Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26459)

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 rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Plemet

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Pretty house” We had a lovely 2 week holiday in la vaublanc our accommodation was clean and welcoming, the downstairs kitchen area could at times be a bit cool and have a damp odour but once the fire was lit and the heaters had warmed up it was very  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Alcaucin

Province of Malaga / Alcaucin

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa la Barraca is a wonderful modern yet rustic house set at the foot of the Sierra de Tejeda Mountains. It offers the most wonderful views of the Sierra Tejeda National park. The area is almost untouched by tourism unlike other parts of Andalucia. Casa La Baraca is a  …see more

from £49 / night

£337 - £757 / week

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from £49 / night

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Holiday cottage in Piedimonte Etneo

Province of Catania / Piedimonte Etneo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Holiday cottage for 4 persons nestled in a private park on the slopes of Etna.  …see more

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Buxton holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Buxton

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
During the day: walk the peaks and dales, moors and the beautiful rambling countryside - In the evening: explore Buxton's Pavilion Gardens and visit the local pubs and restaurants or even the Buxton Opera House.  …see more

from £69 / night

£260 - £595 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Lleida / Espot

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £38 / night

£211 - £337 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
New build ex farm cottages property in private 'hidden gem' Morfa Nefyn location.  …see more

from £400 / night

£2000 / week

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from £400 / night

19

Cottage rental in Cardington

Church Stretton / Cardington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Nestling between Shropshire's, Stretton hills the Caer Caradoc and Lawley Hills , Caradoc cottage allows you to step out of the door into an area of outstanding Natural Beauty with excellent bird watching and walking from the door. The perfect location for walking or Cy  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

39

Zminj holiday villa rental

Zminj / Gradisce

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Istria is green and beautiful” We had a very kind and friendly welcome at the Arton Vila although we arrived late. The villa is very well equipped(have the best espresso-coffe machine:) and nice decorated and furnished, very clean, with billiard and t  …see more

from £152 / night

£1059 - £2471 / week

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from £152 / night

4

Oise / Compiegne

2 15 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £295 / night

£1261 / week

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from £295 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage in Pickering

North Yorkshire / Pickering

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
This really lovely 300 year old character stone cottage is Grade 2 listed. It benefits from the best in modern standards with both bedrooms having their own bathroom.  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £735 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Blakeney holiday apartment rental

Forest of Dean / Blakeney

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Apple Store at Maytree Cottage offers a quiet retreat in a beautiful Forest valley, a large garden bordered by stream and waterfall, south-facing sun terrace and private garden patio with Pizza Oven, Gas BBQ and outdoor dining, play area including swings, trampoline  …see more

from £85 / night

£480 / week

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from £85 / night

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Home rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Almijara

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
An apartment in a terraced house, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, A/C in the living room, internet, shared pool  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £837 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday villa in Sintra

Sintra Municipality / Sintra

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Villa Limao offers stunning comfort with absolute privacy. The Hunter's suite living room is cozy and charming with high wooden ceiling and a fireplace. The bedroom has a double bed and a desk. The spacious country kitchen is well equipped, with a dining table seating 6  …see more

from £190 / night

£1324 / week

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from £190 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Alozaina holiday finca rental

Province of Malaga / Alozaina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spectacular villa with private swimming pool, heated by solar gain cover. Breathtaking views. Set in its own 3 acres of land in a Peaceful romantic location. wireless broadband internet throughout villa and garden. Top spec kitchen. Quality bedding. Sleeps 6 adults.Aloz  …see more

from £100 / night

£850 - £1295 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Province of Huelva / Cortegana

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £253 / night

£1765 / week

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from £253 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Eastern Cape / Middelburg

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £26 / night

£177 / week

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from £26 / night

18

Haute-Corse / Biguglia

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £68 / night

£589 - £1849 / week

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from £68 / night

4

Costa Blanca / Calpe

3 6 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £38 / night

£295 / week

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from £38 / night

29

Holiday home with shared pool in Sartene

Corse-du-Sud / Sartene

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Exuding charm and authenticity, this rustic holiday house is ideal for a break with family or friends in southern Corsica. The caseddu sleeps 5 and is set in lush and colourful surrounds.  …see more

from £176 / night

£745 - £1892 / week

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from £176 / night

9

Saone-et-Loire / Digoin

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£463 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Madeira / Funchal

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £61 / night

£412 / week

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from £61 / night

(6) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 350 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful relaxing holiday” If you're looking for a peaceful relaxing break then St Michel de Vax and Walnut Cottage is a must with all the wildlife and country lanes that provide good walks, although a vehicle is essential St Antonin Noble Val is a s  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £385 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tarn / Montredon-Labessonnie

3 6 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £108 / night

£429 - £547 / week

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from £108 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cher / Sancerre

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
'Maison de la Tour', built in the 15th century, is situated in a tranquil street right off the lively 'place de la Halle' of Sancerre. This typically French styled apartment has two terraces overlooking the medieval tour of Sancerre and view of “the place de Sancerre  …see more

from £85 / night

£673 - £790 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Antalya Province / Kalkan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A great holiday in a lovely villa nicely positioned for view and access into Kalkan” The Villa is great, very clean and tidy. We were a party of 6 and the three separate bedrooms with their individual bathrooms made it an ideal layout. The lounge kitc  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

16

Holiday gite rental

Lot / Ginouillac

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
In the former depot for agriculture engins this large luxury accomodation has been created in 2010. This loft accomodation has kept as much as possible of the original character of the original building: stone walls, oak beams but also an open modern architecture.On the  …see more

from £126 / night

£874 / week

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from £126 / night

(1) Excellent 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Vence

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £169 / night

£1177 - £1505 / week

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from £169 / night

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Holiday villa in Chania Town

Chania Prefecture / Chania Town

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Residence, Extensive Grounds, this property is an ideal choice for a big family or larger groups looking to enjoy a memorable summer experience and the best the island has to offer; easy access to the numerous beaches around the area and a wonderful setting for  …see more

from £564 / night

£3942 / week

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from £564 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool, tennis court in Cape Town Central

Cape Town / Cape Town Central

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Plenty of secure off road parking. A brand new house alarm system, contracted to armed response ADT. A security guard/gardener who sleeps in a flat on the property. A domestic to service and clean. Medical response. An extra mattress on the floor can be arranged for  …see more

from £254 / night

£1778 / week

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from £254 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bourdeilles holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / Bourdeilles

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Delightful stone cottage with private pool, set in enchanting woodland at the end of a little lane with no passing traffic. Two acres of private garden and woods teaming with birds and wildlife. Located in beautiful countryside, near Bourdeilles, on the river Dronne.THE  …see more

from £118 / night

£820 - £1316 / week

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from £118 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Borovets

Sofia Region / Borovets

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Outstanding accommodation and facilities” Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Chalet Sinchets in Champkoria. Accommodation was excellent and resort manager and staff were very helpful. The chalet was well furnished to a high standard. The reception buildin  …see more

from £69 / night

£490 - £1370 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Auriol

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £72 / night

£500 - £559 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday home in Marciana

Elba Island / Marciana

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
You want a holiday that feels like home? San Giovanni is the perfect property for you. Its a house full of character and charm. Its a house that has seen many children, and grandchildren during summer and winter holidays. It has two beautiful terracotta terrasses, one w  …see more

from £211 / night

£1471 / week

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from £211 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Gornji Grad

Styria Region / Gornji Grad

4 16 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped, modern, secluded country location with superb views!” Once you've found the hosts farmyard, you realise what a peaceful and unspoilt area this is. Great new build with all mod cons. Very warm welcome from our hosts with homemade salam  …see more

from £202 / night

£1412 / week

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from £202 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Faro District / Albufeira

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located in Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf, the villa is prepared to receive up to 10 people, meaning that it is the best option for a big family or a group of friends in vacations in Algarve. The main floor features three double bedrooms, one is big with two double  …see more

from £252 / night

£1759 - £3236 / week

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from £252 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Barcelona / Caldes de Montbui

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £185 / night

£715 / week

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from £185 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Pedreguer holiday villa rental

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“FANTASTIC !!!!” Cannot recommend this villas enough. House had everything but the highlight is the outside area which is amazing. We have been in lots of villa but never spent so much time just lazing round a pool. There was a lovely breeze which m  …see more

from £38 / night

£211 - £1135 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in L'Ametlla de Mar

Terres de l'Ebre / L'Ametlla de Mar

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
My father built this house when I was born so my older sister and I could enjoy an unspoilt, wild and pure environment simultaneously. I remember the long periods in the cove below playing throwing rocks and splashing from the top of one of the rocks on the beach next d  …see more

from £153 / night

£802 - £2227 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Porreres holiday chateau rental

Majorca / Porreres

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
All products can be picked up without any problem, we are in the adjoining farm and take care of the daily maintenance of the property, the private garden, swimming pool and the garden everything is included in the price.WE ARE IN A FARM NEIGHBOR BY IF YOU HAVE A PROBLE  …see more

from £131 / night

£912 / week

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from £131 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Newborough

Newborough / Llangaffo

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Outstanding” From the moment we arrived we had a warm welcome. The accommodation lived up to our expectations. There was a delicious lemon cake awaiting us and the essential milk for that cup of tea after a long journey. The house is beautifully de  …see more

from £95 / night

£575 - £940 / week

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from £95 / night