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.
“Cosy, comfortable stay in the perfect location” Stayed in Shrimpers Cottage for 5 nights with my family and dog. The cottage was in the perfect location literally minutes walk from the sea front, shops and places to eat. I would recommend the Queens f
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home. …see more
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in.
The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf.
The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of
The house is spacious and has everything needed. Plenty of hot water and the furnishing and fittings is of a high standard. Our 9 year old enjoyed wandering around the farm and seeing the livestock. I… More
“50th Birthday weekend”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
This was our second stay at Barnyards this year (2013) and once again we were not disappointed. The quality of the accommodation for the price is outstanding and the view from the hotub just cannot be… More
“Fabulous location and views”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
We travelled to Barnyards with friends to do some cycling, we were blessed with excellent weather which helped.
Barnyards is an excellent location to base yourself for the whole of Fife.
The cottage… More
“Perfect location.” Just returned from 1 week stay at Tweed Cottage and already missing Pebbles. Stayed with my wife and although the weather wasn't what we had hoped for, it certainly didn't spoil our stay. Cottage itself is cosy and fully equipped wi
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks
“Fantastic place for get together, fits all your needs.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
This house is beautiful, and designed very very well and equipped for everything you need for a wonderful stay, for large groups or families. It is spacious and roomy. I stayed with my family for a w… More
“Brilliant, we loved the house”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
Would recommend going to the seal sanctuary and hardys farm. The aquarium was over priced, as it is small. The Italian restaurant Tarantinos was excellent, and we used the fish & chip shop at the end … More
“St Andrews lodge Skegness”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2016
We stayed at St Andrews lodge Skegness for 3 nights and it was brilliant,the house was lovely and had plenty of room and everything you could need during the stay.
My boys loved the games room with f… More
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we
We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Reb… More
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any … More
“A superb warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
We stayed at The Milk House with our 2 sons aged 8 and 12, and our dog. We found the accommodation to be very well equiped with nothing else we would have needed.
The cottage had such a lovely war… More
“Loathe to leave” Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for immediate and surrounding area.
This is one of the best places I have stayed in. Very clean and well equiped and spacious apartment. In easy reach of Edinburgh and beautiful coastal villages..I would stay here again without doubt … More
“Excellent, 5 stars”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very spacious, tastefully decorated and nice touches… More
“Beautifully finished, well equipped apartment in great location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2011
The apartment fixtures, fittings and furnishing were all of a very high standard. The owner/manager had thought of everything, we didn't have that feeling of "oh we should have brought this or that",… More
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“lovely stay” Lovely cottage, great surroundings, wonderful stay!
We stayed at the Stackyard for 6 nights and we really appreciated the place; It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is big enough for 4 people. A real home away from home!
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
“Excellent location for all hou golf players”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
The Stackyard Kingsbarns is the perfect holiday cottage especially if you want to use it as a base for a golfing holiday. Bright, clean ans tidy with all the mod cons needed. The owners make access to… More
Glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time. Kingsbarns certainly is a great golfing base, as you would have seen the sign outside the house "550 metres" to the Kingsbarns golf course.
Hope you can come back some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
“Charming cottage, fantastic location” We couldn't have asked for a better spot to enjoy our week exploring the Cotswolds and the Wiltshire Downs - the likes of Bath, Badminton, Lacock, Marlborough, Tewkesbury and more are all within easy driving dista
My husband and I stayed at Bee's Malthouse cottage for four nights in June. She greeted us and gave excellent advise of the surrounding area. The cottage is for two and was spotless and very cosy. … More
Thank you for your kind comments so glad you enjoyed the cottage .
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days.
The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co
The apartment was clean and perfect for 2. It's location is great, about a 5 minute walk to town. The car parking was brilliant due to lack of parking in St Ives. Quiet area, some coffee and biscuits … More
“Wonderful little property close to town”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2013
Great little apartment for a couple and conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the town. The property was lovely and clean. Small but had everything we needed for a week long stay. Corinne the owner… More
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
We arrived and my partner was very happy which gave me brownie points. We had a quick cuppa unpacked and walked to the town, I had blinked once and we were there. The place was spotless, modern yet co… More
This idyllic, detached former lodge dates back to 1840 and offers charming and spacious accommodation. It's pretty terraced and secluded garden has steps leading to a raised lawn and landscaped patio with furniture and BBQ to enjoy the summer sun. …see more
“Nice house in quiet location” House is comfortable in a quiet road 5 - 10 minutes walk from Viking Bay, Stone Bay and the High Street. The beaches are sandy and child friendly especially Viking Bay. There are many places to eat in the town centre and
This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun di… More
“Beautiful house that was quintessentially English seasidy in a gem of a town. Wonderful.”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
Stayed in Broadstairs with the Grandparents, two parents and a toddler. Great that the house was on a few levels so those who wanted to sleep in the morning were not disturbed by the toddler doing jig… More
“a great home from home”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
We stayed the second time in this wonderful accomodation - very tidy and comfortable - the house is a real home from home for us and our 3 sons. The contact to the owners was without any problems, the… More
“Little Gem” Just returned from a few days at St George's Lodge. Such a little gem. A lovely little bungalow in St. Anne's. Tastefully furnished and decorated. There is everything you would need including a sun room. A short walk from the shops, restau
we have just returned from a fantastic weeks holiday. the weather was excellent and did not rain until the last day which meant we were out and about every day. we could not find any faults with the c… More
Thank you for your review we much appreciate it. You were really lucky with the weather, which shows our area at it's best!!!! Hope to see you again
“absolutely marvellous accomadation.”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
the welcome on arrival was unbelieveable ,did not expect it,Joy was there to greet us.and explain how everything was and how things worked.the lodge could not be faulted in any way,every thing you co… More
Thank you for such a lovely review, we really appreciate it when guests take time out to post one, and new guests often comment on reading them. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
Alan & Joy, the owners of the Lodge were very welcoming and friendly when we arrived. They left a welcome pack which was a lovely gesture. The Lodge was very clean, spacious and relaxing. Some nice fi… More
That's such a lovely review, thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and everything our area offers!! Hope we see you again up north!!!!!
“Lovely cottage in beautiful location” Just returned from a week at The Old Armoury Annex .The cottage is a home from home , very comfortable & spacious ,two lovely big settees , lots of books , games ,DVD's
Aileen & David were very welcoming & frien
Aileen was very efficient and helpful with our booking and gave us a lovely warm welcome and lots of useful information upon our arrival. The Old Armoury Annexe was a superb property set in woodland g… More
Nynke it was lovely to meet you and Richard. I am glad you had a good time on your visit to Scotland and pleased that you enjoyed staying at The Old Armoury.
Beautifully presented single storey house in St. Andrews. Situated a short walk from the East Sands beach and St. Andrews Harbour. The House has been recently refurbished to a very high order with no detail overlooked and there are quality fittings and furnishings throu …see more
“A Very average accomodation, lovely views very poor comunication”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We stayed in late July and while yes I agree the apartment was clean it was also very basic and had clearly been given a quick makeover with the white paint and a trip to IKEA to achieve this. The sho… More
"24 Surf View is a 2 bedroom apartment benefiting with a heated swimming pool , (Surf View residents only) Having been recently fully refurbished throughout the apartment is clean and modern."
We try and describe the apartment how it is, and threw the photos, i really feel your comments are misleading and uncalled for, the photos we have to advertise the apartment are exactly how it is, our comment book is full of praises from every guest we have had, i simply cannot understand what you were expecting.
Communication was tried but to no avail, e-mails were not responded to and we are still receiving spam e-mails from yourselves? this makes me wonder the credibility of this review?
We have never had any complaints about noise, we cater for mainly families, children will sometimes bang doors and play loudly.
I do agree with the remark about the shower, we are installing a power shower to overcome this problem.
We rely on trip advisor to attract guests, submitting a false review is very damaging to our business, i hope you understand this.
“Fantastic house in a great location” We have just returned from our holiday, Blossom house was fantastic. Everything you need and more (even a potty which was great as we forgot our 2 year old's!) When we arrived we were greeted by the owners daughter
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer. …see more
“Wonderful accomodation” Our extended family had a wonderful week at Rosehaven, which is by far the best rental property we have stayed in for many years. It is superbly equipped for all your needs and is ideally situated just a stroll down the hill an
“Many thoughtful touches in this delightful house.”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
We had a reunion of our old school friend gang (from 1970s!) and this spacious and comfortable house with its classy decor provided a perfect venue. It was well-equipped,warm and with many thoughtful … More
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your time at Rosehaven. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities the house provides.
I do hope that we can welcome you back to Sheringham again in the not too distant future.
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit
“Perfect location, tasteful and well-equipped apartment” We read great reviews and saw the lovely photos, but even still, it was lovelier than expected. The sea views are spectacular. The apartment is spacious and nicely decorated. There are lots of ni
“great veiws great location excellent accomadation”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
all you need for a great holiday aveiw to die for . flat has everything you need nicely done but also homley my sons and there girlfreinds went with us for two days they loved it didnt want to go hom… More
“Brilliant apartment, well maintained with thoughtful touches, ideal for family or friends getaway.”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2012
I have stayed in this apartment twice now. It is clean and tidy with nicely finished rooms. Ideal spot with stunning sea views, parking outside and easy reach of Whitby.
The kitchen is well equipped… More
We have previously stayed at Driftwood Apartment and were eager to return this year. The homely apartment is great for adults and children alike (our two are 5 and 22 months) and is so very well equip… More
“great cottage in South Wales” Had a very warm welcome. The cottage surprises us with his size. It is excually much bigger than it looks on the pictures. We slept with 8 people. The one bathroom makes need of good planning but we saw there was a secon
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n
We stayed in Little Bay Apartment in July 2014. It was better than we could imagine. It was the first the first long trip with our children and they loved this place! This is a perfect family apartmen… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Littlebay Apartment, we are glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again sometime.
“Wonderful Little Bay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
The Apartment is very beautiful, perfect for a family with children or two couple. The leaving room is big and nice with a magnific view on the bay. The main sleeping room in very romantic with a nice… More
Thank you for your kind review of your time spent at Littlebay Apartment and hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland.
“Brilliant flat in a great position and beautifully kept with thoughtful welcome pack”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Really enjoyed a stay here on our touring holiday. Very well decorated and furnished with plenty of space for our family. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and appreciated - could have stayed lon… More
Thank you for your kind review of Little Bay Apartment, we hope to see you back again.
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis
Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the wh… More
“Perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It'… More
“lovely, peaceful lodge”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.… More
“Absolutely Amazing Apartment & View” The accommodation is fantastic with all modern appliances, full "sky TV package " with the most comfortable king size bed that we have slept in. The views are truly breath taking and you are only a 10 minute walk t
We had a great time staying at Alta Vista appartment no 2. Very nice place, large and comfortabe with great facilities. Very good location with lots of things to do, even just in walking distance the… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We spent a week here and had a brilliant holiday. Stones throw from the beach, beautiful views, fully equiped with everything you could need.
Good sized rooms with comfortable beds and a good sized l… More
“Lovely aparment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
Lovely apartment very close to the beach and park with great views and plenty of space inside and out. Stayed in the apartment at Easter and even though the weather wasn't the best, the apartment ver… More
“Fantastic location” A truly stunning town house set out over 4 floors, the views are amazing and the overall quality of the furnishings cannot be faulted. The owners have made the experience of renting this holiday home an absolute pleasure, a friend
House was excellent with very good furnishings etc. The beds and linen were very good quality which pleased us greatly. The situation was just perfect with the views of the estuary and sea outside our… More
Reviewed 25 Mar 2012
The house is situated in an excellent location, the views take your breath away from both lounge and 1st floor bedrooms, tastefully decorated and finished to a very high standard. Would definately st… More
Reviewed 18 May 2011
We just loved this apartment, from the moment we drove through the Archway and saw our view we knew it was going to be great. When we arrived the table was set for tea with fresh wild flowers and a lo… More
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is
Very nice lodge with all the facilities sky tv, modern appliances, a REAL log burner, hot tub(amazing). There is plenty to do with just a few minutes walk to the clubhouse for entertainment and restau… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Me, my husband, four children and dog have just got back from here after a brilliant weeks holiday. The lodge is lovely and having the hot tub with it makes it all the more brilliant. Gary who owns th… More
“Baby's first holiday”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
Booked Shoveler Lodge for our baby's first holiday (14 months old). Lodge was perfect - very well presented, clean and child friendly. Travel cot and high chair were available and the cot fitted eas… More
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views” Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout
Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay
Fantastic views and only 5 mins walk d
Really spot on apartment and location. Clean, well equipped, all we wanted.
Would use again!
Thank you… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2015
We arrived to find the apartment spotless and so comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of, inc washing up liquid,towels etc, the bedrooms were so comfy and quiet a… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The apartment was spotless, very comfortable and well appointed, with a magnificent view of the ocean. We couldn't have been more pleased. Not only that, the owner was extremely courteous, prompt and… 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
We were extremely lucky to find a cottage of such a high standard available at short notice. Oaklea was a perfect base for a short stay in Easter Ross. The cottage itself offered everything required… More
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more
“What a view!” This is a lovely apartment in the heart of Newquay. It's very close to the town centre - just a couple of minutes walk, but far enough away not to be disturbed by the noise of revellers. The apartment has modern furnishings, a great balc
Marine Point View is a luxury, newly refurbished one bedroomed apartment located within a purpose built Art- Deco apartment building, which offers electronic access and live in building management. There are lifts to all floors. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests. It is …see more
Diss train station is 1 mile away with a direct line to london. The small market town of diss is a short drive and has supermarkets, banks, restaurants and many food outlets. Perfect base for visiting..Norwich,Ipswich, Bury st eds and its only 35 min drive to the coast. …see more
“Excellent !” This lodge was brilliant and we really enjoyed our time unfortunately we only booked a week and would have loved to have stayed for 2. The lodge was perfect for 2 families with young children (between us we had 4 children aged 6 months, 1
Wonderful stay in a great place , visited Tattershall park for the 3rd time in a year. It was the first time we had stayed in Falcon Lodge and we will defiantly be booking again.
It had everything yo… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Very impressed with the accommodation alot bigger than expected my 4 young children loved it especially the hot tub which was used slot. The view fromwas brilliant and seeing planes go over so close. … More
“Excellent accomodation, excellent surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
We stayed at this lodge at the end of Sept and found the accomodation excellent, all you could ask for and much more. The lodge itself was a home from home, with everything we required as a family wit… More
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable
You will love Awel Môr holiday apartment for it's relaxing sea views, spacious size, and historic sea front location. It is in easy reach of the beach and a short walk into the town of Aberystwyth.
Great care has been taken in ensuring you have a comfortable stay. Th …see more