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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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Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £4000 / week

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from £200 / night

(28) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast. We'll hopefully be  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Lostwithiel

Cornwall / Lostwithiel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a great location” The Moorings is a wonderful house in an award-winning complex, developed from I. K. Brunel's carriage works near Lostwithiel station. Over four floors, the house provides excellent accommodation whether for two pe  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £86 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Newbridge, Bath

Bath / Newbridge, Bath

9 24 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect for a girly weekend!” This was perfect for my sister's hen do which accommodated 21 of us girls of all ages! The rooms and decor were all really lovely and the location was great due to free parking but still only 20 mins walk into the centre  …see more

from £400 / night

£2000 - £3250 / week

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from £400 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Could not recommend highly enough. Infact that's pretty much all I've been doing since we stayed here! Despite reading that it's bigger than it looks I was still shocked by how big it actually was! Clean and tidy, all the amenities you could need  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Bath holiday townhouse rental

Somerset / Bath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Location:Coach house rebuilt on one level with 3 bedrooms, large oak beamed living area, separate kitchen in quiet Georgian residential area of Bath, 1.5 km from City centre, Crescents and historical sites. Secure parking, private patio, easy access to all amenitie  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £675 / week

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from £175 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £128 / night

£606 - £996 / week

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from £128 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Torrs

Ilfracombe / Torrs

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent base for group of 9 friends and family including baby.” We were a varied party - from 11 months to mid-fifties, 4 young adults - everyone loved the house - there was a room to suit everyone. The location was perfect for wandering around the  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £1395 / week

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from £85 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous house in a fantastic location” My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February. The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be bothered by  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Ilfracombe

Devon / Ilfracombe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Another great visit to this brilliant holiday home” A great time was had by all. During our weeks stay we had visits from our son and dear friend Ruth who lives in Exeter, both were as impressed with this house as we are and really enjoyed their stay  …see more

from £85 / night

£850 - £990 / week

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from £85 / night

(53) Excellent 

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South Cliff holiday townhouse rental

Scarborough / South Cliff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for a Mixed group!” a group of 8 stayed at Kings House, 3 Children and 5 adults! The 3 Children were amazed at the house. spending the first hour exclaiming that they could not believe they were staying at a palace! they were equally impressed  …see more

from £175 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £175 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Llangrannog holiday townhouse rental

Ceredigion / Llangrannog

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful property and psition” Llais -y-mor is very tastefully decorated, in excellent condition and really comfortable. The views are fantastic . The car parking space in front of the property was a bonus on a busy weekend. We would highly recommend  …see more

from £85 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Rochester holiday townhouse rental

Kent / Rochester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Driftwood overlooks the Medway and is close to many places of both historic and recreational interest, there is off road parking and 2 TV's. The Dickensian Christmas Fair, the Sweeps and Fuse Festivals, the famous Castle Garden concerts are annual events in<br /  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Pets welcome no extra charge but please advise with booking request. Linen, towels and utilities provided. The property is old and over 3 floors so may not suite mature guests.  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £1800 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Central Newquay

Newquay / Central Newquay

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Central, beach, restaurants, BBQ, something for everyone” House away from home, the walk to and from town or beach us quite steep on the hill walk, but lots to do, we did not even use the car all week, the house it self is perfectly adequate for 2 fam  …see more

from £110 / night

£695 - £1395 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Miss” Amazing time at St Ella's townhouse. The house itself is amazing, was a shame to leave. Lots of nice pubs to visit too. Sarah was very welcoming.  …see more

from £48 / night

£336 / week

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from £48 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Grantham holiday townhouse rental

Lincolnshire / Grantham

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Luxuriously Lovely Lavender House” What a lovely plave to stay!! The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms were all kitted out with lovely bedding and each room had it's own individual touches. We went there as a family of 6,  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £110 / night

(42) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely property, lovely town!” Property was decorated to a lovely standard. Easy on street parking. Great lounge and dining space. Good safe garden for the kids to run around in. Kitchen small for more than one or two people to be in. Unfortunately th  …see more

from £135 / night

£886 / week

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from £135 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” A truly stunning town house set out over 4 floors, the views are amazing and the overall quality of the furnishings cannot be faulted. The owners have made the experience of renting this holiday home an absolute pleasure, a friend  …see more

from £115 / night

£520 - £1150 / week

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from £115 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Stornoway

Isle of Lewis / Stornoway

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
8 Plantation is a lovely townhouse in the centre of Stornoway which is located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Built in 1886 it boasts high ceilings and original features. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is now available for h  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £1025 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Tewkesbury holiday townhouse rental

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“We'd thoroughly recommend Wharf House” My family had a brilliant week at Wharf house. The location was perfect, walking distance to the high street shops and restaurants but because of the river location it felt peaceful and relaxing. The house is bea  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Perth with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Perth

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther  …see more

from £288 / night

£1150 - £1900 / week

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from £288 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Warm and cosy cottage” We spent the weekend at Fisherman's in Nov and although the weather in Dartmouth was very cold the cottage certainly wasn't. The log burner just made the comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage even more cosy. I would certainly r  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Fordingbridge

New Forest / Fordingbridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous house, great location, had everything you needed” Lovely clean house, home from home, everything you needed, lovely fruit basket, prosecco and chocolates provided upon arrival. Games room was a great extra. Loved the enclosed yards and our d  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £950 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Central Newquay

Newquay / Central Newquay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house, great location!” This is such a wonderful house. We went as a group of friends and Sarah was the most accommodating host we could have asked for. The house is exactly as described in the pictures. Extremely spacious and well maintained.  …see more

from £225 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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from £225 / night

(116) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w  …see more

from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Norwich

Norfolk / Norwich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent, especially for groups of mixed ages and interests.” A short stroll through beautiful old streets from the city centre, the house is modern, well equipped, light and airy, immaculate, very comfortable throughout and, with it's little patio  …see more

from £90 / night

£800 - £1640 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Dartmouth holiday townhouse rental

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent holiday cottage for Dartmouth / South Hams” Everything about the Admirals Lodge meets / exceeds expectations. Facilities, cleanliness, location, comfort & information provided by Gina. The garage parking is a huge bonus in Dartmouth. Well la  …see more

from £65 / night

£409 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Large three Bedroom recently renovated Townhouse with the luxury of two car parking spaces right in the heart of Conwy.  …see more

from £100 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Brighton

Brighton / Kemptown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great!” very nice place to stay, very comfortable and quiet, 15 minutes away (walk) from Brighton Pier, a lot of shops nearby. Large living-room and ensuite master bedroom. definitely an excellent housing and very nice owners.  …see more

from £228 / night

£700 - £1320 / week

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from £228 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Aberdeenshire / Banff

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house” Me & my family loved our stay .boathouse was lovely location fantastic and above all services provided by land lady was so perfect & fantastic. Very good value for money as well.  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Ironbridge

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Luxury 5 star self catering in a perfect location in Ironbridge. Stunning view of the Iron Bridge & river from the lounge & bedroom windows. Featured in The Sunday Times. " A welcoming home with a view of a bridge" The house is beautifully decorate  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
The Beehive is a splendid uphill townhouse, built in 2013 to the highest spec. Exceptional design features include a glass-enclosed spiral staircase with a futuristic, curved doorway to the open-plan galley-style kitchen and sitting/dining area with access to the balcon  …see more

from £108 / night

£540 - £750 / week

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from £108 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse letting

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy and very well equipped cottage in a lovely location” We stayed here with our two young boys and it was fab!there are a few steps/stairs but my kids are good with these so no issue. great spaces and very well equipped the kitchen was great to cook  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, classy accomodation in superb location” This was our fourth stay in this capacious house. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are ideal for our children and grandchildren. The house is very well equipped and decorated and has been consis  …see more

from £150 / night

£590 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Warm, cosy and open all year, it is an ideal base for families, walkers, steam train enthusiasts and bird watchers. If you're not any of these, just come along to relax and explore the town and surrounding area, always beautiful whatever the season.<br />We w  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cotwolds Cutie” Number 10 Park Street was a perfect place to settle for a few nights as our party of 6 adults reveled in the beauty of the Cotswold villages. Located well in the village, easy walk to center for shopping or dining. Close proximity to B  …see more

from £179 / night

£849 - £1394 / week

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from £179 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday townhouse rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Tower Bridge

1 10 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...). Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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