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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Holiday barn in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday in beautiful location” We had the most beautiful time at Beavers Croft for a family holiday. Three generations were with us and everyone found plenty to do and enjoy in this brilliant property. The barn is very tastefull  …see more

from £190 / night

£1330 - £1540 / week

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from £190 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Westfield with tennis court

East Sussex / Westfield

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful” The welcome was warm...the home grown fruit and vegetables delicious...the location peaceful but well placed for exploring...the byre charming and well equipped...Julia, Paul and Ghilly delightful hosts!  …see more

from £75 / night

£520 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Barmouth holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautifully maintained Cottage with fantastic sunsets. Just perfect!” We arrived early afternoon to find an immaculately presented property. Our every need was catered for in order to make our stay perfect. We completely relaxed from the moment w  …see more

from £82 / night

£575 - £1079 / week

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from £82 / night

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Holiday home in Ringstead

Dorset / Ringstead

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Shore Cottage is a unique detached house bordering the seashore with three double bedrooms, each with truly magnificent views over the sea and rolling countryside. The cottage is the last house on an unmade track in Ringstead Bay, Dorset; the large grassy garden runs  …see more

from £156 / night

£765 - £1500 / week

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from £156 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful” Regency Retreat was absolutely wonderful. Beautiful decor and layout, clean, comfy and surprisingly quiet. I have definitely bookmarked you for further bookings. Thank you very much for a more than pleasant stay.  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lochailort

Scottish Highlands / Lochailort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect Scottish cottage holiday.” Our mouths fell open when we arrived here; the cottage sits perfectly nestled between a large rocky outcrop and the grassy area by a cute little loch which is part of the river for this valley. It is surrounded b  …see more

from £107 / night

£1085 / week

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from £107 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll is 3 miles away. The beach is only a few minutes walk.<br />The R  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £610 / week

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from £56 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Superb!!” We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights and it was just wonderful. Beautifully presented,cosy and very clean. It had all we needed and more. Location was great just a short walk to shops and restaurants. 5 star accomodation. Would stay t  …see more

from £110 / night

£910 / week

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from £110 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent property in a impressive location” One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property ov  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanfallteg

Narberth / Llanfallteg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities” Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy dr  …see more

from £100 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment but be aware of the location.” This apartment is lovely but the location is both good and bad. It is off the beaten path. No way to easily get to Oxford except by rental car, taxi or bus. Groceries? Do you want to carry them on th  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newton-in-Bowland

Clitheroe / Newton-in-Bowland

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Perfect Cottage” A great location to stay with a gastropub practically on the doorstep. The cottage has everything you need - and then some ! The owners are nearby, very friendly and helpful. We will certainly return and recommend this to our friends  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 / week

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from £75 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Oban holiday apartment rental

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £645 / week

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from £69 / 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
Clifftop Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Harbour. Luxury first floor Apartment with outstanding sea views with access to Look-out platform.  …see more

from £120 / night

£499 - £979 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday home in Worthing

West Sussex / Worthing

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
10 minute walk to the beach and shops / restaurants. 2 minute walk to the station. Spacious, modern accommodation with large sunny garden. On - street parking, free WIFI, range cooker Large Victorian terraced house. 4 double bedrooms - first floor there are 3 bedrooms  …see more

from £220 / night

£1200 - £1340 / week

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from £220 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cemaes Bay

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful location” Very well equipped for self catering, very cosy and warm, spacious kitchen and bedroom. Great place to stay with plenty of coastel walks. Very friendly and helpful owners. We enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £470 / week

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from £45 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hayfield

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Ideal for walkers, cyclists, and sightseers, Kinder Path Cottage in the Peak District is recently refurbished and fully equipped. it has a lovely sunny aspect with beautiful views over Hayfield village and is a few yards from a popular track leading up to Kinder Scout.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Red Lynch

New Forest / Red Lynch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, lots of space, great holiday.” We stayed for a week with our two kids, aged 2 and 3. We really enjoyed the house and it was a great base to explore the New Forest and near to lots of children's activities like Peppa Pig World and Marwell  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £620 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb Cottage” Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore! Rail travel from nearby Armadale t  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / 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

(86) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday cottage rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful cottage for a quick break” We stayed at Rose Cottage for a week and we found it to be a wonderful place. The cottage itself has been decorated to a high standard and it was very warm, especially since the weather was quite cold. We really en  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Central York holiday home rental

York / Central York

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Style, comfort and convenience right in the centre of the beautiful city of York. A lovely elegantly refurbished Victorian terraced house opposite a historic church. Eating out, site-seeing and shopping are all on your doorstep. Knowledgeable local owners. Dedicated par  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday apartment in Bishop Auckland

Durham / Bishop Auckland

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Set in a conservation area of Bishop Auckland, this spacious and welcoming flat is in a great location for visits to Auckland Castle, exploring the Pennines and checking out the pubs. Kynren is also a short walk away. After a great day out come back to the gorgeous, li  …see more

from £35 / night

£280 / week

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from £35 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wells

Somerset / Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Compact, functional very convenient for Wells and surrounding area.” Cottage has everything you need for two or three people. It was very well maintained, and very clean. It was so easy to take the five minute stroll right into the centre of Wells,  …see more

from £97 / night

£420 - £685 / week

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from £97 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Haworth

Keighley / Haworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful farmhouse in amazing location” Royds Hall Farm Cottage is a perfect gem of a traditional farmhouse on the outside, with a spacious, airy and spotless interior, with all mod cons and every comfort. The property is extremely well equipped, and  …see more

from £85 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Bexhill-on-Sea holiday apartment rental

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This well equipped, one bedroom, bright and elegant Victorian apartment sleeps up to 4 people. Centrally located in a quiet residential street in the conservation area of Bexhill on Sea. This newly refurbished apartment is moments away from the beach, shops and De La W  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £545 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Benllech

Anglesey / Benllech

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What a house” Stayed at woodlands in march , as there where 13 off us we needed somewhere big and this fitted the bill . Great house great location couldn't ask for more plenty of room for all , especially the kids we didn't see them the whole time we  …see more

from £85 / night

£680 - £1849 / week

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from £85 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Exeter / Topsham

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely place to stay” Excellent base for my husband, me and our teenage son. Lovely apartment to relax in, very well decorated and furnished and centrally located in Topsham. This was our second visit.  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £629 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Henborth Mawr is a really special, period cottage in Talybont, near Barmouth and it truly ticks all the boxes for your family get away. With sea views, plus a fabulous mountain backdrop. This gorgeous 19c, farmhouse property with many original features, includes two  …see more

from £88 / night

£499 - £899 / week

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from £88 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / 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 £50 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect- in every way.” Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not have stayed in a better place-  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The most perfect retreat for a couple” The pictures on the sites don't do this place any justice. It is so perfectly decorated, designed and furnished. I almost didn't make it to spout barn due to extreme weather conditions. When I phoned the owner sh  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Shustoke holiday cottage rental

Warwickshire / Shustoke

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent” A fab cottage with everything you need for a great stay. Clean and warm. Couldn't fault it. Very welcoming, friendly owners. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £115 / night

£745 - £1065 / week

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from £115 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kendal

Lake District / Kendal

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Our stay” We had a great time, lovely place, the children were loving the horses, very comfortable, can't fault it ,we will be back , check it out  …see more

from £189 / night

£1323 / week

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from £189 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Deerness

Mainland / Deerness

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” We enjoyed our stay at Tiffyhall very much. The cottage is in a peaceful quiet location (apart from the lovely calling of curlews). It is well equipped and very private with a restful view from the large 'picture' windows upstairs and down.  …see more

from £65 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £65 / night