Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27214)

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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71

Holiday home with golf nearby in Amlwch

Anglesey / Amlwch

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful place” Very nice house in a beautiful location. Owner very communicative and helpful. Would definatly recommend  …see more

from £85 / night

£425 - £495 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ardara

County Donegal / Ardara

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great value” Comfortable house for a good price. Clean and well presented, towels were provided and turf for the fire.  …see more

from £51 / night

£119 - £339 / week

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from £51 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Very Good 

24

Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday. The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and  …see more

from £220 / night

£1300 - £2199 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Excellent 

53

Holiday bungalow in Carrbridge

Aviemore / Carrbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” This was our second stay at birchtree cottage and we had another marvellous time. The property is lovely and the upgrades to en suite and family bathroom are lovely. We had friends join us this time and they very much enjoyed their  …see more

from £180 / night

£1100 - £1800 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Sant Joan de Labritja holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Joan de Labritja

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ibicenco Marí: Vivienda Turistica: ETV-1059-E Property accommodates max. 6 adults + 2 children under 12 years in additional beds on request + 2 babies under 2 years in additional cots on request = 8 people/guests + 2 babies maximum _______ Rental rates are base  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 - £4028 / week

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from £162 / night

(32) Excellent 

21

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 £102 / night

£551 - £1102 / week

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from £102 / night

(10) Very Good 

22

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

(17) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“What a fantastic place to stay!” We stayed for February half term week in this wonderful cottage.It has been refurbished to a really high standard and is so spacious.It is a real home from home and couldn't be better located, with an excellent pub opp  …see more

from £171 / night

£780 - £1315 / week

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from £171 / night

(14) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Alozaina

Province of Malaga / Alozaina

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous villa, fantastic views” Very helpful owner from start to finish. A wonderful villa with everything you need for a great holiday. Views were tremendous, very pretty area, friendly locals and not too far from local amenities. Villa was spotl  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1280 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

12

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
“Modern, comfortable property ideal for larger groups with fantastic views.” Fabulous, modern property the open plan living space ideal for larger groups, it is equipped with everything you could think of. Very clean and comfortable beds, plenty of sh  …see more

from £225 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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from £225 / night

(10) Excellent 

6

Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Glendale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Allt Mor is a luxury holiday cottage with secluded garden on the Isle of Skye. Accommodation is designed for couples. The original Listed cottage is over 200 years old but the recent modern extension blends the traditional features of the cottage with modern facilities.  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £580 / week

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from £62 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Perfect for FAMILIES, ROMANTIC breaks, active RAMBLERS or just for an RELAXATION in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Lovely country walk to Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the -Water or Naunton. Easy drive to Broadway, Northleach, Cheltenham, Moreton-  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we  …see more

from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(47) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage accommodation

Scarborough District / Scarborough

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect setting” What a brilliant place to spend a few days in this beautiful part of the world. The house was well equipped and very clean and cosy. Plenty of hot water and loads of space with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. We had a lovely welc  …see more

from £175 / night

£689 - £1506 / week

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from £175 / night

(19) Excellent 

38

Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode  …see more

from £55 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Buckland St Mary

Somerset / Buckland St Mary

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely location, lovely house, lovely people - and animals!” I think the title sums it all up! The house occupies a wonderful location with stunning rural views. It is beautifully equipped and extremely comfortable . The owners are very welcoming an  …see more

from £180 / night

£900 - £1600 / week

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from £180 / night

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Isere / Mens

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£382 - £433 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tirol / Obernberg am Brenner

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(22) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

County Mayo / Cong

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Magnificent House with all you need for a fabulous holiday” Just back from a week in Springmount House! WOW! WOW! WOW! What a fabulous house. So spacious and comfortable. We travelled with our Children and their families and 2 dogs and it was just  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a wonderful stay in this fabulous apartment. Loved the space & views - the weather was beautiful too!  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Jalon

Costa Blanca / Jalon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa” We had a fantastic family holiday at Casa Chanco in July year; the villa is very spacious with plenty of room for us all with individual areas. Beautiful gardens surround the villa with fantastic views. The location was perfect for se  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £995 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 - £310 / week

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from £39 / night

(21) Excellent 

17

Holiday barn rental

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Do not worry, book it.” Had a great few days stay at the cottage, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in this part of Cornwall I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, very clean, very tidy and equipped to a very high standard,  …see more

from £70 / night

£389 - £861 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £636 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

41

Holiday apartment rental

Aude / Quillan

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Large appartment, centrally located with pleasant terrace” Accommodation is well equipped, spacious and has two bathrooms and kitchens(!). Blinds kept it cool during the day and fans helped in the evening. Children complained regarding speed of Inte  …see more

from £49 / night

£425 / week

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from £49 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Boat of Garten ski home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination” This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We have  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Alcantarilha

Faro District / Alcantarilha

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great pleasure” We were 4 adults and 2 children of 7 and 9 years old. The villa is beautifull and very confortable for six persons. The piscin and the garden were very pleasant. You have all the commodity. You need a car to visit the area. The beachs  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1200 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk  …see more

from £70 / night

£430 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £49 / night

£323 - £339 / week

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from £49 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Omeath

Cooley Peninsula / Omeath

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house is in the village of Omeath, 5 miles from Carlingford. It is located on an elevated site with spectacular views of Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains. It is tastefully furnished, with a welcoming open fire, fully equipped fitted kitchen and comforta  …see more

from £64 / night

£339 - £560 / week

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from £64 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great for family gatherings” We arrived at Tolly House with 3 families for a holiday. The house was very well equipped and to a good standard. It had a small garden which was enclosed and great for 2 toddlers. It's a shame the house wasn't desi  …see more

from £160 / night

£680 - £1550 / week

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from £160 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed in the cottage for New Year and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 5 adults, ample parking and the cottage had all the finishing touches.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Isere / Choranche

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £43 / night

£297 - £450 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Vierville-sur-Mer

Vierville-sur-Mer / Omaha Beach

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and great location” Really great place, where we (a family of seven) truly enjoyed our time. The beach is no less than fantastic, the place is very interesting and the owners are very helpfull. The house is not new or super modern, but  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1100 / week

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from £58 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll is 3 miles away. The beach is only a few minutes walk.<br />The R  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £610 / week

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from £56 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” Had a great few days at this wonderful cottage. Felt at home straight away and the cottage had everything you could want.  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £130 / night