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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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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £190 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £190 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cheddar / Draycott

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“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  …see more

from £60 / night

£225 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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.  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1185 / week

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(26) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“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  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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(11) 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
“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!  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £90 / 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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Holiday barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £210 / night

£1000 - £1650 / week

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from £210 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“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.  …see more

from £80 / night

£335 - £830 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Shere holiday apartment let

Guildford / Shere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“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  …see more

from £140 / night

£950 - £1300 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“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  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Penmaenpool

Dolgellau / Penmaenpool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £425 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Hayle holiday chalet rental

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
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. Free wifi. There will be an enclosed veranda built ready for the start of the 2017 s  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £680 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Clacton-on-Sea holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Essex / Clacton-on-Sea

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“very happy” very happy lovely place to stay every thing you need is there caravan was lovely the people very friendly  …see more

from £22 / night

£129 - £343 / week

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from £22 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Sandgate holiday apartment rental

Folkestone / Sandgate

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
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

from £60 / night

£390 - £580 / week

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(49) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Stalisfield

Stalisfield / Stalisfield Green

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £650 / night

£3000 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Mallaig holiday bungalow rental

Lochaber / Mallaig

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £100 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Clun

Shropshire / Clun

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
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

from £55 / night

£260 - £360 / week

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from £55 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“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! It was  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £575 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£373 - £812 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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.  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £410 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Dolwyddelan

Snowdonia National Park / Dolwyddelan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
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

from £45 / night

£195 - £400 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Pendeen holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Pendeen

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £80 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Home letting in Birmingham with golf nearby

West Midlands / Birmingham

5 14 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
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

from £160 / night

£900 - £1460 / week

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(40) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“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.  …see more

from £80 / night

£535 - £1145 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dolgellau

Snowdonia National Park / Dolgellau

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Ask about pets
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

from £65 / night

£230 - £345 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Clacton-on-Sea

Essex / Clacton-on-Sea

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“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  …see more

from £27 / night

£151 - £445 / week

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