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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Mersea Island holiday cottage rental

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Central location on small holiday island only 10 minutes walk from sandy beach. 5 minutes from shops, pub and restaurants. Famous for seafood and oysters. Good area for yachting, fishing and nearby country park. Colchester Zoo and Castle 10 miles. Golf/Spa resort 7 mile  …see more

from £62 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £62 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i  …see more

from £95 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / 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
“Excellent value for money & well equipped” This was a very homely chalet, with everything we needed & very comfortable. There were two of us and our dog, and we found it ideal for the three of us. The holiday park itself is maintained to a high standa  …see more

from £20 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £20 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Truely outstanding accommodation” Fantastic stay at a simply wonderful apartment. Very nicely furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. Stunning views regardless of the weather. Relatively quiet despite being centrally located. Great for all ages; wo  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Goodwood holiday cottage rental

Chichester / Goodwood

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Home from home” Great location and beautiful garden. Very well equipped kitchen and bbq. Enjoyed the little extras like welcome pack, soap and shower gel. The library offered a cosy place to relax and the array of books was very much appreciated. The  …see more

from £125 / night

£895 - £2100 / week

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from £125 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely Little Cottage” Myself and my two, very young, children enjoyed our stay at River View Cottage. As it was only myself and two small people the cottage was adequate for our needs. River View has everything you need included, washing maching/d  …see more

from £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in Torbeg

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a peaceful location.” This property is in a quiet location within the Torbeg lodges development, a short drive from Blackwaterfoot. It is very well equipped, clean and warm. A bright open plan living / dining / kitchen was a nice socia  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“PERFECT Holiday Cottage” This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was a lovely bunch of fresh fl  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mablethorpe

Lincolnshire / Mablethorpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wells” We stayed for a few days while house hunting and the chalet was very good value for the price. Very near the beach and a few local shops.  …see more

from £25 / night

£120 - £300 / week

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from £25 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer,  …see more

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 £79 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £79 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Amazing week, amazing apartment, amazing memories. The apartment was 5 star home from home, beach right on our doorstep will definitely be back.  …see more

from £120 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(88) 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
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hamble

Hampshire / Hamble

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay with everything you could wish for” You could not wish for a nicer place to stay in, beautiful home with all mod cons. Very attentive owner, thought of everything you could need. If you don't want to cook, the local pubs and re  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(22) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout  …see more

from £230 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £230 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £635 / week

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from £95 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coventry

West Midlands / Coventry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Sited in a small rural village, the coach house consists of a hallway with a desk and bathroom on the ground floor and a lounge with a small sofa bed and dining table and chairs, bedroom with double bed and fully equipped kitchen with stove and oven, fridge, freezer, wa  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Holiday Apartment Sleeps 2/4 people In two acres of garden with views, peacefull wildlife garden with private terrace, BBQ and TV / DVD. Only 5 minutes walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Ashfield House is situated in rural Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale in the  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £32 / 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
“Amazing!” We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very helpful. I can't wait to book to stay  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(93) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment” We have visited Bath several times and tend to book apartments now our children are teenagers. Number3 certainly met our needs. It was beautifully decorated and had all mod cons including the teenagers number 1 requirement (WiFi!). I  …see more

from £170 / night

£963 - £1116 / week

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from £170 / night

(12) Excellent 

58

Holiday townhouse in Brighton

Brighton / Kemptown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great!” very nice place to stay, very comfortable and quiet, 15 minutes away (walk) from Brighton Pier, a lot of shops nearby. Large living-room and ensuite master bedroom. definitely an excellent housing and very nice owners.  …see more

from £228 / night

£700 - £1320 / week

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from £228 / night

(31) 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

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Tanygrisiau

Blaenau Ffestiniog / Tanygrisiau

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Fabulous location. Moelwyn cottage is perfectly placed to explore the heart of Snowdonia. It is a cosy, fully renovated Welsh miner's cottage. It has an open plan living space whilst preserving its original features including exposed stonework, beams and ingleno  …see more

from £52 / night

£250 - £575 / week

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from £52 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £46 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £46 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Just returned from a few days at St George's Lodge. Such a little gem. A lovely little bungalow in St. Anne's. Tastefully furnished and decorated. There is everything you would need including a sun room. A short walk from the shops, restau  …see more

from £70 / night

£650 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Lancaster

Lancashire / Lancaster

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
A wonderful home from home. Professionally interior designed to give that homely lived in feeling the moment you walk through the door. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a modern apartment block (converted from an old bus depot), which is accessed by lift. The a  …see more

from £85 / night

£560 - £735 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Coventry

West Midlands / Coventry

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Sited in a small rural village, the coach house consists of a hallway with a desk and bathroom on the ground floor and a lounge with a small sofa bed and dining table and chairs, bedroom with double bed and fully equipped kitchen with stove and oven, fridge, freezer, wa  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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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
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Timberland

Lincolnshire / Timberland

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Private garden
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful  …see more

from £96 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £96 / 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
The house has been renovated over the last two years and is being offered to the holiday market on a self catering basis for the first time in 2016. It sits in a 4 acre plot with views over farmland to Eynhallow sound. There are two good sized bedrooms, separate dining  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Just 5 minutes walk to the blue flag beach and 3 minutes walk to the wonderful High Street and the famous Poppy Line Railway, Kit's Beck is available for both weekly and short break hire throughout the year. Built in 1895 as a Fisherman's Cottage, Kit's B  …see more

from £99 / night

£400 - £795 / week

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from £99 / night

(28) 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
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome. The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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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
Close to PEPPA PIG WORLD/Paultons Park (about 20 minutes away) Forest Haven is BRAND NEW from the owners with well over 150 5* review’s is a unique luxurious escape set back in a secluded spot on a quiet country lane with views through the bi-folding glass wall fr  …see more

from £75 / night

£549 - £1299 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The Greatest Christmas ever !” A wonderful place to spend Christmas, Roe barn was beautiful, very warm with everything provided ! great :)  …see more

from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Home rental in Chapel St. Leonards

Lincolnshire / Chapel St. Leonards

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great had a fantastic time thankyou” Your cottage was very comfortable and we really enjoyed it I would recommend this cottage and would definitely come again thankyou for a great time  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £600 / week

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from £30 / night