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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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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

(15) Excellent 

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St Helens holiday lodge rental

Isle of Wight / St Helens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“beautiful property nice location” As described it was a perfect location with sea view .Clean park .well sited near complex. The lodge was very nice well equipped. Only disappointment we didn't book long enough!  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1295 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Burcot holiday lodge rental

Oxfordshire / Burcot

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 127 km
  • Child friendly

from £195 / night

£700 - £1605 / week

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from £195 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Hurstpierpoint

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n  …see more

from £210 / night

£1050 - £1982 / week

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from £210 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£550 - £1010 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Dalfaber holiday home rental

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £70 / night

£560 - £1310 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Gannel Estuary

Newquay / Gannel Estuary

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful place to stay” The house was clean and tidy when we arrived. Everything was well laid out inside. Fantastic view over the estuary from the rooms at the front. Owner was very prompt in responding to queris regarding the property. Ideally lo  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £2900 / week

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from £158 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Arbroath holiday home rental

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a break” I stayed here on business rather than a holiday but had a great time nonetheless. The accommodation itself was spotless and was everything you could ask for was provided. The kitchen and bathroom are very modern and has ev  …see more

from £74 / night

£370 - £680 / week

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from £74 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Tingrith holiday cottage rental

Bedfordshire / Tingrith

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious and lovely” The Stables is a property which has been renovated with an eye for taste and quality. It is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. My family and I have been very comfortable here.  …see more

from £115 / night

£625 / week

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from £115 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£368 - £1029 / week

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from £75 / night

(49) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / South Bank

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £130 / night

£799 / week

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from £130 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Melrose holiday home rental

Borders / Melrose

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect location for exploring Borders” Impressed with bedroom sizes, cleanliness, and overall position of house in Melrose. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils all to a high standard. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to go again in future.  …see more

from £120 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £120 / night

(74) Excellent 

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New Town holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“smashing apartment-great area” Location ideal short walk to centre. Patrick always helpful. Apartment freshly decorated with loads of utensils, towels etc. Patrick even left a bottle of adult juice!! for us to enjoy. Second time we have stayed here a  …see more

from £80 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks  …see more

from £149 / night

£675 / week

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from £149 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Dolgellau

Snowdonia National Park / Dolgellau

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Exquisite and beautiful and very stylish but homely feel.” I have now been to this property 3 times in 2013. On every occasion my experience was most enjoyable. From the booking to the directions/location to the accommodation to the decor and view -  …see more

from £180 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable base from which to explore.” Instructions received pre-stay were very informative, clear about arrival and departure and regarding facilities to expect on arrival. Safe, onsite parking. Quiet even though only just off a main road. Property  …see more

from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(117) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

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

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1270 / week

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from £160 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Southsea

Portsmouth / Southsea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment - Excellent value for money” Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central location  …see more

from £100 / night

£900 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Brighton

Brighton / Kemptown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous property in a cracking area of town” Didn't want to leave this great place. It is in a great location and is so easy to live in, the quiet area of Kemptown is very cool. Parking was invaluable. Well equipped, clean and comfortable with a sofa  …see more

from £228 / night

£700 - £1320 / week

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from £228 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Cardiff / Rhiwbina

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£341 - £578 / week

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from £90 / night

(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

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” Very nice apartment with comfortable pillows which makes a change. It had lots of little extras like washing up liquid kitchen roll tissues soap and a store cupboard of tea sugar vinegar salt pepper etc. We would have had lovely view  …see more

from £47 / night

£305 - £760 / week

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from £47 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

3 7 3 nights min

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

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday House, great accommodation for a large family or a small group.” Great accommodation with four good bedrooms and good size lounge and dining room. Parking for two cars but a bit tight for larger cars. Although not in the centre of Southport a  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(32) Excellent 

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

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £165 / night

£825 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent standard of property. Well located to enjoy Tenby” With 6 adults and three children we liked the spaciousness of the property. It is modern with plenty of facilities e.g. several TVs and even a Wii.and the two dishwashers proved useful. As  …see more

from £171 / night

£895 - £1745 / week

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from £171 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Newquay holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Newquay

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“home from home in beautiful surroundings!!!” very comforting home on arrival.fantastic holiday location.luxury bathrooms bedrooms and great kitchen facilities aswell as a very tidy and cozy lounge.would highly recommend to any family and would love to  …see more

from £90 / night

£425 - £2380 / week

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from £90 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home comforts” A very well-equipped home with everything we needed provided. The pretty and private garden was safe for our grandson. On top of a hill, walkable into town for the energetic but there is also an hourly daytime bus from the end of the ro  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £460 / week

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from £47 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Rochester holiday townhouse rental

Kent / Rochester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Christmas catch-up with family” Host Jay made us feel very welcome upon our arrival, even missing his dental appointment as we arrived later than expected. The flat is warm, cosy and homely. We really enjoyed our stay  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £200 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Tynemouth with golf nearby

Tyne and Wear / Tynemouth

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely location. Good facilities” Lovely spacious apartment, well equipped. Great views and convenient for metro etc. Plenty of places to eat locally.  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful holiday flat” We booked this flat for 3 nights during half term. 2 Adults and 4 children. Parking was good. You are not always guaranteed a spot right outside the flat but plenty of parking very close by. It is a really beautifully presen  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £2860 / week

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from £110 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Durham

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£770 - £1450 / week

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from £110 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very Happy indeed” Really spot on apartment and location. Clean, well equipped, all we wanted. Would use again! Thank you  …see more

from £85 / night

£365 - £1125 / week

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from £85 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” When for a girls weekend, great location and it has everything you need there. I will definitely be going back.  …see more

from £130 / night

£455 - £1535 / week

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from £130 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A fabulous place and fabulous location” 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 home comfo  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £1600 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Southbourne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Truly Amazing!!” I stayed at Beach View with my extended family and 2 small children. We all had high expectations and Beach View certainly exceeded even those. We loved every bit of this family friendly, luxury accommodation from the amazing sea view  …see more

from £330 / night

£1523 - £3800 / week

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from £330 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Ovingdean

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful bungalow in a perfect location!” My family and I have just returned home from a family wedding in Ovingdean. There were 8 of us and a small dog and there was plenty of room! The bungalow is very spacious so nobody felt on top and of each oth  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £950 / week

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