Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (46028)

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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Finestrat holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Finestrat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Location” Just returned from a lovely stay in Casita de la Luna ,everything was just perfect for a quiet peaceful holiday . The scenery is spectacular in every direction and the house is ideally located for walking in the mountains or drivi  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

County Limerick / Ardpatrick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely cottage in beautiful setting with very friendly and accommodating hosts” A lovely cottage for two, in a very peaceful location with beautiful views of mountains from lounge. Very nicely furnished and extremely comfortable bed. Owners are real  …see more

from £43 / night

£272 - £323 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday apartment in Magnetic Island

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £117 / night

£1038 - £1383 / week

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from £117 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
We are now taking short break bookings for the Autumn / Winter period. Please contact us for an exact price as those quoted may be indicative. Thank you, Howard and Anne-Marie. Graded "5 Star" by Visit Wales, 1 Saron Cottages is an anything but traditional  …see more

from £81 / night

£350 - £645 / week

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from £81 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(50) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llanddona

Anglesey / Llanddona

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” No tips, family enjoyed the setting , the home was spacious. No drawbacks as far as we were concerned.  …see more

from £100 / night

£540 - £1940 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Yarmouth

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation - location and local people” Good walks at rear and front of the property on this dog friendly island. Property overlooks the sea with fenced green area (for Victoria cottages residents) where rabbits and children can play. In  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1245 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castelvecchio

Province of Pistoia / Castelvecchio

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful holiday home in beautiful surroundings!” I stayed in this gorgeous house in October for a long weekend and loved every minute. The house is extremely well equipped and very beautifully renovated. The views from the house are incredible and t  …see more

from £139 / night

£844 - £2105 / week

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from £139 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
VILLA JOLE has Private Pool, Aircon (coin operatedand )a BRAND NEW TOP OF THE RANGE HOT TUB to Enjoy The Fantastic All Year Round WeatherGreat Location With All Amenities including the world class marina within A 5 Minute Walk Or 5 Minute Drive Further A Field.Sleeps 8  …see more

from £227 / night

£1395 - £2155 / week

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from £227 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant Christmas destination” 7 of us for family Christmas. Great house with plenty of space. Very warm and comfortable. 2mins walk to the beach for relaxing, invigorating walks with our dogs. Very recommended.  …see more

from £145 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Les Acacias - garden apartment is part of a large villa and was created in 2015. Comprising of a large open plan living area that has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. We have tried to think of everything you will need to ensure a comfortable holiday.  …see more

from £52 / night

£347 - £625 / week

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from £52 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect view” Very nice Location on the top of a small hill. Very friendly and responsive Family. Fantastic house for two families. We were 4 adults and 4 children. We only used 4 of the 5 bedrooms. Many different outside Areas suitable for all tim  …see more

from £146 / night

£1017 - £2373 / week

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from £146 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puerto Princesa holiday villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p  …see more

from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Portreath

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Glenfeadon Villa, is a beautifully present, cosy 100yr old end of terrace, 3bed stone built Cornish cottage which provides a real home-from-home, family property. It is only a very short level walk to the beach and village facilities, giving you the option of parking<  …see more

from £70 / night

£345 - £1090 / week

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from £70 / night

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Pedreguer holiday villa rental

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£375 - £800 / week

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from £65 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Andover

Hampshire / Andover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Luxury and relaxing in the country” This was our second visit to Maples Barn and we enjoyed it just like the first. We found some new additions to the property that just reaffirmed the owners attention to detail. A very high standard of accommodation  …see more

from £100 / night

£455 - £760 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Pont-d'Ouilly holiday gite let

Calvados / Pont-d'Ouilly

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A charming holiday cottage in a quiet village in Swiss Normandy. Spacious, bright and very comfortable with tasteful furnishings. Our typical Normandy house is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Berjou village whilst being a very short walk, drive  …see more

from £35 / night

£330 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Holiday home letting

Bideford / Instow

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A lovely 4 bedroom 1930s house, tastefully decorated throughout over three floors, with all modern appliances. The downstairs is open plan with comfortable furnishings. The lounge is fitted with a log burner, a three seater leather sofa and a love seat that easliy fits  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1400 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Motril

Province of Granada / Motril

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Spacious, detached, private studio cottage situated on a peaceful rustic finca yet less than 8mins from busy Motril, nightlife and beaches (4km). A tranquil retreat to relax in after a busy day exploring this stunning area. Your perfect holiday awaits! The casita is  …see more

from £28 / night

£178 - £306 / week

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from £28 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ridsdale

Northumberland / Ridsdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great experiance” Me and my parents stayed in the cottage for a week and really enjoyed it! there is a small village co-op 6 miles from the cottage in Bellingham which was easy to get to. very nice views from the cottage and when we arrived, set out  …see more

from £47 / night

£290 - £470 / week

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from £47 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely and relaxing in perfect location with beautiful views.” Travelled with husband and son for a wedding in the area. Barn in lovely location and very well equipped . Owners seem to have thought of everything including a pair of binoculars to view  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit  …see more

from £13 / night

£1550 - £4450 / week

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from £13 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ardara

County Donegal / Ardara

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great value” Comfortable house for a good price. Clean and well presented, towels were provided and turf for the fire.  …see more

from £51 / night

£119 - £339 / week

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from £51 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Sutton-on-Sea

Lincolnshire / Sutton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£495 - £635 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£293 - £386 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Harlech

Snowdonia National Park / Harlech

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location for exploring Snowdonia” My wife and I stayed for one month at Dros-Y-Mor and found it to be a perfect location for exploring Snowdonia and North West Wales. The apartment is well presented and has all the amenities one could possibly  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday. The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and  …see more

from £220 / night

£1300 - £2199 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Carrbridge

Aviemore / Carrbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” This was our second stay at birchtree cottage and we had another marvellous time. The property is lovely and the upgrades to en suite and family bathroom are lovely. We had friends join us this time and they very much enjoyed their  …see more

from £180 / night

£1100 - £1800 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Sant Joan de Labritja holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Joan de Labritja

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ibicenco Marí: Vivienda Turistica: ETV-1059-E Property accommodates max. 6 adults + 2 children under 12 years in additional beds on request + 2 babies under 2 years in additional cots on request = 8 people/guests + 2 babies maximum _______ Rental rates are base  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 - £4028 / week

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from £162 / night

(101) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Corse-du-Sud / Bonifacio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £73 / night

£500 - £1051 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lower Saxony / Schwanewede

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £81 / night

£551 / week

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from £81 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Alozaina

Province of Malaga / Alozaina

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous villa, fantastic views” Very helpful owner from start to finish. A wonderful villa with everything you need for a great holiday. Views were tremendous, very pretty area, friendly locals and not too far from local amenities. Villa was spotl  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1280 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Strathpeffer holiday home rental

Strathpeffer / Strathconon

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Modern, comfortable property ideal for larger groups with fantastic views.” Fabulous, modern property the open plan living space ideal for larger groups, it is equipped with everything you could think of. Very clean and comfortable beds, plenty of sh  …see more

from £225 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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from £225 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salcombe

Devon / Salcombe

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Quiet, cosy and convenient, we loved it! Thank you.” Fantastic location with stunning views and garden. The house was extremely cosy and well equipped, with everything we needed. The owner was lovely and helpful. We loved our stay and would love to vi  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £65 / night

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Province of Oristano / Sedilo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Lyth Hill

Shrewsbury / Lyth Hill

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yews Barn....” Just got back home today after a delightful stay at Yews Barn. What a fantastic time we enjoyed there. So peaceful....just the birds and the odd call from the deer! Sheer bliss. We had our little yorkie with us who absolutely loved the  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £445 / week

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from £49 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful end cottage set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views across the very pic  …see more

from £46 / night

£318 - £755 / week

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from £46 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Perfect for FAMILIES, ROMANTIC breaks, active RAMBLERS or just for an RELAXATION in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Lovely country walk to Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the -Water or Naunton. Easy drive to Broadway, Northleach, Cheltenham, Moreton-  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night