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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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Brighton holiday apartment accommodation

Brighton / Kemptown

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant place.” We stayed here for the end of April Bank Holiday weekend. It was fantastic. We had a 2 year old with us and found this place was perfect. There was adequate space for us all and even a fab garden too. The apartment was immaculate and
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from £95 / night

£499 - £708 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Gosforth holiday apartment rental

Newcastle upon Tyne / Gosforth

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Dirleton

North Berwick / Dirleton

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“perfect stay” Booked for a 3 day stay over Christmas. Welcomed with groceries, bottle of champagne and Christmas tree! Had 7 for Christmas lunch, we had everything necessary for cooking and a perfect lounge/diner/kitchen area so no one missed out. Wa
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from £110 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from home” Everything you needed from a holiday home plus more besides, only down side was the weather but that couldn't be helped
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from £75 / night

£319 - £579 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Two bedroom balcony apartment in Margate

Isle of Thanet / Margate

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excuisite!” Temeraire is a luxurious seaside apartment with stunning seaviews and overlooks the wonderful winter gardens. Well-kept in traditional English style, makes this the perfect place to stay in Margate. 2 generously sized bedrooms (1 double, 1
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from £110 / night

£450 - £795 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay. The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided. Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep. Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
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from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Goring-by-Sea

Worthing / Goring-by-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Immaculate” The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location. However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere. Also the property has only one bathroom and not two, as described. There is a cloakr
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from £100 / night

£695 - £955 / week

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(50) Excellent 

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22

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
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from £100 / night

£650 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night

(87) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent property to stay if visiting York” Excellent property to stay if visiting York. Very clean and all you need for a great get away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely go back. So
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from £88 / night

£470 - £550 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday apartment in Rhos-on-Sea

Conwy County / Rhos-on-Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £60 / night

£310 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sandbanks

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks. 2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
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from £180 / night

£985 - £1765 / week

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from £180 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Hastings

Hastings / Central Hastings

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious Modern Clean & Comfortable” My family had a great stay in this gorgeous holiday home. The location is really convenient for walking to the town, sea and the pier as well as the old Town with all its attractions. It was really restful not need
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from £70 / night

£350 - £560 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £150 / night

£1200 - £1340 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mevagissey

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£499 - £979 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable accommodation in a great location” This apartment was perfect for a long weekend stay, right on the coast road, without the hustle and bustle of being closer to Bournemouth but conveniently situated for visiting lots of places such as
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from £105 / night

£625 - £1100 / week

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from £105 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glenridding

Lake District / Glenridding

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Lovely apartment” This was a lovely cosy apartment which had everything you could need. It is well equipped and very comfortable and the beautiful views were a real bonus. You can do lots of walks straight from the door which was perfect. We spent 4
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from £75 / night

£315 - £530 / week

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from £75 / 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 £66 / night

£264 - £672 / week

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from £66 / night

(47) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property, location and hosts” Just what we needed for our break in the peak district. It is a very comfortable apartment and great base for exploring the local area. The owners of the property could not have provided us with any more to ma
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from £65 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
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from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Porthcawl holiday apartment rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Porthcawl

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“The Gateway Porthcawl” Excellent apartment. Spacious, clean throughout and comfortable. We are a family of 5 with dog and it was more than enough room. Stayed 3 nights and didn't want to come back. The welcome basket of food was brilliant and pl
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from £53 / night

£230 - £500 / week

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from £53 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Wharf

Mevagissey / West Wharf

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant stay in Mevagissey” Everything you could ask for lovely apartment , fantastic views and the sun was shining can't wait to book again :)
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from £100 / night

£399 - £799 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Good, but could be better” Our first big disappointment was that we could not park our car in the designated space. It is one of the narrowest spaces in the car park and was in a corner which made manouvering very, very difficult. Fortunately, Gary
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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from £95 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful spacious apartment in a great location” We were 4 couples and a single adult visiting Edinburgh for a long weekend and hadn't had the chance to get together for some time. We therefore all wanted to stay together and make the most of communa
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from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent experience” The apartment was spot on. Everything had been thought of and it was very clean, stylish, well equipped and comfortable. It was located a 2 minute walk from the main shops, restaurants etc. and yet there was no noise to disturb
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from £70 / night

£400 - £950 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rookhope

Durham / Rookhope

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“I'll be back!” It was already the end of Jan 2015 and I'd felt as though I'd crammed two months work into one! A break was called for and as luck would have it, Rookhope Terrace cottage was available. I could not have been happier! The warmth of
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from £45 / night

£290 - £490 / week

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from £45 / night

(18) Excellent 

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30

Dawlish holiday apartment rental

Devon / Dawlish

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay” Well furnished and very clean apartment with welcoming owner Would recommend it to any other visitor.
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from £54 / night

£378 - £950 / week

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from £54 / night

(51) 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
“Excellent!” We had a wonderful stay! It was a lovely location and we will definitely be coming back! We would recommend Bathamoton Mill for a drink and a boat trip into town!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday apartment rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Pet friendly
“A fantastic apartment in a beautiful location” A very clean and luxuriously equipped apartment in a great location; close to the centre of Beadnell with pubs and shops. Access to the beautiful Beadnell Bay is either by road or by a footpath across a
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from £73 / night

£175 - £505 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment rental

Mainland / Lerwick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Wonderful accomodation in the heart of Lerwick” We have stayed in many self catering properties over the years and this must be the best. Jenny and Billy have made an excellent job converting the property to a very high standard and have thought of ev
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from £70 / night

£600 / week

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(33) 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
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from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / St Austell

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
“Lovely” This apartment was exactly what we needed and i couldn't recommend it enough. All the furnishings had a high quality finish and despite being situated on the property of the owners, it still felt quite private, which was important. St Austell
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from £50 / night

£300 - £630 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wales vs Scotland” A fantastic apartment in a fantastic location. Ideal for the train station, Princes Street and the Grass market. The apartment it's self is modern and the homely touches just make it complete. Thanks for helping to contribute to an
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from £109 / night

£763 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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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
“Peaceful & Comfortable” Just returned from short break at Trinity Mews. Location very good, apartment clean, comfortable & with everything you might need. Milk & bits when we arrived were a great help. We will hopefully return to this cozy apartment &
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from £45 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Newquay

Newquay / Central Newquay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Apartment in a prime location with a great view.” Great apartment located in the center of Newquay and 2 minutes walk from beach. The views from the front of the apartment are breath taking and we were able to find amble free parking at the front of t
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from £85 / night

£400 - £1120 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment. Very comfortable couldn't fault it. Great position for beach and Croyde centre. Relaxing stay, can't wait to return!
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from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Llanelli holiday apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Apartment” Beautiful surroundings, coastal pathway and sea just out the front. The apartment was really lovely. Clean, ground floor - good for mobility issues, quiet, big bedrooms, good kitchen, comfortable living area. It was close to to
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from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Wath

Ripon / Wath

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Attractive,tasteful,spacious apartment in quiet village of Wath” The apartment is part of an old building.The rooms are large and comfortable with plenty of space.The heating was good and we were very cosy.The owner is obviously artistic as the décor
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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Badachro

Gairloch / Badachro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent” Would just say that we could hear noise from upstairs from time to time. Also wifi wasn't too good. Only worked in certain parts of the flat and was intermittent.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £470 / week

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