Those searching for large group accommodation in Dorset will fall in love with Symondsbury Manor. The beautiful home boasts 11 bedrooms that sleep up to 22 people, expansive living areas that include a ballroom and games room, and lots of original features such as oak panelling and inglenook fireplaces. The owners have updated and modernised the 17th Century building without losing its unique charm or character, making it ideal for family celebrations, wedding receptions, and holidays with friends. There is a pub and a village shop within walking distance, and the Jurassic Coast is only a mile from the door.
The Hayloft at Aish Cross Holiday Cottages is a holiday cottage where guests walk in and feel immediately at home. The 5-Star Gold cottage is close to the village of Stoke Gabriel, three miles from Totnes and a ten-minute drive from the beaches of the English Riviera. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms so it is ideal for couples or friends who want a comfortable place to unwind. Nearby attractions include Paignton Zoo, Greenway House, the River Dart and wonderful walks through the countryside and along the coast. The cottage can be booked together with two other cottages to accommodate large groups of up to 14 people. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Combine the space and privacy of a self-catering cottage with the luxury and convenience of a spa-hotel stay at Driftwood Lodge. This modern two-bedroom cottage is in the grounds of Trenython Manor near Fowey, with guests having access to the hotel's grounds, spa facilities, bar and restaurant. It is available all year round, putting visitors within easy reach of beautiful beaches and attractions such as Lanhydrock, Eden Project, the sailing town of Fowey and the historic harbour at Charlestown. The cottage sleeps up to four people and has a layout that suits couples and families.
The spectacular Llyn Peninsula is one of those places that never feels crowded, even in the height of summer. Its picture-perfect landscape is a gorgeous mix of coastline and hills, with one of the most beautiful beaches only a ten-minute walk from Tan Parc. The holiday home is ideal for families or extended families as it sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with one of the bedrooms and bathroom downstairs. It's child and pet-friendly and a fantastic place for a walking or cycling holiday on the Llyn Peninsula and the Snowdonia National Park.
Little Home Farm is a fabulous New Forest holiday home, half a mile from Lymington with fantastic views towards the Lymington River. It sleeps six people in three superb ensuite bedrooms and is ideal for families and friends. Walking, cycling, golf, sailing, and kayaking are readily accessible, while local attractions include Hurst Castle, Milford-on-Sea beach, and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The welcoming cottage has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and features an enclosed garden with a seven-person hot tub. It's available for bookings all year round and is child-and-pet friendly.
With a ground floor en-suite bedroom and nursery with cot on the first floor, Pheasants Cottage is a perfect choice for families. Sleeping six guests in comfort and style, this beautifully presented flexible cottage sits in a superb position just a mile from Ringstead beach on Dorset's stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Fabulous walking with the South West Coastal Path easily accessible, an abundance of attractions close by including Lulworth, Durdle Door, Weymouth and Poole, and a beach for lazy days. All the right ingredients for a seaside holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
An attractive holiday cottage in a rural position one mile inland from the North Cornish coastline and within easy reach of Port Isaac (the film set for Doc Martin), picturesque Boscastle, Tintagel, the surfing beaches of Crackington Haven and Bude, the Camel estuary and Bodmin Moor.
The views from 22 Tai Nantlle are spectacular. The cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends who cannot wait to explore Caernarfon's countryside and coast, as it is only 10 minutes from walks leading up Mount Snowdon and 15 minutes to the beautiful Caernarfon coastline. There aren't many places where you can go dolphin spotting one day and touch the clouds the next! The dog-friendly property sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms and provides comfortable, affordable self-catering at any time of the year.
Nestling amongst the lovely countryside of Bush Valley in Cornwall, Bosvean is close to Bude and the perfect holiday retreat for couples who want to explore the North Coast of Cornwall, walk the coastal path or simply relax on one of the areas gorgeous beaches. Bude's shops, pubs, restaurants and surfing beaches are all close by.
Beautifully presented, this stylish barn conversion provides a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to ten guests and sits in a rural position, conveniently placed within easy reach of the Norfolk coastline and Broadland villages. An abundance of attractions for a fun-filled holiday and a super retreat for friends, families and celebratory breaks.
This comfortable holiday cottage offers a warm Welsh welcome and sits on a family run farm, just a short drive from Aberystwyth. Enjoy the many attractions of Cardigan Bay on the doorstep and Aberystwyth's abundance of amenities just four miles away including pubs, restaurants, glorious beaches, promenade and the castle. Snowdonia National Park is within easy reach or simply just relax in the peace and tranquility of Mid-Wales.
Sitting in the Welsh village of Chancery, this welcoming single level holiday home is well suited for couples, small families and those with limited mobility having just one step to enter the cottage. Perfectly placed, the cottage is one of three in a tranquil setting, yet only four miles for the bustling seaside town of Aberystwyth on Cardigan Bay with its lovely beaches, shops, pubs, golf course, pier and castle. A great base for exploring Mid-Wales and also Snowdonia National Park.
One of three holiday cottages sitting on a farm in the village of Chancery nestling amidst glorious Mid-Wales countryside. The fishing port of Aberystwyth is just four miles away with its great choice of pubs and shops as well as its historic castle, golf course, cliff top railway, promenade and beaches for lazy days. A great base for exploring Cardigan Bay and the many attractions of beautiful Ceredigion.
There's space for all your family and friends in Marine Court. This fantastic holiday home in Ilfracombe sleeps up to 20 people in eight ensuite bedrooms, with a commercial standard kitchen, a large living and dining room, and a games room. You're only a short walk from beaches, shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as Ilfracombe harbour and the South West Coast Path. Local attractions include the Milky Way Adventure Park, RHS Gardens Rosemoor and Exmoor National Park. Marine Court is ideal for celebrating a milestone occasion, hosting a family reunion, or accommodating diving and golfing groups.
Stylish and modern throughout, this beautifully presented detached waterside retreat is perfectly placed in the heart of Wroxham, one of the Norfolk Broad's most popular villages. Brightside is a great choice for wildlife enthusiasts, fishermen, walkers and those who enjoy being on or beside the water.
A fantastic 'art deco' holiday home in an enviable position overlooking the beach in the lovely village of Beadnell on the North Northumberland coastline. Striking throughout, this impressive property was featured in The Sunday Times and is perfect for large gatherings of friends or families who want to holiday together or celebrate a special occasion in style.
Wnion Wood Lodge is in the Snowdonia village of Brithdir, only a few miles from Dolgellau and within easy reach of Barmouth, Cader Idris and the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. The timber holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has a flexible layout that works for couples or families. The location is delightfully quiet, being outside the village centre and next to private woodland. The Torrent Trail and other beautiful walks are accessible from the door, and there's a wide variety of exciting mountain bike trails in the vicinity. Wnion Wood Lodge is pet friendly, with holidays available all year round.
Whether you're after adventure and non-stop activity or are searching for somewhere to put your feet up and unwind, this charming thatched holiday cottage fits the bill. Minnie's Cottage is in the friendly village of Burton Bradstock, within walking distance of the village shop and two pubs and only a 10-minute stroll through fields to Chesil Beach on the Jurassic Coast. West Bay and Bridport are nearby with an excellent array of amenities, while Durdle Door, Portland Bill and Weymouth are all within reach for a day out. The cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is suitable for couples and families.
On the North Cornish coastline, this spacious holiday home is located apx 200 yards from the coastal path, the picturesque harbour and the village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a holiday by the sea with an abundance of attractions, lovely beaches and fabulous walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Old Dairy is located on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Boscastle on Cornwall's North Coast. With the coastal path just a mile away and excellent village amenities (including a choice of places to eat) just a pleasant stroll through the famous Valency Valley (a mile and a half) this is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and beach lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Whatever the time of year, a cottage by the sea holds immense appeal and with the sea nearby you can have hours of endless 'free' fun without having to spend a penny or travel too far. Enjoy breakfast on the beach first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive, or a BBQ at the end of the day as the sun goes down. Why not take a look at our dog friendly cottages so your four legged friend can also enjoy a holiday; or book a large holiday home ideal for families or friends who want to split the cost and share the fun. Whether you are seeking a tranquil seaside retreat away from the crowds or fancy the bright lights and some good old fashioned traditional seaside fun, we have plenty of cottages to rent close to a beach to suit all budgets.
Tips: Many beaches operate dog bans throughout the summer months so make sure you find out if there are any dog restrictions on local beaches if you are taking your four legged friend with you. Pack your beach towels before you set off on holiday as many cottage owners only provide towels for use inside the cottage. Establish how far away the property is from the beach before booking and check if it is accessible by foot or car. Find out if local beaches are pebble or sand if this is important to you. Book early to avoid disappointment as seaside retreats get booked up quickly. If you are holidaying on a budget, consider a break outside of the peak summer months when you have a greater choice of properties available and larger savings to be made. Don't forget your sun tan lotion; wind break and bucket and spade!