Fantastic UK holidays are available at thousands of private holiday homes dotted up and down the country. Whether you fancy cream teas in Devon, vibrant city breaks in London or a Highland fling in Scotland, there are plenty of UK breaks that really cut the mustard.
Explore England and its varied landscape – spend your break in a charming Cotswold cottage or visit the Lake District or the Norfolk Broads. In Wales, book a city break in Cardiff or Swansea, test out your surfing skills on the Gower or find out why so many fall in love with Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Go to Scotland to join the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo. You could take to the slopes in Aviemore or get back to nature on the Isle of Skye. Northern Ireland has plenty to tempt the traveller too: visit Belfast, the walled city of Derry or see the natural beauty of the Fermanagh Lakelands.
“Superb Getaway” Following a hectic Xmas period, we wanted a short break offering peace and quiet, coupling countryside with beach where we could walk our springers. Kenmuir cottage fitted the bill exactly and the owners couldnt be more accomodating a
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“Delightful cottage, warm and welcom ing in a great location” Taigh Ciuil is one of the best self catering cottages my husband and I have stayed in. It is ideally situated in Tobermory for exploring the beautiful Isle of Mull and we received a warm wel
Stayed here with my husband and dog, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic modern clean house, just the right size for us, with wonderful views of the bay from the upstairs lounge windows. Five minut… More
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Taigh Ciuil is a pretty cottage that is very well equipped and cleverly planned with living room and dining room upstairs to appreciate views of Tobermory harbour. It has a lovely little garden with… More
The cottage was fab, beautifully finished and furnished. It had everything we could have wished for and more, Petrea had thought of everything. We enjoyed stunning views of the harbour from the loun… More
“Mr” Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be in heaven. Cannot recommend highly enough!
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout… More
we're glad you had such a good time. You even got some good weather! We hope you'll come back to Tredougann for another Cornwall holiday soon. Regards Mike & Kirsty
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying.
Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec
“Wish this cottage was ours” This is the fourth time we have stayed at kirkgate and I think that itself says a lot about the cottage,it's cosy it has all you need in the kitchen the bedroom is lovely and snug and has a bath in it not an ordinary bath I
“Perfect 'home from home' place to stay” I can't recommend this cottage highly enough. It's perfectly situated, comes with 2 parking spaces (worth it's weight in gold in Whitstable) and is absolutely gorgeous. The cottage has all the amenities of hom
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend
I stayed here with my husband and 3 month old baby and had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and very clean and well equipped. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, with an excellent pu… More
“Perfect country retreat”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
Slatters cottage is a great little, cosy cottage, It is very clean and very comfortable and we couldn't help but sit mesmerised for hours in front of the wood-burner fire in the lounge. The kitchen ha… More
“Exceeded All Expectations”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2012
Spent a week with wife and daughter and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage was an absolute jewel, well appointed and super cosy. Village and village residents were all very warm and open and helpfu… More
“Just what we wanted” The key collection was perfect for our busy schedule. The accommodation was clean tidy and well fitted for convenience and the location was superb "what a view" will be glad to call it home again in the near future.
“Perfect retreat” We travelled from France for a week visiting family and friends. Perfect place to stay with all amenities needed and easy access to everywhere we needed to go. The lake and walk were lovely and much enjoyed by our dog Bazza. Will defi
lovely spacious airy cottage with a cosy feel. ideally situated for either countryside or city pursuits. had a wonderful week. cottage spotlessly clean and well equiped with everything and more. w… More
“So cosy,comfortable,welcoming,just FAB!!!!!!”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2011
Me and my boyfriend booked pixley cottage for my birthday weekend. It is LOVELY. I can't say enough good things about it! It was homely, cosy, warm, welcoming, set on LOVELY grounds where you can have… More
Reviewed 8 Nov 2011
Beautifully furnished converted cottage in rural surroundings, once away from the road. They have used natural materials so there was stone flooring, and natural wood. It was clean and comfortable, l… More
A lovely base, warm clean all the amenities and good location. Just come back from 4 days there, weather was so so but with the bus station just 10 min walk away there was plenty to do and see. The ca… More
“Exceptional, peaceful and serene... didnt want to come home!!!” Fantastic from the outset. Diana was quick to respond to all queries after our last minute booking and made us feel right at home. After showing us around, we were left to take in the qui
“Super cottage in Scotland” Booked this cottage for a short break at really short notice. The communication was excellent with pleasant efficient e-mails. The cottage was booked and paid for within a matter of minutes. The owner asked if we would ring
We needed a place to stay for a couple of nights whilst attending the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show. I noticed this property because they took dogs but also we could book for just 2-3 nights… More
“With young kids, all you need is bunnies...” This was the first family holiday we have ever had, and first time that my wife and children (twin 2 year old girls) had ever been to Cornwall or on a "British" holiday. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but
“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
We had a wonderful stay in Ash's house. We were there for Christmas and the house had been decorated with lights and a tree so was very welcoming. It suited our needs perfectly, comfortable, nicely … More
“Living like a celebrity for the weekend in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
This house is absolutely amazing and from the moment you walk in it just feels like you've won the lottery. Every room is spacious and decorated to a very high standard. I felt like a football wag hah… More
“Charming house that got everything that a group of 8 women needed”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2015
We needed house that would give 8 women good space, ability to sit outdoors, a area(living room) that we would be able to sit all together and also that the house would be located in walking distance … More
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm.
Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.… More
“Wonderful cottage in quiet location, close to everything!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
A perfect 10! Cosy cottage, with peaceful view of bowling green from kitchen window. Very comfortable bed, and ample sized kitchen and dining room. Very clean throughout. Will definitely stay here aga… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
Lovely quaint cottage and wonderful owners! Second stay at St. Jude's and was just as great as the last time. Steve and his wife are so helpful and are on hand to answer any quiries you have. Very fas… More
“High-quality accommodation in an interesting location.” We really enjoyed our weekend in New Lodge. We were made to feel very welcome and found the lodge warm, well-equipped, very clean and altogether an extremely comfortable place to stay. There are
“Fantastic, very warm welcome from Danny and Lisa with an added surprise of cake and wine on arrival.” Our apartment was luxury with everything you needed. Clean and decorated to a very high standard, with brilliant views over the harbor. We highly
“Perfect seaside holiday break.” We stayed at this amazing stilted cabin by the sea in July 2012. The place is delightfully quirky. It is one of a community of box cabins, set about a central green and right next to the harbour. Ducks roam about and it
“Great place. Lovely surroundings. Great for kids. Safe.”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2013
'The box' as it is known is surprisingly spacious.
Right next to see.
Amazing beeches nearby.
Emsworth is a lovely village within walking distance.… More
“Great location, fabulous for children, lots to do locally”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
Well maintained accommodation with balcony and barbecue, open views over the marina. Marina coffee shop/ cafe within stones throw from property and easy picturesque walk into elmsworth. Great for chil… More
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I
“Lovely, comfortable and well equipped holiday accomodation”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage for a short break in Wales.
We were impressed with the flexibility with check in times and Maggies detailed directions to the property. The house was well equipped and there was a lar… More
“comfortable stay in a nice selfcatering home.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
the stay at Ceiros cottage, gave us all we needed, including an internet acces.
It is situated in a quiet part of the little village up on the hill site.
The beds were very comfortable for us, over… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
Very cosy cottage, provided all amenities and more. Really helpful owner - could not ask more of Maggie and her husband. Beautiful surroundings. Great hotel near by (Lake Palace) where we had many mea… More
“Home from Home” Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a lovely welcome tray with home made
A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible… More
Thank you, its lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay.
Lavander Blue is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at and believe me we have stayed at a fair few over the years. On arriving there was halloween cupcakes for the kids, which went down a… More
Thank you for taking the time to send such a lovely review , it gives me so much pleasure to know that you've enjoyed your holiday. Look forward to seeing you again, Laura
“Perfect location and very good standard”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Conveniently situated in a quiet lane but central and close to the Melrose shops, rugby pitch, Abbey and Priorwood Gardens, this gem of a cottage was cleverly and beautifully furnished, spacious, imma… More
“Relaxing Autumn Break” Although this is near major roads so you have easy access it's tucked right away in the country side in a lovely little village with a pub that does delicious food.
The cottage has everything you need for self catering, plus a
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly threw out the heat. There was also a plentiful supply of wood. The deck… More
“Beautiful cottage and perfect base to visit Durham and surrounding area” We stayed for three nights in June 2016 to avoid congregation crowds in Durham. It was a perfect base for my family to attend the ceremony, being only 20 minutes from Durham city
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -
“This was the holiday house that makes you wish you owned it yourself”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I took my family for a long weekend because I had work locally on the Monday. We found the Coach House online and thought the pictures and explanations looked ok. We are cautious because we have twin … More
“a unique place in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
A great holiday cottage/home with all the mod cons but loads of character in a peaceful setting. Well equiped kitchen with great dining room. The lounge and sunroom are spacious with a nice log burner… More
“Autumn break at the Coach House”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
I stayed at the Coach House with my husband, mother and three teenage children for a half term break. We had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing week. The Coach House is a very comfortable and atmospher… More
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
“Fantastic Cottage” We stayed at the cottage over New Year's Eve and had such a wonderful stay. The cottage is gorgeous, with a lovely outside area with lights and a heater.
The cottage itself is lovely, perfect bedrooms and comfy beds. Cannot fault