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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 guest house rental

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Ideal for a short break in a beautiful area.” Cambria was very comfortable and nicely located in the craft village. A short distance from beautiful beaches, particularly Balnakeil. It suited our needs for a short break with an 8 year old and a 4 year
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from £70 / night

£400 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

29

Bath holiday guest house rental

Somerset / Bath

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £300 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Holiday guest house in Tetbury

Cotswolds / Tetbury

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £129 / night

£903 / week

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from £129 / night

(5) Very Good 

12

Holiday guest house in Hambleton

Rutland / Hambleton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A lovely stay” Beautiful little place, a home from home. The view from the balcony was stunning. A lovely surprise was the date loaf that awaited us. Perfect for a relaxing break away
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from £75 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house in Winchester

Hampshire / Winchester

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £90 / night

£485 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

13

Holiday guest house letting

Merseyside / Liverpool

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£150 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £30 / night

(3) Excellent 

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St Mawes holiday guest house rental

St Mawes / Philleigh

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£490 - £890 / week

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(2) Excellent 

31

Holiday guest house in Watersfield

West Sussex / Watersfield

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

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Nottingham holiday guest house rental

Nottinghamshire / Nottingham

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min

from £85 / night

£595 - £3087 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

48

West London holiday guest house rental

West London / Chiswick

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

28

Holiday guest house in Musselburgh

East Lothian / Musselburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location right on the beach at Musselburgh” Alistair and Gill were great hosts and we were the first guests to stay in their beach bothy. It was ideal base for us as it was right next to the marathon course and right on the beach which the do
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from £70 / night

£490 / week

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24

Cowes holiday guest house rental

Cowes / West Cowes

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £250 / night

£1400 - £5200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £250 / night

(28) Excellent 

13

Holiday guest house letting

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £95 / night

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Guest house accommodation in Barkisland

West Yorkshire / Barkisland

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

7

Holiday guest house in Southwell

Newark-on-Trent / Southwell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 108 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £125 / night

£549 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £125 / night

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Holiday guest house in Newlyn

Penzance / Newlyn

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £85 / night

14

Holiday guest house in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £30 / night

7

Holiday guest house in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £30 / night

£150 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £30 / night

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Holiday guest house in Horley

Surrey / Horley

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£315 / week

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from £52 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house in Strathkinness

St Andrews / Strathkinness

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£450 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday guest house in West London

West London / Chiswick

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £35 / night

£280 - £315 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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New Malden holiday guest house rental

Greater London / New Malden

5 8 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £59 / night

£413 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £59 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday guest house in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £79 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isle of Scalpay holiday guest house rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Scalpay

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful” Had the most amazing week here. The weather wasn't brilliant but that didn't bother us. The house was so cosy and very well equipped. My mother in law loved sitting in the conservatory reading and watching the boats. And the kitchen was perf
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from £70 / night

£450 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

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(24) Excellent 

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Guest house accommodation in Perranporth

Perranporth / Perrancoombe

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

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24

Borrowash holiday guest house rental

Derby / Borrowash

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £46 / night

£322 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

27

Holiday guest house in Barmouth

Gwynedd / Barmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £64 / night

£450 - £795 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £64 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Newlyn holiday guest house rental

Penzance / Newlyn

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min

from £200 / night

£1400 - £1820 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £200 / night

(12) Excellent 

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New Malden holiday guest house rental

Greater London / New Malden

5 8 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in London” We stayed for six nights, there was nine of us (five kids). The place should (must) have been big and cosy, with all the necessary cooking hardware. And it was!!! Situated in a very pleasant and quiet area of southwest L
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

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24

Guest house rental in Sedbergh

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Sedbergh

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £320 / night

£1680 - £1820 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £320 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Holiday guest house in Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £35 / night

£250 / week

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from £35 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Guest house rental in Central Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

5 20 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A fab stay” A great house in a fantastic location. Anne could not have been more helpful or friendly! We all loved our stay and even with 17 in the house there was plenty of room for us all! Thank you!
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from £800 / night

£3500 - £6356 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Forres holiday guest house rental

Moray / Forres

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £310 / night

£2170 - £4000 / week

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from £310 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Alnmouth holiday guest house rental

Alnwick / Alnmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £130 / night

(4) Very Good 

21

West London holiday guest house accommodation

West London / Chiswick

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holmfirth holiday guest house rental

West Yorkshire / Holmfirth

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A Fantastic Stay in Gorgeous Surroundings” I have stayed at Holme Castle on many occasions over the last 15 years, both on my own and with my family to celebrate important birthdays. The owners, Jill and John, are so welcoming and the house itself is
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from £225 / night

£1500 - £1850 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house in Westfield

East Sussex / Westfield

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“An absolutely fantastic place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You could hear a pin drop it was so quiet, we had the pleasure of Hetty's company, enjoyed sitting outside looking across the fields for miles. There was everything you could wis
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from £50 / night

£345 - £480 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £50 / night

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Falmouth holiday guest house rental

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Applecross holiday guest house rental

Ross and Cromarty / Applecross

5 10 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £550 / night

£3850 / week

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8

Oxford holiday guest house rental

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£424 - £502 / week

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