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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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(46) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £82 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £82 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Maentwrog holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Maentwrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An excellent place to stay” What a place. An excellent location in the wood, well-appointed with washer-dryer, dishwasher and plenty of crockery. Loads of room for four although may be a squash with eight. Great for drying wet clothes due to open-plan  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £835 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al  …see more

from £165 / night

£999 / week

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from £165 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“5 star luxury with the wow factor” My wife and I travelled from london for her 60th birthday celebrations. We were joined for the weekend by our daughter and her partner. The pictures don't do justice to this property . It rivalled any luxury hotel we  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £6500 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hayton holiday cottage rental

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
We are on the C2C cycle route and a wonderful base for exploring The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, The Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Nearby there are Golf Courses, Woodland walks, Castles and Museums, fishing, water sports, horse riding, cycling and shoppin  …see more

from £47 / night

£230 - £340 / week

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from £47 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Llanfaethlu

Anglesey / Llanfaethlu

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by  …see more

from £60 / night

£230 - £455 / week

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from £60 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bexhill-on-Sea

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill. We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi  …see more

from £121 / night

£755 - £990 / week

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from £121 / night

(6) Average 

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Morecambe holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
THE RAILWAY STATION IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE ABOUT HALF A MILE.  …see more

from £25 / night

£190 / week

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from £25 / night

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Seathwaite holiday home rental

Duddon Valley / Seathwaite

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Duddon Valley, Riverside Cottage ticks every box - a rolling river nearby, majestic fells/mountains to all sides, a most traditional Cumbrian Cottage, with a fabulous log burner, many original features, and yet lovingl  …see more

from £70 / night

£330 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Tyne and Wear / Whitley Bay

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our lovely caravan, our home away from home... It's a Gold standard private caravan sited on a premium plus pitch at Parkdean Resorts site in Whitley Bay. The caravan is 39' x 12' has two bedrooms, 1 king ensuite room with fitted sliding wardr  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Exactly what other reviews said we needed a relaxed atmosphere good view comfortable place to unwind that fit the bill and more will be booking again soon  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Valley holiday cottage rental

Valley / Llanfair-yn-neubw

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £60 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in North Walsham

Norfolk / North Walsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely first class!” Booked a long weekend at Woodpecker Lodge as wanted to treat my wife & daughter to something special and this ticked all the boxes, and we were not disappointed. The lodge is absolutely fantastic, high spec, spotless, spacious  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £890 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Traditional fishing harbour on north Cornish coast. As the crow flies it is half way between Tintagel and Padstow. Wadebridge is close by with main roads for easy access to other parts of Cornwall.Fishing and kyacking in the village. Sailing and surfing close by.  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Sutton on Derwent holiday cottage rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Sutton on Derwent

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A charming, cosy cottage and a friendly, peaceful, relaxing setting, excellent for families with children and/or a dog” The cottage was very nicely furnished and very clean, giving a warm, cosy feel. The owners have obviously thought about what guests  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £475 / week

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from £75 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable accommodation in a good location for discovering the southern Yorkshire Dales and surroundings” Gemma was a friendly, helpful host, dealing promptly with any queries both before and during our stay. The property which is next to the own  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £635 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bransgore

New Forest / Bransgore

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
“Mr” Fabulous stay in New forest our hosts were superb, we turned up and their was milk juice and bread layed on for us the apartment was spacious and clean we would go there again anytime  …see more

from £74 / night

£420 / week

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from £74 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Pentraeth holiday cottage rental

Pentraeth / Red Wharf Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent minimoon stay” Stayed at Arwelfa for 4 nights in November. The place is amazing. It's very new and lovely decorated. It's clean and cosy. The owners have thought of everything for a good stay. There are books DVDs binoculars radios and tv's.  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood holiday cottage let

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage. However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past. She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them.. So if you have a dog th  …see more

from £55 / night

£337 - £395 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Preston

Lancashire / Preston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
All on ground floor. Living room with bi-fold doors and oak floor. Kitchen with dining area . Two bedrooms: One king, One twin, both with oak floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.<br />Three Freeview TV's. DVD, Microwave, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher  …see more

from £115 / night

£400 - £675 / week

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from £115 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We'll come back!” Lovely and very well equipped flat, good and central location but still a quiet street, very helpful and friendly owner - all perfect, we'll come back!  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 - £1106 / week

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from £78 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hayfield

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Ideal for walkers, cyclists, and sightseers, Kinder Path Cottage in the Peak District is recently refurbished and fully equipped. it has a lovely sunny aspect with beautiful views over Hayfield village and is a few yards from a popular track leading up to Kinder Scout.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Tollerton holiday cottage rental

Easingwold / Tollerton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Twixnas break” Lovely clean cottage, with everything you need in it. Highly reccmmended . Shame we had to leave , Thanks for the mince pies and wine  …see more

from £30 / night

£350 / week

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from £30 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Upper Slaughter holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £1138 / week

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from £99 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.002 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent appartment ideal location” could not fault one thing just like home from home everything has been thought of inside of the appartment toys for my little girl ,dvds etc the views are out of this world beds are comfy we have booked f  …see more

from £99 / night

£350 - £975 / week

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from £99 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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from £70 / 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
This lovely cottage is comfortable and cosy, set on a Derbyshire hillside with wonderful views of Matlock Bath - a Victorian holiday delight that is a very popular holiday destination with the Heights of Abraham and many other attractions. It is the perfect base to exp  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Hampton holiday cottage rental

Greater London / Hampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“BEST GET AWAY” From the moment I went to the website and viewed the accommodations, I was looking for to having a relaxing experience.When we had arrived, it simply was fabulous! I would rate a "10" and would be a repeated customer  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“lovely” Lovely house well renovated and designed. Three good sized bedrooms. Knock through living area a bit tight for six, but I imagine in the warmer weather with the sweet comfortable courtyard open that would be resolved. Lovely, courteous owners.  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night