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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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(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

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 £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.  …see more

from £80 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

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Tobermory holiday cottage rental

Isle of Mull / Tobermory

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£700 - £1075 / week

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from £100 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Hurstpierpoint

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £210 / night

£1050 - £1982 / week

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from £210 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home” This apartment was an absolute delight. So spacious and spotlessly clean. A real pleasure to come back to after hectic days out. The underground car park a real boost, especially appreciated with the not so nice weather we had. We wer  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything was perfect!” They had thought of everything to prepare for an enjoyable stay. Very comfortable beds, lovely clean spaces,  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1010 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £640 / week

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from £80 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Bath holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely perfect, ticked every box” I am not usually moved to write reviews but I must take this opportunity to say how completely perfect this flat was for us for a weekend in Bath. It is perfectly presented, every convenience supplied and spotles  …see more

from £115 / night

£740 - £825 / week

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from £115 / night

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Knaresborough holiday cottage rental

Harrogate / Knaresborough

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£561 - £705 / week

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from £131 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in New Brighton

Wirral / New Brighton

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location” Stayed for 3 nights ,fantastic accommodation,everything about this place is fantastic,new brighton is right on the doorstep and is very up and coming, can't recommend this place enough,will definitely be making a return visit  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £855 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Chester holiday home rental

Cheshire / Chester

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“fantastic accomodation” stayed for 3 nights, much too short, the welcome from mags very friendly, the welcome pack really appreciated and the accommodation of badgers end annexe is the best we have stayed in - so well equipped, clean and beautifully f  …see more

from £68 / night

£450 / week

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from £68 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in London

England / London

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1295 - £1345 / week

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from £199 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Eynsham

Oxfordshire / Eynsham

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Confortable and peaceful” Beautiful house in a very quiet street. House with all the amenities, confortable and clean.2 minutes walk from a park and the shop. The best position to visit Oxford and the Coastwald.Owners couldn't be more nicer and kind.I  …see more

from £70 / night

£429 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, great flat!!” Stayed for 4 nights and was so central but without being too noisy. Great communication with the owner and lovely clean and tidy apartment with all you need. As a regular to Edinburgh and having stayed in lots of apartm  …see more

from £75 / night

£368 - £1029 / week

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from £75 / night

(49) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / South Bank

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in wonderful location” We recently stayed in this apartment for 10 days and had the most fabulous time exploring and enjoying London from this excellent base. The apartment is clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a se  …see more

from £130 / night

£799 / week

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Holiday apartment in Warfleet

Dartmouth / Warfleet

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £73 / night

(117) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful townhouse.” Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the worry of where to park and avo  …see more

from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1270 / week

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from £160 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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from £225 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Car not necessary

from £135 / night

£900 - £1390 / week

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from £135 / night

(90) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great Weekend in Bath” We had a great time at 3 Powlett Road. The house is ideally situated and an easy walk to the city centre. The parking is easy and the house is lovely and had everything we needed. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and even asked  …see more

from £75 / night

£650 - £899 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Easton holiday apartment rental

Wells / Easton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £75 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Cardiff / Rhiwbina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“My feedback to Sharonne and Hugh” A really comfortable cottage with excellent access to Cardiff City Centre. Nice and cosy and very comfortable sleeping. A 10 minute walk to the local pubs with great weekend entertainment and local store and the fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£341 - £578 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Houghton-le-Spring with golf nearby

Tyne and Wear / Houghton-le-Spring

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £564 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Overstone holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Northampton / Overstone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£240 - £365 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Memories to take home with us..” The facilities at Westdene were great, the best way of describing it would be you had packed everything including the kitchen sink arrived and anything and everything we could have needed was there. The locat  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous  …see more

from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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from £423 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town 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
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in Royal Mile” Myself and 3 friends hired this apartment for our annual trip to Edinburgh and were not disappointed ! The host Marion was very helpful from even before we arrived asking if we wanted our beds made into singles or double  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £140 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kirkcaldy

Fife / Kirkcaldy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Family Break” Excellently positioned apartment for exploring Fife. Irene and Mark were fantastic from first contact untill after arrival. The apartment has everything a family would require and the pool table was especially appreciated by my two boys  …see more

from £78 / night

£491 - £679 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Wapping

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“The Perfect Stay” I've been more than pleased to stay in this apartment for a week. The apartment looks even better than in pictures, it's clean warm and bright; well furnished and Mrs Jane Gildan is extremely kind and ready to answer all our questio  …see more

from £118 / night

£825 / week

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from £118 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Bournemouth

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” This is a return visit to the Farthings as we previously stayed in No. 4. It was a great holiday in a superb apartment. We like the fact it is close to both shops & sea. There is little need to use the car especially as there is an excelle  …see more

from £66 / night

£399 - £965 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious and what a view!” We stayed with a family of four for a week in this gorgeous house. It's situated right at the seafront with only a footpath in front. The rooms a larger than one would expect in a holiday home and the bathroom is splendid wi  …see more

from £165 / night

£825 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Coventry

Warwickshire / Coventry

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Location was perfect” I stayed for three weeks as we needed to have access to the hospital which was ten minute drive. It was convenient with shops all around. The staff were friendly the check in guy Yusuf especially. Apartment had two bathroom and a  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great stay” Fabulous apartment in a brilliant central location. Had everything we needed and was in walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go. The only negatives were the broken bin and extra door locks hanging off but didn't ruin the stay. Would  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Daliburgh

South Uist / Daliburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful holiday” A warm and cosy pod on a beautiful island only five minutes from a glorious beach, what more could you want? For me, nothing. I have spent a wonderful week staying at Jeff and Kathryn's holiday pod and I'm sorry to have to leav  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Surrey / Godalming

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very Friendly” Very nice place and the kids really enjoyed the farm animals. Paul was very helpful and welcoming and engaging with the kids especially to do with the farm.  …see more

from £69 / night

£480 - £550 / week

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from £69 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

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