Holiday cottages and apartments in Great Britain

Great British breaks (22010)

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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Home rental in Staithes

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central York

York / Central York

3 8 3 nights min

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

from £180 / night

£1200 - £1400 / week

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from £180 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in High Burnside

Aviemore / High Burnside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
"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

from £115 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £115 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“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. The locat  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £220 / night

£1000 - £1950 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Home rental in Ranmoor

Sheffield / Ranmoor

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Luss

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Luss

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£680 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Coniston holiday home rental

Duddon Valley / Coniston

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £90 / night

£540 - £2650 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday home in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £65 / night

£455 - £885 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cromarty

Ross and Cromarty / Cromarty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Home rental in Chapel St. Leonards

Lincolnshire / Chapel St. Leonards

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great had a fantastic time thankyou” Your cottage was very comfortable and we really enjoyed it I would recommend this cottage and would definitely come again thankyou for a great time  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £600 / week

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from £30 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Cheltenham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1100 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Inverness City Centre

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £1680 / week

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from £140 / night

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Home rental in Lairg

Caithness and Sutherland / Lairg

8 18 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £350 / night

£2200 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Home rental in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £90 / night

£420 - £450 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £121 / night

£805 - £895 / week

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from £121 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Netherbury

Bridport / Netherbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Delabole

Cornwall / Delabole

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday home in Bonchurch

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £200 / night

£1680 - £1750 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castleton

Hope Valley / Castleton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Inverness City Centre holiday home rental

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £150 / night

£1395 - £2995 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Thornton-in-Craven holiday home rental

Skipton / Thornton-in-Craven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday home in Salen

Isle of Mull / Salen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £80 / night

£400 - £470 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £65 / night

£462 - £715 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Mayfield, Ashbourne holiday home rental

Ashbourne / Mayfield, Ashbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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.  …see more

from £110 / night

£375 - £572 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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Holiday home rental

Bideford / Instow

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £136 / night

£950 - £1700 / week

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from £136 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Coalbrookdale

Ironbridge Gorge / Coalbrookdale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
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

from £60 / night

£230 - £495 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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St Newlyn East holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Newlyn East

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1300 / week

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from £143 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Home rental in South East London

London / South East London

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £275 / night

£1925 - £2205 / week

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from £275 / night

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Holiday home rental

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £93 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £93 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £50 / night

£350 - £1260 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Crail

Fife / Crail

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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Holiday home in Hartland

Torridge / Hartland

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £77 / night

£535 - £1170 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seathwaite holiday home rental

Duddon Valley / Seathwaite

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £70 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Hythe

Kent / Hythe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£625 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night