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.
The cottage consists of a fully equipped modern kitchen with dining area. The lounge has a log burning stove, flat screen HD TV/DVD, spotting scope, CD Ipod doc. The bathroom has a separate bath and shower cubicle. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the t …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Standlow Farm is just a short drive from the market town of Ashbourne. Situated down a quiet country lane and yet well situated for all the attractions the Peak district has to offer. Clover cottage faces the stunning views over the valley of Kniveton and has a patio, f …see more
I wanted a chilled out weekend with me and my friends for my hen do. We hired the barn and 2 cottages. There were 17 of us and we all gathered in the barn and in the hot tub. It was a fantastic place!… More
“Great place to stay for the views”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
I would have no hesitation recommending Clover Cottage for a place to stay in the peaks. The cottage was very clean and nicely furnished and the bedrooms were tastefully decorated and comfortable. Th… More
Our island location gives you a rare opportunity to experience total peace and tranquility - isolation if you so choose! Horsey Island is set in the beautiful Hamford Water National Nature Reserve, an ideal place for coastal walks, bird watching, seal spotting and fishi …see more
We all really needed a restful October half term break and we wanted to find somewhere fairly close to home where we could have complete peace and quiet, read, sleep, walk and cook! The island cottag… More
“Our best Christmas ever!”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
We were so excited about spending Christmas in the cottage and it exceeded all expectations. Vicky and her family could not have been more welcoming and friendly and we spent 4 wonderful days splashin… More
“Heaven on earth! We all adored our week! Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2011
We have come back to Horsey after staying 3 nights in July. Everything was even more beautiful than we remembered. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. The island is stunning, … More
Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Luxury and secluded one bedroom converted 'piggery'. Separate bathroom and kitchen with washing machine and ironing facilities. Cosy living room with wood-burner. Extra double room available if necessary.
The Piggery is available not only for weekly stays but night …see more
The piggery was set in a beautiful area with a stream running down the side of the house. The place was well furnished and had everythig you would need with lovely extra touches such as tea lights and… More
Beachcomber Cottage is located just four minutes' walk from the beach, Quiet and peaceful, this is a detached cottage with most rooms on the ground floor. Easy access to all amenities, including local shops, pub and cafe all within 5 minutes walk. The cottage has …see more
We stayed at Beachcomber Cottage for 1 week 17th-24th May 2013. On arrival we found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable and there were fresh cut flowers in the dining room and sitting room. T… More
“Spacious comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
We stayed at Beachcomber Cottage for a week over Easter, with various members of our extended family visiting from nearby Norwich. We found the property very comfortable with an excellent layout of b… More
“Fantastic Cottage, Lovely Location, Great for families.”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
What a fantastic Cottage. My Family and I stayed for a weekend in April. The cottage was brilliant and had everything you would need. The house is so versatile. It's perfect for a lovely sunny day as… More
A lovely cosy 2 bedroom fisherman's cottage located only a few metres from the harbour and small sandy beach. The dolphins are frequent visitors to this area of the coastline and frequently seen during the summer months.This cosy cottage makes an excellent base for expl …see more
“Beautiful Fishermans Cottage in a freindly little fishing village.”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2015
The Fishermans Cottage is very well equiped with all you would need for your stay. It has been well thought out and in excellent condition. The whole Cottage was spotless and well maintained. The Wii … More
“The Sidings” is situated in a row of 40-year-old cottages, adjacent to Plockton station. It is a very comfortable, cosy home. It is particularly handy for spectacular walks to the beaches close by. Locals and visitors have been known to swim their even in September …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children;
Set in the rolling Morayshire hillside, yet only 6 miles from the sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, this traditional Scottish cottage offers the ideal location for exploring the many local attractions. The cottage is Scottish Tourist Board 4 star rating, and is well equ …see more
“Wonderful, relaxing week in a beautiful and peaceful location”
Reviewed 8 Feb 2013
I stayed for a week in January when the snow was on the ground. I walked for at least an hour every day through the beautiful scenery which surrounds this location. I returned to a log fire, peace a… More
Truly stunning countryside VIEWS from Hillcrest Cottage from all rooms.
In this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known as the "Undiscovered Cotswolds" , you will genuinely find so much to do .
From the Romantic main bedroom balcony, watch the changing skies and 180 …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Conveniently located, slightly back from the A31 between nautical Southampton and Bournemouth with its golden sandy beach, This converted single storey cottage is comfortably furnished to a very good standard. Stroll across the garden (shared with the owner) and thro …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Lovely 17th century cottage in the heart of Bronte country, ideal setting for walkers, cyclists or anyone enjoying the country. Close to local shops and great local pubs. The cottage has 2 double bedrooms separate dining room fully equipped kitchen, living room with mul …see more
#### NEW LISTING - BEAUTIFULLY RE-FURBISHED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD ####Albert Cottage is furnished and equipped to the same high standard as The Bothy in Broadwindsor; run by the same owner ; NUMEROUS GREAT REVIEWS ON 'TRIP ADVISOR' Albert Cottage - ( 2 be …see more
Exeter Cottage is a charming 17th Century cottage in a quiet courtyard right in the centre of Topsham. Renovated to a high standard Exeter Cottage offers an unbeatable location for exploring Exeter and South Devon. The cottage has plenty of charm and character and is ju …see more
parking space will only fit a small car and make sure you reverse in. Very close to all the amenities inc local transport - take the train to Exeter and beyond, all of Devon for £10.… More
The largest car we have parked in the parking place is our own Vauxhall Zafira. However, it does depend on your ability to maneuver your car in small spaces. We recommend it is suitable for 'medium sized' cars like a Ford Focus and, yes it is easier to reverse in.
5 star Luxury Self Catering accommodation in a beautifully refurbished early victorian Gatelodge. Centrally located for the Mourne Mountains and Co Down coast, Titanic Centre, Belfast, Dublin, Fermanagh lakelands, Giants Causeway and the North Antrim coast. Golf, fishin …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (3 nights) at the Gate House. We were 2 couples and it was the perfect size for us. Everything has been recently updated and done with extreme taste.
The views from … 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
Creagan Cottage is situated in the village of Callanish on the west side of the Isle of Lewis. It is an ideal holiday base being centrally situated on the island . The area boosts spectacular sceneries, lochs, mountains and beaches, ideal for walking , bird watching, fi …see more
Just 5 minutes walk into the centre of the town,our lovely holiday cottage is tucked away on the lower slopes of the Great Orme, close to the tramway which transports you to the summit where you can enjoy spectacular views of Llandudno's 2 marvellous bays,towards Conwa …see more
Wonderful cottage at bottom tramstop for great orme. Five minutes walk into town, a little steep on way back if you have walking probs. Excellent chippy on doorstep. Recommend kings head (also on door… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found plenty of enjoyable places in Llandudno. No doubt the goat was helping itself to our plants! They regularly visit and they don't mind if the gate is shut, they just jump onto the wall!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
Wonderfully clean. Location picturesque. Cottage quaint, with all modern conveniences. Cottage garden beautiful and used daily to sit and relax in. Owner very helpful. Fantastic stay - but probably he… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the glorious weather enabled you to make full use of the garden.
“A Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
We had a fantastic time in your cottage everything was so nice and clean. A perfect location. The food at the Kings Head was excellent and the staff. They had a Halloween party for the children. We ha… More
Baca Ruadh Cottage. Is a newly Built Cottage on 1 floor finished to a very high standard. The cottage has a large open plan Kitchen/Dinning/Lounge, with fully equipped Kitchen. The room has solid oak flooring & furniture, 2 & 3 seat leather sofa's with the …see more
Goldcrest Cottage is a delightful three bedroom holiday cottage, located in the beautiful small village of Fenwick, in the heart of Northumberland. Fenwick offers the perfect blend of coast and country, only a few miles to Holy Island, Bamburgh, the Cheviot Hills and Be …see more
This is a really beautifully furnished, well equipped cottage that had everything we needed. It clean and warm and cosy and had lots of lovely little touches that made it feel very welcoming. We arriv… More
Hi, thank you for your very kind review. We do try to make your stay as comfortable as possible so you can enjoy your break without any worries. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Goldcrest Cottage on your next visit to Northumberland.
“An absolutely beautiful cottage.”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2014
So glad we booked this cottage it was just lovely. The owners were so kind to leave us a welcome package and even prepared the kindling for the wood burning stove. A great location not far from the … More
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Goldcrest Cottage and hope to welcome you back soon.
“If you are going to Northumberland Goldcrest is a must”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
From the minute you walk in the door, such a wow factor. Beautiful modern kitchen with everything you need, leading thru to a dining room with a table that seats 6. Very large downstairs bathroom with… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted you and your family had a wonderful stay. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Goldcrest Cottage again very soon.
GENERAL<br>- 500 yards from the beach and the Coast Path<br>- Self contained single storey annexe is a later addition to the owners Victorian house<br>- Set in the coastal village of Perranuthnoe<br>- Parking available for one car<br><br …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
'The Byre' is our luxury holiday home, situated in rural tranquillity on the Somerset / Devon border - a perfect location to relax, or explore the surrounding area.
'The Byre' was newly converted from an old farm building in the latter part of 2010 - and has been let …see more
We stayed at The Byre this weekend (7th-10th June) and me and my partner loved everything about it. The cottage itself its very well furnished with good taste very homely. The area around The Byre is … More
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Lovely location, great accommodation a nice home away from home. The only reason it was not five stars was the poor TV reception (BBC only) and the dirty oven.… More
The Barn at Lower High Trees Farm.This converted 19th century barn retains its natural stone walls, beams and other features. It sits on a south facing hillside and is surrounded by fields, and woodland and enjoys dramatic views over Pennine scenery. The tranquil settin …see more
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
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
PLEASE ALWAYS 'CONTACT OWNER' BEFORE PUSHING THE BOOK BUTTON !!!!!! - I MAY BE IN THE PROCESS OF TAKING ANOTHER BOOKING. All types of payment considered.
My little cottage is 200 years old and would have once been the gardeners cottage, so alas no garden of its o …see more
This is now our third stay in this delightful cottage. It is so clean and cosy and comfortable, we just keep coming back. All my family commented on how lovely it is to stay in. It’s 2 minutes walk … More
Lovely to hear, and indeed its delightful to have you keep coming back. Most important - the family like it!. Very pleased to hear it suits you so well and we look forward to the next time.
“Beautiful little place, right on binghams door step”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2011
Great little place as a base for my parents & sister visiting from Australia. They needed some where to stop as my place here in England wasn't big enough for 5 adults. This was perfect as was only do… More
How lovely to see photos from guests staying and especially a wedding!! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. I am so pleased it was suited to everyone. All best and of course ....Congratulations!
“long weekend in bingham”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2011
The cottage is ideally situated for the shops and pub/resturants. Public transport links are extremely good, the town even has a railway station, buses run into Nottingham every 15 minutes. The cottag… More
Thank you for leaving us a review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay!
This very unusual property in a quiet part of Ashburton is reached via one of the narrow passages which are a feature of this small and popular town on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. The former barn has been sympathetically converted to a very high standard and is conven …see more
Aldeburgh Lookout is a fabulous holiday let in a wonderful Georgian building located on Aldeburgh's quaint High Street and with some of the very best unrestricted Sea Views In Aldeburgh !2015 NEWS ****4 star Tourist Board rated with GOLD star status level awarde …see more
Well, our stay is nearly over, just one day to go, and we've had a wonderful time at The Lookout. Couldn't have asked for more from the accommodation, everything you can possibly need is there and wat… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, there is something very beautiful about seeing the sun rise over the sea for the early risers..We are delighted you really enjoyed your stay. thank you for your kind comments it really is appreciated. We hope to welcome you back one day. Lisa and Bob Smith
“Happy memories of a lovely holiday”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
A beautiful house and location. Awaiting us on arrival, was a comprehensive welcome box of food, along with a bottle of wine cooling in the fridge.
The view from the kitchen/lounge windows (of the be… More
Thank you for your kind comments and the positive review.
We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Aldeburgh Lookout.
To hear we exceeded your expectations is a very pleasing response, thank you.
Please do come back when you can, we are open all year !
Bob and Lisa.
Nearest beach 22 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park and is perfect for walking or cycling. Close to Longdown Activity Farm (1.5Km), The New Forest Wildlife Centre (2.5Km), Paultons Park Theme Park …see more
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 e… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Coach House at Lynnholm in North Northumberland provides secluded accommodation for two situated on a West facing hillside with lovely views of the Cheviot Hills with the chance of spectacular sunsets. The house is set in a very quiet location on the edge of the moo …see more
My partner and I have stayed at the Coach house for 2 nights and it was amazing! I think the pictures online don`t quite do it justice, but that is the better scenario. The house is very very cosy and… More
Thank you very much for your generous review. We are really pleased that you appreciated what the Coach House has to offer. You are quite right about the images online as they do not show the new extension to the decking. We shall take some more photographs when the leaves are on the trees and the flowers are out. Lovely to have met you and we hope that you do return. Graham and Jackie
“Escape to The Coach House”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2016
Another wonderful holiday at the Coach House. Lots of local walks,visited Simonside with its fantastic views,also did coastal walks at Amble, Boulmer, Craster and Seahouses to mention a few. Then it w… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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Goyt contains a double bedroom, large bathroom (with bath and shower), kitchen with hob, oven, fridge, toaster, kettle and microwave. A laundry service is available upon request. The open plan living and dini …see more
A well equipped, comfortable studio style thatched cottage with a contemporary finish. • Double bedroom with ensuite (shower)• Studio style living space with well equipped kitchen.• Flat screen HD TV with Free View• Central heating• Towels, bed linen and tea t …see more
Half Moon Cottage more than met my expectations. Very clean, warm and so very well equipped. I was quite overwhelmed by the marvellous welcome pack of fresh baked bread, homemade cake and delicious bi… More
“Didn't want to leave! Idyllic!”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2014
Half Moon Cottage comes highly recommended by us and we really do hope to visit again in the future. A home from home! The cottage was such a cosy, welcoming return after a long day of walking in fadi… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Half Moon Cottage and great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Best wishes Mark
“Beautiful wee cottage”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2014
This is the second time we have stayed at Half Moon Cottage - we just love the Norfolk Coast and its the perfect little place to stay to be central to so many lovely places to visit. The cottage is we… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Swallows Nest is an annexe to the owners house and sits in a beautiful garden with large pond and overlooking the Derbyshire countryside. It is at the end of a lane in the centre of the village having two pubs which both serve good food and has been fitted out to a ver …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Bothy was once-upon-a-time just a workers stone hut. Now it is a chocolate box hideaway with:
Wood fired hot tub exclusively for you;
Luxury heated bathroom on the lower level (freestanding bath sound fun?);
Cute centrally heated living space and super comfy bed on …see more
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Set in St Patrick's heartlands, 4 star Mill Barn is a distinctive, luxurious 370 year old stone cottage. Reclaimed pitch pine flooring, stone flags, wood burning stove, original fireplace, granite work tops, oak beams. Wonderful country views. A romantic location p …see more
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at the cottage and hope to return again! The cottage was AMAZING. It was nicely furnished, clean, fully stocked with all our needs, and the outside e… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review Jessica - it is much appreciated,
Robert and Patricia
In the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this cottage offers real country living with modern up to date facilities. From the gate, walk straight onto a myriad of footpaths leading in various directions – all with beautiful vistas. The area abounds with wi …see more
“Luxury countryside get-away - with easy access to fun days out”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
We spent a very happy (and comfortable) short break this October half term at Stable Annexe. The accommodation is ideal for a family of four and we found it to be very warm and well equipped. The ki… 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
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Slatters Cottage is a luxury, Grade II listed, 17th century self-catering cottage in the heart of the North Cotswolds. Set in a quiet street in a typical Cotswolds village Slatters Cottage is a quintessential English country cottage which provides a perfect place to rel …see more
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 beautifu… More
“A lovely cosy cottage”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2013
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
Nightingales cottage is a well presented and equipped 15th century barn conversion and is situated in the heart of the pretty village of Kentisbeare in Devon. It is an ideal holiday home for couples and families, with baby equipment available upon request.The cottage h …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A holiday property attached to the main bungalow standing in its own grounds of 2.4 acres. On the edge of the Cotswold Water Parks and the Cotswolds, with Bath, Cheltenham and smaller cotswold towns within easy reach. For the sports minded there is golf, fishing, walk …see more
My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questi… More
“ideal hideaway in beautiful location”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2011
we stayed in this lovely little cottage for a week in august. it was such a home from home in all aspects....... the welcome we received from peter and rae and all the little touches made this a perf… More
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Alt Ardoch is a warm and comfortable island retreat in an elevated position offering spectacular coastal and mountain scenery. A backdrop of pine forests offers numerous trails for walking and cycling and pa …see more
Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spac… More
“Cozy cottage for lovely getaway”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
My partner and I stayed in this cottage for a week and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The cottage was well equipped, beautifully decorated and well situated close to the town of Lamlash. The manag… More
Set in the historic market town of Framlingham in Suffolk, The Cottage is a tastefully decorated Grade II listed holiday cottage dating from the 15th Century.
The Cottage is perfectly located in a secluded lane, less than one minute's walk from the cafes, shops, pubs a …see more