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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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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Chester holiday home rental

Cheshire / Chester

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“fantastic accomodation” stayed for 3 nights, much too short, the welcome from mags very friendly, the welcome pack really appreciated and the accommodation of badgers end annexe is the best we have stayed in - so well equipped, clean and beautifully f  …see more

from £68 / night

£450 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £125 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent” We had a brilliant holiday. Ivanhoe is so lovely that we were trying to work out dates for our next visit before we left.... We were warm and cosy when at Ivanhoe and its so well kitted out that we wanted for nothing. We loved the ar  …see more

from £65 / night

£462 - £715 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Porth holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Will return” This a lovely bright, light, modern apartment, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Its right on Porth beach, you can lie in bed listening to the waves. Parking spaces are a bit tight so I wouldn't like to go in a huge 4x4. I would be more  …see more

from £85 / night

£509 - £1400 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Porthcawl holiday apartment rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Porthcawl

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“The Gateway Porthcawl” Excellent apartment. Spacious, clean throughout and comfortable. We are a family of 5 with dog and it was more than enough room. Stayed 3 nights and didn't want to come back. The welcome basket of food was brilliant and pl  …see more

from £50 / night

£230 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Padstow

Cornwall / Padstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy” It has been so nice to come back to The Police House after a few years away. And what an improvement! Really comfortable & compact, near enough to the shops but also far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds...& the dogs love it! Lovel  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Average 

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Holiday apartment in Dawlish

Devon / Dawlish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.35 km
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£210 - £465 / week

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from £30 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Shelve holiday apartment rental

Minsterley / Shelve

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Hard to improve, if you enjoy the peace of the countyside.” Far enough away from everywhere to enjoy total peace and quiet, but close enough to nearby towns for good pubs and shops etc. Wonderful walking, views and scenery.  …see more

from £42 / night

£220 - £365 / week

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from £42 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.  …see more

from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Pagham holiday apartment rental

Arun District / Pagham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
“Ideal accommodation for a couple to stay in for a relaxing break” The apartment was in excellent condition with a high standard of furniture and fittings. The owner was friendly and the personal touch was evident in the apartment with welcome food and  …see more

from £75 / night

£555 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fab weekend” Just got back today from blue tit lodge and already looking to book again next year beautiful lodge with great facilities. Very well furnished fabulous location had a great time with great friends highly recommended  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1095 / week

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from £150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.  …see more

from £80 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in. It is also very convenie  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkwall

Mainland / Kirkwall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Cozy, comfortable - a home from home” The house provided everything we could want, the owners had thought of everything. I would thoroughly recommend it 100%. Not only was the house perfect but the location was ideal, just minutes from the harbour a  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home let

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve  …see more

from £271 / night

£1160 - £2010 / week

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from £271 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Matlock / Matlock Bath

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better! The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice. Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £690 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Home rental in Matlock with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Matlock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £412 / night

£2290 - £3640 / week

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from £412 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £43 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £43 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Esplanade

Woolacombe / Esplanade

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Great location” Stayed for 3 nights over New Year. We decided on this property as we particularly wanted a seaview. The apartment is at the top of a large renovated house with restricted seaview from bedroom and very good seaview from lounge. Very cle  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £925 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Neath

Neath Port Talbot / Neath

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £38 / night

£350 / week

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from £38 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house” I have visited and stayed at the house twice now and this house is excellent, so clean and spic and span. The house is close to Bourton on the water and Birdland. A food hamper is left for your convenience, I can not speak any highly  …see more

from £269 / night

£1433 - £3987 / week

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from £269 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Emsworth holiday home rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
“Fantastic” A complete gem of a place. Was perfect in everyday. Would highly recommended and will be back. My friend and I had a perfect break away.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Leigh, Dorset

Sherborne / Leigh, Dorset

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£463 - £757 / week

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from £108 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous holiday lodge” Loved this lodge very modern,comfy & clean with attention to details - beautiful orchid on the dinning table & pots of flowers on the decking. Very well equipped with every thing including hair dryer (disaster averted as forgot  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northampton

Northamptonshire / Northampton

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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