Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (43097)

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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Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of
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from £200 / night

£850 - £1800 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Devon / Woolsery

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge with all you could ask for.” Very well equipped lodge travelled with partner and our 3 teenagers . Unfortunately the weather let us down but the fact the lodge was so homely it did not spoil our stay. Would have been disappointed if I
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from £120 / night

£499 - £899 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Culdaff

Culdaff / Inishowen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£337 - £421 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£1750 - £3150 / week

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from £130 / night

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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from £56 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Bovey Tracey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A great relaxing place to unwind.” This was the perfect weekend away. We arrived to find everything all ready for us including a welcome hamper. The cottage is in a great location being only a short distance from the A38, yet within a few minutes of l
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
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from £150 / night

£620 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Next time i go to lake district i would definitely be staying at heatherlea. Brilliant experience....very satisfied!
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from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / Upper Slaughter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
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from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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Ski chalet to rent in Allos

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Allos

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £148 / night

£395 - £673 / week

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from £148 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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avg. 1 hour 28 minutes

from £100 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Old Colwyn

Conwy County / Old Colwyn

12 34 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 34
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £500 / night

£1495 - £4791 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £500 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place
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from £64 / night

£442 - £1026 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / 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

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Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £126 / night

£877 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in New Ross

New Ross / Whitechurch

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£332 - £500 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place with the exception of the shower” We really loved staying here, the house had so much character. The only issue we had was the shower was unusable as it was far to hot, the management company were fantastic and helped us a lot.
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from £60 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
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from £157 / night

£1093 - £2732 / week

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avg. 3 hours 47 minutes

from £157 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
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from £66 / night

£330 - £830 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £66 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £78 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Most perfect spot by the beach” We were a family of 5 staying for a much needed break. The house had been recommended by friends and I am so pleased I took up their recommendation. The house was just LOVELY, a perfect size, nicely furnished and with a
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from £85 / night

£475 - £740 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £85 / night

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Saarland / Neunkirchen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £38 / night

£265 / week

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from £38 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £115 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Neale Carol & Max Buick.” Our second year staying at Heather Cottage. Lovely warm clean accommodation fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Close to Portstewart and for Max most importantly the lovely park at flower fields. Totally h
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from £100 / night

£495 - £1645 / week

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avg. 58 minutes

from £100 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £127 / night

£446 - £664 / week

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avg. 2 hours 48 minutes

from £127 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Mijas Centre

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Brillaint - Better than I could have wished for!” I loved this Villa as soon as I saw the pictures and thought it would be perfect for our stay! But after being there I have to say the pictures do not do it justice! There is more than enoug
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from £377 / night

£2640 - £4614 / week

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from £377 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Dundrum holiday home rental

County Down / Dundrum

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sometimes it's the little extras that make all the difference” I stayed as a group of six guys in Mourne Eacape for two nights at the start of May for a golfing break before my wedding in July. Mervyn and his wife met us on the Friday afternoon and
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from £300 / night

£1175 - £1300 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday cottage in Carlingford

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £70 / night

£379 - £484 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Armagh

County Armagh / Armagh

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful” Beautiful house ,spotlessly clean.very spacious.Had a very relaxing stay and will definitely be returning .
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from £75 / night

£490 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £75 / night

(59) 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
“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
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from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Ploubalay

Cotes-d'Armor / Ploubalay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£463 - £774 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £67 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition. We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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avg. 59 minutes

from £100 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“I love this place” the weather was not as kind to us this time but that does not stop us enjoying the peace and tranquility. The house as always has everything we need and the woodburner in the lounge gives a wonderful sense of well being at the end o
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from £100 / night

£595 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Minchinhampton holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Minchinhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £123 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £123 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
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from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £220 / night

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Askernish holiday bungalow rental

South Uist / Askernish

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £179 / night

£1250 / week

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from £179 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Berrynarbor holiday cottage rental

Ilfracombe / Berrynarbor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“What a great find!” Perfect location, perfect accommodation, perfect hosts as far as we were concerned. Even the weather was good! Handy for good beaches and coves as well as interesting towns and villages. Such a nice open plan "bungalow" with all
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from £75 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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(61) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“A real Gem” My wife and I stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week, it was so well equipped, everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. The welcome pack was beyond generous with the most delicious home cooked meal left for us. The view is
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from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
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from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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