Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (43093)

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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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Corralejo

Corralejo / Tamaragua

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa, everything you could want for a relaxing break” A lovely villa, all you want for a home from home .Very helpful owner and keyholder, they couldn't have been more helpful.Good communicationfrom both mentioned above.
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from £46 / night

£322 - £385 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Baska

Krk Island / Baska

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£256 - £534 / week

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from £37 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Isle of Harris holiday cottage rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully designed cottage in the most stunning location” We had a wonderful two weeks staying in Cuckoo Cottage. It's location is perfect, each morning I could go for walks on the beach (with new born baby) and my husband could do a good training
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from £80 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £449 / night

£4260 - £5851 / week

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from £449 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

Carnforth holiday chalet rental

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” Beyond expectations staff very friendly and helpful, could not take full advantage of South Lakeland due to the weather but are determined to go again in 2017.
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from £85 / night

£495 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bonchurch

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr
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from £140 / night

£900 - £1990 / week

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from £140 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kinsale

County Cork / Kinsale

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous week in the most idylic, relaxing and friendly setting” This cottage is in a perfect location, close enough to local amenities and local bars etc but also nicely tucked away to have your own private holiday. We stayed for a week in Kinsale an
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from £106 / night

£750 / week

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from £106 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carrigart

County Donegal / Carrigart

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lochveiw” We stopped at lochview chalet from the 26th December for one week, the place was amazing, modern, spotlessly clean, the views where stunning, great location, we will definitely be returning.. would highly recommend.
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from £90 / night

£650 - £920 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

18

Holiday gite rental

Hambye / Le Guislain

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“70th anniversary of D-Day” Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation in La Guislain. Hosts Ann and Dave very friendly and helpful., could not of found a better area after returning from the hustle of the beaches each evening.. As the general said "w
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from £77 / night

£382 - £568 / week

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from £77 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta
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from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(18) Excellent 

13

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
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from £13 / night

£1479 - £4450 / week

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from £13 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday cottage rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Cawsand holiday apartment accommodation

Cornwall / Cawsand

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely village” The accommodation was very comfortable and included everything we needed for our stay in Cawsand. The owners were friendly and helpful.
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from £80 / night

£365 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Hill Head holiday cottage rental

Fareham / Hill Head

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyable stay in a cosy characterful cottage” We arrived on a dark wet evening and it was lovely to walk into a cosy welcoming room. All the facilities we needed were there and, of course, the view was spectacular. We used it as a base to watch the l
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from £120 / night

£450 - £865 / week

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from £120 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Boot

Lake District / Boot

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
“Family anniversary weekend” Had a wonderful wkend at the cottage. It had everything we needed, the kitchen was well equipped and everything in working order. The drive up the lane was steeper than expected and a little unnerving the first time but we
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from £250 / night

£1650 - £2495 / week

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from £250 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Wembdon

Bridgwater / Wembdon

10 25 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great experience” This was a great experience for our large group. The house was fabulous and accommodated us all easily and was full of character. Well located for exploring the area. The rooms were huge in the main house and all had ensuite bathroom
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from £400 / night

£2400 - £8035 / week

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from £400 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £85 / night

£424 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

15

East Looe holiday penthouse rental

Looe / East Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the
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from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Exactly what I wanted to surprise the wife for our first wedding anniversary” Beautiful, quiet, near good pubs, great cafe for breakfast. Beaches close by....take the bikes, perfect for cycling. Try The Kings Arms at Fleggburgh for absolutely amazing
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from £80 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

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Savoie / Valfrejus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£195 - £594 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“FABULOUS LOCATION” This was our second visit to Eliabeth House and we would hapily return there because the location is perfect, being close to both the sea and town centre. The views of the sea are brilliant. I spent most of my time there watching
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from £75 / night

£385 - £795 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer / Villefranche Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A well presented apartment in a beautiful seaside town.” Amelie is a small centrally located apartment but perfectly suited to a couple. It is well presented, has all the amenities needed and the view from the balcony looks right out over the sea.
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from £60 / night

£420 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay. The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided. Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep. Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
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from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Polzeath

Polzeath / Dunder Hill

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £199 / night

£795 - £2595 / week

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from £199 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

Hamble holiday home rental

Hampshire / Hamble

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £99 / night

£693 - £840 / week

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from £99 / night

(64) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent appartment with views to match” This appartment really is as good as everyone says: Its really modern, tastefully decorated and has sea views from all windows. The welcome pack is a really nice touch. You virtually have your own train stat
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Very Good 

13

Straiton holiday cottage accommodation

South Ayrshire / Straiton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming cottage in Straiton” We enjoyed a lovely weekend at Holly Tree cottage in the picturesque village of Straiton, The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped and is situated in the heart of the village. Straiton is a charming vil
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from £75 / night

£310 - £450 / week

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from £75 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Perth holiday cottage rental

Perth / Forgandenny

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Horselea holiday cottages - ideal accomodation” Beautiful cottages would recommend to anyone. Cottages are set in such a tranquil surrounding with lovely views. Inside the cottages are very comfortable and beautifully finished to a high standard.
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from £170 / night

£720 - £1365 / week

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from £170 / night

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Cottage rental in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£910 - £1295 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ballymoney

County Antrim / Ballymoney

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet peaceful relaxing place to recharge!” A lovely little place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet!A great base from which to explore our beautiful coast.John and Helen are lovely friendly people so welcoming!I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £111 / night

£763 - £1187 / week

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from £111 / night

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Herault / Creissan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

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(7) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £110 / night

£520 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Balnarring

Balnarring / Balnarring Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £93 / night

£648 - £891 / week

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from £93 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Sales De Llierca holiday apartment rental

Province of Girona / Sales De Llierca

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic location, easy acces for Girona, Figures, Banyoles and Olot.” Well equiped, clean and tidy property. Adequate kitchen facilities, good bathroom and useful sized bedroom. Large swimming pool and sun terrace area with adjoining clothes drying
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from £76 / night

£471 - £933 / week

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from £76 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.
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from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tavira

Faro District / Tavira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent semi rural villa with ample room for 4-6 and a nice garden and pool” The villa is part way up a hillside,down a track, and is well maintained with a fairly large pool and garden with lots of trees and shade. The location provides easy access
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from £72 / night

£500 - £1399 / week

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from £72 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
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from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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