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.
“Relaxing rural Welsh paradise” My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of trouble welcoming you
We absolutely loved staying at the hideaway.
The owners had made loads of effort to make our stay wonderful. With treats layed out when we arrived and homemade bread and jam left in the kitchen.
We're very happy to hear you loved staying at the Hideaway....we wanted to create a special place for couples who feel like treating themselves to a little bit of luxury, or as my Nan used to say - 'A little bit of what you fancy does you good' ! All the best
“Perfect location” The location is superb with both beach and coastal path within minutes of the cottage door, the cottage is a peaceful retreat at the end of a day's walking around the islands many stunning places.
Great cottage,very friendly family owners made you very welcome perfect location overlooking fields quiet and peacefull but a great base to visit various parts of Anglesey Also had a very friendly dog… More
Thank you for your brilliant review of our little cottage, you've been very kind. We look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn.
Reviewed 21 Oct 2016
absolutely faultless. Warmest of welcomes. Fabulous cottage, perfect walks, beaches and surrounding countryside.… More
Thank you for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your stay here in our little cottage and loved what we have to offer. We hope to welcome you both again soon.
“Excellent Holiday” We have just returned from our weeks holiday at Brackenlea with our wee Westie. The cottage exceeded our expectations its so tastefully appointed and decorated no "damp holiday cottage" feel. The area was great for our walking and
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
“Second stay just as special as the first! A real treasure.” After a short stay at The Cider House in April 2013, we booked The Cider House for two weeks in October 2014 as a base from which to explore the countryside as well as a two-day trip to Live
“Charming, Spotless, and Perfect for a Visit to this Area”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
Our entire transaction with Craig and Lee, Owners/Operators, from booking through the entire stay exceeded our expectations. The house is perfect for one or two people, is tastefully appointed and ye… More
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
The Cider House is an absolutely perfect retreat, in an idyllic village. The house is spotless, with all the amenities and more, to provide a relaxing break. We loved everything about it from the clea… More
“Top of the list”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Fantastic one of the Best we have stayed in,Kitchen fully stocked to do your own cooking,Clean and a.very good bed,Very easy for train or bus.A great week ,thank you… More
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
“Wonderful idyllic long weekend” Wonderful cosy cottage in a beautiful cotswolds village. The owners are really wonderful too. They live next door and are so thoughtful, leaving a cake, eggs, milk, tea and coffee, butter and marmalade for guests, but
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous.
The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in
A nicely kept property with excellent facilities.
Close to the town centre and handy for local attractions, particularly handy for the steam railway, it is also within walking distance of the loca… More
“Splendid house with convienent acess to town”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Well furnished and comfortable house in favourable location close to town. Clean throughout and only minor criticism is that it would have been appreciated if some small welcoming parcel ie Tea and bi… More
“Fantastic cottage, lovely location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The cottage was brilliant, the images on the website are very accurate. Very spacious, decorated and furnished to a high standard.
Great location, easy to get to the beach and into town. The Steam … More
“not to be missed” Lovely cottage,arrived on a very cold day into very warm comfortable accommodation,endless supply of logs was a big bonus, faultless, everything just as described. lovely views- wonderful scenery- excellent walks and Lock Ness on t
“Absolutely ideally situated and welcoming and comfortable.”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2015
The cottage is really lovely and we loved having an open fire every evening. It suited all of our needs and was very comfortable and cosy. It is ideally situated in a fantastic location, with awesome … More
“Stunning views of Loch Ness in great comfort...”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Mor Carraig overlooking Loch Ness.
The views are truly stunning, and we enjoyed spending time in the large comfortable conservatory admiring the breath… More
Reviewed 23 Mar 2014
I stayed in Mor Carraig along with 3 other adults for 4 nights. Renting this cottage was like having your cake & eating it. Even after reading the other positive reviews, I was still pleasantly surpr… More
“Beautiful home in peaceful setting” Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks straight from the ho
“Absolutely beautiful cottage to spend a holiday!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
This cottage is a stunning place to have a holiday.
It had a real home from home feel with everything in the cottage one would need.
Harry the Golden Retriever enjoyed it too having so much space to… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
This cottage is a gardeners delight,not only is it furnished and equipped to a high standard,it is exactly what the description of it says.It is a magical experience to stay there and it is close to t… More
“A November break”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
I and my family enjoyed a marvelous few days based at Breakers Sound. What a perfect retreat with all the comforts of home and more. The weather was not great so we enjoyed the use of the log stove. E… More
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
Stayed here a year ago too and both times it has been brilliant. Good size place for two people to stay in, really comfy bed / sofas and everything neat, tidy and generally good quality.
The surrou… More
thanks rob, perhaps see you again, very welcome
“Lovely, lovely, lovely - cannot praise too highly”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2013
What a lovely cottage and what a lovely place to stay.
We went ostensibly for the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala as the cottage is well placed to access Bridgnorth and the line generally, but had… More
“Comfortable, spacious & good quality”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Stayed for 5 nights, found the cottage very clean and comfortable with a huge bedroom & bathroom. All the equipment & bedding was good quality & everywhere was tastefully furnished. Beautiful views fr… More
thank you for your comments, i am glad you enjoyed your stay, please remember us and come again
“Fantastic accommodation in a fantastic location!!” We booked the cottage along with other accommodation at Gilfach to accommodate our large family for my birthday. The cottage is so well equipped we managed to cater for 9 each night (only 5 of us sta
“Compact and comfortable cottage” Cosy little cottage tucked away in a private location but not far from Bunnessan.Garden was completely fenced off ,ideal for our dog.Rocky shoreline was a short walk away from the cottage.
“Excellent” Excellent accomdation, owner very helpful and welcoming, home from home feel.
Would defiantly love to stay again.
Thank you for everything.
Quite location lots to do and see near by.
A lovely cottage in a very nice area. It had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so happy you had a great stay with us.
“Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for us”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2015
Lovely little cottage to stay in comfy and cosy! Lauren & Carl couldn't have been nicer or more helpful!… More
Thank you for you lovely comment. I'm glad we were able to help and that your boyfriend had a wonderful birthday surprise!
“Home from Home in rural Norfolk”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2015
My partner and I needed a short break away from the hustle and bustle of business life and our good friends highly recommended Lilac Tree Cottage to us.
Lilac Tree Cottage was everything we wanted … More
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so pleased you had such a relaxing break. Hope to see you again soon.
The Croft had everything we needed for our stay, it was in a lovely quiet location surrounded by fields. The view of the water from the living room was amazing. Would definitely go back.… More
Many thanks for your kind comments, would love to have you back.
“A lovely Cottage, with a stunning view.”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
We stayed for 5 night`s at the lovely Croft, it had everything in it that we needed, it was a lovely warm and relaxing place to stay, the view`s from out the Croft window`s was just stunning over… More
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre.
I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c
“Beautiful cottage with everything you could ever need.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Very much enjoyed our stay at The Cow Shed - it was clean and had everything you could wish for. The setting was so peaceful and tranquil - we had lovely walks in the area. Dulverton was simply lovely… More
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
3 of us stayed for a weekend whilst we did the Exmoor ironman , nice relaxing surroundings only a short drive away from Dulverton plenty of places to eat and a co-op super market
On arrival milk and… More
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm.
Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.… More
“Wonderful cottage in quiet location, close to everything!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
A perfect 10! Cosy cottage, with peaceful view of bowling green from kitchen window. Very comfortable bed, and ample sized kitchen and dining room. Very clean throughout. Will definitely stay here aga… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
Lovely quaint cottage and wonderful owners! Second stay at St. Jude's and was just as great as the last time. Steve and his wife are so helpful and are on hand to answer any quiries you have. Very fas… More
“Friendly Spot” Gorse is a comfortable cottage just right for 2 and of course the dog. It has everything you need in a self catering holiday.
The farm animals and dogs are very friendly and all took to our dog the sheep lambs and goats accepted us and
“Ideal location, superb cottage” The cottage was comfortable, very clean and in an ideal location. Surrounded by great restaurants and excellent bakeries. Car park is close by and only cost £5 for 24 hours. Kaaren is very helpful, friendly and willing
The cottage is fantastic - nice and cosy and just perfect for a couple wanting to get away from it all near the sea. Both me and my girlfriend liked it straight away and couldn't wait to get inside an… More
Thank you very much Howard! Glad you both had a good rest--- and relaxed! The Seagull babies have 'flitted' now -- left the roof, for flying lessons. Kind Regards,
“Lovely hide-away close to the town and beach, highly recommended”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
Stayed here for a sunny weekend in July, on our first visit to Whitby. Kaaren's information and welcome card were great and the milk, bread and biscuits were really thoughtful. The cottage was just as… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfy.
Thanks for review!
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
We stayed at this cottage for 3 nights (a weekend break) at the end of October. It was absolutely perfect from arriving and experiencing the quaint and quirky entrance to discovering a welcome card, … More
Hey what a kind review---! thankyou SO much for being bothered to do it . A thanks means the world, and here was I feeling all "end of seasonish and scrabbled!!" Glad you were comfy, and had a good rest. Cheers Kaaren
“Brilliant weekend at a first class cottage” We were greeted on arrival by the owners Kaye & Richard and shown round their lovely Clematis Cottage. The property was even more attractive than the photos on the website, warm, welcoming and extremely comf
We are an all adult family who take around 4 long weekends away a year.
Clematis cottage No 1 was the cleanest and best equipped we have ever stayed.
The grounds were beautiful with a large variety… More
It was lovely having you all to stay, it is so nice to see our guests enjoying the gardens and wildlife as much as we do, and of course enjoying the comfort of the cottage.
“Spacious and lovely” The Stables is a property which has been renovated with an eye for taste and quality. It is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. My family and I have been very comfortable here.
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2014
The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted our affairs. Th… More
“Better than the pictures”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
A lovely cottage with a lovely view. We had a great time and everything was there that we needed. Lovely little touches to make it more homely like dvds and magazines. A huge shower too, It was a perf… More
“Luxurious holiday home ideal for short break”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
This holiday home far exceeded all our expectations. Once inside, we felt instantly comfortable and relaxed. Beautifully clean throughout, plenty of room, comfortable sofa and bed, hot tub outside and… More
“Very Comfortable cottage, well equipped and good position” My husband and I with our 2 grown up boys stayed here to celebrate my youngest's 30th birthday. It was a perfect location for us to discover the island on our bikes and also the Jurassic coast
We stayed in Seagull Cottage for 5 nights to attend a training camp at the WPNSA Sailing Academy. The cottage was ideally located for us as it was walking distance to the academy (or 2 minutes in the … More
“Excellent cottage for families and couples alike”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
We stayed in July this year as we intended to visit Weymouth and this seemed like the ideal base . David was really helpful both in the lead up and during our stay. The cottage is great , has everythi… More
“Lovely, clean, modern accommodation - close to Chesil beach”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
We had a wonderful holiday staying at Seagull Cottage. The house was clean, bright and modern, with good sized rooms throughout. My family of 5 slept comfortably in the 2 bedrooms, with plenty of spac… More
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.