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!
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“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
“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 (
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More
“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!
This is the second time we have stayed here , and once again we had a great time . Julia and Paul provided us with milk,bread,free range eggs,tea,and coffee (I am sorry if I have missed anything out).… More
It was lovely to welcome you both again. We are pleased you enjoyed the food at the Red Lion and New Inn-we are lucky to have so many good pubs close by.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Julia & Paul
“Lovely cottage, good base to see the area.”
Reviewed 24 May 2015
Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Julia and Paul were helpful with advice on what to see etc without being obtrusive. Lots of information including booklets and maps… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and you certainly managed to include lots of walks and outings to wear out the dogs!
Do hope to welcome you again in the future.
Julia Paul Ghilly and Wellie
“Another superb stay at The Byre”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2014
This was our 8th stay at the Byre and we were as usual given a very warm welcome from Paul, Julia and of cause Ghilly. The Byre now has a fabulous addition of a Garden room which is a fantastic place … More
So pleased that you will be staying for two weeks next year and that the dates are in our diary! Such a pleasure to welcome you back each year-just wish the years did not fly by so quickly..is that a sign of age!!! Good that the later journey home worked well, especially at the Dartford tunnel.
We await news of your granddaughter! Julia,Paul & Ghilly
“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
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
“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.
“An excellent apartment, in a great location with great views”
Reviewed 30 May 2014
We really enjoyed our stay on the Brighton seafront in this quite luxurious apartment, and right in the heart of the city. We were a bit concerned as taking our young baby we needed to set up the trav… More
Reviewed 29 Jan 2017
Fabulous apartment in a brilliant central location. Had everything we needed and was in walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go. The only negatives were the broken bin and extra door locks hang… More
“Great apartment with Victorian charm”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
Lovely apartment on the first floor in a Victorian terraced street overlooking Regency Square with a huge bay window with side views to the sea and near to the new 'I' 360 observation tower. Great pos… More
I'm sorry to hear that the mattress isn't to your taste. This is a very expensive top spec Hypnos hotel standard mattress (the same one used in Premier Inn nationwide). All of the other reviews we've had about the mattress have said how good it is.
When myself and my family have stayed there we've always slept very well.
Re-decoration of the hall and stairs including carpets is all paid for and is due to begin shortly. (Persuading and then getting the money out of 8 flats has taken ages but it's now paid for an due to start).
I have asked the maintenance company to increase the strength of the spring on the front door. It should close automatically. This will be fixed this week.
“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
Wow! What a beautiful cottage, surrounded by stunning scenery.
The cottage was beautiful, the real wow factor being the garden room with amazing views.
What a lovely surprise to find homemade jam, s… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2016
We had a superb stay in this cottage,beautiful location as well as a great base for exploring the local area which is stunning.… More
Thank you for your lovely review, I am very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
“Nice house, location - shame about the roadworks”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
This was an expensive week. House was nice and well equipped and views from conservatory of surrounding mountains and loch all very idyllic. It would have been adied by better information about loca… More
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
“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
The barn was perfect for our girls' weekend in Bath! The property is beautifully furnished & provided a warm, cosy retreat for a relaxing stay. It is very luxurious & the lovely finishing touches made… More
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2016
We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when we accidentally wa… More
“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
The property, location, and owners George and Gabriella are excellent, you could not pick a better property, everything is just perfect.
My partner doesn't drive so if i was fishing by Connel Bridge … More
“Highly recommend !”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
On arrival we were greeted by our fabulous hosts and shown to our home from home for the week. The view off the patio of the falls was spectacular and then came the next supprise, the fabulous cottage… More
“Week of relaxation”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we … More
Thank you very much for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed the cottage & the area.
Looking forward to seeing you in the spring for your special anniversary!
All the very best
Gabriella & George
“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
We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and … More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
“Amazing Cottage with great facilities great base " Home from Home"”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
What a great cottage very well equiped to a very high standard with little touches which make you feel very relaxed as soon as you enter the cottage.Very nice welcome pack after such a long journey w… More
“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
This is great apartment with everything you need.
I feel a car is needed to visit various places but use a bus for Oxford, which the bus stop onle a 10 min walk away. John and Amanda was very frien… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will return in the future.
“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
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely village - a little gem'”
Reviewed 8 Feb 2016
It's lovely to find owners which are trying to do the right thing - the cottage itself was great but in addition to that it was clean, had all the crockery, pots and pans that you require and on top o… More
Thanks so much for your review and we really look forward to seeing you again.
“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
We stayed in Little Bay Apartment in July 2014. It was better than we could imagine. It was the first the first long trip with our children and they loved this place! This is a perfect family apartmen… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Littlebay Apartment, we are glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again sometime.
“Wonderful Little Bay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
The Apartment is very beautiful, perfect for a family with children or two couple. The leaving room is big and nice with a magnific view on the bay. The main sleeping room in very romantic with a nice… More
Thank you for your kind review of your time spent at Littlebay Apartment and hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland.
“Brilliant flat in a great position and beautifully kept with thoughtful welcome pack”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Really enjoyed a stay here on our touring holiday. Very well decorated and furnished with plenty of space for our family. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and appreciated - could have stayed lon… More
Thank you for your kind review of Little Bay Apartment, we hope to see you back again.
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
“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.
Very nice owners who made us feel welcome and explained how things worked without going over the top. A. very nice welcoming property, as it was March. We just wanted a quiet and peaceful few days br… More
Thank you for your reveiw hope to see again in the near future.
“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
Helpful and accomodating letters- including flexible check in and departure.
Entertainment items for big and little kids plus home comforts in a clea… More
Thank you for taking the time to give us a positve review. Hope you will visit again soon.
“Fantastic xmas stay with family”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We had a family get together here over the Christmas period. On arrival the owner gave us a tour of the apartment and made us feel very welcome. We had been travelling all day and it was wonderful to … More
Oh my! That is a fantastic review, thank you so much. It is great to hear that we can get things right. It was lovely to have you as guests and I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return.
“What an amazing find”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
I loved this place! It's clean, roomy, very stylish and has just about everything going for it in a holiday let.
In the heart of Edinburgh, nowhere is too far on foot (big plus for pubs and bars) and… More
Thank you for a wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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
“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
“Wonderful base to see the delights of North Wales”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
To be highly recommended & owner really helpful with lots of excellent advice.
Everything you need is close by, including pubs, takeaway, shops etc. We will return to hopefully endure some kinder w… More
“quality cottage in a prime location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
We were met by the owner Seunghee, who gave us biscuits and a lovely bunch of flowers
and were shown into this lovely idylic cottage, which was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could… More
“What a welcome,what a cottage.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Quiet location in beautiful surroundings. You can’t go wrong with this modern well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. I really can’t think of anything you would need to bring, as the cott… More
“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
Comfortable cottage with all the amenities you would find at home. First time we have ever rented a cottage and were so pleased with Home Glen. Rachel and family obviously care about their guests as … More
thank you for your lovely comments and im glad you enjoyed our cottage and for leaving it very clean and tidy.
its sounds like you had awonderful time exploring in and around the new forest. look forward to seeing yo again sometime
“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
A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners o… More
Thank you Linda for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and the family and hope you can stay a bit longer next visit
Andrew and Evelyn
“This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that… More
“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
I would highly recommend a stay at Shore View! I booked this holiday let for my family to stay in while we were attending a wedding party near by and it did not disappoint. This place is amazing! It's… More
We're really pleased your party w/e was a success and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. ☺
“Wonderful all-you-can-ask-for holiday home with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Shore View. The house is modern, spacious, fully-equipped with amazing views. It was our first stay in an eco house and certainly will not be our last. It is … More
“Best Holiday in Cornwall Ever”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
Beautiful house with excellent views. Did not want to leave and will certainly book again. Kate, the owner could not have been more helpful with her advice and tips especially helpful in leaving us in… More
“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
Fantastic stay at Cottemore Farm, the hosts Piers and Sue made us welcome throughout our stay, we had our 2 Rottwiellers with us and they were just as welcome (they are well behaved by the way). The f… More
Reviewed 28 May 2013
We stayed at Rose cottage for 5 nights in May. We were looking for somewhere we could relax and recuperate in a beautiful peaceful setting while having all the comforts of home and we found it in Rose… More
“Greta place for a cosy break for 2”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We had a lovely stay at Rose cottage. The cottage itself was well kept and had everything we needed. The welcome basket was very useful on our first evening and it was lovely to be able to collect fre… More
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
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
“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,
Cottage wonderful but - Parking tight for one small car at front. Lack of hanging space for clothes. on the small size, but find for 2 people. Good location for wells. Nearby Fountain Inn good for foo… More
“What a great place”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
This truely is a first class place to stay. We stayed as a family and felt very comfortable and well catered for. The furnishings are very tasteful and the attention given to our arrival was second-to… More
“Lovely cottage, great location.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
We stayed at 2 Lorne place for a week in August this year. The cottage had recently been decorated and re-equipped so everything was literally brand new (some utensils even still had the labels on!) T… More
“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
“great location very clean and suited all our needs”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
we stayed at this apartment for our trip to the olympics we had a fabulous time.we were met by the owners daughter she gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around the apartment.It was very clean … More
“Golden Olympic Experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
The location of this flat was superb! A stone's throw from Covent Garden and theatre land. Very accommodating hosts, met and shown around flat and made themselves available if and when needed. The fla… More
“A Great apartment in a central location”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a great few days in London. This apartment was very well presented. Clean/ comfortable/ with a lovely welcome when we arrived. Its location made visiting the tourist attrac… More
“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
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
“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
What an amazing place to stay, beautiful location, amazing views!
The house itself is immaculate, all bedrooms are en-suite (some showers worked better than others but certainly not a concern) as … More
Reviewed 8 Mar 2013
This is the first review I've ever done even though I've stayed at many holiday lets over the years always with a large group of friends and my 2 dogs!
This property was perfect for our mixed group… More
“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.
Arriving at Churchview after a long drive on a January day, we found easy access to keys, a wonderfully warm apartment fully equipped with everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and beautifu… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
We had a lovely stay at Churchview, the owner left a very nice welcome basket including scones and clotted cream.
The apartment was very clean and well maintained, comfortable lounge and beds, kitch… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2014
A spotless spacious apartment in the centre of delightful topsham. Everything you could need and cheap parking very nearby. So convenient for bus rides in to exeter. Hope to return!… More
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
“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 -
“This was the holiday house that makes you wish you owned it yourself”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I took my family for a long weekend because I had work locally on the Monday. We found the Coach House online and thought the pictures and explanations looked ok. We are cautious because we have twin … More
“a unique place in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
A great holiday cottage/home with all the mod cons but loads of character in a peaceful setting. Well equiped kitchen with great dining room. The lounge and sunroom are spacious with a nice log burner… More
“Autumn break at the Coach House”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
I stayed at the Coach House with my husband, mother and three teenage children for a half term break. We had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing week. The Coach House is a very comfortable and atmospher… More
“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'
“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-
Met by eve at the apartment, very helpful, what can I say, gorgeous apartment, everything you could ask for n much more, decanter of whiskey, milk, eggs bread, cereal n little basket of goodies, toile… More
Thank you Paula
I enjoyed our chat. I hope you had everything you needed. Thank you for staying at my wee apartment.
Come back soon.
“Haven in Big City”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2017
Arriving to a friendly, warm welcome by Eve, the owner, we were instantly over awed with this jewel of an apartment. It was everything and more to what the description reads and photos the show. After… More
Many thanks for that. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Come back soon.
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
Just back from a fantastic stay in Lady Wynd Edinburgh. Highly recommend this accommodation. Central location, clean tidy and very beautifully kept apartment with everything you need. Close to shops a… More
Thanks soo much Katie. You were great guests and will always be welcome.
“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
We stayed with our 5 year old daughter during the back end of half term. The new owners of the property hadn't long taken over but were friendly and eager to optimise our enjoyment of the property. … More
We really appreciate the review comments. We are also acting on additional feedback provided by this guest in order to further enhance the property and our service.
“A charming cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2015
We had a family break here just after Christmas two couples and our toddler. From the moment we booked the owners were helpful and accommodating. The cottage itself is set in a lovely courtyard and is… More
Thank you for your very kind comments
Reviewed 12 Oct 2014
Really nice accommodation in a great location. Owners where lovely and very helpful. Cottage itself is stunning and very clean. … More
We really appreciate the feedback, and the very kind comments.
Me and 9 friends stayed here for a girly get away and I loved every minute. It's a beautiful quiet area with animals everywhere. Only a short drive to kendal and everyone was really helpful whenever w… More
“Beautiful Cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2017
Stayed for the weekend to celebrate my mom's 60th. Stunning cottage surrounded by greenery, would highly recommend.
When following the SAT NAV ignore the directions after you come off at Junction 37 … More
“Amazing weekend away”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2016
Myself and a group of my friends recently stayed at this beautiful property. The house itself was lovely with fresh bedding and towels for us on arrival. It was easy to find on Google maps and we were… More
“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.