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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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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A perfect holiday home.” Our family stayed in the Dingle as a base to visit family. It was perfect! The house was clean, in a super location (with parking) and very well equipped with everything we could need. We will certainly be back.
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from £100 / night

£725 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
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from £50 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £112 / night

£550 - £1350 / week

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from £112 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £275 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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from £275 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“A high quality and spacious apartment in a lovely house and setting” I booked this quite late and for just 2 nights as we were attending our daughter's graduation ceremony in Ormskirk. The 1st floor apartment is very well appointed and has everything
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from £120 / night

£700 - £4500 / week

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from £120 / 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

(24) Very Good 

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13

Marsden holiday cottage rental

Huddersfield / Marsden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable, well equipped, recommended” A comfortable, well equipped property in an interesting location just outside Marsden. Good views across a lake and the Huddersfield Narrow canal. Easy to get to Marsden on foot along the tow path, but not reco
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from £48 / night

£257 - £464 / week

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from £48 / night

(25) Excellent 

34

Holiday home rental

Liverpool / Newsham Park

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant house” We stayed here for a hen do last weekend, it's a brilliant house, well stocked kitchen which covered all our requirements. Owner is brilliant at replying to messages and checking on requirments/needs when we where there. Taxis into to
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from £700 / night

£3570 - £5250 / week

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from £700 / night

(47) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property, location and hosts” Just what we needed for our break in the peak district. It is a very comfortable apartment and great base for exploring the local area. The owners of the property could not have provided us with any more to ma
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from £65 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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from £65 / night

(18) Excellent 

35

Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

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

£1695 / week

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from £423 / night

(2) Very Good 

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St. Andrews holiday home rental

Fife / St Andrews

4 6 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£560 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Brighton Apartment” We loved Regency Retreat. Perfect location and apartment splendid. Beautiful spacious living room, really comfortable bed and fab shower. Simon was extremely helpful. Thankyou we really enjoyed our stay.
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from £75 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

24

Brighton holiday penthouse rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly

from £275 / night

£1208 - £1210 / week

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from £275 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(43) Very Good 

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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

(148) Excellent 

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Central York self catering apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Why stay anywhere else in York” We started using this apartment a couple of years ago. Our requirements were a short walk to York with decent car parking and a good apartment. We have just returned from our 6th stay, why would we consider anywhere el
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Newquay

Newquay / Central Newquay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Apartment in a prime location with a great view.” Great apartment located in the center of Newquay and 2 minutes walk from beach. The views from the front of the apartment are breath taking and we were able to find amble free parking at the front of t
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from £85 / night

£400 - £1120 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Aberystwyth

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Lovely spacious apartment. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped. There was plenty of room for the five of us and we opted to cook in the lovely kitchen a couple of times. Diolch yn fawr.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / 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

(30) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful spacious apartment in a great location” We were 4 couples and a single adult visiting Edinburgh for a long weekend and hadn't had the chance to get together for some time. We therefore all wanted to stay together and make the most of communa
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from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
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from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“fantastic place” love this apartment ,the views are ever changing ,no 2 days are the same,cannot wait to get back here every year
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from £110 / night

£615 - £925 / week

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from £110 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment accommodation

Brighton / Kemptown

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant place.” We stayed here for the end of April Bank Holiday weekend. It was fantastic. We had a 2 year old with us and found this place was perfect. There was adequate space for us all and even a fab garden too. The apartment was immaculate and
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from £95 / night

£499 - £708 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) 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
“Easter break” Had a fab family weekend. The house was lovely and cosy with everything you could possibly need & on a well kept complex. Lots to do in the surrounding areas could never get bored of the east coast.
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from £56 / night

£315 - £845 / week

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from £56 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A brilliant first family holiday” What a great first family holiday for me my other half and our 3 year old daughter. Great accommodation very clean and we'll looked after, the whole complex is clean and welcoming. We enjoyed use of the on site pool t
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from £50 / night

£320 - £620 / week

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from £50 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous!” I've just spend a lovely weekend at The Coach House with 7 friends. The House is beautifully decorated, and spotlessly clean. The bedrooms are all good sizes (2 ensuite) with clean fresh bedding. The bathrooms are all modern and again very
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from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful home-beautiful location” Jasmine cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need for a self-catered stay. My husband and I were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a wedding along with our 2 adult children and our son's fiance. The space
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from £100 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £100 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for two adults and a dog or four adults.” Good location for viewing the wilds of Anglesey which are some of the best in the UK.. If weather is inclement visit the towns on the island and those close by on the North Wales coast line.
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from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Broadstairs holiday home rental

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Birthday celebrations” Had a lovely long weekend perfect place to stay Gina was very helpful and easy to contact Tea coffee sugar and milk there ready plus a packet of biscuits which was much appreciated after 6 hour journey Would definitely rec
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

St Ives / Carbis Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Apartment” we stayed for 1 week in the apartment in July, the quality of the apartment is fantastic, it is equiped with everything you could possibly need for a totally relaxing & enjoyable stay. The bed is the most comfy ever.There is a lov
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from £69 / night

£299 - £899 / week

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from £69 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.
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from £80 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Newtonmore holiday home rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent position in the beautiful and majestic Cairngorms.” A very comfortable house with interesting architectural doors leading nowhere! Unfortunately, we found dirty cooking utensils in the cupboards, which detracted from the ambience of the pre
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from £72 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £72 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage” We had a most enjoyable stay at The Old House which is on the High Street and very convenient for walking into the lovely town. The cottage is small but adequate for 2 couples to enjoy with 2 lovely enusites. A little more equipment, inc
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from £130 / night

£600 - £831 / week

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from £130 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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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from £70 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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(45) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic location, Fantastic apartment” Location and apartment was amazing, lovely throughout. Comfortable beds, plenty of room in all of the rooms, highly recommended.
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from £113 / night

£565 - £1400 / week

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from £113 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in South East London

South East London / Crystal Palace

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£220 - £280 / week

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from £40 / night

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