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Rural retreats (10058)

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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(59) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“This was a great relaxing stay” Was visiting the area for both family and tourist reasons and really needed a 'get away' break. I found the 'Bothy' and it was just what I needed. No hotel, B&B but somewhere self contained. The 'Bothy' is self containe
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from £35 / night

£220 - £285 / week

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from £35 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful home-beautiful location” Jasmine cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need for a self-catered stay. My husband and I were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a wedding along with our 2 adult children and our son's fiance. The space
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from £100 / night

£355 - £580 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Glen Roy

Fort William / Glen Roy

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lochaber cottage” Very nice beautifully situated cottage above the Roy river with a fine outdoor area. Well equipped kitchen and excellent interiors generally. 4 people maximum. Excellent place. Don't go to the Stronlossit hotel for food. The beer is
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from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salcombe

Devon / Salcombe

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Quiet, cosy and convenient, we loved it! Thank you.” Fantastic location with stunning views and garden. The house was extremely cosy and well equipped, with everything we needed. The owner was lovely and helpful. We loved our stay and would love to vi
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 4 Min stay varies

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

£610 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday house” Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standard and a well equipped kitche
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from £69 / night

£483 - £1294 / week

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(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 £53 / night

£790 - £1009 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £53 / night

10

Holiday cottage in Seahouses

Northumberland / Seahouses

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £53 / night

£370 - £620 / week

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(13) Excellent 

22

Stroud holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Stroud

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £123 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £123 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(43) Excellent 

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23

Holiday cottage in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic
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from £31 / night

£154 - £334 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £31 / night

(22) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Callington

Cornwall / Callington

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“magical, every childs dream garden” We have just returned from a very lovely stay at Sherwell Cottage where we had a wonderful family holiday. Peter & Tracey are truly lovely people who went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful time. The cott
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from £89 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £89 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” Have just returned form this cottage after a brilliant week with my husband and son. Never been to Aberdeenshire and would recommend. Cottage was fabulous. Very very comfortable and warm with quality linen throughout. Have used a lot of holi
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from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Inveraray

Inveraray / Loch Fyne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£330 - £525 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

45

Llandeilo holiday cottage rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Capt” Perfect location and perfect hosts. We loved it and would recommend to anyone to go stay there. The hosts were most help with places to visit and selected fine dining. Perfect all round !!!
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(66) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Over Haddon

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect retreat” Second visit as could not better it!! Views are stunning, no need to move from veranda but with so many stunning walks on the doorstep, you would be silly not to explore. The cottage is perfect,especially the log burner for the eve
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from £70 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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(10) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Chateaulin

Chateaulin / Dineault

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location and very quiet” The location was perfect and the house was quite charming and exactly what we needed for our family vacation. The caretakers were very nice and the neighbours extremely friendly. Stephen & Melanie were very helpful -
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from £59 / night

£345 - £495 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent home from home.” We stayed at the swallows for a long weekend due to our daughter relocating to Cutthorp we couldn't have found a better place to stay, The house was great it had everything we needed well equipped and with lovely views of t
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from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Redmain holiday cottage rental

Cockermouth / Redmain

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£299 - £455 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £66 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Chideock holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We have just returned from a week in Stable Cottage and can highly recommend it for its comfort, warmth and accessibility to the coast. We were warmly welcomed by Carroll the owner who had thoughtfully supplied us with extras like chocolates,wine
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from £85 / night

£500 - £785 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carlingford

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Highly recommended” Excellent as always!! Beautiful cottage, spectacular bedroom view and balcony view. Will be coming back again for more!
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from £73 / night

£395 - £505 / week

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avg. 2 hours 3 minutes

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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Miss” We have just returned home after a wonderfully relaxing seven days at Pond Cottage. It really is a special place, perfect for spending time with family in the beautiful surroundings and made all the more welcoming by John and Renate. Thank you J
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from £110 / night

£500 - £820 / week

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from £110 / 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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from £225 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.
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from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / 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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(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking. We had no problems at al
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from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night

(32) Excellent 

25

Swanage Bay holiday cottage rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” Fantastic place to stay.cottage was perfect,cosy, well equipped and comfortable. Surrounded by blue flag beaches.would love to come back
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from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

22

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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from £100 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday !!” Absolutely fantastic holiday, a huge thanks to Tracy & Geoff who were the most attentive and friendly hosts I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Everything was thought of from the beautiful home made scones, bread, etc that was
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Neath holiday cottage rental

Neath / Neath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic stay in a beatiful house - nice surroundings” We spent a week in this beautiful house that had everything. Spacious kitchen and living room and two large bed rooms. We really enjoyed the stay,
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from £99 / night

£450 - £690 / week

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from £99 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Scarborough District / Scarborough

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant Cottage in such a peaceful location .Clean and everything provided.” Perfect, safe and secure place to stay in this perfect area near scarborough . We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay . Andrew and Tracy were so helpful and friendly . We
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from £180 / night

£689 - £1599 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Llanelltyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Llanelltyd

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely family holiday home, with a great view.” A great house In a lovely area. Clean, tidy property. Very pleasant/helpful owner. May benefit from a booklet to give info such as bin emptying etc. Enjoyed our stay. Good area for walking. No shops clo
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from £116 / night

£520 - £1004 / week

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from £116 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine
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from £40 / night

£275 - £400 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Nailsworth

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for our Christmas away from home” We stayed at Middle Cottage over Christmas as I was working locally & still wanted to have a family time. The cottage was perfect -cosy and really well equiped and Alison had thought of everything including ad
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from £85 / night

£525 / week

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(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“A peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay” Le Vieux Moulin is an incredibly tranquil house, set beside a stream in a peaceful valley where birds singing is about the loudest noise. There are good walks on the doorstep. The house itself is delig
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from £85 / night

£525 - £775 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Callington with shared pool, golf nearby

Cornwall / Callington

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool

from £235 / night

£995 - £2898 / week

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from £235 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Dursley holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Dursley

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Springbank” We stayed at Springbank with our 9mth daughter as a mini first holiday. Dursley village is a short walk and Slimbridge Wetlands is a short drive. The house was well equipped, highchair and travel cot were great, just need own bedding for t
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from £60 / night

£330 - £565 / week

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from £60 / night

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