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54.840689, -4.045261

Janevale is perfect for your next family holiday in the southwest of Scotland. The charming stone holiday cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms with a kitchen well-equipped for self-catering and a beautifully kept garden. It's a short stroll from Janevale to shops, a golf course, tea rooms, restaurants and other amenities in Kirkcudbright. There is an enormous choice of places to walk, cycle and fish, including around the spectacular Solway Coast and beside the River Dee. There is plenty to do within a few miles, giving you endless ways to enjoy your holiday in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £480

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.724159, -2.934815

Dolphin Cottage is a charming thatched holiday home on Marine Parade in Lyme Regis. Built around 1800, it has many original features and sleeps four people in two bedrooms with two bathrooms. You'll love falling asleep to the sound of the waves and having breakfast on the private waterfront terrace, being just steps from the sand and around 100 yards from shops, bars, and restaurants. The UNESCO Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path are literally outside the door, making this self-catering cottage a firm favourite with families and couples in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1690
Short breaks from £121 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Thursday

50.834101, -1.848082

You and your family will have all the space you need at Lions Lodge. The three-bedroom holiday home sleeps seven people, but the vast backyard makes this place stand out. There is a large lawn, seating and a patio with a hot tub so you can soak your tired legs and sunburned shoulders after a day cycling through the New Forest, climbing at Go Ape, or swimming and surfing at Bournemouth. There are two pubs within walking distance of this welcoming self-catering rental in this quiet village near Ringwood and Poole. 

Weekly guide price:
£1730 to £2475
Short breaks from £265 per night

7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

57.154454, -5.938539

Ideally situated for enjoying the beautiful Isle of Skye, this waterfront holiday home is on the shore of Loch Eishort in Ord, an easy drive from the Isle of Skye Bridge. There are spectacular views from the garden and the house, comfortably furnished to sleep nine people in four bedrooms. The owners of Shore Cottage can also close off the extension to sleep smaller groups of five people in three bedrooms for a family self-catering holiday. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1500

9  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.996093, -4.711114

Stabal is a spacious one-bedroom holiday cottage. The beautifully converted barn has an upside-down layout with the living space on the top floor and the large bedroom and ensuite downstairs. Sleep soundly in the superking sized bed, unpack your clothes in the walk-in wardrobe, and soak your cares away in the deep bathtub. At night, you can watch the TV or light the log burner and gaze at the stars through the skylights without leaving the comfort of the sofa. You're only a ten-minute drive from the Pembrokeshire and Cardigan coastline, Preseli Hills, Newport and stunning beaches, and within easy reach of Tenby, St David's and Narbeth. The owners welcome self-catering holiday bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£545 to £875
Short breaks from £109 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.996093, -4.711114

Enjoy the sound of silence in this peaceful holiday cottage near the Preseli Hills and Cardigan Bay. Cartws is one of three superb Felin Wrdan holiday cottages located in the quiet village of Eglwyswrw, a short drive from Newport, Poppit Sand, and at least a dozen other spectacular beaches. Walking, cycling, fishing, golf and horseriding are popular, as are local attractions like Folly Farm, the Blue Lagoon at Bluestone, and St David's Cathedral. Cartws sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is well-equipped for family and couple self-catering holidays in Pembrokeshire. 

Weekly guide price:
£675 to £1650
Short breaks from £112 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

56.271418, -5.502483

Your West Highland holiday starts at The Old Dairy. This peaceful holiday cottage is in a beautiful location overlooking Loch Melfort and within easy reach of Oban and the ferry to Mull. It's perfect for couples or individuals, including those with a dog, sleeping two people in one bedroom with views of Loch Melfort and the surrounding hills from the balcony. The location is ideal for walking, mountain biking, horseriding, fly fishing, golf, and sightseeing, with gardens, historic castles and plenty to appeal in all seasons. You'll want to spend as much time in this tranquil setting as possible, but short breaks are available if you can only escape for a few days. 

Weekly price:
£400 all year
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.397840, -3.513094

Charming and stylish holiday cottage for up to three people located in the historic fishing town of Brixham in south Devon. The Mizzen enjoys a prime location, being centrally but also peacefully located along a pedestrian lane high on the cliffs with spectacular views over the harbour and sea. Brixham is friendly and vibrant, with plenty to enjoy, and offers a wonderful base from which to explore Devon’s delightful towns and villages, as well as some of the loveliest landscapes in the country. Choose to spend your days on the beach, hiking along the cliffs, or visiting historic houses and beautiful gardens. 

Weekly guide price:
£328 to £770
Short breaks from £82 per night

2 + 1  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.402146, -1.315846

The schoolmaster in Ingleby Arncliffe must have been the envy of the village when he moved into his Arts and Crafts house in 1909. The owners have lovingly restored this holiday cottage, retaining original features like the tiled fireplace in the living room and adding modern comforts such as double glazing, USB ports and WiFi. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for a family self-catering holiday by the Yorkshire Moors. There are stunning walks from the door and you're under an hour from York, Whitby, and other favourite destinations. 

Weekly guide price:
£1080 to £1540
Short breaks from £180 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.210536, -3.473810

The Garden Studio offers peace and privacy in a beautiful location. It's in the owner's extensive garden where wildlife thrives, and the views reach over the town to the quay and beach. It's a great choice for couples or solo travellers who want the hospitality of bed-and-breakfast accommodation with the privacy of a holiday cottage. There are no catering facilities, but a comprehensive breakfast is included, and you're only a short stroll from Minehead's many excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants. Dogs are welcome. Short breaks and more extended stays are possible all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£966 to £1010
Short breaks from £138 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.183593, -3.445922

Enjoy historic Dunster and the beauty of Exmoor from the comfort of Grist Mill. The self-catering holiday cottage is on the edge of the village, a short walk from the famous castle, cafes, pubs and shops. There is plenty of space for six people to sleep in three double bedrooms, with the potential for one or two more guests to sleep on a sofa bed in the loft room. You're only a few miles from Minehead, and there are stunning routes to walk, run, cycle and mountain bike virtually from the door. It's an ideal choice for families or friends in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£643 to £1495

6+2  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.046337, -3.312874

Hideaway in this charming holiday rental at the bottom of a garden that is only 400 yards from the centre of Wiveliscombe village market, shops and pub. Garden Cottage is the ideal place where couples and individuals can sleep peacefully, waking to the sound of birdsong and the knowledge that they have a happy day ahead. You're close to the Brendon Hills, midway between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park and north of the Blackdown Hills. Taunton is nearby, as are coastal communities like Watchet. The kitchenette is perfect for simple self-catering. Bookings are available in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £550
Short breaks from £86 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.142150, -3.537334

Rural without being remote, Blagdon Cottage is in the highest village in Exmoor. Located on a quiet residential road in Wheddon Cross, this holiday home is within walking distance (3/4 mile) to the village shop and pub, with direct access to stunning footpaths, including the beautiful Coleridge Way. It's child and pet-friendly, with space for eight people to sleep in four bedrooms. The layout works perfectly for one or two families arranging a self-catering holiday in Exmoor with great views and a location convenient for beaches and other attractions. 

Weekly guide price:
£512 to £1295
Short breaks from £120 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.208029, -3.600378

A family-friendly holiday home in Porlock village, a short walk from the park, cafes, shops and pubs, Church View sleeps six people in three bedrooms with a private enclosed garden and off-street parking. It's perfect for a self-catering holiday in Exmoor as it's close to harbours and beaches, the South West Coast Path, Porlock Hill, and Selworthy Beacon. Visit Minehead, Lynton and Lynmouth, and favourite attractions such as the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. There are fantastic opportunities for walking, cycling, surfing, fishing, golf and other outdoor activities all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£378 to £875
Short breaks from £113 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.208029, -3.600378

Enjoy the serenity of the Exmoor coast and countryside from the comfort of this charming period cottage. Yellow Gate Cottage is in the picturesque village of Porlock, a mile from the South West Coast Path and within easy reach of beaches. You have a great choice of footpaths and cycling trails from the door, from challenging climbs like the one to the top of Dunkery Beacon to relaxing paths that follow the river's flow. There are shops, cafes and a village pub within walking distance, with more nearby in Minehead. This self-catering holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families. 

Weekly guide price:
£440 to £725
Short breaks from £103 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.535128, -3.551536

Frog Cottage is a traditional cob-and-thatch property in the pretty hamlet of Combeinteignhead. Sleeping five people in three bedrooms, the holiday cottage is peaceful and rural yet only a mile from Newton Abbot and the River Teign and three miles from the coast and beaches like Ness Cove. You are only a stone's throw from the village pub, though with so many beautiful footpaths and cycling routes around, you'll be happy to go further afield to have an excuse to work up a thirst. It's a wonderful choice for a family self-catering holiday. 

Weekly guide price:
£1237 to £1754

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.954068, -2.771297

Peregrine Retreat is a chic holiday lodge in rural Herefordshire. Perfect for couples, it features panoramic views, high-quality furnishings, and a deck with an outdoor spa bath. The self-catering lodge is in Orcop Hill, within walking distance of the village pub and convenient for Hereford, the Wye Valley AONB and the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's a superb choice all year round for anyone who enjoys beautiful walks, fantastic views, outdoor activities, history, delicious food and drink, or a gorgeous setting where you can relax and enjoy the stylish and modern comforts that make it easy to relax, destress and recharge.  

Weekly guide price:
£945 to £1120
Short breaks from £135 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.643895, -1.968757

Lagoon Villa is in the exclusive Somerford 'Nines' on the Lower Mill Estate overlooking Somerford Lagoon in the Cotswold Water Park. The contemporary holiday home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms and is ideal for families and friends. You couldn't plan a more relaxing self-catering holiday than here, with swimming pools, tennis courts, spa facilities, and watersports readily accessible. The 450-acre park is a haven for birds and wildlife with nature trails and traffic-free cycling routes to make it easy to explore. A well-behaved dog is welcome and the property is child-friendly. Short breaks and extended stays are possible all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1625 to £2750
Short breaks from £232 per night

10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

55.867936, -4.884570

Balvonie House is the perfect setting for your celebration. Whether you're marking a milestone birthday or a special occasion like a wedding or simply enjoying being able to spend time with extended family and friends, the spacious country mansion on the shore of the River Clyde provides an elegant backdrop for your self-catering holiday. The holiday home is in Skelmorlie, only 45 minutes from Glasgow, with breathtaking views over the water to the Kyles of Bute. It sleeps 26 people in 11 bedrooms with children and well-behaved pets welcome. 

Weekly guide price:
£8490 to £9990
Short breaks from £1595 per night

26  |   11  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

55.395064, -1.860498

This new holiday home is luxuriously furnished with all modern comforts, including a superb primary bedroom suite on the mezzanine level. It's perfect for a relaxed holiday with family and friends, sleeping six people in three bedrooms and being child and dog friendly. You're only a few miles from Alnwick and within easy reach of the Northumberland National Park, Northumberland Coast, Cheviot Hills and the Scottish Border. It's a fantastic area for sightseeing, walking, bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, photography and food. Short self-catering breaks are possible in autumn and winter, but we think you'll find three days here simply isn't long enough. 

Weekly guide price:
£955 to £1430

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday