Great British breaks | Holiday cottages in Great Britain

Great British breaks (5372)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

5,372 Holiday homes

Filters applied: City breaks (5,372)

(43) Excellent 

24

Home rental in West Country

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” 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 would highly recommend book  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

Book View

from £150 / night

(43) Excellent 

12

Northern England holiday b&b rental

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“What a Gem !!” Great place to stay ,immaculate room with ensuite & a hidden little kitchen . An ample breakfast basket plus fresh food in the fridge too ! Everything you need for a city break , secure parking was also a bonus .We were lucky with the w  …see more

from £60 / night

£427 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(33) Excellent 

19

Fulbourn holiday cottage rental

Cambridge / Fulbourn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Discover Cambridge and England” An excellent stay :the house is very comfortable and very clean, the environment beautiful (un delicious garden !) and shops are not far away.The owners' reception was very cordial.  …see more

from £85 / night

£520 - £610 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(73) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing!” We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very helpful. I can't wait to book to stay  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £850 / week

Book View

from £150 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Holiday lodge rental

Wiltshire / Corsham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“it had all that we expected plus more” Lovely place, roomy and clean, and with all that we needed. Peaceful, and with beautiful views. A car is helpful as it is a bit out of the way. Very easy to get to Bath, and other thing of interest that that you  …see more

from £130 / night

£590 - £878 / week

Book View

from £130 / night

(35) Excellent 

24

Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
Private access to BeachClose to cityClose to golfClose to skiingClose to fishingDolphins nearbyClose to mountaineeringLuxurious accommodationPrivate garden  …see more

from £150 / night

£945 - £1770 / week

Book View

from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times. This is a superb apartment. The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(71) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We'll come back!” Lovely and very well equipped flat, good and central location but still a quiet street, very helpful and friendly owner - all perfect, we'll come back!  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1155 / week

Book View

from £71 / night

(17) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This Tourist Board three star rated Gold Award property with its high quality furnishings, pretty, village setting and handy location is only 11 miles or fifteen minutes drive from Cambridge, and provides excellent value for money. The White Barn is a newly refurbishe  …see more

from £60 / night

£370 - £570 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Oxford / Tackley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Comfortable Stay in Conveniently Located Tackley” The lodge is a short congestion-free drive off the A4260. Accommodations are recently renewed, comfortably furnished and fully equipped. The owner who resides just across the lane is readily availabl  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £800 / week

Book View

from £120 / night

(37) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Tayside/Perthshire

Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Had a fabulous few days staying in Roland's apartment. Very comfortable and had everything we needed a home from home. Roland was there to meet us and show us around . Can't fault this apartment and really well situated in Pitlochry. I'll be  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £910 / week

Book View

from £87 / night

(51) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £115 / night

£525 - £575 / week

Book View

from £115 / night

(68) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

Book View

from £148 / night

(27) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Northern England

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £77 / night

£425 - £550 / week

Book View

from £77 / night

(16) Excellent 

33

Apartment accommodation in Northern England

Cheshire / Chester

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
With its Roman history, medieval shopping rows, great restaurants and night life, Chester is the perfect holiday destination. This fabulous city centre apartment has a modern design that is both stylish and cosy. New to the market, this first floor apartment is in a pri  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £740 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

22

Tremeirchion holiday cottage rental

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A beautiful place to truly relax in beautiful welsh countryside” The Bothy is beautiful, very private and quite special. It is small, beautiful and perfectly formed with everything we needed, (including an extremely eclectic selection of dvds!) for a  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £695 / week

Book View

from £99 / night

(14) Excellent 

19

Burcot holiday lodge rental

Oxfordshire / Burcot

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 127 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1605 / week

Book View

from £180 / night

(60) Excellent 

31

Holiday apartment in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“a little gem” quiet, well equipped, walking distance of town centre. clean and beautiful property, photos don't do justice. Spacious bedroom and a great size bed. lovely original features remaining. And a bonus point you can park a car.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £750 / week

Enquire View

from £65 / night

(30) Excellent 

19

Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co  …see more

from £95 / night

£510 - £575 / week

Book View

from £95 / night

(25) Excellent 

18

Apartment rental in Buxton with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Buxton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable and Spacious” The flat is spacious, comfortable and well equiped. The weather was quite cold when we were there and the heating worked well. We found the neighbourhood quite and peaceful (at least, until our children arrived !). Be warned  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £540 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Ski bungalow to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Steam Cottage AviemoreAn attractive two bedroom, self catering cottage centrally located & close to all amenities. With woodburning stove, enclosed garden, wi-fi and off road private parking for two cars it is ideal for couples, families or a small group of friends.  …see more

from £68 / night

£343 - £595 / week

Book View

from £68 / night

(42) Very Good 

15

Holiday apartment accommodation

Liverpool / Liverpool City Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home” A very clean,comfortable apartment, with fantastic views over the river. Everything you could need for your stay was included. Easy access to Shops, restaurants, and the Albert dock.  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £990 / week

Book View

from £110 / night

(35) Excellent 

28

Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery  …see more

from £105 / night

£460 - £1095 / week

Book View

from £105 / night

(35) Excellent 

17

Holiday home with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in centre of Southport, just off Lord Street” We have just stayed here for the third time between Christmas and New Year with our two young adult sons. It is central and convenient but also quiet as it is on a back street close to  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 - £5250 / week

Book View

from £200 / night

(18) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Close to everything” We could see the castle right outside the balcony, we walked to everything all weekend. Was close to a market and to the pubs in the Grassmarket area. The only downside was carrying up suitcases two flights of steps so not for e  …see more

from £78 / night

£460 - £1305 / week

Book View

from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

7

Log cabin rental in West Country

Somerset / Frome

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Whether you are seeking adventure or a romantic hideaway, Widget's Farm is a wonderful retreat for 1 or 2 humans and their furry family members. The luxury, ensuite cabin has a big bouncy bed, wet room, kitchenette and lots of special touches and added extras. If you br  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

26

Apartment rental in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A one bedroom apartment in the heart of Cambridge nestled between Midsummer Common and the Grafton Shopping Centre. Can accommodate up to 2 plus infant. No VAT. Ask about our long stay rates.  …see more

from £99 / night

£630 - £665 / week

Book View

from £99 / night

(13) Very Good 

12

Hamble holiday home rental

Hampshire / Hamble

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Very comfortable home away from home” Great house, with comfortable beds and everything provided. Easily accessible to the city and you could get away without a vehicle as the bus stop is close by. Great provision of linen and necessary items in the k  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £725 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything you need” Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre. Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £790 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

(15) Very Good 

38

Norfolk holiday cottage rental

Wroxham / Barton Turf

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£510 - £595 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Davidsons Mains

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“"Wow"” That's right "The Annexe" was out of this world. So relaxing,quiet. It was a beautiful place to stay. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 50yr birthday. So many lovely places to visit and only a bus ride away. Fiona even left us 2 bus tickets  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £695 / week

Book View

from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

20

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

Book View

from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

12

Thirsk holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Thirsk

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous and relaxing break” Enjoyed every minute of our stay at Beech Cottage and Pam, the owner was so accommodating and helpful! The cottage has everything you need and oodles of country charm and elegance. It is perfectly placed to explore North  …see more

from £90 / night

£525 - £650 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(67) Excellent 

25

Central London/Zone 2 holiday studio rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Southbank, London

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect little space” Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every meal. We are extremely happy ab  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1160 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous  …see more

from £165 / night

£950 / week

Book View

from £165 / night

(28) Excellent 

28

Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Limehouse

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £100 / night

£665 - £750 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(21) Very Good 

24

Apartment rental in West Country

Devon / Exeter

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent decor, comfort, quiet yet central location.” Modern apt. Clean, quiet and central within main shopping centre and two minutes from Cathedral. Also good instructions and communications with owners on how to get there and get key  …see more

from £72 / night

£540 - £599 / week

Book View

from £72 / night

(29) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Northern England

Cheshire / Chester

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Spectacular views” Lovely House, in a truly spectacular location. We had a really great family holiday. Paula and David were both around to welocome us and were very freindly and helpful, thank you both ! The house is spacious and well presented.  …see more

from £412 / night

£2199 - £4000 / week

Book View

from £412 / night

(14) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Had a great two nights stay in April Cottage, what a great base for exploring Broadway and the surrounding area. The cottage was clean, well appointed and very comfortable with a lovely homely feel. I would definitely recommend!  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £850 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(44) Excellent 

27

Batheaston holiday apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m  …see more

from £80 / night

£406 - £504 / week

Book View

from £80 / night