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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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name im  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Croft” Beautiful property in a peaceful location. The croft is immaculate throughout and extremely well equipped. A thoughtful welcome package, including free range eggs, butter and bread was provided. We loved the log burning hot tub unde  …see more

from £110 / night

£640 - £1000 / week

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from £110 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf  …see more

from £115 / night

£525 - £575 / week

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from £115 / night

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Northern England

Northumberland / Hexham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 49 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way!” We had a first class experience from first contact with the owner through the stay at Seal Cottage to our leaving at the end of our stay. The cottage has a lovely location, in reach of all the amenities of Hexham, yet on the ed  …see more

from £94 / night

£518 - £728 / week

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from £94 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Delamere holiday cottage rental

Northwich / Delamere

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Stunning location in Delamere Forest. 2 bedroom luxury self-catering cottage with Sky TV and Internet access. Your time here can be incredibly relaxing but also offers a variety of different activities for every age range. Simply perfect for everyone.  …see more

from £110 / night

£595 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in West Country

Devon / Ilfracombe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Another great visit to this brilliant holiday home” A great time was had by all. During our weeks stay we had visits from our son and dear friend Ruth who lives in Exeter, both were as impressed with this house as we are and really enjoyed their stay  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £990 / week

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from £80 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Llanfaethlu

Anglesey / Llanfaethlu

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by  …see more

from £65 / night

£230 - £499 / week

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from £65 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Harrogate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent holiday cottage accomodation” We have just returned from a week In Yorkshire staying in this lovely cottage during our holiday there. We were very, very impressed by the cottage. It is in a great location for touring around the lovely surr  …see more

from £74 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £74 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Brancaster Staithe

Norfolk / Brancaster Staithe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sleeping 5 in 3 Bedrooms No Pets No Smoking Short Breaks Sept to June with flexible entry days Off road parking. Saltmarsh is a single storey property in Brancaster Staithe. The sitting room is open plan and bright and sunny. It also has a new bathroom with a large wa  …see more

from £100 / night

£390 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Billericay holiday home rental

Essex / Billericay

6 9 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Quintessentially English village living - comfort and charm.” Denis was excellent to deal with, very prompt and polite. We had no problems at all on our stay, I recommend this property to all types of groups. The large garden is perfect during summer  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1820 / week

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from £160 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“PERFECT Holiday Cottage” This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was a lovely bunch of fresh fl  …see more

from £55 / night

£265 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in West Country

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“comfortable accomodation with fantastic sea views” This apartment has the most AMAZING views of Fistral beach. It was clean and modern throughout and would recommend it to anyone.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in South East England

Colchester / Stratford St Mary

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Higham Place Lodge is a light, bright and airy property suitable for less able guests and is dog friendly, With access to 15 acres of private parkland to explore and enjoy.Located on the edge of the Suffolk/ Essex boarder we are set in a great position to explore and en  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1225 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Benllech

Anglesey / Benllech

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“wow” We stayed at this cottage for three days -wish it had been longer. This is a well equipped cottage, well furnished and more like a hotel. It is placed, away from the crowds but handy for local beaches, walks and amenities. We had meals out eve  …see more

from £70 / night

£305 - £740 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“large attractive house in perfect situation” our family of 5[5 adults+2 small children] found birch house a fabulous place to stay. the house was spotless,large and thoughtfully set up. a welcome package was on the table,shelves stacked with child and  …see more

from £145 / night

£845 - £1750 / week

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from £145 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chideock holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 10 mins walk to beach. 30 minutes walk to Golden Cap, the highest point on the SW coast. Broadchurch filmed just down the road in West Bay. Comfortab  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £785 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday home in Bonchurch

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This pretty, period cottage in a unique position just 2 minutes above Monks Bay Beach is the perfect destination for a family getaway at any time of the year. With spectacular sea views from every room, a large garden and within walking distance along the sea wall to V  …see more

from £200 / night

£925 - £1750 / week

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from £200 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“it's just amazing!!” Last summer I divided my holiday into five weeks, one of them was in this lovely apartment. This week was absolutely the best. The apartment is five star. The balcony and the view were fabulous. the price is responsible. The landl  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £1540 / week

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from £99 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in South East England

New Forest / Brockenhurst

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A newly renovated, period house located in Brockenhurst village, in the heart of the New Forest. Enjoy beautiful walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. The living room seats 8 and is equipped with a TV and DVD player. You can also sit and relax and keep watch out of  …see more

from £160 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and very comfortable” We have just returned from a lovely week in Coldstream Cottage. It is a very well situated cottage, just minutes walk from the beach, cafe and pub. Dale is a fantastic place with lots of walking opportunities, Wes  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £58 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Coniston holiday home rental

Coniston / Torver

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“it does not get better than this” we booked this accomodation online in australia. It was every bit as good as the pictures looked. every thing was provided and more.we would not hesitate to recomend this cottage to anyone.just remember to take the to  …see more

from £75 / night

£550 - £995 / week

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from £75 / 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

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again. Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms upstairs would be helpful  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Exmoor National Park / Lynmouth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent” This is a great place to stay. One of the locals we talked to said he thought it was the best place in Lynmouth, and we agreed. We sat out on the balcony morning and evening, watching the boat owners working, and even when it was drizzling  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 - £1270 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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from £70 / 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

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday cottage, centrally located” Lovely cottage, close to centre of winchcombe, and shops, nice walks nearby. Very clean and Spacious rooms. Central for visiting Cotswold attractions.  …see more

from £100 / night

£790 - £1400 / week

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(103) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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St Merryn holiday home rental

Padstow / St Merryn

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous house, beautiful setting...” Wonderful weekend at Lower Trevorgus House and Cottage to celebrate our Mum's 75th birthday among others.. Fabulously appointed, warm and welcoming - the house and cottage afforded every comfort... The games roo  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £3310 / week

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from £200 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Norfolk holiday cottage rental

Wroxham / Barton Turf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect short break” Thanks to Terrance and Annette Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and surrounding area. Cottage was v  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Peace and tranquility at Lavender Cottage” We stayed at Lavender Cottage over Christmas 2013. What a lovely welcome,the owner was there to greet us and show us around. The cottage had Christmas lights on and even a decorated tree outside the fron  …see more

from £59 / night

£365 - £830 / week

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from £59 / 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
“Thoroughly recommend this lovely bungalow” We spent a very enjoyable week staying at Waterside Park, Corton. The bungalow was spotless, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds and the most well-appointed self catering accommodation we have ever staye  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £640 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Northern England

East Riding of Yorkshire / Beverley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Delightful Period Property in a central location near the historic Beverley Wednesday Market. With it's own private entrance and furnished in keeping with the period, the property has one double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower,( all towels and linen provided)  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Ruckhall holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely location” A fantastic location with tranquil surroundings and views across fields. The cottage was well equipped and the terrace was a wonderful large spot to enjoy the views.  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“exceeded expectations” The attention to detail and generous extra touches make for a very enjoyable home from home stay. Cottage was very clean and tidy. Good communication with the owner.  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Gleneagles holiday lodge rental

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” Wonderful Will be back again Courteous staff Great place for a holiday Delightful Clean rooms Bar and resturant perhaps can be uplifted which would make them more attractive to visit  …see more

from £120 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay in a brilliant house in a great location.” Large, bright house with plenty of space for our group to have a very relaxing weekend. On entry house found to be very clean & tidy, rooms nicely decorated & furnished. Good range of Bedroom opti  …see more

from £155 / night

£620 - £1440 / week

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from £155 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Home away from home” We stayed at Anvil Cottage for 4 nights in August and what a wonderful little cottage it is. Beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our stay - including a bottle of wine and some milk! Thanks to Julia for her thought  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night