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.
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
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
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” 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 hot
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 ar… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your break at The Coach House! Many thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
“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!
“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
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” 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 arti
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“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our
The cottage is very well equiped. Bedrooms are lovely and comfortable.The bathroom is wide and spacey.Livingroom beautiful and cozy. I've enjoyed every second of my stay .… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests.
“Perfect home away from home”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
Our 5 nights at Templelea Farm has just been perfect. We could not have wanted for anything. We were met at the house by the host and welcomed with a tour of the house. The house is equipped with e… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests. I am glad that you liked the cake. Yes, the cottage is located in a great central location.
“Comme dans l'annonce - Charmant, très grand, nickel”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
Parfaitement bien accueilli par Jeanette, la propriétaire de lieux et très bien guidé par téléphone par son fils.
Magnifique maison sise dans une ferme, magnifiquement bien entretenue, parfaitem… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests.
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
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, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
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
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
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
“What a place!!” Myself and 13 friends stayed at mountain view for my 30th birthday and we didn't want to leave! The house is lovely and exactly as shown in the pictures provided! The views of surrounded area and mountains were awesome and we will be r
“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 gem!!!”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2015
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 everythin… More
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
“Lovely stay with friends” We stayed one night for a friends birthday treat in July and cannot fault the cottage - the pictures don't do it justice. It had everything we could have needed for a cosy night in and Rachel was so welcoming and friendly, ev
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.” 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
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. The… More
“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
“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
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
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
“Very comfortable accommodation in good location” The booking process was straightforward - linen and utilities included. The directions were clear. The farmhouse is located about 15 minutes walk from the lake, and away from the main road, so pretty
“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.
“Great for families comfortable” We loved Dorset and the house proved to be a useful base. It was attractive although there were a few signs of damp in one of the bedrooms. we were surprised that it was in the middle of housing development but that did
“Met all our needs comfortably.” The treat of fresh bread, cake, eggs and meats was unexpected and so with the food we brought, we had much more food than we could manage. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was very well equipped and the owners were frien
Beautiful setting, fantastic farmhouse, everything you need is in the house. On arrival we had a welcome pack, a home made cake, sausages, bacon, eggs, fresh bread, jam, etc,, etc.
The owner was very… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2015
We joined members of our extended family for a week long stay at Dunley Farm and were absolutely delighted with the farmhouse, it's facilities but most of all the absolute warmth and hospitality of Ge… More
“Comfortable quiet stay” We enjoyed staying in this lovely comfortable property. We used it as a base for walking the Ridgeway and it proved ideal as the Ridgeway runs within 2 miles of the property. We ate at each pub in the village and could recommen
“A stylish home from home in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
Just the ticket: excellent quality with everything you need in this deceptively large cottage. Wonderful for long walks in the countryside and also so close to Oxford. Very accommodating owners too.… More
“Beautiful house, stunning location.” We stayed at Maesywerngoch for a weekend to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday, the ages of our party ranging from 17-70 plus a dog. Everyone had a fantastic time - the house is warm, welcoming, spacious and well equ
Such an perfect place for a relaxing holiday, my husband and I take our dogs (which this property is perfect for too) and the walks from the door are great and the beach is only a short drive away. T… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house and the many walks with your dogs around the area.
“What an amazing place - luxurious, 5*, beautiful house, peaceful and scenery to die for”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
Stayed here for a week and were luckily blessed with the most wonderful weather. The walks are stunning, the coastline superb and the forest afforded us superb views at all times from the house itself… More
We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and found the house well equipped. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos from the Aberdyfi Panorama walk, where all of the views of the sea, Borth beach and coastline are stunning.
Reviewed 6 Jul 2015
As soon as we saw this house on tripadvisor we had to come here. The booking was so easy and Susan was ever so helpful in providing information. Words can't describe how amazing our stay was. All my f… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house and garden. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!” I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the faciliti
“Great Weekend” Thank you to Nonie for making the weekend so unforgettable,
We stayed at lane house farm for a family wedding, the accommodation was brilliant we had a party of 12 adults and 4 children, with a large house with plenty of rooms to explo
“Lovely” Lovely coach house, it was clean and spacious, perfect for a couple or small family. Lots of activities a short drive away(mini golf,cinema,beach,theatre,lake,country walks. Definitely recommend and will be coming back