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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) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very Nice Cottage, Great Location” Beautiful cottage with a great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially the extra family room at the top entrance.
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from £98 / night

£440 - £1200 / week

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from £98 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition. We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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from £100 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £70 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidoshus!” A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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from £110 / night

(63) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“What a cottage!” Location and convenience to sea front; to all types of shopping and transportation. Bright clean kitchen Private and cozy patio Friendly neighborhood pub!
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A great holiday destination” A warm comfortable house - beautifully decorated with character and charm. Good location - close to high street and seafront. A great holiday destination. Suffolk is a lovely uncrowded and unspoilt county with many pretty
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from £265 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £265 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Little Haven holiday apartment rental

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£335 - £745 / week

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from £73 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Parents stayed here for few days. A little difficult to find but once there it was a lovely location, very peaceful & relaxing. Host was on hand to welcome them. Nice views. Lots of room for two people. Good location!
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from £55 / night

£270 - £570 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a lovely welcome tray with home made
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Our party of 5 had a very pleasant couple of days at Jobs Mill Cottage. The owners Iain and Silvy were very accommodating and we couldn't have asked for a nicer setting. It was the epitome of everything English. Would definitely recommend. Only f
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from £170 / night

£800 - £1200 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Worplesdon

Guildford / Worplesdon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £167 / night

£947 - £1136 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £167 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Bath holiday guest house rental

Somerset / Bath

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £300 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1690 / week

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from £130 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
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from £45 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bwlchgwyn

Wrexham / Bwlchgwyn

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable accommodation in a great location” This apartment was perfect for a long weekend stay, right on the coast road, without the hustle and bustle of being closer to Bournemouth but conveniently situated for visiting lots of places such as
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from £105 / night

£625 - £1100 / week

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from £105 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Wee stay at Wee Residence” We had a lovely short 3 night break at the 'wee residence '. It's a real home from home and everything is provided. We took our 2 dogs and there is a small secure garden which is a bonus. Lots of lovely walks down to Loch Ne
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £60 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Portsoy holiday cottage rental

Portsoy / Sandend

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic place to stay” What a lovely time we had in April, We were so fortunate with the weather, & even though it was a bit cold outside the house was so cosy & welcoming. It is the first time we have stayed in a cottage that had everything you
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from £75 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Haworth

Keighley / Haworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful farmhouse in amazing location” Royds Hall Farm Cottage is a perfect gem of a traditional farmhouse on the outside, with a spacious, airy and spotless interior, with all mod cons and every comfort. The property is extremely well equipped, and
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from £69 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £69 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything about the house was lovely with great welcoming touches.” From the moment we entered the house we knew we were going to love staying there. The tastefully furnished rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. All the beds were really comforta
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from £85 / night

£475 - £1300 / week

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from £85 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Craven street” The apartment was fantastic, big and spacious. The lounge was bright and homely, the grandchildren loved the swivel chair and remote light switch. The master bedroom, I can't describe how big it was, and the bed was so big. I have no c
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from £390 / night

£2700 - £2950 / week

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from £390 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carmel, Wales

Caernarfon / Carmel, Wales

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Bryn trallwyn uchaf cottage Wales” My parents had a very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage it was just perfect for them they hope to return next year
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from £50 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Holiday barn rental

Eden District / Appleby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£340 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

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18

Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Burghead

Moray / Burghead

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfection!” Stayed here with my children and parents visiting friends and family in Burghead...what a find? Tastefully decorated and in a great spot where the children could watch the world go by in the harbour, nip to both front and back beaches and
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from £71 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £71 / night

(41) 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
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from £82 / night

£410 - £696 / week

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Brighton holiday penthouse rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly

from £275 / night

£1208 - £1210 / week

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from £275 / night

(54) Excellent 

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North Berwick holiday apartment rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property in a fantastic location” Our 3rd visit can't wait for the 4th Warm and welcoming property well worth a visit as is North Berwick itself
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from £125 / night

£695 - £1255 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Blair Atholl

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great lodge” Lovely lodge, great for new year with six adults fitting in comfortably. Clean and spacious, lovely view over the river, cannot fault it, will definitely be back.
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from £95 / night

£600 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” We had a wonderfull time in the apartment. York was great. but the apartment was also great. Sheena thought of everything.. We were suprised of all the extra treats. Thank you again.
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from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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avg. 1 hour 22 minutes

from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Home rental in Eton

Windsor / Eton

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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(15) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Bonchurch

Ventnor / Bonchurch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding” Srawberries turned out to be an excellent choice. We have visited the island many times, and this accommodation was spot-on. Lucy was very welcoming, and could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable - five stars.
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from £130 / night

£500 - £990 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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