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.
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Superb Spacious one bedroom self catering holiday Cottage in quiet area of Bampton Oxfordshire.
Recently fully modernised throughout ,this charater property benefits from large sitting room with Kitchen / Diner, Separate Double Bedroom, Super Bathroom and Utility area …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
A traditionally built beamed house on the outskirts of Melbourne Derbyshire, with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, the most amazing range of independant shops and fabulous architectural properties to include thatched cottages. This house has been named C …see more
The Hamptons Beach House is a rare luxury holiday house. Set in a palm fringed garden on the quiet and leafy Westfield Avenue it is only a two minute stroll from the beach and its own beach hut. Sleeping up to 14 in six stylish bedrooms it is ideal for family beach hol …see more
The artistic owners have created a house of considerable charm filled with an extensive collection of books, paintings and unusual objects of considerable interest. The interior is extraordinarily comfortable.The house is situated in a stunning location just yards from …see more
This is an end of terraced property based in Shoeburyness. It is based 15 minutes walk from East Beach blue flag beach.It is 10 minutes walk from Shoeburyness train station. 15 minutes drive from Southend / London Airport.
This cottage has three good sized double bedroo …see more
A beautiful self catering property sleeping 6 in three bedrooms.There are two twin bedrooms downstairs and a family bathroom with over bath shower.Also a large open plan kitchen/ dining /lounge.The french doors lead from the lounge onto a patio with views to the hills a …see more
beautiful clean modern cottage. fully equipped with everything you need for your stay plus extras.lovely garden and surrounding area. peaceful walks and a short drive from many lovely places. will be… More
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
This charming detached, boutique style holiday cottage has a spacious, light, open plan living area, luxurious bathroom and a beautiful bedroom. You’ll find handmade British soft furnishings with decorations in Farrow and Ball colours and granite worktops to the well …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Kingsley Cottage is a perfectly situated and newly refurbished 3 bedroom house new on for May 2014, based in the charming village of St Helens, Isle of Wight.The property is situated just off St. Helens green. The village includes a local store with newsagent and cafe & …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This gorgeous family home with very spacious accommodation to suit everyone catch up with friends, family endless options all self catering. Within easy reach of historic Ludlow and 15 minutes from friendly market town of Church Stretton less than an hour from World H …see more
What a place!! These photos don't do it justice...
I had booked this as a venue for my wife's surprise birthday party and I wasn’t disappointed, Everyone who stayed or visited said what a lovely … More
Thank you for your great review of Batchcott Hall and it was a great weekend for all. I always love surprises too!
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
The Firs Garden Apartment forms the lower ground floor of a beautiful, Victorian, detached villa. It is self-contained with its own entrance and parking. The apartment's large, private garden sets it back from the main road.
The apartment is tastefully decorated to a h …see more
“Welcoming, thoughtful touches, newly tastefully decorated, perfect! A great place in a great place!”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Fantastic apartment, beautifully decorated, very homely and really clean. Really thoughtful touches made our stay even more special - a welcoming cake and tea tray, lovely flowers and frozen 'Cook' me… More
Nearest beach 48 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ranters' Chapel is a converted 1830s chapel in the centre of Hexham with a sleek, modern interior and a private enclosed garden. Just 100m from historic Hexham Abbey, it is the perfect base for enjoying all the pleasures that England's 'nicest market town …see more
****Please see late special offers on our website- www.sea-dreams-cottage.co.uk **** - Please book online hereRecently awarded a 5 star gold award, Sea Dreams Cottage is a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury holiday home, just outside of the beautiful seaside village of Cress …see more
We stayed here with family for a long weekend. The house is huge with lots of space for the children to run around and explore. I felt like I was staying at a spa hotel - picture thick, fluffy towel… More
“Superb Luxury House”
Reviewed 19 May 2014
10 of us stayed at the house for a long weekend. The group included all ages and everyone had an amazing time. Even the photos on the web site do not do the house justice as they cannot adequately con… More
Reviewed 15 May 2014
Absolutely stunning spacious property. ideal for whole family of eleven. . Plenty of bedrooms/bathrooms. also space to play for the grandchildren. We really wanted to move in!
Felt like staging a sit… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A beautifully-presented, bright and spacious stone-built terraced cottage suitable for 4 people at the foot of Kinder Scout in the pretty Peak District village of Hayfield. Well appointed throughout to provide cosy yet contemporary living, Peak Cottage is the perfect pl …see more
Rose Cottage has two bedrooms, one double, one twin. The living room Has two sofas (one a double sofabed), a good sized dining table and six leather chairs. A door opens out on to the garden where you might like to enjoy a barbecue. Bring your laptop/tablet, there is Wi …see more
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 i… More
“A lovely cottage in a pretty area”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
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
“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
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Welcome to our self-catering property - 'Number 19' Chiefs Street. This is a comfortable three bedroomed terraced house in a quiet city-centre location within a short walk from the Cathedral, museums, restaurants, shops and Oliver Cromwell's house.The property is warm, …see more
“comfortable, excellent locaion, quiet and the garden and off road parking a bonus”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
The cottage is much better equipped than usual, which made self catering very easy. To be met by the owner was lovely, and meant we could ask all the questions, and get lots of tips re Ely itself as… More
“A lovely place to stay, especially with young children”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
This was a great place to stay - good sized rooms, in a pleasant location and close enough to the centre to do everything on foot; Cromwell's house is only a two minute walk away. The children spent a… More
“A lovely property: comfortable and very well equipped.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
The property is minutes away from the Cathedral and so is ideally placed for everything Ely has to offer.
The owner, Bob, welcomed and collected us from Ely railway station and explained how everythi… More
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal …see more
Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things… More
“The owners have thought of everything!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable, warm and so quiet. A good base for exploring Lewis and Harris but great to spend a restful afternoon as well. So many nice t… More
Highfield has wonderful panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean and a garden of a third of an acre to enjoy.There are 5/6 bedrooms accommodating 2 to13 people as well as a modern fitted kitchen and two living rooms.Colonsay was recently named in the top 10 “Under-The-Ra …see more
“One of the best self catering houses we have stayed in”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2014
Highfield was exactly what we were looking for - peaceful, comfortable, and well located. There were only two of us so we only used the upstairs areas, but the house is perfect for larger groups. Ev… More
“Perfect for a family celebration”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2013
A quality property on a beautiful island. The house is exactly as described and the layout works very well for large groups. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are stylish, and the house was spotless w… More
“Fourite isalnd - favourite house”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2013
This is our favourite Scottish island - and believe me we've been to almost them all. And this is also by far our favourite house - just perfect for three families.
So comfy - a home from home - soc… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Charming Grade II listed Victorian terraced house in quiet, characterful and prestigious Central North Oxford street available for furnished holiday and short lets. Plantation Road has its own Wikipedia page. The key benefit of this property is its location right in the …see more
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous mode. Jeri… More
Recently renovated 5 star gold graded Victorian Rectory sleeping 12 people in the ultimate luxury and style. The Old Rectory is a stunning 19th century residence packed with original features which make this property so beautiful and special; high ceilings, stone caseme …see more
We had a great weeks holiday in this fantastic Old Rectory. Every need is catered for and the decoration is to a very high standard. There are some lovely beaches, towns and villages within a short dr… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2013
A first class holiday home which has to be one of the best equipped and homely holiday rentals. The lay out of the house suits all generations from young to old and is located in a very picturesque pa… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
Such a beautiful house with wonderful gardens,the house had everything we needed. The location was perfect - I would highly recommend!… More
Our beautiful cottage provides a fantastic base from which to explore the Dales. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and fully equipped. It is next to the village shop and opposite the local pub which has a good restaurant. The village green is a short walk away.
Th …see more
Fantastically located by the lochside in the heart of Argyll, the house sleeps up to 9 (plus infants) in 5 bedrooms.Spacious public rooms boast stunning loch views, and a great kitchen and utility room provide everything you need. Ideal for holidays, retreats and celebr …see more
We arrived in the dark after a long and tortuous journey up from Devon. Pulling back the curtains the following morning was a joy to behold. Bright sunshine, blue water and dolphins playing in the loc… More
“Excellent hospitality in this comfortable family home.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
The house is reached down a long narrow road which skirts the Loch. Even before you reach the front door the magic begins with the waterfall by the gate. Not an artificial garden feature but a force… More
“One of the best short breaks.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2011
Stepping out of the car on arrival ,on opening the gates we were greated by the sound of the waterfall only feet away from the house and the breathtaking views of the loch. Fantastic location offerin… More
2 bedroom semi detached bungalow, with fully enclosed garden. Is located a Short stroll to Beautiful Crossapol beach, (pictured above from beach), which is also visible from the property. childrens play park located nearby.
Ideal location for watersport enthusiasts, bir …see more
Located in the centre of Seaton this makes the perfect base for exploring the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, the unique birdwatching environment of the Axe Marshes or just enjoying the clean, gently shelving pebble beach. Other local attractions include Sea …see more
We visited Seaton with our two young Grandsons age 2 & 3 and this was a perfect home from home. Spotlessly clean, very spacious and everything you need for young children is there, including toys. T… More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Hollycroft - a pretty 2-bedroom 1920's era semi-detached cottage in the fabulous village of Eynsham, just four miles / ten minutes (by frequent bus) from Oxford centre, a short drive into the Cotswolds and easy access by car or bus from Heathrow airport. Upstairs: …see more
An exciting new addition to our holiday accommodation portfolio. This new holiday rental house occupies an enviable position on the sea front in Cullen with direct access to miles of beautiful sandy beach at Cullen harbour and unspoiled views of the sea.This newly built …see more
Luxury detached house within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Accommodation is on two floors with open plan kitchen/diner/atrium and 1 x double + 1 x twin bedroom and large power shower room on ground floor. Spiral staircase to first floor - King size bedroom w …see more
Stayed here with 4 adults and 2 children 5 and under. Extremely comfortable and had everything we needed - including space for the grandparents to escape for 5 mins peace! Made good use of the locals… More
Glad you all enjoyed your stay at Glenvarloch Liz ! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad to have you back anytime. Best wishes J&G
“Excellent place to stay, modern build with great character, highly recommended.”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
We stayed Monday to Friday on fieldwork, mapping soil types in Strathyre Forest. Wish we could have spent more time enjoying this holiday home, full of character and very warm and cosy. Lots of space… More
Many thanks for your positive comments. Glenvarloch is a great place to come back to, especially if the weather is a bit damp, fab showers and cosy underfloor heating. Best wishes, Glenise & John
“Another fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2014
Batteries recharged, two happy West Highland Terriers , more new memories can't wait to go back SOON… More
So glad you enjoyed your 3rd stay at Glenvarloch ! With such a variety of places and activities to see and do on holiday, including walking, cycling from the doorstep, a variety of excellent local Golf courses, fishing, and access to the hinterland of Scotland within an easy drive of the house, it is a pleasure when visitors confirm this by booking again. We would be glad to have you back ! Best wishes, Glenise & John
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The Grange offers an impressive Scottish island retreat for large gatherings all year round. It is ideally situated with front-line panoramic sea views of the bay and Holy Isle, directly opposite a wide sand …see more
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,… More
“A house and view to die for”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
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
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
1066 Country Hollis Street Cottage is a very popular country holiday cottage in Ninfield is 10 minutes to Battle, close to Bexhill and an ideal country cottage for friends and family with the seaside not far away either.
The cottage dates back to 1480 and has many ori …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Firs is a well-appointed, comfortable family house in an excellent location to explore Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners have made the most of this handsome granite building. Through sympathetic restoration and complete updating they have c …see more
“Beautiful and very well equipped cottage in quiet location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
Brilliant from start to finish, contact with the property manager Fiona was prompt and contained all the necessary details. The welcome pack which was waiting for us (Bread, Milk, wine) was also a nic… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Oceanus is a luxury seafront villa in the premier area of Craigmore, approximately one mile from Rothesay. The property has a sitting room, a formal dining room and a superb kitchen and open-plan family dining area. There is also a south-facing conservatory and a shower …see more
This is one of the best places we have ever stayed - anywhere in the world!! The house was wonderful – quite the best we have stayed in. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished and everything ne… More
“A great find !”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2011
Oceanus was indeed a 'great find' Beautiful, spacious house with the most amazing views. Peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, just a great place to get away from it all and 'chill out'. Our pet lab, Jack … More
Dundream is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream has four bedrooms all with stunning sea views, three bathrooms and sleeps 8 people. The …see more
There is nothing else like it in Southport! This unique property is set over 2 floors and decorated to a high standard with each bedroom professionally designed for your comfort. 3 Luxury en suites and a Jacuzzi bath. The open plan living area is situated on the top flo …see more
Perfect location in Southport - near everything.
Modern apartment with large rooms - well equipped with all you things you need.… More
Thanks for your great comments, we look forward to seeing you again
“Five star accommodation”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2014
This was our second stay at The Loft and it won't be our last.
The accommodation is of a very high standard and very well equipped throughout.
With that in mind the location is absolutely perfect as… More
Thanks for your comments and see you again next year.
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
A very modern, cosy "loft" (on 3 floors) - lots of space. Very central. Highly recommendable. Larger than expected.… More
Thank you for your review, we hope that you will stay again in the future
Ebenezer Hall is an architect-designed holiday home that preserves many of the original features of this 1905 meeting hall - 9 coloured-glass arch-windows and a staircase hand-built from the restored timber of the church pews. It has been converted to the highest speci …see more
“Great spacious, very well equipped and beatifully furnished with extremely helpful owners.”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Great place to stay. Very helpful owners. Lovely property with lots of spacious rooms, very well equipped kitchen and beautiful bathrooms. Nice touches with coffee machine and pods provided. Very wel… More
“What a fantastic find.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
We had a great time on our first it to this part of Scotland. The house is truly fantastic. Such a high spec and really well finished. In our group were 5 adults and 2 children (aged 7 and 10)
Sleeps 10. 5 bedroom house. Westwood House is a lovely family friendly home which complete with games room and hot tub. Located in Tehidy Park and surrounded by 250 acres of woodland for you to explore. Portreath beach is a 10 minute drive and the glorious golden sands …see more
Welcome to 7 St Mary's Terrace, our recently renovated, 4 bedroom self-catering Holiday Home, located at the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales.The house is perfectly situated in a fantastic rural location, close to beaches & mountains, …see more
When I booked St Mary's Terrace it was to relive some old childhood memories from over 30 years ago that I'd shared with my family and old friends whilst holidaying in North Wales.
I didn't expect in… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2014
We visited 7 St Mary's Terrace for a week in September to celebrate some special family birthdays. The property is fantastic, beautifully decorated and incredibly well thought out. From the cosy livin… More
“This house is brilliant”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
At the risk of not being able to get a booking at 7 St Mary's again, I have to be honest and give this a brilliant review.
The house is beautiful, well decorated, well equipped and in a great locat… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
A fantastic light spacious home with a large mature garden reaching down to the beach providing wonderful sea views of the Solent and beyond. The property has been completely refurbished to a high standard and provides 4 double bedrooms all with fantastic views, bathro …see more
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
This is a beautifully presented house. Buckets and spades and teddies awaited the children, as well as cakes for all of us and wine for the grown-ups. The garden suited all needs from toddlers letting… More
I am so glad you had a great stay, and that all 3 generations found the perfect spot.
“Fantastic house, beautifully done, great location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
We spent a week at The Beach House. The welcome we received from the owner was fantastic, everything was beautifully clean and organised and we were provided with everything we could have needed. Gurn… More
Thanks for that, I do all the cleaning myself to ensure it is of the highest standard. Gurnard is a fantastic place to holiday as well as live, with so much for all ages to do or just to sit and watch the sun go down.
A perfect north Norfolk hideaway, 3 The Saltings offers a modern, luxury coastal let in the popular village of Blakeney.The property is away from the bustle of Blakeney, yet just steps from the quay, the local pub and village shop. The property has unrivalled views of B …see more
Had every thing we wanted . veiw was wonderfull our eyes was drawn to it every moment we was in cottage . So central the grandchildren came for a few days we could let them go of crabbing so safe . lo… More
“A relaxing holiday in a beautiful well thought out property”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
A beautifully decorated property in an ideal location with superb view over the marsh. Car parking space which is a must in Blakeney and only a stone's throw from our favourite pub, The Kings Arms… More
“Relaxing break in very quiet area with fantastic wildlife”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2016
Well appointed, comfortable, warm property in quiet cul-de-sac just off A149. Room for a couple of cars outside. Easy walk into Blakeney, which is delightful.
Ideal base to explore North Norfolk coas… More
Thank you for staying at 3 The Saltings and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to have you back in future. Llion
'Terlingham Vale' annexe is an executive two bedroom property in a peaceful location, offering stunning views from the drive across the South Downs, English Channel and to France.
The annexe is set to the rear of the main property which is a very imposing modern barn ef …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Welcome to our comfortable house in Maidenhead perfect for groups up to 7 persons.
- charming, Victorian neighborhood 15 minutes walk from Maidenhead train station and 25 minutes walk from river Thames.
- near Ascot race course, Windsor castle, Legoland and T …see more
New on holiday rental market November 2014
A luxury, self-catering cottage on the shores of the panoramic Montrose Basin. The cottage is at 3 Esk Road, Montrose DD10 9NT.
Fully renovated and extended in 2012, you will enjoy a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable break a …see more