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Holiday Cottage Reviews

The best. Very efficient - from website to support received from our delightful housekeeper. Email booking notifications drop into your Inbox immediately, staff are very helpful and all necessary property information and check in details are sent in good time and clearly presented.

Mrs Foster, stayed at 3 Riverside in May 2018

From the very start they made sure the holiday cottage we booked was suitable for us. Their website is very user friendly and all the information we needed was at our fingertips throughout. Would definitely recommend.

Ms Williamson, stayed at Cockleshells in May 2018

Phoned to enquire about booking at 7.00pm on a January evening and pleasantly surprised to have the phone answered by a member of staff not an answerphone. Made the booking and paid within 10 minutes. Confirmation e-mail the following morning as promised. Very efficient and friendly service.

Mrs Blacker, stayed at 1 Dophin Court in February 2018

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Holidays are about finding those moments.

Searching for secret coves. Exploring untrodden trails. Unearthing hidden secrets.

Britain is full of awe-inspiring places with stories to tell. And we’re here to help you find them.

Where do you want to go?

Whether you’re longing for a romantic escape, looking for a memory-filled family adventure or an unforgettable getaway with a group of old friends, we have a property to suit, in a location you’ll love. With over 5,500 places to stay, including NorfolkCornwallYorkshireWalesSuffolkDevonKentSussexLancashireDorset, NorthumberlandCumbria and the Lake District, you’ll find something as unique as you are.

Always local, wherever you stay

We’re a national holiday cottages company, with a family of twenty local agencies across England and Wales. Every one of them an expert in their fields, as well as their region’s winding footpaths and forgotten hills.

We know what makes a holiday memorable

Discovering unspoilt beaches, finding the perfect log-fire pub after a long country walk, heading to a tucked-away harbour for a fresh fish and chip supper: make the best of the great outdoors with our insider knowledge. With us, you can enjoy new experiences and exceptional stays. Explore our regional guides to find inspiration and your ideal location, or make the most of our local know-how and talk to one of our friendly team.

Family first, from the start

We’ve been a family-run company from the very beginning and we understand what it takes to make the most of time away with your loved ones. When you choose us, you’ll find the most original places to stay, with all the comforts of home.

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The South West is the captivating corner of England and a destination for all with wonders at every turn. Whether you're a beach lover, kee...

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Rural cottages and seaside homes, towns with culture and woodlands of wild beauty – we know you’ll find your dream holiday right here in...

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