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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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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Dundee

Scotland / Dundee

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely apartment and great location.” Really enjoyed our stay, super location and great views from the apartment. Very central location and easy to walk into the city centre.
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely time in Deal” We are having a great holiday in Deal. The weather has been stunning. The house is just right. Had brilliant holiday.
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from £85 / night

£575 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Minster on Sea

Isle of Sheppey / Minster on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi
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from £85 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat excellent location” Great location and good find in the centre of Tenby. All aspects of the flat are as per the description and everything worked out well from collecting the keys to leaving on the Sunday. Flat was clean spacious and had
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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from £95 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday home rental

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“great place to stay” Great location - easy access to harbour, coastal path and village shops. Fixtures and fittings were good - two bathrooms made life easier. Fenced in secure garden was perfect for our dog who had space to explore. We'll definitel
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from £70 / night

£425 - £825 / week

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from £70 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“A real Gem” My wife and I stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week, it was so well equipped, everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. The welcome pack was beyond generous with the most delicious home cooked meal left for us. The view is
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from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Reighton

North Yorkshire / Reighton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £75 / night

£525 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Richards Castle holiday barn rental

Ludlow / Richards Castle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(30) Excellent 

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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
“Well appointed flat in a lovely peaceful location” We really enjoyed our stay in Llennelli. The flat had all we required and was very comfortable. We explored the area a little and enjoyed the local museum. The botanical garden 30 minuted away was a
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from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Noss Mayo holiday cottage rental

Devon / Noss Mayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely cottage in perfect location” This was a lovely cottage. Perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Noss Mayo with stunning cliff-top walks and easy access to the historic city of Plymouth and its amenities. The cottage was full of character
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from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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from £52 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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(20) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lamberhurst

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Lamberhurst

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
“Courtyard Cottage is a quiet and relaxed place where one enjoys the almost magical garden and many hikes.” Courtyard Cottage at Court Lodge Estate in Lamberhurst is a great place to spend your holiday. We arrived on a Friday after a long journey and w
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from £110 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Hunstanton holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Norfolk / Hunstanton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great place to stay” Had a short break over new year with our young family. Very enjoyable. Property was clean and spacious. Would definitely recommend.Thank you.
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from £48 / night

£378 - £750 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Cottage, wonderful stay” Me, my girlfriend and our puppy stayed at Granary Cottage for the evening. The Cottage was perfect for the three of us, spacious and homely at the same time. Great for dog owners as there is dog walking paths and meadow
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from £95 / night

£550 - £775 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Yetholm

Borders / Yetholm

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Perfect Location” We stayed in Apartment 105 for a family weekend with our two daughters (19 & 22). The accommodation is clean and spacious and has everything you need - plus a few extras like books, dvds, puzzles etc. The view is
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from £47 / night

£305 - £760 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £47 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic home to enjoy your holidays” Cozy and friendly home; we enjoyed our staying here plenty. Ideal for a family with one or two children. Looking forward to be there again.
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from £75 / night

£325 - £525 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“4 nights, 5 amazing days.” Can't really be more positive about bayview cottage. Lovely, well thought out, finished and supplied home for a few days. Jeff was amazing with the kids, showing them where the wildlife was hiding. It made the perfect base t
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from £56 / night

£483 - £585 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay. The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided. Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep. Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
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from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Dunvant

Swansea / Dunvant

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious accomodation with a lovely secluded garden” This house exceded our expectations with the ammount of space it had for everyone to spread out. The thoughtful provision of so many toys and games and DVDs to occcupy everyone was an unexpected bon
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from £100 / night

£399 - £1025 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” The property was excellent, it was clean and spacious, it had everything we need for a stay with grandparents, parents, children and dog. The 2 lounges catered for both age groups, the 3 bathrooms were excellent and also the large bedroo
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from £115 / night

£599 - £1180 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ceredigion / Aberporth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Tranquility” I would highly recommend this holiday destination, as you will not be disappointed , the apartment is outstanding and the sea view is breath taking , the only disappointment was I wish we had booked for a longer stay, so we will defiantly
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from £85 / night

£545 - £749 / week

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(83) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment in a fabulous location!! Very clean, everything you need. We stayed 4 nights with our 2 girls aged 3 and 6 and it was perfect!
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from £90 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) 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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Home rental in Bibury

Cotswolds / Bibury

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £117 / night

£467 - £717 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic holiday home for our family break.” Fantastic holiday home, we stayed here 3 couples there is 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all done to a very high standard. We arrived in the afternoon and even tho it said check in at 5pm we were able to do 3p
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from £99 / night

£499 - £1248 / week

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(21) 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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avg. 2 hours 0 minutes

from £50 / night

(53) 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

£650 - £2500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

from £100 / night

(34) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
“peaceful,tranquil,super clean,simply the best” Probably 1 of the best apartments we have stayed in and super clean amazing views from the comfort of the lounge you can watch seals,swans (at least 15) and the evening entertainment a goodnight from the
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from £55 / night

£385 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Barn letting in Lumphanan

Banchory / Lumphanan

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful property, but some disappointments” We stayed in this property together with some friends over Christmas. It's a beautiful and massive place, and I loved the fact that when you shut the door between the living space and the sleeping space, y
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from £190 / night

£895 - £2555 / week

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from £190 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hambleton

Rutland / Hambleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” A beautiful cottage in a stunning location Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Loved the little extras like bread from the local bakery. We will back!
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from £150 / night

£850 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Boscastle

Cornwall / Boscastle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask about pets
“A holiday worth travelling for” I have stayed in Penlys many times, from 2005 onward, usually twice a year. I normally stay for 2 weeks in April/May and 2 weeks in September/October. The storage heaters and the log burning stove are very comforting on
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from £50 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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Apartment rental in Troon with golf nearby

South Ayrshire / Troon

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£480 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

6 16 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Plenty of space for the large family group” We were a family group of 16 people, three generations, five couples, and we stayed for 10 great days. There is plenty of space inside, we rented the en-suite studio as well, and a lovely furnished space in
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from £325 / night

£1700 - £2225 / week

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(62) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home comforts” A very well-equipped home with everything we needed provided. The pretty and private garden was safe for our grandson. On top of a hill, walkable into town for the energetic but there is also an hourly daytime bus from the end of the ro
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from £47 / night

£325 - £460 / week

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(66) 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

(7) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home rental

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Pretty cottage with great views.” Very comfortable, warm, well equipped cottage in the grounds of large house in Whiting Bay Very peaceful and secluded with beautiful views but only a short walk from shops and places to eat. Sarah made us very welco
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from £100 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent home from home.” We stayed at the swallows for a long weekend due to our daughter relocating to Cutthorp we couldn't have found a better place to stay, The house was great it had everything we needed well equipped and with lovely views of t
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from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

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