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.
Trinity House Garden Flat is a luxury, open plan studio/suite offering self catering, serviced accommodation. Set behind electric gates on a private equestrian smallholding with 12 acres. It has 3 large double doors opening on to a private patio with uninterrupted views …see more
“Beautifully spacious and well equipped, in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2013
We agree with the previous glowing reviews; this is spacious, well designed, comfortable accommodation, spotlessly clean, well equipped, and, in the midst of a heatwave, airy and cool, with that refre… More
“Amazing peaceful countryside location with horses, dog and chickens to keep you company”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
We arrived on a hot Friday evening to be welcomed by horses, chickens and a friendly fluffy dog. This flat is like no other. Spacious, spotlessly clean, with everything you need for breakfast, lunch a… More
“Country Perfection with London and the South Coast nearby”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Despite the snow, the warmth of Carol's greeting plus the underfloor heating made it feel like summer. The large apartment had every convenience, and the view over the Surrey Hills immediately put us… More
Summer Lodge is located a short car ride from Weymouths safe, sandy, lifguarded, beach complete with many restaurants and family attractions. Portland, Chesil Beach, West Bay, Lulworth cove,Corfe Castle, and Swanage are a few places in the surounding area.Summer lodge …see more
“Large house superbly equipped and beutifully maintained.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
We were a party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children. The house was warm and welcoming and plenty of room so that we could all have our own individual space if required. The swimming pool was the reason we… More
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
The owners were very welcoming when they showed us around and very quick to refund the deposit. The house was clean and well presented. It had all the equipment necessary including child friendly cu… More
This house has been newly renovated and available for short break lets, weekend stays, group get together soon due to its fabulous entertaining space. The stunning open plan kitchen had dining are for 14 and breakfast bar. Fully equipped kitchen with all modern ame …see more
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 week… More
Thank you so much!! So glad that everyone in your party enjoyed it.
Hope to see you again soon and i hope your wedding day is just as relaxing. xx
“Fab weekend away”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
I had a lovely stay at pinfold house for my friends hen do- the bedrooms were lovely and the big open kitchen/ diner made it easy to entertain. … More
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and …see more
3 Bedroom, 1 Double and 2 Twin Rooms, Sleeps 6, Bedding included (excluding linen & towels).
Kitchen including fridge & freezer, Dining Area and Living Room with gas heating, Shower Room, Toilet. All crockery and cooking utensils supplied.
On site includ …see more
Situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the historic Pilgrim's Way in the quiet hamlet of Thurnham, Thurnham Keep Stables is perfectly located for peaceful sanctuary, whilst still being within easy access of Kent's many places to visit.With woo …see more
CARTMEL RACECOURSE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND......5 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY. NEW TO WYNDCLIFFE IN 2016...... LUXURY HOT TUB WHICH SEATS 7. LOOKING OUT ONTO THE MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OVER MORECAMBE BAY......
Large family cottage overlooking Morecambe Bay, It has four spacious be …see more
Enjoying wonderful views across the surrounding countryside, this magnificent thatched cottage stands detached within its own delightful enclosed gardens, which include a large sun terrace in which to relax and admire the views. As well as an adjoining paddock, there is …see more
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
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th …see more
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
Large luxury holiday house set in middle of own grounds, fully modernised. Guests can play on the private all-weather tennis court, swim in the heated swimming pool (1 April to 30 October), play croquet, cricket, badminton or football all within the large private gard …see more
I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. E… More
Reviewed 13 May 2013
Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and th… More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could … More
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The team will be thrilled you found the house to your satisfaction. Thank you for selecting Vicarage House. Best wishes Katie and Richard
Deanfield Coach House is in the heart of the magnificent historic Forest of Dean, in the village of Parkend, this characterful Visit England 4 star gold property combines superb modern comfort with lovely original features, it backs onto cycle/walking trails and the Nag …see more
Newly refurbished farmhouse and annex.
We can sleep up to 10 in three bedrooms + 2 sofa beds.
There is the large two bedroomed farmhouse which can sleep 6 people. The sofa bed is the yellow sofa which can be viewed in the picture on the website. One of the bedrooms …see more
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks of …see more
The Coach House is a unique detached former coaching house to the Old Vicarage. Surrounded by open fields and woodland, with fabulous views to the Marlborough Downs, perfect for long walks perfect for long walks and total relaxation.
Enormous open-plan main receptio …see more
We had a long weekend in the Coach House in November, it was warm and welcoming and the log burner made it very cosy.
I was the perfect base to explore Avebury and Wiltshire.
Fiona's gift of homemad… More
Many thanks for your kind words and I am so pleased you enjoyed the muffins. I hope we may see you again soon.
Have a Happy Christmas
“Didn't want to go home!”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help i… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and hope we may see you all again.
“Lovely cottage and gorgeous scenery”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2015
We spent the weekend in this beautifully renovated cottage. The surroundings are stunning- great for long walks! The living / kitchen area is a great social space, the rooms are spacious and the be… More
So pleased you had such a lovely weekend and hope to see you again.
The charming stone and cob detached cottage is adjacent to the picturesque farm pond surrounded by trees. It lies in its enclosed garden with seating area and lovely views. The thick oak stable door takes you into the open plan triple aspect living room with massive o …see more
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
This traditional Norfolk Brick, flint and "chalk lump" built cottage is situated in the centre of the pretty village of Thornham on the North West Norfolk coast and dates from the 19th century. Calendar Cottage is situated overlooking the village green and the …see more
The old wharf cottage is a beautiful riverside retreat nestled between two islands on the picturesque banks of the River Thames. Situated minutes from the historic town of Windsor and Eton as well as 40 minutes from the attractions of central London. Watch the river go …see more
We had a fantastic stay in this lovely house; all the rooms are very large and comfortable, with some great views over the river.… More
“Great house for friends/family gatherings”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2016
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 … More
The cabin is set in a tranquil quite setting. Well behaved children welcome.It really is a home from home with the added luxury of your own heated swimming pool and sauna. The accommodation sleeps 4 adults and 2 children. The cabin is situated in a secluded area surro …see more
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… More
Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a very quiet , peaceful cul de sac yet only 1 mile from Swanage town centre with all its excellent local shops and restaurants and a market that takes place every Friday. The award winning blue flag beach is a safe sandy bay of approximate …see more
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
“Ideal location for families”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
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… 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.
The Old Rectory House is a Georgian country house offering luxurious group accommodation near Swaffham. Built circa 1750 the family home and guest house is situated in an exceptional and unspoilt rural position with an outstanding view of the lake, and nearby Oxburgh Ha …see more
Bure Cottage is a stunning property on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, just 15 minutes from a great choice of beaches, and 15 minutes in the other direction from the city of Norwich. Formerly a reedcutters cottage, the house has been modernised and extended to sleep 8 i …see more
Old Bridge Cottage with it's Riverside Studio, lies on the banks of the River Avon at the edge of Ringwood, a beautiful old Market Town on the Western fringe of the New Forest. The house and studio are rented out as one and sleep 9 + 2 in the main house and studio. Ther …see more
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.
Please note rates vary according to time of season, please contact us for a quote or latest availability.Luxury Caravan Holiday Home on a relaxing type of Holiday Park in a canal bank setting, lots of boating activity, pub, cafes & gifts shop, Nature Reserve all to …see more
Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definite… More
Luxury cottages with private hot tub in peacefull romantic settings with Panoramic views of Snowdonia mountains & coast.
Underfloor heating & a wealth of character in this converted farm building.
There is a spacious private garden with stunning mountain & coast views, …see more
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
My partner and I stayed for 1 week in October this year, we booked the holiday for a relaxing break. Upon arrival we had complimentary fresh eggs, fresh home made bread and a bottle of wine. The loc… More
The Ferry House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up in a king size bed and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the ti …see more
Trehayl is arguably one of Rocks most desirable locations. This recently constructed contemporary property has magnificent uninterrupted views of the Camel Estuary from its elevated position, yet is only 50m from the beach.It is within walking distance of the Rock Saili …see more
“Superb views and pool , the best we've stayed at.”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Trehayl and again it was able to instantly relax us all. We all enjoy the house and the pool is really special.The views and accessability for Padstow make this … More
Thank you for reviewing Trehayl. It is good to hear returning guests enjoying their holiday as much the second time!
“Outstanding - the best holiday property ever”
Reviewed 18 May 2012
Trehayl has to be one of the most amazing houses available as a holiday property.
We searched long and hard over the whole area of Padstow/Rock - and had a shortlist of other … More
Thank you for taking the time to review Trehayl. I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday, I am also pleased that the small details are noticed and appreciated - Thank you.
“Trehayl - the Cornish property that will never disappoint!”
Reviewed 20 Dec 2011
We have stayed at Trehayl in 2010/11 in May and June respectively, and in both good and inclement weather we had our dream Cornish holiday. The property is top class with excellent amenities, standar… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Trehayl. I am very pleased the house lived up to your expectations both in good weather and bad. Kind regards, Julie
Northcliff Manor, a lovely 4 bedroom home which sleeps up to 8 comfortably, with stunning views over the upper Firth of Clyde, is accessed just off the main coastal route over a private road which serves some of the village's remaining Victorian villas. Set in attractiv …see more
This has to be the most beautiful place you could ever wish to stay. Fantastic views and an amazing house. We were here for New Year and every thing was just perfect. Linda who is near by was amazing … More
Thanks so much for your great review. We are delighted that you loved Northcliff Manor and would happily welcome you and your family back again anytime.
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
We stayed at Northcliff Manor villa on Christmas day. It is a spacious vila with a lovely lay out and a wonderful view of the Wemyss bay to look at.
Linda our host was very helpful in giving us … More
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
Northcliff is a wonderfully comfortable home, with sumptuous sofas and beds, and luxurious bathrooms. Lots of extras provided: Table football; mini pool; 6 TV's; incredible iPod sound system; all the … More
Through large wrought iron entrance gates, along a stoned drive stands FLETCHERS Hall, set in acres of manicured paddocks with its own football-golf course. A baronial type hall built in traditional Tudor style , it has plenty of exposed beams, a minstrels gallery, lea …see more
PERSONAL TRAINER AND GYM ALSO ONSITE IF WANTED
Forest Lodge, Is a beautiful bespoke building with two Cosy bedrooms, Open plan lounge, kitchen, diner and has its own Privet Garden. Forest Lodge is perfect for families, couples, and small groups. Our direct Forest acces …see more
wow what a lovely place and such lovely host, we used the pool and hot tub loads which was lovely and warm .it was right on the edge of the new forest which had lovely walks only thing that would make… More
Thank you for your great Review, Yes WIFI Instillation date 21/02/2013 so will be in sooner rather than later.
Look forward to seeing you again
Melissa and family
“My dream come TRUE, as I love log cabins :-)”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2013
Its a great place in a super area, very nice views. The pool and hot tub was super. I will be coming back… More
Thank you for your comments. Look forward to seeing you again.Best wishes Chris.
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Accomodation was lovely - clean and tidy and had everything we wanted. Our accomodation was set over two floors but understand others might be on the same floor. A bit tricky if you wanted bedrooms … More
Thanks for your review. We love to hear our guests have enjoyed themselves.
Maybe see you again
Melissa and Family
A stunning country house on quiet country lane with 5 double bedrooms in the main house, 2 further double bedrooms in the garden buildings. 4 shower rooms & 2 bathrooms. Heated summer swimming pool & secluded 3 acre fenced garden make this a wonderful New Forest …see more
We stayed at Brandon Thatch with 6 other friends and teenage offspring as visitors over New Year. Situated in a quiet country lane in a beautiful part of the New Forest. Lovely bedrooms and bathroom… More
Thank you for staying with us and hope you can come again in the summer months to enjoy the pool and the lovely garden.
“Beautiful cottage with great grounds and facilities”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Stayed here as a large group for a "significant" birthday weekend. Cottage is in a stunning location on the edge of the New Forest and has all the old world charm you would expect from a thatched cott… More
Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you back. Deposits are now more automated with all being processed by TripAdvisor. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome as we want everyone to enjoy this magical spot.
“Brilliant house in great location - recommend!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
As a group of 14 we've stayed out quite a few large houses over the last few years and Brandon Thatch was by far the best we've been to.
The house is huge, has big bedrooms, 4/5 communal areas and a… More
Thank you for your kind words and so happy that you had a wonderful stay. Please come again!
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
3 8 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Ghillies is our showcase 5 star chalet that stands high on the estate hillside with a commanding view across Glen Dochart, the lochs and mountains. Secluded forest behind, Ben More to the south and Loch Dochart to the North.
Accommodation is over two floors, The sauna …see more
A well equipped and spacious seven bedroomed house located near the beach with indoor heated swimming pool in Mundesley, North Norfolk.A fantastic place for family get togethers and celebrations with spacious entertaining rooms and comfortable bedrooms. Norfolk is renow …see more
Beautiful house with private indoor swimming pool.Set in the most idyllic rural location with views across glorious, unspoilt Herefordshire countryside, The Freeth is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of friends and family. The house is beautiful …see more
To celebrate my wife's 60th birthday our extended family stayed at The Freeth, we ranged in ages from 1 to 91.
It is hard to describe how perfect our stay was. The Freeth is a beautiful house, with … More
We are delighted that The Freeth was such a successful venue for every generation of your family and that your enjoyed all that the house, garden, pool and chef had to offer. We'd love to welcome you back at some point in the future. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
“Beautiful property in a truly peaceful setting - STUNNING inside and out”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
We stayed at the The Freeth for a four night midweek stay to celebrate my fathers birthday. It was truly stunning - immaculately presented, extremely clean and tidy and very well equipped.
We are always so pleased to hear how much guests have enjoyed staying at The Freeth. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we would love to see you again in the future.
“Luxury spacious accommodation in perfect location”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
It's WOW !!
I stayed here for a week with family members ranging in ages from 17 to 80 years to celebrate Dad's birthday.There is something here for everyone,the decor is luxurious,great amount of sp… More
It is really kind of you to leave such a great review and the team and I couldn't be more pleased that you loved The Freeth so much. We hope to see you again at some point in the future.
A substantial detached five bedroomed house set in a rural location surrounded by farmland. Heated indoor (and detachable roof) private swimming pool, hot tub and own woodland on 1.5 acres. of land. Inglenook fire place for cosy winters.
We are surrounded by a farm ! …see more
Sleeps 14-16 * Heated Indoor Swimming Pool * Sauna * Tennis Court * Billiard Room * Hot Tub * Gym * Steam Room * Terrace
The perfect accommodation for a luxurious family reunion, an extra special birthday celebration or to extend your wonderful wedding celebrations lon …see more
Luxury three bedroom house with amazing facilities in a fantastic quiet forest location just 25 minutes from London by tube. Bluebell house is well equipped for all your holiday requirements, so much so that you may never want to leave the house! you can enjoy the heate …see more
I would just like to say that I booked the house for a 50th birthday for the family.
I was not disappointed in my choice, the house was lovely and tastefully decorated from top to bottom, the garden,… More
Pembroke Lodge is a 1904 fine Edwardian residence separated Annex.
NB* CHRISTMAS & NYE 2016 DATES
1 Christmas Week 20th to 27th December 2016 £POA
1 New Years Week 30th December 2016 to 4th January 2017 to £POA
Entrance with living room, bedroom, en-suite wet room, …see more
The Barn is a magnificent country residence nestled in an idyllic rural location commanding breathtaking views over the open countryside and towards the sea and mountains beyond. This residence has been converted to a high standard from a medieval barn, which dates back …see more
Orchard View is completely self contained with lovely gardens and orchard of approx; half an acre around it,parking close by and a further 14 acres of land which is currently a PYO fruit and vegetable farm.It adjoins our grade ll listed farmhouse at the far end of the p …see more
Pelham House is a substantial modern country house with an internal area of over 7,000 square foot; the property is set in four acres of private grounds and gardens in a quiet but convenient location in East Hertfordshire with close links to London. The 7-bedroomed prop …see more