Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27577)

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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Gastrike Hammarby holiday cottage rental

Gastrike Hammarby / Ginborn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful and relaxing” We stayed at this property for a week. It is located in a very peaceful location but it is also easy to travel out for days by car, a really nice balance. The property is very well appointed and everything worked (unusual in ou  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £625 / week

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from £61 / night

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Cottage rental in Mailhac-sur-Benaize

Haute-Vienne / Mailhac-sur-Benaize

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

from £33 / night

£231 - £292 / week

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from £33 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Bridport holiday bungalow rental

Dorset / Bridport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£485 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ardennes / Buzancy

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£192 - £244 / week

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from £44 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great retreat to relax and enjoy.” Beautiful cottage with added extras.Very clean with all mod cons needed for a break away.Host very welcoming.Will definatly book again.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Lietor holiday manor house let

Province of Albacete / Lietor

7 12 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£522 - £1253 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hoarwithy

Hereford / Hoarwithy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£795 - £1295 / week

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from £165 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Long cottage” An unusual layout which has the living area at one end and the kitchen at the other. You have to walk through 2 bedrooms to get from one to the other. An enjoyable stay.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Exford

Exmoor National Park / Exford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Clean, comfortable, welcoming and surrounded by charm!” We really enjoyed our time at Snowdrop cottage, we were welcomed into a charming, and very clean cottage and I was surprised by how well equipped it was. Everything we needed from a cot (for our  …see more

from £35 / night

£235 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Glenarm

Glenarm / Glenarm

5 8 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house, perfect for a group break” A group of 8 friends had a lovely time over New Year in Glenarm. Really sweet village, and good pubs!  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Brittas Bay holiday cottage rental

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a  …see more

from £131 / night

£435 - £870 / week

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from £131 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Belves

Dordogne / Belves

5 7 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £311 / night

£2174 / week

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from £311 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Abondance / Chatel

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £131 / night

£696 - £957 / week

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from £131 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Gorran Haven

Cornwall / Gorran Haven

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Marvellous, clean, tidy, quiet, loved it.” Lovely stay, great for the children to have a lovely private garden. Nice roomy, comfortable bungalow in superb condition. The butter, cake and prossecco on arrival was an added bonus.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1100 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

from £79 / night

£592 - £940 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Leura holiday cottage rental

Blue Mountains / Leura

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £137 / night

£808 / week

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from £137 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Reeth holiday cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Reeth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous property in fantastic setting, perfect for getaway.” The cottage was quite hard to find in foggy, icy weather but lovely and cosy once inside. The under floor heating is a treat as are the large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. All in all a  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cockermouth holiday home rental

Lake District / Cockermouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£355 - £465 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mulranny

County Mayo / Mulranny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£320 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Sligo / Lisadell

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A Perfect holiday for Young Families in any weather. Home from home.” We had one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever experienced at Corner House. The Cottage is beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. Endless hours of fun  …see more

from £192 / night

£305 - £366 / week

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from £192 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic  …see more

from £35 / night

£174 - £331 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Arico El Viejo

Tenerife / Arico El Viejo

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful family holiday” We were struggling to find somewhere suitable in Tenerife for a family holiday and some winter sun when I came across this amazing place! We wanted to be away from the main tourist areas but close enough to things to keep m  …see more

from £159 / night

£1108 / week

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from £159 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Borrowdale

Lake District / Borrowdale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £84 / night

£353 - £634 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Saint Teath

Saint Teath / Newhall Green

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent accomodation” Coopers Cottage is ideal for a great bolt hole. We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine to help celebrate our anniversary, which was a lovely touch. The cottage is beautiful, with lots of original features, and very cosy  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday Home for rent in Argyll

Argyll and Bute / Ardfern

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Celebrating a 30th birthday” We booked Drumalban to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. We wanted somewhere that we could be together as a family as her birthday is on Christmas Day and it's a difficult time to get everyone together. What a place  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1610 / week

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from £71 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £515 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr & Mrs Thomas” Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the doorstep. Good night's sleep due to go  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Millers Dale holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Millers Dale

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely house right on Monsal Trail. Warm welcome from owner. House spacious and clean. Lots of great walks nearby.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Rowardennan

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Weekend break” Fantastic lodge, breathtaking views with wonderful walks which the dog loved , would definitely go back  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £890 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Carsphairn

Dumfries and Galloway / Carsphairn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning location” Great wee cottage in a gorgeous location. Has everything you need for a break away with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. We visited for the nearby Dark Sky park but found that we didn't need to leave the village f  …see more

from £48 / night

£240 - £410 / week

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from £48 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful holiday home” We stayed at Rosa Cottage for a week in March, and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is furnished to a high standard with a tasteful and original look. The kitchen is well equipped, and we had some wonderful evenings aroun  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £760 / week

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from £80 / night

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Home rental in Penedono with swimming pool

Viseu District / Penedono

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £479 / night

£2307 - £2758 / week

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from £479 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Minehead holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Minehead

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“a very enjoyable stay” A very comfortable, well equiped cottage within easy reach of many places .We would stay again Lovely walks and a good pub next door but one  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £460 / week

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from £43 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Edale

Hope Valley / Edale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Brown Bread Delight” Brown Bread cottage and hosts Crista and Andre are a brilliant combination. They have thought of everything to make your stay in their very well equipped cosy cottage. Well placed for a 1 mile field path walk to the hospitable Eda  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Strathkinness

St Andrews / Strathkinness

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere

Aveyron / Entraygues-sur-Truyere

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £120 / night

£780 - £1540 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Bundoran holiday bungalow rental

County Donegal / Bundoran

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

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