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
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“Beautiful Cottage” The cottage was so beautiful, very welcoming and warm. The chocolate cake was a lovely addition, as was the bottle of bucks fizz. It really was like home from home.. the weather wasn't too great and so we ended up relaxing in the co
The Red Lion cottage is a great little gem. My wife, her folks and I had the pleasure of staying there for 3 nights while using it as a base to explore the surrounding Cotswolds.
The cottage itself… More
“A slice of countryside paradise”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
Myself and 2 friends booked to stay here for 3 nights as a girls mini break away from our busy London lives & Red Lion Cottage could not have provided a more perfect backdrop. Red Lion Cottage is loca… More
“A great place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2016
A lovely property in a lovely quiet village. Well placed for travelling to nearby places of interest. We will definitely be returning again in the future to explore more of the Cotswolds.… More
“Cracking Christmas Cottage 2012” Stayed at Pilot's cottage with wife, teenage daughter, and two freinds of the family and their two dogs and had a wonderful time in this quaint, inviting and well stocked home from home. All the comforts of home were p
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Pilots cottage. The views from the cottage are simply stunning! The cottage was clean, quiet, spacious and exceeded our expectations! There was everything we… More
“Superb location fantastic views”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Pilots cottages is a beautiful place to stay with superb sea views over the harbour . Very quiet and friendly village to stay in . Lovely beaches are within a very short drive .
There is also many pl… More
“Lovely cottage in the harbour”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
We enjoyed a great holiday in Amlwch , exploring Anglesey for the first time . Lots to see and do , had really good fresh meals in Dinorban Arms in Amlwch and in the Panton Arms down the road near Ben… More
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
The owner could
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“Great accommodation in fantastic location.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
Just got back from 2 relaxing days in the boathouse. The position on the waters edge is stunning and the property is warm, comfortable and fitted out beautifully.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a … More
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
Thank you for your review.
“Fantastic - highly recommend”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. The information provided was excellent with gre… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage.
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen
Stayed three nights and had a great time. The house was spotless. Lovely area with Andy and Amanda very welcoming and very kindly showed out 15 month daughter round the different animals.… More
“Highly Recommended for the Perfect Chill-Out”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Stayed here - just my wife and myself, although there's bags of room for two families with children, and all the facilities you could want - large flat screen TV and DVD player, very comfortable beds … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
Andy and Amanda made us feel very welcome. The Retreat was very comfortable , had everything we needed . Our girls enjoyed helping Andy feed the animals everyday and putting the animals to bed ! They … More
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing.
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
Just spent a week at Cuil cottage and I would recommend it to anyone, It is in a great location, it's tastefully decorated and was a home away from home.
If you are looking for a cottage on Loch fyne… More
We at Cuil Cottage, welcome feedback and now have added the recommend items. many thanks
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage ,well equipped ,comfortable and cosy.
Only lacking internet connection and garden furniture… More
We welcome feedback on our cottage and we now have purchase garden furniture to take in the Loch fyne view. thank you
“An absolutely beautiful cottage with fabulous sea view” We arrived on the day of the big snow so had the added benefit for the first day of a winters view. The cottage was cosy and warm and so beautifully decorated that we didn't feel the need to go o
We had a fantastic holiday at 6 Marine Parade ,so much so we have booked again for 2012 .
The house is in a fab location, lovely sea views from the front of the house , infact you can lie in bed and… More
“5 star luxury with the wow factor” My wife and I travelled from london for her 60th birthday celebrations. We were joined for the weekend by our daughter and her partner. The pictures don't do justice to this property . It rivalled any luxury hotel we
Great experience from booking with Brian to actually staying. The decor is wonderfful. Every where you look there is another fabulous something to catch your eye.
Apartment is very well equipped and… More
“would book again it was lovely”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
best place ive stayed in.. the place was great .loved every min of it . the owners are lovely people .looked after in every way . would book again no problem easy to find . clean and quite .just wish … More
“Fantastic, sumptuous and such good value.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
It's not very often that you get the WOW factor in holiday accomodation but at Grosvenor Apartments we got it many times over. The attention to detail is unbeliavable with no expense spared in the fi… More
“A characterful flat that is well-appointed, homely and central.” Two of us spent a weekend in Victoria's lovely basement flat, which had both period and modern features. On arrival we received a warm welcome and were in the flat in no time. The flat w
I stayed with my son the night before his wedding. The apartment is tastefully decorated and equipped with all the little extras you would need for an extended stay.
Victoria was most welcoming and… More
“Another comfortable stay at Rutland Terrace.”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
This was the second time we have stayed at Rutland Terrace. The flat's location is ideal for visiting Stamford. It's a short walk into town and the proximity to Waitrose is very convenient. The flat i… More
Thank you for your review. It was lovely to be able to welcome you and your family to stay with us again.
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
An excellent, spacious flat with bags of character in a beautiful property offering the privacy and escapism we needed for a weekend away from the city. Perfect for relaxing and quiet breaks away. Fan… More
I am so pleased that you enjoyed the quiet location and the character of the property. I look forward to seeing you again.
“We love this place!” We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and really well equipped. It was a great location for visiting our friends in south manchester. The owners are friendly and even helped me
Being a family with young children, we had a few requirements we could not compromise on in planning our daring trip to the North West England in the middle of winter. We wanted a place to stay for tw… More
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park… More
Many thanks for your review- we hope to see you again.
Stewart & Jo
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni
My wife and I stayed in 'Betty's Cottage' from April 27th to 4th May and would definately recommend it. The very fact it has a garage is a big bonus for us, add that to the quiet location but only a 5… More
“A lovely cottage with parking - in the centre of Padstow”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
This was our second stay at the cottage, having stayed there last August. We have already booked for next August.
The cottage is very comfortable and was extremely clean when we arrived. The garage j… More
“First class in every way”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
The cottage was comfortable , well equipped and very well kept .Having a parking space was a real bonus. The owner was charming and a pleasure to deal with. This cottage is a gem and I would recommend… More
“Enchanted country lodge” In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however it is nothing but spacious
The lodge was perfect for a quick escape out of London, being only an hour from Victoria station and walk-able on the other end we didn't any transport. We couldn't get over the idyllic setting just 5… More
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
“Welcoming, thoughtful touches, newly tastefully decorated, perfect! A great place in a great place!” Fantastic apartment, beautifully decorated, very homely and really clean. Really thoughtful touches made our stay even more special - a welcoming cake
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times.
This is a superb apartment.
The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura
“Home from Home” Beautiful accommodation, clean and spacious with great facilities. Far enough away from the main road to allow peace and quiet but close enough to all links to not be isolated.
The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful without b
“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!
“Excellent stay” Everything we needed was in this beautiful apartment from the welcome pack on arrival to the beautiful sea views we enjoyed every morning we would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family or friends thank you John and barb j x
What a great apartment! Everything that you need is provided for.
A lovely welcome pack of wine, orange juice, teabags etc., and a vase of fresh flowers!
Located in a great position for Newquay town… More
Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you had a good weather week. Hope to see you again soon! J&B
“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
“A home from home” Needing a break, and also obliged to visit family in Dorset, we booked Clockmaker's Cottage for the two of us and our seven month old son.
It is a surprisingly spacious property, with absolutely beautiful setting. To the rear is a
My wife and I have just come back from a long weekend break at Clockmakers Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard, is spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious… More
“Peaceful Setting and Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2013
We stayed at Clockmakers cottage in August last year before the owners refurbished. It is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful setting. We loved just sitting on the terrace and watching the river … More
“Lovely property in a beautiful setting” Myself and a few friends spent a long weekend at Muirhead Steading and had a great time. The property is large and spacious but cosy at the same time thanks to the nice log fire. The house is great for a group o
“A Good Place for a Family Holiday” 4 of us stayed here for a week in July 2012. The house is in a great situation for local beaches in Falmouth and the Town Centre is only 10-15 minutes walk away. It has a very nice garden and views of the sea from th
“Great accommodation in great location” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Stratford cottage. Cottage itself was clean and inviting and the location was perfect being within very easy walking distance of the town centre, restaurants, theatre, river
We came to England from the U.S.A. for my best friend's birthday celebration in Leamington Spa. This was the perfect location for making a holiday out of a visit nearby. Shopping and pubs/eating wer… More
Thank you for the lovely review, we're glad you had a great stay.
“Fabulous property and location”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
This is the 1st time we have have stayed in a property located in the town, and would highly recommend Mulberry Street for anybody wishing to explore Stratford. The property has everything anyone coul… More
“Excellent, cosy cottage”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
The cottage is accurately described and very comfortable. Warm and welcoming. It is five minutes from the town centre, but in a quiet street. We found it provided everything we wanted.… More
“Great Cottage, Great Location......” Stayed here for a 4 night break over the Easter weekend. Wanted somewhere close to Ambleside and this cottage fitted the bill exactly. The cottage is positioned brilliantly with walks and biking trails from the doo
Grizedale cottage has everything, cosy, clean, well equipped throughout, superbly comfortable bed !
A fabulous property in a fabulous location. Perfect for a relaxing holiday.
We loved it and look … More
“Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group” A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all reco
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev
“Glorious views and beautifully appointed” We spent two wonderful weeks at this apartment during the last week of September and beginning of October. The apartment was beautifully appointed and the owners could not have done more to make you feel welc
The apartment was just gorgeous. Beautiful inspiring views from all aspects of the apartment meant it was an absolute pleasure to spend time relaxing indoors. It had everything a family could want. Be… More
“Many windows with amazing views”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2014
I went with 3 friends to Crow s Nest in february for 6 days.
From the moment we did open the front door we felt very welcome by the general atmosphere and by lovely flowers and a nice bottle of wine… More
“Luxury apartment with fabulous sea views”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
I went with my daughter for a few days in July to Crows Nest. It is a fantastic apartment with everything that you could wish for - Denise and Alastair the owners seems to have thought of everything … More
The local Market towns of Louth and Brigg are within easy reach as are plenty of country pubs and farm shops to sample the Tastes of Lincolnshire. Close to Market Rasen, with its Racecourse and Golf Course, historic Lincoln, Cleethorpes and Skegness seaside resorts. …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
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“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 family apartment” Excellent, modern apartment with great views. 3 large spacious bedrooms one with en-suite. Close to Tesco Express, Aldi and Sainsburys. Parking bay just outside main door. Wi-fi, freeview tv and ipod docking station so my tee
“Top Notch Malverns Retreat” Have to highly recommend this apartment which is located in a quiet, tranquil setting and is high quality. Modern, clean, comfortable and well kitted out, this is a perfect retreat from which to explore this beautiful area.
Beautiful relaxing apartment close to wonderful walks with all you need for the weekend catered for. Owners welcome superb, cosy and comfy.… More
“Immaculate, modern apartment”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
Amazing apartment, very comfortable with views to die for. My daughter was playing Cricket at The Downs Prep School only 8mins drive away, so was perfect for us. We tried one of the short walks in th… More
“Modern, well equipped, comfy apartment.”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2013
Simply an excellent place to stay. Convenient for walking the hills, for touring a beautiful part of the UK and lovely when returning, to have a warm, well equipped, apartment in which to relax.… More
“A Lttle GEM” My wife and I had two periods here in September 2013. Ideal if you are a couple (only single bedroom), but a really nice place to stay with everything you need. Sandra was very helpful both during the booking process, prior to our arrival
Quietly situated in the grounds of the owners' house, the accommodation is very pleasant and comfortable and tastefully modernised. We also appreciated the thoughtful extras.… More
“Beautifully furnished and comfortable cottage in an ideal location.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
We were made to feel very welcome with a fresh crusty loaf and a supply of tea and coffee etc. a nice touch on arrival.
The cottage was well presented and of a very high standard throughout with a l… More
Reviewed 20 Sep 2016
We chose Coachman's Cottage because of location and the reviews - we were not disappointed by either. Located in Westbourne, only 1.5 miles from the coast, the whole area is easily reached. The cott… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will be back soon, it was a pleasure having you here.
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden
the car was secure with goog secure gates
plenty to do in llanberis and eas
“The most comfortable and well equipped holiday home I've stayed in”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
The title says it all. I've stayed in maybe types of accomodation in Llanberis over the years, usually either side of the school half-term in October. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes on my own. On t… More
What lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again. thankyou Maria
“In A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
The house is in a quiet spot just off the High Street, close enough to shops, bars etc, yet when you sit on the balcony looking out over the lake you'd think you were a world away. The house is well e… More
Thankyou for your kind review we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very comfortable. Lots of room for a couple. The property was in a great position for walking and touring the national park.… More
Thankyou for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay . Maria