent 

25

Apartment rental in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Argyll and Bute / Isle of Bute

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming country cottage on the Isle of Bute” We stayed here for 5 days over New Years Eve. The cottage was immaculate - so clean & tidy - and it had everything we needed. The views on Bute are gorgeous. You are 10 minutes from the beach & local pub.  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market  …see more

from £120 / night

£680 - £1310 / week

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(17) Very Good 

17

Holiday lodge rental

Stourbridge / Stourton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent value in a good location” Our weeks holiday at The Stable was a very pleasant experience. The owners Mick and Linda gave us a great welcome and even invited us out to their favorite pub for an evening of laughter and friendship. Our privacy  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £360 / week

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from £42 / 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
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(119) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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(37) Excellent 

25

Blairgowrie holiday cottage let

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

33

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

£650 - £970 / week

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(23) Excellent 

8

North Elmham holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / North Elmham

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect holiday” Our short break in this cottage could not have been better. The owners were friendly and helpful, making us feel more than welcome. The cottage itself was well presented and warm despite the snow outside, and had all of the facilities  …see more

from £95 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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(22) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in. It is also very convenie  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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(14) Excellent 

29

Barn rental in Bonchurch

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding” Srawberries turned out to be an excellent choice. We have visited the island many times, and this accommodation was spot-on. Lucy was very welcoming, and could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable - five stars.  …see more

from £115 / night

£450 - £1090 / week

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(12) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Berkshire with golf nearby

Berkshire / Newbury

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic stay” We had a wonderful holiday in England. The appartment was great, very comfortable, well appointed and very well located (just 10 min from the city center, 20 min from the railway station on foot and opposite a Waitrose supermarket). T  …see more

from £140 / night

£675 - £725 / week

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from £140 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

West Country holiday home rental

Newquay / Indian Queens

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect holiday in a lovely home, ideal location for travelling into Newquay an further, access to the pool is great too” The house was lovely, lots of space for 8 people. Bedrooms were well laid out and appointed with nice furniture, well decorated.  …see more

from £200 / night

£475 - £945 / week

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(37) Excellent 

19

Holiday log cabin in Llanddeusant

Anglesey / Llanddeusant

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Lucy's nest” Diana and her husband were very hospitable. They supplied driving instructions so we found it easily. Diana's husband greeted us on arrival and we met their lovely dogs. The property is cosy and comfortable. Everything we needed was suppl  …see more

from £70 / night

£270 - £400 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in West Country

Bridport / Netherbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Welcoming, cosy, tastefully furnished, near to great places to visit” I stayed here with my husband and teenage daughter. We found it comfortable, with plenty space inside and a nice terrace with a BBQ. It has been recently renovated and has all you c  …see more

from £85 / night

£665 - £770 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful end cottage set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views across the very pic  …see more

from £46 / night

£318 - £755 / week

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from £46 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Haworth

Keighley / Haworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful farmhouse in amazing location” Royds Hall Farm Cottage is a perfect gem of a traditional farmhouse on the outside, with a spacious, airy and spotless interior, with all mod cons and every comfort. The property is extremely well equipped, and  …see more

from £85 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Very Good 

15

Bracklesham Bay holiday chalet rental

Chichester / Bracklesham Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I know I've rated very good but is between very good and excelent” Visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed the property was an excellent base for that also surrounding areas. Lovely private patio accommodation was a nice little bolt hole, home from hom  …see more

from £39 / night

£258 - £641 / week

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from £39 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Whitby

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate” A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the riv  …see more

from £105 / night

£575 - £750 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

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South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times. This is a superb apartment. The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, had a wonderful stay” We stayed in Bobtail Cottage for one week. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend. We plan to return next year!  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Cornwall / Polperro

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“With young kids, all you need is bunnies...” This was the first family holiday we have ever had, and first time that my wife and children (twin 2 year old girls) had ever been to Cornwall or on a "British" holiday. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but  …see more

from £47 / night

£305 - £1050 / week

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(12) Excellent 

21

Holiday bungalow in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Refreshing change,a home from home” just come back from a short break at Beaches. Myself,daughter and grand daughter were visiting my Mum. The bungalow was very clean and fresh which made such a change from usually having to clean as soon as you open  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £750 / week

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(20) Average 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Devon / Exeter

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Simple, easy,with super-friendly & helpful hosts!” Easy, quiet location a pleasant walk from the city center, with plenty of room to stretch out for two. Accommodations were basic but comfortable and just fine for such an economical price. But the big  …see more

from £50 / night

£310 / week

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from £50 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1170 / week

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from £180 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £145 / night

£480 - £1343 / week

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from £145 / night