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If you're looking for an active break and aren’t afraid of getting wet, book one of these holiday homes near fantastic water sports destinations worldwide.


Water sports holidays by the sea allow you to spend energetic mornings on the water and lazy afternoons chilling on the beach. Inland destinations near lakes and rivers are less tied to the summer season and can offer great windsurfing, canoeing and sailing throughout the year.


If you’re planning an action-packed holiday, choose a villa or cottage with plenty of home comforts. You’ll really appreciate a bubbling Jacuzzi, steamy sauna or cosy log fire after an active day on the water.

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Lovely Cottage” Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann could not have been more helpful. We  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £385 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

22

Cottage rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Woodside Cottage” The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in histor  …see more

from £85 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“great location” Right in the centre of Croyde village, with parking - a major advantage in Croyde. A nice cottage with a decent sized kitchen.The weather wasn't kind but we went surfing anyway- walking distance.We also went horse riding on Exmoor.  …see more

from £80 / night

£335 - £830 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic, well-equipped, family and dog-friendly cottage in a perfect location” We went to Periwinkle with our friends - overall we comprised a group of 2 families, with 4 young children, and 2 dogs, I have to say that this cottage was perfect for  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1650 / week

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from £96 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £125 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e  …see more

from £150 / night

£575 - £765 / week

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from £150 / night

(106) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage accommodation

County Kerry / Dingle Peninsula

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect! Coming back.” Only 6 miles from Dingle town and yet a historic, rural idyll, walking distance from an expansive beach and a hamlet with two pubs. Quiet, private, home-like.  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic  …see more

from £35 / night

£174 - £331 / week

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from £35 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 - £653 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Beussent holiday cottage rental

Pas-de-Calais / Beussent

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing” The cottage was lovely and spacious and was equipped with everything we needed. The location is rural and does require a car for even the shortest of journeys. There are plenty of lovely beaches around and I would always recommend le touquet  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect place for a relaxing stay in Collioure” The St Margaret’s cottage is everything a fisherman’s cottage should be: cosy, practical and relaxing. We fell in love with the cottage as soon as we walked in the door. The master bedroom is spaciou  …see more

from £65 / night

£430 - £820 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(33) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” A group of 16 friends stayed here for 4 days as a break before exams started. It was fabulous, all the rooms were lovely, the location was perfect and the owner was as lovely as you can get! Would 100% stay here again!  …see more

from £270 / night

£1200 - £2980 / week

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from £270 / night

(37) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great base to explore Anglesey or for a restful break” Tawelfa has a well appointed kitchen and comfortable lounge and bedrooms. The communications pre and post stay were excellent. Everything was easily found. Tawelfa is also in a good location for  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool

from £53 / night

£522 - £1000 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £755 / week

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from £46 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£450 - £1340 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cheddar

Somerset / Cheddar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” A really beautiful cottage, a real gem in a fantastic location and a great spot to explore the area.  …see more

from £99 / night

£475 - £625 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £479 / night

£4544 - £6241 / week

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from £479 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Aberystwyth holiday cottage rental

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £122 / night

£452 - £803 / week

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from £122 / night

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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£595 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanfallteg

Narberth / Llanfallteg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great week away!” We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and the cottage itself is very beauti  …see more

from £100 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(42) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Top-notch, cosy, home from home” Location couldnt't be better for the best of Porthtowan. Cottage has everything you need. Thoroughly recommended!  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Gastrike Hammarby holiday cottage rental

Gastrike Hammarby / Ginborn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful and relaxing” We stayed at this property for a week. It is located in a very peaceful location but it is also easy to travel out for days by car, a really nice balance. The property is very well appointed and everything worked (unusual in ou  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £625 / week

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from £61 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £830 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tremeirchion

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Relaxing rural Welsh paradise” My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of trouble welcoming you  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Curracloe holiday cottage rental

County Wexford / Curracloe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful cottage - beautiful dunes and beaches right on your doorstep” We stayed with two little children (2 and 6) and had a wonderful time! Although it was already too cold to take advantage of the big garden, we cuddled up in front of the open fir  …see more

from £87 / night

£435 - £783 / week

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from £87 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Long cottage” An unusual layout which has the living area at one end and the kitchen at the other. You have to walk through 2 bedrooms to get from one to the other. An enjoyable stay.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£249 - £505 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Brittas Bay holiday cottage rental

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a  …see more

from £131 / night

£435 - £870 / week

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from £131 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Portreath

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£345 - £1090 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“4th visit to this property - says it all really!” We've visited The Sands 4 times and it is one of the best holiday properties we have stayed in. Everything we need is there, clean, tidy, well presented, friendly and helpful owners, and the little ad  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in La Jonchere

Vendee / La Jonchere

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool

from £62 / night

£431 - £796 / week

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from £62 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in High Bradfield

Sheffield / High Bradfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Warm cosy homely cottage in beautiful location” Our stay was between Christmas and New Year chosen as a base to visit our daughter and family in Stannington following the birth of new grandson early in December. Cottage well equipped, very cosy with C  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Old Windsor holiday cottage rental

Windsor / Old Windsor

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great house for friends/family gatherings” Lovely spacious house, in a quiet road overlooking the river. Short walk to Wraysbury (pretty village) and Windsor a short drive away. The house was quirky and full of charm, as well as clean, modern and well  …see more

from £450 / night

£2800 - £3000 / week

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from £450 / night

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