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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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(49) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning location, which is co  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

11

Holiday watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“amazing property with very helpful owners” this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our arrival v  …see more

from £70 / night

£460 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo  …see more

from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Excellent 

13

Holiday watermill letting

Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday watermill in Baston

Lincolnshire / Baston

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Our lovingly converted holiday properties make an ideal base for those looking for a peaceful countryside break. The former grain Mill on the banks of the River Glen was built in the 1750’s, but the accommodation is bang up to date. Fletland Mill sleeps eight peop  …see more

from £150 / night

£730 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

10

Holiday watermill in Mynachlogddu

Pembrokeshire / Mynachlogddu

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic unusual accommodation and location” A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great fini  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £625 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Very Good 

48

Holiday watermill in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely apartment in Dover” We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.  …see more

from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Average 

13

Holiday watermill rental

Cornwall / St Austell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Swim - Surf - Walk - Sail - so many outdoor pursuits or just relax in the Mill - the choice is yours!  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Very Good 

19

Holiday watermill in Wareham

Dorset / Wareham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant!” We had a brilliant stay! Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery, excellent location, lovely hospitality. Sally was fantastic. We could have asked for a better host. Comfortable beds, soft linen, power showers, cosy fire...the list goes on!  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Very Good 

19

Holiday watermill rental

Gwynedd / Abersoch

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Miss” We love this house fantastic as ever very cosy with the real fire and perfect location for the beach and village we wouldn't stay anywhere else x  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Very Good 

19

New Galloway holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Galloway

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“We couldn't have chosen better.” There were ten of us in total - and we don't always get the opportunity to get together and spend quality time with each other, so our stay at the watermill was completely brilliant. The house is really perfect: i  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
At Hutton Mills we can offer you luxury self-catering accommodation in a wonderful setting. The Mill has been renovated to a very high standard and can sleep up to 8 making it ideal at any time of year for a family holiday or for a group of friends. We have a well equip  …see more

from £145 / night

£725 - £6075 / week

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from £145 / night

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Braunton holiday watermill rental

Devon / Braunton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Sleeping up to 5 guests, Mill Cottage is a 2 bedroom 17th Century converted self contained Water Mill within a 5 min walk from beautiful village of Braunton, situated in the older part of the village with a wealth of character and a private sunny garden with barbecue.  …see more

from £85 / night

£390 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday watermill in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Susan is a 58 foot semi-traditional narrowboat. The lounge has a dinette, giving a further double bed if required, and the seating in the lounge can convert to give a further single.  …see more

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