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.
“What a Gem !!” Great place to stay ,immaculate room with ensuite & a hidden little kitchen . An ample breakfast basket plus fresh food in the fridge too ! Everything you need for a city break , secure parking was also a bonus .We were lucky with the w
“Amazing tranquil location” Found Forty Winks on Trip Advisor, Never been to Norfolk but know it's a beautiful place. Forty winks had only a few reviews as it's only been open a few months, but we took the risk anyway as it looked stunning, we booke
“Lovely rooms and hosts in a beautiful, tranquil location.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
We did this a late booking and so glad we did. Sally and Chris are the perfect hosts, good array of foods available for the continental style breakfast; rooms furnished to a high specification. Fabulo… More
Thank you so much for your review, and we look forward to you returning to Forty Winks at some time in the future.
“An oasis close to the centre” Brighton Beach
The BA 360i Tower
The iconic Pavilion
The Hustle and Bustle of The Lanes.
All a short Bus ride from the friendly host and his lovely garden flat.
Paul made us feel at home and provided us with lots of
Only drawback for me was lack of heating facilities even though it was June, it was chilly in the evenings and I put three layers on but was still cold. The towel rack was off too as it was connecte… More
“Beautiful” Fabulous place, the accommodation was fabulous with excellent facilities, plus horses, pony, hens wild rabbits... 10 mins from Monkey World and Lulworth Cove. Everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend this property.
“A warm welcome to excellent accommodation and location and facilites.”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
The accommodation is very spacious and a lot of thought has gone into making it very comfortable. The facilities are new and it is very much home from home. It's great to have all that space to yours… More
Thank you for the positive review. Hope you visit us again!
“Relaxed and friendly self catering property, set in beautiful countryside. All you could want from a long weekend.”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
I stayed here in March this year and everything from the booking process, to the hosts, and the great nights sleep were excellent.
The property is modern and fresh, and looks like it has been ver… More
“A little gem” Comfortable and cosy, with private parking. Five minutes from Helmsley.
Lucy goes that extra mile to make it special, and nothing seems too much trouble.. Breakfast was delicious. The local pub is great for an evening meal. We stayed ov
“Mr” I would highly recommend anyone visiting the area to book this accommodation. I was made to feel very welcome and I felt just at home, nothing was too much trouble. Paddy and his wife went above and beyond, they helped me access a gym for the dura
“Wonderful accomodation in a perfect location” I have enjoyed my stay at Vick's rental. The room is perfectly appointed and exactly as described/pictured. Breakfast consists of homemade bread and a variety of fruits and cereals as well as french press
This accomodation is outstanding in so many ways but foremost and most importantly the hosts, Vicki and Chris, ensure one's stay is enjoyable by their attentiveness, solicitude and general amiability.… More
Dear Ian - thank you so much for your lovely review! We so enjoyed having you stay. You are going today and we will miss you! Come back soon! Yours Vicki
“Just amazing” Jacqui's place is one of the nicest places I have ever visited - it is simply beautiful, even the lovely photos do not do it justice. The location is idyllic and the accommodation is spotlessly clean and has everything you could need. Ja
We have just had the most relaxing weekend at Riversounds. A gorgeous view, beautifully-designed interior, and my favourite part, the glorious bath! The only potential sight fly in the perfect ointmen… More
Thank you both delighted you had a wonderful time, sorry you couldn't get the Wifi to work for you , wish you had said at time as we had perfect wifi in location , but glad you choose to 'get way from it all ' and enjoyed it all :-) look forward to seeing you again :-)
“Just what I wanted.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Just returned from a three night break here.
Apartment is lovely and the waterfall view from the balcony/veranda is stunning. The sound of the water is so calming and relaxing. I could sit/watch/list… More
Thank you Mike , Lovely to meet you and hear about your adventures :) Hope we get to meet again , Take care and Happy short- breaking, Jacqui and family
“Miss” We had a very cosy stay over Christmas last year. Allowing us to spend time with family. The Snug was very homely and clean with nice little personal touches that made us feel welcome.
Thanks for letting us stay at this busy time of year! X
“Lovely little private B&B in Lymington” Our 2nd stay here, we came back because we loved it so much.
Beautiful little private B&B separate to the house.
AMAZING bed and bedding, fantastic breakfast hamper delivered to your door and genuinely lov
We stayed at the 'Studio By The Sea', which offers a perfect escape to the country, while being close enough to Lymington to make the most of the seaside town, which is within walking distance. We spe… More
“Paradise by the sea”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
I loved the idea of staying in a B&B separate from the owners property and this one met all our expectations. The property was exquisitely decorated & furnished to a very high standard, yet cosy and c… More
“Excellent service, gorgeous breakfast”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2014
We stayed for 2 nights for a sailing trip. Made to feel very welcome, very clean room and amazing breakfast. Will definitely go back. Thanks Annabelle… More
“Amazing and unique place to stay.” WOW, If you need R&R this is the place for you.
2 minute walk to the shops, free parking, all amenities are close by.
The cabin is finished to a high standard.
Roger and Sue (junior) are amazing hosts, nothing
We highly recommend staying in this unique holiday accommodation, Our hosts made us very welcome upon arrival and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the continental breakfast arrives as if by magic in t… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and returned home relaxed and with happy memories. We hope to welcome you aboard again .
Regards Sue and Roger.
“An absolute amazing gem!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Had the time of my life staying on the ocean warden!! Great hosts sue and Rodger made us so very welcome. Breakfast was lovely and it was so nice to have chats with them both.. Really can't wait to bo… More
Thank you so much. Look forward to seeing you both again.
“A lovely holiday”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Ocean Warden. The hosts are lovely folk, who ensured we were well catered for. The continental breakfast was great, with more than enough to keep even my tummy sa… More
Thanks for your lovely comments on your stay with us. We are pleased you left with happy memories and we look forward to welcoming you aboard once more.
Just lovely in every way. A real gem. The home made food was a real treat, the accommodation really comfortable and we just had a lovely, lovely time. Thank you Vanessa from all three of us!… More
Thank you Aidan a real pleasure in meeting you all and I'm so glad that you had a great stay with us.
Best wishes, Vanessa
“Ideal B+B for us”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
We had a lovely couple of days at Defoe House as our first proper holiday with our 11 month old baby. It's tucked away in the gardens of a pretty house which is also tucked away in a quiet village, a… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
Myself, wife and 18 month old daughter stayed here for two nights and had a wonderful stay. We came down to visit Peppa pig world and stayed at Defoe House for a great little trip.
Vanessa cannot do… More
“Romantic indulgent setting” Spent one night here so we could stay over in Whitstable after dinner. The place is decorated beautifully and lovely and clean. Everything thought of including wine and champagne glasses and a small fridge. Biscuits and cho
A thoroughly enjoyable experience staying in these rooms, just a minute to the beach, 10 minutes into town. Beautiful rooms just as pictured, complete with wi-if, Sky TV, iron, hairdryers, kettles, bo… More
“Relaxing - home from home” Adrian and Sheila are very friendly and made us feel welcomed. Shian Cottage has beautiful rooms, fantastic views and we felt very comfortable. Lots of activities to do in the area and I look forward to my next visit.
“Great stay at Raraig house” A real home from home. Fantastic rooms with even a little "lounge" as well as the bedroom. Jeanette was very friendly and provided nice little touches to make us feel really welcome. The "help yourself continental breakf