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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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Lodge rental in Bilene with shared pool

Gaza Province / Bilene

10 28 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Lux villa that sleeps 8 $720 per night4xLux tents sleeps 2 $90 per night.4 sleeper lux tent sleeps4 $100  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Val Gardena / Ortisei

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £106 / night

£737 - £1474 / week

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from £106 / night

(22) Excellent 

22

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
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on  …see more

from £97 / night

£264 - £571 / week

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from £97 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Correze / Neuvic

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Private garden

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from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated. Haus Arve is in a great lo  …see more

from £126 / night

£878 - £3071 / week

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from £126 / night

(46) Excellent 

30

Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(5) Very Good 

25

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£291 - £474 / week

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from £59 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(42) Excellent 

55

Holiday studio letting

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“A cosy base for exploring the area” The perfect place to explore Kilmartin. A good base for walking, cycling and kayaking and lots of archaeology in the area. The property is cosy, with good parking and and a lovely sheltered garden to use at any tim  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Fleetwood

Lancashire / Fleetwood

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Good value & good quality” Online booking useful, clean & tidy with a good price too. Would recommend it but then again that might mean I've less chance of getting a booking if you see what I mean. Too late, I've recommended it!  …see more

from £42 / night

£168 - £273 / week

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from £42 / night

(9) Very Good 

4

Holiday cottage in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Above average sized one bedroomed courtyard cottage in the centre of the highly acclaimed village of Hartington, graded in the top half of four star. The village is just yards from the River dove and Dove Dale is easily reachable along a good riverside path. Superb base  …see more

from £36 / night

£265 - £450 / week

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from £36 / night

(30) Very Good 

26

Cottage rental in Burntisland with golf nearby

Fife / Burntisland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful Setting” A superb holiday, Easy to get to Edinburgh by train and also to Kirkcaldy. The views are fantastic The local hotel (The Sands) is very friendly and great for breakfast and evening meals.  …see more

from £63 / night

£499 - £620 / week

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from £63 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(6) Very Good 

10

Province of Turin / Bardonecchia

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £53 / night

£351 - £439 / week

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from £53 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Well maintained self catering apartment in a quiet and picturesque part of the Austrian Alps with great views from the balcony. Ideal for walking, cycling, hiking or just relaxing. Large garden with BBQ area. Unlimited wifi and local tourist taxes are included.  …see more

from £40 / night

£193 - £308 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Corfu / Boukari

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £31 / night

£215 / week

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from £31 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
***** 2017 SKI SEASON PRICES REDUCED BY 10% ***** Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter r  …see more

from £88 / night

£457 - £1974 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

20

Ski studio to rent in Gosau

Upper Austria / Gosau

Studio 4 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Spoil yourself in our very comfortable ground floor apartment. Overlooking Gosau village and the Dachstein mountain range with peaks soaring to 10,000 feet, the views are nothing short of amazing. Our studio is 300 meters from the village centre with its supermarket, ba  …see more

from £29 / night

£199 - £759 / week

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from £29 / night

(35) Very Good 

11

Holiday cottage in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

8

Fadmoor holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Fadmoor

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful, excellent comfortable cottage” we all loved this cottage it was ideal for the forests as my family are mountain bikers and dog walkers. We were ideally situated and had a good variety of places to eat locally. Loved the Moors and the people  …see more

from £65 / night

£305 - £420 / week

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from £65 / night

(38) Excellent 

17

Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ryde

Isle of Wight / Ryde

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A quaint cottage in an idyllic location” This listed quirky former coast guards cottage is an ideal bolt hole for all. All rooms offer luxury 5 star accommodation, with all mod cons thrown in with the rental price. Its central location offers the  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £800 / week

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from £54 / night

(21) Excellent 

11

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dereham

Dereham / East Tuddenham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £960 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Chalet rental in Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“absolutely lovely and couldnt have been nicer,fantastic” This chalet was perfect and cant find anything negative to say it was a lovely site and the chalet itself was clean, comfortable and high quality.the reception staff were very helpful.we had a r  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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from £28 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Keep is a delightful, self-catering property dating back to the 12th century and forming part of the ancient ramparts of the charming village of Bargemon, in the Haut-Var region of Provence. Sleeping up to six guests, The Keep is one of only a handful of apartments  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful - cabin excellent, and location of park very good!” This cabin is a real home from home, with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very cosy with the fire lit on a cool evening, and when the weather is good, eating on the balcon  …see more

from £65 / night

£343 - £729 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

12

Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude / Widemouth Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've  …see more

from £120 / night

£425 - £1225 / week

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from £120 / night

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Grosseto / Rispescia

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Nideggen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £67 / night

£422 / week

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from £67 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The complimentary wine, milk, tea and biscuits were a pleasant surprise. The Grain Store is very well equipped, with towels and linen being provided, and a good supply of  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

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Lower Saxony / Boffzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £27 / night

£185 - £737 / week

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from £27 / night

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Styria / Palfau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £87 / night

£608 / week

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from £87 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gargunnock

Stirling / Gargunnock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin  …see more

from £93 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
One double bedroom cottage standing in rural wooded grounds overlooking fields. Excellent location for exploring Cotswolds towns and villages, only 4 miles from Cheltenham. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, pub across the road.<br />Suitable for couples and can a  …see more

from £65 / night

£310 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydford

Dartmoor National Park / Lydford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“beautiful.” have just come back from a week at Love-lee.beautiful quirky cottage.took our two puppy staffs with us.was made to feel very welcome by di and alan. liked the little touches,like the welcome pack.fantastic.you've done yourselves proud wit  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
You can practice all the mountain activities you love : biking, climbing, trekking, lakes, skiing, glaciers  …see more

from £78 / night

£541 / week

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from £78 / night