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54.394683, -1.685525

A collection of unique luxury holiday lodges with panoramic views over the lake, situated just two miles from the Yorkshire market town of Richmond. An ideal place for the discerning traveller whether you are looking for a family holiday, a catch-up with friends or a romantic break away amongst beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Sitting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, there are a multitude of attractions within easy reach and lots of opportunities for walkers.

Weekly guide price:
£788 to £1343

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.862860, -2.436647

A delightful waterside retreat on the Shropshire Union Canal in the grounds of a popular tavern which serves good food and cask ale. Just twenty miles from Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and The Potteries, The Boathouse is a great self-catering cottage for a family holiday or romantic waterside break.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £500

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

57.436367, -6.592496

Set in a secluded spot with breathtaking sea and mountain views, this stunning six bedroom holiday house, sleeping twelve guests, is perfect for families and friends looking for a peaceful self-catering holiday on the Isle of Skye. Originally built in the 18th century as the dower house of Dunvegan Castle, Uiginish Lodge has been recently renovated to create a beautiful light and airy holiday home. With a cosy wood burning stove, sociable open plan living areas and homely antique furniture, it is the perfect spot to return to after a day hiking in the hills. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and enjoy this very special house. 

Weekly guide price:
£1700 to £2600

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.773669, -5.106883

A fantastic holiday home located in the heart of Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coastline less than 100 yds from the sea. With a choice of good pubs in the village, this is an ideal self-catering seaside retreat for large groups of up to nine guests. Pubs, sandy beach and miles of coastal path on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£815 to £2430

9  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

57.591435, -4.116955

This beachside holiday cottage is a slice of Scottish heaven. Kincurdie Cottage has big rooms that have been lovingly renovated to provide very comfortable accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with the option for two more to sleep on the sofa bed (supplement applies) in the Snug. It's only a few steps from Rosemarkie Beach, eight miles from Cromarty and half an hour from Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Families and friends love staying here all year round as there is so much to see and do, including walking, cycling, fishing and playing golf on world-class golf courses.

Weekly price:
£1750 all year

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

50.540698, -3.512633

Shaldon is an excellent village for a seaside self-catering holiday in Devon, especially when you stay somewhere as welcoming as Sea Dream Cottage. The three-bedroom holiday home is moments from the beach, cafes, pubs and shops, and has a private courtyard garden. It sleeps six people and has an ideal layout for families, including those with dogs. There is so much to do, from building sandcastles on the beach to tearing around Dartmoor on a mountain bike, strolling along the promenade in Teignmouth, or enjoying top attractions like Paignton Zoo and the English Riviera Wheel. 

Weekly guide price:
£1236 to £2156

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.357348, -2.007077

The Forge sleeps up to six guests and is one in a collection of luxury holiday retreats in an exceptional tranquil setting on the edge of the Northumberland National Park within easy reach of the areas many attractions including the Heritage Coast. Beautifully presented throughout, The forge is well equipped for families, friends or couples who like a little extra space and sits in large grounds with the use of an outdoor tennis court.

Weekly guide price:
£610 to £1440
Short breaks from £87 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.648806, -1.971667

Goose Nest House is a fantastic holiday home in a superb waterfront location. The five-bedroom house is beside Somerford Lagoon on the private Lower Mill Estate, with guests having excellent onsite facilities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kayak and paddle-board hire, a "village" shop, and a family-friendly restaurant. The estate is part of a 550-acre nature reserve, and there are miles of footpaths and cycling routes leading around its lakes and rivers. Cirencester is only a 10-minute drive from the door, and it's easy to visit other areas of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Weekly guide price:
£1500 to £2500

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 127 (off peak) | 127 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

55.357348, -2.007077

Large and luxurious throughout, The Mill sits in an oasis of calm in a stunningly tranquil location on the edge of Northumberland's glorious National Park. Perfect for getting away from it all with friends and family, this large holiday home offers a high degree of comfort and a great base for exploring the areas many attractions including the Heritage Coast. With large grounds that are abundant with wildlife, guests have the use of a tennis court on-site and plenty of space to relax and unwind.

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1695
Short breaks from £111 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.417816, 1.726180

Enjoying a fabulous position with sea views, this welcoming holiday home sits on the Suffolk Heritage Coast in the village of Kessingland with a Blue Flag dog-friendly beach just a stones throw away. Perched on a cliff-top, this coastal retreat is best suited to adults and teenage children who have an appreciation for peace, sea air, fishing and coastal walks.

Weekly guide price:
£320 to £420

5  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.317564, -3.651598

You can't help but relax in the tranquil setting of Crownwheel Cottage. The period stone and timber barn has been converted into a beautiful holiday home beside a mill leat with six acres of shared ground that include bluebell woods, a waterfall and a riverside lawn. The cottage is ideal for families or friends, sleeping six guests in three bedrooms with the potential for two more in folding beds or travel cots. Slapton village is three miles away, while Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Totnes are also within easy reach. Combine lazy days on the beach with gorgeous walks and bike rides through the countryside and around the coast, and fun days shopping, eating and sightseeing in picturesque towns and villages. Holiday bookings are available all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£526 to £1505
Short breaks from £75 per night

6+2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.660954, -1.923130

Sit on the deck alongside the stream soaking up the peace and tranquility. The two-bedroom Kingfisher Lodge is on the desirable Hoburne site of the Cotswold Water Park. Guests have access to the park's excellent amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant. South Cerney is only five-minutes away, with Cirencester being just 10 minutes further. Local attractions include the Cotswold Wildlife Park and the Cirencester Museum, and you can go sailing, paddle-boarding, cycling, walking and birdwatching.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.660954, -1.923130

Relax by the lake in this spacious self-catering caravan on the popular Holburn site of the Cotswold Water Park. Water's Edge sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, with guests having access to excellent amenities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an adventure playground and a clubhouse with a sports bar, brasserie and cafe. The pretty village of South Cerney is just five minutes away, while Cirencester, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are within a 15-30 minute drive. With short breaks available, Water's Edge is ideal for a fun, family getaway or holiday at any time of the year.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.660954, -1.923130

Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is at your fingertips when you stay at The Lodge on the Lake. The lakefront chalet is on the Hoburne Park in the Cotswold Water Park, close to all amenities with idyllic views. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families or couples. South Cerney is a few minutes away, as are Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. You're only ever a walk, bike ride or scenic drive away from a gorgeous view, country pub or a farmers market. Facilities on site include sailing, fishing, pedalos, swimming and lots more.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.540698, -3.512633

The Admiral's Suite is a beautifully renovated holiday home in a Grade-II listed apartment in the Devon market town of Shaldon. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is a short stroll from the beach, cafes, pubs, and shops. It's ideal for families or couples who want a self-catering holiday in Devon in any season. The location is wonderfully convenient for exploring the stunning beaches of the English Riviera and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the Teignmouth Valley. 

Weekly guide price:
£732 to £1162
Short breaks from £146 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.178146, -2.801833

If you have always dreamt of a holiday cottage where you can walk along a private jetty to dip your toes in the water, Lake Cottage will make your dreams come true. This former gamekeeper's cottage has been skilfully refurbished using traditional methods to create a contemporary holiday haven for four people in two bedrooms and appeals to couples, families, or anyone searching for a place to park their cares and let nature work its soothing magic. The self-catering cottage is on Hawes Water in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), close to Morecambe Bay, and within half an hour of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland AONB. Saturday start day and a minimum stay of 5 nights.

Weekly guide price:
£615 to £1115

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 5 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.115246, -1.561237

For a big family holiday or weekend away with lots of friends, recently renovated Portland House c1870 is the perfect holiday house with beautiful views from the sitting and dining rooms where everyone can be seated together. To celebrate a special birthday or anniversary you can hire a chef, book an afternoon tea party or create cocktails in the bar games room. Enjoy beautiful ensuite bedrooms, sunny BBQ area with outdoor seating, summer house by the water fountain and a private car park. On the edge of Matlock Bath, you are ideally located next to the Derwent River in the World Heritage Site with boat hire, wonderful walks and cycling. Take a short walk into the village for Victorian cafes, CAMRA pubs, restaurants and the famous tourist attractions of The Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom with Chatsworth House only a short drive away. If you’re looking for a super stylish historic home in a great location with lots of things to do from the doorstep then this is the best Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

4-24  |   12  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

50.742830, -1.539125

Salterns Cottage is a true gem, not just for its appealing decor but also for the idyllic position it enjoys. With a big garden that has a decking area with sun loungers for relaxing, sun house with bar, and direct access onto the Lymington River for watersports enthusiasts (storage for kayaks and SUPs available at the cottage) it has all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday. Even better, whilst in a semi-rural position, it is within walk distance of the popular Georgian market town of Lymington with great bars, pubs and restaurants, boutiques and high street names, regular market, marina and access to the Isle of Wight. What more could you ask for from a holiday or weekend away?

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £2250
Short breaks from £156 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.268648, -4.786492

Mevagissey is one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall, and you can enjoy the beautiful coastal and harbour views from dawn until dusk at Cove House. The late Victorian house is on a hill above the village, just a short walk from pubs, cafes and shops as well as the beach and harbour, and popular attractions like the Lost Gardens of Heligan, aquarium and World of Model Railways. There is space for seven people with each of the three bedrooms as well as the sitting room and dining room enjoying fantastic sea views.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1400

7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Monday

51.778415, -5.102305

One Sand Banks is a luxury holiday property with direct views over Broad Haven Beach and St Brides Bay. Moments from the beach, village shops, cafes and pubs, Broad Haven is a favourite spot for coastal escapes, and is ideally situated on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. This modern and spacious property boasts a beautiful open-plan living area, a separate cwtch/snug, four bedrooms, a family bathroom and two ensuites. Sleeping up to eight guests One Sand Banks is the perfect self-catering base to explore and enjoy stunning sunsets from the balcony.

Weekly guide price:
£890 to £2000

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday