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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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(11) 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

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Clare has thought of everything in the flat to make you feel at home” The flat was spotless, Clare left great information about Broadstairs. The flat is in a great location so close to the sea and shops. We loved Broadstairs and would definately go b
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from £80 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!
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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home” This apartment was an absolute delight. So spacious and spotlessly clean. A real pleasure to come back to after hectic days out. The underground car park a real boost, especially appreciated with the not so nice weather we had. We wer
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from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Burntisland with golf nearby

Fife / Burntisland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Very comfortable. Great location” We are a family of 4 adults and had a great week in the cottage. The views are lovely and very relaxing. Lounge is especially comfortable and we even had use of binoculars in what is a very well equipped accomodation.
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from £63 / night

£499 - £620 / week

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from £63 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cawsand holiday apartment accommodation

Cornwall / Cawsand

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely village” The accommodation was very comfortable and included everything we needed for our stay in Cawsand. The owners were friendly and helpful.
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from £80 / night

£365 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

(56) 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
“Breathtaking” We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...t
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from £54 / night

£282 - £384 / week

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from £54 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Holiday barn rental

Alston / Slaggyford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great barn, great location” Lovely accommodation with a real touch of luxury, warm and friendly welcome. Great base for walking and fantastic scenery. Dog friendly and excellent ground floor facilities which suited our needs. Would love to stay again
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from £98 / night

£490 - £625 / week

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from £98 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Lampeter

Ceredigion / Lampeter

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£290 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Rowardennan

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Weekend break” Fantastic lodge, breathtaking views with wonderful walks which the dog loved , would definitely go back
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from £75 / night

£395 - £890 / week

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from £75 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Short break in Corton” Lovely place everything you need in there.. it's was ideal as my cousin lived just across the road. Lovely queen size bed in main bedroom and two other bedrooms , clean bedding and towels .. home from home with added touch of ch
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / 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
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from £150 / night

£675 - £695 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Craig called me on the day of check in to let me know the appartment was ready early. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, very clean and tidy appartment will be recommending to friends and family.
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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from £55 / night

(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
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from £50 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Perfect” Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, lots of fantastic walks with plenty of amazing views from every angle. There is a good range of places to eat that take wet muddy dogs too! We stayed over half term with our two teenagers and a dog
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from £100 / night

£475 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Isle of Bute

Argyll and Bute / Isle of Bute

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.
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from £60 / night

£410 - £574 / week

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from £60 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(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

(45) Excellent 

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Alton holiday bungalow accommodation

Staffordshire / Alton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” We love it the house is perfect and clean. The owner is really friendly and helpful. We will be back.
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from £60 / night

£290 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment rental

West Yorkshire / Ilkley

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
“Very comfortable, great location” Our third stay in this apartment. Everything works well, from cooking facilities to heating to wifi and you will not find a better location for Ilkley's shops, restaurants, walks, etc
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from £70 / night

£400 - £585 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Break” Heron Lodge is very conveniently placed, just seconds off the 'Spine Road' that runs through the Cotswold Water Park and only a minute or two from the A419 which will take you to the M4 in around 20 minutes. The lodge itself is fan
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from £195 / night

£1010 - £1999 / week

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from £195 / night

(33) Very Good 

28

Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“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
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from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

(23) Excellent 

21

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
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from £52 / night

£325 - £1050 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Malton

North Yorkshire / Malton

2 3 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£245 - £375 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £300 / night

£1600 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Dervaig

Isle of Mull / Dervaig

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Lodge in picturesque location.” Our mission was to take our grandson to Balamory (Tobermory) The Lodge was very well equipped, clean and cosy and perfect for our three night stay. We were able to get a bus nearby into Tobermory which was very c
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from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Central Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The most magical getaway” I actually live in Cambridge however i wanted a couple of days away from home - closer to the town centre, just to get a little peach and quiet away from home, my partner lives in London and his birthday was coming up so i th
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from £114 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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from £114 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Easton holiday apartment rental

Wells / Easton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £75 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning apartment in an excellent location” This apartment is simply beautiful! We were absolutely over the moon from the moment we stepped in. The pictures, whilst very good, don't capture how spacious it is - we were both expecting it to be much sm
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from £72 / night

£264 - £639 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Waren Mill

Northumberland / Waren Mill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs
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from £90 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Silverdale

Lake District / Silverdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful stay” A wonderfully quiet location with country views and comfortable lounge and bed. Ideal for a few nights away with walks on the doorstep.
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from £65 / night

£450 - £570 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £96 / night

£480 - £810 / week

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from £96 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy cottage” Stayed at Dove Cottage for weekend. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Situated in the centre of Harrington with two good pubs within walking distance. Good base for walkers. Cannot think of anything negative, would definitely recommen
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from £36 / night

£265 - £450 / week

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from £36 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Gleneagles

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“November stay” We enjoyed our stay. The lodge was spacious, well equipped and clean, easily accommodating 4 adults and 2 children. Only area of improvement would be the kitchen cupboard doors which are worn and the DVD player skipped a bit. The
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from £135 / night

£650 - £1495 / week

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