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Rural retreats (47159)

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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(50) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£700 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Ashen Cross the Court” This was our second stay at the court a lovely warm welcome from Tracy & Geoff the standard of the accommodation was the same as the first visit all the goodies that Tracy does are a nice touch for when you arrive cakes also on
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cornworthy holiday cottage rental

Totnes / Cornworthy

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £60 / night

£420 - £860 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Killarney holiday home rental

County Kerry / Killarney

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £258 / night

£1724 - £2327 / week

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from £258 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday Home for rent in Argyll

Argyll and Bute / Ardfern

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Celebrating a 30th birthday” We booked Drumalban to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. We wanted somewhere that we could be together as a family as her birthday is on Christmas Day and it's a difficult time to get everyone together. What a place
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from £71 / night

£497 - £1610 / week

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from £71 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Kotor holiday apartment rental with shared pool

Kotor Municipality / Muo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful location - superbly equipped - lovely decor. Would stay again...” Stunning views over Kotor bay. A lovely pool and barbeque area. A lovely location, with superb restaurants nearby. A bit of a trek into the town, so a car would be recomm
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from £45 / night

£535 - £675 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peace fully” It was very nice had a lovely time the cabin was very nice and clean had every thing you need. The camp was small but good had a heated swimming pool out said .dogs are welcome in the camp plenty to do .will be going back next year as we
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from £59 / night

£390 - £470 / week

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from £59 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Elounda holiday villa rental

Lasithi Prefecture / Elounda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £108 / night

£750 - £1590 / week

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from £108 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Relaxing quiet spot. Great place for taking the dog on holiday” We really enjoyed our stay in The Moohey. There is a lot to see in the area and it is very peaceful. The Moohey had everything we needed and the room layout was great for two couples. O
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from £75 / night

£545 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night

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Komiza holiday villa rental

Island of Vis / Komiza

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely holiday” A very pleasant stay at Swn y Mor, a very spacious and extremely well-equipped holiday home in a lovely location. With three children in the family we found an ideal property with lots of space for the children to play both inside and
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from £65 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxation Unlimited” My husband and I needed to chill due to work pressure and that's just what we did. Lovely house on a nice quiet road very well equipped and very well kept. Will be booking again I am sure.
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from £65 / night

£505 - £715 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2750 / week

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from £279 / night

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Great Brak River holiday home rental

Western Cape / Great Brak River

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and stylish in a stunning location” This beach fronting holiday accommodation is perfectly presented and conveniently located. It is new and beautifully furnished with comfort and style. Porth beach is between Watergate Bay and Newquay to
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from £90 / night

£570 - £1690 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Uturoa

Raiatea / Uturoa

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£328 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crich

Derbyshire / Crich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Idyllic location in the Peak District” An absolutely gorgeous cottage, close to the lovely villages of the southern Peak District, Wakedon Cottage was a cosy home away from home. Comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen and delightful gardens made fo
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from £56 / night

£315 - £539 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Summer Holiday” Beautiful accommodation in a gorgeous location. Very friendly owners. Perfect for young children. Family friendly beaches that we loved. Highly recommended
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from £90 / night

£350 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £113 / night

£776 - £1207 / week

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from £113 / night

(20) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Barao de Sao Joao

Lagos / Barao de Sao Joao

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn
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Certificate of Excellence

from £35 / night

£230 - £395 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

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Inzell ski condo to rent.

Upper Bavaria / Inzell

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£278 / week

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from £40 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Lake District / Silverdale

11 24 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent - thank you for having us” Had a great time staying at bay view house, was perfect for me and 19 friends for my 30th birthday. Walking distance to the beach and we were blessed with fantastic weather. Jules was very helpful with informat
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from £250 / night

£1500 - £3300 / week

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from £250 / night

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Watermill rental in Meymac with shared pool

Correze / Meymac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £74 / night

£302 - £949 / week

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from £74 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Borwick holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Me bruce” This log cabin is amazing. Me and my wife stayed the weekend for her birthday and lovely every second of it. The cabin is very spacious, clean and modern. Couldn't ask for more.
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from £80 / night

£475 - £925 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The cottage was exactly what we wanted” Our stay at the cottage was a great experience. The close proximity to the shore allowed us to take some amazing walks without using the car, It had everything we needed, including the woodburner which made the
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from £50 / night

£280 - £715 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

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
“Tranquil stay” Vineyard cottage in Waterly Bottom was an exceptional find. Very quiet and peaceful surrounded by forests. We had many walks around the area and found our cottage the perfect retreat to come home to at day's end. To sit by the wood fire
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from £80 / night

£480 - £1070 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in St Merryn with golf nearby

Padstow / St Merryn

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“great location” host very pleasant and extremely trusting to let someone unknown stay in their cottage. sat tv a bonus given the weather was not all that great to put it mildly.padstow was a little further than the 5 mins suggested but thats a minor c
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from £122 / night

£850 - £1295 / week

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from £122 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w
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from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Drimoleague

County Cork / Drimoleague

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £113 / night

£587 - £768 / week

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from £113 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Sambrook

Newport / Sambrook

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Even nicer than I remembered” We stayed at Sambrook Manor Cottages again this April and it was even better than we remembered. Spotlessly clean, fantastic views and everything you need to make a stay comfortable. We had lovely weather so we all enjoye
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from £95 / night

£480 - £750 / week

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from £95 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

St Austell / Charlestown, St Austell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic rental property owned by incredibly thoughtful owners!” We booked this property through TripAdvisor which was a very easy process. The property is located off the main road to the harbour in a collection of new builds. The cul-de-sac is
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from £70 / night

£350 - £800 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning apartment in an excellent location” This apartment is simply beautiful! We were absolutely over the moon from the moment we stepped in. The pictures, whilst very good, don't capture how spacious it is - we were both expecting it to be much sm
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from £66 / night

£264 - £672 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural. Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast. Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break. Only significant negative comments are that
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from £70 / night

£295 - £945 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£173 - £561 / week

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from £87 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Sarrola-Carcopino

Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £31 / night

£180 - £404 / week

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from £31 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely House, Beautiful Views” Arrived on Sat 15th April, Richard very kindly let us in early as we had plans in the evening and wanted to get settled. Lovely spacious house with beautiful views over the Irish Sea and within walking distance into Dona
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from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in O Freixo

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj
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from £104 / night

£561 - £1130 / week

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from £104 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“total relaxation” we had a lovely week at Torbreck.The house is very clean and well equipped.Sitting outside we could watch dragonflies,take in the views and listen to the birds in total peace,. The nearby beaches were beautiful and Lochinver was a lo
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from £130 / night

£600 - £1500 / week

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from £130 / night

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