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Rural retreats (1031)

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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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful . The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
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from £88 / night

£498 / week

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from £88 / night

(111) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£325 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Ford

Peak District National Park / Ford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“a real gem of a holiday cottage...kids didn't want to come home!” We booked to stay at Ford Wetley cottage last minute....we figured camping over the cold bank holiday would not be fun. Well, how lucky were we to stumble upon this gem of a holiday cot
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from £99 / night

£550 - £1250 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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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

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing place - highly recommend a stay” This has been converted to a very high standard. Very spacious and well equipped accommodation. Owner is extremely friendly and nothing is too much trouble (although nothing was needed during our stay). Ni
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from £230 / night

£1000 - £1600 / week

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from £230 / night

(17) 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

(48) Excellent 

21

Ashburton holiday barn rental

Dartmoor National Park / Ashburton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
“Lovely quiet apartment in a beautiful valley.” Easy to get out and about. Would go back for another visit. Sarah & Nick were very helpful. You are able to walk around the farm.
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from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Birchover

Peak District National Park / Birchover

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £82 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £82 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bonsall holiday barn rental

Matlock / Bonsall

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” This is a lovely cottage in a great location, remote yet only a 5min walk to the local family friendly pub. The cottage is just the right size for a family of 4. It's only a short drive from a number of off road cycle route, carsington
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from £75 / night

£300 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

21

Holiday barn rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing Barn in just the a beautiful setting.” We booked this three bedroom Barn for three nights when we went to a Wedding. It worked out a lot cheaper than buying three rooms for three nights at the local hotel and was a great move. It is in a perfe
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from £115 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £115 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a group catch-up” As the group of us are getting closer to our 30s, and with life taking over from fun, it's always difficult to get everyone together in once place. Little Upton was a great opportunity to do this. The property is fant
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from £295 / night

£1995 - £3145 / week

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from £295 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Southwell

Newark-on-Trent / Southwell

4 7 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“wededing weekend” Lovely clean house well equiped . outside space good pubs nearby were good . If I had to be picky internet poor, downstairs shower just ok and only given 2 toilet rolls for 3 night stay for 6 but lovely cottage would definately book
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from £205 / night

£565 - £695 / week

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from £205 / 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
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from £72 / night

£435 - £1030 / week

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from £72 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Clonmany holiday barn rental

County Donegal / Clonmany

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£337 - £421 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Holiday barn in Much Wenlock

Shropshire / Much Wenlock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £64 / night

£435 - £865 / week

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from £64 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stylish, Unique Rental in Picturesque Setting!” We stayed here with a large group of friends celebrating a reunion and it was a wonderful weekend! the interior of the building is very chic and carefully designed, with a great eye for detail. We spent
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from £350 / night

£2365 - £5895 / week

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from £350 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with shared pool in Toftrees

Fakenham / Toftrees

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely family holiday” Great place to stay with children of all ages. Perfect location with plenty to see & do in the local area. Fantastic communication with owners too.
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from £130 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £130 / night

(13) 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
“Boundary Barn” Boundary Barn is an ideal house for a group of 6-10 people. The house is more than equipped with everything you would need for a weekend or long-weekend getaway, and is set on a good sized, and well maintained property. The check-in/che
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from £275 / night

£2100 / week

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from £275 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition. We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £100 / 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

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Appleby-in-Westmorland

Eden District / Appleby

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, relaxing break in excellent accommodation & surroundings” Peaceful, beautiful surroundings and a cottage that is well-appointed and comfortable, perfect to come back to after a day out exploring the area. The owner is very friendly, helpfu
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from £60 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

10

O Freixo holiday barn rental

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £50 / night

£330 - £409 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Rock

Cornwall / Rock

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Cosy, quiet, super location” Barn owl barn is the best place we have stayed. It was clean, cosy and had everything we could want for our stay. The location was brilliant for exploring this Cornish coast, convenient yet still peaceful. We will be retur
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from £60 / night

£300 - £580 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) 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
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£285 - £665 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

St Clears / Llangynin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

from £210 / night

£730 - £1020 / week

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from £210 / night

(29) 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
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from £140 / night

£580 - £950 / week

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from £140 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Mumbles

Swansea / Mumbles

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £80 / night

£440 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(63) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Holmesfield

Derbyshire / Holmesfield

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
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from £250 / night

£1440 - £2450 / week

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from £250 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Coulaures

Dordogne / Coulaures

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!” Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable
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from £130 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

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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.
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from £65 / night

£333 - £425 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday barn rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“High standard with great attention to detail.” We made a group booking and occupied all cottages for a recent long weekend. Everyone in our party was delighted with the high standard of this accommodation. Warm and cozy lounges; well-equipped kitchens
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from £390 / night

£3250 - £4400 / week

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from £390 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Windrush holiday barn rental

Burford / Windrush

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Stunning cottage tucked away in the Cotswolds” Stayed here with my fiance for a romantic weekend getaway and this cottage went above and beyond our expectations; the photo's do not do it justice! The barn conversion has obviously been done to a ver
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from £120 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) 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
“A Very comfortable Cottage” Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet village with a shop , post
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from £90 / night

£545 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Couldn`t ask for better!” We couldn`t ask for more, the accommodation was excellent, peaceful, and secure. The Park and Ride was only a short walk away so hardly needed to use the car and the walks were lovely.We were made to feel so very welcome on a
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from £95 / night

£675 / week

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from £95 / 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.
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from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / 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.
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from £80 / night

£430 - £710 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Ashbourne

Derbyshire / Ashbourne

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great holidaye cottage” Cottage was clean and spacious. Came for the weekend with family including baby. Had struggled to find the perfect sized cottage in a good location. This was spacious enough for all. Had all equipment we needed. Hot tub was gr
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from £255 / night

£1475 - £1995 / week

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