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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Timberscombe holiday cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Timberscombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A Wonderful Holiday” We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed the games and puzzles in the t  …see more

from £65 / night

£275 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

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Dungarvan holiday cottage accommodation

County Waterford / Dungarvan

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Situated just 3 miles from the lovely seaside town of Dungarvan in the south east coast of Ireland. The property is cosy and is ideal for a getaway. It is just 300 yards from the beach, perfect for swimming or surfing and also for fishing. If you feel energetic enough y  …see more

from £52 / night

£274 - £406 / week

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from £52 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again. Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms upstairs would be helpful  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £990 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Waldringfield

Woodbridge / Waldringfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD. IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and  …see more

from £57 / night

£320 - £660 / week

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from £57 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Average 

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Cottage rental in Bala

Snowdonia National Park / Bala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A semi-detached old forestry cottage situated in a peaceful riverside location within the Aberhirnant Forest, 1.5 miles from the hamlet of Rhos-y-Gwaliau, and 2.2 miles from the well-known lakeside town of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is wel  …see more

from £83 / night

£254 - £625 / week

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from £83 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Uplyme

Lyme Regis / Uplyme

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering one bed luxury cottage for two. Beautiful rural location. Ideal romantic, bolt hole in the countryside Only one mile from Lyme Regis town and beach Local pub and shop 10 mins walk through woodland glen. Private parking Luxury bed linen , waterfall show  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings. Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea  …see more

from £95 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house in beautiful location with helpful and considerate owner” My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Ty Capel and found it very reasonably priced. The house was as described; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped, as well as bei  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway, it's also great for families with one child/baby where you can relax amongst the 30 acres of private grounds and large shared heated swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi and a 20% discount with Brittany Ferries.  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £496 / week

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from £35 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Launceston

Tasmania / Launceston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Beautifully renovated early 1920s cottage in one of the best areas of the city, with sweeping views over Launceston and down to the Tamar river, 5 mins from the CBD and 5 mins from the Launceston Aquatic ( new large indoor and out door swimming facility ). Everything yo  …see more

from £99 / night

£593 - £741 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eskmoor Cottage - perfect in all we needed, house, situation and environment” The house: Extremely Clean, had all Equipment you needed for your stay, so that for instance you could Cook if you didn't want to go out to eat, wash-maschine if you needed  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(84) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Ventnor / Niton Undercliff

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage” We had a fabulous week at Camellia Cottage at the beginning of March. Well deserving of its gold award, this cottage is very well equipped, very clean and has a very home-from-home feel. We particularly enjoyed the resident wi  …see more

from £120 / night

£570 - £1550 / week

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from £120 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy, comfortable stay in the perfect location” Stayed in Shrimpers Cottage for 5 nights with my family and dog. The cottage was in the perfect location literally minutes walk from the sea front, shops and places to eat. I would recommend the Queens f  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £750 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !” We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches ! It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high s  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) Excellent 

59

Holiday cottage accommodation

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for us” My two daughters and I are graduating this year and we wished to combine calling at my father's on the east coast with a relaxing yet celebratory break along with my three-year old granddaughter. The luxury east coast cottage with hot  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(53) Very Good 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Corfe Castle / Kingston, Dorset

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is  …see more

from £130 / night

£830 - £990 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Chideock holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We have just returned from a week in Stable Cottage and can highly recommend it for its comfort, warmth and accessibility to the coast. We were warmly welcomed by Carroll the owner who had thoughtfully supplied us with extras like chocolates,wine  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £785 / week

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from £85 / night

(49) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in St. Mawgan

Cornwall / St. Mawgan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage for a great price” Stayed at Lobbs cottage with my partner and 2 other couples for a long weekend. It was a home from home and had everything we needed - including a BBQ and lovely garden. Location was great as easy to find (when fol  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £995 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £52 / night

£513 - £983 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portscatho

Roseland Peninsula / Portscatho

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“SECRET OF THE ROSELAND PENINSULA” Portsscatho is a beautiful area of Cornwall to stay and explore with many beaches and lovely walks.We have hired Sunnyside for the last 2years and holidayed for the last 4 in this village. The accommadation is superb  …see more

from £65 / night

£275 - £865 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran  …see more

from £117 / night

£803 - £2174 / week

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from £117 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is a brand new open plan eco passive chalet/cottage with stunning views over the sea loch complete with its own shore water front. Only 1 mile outside Fort William shopping centre so easy access to Pubs restaurants etc. Bathroom is equipped with a two person sauna  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1340 / week

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from £90 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Clonmany

Clonmany / Urris

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house in a wonderful area” Mia's Cottage is a comfortable house situated in the heart of Inis Eoghain. It's a great location from which to view the entire peninsula and all it offers, including the wonderful historic sites that are situated  …see more

from £75 / night

£290 - £560 / week

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from £75 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay  …see more

from £95 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Rosslare with golf nearby

County Wexford / Rosslare

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“It was perfect!” Fantastic location - very quiet/ great privacy. Lovely rural setting with gorgeous sea view. A short stroll to a beautiful secluded clean beach and a relaxing swim. Chalet/cottage had everything one could want/need. Kitchen/livin  …see more

from £82 / night

£321 - £701 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Cromac

Haute-Vienne / Cromac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our back garden has been transformed by a 10m x 5m in ground swimming pool (4ft deep) and sunbathing terrace, there are shingled outside areas for each cottage where hours can be spent relaxing and rejuvenating or reading a book, with a glass of wine under the shade of&  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £642 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday cottage in Cams Wharf

Lake Macquarie / Cams Wharf

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
Catherine Hill Bay is approximately 1.5hours north of Sydney CBD by car. It is 55 minutes from the start of the M1 freeway at Hornsby. This architect designed home is 9 years old, and reflects the architectural and cultural values of this unique and largely intact coa  …see more

from £87 / night

£618 - £1667 / week

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from £87 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage in peaceful setting” Short stay in this lovely well equipped cottage, felt very much at home right away. Wonderful view from front room and garden just perfect for 2 active dogs, ideal having the gate at the bottom of the garden for wal  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hibberdene holiday cottage rental

Hibberdene / Woodgrange-on-Sea

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Experience the natural sub tropical beauty of the Hibiscus Coast where it starts at Hibberdene. The house is 450m from the sea and a couple of minutes drive from the Blue flag beach in Hibberdene. From the deck you will see nature on all sides. PLEASE CONTACT FOR PRICES  …see more

from £48 / night

£336 / week

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(58) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stackpole

Pembroke / Stackpole

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1985 / week

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from £150 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Strontian

Lochaber / Strontian

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wish we could have stayed longer” Had a lovely 4 night break at Cedar Lodge. Everything you need has been provided for. Very comfortable acomodation and in such a picturesque area, you will feel happy with your choice. Stontian is a lovely vill  …see more

from £72 / night

£430 - £595 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Killorglin holiday cottage rental

County Kerry / Killorglin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
four star equivalent cottage with stunning views of the McGillycuddy Walking distance of Killorglin Town shops restaurants and pubs Private parking and ideal for families seeking relaxation,walking golfing fishing and numerous beaches close by<br />Outside cloth  …see more

from £95 / night

£385 - £599 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“We had a lovely stay” Salt Air Cottage was lovely and Miriam had thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. The cottage was well kitted out and there were lots of little touches like phone charges, games to play, DVDs to watch and music to list  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Caherdaniel holiday cottage rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cosy Stay in brilliant Location, nice and private yet walking distance to shop and pub!” We have stayed here, two adults and two kids, 3 times now. Galvins is a great cottage, roomy open plan downstairs with kitchen and living room, a separate  …see more

from £65 / night

£265 - £453 / week

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from £65 / night