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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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48,447 Vacation rentals

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33

Vacation apartment in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Car not necessary
Porth Gwel is just minutes walk from the centre of the historic town of Falmouth. This lovely compact apartment is perfect for couples. No 5. Porth Gwel is on the second (or top floor) and has a welcoming and contemporary feel and offers light, airy accommodation wit  …see more

from $76 / night

$504 - $819 / week

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from $76 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
See our cottage on youtube: https://youtu.be/I7iowOlKG14 Shrimpers Cottage "Certificate of Excellence" 2014 Trip Advisor (4 Garlicks Cottage) "Winter Special" pay for 5 nights and get 2 free" (1st December - 1st March excludes Christmas and New Year) Shrimpers  …see more

from $120 / night

$750 - $1071 / week

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from $120 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge rental

Wiltshire / Corsham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Situated right at the top of Box Hill, Grove Lodge is a handsome cedar barn with stunning views across the valley to Bath. Newly built and set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre farm in the Cotswolds, the lodge is a single storey two bedroom home big enough to accomm  …see more

from $164 / night

$744 - $1107 / week

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from $164 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean Vacation cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
Perched on beautiful Shapridge Hill at the end of a quiet track, Wren Cottage which is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity and the large wildlife garden enjoys stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Footpaths lead f  …see more

from $61 / night

$321 - $484 / week

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from $61 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Kippford Vacation home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Beautiful Arts and Crafts House available for self catering holiday lets. Stunning views of estuary. Sleeps 8. 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite). Separate bathroom. 2 additional WCs. Large kitchen / dining room. Private mature garden. Off street parking for sev  …see more

from $101 / night

$693 - $1512 / week

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from $101 / night

(24) 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 mi
  • Child friendly
If you're looking for a tranquil spot within easy reach of beautiful beaches, and plenty of tourist attractions and activities, then this is the place for you. Recently renovated, the Court is perfect for couples of all ages. It provides spacious, kitchen, dining and l  …see more

from $76 / night

$378 - $782 / week

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from $76 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation barn rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
The beautifully converted first floor of this 18th century barn, adjacent to the owners home is located in the charming and quiet hamlet of High Biggins, surrounded by unspoiled countryside, and featuring breathtaking views of the fells, ideal as a base for walkers and  …see more

from $49 / night

$341 - $517 / week

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from $49 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Dormston Vacation barn rental

Worcestershire / Dormston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
IDEAL FOR: 1 COUPLE 2 COUPLES FAMILIES/PARTIES UP TO 5 DOGS WELCOME PLEASE NOTE WI-FI RECENTLY UPGRADED IN RESPONSE TO GUEST COMMENTS SPECIAL SERVICE DURING CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL - ASK ABOUT AIRPORT/RACECOURSE TRANSFERS DOVECOTE BARN AT MOAT FARM DORMSTON WR7 4JX. SE  …see more

from $101 / night

$567 - $1031 / week

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from $101 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated on a highly desirable leafy street just over half a mile from Stirling city centre is The Laurels. This self-catering apartment is located on the garden floor of a beautiful Victorian villa built in 1895. The apartment has very recently undergone a complete ext  …see more

from $101 / night

$693 - $996 / week

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from $101 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Pwllgwaelod

Newport / Pwllgwaelod

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Child friendly
BARGAIN PRICES 2016 AUTUMN/WINTER Pencraig is just a short seven minute walk down the lane to the beach, leading to Dinas Island, voted AA 'Walk of the Year'. Set up for four people - one double room and a twin bed room - It is ideally located for a great holiday or  …see more

from $43 / night

$303 - $756 / week

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from $43 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
This end terrace cottage sits in a quiet street in the centre of the town, just yards from the picturesque canal basin with its colourful boats. The canal towpath runs by, offering miles of easy walking surrounded by the Peak District countryside. Set over three floor  …see more

from $70 / night

$246 - $586 / week

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from $70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth Vacation home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 mi
  • Child friendly
A lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house set in the heart of the historic port town of Teignmouth in beautiful South Devon. Teignmouth is a charming town with two beautiful and distinct beaches - the sandy main beach with it's pier and traditional seaside attractions a  …see more

from $108 / night

$567 - $1254 / week

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from $108 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Vacation lodge rental

Stourbridge / Stourton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
A quiet hideaway that runs alongside a Roman bridle path down to the lovely Staffordshire/Worcestershire canal yet situated behind electric gates within the grounds/garden of New Wood Farm. Converted from a Stable and decorated with a New England style interior it's  …see more

from $53 / night

$366 - $454 / week

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from $53 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Private garden
Visit our website and see the fantastic location and video of this lodge!This lodge has been lovingly created to compliment the magnificent location it occupies.The interior finishes are to the highest standards.Absolutely unique and exclusive location.  …see more

from $189 / night

$750 - $1191 / week

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from $189 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean Vacation cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Perched on a sunny hillside at the end of a quiet track, Robin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquility and enjoys stunning views over a beautiful river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of F  …see more

from $72 / night

$347 - $520 / week

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from $72 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Location, Location, Location! Apartment 1 is a first floor apartment located in a converted Georgian building on Bootham, just a one minute walk from Bootham Bar, the medieval gateway to the City of York and the spectacular York Minster.This apartment is perfectly place  …see more

from $145 / night

$662 - $725 / week

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from $145 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Hemswell

Hemswell Cliff / Hemswell

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
This lovely detached cottage sits within the quiet surroundings of Hemswell Village, near the Maypole and close to the Church. A very smart interior with wooden floors, beautiful furnishings with a french feel, the Forge offers a splendid home for your holiday and is su  …see more

from $89 / night

$460 - $498 / week

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from $89 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Please not this apartment is NOT A PARTY FLAT if you are looking for this kind of apartment please look elsewhere.Sincererly...... if you are looking for superior accommodation...you have just found it.......Prestige apartment ...offering Grande Standing  …see more

from $189 / night

$876 - $1071 / week

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from $189 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in South East England

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Dearholm is a lovely, three bedroom, self catering house ideally located in the popular village of Brockenhurst within the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park. Within walking distance of the village, with its variety of shops, eating places and pubs, it is i  …see more

from $152 / night

$876 - $2010 / week

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from $152 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Perranuthnoe

Cornwall / Perranuthnoe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to The Cottage. Located in the centre of the picturesque village of Perranuthnoe, The Cottage is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall. The sandy beach is a short walk away with excellent cliff walks along the coastal path. St Michaels Mount is just 2 miles away  …see more

from $89 / night

$410 - $882 / week

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from $89 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Inverness City Centre Vacation home rental

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
9 Duncraig Street is a beautifully refurbished traditional stone teraced house built in the late 1890s maintaining many of its original features including open coal fires and wooden floors. It is spread across two floors and is extremely comfortable with fully double gl  …see more

from $139 / night

$756 - $1197 / week

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from $139 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms  …see more

from $441 / night

$2520 / week

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from $441 / night

(43) Excellent 

12

Northern England Vacation b&b rental

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Stay where you wish, but if you want that little 'wow factor', stay here!! Chester Canal View, a romantic hideaway set in peaceful surroundings in a unique location in the heart of Chester. A delightful self-contained, ensuite room with mini kitchen and breakfast baske  …see more

from $76 / night

$539 / week

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from $76 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar  …see more

from $89 / night

$416 - $624 / week

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from $89 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Denbigh/Flint/Conwy with golf nearby

Llandudno / Penrhynside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Llandudno, North Wales - "The Queen of Welsh Resorts". The Cottage is situated in one of the best locations in Llandudno on a private road serving only 2 other properties making it feel as though you are a million miles  …see more

from $120 / night

$756 - $1071 / week

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from $120 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
LUXURY spacious holiday home with sea views and direct access to the beach, large paved drive for off street car parking, seperate self contained granny flat, full sized snooker / games room, large patio area with long gardens stretching down to the adventure play area  …see more

from $366 / night

$2042 - $3358 / week

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from $366 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Yonder Shippon is situated on a farm on Dartmoor in South Devon. Weekly lets are offered, or short breaks (a minimum of three nights) are available during the period mid-October through to mid-March. It is a delightful cosy little cottage, recently converted from a sto  …see more

from $114 / night

$397 - $561 / week

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from $114 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kington St Michael with golf nearby

Chippenham / Kington St Michael

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
This season visit the wonderful Autumn colours of westonbirt arboretum . Beautiful lacock , has much to offer . With its busy calender. Bath food markets and Jane Austen events this month. Visit the gardens at Highgrove home to the prince of Wales. The festival of ligh  …see more

from $87 / night

$536 - $677 / week

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from $87 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Studio rental in South East England

East Sussex / Heathfield

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Studio is set within the owners 5 acres of private woodland and is adjacent to a further 50 acres of woodland with many public footpaths and is located at the geographical centre of Sussex and is less than 1 hour from the M25, Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye, Tu  …see more

from $120 / night

$819 / week

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(15) Excellent 

24

Vacation cottage rental

Cheddar / Draycott

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Brand new barn conversion consisting of 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) and self catering kitchen. Offering a very spacious home with comfortable lounge. TV's throughout all rooms, Washer/Dryer, plus all the "at home" amenities. Located adjacent to the  …see more

from $76 / night

$284 - $441 / week

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from $76 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Darley Dale

Matlock / Darley Dale

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Thorncliffe House is situated in Darley Dale near Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It's ideally located to visit the numerous sights and attractions in the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales. Great for walkers and cyclists with secure storage for  …see more

from $126 / night

$630 - $1386 / week

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from $126 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
4 Talbot Court is a spacious and luxurious first floor, one bedroom apartment with gardens overlooking York Minster, the Minster Song School and Holy Trinity Church. Access to the apartment is through electronically controlled wrought iron gates, leading to a secluded  …see more

from $187 / night

$845 - $851 / week

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from $187 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Stanton Vacation lodge rental

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
One of just two stunning contemporary, eco lodges, decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing getaway. For when you're eating in, the well-equipped kitchen will keep a creative cook happy, with dining area  …see more

from $75 / night

$302 - $629 / week

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from $75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Cumbria / Lindale

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
One Fern Cottages is a real South Lakes gem. Nestled in the beautiful village of Lindale, the property dates back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare so one can only imagine the history that the oak beams must have seen! The cottage has two beamed  …see more

from $87 / night

$401 - $731 / week

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from $87 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Vacation studio rental

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
The chalet is a warm wooden chalet overlooking Kilmartin Glen adjoining a well established garden, which you are invited to enjoy.Entrance to the chalet is either at ground floor level which leads to a small kitchen and WC/shower room, or via an external stairca  …see more

from $57 / night

$378 - $441 / week

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from $57 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
BOUTIQUE AND CHIC CITY CENTRE APARTMENT ... This bright and spacious one bedroom apartment offers accommodation for up to four people. A truly unique cosy 'Pied a Terre', located in the vibrant heart of Edinburgh's historic 'Old Town' an  …see more

from $90 / night

$627 - $1456 / week

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from $90 / night

(30) 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 2 double bedrooms available in the annex, bringing the total to 16 people over 8 bedrooms, prices are automatically adjusted for these 2 sizes  …see more

from $341 / night

$1512 - $3755 / week

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from $341 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow in Waternish

Waternish / Lochbay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Superbly presented bungalow in stunning location, set within 17 acres of private croft land with gated seashore frontage. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen and amazing conservatory with MAGNIFICENT views to The Outer Hebrides.Di  …see more

from $189 / night

$624 - $1179 / week

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from $189 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Heptonstall

West Yorkshire / Heptonstall

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Barn is situated in Heptonstall, a beautiful hill top village situated in the heart of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, some 500 feet above the popular and bustling town of Hebden Bridge. The village has 2 pubs, a cafe, a village post office, a small museum and a social  …see more

from $57 / night

$397 / week

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from $57 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with golf nearby in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Puffin Hollow is a beautiful 1 bedroom ground floor apartment directly on the harbour. This 18th century listed property has been completely modernised and it now offers open plan living with a luxury kitchen. The property is just a short walk to the small sandy beach  …see more

from $101 / night

$523 - $719 / week

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from $101 / night