Holiday cottages and apartments in Great Britain

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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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51,356 Holiday homes

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in quiet location” House is comfortable in a quiet road 5 - 10 minutes walk from Viking Bay, Stone Bay and the High Street. The beaches are sandy and child friendly especially Viking Bay. There are many places to eat in the town centre and  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Milford on Sea holiday home accommodation

Lymington / Milford on Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house in great location” Lovely house in a great location, lovely and clean and well maintained. Well kept courtyard, well equipped house  …see more

from £135 / night

£650 - £1395 / week

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from £135 / night

(116) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w  …see more

from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation.” This is a first class holiday let. Situated as it is on the sea front, the view from the panoramic window in the first floor lounge/diner is breathtaking. You can watch the sea in all of it's moods. Every room and facility is  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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from £125 / night

(56) 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
“Best rental ever” If you could sum up everything that was excellent in all the places you visited, No 31 not only equalled them it managed to surpass even the very best. Host was friendly and all the little extras just kept coming. Whatever you needed  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £36 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Carrbridge

Aviemore / Carrbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect retreat for all the family!” We had 3 generations of our family stay for a long weekend and not once did anyone feel they were on top of one another. A great place with loads of room for everyone and very clean and comfortable. Everything we  …see more

from £180 / night

£1100 - £1600 / week

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from £180 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Friendley welcome where nothing was too much trouble.” From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel like we were long lost friends. The cream tea which was waiting for us was wonderful and very welcomed after a long journey. We had  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Corton holiday bungalow rental

Lowestoft / Corton

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“We had a very relaxing time in no.19 Waterside bungalow with beautiful views.” We enjoyed our 10 day holiday in 19 Waterside bungalow.The bungalow was very comfortable. The outside decking was a very good idea as we enjoyed full english breakfast in  …see more

from £50 / night

£235 - £575 / week

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from £50 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, Handy Location!” The Cottage is in a lovey quiet street within a great distance of the beach and short drive to tourist destinations such as Folly Farm and Oakwood. Equipped with some little additions that kept us entertained while the  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Ironbridge holiday home rental

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Miss” We had a lovely few days in the cottage. Plenty to do in the area for adults and kids alike. My six year old had a great time at Ingenuity. The cottage is a short walk from the high street with its lovely little shops and nice places to eat. We'  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Padstow Harbour holiday cottage rental

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni  …see more

from £105 / night

£725 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) 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
“Country cottage in a calm and peaceful setting” The cottage was clean and well equipped. The location is central to towns and country houses, castles and picturesque villages. The owners prepared helpful advice about places to visit, including the ver  …see more

from £110 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £110 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for  …see more

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / 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+
“Fantastic break, just what was needed!” We needed a break from planning an imminent wedding and Noss Mayo, and 75 Creekside, proved to be the perfect place for this. Having grown up in south Devon it was also great to come back after a few years of no  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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from £52 / night

(16) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Leicester

Leicestershire / Leicester

1 3 14 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 14 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way!” We stayed at the Cotton Mill for 18 days in June/July 2013 and we loved it! It clean, nicely decorated and well supplied. The city center, shopping, bus station, train station, restaurants and market were all nearby. We espec  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(106) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” All way from booking to leaving this property we were all 100% satisfied. The house was very comfortable and appointed. One of our party is a wheelchair user and even they agreed it was a comfortable stay away from home....beds super comfy!  …see more

from £180 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £180 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torquay

Torquay / Torquay Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accomodation, close to everything” Stayed for 3 nights in March with our granddaughter..Everything wee needed was under one roof, spacious apartment with all mod cons. Lovely & clean on arrival. Parking was ourside the apartment and we had a  …see more

from £50 / night

£315 - £605 / week

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from £50 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed” The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share  …see more

from £59 / night

£350 - £446 / week

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from £59 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
With spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind in a wonderful peaceful setting.  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Troutbeck holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Badger's Way is a wonderful self-catering pine lodge in the heart of the English Lake District. Badgers visit every evening and it's really exciting to watch them close up! Family friendly and ideal for Romantic Breaks and Birthday Treats.<br />The lo  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 / week

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from £99 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Bamburgh

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location” This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat o  …see more

from £175 / night

£1135 - £1550 / week

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from £175 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Hampton holiday cottage rental

Greater London / Hampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“BEST GET AWAY” From the moment I went to the website and viewed the accommodations, I was looking for to having a relaxing experience.When we had arrived, it simply was fabulous! I would rate a "10" and would be a repeated customer  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast” Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely tho  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Available for rental from July 2016. Situated overlooking the marina with lovely views from the Juliette Balcony in the Living Room. A range of restaurants, pub, shops, museum, library and bowling alley within 2 minutes walk. A large Supermarket and other shops within  …see more

from £55 / night

£285 - £575 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Truly stunning” Firstly I would like to say how nice the owners are. The van was decorated for us on arrival as it was a birthday break. Then we had a slight boiler issue and it was repaired with in minutes. High standard caravan with everything you c  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Margaret's Hope

South Ronaldsay / St Margaret's Hope

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
There are some lovely beaches and cliff side walks nearby. On the slip outside the door of The Noust there can quite regularly be seals lying.  …see more

from £50 / night

£380 / week

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from £50 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Central Newquay

Newquay / Central Newquay

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful well equipped holiday home in the heart of Newquay” On arrival we were impressed with this beautiful house. There is plenty of room in this house and the owners have equipped it well. The location is great with Towan beach just a few minut  …see more

from £400 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £400 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Blairmore holiday studio rental

Cowal Peninsula / Blairmore

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“The perfect home away from home” This lovely little flat sitting on the water front at Blairmore was the ideal holiday flat - simply decorated, comfortable bed, great view, excellent kitchen, clothes washer and drier, great shower in bathroom. All th  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £295 / week

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from £28 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dereham

Dereham / East Tuddenham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £960 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carnoustie

Angus / Carnoustie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Cottage” My sister booked this cottage for us in May and what a gem it is! The small personal touches made such a difference. Lovely comfortable cottage with a modern kitchen that is so well stocked you want for nothing! In fact we enjoyed ou  …see more

from £65 / night

£175 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night