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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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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec
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from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Family Christmas” We had a wonderful family Christmas which is always hard to organise as we live in the USA and our children live in the UK. The cottage perfectly appointed with plenty of space. Great walking right from the front door and e
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from £90 / night

£275 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(50) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

22

Holiday apartment in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent
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from £100 / night

£650 - £955 / week

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Holiday cottage letting

Pembrokeshire / St. Dogmaels

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£360 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gorran Haven

Cornwall / Gorran Haven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb cottage” Superb former coast guard cottage, sat on the garden bench having coffeee looking out over wonderful views of the sea and over Gorran Haven hard to beet that especially as it was January!! Cottage has everything you may need and is f
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from £85 / night

£450 - £975 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Rochester holiday townhouse rental

Kent / Rochester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(87) Excellent 

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14

Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent property to stay if visiting York” Excellent property to stay if visiting York. Very clean and all you need for a great get away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely go back. So
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from £88 / night

£470 - £550 / week

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from £88 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • 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
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from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Rhos-on-Sea

Conwy County / Rhos-on-Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £60 / night

£310 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sandbanks

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks. 2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
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from £180 / night

£985 - £1765 / week

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from £180 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Tincleton

Dorchester / Tincleton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Tincleton lodge” A very comfortable cottage in a quiet location. It was well equipped and had plenty of space for the eight of us. We followed the nature trail to a fab bluebell wood. Wareham is nearby so good for a trip out. Highly recommended.
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from £248 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £248 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Hastings

Hastings / Central Hastings

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious Modern Clean & Comfortable” My family had a great stay in this gorgeous holiday home. The location is really convenient for walking to the town, sea and the pier as well as the old Town with all its attractions. It was really restful not need
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from £70 / night

£350 - £560 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £70 / night

(35) Excellent 

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22

Holiday cottage in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£590 - £650 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

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(28) Excellent 

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Looe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Captains Cottage” Outstanding cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Wonderful roses and scones and cream on arrival. Highly recommended and will be back. Love the whole area.
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from £150 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £150 / night

£1200 - £1340 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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West Wittering holiday home rental

West Sussex / West Wittering

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £170 / night

£745 - £1850 / week

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avg. 3 hours 3 minutes

from £170 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect relaxation” I stayed with 3 friends for a weekend of relaxation. Have been here before and will be back again for the views and beach walks and relaxation in a cozy accommodation. Perfect place to unwind!
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from £90 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cellardyke

Fife / Cellardyke

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay for a relaxing break” If you are looking for Great holiday accommodation, in a peaceful location this is the place to come. Lovely views from the cottage, which is very comfortable and clean. Lots to do nearby, seaside walks, ancie
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from £89 / night

£410 - £725 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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B&b rental in Burntwood

Staffordshire / Burntwood

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
“Miss and mr” An absolutely wonderful weekend. Hospitality was outstanding. The room was spotless with lovely smelling candles all around the private garden. Can not wait to go back for the weekend to relax in the hot tub after some Xmas shopping.
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from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mevagissey

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£499 - £979 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

5 24 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house, helpful host perfect for hen” We were a group of 20 on a hen do and this house was perfect for us. The owner was really helpful in the run up and the layout of the house is great for a large group with a big basement dining area and co
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from £150 / night

£2650 / week

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from £150 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Flookburgh

Grange-over-Sands / Flookburgh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Just Perfect!” My family and I have had a wonderful holiday at this pristine, stylish and well equipped cottage. Will definitely visit again in the near future.
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from £57 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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avg. 1 hour 27 minutes

from £57 / night

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Grimsby holiday home rental

Lincolnshire / Grimsby

4 7 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable accommodation in a great location” This apartment was perfect for a long weekend stay, right on the coast road, without the hustle and bustle of being closer to Bournemouth but conveniently situated for visiting lots of places such as
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from £105 / night

£625 - £1100 / week

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avg. 54 minutes

from £105 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

West Sussex / Earnley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” I stayed with my Mum and her dog Molly for a short break at the beginning of December. We had a lovely stay, Mandy was very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations for places to visit and eat at. The accommodation was very homely and
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from £46 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craigellachie

Moray / Craigellachie

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Romantic, relaxing, remote and tranquil, in short amazing!” Helpful and accomadating owners with a top class rental property. Thank you so much, we will certainly return!
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from £120 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Southend holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Southend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“property well situated with all facilities for all weathers” well equiped and well positioned for all the needs of young and old,beach lovers golfers walkers eating out .it would not be so suitable for a person with a disability as the entrances from
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(121) 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
“Excellent” Perfect Property. Location, very central only a short walk to all the wonderful Chester sights. Property had all the facilities needed for a weeks stay for a family of 4. It was also extremely clean. We have stayed in many properties and th
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from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glenridding

Lake District / Glenridding

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Lovely apartment” This was a lovely cosy apartment which had everything you could need. It is well equipped and very comfortable and the beautiful views were a real bonus. You can do lots of walks straight from the door which was perfect. We spent 4
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from £75 / night

£315 - £530 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

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(26) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable ,well situated bungalow.” A small bungalow but with everything you would need. It was very warm with excellent central heating and a powerful fire. Very near the centre of Keswick and there was a fishshop and a grocer 2 minutes walk away.
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from £65 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central York

York / Central York

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Fantastic house and location” Lovely well decorated house exceeded expectations beds really comfy location perfect big dinning area so perfect for cooking your own breakfast /tea instead of going out. Group of 8 went and we all said we would go again.
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from £165 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Coalbrookdale

Ironbridge Gorge / Coalbrookdale

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Stay” We had a really lovely weekend break in this cottage, bigger than we expected from the photos and very comfortable for us and our daughter. Easy to find and great to have a parking space just outside. There is a Co-op just down the road
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from £49 / night

£400 - £420 / week

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(28) Very Good 

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Isle of Harris holiday cottage rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Weeks stayed at Cuckoo Cottage” My in-laws booked Cuckoo cottage for my partner & I, as they go to Harris every year (this being my first). Cuckoo cottage was everything we needed and more! Great location with a stunning beach just a short walk from t
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from £80 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Home letting in Hunstanton

Norfolk / Hunstanton

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£308 - £700 / week

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from £44 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A weekend at the Swallows Barn” With a long weekend away planned in Watergate bay we wanted to find a place to stay that offered all the creature comforts of home and I found it at Swallows Barn. The family that own the property were very welcoming an
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from £55 / night

£280 - £590 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Kent / Dymchurch

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £63 / night

£441 - £1091 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £63 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with indoor pool, golf nearby in Embo

Scottish Highlands / Embo

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £70 / night

£465 / week

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avg. 3 hours 23 minutes

from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Cornwall / Calstock

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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