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.
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t
Seascape was a lovely, warm and welcoming house. We loved staying there. The sea views are very beautiful. The house is so well equipped and very clean. This place would be perfect for our holiday!!! … More
“Did not recharge the batteries so much as took the battaries out.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
The views from the cottage were mesmerising lots of time was spent just gazing at the sea while sitting in the living room or in the garden outside. The cottage is very well equipped whether that be i… More
“A very comfortable, welcoming family home.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
This house sits in a fantastic position overlooking the Firth of Forth opposite the Bass Rock and Berwick Law. The hours of sunshine are amazing and the sunsets not too bad either. Check the shower ha… More
Thank you for leaving your review. We are delighted to hear that you found Seascape comfortable and welcoming. We have noted your comment about the shower and when you advised us of this problem during your stay we sent someone round to rectify the situation immediately. Please be assured the cleanliness of all our properties is of extreme importance to us and we apologise for this oversight on this occasion. We are strongly committed to providing the best services and amenities for our guests, therefore we thank you for your feedback that will help us continue to accomplish this.
“We had a beautiful time!” Cricket cottage is a nice, peaceful place, perfectly equipped. Melbourne a sweet village with everything you need on foot (supermarkets, fish and chip shop, pubs…) and lots of helpful people. We just spent 2 weeks there and w
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More
“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
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome.
Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It
“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
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Fantastic setting, people and location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Stayed last week in August 2012 as last minute booking, mix of weather but location brilliant for beach and mountains etc.
Shame we could not make the most out of the gardens due to the weather.
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast. …see more
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this beautiful cottage. Perfect location, step out of the front door and within 2mins you're in the grounds of Chatsworth. Baslow is a 1minwalk to lovely pubs, cafe e… More
“A peaceful retreat with a homely feel.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
“Perfect stop-off point” This apartment was perfect for our needs. Lovely to find two singles rather than the usual twin - son/daughter understandably reluctant to share now they are older. Apartment was beautifully clean and had everything we needed
Nice & warm & very friendly owner
Easy to find & nicely located
Will definitely use again… More
A pleasure to have you stay with us Steven and look forward to seeing you again. All the Best for Christmas and the New Year.
Ray and sue
“great stay at viewpoint”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
had 2 weeks stay at viewpoint ray was on hand to help out from when i booked early last year,much better than the hotel the year before, able to make food at view point 3 bedrooms and living room.Lots… More
“Great Location and Host”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
excellent communication, very friendly, very nice location and views, easy to find, newly furnished and decorated, to great standard the only thing was the skylight didnt have a blind on but was nice … More
“Lovely cottage, had a wonderful stay” We stayed in Bobtail Cottage for one week. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend. We plan to return next year!
Lovely place to stay, great location, close to beach, shop & pub! Really clean accomodation, have stayed at other properties owned by the same person and all are fantastic. Have been really spoilt a… More
“A Very comfortable Cottage”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet vil… More
“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
Beautiful comfortable home. Even though it was in an estate, it was set back from the other houses, hidden amongst trees. This gave it more privacy.
The house was well equipped, with plenty of room f… More
“Absolutely Fantastic, All Home Comforts And More Could Not Fault It”
Reviewed 20 May 2015
We had a fantastic weekend at the Carn Mhor Lodge. The house is just amazing. Even better in real life than in the photos. An excellent base for visiting the Cairngorms national Park and further beyon… More
“stunning view, freedom and space.” We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cocktail looking at t
“Great accommodation with fantastic views and a friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Not much more to be said really, but this place is all we could have wanted for the family, even though the weather wasn't particularly kind to us. Location is excellent being rural but not isolated … More
Hello again! Thanks so much for the review and we are delighted the family enjoyed a good break in Grove Barn. Hope to see you all soon. G and F.
“A stunning place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
We were lucky enough to be able to stay at Grove Barn, for a few days. The interior of the barn is beautiful, modern and well equipped, so that you have everything you need. We took our 2 year old a… More
We're delighted you and your little ones enjoyed the barn so much. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Reviewed 23 Mar 2014
We stayed at Grovebarn in late January for a long weekend. Giles & Fiona had recommended the barn as an alternative to their other lodges that were booked on the dates we required. The barn was out of… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed Grove Barn so much. You are one of the first guests to stay there and it is lovely to have such great feedback! We look forward to welcoming you both back.
“great location” Right in the centre of Croyde village, with parking - a major advantage in Croyde.
A nice cottage with a decent sized kitchen.The weather wasn't kind but we went surfing anyway- walking distance.We also went horse riding on Exmoor.
We stayed here for a three night weekend break with our baby and toddler. The cottage was just what we needed with a cosy lounge, large modern kitchen with high quality appliances and good sized bedro… More
“Great location and really nice cosy cottage close to the sea”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We stayed with our daugher [15 years] and on and off, 2 friends plus a small dog.
Ideally located to walk to the village for shopping/meals and to the beach via the very nice beach path.
The cottage… More
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed putting your feet up. Hope to see you again. Jon and Tricia
“Well-equipped cottage in the centre of pretty Croyde village”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2011
As a group of four surfing girls the cottage had everything we needed, including a lovely big kitchen with dining table for evening meals. Just down the road from the surprisingly happening local pub … More
We're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surf. Look forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes Jon and Tricia
“Excellent” The flat was in excellent condition and beautifully furnished. There are a number of oubs and shops right on the doorstep making this an ideal holiday location. I found the flat had everything I needed for a relaxing stay in a beautiful vil
We had a brilliant half term break here. The apartment was absolutely spotless, extremely well equipped and in a really beautiful location.
Shere is one of the prettiest villages in Surrey, with l… More
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Delighted you had a great time.
“Such an amazing place!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
I hired Beaufield Mews to stay in over the duration of my Wedding. I was getting married at my parents house locally but didn't want to be staying on site. I absolutely fell in love with this apartmen… More
“Mr” Could not recommend highly enough. Infact that's pretty much all I've been doing since we stayed here! Despite reading that it's bigger than it looks I was still shocked by how big it actually was! Clean and tidy, all the amenities you could need
The View is a totally refurbished two storey apartment with what can only be described as some of the best views in Newquay. The apartment sleeps four and benefits from a brand new kitchen with all new Bosch appliances, comprising of dishwasher, washing machine, gas ho …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
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
“Great value cottage in beautiful location, recommended” Our family had a wonderful holiday staying here - the cottage had everything we needed; traditional, cozy, clean and functional, everything we hoped it would be. Superb location and a wonderful
Stayed with friends and family. Very helpful and considerate owners who keep the property to an excellent standard. Easy parking and great location for Beach, Hill Walking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, H… More
“Lovely cottage, Great location!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
The cottage is beautiful, comfortable,warm & cosy. Everything we needed was there, good cooking facilities, log fire and storage heaters and its in a very peaceful location. We would recommend it to a… More
“A lovely cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
The cottage was warm and cosey for a holiday in October. There was plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 children with a TV, games and books, giving us plenty to do in the evenings. Having an open fire w… More
“We had a lovely stay” Salt Air Cottage was lovely and Miriam had thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. The cottage was well kitted out and there were lots of little touches like phone charges, games to play, DVDs to watch and music to list
Chy An Towan is a totally refurbished two bedroom self-catering chalet in the sand dunes. It's just a five minute walk to Hayle beach and a pleasant 10 minute walk into Hayle town.
There will be an enclosed veranda built ready for the start of the 2017 s …see more
The caravan was lovely. We really enjoyed our stay. The tv wasn't working but I think that was just down to a fuse that needed changing. The caravan was clean and the location was great. Many Thanks f… More
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside” Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bett
Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place… More
“Fun time for all the family!”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
Just 55 mins from London, this is the perfect place to retreat to and it's only 1 minute from the beach! Located in the seaside village of Sandgate, our home has a private patio garden to the front and allocated off-road parking.
This is a gorgeous garden flat on …see more
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
“Fantastic place for a gathering of friends” The barn is just a great place for a large group to meet and enjoy. My party had flown from all over Europe to meet and we were so happy with the barn. It offered very comfortable accommodation, we liked the
We stayed here as a mixed group of 12 last weekend for the second time (previously a couple of years ago for a hen do). It is comfortable, spacious and had everything you need.
We used the open fire… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very nice barn very well equipted. Hot tub & pool table added to the enjoyment.
large walk in fridge.
Quite isolated but ideal for getting away from it all for family break.… More
“Barn fantastic, owner not so........”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2016
Stayed for my 40th birthday with a large group of friends and had a fantastic weekend. The barn was beautiful and spacious and the pool table, hot tub and walk in fridge were brilliant! My only negati… More
It's a real shame that you weren't more honest when you booked, you lead us to believe it would be just a small gathering of friends, when in fact you had in excess of 30 people staying at the barn .
The barn was left immaculate on check in and all damages clearly marked and signed for, unfortunately on checkout it was discovered that you had not treated the barn with respect that we would normally expect from guests ,all areas of damage were bought to your attention prior to checking out, these include a beanbag with red wine soaked through, which you tryed to conceal by turning it over . A large pillow with a cigarette burn through the middle (it's a none smoking barn) again which you tried to conceal by putting at the bottom of the cushion pile.
Two areas where red wine had been spilt down the walls and onto the floor no one had made any effort to clean up this caused both wall and floor to have deep red stains,there were pieces of glass all over the floors.
The wooden floor was black where people spilt drinks and continue to dance on the floor without cleaning it up , The kitchen floor was so sticky that the cleaners took 3 hours to get back to normal,someone was sick in the main bathroom all over the toilet and around the shower , that's probably why it smelled so bad , the ash from the fireplace was everywhere.
And you wonder why you lost your deposit!!!
We spent in excess of £600 getting the barn ready for the next guests , not including the cost of my time your deposit was only £350 ,I find it unbelievable that you feel justified in using TripAdvisor to try to give people impression that we are unreasonable people , i'm sure if I came round your house And treated it the same way I would've been thrown out.
I think there should be a TripAdvisor for holiday home owners , to warn other owners of potential bad guess .
Davaar is a spacious well equipped four bedroomed detached bungalow. It stands on an elevated secluded position providing panoramic views of the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Skye and as far as the Knoydart peninsula. In the summer months you can watch the Harry Potter st …see more
This is an idyllic retreat for two people. It is far away from the noise of passing traffic and provides a relaxing and tranquil place from which to explore the surrounding countryside and villages. …see more
“lovely stay” Lovely cottage, great surroundings, wonderful stay!
We stayed at the Stackyard for 6 nights and we really appreciated the place; It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is big enough for 4 people. A real home away from home!
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
“Excellent location for all hou golf players”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
The Stackyard Kingsbarns is the perfect holiday cottage especially if you want to use it as a base for a golfing holiday. Bright, clean ans tidy with all the mod cons needed. The owners make access to… More
Glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time. Kingsbarns certainly is a great golfing base, as you would have seen the sign outside the house "550 metres" to the Kingsbarns golf course.
Hope you can come back some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
“Amazing amazing amazing!!!” I totally loved everything about the accommodation! The host was amazing, the facilities were fantastic and the location is superb. I cannot fault the holiday and will be returning. Highly recommended. Particularly if you h
“Fabulous holiday lodge” Loved this lodge very modern,comfy & clean with attention to details - beautiful orchid on the dinning table & pots of flowers on the decking. Very well equipped with every thing including hair dryer (disaster averted as forgot
“Excellent, very clean, well equipped lodge, would recommend to future guests.”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
Recently stayed in this lodge, great facilities, very clean lodge, credit to the owners, has eveything you need for short/long stays, lovely fresh new bedding/linen/towels etc, also has books/games/DV… More
Thankyou for your great review, we hope to welcome you to the Lodge again in the future. Regards Vicky
“want to return...” made very welcome, so were our dogs. lovely quiet, relaxing break. 1st class accommodation, with excellent facilities in stunning surroundings. Would not hesitate to return, have already recommended to friends.
Had a last minute weekend stay here in this beautiful cottage. Added bonus was the hot tub relaxing watching the night sky. Lovely views to wake up to, nice little welcome pack left by the owners. Wil… More
Reviewed 6 Dec 2016
Gorgeous cottage in a lovely setting, very peaceful and easy access to lots of beautiful settings nearby.
Hot tub was amazing even though the weather was freezing was nice to sit in the warm water … More
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
Semi detached cottage in the village of Dolwyddelan in the beautiful LLedr valley, which is set amongst the forests, mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia national park and ideally located for walking, climbing, mountain biking and sightseeing. Explore the many c …see more
Romantic, "GET AWAY FROM IT ALL" coastal granite stone tin miner's cottage with sea views near sandy coves in the heart of POLDARK country between St. Just and St. Ives in quiet, peaceful village surrounded by spectacular walks. The cottage is over 200 ye …see more
This is a lovely detached family house very close to the town centre, with 5 bedrooms, a spacious lounge/dining area, a bathroom, shower room and separate WC, garage, off-road parking, good sized garden with BBQ facilities, wifi and entertainment.
This large detached h …see more
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.
Coedmor Cader Cottage is situated in the heart of the historic market town of Dolgellau, at the base of the Cadair Idris Mountain Range. This traditional 3 storey stone built one bedroomed cottage is an ideal place for that Welsh Retreat. Coedmor Cader Cottage has plent …see more
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce
We couldnt have found a better ,cleaner location and value than this flat!
So many great bars and restaurants nearby as well.
Highly recommend! And Alan the owner was wonderful to do business with… More
“EXCELLENT STAY!!” The caravan is a fantastic size with spacious room and everything you need. Located close to the clubhous and facilities was a massive bonus, can't say anything bad about the caravan but if your mobile provider is o2, good luck getti
Not at all clean , it was rainy day and the heater in living room was not working. There were no towel provided , we have to buy bcos we didn't take any. Once I texted the owner next day house keeping… More
Thank you for your review, it was me your spoke to 6 towels were left for the booking of 6 people however because 9 arrived you were short of towels, taking in to account about the linen this was new a couple of weeks back. After I spoke with you I did feel you were finding a lot of minor issues which were likely to be expected in an older van as a way of trying to get some sort of discount, further to that once you left after your 2 night stay the caravan took 4 hours to clean. The only real fault I could find was the living room heater which has been passed to maintenance for repair. This holiday home has been refurbished and has many happy returning customers which can been seen by the feedback left by other guests in the past