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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South East England holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“An absolute dream” I can only say positive things about our stay. Tracey has obviously worked hard to make the cottage as welcoming as she can. Roses, muffins, a local paper, milk in the fridge and a welcoming card are a lovely touch. The cottage itse  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Mawgan

Cornwall / St. Mawgan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage for a great price” Stayed at Lobbs cottage with my partner and 2 other couples for a long weekend. It was a home from home and had everything we needed - including a BBQ and lovely garden. Location was great as easy to find (when fol  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £1100 / week

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(47) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Perth with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Perth

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther  …see more

from £288 / night

£1150 - £1900 / week

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from £288 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“well equipped” had a lovely short stay, thank you. the lodge is extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable. the owners clearly have a good eye for detail and all the little extras that are provided make it feel like you've rented the lodg  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Rowardennan holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hoot of a holiday” Great lodge, really well equipped. Plenty of room for 8 guests. Lovely location and views. We had a great holiday. Location is fairly remote with a 40 minute drive to the supermarket, however we would recommend having a delivery ser  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £1040 / week

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from £140 / night

(43) 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 £170 / night

£995 - £1995 / week

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from £170 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Class Above” If you're going to visit Bath this is the place to stay for peace and quiet,a beautiful village with locals who care.Our host were helpful with anything we need but left us quietly to ourselves.The cottage itself was a class above anyth  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Lechlade

Cotswolds / Lechlade

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal  …see more

from £100 / night

£875 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

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

(14) Excellent 

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Burcot holiday lodge rental

Oxfordshire / Burcot

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 127 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1605 / week

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from £180 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location. We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey  …see more

from £80 / night

£519 - £1499 / week

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from £80 / night

(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

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fife

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer.  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

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from £148 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £973 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Shepton Mallet / Evercreech

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Evergreen Cottage is a natural stone building completed in early 2013 and adjoins the owners main property. The cottage offers high quality fixtures and fittings throughout which gives it a real 'home from home' feeling. The cottage benefits from underfloor he  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £375 / week

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from £65 / night

(116) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i  …see more

from £90 / night

£690 - £1000 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Peace and quiet perfection in a 1 bedroom apartment, looks like a cottage! ( 2 + child ). No road noise, just the birds and chickens to listen too, yet within walking distance to pubs & shops. Private garden with hot tub, Free WiFi & welcome pack. Close to RSPB Pagh  …see more

from £77 / night

£553 - £747 / week

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from £77 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Northern England

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Grassington

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous views over the dales from beautiful windows” This house is an absolute gem. It was very easy to arrange the break directly via Paul, who was very polite. The location of the house, which is an village of Grassington, but also kind of a little  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 - £1375 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday. The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and  …see more

from £220 / night

£1300 - £2200 / week

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from £220 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great stay in a lovely house” Great house in a great location. Really friendly welcome. House just as expected from photos. Well equipped and very comfortable. Pretty private garden a real bonus. Very dog friendly. Enjoyed making friends with the  …see more

from £135 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £135 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday apartment rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Pet friendly
“Great apartment, great location... will be back.” I'd never been to this part of the country before and was more than pleasantly surprised. The apartments are modern yet attractive and well equipped - we even had a slow cooker which was great for comi  …see more

from £52 / night

£175 - £505 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Yellow Door is a beautiful historic self catering cottage. Located in the atmospheric cobbled Greengate close, off the old High Street in Kirkcudbright. Kirkcudbright, is also referred to as the 'Artist Town' due to connections to the famous Artists who resided in these  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £515 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Somerset / Yeovil

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Well appointed; convenient for town & park” This apartment was our 'home' for 3 months whilst starting a new job & house hunting in Yeovil. It is only a few minutes walk from the town centre & from Ninesprings Country Park so there is very little need  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Northern England

Whitby / Central Whitby

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Car not necessary
“Ideal location, superb cottage” The cottage was comfortable, very clean and in an ideal location. Surrounded by great restaurants and excellent bakeries. Car park is close by and only cost £5 for 24 hours. Kaaren is very helpful, friendly and willing  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kinlochbervie holiday cottage rental

Kinlochbervie / Sheigra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Will definately be back” Walking down to the beach and walking up the old road at the back of the cottage was absolutely splendid and scenery spectacular, as a person who usually gets by on 4-5hrs sleep I found when I was there, I surprisingly was sle  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous. The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t  …see more

from £65 / night

£382 - £619 / week

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from £65 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

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

£600 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Kinghorn

Fife / Kinghorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Loathe to leave” Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for immediate and surrounding area.  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Nayland

Babergh District / Nayland

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Living the English country life” Absolutely gorgeous thatched cottage set in 15 acres of parkland in the quiet little settlement of Higham. Warm and cosy, good wi-fi and a terric welcome pack of goodies awaited our arrival. Beautiful and well maintain  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Excellent 

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West Country holiday cottage let

Dorset / Bridport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant, well equipped cottage, very comfortable for a quiet and relaxing holiday.” The cottage was wonderful, very comfortable and the owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had an excellent, relaxing holiday.The only downside we foun  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Port Charlotte

Islay / Port Charlotte

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Rosgorm has a 5* quality assurance award from the Scottish tourist board. The house was completely renovated in 2014 and provides luxurious holiday accommodation for up to 6 people in a traditional cottage in the heart of the village, just a few minutes' walk from all l  …see more

from £135 / night

£800 - £1575 / week

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from £135 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this  …see more

from £165 / night

£750 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Inverness City Centre

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A wonderful house near the city centre and with excellent parking” This is a super house--very well maintained and equipped. It is only 5 mins walk to town. There is safe off-street parking for at least 3 cars--a real bonus in that area. Debbie is re  …see more

from £170 / night

£695 - £1100 / week

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from £170 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Tirril

Penrith / Tirril

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An excellent cottage, home from home with everything you'll need.” Booked for Christmas week 2012. Arrived to find the cottage decorated, heating on and a hamper sitting on the table. The cottage was immaculate and catered for everyone in our group. I  …see more

from £56 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Portnahaven

Islay / Portnahaven

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Old School Islay is a beautifully renovated historical building which dates from 1878. It has recently been converted to a luxury holiday rental. The school features four bedrooms, two ensuite, one main bathroom, a large kitchen dining area and a spacious living room. T  …see more

from £163 / night

£1150 - £1575 / week

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from £163 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Toot Baldon holiday cottage rental

Oxford / Toot Baldon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A delightful character home situated in a rural location yet within easy reach of Oxford City Centre, M40 to London and to the north and the A34 to the South. The property has plenty of rustic charm and offers a great deal of peace and tranquility. It is set in attrac  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 / week

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from £86 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Hythe

Kent / Hythe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Family break” We have fond memories of the Kent coast and wanted a base for 3 generations and a dog to explore and relax. The location is only a short walk from a pebble beach- slightly further to a dog friendly beach. High Street and all ameneties ea  …see more

from £68 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bradnop holiday cottage rental

Leek / Bradnop

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A detached barn conversion adjacent to the owner's property in a tranquil rural location in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with delightful views of the surrounding countryside. Set within 16 ac  …see more

from £88 / night

£372 - £895 / week

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from £88 / night

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