Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (47540)

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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14

Telgart Ski Centre - Spisska Nova Ves apartment sleeps 3

Kosice Region / Spisska Nova Ves

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Studio Ski Apartment in Slovakia Low Tatra MountainsTelgart Ski Centre is New Built in Hron River Valley at the base of one of the highest mountains 'Kralova Hola 1948 Meters, in 'Slovak Paradise National Park.The fully equipped apartment will sleep up to 3 as  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 / week

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from £25 / night

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Haute-Loire / Sainte-Florine

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £37 / night

£259 / week

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from £37 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Oakerthorpe Manor - Oakerthorpe manor house sleeps 17

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Oakerthorpe Manor is an 19th Century Manor House situated in private grounds, ideal for that getaway from it all with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms, there is plenty of spacious accommodation to cater for a large group. The Manor is approached through electric gate  …see more

from £250 / night

£2300 - £2600 / week

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from £250 / night

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Waterlily Holiday Cottage - Probus cottage sleeps 4

Cornwall / Probus

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
Near the county capital of Truro, you will find this quintessential Cornish cottage in a quiet lane, within the Conservation Area of Probus village. Recently refurbished to a high standard, with all its special character this spacious cottage is spotlessly clean, comfor  …see more

from £72 / night

£286 - £810 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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The Anchorage - Portballintrae townhouse sleeps 9

Bushmills / Portballintrae

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Over the past number of years it has been home to families and guests from Canada, Australia, France, China and other international bases. The four double rooms are well suited and comfortable for two families and it has also been the base for the South African Golf tea  …see more

from £160 / night

£660 - £800 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Chesapeake Bay - Margate apartment sleeps 4

KwaZulu-Natal / Margate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This superbly located, comfortable two-bedroom modern apartment, with full balcony, provides guests with unsurpassed 180-degree sea views. The apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and is located in the popular coastal town of Margate. The apartment is set withi  …see more

from £22 / night

£168 - £500 / week

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from £22 / night

18

Canton of Graubunden / St Peter

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

(33) Excellent 

15

Foxes Barn - Tewkesbury barn sleeps 5

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently renovated barn, that is tiled throughout the ground floor, therefore ideal for dog owners. The barn has a modern kitchen and shower room fitted on the ground floor, with a further toilet and washbasin on the first floor. The living area is large, with the origi  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £90 / night

25

Nice Mansion near Transfagarasan road - Curtea de Arges manor house sleeps 17

Arges County / Curtea de Arges

6 17 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Old family mansion renovated and decorated with style located in historical town Curtea de Arges Comfortable 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms, large living and dinning room,complete kitchen, fire -place,barbecue, swing, nice green garden -a place where you will feel a  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Shell Ness Whitstable - West Beach house sleeps 12

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Contemporary modern home with spectacular sea views across the North Kent coast. Ideal for family and friends getting together, but the property is NOT suitable for rental for evening parties or stag/hen parties to avoid disturbing our neighbours. There are two large su  …see more

from £255 / night

£1800 - £2900 / week

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from £255 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ile de Re / Saint Martin de Re

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £204 / night

£1423 - £2888 / week

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from £204 / night

(15) Excellent 

22

Derrygiff Cottage - Fermanagh bungalow sleeps 8

Enniskillen / Fermanagh

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Derrygiff Cottage is a family-run self catering property on a working farm in the heart of the spectacular Fermanagh Lakelands. This warm, bright, comfortable and well-equipped cottage sleeps eight people (plus two cots) in four spacious bedrooms - one kingsize with en  …see more

from £70 / night

£470 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Upper Wesley's Barn - St Just barn sleeps 4

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Upper Wesley's Barn is a beautifully appointed barn conversion 1/2 a mile outside St Just and 10 minutes from the surfing beach of Sennen Cove.Wesley's barn can be rented to sleep eight, but the Upper Barn is completely self contained for 4 people. Ideal for walkers, go  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £861 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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The Nook, Ground Floor Bijou Apartment, Beaumaris - Beaumaris apartment sleeps 4

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Nook is a little gem that forms the entire ground floor in a purpose built select development of just three apartments situated in the heart of historic Beaumaris. The main Castle Street with it's restaurants, coffee shops and boutique shops are just 250 metres fro  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £429 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Glorig Croft House - Husinish house sleeps 7

Isle of Harris / Husinish

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Glorig Croft House is in the spectacular setting of Bedersaig, less than one mile from Husinish Beach (voted best beach in the UK by the Guardian newspaper!) on the north west Atlantic coast of the Isle of Harris. Travel along the dramatic 13 mile single track road, pas  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Casa Estacey - Tabaira villa sleeps 8

Moraira / Tabaira

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful villa is in one of the best areas in Moraira and is only a 3 minute walk to local supermarket, bars, restaurants & Uk newsagents. And a 10 minute walk to the bustling town of moraira. Being south facing this property benefits from full sun all year r  …see more

from £220 / night

£1250 - £1850 / week

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from £220 / night

24

Timeless Home - Orino villa sleeps 10

Province of Varese / Orino

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Take in the effortless style of this 5* luxury home!Nestled in the picturesque hillside setting of ancient Orino, this luxury 6 bed retreat offers a timeless and unique location for flexible Lake Maggiore stays. Also situated just 10 minutes drive from the well-serviced  …see more

from £274 / night

£1366 - £3276 / week

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from £274 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Croft, Low Farm, Hartoft - Hartoft barn sleeps 4

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
DownstairsThe layout is open plan with a modern kitchen equipped with gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and radio with CD player. A Dining and Lounge area with electric stove, digital TV and DVD player provides a wonderful area for relaxation.UpstairsThere is a  …see more

from £75 / night

£345 - £445 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Hop Cottage - Challock cottage sleeps 8

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located within the private Landews estate 'Hop' cottage is a spacious cottage with fantastic high class facilities. Set in the beautiful village of Challock it provides an ideal base for enjoying Kent and for day trips to London and France. Surrounded by open  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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French Family House & Large Pool in pretty village - Aubeterre-sur-Dronne house sleeps 14

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
A charming family house in what is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, sleeping 14 adults/children, with an additional 3 cots for infants. Perfect entertaining space for large extended families or groups of friends, with flexible accommodation organ  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £2650 / week

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from £200 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa Helia - Almyrida villa sleeps 6

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Helia sits on top of a small hill just above the sea side village resort of Almyrida and it's beautiful beach and clear waters. Its fantastic ,peaceful and private location gives panoramic views across olive slopes to the sea , the beautiful wide blue bay of Almyr  …see more

from £50 / night

£175 - £990 / week

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from £50 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Sunnyside Lodge - Ella lodge sleeps 6

Uva Province / Ella

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sunnyside Lodge was built for our personal use and having really enjoyed spending our family vacations, we thought that it was best we share the joy of family with others! Hence, it is available for you to enjoy your family vacation!Hidden away from noise and traffic an  …see more

from £70 / night

£416 - £470 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

36

Auchgoyle Bay Cottage - Loch Fyne cottage sleeps 4

Inveraray / Loch Fyne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Auchgoyle Bay Cottage is the perfect base to explore Argyll – the Coast of the Gaels. The cottage is in the small village of Minard, just south of Inveraray and has direct views across the ever-changing panorama of Loch Fyne. There are walks to suit all abilities fro  …see more

from £60 / night

£265 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

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Villa swimming pool 3 bedrooms - Torre Dell'Orso villa sleeps 8

Melendugno / Torre Dell'Orso

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful villa for rent in Torre Dell'Orso, with large communal swimming pool (5x20 meters), with relaxation area. This typical Salento villa has a large garden with a lawn, palm trees, various flowers and is equipped with a covered veranda which is ideal for outdoor l  …see more

from £32 / night

£218 - £1772 / week

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from £32 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £57 / night

£255 / week

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from £57 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Eden lodge ( with private hot tub ) - Tiverton lodge sleeps 4

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Eden lodge is a beautiful rural retreat with a picturesque garden, extensive countryside views and private sunken hot tub, ideal for those looking for a peaceful get away or romantic break (the lodge currently enjoys a 4 star platinum rating from Bluechip holidays)Insid  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £807 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Rural tranquility - private balcony, magical view - Laborie gite sleeps 5

Ariege / Laborie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela mak  …see more

from £48 / night

£285 - £634 / week

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from £48 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Upton Bourn Lodge - Somerton lodge sleeps 14

Somerset / Somerton

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stay in a recently converted "grand designs" house, perfect for an extended family or group of friends to celebrate or holiday together. Fourteen can dine together in a fabulous double height room with bifold doors directly onto the garden and with views over the countr  …see more

from £315 / night

£1995 - £3750 / week

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from £315 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Dimmock Cottage - Walcott/ Bacton North Norfolk - Walcott cottage sleeps 6

Norfolk / Walcott

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Newly built to a high specification this traditional style flint cottage is just a two minute stroll from the lovely, sandy beach of Bacton. Well appointed, modern and situated on a quiet road leading to the beach, this semi-detached cottage has gas central heating (inc  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £900 / week

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from £61 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Riverside Retreat - Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant chalet sleeps 4

Powys / Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Riverside Retreat is the perfect romantic setting and only 2 miles from the famous 240ft Waterfall which is set in the beautiful county of Powys.The cabin nestles in a valley with the River Rhaeadr passing immediately outside it and can be seen from all windows. The ne  …see more

from £68 / night

£459 - £548 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa Seccarille - Anghiari villa sleeps 12

Province of Arezzo / Anghiari

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Exceptional views. Sleeps 12. Pool, gardens, tennis court and basketballOriginally a 16th century farmhouse, Villa Seccarille is situated in 57 hectares of fields and woodlands, on the lower slopes of the Appennine Mountains. The villa offers breathtaking views of the s  …see more

from £358 / night

£2500 - £3750 / week

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from £358 / night

(82) Excellent 

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The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna - Upper Sapey cottage sleeps 4

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Piglets - Lingwood cottage sleeps 2

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Piglets is a modern conversion on one level consisting of one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The property has its own separate enclosed private garden. The owners bungalow is situated next to the cottage and access to the rest of 3 1/2 acre grounds is permitted.Pigle  …see more

from £55 / night

£317 - £485 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage In Monmouthshire. Clay Shooting Available - Coed-Y-Paen cottage sleeps 4

Monmouthshire / Coed-Y-Paen

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Feel like getting away from it all? Treat yourselves to a midweek or weekend break in the beautiful Usk valley. Stay for a week or more and not only enjoy the magnificent views but visit the many castles and attractions in the area. First built in c1800 the former fore  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Mc Evoy's Self Catering - Kilnaleck cottage sleeps 12

County Cavan / Kilnaleck

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
Situated in peaceful countryside 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, 8 miles from Cavan town and 60 miles from Dublin. This spacious home offering 4* self catering accommodation, with a large fully enclosed garden, patio area, basketball area, games room and large lockup gar  …see more

from £87 / night

£603 - £906 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Porte de la Forêt - Les Praz apartment sleeps 6

Chamonix / Les Praz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chamonix is a top alpine resort. Our accommodation has its own private garden. Natural shade is provided by large birch and fir trees. Ideal for BBQ'ing (Weber BBQ provided!) with views of famous alpine peaks. Forest walks begin practically right outside your doo  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £962 / week

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from £80 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Matchbox Cottage - Wirksworth cottage sleeps 4

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Matchbox appeals to all ages and can provide the perfect holiday for the active and also for those looking for a quiet retreat.Matchbox is large enough for 4 people , with separate dining and living rooms, gardens front and rear. The cottage is ideally situated close en  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Golden Square Cottage - Stockland cottage sleeps 5

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Golden Square Cottage has recently been converted from an old dairy. The cottage was designed to make the most of the amazing views from our hill top position. The view from the bedrooms and the large private deck are really special. Finished to a high standard, with  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Hill Farm - Bransgore house sleeps 8

New Forest / Bransgore

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Situated in 17 acres in Bransgore in the New Forest, Hill Farm is the ideal place to relax, unwind, and from which to visit nearby Christchurch and the lovely forest villages and pubs. Bournemouth is just 20 minutes away. Plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Peurakangasranta - Ranua log cabin sleeps 10

Lapland / Ranua

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
140 m2 logcabin in southern Lapland, build in 2000, beside lake Ranua, with 30 m shallow sand beach..Located in isolated forest, 7 km from busstation, shops and restaurants in Ranua village.Neighbours 800 m, very quiet area. Good fishing, berry- and mushroom picking. C  …see more

from £82 / night

£509 / week

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from £82 / night

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