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Rural retreats (1040)

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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(27) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Madron

Penzance / Madron

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Eden District / Appleby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
Twazabarn is a delightful, and indeed individual, barn conversion offering well appointed accommodation in a part-reverse style which includes - downstairs: large kitchen & separate 6 seat dining area, housing dishwasher, fridge , 5-ring gas and triple electric Rang  …see more

from £75 / night

£340 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Llangors holiday barn rental

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great place to escape the city!” Charming and spacious converted barn with everything you need, beautiful surroundings, perfectly located for those who like to walk/hike. Lots of local info from the owners in advance of the trip which was very helpfu  …see more

from £140 / night

£580 - £950 / week

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from £140 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.  …see more

from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Llanuwchllyn

Bala / Llanuwchllyn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
“Loved it.” The house was perfect for our stay, had everything we required for my grown up family. Would definiately stay again. Thank you.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(20) Excellent 

29

Holiday barn rental

Peak District National Park / Storrs

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Miss” What an amazing cottage! It was in a beautiful location and had everything we needed for our stay - we didn't want to leave!! Will definitely be going back!  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
The Ancient Dwelling is a 2015, beautiful, well equipped barn conversion set in idyllic countryside. We are close to a small town with a bakers, butchers, bars and a bistro. Also, about 500 metres from a lake where you can fish, swim or boat. You have a private garden,  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely brilliant” Could not have been better. A very well-equipped cottage in a peaceful location with underfloor heating and a log burner - ideal for a winter break. Very high quality fixtures and fittings and a great welcome including unexpected  …see more

from £70 / night

£425 - £1030 / week

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from £70 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Winster

Peak District National Park / Winster

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Lovely friendly welcome to a a nice cottage with comfortable well proportioned furniture .” We have visited winster on many occasions over the years.This was the first stay at the old barn, and how lovely it was.A very warm welcome by the owner Sharo  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday barn in Acle

Norfolk / Acle

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“very nice hosts nice clean accomadation” I would rate this holiday home very highly very clean and every thing you could want for will go again.  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Aberdaron holiday barn rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Proximity to many beautiful unspoilt beachesCoastal PathTrips to Bardsey IslandWithin 20 minute drive of Abersoch and LlanbedrogMicro climateClose to Aberdaron with its restaurants and pubs  …see more

from £175 / night

£800 - £1675 / week

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from £175 / 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
“Excellent property, nicely furnished and great for kids (plenty of animals)” We loved The Retreat, we were only there for a weekend but would definitely consider it for a longer break. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, 2 WCs & 2 showers and  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £960 / week

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(17) Excellent 

24

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.  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

26

Holiday barn rental

Lanouaille / Angoisse

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“fantastic barn conversion, wonderful place to chill out and relax” the barn is well equipped and extremley spacious, lovelely comfy sofas and a well equiped kitchen, satellite tv and internet. Steve and sue have kept the character of the barn but m  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £735 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Summer Holiday” Beautiful accommodation in a gorgeous location. Very friendly owners. Perfect for young children. Family friendly beaches that we loved. Highly recommended  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect accomodation and space” Spacious, comfortable and well finished. Full to the brim with facilities and just an excellent space to be in. The field/garden/lawn is a perfect space to play games (what we did), relax or just look at. Beds were comf  …see more

from £275 / night

£2100 / week

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from £275 / night

(61) Very Good 

20

Holiday barn in Barlow

Chesterfield / Barlow

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Birthday” We had a wonderful weekend stay at the Old Robin Hood with friends for a 40th Birthday. The cottage was fully equipped and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend he cottage and would definitely use again for fu  …see more

from £200 / night

£1440 - £2450 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Holiday barn in Puenderich

Rhineland-Palatinate / Puenderich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Our Barn Conversion is located in the old part of the village, on a cobbled street leading down to the river front of the lovely village of Punderich. The Barn is a fully equipped two bedroomed conversion over three floors that can sleep four comfortably with the o  …see more

from £73 / night

£467 / week

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from £73 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Richards Castle holiday barn rental

Ludlow / Richards Castle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Character Barn Perfect for walkers and cyclists On a working smallholding Close to Ludlow Woodburning Stove Decked Balcony Glorious views  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(95) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The best chilled weekend!” Myself and partner visited the old diary cottage 1 last weekend and loved every minute. It was so relaxed there just what we needed to get away from our busy life at home. The cottage was spotless and the jacuzzi was amazing  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £460 / week

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(41) Excellent 

20

Dormston holiday barn rental

Worcestershire / Dormston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful location and everything we needed” The barn is located in a stunning setting, in the gardens of a beautiful house. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners - nothing was too much trouble. We arrived after 8pm but we were still greeted  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £818 / week

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from £80 / night

(36) Excellent 

29

Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet. Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

29

Holiday barn in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Very relaxing time” Enjoyed our stay at Owl's Nest in Suffolk. Lovely peaceful setting and well equipped accommodation. Shame we did not have more time to linger.  …see more

from £52 / night

£314 - £469 / week

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from £52 / 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
“Peaceful Holiday Location” We had a great four night break over the New Year in this lovely converted barn. Piers was extremely helpful with any questions we had regarding the property and the local area - especially his recommendations for great res  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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(23) Excellent 

21

Holiday barn in Cranbrook

Kent / Cranbrook

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“The pottery shed what a Gem what a fantastic holiday” From the moment we arrived at the pottery shed Sara and Ian made us feel very welcome. The cake Sara made and the beautiful furnishings made us feel at home. The peace and quiet was most relaxing t  …see more

from £125 / night

£630 - £922 / week

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from £125 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Mundesley

Norfolk / Mundesley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Lovely cottage, very clean and a quiet location. Garden was all enclosed and perfect for our 2 dogs. Owners home is a few meters from the cottage but this wasnt an issue. Ideal for a relaxing weekend! We will stay again.  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Over Compton holiday barn rental

Sherborne / Over Compton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding Barn and Location” This barn is in such a lovely location among country lanes but only a very short distance from the amazing village of Sherbourne which I would highly recommend visiting. The barn has everything you could wish for and lev  …see more

from £98 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £98 / night

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Dittisham holiday barn rental

Dartmouth / Dittisham

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Barnfield, Dittisham is a lovely barn conversion up at the top of Dittisham Court, just a short walk from the river, village shop and pubs. This holiday home offers plenty of space for 2 couples to enjoy a wonderful break.  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £825 / week

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from £56 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Andover

Hampshire / Andover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Luxury and relaxing in the country” This was our second visit to Maples Barn and we enjoyed it just like the first. We found some new additions to the property that just reaffirmed the owners attention to detail. A very high standard of accommodation  …see more

from £100 / night

£455 - £760 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Taunton

Somerset / Taunton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
The Old Pigsty is located in the Blackdown Hills on the Somerset Devon border close to the county town of Taunton. It offers relaxing and tranquil self-catered accommodation in a converted barn. The Old Pigsty offers most attractive studio style accommodation, therefo  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(100) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Suffolk / Ipswich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great Cosy getaway.” From booking to leaving we had very good communication with the owner, who was very friendly and helpful. On arrival to the property (which we got to very late in the evening), we found it extremely welcoming and lovely and warm.  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £710 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Westbury

Shropshire / Westbury

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t  …see more

from £90 / night

£290 - £340 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Shere

Guildford / Shere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Idyllic stay.” Staying at The Barn was a fantastic experience. The countryside is beautiful, the accommodation is lovely and the landlords were very welcoming and friendly. Our 9yo daughter loved the views and the many animals we saw around The Barn.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1850 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Nailsworth holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Bretforton holiday barn rental

Worcestershire / Bretforton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
All on ground floor. Superking bed (can be twin). Patio with sitting-out area. Extensive grounds. 5* rated.  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Kenilworth holiday barn rental

Warwickshire / Kenilworth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
The Cow Shed is the perfect bolthole if you're working in the area, visting friends or fancy a break in the Warwickshire countryside. This recently converted 19th-century farm building was once a milking parlour, but is now a wonderfully bright and airy one-bedroom  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £400 / week

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from £80 / night