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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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56,478 Vacation rentals

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Vacation cottage in Isle of Lewis

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Child friendly
Escape to the edge of the world and explore the Outer Hebrides from your base at Glen Gravir Cottage. This comfortable, welcoming three bedroom self-catering cottage boasts a secluded location in an area rich in nautral beauty while still being in easy travelling dista …see more

from $77 / night

$436 - $640 / week

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from $77 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Belper

Belper / Blackbrook

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Set in a beautiful valley at Blackbrook 'The Mistal' has been converted to a very warm and comfortable holiday home with gas central heating plenty of hot water and double glazing. Beautifully set on ground floor level, the well equipped semi detached accommodation has …see more

from $84 / night

$333 - $474 / week

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from $84 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A lovely little traditional Oast House on owners' 17th century working farm. There are 60 acres of rolling farmland to explore, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This unique self-catering property has been sympathetically refurbished to a high standard …see more

from $84 / night

$538 / week

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from $84 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Worplesdon

Guildford / Worplesdon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Delightful self contained 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom cottage in Surrey countryside near Guildford & Woking.Sleeps 5.Lovely garden, BBQ, kitchen. Walk to great pub and train station (30 mins to London). Lots of walking on the doorstep. Kitchen with all appliances, incl wash …see more

from $189 / night

$1318 / week

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from $189 / night

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Vacation caravan/mobile home in Camber

Rye / Camber

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
A great choice for families or couples who want to spread out. Relax in style & enjoy a this Holiday Home - 38ft length x 12ft width - Sleeps 6 Beautiful caravan available for private hire in Park Resorts Camber Sands Holiday Park. Following Park Resorts merger wi …see more

from $90 / night

$807 / week

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from $90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This self-catering holiday cottage is located in a recent barn conversion on a working farm and is finished to a very high standard, which has been awarded five stars by the English Tourist Council. The cottage accommodates up to eight people in four comfortable …see more

from $251 / night

$922 - $1536 / week

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from $251 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
The Chapel House is a large warm and friendly house that is ideally located for exploring Snowdonia's many attractions. The house has 3 bedrooms, a large main lounge, separate dining room and very well equipped kitchen. It has been very well renovated retaining allot o …see more

from $54 / night

$378 - $575 / week

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from $54 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Burford

Cotswolds / Burford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Hidden down a private no through lane, Berry Cottage offers the epitome of peace and tranquillity within the unspoilt village of Taynton. Traditional and period in style, this cottage offers spacious accommodation for a family or friends alike and includes all those cr …see more

from $150 / night

$678 - $1092 / week

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from $150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Barn at Clough Wood sits across the yard from the owners grade II listed farmhouse, with beautiful tree top views over the woodland to the surrounding countryside. A very peaceful & private property with log burning stove, solid oak floors & luxurious bathroom. The …see more

from $113 / night

$638 / week

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from $113 / night

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Emsworth Vacation home rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
23 Markway Close is a very well presented and comfortable family home in the popular Hampshire town of Emsworth. It is is an ideal holiday base to explore all the region has to offer, or as a "home away from home" for short term rentals. When entering this house you w …see more

from $90 / night

$634 - $1018 / week

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from $90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Vacation home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Pet friendly
A delightful property in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland; sitting in a pretty village within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park. It is ideal for a romantic break, an activity filled holiday or a place to simply relax and enjoy all the amenities that …see more

from $84 / night

$487 - $602 / week

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from $84 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Connel

Oban / Connel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Ask about children
Achaleven Byre is a self catering apartment situated in the village of Connel, approx 5 miles from Oban. Fully equipped, recently converted byre. Modern, comfortable, ideal for couple and family with children who enjoy the countryside. Sleeps 2-4, Comprising of: …see more

from $84 / night

$506 - $724 / week

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Apartment rental in Birmingham

West Midlands / Birmingham

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Very Well furnished apartment on the edge of the City in the very beautiful Jewelery Quarter.Quiet at night but in walking distance to Restaurants and bars.The area is full of young people working in the city so there are lots of night things to do...great food and grea …see more

from $90 / night

$512 - $736 / week

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from $90 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe …see more

from $288 / night

$1152 - $2176 / week

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from $288 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 mi
The Saltings is a four star rated Grade II listed one bedroom cottage with an interesting history dating back to the 16th century. Up to around 100 years ago it was used as a place to salt the meat for what was then a butcher's shop on the high street, part of the same …see more

from $125 / night

$587 - $640 / week

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from $125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
Owl cottage is a one-bedroom cottage on two-levels, with the living area/kitchen situated on the ground floor with access via French doors providing superb views across the valley and access to the patio area with garden furniture and an enclosed lawn area surrounding t …see more

from $38 / night

$260 / week

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from $38 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
*** Awarded Quality in Tourism 4 Star Gold *** Detached Cotswold stone farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated above Woodmancote near Bishops Cleeve, the farmhouse enjoys incredible panoramic views across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards …see more

from $320 / night

$2047 - $2560 / week

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from $320 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal …see more

from $116 / night

$634 - $717 / week

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from $116 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Central Whitby Vacation apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
This modern apartment is situated close to the Whale Bones on the West Cliff. The entrance takes you straight into the kitchen with the bathroom and living room leading off it. The sofa opens out into a bed but you would need to bring your own bedding and linen if this …see more

from $64 / night

$416 - $736 / week

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from $64 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Cottage is a rural retreat in an area of outstanding beauty, nestled away in 'hidden Cornwall'. Located on the fringes of the Natural Trust's Godolphin Estate. Only 7 miles from Penzance and 4 from Marazion (St Micheals Mount), you are hidden away amongst the w …see more

from $122 / night

$506 - $922 / week

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from $122 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
This totally renovated, cosy 2 bedroom fisherman's cottage is a stone's throw from a small, secluded sandy beach, a short walk from a larger sandy beach and within easy walking distance of the harbour. The dolphins are frequent visitors to this area of coastline and are …see more

from $96 / night

$384 - $628 / week

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from $96 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Axminster

Devon / Axminster

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Old School House is a charming Victorian cottage, situated in the small parish of Woodbury just outside Axminster, Devon. The building was originally the Master's house, to the adjoining former parish school. It stands in its own large private mature gardens with spect …see more

from $92 / night

$640 - $1216 / week

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from $92 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

West Sussex / Henfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Private garden
The Whistle Stop is a contemporary beautifully presented, detached holiday home that makes an ideal retreat. Recently converted from an architect’s studio to a bright and spacious property within the walled gardens of the owners’ home built in c1870, (The Grey House, …see more

from $88 / night

$608 - $672 / week

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from $88 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
32 Brownsea Road is a stunning 'New England style' self catering holiday home in the heart of Sandbanks, Poole. The property was completed to a high specification in 2015. Enjoy your holiday in complete luxury with wifi, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, …see more

from $278 / night

$1280 - $3712 / week

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Vacation home in Calver

Hope Valley / Calver

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Situated close to the impressive rock escarpments of Curbar Edge which line the sides of the valley, the property is a great choice for those wanting to explore the Peak District. The pretty market town of Bakewell is just a short drive from the property and offers a wo …see more

from $57 / night

$395 - $634 / week

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from $57 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is a new open plan eco passive chalet/cottage with stunning views over the sea loch complete with its own shore water front. Only 1 mile outside Fort William shopping centre so easy access to pubs restaurants etc. Bathroom is equipped with a two person shower for …see more

from $116 / night

$768 - $1716 / week

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from $116 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Scalpsie Farm is located on the Isle of Bute, and surrounded by stunning landscape and beautiful scenery. Only a 5 minute walk down the track is Scalpsie Beach, which you can see from the Bedrooms and the Kitchen as well! Comfortable Farmhouse with generous sized room …see more

from $122 / night

$832 / week

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from $122 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Mevagissey Vacation cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Harbour village with sea and coastal views Traditional but refurbished Coastguard cottage overlooking the harbour with PARKING alongside. Parking this close to the harbour on the "sunny side" is a rare and real benefit in Mevagissey. WiFi (BT Infinity high speed inte …see more

from $76 / night

$532 - $1184 / week

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from $76 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
The Old Workshop is a luxury two bed cottage in a private courtyard on the edge of Bath. As with all four of our properties, (see below), the Old Workshop is finished to a very high four star standard and has achieved a 'Gold' award from 'Visit Britain' the UK's officia …see more

from $134 / night

$626 - $995 / week

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from $134 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This fully refurbished apartment is situated in the peaceful village of Silkstone Common next to the Dove Valley trail and Throstlenest Equestrian Centre. Set in a quiet corner on the edge of a lovely village with great access to the Trans Pennine Trail, the Peak Dist …see more

from $84 / night

$487 - $794 / week

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from $84 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr Vacation bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
Less than 5 minutes level walk to the beaches, restaurants and shops of Rhosneigr, Caraodoc is tucked away in a beautiful, quiet location. Off-road parking for several cars or boats and a fabulous lawned area makes this property ideal for families and larger groups who …see more

from $132 / night

$665 - $1298 / week

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from $132 / night

(53) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Llanddona

Anglesey / Llanddona

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Ty Adeiladwr Cwch (the Boat Builder's house) is a perfect blend of a traditional 200 year old Welsh cottage with a brand new spacious extension. It is located in Llanddona, a quiet village with traditional local pub on the headland of Red Wharf Bay only a few miles fro …see more

from $128 / night

$692 - $2484 / week

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from $128 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
NO BOOKING FEES WHEN YOU BOOK THIS COTTAGE Mayfield Cottage is within walking distance of York City Centre. It is also within easy reach of the coast, North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. There is ample street parking directly outside the cottage. This Victoria …see more

from $77 / night

$384 - $666 / week

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from $77 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bridport Vacation bungalow rental

Dorset / Bridport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Sunnybrook is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac only three minutes level walk from Bridport town centre. This comfortable and spacious two-bedroomed bungalow offers visitors all the facilities of a medium sized Dorset market town, combined with the stunning scenery of the …see more

from $103 / night

$640 - $960 / week

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from $103 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This cosy 200-year old cottage overlooks the peaceful limestone village of Parwich in the Peak District National Park. Croft Cottage has been comfortably refurbished, whilst retaining many of its old features: a small wood-burning stove, beamed ceilings, mullioned windo …see more

from $82 / night

$333 - $589 / week

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from $82 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Matchbox appeals to all ages and can provide the perfect holiday for the active and also for those looking for a quiet retreat. Matchbox is large enough for 4 people , with separate dining and living rooms, gardens front and rear. The cottage is ideally situated …see more

from $64 / night

$384 - $672 / week

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from $64 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
"BEUDY" {Bungalow} is probably the closest holiday cottage to the beach in the area, situated at Bennar Isa Farm in a large lawned courtyard garden with uninterrupted views from the patio of Cader Idris mountain range and the Aberdovey coastline. Converted outbuilding …see more

from $128 / night

$551 - $1088 / week

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from $128 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
YOU MUST ENTER 12 OR 16 PEOPLE WHEN BOOKING TO GET A CORRECT PRICE. The main property sleeps 12 with the addition of a further two double bedrooms available in the annex, bringing the total to 16 people over eight bedrooms, prices are automatically adjusted for these 2 …see more

from $346 / night

$1536 - $3815 / week

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from $346 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Rural, peaceful with fantastic views in Herefordshire countryside, ideal for walks straight from the front door. Catering can be provided in this warm, family friendly accommodation. The property for rent is made up of 2 cottages that are joined together by inter …see more

from $17 / night

$1894 - $5696 / week

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from $17 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Tigh Ban Lek is an imaginatively conceived and individually designed purpose-built house in distinctive Swiss Chalet style, having been built from stone and substantial natural timbers. The design award winning house was built in the late 1990s and has been care …see more

from $96 / night

$333 - $980 / week

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from $96 / night

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