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.
A beautiful end cottage set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views across the very pic …see more
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings.
Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami …see more
“FANTASTIC LOCATION” The accomodation was fantastic & it was lovely waking up looking out of the pation doors with view of the sea.
Plenty to do from the beach to bike riding.
My teenage children already want to go again.
Value for money
The flat is lovely, feels like you are at home, the location Is perfect , there is a lovely pub 10 minutes walk away with a great kids soft play for people with children, Chris is lovely, so friendly … More
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
This is a brand new open plan eco passive chalet/cottage with stunning views over the sea loch complete with its own shore water front.
Only 1 mile outside Fort William shopping centre so easy access to Pubs restaurants etc.
Bathroom is equipped with a two person sauna …see more
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a
“Spacious, comfortable, and exceptionally good location.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
Smart, well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of all Ballater's ameneties. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends.… More
“Tigh an darroch ballater”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2017
Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure … More
Thanks for the review and I am glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the house. I look forward to welcoming you again in future
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean.
We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk. …see more
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!” This is a beautifully presented house. Buckets and spades and teddies awaited the children, as well as cakes for all of us and wine for the grown-ups. The garden suited all needs fr
“Fantastic house, beautifully done, great location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
We spent a week at The Beach House. The welcome we received from the owner was fantastic, everything was beautifully clean and organised and we were provided with everything we could have needed. Gurn… More
Thanks for that, I do all the cleaning myself to ensure it is of the highest standard. Gurnard is a fantastic place to holiday as well as live, with so much for all ages to do or just to sit and watch the sun go down.
Reviewed 19 Feb 2017
The title of this review says it all. With the beach at the bottom of the garden, whether it was simply sitting peacefully with an early morning cuppa watching the calmness of the Solent or later in t… More
Thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you had a good time and found everything you needed in the house and the Village itself.
I look forward to seeing you in the summer.
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
“Would definitely stay here again!” 4 Bayview is located in a really beautiful place where the view from the front changes alot depending on the weather. It is situated between Oban and Fort William and for us was ideally placed so we can visit lots of
The cottage was well equipped and had everything we need to enjoy our stay. Despite the cold temperatures outside the cottage was nice and warm and there was plenty of space for the four of us. Ther… More
“Lovely Cottage by the Loch”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2017
Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfect, cosy and has everything you need for a great highlands stay.… More
“A very well situated place”
Reviewed 6 Dec 2011
We spend a week with a magnificent weather in this place. The house is big enough and comfortable too. It is wonderfully located to go as well to the mountains as Ben Navis than to the sea, Oban is a … More
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv …see more
“Perfect holiday home” A wonderful week at The Haven, the house was exceptionally spacious for 8 of us and the facilities were great. Having an en-suite in every bedroom was a definite bonus. Great location within 5 min drive of Polzeath where the kids
The Haven is an excellent comfortable base from which to explore Polzeath and the many other local places of interest and those further afield in Cornwall. It is part of a private estate on a complex … More
“Spacious, comfortable, spotless & a great location - deal for a family holiday”
Reviewed 16 May 2013
My husband and I have recently returned from a family holiday spent at The Haven. We found the house to be spacious, comfortable and warm and the four large bedrooms all en suite which is really h… More
“Polzeath great place, house great facility will be back”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
I have been Comming to polzeath for many years; the surfing, cycling the camel trail enjoying a bottle of fizz at the camel vineyard, padstow and the seafood restaurant, beach volley ball golf and mor… More
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co
This flat is gorgeous, the views are stunning, high ceiling gives this extra spacious feel. Flat had anything you need even bottle steriliser for babies etc etc Gail was very welcoming and nice and ex… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Loved this place! Very spacious, well stocked kitchen, great location. Brilliant that they had a stair gate too which we could use to stop our 16mth going down the stairs to the bathroom!!! Liked the … More
Thanks for your review. Really sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues - especially the wine glass. I'll make sure this gets addressed.
“3rd visit already”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2016
what can I say: we just finished our 3rd stay and enjoyed it as much as we did the 2 times before. A very nice place to stay with a fantastic view. Just great!… More
Great to have you back again! Thanks for the great review. C
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !” We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches !
It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high s
We've just returned from a three day break in Whitby & we stayed at this charming, quirky cottage.
It is absolutely spotless & so central to Whitby & all your possible needs.
On arriving there was a… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you returning soon.
Jayne and Terry
“wonderful home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
quirky , modernized cottage ....very clean and well stocked with essentials(tea,coffee ,biscuits) ...and lovely touch of fresh flowers ....
well situated ,great views of bridge and harbor .
felt … More
“Ideal cottage in central location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage, recently modernised, right in the centre of whitby. Cottage on four floors, no good for anyone with mobilty problems. Clean, reasonable priced. I love Whitby and would book again at t… More
Lamorna Hideaway offers stylish boutique rooms in the very heart of the idyllic Lamorna Valley, famed for its beauty and artists it has attracted. Lamorna Cove and majestic cliffs are a five minute walk, with the enchanting stream always in view. …see more
“Even more beautiful than the pictures” We stayed at the cottages for a family holiday, and it exceeded our expectations.
They are spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. All the furniture is very good quality and in immaculate
A group of 16 friends stayed here for 4 days as a break before exams started. It was fabulous, all the rooms were lovely, the location was perfect and the owner was as lovely as you can get! Would 100… More
“A gem in the heart of Nottinghamshire”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
Beautiful traditional accommodation set in the heart of Sherwood Forest. A home from home. The cottages are wonderfully nostalgic and beautifully furnished and provide the base for a comfortable holid… More
“Fantastic affordable accomodation for CentreParcs & Sherwood Forest”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Great service from start to finish, the cottage ticked all boxes for location, quality and affordability. We booked the cottages to celebrate a hen weekend with 11 friends and it exceeded all our exp… More
“A Wonderful Holiday” We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed the games and puzzles in the t
I had a lovely stayed at Yew Tree Cottage for a 6 day at Easter 2013. Great place, the rooms are spacious, clean and well-decorated, character sitting room and the kitchen is well equipped. Although t… More
“Modern yet cosy, perfect weekend away!”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Me and my brother decided to take our mother away for a long weekend and we are extremely glad we chose Yew Tree Cottage for our stay. The property has been renovated to a brilliant standard. The play… More
Mobile reception varies by network. We get a strong signal with Vodafone but we are aware that other networks may not be as good.
“Fantastic cottage to spoil yourself in”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
We have just spent a long weekend at this traditional cottage, renovated sympathetically and with every modern convenience. The weather was bitter, but the log fire and toasted toes were more than co… More
“Mrs” Absolutely loved the Bothy. Peaceful and charming. Everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday. Lovely bottle of wine from the owners Keith and Christine, which was a nice touch. Will definitely go again.
We immediately felt at home.
It look a little while to unwind from our long drive north, but we quickly relaxed watching the birds feeding outside the window.
The cottage had everything we neede… More
We thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review and comments, they are much appreciated. We are also so pleased you found The Bothy "a home from home". We look forward to seeing you both again ( and the dogs ). Kindest Regards Keith & Christine.
“Wonderfully peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
The cottage was lovely and cosy in a peaceful location with beautiful views. Ideal for exploring the area and coast. We felt completely relaxed and renewed by our stay. We were made most welcome by ou… More
Thank you for your kind and positive review. We hope we see you both again in the future. Kindest Regards Keith and Christine
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl
i can not fault anything here even the main complex has stayed open for the whole month of november.… More
“Great and great and great did not want to leave”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
We was lost for words better than pics we saw wham booking .will be going back again really really happy with our stay .… More
Reviewed 18 Feb 2017
Had a lovely relaxing week. Stayed here with my husband, son and 3 year old basset hound. Had everything you needed. The hot tub was perfect which was checked daily by the owner but you were never dis… More
This unique property, nestled in the Dane Valley, is a 1750's stone cottage with breathtaking views over the River to the wooded escarpment beyond. To the back of the cottage and accessed via steps is a delightful south facing private garden which adjoins farmland, …see more
Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water
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“a peaceful oasis” This one-bedroom flat is self-contained within a larger house on the edge of the tiny village of Kineton in the Cotswolds. The accommodation is very spacious with a large bedroom, separate living area with kitchenette and a modern b
“It was fabulous- the place, and the host and hostess, Martin and Mary !”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
I love, love "Jasons" in the Codswolds. It is a lovely place, a self catering apt. with a living room, a bedroom, a nice bathroom with heated towel rack and floor, in beautiful English countryside. I … More
“Lovely Cotswold hideaway”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
We had a lovely long weekend in this little holiday home. The owners were extremely welcoming, and have made the apartment very cosy and stylish. It had everything we needed for our stay, and the brea… More
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
“Excellent holiday!” This gorgeous, freshly renovated bungalow was the best equipped holiday house we ever rented! The owner definitely has a flair for interior design meets home comforts. We will rent this property for us and our two and four year ol
Beautifully presented holiday bungalow, clean, modern and bright. The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. We especially enjoyed the welcoming cream tea after a very long drive. Everything about … More
Many thanks and I'm so glad you found the house good for you. I hope we'll see you in Croyde again soon.
“A fabulous place and fabulous location”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2016
What a lovely place to stay. It was by far one of the best places I have stayed. Great accomodation in a great location. The bungalow had everything you need, even a steamer like I have at home, great… More
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review. I am very touched and so glad it was a good base for your family.
“Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for what has been the most relaxed holiday in a long time.
A huge part of that being down to the house itself being in the ideal spot, only 10 mins walk from both the shops and b… More
I'm so glad you found everything to be perfect for a relaxing holiday. That is what it's all about.
Beautiful, spacious bungalow located in the highly respected Weston-Super-Mare village of Bleadon. This property is comfortably furnished for four persons in spacious executive ground floor accommodation.With parking for 2 cars to the front and direct access to the town …see more
“Lovely house in a beautiful location” The house was pristine, well equipped and beautifully decorated. We spent a long weekend with extended family including 6 children and it was perfect for all of us. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, befo
Having spent a long weekend here with my wife, three children, their partners and seven grandchildren, I can honestly say that the property worked well in terms of space and facilities. With each bedr… More
“Fantastic house! Amazing place!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
Wonderful house to stay for a hen party, there were 8 of us and there was so much room. Each room has an ensuite and the living room has plenty of space for everyone to sit round. Knitted out with lot… More
“Brilliant for friends and family”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2016
Had a great stay with friends and family - 7 adults and 5 kids - all loved it.
Very private and child friendly - the chef on the saturday night made it nice and relaxing too.… More
“Beautiful beach apartment, immaculately presented and perfect for family” Stayed with my husband and 20 month old daughter and will definitely be back. The apartment is immaculate, modern and includes everything you could need for self-catering (great
“Amazing location on the beach, fantastic appartment, perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
The property is immaculately presented and superbly furninshed with everything you could need - it really does feel like a home away from home. We travelled with 2 young children (2 & 6yrs), and the … More
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
Despite traditionally British half-term weather, we have just returned from a very restful week staying in Coast 1.
On arrival the apartment was absolutely immaculate. All the fixtures, fittings… More
“Immaculate apartment, beautiful area!”
Reviewed 29 May 2012
The pictures certainly do not do this property justice. Feeling like you are in your own private beach cove, this apartment was an absolute pleasure to stay in. It was pristine clean with all the requ… More
A delightful single-storey stone cottage, located in Upper Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean. Cosy, comfortable and extremely well presented, this lovely Forest of Dean holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat in this beautiful part of the country. This Lydbrook c …see more
“great for service and quality” This is a great place to stay for local amenities. Its very comfortable and bright. Very good for getting to Yorkshire and Lancashire. Very good local pub and fresh bread baked locally. More than a stop over but a place
This is the second time we've stayed at Chelsea Bridge Cottage, and we've already booked to go back next year, so they're definitely doing something right!
We travel down to the area for The Great … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us again.
Thank you for the review we look forward to welcoming you next year.
Joyce & John
“Fabulous hide away”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
We stayed at Chelsea Cottage for a week and would recommend this to any couple wanting a quiet break away to explore this lovely area. It is very comfortable, fab bed and lovely hot shower (bath if yo… More
Thank you for the review glad you enjoyed your stay.
Look forward to welcoming you again sometime.
“A Great Holiday Bungalow” The bungalow was very well presented and has every thing you will ever need for a great holiday ,Its in a very quiet area but only a few mins from the centre of poulton and we would highly recommend this lovely holiday home
This house was in a great location, 10/15 minutes drive to all the main attractions in Blackpool, but far enough away that you were in a nice quiet area. The house had everything we needed and more, … More
You were very fortunate to have lovely weather....I'm glad that you all had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your days out!!
“Great Accomodation near Blackpool”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This house was a 15 minute drive to Blackpool and contained everything you would need on a holiday.
Elaine was friendly and warm and met us when we arrived.
The house was spacious and modern and con… More
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
A lovely property in a quiet area. Very clean with everything you need. Very helpful owner. The sweets on the childrens beds were a lovely touch.… More
Many thanks. Hope you are able to visit again with your family.
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunn …see more
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d
Glenfeadon Villa, is a beautifully present, cosy 100yr old end of terrace, 3bed stone built Cornish cottage which provides a real home-from-home, family property. It is only a very short level walk to the beach and village facilities, giving you the option of parking< …see more
“A very comfortable and relaxing cottage” We found the bungalow to be very comfortable, relaxing and convenient. Goes without saying it is well maintained, clean and very approachable. After a very long and tiring day in the highlands, we looked forwar
“A lovely house in a great location for exploring the area.” Before we arrived, while we there and after we left, Alan and Lorna did all they could to ensure our stay was an enjoyable one. Communications were prompt, polite and informative. Instruction