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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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13 Holiday homes

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(52) 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
“Wonderful” absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing weekend” Excellent clean & lovely place to stay , just perfect for a restful few days ,would certainly recommend the mill to friends & family x  …see more

from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / 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 £135 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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from £135 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Mynachlogddu

Pembrokeshire / Mynachlogddu

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, cosy cottage, perfect for a countryside break” We really cannot praise this property highly enough. Quirky in character with its lovely mezzanine sleeping area, wood burner (lovely to cosy up in front of after a long walk on chilly February d  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £625 / 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

(22) Very Good 

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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
“Extremely comfortable” Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa and the huge bed were incred  …see more

from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / 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

from £150 / night

£730 - £1600 / 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
“Mr” It's a beautiful place to be ..we enjoyed our visit but would recommend to put heating on before visitors arrive as it was freezing cold the first night . Also several lights were not working .. Just a few small details people would expect when ar  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

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

from £145 / night

£725 - £6075 / week

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from £145 / 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
“Ideal base for Wareham and surrounding area” Situated just a short walk from the centre of Wareham, North Mill is a charming house which provided four of us with comfortable, warm accommodation during a cold winter break. The owner, Sally, was most w  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Very Good 

19

Holiday watermill rental

Gwynedd / Abersoch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £125 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Average 

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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

from £100 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £100 / 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

from £85 / night

£390 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

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