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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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(51) Excellent 

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Porth holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely week at Coast 1” Lovely accommodation with a wonderful location. Thoroughly enjoyed the week and hope to book again soon. Owner communicates rapidly and tries to help with any query or request. Fabulous!
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from £85 / night

£509 - £1400 / week

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from £85 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely facilities in an ideal location” The accommodation was lovely, plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in the local area, mostly within 20mins. Easy access to nearby facilities -swimming pool and on site bar were good too.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Blair Atholl

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 2 nights min

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

£600 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Easton holiday apartment rental

Wells / Easton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £75 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Home rental in Oswestry

Shropshire / Oswestry

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
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from £66 / night

£330 - £830 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic find.” Fantastic home from home. Super warm welcome on arrival and a lovely welcome food basket. Everyone had a great time and were really happy with the house, we were age ranged from 11-68. Ticked all the boxes, plenty space for us all.
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from £150 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

South Ayrshire / Troon

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£745 - £1424 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Briercliffe

Lancashire / Briercliffe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, Relaxing Stay” We stayed in Delph Cottage in August 2012 for 7 nights. We had a great time, the cottage was all that was advertised and more. The cottage is very spacious, all the rooms were well furnished and clean. It was an ideal base
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from £140 / night

£490 - £610 / week

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from £140 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in York Riverside

York / York Riverside

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit” Spent an excellent week in the apartment. Accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city of York. Access was easy and the owner's directions and local advice were very help
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from £59 / night

£410 - £610 / week

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(63) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect 'home' in the Highlands” I've stayed at No 3 The Old Convent a couple of times before so just feel absolutely confident booking it again and again. Felicity and Chris have worked so hard to create such lovely accommodation and are always on
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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from £125 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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(40) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,
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from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage in the most amazong place” My partner and I stayed in Bobtail cottage for a week with our 3 dogs and absolutely loved it. We stayed there 2 years ago but loved it even more this time. The cottage is very clean, perfect location and i
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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London holiday apartment rental

England / London

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” Our stay was simply perfect. Dreamlocation - central, close to Borough market and still so calm and quiet in the night. The appartement had a well thought out layout with a light and modern feel to it. It had everything we needed to co
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from £150 / night

£945 / week

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from £150 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

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

£500 - £1165 / week

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from £110 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great stay” We stayed in the property with a party of 6 adults and 2 young babies (both under one) and we couldn't have asked for a better stay the house was great and in great location we parked the cars and didn't need to use them again really lovel
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from £80 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b
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from £90 / night

£440 - £520 / week

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from £90 / night

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Apartment rental in London

England / London

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £84 / night

£450 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thirsk

North Yorkshire / Thirsk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Absolutely fabulous” Superb barn conversion in lovely surroundings. A perfect place to relax and unwind. A perfect location to explore the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.The accommodation is finished to a very high standard. It's beautiful, sp
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from £80 / night

£480 - £750 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Port Pendennis

Falmouth / Port Pendennis

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The perfect holiday house” We have stayed in this house five times now and have been going to Falmouth for over 25 years and this is the best base for exploring we have ever had! The house is perfectly positioned for walking in to Falmouth town and a
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from £85 / night

£595 - £1500 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Llandeilo holiday cottage rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Capt” Perfect location and perfect hosts. We loved it and would recommend to anyone to go stay there. The hosts were most help with places to visit and selected fine dining. Perfect all round !!!
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(62) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home comforts” A very well-equipped home with everything we needed provided. The pretty and private garden was safe for our grandson. On top of a hill, walkable into town for the energetic but there is also an hourly daytime bus from the end of the ro
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from £47 / night

£325 - £460 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Belsize Park

Studio 3 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min

from £70 / night

£470 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Birkenhead

Wirral / Birkenhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“No bother ticked all the boxs everyone happy” Had lovely stay . Clean modern apartment with all mod cons . Good location. Kids loved dvds and view of Hamilton Square nice to wake up to. Good transport links.
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from £85 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Cirencester holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Cirencester

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £156 / night

£620 - £1590 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £72 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Barmouth

Gwynedd / Barmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Idyllic location.” We stayed for 3nights on our way to visit our daughter. Would have loved to have stayed longer. Apartment very clean and comfortable. View from window couldn't be better. We look forward to visiting again.
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from £115 / night

£500 - £725 / week

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from £115 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tally Ho 2” Just returned from a week in tally ho 2. Cannot fault it one bit. It's perfect and the welcome pack is perfect. We're already looking to book again this year as well as next year. Donna is a perfect host. And the hot tub is great as well j
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from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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