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Rural retreats (29200)

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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(18) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Immaculate cottage in ideal location. Can't be faulted! Had lovely weather but cottage would have been ideal bolthole if weather had not behaved.
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from £49 / night

£340 - £747 / week

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from £49 / night

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £36 / night

£248 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Minori

Amalfi Coast / Minori

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £160 / night

£1062 - £1770 / week

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from £160 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely facilities in an ideal location” The accommodation was lovely, plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in the local area, mostly within 20mins. Easy access to nearby facilities -swimming pool and on site bar were good too.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kinsale

County Cork / Kinsale

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous week in the most idylic, relaxing and friendly setting” This cottage is in a perfect location, close enough to local amenities and local bars etc but also nicely tucked away to have your own private holiday. We stayed for a week in Kinsale an
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from £110 / night

£777 / week

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(45) 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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Holiday studio in Sollies-Toucas

Var / Sollies-Toucas

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£231 - £311 / week

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from £57 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£745 - £1424 / week

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from £112 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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(58) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A special place.” If you like bags of character, peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, a fabulous pool, and wonderful hosts, La Fermette is the place for you. I did lots of searching before I found this gem, and we will definitely return. We took our 2
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from £78 / night

£635 - £925 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £78 / night

(14) Excellent 

23

Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Portscatho holiday bungalow rental

Portscatho / Gerrans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Cornwall fix” We have a caravan near Portscatho but the site is closed from October to Easter so we needed our cornwall fix. Itldo is perfectly placed within walking distance of Portscatho and of the coastal footpath. Two pubs and the Harbour club are
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from £66 / night

£450 - £780 / week

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from £66 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,
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from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£595 - £1550 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Pezenas holiday villa rental

Herault / Pezenas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous villa” We had such a great holiday staying at this lovely property. Villa is spacious, very clean and very comfortable. Our two girls (12 & 14) were delighted to have a bed room each. Large sofas and comfy chairs in living space. A very
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from £75 / night

£475 - £1400 / week

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from £75 / night

(34) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £99 / night

£400 - £795 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £99 / 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

from £108 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

from £108 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £72 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

21

Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £89 / night

£443 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £95 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic location, Fantastic apartment” Location and apartment was amazing, lovely throughout. Comfortable beds, plenty of room in all of the rooms, highly recommended.
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from £113 / night

£565 - £1400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £113 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
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from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Beausemblant

Drome / Beausemblant

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £119 / night

£579 - £1097 / week

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from £119 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kersey

Suffolk / Kersey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Location...location...location.” My wife and I, along with another couple, stayed for the month of July at Cressland by the Splash. The owners, Louise and Pascoe, could not have been nicer; greeting us with a generous welcome basket, keeping us supp
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from £259 / night

£798 - £1465 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £259 / night

(15) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

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Holiday cottage in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £193 / night

£700 - £1092 / week

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from £193 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £133 / night

£930 - £3036 / week

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avg. 2 hours 8 minutes

from £133 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great breakfast deck!” Facing northeast gives the breakfast deck wonderful sunshine in the mornings! It was convenient to the castle wall walks. The kitchen, living and bedroom spaces were roomy, but the bathroom was on the small side. Parking was tri
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from £85 / night

£610 / week

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(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Super accommodation with great views.l” Great flat, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal location with stunning views over North Berwick. Torquil was very helpful and informative.
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from £104 / night

£520 - £906 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £104 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be in heaven. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £150 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £3999 / week

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from £232 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” We had a lovely stay here! Great house, really clean and great location. The house has everything you need. We loved our time here.
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from £75 / night

£470 - £720 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage in the most amazong place” My partner and I stayed in Bobtail cottage for a week with our 3 dogs and absolutely loved it. We stayed there 2 years ago but loved it even more this time. The cottage is very clean, perfect location and i
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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avg. 41 minutes

from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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

(24) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” We have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at Casa Sandra. Almadena is lovely and peaceful with enough local amenities to get by, and a great selection of towns, beaches and supermarkets all within 20 minute drive. The villa is lovel
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from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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