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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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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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(24) 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
“Everything you need” Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre. Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf  …see more

from £115 / night

£525 - £575 / week

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(73) 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
“Amazing!” We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very helpful. I can't wait to book to stay  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kington St Michael with golf nearby

Chippenham / Kington St Michael

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £69 / night

£425 - £537 / week

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from £69 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

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
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

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from £148 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We'll come back!” Lovely and very well equipped flat, good and central location but still a quiet street, very helpful and friendly owner - all perfect, we'll come back!  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1155 / week

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from £71 / night

(6) Excellent 

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South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Close to everything” We could see the castle right outside the balcony, we walked to everything all weekend. Was close to a market and to the pubs in the Grassmarket area. The only downside was carrying up suitcases two flights of steps so not for e  …see more

from £78 / night

£460 - £1305 / week

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from £78 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Tayside/Perthshire

Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Had a fabulous few days staying in Roland's apartment. Very comfortable and had everything we needed a home from home. Roland was there to meet us and show us around . Can't fault this apartment and really well situated in Pitlochry. I'll be  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £910 / week

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from £87 / night

(35) 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
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery  …see more

from £105 / night

£460 - £1095 / week

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from £105 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co  …see more

from £95 / night

£510 - £575 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

Lancashire / Blackpool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Marvellous” Very nice, comfortable apartment in a quiet but central location. Received a very warm welcome from Claire and when a problem arose with the kettle, it was swiftly dealt with by caretaker Andy who gave up his own for us. We were impresse  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 - £595 / week

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(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean,comfortable and welcoming accomodation” Spent 4 nights with my Mum at this lovely cottage, everything you could wish for was there, the accomodation is very clean, has a bright and airy feel about it. Great location with wonderful owners.  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £560 / week

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(21) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in West Country

Devon / Exeter

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent decor, comfort, quiet yet central location.” Modern apt. Clean, quiet and central within main shopping centre and two minutes from Cathedral. Also good instructions and communications with owners on how to get there and get key  …see more

from £72 / night

£540 - £599 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

South Ayrshire / Ayr

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Top Class Apartment in Great Location” Met by the owner - Ian who explained how everything worked ie washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, tv and heating. The property has many orginal features which are stunning especially the main lounge (which is h  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1008 / week

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from £77 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sandsend

Whitby / Sandsend

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £860 / week

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from £110 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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. A  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Inverness City Centre

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Charming, well-located, cozy holiday stay” Our group consisted of 4 adults ranging in age from mid- thirties to a seventy- one year old. The Loft was in walking distance of great eating places, supermarkets and all kinds of shopping. The apartment it  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £625 / week

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from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home in West Country

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £1095 / week

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from £57 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Ambleside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Stay in a Perfect Place” I do not usually write reviews but after returning from Windows I felt I had too. The location is absolutely perfect for families, walkers, sightseers, basically anyone who wants to explore the Lakes for any reason!!  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £685 / week

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from £70 / night

(85) 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
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£260 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) 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
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1605 / week

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from £180 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“it's just amazing!!” Last summer I divided my holiday into five weeks, one of them was in this lovely apartment. This week was absolutely the best. The apartment is five star. The balcony and the view were fabulous. the price is responsible. The landl  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £1540 / week

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from £99 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market  …see more

from £120 / night

£680 - £1310 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dunkeld

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Tardis like little gem” We stayed in Glen Carra with some friends and were amazed by the space inside. It has been tastefully remodelled with large dining kitchen and lounge and is kitted out with everything needed for your stay. For its size Dunkeld  …see more

from £160 / night

£960 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great accommodation in a lovely setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at The Old Stables and Stable Cottage. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses are next do  …see more

from £170 / night

£695 - £950 / week

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from £170 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanfallteg

Narberth / Llanfallteg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities” Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy dr  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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(51) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday townhouse rental

Scarborough / South Cliff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for a Mixed group!” a group of 8 stayed at Kings House, 3 Children and 5 adults! The 3 Children were amazed at the house. spending the first hour exclaiming that they could not believe they were staying at a palace! they were equally impressed  …see more

from £175 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £175 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Mid Wales

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £80 / night

£475 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice flat in a good location” This is a really nice flat in a good location next to the city walls. The photos of the flat don't actually do it justice, it is a really nice place, modern and bright. It is only 10 minutes level walk to the heart of Yor  …see more

from £105 / night

£650 - £720 / week

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from £105 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Broadstairs holiday apartment rental

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect flat in incredible location” This was our second stay in this lovely flat and we fully intend to return again. It is clean, spacious, and superbly located right next to the beach and all amenities. Contact with the owner was straightforward  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(119) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

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

£740 - £1480 / week

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from £100 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a v  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £1610 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday home rental

Chester / Hoole

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Just Fantastic” Thank you Grainne and Ken, excellent house a real home from home, the summer house was a bonus. The house was so clean large comfy beds. Although we spent most of the week travelling around the UK it was lively to return to after  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious 3 bed/3 bath duplex/apartment with sunny roof terrace inside the ancient town walls. Easy access to the beaches, the heart of town is on the doorstep.2 well behaved dogs welcome.Pay and display parking available nearby (200 mts) - £3 per day £18 pe  …see more

from £75 / night

£545 - £1600 / week

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from £75 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Batheaston holiday apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m  …see more

from £80 / night

£406 - £504 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Devon / Dartmouth

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“right in the middle of dartmouth” Lovely apartment, close to town and park with lovely views over the river. Modern apartment with everything you need and very clean. This was our second visit to Waters Edge and 500% better than Dartside holiday acc  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £1450 / week

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from £95 / night