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 going on a staycation! 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’ favourite UK holiday homes, have a peek to see why these gorgeous properties are Oliver’s Travels’ bestsellers.

1. Waterside House, Sussex

Waterside House

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: 16

Price from: £90pppn

2. Dyrham House, Cotswolds

Dyrham House

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: £67pppn

3. Woodhill Beach House, Somerset

Woodhill Beach House

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: £151pppn (based on an occupancy of 6)

4. Colleton Hall, Devon

Colleton Hall

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with all everything Devon has to offer, then a stay at the Grade II-listed Colleton Hall is perfect for you. The first floor has a whopping six en-suite bedrooms, but each is as beautiful as the next and boasts the most beautiful countryside views. And if the weather permits, make the most of the BBQ and picnic area, which is just perfect in the countryside setting. 

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £63pppn

5. The Grange, Glastonbury

The Grange Somerset

The Grange offers the best of both worlds – in rural Glastonbury, the holiday home is the perfect base for those who want to traverse the Somerset Levels and Moors via the cycling and walking paths. It’s also only a short drive to the centre of Glastonbury, and less than 5 miles from the town of Bridgwater… the town well known for hosting the largest illuminated carnival in Europe! The Grade II listed holiday home oozes character and charm and is great if you just want to stay at home with your loved ones, enjoying an alfresco feast in the garden.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £21pppn

6. Skyfall, Sussex

Skyfall, Sussex

Sea views, beaches, a hot tub – is this really in the UK?! If you’d rather opt for a staycation next year over a holiday abroad, then this holiday home is the perfect tonic. Located in St Leonards-on-Sea, and only a 5-minute drive from Hastings – you’re close to plenty of adventures, whether that’s a day at the beach or a wander around boutique shops. Ideal for 2021, Skyfall is great for groups that would rather stay in too, with a huge decked area for alfresco dining, soaking in the hot tub and enjoying the stunning sea views. And inside, there’s lots of space for entertaining.

Sleeps: 13

Price from: £35pppn

7. Tarbert Country Manor, Argyll 

Tarbert Country Manor - Argyll - Oliver's Travels

A real relaxing retreat in the Scottish countryside, this gorgeous manor house is great for staycationers who are looking for an outdoor adventure! Positioned on the shores of West Loch Tarbert, with stunning views over the loch to Kintyre and the hills of Arran, the Manor is the perfect retreat for those looking for a luxurious and tranquil escape. Outside, you can explore the estate, with its spacious well-tended gardens, oak woods and walled garden, as well as the private pebble beach and foreshore! And when it gets too chilly outdoors, head inside and make use of the pool table or get cosy in the cinema room. 

Sleeps: 17

Price from: £25pppn

8. Kirkliston Castle, Edinburgh

Kirkliston Castle - Edinburgh - Oliver's Travels

Looking for outstanding luxury? Recently renovated to boast contemporary interiors, this historic castle has a prime location – only 20 minutes from Edinburgh! You can kick back in the opulent marble lounge room and enjoy a drink from the fully stocked bar. Make sure to explore the 32 acres of parkland, get competitive on the on-site tennis court or ask the castle’s very own chefs to arrange a delicious meal!

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £356pppn

9. Derwent Garden Estate, Lake District

Derwent Garden Estate

Recently renovated Derwent Garden Estate is cool, contemporary and luxurious with elegant furnishings and lovely extras such as the metallic roll-top bathtub. 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: £41pppn

10. Lostwithiel Stewardry, Cornwall

Lostwithiel Stewardry

This gorgeous home is set on the Lostwithiel Manor Estate, nestled among parkland and woods with walking trails peppered with historic monuments. You’ll likely wake up to the sight of deer grazing in the fields outside beside the glimmering lake. Inside, you be delighted by the bright, colourful, interior design that was inspired by the estate gardens.

If you’re planning a super special gathering, you can book the other properties on the estate with Oliver’s Travels. See Grade II listed Lostwithiel Manor which sleeps up to 18 guests, Lostwithiel Stable House which sleeps up to 4 guests, Lostwithiel House which sleeps 6, and Lostwithiel Dairy House which sleeps 8. 

Sleeps: 14

Price from: £40pppn


That’s not all! We have plenty more UK holiday homes for you to scroll through in order to find your perfect getaway 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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