Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26875)

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 cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination  …see more

from £27 / night

£183 - £366 / week

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from £27 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Finestrat holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Finestrat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little Diamond in the Sun” From the start of the booking process to the end of the holiday was just faultless. The Villa is just wonderful with the most stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Also, the property is really well equiped and tas  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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from £60 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Boa Island / Kesh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful time had at Misty Moorings Cottage.” My family and I spent a very enjoyable week at Misty Moorings cottage. The cottage is set in a wonderful location, with a lovely view of Lough Erne, there was everything anyone would need in the cottage a  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.” Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

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Holiday chalet in Burany

Jablonec nad Jizerou / Burany

5 24 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This Sport Chalet is a classic mountain dwelling in the Giant Mountains. It is situated in a very quiet and sunny valley near a stream, 2.5 km from the Jizera River. A new addition (in the same style) was built onto the original house. The five spacious and comfortable  …see more

from £107 / night

£658 - £983 / week

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from £107 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Yarmouth

Yarmouth / Fort Victoria

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Wight Cottage is adjacent to Fort Victoria and close to the pretty harbour town of Yarmouth. The cottage has wonderful sea views from the master bedroom and from the living room, plus plenty of outside space for safe playing, barbequing with family/friends, or simply en  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1245 / week

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from £85 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Sweet little cottage in good location” This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extremely helpful w  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Panormos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Close to Bali, Olive Grove Villa is a perfect place for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. It will comfortably accommodate two or a family of five and is equipped with all you need for an enjoyable stay.Bali has five lovely, gently sloping sandy beach  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 - £548 / week

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from £61 / night

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Lower Oddington holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Lower Oddington

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Honeysuckle Cottage is every inch the classic Cotswolds' holiday home; cosy and welcoming inside, situated in one of the best local villages and in touching distance of Stow on the Wold. What isn't to like?! Tucked down a little lane and with two top notch pub  …see more

from £129 / night

£515 - £987 / week

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from £129 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Orford

Suffolk / Orford

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday cottage” Dovepoint cottage is opposite the church in Orford and is well situated for the bakery, village store , 2 pubs , Butley Oystery and The Crown & Castle hotel. Plus you have Orford Castle and Orford Ness to visit. Plenty to  …see more

from £50 / night

£560 - £1200 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking” Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side.  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Nenagh holiday cottage rental

Nenagh / Dromineer

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“OMGoodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Upon arrival, around 11pm, every light inside and outside was on to welcome us to 'our' charming vacation home! Not 10 minutes after our arrival, Jeanette popped in to give us a warm welcome and to answer any questio  …see more

from £122 / night

£653 - £766 / week

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from £122 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Diablerets

Canton of Vaud / Les Diablerets

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” This is a lovely apartment, conveniently located opposite the station. Les Diablerets is very friendly, clean, and has all the amenities you want for a perfect holiday. Our weather was not as good as we had hoped for, so the indoor pool came  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £1850 / week

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from £158 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Red Lynch

New Forest / Red Lynch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, lots of space, great holiday.” We stayed for a week with our two kids, aged 2 and 3. We really enjoyed the house and it was a great base to explore the New Forest and near to lots of children's activities like Peppa Pig World and Marwell  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £620 / week

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from £100 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Wroxham self catering holiday home rental

Wroxham / Belaugh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow!” Beautiful house, comfortable, clean, relaxing, everything supplied that you need for a worry-free holiday. Well maintained garden, tremendous for fishing and room for a hired boat. Even a daily newspaper delivered, milk and wine for our arrival.  …see more

from £98 / night

£1145 - £1450 / week

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from £98 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Newstead holiday cottage rental

Melrose / Newstead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Smart and stylish self catering accomodation.” We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhap  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Kippford holiday home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A great location, house was like home from home, highly recommend.” Was surprised by how much I enjoyed our stay, a tranquil setting, everything you needed was in the house. Lots of visitors about but relaxing, the tides going out and being able to w  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Goodleigh

Barnstaple / Goodleigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely apartment, great location in North Devon” Just out of barnstaple yet surrounded by countryside, snapper mead is in a great location to access all the places of interest along the north coast. It is an apartment but it feels very much as if you  …see more

from £70 / night

£390 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) 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
A self-contained barn conversion on a small organic farm in the beautiful Lorton Valley. The cottage has a good location on the edge of the traditional farmyard, with Stanger Beck running past beneath the windows. The views from the first floor living area stretch down  …see more

from £50 / night

£355 - £465 / week

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from £50 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing retreat” A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage, everything you need is provided for, we will definitely be returning!  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Boucieu-le-Roi

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£331 - £427 / week

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from £61 / night

(44) 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
“Wonderful” The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved the toys and running around in the garden.  …see more

from £100 / night

£545 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Albanella holiday villa rental

Province of Salerno / Albanella

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa in wonderful location.” This was our second stay at Villa Con Vista - stayed here last year as well. Spacious and airy, beautifully decorated, extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. Tranquil location in rural Italy. Ideal for a  …see more

from £131 / night

£696 - £2087 / week

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from £131 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Falkland

Fife / Falkland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great holiday in a scenic area and wonderful stay in a warm and cosy house” Falkland is a very scenic, touristic place, with nice people, crafty shops, restaurants, tearooms and a great pub. For everyone of our family ( aged 19- 57) the best place to  …see more

from £129 / night

£699 - £899 / week

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from £129 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous holiday lodge” Loved this lodge very modern,comfy & clean with attention to details - beautiful orchid on the dinning table & pots of flowers on the decking. Very well equipped with every thing including hair dryer (disaster averted as forgot  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best Ever Rental” This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa which has just opened in the new luxu  …see more

from £196 / night

£1214 - £2309 / week

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from £196 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brentor

Devon / Brentor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Cottage” Such a lovely Cottage in a great location. Cottage equipped with everything you could need. Lovely beds, bedding and furniture. 4* standard. Cream tea on arrival was lovely. Would highly recommend. Will be back again.  …see more

from £75 / night

£399 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well presented apartment in a lovely resort.” The apartment has 2 large bedrooms, a lovely big lounge and a balcony that you can just about see the see from! There are lots of pools to choose from and we would wander down at 10 or 11am and h  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £700 / week

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from £35 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated. Haus Arve is in a great lo  …see more

from £125 / night

£870 - £3044 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Lakeview outstanding position on the lakeside with a private boat deck views from the lounge dining area decking.New carpets and leather corner sofa +two seater reclining sofa . New curtains TV Free Wifi A large decking area to the LAKE with outdoor seating table &  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1025 / week

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from £110 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £160 / night

£500 - £1343 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kinlochbervie holiday cottage rental

Kinlochbervie / Sheigra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Will definately be back” Walking down to the beach and walking up the old road at the back of the cottage was absolutely splendid and scenery spectacular, as a person who usually gets by on 4-5hrs sleep I found when I was there, I surprisingly was sle  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home accommodation

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy peaceful home in easy reach of town and mountains” My friend and I had a lovely, well needed, short stay here in May. The house has everything you need... a woodburner, TV/DVD and plenty of books for cosy evenings in, comfy beds, big kitchen and  …see more

from £75 / night

£265 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1185 / week

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from £145 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Place of Dreams” We booked the cottage for the first week in january for well deserved post christmas break and wat a break we had !! The cottage 'Ty Isaf' has a magical quality to it. It felt a little like steppting into the wardrobe in narnia.  …see more

from £39 / night

£278 - £599 / week

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from £39 / night