Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27305)

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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23

Buxa Farm Chalets&Croft House - Orphir chalet sleeps 8

Mainland / Orphir

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Three Norwegian style semi-detached wooden chalets and recently renovated croft house situated on the A964 between Houton and Stromness in Orphir. Waterfront property on 20 acres of unspoilt land with stunning panoramic views of Hoy. The croft house and chalets are sit  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aveiro District / Oliveira de Azemeis

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £225 / night

£1569 - £1690 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Pengochel Uchaf: Hot Tub & Panoramic Views - 76672 - Llanfair Caereinion cottage sleeps 6

Powys / Llanfair Caereinion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
If relaxing in a private and peaceful hot tub surrounded by magnificent, panoramic scenery is your idea of a relaxing holiday, you have found your perfect retreat. This beautiful semi-detached holiday cottage enjoys stunning views of the Mid Wales countryside from all w  …see more

from £109 / night

£432 - £851 / week

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from £109 / night

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(18) Excellent 

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LUXURY FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, WiFi & Amazing Views - Guzzano-Pieve di Controne villa sleeps 4

Bagni di Lucca / Guzzano-Pieve di Controne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Close to amenities this 200 year old rustic farmhouse sleeping upto 4 people, is perfect for families or small groups of friends. Set in an idyllic private location, on the edge of a quaint Tuscan village in the spa town of Bagni di Lucca. Consisting of living room, din  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

20

A Beautiful Sussex Farmhouse - Goodwood farmhouse sleeps 12

Chichester / Goodwood

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This spacious country house is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The perfect rural setting for anyone wishing to holiday, walk, entertain, explore or simply relax. This spacious property has six bedrooms, a farmhouse kitchen with aga, drawing room, snug  …see more

from £650 / night

£4000 / week

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from £650 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cherry Tree Farmhouse - Halse farmhouse sleeps 10

Taunton / Halse

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Cherry Tree Farmhouse is a fabulous Somerset longhouse located on the edge of a small conservation village with wonderful pub.The farmhouse dates from 1600 and is grade two listed for its historical importance and has lots of period features including fireplaces, windo  …see more

from £220 / night

£1500 / week

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from £220 / night

24

Casa Olivo C - Bevagna farmhouse sleeps 3

Province of Perugia / Bevagna

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The house offers the ideal holiday for those who want peace and quiet and to enjoy the priceless historic and artistic treasures that the surrounding area has to offer.The farmhouse, which overlooks the Mount Subasio valley, from whose slopes rise the cities of Assisi a  …see more

from £69 / night

£302 - £328 / week

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from £69 / night

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161- Castlecove, Caherdaniel - Castlecove cottage sleeps 4

Caherdaniel / Castlecove

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Traditional detached cottage, remote and secluded, in elevated position on 28 acres with fine southerly outlook and sea views. Staigue Fort, one of the finest stone forts in Ireland (about 2,500 years old) is about ½ mile. Sandy beach 2 miles. Blue flag beach, horse ri  …see more

from £29 / night

£202 - £252 / week

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from £29 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Clermont-Ferrand

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £69 / night

£406 - £638 / week

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from £69 / night

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Beautiful House in quiet countryside - Labatut Riviere house sleeps 8

Maubourguet / Labatut Riviere

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The kitchen is fully fitted, and includes a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and cooker. Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo and WIFI is available.Al fresco dining is the French way of life this house has private outside patios and seating for those l  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 / week

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from £165 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Keepers Cottage - Pennal cottage sleeps 4

Snowdonia National Park / Pennal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Keepers Cottage is a delightful mid-eighteenth century cottage with open fireplace and beamed ceiling providing a warm cosy atmosphere.We offer a quiet and peaceful holiday yet conveniently situated between Machynlleth and Aberdyfi, close to sea and mountains. The coas  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

21

House Giovanni only 150m from the Sea - Premantura house sleeps 4

Istria / Premantura

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
House Giovanni has a beautiful big garden and it is located just a minute walk from the sea. The Kamenjak nature park is just a 10 minute walk from the house and it is filled with lovely pebble beaches, bicycle tracks and wild nature. The house is in the village of Pre  …see more

from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

(30) Very Good 

17

Villa Segreta - Beautiful villa in Sicily - Mount Etna villa sleeps 6

Catania / Mount Etna

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Segreta - The "Secret Villa" Set in the natural beauty of the National Parco di Etna, Villa Segreta is an ideal destination for your “secret” holiday. The accommodation is made up of a comfortable apartment in a 300 year old restored Sicilian Farmhou  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Splendid period farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside with 6 bedrooms, swimming pool and private garden - San Gimignano villa sleeps 17

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

6 17 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Splendid period farmhouse dating back many centuries which was once a water tower and mill. Expertly converted offering accommodation of large proportions and only 4 kms from San Gimignano and close for excursions for both Florence and Siena. The property stands in seve  …see more

from £154 / night

£1078 - £2837 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

CASA TEULADA 2 - Teulada apartment sleeps 4

Province of Cagliari / Teulada

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
CASA TEULADA 2 is the latest addition to the extremely successful CASA TEULADA, featured in local magazines and guides (check out 'Press' section on our website). Ideally located on one of the last unspoilt areas of Sardinia, still close to vibrant Cagliari an  …see more

from £86 / night

£875 / week

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from £86 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

The Olive Garden, Patara Prince Resort. Kalkan - Patara Prince Resort villa sleeps 4

Kalkan / Patara Prince Resort

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Olive Garden Villa is a charming, 2 bedroom villa set in the beautiful resort of Patara Prince, Kalkan. The villa is set in an ideal, secluded location within the resort, but is still only a two minute walk from the Patara Prince hotel and a 5 minute walk down some  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £450 / week

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from £57 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Old Sheaf Store Red House Farm - Glaisdale cottage sleeps 4

North Yorkshire / Glaisdale

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
In an architecturally award-winning listed barn conversion, the Old Sheaf Store, along with the Threshing Barn and the Hayloft enjoy an idyllically peaceful location in the grounds of Red House Farm. Equipped to a high standard, their beamed interiors simply ooze charac  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

31

Eastern Cape / Cannon Rocks

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £131 / night

£916 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Big Bear Region / Big Bear Lake

3 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £231 / night

£1616 / week

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from £231 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Rosinas' House, Mečarski put 3, Pazin, Croatia - Pazin house sleeps 5

Istria / Pazin

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Rosinas' House is situated in Pazin, in the middle of Istria. It is ideal opportunity to relax and run away from big city, rush and noise. The house is on a peaceful location. In a circle of 30 km you can find all you need : sea, beaches, islands, hystorical places, go  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £544 / week

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from £44 / night

12

Blue Oyster - Porthleven bungalow sleeps 3

Helston / Porthleven

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Blue Oyster is a newly built bungalow which sleeps 2 plus can accommodate a child on a fold up bed It's only 10 minutes walk from the beautiful village of Mullion on the Lizard peninsula. Built completely on ground level, the accommodation consists of 1 king sized be  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £750 / week

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from £42 / night

32

Casa Andreas - Montgo Toscamar villa sleeps 12

Javea / Montgo Toscamar

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa Andreas is a Beautiful Villa set on the south facing slopes of Mount Montgo in Javea Costa Blanca SpainSet in the beautiful National Park Casa Andreas offers its guests access to the Sea, Valley, and Mountains.Within a few minutes drive is the Historical Old Town o  …see more

from £230 / night

£1595 - £1895 / week

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from £230 / night

(2) Excellent 

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The Auld Manse, Church Square, Ballater - Ballater house sleeps 8

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Set in a large walled garden, The Auld Manse is in the centre of the village but retains a sense of seclusion and privacy. Full of original features and antique furniture, the property has been sympathetically refurbished to provide all modern comforts. Summerhouse and  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Very Good 

21

Chalet Anelie - Les Houches chalet sleeps 8

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Anelie is a newly built 4 bedroom chalet sleeping 8 very comfortably with 3 bathrooms, in a picturesque location in Les Houches offering stunning 360º views of the valley. The spacious open plan living area incorporating huge picture windows and patio doors to 3  …see more

from £300 / night

£1030 - £4607 / week

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from £300 / night

29

Casa Terraco - Parque da Floresta townhouse sleeps 4

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa Terraco has an enviable poolside location, perfect for couples or families who wish to spend their days relaxing by the poolside. At the entrance level of the villa is the modern kitchen which is fully equipped and has integrated appliances - a microwave, dishwas  …see more

from £51 / night

£353 - £819 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Neddies Cottage - Lisnaskea cottage sleeps 7

County Fermanagh / Lisnaskea

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Neddies Cottage is just feet away from Lough Erne in beautiful Fermanagh. Near to Crom Estate and Castle Neddies offers old world charm yet has all modern conveniences, with large enclosed garden and patio area. Ideal for families and couples who want to get away from i  …see more

from £125 / night

£415 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Le Moulin du Lary - Cercoux house sleeps 16

Charente-Maritime / Cercoux

7 16 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Moulin du Lary allows family re-uinions or groups to live and eat together or, should they so wish, there is enough room for people to have their own private space. Theterrace for the cottage is in the front of the house and that for the farm house at the back, for t  …see more

from £157 / night

£1095 - £1920 / week

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from £157 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cherry Tree Cottage - Hadleigh cottage sleeps 6

Babergh District / Hadleigh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cherry Tree Cottage provides comfortable & stylish accommodation for up to four people (+ sofa bed for two). The ground floor has an open plan living area featuring a traditional wood burner and a separate country style kitchen which is fully equipped to the highest sta  …see more

from £115 / night

£320 - £590 / week

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from £115 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Awelon - Rhiw cottage sleeps 12

Gwynedd / Rhiw

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Whether you want to surf, swim, walk, climb or just relax in the peace of this beautiful headland house drinking in the far reaching views, time spent at "Awelon" will recharge the batteries. The house has just been refurbished to the highest standard and has  …see more

from £170 / night

£1290 - £1599 / week

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from £170 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Casa Luar Praia da Luz - Praia da Luz villa sleeps 6

Luz / Praia da Luz

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning villa presented in immaculate order through out. Situated in a prime location close to Luz and convenient for Lagos and Burgau beaches and restaurants. It is a very comfortable house in a quiet cul-de-sac with no construction in the area. Views to the sea  …see more

from £115 / night

£795 - £2000 / week

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from £115 / night

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WIFI, BIG POOL, BBQ, CENTER OF ANDALUCIA, - Priego de Cordoba cottage sleeps 8

Province of Cordoba / Priego de Cordoba

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Aur house have in a privileged location, next to a water spring. Old Flour mill, with plenty of trees, ideal for small or large groups, for from here Andalusia, it is located in the center of the region. WIFI, big pool 16x8 m, barbacue. Big fountain.It is the region whe  …see more

from £78 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £78 / night

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Brougthon Ridge Cottage - Berry cottage sleeps 2

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Beautiful cosy country cottage just 10 minutes drive to the delightful village of Berry and 20 minutes drive to fantastic Seven Mile Beach. * 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cosy cottage ( sleeps 2 ) set privately in the grounds of beautiful Broughton Ridge. Broughton Ridge is  …see more

from £265 / night

£618 / week

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from £265 / night

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Parcllwyd Cottage - Cilgerran cottage sleeps 6

Cardigan / Cilgerran

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Parcllwyd is a detached self-catering cottage and is set in the rural countryside of Pembrokeshire on the outskirts of the village of Cilgerran. The cottage is south facing and boosts beautiful views of the valley opposite. There are three bedrooms twoare situated at th  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

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Province of Girona / Camprodon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £113 / night

£475 / week

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from £113 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Talcomb - Braithwaite cottage sleeps 4

Cumbria / Braithwaite

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Talcomb is one of six cottages converted from a water driven saw mill built circa 1740. It is situated at the foot of Seldom Seen Revine in the quiet and aptly named hamlet of Seldom Seen, on the outskirts of Thornthwaite Village, Talcomb nestles beside the comb beck ov  …see more

from £50 / night

£230 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Dan yr Allt: Charming House in Dolgellau - 73705 - Dolgellau cottage sleeps 4

Snowdonia National Park / Dolgellau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A pretty 2 bedroom Victorian cottage located down a peaceful little lane, only a minute's walk from the charming town-square of Dolgellau. The cottage is decorated in a vintage/shabby chic style throughout making every room unique and authentic. You will be charmed by t  …see more

from £93 / night

£452 - £603 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Good 

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Rose Cottage - Lamplugh cottage sleeps 4

Cockermouth / Lamplugh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rose Cottage is a lovely Georgian cottage with great views over the surrounding countryside. Ideal for couples or small families this cottage has two bedrooms - one double and one twin. Downstairs is an open plan kitchen and sitting room area with open fire. These tw  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £615 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Les Cygnes Sauvages - Tourrettes-sur-Loup villa sleeps 7

Alpes Maritimes / Tourrettes-sur-Loup

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Villa is situated in a picturesque rural setting with panoramic views over the Loup Valley. The area is tranquil and very private yet close to all amenities. The medieval village of Tourrettes Sur Loup is well served with great Restaurants and wonderful architecture  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 / week

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from £172 / night

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Family Chalet with Views in Palmanova - Palmanova villa sleeps 12

Calvia / Palmanova

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wonderful detached house in a quiet residential area in Palmanova. Large villa of 300 m2 living spaces and exteriors of more than 1200 m2. It consists of 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, swimming pool; chill-out area and a large outdoor barbecue. It accommodates up to 12 people  …see more

from £576 / night

£4026 - £6035 / week

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from £576 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Teruel / Rubielos de Mora

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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