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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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(38) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Tynemouth with golf nearby

Tyne and Wear / Tynemouth

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely location. Good facilities” Lovely spacious apartment, well equipped. Great views and convenient for metro etc. Plenty of places to eat locally.  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home rental

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£475 - £670 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Evie

Mainland / Evie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(54) Excellent 

105

Cottage rental in Banham

Norfolk / Banham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Llanelli holiday apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Apartment” Beautiful surroundings, coastal pathway and sea just out the front. The apartment was really lovely. Clean, ground floor - good for mobility issues, quiet, big bedrooms, good kitchen, comfortable living area. It was close to to  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Betws

Ammanford / Betws

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy with great value for money” Everything was great except for the toilet door, which didn't close properly. Thumbs up! Good host, well equiped cottage.  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £290 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way” We stayed in the flat over Christmas to enable us to visit family and friends -we couldn't have asked for more. Superbly appointed and every comfort you could require. Really loved the balcony overlooking the woods. Excellent loc  …see more

from £150 / night

£675 - £695 / week

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from £150 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£335 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday home in Ringstead

Dorset / Ringstead

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £156 / night

£765 - £1500 / week

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from £156 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful stay” Stayed here on honeymoon with my wife and it was absolutely fantastic, a quent little apartment which we found comfortable and relaxing. Sarah and Gary were so kind to us leaving us a starter hamper for our stay including butter and mi  …see more

from £50 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Abriachan holiday cottage rental

Inverness / Abriachan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“not to be missed” Lovely cottage,arrived on a very cold day into very warm comfortable accommodation,endless supply of logs was a big bonus, faultless, everything just as described. lovely views- wonderful scenery- excellent walks and Lock Ness on t  …see more

from £74 / night

£420 - £1200 / week

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from £74 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfectly placed, comfortable bungalow” we enjoyed a great week over Christmas this year. A very comfortable, home from home, bungalow. Not far from centre of Keswick but quiet and off street parking a big plus. The beds were exceptionally comfortabl  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £65 / 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

(1) Very Good 

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Stuckton holiday log cabin rental

Fordingbridge / Stuckton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£549 - £1299 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous house, amazing value” We had a wonderful stay in Sussex and loved the house. It couldn't have been more perfect. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £400 / night

£2300 - £3150 / week

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from £400 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Biggin-by-Hartington

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Christmas getaway” Good base camp. Cosy and comfortable cottage. Wife liked the fire. Children liked the games and named the hedgehog hand puppet Snuffles.  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Warm welcome to perfect apartment, highly recomended” This was a fabulous apartment in a perfect location, The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful to ensure that we enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh  …see more

from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£330 - £595 / week

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from £80 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Great” A lovely little place in the heart of the countryside. Cozy and well appointed. Only spent 3 nights there but would happily book for longer visits too. Great place to recharge away from my normal city life. Cant recommend highly enough.  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Cardiff holiday apartment rental

South Wales / Cardiff

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Place Lovely People” A great place to stay and excellent people running it... helpful and kinda good base from which to see places of local interest. Eddie & Jean  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mablethorpe

Lincolnshire / Mablethorpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“lovely chalet” This is a lovely chalet has everything you need.Bed linen is supplied only need to take you towels.The living area has a very cosy feeling.there is a club,cafe,chip shop and launderette on site only few minutes walk from the beach.Ideal  …see more

from £25 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £25 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Surrey / Godalming

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very Friendly” Very nice place and the kids really enjoyed the farm animals. Paul was very helpful and welcoming and engaging with the kids especially to do with the farm.  …see more

from £69 / night

£480 - £550 / week

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from £69 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £905 / week

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from £100 / 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

(45) Excellent 

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Bath holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely perfect, ticked every box” I am not usually moved to write reviews but I must take this opportunity to say how completely perfect this flat was for us for a weekend in Bath. It is perfectly presented, every convenience supplied and spotles  …see more

from £115 / night

£740 - £825 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Chalet accommodation in Gruline

Isle of Mull / Gruline

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£378 - £509 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in New Galloway

New Galloway / St Johns Town of Dalry

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£650 - £1590 / week

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from £110 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Leeds Castle

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the big size of the area around us we didn't  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / 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

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Alnwick

Northumberland / Alnwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A smart 'home from home' with plenty to do from the doorstep.” Percy cottage is a very smart, bright, comfortable and spacious property with so much to do from the doorstep. Less than 5 minutes walk to Alnwick castle, the lovely old town with theatr  …see more

from £110 / night

£410 - £815 / week

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from £110 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Sunderland holiday apartment rental

Tyne and Wear / Sunderland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing apartment in perfect location” No matter how good the photos are on an advert you always expect something not to be quite the same. Nothing could be further from the truth with this fabulous beach side apartment. The location is amazing with s  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Sidmouth holiday apartment rental

Devon / Sidmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent property in a good central location.” A very pleasant stay. The apartment was warm and comfortable, and very well equipped. We liked the central location with easy walking distance to the town and sea.  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped, clean and comfortable chalet, great base for exploring the area” We have just returned from a wonderful week away which we all enjoyed immensely. The chalet was very comfortable and clean and had all that we needed. The owner was ver  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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from £28 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Manchester holiday apartment rental

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Nice stylish apartment in the heart of Northern Quarter” I received the code to the apartment and the key box prior to my stay, which was really convenient. We had breakfast in the kitchen every morning, after filling the fridge on the first day. Cof  …see more

from £110 / night

£800 - £1010 / week

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from £110 / 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

(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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