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 more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
“Amazing Luxurious Stay” Recently stayed at the Oceana property with a large group (8 in total) to celebrate my birthday. The property is amazing, views from the lounge across Saundersfoot are beautiful. The kitchen is spacious with a large table int
Amazing views, amazing place...everything you would want in a stay and much much more!!!. Jaccuzzi baths, private swimming pool, amazing views, private balconies, utility room. Fab place!..we'll be go… More
Reviewed 8 May 2013
We stayed at oceana in march 2013 for our nans birthday. We saved for a really long time and was looking for the perfect place to take her for her 1st ever holiday! oceana seemed to have that wow fact… More
“First Class all the way...”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
At first glance, renting a home in the UK may look a little expensive, but when compared with the cost of taking 6 adults and two children overseas, even with low cost Airlines, it’s easy to see why… More
“The perfect 'retreat' to relax in luxury” With beautiful open countryside views the apartment offers everything you might need in a small perfectly formed space. The private pool and sauna are located below the living quarters and also all maintained
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
“enjoyable weekend with friends” we enjoyed our stay at long barn cottages. very comfortable & well furnished. grounds were beautiful with lovely views. Indoor pool with endless pool machine was really good. highly recommended
Put up a review just for the one big cottage my extended family stayed in. But we were in 2 cottages in total. They were to each other & both very nice. Didn't use the pool or gym, but they looked nic… More
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
“Fabulous week staying in Barn owl cottage!” Have just returned from a fabulous weeks holiday on Combrew farm, staying in Barn owl cottage. The accommodation was everything we had hoped for and more! From arrival everything was perfect and so well thou
“A great location with a warm and friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2016
The cottage was lovely, clean and well equipped.
We stayed for a week whilst my elderly mother had her bathroom converted. The Barn Owl Cottage was perfect, with a bedroom and bathroom located on … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a lovely setting with plenty to do for both young and old.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
We stayed at Combew Farm for a week in May, our party consisted of a near two year old, two 30 somethings and two grandparents. We all stayed together in the Barn Owl Cottage which was lovely. It was… More
“A great place to stay for couples and families in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We had such a lovely time. Comfortable and high standard accommodation, close to many things to see and do. We cycled and walked from the cottage, so easy, safe and brilliant views along the tarka tr… More
“Fun packed holiday - suits whole family” Great location handy for lots nice beaches. So much to do on site that you will never be bored. Friendly, helpful owners and comfortable, spacious cottage - would love to return.
“Excellent cottage with all the extra essentials for all ages of the family”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2015
We stayed for one week at the beginning of June in Rose Cottage. The property was in excellent condition, best kitchen i think i've ever had in a holiday home, huge dining room table, and very comfor… More
“Fantastic - soooo sad to leave”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
WOW! Great accommodation,comfy beds,clean, well equipped, quiet and peaceful. The pool was wonderful, warmest pool we have been in, love the bubbles at the one end. Our grandson loved the play area a… More
“Wonderful farm cottage - we loved it!”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Wonderful cottage with plenty to do onsite for adults and kids. Friendly hosts who can't do enough for you. We had a great time! A highly recommended base for North Devon exploring...… More
“excellent accommodation” Lovely place to stay, very clean and the heated pool is an absolute delight,the annex has lovely gardens and is not overlooked, very near to Sherwood forest and rufford park, and the local pub is only a short walk away, the ow
“Fantastic venue for a Hen Party” Shepley house was a fantastic venue for a hen party of 11. I arrived on site (a little early!) to be welcomed by the cleaning team, who were both friendly and professional. On entering the house it was both spotlessly
“Wonderful house, beautifully presented - but very remote” 17 of us hired this house for a hen weekend. The house was absolutely beautiful, the photos really don't do it justice. Communication was great and really quick, very professional. The cleanlin
To celebrate my wife's 60th birthday our extended family stayed at The Freeth, we ranged in ages from 1 to 91.
It is hard to describe how perfect our stay was. The Freeth is a beautiful house, with … More
We are delighted that The Freeth was such a successful venue for every generation of your family and that your enjoyed all that the house, garden, pool and chef had to offer. We'd love to welcome you back at some point in the future. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
“Beautiful property in a truly peaceful setting - STUNNING inside and out”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
We stayed at the The Freeth for a four night midweek stay to celebrate my fathers birthday. It was truly stunning - immaculately presented, extremely clean and tidy and very well equipped.
We are always so pleased to hear how much guests have enjoyed staying at The Freeth. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we would love to see you again in the future.
“Luxury spacious accommodation in perfect location”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
It's WOW !!
I stayed here for a week with family members ranging in ages from 17 to 80 years to celebrate Dad's birthday.There is something here for everyone,the decor is luxurious,great amount of sp… More
It is really kind of you to leave such a great review and the team and I couldn't be more pleased that you loved The Freeth so much. We hope to see you again at some point in the future.
“New Year Break” Was very impressed with our apartment fabulous view from the living room and main bedroom overlooking the bay. Just one problem the shower in the second bathroom did not seem to heat up so had use the bath. But would defiantly use this
the apartment was everything and more that a family could wish for, with en suite facilities for young family and a baby travel cot provided too! would recommend for all families with children of all … More
Reviewed 28 Apr 2014
On arrival i was very surprised how large the apartment was, it had everything we needed and was very clean. Attention to detail was excellent. I traveled with my husband and two young granddaughters.… More
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
“Perfect accommodation for a family holiday.” This was our 6th stay at The Roundhouse and we enjoyed it as much (if not more) than our first. The accommodation is very comfortable and we always find something is new or has been updated. Our family love
“Wonderful place - want to live there permanently!!!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
This place is marvellous - all mod cons and more and all to a very high quality. The pool was like a very warm bath (all though I am told it felt cooler when coming out of the sauna (£2 per session))… More
“Fantastic accommodation and service - nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
This being our third stay at Combrew Farm, booking three properties each time, I can only say we have booked again for next year! All the family love it, with grandchildren ranging from 7 to 22 years… More
“Best in the South West”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
Our two daughters, their husbands and our 5 grandchildren were with us on this holiday and despite mixed weather we enjoyed all that the Roundhouse, the swimming pool, games facilities and play area h… More
“A wonderful weekend we"ll never forget” We stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of February to celebrate a 50th Birthday. We were extremely excited about having the pleasure of sharing this historical family home & having the opportunity to expe
Great Tangley Manor is a wonderful property in a great location. The gardens are beautiful and the overall stay was a great experience for my family who travelled over from Germany for our wedding. I … More
Reviewed 17 May 2013
We stayed at Great Tangley manor for my husband’s 40th birthday with family - It was amazing - All I could have hoped for and more - The wow factor is really indescribable - Have to see it to believ… More
“Party of 7 (3 bedroom option) - We all love Love LOVED Great Tangley Manor!”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
The whole process, from booking, arriving, staying and leaving was easy (well as easy as leaving such a lovely house can be!). Nicho kept us well informed and provided all the information we could pos… More
“Very clean and spacious property” On arriving at the gogarth suite I was a little disappointed to see tape on the laminate floor to one of the bedrooms. There was also a couple of minor things like the toilet seat not staying up and bulbs that hadn't
A smart, comfortable apartment in a lovely location. We have been coming to this area for many years, staying both in The Cliff Apartments and cottages. Gogarth is modern and spacious with excellent k… More
“Excellent, restful weekend break”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2013
We just wanted a last minute weekend break away from it all but not in the wilderness.
Booking was straight forward & hassle free.
The apartment, with it's own parking, was warm & welcoming the minu… More
“AMAZING PLACE!! CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!” Where to Start, I am in love with this house! Just spent a long weekend here with all my friends and some family members, mixed ages but mostly young and some small kids.. this amazing house really does cater f
Everyone had a great holiday at Edingtonhill house. Ages ranged from 8 months to 70 and there were 5 children who loved the pool, hot tub, playroom and outdoor areas. We celebrated our grandson's 9th … More
“This house is out of this world”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
Do not use the directions from Google Maps (i.e. do not turn off for Chirnside) if travelling from the North. Follow the directions given by Alison. It would be useful if there was a signpost at the… More
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
The house itself is out of this world! Been done out to a very high standard. The facilities are excellent. The only down fall in our opinion is having to strip the beds on leaving we felt the price w… More