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Rural retreats (28256)

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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Rhiw holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Rhiw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Le Puy-Notre-Dame holiday gite rental

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £99 / night

£395 / week

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from £99 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine
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from £40 / night

£275 - £400 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Villefagnan

Charente / Villefagnan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic, rural French retreat with wonderful hosts.” This was a fantastic place to chill out with its beautiful swimming pool, atmospheric fire pit for evening star-gazing and gastronomic delights in the surrounding restaurants. The cycling was great
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from £70 / night

£430 - £620 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Thorembais-Saint-Trond

Walloon Brabant Province / Thorembais-Saint-Trond

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £89 / night

£620 / week

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from £89 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Media Valle del Serchio

Lucca / Media Valle del Serchio

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“This peaceful and idyllic retreat.........” This peaceful and idyllic retreat was where we enjoyed one of our favourite ever holidays. (Castello 6 has the best views.) This is a holiday for the independent traveller who is prepared to make a little sa
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from £80 / night

£385 - £525 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Husinish

Isle of Harris / Husinish

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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(20) 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

from £65 / night

£400 - £986 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lyndhurst holiday home rental

New Forest / Lyndhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic family getaway” We stayed at The Old Schoolhouse for 1 week at the end of may/start of june and had a fantastic time. The cottage is very spacious and homely at the same time. The kitchen is very well equipped. The garden with outdoor furnit
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from £145 / night

£725 - £825 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £145 / night

(23) Excellent 

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100

Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

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from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Sarzana

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £123 / night

£768 - £1106 / week

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from £123 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Barmouth

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“weekend away” WE found the place to be lovely, beautifully decorateted with all mod cons had everthing you could think of from very compry bed to T.V and dvs the people are very helpfull great position over looking the sea and mountains
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from £110 / night

£550 - £875 / week

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from £110 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Hen party !” We booked the whole cottage for a weekend ...15 ladies. Had a fantastic time. The cottages were cosy and had a lovely garden area. We spent a lot of time at the cottage playing games etc. It was perfect for what we needed. Thanks!
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from £270 / night

£1200 - £2980 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £270 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Thury-Harcourt

Calvados / Thury-Harcourt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £58 / night

£191 - £324 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £58 / night

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Home letting in Fontenoy-le-Chateau

Vosges / Fontenoy-le-Chateau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£181 - £226 / week

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from £26 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Accommodation was excellent” Our family enjoyed a lovely weekend. It was a family get together to celebrate my husband's birthday. The accommodation was as described and suited us perfectly. With many bathrooms and loos there was no queue in the mor
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from £238 / night

£895 - £1290 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £238 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tolpuddle

Dorchester / Tolpuddle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful cottage in a lovely village” Since we booked the cottage Helen has been fantastic at providing us with more than enough information to make our stay as easy as possible, particularly with 2 dogs in tow!! Quite simply the cottage is beauti
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from £80 / night

£390 - £900 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tisbury

Wiltshire / Tisbury

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely, cosy cottage” We have just returned from a lovely stay at tuckingmill cottage. The house is cosy, well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are a good size. The cottage has under floor heating, a log burner and good heating so it's
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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural. Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast. Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break. Only significant negative comments are that
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from £70 / night

£295 - £945 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craigellachie

Moray / Craigellachie

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Romantic, relaxing, remote and tranquil, in short amazing!” Helpful and accomadating owners with a top class rental property. Thank you so much, we will certainly return!
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from £120 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Zinal

Canton of Valais / Zinal

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £50 / night

£350 - £3560 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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30

Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Blair Atholl

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“A fab place to stay” Stayed for three nights and loved it. Caravan perfectly placed, close to river and deck got evening sun for dinner, just lovely. Would highly recommend, Linda was extremely helpful and caravan was spotless. We made use of the film
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £50 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£753 - £1770 / week

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from £108 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sneem

County Kerry / Sneem

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,
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from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Thenissey

Cote d'Or / Thenissey

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £133 / night

£531 / week

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from £133 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Mersham

Ashford / Mersham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab house!!” Excellent house, second time we have visited would defiantly recommend this house. Love this house!!
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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £250 / night

(18) 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
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Langport

Somerset / Langport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£644 - £868 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £115 / night

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Holiday chalet with indoor pool in Marciac

Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

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

from £78 / night

£351 - £723 / week

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from £78 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Boa Island / Kesh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic cottage” We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend with my family, the cottage exceeded all our expectations!! It was like home from home! We will be booking again this year and can't recommend this cottage enough to everyone!! Thankyou so
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from £90 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £90 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation and realy good service” We stayed in Tatra Lodge over christmas and new year period. First of all, the owner, Jackie, made it so easy for us to book. She was very helpful, friendly and provided us with lots of information that ma
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1680 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £120 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“The Reviews say it all...!!!!” Driftwood cottage is true to all trip advisor reviews & the Guest Book comments We have stayed in Saithes 4 times now & return every year in the winter for Birthday weekends, most other cottages are natty/quirky but ca
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from £95 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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avg. 24 minutes

from £95 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a
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from £98 / night

£266 - £576 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £98 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Excellent cottage in convenient location” High quality accommodation with thoughtful touches - such as a 'welcome' bottle of cava. Very comfortable stay and would not hesitate to book this cottage again. Ideally situated with easy walking to lovely re
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from £115 / night

£675 - £850 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hundred House

Llandrindod Wells / Hundred House

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous and Relaxing” Booked a 2 night stay as part of work break for 4 of us. This place was amazing, very welcoming owners who made our stay perfect, the cottage is located in beautiful surroundings which makes the Hot Tub more inviting. The proper
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from £100 / night

£600 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
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from £75 / night

£520 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Arcs

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 1 bed ski in ski out appartment” Very comfortable, we used bedroom for 2 kids and sofa bed for 2 adults. Nadia very helpful and answered our questions quickly. We will be back.
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from £119 / night

£930 - £1505 / week

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from £119 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” I endorse everything good that other reviewers have said about this cottage and would add that it's a few minutes (off road) walk from excellent bus routes to Leyburn, Richmond and Ripon - all of which are of interest, especially on market
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from £87 / night

£495 - £500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £87 / night

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