Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (47370)

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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Miners cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 4

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Brand New Holiday cottage, be the first to visit!Miners Cottage is a quaint, oak beamed 18th Century cottage, in the heart of the peaceful, unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon. It is an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from the bustling market tow  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Trelin. - Trevone bungalow sleeps 6

Padstow / Trevone

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Trelin is a homely, three bedroomed bungalow set on a corner plot at the end of a quiet cul de sac. Only 300 metres from the beach, it has a light and airy feel with sea views from the front of the property. The rear garden is totally secluded with a patio and decking a  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £100 / 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
  • 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

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The Garden Studio - Heathfield studio sleeps 2

East Sussex / Heathfield

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Studio is set within the owners 5 acres of private woodland and is adjacent to a further 50 acres of woodland with many public footpaths and is located at the geographical centre of Sussex and is less than 1 hour from the M25, Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye, Tu  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Brynmeini Lodge - Cardigan lodge sleeps 4

Ceredigion / Cardigan

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Brynmeini Lodge is a wonderful 4 star rated wooden lodge with log burning fire. The lodge is set next to a lake packed with wild life and many rare ducks. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed (all beds come with feather and down pillows, toppers a  …see more

from £70 / night

£550 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa Abril - Pueblo Patricia villa sleeps 6

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Our villa is located on a small urbanisation with a private position overlooking open farmland. Access to the shared pool is via the gated garden and is only a couple of meters from the villa. The front garden has a wonderful lemon tree offering welcome shade in the aft  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Scionhill Gatelodge - Hillsborough cottage sleeps 4

County Down / Hillsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
5 star Luxury Self Catering accommodation in a beautifully refurbished early victorian Gatelodge. Centrally located for the Mourne Mountains and Co Down coast, Titanic Centre, Belfast, Dublin, Fermanagh lakelands, Giants Causeway and the North Antrim coast. Golf, fishin  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £110 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Callalkille - Mallaig bungalow sleeps 4

Lochaber / Mallaig

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
Callakille has stunning views of the working harbour of mallaig with fishing boats and ferries and looking over to Eigg,Rum,and Skye. You can take a water taxi over to knoydart to the remotest pub in britain (THE OLD FORGE ) plus you can take a ferry over to the Isle  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

(16) Excellent 

40

Los Cerezos - Cala'n Porter villa sleeps 9

Minorca / Cala'n Porter

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a large detached villa, recently reformed and tastefully decorated in a rustic style. Very homely; this was, until recently, the owner's dream home. Suitable for couples (discount offered), families and for groups. Set in a quiet residential area yet in walking  …see more

from £64 / night

£369 - £1842 / week

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from £64 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Camelot - 5* loc. - Newport -Trefdraeth cottage sleeps 6

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

The Nook, Ground Floor Bijou Apartment, Beaumaris - Beaumaris apartment sleeps 4

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Nook is a little gem that forms the entire ground floor in a purpose built select development of just three apartments situated in the heart of historic Beaumaris. The main Castle Street with it's restaurants, coffee shops and boutique shops are just 250 metres fro  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £429 / week

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from £60 / night

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Moselle / Launstroff

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £48 / night

£302 - £363 / week

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from £48 / night

(9) Excellent 

33

Lisbrin, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo - Ballycastle cottage sleeps 6

County Mayo / Ballycastle

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ask about pets
Luxury cottage on almost 1 acre, architect rennovated to a high spec, garden, breathtaking views of sea and local cove as well as uninterrupted country views, five minute walk to beach and five minute drive to Ballycastle village. Comfortable and warm, with underfloor h  …see more

from £121 / night

£755 - £906 / week

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from £121 / night

(24) Excellent 

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The Cottages - Sherwood Forest - Sleeps 12 or 16 - Edwinstowe cottage sleeps 16

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
YOU MUST ENTER 12 OR 16 PEOPLE WHEN BOOKING TO GET A CORRECT PRICE. The main property sleeps 12 with the addition of a further 2 double bedrooms available in the annex, bringing the total to 16 people over 8 bedrooms, prices are automatically adjusted for these 2 sizes  …see more

from £270 / night

£1100 - £2980 / week

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from £270 / night

(11) Very Good 

29

Lemon & Lime Cottage - Stoupa cottage sleeps 6

Messenia Region / Stoupa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This lovely old property has been renovated and styled to preserve the best of Greek tradition, marble kitchen surfaces and original 150 year marble sink whilst its thick stone walls, window shutters and position on a plateau under the towering Taygetos mountains and pe  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £999 / week

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from £86 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Piglets - Lingwood cottage sleeps 2

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Piglets is a modern conversion on one level consisting of one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The property has its own separate enclosed private garden. The owners bungalow is situated next to the cottage and access to the rest of 3 1/2 acre grounds is permitted.Pigle  …see more

from £55 / night

£317 - £485 / week

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from £55 / night

30

Gorgeous cottage with superb views - Skyros cottage sleeps 4

Sporades / Skyros

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Within a 20-minute walk of the best beach on the island, this 1-bedroom cottage provides the perfect location to enjoy gorgeous Skyros for up to 4 sun-loving holidaymakers. The spacious lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day in the sun. Curl up on the comfortable  …see more

from £84 / night

£511 - £685 / week

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from £84 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Chesil Lodge Cottage - West Bexington chalet sleeps 6

Dorset / West Bexington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Chesil Lodge Cottage is situated in the beautiful coastal hamlet of West Bexington, one of Dorset's best kept secrets, and just a stone's throw from the spectacular Chesil beach. The cottage itself is a comfortably appointed wooden chalet with its own private driveway,  …see more

from £70 / night

£695 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tirol / Feichten

5 15 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £113 / night

£759 - £1847 / week

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from £113 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Snowdon Cottage, Llanberis - Llanberis house sleeps 6

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
The house is the ideal base for exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia national Park. You can walk down to the beautiful LLyn Padarn Country Park and enjoy the watersports or the children can feed the ducks or enjoy the play area. Also within walking distance is the fa  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £1550 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Hainaut Province / Chimay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £39 / night

£242 - £337 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Les Séchoirs magnificent river-bank cottages ! - Clairac villa sleeps 5

Lot-et-Garonne / Clairac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury holiday cottage rated by Gîtes de France as 4 épis ("stars"). Fully equipped with free secure private parking (garaged for motorcycles). Each cottage has two bedrooms; stylish bathroom and spacious lounge diner plus outside terrace with BarBQ. Beautiful spring  …see more

from £69 / night

£475 - £1035 / week

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from £69 / night

(49) Excellent 

24

Ford Wetley Cottage - Ford barn sleeps 7

Peak District National Park / Ford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
LUXURIOUS PEAK DISTRICT - BEAUTIFUL CONVERTED BARN - STUNNING SECLUDED PEACEFUL LOCATION - ALL BEDROOMS EN-SUITE - LOG BURNING STOVE RURAL LOCATION SURROUNDED BY FARMERS FEILDS - WATERFALLS - STREAMS - SHEEP IN THE FIELDS EXCELLENT 5* TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS - AMAZING S  …see more

from £99 / night

£550 - £1295 / week

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from £99 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Bentley Cottage - Brockenhurst cottage sleeps 7

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L  …see more

from £120 / night

£693 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Luxury Padstow Barn Conversion with sea views - Tregonce barn sleeps 10

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury Detached barn, refurbished in 2013. No expense has been spared to make this an ideal holiday home for 8-10 people - perfect for 2 families. The property was awarded the coveted English Tourist Board 5-star Gold rating in 2014. Superb views over Camel Estuary  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2000 / week

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from £150 / night

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Lower Franconia / Oberleichtersbach

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £29 / night

£200 / week

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from £29 / night

(18) Excellent 

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"Ducklings", Forest hideaway - Brockenhurst cottage sleeps 4

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
"Ducklings" is an luxuriously appointed cottage in the middle of the New Forest National Park. Very peaceful and surrounded by mature trees, this fabulous accommodation is only 200 metres from open forest on the edge of Sway village, just 3 miles south of Brockenhurst.  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

84

Province of Chieti / Roccascalegna

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£233 / week

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from £69 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Skye Croft - Bernisdale cottage sleeps 2

Portree / Bernisdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Located on a scenic peninsula in the north west of the Isle of Skye, the croft is ideally situated, providing stunning and unspoilt views over Loch Treaslane, Loch Snizort and beyond to The Minch and the Isle of Harris.An ideal base for touring, the Isle of Skye has eve  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Shell Ness Whitstable - West Beach house sleeps 12

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Contemporary modern home with spectacular sea views across the North Kent coast. Ideal for family and friends getting together, but the property is NOT suitable for rental for evening parties or stag/hen parties to avoid disturbing our neighbours. There are two large su  …see more

from £255 / night

£1800 - £2900 / week

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from £255 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Little House - Plevenon gite sleeps 4

Cotes-d'Armor / Plevenon

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Our holiday gite, which has been recently renovated and modernised by local artisans to an exceptionally high standard, is located in Plevenon the village at the heart of the stunning Cap Frehel peninsular. Plevenon is known for its friendliness and is vibrant village  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Angely - Torbeg lodge sleeps 7

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
Modern property with hard wood flooring throughout. LPG Central Heating. Bottled Gas and Electricity for Cooking.3 Bedroom timber clad bungalow. Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area. Bedroom 1 double bed with en suite toilet, sink, power shower. Bedroom 2 double be  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(145) Excellent 

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Tomich Holidays pool & wifi near Loch Ness - Cannich lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tomich Holidays - family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool: •Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, some en-suite, sleeps 4  …see more

from £96 / night

£290 - £720 / week

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from £96 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Wonderful cottage with stunning sea views! - Barmouth cottage sleeps 5

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Tre Mynach is a stunning, recently renovated, holiday cottage that sits in a prime elevated location overlooking the picturesque seaside town of Barmouth. Converted from what used to be the gymnasium of the Old Tower House School with views over its own woodland area o  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £1079 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Very Good 

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The Hollies - South Kilworth farmhouse sleeps 17

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms. The ho  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(41) Excellent 

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The Old Barn - Winster barn sleeps 5

Peak District National Park / Winster

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
The Old Barn is a well appointed holiday barn in the popular historic lead mining village of Winster. The property is ideal for families, walkers, cyclists & couples wanting to explore the white peak area. The village is equidistant between Matlock and Bakewell an  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Conscottage - Killybegs cottage sleeps 5

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton  …see more

from £60 / night

£180 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage - St Merryn cottage sleeps 4

Padstow / St Merryn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Set in the large garden of Lower Trevorgus House, Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage is located in a tranquil rural setting within walking distance from the village of St Merryn and a short drive from the famous Seven Bays of the North Cornwall Coast. The cottage is a great  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £3310 / week

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from £50 / night

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Haute-Loire / Sainte-Florine

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £37 / night

£259 / week

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from £37 / night

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Ventės Poilsis - Vente guest house sleeps 9

Klaipeda County / Vente

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Ventės poilsis is a self-catered accommodation located on the shore of Curonian Lagoon, in Ventė Village. It offers bright studio apartments and features watersports facilities on site, available at extra charge. The apartments feature bedrooms with TV, a fully equip  …see more

from £156 / night

£518 / week

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from £156 / night

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