Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27100)

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 Kilgarvan

County Kerry / Kilgarvan

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Traditional, renovated stone cottage, quiet and secluded, on country lane in the Derrynassaggart Mountains and ideally placed for touring some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated about 2½ miles from  …see more

from £30 / night

£207 - £458 / week

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from £30 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Settle / Langcliffe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
4 St John's Row is one of a stone terrace overlooking the spacious village green of Langcliffe, which is a small, peaceful, unspoilt Dales village. The cottage opens onto the green, the focus of village life, with a convenient bench to watch the world go by. There  …see more

from £50 / night

£260 - £360 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Minchinhampton holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Minchinhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
country views, romantic break Cotswolds, honeymoon Cotswolds,walking holiday Cotswolds, Brimscombe, Stroud, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Tetbury, Badminton Horse trials, Gatcombe Eventing, Cheltenham Gold Cup, vacation gloucestershire  …see more

from £114 / night

£650 - £999 / week

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from £114 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Victor Harbor

South Australia / Victor Harbor

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Piece of heaven” Beautiful retreat with exceptionally large bedrooms, including wardrobes in both rooms. A very comfortable large king bed and beautiful princess queen in the second bedroom. Loved the very comfortable lounge with large tv and the thre  …see more

from £136 / night

£803 - £1192 / week

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from £136 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lindale

Lake District / Lindale

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely bolt hole” Hidden in a small village (Lindale) is a veritable retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every need is catered for with a kitchen and cosy lounge easily warmed by a lovely wood burner. For those needing more modern comfor  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break. The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cote d'Or / Santenay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 436 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous” After staying 10 days in Paris this was a lovely country retreat - an easy 3hr drive from Paris down the A6. We were travelling with a 9yr old. House suited our basic needs - grass area, boules, rowboat, hibachi style BBQ, woodfire, eat insi  …see more

from £135 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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from £135 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Loch Melfort

Oban / Loch Melfort

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
CREAG-an-FHITHICH: enjoy a charming south facing Victorian house; modernised; retaining its original character, in a large fenced garden; stunning ever changing views over Loch Melfort to the isles. Sleeps upto 9, in 5 bedrooms. The sunsets are breath taking. TV; WiFi;&  …see more

from £126 / night

£561 - £1139 / week

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from £126 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Cajarc

Lot / Cajarc

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Couldn't ask for a better welcome!” Arrived in wild weather the day before Badtille day and Caroline was extremely welcoming and helpful. The gite is in a great location to explore the delights of the Lot river valley. Cajarc is a great little town wi  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £385 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Aglish holiday cottage let

County Waterford / Aglish

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains.  …see more

from £48 / night

£253 - £390 / week

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from £48 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful home from home by the sea” This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's comfortable, s  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1050 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Osuna

Province of Seville / Osuna

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Carefully restored and very comfortable, with lots of room (sleeps 2-8) . Perfect for touring Andalucía or staying put in lovely old town. Delightful garden, courtyard, verandah for dining al fresco. Internet, wood burner  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £794 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £1325 / week

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from £98 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cawsand

Cornwall / Cawsand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A sandy beach, rock pools and safe swimming are just a pebbles throw from the apartment.Totally refurbished,Beachway is positioned right in the heart of Cawsand and across from Cornwalls Coastal Path.  …see more

from £57 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £57 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Waldringfield

Woodbridge / Waldringfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD. IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and  …see more

from £57 / night

£320 - £660 / week

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from £57 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cahersiveen

County Kerry / Cahersiveen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing holiday with a wonderful view” A perfect place for a relaxing holiday as well for outdoor activities as for visiting the Ring of Kerry, very close to all shopping and pub facilities in Cahersiveen. The house has a wonderful view on Valen  …see more

from £103 / night

£223 - £642 / week

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from £103 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Home rental in Roundstone

County Galway / Roundstone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the  …see more

from £103 / night

£556 - £1112 / week

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from £103 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vila de Rei holiday home rental

Vila de Rei / Fundada

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“excellent hosts” My husband, a friend and myself initially booked a 4 night stay with Anita and Mark while we prepared to move into our farmhouse in Cernache, due to having no water we had to extend our stay by another 4 nights, Anita and Mark were so  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time. The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Addingham

Ilkley / Addingham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly. Highly recomm  …see more

from £110 / night

£720 - £820 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Gaucin

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning views in a beautiful village” I stayed at Casa Muneca for 2 weeks in July of 2013 and loved every minute of it. The house while compact was in a beautiful position high up in the village of Gaucin and from the terrace you could see the rock o  …see more

from £27 / night

£164 - £272 / week

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from £27 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Grange-over-Sands / Cartmel

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Suberb comfortable cottage in a great location” Bridgelands cottage is a cosy, comfortable home from home. Was spotlessly clean, all the rooms are a good size, there were 5 of us in total and plenty of room for all of us. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £850 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kilgarvan

County Kerry / Kilgarvan

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Detached house in quiet and secluded location beside stream at the foot of the Shehy Mountains. Walks from the door or ideal for touring some of Ireland’s finest scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated near the scenic mountain road (and wat  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Caherdaniel holiday cottage rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cosy Stay in brilliant Location, nice and private yet walking distance to shop and pub!” We have stayed here, two adults and two kids, 3 times now. Galvins is a great cottage, roomy open plan downstairs with kitchen and living room, a separate  …see more

from £65 / night

£265 - £453 / week

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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Strathpeffer holiday home rental

Strathpeffer / Strathconon

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting.” The house is fitted out to a very high standard and it was great to find a place that toiletries already on hand. We had some great walks straight out of the house and features like freesat a  …see more

from £225 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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from £225 / night

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Province of Pescara / Montebello di Bertona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £61 / night

£425 - £677 / week

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from £61 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Our Little Hide Away..........” This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire for cosy evenings in  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cowshill

Durham / Cowshill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Newly listed since Aug 2016. In the small village of Ireshopeburn, Mayfield cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) Refurbished to an excellent standard with log burning stove and off-road parking. Mayfield is a cosy retreat and ideal for walkers and  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Atsipopoulo

Rethymnon / Atsipopoulo

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
***The villa is currently under full design renovation with some areas having already completed such as outdoor hot tub, the playroom area and the bedroom on the lower floor. We will keep updating the information and upload new photos by March 2017.*** Villa Belle is a  …see more

from £257 / night

£1795 - £3889 / week

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from £257 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there  …see more

from £225 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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from £225 / night

(36) 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

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £835 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ceret

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ceret

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“All that we had hoped for and more.” We had a lovely, relaxing holiday - thoroughly enjoyable. The description on the website was accurate and informative. Booking was straightforward, and the information sent was comprehensive, covering all we needed  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2950 / week

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from £258 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding View” A really wonderful location with stunning views of the bay from an enormous living room window. The house was immaculate inside with quality furnishings. The deck was an excellent spot for sun-downers after walking the coastal path  …see more

from £175 / night

£950 - £1300 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Trinity holiday home rental

Jersey / Trinity

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“absolutely superb property in a beautifuly peaceful and picturesque location” the property is superb, equipped with an array of high end appliances, a fantastic hot tub on the patio, the whole property is equipped with everything you could possibly ne  …see more

from £350 / night

£2500 / week

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from £350 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Portreath

Cornwall / Portreath

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic property” seashells is a well equipped,really comfortable airy and bright property that lacks nothing. Its in a brilliant position for all amenities including the lovely beach and right alongside the harbour. The owners are lovely and very w  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £995 / week

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from £82 / night