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50.805588, -0.503252

A self-catering holiday on the Sussex coast is magically restorative. There's something about the fresh sea air and slower pace of life that never loses its charm, so Seas the Day is such a great holiday home. Set over three levels with spectacular views of the English Channel and colourful beach huts, it is a pebble's throw from the water and less than a mile from the shops, cafes, and pubs of Rustington. There is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, with a layout that suits families and friends in any season. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1000
Short breaks from £130 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.781172, -0.682790

Settle back in style in this fantastic seaside Victorian mews house in Aldwick. Mews Cottage is on a private gated estate, metres from Bognor Regis promenade and beach, with space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms. It's perfect for a family holiday in any season as there is so much to see and do. Go windsurfing, SUPing and sailing, visit Goodwood and Arundel Castle. Shop in Chichester and Brighton, and sightsee in Portsmouth historic dockyard. The South Downs National Park is only a few miles away, and there are miles of spectacular coastline to explore. 

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £950
Short breaks from £120 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.645906, -1.968524

Daisy Chain is a super holiday home on the desirable Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswold Water Park. It's right next to Somerford Lagoon with uninterrupted water views from all three levels. The house sleeps nine people in five spacious bedrooms, two of which have their own waterfront sundeck. Guests can use the estate's facilities that include a spa with a gym and swimming pools, tennis court and sports court, restaurant and village shop. The owners have provided a Canadian canoe with life vests, and there are lots of footpaths and cycling trails from the door. Cirencester is around a 15-minute drive away. 

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £2300
Short breaks from £212 per night

9  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.708417, 1.406960

This delightful waterside cottage sits an enviable position in the Peninsula Marina on the banks of the River Bure in the popular village of Wroxham, the 'capital of the Norfolk Broads'. Within walking distance of the village's many amenities and an ideal self-catering base for exploring the areas many attractions and magical waterways.

Weekly guide price:
£270 to £899
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.923013, -4.127187

You will never get enough of the stunning views from this waterfront property in Porthmadog. Sit on the balcony of Number 20 and enjoy the estuary and mountains' ever-changing scene, knowing that shops, cafes, and pubs are within a 5-10 minute walk if you need anything. The modern holiday property sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for exploring Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula, and favourite attractions like Portmeirion, Zip World, and Caernarfon Castle. It's ideal for couples or families with older children. 

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £600
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.357348, -2.007077

Cheviot View is perfect for large groups of friends and families looking to enjoy some time away together in a picturesque tranquil setting. One of a collection of luxurious holiday retreats on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Cheviot View sleeps up to ten guests and is within easy reach of the Heritage Coast and Northumberland's many attractions. On-site tennis and plenty of fabulous local walks and cycle rides straight from the front door.

Weekly guide price:
£1120 to £2495
Short breaks from £149 per night

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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

52.239941, -4.073195

Glangors Country Cabin is a recently refurbished wooden cabin on the owner's Ceredigion smallholding, where there are eight acres to explore. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, it is child and pet-friendly, with beautiful walks and bike rides from the door. The self-catering holiday cabin is in Penuwch near Tregaron and within easy reach of Aberystwyth, Aberaeron and the spectacular Cardigan Bay. The Ystwyth Trail passes close to the property, which is within easy reach of the Cambrian Mountains, Abergwesyn Pass, and Cors Caron Nature Reserve. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.746755, -3.937645

Families love Bryn Hyfryd, which has sensational views of the River Mawddach and direct access to the Mawddach Trail at the bottom of the garden. The spacious self-catering bungalow sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has plenty of room indoors and outside. It's in between Dolgellau and Barmouth and within easy reach of Cader Idris, Coed-y-Brenin, Harlech and beautiful beaches. Bryn Hyfryd is perfect for your family holiday in the Snowdonia National Park, whatever time of the year you visit.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £1325
Short breaks from £80 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.312916, -4.031342

Relax and unwind in this beautiful riverfront holiday cottage in Noss Mayo. It boasts fantastic views over the River Yealm and direct water access for guests who sail, kayak or paddleboard. Noss Mayo is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just half an hour from Plymouth and within easy reach of Salcombe and Dartmoor. The South West Coast Path goes through the village and guests can walk to Cellar Beach in about 20-minutes. There are three pubs within a short stroll from the door, with a shop, butcher and post office an easy walk or paddle across the water in Newton Ferrers. With three huge bedrooms sleeping up to six guests, the house is perfect for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1500
Short breaks from £125 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.881155, -3.710484

Hele Lane Cottage is a delightful thatched holiday home by the river in the depths of the beautiful countryside of Mid-Devon. An ideal self-catering base to explore this interesting and beautiful part of the South West with Dartmoor and Exmoor within easy driving distance and all the right ingredients to simply relax amongst nature.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £895
Short breaks from £80 per night

5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.775124, -5.106600

Mount Pleasant is a spacious holiday home just 150 metres from the beach at Little Haven, with a big garden and space for 12 guests to sleep in six bedrooms. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath runs nearby, and there is plenty of opportunity for hiking, cycling, swimming, golf, sightseeing and coasteering. There are three friendly pubs within walking distance, with Skomer Island, St Davids and Tenby all within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £2400
Short breaks from £275 per night

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

58.488762, -5.096232

If you're looking for an escape, Polin Croft is it. In the far north-west of Scotland, three miles from Kinlochbervie and close to Inshegra and Rhiconich, this one-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage overlooks Polin Beach with walks from the gate to a variety of sandy white beaches. It's a spectacular place for a holiday in any season, whether you're into bird watching, walking, cycling, fishing, kayaking or just relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. 

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £440

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.357000, -4.120030

You'll never want to leave this period waterfront boathouse, which dates from the 1700s and has a fantastic location beside Turnchapel Harbour. The gorgeous holiday cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families or friends. There is lots of space indoors and outside, with huge decks and balconys making the most of the harbour views, and luxurious touches like underfloor heating and an open fireplace. There are lovely beaches within walking distance of the cottage, and a private pebble beach in front of the house just for you. Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park are both within easy reach with a wealth of sights and attractions, and there are lots of opportunities to sail, paddle-board, kayak, walk and cycle. We know you'll love Drift Cottage.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £2750

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Grand Lodge

Last Minute Offer:Thu, 15th Sep 2022 for 4 nights, £399Save £75"Quiet location with fishing from your doorstep! Easy walking distance to local pubs,shops & restaurants RIVER LODGE"
52.698112, 1.464054

If you love being near the water when you are on holiday then this log cabin style houseboat may be just what you are looking for. Perfectly placed on top of the water in the ancient Broadland village of Honing in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads, this family friendly self-catering lodge has pubs, shops, tea rooms and boat hire just a short stroll away and plenty of attractions including Norwich and the coast within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£295 to £750

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.453708, -3.052750

An enchanting self catering cottage surrounded by farmland providing a cosy country retreat where you can relax and unwind amongst stunning rural scenery. The Miller's Cottage is just three miles from the Shropshire village of Clun and miles of wonderful walks waiting to be explored with Offas Dyke on the doorstep. Plenty of character and a log burner for winter breaks. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £545
Short breaks from £75 per night

2-3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

57.677997, -2.972683

You'd have to stay on a boat to get more waterfront than this fantastic beach house. Cladach is steps from Buckie beach, boasting amazing views from the home, garden and upstairs balcony. Spend happy days walking, cycling, visiting distilleries and discovering plentiful attractions around Inverness and Aberdeen, and evenings dining out at local restaurants or cooking fresh seafood in the well-equipped kitchen. The house sleeps four people in two bedrooms, one of which is ensuite and suits couples, families and friends who want to fish, play golf, maybe spot Nessie but certainly some dolphins, and relax in Cladach's beautiful surroundings. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £900

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.178253, -3.521623

Pretty as a picture, this lovely self catering cottage used to be part of the old village forge and today provides romantic holiday accommodation in the tranquil rural village of Wootton Courtenay. A walkers paradise with direct access onto Exmoor's stunning National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£250 to £410
Short breaks from £75 per night

3  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.352315, -2.917794

A stylish contemporary Lakeland holiday cabin specialising in short breaks with the exclusive use of an all weather hot-tub. Sitting in a tranquil spot near Bowness-on-Windermere, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lake District, Longtail Loft offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing break and is superb for walking and exploring the areas many attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £795
Short breaks from £125 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.436505, -3.343277

In a truly spectacular position with views over Wast Water, this holiday apartment is ideal for lovers of the 'great outdoors' and provides a comfortable retreat from which to explore the Lake District's many attractions. Superb for walkers and those who want to relax amongst stunning Lakeland scenery.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £700

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday