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.
“Nice house, well situated near to town centre” House with good sized kitchen and living room. Very spacious master bedroom with ensuite. Other bedrooms small but serviceable.
Private sunny area to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ.
“4 Star Town House in Peebles - ideal for a relaxing weekend in the Borders or a golfing trip” Three of us stayed in this delightful 3-bed townhouse in Peebles as part of a golfing weekend. The property has been very tastefully decorated and has all th
“Ideal for exploring Peebles and surrounding area”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
Everything we needed apart from a good reading light in the lounge.also you need to be fit to climb 2 flights of stairs to ensuite bedroom - worth it for the spacious ensuite and the little balcony..W… More
“The best self-catering accommodation we have ever had”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
This town-house was superb in location, furnishing, equipment, cleanliness and presentation. It was just a few minutes' walk from the town centre and the River Tweed. It has convenient off-street park… More
“Excellent Stay, extremely welcoming” Our second stay here at Kingslakes, again the owners were extremely welcoming, nothing is too much for them. The cottage is a lovely little place to stay, we use this as our base to the travel to Bude to surf (20-3
“brilliant venue for a family get together” We spent nearly a week here with my children and grandchildren with friends joining us for some nights. There is plenty of room, the pool was warm enough to use even when the weather was cool, lots of outdoor
“The Perfect Base to Explore Stratford - a real home from home!” We have just come back from a wonderful stay at this property. It is stylish, clean, comfortable and very well equipped and a lovely short walk along the canal or side streets takes you s
“very comfortable.clean.great location.ideal for families.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
We stayed in this house for a week.spotlessly clean,everything you need in the kitchen is there,the lounge is very comfortable,the bathroom and shower are ideal.and the bedrooms are brilliant plenty o… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you had a lovely holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. All the best
“Excellent property, fantastic location”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
We stayed at No. 47 in November and having travelled from France, arriving at the property was most welcome. Very Clean and tidy and everything we would want to make our stay enjoyable. Excellent loca… More
Thanks for your review, so pleased you enjoyed it and so pleased you liked the location, it is so convenient isn't it - very rare to get a house so close to the town centre with two parking spaces too! Have a great summer! Best wishes
“VERY COMFORTABLE, EVERYTHING YOU NEED”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
This is a late review as we've only just arrived home...We stayed at No 47 in May 2012....Very nicely set out and most comfortable....Was nice to be able to sit out back with a coffee in the sun...Wal… More
Thank you for your kind review, it is always nice to hear positive feedback from our guests and we are pleased it was a home from home for you after such a long and tiring journey. With best wishes
“Excellent Property” Excellent property in the heart of Kelso.
Spotlessly clean property with 3 very comfortable bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms, ideal for those who need their own space.
Bedrooms like a five star hotel with bathrobes, beaut
Claremont is a true delight. It is well laid out; spacious and very central. It is close to shops and restaurants and lies in a quiet road. There's plenty to do in Kelso; walking; fishing; visit Floor… More
“Truly wonderful house and facilities, home from home.”
Reviewed 31 Mar 2016
We were met by the housekeeper who handed over the keys and informed us of the facilities within. From the moment we entered this lovely home we felt relaxed. Every conceivable facility is provided wi… More
“Relaxing stay in a very comfortable house”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
We spent a very relaxing long weekend at Claremont and found it a lovely, well equipped and spacious house, peaceful but well located.… More
“Perfect for what we wanted!” I went with a group of 8 friends, we went for a relaxing weekend to celebrate a friend getting married, the house was perfect. It was clean, tidy, had everything we needed, lots of parking, lovely facilities and plenty of
“Fantastic family holiday, great for all ages. Would highly recommend”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2012
We booked the holiday for my little girls birthday and invited my sister with her children and her grandparents. We all had a a lovely week and there was enough space not to get on top of each other. … More
“accomodation very good.”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
The accomodation was very good,well set out and well equipped.The only real problems were very squeaky,noisy beds and the lack of a DVD player.There were vidios to watch and hire but nothing to play t… More
Thanks for your review and pleased you had a good week, and liked the property. We have just replaced the squeaky bed - a few have been replaced. We do not offer, - or advertise a dvd player. Entertainment is purely down to Atlantic Reach and how they advertise or decide to run this side.
That is why we only charge £395 - £495 in September for a week - and for a property that sleeps 10 - and includes full access to the excellent leisure facilities, represents excellent value for money.
Hope to see you again in the future.
“Fantastic location” Had a great time here. The location was perfect for us. Within a couple of minutes walk of aviemore high street.
Decor a bit dated but spotlessly clean. The communal areas could have been better but certainly wouldn't stop us stay
Communication was excellent with the agent, and directions and instructions for the rental were very clear.
The property is in a great location being just off the high street in Aviemore and has am… More
“Brilliant location for all of Aviemore's attractions”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2012
The flat was really easy to find and very close to all of Aviemores attractions. Well within walking distance of just about everything. It was clean, tidy and spacious with plenty of added extras. The… More
“Good location and easy access to some touring/activities spots”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2012
The apartment nears train and bus station as well as supermarket. In addition, you can get many information so as to choose your touring or activities at the nearby visitor centre. You just need to … More
“A truly special family retreat!” Having never stayed here before nor knew anyone who had, we took a risk by committing to a 9-night stay after reading the property description online. We wanted a countryside family retreat where we could truly relax
We stayed at the Old Rectory with our extended family, ages ranging from 9 to 76. It was a wonderful and beautifully provisioned base, and, to be honest we had very little reason to leave the premises… More
We are delighted that our property was able to provide a great holiday;thank you for your appreciation.
“Wonderful Stay” We have just returned from a wonderful weeks holiday at The Shieling . The cottage has everything you need for a great holiday and is very comfortable . The setting is fabulous and although other properties are nearby it feels private
We have stayed in many self-catering properties in the UK over the last 25 years and can safely put this one in our top three.
Spacious property, well equipped, perfectly located to explore Northumbe… More
Good to meet you all and it would be lovely to welcome you back to The Shieling and Northumberland.
“Cracking base from which to explore the many joys of Northumberland”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
My wife and I stayed at the Shieling with our 7 month old son and had a fabulous week exploring Northumberland. The property was immaculately clean, had everything that we needed and was extremely com… More
Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to write it. It was lovely meeting you all and hearing you enjoyed spending time in beautiful Northumberland and The Shieling.
“Comfortable and Spacious - a real 'home from home'”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2015
Very spacious 'wow factor' property. Lovely and warm, well kept and modern. A well equipped and comfortable place to stay in this exceptional and beautiful 'coast and castle' county.
Exceptional walk… More
Thanks for your comments. We also have WiFi in the cottage now.
“Small but perfectly formed” Set down very narrow streets (I was glad I wasn't driving!) it is in a lovely location with great views over the bay. You can pull up outside the cottage to load/unload but you have to park down on the front which is only a
“Friendliest and most warm proprietors myself and my older freind and teenage daughter have so far encountered and an ar”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2013
I travelled with a friend who is ten years older and my teenage daughter plus small terrier and we were very warmly welcomed and semi-befriended the proprietors on the holiday as they were so lovely.
“Small, but perfectly formed”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
We stayed at the snug with our three boys of 9,4 and 1. The cottage is snug, but the clue is in the name and upstairs was more than adequate. You cannot park your car outside, but you can park across … More
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
Lovely little cottage in a superb part of a beautiful little town with really good restaurants, shops and places to have coffee or even a scrummy cream tea! No distance at all to Swansea University an… More
“Awesome!” Calm, tranquil, peaceful, well equipped, clean, very cosy with the log fire roaring away, wildlife, and a friendly, helpful owner. Highly recommended but note that it's very secluded and may not suit everyone. Great for stargazing as well as
“Relaxing, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2016
Our second visit to this cottage. The cottage is well equipped and offers peaceful, quiet surroundings. Jane made us very welcome and could not have done more for us. Very approachable and helpful abo… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review which provides good information for future guests. We look forward to you next visit.
Reviewed 20 Sep 2016
When we arrived you need to read meter you need to buy coal or wood found it very dark and drab and a smell of damp when we told the owner she was rude no offer of refund did not stay one night very… More
I am sorry you were disappointed.
The amount of energy used can vary significantly between visitors to this property and therefore providing meter readings is the most efficient way to pay just for what you use. This method has never been an issue for visitors in the past.
We have always provided a very generous starter pack; a full basket of logs, kindling and some coal beside the fire. Previous visitors have paid for extra bags of coal/logs with no issues.
The passage way with all rooms leading off can be dark when all the doors are closed but there is good lighting provided. All other rooms are exceptionally well light with large windows.
The photos do accurately reflect the property and furniture as per our other reviews.
Shortly after your premature departure an inspection was carried out by a former secretary of a residential London Club who has a great deal of experience with housekeeping issues. Neither of us could not find any traces of a damp smell.
The only noticeable aroma was from an air freshener. We are sorry if this was not to your liking.
I would have to disagree with your remark that I was rude. I was however quite taken aback by your attitude and reaction after your early arrival to the property which regularly receives excellent feedback.
Reviewed 24 Sep 2016
It's rubbish smelt of damp old fashioned dark need to read meter and pay for coal and wood owner was rude did not stay one night.… More