We have a huge range of charming holiday homes in the UK and Ireland for families or large groups to visit. Avoiding the stress and queues at passport control is one of the many highlights of staycations! Whether you’re looking for party houses to celebrate in or luxury country escapes, the UK is filled with tonnes of choices. We have put together our customers’ top 10 favourite UK holiday homes, have a peek to see why these gorgeous properties are Oliver’s Travels’ bestsellers.

1. Waterside House, Sussex 

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Waterside House – Sussex – Oliver’s Travels

This idyllic property has it all. Sitting on the waterfront of the beautiful Bewl Water, you are surrounded by breathtaking views. Waterside House is only an hour away from London, making it a quick and easy escape from the rush of the city. It is perfect for all ages as there is also a games room and every outdoor activity that you can think of on your doorstep.

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £47pppn

2. Dyrham House, Cotswolds

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Dyrham House – Somerset – Oliver’s Travels

This idyllic oasis is the perfect holiday home for a family get-together. Classic and furnished to exacting standards, the owners have tirelessly paid attention to detail so that you can enjoy your experience to the fullest. One of the highlights is the river that flows through the garden, creating a bathing pond for those who are brave enough to combat the cold. In addition to the river and the manicured lawns, there is the cosy interior with a lovely kitchen garden that makes the perfect space to come together to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £52pppn

3. Woodhill Beach House, Somerset

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Woodhill Beach House – Somerset – Oliver’s Travels

Nestled on the bank of the River Severn lies the most beautiful beach house you’ll ever see. When you enter the house you’ll notice the lift to your left, which allows easy access to the basement level and first floor. It may not appear as much but it makes all the difference for guests who have any issues with staircases. The first floor is also especially great with its adjoining open plan dining area and lush kitchen – and there’s also the cosiest living room which makes the best spot to curl up with a throw and admire the view. 

Sleeps: 6-12

Price from: £65pppn

4. Rectory House, Devon

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Rectory House – Devon – Oliver’s Travels

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with all everything Devon has to offer, then a stay at the Rectory House is perfect for you. The first floor has a whopping seven bedrooms, but each is as beautiful as the next and boast the most beautiful countryside views. And if the weather permits, make the most of the private swimming pool, which comes with a summer house complete with changing rooms and a toilet. You won’t have to keep popping in and out of the house every other minute!

Sleeps: 14

Price from: £31pppn

5. Peanswood Country Manor, Sussex 

Peanswood Country Manor - Sussex - Oliver's Travels

Peanswood Country Manor – Sussex – Oliver’s Travels

Peanswood Country Manor is located in the delightful medieval town of Robertsbridge, which is 12 miles away from Hastings. The property is equipped with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to entertain all, such as a Wii console, tennis courts, stables and an outdoor play area. This quiet, peaceful village location is perfect for those who wish to unwind and relax in the countryside.

Sleeps: 16

Price from: £54pppn

6. Ropewalk Cottage, Cotswolds

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Ropewalk Cottage – Cotwolds – Oliver’s Travels

Ropewalk Cottage is in the picturesque village of Blockley. It is built with beautiful traditional Cotswold stone and has a stunning view of the great British countryside from the back of the house. If you enjoy your food or walking, this property is ideal for you as there are many walks on your doorstep, such as the picturesque Cotswold Way. There are also plenty of country pubs and restaurants only a five-minute walk from the house!

Sleeps: 6

Price from: £18pppn

7. Cooksbridge Chapel, Somerset

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Cooksbridge Chapel – Somerset – Oliver’s Travels

This wonderfully unique property combines modern luxury with the history and original construction of the old Baptist Chapel that it used to be. There are many attractions and activities to see and do around Somerset, ranging from golfing to shopping. The owner highly recommends visiting Cheddar Gorge, which is only three miles away.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £14pppn

8. Blackdown Manor, Somerset 

Blackdown Manor - Somerset - Oliver's Travels

Blackdown Manor – Somerset – Oliver’s Travels

Blackdown Manor has a home-like feel and is extremely cosy. Its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams add wonderful character, while the contemporary renovation ensures your stay will be in total comfort. This holiday home is in the perfect location if you wish to explore some fun filled activities from surfing and scenic walks. If you fancy winding down, it also offers on sight beauty therapies on site.

Sleeps: 24

Price from: £75pppn

9. Smiths Castle, Ireland 

Smiths Castle - Ireland - Oliver's Travels

Smiths Castle – Ireland – Oliver’s Travels

Smiths Castle is a truly unique experience with its gothic interior. You will certainly know you’re staying in a castle with its large 17th century carved wooden table in the banquet hall and the traditional stone castle walls. There are plenty of sights to see around the castle, including the dramatic Moher Cliffs only a short walk down the beach. We can also definitely suggest going to nearby Vaughan’s Pub, which holds traditional Irish dancing on Sunday nights.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £25pppn

10. Derwent Garden Estate, Lake District

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Derwent Garden Estate – Lake District – Oliver’s Travels

Recently renovated Derwent Garden Estate is cool, contemporary and luxurious with elegant furnishings and lovely extras such as the metallic roll top bath tub. This holiday home has incredible views of the Lake District and has gorgeous gardens designed by Thomas Mawson in 1910, which have appeared in Country Life Magazine. The house is very private and secluded, with all 6 acres just for you to roam around whilst you visit.

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £26pppn

That’s not all! We have plenty more UK holiday homes for you to scroll through in order to find your perfect get-away trip. Give our concierge team a call to help find your ideal luxury cottage. They can help you with extra services like hiring a private chef or even finding a local babysitter if you’re craving a grownups’ night out. To see more of our “Top of the Props” bestsellers, head over to our France and Italy favourites.

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