There are many benefits to booking a holiday in the UK like shorter travel times, fewer luggage restrictions and no language barriers, but we know that sometimes you still crave that laid-back villa vibe that you experience when you stay in a Mediterranean destination.
Among our collection of fabulous large houses, we offer a selection of UK villas you can rent in popular coastal and countryside destinations which make holidaying in the UK feel simple and most importantly, super-relaxed. Our UK villas are mostly within walking distance of the town centre or the local beach - and all offer excellent enclosed gardens with a BBQ and al fresco dining spaces.
What is a villa?
Historically known as a ‘Roman Villa’, the term ‘villa’ dates back to the Roman Empire when a villa was an estate built by the Romans. It would have comprised of a large central building surrounded by outbuildings, farmland and beautiful gardens.
This evolved through the Middle Ages and into the early modern period when the term became diluted to mean any decent-sized detached home with a private garden near a city or town. Today, this stands true with our own offering of villas to rent located in or on the edge of popular towns in popular destinations.
Our collection of UK holiday villas
Park Villa | Llandudno, North Wales
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Set within the North Wales coastal town of Llandudno, this striking period house is just 600 metres from the beach and a short walk from the bustling pier, theatre, shops, and eateries. Cool and bright tones will greet you as you step into the villa, creating a calm and coastal feel complete with sleek furnishings and plenty of mod cons.
Like a villa you may expect to find in the Mediterranean, a well-kept, enclosed garden surrounds the property, perfect for families with children or dogs. The kitchen doors can be thrown open for easy al fresco dining, but bound to be a highlight of this villa, is the bubbling hot tub.
- A private hot tub for 6 people
- 600 metres from the beach
- Within walking distance of the town centre
Hanover Villa | Sandown, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms
Contemporary design and period features combine to provide a stylish villa just a stone’s throw from the popular beach of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Hanover Villa is well set up for big groups with plenty of open-plan living space, a large kitchen/diner and vast sumptuous bedrooms with big windows and glamourous high ceilings.
Bi-folding doors open from the kitchen out to the patio, so dining alfresco and sundowners are a given at this fabulous villa. Set just back from the beach, everything you could possibly need is right on your doorstep, including shops and restaurants. Whether it’s a family holiday or a celebration with friends, it’s the perfect base for a British seaside holiday.
- A stone’s throw from the beach and town centre
- A large garden perfect for children to let off steam
- A stunning combination of luxury design with period features
St James Villa | Ilfracombe, Devon
Sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms
Compete with a cinema room and games room, this impeccable villa is in a fabulous location for a fun-filled group holiday on the Devon coast. Set in the heart of the seaside town of Ilfracombe, you will be within walking distance of the harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants, so there’s no need to cook every night! Having said that, the immaculate lounge/kitchen/diner is a welcoming space to socialise and relax after a day out as you plan tomorrow’s adventures over nibbles and a few drinks.
Perfect for both families and groups of friends, this excellent villa to rent wouldn’t look out of place as the base for an active hen party or a 30th birthday celebration. At the rear of the property, a delightful patio provides the perfect spot for sunny BBQs and sundowners.
- Cinema room and games room
- Outside tap for wetsuits or sandy toes and paws
- Walking distance of the harbour and town
Grove Villa | Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
This stylish townhouse boasts sumptuous décor, decadent bedrooms, and a charming garden with a pretty summerhouse perfect for sunny evenings in the Yorkshire Dales. Grove Villa is in the heart of the market town of Leyburn in Wensleydale. Here you’ll have everything you need for a group holiday in Yorkshire right on your doorstep, including country inns perfect for Sunday lunch, a Friday farmers’ market where you can stock up the villa with tasty local treats and plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants!
The best way to explore the area is to ditch the car and set off on one of the many walking routes that leave from the town or to save your legs, hop on the Wensleydale Vintage Bus to travel between county towns. Whether you're planning a family holiday or a break with friends, this elegant villa is the perfect base.
- Set in the heart of Leyburn
- A stunning garden with a summerhouse
- Within walking distance of shops, pubs and the local farmers’ market
Burn View Villa | Cornwall
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms
When you hear the term ‘villa’, do you think of the beach? If so, you’ll love Burn View Villa as it is located in a fabulous setting just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and town centre of Bude in Cornwall. Perfect for traditional seaside holidays with the family, you’ll be able to spend hours building sandcastles, exploring the South West Coast Path or learning to surf.
After a busy day of adventures, retreat to this generously sized villa to relax, play board games, challenge your family to a game of pool or fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco. Complete with stylish interiors, a large kitchen, sumptuous bedrooms and luxury roll-top baths, you won’t want to leave this fabulous Cornish villa.
- Games room with pool table
- Bedroom with connecting nursery
- Within walking distance of Bude town centre
Beauty Villa | Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
This stunning property promises the best of both coast and country, self-described as ‘a country house in the town’. Set on a quiet lane in the Milton area of Weston-super-Mare, in Somerset, Beauty Villa is 2 miles from the beach and all the attractions of a traditional seaside resort. Its location means you are within easy reach of the hustle and bustle but set far enough back that you can relax in the peace and quiet of this stunning villa.
Surrounded by a lawned garden and a pretty patio, you can throw open the bi-fold doors and relax outdoors while the kids play safely on the lawn. Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a break with friends, this beautiful villa will be more than suitable.
- 2 miles from the beach and attractions of Weston-super-Mare
- Excellent garden with patio seating
- Good location for visiting Bristol, Bath, the Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge
UK villa with a pool to hire
Clarence Villa | Ilfracombe, Devon
Sleeps 19 in 9 bedrooms
If you’re looking for a UK villa with a pool for a big celebration or a family holiday, look no further than Clarence Villa, an impressive Georgian home in the harbourside town of Ilfracombe in North Devon. Not only does it have an outdoor swimming pool (available May – September), but there is also a games room which is a fun addition for younger guests or groups of competitive adults.
With the delights of the North Devon coast on your doorstep, this large villa to rent is perfect for big groups of friends looking for plenty of activities to do nearby and families seeking a memorable holiday on the UK coast.
- Outdoor swimming pool and games room
- Within walking distance of Ilfracombe town centre
- Well located for some of North Devon’s biggest attractions and best beaches
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