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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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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2750 / week

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from £279 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant family location” We have had a fantastic week at Southdown Barns. Our wonderful family enjoyed each other's company and made good use of the amazing space both indoors and out. The games room was a great facility although not used as much as
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from £450 / night

£2300 - £3200 / week

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from £450 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Shiskine

Isle of Arran / Shiskine

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£475 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Outer Hebrides / Isle of Barra

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £22 / night

£150 - £250 / week

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from £22 / night

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Cottage rental in Llandudno

Conwy County / Llandudno

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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(15) Very Good 

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Minehead holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Minehead

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“a very enjoyable stay” A very comfortable, well equiped cottage within easy reach of many places .We would stay again Lovely walks and a good pub next door but one
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from £43 / night

£300 - £460 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

7 12 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Pure dead brilliant” Fantastic house...the wee village has got it all..great pubs and cracking chippie..would return in a heartbeat
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from £190 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Pembroke / Freshwater East

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£440 / week

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from £45 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Amlwch

Amlwch / Bull Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.
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from £85 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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Apartment rental in Birmingham

West Midlands / Birmingham

1 3 2 nights min

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

from £70 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in London

England / London

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £120 / night

£500 - £640 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Crovie holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Crovie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret Hideaway” Beautiful location the forgotten place, where you can get back to basics, relax in the lovely cottage at 40 Crovie, bedrooms are spacious and underfloor heating in basement shower room and kitchen. Coal fire and central heating if req
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from £75 / night

£550 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Marazion

Cornwall / Marazion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Quirky cottage with a great sea view” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Artists Cottage, in one of our favourite locations of all time - Marazion. The cottage was quirky, fun and featured one of the best sea views you could wish for.
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from £75 / night

£525 - £1250 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Home rental in Northam

Bideford / Northam

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely view and lots of space.” Myself,my wife and my 3 year old Daughter stayed here for 1 night to break the journey down to Newquay. This house has a lovely rustic feel. Has lots of space each room in the house is very big. It has a little garden r
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from £120 / night

£600 - £1040 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £55 / night

£150 - £655 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Lodge rental in Kinloch Rannoch

Perth and Kinross / Kinloch Rannoch

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“very very good” very good accommodation,highly recommended, beautifull views across the loch, a little remote,especially for eating out, apartment has everything you need and more. only issue was after a 9 hour drive and arriving at 2.40 pm, we wernt
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from £130 / night

£652 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Applethwaite

Keswick / Applethwaite

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Most amazing location - cannot recommend this property enough & it's a bargain” We spent a week at the property in October 2010 with family and friends, and for a few hundred pounds we were a bit concerned about what sort of 4 bedroom house it would b
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from £160 / night

£750 - £1190 / week

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from £160 / night

(29) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Tewkesbury

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
“Wonderful cottage” We have been here before. The cottage has everything you might need and more. The owner of the cottage lives next door which is a bonus as well. Bill and his wife Dawn can help you with any questions you might have. They can also a
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from £75 / night

£375 - £510 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Petham

Canterbury / Petham

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Value for money for those who do not expect a lot of luxuof.” For a decent price you get 4 large bedrooms, a large living/dining area and a reasonably sized kitchen. Three toilets to suit al the guests (we were a party of 6). The garden is also big en
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from £175 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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from £175 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £125 / night

£500 - £1200 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Stoke-on-Trent holiday barn rental

Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £200 / night

£750 / week

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from £200 / night

15

Cottage rental in Newton Stewart

Dumfries and Galloway / Newton Stewart

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£265 - £390 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in York Riverside

York / York Riverside

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely accommodation and location” Family of 4 lovely accommodation and location , lovely touches from owner with welcome pack. Easy to find, first visit to York, will be back very soon
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from £140 / night

£790 - £860 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Greenwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very happy of our stay” we are very satisfied of the quality of the apartment and its location near public transport .Greenwich is a lovely town and the apartment with parking (nice touch) is very well located. Excellent welcome by the owner.
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from £73 / night

£689 - £899 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brampton, Carlisle

Carlisle / Brampton, Carlisle

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Location.” Absolutely perfect is the only way to describe our stay. After an idyllic week we really didn't want to leave. The owners, Maurice and Anne were so friendly we felt as though we'd knon them for years . The situation looking over
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from £90 / night

£285 - £460 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful week at Swelle Cottage” What a relaxing week we had at Swelle cottage. The cottage is well equipped and our family of five and a puppy were very comfortable. Helen and Max are friendly, accessible and helpful. The garden is lovely and my bo
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from £140 / night

£650 - £1190 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Blaenwaun

Carmarthenshire / Blaenwaun

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£345 - £565 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Petham

Canterbury / Petham

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Lovely place in Canterbury, we visited over the bank holiday May day weekend with a large group of friends. Took food and drink and cards for a male bonding weekend. Slippery Sam's had plenty of parking facilities, 12 adults sleeping arrangements
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from £260 / night

£855 - £1040 / week

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from £260 / night

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Greenford holiday home let

Greater London / Greenford

10 2 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cerne Abbas

Dorset / Cerne Abbas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A “home away from home”” Living in the States and having family in Alton Pancras, we have stayed at the Bookham Court cottages on numerous occasions and entertained our American guests there too – they loved it! Each visit we’ve received a warm welcom
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from £74 / night

£395 - £758 / week

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(35) Very Good 

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Alton holiday home rental

Staffordshire / Alton

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A characterful and spacious house” Lovely, fun place to stay with plenty of space and an abundance of toys to keep the youngsters occupied. The village and surrounding area are lovely. There were just a few minor things that let the house down: fridge
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from £115 / night

£600 - £1600 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Portsmouth holiday home rental

Hampshire / Portsmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £29 / night

£203 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Drewsteignton holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Drewsteignton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Super property excellent location, great hosts, you cannot ask for anything more.” We have booked this property for many years which is one of three converted barns run by Tim and Barbara Clark. The setting is idyllic and the hosts are charming alway
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from £210 / night

£589 - £3500 / week

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from £210 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Private room letting in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great host” Babs the owner was a lovely host for our one night stay... she made us feel right at home from the first minute with a lovely cup of tea and a chat in the lounge. Our room was comfortable and clean with fresh towels supplied and tea/coffee
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Short weekend break” We stayed for two nights in March with our two dachshunds. Whilst the weather wasn't perfect, it didn't matter as the lodge and facilities were so lovely that we didn't mind staying in. The views are great and the surrounding coun
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from £135 / night

£650 - £930 / week

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from £135 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Inversnaid holiday studio rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Inversnaid

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Best Hostess we ever met” Kelly and Paul are fantastic hosts. If you are looking for somewhere remote, long walks, fantastic home cooked food then this is the place to go. The only downside for us was the fact that nearest pub/restaurant (half mile)
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from £95 / night

£665 - £1330 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Bridlington / Kilham, Yorkshire

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Room for us all - just right” We had 10 days at Ravenhill in January whilst visiting family in the area. Whilst it was cold outside the house soon warmed up with the efficient central heating and an open fire in the lounge. Fabulous kitchen with eve
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from £100 / night

£330 - £1030 / week

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