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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 cottage in Blakeney

Norfolk / Blakeney

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxing weekend” I have just got back from staying in Tidal Retreat and have had a really wonderful weekend. The cottage and surrounding area were just what we were looking for. The cottage is very well equipped comfortable and warm and very close to  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 / week

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from £150 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

(30) 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  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !” We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches ! It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high s  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

English Riviera / Torquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect accomodation for a seaside stay” The apartment is just as described. Very clean, one block from the sea front, with parking permits so flexible if you want to just go local, or go out every day in the car. Lots of nice touches in decoration to  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cambridgeshire / Ely

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“comfortable, excellent locaion, quiet and the garden and off road parking a bonus” The cottage is much better equipped than usual, which made self catering very easy. To be met by the owner was lovely, and meant we could ask all the questions, and  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £105 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / Culross

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great Place to stay!” A wonderful village location, and a great base to explore the region. A well decorated and appointed, comfortable flat with great views over the Firth of Forth. Highly recommended!!! Oh yes, make sure you book for the Red Lion  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £82 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £82 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.002 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent appartment ideal location” could not fault one thing just like home from home everything has been thought of inside of the appartment toys for my little girl ,dvds etc the views are out of this world beds are comfy we have booked f  …see more

from £99 / night

£350 - £975 / week

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from £99 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Stay - 5*****” What a great weekend from start to finish. Communication with Patricia through booking to leaving was excellent. She met us at the caravan with the keys and showed us around. Beautiful caravan in a great position, near all ame  …see more

from £45 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent anniversary weekend.” We stayed here for two nights for our 3rd wedding anniversary as we also visited to watch a performance at the York Opera House. Beautiful apartment with quality fittings. Ideal location and everything there you would n  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own  …see more

from £155 / night

£390 - £990 / week

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from £155 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £895 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eskmoor Cottage - perfect in all we needed, house, situation and environment” The house: Extremely Clean, had all Equipment you needed for your stay, so that for instance you could Cook if you didn't want to go out to eat, wash-maschine if you needed  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Home rental in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect cosy cottage in the centre of Ludlow.” Lavender Cottage had all the facilities required to ensure a comfortable stay. The cottage was clean and all the arrangements in place worked without a hitch. It was cosy and warm which was essential fo  …see more

from £90 / night

£420 - £450 / week

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from £90 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ullapool

Scottish Highlands / Ullapool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect location in Edinburgh” This was our first trip to Edinburgh, so I was simply guessing at what might be a good location for touring the city. I got very lucky with this apartment, in every way. It is located on Rose in New Town, which is full  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £440 / week

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from £36 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Kent / Whitstable

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Centrally located, less than two minutes walk from Whitstable's wonderful seafront, beaches, harbour, Yacht Club, seafood market and restaurants; and closer still to Harbour Street, renowned for its fascinating variety of independent shops. Available weekends/weeks  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St Michaels

St Andrews / St Michaels

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect flat in the heart of St Andrews!” A lovely flat situated an incredibly short walk from the centre, with three wonderful bedrooms and wonderful common rooms, including kitchen and very spacious sitting room. The garden is very beautiful, es  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1435 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery  …see more

from £105 / night

£470 - £1095 / week

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from £105 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,  …see more

from £125 / night

£760 - £1075 / week

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from £125 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Just returned from a few days at St George's Lodge. Such a little gem. A lovely little bungalow in St. Anne's. Tastefully furnished and decorated. There is everything you would need including a sun room. A short walk from the shops, restau  …see more

from £70 / night

£650 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely flat, great location, hospitable and clean!” We really enjoyed our stay. The flat was spacious and comfortable especially given we were in a group encompassing three generations. Lots of unexpected extras in the kitchen that meant we didn't h  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £970 / week

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from £150 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £835 / week

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from £50 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment great location” We rented this apartment for a few days for my birthday it was in a great location and a lovely place to stay. This apartment has all mod cons with added extras like soap shower gel tea towel etc not all places do t  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Goring-by-Sea

Worthing / Goring-by-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £955 / week

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from £96 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer,  …see more

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cardiff holiday studio rental

South Wales / Cardiff

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent little studio with everything you need, in a great location” We stayed in The Cwtch for 6 nights. Rob, the owner gave us a warm welcome and gave us plently on information on where to eat etc. The studio is quite small but has everything  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cambridgeshire / Huntingdon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent” Stayed over whilst visiting friends. Great location 2 mins walk from Huntington town centre. Excellent facilities in the cottage/house. Loved the gothic mirrors. great kitchen & bathroom . Nice area outside, although it was too cold to use  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great stay beautiful accommodation” Highly recommend great friendly service welcome pack on arrival including beer, wine and chocolates very personal touches, will be staying again  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely - we'll be back!” Just had very enjoyable stay at Casey's Yard, Cambridge. Felt welcome from the moment we arrived. A well designed, well equipped, cosy apartment with thick double-glazing which made the rooms peaceful and quiet. There's a b  …see more

from £120 / night

£672 / week

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from £120 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Oban holiday apartment rental

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £645 / week

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from £69 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment but be aware of the location.” This apartment is lovely but the location is both good and bad. It is off the beaten path. No way to easily get to Oxford except by rental car, taxi or bus. Groceries? Do you want to carry them on th  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 / week

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from £95 / night