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.
“Superlative in every respect” The owners have truly thought of everything, and then more!
This rental has been thoughtfully renovated and equipped with all that you could need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location is excellent, the accom
Pelican House is a prime house in a prime location. The house itself is beautifully presented, finished to a high standard it has all the mod cons and everything you could wish for (including some th… More
Set within York's city walls, the Townhouse is a stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday home set over 4 floors, footsteps from the historic Treasurer's House and York Minster. The white arrow in the photo shows its peaceful yet central location. For guests wit …see more
“Perfect holiday Rental” We stayed in this holiday rental last week. It was immaculate but in a family friendly way. Whoever planned the property has given great thought to everything one might need - we are coming back.
Just four minutes walk from
"Craigellachie Retreat" is a beautiful 3 bedroom self–catering holiday house based in a quiet location surrounded by woodland walks and views of the nearby mountains. It benefits from a private garden with a summer house, drying room and shed for bike st …see more
“Lovely Memories to take home with us..” The facilities at Westdene were great, the best way of describing it would be you had packed everything including the kitchen sink arrived and anything and everything we could have needed was there.
“Perfect, home from home, ideal location, quiet yet close enough to everything you will need.”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Our recent trip to Brighton was an extended Birthday celebration with my partner and a group of friends and family. Rose (the property owner) was extremely helpful and accommodating from first contac… More
“Excellent break over the festive period, lovely sea location”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
First class accommodation, the house was beautifully equipped with everything we needed when travelling with 2 young children. House feels spacious and very tastefully furnished. The stove in the lo… More
“Amazing house in perfect location” This is a fantastic house for a large group, perfectly located in St Andrews centre, with the added bonus of parking! The bedrooms are spacious and extremely comfortable and the downstairs area provides an ideal larg
Our extended family traveled to Saint Andrews for my daughter's graduation from Saint Andrews and we all thought the house was excellent. The photo's, unlike most rental photo's, don't do it justice!… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and that you enjoyed the house.
“Excellent property in a great location.”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2015
The first property we have stayed in at St. Andrews in the last 29 years which is a s good as home. Great space, good wifi and Sky TV - with the parking being a saviour. Everything was as we have come… More
“Good quality accommodation.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
Ideal for golfing families, with the parking being a major advantage. Close proximity to town - good space.… More
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the house. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future.
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i
Recently refurbished, this house was in good condition with nearly everything a small family could need. Less than 10 minutes walk from Porthtowan beach (down a steep path - which is quite rough in pl… More
“Wow what a view!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This house has the best view looking out over the Porthtowan beach. The house is fully equiped and is just like home from home. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds are super comfy! A t… More
“Spacious, comfortable for a large group.” Plenty of space for parking and easy to find. Quiet street with easy access to Peak District or Sheffied city. House is a bit tired really but was roomy and clean. Beds all made up and clean and comfy. Three l
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“A little piece of heaven.” Had an amazing 3 day break here (family of 5) and honestly wish we had booked for longer. Beautiful property, beautiful views. Cannot rate highly enough. Welcome pack provided was a lovely touch and really useful. Would defi
Charcoal house is located in a very peaceful off road location just ½ a mile from the southern tip of Coniston Water.
The house has been luxuriously furnished with great flair and sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.
We've been welcoming guests …see more
pretty stone cottage in the heart of an ancient market town, sleeps 4 + 2
this lovely cottage forms part of an original terrace of farm workers cottages in the secluded peaceful back waters of fairford and only a short walk from the captivati... …see more
“Wonderful for a relaxed, quiet holiday” We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc.
The views out of the lounge and main bedroom wer
“Amazing home from home, in the picturesque village of Cromarty”
Reviewed 6 May 2012
Great place to spend easter.This house has everything you need and really enjoyed watching the boats and the water from the living room.
Had fun exploring the village and took the coastal walk out … More
“Perfect place for a family reunion” My husband and I spent a week at the Dovecote, catching up with family. The cottage was perfect for this, charming, spacious and well equipped (so we could cook family dinners) and in such a deligtful spot. It is i
The dovecote, an ornate country retreat which is just that bit special. Small picturesque lake, ducks & comfortable accommodation made this stay ideal. Our host was most welcoming & even baked us a c… More
Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you can visit again sometime!
Reviewed 3 Dec 2014
We booked this as a surprise for my moms 60th birthday and she utterly adored it. It's tranquil and beautiful yet a few minutes drive to bustling cities. The cake was delicious, the house was just gor… More
Glad you had a great time - hope to see you again!
“Beautiful and peaceful stay”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2013
An incredible weekend with two girls and a toddler. Cheltenham was a short drive away where we went for Christmas market. The view from the house over the lake was beautiful with the location of the h… More
“Lovely Family Holiday” 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 location just a few minutes
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 … More
Sallachy Lodge, a traditional hunting lodge, is the main house on the estate and can sleep 16 + 2 (small children). Sallachy Lodge was built in the 1930’s and is an excellent house for exploring with two separate staircases to the upper floor and a third staircase …see more
“Mr” Really nice and well equipped house. Clean and tidy. Close to the town centre where there are some lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Really convenient location. Would definitely recommend a stay here and would love to return sometime
Lavender Cottage had all the facilities required to ensure a comfortable stay. The cottage was clean and all the arrangements in place worked without a hitch. It was cosy and warm which was essentia… More
“Beautiful acommodation in a glorious town”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Beautiful house soooo clean and close to the town centre the owner of the property is lovely and the tea coffe milk and sugar awaiting us ( not to mention the great bottle of wine) was a very welcome… More
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
We were looking for a last-minute break and found this self-catering unit in Ludlow. We chose it because it was central to all the action but came with parking, which can be difficult in Ludlow's tiny… More
35RockRoad is located in the Victorian district. Local shops are around the corner. The area also boasts several good quality restaurants, a cinema, fitness centre and a ten pin bowling alley. City centre, train station and Adddenbrookes are all within easy reach. …see more
“Fabulous holiday in a beautiful cottage.” Only half way through our holiday but what a fabulous time we are having. The annex is a beautiful place with everything that you could need. The wifi is great which is rather important for our 14 year old dau
“Welcoming, cosy, tastefully furnished, near to great places to visit”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
I stayed here with my husband and teenage daughter. We found it comfortable, with plenty space inside and a nice terrace with a BBQ. It has been recently renovated and has all you could need. Wifi wor… More
Reviewed 13 Apr 2013
Our first visit to the Annexe with our grandchildren aged 5 and 9. Situated in beautiful countryside just outside Bridport this is a delightful property, light and airy with every need anticipated. … More
“An absolutely perfect country visit with home comforts, and the most comfortable stay we could have hoped for!”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Right from our arrival, Yvonne and Graham made us feel so welcome on their beautiful small holding farm... complete with pigs and chickens! We even had a breakfast hamper of local produce left out for… More
“Cosy cottage for Christmas” Stayed for a week over Christmas. Cottage was small but very well equipped. We dealt with the owner by email and they were always very helpful and responded to queries very quickly.
The location was excellent - very near a
This pretty, period cottage in a unique position just 2 minutes above Monks Bay Beach is the perfect destination for a family getaway at any time of the year. With spectacular sea views from every room, a large garden and within walking distance along the sea wall to V …see more
“Wonderful, perfect!” We booked for one week in January. The house was perfect, basically like a hotel but then self catered. The cupboards were full of breakfasts and essentials. Beds were beautifully made and clean, great mattresses. Water pressure g
“Lovely house within minutes of city centre” Lovely property very close to city centre. Tesco metro just round the corner. Small garden where we could hang out washing and have breakfast on the good days. Would definitely go back. Grandchildren loved i
“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
“Beautiful retreat” We stayed at Sundial House for a family Xmas holiday. The location is perfect for all the pubs & shops, with simply stunning views day & night of the sea & harbour. We all loved watching the sun rise every morning from the kitchen/d
Lyme Regis has a huge family, nostgic meaning to the family so it was wonderful to go back. This house is in the best location - right on the sea front. A great base for beach, pottering and people wa… More
“Beautifully kept cottage” We stayed 2 nights in this delightful cottage.Cosy warm and very comfortable.A well equipped kitchen beautiful bed linen and complimentary breakfast goodies in the fridge.Sadie was there to give us a very warm Yorkshire welco
We stayed here for 4 nights and absolutely loved it. The house is lovely and clean and Paul and Sadie are very caring people,checking up on us during a terrific storm!
Would not hesitate to recommend… More
David and Julie were excellent guests, very respectful of the house and left it lovely and clean. We would definitely welcome you both back anytime!
Rowan cottage is a self catering cottage located within the village of Salen on the beautiful island of Mull. The village of Salen is the most central on the island, being 10 miles from the main ferry terminal at craignure and 10 miles to the main town of Tobermory, ma …see more
“Excellent” We had a brilliant holiday. Ivanhoe is so lovely that we were trying to work out dates for our next visit before we left....
We were warm and cosy when at Ivanhoe and its so well kitted out that we wanted for nothing. We loved the ar
“excellent” Really lovely cottage and a great welcome. Very comfortable and well appointed - it felt like home. Perfect location, lots to see and do within very short distances. we would recommend to everyone.
“A well equipped, comfortable cottage with parking”
Reviewed 4 May 2014
We found 3 Doveside to be a very well equipped property. From the welcome note, milk and cake that awaited us to the provision of lots of details for walks, DVD's, Games etc. the cottage had everythi… More
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
Stayed here with our grandson for 4 nights. There was everything we could have wanted and more! Milk, cake and fresh flowers were a nice welcoming touch. There were lots of games etc too.… More
“Excellent well appointed house in good walking area.”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2013
Easy booking and key collection arrangements. House was very clean and tidy upon arrival, nice welcome pack of milk and muffins. Lovely area for exploring and walking. We would return.… More
“Lovely house in wonderful position” This very clean and well presented house is in an ideal location with the beach at the bottom of the garden. 15 of us have just spent Christmas here, the weather was excellent and we had long walks on the beach ever
“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
spacious former schoolhouse close to sandy beach
this unique property sits close to the estuary village of instow with its sand dunes and selection of pubs and restaurants. The house offers distant views of the river and appledore from the first f... …see more
Celebrated in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics as Danny Boyle showed us England's green and pleasant land morphing into a landscape of furnaces and smoke stacks as the industrial revolution began... Coalbrookdale is where it happened.
The industria …see more
“Impressive” This house is well worth a visit. Great location for getting about but you do need your car. Has a good feel like you have just come home to your own house. Rooms are spacious and the lounge is such a great size would definitely come back
“Great location, comfy base” Stayed over the weekend as a pre- Christmas break and really enjoyed the use of the house. Great location to access central London. The house is very comfortable and with two bathrooms was a real home from home. Will defini
Set away from the road down a quiet private lane , the most peaceful setting imaginable.Let your holiday begin :
See wild Otters playing on the shore from the lounge windows.Sea Birds & Waders too, Golden Eagles Soaring over the Morven hills opposite and White Tail …see more
Complimentary use of the Cottage secure garage for one car, and welcome pack (including bread, milk, jams, coffee, tea and hot chocolate)
Situated right at the heart of Lincoln itself on the cobbles of Steep Hill twice winner of Britain's best street award. Step …see more
“First Class -we'll be back” David and Marysia have created the most welcoming holiday home. Communication was first class and nothing seemed too much trouble. As for the house -We felt relaxed right away. The great welcome basket with luxury goodies a
This property is not your usual holiday rental but clearly a well loved family home with all the extra's often missed when staying away. Comfortable beds, quality bedding, a luxury bathroom and fully … More
contemporary property located on the beautiful hartland peninsula
this superb semi-detached property nestles in a cobbled enclave in a conservation area at the heart of the picturesque village of hartland. Boasting numerous creature comforts ... …see more
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Duddon Valley, Riverside Cottage ticks every box - a rolling river nearby, majestic fells/mountains to all sides, a most traditional Cumbrian Cottage, with a fabulous log burner, many original features, and yet lovingl …see more
“Mrs” 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 equipped for a relaxing holiday. The owner is rea
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 be… More
Thank you for your review Rita, it was a pleasure to host you and your family. You're welcome back anytime!