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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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Ski chalet to rent in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Birthday week in Slovakia” The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of days exploring the moun  …see more

from £135 / night

£942 - £1471 / week

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from £135 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £169 / night

£1009 - £1421 / week

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from £169 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
This elegant modern chalet supplies everything you need for a real luxury stay. Step out onto your private decking on a bright morning, and the view across Loch Iuibhair (pronounced Ewar) to the steep glenside will take your breath away. Then look on the other directi  …see more

from £164 / night

£728 - £1250 / week

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from £164 / night

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(34) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

Powys / Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place” Lovely welcome from Brian and Marian. Was a lovely place to stay with a very beautiful garden. me and my family had a very good time. Every thing was perfect and cottage was cosy and very welcoming would go again Thank you Brian an  …see more

from £68 / night

£459 - £548 / week

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from £68 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

6 19 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm. We had great food again, thank  …see more

from £43 / night

£836 - £7206 / week

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from £43 / night

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Canton of Appenzell / Schönengrund

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£304 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Excellent 

16

Dunkeld holiday chalet rental

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing location” This cottage is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. Location is totally brilliant and romantic, surrounded by hills and with buzzards circling the skies. The cottage itself has all you need for a luxury holiday, from a well equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£525 - £875 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£434 - £600 / week

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from £122 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Les Gets ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£567 - £770 / week

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from £157 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Ayer

Canton of Valais / Ayer

1 5 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cuckcoo is a romantic chalet ideal for summer or winter holiday for up to 4 people. In the unspoilt farming village of Ayer within 10 minutes of three ski resorts, walking and many activities in summer. An excellent choice for a small family or romantic couple.  …see more

from £100 / night

£660 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT DALRIADA Turn up, switch off, re-charge. A wonderfully refreshing cabin-in-the-woods type holiday on the shores of Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond National Park. Bliss. NEW TO THE AREA - FIND OUT MORE There is much to see and do in the area. Visit ou  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Grafham holiday chalet rental

Cambridgeshire / Grafham

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cambridge is only twenty miles away with its Colleges, museums and Botanic Gardens.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Isle of Skye / Breakish

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Romantic self catering cottage on the Isle of Skye perfect for honeymooners.  …see more

from £115 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / Chisa

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Private garden

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from £103 / night

£715 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Puy-de-Dome / Chastreix

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min

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from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a 'Certifi  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 - £4750 / week

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from £385 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Kirchbach ski chalet to rent.

Carinthia / Kirchbach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“comfortable & cosy” The Bear's Den is a converted barn, and the online description pictures are realistic, so it met our expectations. There were only a couple of downsides; the lack of washing machine (plus line etc), and the link for the TV wa  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Self catering chalet in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle which forms part of St Ives Bay, Cornwall. We have sea, sand and sunsets, as well as free wi-fi. Our beautiful, double-glazed seaside chalet with sea view is within a five minute walk to Hayle beach with three miles of uns  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Thyon ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys.  …see more

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Villares, Los, Jaen Province

Villares, Los, Jaen Province / La Pandera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We have no doubts that you will like this neat villa with private pool and set in a lush green landscape with mountain backdrops! A beautiful outside area and quality furniture in Andalucian style inside, will let you enjoy a very comfortable holiday.  …see more

from £160 / night

£532 - £631 / week

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from £160 / night

(23) Very Good 

21

Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation with an amazing sea view.” Lovely accommodation with a beautiful sea view. Perfect for a short break/relaxing holiday situated next to an unspoilt beach. The whole family had a great few days away and we are already looking to boo  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £85 / night

£421 - £622 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Muhlbach-sur-Munster

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £235 / night

£1639 / week

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from £235 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Chalet accommodation in Cardiff Newport Glamorgan with shared pool, golf nearby

South Wales / Cardiff

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
With Cardiff City Centre just 7 miles away Marconi Holiday Village is the perfect location if you are either looking to visit Wales' Capital city or if you simply want a peaceful getaway We are situated on the coast with spectacular sea views over the Bristol Chann  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £428 / week

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from £42 / night

(10) Very Good 

26

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little chalet.” This was the second time I've stayed at Le Mazot, and I highly recommend it. The chalet is charming, cozy and incredibly well-equipped for its size. Better still - you can just about see the nearest ski lift from the window, and  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1400 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Llansteffan

Carmarthenshire / Llansteffan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful, modern cedarwood chalet set in peaceful countryside yet only 2 miles from the beach and castle of Llansteffan. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Ideal for bird watching, walking, fishing or just relaxing.Heated indoor pool and childrens play area onsite, ideal for a  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(36) Very Good 

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West Bexington holiday chalet rental

Dorset / West Bexington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Ms” The chalet was in the perfect location for exploring Dorset. Was very well appointed for a comfortable stay and would recommend a visit.  …see more

from £60 / night

£695 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Sandown / Yaverland

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“IMMACULATE CHALET OVERLOOKING THE SEA AND CLIFFS” The chalet looked brand new and was spotlessly clean. It was in a lovely position. You could see the sea and cliffs from the settee-impressive when there was a thunderstorm and you could watch it in  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £550 / week

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from £25 / night

(16) Excellent 

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South Cerney holiday chalet rental

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely comfy chalet” We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting family who live nearby. The chalet was in great condition, clean and very comfortable. The surrounding park is great, and although some facilities were shut as it was out of seas  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £560 / week

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from £40 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Vytina

Arkadia Region / Vytina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Chalet Myrtis is located in the heart of the fir forests of Mount Menalon, in a unique natural environment and in the very centre of the Peloponnese, which was just voted as the No.1 European destination by Lonely Planet for summer 2016. It is ideally located for sport  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 / week

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from £185 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Criffel Lodge is a modern self catering chalet for up to 6 and is situated is a small group of 10 chalets in mature oak woodland next to Colvend golf course. Great for families as Sandyhills beach is 10 minute walk away, and cliff top coastal walks take you round to Ro  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montriond

Morzine / Montriond

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“looks can be deceiving” had an amazing ski holiday in February and your chalet was absolutely perfect! On arrival we were so pleasantly surprised at the fantastic use of space as the photos show it looks very small from the outside but the use of s  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £995 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Longtown holiday chalet rental

Carlisle / Longtown

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
Pheasant Lodge with hot tub, is the very best Norwegian craftsmanship, using age old skills providing an opportunity to escape to the country & enjoy a part piece of Norway with a Scottish twist allowing you to enjoy views of the Northern Cumbrian fells & Solw  …see more

from £185 / night

£589 - £984 / week

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from £185 / night

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Cantal / Mauriac

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £59 / night

£253 / week

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from £59 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Padstow / St Merryn

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous weekend break in Padstow!” My partner and I stayed for 3 nights in Whimbrel Chalet. I can’t recommend it enough. The chalet is a clean, bright, comfy and is a great size. Perfect for what we wanted. It has one double bedroom and the other  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Bacton holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Bacton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful, beautiful location” My husband and I stayed at Otter's Holt for one week (end July/begining aug) with our 4 children aged 15, 12, 10 and 6 and our little dog. We received the key and all instructions we needed one week before as promised. We  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in West Stour

Gillingham / West Stour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous Getaway” Our stay at Melbury Chalet was lovely. The chalet is furnished to a high standard and stocked with everything you might need. The bath robes were a very nice thought and the hot tub was a massive hit! It is set in lovely countryside  …see more

from £170 / night

£566 - £1197 / week

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from £170 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in West Country

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