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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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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(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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avg. 42 minutes

from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a lovely welcome tray with home made
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £80 / 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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from £112 / 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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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £140 / 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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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(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

(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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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £80 / night

(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

(35) 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 £191 / night

£1092 - £2662 / week

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from £191 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Home rental in Bowness-on-Windermere with golf nearby

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £115 / night

£525 - £1095 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £115 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worthing

West Sussex / Worthing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable, homely and spacious.” Perfectly located, well equipped and deceptively spacious. We chose this house as the location was near to family but being close to the town and restaurants was such a bonus. Our stay was over the Xmas period and
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from £120 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Masham

North Yorkshire / Masham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Super Cottage & hosts” We had a super holiday at Rowan Cottage, the owners were lovely, a welcome hamper on our arrival was great, the cottage was warm felt home from home, the views amazing and the weather was kind to us, we visited some super place
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from £70 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £70 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthmadog

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1300 - £2750 / week

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from £173 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable accommodation in a great location” This apartment was perfect for a long weekend stay, right on the coast road, without the hustle and bustle of being closer to Bournemouth but conveniently situated for visiting lots of places such as
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from £105 / night

£625 - £1100 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £105 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £90 / night

£390 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
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from £70 / night

£260 - £765 / week

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avg. 54 minutes

from £70 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Central Whitby holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“fab !!!!” Beautiful apartment , modern , got every thing you need , great location , nice and warm ,lovely touches to detail even milk in the fridge , will be using again , book this and u wont regret it , thank u wish I could off stayed longer !!
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from £50 / night

£325 - £575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

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(37) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful large house.” Just returned from a wonderful two night stay with a group of friends here. Great location for town centre and access to walks.Accommodation was fantastic everything we needed for our short break was provided - even fresh eggs
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from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

from £160 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Shalford

Guildford / Shalford

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Welcoming, friendly, tranquil location which I would highly recommend.” Thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Old Coach House in Shalford, Surrey. Amanda and her family are most welcoming and friendly. The cottage is set behind the main house in a lovely
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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .
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from £185 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £185 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£510 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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from £110 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment and location” Arrived at the apartment and were greeted by a bottle of wine and letter wishing us a lovely holiday - thank you very much Gerard. The apartment was great, spotlessly clean, modern, well equipped and was just as it looke
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from £55 / night

£385 - £795 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £55 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dundee

Dundee / Fowlis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable cottage in a lovely area of Scotland” We stayed at Denhead Cottage with our two young children and had a wonderful time exploring Dundee and surrounding areas. The cottage is quiet, cozy and comfortable, and has a lovely perspective onto
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from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(36) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Harbourside Apartment, Church Street, Whitby.” Harbourside Apartment is a great place to stay in Whitby.I would recommend it to anyone. It has only one drawback and that is parking and this goes for most of Whitby. If you find a good parking spot do
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from £50 / night

£325 - £575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

Caernarfon / Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The perfect location from which to explore North Wales.” The house was lovely and clean. Great amenities and lovely garden. We loved the location as it enabled us to explore further towards the North. The walk up to the beach was extremely enjoyable.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £60 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.
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from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £150 / night

(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

(157) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay.” Edele was very helpful, the location is quiet yet it's only a 15 min walk into town. Good value for the price, only downside was the lack of hot water by the 5th showers but it wasn't a major
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from £110 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £110 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Ceredigion / Borth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Magical place” Just had a lovely weekend with my dog at this very special place. The top room is very romantic and you can sit in the bath and watch the waves. The house is furnished comfortably and thoughtfully. It's like home from home. Superb se
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from £100 / night

£840 - £1610 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £100 / night

(17) 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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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bonchurch

Ventnor / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr
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from £150 / night

£900 - £1990 / week

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from £150 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second time here” This is the second time here and been absolutely brilliant good fishing days to and quite a lot caught kids enjoyed themselves to and Kim the owner helped us with any questions we asked her during our stay would recommend this place
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from £85 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great find for the whole family no matter what the age” Really exceeded all expectations, the house was lovely and fitted 6 in quite comfortably, along with our two dogs. Our lake was one of the smaller ones which made it much more personal experien
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from £100 / night

£790 - £990 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Felpham

Bognor Regis / Felpham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent accommodation” We found the property very clean and comfortable, it was well equipped with everything you need. You could not find a better position,between two excellent cafes. The owner's lived above the property they we're friendly but no
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from £75 / night

£525 - £665 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £75 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful space in the heart of Brighton!” This apartment is even bigger and better than it looks in the photo's. Very modern and comfortable with plenty of space.14 of us stayed for 3 nights, right in the heart of Brighton surrounded by the lanes and
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from £300 / night

£2200 - £5500 / week

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