Self-catering with soul

Our self-catering collection is full of remote gites, secluded beach houses, stunning mansions and cool city apartments. We choose them for the same character and warmth that we look for in every place we visit. We’ve been to each one, peered at the art, run our hands lovingly over the furnishings and got a feel for the unique stay you’ll experience. 

You won’t find a single holiday apartment block here, only places made with passion and creativity, places that feel like a friend lent you keys to their house, places that embody self-catering with soul.

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For a staycation…

We’re all discovering the joys of exploring the UK at the moment, so if you’re looking for a fresh perspective on an old favourite spot or somewhere new to explore, take a look at our UK collections.

Cosy cottages

All the beams, wonky walls and thatch you could ever need. Hide yourself away in a cosy cottage with something bubbling on the range and the quiet countryside around you.

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Coastal retreats

Spend your days on the sand and soak up the salty air from our collection of coastal homes, including beautiful contemporary beach houses, fisherman’s cottages and seafront townhouses.

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Good for groups

Big communal kitchens, lounging space and comfy beds for everyone. Reconnect with the people you’ve been missing in surroundings that’ll make your reunion even more special.

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One of a kind

Want something with a little wow? Take a look at the places we just can’t categorise, from windmills to lighthouses and a few other design adventures that make for a truly memorable stay.

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Feel inspired…

Let our team guide you to your next great trip with tips on the places they love, from the best dog-friendly homes to off-grid detoxes, beach house escapes and classic cottages.

Our favourite cottagecore escapes

These are some of our favourite “cottagecore” places – the ones that feel like they’ve come straight out of a painting. There could be roses round the door, thatch on the roof, or big beams spanning the ceiling.

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Our top six beach houses

It’s tough to pick just six, but each of our top beach houses will have you running for the bucket and spade in an instant, ready to check in and hit the sand for days of fun hopping in and out of the water.

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Our top 10 dog friendly cottages

You’d never dream of holidaying without your dog, but that doesn’t mean you should have settle for a boring place to stay. Here are some of our top dog-friendly cottages, with as much personality as your pooch.

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Five brilliant off grid getaways

Make our roundup of five great off-grid places the last thing you read online for a while. Check out these relaxing spots then head off for a bit of good old-fashioned tech free fun.

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A European adventure…

If you’re craving a little sun and sophistication, check out our self-catering places in Europe, where you can slip into local life all across France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

French gites

Slip away and experience simple country charm and a feeling of timeless beauty in the cool stone walls, kitchen gardens and tiled roofs of a classic French gite.

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Classic villas where you can find your own place in the sun, some with pools for cooling off or olive groves for afternoon naps in the shade, all with a touch of class and character.

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Beach houses

Stroll out into the sea breeze or curl up on the sofa and watch the waves from our collection of beautiful beach houses, perfect for your next great European adventure.

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Vineyard stays

Settle in, wander among the rows of vines, pick up some viticultural lore from the experts and try some truly local wine at our collection of self-catering places on working vineyards.

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Feel inspired…

With so much of Europe it can be tricky to choose between an old favourite or exploring somewhere new. Here are some roundups of our top picks for anything from the classic chateau stay to a chic city apartment.

Our top European villas for summer

We’ve picked out some places we’d love to find ourselves in when summer comes round – from romantic boltholes in the hills to places with enough space to have a bit of a get together round the pool.

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Our favourite secret island escapes

These remote spots might take a bit of travelling to, but there’s nothing like having magnificent sea views all to yourself. See our top picks for falling off the map and into the sea.

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Quintessential Chateaux under £150

There’s no reason that a slice of timeless rural charm should cost a fortune, so we picked out a selection of affordable, beautiful self-catering chateaux you can enjoy on a budget.

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Our best European city apartments

Live the local life from a chic city apartment, exploring the markets during the day, tracking down fine food and music in the backstreets at night, all with your stylish home to go back to.

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