Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (45785)

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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North Rhine-Westphalia / Nideggen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £67 / night

£422 / week

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from £67 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Drepano holiday villa rental

Patras / Drepano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Private, quiet location. Private pool and beach just a few minutes away. Close proximity Nafplion, Tolo and archaeological sites of the Argolida & Peloponnese. High quality, traditionally built, well equipped.<br />Our villa has two bedrooms,one double and one  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon / Maroulas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Two wonderful weeks at Kivotos Villa” We had a perfect stay at Kivotos Villa with a wonderful view, spacious rooms and a great outdoor area. Many thanks to Eva for taking such good care of us. We where treated with fresh vegetables, cucumber pie and p  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 - £1597 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Miami Platja holiday villa rental

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely private detached villa is in a quiet part of Miami Playa. The villa has 3 bedrooms all of which have air conditioning, 2 good sized bathrooms with bath/shower and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The villa has a large upstairs balcony with mountain  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1540 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Aberdaron holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui  …see more

from £95 / night

£664 - £1384 / week

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from £95 / night

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Lower Saxony / Boffzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £27 / night

£185 - £737 / week

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from £27 / night

(31) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Lower Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Lower Swell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful House, Picturesque Location & Spacious Accomodation” We stayed here for my parents Birthday and Bank Holiday long weekend rest away from it all. The location is perfect for exploring, the size of the house and its rooms were perfect for our  …see more

from £176 / night

£1500 - £1680 / week

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from £176 / night

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Styria / Palfau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £87 / night

£608 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.<  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £122 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Morbihan / Pontivy

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£229 - £259 / week

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from £53 / night

(17) Very Good 

19

Cottage rental in Tewkesbury with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(35) Excellent 

30

Holiday apartment in Orvieto

Orvieto / Orvieto

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Casa San Giovenale is located in the city Orvieto, in Umbria Region, Italy's green heart  …see more

from £79 / night

£527 - £803 / week

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from £79 / night

(22) Excellent 

25

Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos  …see more

from £119 / night

£676 / week

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from £119 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from  …see more

from £101 / night

£702 - £1360 / week

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from £101 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Penton

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Very Good 

28

Holiday villa with shared pool in Kissimmee

Central Florida / Kissimmee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This fabulous villa gives our guests a real home from home experience. It is furnished for relaxation with comfy furniture, carpeted floors & it's own private pool that can be heated. Overview of Villa • Private Pool with Lanai • Recently Refurbish  …see more

from £95 / night

£636 - £775 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydford

Dartmoor National Park / Lydford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“beautiful.” have just come back from a week at Love-lee.beautiful quirky cottage.took our two puppy staffs with us.was made to feel very welcome by di and alan. liked the little touches,like the welcome pack.fantastic.you've done yourselves proud wit  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

17

Apartment rental in Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
You can practice all the mountain activities you love : biking, climbing, trekking, lakes, skiing, glaciers  …see more

from £78 / night

£541 / week

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from £78 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Upton, Exmoor

Exmoor National Park / Upton, Exmoor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Hidden Gem” What a beautiful place, what can I say we booked at the last minute because we knew the weather was going to be nice ( but I think it would be great even in winter) and found the caravan clean with everything you need for a comfortable sta  …see more

from £30 / night

£260 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely relaxing break away” We loves staying in this fantastic barn conversion. Really lovely quiet location, but close enough to the centre of bury and surrounding areas. Accommodation is brilliant, didn't want to leave after the two days, would love  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £610 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Fahan holiday caravan/mobile home rental

County Donegal / Fahan

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutey beautiful place!!!” Loved every moment of our stay! The area is so beautiful, just like your very own island, peace and quiet and no one around to bother you. The dogs absolutely loved the freedom. Thanks once again Micheal we will def be ba  …see more

from £65 / night

£260 - £300 / week

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from £65 / night

30

Seine-Maritime / Cany-Barville

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

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from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ashurst holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ashurst

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We had such a lovely time” We enjoyed our stay at Rufus Cottage. The location is perfect. A pub next door with great live music on a Friday which was really good. The cottage had everything we wanted. Well stocked with plates etc. If we return to this  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

25

Gargunnock holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Gargunnock

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing setting!” The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the lights on is amazing. The games r  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salen

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1350 / week

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from £128 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Melplash holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Melplash

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Great for us and even greater for the dogs” The cottage was warm, welcoming and well equipped. The garden large, and very dog secure. Located near super walks and good pubs, what more can you ask for? Owners, Alistair and Lisa couldn't have been more  …see more

from £74 / night

£330 - £855 / week

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from £74 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Winchelsea

Rye / Winchelsea

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A detached Grade II Listed period house, set in the conservation area of the ancient town and enjoying widespread views across open countryside in the Brede Valley to the Cinque port of Rye in the far distance. Rye is 2 miles and the beautiful sandy beach at Camber a fu  …see more

from £199 / night

£895 - £1650 / week

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from £199 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful home from home by the sea” This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's comfortable, s  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £1050 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £65 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Bang Tao Beach

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Vacaition in paradise” We returned from Thailand at the beginning of April and we were in Paradise. This is the beatiful villa set in lush green garden. The service from start to finish was professional, efficient and really helpful. On arrival the ho  …see more

from £229 / night

£1579 - £4825 / week

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from £229 / 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  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castletownshend

County Cork / Castletownshend

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped and great location” We have stayed here both in Spring and Summer and the house is cosy in the cold weather due to a lovely log fire and great in the summer too with a sun trap of a garden. The kitchen is very well equipped - love the a  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Leverburgh holiday cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Leverburgh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Mr” Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are close by amongst other smaller beaches. It's also  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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from £50 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Rethymnon with swimming pool

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Eleftherna, Villa Eleftherna is a superb rural hideaway, stone-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees it is more than a country co  …see more

from £163 / night

£1136 - £1965 / week

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from £163 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property right next to the beach” Our family spent a week here and loved the property and the location. The cottage is new, spacious, well designed and beautifully furnished, with everything included that you could want including excellent w  …see more

from £90 / night

£570 - £1690 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bas-Rhin / Kuhlendorf

2 4 3 nights min

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

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from £40 / night

£266 / week

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from £40 / night