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Great British breaks (18)

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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Houseboat rental in Chertsey with golf nearby

Surrey / Chertsey

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome aboard the beautiful widebeam barge The Time Machine, moored in a private garden on the River Thames near Chertsey. 5 mins from Thorpe Park theme park, 15 mins from Heathrow Airport and easy access to the M25, M3 and M4 and the South East. 15 mins drive to Heat  …see more

from £70 / night

£600 - £810 / week

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from £70 / night

10

Cambridgeshire / Ely

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £149 / night

£1043 - £1647 / week

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from £149 / night

11

Falkirk / Banton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £149 / night

£1043 - £1647 / week

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from £149 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

East Molesey holiday houseboat rental

Surrey / East Molesey

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Perfectly appointed heated live-on-board in an idyllic palm fronted marina half a mile from Hampton Court Palace (King Henry VIII’s pad), direct train link into London Waterloo, opposite Bushy Park (second largest Royal park), a choice of excellent restaurants/pub  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.  …see more

from £92 / night

£565 / week

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from £92 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Swallow Tail is the sister boat to The Painted Lady. She is moored at Blagdon Water, a 35 acre wildlife and natural habitat located not far from the North Devon coast. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity of sharing the environment with the wildlife, local walking  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Chester / Broxton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £149 / night

£1043 - £1647 / week

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from £149 / night

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Somerset / Bath

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £139 / night

£971 - £1575 / week

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from £139 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Self charter boating holidays on Loch Ness & the Caledonian Canal. Weekly and shortbreak hire available from April to October. No previous experience required as comprehensive instruction provided.Cruise through the spectacular scenery of Loch Ness and The Great G  …see more

from £167 / night

£770 - £1362 / week

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from £167 / night

14

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £195 / night

£1360 - £2187 / week

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from £195 / night

9

North West London / Childs Hill

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary

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from £149 / night

£1043 / week

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from £149 / night

11

Bathampton holiday houseboat rental

Bath / Bathampton

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon. Larkspur is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently  …see more

from £249 / night

£1490 / week

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from £249 / night

11

Warwickshire / Leamington Spa

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £213 / night

£1490 / week

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from £213 / night

(1) Excellent 

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England / Cornwall

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

16

Suffolk / Ipswich

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £195 / night

£1100 / week

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from £195 / night

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Greater Manchester / Manchester

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £90 / night

£625 / week

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from £90 / night

32

North Yorkshire / York

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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from £195 / night

£1200 - £1350 / week

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from £195 / night

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Holiday houseboat in London

England / London

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
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from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night