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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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Nailsworth holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Manesty

Lake District / Manesty

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £114 / night

£570 - £1400 / week

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from £114 / night

(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

(14) Excellent 

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Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“perfection” we can honestly say we have never had such a perfect holiday!! and will be returning next year, A little hidden gem for anyone owned by dogs!!! our two loved it, from the enclosed, safe garden to the exercise field, to the fantastic walkes  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(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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from £79 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Northumberland National Park holiday cottage let

Northumberland / Northumberland National Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Holiday” We have just returned from our weeks holiday at Brackenlea with our wee Westie. The cottage exceeded our expectations its so tastefully appointed and decorated no "damp holiday cottage" feel. The area was great for our walking and  …see more

from £60 / night

£245 - £520 / week

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(23) 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

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Lovely Cottage” Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann could not have been more helpful. We  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £385 / week

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from £70 / night

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Llanbedrog holiday home accommodation

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / 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

(16) 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 Apartment” Great location....excellent accommodation.....all you need is on site....just fantastic....what more can I say....  …see more

from £110 / night

£485 - £1022 / week

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from £110 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Little Bavington holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Little Bavington

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect getaway” I booked my parents a very much needed short break at The Bothy. They thoroughly enjoyed their stay. They described the cottage as home from home. It was fully equipped and so cosy and welcoming. The surrounds are so relaxing and  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

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Home rental in Bibury

Cotswolds / Bibury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £117 / night

£463 - £696 / week

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from £117 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb” the whole thing was great from booking to leaving will be using again. When we arrived there were complimentary tea and coffee supplies and even a pack of biscuits!! The place is set amongst beautiful countryside and is idilic. I will be recom  …see more

from £50 / night

£170 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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Holiday apartment in Birmingham

West Midlands / Birmingham

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £55 / night

£480 - £795 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Central Whitby Luxury” We had a fabulous stay at Harbourside Apartment. It was close to everything and was equipped and maintained to a very high standard. HA was bright, beautifully decorated and pristinely clean. We loved it and cannot wait to stay  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £575 / week

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from £40 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Apartment” We stayed for a weekend in August. The apartment is lovely and big. It has everything you could want, including a welcome pack. The owner was fantastic to deal with. The apartment is in a great location right in the heart of  …see more

from £195 / night

£745 - £850 / week

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from £195 / 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

(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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec  …see more

from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent accommodation and an excellent rate.” We booked church view as a base to explore the Peak District and we couldn't fault it. Although not a 'cottage' as we had originally planned it was well worth the money - all other letting a hiked their  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £725 / week

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from £60 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Breasclete

Isle of Lewis / Breasclete

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / 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

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1080 - £1770 / week

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from £170 / night

(13) Very Good 

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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

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Home rental in Delabole

Cornwall / Delabole

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage for Christmas” Stayed for a week over Christmas. Cottage was small but very well equipped. We dealt with the owner by email and they were always very helpful and responded to queries very quickly. The location was excellent - very near a  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday cottage accommodation

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” The cottage is lovely! Some original features but with the luxury of central heating! We thought it was a fab touch to have wine and milk in the fridge, although we left it for the next guest as we'd already bought some with us. We then fo  …see more

from £64 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Average 

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Holiday home in Finchampstead

Wokingham / Finchampstead

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£645 - £798 / week

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from £95 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“lilac Cottage” Had a lovely stay here while exploring the cotswolds. The open fire was perfect after a long days walking and cottage had everything you would need plus more. Kitchen well equipped and comfy beds. Lovely views of the hills from the bedr  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £685 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely relaxing break.” Swallows barn is a lovely cosy new barn conversion with everything you need for two people.Everything is fresh & clean.It is located on a working farm & near the airport,but we were not disturbed at all.We had a warm friendly  …see more

from £55 / night

£280 - £590 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / 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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from £118 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bramhall

Stockport / Bramhall

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids” Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome. Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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