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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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Llanbedrgoch holiday barn accommodation

Anglesey / Llanbedrgoch

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £67 / night

£465 - £780 / week

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from £67 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when
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from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llanmadoc

Swansea County / Llanmadoc

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome. Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It
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from £56 / night

£400 - £585 / week

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from £56 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Lyth Hill

Shrewsbury / Lyth Hill

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yews Barn....” Just got back home today after a delightful stay at Yews Barn. What a fantastic time we enjoyed there. So peaceful....just the birds and the odd call from the deer! Sheer bliss. We had our little yorkie with us who absolutely loved the
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from £49 / night

£340 - £445 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely relaxing break.” Swallows barn is a lovely cosy new barn conversion with everything you need for two people.Everything is fresh & clean.It is located on a working farm & near the airport,but we were not disturbed at all.We had a warm friendly
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from £55 / night

£280 - £590 / week

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from £55 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thirsk

North Yorkshire / Thirsk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our February Break” We planned a little get away just before February half term. Sadly the weather was not the best but this did not detract from our enjoyment at the Mistal. The Mistal is ideally placed for visiting the Yorkshire Dales and Western pa
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from £80 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.
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from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Very relaxing time” Enjoyed our stay at Owl's Nest in Suffolk. Lovely peaceful setting and well equipped accommodation. Shame we did not have more time to linger.
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from £52 / night

£314 - £469 / week

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from £52 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Ashburton holiday barn rental

Dartmoor National Park / Ashburton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
“Lovely quiet apartment in a beautiful valley.” Easy to get out and about. Would go back for another visit. Sarah & Nick were very helpful. You are able to walk around the farm.
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from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An excellent, relaxing long weekend in the perfect setting” We had a fantastic weekend at the Barn - very comfortable and generous accommodation, beautifully finished throughout. Contact with the owners was prompt and very friendly and they really hav
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from £210 / night

£900 - £1650 / week

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from £210 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Westbury

Shropshire / Westbury

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t
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from £90 / night

£290 - £340 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Andover

Hampshire / Andover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Luxury and relaxing in the country” This was our second visit to Maples Barn and we enjoyed it just like the first. We found some new additions to the property that just reaffirmed the owners attention to detail. A very high standard of accommodation
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from £110 / night

£455 - £760 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Llanuwchllyn

Bala / Llanuwchllyn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
“Loved it.” The house was perfect for our stay, had everything we required for my grown up family. Would definiately stay again. Thank you.
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from £200 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £80 / night

£450 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet. Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app
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from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday barn accommodation

Herefordshire / Ross-on-Wye

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful barn” What a gorgeous place to stay and relax. Amanda very friendly and supplies breakfast for first day she even supplied sunshine. This barn is high spec but at the same time relaxing and not far from Ross on Wye with its nice river walk ,
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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Waren Mill

Northumberland / Waren Mill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs
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from £90 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Berrynarbor

Ilfracombe / Berrynarbor

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic conversion” The Old Dairy barn is a wonderful conversion, comfortable and very well equipped. The owners are next door, and are most helpful and attentive. It is located in a wonderful country setting, shops and places to eat are within easy
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1500 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh / Buckfast

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The Studio is a real gem. Oozes character and charm.” We had a wonderful stay in this lovely home, perfectly placed for exploring all that Dartmoor and the surrounding area has to offer.
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from £80 / night

£430 - £965 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to
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from £45 / night

£300 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£285 - £665 / week

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from £55 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.
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from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be in heaven. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Breage

Helston / Breage

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£325 - £603 / week

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from £46 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday barn in Wiltshire

Swindon / Purton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Very comfortable home, warm, well-equipped and spacious.” We had a lovely stay here for our first week in the UK. Valerie was very helpful and friendly, the house is so comfortable and warm; beautifully finished. A great spot to stay for exploring all
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from £100 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Nailsworth holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Harwood Dale

Scarborough / Harwood Dale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic views.” We just spent 2 relaxing days at this wonderful place. Beautiful cottage, fantastic views, lovely owners, what more can one say. Thanks for having us, again. Will definitely be returning, again.
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from £45 / night

£240 - £595 / week

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from £45 / night

(28) Excellent 

21

Holiday barn rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing Barn in just the a beautiful setting.” We booked this three bedroom Barn for three nights when we went to a Wedding. It worked out a lot cheaper than buying three rooms for three nights at the local hotel and was a great move. It is in a perfe
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from £115 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £115 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Cinderford holiday barn rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Would love to stay again!” We had an amazing Christmas staying at Woodland barn, the cottage is very modern with all the appliances you would need. We arrived to lovely welcome gifts and the cottage was beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree. The
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from £70 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Richards Castle holiday barn rental

Ludlow / Richards Castle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Rock

Cornwall / Rock

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Cosy, quiet, super location” Barn owl barn is the best place we have stayed. It was clean, cosy and had everything we could want for our stay. The location was brilliant for exploring this Cornish coast, convenient yet still peaceful. We will be retur
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from £60 / night

£300 - £580 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Wigton

Cumbria / Wigton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£310 - £750 / week

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from £72 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chelmorton

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Clean and tidy cottage in the heart of a tiny peak district village” Owner very friendly and helpful, a clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet are with neighbouring houses but within walking distance from idyllic hills and valleys.
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from £80 / night

£315 - £375 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage with great views and modern amenities.” Our stay at spout barn last week was great. The house has got all the modern amenities that one looks forward to these days. We found it spacious and the views from the house was the best one
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from £140 / night

£595 - £1195 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Tenby holiday barn rental

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic weekend retreat” A great find, for a large party including children. Very spacious, immaculate and comfortable accommodation. Children loved park area and we all enjoyed the hot tub. Loved the kitchen area Would make a return visit Loca
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from £250 / night

£1200 - £2395 / week

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