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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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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” An amazing property for our holiday, loved everything about it. Graham gave us a warm welcome. The villa was beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location was also great, we fitted so much into our week away.  …see more

from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” We had a wonderful time in August. This particular villa is positioned really nicely because if you like sun then you can enjoy the front balcony or decking area in the morning and then there is a quiet spot at the back for south and west sun.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Fab weekend for dads 80th birthday” Great house well equipped fantastic coal fire very welcoming. Lovely fresh eggs from the chicken coup. Ideal for kids and older genaration.  …see more

from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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from £160 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Dollar

Clackmannanshire / Dollar

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect for a family holiday in Scotland” We were 4 adults and 3 children and we really enjoyed our stay in this house. The house is well equipped with kitchenware, games, books and a good wifi connection. Additionally, there is a good information fol  …see more

from £70 / night

£460 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Kilconquhar

Fife / Kilconquhar

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Created in a beautiful family holiday resort located in Fife set around a 13th century castle plus a restaurant, bistro ,pool and other leisure facilities to help you enjoy your stay . After a tiring year what better way to relax and unwind with friends and family in t  …see more

from £330 / night

£2310 / week

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from £330 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Turnberry with golf nearby

South Ayrshire / Turnberry

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“FAB” The villa is beautiful and is situated in a small cul-d-sac with a great view of the sea. All four bedrooms are spacious no -one is going to end up with the box room as there isn't one! The kitchen/dining is well equipped with all mod cons. The l  …see more

from £85 / night

£795 - £1005 / week

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from £85 / night

(53) Excellent 

75

Villa rental in Millendreath

Looe / Millendreath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Excellent!!” Myself and my partner stayed at the sea view hillside villa and what an amazing time we had. The villa is perfect, all mod cons and so comfortable and stylish. It's positioned in a small bay and the views out to the sea are amazing, as ar  …see more

from £40 / night

£270 - £650 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Corton with golf nearby

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“great villa everything for good holiday” villa in excellent condition clubhouse/restaurant close by, pub/restaurant and chinesetakeway just across road very clean and tidy site perfect for a relaxing holiday but with yarmouth and lowestoft close by if  …see more

from £45 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool
PRICES NOW REDUCED ! Perfect holiday home for families, couples or friends on the popular Atlantic Reach resort. Resort facilities included in the price. FURTHER BIG PRICE REDUCTION if you do not want to use Atlantic Reach facilities - contact owner.<br />Pools (  …see more

from £100 / night

£360 - £799 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ardfern

Argyll and Bute / Ardfern

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“FABULOUS STAY IN A WONDERFUL LOCATION” Stayed in Stronefield Cottage from 28th December 2016 - 3rd January 2017. The cottage was very roomy with 4 lovely bedrooms. The kitchen area was huge and large enough for 6 adults 3 kids and a baby. The views fr  …see more

from £130 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday villa in Torquay

English Riviera / Torquay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A luxury villa with pool (pool open from May-Sept) situated in a commanding position on one of Torquay's seven hills with splendid views over the town, busy marina and sea beyond. The property is just a few minutes from the harbour front, with its many shops, cafes  …see more

from £166 / night

£1160 - £2200 / week

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from £166 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Polzeath

Cornwall / Polzeath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
3 The Navigators is a brand new luxury 2 bedroom cottage available from 27th May 2016 Situated only about 200 meters level walk from the stunning beach in Polzeath this brand new beach style villa is the perfect place to spend your holidays on the North Cornish coast.  …see more

from £133 / night

£395 - £1795 / week

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from £133 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Corton with shared pool, golf nearby

Lowestoft / Corton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Accommodation” Great accommodation with cooking and living facilities. Owner very helpful and plenty of local information to help with planning eventful visits and trips out. Site club house let the site down but plenty of local pubs and restra  …see more

from £44 / night

£280 - £580 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Duloch holiday villa accommodation

Dunfermline / Duloch

4 6 14 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 14 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent place to stay, we used this as a base for travelling all over Scotland, motorway and train links were so handy” Very close to local shops, owner was very helpful and accommodating, we would highly recommend this villa and will definitely be  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

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Holiday villa in Cromer

Norfolk / Cromer

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated in an elevated position 500 yds from the beach, within Cromer Country Club, Villa 51 is presented to a high standard to create a comfortable and relaxing base for enjoying the many delights of North Norfolk. While staying here you have full use of the leisure  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Looe

Cornwall / Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Really enjoyed our stay here. The villa was excellent. Could not fault anything. Great location. Excellent views. Perfect :)  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £625 / week

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from £40 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Millendreath

Looe / Millendreath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Beautiful villa in a great location” The villa is a real home from home. All the furnishings and décor are of a great quality. Fab sofa to put your feet up on after a tiring day on the beach! It was really nice that so many basics are provided such as  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £670 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

Yarmouth holiday villa rental

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing - everything you could want and more ......” A fab property minutes from Yarmouth and the ferry terminal, but tucked away in the haven called Fort Victoria Country Park. Woodland Cottage is great - big enough not to feel on top of each other b  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £2240 / week

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from £140 / night

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Villa rental in Musselburgh

East Lothian / Musselburgh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Sleeps 2-6 , ground floor access, bedrooms upstairs. A cot can be provided. Cosy open plan living room with breakfast area, separate kitchen. Tv and dvd player, washing machine, fridge freezer. Towels and linens provided. Close to 24hr supermarket and pubs , restaurant  …see more

from £45 / night

£450 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Nice Villa Nice Location” Really nice 3 bed Villa with everything you need for a relaxing break Outdoor decking area a bonus bit of a sun trap too Site is nice and quiet with covered pool as well Ample parking Good value recommended  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Polzeath

Cornwall / Polzeath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
4 The Navigators is a brand new luxury 2 bedroom cottage available from 27th May 2016 Situated only about 200 meters level walk from the stunning beach in Polzeath this brand new beach style villa is the perfect place to spend your holidays on the North Cornish coast.  …see more

from £133 / night

£395 - £1795 / week

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from £133 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
2 Bay Retreat is a privately owned 2-bedroom mews style holiday villa on the stunning Bay Retreat Villa development offering quality accommodation at a competitive price. The property is approx 4 miles from Padstow and close to seven of Cornwall's most stunning be  …see more

from £60 / night

£450 - £990 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Ski villa to rent in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful house and gorgeous location.” I stayed in this house with a large family group. We were very impressed with the house and the wonderful location. The house itself is spacious and very comfortable, and also very clean. The kitchen is large an  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £3850 / week

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from £200 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fresh sea air, beach walks,autumnal sunrises, and a beautiful villa to cosy up in - just perfect!” A wonderful villa, well equipped with kitchen utensils, washing machine, CDs/DVDs, and board games - much-needed on a dark, rainy October evening. Th  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £620 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Machrihanish

Kintyre Peninsula / Machrihanish

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
The front of the house faces out to sea and has dramatic views over the islands. Overlooking and within two minutes walk of the world famous Machrihanish Golf Club, Rothmar East is two minutes walk from the clubhouse and the first tee. A 4 star hotel and a cosy gastropu  …see more

from £250 / night

£746 - £1386 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really lovely location,” I stayed here with my two daughters, its a lovely location with a beautifull coastline,we enjoyed a lovely meal at the waterside restaurant and had the best roast dinner at the pub over the road,if you like to quiz the pub has  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in Runcorn

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant, but slightly dated” Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect size. Positives - Sp  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 / week

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from £480 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

7 16 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Fantastic Hen Do Location” The accommodation was excellent and the location great (not far from the sea or the shops) for our weekend away. I would recommend this property to anyone who has a large group and wants to stay in one place. The house sui  …see more

from £1195 / night

£4780 - £5880 / week

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from £1195 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Millendreath

Looe / Millendreath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Bay View? Perfect view!” I booked this apartment for myself and my two children aged 8 and 11. We arrived at dusk and were delighted to find beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean accommodation waiting for us. I woke the next morning to the sound  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Inchmarlo

Banchory / Inchmarlo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Self-catering holiday villa in the gateway to the Royal Deeside and located next to the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, Banchory. Ideally situated for Golf, Fishing, Walking, Sight-Seeing, Leisure and Business in the beautiful countryside of North East Scotland.  …see more

from £68 / night

£430 - £1274 / week

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from £68 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A pleasant, comfortable and very reasonable villa apartment” We arrived a littler later than expected but the owners appeared promptly to give us the key, help us settle in and explain how everything worked. Well appointed, clean and comfortable, espe  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 / week

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from £57 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” Its not easy to find a house that can take all the family but Daisy Chain was perfect for the 9 of us. It is a stunning, modern house, the furniture and facilities are new, high quality and all work well. There are more than enough seat  …see more

from £163 / night

£1050 - £2200 / week

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from £163 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We as a family would like to share Sea House our lovely sea side home. The house is superbly located on the beach front, just behind a large shared lawn area. There is a private front garden, perfect for BBQs or just relaxing. All you can see from the house is uninterr  …see more

from £275 / night

£1600 - £3500 / week

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from £275 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
by the sea, fishing town of buckie, very spacious ground floor accommodation, very central, everything on the doorstep, near River Spey, plenty of golf in the area, also ideal for Speyside Way walkers  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £590 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This pretty, red sandstone cottage offers a secluded home-from-home and is located just a few minutes' walk from North Berwick's West Beach, golf club and the High Street and just 10 minutes' walk from all of North Berwick's main attractions. Old A  …see more

from £95 / night

£690 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Dawlish holiday villa rental

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Dawlish Warren Holiday Homes. We offer a privately owned self-catering family villa situated within the Welcome Family Holiday Park, Warren Road, Dawlish Warren, South Devon, EX7 0PH. Our Holiday Villa offers modern, spacious, two bedroom accommodation spread  …see more

from £25 / night

£170 - £625 / week

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from £25 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
“AMAZING AMAZING HOUSE!” Wow what can I say! stunning house, sound system fantastic brought my innner DJ out. Bedrooms amazing with a big country house feel. Sadly weather let out down but gave us an excuse to use the real sun light inside. After a lon  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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from £260 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Our coastal villa is situated on a quite holiday park with Pool and entertainment complex. Refurbished in December 2016 to a high standard our 3 bedroom villas sleep 5 in a double, twin and single and with lounge diner and fully equipped kitchen, you have everything yo  …see more

from £78 / night

£300 - £739 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A large prestigious home with high quality finishings. This offers friends and families a convivial home with a feature Ingleneuk fireplace, allowing you to enjoy a wee dram or two while warming yourself by the wood burner. The kitchen, the heart of the home is large,  …see more

from £375 / night

£2600 - £3000 / week

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from £375 / night

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Holiday villa in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Llan Tropez, Trearddur Bay TOTALLY unique property which is in our opinion one, if not the finest, holiday property currently on the rental market in Anglesey. Llan Tropez is a BRAND NEW 5-STAR QUALITY HOLIDAY HOME and is available to let for the very first time as of  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 - £2199 / week

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from £115 / night