If you prefer silver service to self-catered then Skyscanner compares hotel resort and hostel prices. Find the best deal here.The Hideaway, Portloe, CornwallTurn off the mobile (there’s no signal here anyway) and get ready to breathe in that salty air; this three-storey holiday cottage by the sea is just moments from the water’s edge in the traditional Cornish fishing village of Portloe. Refurbished in 2014, it has two double en suite bedrooms, a separate living area with fully fitted kitchen, a dining area and a private terrace. Guests can dine next door at The Lugger Hotel, or enjoy their spa. Check out more gorgeous places to visit in Cornwall with our guide.The Hideaway costs from £190* a night (minimum 4 night stay).![The Hideaway cottage](http://content.skyscnr.com/fe28f2757bf5a50958780c12fa14201f/hideaway-cottage-cornwall.jpg”The Hideaway cottage”)Belle Boatique, EdinburghOk, so this one’s not technically a cottage – but who cares? This cute and cosy moored houseboat in the Lochrin Basin on Union Canal is just a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, and comes complete with two double cabins, a lounge, a kitchen-diner, a shower room and a deck with seating, BBQ, sun loungers and fishing rods. There are even two folding bicycles for exploring out of the city – make it as far as pretty Linlithgow along the canal (22 miles), and you can call in at Linlithgow Palace, Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. And if you want somewhere to head in the evenings, take our tour of the best pubs in Edinburgh.Belle Boatique sleeps four and costs from £1,370 for seven nights.![Belle Boatique in Edinburgh](http://content.skyscnr.com/8ccf4e90fc156334bb52bcd0cf22e167/belle-boatique-edinburgh.jpg”Belle Boatique”)The Watermill, Snowdonia, WalesWant a self-catering holiday steeped in history? Book this unusual cottage to sleep surrounded by the old machinery of an old flour mill on the Harlech estuary. There’s even a working water wheel. Get cosy by the log burning stove or in the sauna, cook meals on the Aga and explore the garden and mill pond. There’s a king-sized bedroom downstairs and a double and twin upstairs. Explore the finest sands in Wales with our guide, including the island of Anglesey, just north of Harlech.The Watermill sleeps six in the main building and an additional two in an adjacent annex and costs from £720 for a three-night break.![The Watermill, Snowdonia](http://content.skyscnr.com/189afb7839b8903188c6baae39bf87b6/watermill-snowdonia-lounge.jpg”The Watermill”)Beach Cottage, Cary Arms, Babbacombe Bay, DevonSunny and sheltered, Babbacombe Bay is the perfect place to unwind. Book the Beach Cottage at the Cary Arms and you’ll get the best of both worlds – a hotel for long, lazy lunches and spa treatments and a home to call your own complete with Aga, log fire and large living room. You’ll be facing out to sea here and there’s plenty of space to bring the whole family (two super king bedrooms, one king bedroom and one children’s bedroom). Explore the vicinity for the unusual cliff railway at Babbacombe and walks along the beautiful South West Coast Path. Inspired to visit the beach? Check out Britain’s best.The Beach Cottage at the Cary Arms sleeps six adults and two children and costs from £2,750 a week.![The Beach Cottage at Cary Arms, Devon](http://content.skyscnr.com/07208e82d3d9052377e4c657f81ef1a5/cary-arms-cottage.jpg”Beach Cottage”)The Big House, Sound of Harris, Isle of Harris, ScotlandEscape to the Outer Hebrides and stay in this deluxe cottage atop the cliffs. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass windows for uninterrupted views over the Sound of Harris towards Ensay, Killegray and Pabbay and the furnishings are mid-century British, for a classically stylish feel. There’s a kitchen and adjacent dining space under a vaulted ceiling and a shower room with Japanese-style soaking tub. The Isle of Harris is joined to the Isle of Lewis, so you can fly to Lewis’ Stornoway Airport and then travel south, if you don’t want to take the ferry. Check our guide to the most spectacular Scottish views..A week at the Big House starts from £765 and sleep two.![The Big House at the Sound of Harris](http://content.skyscnr.com/9b4b4ad741e56590e3e8b952ab72937b/sound-harris-cottage.jpg”The Big House”)The Lodge House, Blenheim Park, OxfordshireThis year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of architect and designer, Capability Brown, and what better way to mark it than to sleep surrounded by one of his greatest creations, Blenheim Palace Park? The secluded three-bedroom Lodge House nestles in woodland and has wonderful views overlooking a lake, plus the park has a zip wire, slide, swings, trampoline and play house to keep the children entertained. You’re just a 20 minute journey from Oxford, too.Seven nights at the Lodge House costs £3,276 based on six people sharing. Credit: xiquinhosilva, CC BY 2.0.Clydey Cottages, PembrokeshireIf you want all the facilities of a resort while still getting your home from home, these are the cottages for you. Clydey Cottages are around 11 miles from Cardigan and set in a series of eighteenth century farm buildings, featuring wooden beams, open fires and access to the luxurious indoor swimming pool, as well as one of four separate bedrooms. There are no price rises for the school holidays and there’s an included children’s club (aka free childcare!) and daily animal feedings. Wales has a gorgeous coastline – see the very best of the Welsh coast in our photo gallery.Short breaks at Clydey Cottages start from £400 and weeks from £700. Triumphal Arch, Leominster, HerefordshireDesigned by Henry Holland, this unusual holiday letting is situated in one half of the entrance archway to the Berrington Hall Estate and was formerly the coachman’s home and a shooting lodge. There are two double bedrooms and one single, as well as an open-plan kitchen/dining area with wood-burning stove and a bathroom with rolltop bath. The cottage also has its own private garden, and guests get access to Berrington Hall’s parkland when the house is closed to the public. Ten minutes’ drive will take you to the market town of Leominster, for cream teas and surprisingly quick access to the surrounding countryside, and plenty of photo opps of the Black Mountains.A week in the Triumphal Arch costs from £771 for up to five people.![The Triumphal Arch in Herefordshire](http://content.skyscnr.com/e453e59ed23738242a15485fe4e15a32/triumphal-arch-cottage.jpg”The Triumphal Arch”)Crookhouse Mill, Kirknewton, NorthumberlandWide open skies and spectacular sunsets make a stay in Northumberland memorable – this brand new cottage makes it unforgettable. Set at the end of a private road high in the hills on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the cottage has open-plan living down to a tee, with French windows opening onto the garden and a vast open kitchen and snug offering the perfect place to cook, relax and entertain. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms too, so bring the whole gang. Pub nights and locally-sourced meals can be had at the Collingwood Arms in Cornhill on Tweed, eight miles away from the cottage and just shy of the Scottish border._A week at Crookhouse Mill starts from £950 for up to eight people._![Crookhouse Mill in Northumberland](http://content.skyscnr.com/c0194ed070e108272e51337de81ff5d0/crookhouse-mill-cottage.jpg”Crookhouse Mill”)Inspired to book somewhere a bit different for your next holiday? Check out these ideas…Sleeping with the fishes: the world’s best underwater hotelsSlumber beneath the waves at one of the world’s most enticing underwater hotels. 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Sometimes we just need a long weekend that won’t take much organising, something to keep the kids entertained during half term holidays, or a last minute weekend getaway to recharge with fine food and some…Top ten winter sun breaks: Medium to Long HaulSummer tans are fading and lounging around in the sunshine seems a dim and distant memory.15 amazing homes around the worldCheck out these home sweet homes from all over the globe. The Water Tower, Trelissick Estate, near Truro, CornwallSeeking somewhere cosy for two? Look no further than this four-storey water tower, set in the beautiful Trelissick Gardens. There’s only one room on each floor, reached by a narrow spiral staircase that winds up past each circular room. There’s one double bedroom, a bathroom with whirlpool bath, a sitting room and a kitchen-diner complete with bat cam, plus a garden shared with the cottage next door. You’ll get free entry to National Trust sites in Trelissick to make the most of the sea views and Glendurgan Garden and Terrace, to boot.A week in the Water Tower costs from £807 for two people.