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.
“A peaceful total retreat from the pace of life.” If your looking for a total retreat this is it. Off the beaten tract, quiet & peaceful. Amazing views over the Solent. If you want to venture out it's location is good for many of the island's attracti
“Peaceful views, quiet night sleeps - nice accomodation”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Cedar Croft is a lovely beach lodge situated down a fairly long farm track nestling with several other chalets overlooking the solent. The directions and check in information supplied was very good - … More
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o
“A superb high-standard cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
Holly Cottage is conveniently located for all shopping and facilities in Ullapool. It has ample parking (we had 2 cars). The cottage layout is perfect for 4 people, with the sun room being an added bo… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
Lovely cottage. The conservatory is a big bonus as is the garden when the weather is good. Spotlessly clean, it has all you need to enjoy a stay in the most beautiful part of Scotland.… More
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
The pictures do not do the house justice!! It is fairly big and deceiving from the outside.
Great quiet spot for families but with walking distance to local amenities and central to drive to Llandudn… More
“Fantastic Holiday Let”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Really enjoyed our stay. The house was fantastic! Comfortable, lovely decor and furnishings, we felt at home straight away. Very well positioned in Llanberis with amazing views at the rear of the prop… More
“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
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the… More
“Perfect couples hideaway”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
The setting was amazing, very welcoming all the facilities you need for quiet romantic break. Hot tub included. Definitely book again ❤… More
“Enchanted country lodge”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2014
In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however … More
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d
“Very convenient, interesting old cottage, lovely situation!” I booked this cottage because I was working in Portsoy and nearby for a week. Little Port has everything we need; very comfortable bed, lovely hot water, cosy Rayburn cooker, and excellent w
“Comfortable ,well situated bungalow.” A small bungalow but with everything you would need. It was very warm with excellent central heating and a powerful fire. Very near the centre of Keswick and there was a fishshop and a grocer 2 minutes walk away.
A perfect holiday property; very convenient, comfortable, clean and a quiet location, just a 10 minute stroll into Keswick town centre and 5 minutes to Fitz park, perfect!… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and we are glad you found the bungalow so convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
“Perfectly placed, comfortable bungalow”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2017
we enjoyed a great week over Christmas this year. A very comfortable, home from home, bungalow. Not far from centre of Keswick but quiet and off street parking a big plus. The beds were exceptionally… More
“Excellent Location, good facilities”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
I stayed here over Easter with my wife and two kids. It's located very close to the towncentre of Keswick and park which has a play area for the children. The main bedroom has plently of room and the … More
Thank you so much for the feedback we are in the process of improving the cottage and hope that you will visit again soon. WIFI is a great idea, so maybe later on in the year we will think about putting it in. We were also thinking about putting a washer machine in instead of the dishwasher as we have limited space.
We hope that you visit again.
“Great” The property is stunning. On the edge of an idyllic little hamlet and not far from beautiful scenery, it is a great place to go when exploring Ullswater. So nice to come back from a busy day and have a nice bath in the huge tub and sit by the f
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
This was a first visit to Grange over Sands together with husband, daughter, her husband and 16 month old twins. all a little ambitious perhaps.
Wasn`t really sure what we were expecting of Grange bu… More
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your break and the location.
“Very comfortable & welcoming”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2015
Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely wa… More
Thank you for your lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
“Delightful, comfortable and exactly as advertised”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
Lynda thought carefully and knew precisely what visitors needed. The house was extremely well equipped but the view from the top bedroom window was beautiful. Waking up to this each morning was fanta… More
Thank you for your comments, yes the view is certainly a treat to wake up to. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“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
“great cottage in South Wales” Had a very warm welcome. The cottage surprises us with his size. It is excually much bigger than it looks on the pictures. We slept with 8 people. The one bathroom makes need of good planning but we saw there was a secon
“Beautifully pesented cottage and delightful owners”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
This charming cottage met all our requirements and was extremely comfortable. It is fully equipped and tastefully furnished. The owners were most obliging and helpful. I heartily recommend this prope… More
“Spacious and complete”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2014
We stayed in horse shoe the cottage with 4 adults and I'm pleased to say that the there was plenty of space for everyone.
The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious, with adequate storage space for… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
Great hosts lovely cottage brilliant location for touring around . Everything you have at home is there and absoluetly spotless
We would buy this cottage if it were for sale
Barry and jackie… More
Thank you for your kind comments, always appreciated.
“Great week away!” We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and the cottage itself is very beauti
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
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 drive. A lot of thou… More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
“Amazing Cottage with great facilities great base " Home from Home"”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
What a great cottage very well equiped to a very high standard with little touches which make you feel very relaxed as soon as you enter the cottage.Very nice welcome pack after such a long journey w… More
“Beautiful cottage, great location” Wool Cottage is a charming renovation, providing well-appointed accommodation. Each bedroom has an en suite, which worked well for us - my mother was in her own room and I shared the other with my three-year old son.
“Charming cottage, beautiful interiors and a fabulous setting”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
We had the most delightful weekend at Wool Cottage. The cottage has been beautifully furnished and every possible need has been catered for. Catherine is a fabulous host and was happy to offer advic… More
“Delightful renovated character cottage extremely well equipped in idyllic location”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
Recently renovated 2 bedroomed (with en suites and sleeps 5 cottage in historic village. Outstanding with spacious accommodation. Present owners who live in adjoining house were so attentive to our … More
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is i… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Relaxing Peaceful Retreat In The Heart of the Town” This is the second time staying at this lovely cottage, once again we found it to be a wonderful and peaceful retreat, yet just a few minutes walk into the town. Very helpful owner and straightforwar
Everything was very nice at Avalon Cottage except for the double bed in the bedroom with en-suite, which for us was very soft. Also the pillows were very flat. Everything else was very good indeed and… More
Thanks for the feedback. I'm staying at the cottage myself this weekend so I'll make sure there are some firmer pillows available for those that prefer them.
“A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2011
We have been to Avalon Cottage every year for the past 3 years and will continue to go there in the future. It is a lovely place to stay and feels like a home from home.… More
“Walking through the door is like coming home.”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2011
Excellent cottage, warm, clean and comfortable with everything you would need to cook a three course meal if you wish. Barbara has thought of everything that would make your stay like a home from hom… More
“Hill view Corfe castle” Fabulous week met by friendly owners cottage very clean and comfortable and situated in a quiet part of a lovely picturesque village. Area was great for walking and very dog friendly will definitely return
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
“Perfect bit of escapism close to numerous attractions”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2017
The cottage was lovely, and even better than we were expecting. It's very roomy, has everything you'd expect, and is in near proximity to the village and castle. The town is lovely - very quiet genera… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
A love cottage with a lovely garden in a wonderful town. Very comfortable throughout but being a tall Person I did have to watch my head… More
“Immaculate” This was the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Extremely comfortable, exceptionally clean. Comfy settees and beds. Loads of extras included , lovely gardens which included table and chairs, reclining seats and a view that was stun
“Comfortable, spacious and well-located.” This place was brilliant! It had all the little extras that makes it feel like a home away from home - tea, sugar, olive oil, iron, washing machine, toiletries!!! The house is beautiful and spacious and it was
I have spend the weekend in the Big Bristol House with group of friends and although the house was clean on the surface, (such as clean bed sheets and towels) the house is in real need of a deep clean… More
Thank you for your review. We will certainly take action on the points you've raised. We're always keen to address things as quickly as possible and pride ourselves on providing a clean, well-maintained house. We're easily contactable 24 hours a day and encourage guests to get in touch during their stay if they have any concerns. Sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to welcome you again soon.
“A perfect holiday!” Spent a wonderful six weeks in June/July at 10 Tory and it really was a perfect holiday - the accommodation is just as good as the other reviewers have described, the town as beautiful and the weather, of course, was amazing - six
a very convenient, well-equiped, little appartment in a lovely little town. The foot path to go up the appartement is a bit steep but the view from the row is worth the effort. Bradford is ideally loc… More
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A really lovely property, nice and modern, looked newly renovated. Lots of room for two adults plus a one year old, easily room for travel cot in the bedroom. Easy access to bath via the train.… More
“Beautiful cottage with great view in a pittoresque setting”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
We stayed for two weeks at 10 Tory so we had enough time to see and do things, for example:
Visit Bath by train (you could also go by bike and cycle along the Kenneth & Avon Canal)
Stonehenge & Aveb… More
“We had such a lovely time” We enjoyed our stay at Rufus Cottage. The location is perfect. A pub next door with great live music on a Friday which was really good. The cottage had everything we wanted. Well stocked with plates etc. If we return to this
“A real Gem” My wife and I stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week, it was so well equipped, everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. The welcome pack was beyond generous with the most delicious home cooked meal left for us. The view is
Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, c… More
Thanks for your comments & review, we really appreciate it.
“warms the 'cockleshells' of your heart”
Reviewed 29 May 2012
A little bit luxury away from home. The sort of place you wish you could call home! A wonderful holiday let that was made even more special by Sue's extra touches from the two course meal on arrival t… More
Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. We also look forward to you coming back in the Autumn.
“Light and airy with superb views”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
All the comforts of home plus touches of luxury. We were welcomed on arrival with a lovely 3 course meal prepared just ready for us to heat - a real treat after a long day's travel- and farewelled wit… More
Many thanks for your great review, and we are really happy you felt the service received was good. Just a quick point, guests are able to unload in Chapel Street, which is about 80 feet from Cockleshell's front door. Thanks again for your time in reviewing us.
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time.
House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is really ver… More
You just made my day! thank you for your appreciation and have an amazing xmas and an even better 2013! Enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica