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.
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
“Miss” We have just returned home after a wonderfully relaxing seven days at Pond Cottage. It really is a special place, perfect for spending time with family in the beautiful surroundings and made all the more welcoming by John and Renate. Thank you J
We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever.
The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want … More
“A Fantastic property in idyllic surroundings and welcoming owners.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
Pond Cottage looked lovely from the pictures on the web site, and it really does live up to it's description. The interior was well equiped, beautifully maintained with good quality solid furniture… More
“Devon at it's bucolic best.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
John and Renate Huckle have thought of everything to make their guests welcome, comfortable, and happy. The cottage is spotless and well apppointed. The location is lovely for a 'get away' or for a fa… More
“Wonderful holiday enjoyed by all the family.” An ideal, generous and stylish holday house only outdone by the large and very beautiful gardens and pool.
Whole holiday went very smoothly with lots of help and advice from the renters.
“Lovely Annex” Just the right size for the 2 of us
Nicely placed for walking and the south coast
We had lovely weather and - whilst not warm - the pool was a great addition - ideal in the late afternoon sun
Julia and David are lovely hosts - v
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n
We had an idyllic stay in this beautiful little cottage. It was snug and warm and the hot tub was a real treat. We had everything we needed for some much-needed R&R together. Thank you for making our … More
It was a pleasure! Congratulations too! Xx
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
We had a fantastic holiday at Beudy Bach - we received a warm welcome, the homemade bread was a real treat and ever so tasty.
The accommodation was superb, warm and it contained all you needed for yo… More
“Beautiful, romantic retreat”
Reviewed 7 Feb 2012
My partner and I booked a relaxing weekend away in Beudy Bach cottage staying 2 nights, Saturday to Monday. The owners were very accommodating and offered an early check of 1pm on the Saturday which w… More
“Simply perfect holiday property!!” Just got back from a week at The Old Mill where I celebrated my 40th birthday with my family. I just can't rate this property highly enough. Masses of space, luxurious bathrooms, huge kitchen / diner and cozy living
Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plen… More
“The Old Mill is incredible!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More
“A weekend to remember”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
What can I say this place has it all. Right from the word go Sandra was helpful and very accommodating when booking though to when we arrived. Garry's private dinning menu was fantastic and a great s… More
“Brilliant Holiday” We have just returned from our first family holiday on the Isle Of Wight with our two children aged 9 and 6. The Cabin is an amazing place to stay for a holiday, very clean and has everything you need. The swimming pool seemed bigge
“Wonderful weekend” Our family stayed at old bridge cottage for the first weekend in April. This is very much a home from home with all you need for a great weekend. The house exceeded my expectations and I have to say the pictures do not do it justice
We rented old bridge cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' ruby wedding anniversary. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our stay with plenty of space for the 6 kids and 8 adults. T… More
Glad that you had a great time. Old Bridge Cottage is especially good for family and group gatherings with it's sauna, hot tub, pool, fishing and space.
“Amazing Luxurious Stay” Recently stayed at the Oceana property with a large group (8 in total) to celebrate my birthday. The property is amazing, views from the lounge across Saundersfoot are beautiful. The kitchen is spacious with a large table int
Amazing views, amazing place...everything you would want in a stay and much much more!!!. Jaccuzzi baths, private swimming pool, amazing views, private balconies, utility room. Fab place!..we'll be go… More
Reviewed 8 May 2013
We stayed at oceana in march 2013 for our nans birthday. We saved for a really long time and was looking for the perfect place to take her for her 1st ever holiday! oceana seemed to have that wow fact… More
“First Class all the way...”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
At first glance, renting a home in the UK may look a little expensive, but when compared with the cost of taking 6 adults and two children overseas, even with low cost Airlines, it’s easy to see why… More
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
“fantastic property. would stay again” fantastic stay. everybody loved the pool. wifi could be better but other than that it was amazing. the master suite was unbelievable. the bathrooms were nicely decorated and clean. only thing i would change is the
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
“Great house for friends/family gatherings” Lovely spacious house, in a quiet road overlooking the river. Short walk to Wraysbury (pretty village) and Windsor a short drive away. The house was quirky and full of charm, as well as clean, modern and well
“Absolute dream house!!!” Best birthday I have ever had. The house is incredible - even better than the photos on the website. Janine was very friendly and accommodating, and there were so many beautiful personal touches. We opted for the beauty therap
This house, and what it has to offer, is the most wonderful experience ever. Not only do you rent the house, but falconry, archery, shooting, and wonderful catering are offered. The owner is graciou… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
We booked 'The Old Hall' for my mum's 60th birthday celebrations and were bowled over! Although we expected the house and grounds to be lovely as we had seen photos, we were all blown away seeing the… More
“Can't fault it - needs to seen to be believed!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2015
Stayed here over May Bank Holiday with 4 couples and 8 kids ranging from 1 to 6 years old. Beautiful house, aga oven, open wood burning fires, cinema room, amazing grounds, peacocks, heated pool, tree… More
“Perfect accommodation for a family holiday.” This was our 6th stay at The Roundhouse and we enjoyed it as much (if not more) than our first. The accommodation is very comfortable and we always find something is new or has been updated. Our family love
“Wonderful place - want to live there permanently!!!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
This place is marvellous - all mod cons and more and all to a very high quality. The pool was like a very warm bath (all though I am told it felt cooler when coming out of the sauna (£2 per session))… More
“Fantastic accommodation and service - nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
This being our third stay at Combrew Farm, booking three properties each time, I can only say we have booked again for next year! All the family love it, with grandchildren ranging from 7 to 22 years… More
“Best in the South West”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
Our two daughters, their husbands and our 5 grandchildren were with us on this holiday and despite mixed weather we enjoyed all that the Roundhouse, the swimming pool, games facilities and play area h… More
“So much more than expected” Not ones for usually spending weekends away with friends in lovely accommodation I'll be honest and say we have nothing to compare against (except a Dinner/BB hotel break in Celtic Manor and this was SO much better).
We stayed at Rumours in April 2014 and January 2015. The first time was with children, the second all adults. The house is exceptionally spacious and comfortable and worked well for all 8 of us to be… More
“Beautiful rental for large families with kids/dogs near sandy beaches”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
I stayed here (in Rumours & Cymran) with my family (7 adults, 1 toddler and 2 dogs) and we had such a brilliant time. The pool is a lovely temperature and you can look out to the ocean from it. The ro… More
“Amazing views and amazing apartments”
Reviewed 21 May 2014
We booked both apartments for a group of friends and had a fantastic weekend. The main highlights of the place I'd say were the pool and the views. The pool was heated, and it was lovely to just spend… More
“AMAZING PLACE!! CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!” Where to Start, I am in love with this house! Just spent a long weekend here with all my friends and some family members, mixed ages but mostly young and some small kids.. this amazing house really does cater f
Everyone had a great holiday at Edingtonhill house. Ages ranged from 8 months to 70 and there were 5 children who loved the pool, hot tub, playroom and outdoor areas. We celebrated our grandson's 9th … More
“This house is out of this world”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
Do not use the directions from Google Maps (i.e. do not turn off for Chirnside) if travelling from the North. Follow the directions given by Alison. It would be useful if there was a signpost at the… More
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
The house itself is out of this world! Been done out to a very high standard. The facilities are excellent. The only down fall in our opinion is having to strip the beds on leaving we felt the price w… More