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.
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
Springvale is a very spacious detached Victorian farmhouse which was built circa 1870 and extended just before the Second World War. It forms part of an intimate hamlet of just twelve properties situated on the fringe of the conservation village of Cardross, within comf …see more
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
Came here with a group of old uni friends. What a gorgeous place to stay. Very remote but such beautiful landscape. House is very well equipped including wifi! . Lovely stylish interiors, sensitively … More
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
Beautiful Farm House in the Worcestershire countryside.
A large living room with stove and bifolding windows out onto the patio over looking the extensive gardens.
A large TV/Snug room and a conservatory.
Large kitchen with dining area, a range cooker and fridge freezer …see more
“Beautiful rural retreat.” We stayed here for two nights and couldn't fault it. The little extras on arrival, prosecco, cake etc were a lovely touch. The place was clean and well maintained. Quality furnishings, well equipped and amazingly comfy beds.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Pembroke's Finest” BigMaca, Warrington, UK
"Having Been to Pembroke many times this Cottage has to be at the top of the list for the best Holiday cottage rental in the area. A perfect holiday base whether your into walking, cycling, surfing or
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the artist owner… More
Thank you for your lovely review and look forward to seeing you again in he future.
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
“A Great Place To Stay” We stayed there twice in July. The first time for a week and the second time we were there for a long week-end. Both times we were made to feel very welcome.
A very well equipped place to stay and spotless.Lovely bedrooms and
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w
******VISIT ENGLAND 4 STAR GOLD AWARD 2015/16******** This large farmhouse is set in its own grounds in a small village near the town of Eye in Suffolk. Fantastic accommodation, individually styled, with it's own games room with snooker table and 42' TV! Great for …see more
“A Wonderful Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday Location” We were three generations of a family ranging from 57 to 5 months. It was an ideal spot for all - for the adults to relax and unwind and enjoy quality family time - and for our grandson who could pla
“a little piece of heaven !” We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. There were tears when we h
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with the l… More
Thank you Tony, I really enjoyed having all four of you to stay. Hopefully, see you soon.
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.
Glorious countryside on a private lane. Fishing All heating, linen and towels provided. Easy access to golf courses at Dornoch, Tain, Invergordon, Alness and Fortrose, history lovers will enjoy Dunrobin or Urquhart Castles. On a wet day why not visit a distillery!Nea …see more
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, radio and CD player. There is plenty of kitchen space to enjoy a family meal around the old pine table.
The sitting/dinin …see more
“Comfortable house with a great views” The drive up to the property is via a track so be careful if you have a low slung car. The house is traditionally furnished but very comfortable and in an ideal location to walk Hadrian's Wall. The house has all
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian
Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House.
I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey
Me and 9 friends stayed here for a girly get away and I loved every minute. It's a beautiful quiet area with animals everywhere. Only a short drive to kendal and everyone was really helpful whenever w… More
“Amazing weekend away”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2016
Myself and a group of my friends recently stayed at this beautiful property. The house itself was lovely with fresh bedding and towels for us on arrival. It was easy to find on Google maps and we were… More
Newly available this season - Traditional farmhouse with spectacular sea views, close to the beach. Just been fully renovated. Available all year - short breaks, minimum three nights.
This house is located in a enviable elevated location looking out over the Kilbranna …see more
“Perfect Christmas” We stayed for 4 days over Christmas with our family. The cottage was a good size for four adults and three children and was well equipped. Although it is located on a single track road so long as you have a plentiful supply of food
Beginning thank Ms. Helen on hospitality,And the fact that I am impressed and my family the beauty of the cottage was the most beautiful images of the Tripadvisor,Has been providing all our needs from… More
“an oustanding family adventure. the best way to experience farm life in 5 star accomandation.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
We came from Israel for a week in the lake district and another week in London with 3 children (10,6,1) We had sone doubts because the location is not in the center of of the attraction area etc. but … More
“All bedrooms have good views.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Beautiful setting and lots of animals. A young cat called Salt was easily the favourite. We were very lucky with the weather and the only rain was at night. I was surprised at how spacious and comfort… More
“Dog friendly cottage” A very good place for our party of 3 ladies plus one Golden Retriever. We each had a space of our own at night as I made use of the bed settee in the cosy living room which meant I kept an ear open for doggie at night in kitchen.
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
Whether you are on a business trip or holiday The Durrance ticks all the boxes!We are well located if you want to explore The Cotswolds, Severn Valley Railway, Warwick Castle and Cadbury World. Our location is 5 miles Junction 5 / M5 and 7 miles Junction 1 / M42. …see more
Corehead Farmhouse is a unique location nestling at the head of the Annanwater, offering a great get away, The luscious and spacious enclosed garden, offers a safe environment for children and pets. Ample parking within the grounds with uninterrupted views. …see more
“What a gem!!!” What a find! This cottage is gorgeous, stayed here with friends and had a relaxing few days. Everything was perfect, the cottage has been beautifully renovated and the owners have thought of everything. There is even a wine cabinet to k
“BRILLIANT FAMILY GET-TOGETHER IN WONDERFUL HOUSE AND LOCATION”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
Fantastic memorable family holiday in a beautiful house surrounded by delightful scenery, ideal for simply chilling out in this wonderful house or visiting the many interesting and beautiful locations… More
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
Great house for large gatherings.
Rooms beautifully decorated with a homely but modern feel.
Not too far from a beach by car.
I would certainly look at returning in the future… More
“What a beautiful property!”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
We had a short stay in this refurbished farmhouse over the New Year. Simply amazing views across the island towards (and including!) Snowdonia, beach walks a short car journey away, very modern renova… More
Dating back to the 16th century, this stunning Manor house with its original Inglenook fireplaces and mullioned windows is a wonderful place to stay for a weekend break or holiday in the Cotswolds. …see more
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
Relax in a peaceful location at the end of a 130m wood lined drive at Y Winllan. The seaside village of Llangrannog is just a 6 minute drive away, making this the perfect spot to spend your days exploring the picturesque Blue Flag beaches and coves on the wonderful coas …see more
Hinning House is set in an idyllic location in the Esk Valley 3 miles from stunning Eskdale. THe property provides comfortable accommodation in the peaceful western Lake District with glorious walks in every direction. The 12-acre estate of pasture and woodland …see more
“christmas no.2” Great setting with good views of The Howgills and lots of walks none of which entailed road walking. Well laid out and nicely decorated rooms, plenty of space for all 9 0f us + baby. Plenty of bathrooms and a hot tub which was excellen
The house was very clean and comfortable with everything you would need and more.The proprietors were very helpful and welcoming.In a beautiful setting with lovely walks straight from the front door.I… More
“A real rural retreat!!!”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
We stayed here for a week, there were 2 families, 4 adults and 5 children (all under the age of 6).
The property is very easy to find, and is down a private road, which means there is very little t… More
“Fantastic holiday home - couldn't ask for a better place for a family get together”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
Very spacious house set in lovely countryside. Bedrooms are all a good size and nicely furnished and decorated. The kitchen was well equiped and the dining and living rooms well set up for a large p… More
Trallwyn Farmhouse is Far from the madding Crowd...If you want to get away from the city to the country...the Farmhouse is an ideal destination.
Here you can watch the red kites flying overhead, hear the song of the skylark + watch the wonderful starry sky at night wi …see more
“Fantastic location, beautiful house.” We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. It was a bril
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
Thank you for the very kind feedback
“Everyone in our party of 10 agreed - BHF was absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
This year it was my turn to organise the annual reunion and I managed to find the gem that is BHF. It was by far the best venue yet. We had several barbecues on the patio in the blazing sunshine with … More
Lyn and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at BHF .
Thank you for your kind words , we hope to see you again
Peter and Lyn
“Fantastic Getaway” I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners are friendly and very helpful.
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hotel… More
Many thanks! It was a pleasure having you to stay, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
Banlicken is an outstanding location on the side of a heathery hill on the west coast of Arran and with fabulous views across the sea to Kintyre. The house successfully combines being in a wild and remote location whilst also being comfortable and contemporary. The reno …see more