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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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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Mrs” Cute , cosy cottage in a fantastic location Close to the harbour. Tastefully decorated, lovely and warm and all the home comforts you could hope for. Brixham is a fascinating, colourful place Lots of lovely walks and good restaurants. Especial
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Sunderland holiday apartment rental

Tyne and Wear / Sunderland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant choice, fantastic view and superb accommodation.” The apartment was modern, finished to a high standard and tastefully decorated. The view was breathtaking with large windows overlooking the sea -there were even binoculars to use in order t
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from £75 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kinmel Bay

Kinmel Bay / Conway

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Accomodation, in a great Location” Myself, my Wife and 2 young Children, and my parents stayed at Peacehaven for a weeks Holiday at the end of July 2013, the accommodation is very spacious, well presented, and has all the utilities needed. Asda
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from £38 / night

£260 - £565 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
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from £50 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Had a lovely week?” Had a very enjoyable week. Good weather added to our stay. I found the seating in the loung uncomfortable. But apart from that it was a lovely place to stay.
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from £217 / night

£1450 - £2900 / week

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from £217 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“60th birthday family gathering” Spent a lovely weekend at Bankfield House celebrating 60th & 25th birthdays. Beautiful house with lovely views. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling overcrowded. Large enclosed garden for children & dog
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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(46) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Barnard Castle with golf nearby

Durham / Barnard Castle

4 20 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Everything we needed in a beautiful area.” The cottage was more a large country house, basic clean & comfortable. The owners had been updating and improving rooms, toilets etc, which was mentioned in previous reviews, but now working fine & look very
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from £160 / night

£795 - £1355 / week

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from £160 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ringwood holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ringwood

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful weekend” Our family stayed at old bridge cottage for the first weekend in April. This is very much a home from home with all you need for a great weekend. The house exceeded my expectations and I have to say the pictures do not do it justice
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from £456 / night

£1880 - £3700 / week

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from £456 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Gannel Estuary

Newquay / Gannel Estuary

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • 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
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from £158 / night

£1100 - £2950 / week

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(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Pevensey Bay

Pevensey / Pevensey Bay

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£355 - £695 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
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from £100 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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(91) 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
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from £55 / night

£270 - £690 / week

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(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Duddon Valley / Coniston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly
“Peace & Quiet” If you want a get away from it all holiday , this is it. You are miles from anywhere .Very friendly hosts that leave you alone, but are there if you need them . When you arrive there is a carrot cake a loaf of bread, and bottle of wine
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from £85 / night

£385 - £575 / week

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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Newquay / Watergate Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay. We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
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from £250 / night

£1089 - £3779 / week

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Brighton holiday penthouse rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly

from £275 / night

£1208 - £1210 / week

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from £275 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £187 / night

£1073 - £2662 / week

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from £187 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Newlyn

Penzance / Newlyn

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic” "Mount View"is such a beautiful house.I fell in love with it as soon as I walked into the house. It's immaculate! It has two good sized bedrooms with beautiful view and enough storage space. The living room is big enough for the kids to p
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from £110 / night

£695 - £950 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment accommodation

Brighton / Kemptown

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant place.” We stayed here for the end of April Bank Holiday weekend. It was fantastic. We had a 2 year old with us and found this place was perfect. There was adequate space for us all and even a fab garden too. The apartment was immaculate and
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from £95 / night

£499 - £708 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Brighton Apartment” We loved Regency Retreat. Perfect location and apartment splendid. Beautiful spacious living room, really comfortable bed and fab shower. Simon was extremely helpful. Thankyou we really enjoyed our stay.
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from £75 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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(47) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property, location and hosts” Just what we needed for our break in the peak district. It is a very comfortable apartment and great base for exploring the local area. The owners of the property could not have provided us with any more to ma
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from £65 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home rental

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Pretty cottage with great views.” Very comfortable, warm, well equipped cottage in the grounds of large house in Whiting Bay Very peaceful and secluded with beautiful views but only a short walk from shops and places to eat. Sarah made us very welco
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from £100 / night

£475 - £670 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

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(32) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Isle of Bute

Argyll and Bute / Isle of Bute

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.
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from £60 / night

£410 - £574 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday apartment rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Pet friendly
“A fantastic apartment in a beautiful location” A very clean and luxuriously equipped apartment in a great location; close to the centre of Beadnell with pubs and shops. Access to the beautiful Beadnell Bay is either by road or by a footpath across a
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from £73 / night

£175 - £505 / week

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from £73 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£700 - £2500 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful weekend” Our party of nine enjoyed every second of our stay at Bay House. Jasmin was very helpful and contacted me promptly with any of our queries. Bay House is an amazing property with everything there you could possibly need. The views ar
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from £400 / night

£1800 - £2900 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glenridding

Lake District / Glenridding

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Lovely apartment” This was a lovely cosy apartment which had everything you could need. It is well equipped and very comfortable and the beautiful views were a real bonus. You can do lots of walks straight from the door which was perfect. We spent 4
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from £75 / night

£315 - £530 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cellardyke

Fife / Cellardyke

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay for a relaxing break” If you are looking for Great holiday accommodation, in a peaceful location this is the place to come. Lovely views from the cottage, which is very comfortable and clean. Lots to do nearby, seaside walks, ancie
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from £89 / night

£410 - £725 / week

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(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Hebden Bridge holiday cottage rental

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £275 / night

£1600 - £3500 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
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from £65 / night

£380 - £470 / week

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