Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

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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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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peaceful paradise” This villa met all our expectations. The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular. Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local restaurants. Vila was spotless an  …see more

from £84 / night

£560 - £1060 / week

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from £84 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“The apartment was perfect for our stay.” The booking arrangements and arrival information were very well organised, thank you Annabel! We were delighted with the apartment. It was very well furnished, modern and bright and everything seemed brand new  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £850 / week

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from £50 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cemaes Bay

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Location, comfortable house” The house is located in a perfect spot, with sunrise and sunset views. The house has everything we needed and was very quiet and comfortable. The beach is very close and Cemaes Bay within easy walking distance. Wo  …see more

from £100 / night

£499 - £1199 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Fintona holiday barn rental

County Tyrone / Fintona

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A NEWLY RENOVATED & BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED 5 STAR STONE BARN CONVERSIONSOMETHING DIFFERENT....... SOMETHING SPECIAL..  …see more

from £100 / night

£425 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Tangalle with swimming pool

Tangalle / Nakulugamuwa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A truly memorable experience” We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is stunning. But above all  …see more

from £238 / night

£1662 - £2119 / week

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from £238 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sea Palling

Norfolk / Sea Palling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideal holiday spot.” My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a few yards from the magnifi  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £730 / week

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from £85 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stackpole

Pembroke / Stackpole

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1985 / week

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from £150 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday gite rental

Herault / Roujan

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
4 Paws is a modern, self catering, holiday home and BBQ dining area, Swimming Pool (heated if required) within a half acre landscaped garden. Totally refurbished in 2014/15, and reserved exclusively for guests, this lower floor of the villa, next to the pool, is accesse  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1187 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cromarty

Ross and Cromarty / Cromarty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful for a relaxed, quiet holiday” We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc. The views out of the lounge and main bedroom wer  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Suffolk

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Very close to the beach in Aldeburgh. Recently refurbished and refitted this luxury bungalow has 3 large bedrooms one en suite and a fully tiled family shower room. Very comfortable furnishings, excellent fully fitted kitchen and all the other facilities you will needSo  …see more

from £130 / night

£880 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Plazac / Perigord Noir

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“A lovely place to stay in the most beautiful countryside.” The gite was lovely, clean and very well equipped. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful with everything from recommending places to visit, to the best local restaurants, even provid  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £83 / night

(14) Very Good 

53

Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo  …see more

from £245 / night

£695 - £800 / week

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from £245 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday home rental

Padstow / St Merryn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Furnished to a high standard, Lower Trevorgus is a home from home in a tranquil countryside setting, close to Padstow and North Cornwall's beautiful coastline. Off street parking, well equipped kitchen, open fire, games room, large enclosed garden. Up to 2 dogs wel  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 - £3310 / week

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from £150 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in West Country

Cornwall / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi  …see more

from £240 / night

£1400 - £3600 / week

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from £240 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect accomodation and space” Spacious, comfortable and well finished. Full to the brim with facilities and just an excellent space to be in. The field/garden/lawn is a perfect space to play games (what we did), relax or just look at. Beds were comf  …see more

from £250 / night

£1800 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kinlochbervie holiday cottage rental

Kinlochbervie / Sheigra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Will definately be back” Walking down to the beach and walking up the old road at the back of the cottage was absolutely splendid and scenery spectacular, as a person who usually gets by on 4-5hrs sleep I found when I was there, I surprisingly was sle  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Mitcheldean

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A bijou hideaway in a magical setting.” Enjoyed three nights at 'Little Owl', the perfect getaway for two to go. Excellent instructions from the hosts, which meant that the cottage was very easy to find despite arriving in the dark, with a very atmosp  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £368 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oliveira do Hospital

Coimbra District / Oliveira do Hospital

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year. The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there. The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that  …see more

from £58 / night

£564 - £1157 / week

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from £58 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Westbourne

West Sussex / Westbourne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
“A Lttle GEM” My wife and I had two periods here in September 2013. Ideal if you are a couple (only single bedroom), but a really nice place to stay with everything you need. Sandra was very helpful both during the booking process, prior to our arrival  …see more

from £85 / night

£560 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Carbost

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Dec 2014, lovely woodburning stove added and winter short breaks now available. Contact owner for details.  …see more

from £55 / night

£395 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location and facilities” Everything as expected. Clean and good standard of equipment. Slight problem with the central heating, but sorted by John within a couple of hours. Fridge too cold and kept freezing up. Unable to turn it down. Otherw  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £3310 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Brandesburton holiday home rental

Driffield / Brandesburton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Swallow's Nest - The Cart Shed Luxury accommodation for up to 6 people in the heart of Yorkshire's Nature Triangle. Easy access to stunning coastlines, the Yorkshire Wolds, historic Beverley & York and surrounded by open countryside. Formerly a stable block and cart  …see more

from £115 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in St Martins

Guernsey / St Martins

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely First Class !” Spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated with lovely furniture, well equipped kitchens, spacious well appointed bedrooms. Very friendly and helpful staff and an excellent location with shops close by. One the best holiday lets  …see more

from £79 / night

£549 - £1129 / week

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from £79 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Parthenay

Deux-Sevres / Parthenay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £580 / week

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from £35 / night

(25) Excellent 

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St Keverne holiday cottage rental

Helston / St Keverne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A good place to stay” Palm Cottage has a welcoming atmosphere about it, and is a splendid place in which to spend a holiday. It is old and characterful, and blends well with its beautiful surroundings. When not in use as a holiday cottage, it is cle  …see more

from £90 / night

£340 - £865 / week

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from £90 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
If it's a peaceful, relaxing rural retreat you're after then The Bothy is the place for you. Perfectly placed for exploring all that the Scottish Highlands have to offer whether golf, fishing, walking, wildlife or whisky, it's all on your doorstep in beau  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boynton Beach holiday villa rental

Florida / Boynton Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
CABLE TV and HIGH SPEED Internet  …see more

from £159 / night

£1112 / week

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from £159 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £169 / night

£1009 - £1421 / week

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from £169 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tisbury

Wiltshire / Tisbury

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“Gorgeous house, well stocked. Perfect for our weekend with friends. Will definitely return.” Myself and friends stayed at Tuckingmill Farm for a local wedding. The house itself is beautifully decorated and furnished, retaining the charm you expect whe  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accomadation” Great location, spotless and really comfortable, ideal for weekend breaks, really friendly owners and excellent value for money, will definitely re visit  …see more

from £54 / night

£380 - £830 / week

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from £54 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved the toys and running around in the garden.  …see more

from £95 / night

£545 - £975 / week

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from £95 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Warrenpoint

County Down / Warrenpoint

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“best holiday rental property ever!” Dolly's Cottage is a beautifully furnished and decorated property. The views from the front of the house are stunning. The owners exceeded every expectation we could have wished for. Hopefully we will be returnin  …see more

from £149 / night

£695 - £1007 / week

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from £149 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1300 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Wotton-under-Edge holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Wotton-under-Edge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” We rented this cottage over Christmas to be closer to the family. The woodburniing stove was alight when we arrived in the evening making the cottage very welcoming, there was also a small Christmas tree which was a very nice touch. T  …see more

from £80 / night

£470 - £970 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday private room in Stanwell Tops

New South Wales / Stanwell Tops

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Air conditioning
YellotailStay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We are 30 metres from the hang gliding and paragliding haven and stunning views of Bald Hill, Stanwell Park. The Top Room is a mote  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Teuillac holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Teuillac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
The loft apartment is on the first floor with it's own entrance from the garden. It has a bedroom with en-suite shower room and views over the swimming pool. There is a large open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen/ dining area. The whole apartment is very br  …see more

from £68 / night

£420 / week

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from £68 / night