UK Beaches

Summer Holidays in the UK

There is nowhere as diverse as the UK for taking your summer break. With undulating hills, pretty countryside and miles of picturesque beaches you will be sure to find something to entertain the kids and adults alike. Why waste your time in airports when the UK has so much to offer?

The UK is full of culture, history and exciting festivals going on throughout the season so why not fall in love with England?

Take the time to visit some of the amazing landmarks like Stonehenge, the White Cliffs of Dover or Windsor Castle to learn more about the history of the country. If history is not your thing why not take a romantic break and relax in the countryside sipping a glass of wine. Got the kids? Why not make their day and visit one of the many pleasure beaches dotted around the English coast?

We offer a full range of properties all around the country for you to find your perfect holiday. You can simply browse for some inspiration or decide where you want to go and find the ideal city, coastal or country property to make your stay memorable.

Roomcheck is dedicated to helping you find the best property for you and your family and we list real customer reviews to help you make your decision. Look out for the GL Visitor Choice winners - these properties consistently achieve excellence and are renowned for the hospitality, cleanliness and locations.

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Northern England

Northern England spans from the River Trent and River Dee to the Scottish border in the north.

The wild landscapes of the North are a major draw for tourists and with 14 museums and galleries in the region and renowned nightlife, there is always something to do.

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Heart of England

The Heart of England Region covers Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. Visit the beautiful countryside, spend a day taking in the cathedrals or how about a bit of shopping in Birmingham the home of the Jewellery Quarter and Cadbury's Bournville.

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East Anglia

Covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex there is lots to see and do in East Anglia. Pretty coastal towns mixed in with traditional cathedrals, undulating cliffs, salt marsh and pleasure beaches you will be sure to find something that ticks all your boxes. Come and experience the culture, art and history in this beautiful part of England.

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With three national parks and even more areas of natural beauty Wales is the perfect place to relax and get back to nature or visit the famous castles. Wales also has activities for all the family including; golf, surfing, horse riding and is home to a mile long zip wire so you will never run out of things to entertain the kids.

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Southern England

Southern England is home to Windsor, Oxford, Brighton and Bournemouth and is among the most popular places to visit England. The blend of festivals, culture, history and incredible scenery means you will not be short of entertainment with destinations to explore for all budgets and tastes, even on a rainy day.

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The South West

South West England includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly. Each county has its own unique character. Whether you want to take leisurely walks in the Cornish countryside or visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire you will find your perfect break in the South West.

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Recommended summer accommodation

The Wordsworth Hotel bedroom

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SW

The Wordsworth Hotel is a charming four-star hotel with a tranquil spa and a AA-Rosette awarded restaurant.

Country House Hotel with 38 rooms, £129-£384 prpnb

The Black Bull Inn

The Black Bull Inn

44 Main St, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5AB

Family run 17th Century Coaching Inn with Restaurant and Public Bar. 18 individual rooms, inspired by the surrounding landscape and decorated with locally crafted materials.

Inn with 18 rooms, £115-£185 prpnb

Earlston Lounge at Hillthwaite


Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2DF

The family-owned Hillthwaite, between Windermere and Bowness, is one of area's highest hotels overlooking England's largest lake and with magnificent panoramic views over to Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags and Coniston Old Man.

Hotel with 33 rooms, £73-£173 pppn

A 5 minute walk away from Ladybower reservoir

Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Ashopton Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AZ

There is no other area in Britain that offers such contrasting scenery as that found in the Peak District National Park, especially the Hope Valley, and no other place quite like the famous Yorkshire Bridge Inn.

Inn with 14 rooms, £75-£130 prpnb

The Ashberry

The Ashberry

103 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX

Charming 4 star bed &breakfast in a Victorian townhouse, tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. 5 modern en-suite bedrooms set over 3 floors and close to the city centre, major attractions, railway station and racecourse.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £35-£48 pppnb, £85-£140 prpnb

Executive En-suite Double

The Heathers Guest House

54 Shipton Road, Clifton Without, York, YO30 5RQ

“The Heathers” is one of the top inspected Guest Houses in York according to the AA “Britain’s Best B&B” Guide, and offers totally “No Smoking” accommodation, together with private “off-street” car parking for all of the guests.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £86-£114 prpnb

Burn How Garden House Hotel

Burn How Garden House Hotel

Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HH

The unique Burn How Hotel has individually designed rooms set in the privacy of our gardens. An oasis in the middle of bustling Bowness but only a 2-minute stroll to the village or lake Windermere.

Country House Hotel with 28 rooms, £58-£315 prpnb

Heddon's Gate Hotel

Heddon's Gate Hotel

Martinhoe, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4PZ

A secluded country house hotel in the heart of Exmoor. Relax and indulge here, and discover the area's outstanding beauty.

Country House Hotel with 11 rooms, £55-£155 prpnb

Langleigh House

Langleigh House

6 Howard Place, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1HR

Langleigh House is situated in a quiet conservation area with a private car park, just five minute’s walk from the historic city centre of Carlisle offering many attractions, including The Castle, Tullie House Museum and the Cathedral.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £37-£48 pppnb


Heywood Hall

College Road, Denstone, Nr Alton, Staffordshire, ST14 5HR

A beautiful family owned and run guest house offering 6 self catering suites from 2 to 6 guests

Guest Accommodation with 9 rooms, £61-£150 prpn

Crookhurst Farm

Crookhurst Farm & Cottages

Allonby, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6RB

Crookhurst is a working farm set in open country side, half a mile from the picturesque village on the Solway coast. The farmhouse provides spacious group accommodation sleeping up to 12 people in a cosy, homely environment.

Self-catering with 3 units, £450-£1500 pupw sleeps 1-12

Burnside Park

Burnside Park

The Lodge Kendal Road, Bowness on Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EW

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, in mature gardens, yet only 300 metres from the promenade, steamer piers and bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Self-catering with 12 units, £100-£345 pupn sleeps 1-6

Single / Small Twin En-Suite

St Paul's Lodge

120 Holgate Road, York, YO24 4BB

Grade 2 listed building from 1839. Handy for historic attractions, railway station, racecourse and the East Coast, Yorkshire Dales etc. On a bus route.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £36-£66 pppn, £44-£69 pppnb, £72-£120 prpn

Lounge and Dining Room

Old Cobbler's Cottage

3 Mere Cottages, North Dalton, Driffield, YO25 9UX

19th century oak beamed cottage, overlooking picturesque village pond. Situated between York and Yorkshire's heritage coast. Adjacent to the local pub, serving a range of real ales. Ideally located for walking, the coast and York.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £265-£450 pupw sleeps 1-3

Cononley Hall Bed & Breakfast

Cononley Hall Bed & Breakfast

Main Street, Cononley, SKIPTON, North Yorkshire, BD20 8LJ

Grade II Listed Georgian house in unspoilt village, near to Skipton, with excellent transport links to the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £80-£100 prpnb

South Newlands Farm Self Catering

South Newlands Farm

Selby Road, Riccall, York, North Yorhshire, YO19 6QR

A one bedroomed cottage and 3 well equipped bungalows offering excellent facilities for people of all ages and abilities with 3 bedrooms en-suite wet room Ideal country location for York and surrounding area.

Self-catering with 4 units, £0-£720 pupw sleeps 1-6

A friendly warm welcome awaits you at Fernydale

Fernydale Farm

Earl Sterndale, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0BS

A friendly warm welcome awaits you at Fernydale. Peaceful and away from it all, Fernydale nestles in the Peak with stunning views. Within easy access to Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and numerous attractions and walks.

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £40-£45 pppnb

Denton House

Denton House

Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8JG

A friendly atmosphere awaits you at this large 17th century house modernised to provide a Lake District guesthouse with 20th century comforts.

Guest House with 7 rooms, £32-£45 pppnb

Double room

The New Inn Motel

Main Street, Huby, North Yorkshire, YO61 1HQ

Rural location, individual access to each en-suite chalet, ground floor, family run.

Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £40-£110 prpnb

The creek - Pennysteel Cottage overlooks it

Pennysteel Cottage

3 Boathouse Yard, Staithes, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 5BN

Characterful old fisherman's cottage with beamed ceilings and wood panelled walls. Rooms and terrace overlooking the attractive harbour of Staithes. Log burning stove. Ideal for walking and the coast. Close to Whitby 'Heartbeat' Country.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£660 pupw sleeps 2-5