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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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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

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

from £105 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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from £105 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Family Christmas” We had a wonderful family Christmas which is always hard to organise as we live in the USA and our children live in the UK. The cottage perfectly appointed with plenty of space. Great walking right from the front door and e
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from £90 / night

£275 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Manesty

Lake District / Manesty

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £114 / night

£570 - £1400 / week

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from £114 / night

(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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from £185 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Carbost / Satran

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £95 / night

£425 - £530 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday barn rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“High standard with great attention to detail.” We made a group booking and occupied all cottages for a recent long weekend. Everyone in our party was delighted with the high standard of this accommodation. Warm and cozy lounges; well-equipped kitchens
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from £495 / night

£3000 - £4600 / week

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from £495 / night

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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from £56 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Melrose holiday home rental

Borders / Melrose

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect location for exploring Borders” Impressed with bedroom sizes, cleanliness, and overall position of house in Melrose. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils all to a high standard. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to go again in future.
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from £100 / night

£320 - £550 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment accommodation

Dorset / Bournemouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment, convenient and well equipped” We enjoyed our stay at The Farthings. It is a lovely apartment, very well equipped and the car parking was invaluable. It was not as quiet as we had hoped because it is situated near to a busy roundabout
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from £46 / night

£275 - £547 / week

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from £46 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
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from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llangynidr

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£399 - £506 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) Very Good 

21

Achiltibuie holiday home rental

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Home rental in Staithes

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superlative in every respect” The owners have truly thought of everything, and then more! This rental has been thoughtfully renovated and equipped with all that you could need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location is excellent, the accom
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from £140 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bramhall

Stockport / Bramhall

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids” Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park
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from £75 / night

£525 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £123 / night

£760 - £950 / week

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from £123 / night

(9) Excellent 

12

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 £88 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £88 / night

(36) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidoshus!” A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect retreat!” A stunning converted cottage set in the beautiful peaceful grounds of Treberfydd House and gardens. Pet friendly and comfortably sleeps six with two bathrooms, one en-suite. The cottage has its own private parking and is situated
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from £130 / night

£525 - £795 / week

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from £130 / night

(28) Excellent 

17

Llanelli holiday apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Apartment” Beautiful surroundings, coastal pathway and sea just out the front. The apartment was really lovely. Clean, ground floor - good for mobility issues, quiet, big bedrooms, good kitchen, comfortable living area. It was close to to
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from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
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from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Home rental in Borth with golf nearby

Ceredigion / Borth

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£850 - £1350 / week

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from £122 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very cosy,homely house.” Lovely location. Spotless,cosy,comfy.All amenities such as dish washer tablets,kitchen rolls, washing up liquid available.Lovely secluded garden and dog friendly. Can strongly recommend.
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from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre. I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c
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from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

(43) Very Good 

12

Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a wonderful stay in this fabulous apartment. Loved the space & views - the weather was beautiful too!
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from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great family getaway.” We had a fab time staying at the fisherman cottage. Perfect location for us visiting family & attending a friends wedding. The space in the kitchen, dining & sitting area was perfect for the Sunday as it was my daughters bday so
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from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent accommodation and an excellent rate.” We booked church view as a base to explore the Peak District and we couldn't fault it. Although not a 'cottage' as we had originally planned it was well worth the money - all other letting a hiked their
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from £60 / night

£280 - £725 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Silverdale

Lake District / Silverdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful stay” A wonderfully quiet location with country views and comfortable lounge and bed. Ideal for a few nights away with walks on the doorstep.
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from £65 / night

£450 - £570 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Inveraray

Inveraray / Loch Fyne

2 4 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £69 / night

£392 - £636 / week

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from £69 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,
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from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Aberaeron holiday home rental

Ceredigion / Aberaeron

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” such a warm welcome and an amazing welcome hamper of local produce on arrival which was a real lovely touch! Perfect location the main road easily accessed but with a rural feel. The yard is lovely and beautifully maintained and the cottag
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from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Criccieth holiday home rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Heavenly!” We've just had an amazing break at this property. Inside was deceptively spacious and well planned. It was fully equipped, spotless and with wonderfully comfortable beds - I haven't slept so well for ages! The view from the living area was
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from £150 / night

£630 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bognor Regis

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
“Splendid” A charming cosy flat with seafront views, it has everything one would need and since it's winter time it's nice and warm. Shops, takeaways and public transport within walking distance. Would stay again
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from £42 / night

£265 - £390 / week

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from £42 / night

(77) 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

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
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from £150 / night

£575 - £765 / week

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from £150 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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from £85 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location for a weekend get-together” We are four mature nursing friends and The Old Workshop was the perfect place for our annual get-together. It was comfortable, well equipped and we enjoyed just relaxing and being able to cater for ourselves
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from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“excellent” Lovely house, ideal house with children of all ages, everything you need is in walking distance, will be back soon.
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from £125 / night

£655 - £1180 / week

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