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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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(32) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Isle of Bute

Argyll and Bute / Isle of Bute

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.
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from £60 / night

£410 - £574 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect apartment” We have just returned from a perfect week away at The Peninsula. The apartment is very special with breath taking views of the mountains and the sea. This extremely well equipped apartment is spacious, comfortable and feels like a
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from £58 / night

£400 - £830 / week

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from £58 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
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from £75 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday home in London

England / London

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1295 - £1345 / week

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from £199 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i
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from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in Auchterarder

Perth and Kinross / Auchterarder

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£600 - £680 / week

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from £90 / night

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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

(15) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Bonchurch

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding” Srawberries turned out to be an excellent choice. We have visited the island many times, and this accommodation was spot-on. Lucy was very welcoming, and could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable - five stars.
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from £130 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Prestatyn

Denbighshire / Prestatyn

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Review of Gorse Hill” Spent Xmas to New Year in this wonderful house just the perfect place to spend a break either with family or friends.. Owner greeted us and gave us tour of property and on hand when any questions asked!! Property itself was imm
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from £225 / night

£1000 - £1100 / week

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from £225 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Wigtown with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Wigtown

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£250 - £445 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Anstruther holiday cottage rental

Fife / Anstruther

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely spacious, clean cottage in excellent location with helpful owner” The cottage was clean and had every thing a family on holiday could need. The pub next door does not adjoin and was no issue. We had two weeks of good weather and had fun explori
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from £95 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £95 / night

(87) Excellent 

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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

(13) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Poole

Dorset / Poole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic apartment with fantastic facilities - couldn't have asked for more !” We enjoyed a fantastic week at Poole Quarter. The apartment had everything we could wish for, and more !!! We had a text from Tracey to say the apartment was ready ear
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from £140 / night

£750 - £970 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday home in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £104 / night

£725 - £925 / week

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from £104 / night

(41) Excellent 

40

Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Leeds Castle

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha
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from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc holiday log cabin accommodation

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic” Well,what can I say. Travelled to Valley View with my wife and daughter. An absolutely stunning location with a log cabin to match. Everything you could want is supplied in the lodge from utensils,right through to bedding and to
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from £69 / night

£406 - £644 / week

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from £69 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking. We had no problems at al
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from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Dorset / Bournemouth

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location, Comfy apartment!” Location of the apartment was perfect, Surrounded by everything you need! Perfect for a girlie weekend away!! Henrikka was very helpful with our booking! would defiantly recommend!!
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from £300 / night

£1500 / week

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from £300 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Clare has thought of everything in the flat to make you feel at home” The flat was spotless, Clare left great information about Broadstairs. The flat is in a great location so close to the sea and shops. We loved Broadstairs and would definately go b
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from £80 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Langholm

Dumfries and Galloway / Langholm

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£715 - £725 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llandrindod Wells

Powys / Llandrindod Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£289 - £349 / week

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from £52 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Lleyn Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Pwllheli / Lleyn Peninsula

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous stay” The cottage is well equipped and looked after. If you like the quiet with fabulous scenery (and farm animals on your doorstep) this is your heaven. We had great weather so was able to go out and about exploring the lovely beaches which
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from £50 / night

£280 - £810 / week

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from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

West Sussex / Shoreham-by-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“spotlessly clean, great location, very accessible to londan and brighton” We travelled from the south of ireland to the uk in august and had a wonderful holiday from our base at apt. 11 shoreham by sea, waters edge. We had our own parking space. Al
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from £100 / night

£460 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Grantham holiday townhouse rental

Lincolnshire / Grantham

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Luxuriously Lovely Lavender House” What a lovely plave to stay!! The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms were all kitted out with lovely bedding and each room had it's own individual touches. We went there as a family of 6,
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from £110 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Really enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. The property was very clean, homely, well equipped and the bed was very comfortable too. It was everything we needed for our weeks stay in Lowestoft babysitting our Grandchildren and an added b
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from £65 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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from £65 / night

(31) 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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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Insch holiday home rental

Aberdeenshire / Insch

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £145 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £145 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Just returned from a lovely stay at blue tit lodge at Tattershall lakes. The lodge was lovely, great hot tub overlooking the jet ski lake with great views of Tattershall castle . The lodge had everything you needed for a great relaxing stay.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1195 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £450 / night

£1800 - £4000 / week

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from £450 / 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

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautifully decorated , luxurious and well equipped. Perfectly located for beach and town.great family stay” We had a fantastic stay at Seashells with my parents and two children. Perfect to accomodate us all with plenty of space. Everything was so we
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from £145 / night

£1015 / week

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from £145 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Aberdeenshire / Banchory

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent accommodation and an excellent rate.” We booked church view as a base to explore the Peak District and we couldn't fault it. Although not a 'cottage' as we had originally planned it was well worth the money - all other letting a hiked their
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from £60 / night

£300 - £725 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely lovely” Stayed here with a group of friends recently for a winter warmer. What a lovely cosy friendly place to stay. Fantastic spacious apartment which was lovely and clean. Located close to a pub with great food and not to far from all the
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from £70 / night

£425 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lochgoilhead holiday home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £149 / night

£747 - £1300 / week

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from £149 / night

(28) Excellent 

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St Keverne holiday cottage rental

Helston / St Keverne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A good place to stay” Palm Cottage has a welcoming atmosphere about it, and is a splendid place in which to spend a holiday. It is old and characterful, and blends well with its beautiful surroundings. When not in use as a holiday cottage, it is cle
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from £110 / night

£345 - £855 / week

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from £110 / 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

(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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