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.
Pinn Cottage is a lovely country house down a quiet lane in a rural setting near the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border. Enjoy green views, peace and quiet and creature comforts whilst only 30 minutes away from the centres of Oxford, Bicester or Aylesbury, and from the …see more
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
“Nice stay” Pleasant accommodation well kitted out plenty of room nice week there despite the weather ideal for larger parties. Only downside for me was low door height into kitchen cracked my head several times so if you above 5-10 tall just be cautio
We were a group of 5 adults staying while we worked a week at the theatre, Venue Cymru, in Llandudno. My room was lovely, the bed had a memory foam type of mattress and I slept beautifully. Others in … More
“Great, comfortable stay”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
My party consisted of 7 adults and 2 children and the house accommodated all of us with no issues. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The play room kept the kids entertained. … More
I knew we were going to have a great weekend the first time I heard from Jenny. She was very quick to respond, answered all my questions and provided plenty of information about the area to ensure we… More
“A wonderful, spacious home for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Barnfield House is a lovely place, with plenty of rooms to allow everyone the space they need. Add this to the outside space, views across the Kent countryside and it is difficult ot know what more on… More
“Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
I felt embraced by the energy of the house as soon as I entered: there is an almost Asian sense of hospitality and welcome to the house even though it is set in a quintessentially English part of the … More
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli
“The perfect place for a fantastic family ski trip in the Highlands.”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
We came to Balvattan Farmhouse because we know how beautiful that part of the Highlands is. Our kids were in a ski race camp and we needed a location that allowed us to be flexible as to whether we sk… More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
“A very comfortable "home from home" holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
This farmhouse is well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. It is very comfortable, clean and warm. The position is quiet and convenient with amazing views.
We have stayed in several… More
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We h… More
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
New on the market and completely refurbished to a high standard, our gorgeous, quirky Victorian cottage ‘Knocklofty’ is the perfect escape from the busy world and for those looking for a stylish and luxurious break in a quiet and peaceful setting. Located in the vil …see more
“Spacious accomodation in an ideal location” Very comfortable and well equipped property in an ideal location. We really enjoyed our stay and if we did not need ground floor sleeping for elderly parents would have returned. The only down side is parkin
We had a delightful holiday which was made such by our amazing accommodation 12 The Strand! Without doubt I would recommend this house to anybody wishing 5 star accommodation whilst in Padstow. … More
Thank you so much for your review.
Reviewed 22 Sep 2016
Our stay at 12 Strand Street was absolutely wonderful. It looked lovely in the pictures and totally exceeded our expectations. The property itself was beautiful and a pleasure to stay in as well as … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
This is very much appreciated and it makes me so happy when guests feedback such positive comments.
I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Wow - amasing location, fantastic house on the harbour!”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
We stayed for three weeks in August. Wouldnt stay anywhere else - it catered for our every need! Had friends visit from all over the UK and they all commented on the lovely house, furnishings and lo… More
I am pleased that your holiday was so memorable. It gives me great pleasure to provide a holiday home that I know clients will relax and enjoy their surroundings.
“Amazing location and fabulous property” 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 watching. The
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai
We had a long weekend in the Coach House in November, it was warm and welcoming and the log burner made it very cosy.
I was the perfect base to explore Avebury and Wiltshire.
Fiona's gift of homemad… More
Many thanks for your kind words and I am so pleased you enjoyed the muffins. I hope we may see you again soon.
Have a Happy Christmas
“Didn't want to go home!”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help i… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and hope we may see you all again.
“Lovely cottage and gorgeous scenery”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2015
We spent the weekend in this beautifully renovated cottage. The surroundings are stunning- great for long walks! The living / kitchen area is a great social space, the rooms are spacious and the be… More
So pleased you had such a lovely weekend and hope to see you again.
“The Perfect Place to Party!!!” In January this year to celebrate my 40th birthday we booked a long weekend at the Ongar Bell with the help of the owners, Yvonne and Keith, as a surprise treat for my family and friends. It really was a weekend to remem
“Lovely Cottage” Upon arrival there was tea, coffee and biscuits left for us on the kitchen table and a visit from a member of Anne's family popped in to make sure everything was ok.
The cottage was clean, tidy and very comfortable with lovely views o
“Parfait, agreable parfairement situe. Des biches sont meme venues nous faire un brin de causette ce soir”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
Ce gite est parfaitement equipe. L'accueil chaleureux et le feu pret dans les 2 cheminees. Du point de vue proprete nickel. D'ailleurs nous souhaiterions le laisser dans l'etat mais impossible de trou… More
“Everything we wished for and more!” Highly recommended !! We had a lovely time and found the cottage to have everything we needed. My extended family including our 1 year old, a 7 and 8 year old all had a great time visiting Tarporley, Delamere, and t
“Lovely modern house conveniently situated near the main street”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
A very nice modern house set back off the road through an archway., The house is very well decorated, clean and has all mod cons. There is a small garden/ patio big enough to sit out and eat in if the… More
Thanks for your kind remarks. LOvely to have you stay.
“Perfect in every way.” Very cosy, perfect location, & nicely decorated. We had a lot of rain when we were there so having a comfortable place to stay was very important. The owners were lovely & did their best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible
Stayed at Lander in September - we were unlucky with the weather but very lucky with our choice of accomodation. An excellenty equipped house, beautifully presented and very comfortable. We would d… More
“The best self-catering accommodation we have ever rented”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
This accommodation is for two adults, and is very well equipped. We had two weeks of extremely wet weather, but found no problem staying in as we were so comfortable.
The location is good, and we fou… More
“Stunning, fantastic house” Spent a week here with my wife and friends. This house has everything you need for a short or even long stay. Fantastic kitchen/dining room/living room with views to the west of the nearby hills and sunsets. All the faciliti
“Fantastic house fantastic location” Absolutely fantastic holiday. The house exceeded expectations, it was in immaculate condition when we arrived. The rooms were spacious and brilliant for our family. The owners were more than happy to help if we had
A well furnished 2 bedroom house. Tastefully decorated with TV sets in all the rooms. 24 hours internet service. In a very neat and quiet neighborhood. Less than 10 minutes drive to Bluewater and Lakeside shopping Malls. Less than 7 minutes ride from train stations. Clo …see more
This is a wonderful spacious property ideal as a base for visiting Scotland. St Andrews, Gleneagles, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Stirling are less than an hour away and Loch Ness is 2 hours away.A full range of activities close to hand or enjoy a relaxing peaceful break. …see more
“lovely” This is a beautifull 3 bed cottage in the ideal location for visiting places in Kent. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay, as well as being close to all the amenities in Tenterden. I would highly recommend this property
“Lovely” This as a great house for an extended family holiday. We were near enough to the beach for a stroll down with the dog . Our party varied in age from young toddler to grandparents and the house provided ample space for all. The 2 lounges were
3rd time at this house, and have already booked for 2014. Close to the beach, enclosed garden, and two lounges! My only suggestion to improve would be to make one of the double rooms a twin room, so g… More
Thanks for the great review and look forward to welcoming you back again next summer. Best wishes Caroline
Reviewed 16 May 2013
Stayed at this lovely spacious property during school Easter holidays with extended family age ranged from 87 to 14 and a dog.The property was very well appointed, the layout was excellent and the sma… More
Thank you for the fantastic feedback, I am glad that you had a great week (and some sunshine!) look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
Port Perry is a great big house that was ideal for our family of 11. There was lots of room for 5 energetic boys to let off steam - both inise and out. The games in the garage were also a bonus. Than… More
Thank you Denise for taking the time to write a review, pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay, best wishes Caroline
“fantastic property” seashells is a well equipped,really comfortable airy and bright property that lacks nothing. Its in a brilliant position for all amenities including the lovely beach and right alongside the harbour. The owners are lovely and very w
Seashells is located on the harbour side in Portreath and is 5 mins walk from Portreath's stunning beach. It is finished to a high standard and is comfortable and spacious with a living room, kitchen\… More
“A lovely house in a great location for exploring the area.” Before we arrived, while we there and after we left, Alan and Lorna did all they could to ensure our stay was an enjoyable one. Communications were prompt, polite and informative. Instruction
“A beautifully furnished house, wonderful location.” We had a lovely holiday, the house is equiped to a very high standard. The bedrooms are light and airy, the bathrooms luxurious. As we were a large group we enjoyed the lounge seating, it was easy to
“Perfectly located, well equipped and great for families with young children”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
A great house, well located for all that Aldeburgh has got to offer. We stayed as 3 families with young children (2 to 5 years), and found the house extremely well equipped for all our needs. The amb… More
“perfect place for large group of various ages”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
house has everything you could possibly need, 3 tv's, adults an kids are well catered for, house is big an light an comfy an spotless, well laid out, safe enclosed garden,even though its in the high … More
“Beautiful house and location, location, location.”
Reviewed 14 May 2012
Suffork coast is lovely, so much to do, important to read literature in house it has all the information you need to visit great places. If you like walking, you are spoilt for choice(coast walk supe… More
50 yards from beach private garden & parking for 2 cars. Ideal for families or golfers.Category C listed internally modernised, but retaining its external character.4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, large fully equipped kitchen/diner & lounge/garden room with frenc …see more
“Perfect cosy cottage in the centre of Ludlow.” 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 essential fo
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 h… 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
“Brilliant” This is the second time we have stayed at Blue Skies. The house is gorgeous with everything you need for a holiday. It's also ideally located being a few minutes from the sea, pier and town centre. We would definitely recommend a stay at Bl
Beautiful house in a very quiet street. House with all the amenities, confortable and clean.2 minutes walk from a park and the shop. The best position to visit Oxford and the Coastwald.Owners couldn't… More
“Warm, confortable, and charming”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2014
The house is very confortable, located in a beautiful village ful of history. There are groceries stores, pubs and anything needed near by. We had a wonderful time.… More
We sepnt the time from 19.08 to 26.08 in this lovely holiday house. We, that was a group of 6 adults and two little kids. We enjoyed every day touring the area, whether exploring the New Forest , spen… More
“Very well appointed cottage”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Extremely well appointed cottage inside with plenty of room for all the family. Nice touch books and DVD's for the adults and games for the children. Only downside was the rear which needed repearsand… More
“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
Sited in a small rural village, the coach house consists of a hallway with a desk and bathroom on the ground floor and a lounge with a small sofa bed and dining table and chairs, bedroom with double bed and fully equipped kitchen with stove and oven, fridge, freezer, wa …see more
“Location, location, location” Half way down the chain, no more than a 40 minute drive from anywhere on Uist, this well equipped, brand new house is an excellent base. Friendly, helpful owner, a position convenient for, but not on the main road, and on
Airigh nam Fiadh has exceeded all our expectations and is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. It is light, airy, spacious and comfortably furnished to a very high standard. There are excel… More
“A great escape in a marvellous and unique natural environment.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
A fantastic location with walks and wonderful views from the house. The house was very well equipped and comfortable with great hosts. There is plenty to do and everyone we met was friendly and pleasa… More
“Lovely house , lovely location central for for touring the islands”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
we had a warm welcome at the house which was brand new and we were the first to stay in it. Every thing in the house was spotless , all the rooms and interior design were well thought out and the kitc… More
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this
What a fantastic place, lovely walks,everything you want right on the doorstep,good transport to get around ,a little gem.… More
Thank you Lynn. It was a pleasure having you and your guests in our holiday home.
“Spacious and what a view!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
We stayed with a family of four for a week in this gorgeous house. It's situated right at the seafront with only a footpath in front. The rooms a larger than one would expect in a holiday home and the… More
I am delighted you liked The Promenade. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our holiday home.
Reviewed 30 May 2013
We have just come back from a lovely weekend at the promenade, we traveled with my Grandmother and the bungalow is perfect for anyone with limited mobility.
We especially loved the amazing view and … More
Merryweathers is a stunning country house suitable for large groups up to 21 - ideal for any family get together, friends' reunion, corporate team building getaway, hen and stag 'do'.
Set over 3 levels, guests have 8 bedrooms to choose from (kings, doubles, twins, and …see more
“Beautiful house in a great location, with a charming host” The Old Mill is a lovely, characterful building, with adequate amenities for a large group to cater for themselves and enjoy a comfortable holiday. The location, just outside Matlock and on th
I booked this accommodation to celebrate with family my 50th birthday. Brilliant time was had by all. Spacious property with lots of character. Everything you need plenty of plates cups glasses. Two … More
“Just Right for Us”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2013
We stayed as a family group, eight adults, 3 small children and one baby. Very quiet location - did not notice any of the small amount of passing traffic. The house and cottage were well equipped in a… More
“Fantastic hospitality from owners, great for groups and perfect base to explore the Peak District”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
This quirky cottage surpasses all expectations you would have about a group countryside getaway. We took some friends to stay in the old mill and cottage (the cottage can be rented separately for 2 pe… More
“Fantastic holiday rental !” I booked Broomfield house for a short break with family and friends to celebrate my birthday.
All dealings with Jill the owner were prompt and very friendly, with lots of helpful advice.
The house is well situated and wit
“Fantastic stay at Broomfield House - beautiful house and gardens and ideal for large groups.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2015
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Broomfield House. I spent the weekend there with 13 friends and the house was perfect. We were greeted by Jill and Ben on arrival who were very friendly and s… More
“Just perfect for our extended family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
Jill and Ben are excellent hosts and they made us feel most welcome in their home. The 'goodies' in the fridge - especially the Cava - were much appreciated after our journey.
Broomfield House met ou… More
“a great place for a vacation with lots of things to do”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2014
Broomfield house was perfect for us! Enough space for 14 people (6 adults, 8 teenagers) to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation. The big kitchen, the two living-rooms and the beautiful garden made it … More