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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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Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

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Norton St Philip holiday home rental

Bath / Norton St Philip

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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from £395 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

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(23) Excellent 

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” 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 definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £73 / night

£545 / week

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from £73 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1170 / week

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from £180 / night

(12) Excellent 

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South East England holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ringwood

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place for a family celebration” 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. The hot t  …see more

from £456 / night

£1800 - £3700 / week

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from £456 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in West Country

Cornwall / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” 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 children. The house was very spacious wi  …see more

from £240 / night

£1400 - £3600 / week

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from £240 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages” 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 in  …see more

from £273 / night

£1490 - £3300 / week

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from £273 / night

(90) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect 60th Birthday Weekend” 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 stunning grounds, bu  …see more

from £1000 / night

£4500 - £6500 / week

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from £1000 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with indoor pool in Ryde

Isle of Wight / Ryde

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1400 / week

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from £93 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house rental

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Loved Every Minute!” Fletcher's Hall was inviting, cosy, warm and comfortable in providing accommodation for 5 couples, one single adult, 2 babies, 1 toddler and 1 dog. Travel cots were taken for the babies and there was a bed settee or single pull u  …see more

from £330 / night

£2000 - £2400 / week

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from £330 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Chwilog with indoor pool, tennis court

Gwynedd / Chwilog

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Holiday Barn Chwilog, Near Pwllhelli and Abersoch Tennis, Pool, Secluded location, Abersoch 20 minutes, Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia, Swimming Pool, BBQ, tennis court Small Group Booking (maximum 10 people) for reduced rates, please contact us.  …see more

from £237 / night

£1653 - £2850 / week

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from £237 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a 'Certifi  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home with indoor pool in Norfolk

Attleborough / Great Ellingham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Special Deal - 16th to 18th December available now at great price just before xmas ! 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 a  …see more

from £500 / night

£3200 - £3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I wish I could move in!” 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 for a truly relaxing break  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oxwich

Swansea County / Oxwich

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
Windyridge Cottage is a delightful cottage with history dating back to the 1840's, skilfully restored and transformed into a stunning holiday cottage where luxury required in modern living blends seamlessly with character features. The property enjoys a fantastic locati  …see more

from £127 / night

£895 - £2249 / week

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from £127 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” 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 plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with indoor pool, golf nearby in Embo

Scottish Highlands / Embo

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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. Pet Friendly On site includ  …see more

from £50 / night

£455 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Bangor / Llanllechid

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Lovely setting - great welcome” It was great to arrive to a freshly baked loaf and a bottle of wine. The setting is wonderful and the sea and mountains are easily accessible. We loved the hot tub even on the windy days we had, it's so relaxing. We sle  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with indoor pool in West Country

Swanage / Swanage Bay

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Acle holiday home rental

Norfolk / Acle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £265 / night

£1850 / week

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from £265 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home in South East England

Hampshire / Burley

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and spacious” 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 bathrooms with comfortable beds.  …see more

from £750 / night

£3750 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Home rental in Yorkley

Forest of Dean / Yorkley

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Relax in complete seclusion enjoying the magnificent views and immense character of this property, nestled deep in ancient woodlands. With an outdoor heated pool and 2 acres of private gardens, Danby Lodge is the ideal get away location for a relaxing retreat.  …see more

from £420 / night

£2490 - £5200 / week

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from £420 / night

(44) Excellent 

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West Country holiday barn rental

Somerset / Wellington

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful family celebration!” We stayed at Jurston barn as a party of 12 adults, 3 children and 1 baby to celebrate a couple of family birthdays. The barn is fabulous - well laid out with lots of space, beautifully appointed bedrooms and a cooks drea  …see more

from £299 / night

£1195 - £5450 / week

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from £299 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Kessingland

Suffolk / Kessingland

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely 'on the beach' caravan park” Well equipped caravan. Good site facilities. S great to be able to walk straight onto the beach. Liked having outdoor pool as well as indoor pool. Entertainment was good  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £588 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Lydbrook holiday home let

Forest of Dean / Lydbrook

5 11 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Mireystock House and annex offers the Ultimate Forest Holiday retreat. It is an ideal and a lovely place to unwind and share quality time with family and friends. Built as the Vicarage of Lydbrook in the 1930s, it is a handsome house offering elegant and comfort  …see more

from £330 / night

£2200 - £7000 / week

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from £330 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home with indoor pool in West Bagborough

Somerset / West Bagborough

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb venue for family gathering” Our group ages ranged from 3 to 70, and the house was perfect for our big family party. The equipment and furnishings were all first class, and the pool was brilliant for the children. We were blessed with good wea  …see more

from £288 / night

£1700 - £4550 / week

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from £288 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Saxlingham Nethergate holiday manor house let

Norfolk / Saxlingham Nethergate

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ruby wedding celebration with friends.” Wonderful old house with splendid grounds and facilities, and very well equipped. In particular, we enjoyed the feeling of space, the beauty and comfort of the living rooms, wildlife, heated swimming pool and g  …see more

from £750 / night

£4500 - £7450 / week

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from £750 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with swimming pool in Shere

Guildford / Shere

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Good location” Lovely studio flat with all mod cons. I was visiting friends for 2 weeks so it was in a good location for me. I brought my 12 month old dog with me so we walked locally everyday. The owner was very kind and let me exercise the dog in th  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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Cottage accommodation in Northern England with golf nearby

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
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 bedrooms two bathrooms and a ground floor WC. It has a large lounge and din  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with indoor pool, golf nearby in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
The Cadwalader Suite is a luxury top floor apartment that is both spacious and contemporary with the added bonus of stunning sea views. The large open plan lounge, dinning and kitchen area is perfect for that special holiday with family and friends. Accessed by the Prin  …see more

from £80 / night

£367 - £825 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab weekend away” 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.  …see more

from £800 / night

£5600 - £7000 / week

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from £800 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” 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. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £500 / night

£2700 - £6900 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bisley

Gloucestershire / Bisley

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dating back to the 16th century, this stunning Manor house with its original Inglenook fireplaces and mullioned windows is a wonderful place to stay for a weekend break or holiday in the Cotswolds.  …see more

from £993 / night

£5612 - £8540 / week

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from £993 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with swimming pool in Marlborough

Wiltshire / Marlborough

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
You will love the peace and tranquility of Mayflower. Visit Avebury, Stonehenge, Bath, Marlborough, Oxford and Salisbury. You could stay here if you are off to 'Marlborough Summer School' or if you just want to relax or do some cycling along the 'Kennet  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pudleston holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Pudleston

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing stay” We had a wonderful 4 nights stay at this property and it was definitely one of the most relaxing holidays I've been to in a long time. We were greeted by Aram on arrival who was the most friendly and helpful estate manager and was given  …see more

from £400 / night

£2400 - £3600 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
Nutmeg cottage", a delightful 17th century thatched cottage, situated in the Dorset village of Okeford Fitzpaine, offers an ideal base for walkers and ramblers to explore the countryside.6miles from the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, an ideal location for a holi  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday home in Walmer

Kent / Walmer

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
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

from £139 / night

£799 - £8571 / week

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from £139 / night