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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 bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £130 / night

(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

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Worcestershire / Worcester

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Matlock / Matlock Bath

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Overstone holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Northampton / Overstone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£240 - £365 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Torrin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £174 / night

£999 - £2675 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing amazing amazing” I would recommend this property to anyone the house is spacious airy and spotlessly clean. The pin has the most beautiful view's across mawgan porth from watching sunrise to sunset you just cannot get enough of the view.The be
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from £175 / night

£1000 - £1300 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £175 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • 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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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £66 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belper

Belper / Blackbrook

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Faultless” Although we only stayed over a long weekend at the Mistal we found the accomodation everything we wanted it to be,the web photos not doing the "cottage" justice. A warm welcome from our hosts completed a perfect stay.
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from £60 / night

£260 - £370 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Anglesey Short Break” Excellent few days at the beach house, ideally located for amenities and the beach. Easy to find and the welcome pack ensured that we had no queries.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £740 / week

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avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

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(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
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from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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(18) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in St Pauls Walden

Hitchin / St Pauls Walden

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Just what we wanted” We rented this property to celebrate my 40th, we had many guests, with about half camping on the grounds. The house is large and very spacious giving us loads of room. Although the house wasn't immaculate, it suited our needs perf
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from £165 / night

£1150 - £1550 / week

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(47) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
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from £60 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, very comfortable and great value for money!” We booked The White House to celebrate my 60th birthday with family. The house is well appointed to meet your every need. Beautiful new carpet going upstairs. Plentiful supply of towels
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £130 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
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from £70 / night

£445 - £530 / week

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(55) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £4035 / week

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from £232 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Property for multi generational holiday” This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun did sh
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from £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Carbost / Satran

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £95 / night

£425 - £530 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Appin

Argyll and Bute / Appin

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£295 - £450 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £70 / 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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(10) Excellent 

15

Holiday lodge in Tarporley

Cheshire / Tarporley

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful, relaxing and friendly.” My daughter and I spent wonderfully relaxing long weekend at Barley Rise Lodge. The lodge is of a very high quality, beautifully furnished and with everything you need for a long or short stay. Set on a small holdin
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from £100 / night

£425 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday barn rental

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
“Mrs” Lovely cottage comfortable king-size bed clean fresh bedlinen, only one seatee and a small chair which was OK for us as a couple but not for 4 adults,nice dinning table with 4 chairs, the ceiling is quite low again was fine for us but wouldn't be
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from £100 / night

£545 - £825 / week

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from £100 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful townhouse.” Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the worry of where to park and avo
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from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £112 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Stourton

Stourbridge / Stourton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Superb” This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. It was cosy, clean and comfortable and really well equipped. There was so much to do in the area and we wouldn't hesitate to return. I can't recommend this cottage highly enough. Thank you
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from £110 / night

£470 - £650 / week

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Home rental in Dornoch with golf nearby

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in West Stour

Gillingham / West Stour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous Getaway” Our stay at Melbury Chalet was lovely. The chalet is furnished to a high standard and stocked with everything you might need. The bath robes were a very nice thought and the hot tub was a massive hit! It is set in lovely countryside
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from £200 / night

£666 - £1197 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

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(14) Excellent 

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Banavie ski apartment to rent.

Fort William / Banavie

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£370 - £599 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Achiltibuie holiday home rental

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £72 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Lancaster

Lancashire / Lancaster

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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(40) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
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from £82 / night

£410 - £696 / week

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Holiday home in Docking

Burnham Market / Docking

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £73 / night

£420 - £575 / week

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from £73 / night

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Pulborough holiday home rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £455 / night

£2730 - £3000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £455 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Broughton-in-Furness

Duddon Valley / Broughton in Furness

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £58 / night

£345 - £395 / week

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