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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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(64) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Dartmouth

Devon / Dartmouth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“STYLISH APARTMENT WITH LOVELY VIEWS OVER DARTMOUTH” Very well equipped, comfortable, clean, stylish apartment. Excellent shower. Di and Nigel were ideal hosts, nothing was too much trouble.  …see more

from £70 / night

£550 - £795 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“what a week” Super, spacious, clean, warm, lodge. Made our week just perfect. Perfect location to explore the area, and lots of wildlife and walks close by. Breakfast on the decked veranda was a perfect start to the day. Just fab.  …see more

from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Evie

Mainland / Evie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Lancaster

Lancashire / Lancaster

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £85 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£450 - £1340 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Tenby holiday home rental

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in Tenby” A lovely house, very near to the centre of Tenby. Everything you could want is provided and it is pet friendly. We loved it!  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £1300 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£335 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb” the whole thing was great from booking to leaving will be using again. When we arrived there were complimentary tea and coffee supplies and even a pack of biscuits!! The place is set amongst beautiful countryside and is idilic. I will be recom  …see more

from £50 / night

£170 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Apartment” We stayed for a weekend in August. The apartment is lovely and big. It has everything you could want, including a welcome pack. The owner was fantastic to deal with. The apartment is in a great location right in the heart of  …see more

from £195 / night

£745 - £850 / week

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from £195 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Williton

Somerset / Williton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Morecambe

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Luxury penthouse aprtment but not the best night's sleep” This accommodation is truly luxurious, apart from one thing the state of the mattresses, having stayed in similar apartments/hotels we found that they were unsupportive and we could feel the sp  …see more

from £69 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £69 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent accommodation and an excellent rate.” We booked church view as a base to explore the Peak District and we couldn't fault it. Although not a 'cottage' as we had originally planned it was well worth the money - all other letting a hiked their  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £725 / week

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from £60 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Tarbert

Isle of Harris / Tarbert

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Charming cottage” We had a lovely week in Kelpie Cottage. It is cosy and homely. The owners have provided lots of heaters so it is easy to get it really warm very quickly when you come in from a wet walk! The lounge is really comfortable, as is the be  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / 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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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Connel

Oban / Connel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £65 / night

£395 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(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

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Tyne and Wear / Whitley Bay

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay” This caravan was more spacious than usual caravan seeming more like a cottage than a caravan- wellworth the money with many special personal touches which made the short break memorable and special  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
“Great location, great facilities, great welcome - highly recommended 4*” Easy to find and in a great location, I can highly recommend Acorns Garden Apartment at Hedgehog Corner if you;re looking for a luxurious, relaxing place to stay. Joy's welcome i  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1120 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Excellent 

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New Town holiday home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect weekend away!” I booked this apartment fo my hen weekend with 9 other girls. It's was fantastic! We didn't want to leave! Perfect location, lovely modern but cosy interior. I had the most fantastic weekend and this apartment just made it! The  …see more

from £500 / night

£3150 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch  …see more

from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £78 / night

(89) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Littlestone-on-Sea holiday studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Love this place, it is a little treasure.” We love paddock house, it has all you need for a relaxing stay. Near Dungeness, Hyth and beautiful Romney marsh.  …see more

from £35 / night

£257 / week

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from £35 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidoshus!” A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.  …see more

from £110 / night

£610 - £1165 / week

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from £110 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Biggin-by-Hartington

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Christmas getaway” Good base camp. Cosy and comfortable cottage. Wife liked the fire. Children liked the games and named the hedgehog hand puppet Snuffles.  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Camborne holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Camborne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Private garden
“Great little place” We stayed at this property for two weeks it had everything we needed it was in a secluded quiet place it was also very central for getting to places to visit. It was clean and comfortable also had central heating.  …see more

from £22 / night

£140 - £350 / week

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from £22 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect relaxation” I stayed with 3 friends for a weekend of relaxation. Have been here before and will be back again for the views and beach walks and relaxation in a cozy accommodation. Perfect place to unwind!  …see more

from £85 / night

£570 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A group of friends pretend to have a walking holiday” Great place for a group of friends to have a weekend. We managed two walks in the beautiful countryside and treated ourselves to the local pub for lunch, the hot tub at the house and social drinkin  …see more

from £102 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £102 / night

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