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.
Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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Stunningly decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing and very comfortable holiday. If you're staying in, the kitchen contains all the equipment and facilit …see more
Arrived to find a lovely welcoming note from Debbie and Ian with some local cordial, milk and biscuits for us to nibble on as we unpacked. We went to the local fish and chip shop that night as we had … More
We're so lucky to have a great little town so close, and we're glad to hear you had a good break. Thanks so much for sharing your experience!
Quintessentially English thatched cottage in the heart of Purbecks and Thomas Hardy country set in a street so unspoilt it is used in period dramas.. 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Studland bay & Swanage. Romantic, …see more
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
“Quaint little cottage, within 5 miles walk of the castle”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Fantastic holiday, with some good sunshine. The cottage is within 5 min walk of the castle, and 4 pubs all offering good food and great hosts.
Studland beach and Swange are all within a 15 min drive… More
“Superb cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Absolutely fabulous cottage, very spacious, clean, well equipped and well maintained. The photos can' t do it full justice. Large rear garden with a swing seat in addition to table and chairs. The ow… More
New on holiday rental market November 2014
A luxury, self-catering cottage on the shores of the panoramic Montrose Basin. The cottage is at 3 Esk Road, Montrose DD10 9NT.
Fully renovated and extended in 2012, you will enjoy a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable break a …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Pet friendly;
A cozy, comfortable and quiet home-from-home situated in picturesque Lincolnshire countryside. The Cabin includes a log burner, a fully equipped kitchen, a newly-fitted shower room, and a TV/DVD player.Located a short drive away from Woodhall Spa, Horncastle, Spilsby, …see more
This is the third time we have had the pleasure of staying in the Cabin. The situation is in a quiet and leafy part of rural Lincolnshire which is perfect for a relaxing break. The cabin is spotlessly… More
BARN CONVERSION (HORSE SHOE SHAPED SPACIOUS SINGLE LEVEL) - HOT TUB (Additional Charge Please Enquire At Time Of Booking) Sheffield - Meadowhall, short distance to the Peak District, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, York, Penistone, Harrogate and much more Barn conversi …see more
Very easy to book arrived a bit late as was having food easy to contact them on our arrival the owners were waiting really nice couple showed us how to work the hot tub showed us every part off the ho… More
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Reviewed 16 Nov 2015
We had a wonderful weekend at The Mistal
Diane & Howard were lovely and made us feel very welcome
we cant wait to return and would highly recommend to our family and friends… More
Nice to meet you both thank you for your lovely review look forward to seeing you soon
Regards Diane and Howard
“Lovely relaxing place”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
Stayed here for the weekend had a friendly welcome from Diane and Howard. The place was beautiful very relaxing and cosy with some lovely touches . We had a lovely weekend with everything we could hav… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Alpaca Cottage is 4 star property, situated at the foot of the Black Mountains with easy access to the hills for walking and mountain biking. It is a comfortable , well appointed cottage easily accommodating 4 people , with a large TV, free view channels and a DVD playe …see more
The owners could not have been more accommodating. The weather on our first day was very changeable with rain, hail, sleet, snow and sunshine but watching the snow and the changing landscape was brill… More
Thank you Christopher , we're very glad you enjoyed your stay , and look forward to seeing you in August , where the landscape will be very different !
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Coldingham Cottage is a newly modernised three bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Coldingham. It is one of the few cottages for rent that are actually in the village, 30m from the Spar shop and 2 bar/restaurants.
The cot …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane, awarded a 4 Star rating by the English Tourist Board. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of th …see more
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life inclu… More
“Cosy cottage in good location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided o… More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
This converted farm building is set within 150 acres of countryside and the owners' farmland, with far reaching views across the fields to Cley Hill and the Longleat Estate. This is a very peaceful location at the end of a 'no through' private road, yet i …see more
Cloisters is a large wing of an impressive country house which is set in extensive and secluded gardens, including a tennis court. Located in an exclusive area of The New Forest Cloisters has recently been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with great care an …see more
Acacia House is a 19th Century listed terrace dwelling situated in the picturesque village of Glenarm, the first of the nine glens of AntrimThe property has five bedrooms, with 3 double bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms. There is a lovely open fire that is perfect for the …see more
Criffel Lodge is a modern self catering chalet for up to 6 and is situated is a small group of 10 chalets in mature oak woodland next to Colvend golf course. Great for families as Sandyhills beach is 10 minute walk away, and cliff top coastal walks take you round to Ro …see more
Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Situated South of Chester, in a lovely conservation village,the cottage is private and peaceful with lovely views over undulating countryside- Stylishly converted from a former stable featuring exposed .beams and brick.Beautifully styled by interior designer,featuring w …see more
There is literally nothing that could have improved our stay. The owners have thought of everything. The welcome breakfast is very generous, the place was warm and inviting, and beautifully decorated.… More
“A very special hideaway in rural Cheshire”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
I had a lovely stay, everything I needed was provided for, and the cottage was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Fittings such as the four poster (with fairy lights) and large bath with feet contri… More
“BEAUTIFUL BARTON BANK COTTAGE”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
Would not hesitate to revisit Barton Bank Cottage, it would be good not share this beautiful place with anyone else, but we cannot be selfish. So if you want a place of peace, beauty, Barton Bank Cott… More
A 4 star rated log cabin.Open plan living,dining, and kitchen area. A home from home. Warm and cozy in the winter, cool and airy in the summer.Furnished and equip to a high standard with patio doors leading outside to a patio area. There is a driving range and golf sho …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
We understand the importance of having a good kitchen when on holiday, when you have the time to cook and create, so you’ll appreciate the detail of quality with ours with features such as the bespoke butchers block, retro Smeg fridge/freezer, Laura Ashley kitchen tab …see more
It is as proposed: A beautiful old cottage, completely renewed with a lot of passion for details. You feel comfortable from the first second. We especially liked the nice views on hilly somerset from … More
Thank you for your comments; we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Apple Cottage and hope to see you again on your next trip to the UK. Paul & team.
Reviewed 4 Sep 2014
Ticks all the boxes, amazing cottage well decorated with all the home comforts.
Location is fab with an excellent well stocked farm shop 5 mins away.
Only reason we didn't give 5 stars it didn't hav… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Apple Cottage, we're happy to say that we have now replaced the broken bottle opener thank you for letting us know. We hope to see you again sometime. Paul & the team.
“Very relaxing break...”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
The communication from Woodland Retreats was very good, so the property was ready on our arrival and was easy to find. The cottage was lovely, although I felt it could do with a few more pictures in t… More
Many thanks for your kind words about Apple Cottage and we are really glad that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the location and hot tub. We always endeavour to keep the property clean and tidy so were sorry to hear that it didn't quite meet the level you expected. We hope that you come back and visit again in the future.
Kindest regards Ed & The Woodlands Retreats Team
Maybe you're looking for a short break from city life, or you're working in the area and want your own space, or you're visiting family. Whatever your reason for visiting Largs, Blythswood is perfect for you. It's self-contained and private but with …see more
Definitely it is the best home at Largs with 3bedrooms, and I have been at other two 3beds, which are difficult to find in this location and surrounds.
The situation is perfect to explore Largs by w… More
“Best weekend break for all of us”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Fantastic house, very homely, the kids loved it as we were just a stone throw from the town & beach. Lots to do and see.… More
“A great wee spot”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2012
In a great house just set off the coastline. A stones throw from the beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde. The house is well equipped and has homely feeling. Ideal for a couple of young families on… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 75 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th …see more
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Not suitable for children;
The property is beachfront, and has unobstructed spectacular sea views to The Mount - St. Michael's Mount - the beach and far reaching views over Mounts Bay – recently voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world - and the Lizard peninsular, from both inside, t …see more
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.
This flat is at the far end of Earlsferry High Street and can be accessed from there or from Links Road. The main door opens into an inner vestibule where you will see the front doors for the upper flat and for this one (on the right).Once in the front door you have a …see more
“Bright, warm and family friendly holiday apartment”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2012
A really lovely holiday apartment two minutes away from the beach. The layout works really well for a family with two bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs. The garden and parking space and both very… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Middle Cottage is a traditional 18th Century lakeland cottage, which has been renovated to provide comfortable and sophisticated accommodation for up to 4 people, plus one well behaved dog.Situated in a prime location in the village of Portinscale, Middle Cottage has be …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Haywood Cabin is perched at the top of Hergest Croft Gardens, just outside the pretty border town of Kington. It is an idyllic rural setting, perfect for those looking for undisturbed peace and tranquillity, as well as being in the heart of excellent walking country, o …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Whether you are visiting Lincoln for business or pleasure, coming to see family or friends, going to Waddington Air Show, taking in Lincolns Christmas Market or just want a bolt hole - Halfway or Corner Cottage would be ideal.Located in the heart of Nettleham you are we …see more
The Old Vicarage Cottage was the most comfortable and best equipped self catering accommodation my wife and I have stayed in. We could not fault the cleanliness and quality of the furniture and fitti… More
Lochtower Stables Cottage has been newly renovated to provide a fantastic holiday spot where you can sit on the patio looking over a loch, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Here you can watch swans, many different water birds and sometimes otters, or you c …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Bod- Llawen (Joyful Place) is a traditional stone cottage situated in the pretty village of Pontsticill. In a secluded row of 3, It provides a peaceful retreat in the beautiful environment of the National Park. The cottage has lovely open views across the valley and t …see more
“Comfortable and cosy cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
Had a lovely week in Bod-Llawen. Cottage accommodated 5 of us very comfortably, and the fire and heaters kept it cosy and warm. Very well situated for Cardiff which was the reason for our stay, but we… More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2013
A wonderful cosy cottage with spectacular views. Took elderly mother with us who thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Watched the Brecon steam train puff its way past during the day from the front… More
“Paradise in the Brecon Beacons”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
Bod-Llawen is the most delightful cottage in a small village in the Brecon Beacons. It was spotlessly clean and had all that we needed for a weeks stay and the beds were comfortable which is importan… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Ideal for gatherings of family and friends, Wensleydale House accommodates up to ten guests.
Situated in the thriving Dales market town of Leyburn, it makes an excellent base for exploring Wensleydale, with its delightful villages, award winning restaurants, castles, …see more
Excellent, spacious and well stocked. Everything you need, including plenty of stair gates for little ones (helpfully, one outside a bedroom too on the Middle landing)
Owners very helpful before arri… More
“Ideal place for a large group / family”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2015
Suited us perfectly for all 9 of us in an ideal central location for where we intended to visit.
Plenty of space and our 2yr old loved the little den on top floor. Clean and tidy.
Couple of minutes… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
A beautifully refurbished cottage in the heart of the New Forest. Full central heating, fully equipped kitchen with Aga and electric cooker and hob, fully integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. 4 bedrooms (one super king, one double, one twin which can be a super kin …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Tidal Lodge is located in what is known as the "Essex Sunshine Coast". The beach is within a stones throw from the house, which is ideal when you are having a day on the beach, as you will not have to carry your beach things any distance, so makes returning e …see more
We came to the house for a long week (thanks Micheal) over the half term holiday. There was myself and hubby, 4 children and elderly Nan (88). The house was perfect, plenty of ease to get about for m… More
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT REVIEW..SEE YOU SOON.
“Great Family Holiday”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
The house is so bright and spacious, plenty of room for all our large family, without getting in each others way. Another shower in the upstairs bathroom would be useful, and understand from the owner… More
“Location, Location! Great house, great location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
We were an extended family group, youngest 16 and oldest in their 80's. Ideal for all ages. Near the lovely beach and the Naze nature reserve. For the older ones a short walk to sea front and a seat o… More
Stable Cottage sits alone with its own back garden for privacy and outdoor entertaining. This detatched cottage is an idyllic getaway for family or friends, with views across the Suffolk fields where you might see deer roaming, hares playing and an abundance of wild bir …see more
“Lovely holiday setting- makes you want to come back again and again!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
Beautiful and well appointed cottage which has absolutely everything you want and more. It is tastefully furnished with attention given to small details- the welcome hamper of local cheese and cake wa… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig …see more
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Though the house is less than five minutes' walk from the city centre, it has the feel of a country cottage. The front door leads directly into the living room which is bright and comfortable with a wood-burning stove, two sofas and a dining table. There is also a fre …see more
Start to finish the booking process with Mary was faultless. The cottage itself is beautifully quaint and in the perfect location for a short walk into the town centre. It really does have everything.… More
Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you so enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back.
The accommodation is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room, dining room and kitchen, all with large windows overlooking the sea. In addition there is a entrance hall, small sitting room and downstairs toilet.On the first floor there are two …see more
“Perfect location and superb view of Trearddur Bay.”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
We found the cottage to be in a perfect location and within a very short distance of two small sandy beaches of Port Diana and Port y Castell and only a short walk to the main beach at Trearddur.
Charming cottage nestled down a long drive, by the banks of the river Forth. Complete with private fishing, riverside dining, equestrian holiday facilities, a river view hot tub and stunning games room. Plenty to do, a perfect luxury setting for the whole family. The pr …see more
The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the l… More
Thanks for the kind review - come back soon :)
“Unique and Fun”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
I stayed at this cottage on a business trip to Stirling recently. It was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed here with his family. I was staying by myself but I had all the comforts of living… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review :)
Traditional 2 bedroom stone cottage in small village 3 miles from ferry terminal of St Margaret's Hope. Downstairs accommodation compromises large kitchen/diner, lounge with log burning stove, family bathroom and large room for storing wet outdoor clothes/boots etc …see more
The house was fantastically equipped for families with every little detail thought of. The garden is brilliant for children and the playpark opposite is great. Well located for access to Kirkwall and … More
Nearest beach 10 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
For information about DISCOUNTS for SMALLER GROUPS (4 or fewer guests), and for LONGER STAYS (more than 3 days), PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECT (by phone or email) FOR A QUOTE.
Comfortable Victorian cottage, offering unspoilt panoramic views over the South Downs. Set …see more
“Cosy, scenic cottage - just what we were looking for”
Reviewed 12 May 2014
Had a really great time staying here; the owners kept up a good dialogue with us and the place was just as described. Nothing really that bears complaining about, and cottage itself was completely idy… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do let us know if we can be of help again this year or in the future. Best wishes. Eve
“Slept like a log”
Reviewed 12 May 2014
We loved it here. It's a special house in a special place. Very comfortable and well-equipped. You sleep like a log, it's so peaceful. Loads to do by foot, bike, or car.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed being here, and found it so peaceful. Another recent guest also said 'The peace is addictive' ! Just let us know if we can be of help in future. Eve
Grosvenor Cottage - Seaside holiday cottage sleeps 4 comfortably. Dogs and small pets welcome. For your comfort, the number of dogs allowed depends on the size of dogs and number of people occupying the cottage. Full weeks Saturday to Saturday or short breaks may be a …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The Holiday Apartment is a clean, modern, self-contained apartment peacefully located just three minutes' walk away from the stunning beach at Sandyhills. With one double bedroom, the apartment comfortably sleeps up to 2 guests. The apartment is situated to the r …see more
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
This is a 2 bedroomed detached bungalow sleeping up to 3 people. This holds a double bed and a single bed only. You having your own gated area and small private garden. The bungalow is double-glazed with kitchen including microwave and fridge , modern and spacious show …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE BELOW) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES.IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NO …see more
Shore Cottage is ideal for 1 or 2 guests looking for a coastal holiday. It can be shared with up to 2 additional guests in the summer if you use the comfortable king size sofa bed. A pretty woodland shelters this cosy seaside escape from the sea breeze. From your kitch …see more
Can't wait to return. Warm,friendly welcome. Great place for families. Dog friendly but you can still expect the highest standards. Lots for the children to do and places to explore. Beautiful, unspoi… More
“super cottage, wonderful setting, great walks”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
The cottage has everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay--and it is practical too as the entrance/kitchen/diner has hard working surfaces capable of dealing with 2 tired walkers and 2 ene… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Hagg Hill House is filled with a wealth of antiques and luxurious furniture, 2 living areas with large sofas & flat screen TV's, large dining room and garden room that both easily seat 18 .
The kitchen has a large table that easily seats 10, plus a large 4 oven AGA & …see more