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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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The Welsh Gatehouse - Mathern tower sleeps 2

Chepstow / Mathern

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 1270). This Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history - and with its towers it feels like you are living in a fairy tale castle. Stay from 1  …see more

from £135 / night

£490 / week

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from £135 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Self Catering Holiday Cottage - Teignmouth tower sleeps 10

Devon / Teignmouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Lovely grade 2 listed Gothic Castle folly with outstanding sea and estuary views. A short walk from Teignmouth town centre and sea front and easy driving access to Dawlish, Shaldon, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter plus many other south Devon attractions. The property has p  …see more

from £190 / night

£900 - £1955 / week

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from £190 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Shortflatt Tower - Belsay tower sleeps 16

Northumberland / Belsay

7 16 3 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Part of a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance and bespoke services including quality pampering in F  …see more

from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

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The White Tower - Kenmore tower sleeps 4

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.6 km; Not suitable for children;
The Tower lies on a secluded knoll, above the valley of the river Tay; a spectacular location.A stay at the White Tower offers something that no other self catering accommodation can. The White Tower Of Taymouth Castle is a luxury 5 star self catering holiday home offer  …see more

from £330 / night

£2310 / week

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from £330 / night

(9) Excellent 

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The Broch - Isle of Harris tower sleeps 2

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Luxurious solitude greets visitors to the Broch, which is modelled on an iron-age fortress, and sits on a remote ridgeline overlooking woodland, lochs, a golden sand beach, and the Atlantic beyond. Within the 3-storey construction made of ancient stone are full comforts  …see more

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £171 / night

(5) Excellent 

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East Lodge, Dunalastair - Pitlochry tower sleeps 8

Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
East Lodge is very special and romantic tower house attached to a grand stone gateway with battlements. Originally the gatelodge of a large mansion, the drive is no longer in use and makes a pleasant and peaceful riverside walk. Ideal for families or groups of friends  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £1035 / week

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from £99 / night

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Scott Tower - Selkirk tower sleeps 10

Borders / Selkirk

5 10 2 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Scott Tower is different to most castles and country houses in Scotland, its charm lies in its intimacy. Entering via the walled garden and west door, Scott Tower's endearing quirks of architecture and craftsmanship are immediately apparent as the Kerry-handed (lef  …see more

from £750 / night

£1900 - £6000 / week

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from £750 / night

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Old Linthill House - Eyemouth tower sleeps 10

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es  …see more

from £292 / night

£960 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Old Linthill House - Eyemouth tower sleeps 10

Borders / Eyemouth

4 10 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es  …see more

from £292 / night

£1200 - £1410 / week

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from £292 / night

(15) Excellent 

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The Observatory Tower - Falmouth tower sleeps 4

Cornwall / Falmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
The Observatory Tower occupies the highest point in Falmouth, and the stunning 360 degree views from the observatory deck will capture your imagination. You simply will not want to leave. The deck is fully serviced with bar fridge, wine cooler and hot tap, ensuring you  …see more

from £100 / night

£429 - £929 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Lendal Tower - Central York tower sleeps 6

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom, luxury holiday rental found in the very heart of the historic city of York which has been graded as a 5 Star Gold Award winning property by Visit England. Built on the banks of the River Ouse in 1299, Lendal Tower has been used to tax incomi  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £175 / night

(5) Good 

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The Tower, Bryn Hedd - Penmaenmawr tower sleeps 9

Conwy County / Penmaenmawr

3 9 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
STAY IN YOUR OWN TOWER!Some opportunities only come along once in a lifetime and this is one of them. The Tower apartment at Bryn Hedd is now available as a holiday let! This totally unique property, originally built as the belvedere tower to the Italianate villa Bryn  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Southerton Tower - Sidmouth tower sleeps 2

Devon / Sidmouth

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children;
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

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893 The Dovecot - Penallt tower sleeps 2

Monmouthshire / Penallt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
The Dovecote is an idyllic romantic round tower hideaway for two situated in the beautiful Lower Wye Valley in the border county of the Welsh Marches. Offa's Dyke follows the River Wye below the Dovecote and the old railway line with its bridge at The Boat Inn (10 minu  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £570 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Good 

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The Old Watchtower - Pendeen tower sleeps 6

Cornwall / Pendeen

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
The Old Watchtower, located in far west Cornwall near Pendeen, is a comfortable detached self-catering holiday home full of style and character. Dating back to the 1800's, it was the lookout tower for shipping before the present lighthouse was built. Situated a hun  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 - £1275 / week

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from £94 / night

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Luxury holiday home in the Highland Capital - Inverness tower sleeps 6

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
A unique building which over the years has served various purposes – During the Victorian era is was refered to as ‘The Watchtower’ – it has been used as both an observation tower during the War and as a Coastguard station, where boats were launched right ou  …see more

from £123 / night

£612 - £900 / week

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from £123 / night

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