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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
“Short break in Corton” Lovely place everything you need in there.. it's was ideal as my cousin lived just across the road. Lovely queen size bed in main bedroom and two other bedrooms , clean bedding and towels .. home from home with added touch of ch
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Largs

North Ayrshire / Largs

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £119 / night

(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
“Mr” Definitely is a home from home. Lovely and clean. Would stay here again. It holds the heat very well. Had heating on before heading out coming back was still lovely and warm.
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from £45 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday villa rental

St Monans / Mid Shore

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely home for a break at seaside” Spent few days over New Year at Driftwood Cottage ST monans.great place although missing a good coffee shop or lunch cafe as Smokery shut until New Year's Day. We did the lovely coastal walks to elie and Pittenweem
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from £159 / night

£625 - £995 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Innellan holiday villa rental

Cowal Peninsula / Innellan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Average 

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Crail holiday villa rental

Fife / Crail

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sea Neuk Crail a delightful cosy holiday retreat” We found Sea Neuk in Crail to be a delightful cosy holiday home overlooking the sea, directly above the harbour and in an ideal position to explore the surrounding country, play golf or just relax. Th
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from £110 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £110 / 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
“A brilliant first family holiday” What a great first family holiday for me my other half and our 3 year old daughter. Great accommodation very clean and we'll looked after, the whole complex is clean and welcoming. We enjoyed use of the on site pool t
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from £50 / night

£320 - £620 / week

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(36) 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
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Amazing villa with beautiful view :)” We stayed here at the end of April with our Dalmatian Dexter and it was just fabulous! The villa is small but perfectly formed with everything you need. The terrace is lovely and a great spot to sunbathe in the mo
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from £40 / night

£280 - £665 / week

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(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

from £100 / night

£360 - £799 / week

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(23) 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
“Excellent holiday stay” We spent New Year here and had a great time. The beach is a 5 minute walk and you can walk to town in 30 minutes along a coastal path (lots of steps so good exercise!). Taxis to town were £7. The apartment was very modern and b
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from £45 / night

£250 - £650 / week

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(51) 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
“Unique Boutique!” I stayed here with my family which included two little toddlers. They loved the space and having lots of room to run around in. For the adults it was also great fun with the cinema room and the beach area. (Which was great in the
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from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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from £260 / night

(8) Very Good 

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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
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£275 - £500 / week

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from £35 / night

(46) 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
“Beautiful large house.” Just returned from a wonderful two night stay with a group of friends here. Great location for town centre and access to walks.Accommodation was fantastic everything we needed for our short break was provided - even fresh eggs
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from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Dunoon holiday villa rental

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £159 / night

£900 - £1590 / week

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from £159 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Perth

Perth and Kinross / Perth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“wedding 2016” lovely villa comfortable and everything you could need and wish for was in Perth for a family wedding so the 5 showers were brilliant for getting ready
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from £90 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) 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

from £300 / night

£1600 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Dunoon holiday villa rental

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £96 / night

£525 - £822 / week

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from £96 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Corton with shared pool

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“peaceful retreat” we really enjoyed our stay here. the villa was very comfortable and beautifully decorated, with every thing you could want to make it a home from home. the kitchen was well designed and had all the essentials you could need. the bedr
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from £75 / night

£355 - £710 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Saint Tudy with golf nearby

Bodmin / Saint Tudy

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great lodge in a great location” We have stayed in this lovely lodge on several occasions. In our opinion it is in the best location on the site - next to the pond with lots of ducks and wildlife. The patio area is in full sun from about midday onward
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from £73 / night

£505 - £990 / week

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from £73 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Camelford

Camelford / Lanteglos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb holiday home..wouldn't stay anywhere else...” We had the perfect holiday in Woodview...a beautiful holiday hime with everything you need for a relaxing break. Spotlessly clean and so comfortable. It's a brilliant base for seeing Cornwall. The
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from £40 / night

£225 - £520 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Moulin holiday villa rental

Pitlochry / Moulin

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Gorgeous!” I booked out the house and the cottage for a girls weekend for my mums 50th birthday. When we arrived we immediately noticed the grounds and how stunning they were and inside the house was equally as impressive! It was cleaned to
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from £420 / night

£3780 - £4320 / week

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from £420 / 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

from £133 / night

£395 - £1795 / week

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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

from £75 / night

£350 - £790 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Rock |Pools is a nice place to stay. It is well equipped and beach setting is brilliant.” Rock |Pools is a nice place to stay. It is well equipped and beach setting is brilliant. The main roads are not far off and day trips to Marazion and Lands End
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from £40 / night

£280 - £670 / week

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from £40 / 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
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from £130 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Camelford

Camelford / Lanteglos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£225 - £520 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Dirleton with golf nearby

North Berwick / Dirleton

6 16 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect house, perfect location, perfect host!” We stayed at yellowcraigs for weekend in september to celebrate Granny's 92nd birthday. our party was made up of 12 people ageing from 9 months to 92 and everyone was well catered for. The weekend
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from £820 / night

£5000 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Holiday Villa with perfect view.” Had brilliant long weekend, the holiday villa was very clean with everything you needed, situated in an area with a brilliant view. The only down fall was the steep climb up to the top of the road and no parking right
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from £99 / night

£450 - £821 / week

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(27) 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peaceful retreat” we spent a fortnight at the villa, and loved it. it was very clean, welcoming and spacious. the clubhouse and restuarant were excellent.. like a home from home. tracy was very welcoming and friendly.. would def come back again
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from £65 / night

£349 - £699 / 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
“Mrs” Just returned from a 3 night stay and wished we had stayed longer. Lovely comfortable accommodation and very well kept. In an excellent location and so close to the beach. We took our dog and it was great for him. Will definitely return.
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from £55 / night

£385 - £525 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Speyside holiday villa rental

Elgin / Speyside

9 17 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £493 / night

£2535 - £3520 / week

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(24) 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
“Fantastic House” A beautiful house equipped with everything you could possibly need right down to toys and cutlery for the little ones. This was our second stay and already looking at dates to return. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone
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from £85 / night

£795 - £1005 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Looe

Cornwall / Looe

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa beautiful view” We stayed for a week with a 10 year old. The villa was fantastic, clean and a modern feel. Superb location over looking a bay, and the added bonus of being within a 20min walk of Looe. Location also allowed us to tr
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from £50 / night

£350 - £630 / week

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(1) Average 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Largs

North Ayrshire / Largs

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Admiral's House is an amazing place to stay, wonderful views, excellent comfort and in easy reach of the beach.” I booked the house to celebrate my 50th with my family and their partners and children. I was not disappointed. The house is beautifully s
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from £350 / night

£2450 - £3990 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday villa in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£420 - £770 / week

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from £60 / 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

from £95 / night

£690 - £950 / week

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(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
“Comfy, cosy place to stay” Lovely place to stay, great pub over the road that was really friendly and welcoming. Supermarket just down the road so ate in all week but did try the chinese one night which we enjoyed. The only thing I'd say is in cold we
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from £44 / night

£280 - £580 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) 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
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from £59 / night

£379 - £749 / week

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(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+

from £90 / night

£550 - £1274 / week

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