Holiday cottages with last minute availability

Late availability and last minute self-catering accommodation. Take advantage of 'Special offers' all published along side the properties.
Looking for luxury holiday cottages on a budget? An unusual and interesting place to stay? A relaxing large house to take your family and friends?
Live rental prices - Special late deals (if applicable) - Book instantly online or call reservations.

sea view holiday house Cornwall


Location, size, type of property - our property search offer you a wide variety of beautiful rental properties in stunning locations that can be rented year round.

What are you looking for - luxury self-catering accommodation in a great location in an area of outstanding beauty with fabulous views and privacy oh... and perhaps a swimming pool or tennis court close by if not at the property?

Coupled with National Parks, historic buildings, cycle tracks and walking trails, that leaves golf courses, fishing for anglers, water sports close to the beach, pubs on the door step, hot tubs to relax in and media room with snooker table and sky TV to complete the wish list!

well equipped self-catering kitchen


  • Enjoy self-catering holidays houses, apartments and cottages
  • Stay in the most beautiful locations in UK.
  • Discover exciting holiday activity destinations.
  • A home away from home with no hassle.
  • Different houses and different locations each time you rent.
  • Last minute availability - book right away!
walking holiday


  • Explore an extensive range of properties.
  • White washed cottages to the secluded highland crofts, or sophisticated appartements in cosmopolitan cities.
  • Highland holiday homes and Cornish seaside retreats.
  • Base for activity holidays
  • Walking and cycling holidays
  • Really good things like trees and rocks
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walking holiday


  • Explore an extensive range of properties, from the white washed cottage to the secluded highland croft, or the luxury apartments in the most cosmopolitan cities.
  • Amazingly cheap deals for last minute bookers.
  • Holiday out of season to find cheaper rental rates.
  • Choose a late deal property that includes a private pool.
  • Families, weekenders, couples and groups of friends will be among travelers wanting to rent cottages on and off peak season.
  • There is nothing more satisfying than booking a last minute bargain. ☼ Holiday endorphins can start kicking in right away and you can research the area and discover local things to do and places to visit prior to arrival. Holiday activities will need booking in advance - especially during high season and national holidays, and even restaurants at some locations - so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
well equipped self-catering kitchen


  • A self-catering holiday cottage is defined as: a self contained property with furnished accommodation so guests can sleep relax and live. Catering facilities are provided so that visitors can cook, prepare and eat their own meals. Heating, logs for the fire, bed linen, towels and electricity are included unless specified otherwise.
  • You can expect that self-catering accommodation for 4 people will have beds for 4 people, seating and equipment for 4 people to eat (including cutlery and crockery) and washing / bathing facilities too.
  • Self-catering accommodation offers you flexibility - to eat when you like and what you like! Eat in local restaurants or cook your own food - or a mixture of the two. If budget is tight you can use local markets and supermarkets to buy food to prepare yourself.
  • Things to consider before booking - is there multiple vehicle parking, flexible check-in times, pets allowed, washing machine, secure garden?
  • Self-catering holiday houses offer more privacy and space than hotel rooms, they often come with a 'welcome' pack of food - this may include breakfast and a few local goodies.
  • Property details will include the appliances and equipment supplied with each holiday let - so check this if you need a specific piece of equipment for your families requirements.
sea view holiday house Cornwall


  • There is no comparison - they are so different, ask yourself:
  • Do you want to stay off-the-beaten track in the countryside or in a town?
  • A Scottish holiday in the highlands, a Welsh holiday by the coast, or visit the South of England and explore a Cornish fishing village.
  • Rent bikes, boats or classic cars?
  • Holiday house, lodge, chalet, cottage, villa - what's the deal? These are all independent living areas, some terms are used more in some counties. Inspect the pictures of the properties to get a good idea of you are renting - it may be a cliché but 'a picture speak a thousand words'.
  • Self-catering accommodation is great value for families and big groups on vacation together - especially over long two week holidays. If you divide the cost buy the number of people and number of nights - you can be pleasantly surprised!
  • Excellent transport links to Scotland, Wales and all over England
  • Road, rail and air travel throughout UK to regional and city airports allow for last minute escapes across the country.


We advise holiday home owners to go the extra mile for guests, let them really relax, give them flexibility and they will return and spread the word!

Rental advice


'last minute', 'last-minute' - does it matter? - just snap up a great-value, cost effective deal in the country and head out on the open road - cycling or road touring in remote beautiful areas!

Last minute cottages


Last-minute cottages at discounted prices - hundreds of late deals for the family cottages sleeping 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 guests. Larger holiday homes sleep 10+ - find a holiday lets that fits your budget.

Book a holiday for two - when school holidays are over a couples breaks often attracts cheaper prices out of season. One bedroom or studio apartments are for rent by the sea, in villages and cities.

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City self-catering holiday accommodation - save money and book the last minute special deals! Self-catering for big groups is cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Holiday apartments


Really good rental deals can be found, a slightly larger car might be more comfortable for the duration of your holiday? Six and seven, even nine seat vehicles are very popular families and possibly a dog traveling together.

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The smart way to enjoy holiday houses around the world - is to rent them! No maintenance, no worry, rent the house when you want it and simply walk away. Try new locations, or return and really get to know a place. Invite different friends to join you and rent a house according to the number of people in your group. For families or groups over four, self-catering seems a lot cheaper than a comparable standard of hotel. When it's just a couple - two people, the price saving can be less or indeed more expensive and hotel rooms could be cheaper. However the spaciousness and facilities are very different, and the added expenses of not being able to self-cater should be taken into consideration when drawing comparisons. Last minute deals bend all the rules and you can find a total bargain.


I am looking for a last minute bargain - do you have cheap prices?

Yes there is often discounted rental rates for late availability and last minute bookings - we display these discounts along side all properties offering special deals - these can be at any time of year - so have a look!

Can we book a last minute short weekend break for 2 nights?

Yes many cottage owners welcome 2 night bookings, more often for self-catering it is 3 or 4 nights for a short break. Last minute weekly rentals generally attract the best last minute deals but short stays and weekend breaks are also very popular throughout the year.

Can we rent a cottage a with log fire?

Yes there are many cottages in the portfolio with wood burning stoves or real log fires - these are some of the most searched for items for romantic breaks - you can filter properties for real log fires / wood burning stoves.

Can I book a holiday house with a hot tub?

Yes there lots of holiday homes with hot tubs and swimming pools - hot tubs are popular year round and swimming pools in the summer - a few have indoor swimming pools too - and these are popular year round in UK - you can filter properties for hot tubs and swimming pools.

Are all cottages pet friendly - can i bring 3 dogs to stay?

Lots of self-catering holiday cottages welcome dogs and this is detailed in the search. Many properties allow 1 or 2 dogs - some will allow more - especially the larger holiday houses. This is detailed in the property description.

Do you have late availability across UK?

Late availability changes all the time - last minute cancellations leave owners wanting to attract visitors at short notice with special deals. Properties throughout England, Scotland and Wales are shown with last-minute availability wherever there are vacancies.

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