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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Hesse / Grundau

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £33 / night

£171 / week

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from £33 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Luxury 8 bed beach house - Tofo house sleeps 8

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.02 km; Swimming pool;
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres. Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

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Lower Bavaria / Freyung

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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Casita Jasmine - Puerto Lumbreras house sleeps 2

Murcia / Puerto Lumbreras

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Jasmine is a one bedroomed house on one level with kitchen lounge, bedroom and separate shower and toilet. There is a private entrance with secluded outdoor eating area, indoor eating area, flat screen TV. Queen sized bed with linen and towels included. Set in 2 acres w  …see more

from £32 / night

£199 / week

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Aero / Soeby

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £69 / night

£449 / week

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from £69 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Zaberfeld

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £22 / night

£150 / week

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from £22 / night

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Carinthia / Voelkermarkt

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £50 / night

£342 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Upper Bavaria / Schoenau am Koenigssee

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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(1) Excellent 

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State of Sao Paulo / Brotas

4 15 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £107 / night

£750 / week

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from £107 / night

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Bukowina Tatrzanska accommodation uKasi 10€/person - Bukowina Tatrzanska house sleeps 24

Lesser Poland Province / Bukowina Tatrzanska

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
The price for one bed is 10euro !!! Please send request about the booking before you book !! The place is located in a quiet and relaxing area. This place is a perfect place to stay at when visiting Tatra mountains with close proximity to Zakopane ans Slovakia. In our  …see more

from £9 / night

£56 - £77 / week

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from £9 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Millers Barn Downpatrick- so peaceful - Downpatrick cottage sleeps 4

County Down / Downpatrick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Set in St Patrick's heartlands, 4 star Mill Barn is a distinctive, luxurious 370 year old stone cottage. Reclaimed pitch pine flooring, stone flags, wood burning stove, original fireplace, granite work tops, oak beams. Wonderful country views. A romantic location p  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £69 / night

£359 / week

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from £69 / night

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Province of Salta / Campo Quijano

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Dara-Bru na Mara - Carna house sleeps 8

County Galway / Carna

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Dara is a modern, four-star, fully furnished 4 bedroom, pine-floored house. It is scenically situated at the edge of the Atlantic, in a calm, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere overlooking a small harbour. It is ideal for family holidays or touring groups, as it is an ideal  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £744 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
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from £45 / night

£258 - £636 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Oak Tree Cottage Longhorsley - Longhorsley cottage sleeps 2

Morpeth / Longhorsley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Oak Tree Cottage is a cosy holiday cottage located in the village of Longhorsley in Northumberland. It is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning Northumberland coastline with its beaches and castles. The cottage is ideal for couples, it is a cosy bungalow sty  …see more

from £47 / night

£245 - £395 / week

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from £47 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Tyddyn Plwm Isa - Rhosyr cottage sleeps 4

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays. With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Wettolsheim

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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Tirol / St. Jakob in Haus

1 40 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 40
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £50 / night

£348 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Church Gate Cottage - South Perrott cottage sleeps 6

Dorset / South Perrott

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Church Gate Cottage is a very well appointed character cottage located in the delightful rural village of South Perrott. Situated on the West Dorset / Somerset border, our cottage offers a central location from which to explore the delights of the regions landmark town  …see more

from £114 / night

£516 - £1321 / week

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from £114 / night

(14) Excellent 

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L'Ancienne Laiterie - Lasseube cottage sleeps 4

Bearn / Lasseube

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 130 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
At Ancienne Laiterie we offer the perfect private and relaxing get away for families, honeymooners/couples, painters inspired by the countryside and views and activity seeking travellers. We are a farm with the dairy/hoilday Cottage joined to the main farmhouse at the b  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £86 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Chelona - Speyside cottage sleeps 4

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Located 1.5 miles from the stunning Moray Firth coast with its shingle beaches and a golf course offering spectacular views out to sea.A quiet and peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive to Fochabers which has a good range of pubs and shops. The larger towns of Elgi  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £1200 / week

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from £65 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Jerry's barn, North Norfolk retreat - Aylsham barn sleeps 3

Norfolk / Aylsham

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Not suitable for children;
Jerry's barn is a stunning recent Barn conversion situated within a traditional Norfolk farmyard setting,the open plan contemporary styled interior is a light and calming space furnished to a high spec. The barn features a large mullioned window overlooking a meadow per  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lavender Cottage - North Wales - Gyrngoch cottage sleeps 4

Gwynedd / Gyrngoch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored over a number of years, with great care taken to preserve original period  …see more

from £105 / night

£520 - £599 / week

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from £105 / night

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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

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Tirol / Gran

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£321 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Firs - Perranwell Station house sleeps 7

Cornwall / Perranwell Station

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Firs is a well-appointed, comfortable family house in an excellent location to explore Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners have made the most of this handsome granite building. Through sympathetic restoration and complete updating they have c  …see more

from £120 / night

£745 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Excellent 

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House in Meursault - Meursault house sleeps 4

Cote d'Or / Meursault

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The property is located in Meursault, the white wine capital of the Cote D'Or. It is on the edge of the village and on the edge of the vineyards, which you can see from the bedroom windows. The house is comfortable and spacious and has all the facilities you need  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £125 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Milk Wood Lodges; Milk Wood - Brithdir log cabin sleeps 4

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Milk Wood Lodge is our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with private Hot Tub, Sauna, woodburner and WiFi, hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an  …see more

from £128 / night

£560 - £938 / week

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from £128 / night

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Saxony / Lauenstein

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £30 / night

£189 / week

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from £30 / night

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Saxony / Bad Duben

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Aisne / Bourg-et-Comin

3 15 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £73 / night

£385 / week

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from £73 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Nimrod Lodge - Biddenden log cabin sleeps 4

Kent / Biddenden

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 33 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto  …see more

from £100 / night

£420 - £748 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The Stables, Wolverley - Wolverley apartment sleeps 4

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets; Private garden;
The Stables is a converted barn set in a super rural setting, yet close to many amenities. It is a perfect base to access the huge amount of activities which can be found locally. Whilst The Stables is a modern conversion, with many home comforts, we have tried to retai  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 / week

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from £65 / night

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Dahlem

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £35 / night

£214 / week

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from £35 / night

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Humble Bee Holidays - Vagamon house sleeps 3

Kerala / Vagamon

7 3 1 night min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
If you are a traveler with a difference. You are looking for a vacation with a purpose. Or no purpose at all. You want a place that gives you the inner silence and peace that defies definition.Or you are looking for a honeymoon location that nurtures beautiful moments t  …see more

from £127 / night

£1137 / week

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from £127 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goar

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £49 / night

£342 - £521 / week

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from £49 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thatch End Cottage - Baslow cottage sleeps 10

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vine Cottage - Great Eccleston cottage sleeps 4

Lancashire / Great Eccleston

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 13 km; Child friendly ;
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston. The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo  …see more

from £83 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £83 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Hill Crest Cottage - Traditional Seaside Charm - Cullen cottage sleeps 6

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

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