Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (46002)

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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Holiday gite letting

Herault / Restinclieres

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Lots of charm for this cottage with a swimming pool and a large garden A beautiful terrace to enjoy your BBQ by the pool. Panoramic view of the southern scrubland.  …see more

from £76 / night

£500 - £670 / week

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from £76 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in Torbeg

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
“Wonderful Getaway” The lodge is perfect for a family, friends or just a couple. Very clean and tidy with a real homely feel. The ensuite master bedroom looks out on to the grounds to a giant pine tree where I spotted a red squirrel very early one morn  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £75 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
“Perfect couples hideaway” Can`t speak highly enough of this magnificent lodge ! It is a true home from home. Set down a quiet lane and in a location that is so very tranquil and peaceful. We have now stayed here many times and never get tired of the f  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Limavady

County Londonderry / Limavady

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Drumcovitt Barn is over 200 years old and has been skilfully converted into three separate self-catering cottages, of which Foyle Cottage is one. The cottage is formed in an individual style and have been equipped to a very high standard. The special setting of a tranqu  …see more

from £70 / night

£360 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Gurnard holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Gurnard

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous location” The title of this review says it all. With the beach at the bottom of the garden, whether it was simply sitting peacefully with an early morning cuppa watching the calmness of the Solent or later in the day watching the dogs playing  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £1034 / week

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from £64 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Peebles

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out. We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Little Bavington holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Little Bavington

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from home” We immediately felt at home. It look a little while to unwind from our long drive north, but we quickly relaxed watching the birds feeding outside the window. The cottage had everything we needed. The kitchen was small, but  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1950 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Communaute de Communes de la Vallee du Prunelli / Tolla

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£280 - £509 / week

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from £51 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Sutton-on-Sea

Lincolnshire / Sutton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Loved every min , the place is beautiful and well looked after Thank you so much for the lovely stay  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £635 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home accommodation

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Second time staying in this lovely property” We had such a lovely holiday last year (and love the property and it's location) that we re-booked to stay here again this year - and we were not disappointed. Ty Tal has everything you need and still ha  …see more

from £75 / night

£365 - £619 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint-Sever-Calvados

Calvados / Saint-Sever-Calvados

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Tranquil property, surrounded by lovely gardens and scenic views of Saint Sever. Ideal for people wanting a relaxing break and the ability to take in some of the wonderful Normandy sights. Only 1hr drive from the fabulous D-Day landing beaches and Mont St Michell<  …see more

from £35 / night

£180 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski gite to rent in Lannemezan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lannemezan

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“We are heading back this March.” Great place to stay, close to fab Ski resorts, Pyrenees ( No queues!) and amazing spa , included in your ski pass makes for the best end to a hard day on the slopes (be warned men have to wear speedos, hilarious!) . E  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Book in confidence with us, we have been advertising on Holiday Lettings since 2005. We offer you this beautiful detached villa has been furbished to a high standard. This property includes brand new stylish and upmarket furniture. The villa and terrace is situated all  …see more

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Framlingham

Framlingham / Saxtead

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Explore the Suffolk Heritage coast from this idyllic base in the heart of rural east Suffolk,one of two chalets available at Willow cottage,From mid Feb to Mid March we are lambing on our farm a 5 minute drive away great for a bit of lambing live !<br />Well behav  …see more

from £45 / night

£245 - £260 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puicheric holiday gite accommodation

Aude / Puicheric

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place for a family vacation” We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect. Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a relaxing holid  …see more

from £77 / night

£331 - £467 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sucuraj

Hvar Island / Sucuraj

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm welcome and excellent view” We had a memorable holiday on the island.The villa, surroundings and host were excellent for spending qualitative holidays. We felt more like visiting loving relatives instead of impersonal tourists. Especially we app  …see more

from £68 / night

£441 - £721 / week

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from £68 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou  …see more

from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tavira

Faro District / Tavira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent semi rural villa with ample room for 4-6 and a nice garden and pool” The villa is part way up a hillside,down a track, and is well maintained with a fairly large pool and garden with lots of trees and shade. The location provides easy access  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1200 / week

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from £72 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Not enough superlatives.............” We (4 adults, 2 children) stayed in August 2016 and I am still sulking that we had to return home. Pegging my laundry out in Somerset just isn't cutting it........no sea views for starters !! This villa is beaut  …see more

from £191 / night

£1183 - £2250 / week

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from £191 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Moville holiday home rental

County Donegal / Moville

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“B-E-A-UTIFUL” We stayed for a long weekend for a friends wedding. The house was lovely, quiet and compfy. Easily accessible, a nice little hide away in gorgeous Ireland. The house had all the necessary cooking items and compfy beds.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

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Province of Brescia / Tignale

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£229 - £488 / week

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from £39 / night

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Pedreguer holiday villa rental

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful modern villa on the slopes of Monte Solana. Pristine clean, fully equipped includes dishwasher, air-con, large TV, CD & DVD player. Large private pool & terrace enjoy all-day sun & covered terrace overlooking the pool is the perfect place to eat a  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £800 / week

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from £65 / 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Home away from home” What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break. Everything you could need is in the cottage and, while my fi  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Crickhowell

Brecon Beacons National Park / Crickhowell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” A well appointed cottage with everything you need. A peaceful and enclosed garden which is very child friendly and lovely for a summer evening meal. Local to all local Crickhowell pubs and shops and central to many great walks.  …see more

from £50 / night

£255 - £390 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vila de Rei holiday home rental

Vila de Rei / Fundada

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Tranquil Paradise” I visited this place with my partner, and we had a wonderful welcome from Anita and Mark. They could not do enough, we actually locked ourselves out of the house and Mark managed to get us back in within an hour, in the meantime giv  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra  …see more

from £85 / night

£475 - £635 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Maidstone

Kent / Maidstone

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 46 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing Autumn Break” Although this is near major roads so you have easy access it's tucked right away in the country side in a lovely little village with a pub that does delicious food. The cottage has everything you need for self catering, plus a  …see more

from £48 / night

£335 - £510 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) Average 

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Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £45 / night

£212 - £229 / week

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from £45 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“home from home” we enjoyed our stay at seagull cottage so much we would definitely go back , we found it to be a modern welcoming house with the character and warmth of a cosy cottage . the games room and garden were great places for the children to  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“UNREAL” This villa was outstanding, could never tire of the views, just what we need for a relaxing 10 Days in the mountains. As a family we had all intentions of travelling about and exploring the area, but as the villa was so well equipped we spent  …see more

from £75 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Exford holiday cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Exford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Friendly Spot” Gorse is a comfortable cottage just right for 2 and of course the dog. It has everything you need in a self catering holiday. The farm animals and dogs are very friendly and all took to our dog the sheep lambs and goats accepted us and  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £370 / week

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from £60 / night

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Varmland County / Sysslebäck

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£178 - £386 / week

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from £26 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just so perfect” Just the most perfect holiday. We stayed at the Casa dos Molieros during the last week of August. Eight of our family, from Grandad to Grandson. We were just speechless when we walked through the front door, through the dining /sittin  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night