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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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(9) Excellent 

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Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Westfield with tennis court

East Sussex / Westfield

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly
“Just what we wanted” This was a very last minute booking. We were looking for time to relax, a chance to see some places that I visited many times as a child, for my wife to see part of the country she had not seen and to bring our dog. The communi  …see more

from £75 / night

£520 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Plaxtol with tennis court

Kent / Plaxtol

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Little Apple Barn at Hamptons Farmhouse is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Gorgeous converted barn with wonderful, sweeping views of uninterrupted undulating countryside with the village of Plaxtol in the distance. This one bedroom conver  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 - £734 / week

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from £49 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whorlton

Barnard Castle / Whorlton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Once a cobblers and a pub, the cottage is in the pretty hamlet of Wycliffe. It is comfortably furnished with country antiques and provides a real home-from-home. With fields at the front and the river at the back, it is a haven of peace and tranquility with an abundance  …see more

from £60 / night

£355 - £530 / week

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from £60 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Fantastic break!” I spent 3 nights at the Old Farrowings cottage in August and could not fault anything. It was highly recommended by my parents who stayed previously and it certainly didn't disappoint! We were greeted by Jane and showed to the cottag  …see more

from £77 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £77 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect christmas” Wow, everything you could need in a beautiful setting. Comfy bed, bath robes, shower gel, towels, All the kitchen equipment you could dream of and dish washer. Lovely reclining settee, tv, dvds, books, and a log burner. Dog friendl  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Ashburton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Lovely little cottage in Dartmoor, just what we were looking for - a break away from work and in the middle of nowhere for some time out to relax. Hosts were very accommodating and friendly.  …see more

from £66 / night

£763 / week

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from £66 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A superb countryside cottage and location” We loved every moment of our stay. Could not ask for a better equipped cottage and Louise the owner was excellent host regarding our stay. We greatly enjoyed our morning walks exploring the area and found a  …see more

from £110 / night

£545 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Filey holiday home rental

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” A wonderful cottage in a wonderful setting, made even more comfortable after meeting the lovely owners on our arrival. There was a welcome goodie bag and the cottage has everything you could wish for, not like some other places where there  …see more

from £56 / night

£315 - £845 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Galashiels / Fountainhall

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house” We had a lovely stay... The house was perfect for us, plenty of room and everything we needed. The kids absolutely loved having the play area and tennis court in the doorstep...Margaret was lovely and very helpful. We will definitely be  …see more

from £57 / night

£460 - £700 / week

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from £57 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house rental

Guildford / Wonersh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful, Historic and Comfortable” Graet Tangley Manor was absolutely stunning. The pictures don't quite do it justice. We didn't want to leave because it was such a joy to be in the place. In addition, having a tennis court, swimming pool and other  …see more

from £980 / night

£3955 - £5600 / week

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from £980 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Croyde with tennis court

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £1450 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Selsey holiday caravan/mobile home rental

West Sussex / Selsey

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The caravan perfectly suited our needs!” A very well equipped caravan in a good location, walking distance from Selsey village. thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £510 / week

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from £40 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Penallt

Monmouthshire / Penallt

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“A little piece of paradise” This is an excellent, traditional, cozy, well equipped cottage in a lovely setting with magnificent views. Area is peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We spent a lovely week here with our dog Bella who adored it. Plenty of lo  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Framlingham

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5* barn. Framlingham. PRIVATE HOT TUB +Parking. WOODBURNER. Half an acre of garden. Superkingsize bed. Roll top bath. Shower. Bespoke kitchen. Tennis Court. Stylish decor. Underfloor heating thoughout. 37"TV. Blu-Ray/DVD player. Ipod dock. SMEG fridge/fre  …see more

from £89 / night

£560 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Milton Under Wychwood

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t  …see more

from £110 / night

£510 - £695 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Tincleton holiday cottage rental

Dorchester / Tincleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Feels like a better version of home as soon as you arrive” We have stayed for two weeks for the last few summers and have already booked next year. The cottage is lovely, with a beautiful enclosed garden. It has been thoughtfully equipped and has ma  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £1495 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Longparish holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Longparish

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful Accomodation, delightful hosts, extremely high standard!” What a lovely place, very well equipped and all to a very high standard, just perfect. Thank you for being such considerate hosts, we will definitely be back!  …see more

from £98 / night

£650 - £875 / week

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from £98 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Plaxtol

Kent / Plaxtol

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stable Cottage at Hamptons Farmhouse is located in the beautifully rural area between the villages of Plaxtol and West Peckham in Kent, the Garden of England. Amazingly quiet and peaceful, set in 9 acres of land, all that can be seen is rolling countryside, yet we are j  …see more

from £60 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Crayke

Easingwold / Crayke

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing place” Booked the manor for the weekend for my partners 30th! We had such an amazing time! The house and grounds were lovely. We are looking to book again for next summer! I would definitely recommend booking this place!  …see more

from £892 / night

£6244 / week

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from £892 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Putsborough

Devon / Putsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great relaxing holiday” Lovely place to stay, very peaceful and relaxing. Perfect size for 2 adults and 2 dogs, lovely decor and very cosy. Lovely quiet beaches long walks. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £1295 / week

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(66) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Biggin-by-Hartington

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage in a tranquil setting” Cheese Press Cottage is a cosy cottage on a farm, with vies over the Derby Dales. We enjoyed having lunch outside on the patio, with the superb landscape around us, and the peace and quiet of the location. Jane wa  …see more

from £74 / night

£380 - £490 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Langport with tennis court

Somerset / Langport

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Very spacious rural house with tennis court and panoramic views in all directions including Glastonbury Tor and beyond. House is full of light and windows. Private location down 200m drive. Very close to local amenities including good leisure centre with outdoor pool.  …see more

from £186 / night

£1300 - £2490 / week

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from £186 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Farnham with golf nearby, tennis court

Surrey / Farnham

1 3 14 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 14 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great flat in beautiful, peaceful location” This very well equipped and spacious first-floor apartment has a beautiful view on four sides over the garden and meadows beyond. It is situated next to the owner's house at a walking distance from the villa  …see more

from £79 / night

£498 / week

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from £79 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Port William

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage in peaceful and beautiful wooded area,” We had a fabulous time in Rose Cottage, lucky for us that it was a boiling hot week. The cottage was very cosy and so well equipped with everything we would require, the lovely garden was a bonus.  …see more

from £40 / night

£220 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

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Newchurch holiday cottage rental

Sandown / Newchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Enjoy a unique farm holiday at the Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight. Peaceful, beautiful location close to footpaths and cycle ways. 10 minutes from the beach and most other attractions. Tennis court, football pitch and restaurant on site. Dogs welcome by arrangement.&l  …see more

from £145 / night

£675 - £1310 / week

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from £145 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Worton

Wiltshire / Worton

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Carriage House stands at the entrance to an impressive, grade II listed mansion in the village of Worton, 6 miles from the attractive market town of Devizes.  …see more

from £184 / night

£789 - £1350 / week

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from £184 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool, tennis court in Barnstaple

Devon / Barnstaple

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous week staying in Barn owl cottage!” Have just returned from a fabulous weeks holiday on Combrew farm, staying in Barn owl cottage. The accommodation was everything we had hoped for and more! From arrival everything was perfect and so well thou  …see more

from £115 / night

£385 - £1235 / week

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from £115 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Biggin holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Miss” Had a fab time at this gorgeous cottage. Highly recommended for quiet get away, close to different cute villages to explore. Stunning scenery around the whole cottage, couldn't ask for any better! Thanks again :)  …see more

from £73 / night

£364 - £490 / week

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from £73 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Tincleton

Dorchester / Tincleton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Family weekend” Friendly welcome & quick resolution of minor problems. Clean, well equipped property with comfortable beds. Quiet farm location but close to Dorset's attractions.  …see more

from £156 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £156 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Home rental in Cosheston with indoor pool, tennis court

Pembroke Dock / Cosheston

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Astonishing” We booked Four Ashes for a week with our grown up kids and their partners making six of us in all. The idea was to walk the Pembroke coast but that soon went west. With all the facilities the house had to offer we found ourselves barely c  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £4750 / week

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from £200 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £58 / night

£375 - £785 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Excellent views and lovely walks surrounding the cute and cozy cottage, lovely area and fantastic owners!” Very warm and welcoming with great space for a cozy weekend or an action packed week. Many tourist attractions for all ages surrounding, really  …see more

from £90 / night

£310 - £570 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bethersden holiday shepherds hut rental

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
>Fully equipped for cookingWalking or cycling Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and on  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 / week

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Holiday home with indoor pool, tennis court in Tyringham

Buckinghamshire / Tyringham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Orchard House is a classic Edwardian house offering total seclusion, yet within easy reach of London by both rail and road. The 5-bedroomed house is set in 7 acres of beautiful gardens and paddocks, and other amenities include an indoor heated pool and a tennis court..O  …see more

from £916 / night

£4750 - £6795 / week

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from £916 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Braemar with golf nearby, tennis court

Aberdeenshire / Braemar

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A luxurious open plan holiday home with 3 bathrooms stunning views from the kitchen sink to the penthouse feel of the Sun room, and an edge of village location, set in the deer fenced grounds but surrounded by open space within the Cairngorms National Park.<br />A  …see more

from £142 / night

£990 - £1090 / week

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from £142 / night