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.
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.
A lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Great for getting away from the city life. Ideal for those with limited mobility. Peaceful, tranquil and utterly beautiful. Cathy was very pleasant an… More
So glad you had a lovely holiday.
“Great weather, happy days!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2015
Having visited this cottage on two previous occasions, we were entirely confident of an enjoyable holiday in every respect and as previously, we were not disappointed. We just love the place.… More
Lovely to see you again and thanks for the great review :)
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
We verbleven 14 dagen in het vakantiehuisje van Robert en Cathy, die we als joviale, vrijgevige (verse eieren, sla uit de moestuin en overheerlijke zelf bereide confituur van aalbes) en uiterst atten… More
Thanks for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Bute. Cathy and Robert :)
“Lovely property, lovely host, brilliant location” We were concerned about location with regard to noise as it is sited on the main A82 through the town, which were unfounded. A very well furbished property for a couple, with a garden to relax in. Av
We enjoyed our stay in Avril's lovely apartment--she met us at the door, worked with our schedule, and provided everything we could possibly have needed, including a hamper of food to give us a nice s… More
It was lovely to meet you both and thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review - please do get in touch anytime you would like to stay again! Safe travels! Avril
“Lovely location l”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2016
AVRIL a lovely lady made us very welcome could not be more helpful we appreciated location was excellent and flat spotless everything you need was there … More
Thanks so much for your very kind review! It was so nice to meet you both!! I'm glad you had a good stay and hope you're journey home was okay! ! Many thanks, Avril
“Fantastic perfect wee cottage” Loved it beautifully clean, it had everything we needed and in a beautiful location.
The hottub was fab and we really enjoyed sitting round the fire watching movies at night.
Just home from a wonderful week at sleepy bear cottage. A comfortable and spacious cottage with everything you need, lovely furnishings and location. Loads to do in the area we had lovely weather and … More
“Peaceful, cosy getaway”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2017
Amazing cottage, beautiful location, spent 3 nights at sleepy bear cottage and loved every minute, the hot tub was fantastic to relax in and the log burner was so warm and cosy, would love to go back,… More
“Perfection!” Stayed here with my children and parents visiting friends and family in Burghead...what a find? Tastefully decorated and in a great spot where the children could watch the world go by in the harbour, nip to both front and back beaches and
This apartment will not disappoint, with excellent decor and finishings, exceptional views over the harbour and good use of the space we had a great holiday in the area and were able to relax and unwi… More
“Fantastic property and location”
Reviewed 31 May 2013
Luxurious 3-bed apartment unit certainly did not disappoint. Spotlessly clean, well appointed and in a stunning location overlooking the harbour. Would highly recommend and will certainly return the n… More
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
“Beautifully designed cottage in the most stunning location” We had a wonderful two weeks staying in Cuckoo Cottage. It's location is perfect, each morning I could go for walks on the beach (with new born baby) and my husband could do a good training
“Lovely Location but the cottage has problems that need to be addressed”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
Cuckoo cottage is very cosy for two and the location is stunning and very quiet. However there are some issues that need to be rectified. On arrival on a cold wet and windy 'summer' evening the heat… More
“Excellent accommodation and an excellent rate.” We booked church view as a base to explore the Peak District and we couldn't fault it. Although not a 'cottage' as we had originally planned it was well worth the money - all other letting a hiked their
“Excellent property: well equipped, clean and close to amenities”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
This is an excellent property. It is well appointed and with all mod cons - including a large modern LCD TV with HDMI so kids can connect a PS3 or BluRay player. Pay as you go WiFi is very useful too.… More
“A real home away from home”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
The house is tastefully decorated, extremely comfortable and very well equipped.
The location is brilliant, with easy access to the town, the supermarket round the corner. and perfect for touring.
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We spent almost 6 weeks at Church View and loved every minute. The house is easily big enough to accommodate a family of 4, plus extended family for Christmas Day, parking is not an issue and the prop… More
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“Kingfisher Lodge” Perfect weekend away! Stunning viewings and beautiful scenary. The lodge itself was perfect and Richard was so helpful too as we didn't know the local area. Planning on returning very soon! Thank you for all your help.
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Great house, great stay” Fantastic stay at the Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed by us all - a party of 8 to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. Kids loved the ponies and the hot tub. Adults loved everything!
It was my turn to book the annual family March weekend away and Dumfries would have been somewhere new for us to try. Tommy was fabulous at telling us what was nearby and things to do before i booked … More
Thanks. We very much appreciate your kind words . Its good to know we offer a holiday home that visitors enjoy.
“Wonderful house in a wonderful location.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The Longhouse was everything we had hoped for, and more. The owners had provided so many extras to make our stay special, from the welcome pack to the generous supply of towels for the hot tub. It w… More
Thank you for such a generous review, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve
“Excellent accomodation , well presented and comfortable”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
Quiet weekend away with friends in a house that could not have been better. Clean, warm , superb beds, everything fort a perfect stay. Location is at the lower end of town so there's an up hill walk … More
“Lovely house and perfect location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
We are five friends who go away for a husband/children free long week-end every year. Our choice in June this year was Ludlow and we were lucky enough to pick this delightful property to rent. The hou… More
“Excellent home in a lovely location - I will be back”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
A lovely comfy property, extremely well maintained, decorated and equipped. An ideal base for touring the area and for having a break in a very nice town. Loads of local amenities within walking dista… More
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and … More
“Fantastic spot - and so friendly”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks.
2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
“Stylish, comfortable, well equipped and excellent location.”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2013
We had a really relaxing week with lots of space for 2 adults and two teenagers to all do their own thing, yet meet up around the dining table and enjoy a home cooked meal. Normally I don't like to co… More
“Luxury apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
This apartment is true luxury, from the fantastic kitchen, large lounge with huge TV and the 3 bedrooms all with their own wallmounted TVs, the 3 bathrooms and not to forget the underground parking wi… More
“superb accommodation, excellent location”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
A beautifully furnished, spacious, comfortable apartment with great facilities in an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the beach or the ferry to Studland… More
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the… More
“Perfect couples hideaway”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
The setting was amazing, very welcoming all the facilities you need for quiet romantic break. Hot tub included. Definitely book again ❤… More
“Enchanted country lodge”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2014
In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however … More
“A Great Place To Stay” We stayed there twice in July. The first time for a week and the second time we were there for a long week-end. Both times we were made to feel very welcome.
A very well equipped place to stay and spotless.Lovely bedrooms and
“The Coach House” The cottage was beautiful and Charlotte had left some lovely bacon, sausages and eggs from the local farm. We had a fantastic visit, with everything we needed and wonderful hosts who were there if we needed anything.
Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2017
We spent a week in the Coach House in March 2017 whilst our daughter was moving into new flat. The Coach House is in a delightful position just outside Bath with great views. It is extremely spaciou… More
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
Lyndon cottage has everything. Great location superb estuary views from balcony, lovely fittings and furnishings, kitchen better than mine at home, and the best bath mat I have ever set foot on! The o… More
"Thanks for the review, we re really pleased you had a good holiday and that Lyndon Cottage gave you everything you needed and it as Hopefully we will welcome you back some day."
“Home from home on Gower”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
Just returned from our two week stay in Lyndon cottage. The cottage has everything you need and if it doesn't the owners are only too pleased to help out. The tumble drier had developed a problem an… More
Thanks for the review, we re really pleased you had a good holiday and that Lyndon Cottage gave you everything you needed Hopefully we will welcome you back some day.
“Excellent Holiday Cottage Set In Fantastic Location” A spacious well equipped immaculate holiday home set in a lovely location overlooking the sea. Close to shops and local amenities, minutes from coastal path and beach, our family dog had a great wee
I travelled with my husband, teenage son and my parents to Broadhaven, Lossiemouth. What a great house that had everything that you could want and more. A large living room with great big sofa's for… More
“The perfect holiday home,”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
Broadhaven is what you hope for in a holiday let but seldom find. It is spotlessly clean, well equipped to a high standard and extremely comfortable. The uninterrupted sea view from the front of the p… More
“Fantastic holiday home with amazing sea views.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
Broadhaven has everything you need and more to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Lossiemouth. Spotlessly clean,comfortable and very spacious.
Large sunroom at the front of the house gives great views of th… More
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Bryre it was like a home from home. Cosy and warm on arrival with the log fire burning away. We stayed for New Years and we were spoilt with a welcome hamper, a g… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We were glad you found it to be a home from home. We do our very best to ensure that you have a warm, cosy retreat in which to recharge those batteries. Best of luck for 2016 and we hope to see you again before too long.
Stayed for a weekend in this beautifully designed barn located on a peaceful small holding. The owners are extremely pleasant and thoughtful, and have done a magnificent job of renovating this barn. I… More
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at The Byre. There are guests...and then there are lovely guests, people who truly appreciate what we have tried to create. You were such lovely guests. We hope you will return.
“Outstanding! Best kept secret hideaway in the Northern Brecons…”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
We were typically late arriving to a lovely heartfelt welcome – with home-made canapés on arrival, we had a calming evening playing scrabble by the fire and woke in our own time to a breakfast of h… More
Thank you for your review of The Byre. We are especially pleased when people appreciate how hard we work to make our guests' stay extra special. It is indeed a labour of love!
“HEAVEN ON EARTH” Had such a great time here, didn't want to leave been to many places but this place was like heaven. Catherine has put so much effort in making the place beautiful. We didn't want to leave it was so perfect. On arrivial there was a we
Modern furnished and well equipped holiday home. Warm and cosy with good quality bedding. Good location close to centre of Holmfirth with parking. Delicious welcome pack.… More
“Superb accommodation, superb location”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2015
Just had a fantastic weekend at Holmfirth and staying at Churchview was excellent. The house is very welcoming and you immediately feel at home and only a few minutes walk to town.… More
“Home away from home.”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2015
My partner and I stayed at Churchview for 3 weeks on our first arrival of moving to England from Paris. Catherine was incredibly kind and had us a delicious orange cake for our arrival and also provid… More
“smashing apartment-great area” Location ideal short walk to centre. Patrick always helpful. Apartment freshly decorated with loads of utensils, towels etc. Patrick even left a bottle of adult juice!! for us to enjoy. Second time we have stayed here a
We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and … More
“Pretty appartment, perfectly located”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
A great, warm greeting from the owner who was full of brilliant facts about his apartment and the local area. Conveniently located a little away from the city centre and from Stockbridge which is full… More
Reviewed 23 May 2013
A beautiful flat in an excellent location in Edinburgh. Easy walk to Royal Mile, shops and cafes. Felt totally safe. Beds were great, facilities excellent. Appreciated the tourist information though… More
“Cornwall fix” We have a caravan near Portscatho but the site is closed from October to Easter so we needed our cornwall fix. Itldo is perfectly placed within walking distance of Portscatho and of the coastal footpath. Two pubs and the Harbour club are
We visited with our 2 terriers in October and the weather wasn't overly kind to us so we spent a lot of time in the property which is when you really appreciate a truely comfy billet and Itldo fits th… More
Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewed 17 Apr 2013
We had a fantastic time at Itldo, the cottage was very nice, the local pubs did nice food and all the people in the village were laid back and friendly. If we go back to Cornwall, we will definitely b… More
Thanks for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay at our bungalow and the surroundings.
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
A well equipped and well located bungalow. The sea was a 10 minute walk downhill (longer coming back!) and there were two great pubs close by, both of which served good food. The weather was mixed dur… More
Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Fantastic Stay” We arrived at the property and were instantly impressed. The host (Emma) was incredibly welcoming and showed us around the property and explained where to find sone of the local amenities. The cottage itself was warm and welcoming, fu
We have recently returned home from a very relaxing stay at The Coach House. The property was very comfortable and homely. Nice welcoming touchs ( bread, butter,jam and milk and beautiful fresh flower… More
Dear Anne & Steve Thank you. it was a pleasure to have you staying with us glad you enjoyed your break away. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Emma
“A very happy place”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
I had the pleasure of staying with Emma and Chaz on and off for 18 months. It is a place I called home and felt very comfortable in. It is well provisioned, comfortable and in a great part of the worl… More
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
We were met with a very warm and welcoming experience we were given a quick guide of the coach house which was larger then expected and very well appointed and clean. The interior had a modern boutiqu… More