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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£398 / week

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  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Nutmeg cottage", a delightful 17th century thatched cottage, situated in the Dorset village of Okeford Fitzpaine, offers an ideal base for walkers and ramblers to explore the countryside. 6miles from the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, an ideal location for a holiday for peace & tranquility.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£313 - £403 / week

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  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
On the edge of the stunning Brecks, Ferry Farm Cottage, Oxborough, a single storey cottage, adjoins owner's farmhouse sleeps 2. Ideal to relax and unwind, have a sauna, swim in the heated indoor pool ( 1st April – end October only) or book a massage with the owner Ferry Farm is a working farm. Crops grown include sweetcorn, potatoes, pumpkins and leeks  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£393 - £636 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Tucked away in the peaceful village of Garrigill is St Johns Cottage. With the Pennines on the doorstep and just 4 miles from the main town of Alston there are a wealth of activities nearby. Your stay includes a daily session in our private hire indoor pool. Please note that Christmas and New Year breaks are a ONE WEEK minimum booking.  …see more

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House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 /night

£1300 - £2467 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Amazing lakeside location, with private indoor pool, hot tub and gym. 3 luxury cottages with Oak flooring & full central heating sleeping 16 in total . Free on-site fishing; games room and play areas & seasonal outdoor pool. 4 acres of beautiful grounds. The grounds & outdoor pool (but not the indoor pool) are shared with guests staying in our Trehill cottages  …see more

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Barn | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£1000 - £4400 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Lavender Barn was converted to an very high standard in 2011, finished in a modern , classic, country style for twenty-first century living . Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and large gardens all within easy stroll of fab local inn. Lavender barn ticks all the boxes for both short breaks and longer holidays in a wonderful rural location.  …see more

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House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £358 /night

£2500 - £3950 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A grade 2 listed stone manor house dated from the 1600s, sittuated in a beautifull area and grounds , 8 bedrooms , 2 living rooms , large kitchen , summer room , dining room & garden room and large open gardens. Hot Tub and private indoor heated swimming pool.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £1205 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Barn Owl Cottage is a superb, spacious 3 bedroom contemporary cottage with comfortable furnishings. It is the perfect place to stay, relax and unwind. Now with complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband..............  …see more

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Cottage | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £155 /night

£1080 - £2450 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
This spacious, wonderful property have been skillfully converted from 19th Century stone built barns. Located in the beatiful North Devon countryside with every facility you would expect. Now with complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband................  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £236 /night

£1650 - £1975 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Need a relaxing weekend with friends or a fun packed family holiday. The Old Farmhouse is an all weather venue. Your own heated indoor pool with games area for pool & darts. By the log fire enjoy a dvd, video or book from the library or play one of the many board games Every room enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding grounds, pastureland and woodland, perfect peace.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£295 - £965 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Built from natural cob, this luxury traditional cottage is warm and cosy and offers complete comfort. Indoor pool and leisure complex,centrally located to enjoy all that Devon has to offer. The comfortable lounge features a brand new 42" lcd tv together with dvd player. Now with complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband..................  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £47 /night

£325 - £965 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxurious in every way, Courtyard Cottage with two ensuite bedrooms, provides everything required for a relaxing holiday at any time of year...... Now with complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband...............  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1495 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
This is an ideal family cottage, spacious and contemporary, with all the luxury facilities you require for a relaxing family holiday - at any time of year. Now with complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband................  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £84 /night

£585 - £1825 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxurious and elegant self catering holiday cottage at Combrew Farm, situated in the Glorious North Devon Countryside, with a wealth of onsite leisure facilities...... Now with complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband................  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £106 /night

£742 - £1050 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Exceptional views in the most quiet position and setting. Secluded Fine dining French restaurant on site Swimming Pool Beautiful Golden valley. Cosy and charming Hay on Wye Festival Abbergavenny Food Festival Great outdoor activities on the river Wye and black Mountain Near Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth and Abergavenny and the Brecon Becons, Boules court and table tennis  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £258 /night

£1800 - £4400 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Gray Manes is a stunning 5 star holiday home in an outstanding location, ideal for large gatherings of family and friends for holidays and celebrations. Exclusive use of heated indoor pool, games room, wonderful 27ft lounge, 2 acres of grounds with children's play area.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £179 /night

£1250 - £3450 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Absolute Seafront Breathtaking Beach House plus private indoor pool and spa with high speed WIFI  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £136 /night

£950 - £1450 / week

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  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Traditional Suffolk oak beamed cottage max 8 adults & 2 childs Indoor heated swimming pool exclusive use - available 9.30am - 6.00pm Private enclosed garden Open fire & wood burning stove Wifi Traditonal oak beamed Suffolk Cottage sleeps max 8 adults and 2 children with indoor heated swimming pool  …see more

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Manor House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £565 /night

£3955 - £5650 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Grade I listed 11th Century Moated Manor house. The house is surrounded by beautiful Victorian gardens situated on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Whether it is a family get together or a board meeting please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements. 11th Century Moated Manor House set in 3 acres of gardens. Surrey's only 5 star Gold self catering property  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£700 - £900 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The Retreat is a recently completely luxury holiday apartment adjoining Wolferlow House, former rectory, set in beautiful scenery on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire border. The highlight is the exclusive use of a 9m indoor heated swimming pool and a Finnish sauna. Luxury holiday apartment, indoor heated pool and sauna, peace and quiet, beautiful countryside, gardens  …see more

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Lodge | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £182 /night

£1272 - £3127 / week

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  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A luxury 4 star self catering accommodation. Sleeps 15-20. With an indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and a wonderful view overlooking the sea this is the perfect location for family holidays and corporate events. Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, Log fire, Central heating.  …see more

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House | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £1372 /night

£9600 - £9800 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Wyelands House is a large, elegant Regency style villa. The house and spacious grounds are available to rent exclusively for private house parties, corporate entertaining, business meetings, management training, team building weekends and photo shoots.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £328 /night

£2295 - £3695 / week

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  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A prestigious five bedroom period home set peacefully in a beautiful one acre garden with a private indoor heated swimming pool. Walking distance to a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and just a ten minute drive from the centre of Cambridge and Newmarket. Luxurious holiday home for 10 people close to Cambridge with indoor heated swimming pool and large garden.  …see more

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Barn | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £308 /night

£2150 - £4000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Situated between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills 3 miles west of Taunton, this large , airy, converted barn has every modern convenience. Six large ensuite bedrooms can be double or twins depending on your preference. Exclusive use of indoor heated pool.  …see more

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House | 11 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Min stay varies

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A spectacular 11 bedroom former Rectory, set in a quintessential English village. The Old Rectory & Spa is beautifully decorated with opulent furnishings, for grand living. Sleeping up to 24 people, the Old Rectory blends its heritage, with modern comfort perfectly. .  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 /night

£1300 - £2600 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
An indoor swimming pool, parking, enclosed gardens, within walking distance of the town centre, restaurants, shops and the River Dart and only 3 miles from the nearest beach. The perfect choice for a family holiday by the sea.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £350 /night

£2450 - £4250 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A spectacular five star luxury country house located in Pembrokeshire National Park with stunning water views and indoor infinity edge swimming pool. Sleeps 12 people. Private beach, private moorings, its own quay, boat house, tennis court and four acres of gardens  …see more

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Castle | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £1063 /night

£7440 - £13800 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Winner of the tv series 'I Own Britain's Best Home', Carr Hall Castle is a stunning luxury castle with a contemporary interior boasting 5 sumptuous double bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, gym & hot tub, set in a private deer park estate. Beautiful 12 acre gardens. Escape to the Yorkshire countryside for a weekend a week to enjoy privacy, tranquility & luxury .  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £471 /night

£3295 - £3695 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Edingtonhill House is an exceptional property affording luxury accommodation for up to 16 adult guests. With it's own indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub it affords guests the ultimate in holiday relaxation. Set in the stunning countryside of the Scottish Borders.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£440 - £895 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Oyster Reach is a delightful fully refurbished 2 bedroomed cottage with stunning views over the Haven waterway. A perfect base to explore the coastal path and one of the many beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Short stays welcome

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from £272 /night

£1900 - £3913 / week

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  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Beautifully restored barn with 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Stunning panoramic views of the countryside. Italian designer kitchen, open plan with the living and dining room. Indoor heated swimming pool and 12 seater cinema. Wi-Fi internet access and off-street parking for 5 c  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £190 /night

£1326 - £2964 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Summer Lodge a spacious newly built high specification property less than a mile from the coast. It is luxurious with things that most people only dream of having at home, two being a heated indoor swimming pool and games room.(perfect whatever the time of year)  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £136 /night

£950 - £2550 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The perfect country cottage in a secluded location with views out over the valley, set in large private gardens with a private swimming pool. Handmade oak kitchen leading to sun room. Log burning stove in sitting room. Please note: no dogs are allowed in this property.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £64 /night

£446 - £636 / week

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  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Carno farmhouse is a beautiful 4* 16c cottage with wood burning stove, original oak beams, comfortably furnished & fully equipped placed in a lovely courtyard with 2 other barn cottages set in 5 acres of gardens,woods & farmland in the tranquil heart of the brecon beaco We are in the centre of 'The Dark Skies' Park with a viewing platform, binoculars & telescope.Fantastic!  …see more

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Barn | 12 Bedrooms | sleeps 28

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £465 /night

£3250 - £4250 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
EXCLUSIVE use HEATED INDOOR swimming pool. Gloriously secluded luxury self-catering barn-sleeps 16 -28. Sauna, squash court, 22 acres wildflower meadow/gurgling streams/woodland. Sky+ /WIFI. Families, friends, special occasions, Hens/Stags – celebration meals catered. SENSATIONAL say guests - see Trip Advisor! Beautiful, peaceful location., masses of space for all to relax  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £79 /night

£550 - £720 / week

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  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Perla Cottage will sleep up to 4 guests is located in the fabulous grounds of Frith Farm House, with far reaching views over the Downs to the sea. The indoor heated pool (open 365 days a year) is just perfect for those who enjoy swimming.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £68 /night

£475 - £1150 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Lying adjacent to the old Coachmans Cottage, the Mews have been converted into two flats with an elevated position affording fine south westerly views.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £68 /night

£475 - £1150 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Lovely Beechwood House enjoys fantastic views over the Estate from an elevated position on the hillside, below the Beech woods of Melfort. Spacious family cottage with two bedrooms, open-plan sitting room, kitchen, dining area. Fantastic facilities included in rental!  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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from £58 /night

£400 - £845 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This stone-built cottage with its unusual curved wall, is in the very centre of the estate and 150 years ago the building was used as a small weighbridge for the gunpowder railway hoppers that passed by the building on their way down to the Pier.  …see more