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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

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Truely outstanding accommodation” Fantastic stay at a simply wonderful apartment. Very nicely furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. Stunning views regardless of the weather. Relatively quiet despite being centrally located. Great for all ages; wo  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer,  …see more

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Holiday Apartment Sleeps 2/4 people In two acres of garden with views, peacefull wildlife garden with private terrace, BBQ and TV / DVD. Only 5 minutes walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Ashfield House is situated in rural Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale in the  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £32 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing!” We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very helpful. I can't wait to book to stay  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(93) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment” We have visited Bath several times and tend to book apartments now our children are teenagers. Number3 certainly met our needs. It was beautifully decorated and had all mod cons including the teenagers number 1 requirement (WiFi!). I  …see more

from £170 / night

£963 - £1116 / week

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from £170 / night

(51) Very Good 

13

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Lancaster

Lancashire / Lancaster

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
A wonderful home from home. Professionally interior designed to give that homely lived in feeling the moment you walk through the door. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a modern apartment block (converted from an old bus depot), which is accessed by lift. The a  …see more

from £85 / night

£560 - £735 / week

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from £85 / night

(58) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Southsea

Portsmouth / Southsea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment - Excellent value for money” Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central location  …see more

from £100 / night

£900 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“5 star luxury with the wow factor” My wife and I travelled from london for her 60th birthday celebrations. We were joined for the weekend by our daughter and her partner. The pictures don't do justice to this property . It rivalled any luxury hotel we  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £6500 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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(20) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment accommodation

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al  …see more

from £79 / night

£450 - £980 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The complimentary wine, milk, tea and biscuits were a pleasant surprise. The Grain Store is very well equipped, with towels and linen being provided, and a good supply of  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 - £580 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Romantic getaway for two in the heart of the Lake District National Park with inspiring mountain scenery and walks from the door. Deepdale combines all the modern comforts you could need with the charm of the Lake District National Park. A wonderful getaway.  …see more

from £80 / night

£335 - £550 / week

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(2) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Arbroath

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Recently built luxury apartment with open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one with an en-suite. There is also a family bathroom.The apartment is furnished to a high standard and has a large balcony which is south facing with a  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Leicester

Leicestershire / Leicester

1 3 14 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 14 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way!” We stayed at the Cotton Mill for 18 days in June/July 2013 and we loved it! It clean, nicely decorated and well supplied. The city center, shopping, bus station, train station, restaurants and market were all nearby. We espec  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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(13) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
High Spy is aptly named being on the fourth floor of this centrally located block of flats next door to George Fishers outdoor clothing and climbing equipment shop. The flat offers private parking just around the corner and within sight of the sitting room. This town fl  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £495 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torquay

Torquay / Torquay Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accomodation, close to everything” Stayed for 3 nights in March with our granddaughter..Everything wee needed was under one roof, spacious apartment with all mod cons. Lovely & clean on arrival. Parking was ourside the apartment and we had a  …see more

from £50 / night

£319 - £605 / week

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from £50 / night

28

Holiday apartment in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
**On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.** Oak, glass and floor to ceiling style in this two bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms and a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping up to 6 people. In terms of the space, we have our Tivali range featur  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Extremely comfortable and well equipped” The owner was kindly there to meet us on arrival and show us around. There was complimentary tea, coffee, juice and milk which was welcome since we'd had a long journey. The apartment was clean, tidy and recent  …see more

from £85 / night

£440 - £612 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Peebles

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out. We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £460 / week

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(13) Excellent 

15

Apartment letting in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely - we'll be back!” Just had very enjoyable stay at Casey's Yard, Cambridge. Felt welcome from the moment we arrived. A well designed, well equipped, cosy apartment with thick double-glazing which made the rooms peaceful and quiet. There's a b  …see more

from £120 / night

£672 / week

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(24) Very Good 

12

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / King's Cross

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the centre of London!!!” Are you planning to spend some days in London and you are looking for a good accomodation? Don't go further!! This is definitely the best solution. Me and my family (5 people) have just spent a long w  …see more

from £120 / night

£980 / week

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(16) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment rental

English Riviera / Torquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect accomodation for a seaside stay” The apartment is just as described. Very clean, one block from the sea front, with parking permits so flexible if you want to just go local, or go out every day in the car. Lots of nice touches in decoration to  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday apartment in Ashkirk

Borders / Ashkirk

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Tower, A beautiful 2 bedroom property on a private estate with golf course and FREE golf, Award winning restaurants and free wifi. 2 twin bedrooms, All rooms en-suite Open Plan Kitchen, Dinning , Living area Fantastic Views Decking Area, 4 stars relax in luxury.  …see more

from £187 / night

£801 / week

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from £187 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in New Brighton

Wirral / New Brighton

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful location and nice apartment with friendly owners” This apartment literally opens out to the beautiful views of the Mersey and access to sandy beaches and walk along the promenade. Short walk to shops and restaurants as well as station to get  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £915 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation, friendly welcome, superbly placed for City” The accommodation is clean and spacious and renovated to a high standard. A 20 minute walk along the Cam and you are in the heart of the city. Could not fault.  …see more

from £165 / night

£924 / week

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from £165 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment” Excellent apartment, high quality, great location and everything you could need was provided. Only a 5 minute walk from the great beaches of North Berwick!  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £906 / week

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from £98 / night

(6) Excellent 

11

Holiday apartment in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Absolutely spotless. A home away from home and the location is fabulous. Can't wait to go back again  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £790 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Perranporth holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Perranporth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
ALL THE BENEFITS OF BEACHSIDE LOCATION. 60 seconds from your door to the sand. Beautiful views. On site parking. Pets welcome. 3 min level walk to town centre.TV in bedrooms. Early check-in by arrangement. TripAdvisor voted into Top-10 UK beaches  …see more

from £95 / night

£338 - £1284 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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(33) 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
“outstanding apartment in a perfect location” We really enjoyed this wonderful apartment. We rented it for some friends visiting us and we couldn't find a better place. The location is perfect, the building impressive and the apartment is outstanding:  …see more

from £95 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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(58) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Woolacombe Bay

Woolacombe / Woolacombe Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1430 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Buxton with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Buxton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable and Spacious” The flat is spacious, comfortable and well equiped. The weather was quite cold when we were there and the heating worked well. We found the neighbourhood quite and peaceful (at least, until our children arrived !). Be warned  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £540 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Leith

Edinburgh / Leith

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent base for an Edinburgh visit” Stayed here with my wife and 2 young children as we visited Edinburgh to meet family. The flat is well equipped and the owner met us on arrival and ran us through the basics. There is a surprisingly pleasant 24  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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(56) Excellent 

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Aberdeen holiday apartment rental

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous apartment” Excellent stay all round, very comfortable, beautifully furnished and decorated for Christmas. Richard was perfect host, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. He made such an effort to ensure everything was to our liking. W  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Ferring holiday apartment rental

West Sussex / Ferring

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to chill by the coast” We had a lovely stay in Ferring Marine. The apartment is perfectly located for walks along the beach and is in a very peaceful setting. The flat itself is very well equipped and we had everything we wanted for  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £960 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday apartment rental

Kent / Royal Tunbridge Wells

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Well equipped and spacious. Great location. Would use again.” Well equipped and spacious. Great location with easy walking distance to shops ,station and restaurants.  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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(61) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing again!” Just back from a fab week in seaview, this was our 4th visit to this apartment and have already booked for next year! It's like home from home with everything you need for a relaxing week, it's in a very quiet area right next to the tr  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Week St. Mary

Cornwall / Week St. Mary

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
situated in rolling countryside and close to lovely beaches regret no children surrounded by woodland, lakes, rivers and moors but also in easy reach of one of cornwall's finest beaches for swimming, surfing and walking this magnificent country...  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 - £585 / week

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from £44 / night