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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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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in West Country

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night. We loved the peace and the hot tub, the water replaced and cleaned before our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Had an amazing time will be returning cabin is beautiful” We really enjoyed our stay and was very happy with the cabin very clean comfy ray is very helpful the hot tub is lovely sitting under the stars the dogs liked the cabin too plenty of space very  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £1100 / week

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(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Golden Cross

East Sussex / Golden Cross

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Private garden
“Fantastic relaxing, romantic break” Clean, homely, high standards, gorgeous hot tub. Easy to reach Brighton and Eastbourne by car, recommend to have a car to fully enjoy the trip. Nice pub next door, quiet surroundings and a tv in the lounge are  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous lodge, ideal for a girlie break!” Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady friends t  …see more

from £75 / night

£695 - £1065 / week

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from £75 / night

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Norton St Philip holiday home rental

Bath / Norton St Philip

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and  …see more

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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from £395 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in South East England

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Enchanted country lodge” In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge. Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however it is nothing but spacious  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Portreath holiday home let

Cornwall / Portreath

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit  …see more

from £160 / night

£895 - £2495 / week

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from £160 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name im  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Bowness-on-Windermere holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £1022 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Peace and quiet perfection in a 1 bedroom apartment, looks like a cottage! ( 2 + child ). No road noise, just the birds and chickens to listen too, yet within walking distance to pubs & shops. Private garden with hot tub, Free WiFi & welcome pack. Close to RSPB Pagh  …see more

from £77 / night

£553 - £747 / week

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from £77 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Comfortable, clean and spacious...” I booked this property for a weekend break with the family. The house is modern, tastefully decorated and very clean. There were 14 of us in the group and there was more than enough space to accommodate us all. The  …see more

from £280 / night

£1165 - £1960 / week

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from £280 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in centre of Southport, just off Lord Street” We have just stayed here for the third time between Christmas and New Year with our two young adult sons. It is central and convenient but also quiet as it is on a back street close to  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 - £5250 / week

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from £200 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Aviemore ski bungalow to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great stay” Very good holiday, the house has every thing you need and more , good Location , we have being coming to this house for years and hope to come Back for many more !!  …see more

from £110 / night

£525 - £1175 / week

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from £110 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Honeymoon” Milk Wood Lodge was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The garden is beautiful and the hot tub is a real luxury! The cabin in very homely and was spotless when we arrived. There is a log burner and a sauna which we loved! The  …see more

from £128 / night

£665 - £924 / week

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from £128 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location” Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack o  …see more

from £105 / night

£518 - £920 / week

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from £105 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Suffolk

Suffolk / Southwold

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Holiday protected through agency owning property. A highly luxurious hide-away apartment in part of a beautiful period property. Pull out single sofa bed for an occasional extra guest/young child. Ideal for two, situated right next to the beach and the town. Stunning i  …see more

from £95 / night

£325 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Tayside/Perthshire

Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Had a fabulous few days staying in Roland's apartment. Very comfortable and had everything we needed a home from home. Roland was there to meet us and show us around . Can't fault this apartment and really well situated in Pitlochry. I'll be  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £910 / week

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from £87 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aberdaron

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect - Spacious, Luxurious. Loved by all!” We Visited here for my Sister in laws Hen Party - For a fun chilled weekend rather than a wild weekend (8 Girls) Everything was great! The kitchen was a great place for drinks and food. The hot Tub was fan  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Serin Lodge 27 Duck Lake Welcome to Serin Lodge our peaceful retreat and home from home where you can relax and enjoy time out amongst nature with your family and friends. Sitting on the decked area taking in the ever changing natural environment through the seasons you  …see more

from £135 / night

£695 - £1200 / week

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from £135 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mersham

Ashford / Mersham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Expectations exceeded!!” This was the perfect place to celebrate my 30th birthday with close friends. The house was amazing; a perfect size for 12 people. The kitchen was ideal for cooking for a large group of people and we made full use of the large  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Somerton

Somerset / Somerton

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect setting for my fiance's 30th surprise birthday with all his close friends” We stayed over a weekend as a group of 13 adults. Upon arrival Gill came in to show us around (played along perfectly with the fact my fiancé had no idea 11 of his  …see more

from £315 / night

£1995 - £3750 / week

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from £315 / night

(16) 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
“Fantatic lodge, lovely views” We stayed here bank holiday weekend, There where 8 of us altogether, 6 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of room. Lovely and clean. It was nice to sit outside with views of the lake, my little girls loved feeding  …see more

from £84 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £84 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Tremeirchion holiday cottage rental

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A beautiful place to truly relax in beautiful welsh countryside” The Bothy is beautiful, very private and quite special. It is small, beautiful and perfectly formed with everything we needed, (including an extremely eclectic selection of dvds!) for a  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in North Wales

Denbighshire / Rhyl

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Stay - 5*****” What a great weekend from start to finish. Communication with Patricia through booking to leaving was excellent. She met us at the caravan with the keys and showed us around. Beautiful caravan in a great position, near all ame  …see more

from £45 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Hove holiday home rental

Hove / Hove Seafront

13 33 3 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 33
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Family Salzman” We had a wonderful weekend at the Beach House. The amenities and location enhanced our family get together. The staff were very helpful and went out their way to accommodate our requirements, We highly recommend and hope to come again!  …see more

from £1250 / night

£8750 / week

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from £1250 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Snowdonia National Park / Bala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful,relaxing, perfect escape from busy life in a spotless comfortable cabin.” Lovely clean home from home accommodation, central to most activities but a car is needed. Already looked at booking again for next year would love to return. Ideal esc  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental with golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing” Me & my family stayed here 4 a week at the beginning of September & I can't praise everything enough!! Lodge was very clean,nice quiet location on the lake. There is a raf base close by where the fighter jets take off, they are noisy, but am  …see more

from £96 / night

£460 - £960 / week

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from £96 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £85 / night

£465 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” I stayed at Highclere house with my partner, mum and dad , my brother and our 2 dogs for a week and it was nowhere near long enough, none of us wanted to leave. Simone and Nick are perfect hosts, always on hand if you need them but never int  …see more

from £70 / night

£900 - £1300 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1625 / week

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from £200 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“WONDERFUL” What a fantastic Lodge - So Fabulous we are going to book again. Love the attention to detail. The hot tub is amazing. Cant wait to go back. total HEAVEN : )  …see more

from £128 / night

£630 - £938 / week

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from £128 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Burnham-on-Crouch

Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful accommodation, superb location, warm welcome” We had a wonderful week staying in the Hayloft with our 2 children and large dog, Buster. The barn has been stylishly and sympathetically restored with bags of character. Great linen and a powe  …see more

from £100 / night

£560 - £770 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Loch Awe holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Traquility” My husband, son, dog and I enjoyed a fabulous short stay at Kilchurn in November. If you are looking for a 'get away from it all' this is the place to stay. The cabin is situated overlooking the loch which is stunning. Although an older fa  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

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