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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 chalet rental

Isle of Skye / Breakish

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Romantic self catering cottage on the Isle of Skye perfect for honeymooners.  …see more

from £115 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £115 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Chalet rental in Kingsdown with shared pool, golf nearby

Deal / Kingsdown

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A delightful Scandinavian style chalet, situated in the 35 acre wooded, Kingsdown Park complex, with sea views. The chalet is fully equipped and can sleep up to 8 people. On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool plus a host of many other leisure activities.  …see more

from £45 / night

£270 - £550 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Down Thomas

Devon / Down Thomas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Paradise Found, No. 49 Bovisand Park is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is the ideal location to enjoy either a relaxing sea side stay, or a more energetic and active holiday. The chalet has a yellow sandy beach just below it and spectacular vie  …see more

from £41 / night

£290 - £580 / week

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Chalet rental in West Country

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“absolutely lovely and couldnt have been nicer,fantastic” This chalet was perfect and cant find anything negative to say it was a lovely site and the chalet itself was clean, comfortable and high quality.the reception staff were very helpful.we had a r  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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from £28 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Sandown / Yaverland

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“IMMACULATE CHALET OVERLOOKING THE SEA AND CLIFFS” The chalet looked brand new and was spotlessly clean. It was in a lovely position. You could see the sea and cliffs from the settee-impressive when there was a thunderstorm and you could watch it in  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £550 / week

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from £25 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Central Southern England holiday chalet rental

Buckinghamshire / Gerrards Cross

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great location for travel into London and Wembley” The owner gave great directions and showed around on arrival and informed of facilities. Fabulous mini kitchen with well stocked tea coffee and cereal for breakfast not expected so thank you so much.  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £690 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Yaverland holiday chalet rental

Sandown / Yaverland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to start and end each day” This little chalet was a great place to lay our heads at the end of each long day exploring the island. It very quickly became "home". It was much better equipped than I had expected, with lots of little extras  …see more

from £32 / night

£195 - £475 / week

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from £32 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£567 - £770 / week

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from £157 / night

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Chalet rental in Salen

Isle of Mull / Salen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Holiday chalet centrally situated near Salen, Isle of Mull. A perfect base to explore the island. Only a mile from the sea at Loch na keal Surrounded by open countryside and nestled under the hill behind Torlochan. The chalet is well furnished and comfortable with w  …see more

from £115 / night

£378 - £509 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
This elegant modern chalet supplies everything you need for a real luxury stay. Step out onto your private decking on a bright morning, and the view across Loch Iuibhair (pronounced Ewar) to the steep glenside will take your breath away. Then look on the other directi  …see more

from £164 / night

£728 - £1250 / week

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from £164 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Doune

Stirling / Doune

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
ideal base to explore central Scotland the Lochs and mountains that make up the gateway to the Highlands  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £425 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation with an amazing sea view.” Lovely accommodation with a beautiful sea view. Perfect for a short break/relaxing holiday situated next to an unspoilt beach. The whole family had a great few days away and we are already looking to boo  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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South Cerney holiday chalet rental

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely comfy chalet” We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting family who live nearby. The chalet was in great condition, clean and very comfortable. The surrounding park is great, and although some facilities were shut as it was out of seas  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £560 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Chalet accommodation in Cardiff Newport Glamorgan with shared pool, golf nearby

South Wales / Cardiff

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
With Cardiff City Centre just 7 miles away Marconi Holiday Village is the perfect location if you are either looking to visit Wales' Capital city or if you simply want a peaceful getaway We are situated on the coast with spectacular sea views over the Bristol Chann  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £428 / week

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from £42 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Penallt

Monmouthshire / Penallt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
This charming ground floor log cabin is superbly located on the owner's smallholding, close to the lovely village of Penallt in the Wye Valley. Furnished throughout in a Far Eastern style, this lovely Penallt cottage is one of our more interesting holiday prop  …see more

from £85 / night

£390 - £450 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Exactly what other reviews said we needed a relaxed atmosphere good view comfortable place to unwind that fit the bill and more will be booking again soon  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £850 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£434 - £600 / week

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from £122 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
DOGS go FREE with us!!BEDLINEN INCLUDED  …see more

from £40 / night

£150 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a 'Certifi  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Niton

Isle of Wight / Niton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
“bijou, quiet, clean” Compact but everything you would need for a short break. Very clean. Lovely location. No cooker but we had one 'ping' meal using the microwave and wandered down to the local pub every other evening to eat.  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £425 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A great base for touring Cornwall, or simply enjoying Padstow” A nice quiet location away from the tourist crowds at Padstow Car essential to local villages and beaches Close by - St Merryn has pubs, restaurants, supermarket, fish & chips and petrol  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £355 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Grafham holiday chalet rental

Cambridgeshire / Grafham

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cambridge is only twenty miles away with its Colleges, museums and Botanic Gardens.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Sandyhills

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chalet 48 Scandinavian style chalet Chalet 48 is a Scandinavian style chalet set within the warm and welcoming Barend Holiday Village; and just a quarter-mile from the gorgeous beach at Sandyhills, on the Colvend coast. The chalet sleeps up to 6 people and comes full  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £670 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Pennal

Snowdonia National Park / Pennal

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Really great holiday, couldn't of asked for more from the chalet. really nice refurbishment, everything thought of by the owners. The views are fantastic front and back of the chalet, a real get away from it all holiday. Aberdovey not far a  …see more

from £48 / night

£213 - £430 / week

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from £48 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Best Chalet I have ever stayed in” The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus. When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee sachets and milk  …see more

from £34 / night

£200 - £400 / week

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from £34 / night

(12) Excellent 

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West Country holiday chalet rental

Padstow / St Merryn Holiday Park

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” We had a great week 2 granddaughters did not want to come home neither did we.local shop on site sold everything we needed. Stargazey have a great selection of meals. Accomodation superb for our extended family.  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £770 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Self catering chalet in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle which forms part of St Ives Bay, Cornwall. We have sea, sand and sunsets, as well as free wi-fi. Our beautiful, double-glazed seaside chalet with sea view is within a five minute walk to Hayle beach with three miles of uns  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Llansteffan

Carmarthenshire / Llansteffan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful, modern cedarwood chalet set in peaceful countryside yet only 2 miles from the beach and castle of Llansteffan. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Ideal for bird watching, walking, fishing or just relaxing.Heated indoor pool and childrens play area onsite, ideal for a  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Whitstable

Whitstable / Tankerton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Beach, Tranquil, Cosy, Minutes walk to beach, near harbour, close to railway, close to Canterbury, Sailing, Fishing, Golf, walking , Cycling Bird watching, Wind Surfing, Fish Restaurants, Dog Friendly, Private Gardens, Log burning stove, All yearMinimum stay is 2 n  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Ancarraig Lodges are located in a tranquil and secluded woodland setting and offers accommodation. Guests also benefit from on-site private parking facilities free of charge, and pets can stay free in selected lodges. The lodges are set within 10 acres of woodland, dir  …see more

from £85 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“compact dog friendly and close to the university” Stayed here when bringing my son to start at falmouth university..Ideal for 2 people and a dog for 3 nights,may have been a bit squashed with 3 people ,not much room to sit,but fine for the two of us.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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(25) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Balloch

West Dunbartonshire / Balloch

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Car not necessary
“Just what we were looking for” A few quiet days away to ourselves is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is very clean and very well kitted out. We had no disturbances and felt very relaxed. The weather was pretty bad (but th  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £460 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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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

(9) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Langport

Somerset / Langport

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A newly constructed, light and spacious chalet built to a high standard.It has a large decking area overlooking fields with a private wood-fired hot tub for your entertainment and enjoyment. Situated 2 miles east of Langport and just off the levels, it's the perfect sp  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1540 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Kilkhampton holiday chalet rental

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and a very conscientious owner” Our second year at this chalet and it was just as good as we remembered. Spotlessly clean and well maintained, it has everything needed for a relaxing stay. The entertainment in the Manor House is f  …see more

from £35 / night

£575 / week

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(70) Excellent 

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Bacton holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Bacton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beach paradise!” We chose to go back to Seascape chalet for New Years eve, with our son and 2 cockers. The chalet still is clean, tidy and beautifully furnished, the add of broadband this time was an added bonus to our 12yr old who obviously can't liv  …see more

from £78 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £78 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Dunkeld holiday chalet rental

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing location” This cottage is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. Location is totally brilliant and romantic, surrounded by hills and with buzzards circling the skies. The cottage itself has all you need for a luxury holiday, from a well equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£525 - £875 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Compact, roomy and cosy Chalet ideal for that short break away from home with all the attractions of a big hotel. Sited so that it is not overlooked the chalet has two bedrooms suitable for adults and children with the option of two sofa beds to extend sleeping to 6 pe  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £380 / week

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(22) Very Good 

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Bacton holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Bacton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful, beautiful location” My husband and I stayed at Otter's Holt for one week (end July/begining aug) with our 4 children aged 15, 12, 10 and 6 and our little dog. We received the key and all instructions we needed one week before as promised. We  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Chalet accommodation in Gruline

Isle of Mull / Gruline

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Holiday chalet centrally situated near Salen, Isle of Mull. A perfect base to explore the island. Surrounded by open countryside and nestled under the hill behind Torlochan. The chalet is well furnished and comfortable with wildlife on the doorstep. Location: 1 m  …see more

from £115 / night

£378 - £509 / week

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from £115 / night