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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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(37) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £662 / week

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from £46 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Bovey Tracey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A great relaxing place to unwind.” This was the perfect weekend away. We arrived to find everything all ready for us including a welcome hamper. The cottage is in a great location being only a short distance from the A38, yet within a few minutes of l
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £88 / night

£270 - £443 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ardmore

County Waterford / Ardmore

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £42 / night

£288 - £465 / week

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from £42 / night

(37) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve
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from £76 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / Vergt

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £138 / night

£965 - £987 / week

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from £138 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Flamborough

Bridlington / Flamborough

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £57 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Bodiam

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Christmas” We had a wonderful time with home cooking on the excellent facilities kept very cosy and snug with the log fire and central heating with my little dog wanting to share his toys with the sheep when we had to leave Will look to book again
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from £100 / night

£530 - £1015 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

13

Cottage letting in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £71 / night

(55) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Winchcombe holiday cottage accommodation

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” The cottage is lovely! Some original features but with the luxury of central heating! We thought it was a fab touch to have wine and milk in the fridge, although we left it for the next guest as we'd already bought some with us. We then fo
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from £64 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£797 - £1018 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £54 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bathgate

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stop searching and choose this one....especially if you are a family travelling to Scotland” The Goose Cottage is a wonderful accommodation in a perfect location. The set-up is simple but very, very comfortable...not an easy feat when you are travelli
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from £58 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £58 / night

(10) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage in Hockwold cum Wilton

Norfolk / Hockwold cum Wilton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ms” Delightful cottage, had a great weekend break, cycling. Warm, cosy with lots of hot water! Thoughtful host supplied lots of essentials, tea,coffee, milk and flapjacks especially appreciated!! Only challenge for a longer off peak stay, would
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from £100 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Kelso holiday cottage rental

Borders / Kelso

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent holiday Cottage” The Old Smithy is a superb holiday cottage. As it is all on one level, it is ideal for less abled people. The kitchen is very well equipped, the sitting room is large and has deep leather sofas, the bedrooms are spacious and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dundee

Dundee / Fowlis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable cottage in a lovely area of Scotland” We stayed at Denhead Cottage with our two young children and had a wonderful time exploring Dundee and surrounding areas. The cottage is quiet, cozy and comfortable, and has a lovely perspective onto
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from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

21

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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

Caernarfon / Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The perfect location from which to explore North Wales.” The house was lovely and clean. Great amenities and lovely garden. We loved the location as it enabled us to explore further towards the North. The walk up to the beach was extremely enjoyable.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £60 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cromer

Norfolk / Cromer

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage in a fabulous location” 2 The Gangway is in an ideal location close to the sea and the centre of the small seaside town of Cromer. There are pretty villages within a few minutes drive and the highlight of our break was seeing seals in the
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from £90 / night

£415 - £795 / week

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avg. 1 hour 37 minutes

from £90 / night

(37) Excellent 

23

Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.
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from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £150 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Really good” I can not speak highly enough about are stay. The hole family including the dogs had a great time. The local is second to none and the owners were lovely. We are looking forward to going back some day.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £795 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

27

Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £470 / night

£4463 - £6130 / week

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from £470 / night

(8) Very Good 

24

Callington holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Callington

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family getaway” Peaceful but still in the middle of many places to visit. The Eden Project was a delight as was a walk over Dartmoor. The hot tub was a relaxing way to end the day.
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from £140 / night

£645 - £1825 / week

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avg. 1 hour 22 minutes

from £140 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b
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from £90 / night

£440 - £520 / week

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(3) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage in Culdaff

Culdaff / Inishowen

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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(4) Very Good 

27

Holiday cottage in Norham

Northumberland / Norham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect place to stay in Northern England.” The house was fantastic with great facilities, spotlessly clean and a beautiful area. The owners take great care of the house. There were great walks nearby, a lovely town of Norham near with good pubs,
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from £75 / night

£320 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Very Good 

9

Holiday cottage in Llangattock

Crickhowell / Llangattock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious Property with all the Facilities you need” Enjoyed our stay. Good communications from the owner re. directions and basic instructions about the house. Ideal location in great rural setting. Nice to have some basics like milk, tea and even win
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from £140 / night

£520 - £660 / week

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(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Ballyheigue

County Kerry / Ballyheigue

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house and location” Great place to stay. View out the door of the sea was breath taking. Highly recommend the house. Stayed there before which is why we returned. Beautiful beaches nearby.
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from £64 / night

£443 - £708 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £64 / night

(4) Excellent 

50

Holiday cottage in Boston

Lincolnshire / Boston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable cosy and friendly.” My wife and I spent 5 weeks at Moorhen cottage,although it was in the middle of winter we found the cottage very warm,comfortable and equipped to a high standard.The locations ideal for visiting east coast as well as L
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from £64 / night

£279 - £537 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £64 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hanley Swan

Malvern Hills / Hanley Swan

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Quintessential English getaway - stunning spot, charming property” Loved this place - location and local pub and village were lovely too. House itself was fantastic - cosy, charming, well equipped and perfect for a larger group. Fantastic kitchen too.
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from £225 / night

£1300 - £2550 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £225 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Cottage in a picturesque Village” An absolutely beautiful village in North Yorkshire is the perfect back drop for Sunnyside Cottage. A cosy cottage with everything you could need for a fantastic break. The cottage is true to its heritage with
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from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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avg. 23 minutes

from £100 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
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from £89 / night

£350 - £708 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

from £89 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Thetford

Norfolk / Thetford

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £225 / night

£1400 - £2800 / week

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from £225 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent property in an ideal location” Loom Cottage is located near the centre of Southwold within comfortable walking distance of the sea front, the pier, shops and numerous restaurants. We were only 2 adults in a property that sleeps 4 so lack of
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from £75 / night

£435 - £835 / week

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from £75 / night

(59) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newton Stewart

Dumfries and Galloway / Newton Stewart

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent break away” Had a fabulous holiday at Penklin cottage . The cottage was equipped with everything you could think of and just perfect for a relaxing break away. Had a beautiful secluded garden which my dog and two kids had hours of fun in. I
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from £62 / night

£434 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £62 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
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from £120 / night

£520 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Carbost / Satran

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Ideal base for exploring Skye.” Stunning views in a relaxed rural setting yet reasonable access to varied activities such as local inn, distillery, historical sites, hiking, restaurants, galleries, etc. by car. The cottage was comfortably furnished/d
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from £95 / night

£425 - £530 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £95 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing” Our 17th visit to the meadows, so must love it! :) What's not to love? Lark and Top Meadow are fabulous! Top Meadow has simply one of the best views anywhere. This is our 4th time at Top Meadow. We stayed with friends, wanted for nothing
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from £139 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £139 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
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from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
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from £147 / night

£790 - £2139 / week

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