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Rural retreats (47093)

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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Pila-Canale holiday gite let

Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£483 - £869 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Mauleon-Licharre holiday farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £71 / night

£439 - £808 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Rheenendal

Knysna / Rheenendal

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £45 / night

£290 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday house” Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standard and a well equipped kitche
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from £69 / night

£483 - £1294 / week

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Villa rental in Ko Lanta with swimming pool

Krabi Province / Ko Lanta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £135 / night

£755 - £3097 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Middleton on Sea

Bognor Regis / Middleton on Sea

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great stay” The owners showed great service, with really nice touches. The property is superbly designed and equipped. The accommodation flows really well, even the annex portion is part of the house. Lots of storage. The location is great for the
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from £200 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £200 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool

from £53 / night

£790 - £1009 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £53 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Edzell holiday apartment rental

Brechin / Edzell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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avg. 1 hour 38 minutes

from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Stroud holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Stroud

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £123 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £123 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“One of the best places in the world!” Port Isaac is a great place to visit and dolphin house is the perfect place to stay, situated in a great location. There was 9 of us that stayed at dolphin house including my 6 month old niece, there was plenty o
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from £300 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £300 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Near Sawrey

Ambleside / Near Sawrey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“I would live there!” Very nice cottage beautiful view well equipped you can make nice walk near lake simply amazing I suggest you have a car so you can travel around the small villages nice pub 1 min away I one word you can make a relaxing holiday.
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from £85 / night

£445 - £895 / week

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avg. 3 hours 38 minutes

from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lyndhurst holiday home rental

New Forest / Lyndhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic family getaway” We stayed at The Old Schoolhouse for 1 week at the end of may/start of june and had a fantastic time. The cottage is very spacious and homely at the same time. The kitchen is very well equipped. The garden with outdoor furnit
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from £145 / night

£725 - £825 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £145 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Salis Beach

Antibes / Salis Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Grand Salis for a wonderful holiday.” The view from the front veranda was full of activity, beach, sailing boats, yachts with beautiful,panaromic views of the coast with the mountains behind. You can walk easily into Old Antibes and visit the excitin
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from £65 / night

£430 - £900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Callington

Cornwall / Callington

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“magical, every childs dream garden” We have just returned from a very lovely stay at Sherwell Cottage where we had a wonderful family holiday. Peter & Tracey are truly lovely people who went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful time. The cott
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from £89 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £89 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £106 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tisbury

Wiltshire / Tisbury

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely, cosy cottage” We have just returned from a lovely stay at tuckingmill cottage. The house is cosy, well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are a good size. The cottage has under floor heating, a log burner and good heating so it's
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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be in heaven. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £150 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect 'home' in the Highlands” I've stayed at No 3 The Old Convent a couple of times before so just feel absolutely confident booking it again and again. Felicity and Chris have worked so hard to create such lovely accommodation and are always on
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £65 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect family destination” As numerous other reviews stated a lovely villa and location with owners who go out their way to assist. Couldn't fault anything and look forward to returning.
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from £150 / night

£800 - £4590 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £150 / night

(87) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Fordingbridge

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Idyllic” Few days away and felt like we had been there forever. Really relaxing, great walks , wonderful food in Fordingbridge. Accommodation was fab. All the things you need and more.
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from £75 / night

£480 - £600 / week

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avg. 13 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Abondance ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Abondance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ski

from £53 / night

£290 - £676 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £53 / night

(38) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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
“Fanblooming tastic” Loved the cottage. Everything we needed. Rita and Steve both super friendly and helpful. Peaceful area. Great local pub. Will definitely book again.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £510 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £50 / night

(49) Excellent 

30

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
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from £119 / night

£829 - £1566 / week

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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

from £119 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

Bungalow rental in Rhoscolyn

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another perfect stay in this bungalow. Beautiful spot” The bungalow is well equipped and ideally situated. 10 minute walk to lovely beach. In my opinion the best beach on Ang,esey
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1140 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

Costa Brava / L'Escala

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.65 km
  • Swimming pool

from £74 / night

£925 - £1527 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Cognac

Cognac / Deuville

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £66 / night

£461 / week

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from £66 / night

(78) Excellent 

18

Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second time here” This is the second time here and been absolutely brilliant good fishing days to and quite a lot caught kids enjoyed themselves to and Kim the owner helped us with any questions we asked her during our stay would recommend this place
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from £85 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £85 / 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

£575 - £675 / week

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from £45 / night

(13) Very Good 

15

Holiday lodge in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great find for the whole family no matter what the age” Really exceeded all expectations, the house was lovely and fitted 6 in quite comfortably, along with our two dogs. Our lake was one of the smaller ones which made it much more personal experien
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from £100 / night

£790 - £990 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa letting

Naxos / Melanes

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £93 / night

£645 - £1965 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £93 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f
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from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Inveraray

Inveraray / Loch Fyne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£330 - £525 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £65 / night

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Apartment rental in Medulin

Istria / Medulin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £40 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

45

Llandeilo holiday cottage rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Capt” Perfect location and perfect hosts. We loved it and would recommend to anyone to go stay there. The hosts were most help with places to visit and selected fine dining. Perfect all round !!!
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

from £60 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Villa” The Villa lived up to all expectations, it was very clean and well kept. Val met us on arrival and answered any questions we had. His service throughout our stay was exceptional with any queries answered straight away. We will definitely
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from £83 / night

£578 - £1603 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £83 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Tregony

Tregony / Carwinnick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“A truly lovely place to stay.” A lovely place to stay, Nigel & Pam made us very welcome. Lots of things to do & places to visit. Would love to come back.
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from £49 / night

£319 - £799 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £193 / night

£700 - £1092 / week

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from £193 / night

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Holiday apartment in Donnas

Valle d'Aosta / Donnas

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Oddington

Cotswolds / Oddington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely stay in gorgeous, "typical" Cotswold cottage” We had a lovely stay at Longwood House, a picture postcard Cotswold cottage. The house is very well appointed and equipped in a fantastic quiet location (if a little tricky to locate). Would definit
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from £205 / night

£932 - £2116 / week

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from £205 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Southrepps

Norfolk / Southrepps

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for our family get together” Coach Cottage was just what we were looking for. Located in a quiet village near a very good locals pub and a shop. The property is well maintained and equipped. Underfloor heating is a real treat. There were so ma
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from £95 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

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