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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 home in Worplesdon

Guildford / Worplesdon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £167 / night

£947 - £1136 / week

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from £167 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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

(2) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £4035 / week

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from £232 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Sunderland holiday apartment rental

Tyne and Wear / Sunderland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant choice, fantastic view and superb accommodation.” The apartment was modern, finished to a high standard and tastefully decorated. The view was breathtaking with large windows overlooking the sea -there were even binoculars to use in order t
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from £75 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Stuckton holiday log cabin rental

Fordingbridge / Stuckton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£449 - £1299 / week

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from £75 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“quiet friendly Corton” Great pub food, saved me cooking. Arts and craft at the church is a must, even the dog felt very much included. The boys enjoyed the on site swimming pool also. Very much recommend the place.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic holiday” me and my partner stopped here and was amazed how nice the apartment was. had everything you could ask for, love the area loads to do. we walked into st ives via the coastal path which was relaxing. weather was on our side apart fro
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1250 / 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

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £125 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £125 / night

(50) 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
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definitely return
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Had a lovely week?” Had a very enjoyable week. Good weather added to our stay. I found the seating in the loung uncomfortable. But apart from that it was a lovely place to stay.
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from £217 / night

£1450 - £2900 / week

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from £217 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£325 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent experience” The apartment was spot on. Everything had been thought of and it was very clean, stylish, well equipped and comfortable. It was located a 2 minute walk from the main shops, restaurants etc. and yet there was no noise to disturb
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from £60 / night

£400 - £950 / week

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(46) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Barnard Castle with golf nearby

Durham / Barnard Castle

4 20 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Everything we needed in a beautiful area.” The cottage was more a large country house, basic clean & comfortable. The owners had been updating and improving rooms, toilets etc, which was mentioned in previous reviews, but now working fine & look very
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from £160 / night

£795 - £1355 / week

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from £160 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday cottage accommodation

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place” This is a house that is obviously used by the family that own it. It has a lovely warm atmosphere that makes you feel instantly comfortable. Well furnished and not short of anything in the kitchen. The garden is brilliant in good weat
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from £85 / night

£480 - £760 / week

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from £85 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) 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
“A Very comfortable Cottage” Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet village with a shop , post
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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from £95 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday home in South Uist

Outer Hebrides / South Uist

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A great escape in a marvellous and unique natural environment.” A fantastic location with walks and wonderful views from the house. The house was very well equipped and comfortable with great hosts. There is plenty to do and everyone we met was friend
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from £58 / night

£400 - £745 / week

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from £58 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£700 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Gannel Estuary

Newquay / Gannel Estuary

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful place to stay” The house was clean and tidy when we arrived. Everything was well laid out inside. Fantastic view over the estuary from the rooms at the front. Owner was very prompt in responding to queris regarding the property. Ideally lo
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from £158 / night

£1100 - £2950 / week

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from £158 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Pevensey Bay

Pevensey / Pevensey Bay

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£355 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Leigh, Dorset

Sherborne / Leigh, Dorset

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£463 - £757 / week

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from £108 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Insch holiday home rental

Aberdeenshire / Insch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £145 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £145 / night

13

Holiday home in Auchterarder

Perth and Kinross / Auchterarder

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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from £55 / night

(91) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in
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from £55 / night

£270 - £640 / week

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from £55 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(24) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Glastonbury Centre holiday cottage rental

Glastonbury / Glastonbury Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxing Peaceful Retreat In The Heart of the Town” This is the second time staying at this lovely cottage, once again we found it to be a wonderful and peaceful retreat, yet just a few minutes walk into the town. Very helpful owner and straightforwar
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Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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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

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Duddon Valley / Coniston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly
“Peace & Quiet” If you want a get away from it all holiday , this is it. You are miles from anywhere .Very friendly hosts that leave you alone, but are there if you need them . When you arrive there is a carrot cake a loaf of bread, and bottle of wine
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from £85 / night

£385 - £575 / week

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from £85 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Newquay / Watergate Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay. We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
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from £250 / night

£1089 - £3779 / week

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from £250 / night

(109) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.
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from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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