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.
“A great location, house was like home from home, highly recommend.” Was surprised by how much I enjoyed our stay, a tranquil setting, everything you needed was in the house. Lots of visitors about but relaxing, the tides going out and being able to w
Wonderful village, everything you could hope for. Great walks, fantastic views, peace and quiet and a lovely, friendly pub within walking distance.
The house was very well stocked and a real characte… More
“Fabulous house and beautiful location. I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in this house. It is a beautiful large family home with wonderful panoramic views of the estuary. It is situated at the end of a private single track road right on the estuary, next … More
“First Rate Family Home”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
Great house in a stunning location. This is a traditional family home with large rooms and high ceilings. Very well presented and equipped. The views from the bedrooms and living rooms are over the la… More
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time.
House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp
Dearholm was ideal for our familyof five adults and two children,loadsa space in all aspects of the house,well decorated,very well equipped and everything worked.Enclosed back garden ideal for dog and… More
“What a wonderful place for a holiday or short break”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
This year will be our fourth time staying at Dearholm, the cottage has all the comforts of home , with plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped ,sheets, towels even down to a loo roll plus a wond… More
“comfortable, well equipped, flexible sleeping arrangements”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Very close to the station in a good location for the New Forest and local attractions. The house is well equipped, we cooked Sunday lunch for eight with no problem. The sleeping arrangements are flex… More
“Perfect house, perfect location.” We hired this house over Christmas and it was perfect! The location was ideal and the house was warm, welcoming and nicely decorated.
Would love to make a return visit in the future.
“Tasteful, comfortable home with great central location”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
Lovely house,short walk from town centre.
Comfortable, tasteful furnishings. Very clean.
Great little garden which we enjoyed using, eating meals there in the sun.
Better wi-fi than at home.
Well … More
“Very good Quality of Holiday-Flat”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
Inverness as Location is very good. The house is good located. All necessary shops and a lot of pubs and Restaurans are only some minutes away from this house. And the Owners Ewen and Donna are very p… More
We would like to thank our guests for taking the time to leave this positive feedback. The review kindly notes that our house is well located. It is within five minutes walk of Inverness town centre, shops and resteraunts. There is also an extremely good theatre, cinema, swimming pool, ice rink and restaurants nearby.
“Great location and very nice house for our stay in Inverness.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
We have just returned to the US from our week's stay at 9 Duncraig Street in Inverness. Ewen and Donna were very good to work with and always highly responsive and most helpful. The house itself is in… More
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks
“Fantastic place for get together, fits all your needs.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
This house is beautiful, and designed very very well and equipped for everything you need for a wonderful stay, for large groups or families. It is spacious and roomy. I stayed with my family for a w… More
“Brilliant, we loved the house”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
Would recommend going to the seal sanctuary and hardys farm. The aquarium was over priced, as it is small. The Italian restaurant Tarantinos was excellent, and we used the fish & chip shop at the end … More
“St Andrews lodge Skegness”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2016
We stayed at St Andrews lodge Skegness for 3 nights and it was brilliant,the house was lovely and had plenty of room and everything you could need during the stay.
My boys loved the games room with f… More
“Fabulous” What a fabulous place to stay for Christmas and New Year. Nestled in the Derbyshire Dales on the edges of the Peak district. This home offers fantastic views across the valley. Easy access to Matlock and beyond. Walking distance to not one b
Lovely clean house,with everything we need.Children was very happy with the games in the house and with the lovely garden.Just perfect!Thank you.… More
Reviewed 25 Apr 2015
A lovely welcome from the host to a good sized house with everything you could want for a cottage break. In a good location for lots of places to visit by car or walking. The house was very comfortabl… More
“Fabulous house, clean, comfortable and spacious.”
Reviewed 30 May 2014
We had a lovely time at Thorncliffe the kitchen diner is so spacious and lovely to eat in and socialise - the location is really good for Chatsworth trip - beautiful walks all around and gorgeous coun… More
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer. …see more
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommodating
The location is a short w
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
“Family break” We have fond memories of the Kent coast and wanted a base for 3 generations and a dog to explore and relax. The location is only a short walk from a pebble beach- slightly further to a dog friendly beach. High Street and all ameneties ea
Lovely cottage in a superb location, literally one minute from the beautiful beach at Hythe. The cottage is very attractively decorated, retaining much of the 'fishermans' character and it is well equ… More
“We loved to be there” Lovely house, stylish, yet cosy, well kept and equipped with all necessary things. We appreciated the two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for four. Warmly welcomed by the owner. The fotos give a good impression of the p
Beautiful listed house in the historic town of Beaumaris. Deceptively spacious townhouse across 3 floors and benefiting from 4 large bedrooms, lovely living room with wood burning stove, dining room, well appointed kitchen and pretty, completely private courtyard.The is …see more
Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Two double bedrooms, one en-suite and a twin bedroom. There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen and a peaceful, comfortable sitting room overlooking the garden. …see more
“Excellent stay” Everything we needed was in this beautiful apartment from the welcome pack on arrival to the beautiful sea views we enjoyed every morning we would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family or friends thank you John and barb j x
What a great apartment! Everything that you need is provided for.
A lovely welcome pack of wine, orange juice, teabags etc., and a vase of fresh flowers!
Located in a great position for Newquay town… More
Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you had a good weather week. Hope to see you again soon! J&B
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden
the car was secure with goog secure gates
plenty to do in llanberis and eas
“The most comfortable and well equipped holiday home I've stayed in”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
The title says it all. I've stayed in maybe types of accomodation in Llanberis over the years, usually either side of the school half-term in October. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes on my own. On t… More
What lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again. thankyou Maria
“In A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
The house is in a quiet spot just off the High Street, close enough to shops, bars etc, yet when you sit on the balcony looking out over the lake you'd think you were a world away. The house is well e… More
Thankyou for your kind review we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very comfortable. Lots of room for a couple. The property was in a great position for walking and touring the national park.… More
Thankyou for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay . Maria
CREAG-an-FHITHICH: enjoy a charming south facing Victorian house; modernised; retaining its original character, in a large fenced garden; stunning ever changing views over Loch Melfort to the isles. Sleeps upto 9, in 5 bedrooms. The sunsets are breath taking. TV; WiFi;R …see more
A recently renovated traditional highland stone cottage with attached barn. The house has lots of character - beams, glass wall, exposed walls, waxed floors, polished concrete. The house has underfloor heating, NEFF and AEG kitchen equipment, wood burning stove, wet roo …see more
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in.
The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf.
The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of
The house is spacious and has everything needed. Plenty of hot water and the furnishing and fittings is of a high standard. Our 9 year old enjoyed wandering around the farm and seeing the livestock. I… More
“50th Birthday weekend”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
This was our second stay at Barnyards this year (2013) and once again we were not disappointed. The quality of the accommodation for the price is outstanding and the view from the hotub just cannot be… More
“Fabulous location and views”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
We travelled to Barnyards with friends to do some cycling, we were blessed with excellent weather which helped.
Barnyards is an excellent location to base yourself for the whole of Fife.
The cottage… More
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and …see more
“Excellent” Stayed over whilst visiting friends. Great location 2 mins walk from Huntington town centre. Excellent facilities in the cottage/house. Loved the gothic mirrors. great kitchen & bathroom . Nice area outside, although it was too cold to use
The Gothic Cottage has everything you need to have great stay. Lots of things to do within walking distance and right on the bus line. We enjoyed having family and friends visit during our stay, thi… More
Hi Brenda & John,
Many thanks for taking the time to give such a kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future.
Best wishes Paul & Sasha
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks …see more
A newly renovated, period house located in Brockenhurst village, in the heart of the New Forest. Enjoy beautiful walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. The living room seats 8 and is equipped with a TV and DVD player. You can also sit and relax and keep watch out of …see more
Furnished to a high standard, Lower Trevorgus is a home from home in a tranquil countryside setting, close to Padstow and North Cornwall's beautiful coastline. Off street parking, well equipped kitchen, open fire, games room, large enclosed garden. Up to 2 dogs wel …see more
Swallow's Nest - The Cart Shed
Luxury accommodation for up to 6 people in the heart of Yorkshire's Nature Triangle. Easy access to stunning coastlines, the Yorkshire Wolds, historic Beverley & York and surrounded by open countryside.
Formerly a stable block and cart …see more
Possibly the best location in Cambridge, in the heart of the historic city centre, Earl Street is a beautifully furnished home sleeping up to 4.Surrounded by the Cambridge colleges, it comes complete the use of 2 bikes for the authentic Cambridge experience !Fully equip …see more
Unique location with spectacular views over white sandy beaches, mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most peaceful settings on the island of Harris. Our well equipped and recently modernised home make for a truly magical holiday experience.Ideal for families lo …see more
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
“Fabulous and great value for money” This house was really very lovely. Everything was immaculate, very clearn and it is modern and well decorated throughout. The kitchen was small but very well equipped. The garden is a great size with outdoor seati
“Lovely house in good location” We spent a lovely week in Eva's House. In terms of space, décor and facilities it is one of the best houses we have stayed in, even including a washing machine, dishwasher and good quality wifi. And there was a very nice
“Very comfortable home away from home” Great house, with comfortable beds and everything provided. Easily accessible to the city and you could get away without a vehicle as the bus stop is close by. Great provision of linen and necessary items in the k
Irene and husband were very helpful and kind. The welcome package was much appreciated. The cottage and garden were delightful. Excellent value. Quiet area. Some great pubs and restaurants nearby. The… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2016
Rose cottage can't be faulted. Everything we need in a perfect location. The garden is lovely and the house has everything we need. Great pubs with good food within walking distance. We had our gra… More
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it. Our grandchidren love it there too. Maybe Hamble will see you again in the future.
“Provided adequite accommodation for one week stay”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2014
Nice cottage spoilt by poor shower and inadequite kitchen facilities - lacks pots and pans! House is nice but needs some maintenance as stayed there during period of sustained heavy rain. Location goo… More
“excellent” This is a great place to stay. One of the locals we talked to said he thought it was the best place in Lynmouth, and we agreed. We sat out on the balcony morning and evening, watching the boat owners working, and even when it was drizzling
We've stayed here for quite a few years now and love it. It is so calming and wonderful views abound. It is a home from home and I always feel very happy here. Thank you K Cartwright for a lovely holi… More
“GREAT PLACE TO STAY”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
we have just returned from Harbour point lymouth
from a family hoilday.
what a great place to stay,magnificent views,great acommodation,with all amenities
lovely and clean.
would recommend lovely… More
“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2012
Went to Harbour Point for my 60th birthday with the family. The weather was perfect with the sun out every day. We stayed in the balcony room and often sat out with a cup of coffee or glass of wine an… More
I am so glad that you enjoyed your special birthday at Harbour Point. Hope to see you again soon.
The Hideaway is a wonderful 4 bedroom pet friendly, front line beach house with exceptional views over and direct access onto the beach from its secure garden. The property has been refurbished within the last 4 years to include a new kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom an …see more
“Wonderful home and wonderful host!” We stayed at Dunvegan-Inverness for two weeks in late April and early May. The home was spotless with all the amenities for a comfy stay. The views from the house were just great to get a birds eye view of the cit
We had a lovely family holiday staying at Dunvegan. The house is very spacious with plenty of room for our whole group and we were especially impressed with how well equipped the kitchen is. Fantastic… More
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
“Trevio Farmhouse – A Cornish treasure” If quality self catering accommodation in Cornwall is what you are looking for, Trevio Farmhouse will fully meet your requirements.
Set in a beautiful location, Trevio Farmhouse is simply an outstanding holiday
Absolutely stunning the property is 5*+ in everything and you will want for nothing.We always look forward to a very warm welcome from Judith and Mike.The property is totally secluded with great views… More
“Trevio!!! THE place to totally chill out, remote, but very central, 5***** Luxury!!”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
We have been coming here for 7 years now and the house is as new looking and clean as it was on our first visit!! Driving along the track to the house is when our holiday begins, past the lake and bir… More
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
What a fabulous farmhouse. This is the second time we have been toTrevio and as before we were made to feel very welcome by Judith and Mike. This beautiful house has everything you could wish for an… More
“Excellent house for visit to Alton with large group” Great locationf for Alton Towers. Plenty of room and toys in house for our 3 families of 2 adults and 2 young children. Great pub across the road, great food. They allowed us to carry the food on pl
Stayed here with a group of friends for my birthday. Lovely big property with plenty of character, great value and location.… More
“Beautiful house peaceful location ideal for Alton towers”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
We booked this house for a group break away and to visit Alton towers! It was everything the owner said it would be and more, the house is beautiful with big open fire and and amazing looking dinning … More
“Big, beautiful house in fabulous location - highly recommended”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2011
We stayed at this house for our daughter's 10th birthday with friends. The house is huge - very comfortable for our party of 12, the 6 children loved having the attic to themselves with playstation, … More
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of
I would highly recommend a stay at Shore View! I booked this holiday let for my family to stay in while we were attending a wedding party near by and it did not disappoint. This place is amazing! It's… More
We're really pleased your party w/e was a success and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. ☺
“Wonderful all-you-can-ask-for holiday home with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Shore View. The house is modern, spacious, fully-equipped with amazing views. It was our first stay in an eco house and certainly will not be our last. It is … More
“Best Holiday in Cornwall Ever”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
Beautiful house with excellent views. Did not want to leave and will certainly book again. Kate, the owner could not have been more helpful with her advice and tips especially helpful in leaving us in… More
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.
There were 4 of us staying in Shutters Cottage in Beamish and we were all delighted with the cottage. It had everything we needed, plenty of space and we couldn't have had a better stay. The communica… More
“Beautiful country retreat”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2014
The house is lovely-comfortable and attractively furnished. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. It was too cold to use the conservatory, but it certainly was an inviting space. The views from the l… More
“Fabulous house in a quiet but accessable location”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
The Shutters is a fantastic house in a great location. The house more than matches up to the pictures and ad on the holiday guide - you will not be disappointed!The decoration, furniture, fittings and… More
“Great House in great location” I booked the house for my birthday celebration so our grown up family could stay with us. The great location of the house enabled us to take the grandchildren biking along the promenade and walk on the beach, without ge
We really enjoyed our stay at Fairhaven House. Such a great house, near to all the local attractions and great public transport. It's our second time at the house and would definitely book again.… More
“A superb house in a beautiful place with everything you could want” Ten of us stayed for a long weekend and were made to feel very welcome
The house is lovely, situated in a beautiful quiet village and is superbly well equipped. Everything is of hig
We loved this house! It had everything you could think of which made it a real home from home with a touch of luxury. The kitchen was incredible, and the bedrooms were all spacious and well thought ou… More
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
We had an absolutely lovely stay at Pear Tree Cottage. The house is beautiful and John and Martin make every effort to make you welcome. We were having a holiday with extended family and there was ple… More
“Fantastic house, wonderful area and brilliant owners”
Reviewed 9 May 2014
Pear Tree Cottage gives you everything you'd want from a holiday home- space, warmth, something different and a beautiful location. We stayed as a group of 6 adults and 4 kids and had more than suffic… More