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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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(32) Excellent 

55

Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful, large and interesting house” This was our first and hopefully not last stay at the Healthy Home. Gina the owner is keen on ensuring the best quality items are in the home and the result is a stylish yet practical holiday home-from-home. Ou
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from £265 / night

£1600 - £3400 / week

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from £265 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£417 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Struan

Isle of Skye / Struan

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£386 - £540 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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22

Holiday cottage in Kincasslagh

County Donegal / Kincasslagh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £70 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous. The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t
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from £70 / night

£385 - £599 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £70 / night

(25) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!
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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

10

Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £490 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £85 / night

(32) Excellent 

20

Wellington holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Wellington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Byre Cottage” This is a fantastic place to go on holiday with beautiful scenery the cottage is a converted barn and has been done out to a high standard cottage is well equipped with hot tub and large garden in a secluded position places of interest a
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from £70 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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avg. 2 hours 7 minutes

from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage in Horning

Norwich / Horning

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Very good location easy fishing from garden” Only thing not so good was the swimming pool and chip shop near house was closed. Plenty of good food on offer at all the pubs and restaurants.
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from £64 / night

£450 - £1145 / week

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(78) Excellent 

37

Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“beautiful quiet setting” Townend cottage was a perfect base for exploring the beautiful surrounding area.We enjoyed many walks from the cottage door returning to the comfort of the cottage in a really quiet village often sitting enjoying cake and tea
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from £45 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £45 / night

(24) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
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from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

5

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£210 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £35 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday cottage in Yetholm

Borders / Yetholm

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage in Isle of Lewis

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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(41) Excellent 

32

Holiday cottage in South Uist

Outer Hebrides / South Uist

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden
“The ultimate in luxury” Corrodale Cottage is ideally situated to explore North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay and Barra. The area is truly beautiful and this cottage is a perfect base. The owners have equipped and furnished it to a very high s
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from £73 / night

£510 - £850 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

Holiday cottage in Limavady

County Londonderry / Limavady

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£370 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

10

Holiday cottage in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location” A nice stay in a great location, with many forest walks on the doorstep. Cosy with everything you need. Far from traffic and beautiful view of the sea.
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from £60 / night

£320 - £390 / week

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avg. 3 hours 47 minutes

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14

Pertunmaa holiday cottage rental

Southern Savonia / Pertunmaa

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £111 / night

£664 / week

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from £111 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in La Chaize Giraud

Vendee / La Chaize Giraud

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £72 / night

£500 - £780 / week

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from £72 / night

(20) Excellent 

36

Holiday cottage rental

Duddon Valley / Coniston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly
“Peace & Quiet” If you want a get away from it all holiday , this is it. You are miles from anywhere .Very friendly hosts that leave you alone, but are there if you need them . When you arrive there is a carrot cake a loaf of bread, and bottle of wine
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from £85 / night

£385 - £575 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

16

Ashurst holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ashurst

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ideal For Our Family Holiday” Really happy with everything about our stay from start to finish. Communication leading up to our stay was excellent, as was the handy guide that had been left in the cottage. The whole place was very clean and we fel
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from £68 / night

£520 - £750 / week

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from £68 / night

(21) Excellent 

42

Cottage rental in Benllech

Anglesey / Benllech

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Cottage comfortable and well equipped, Idilyc location” Loved the cottage, beautifully decorated and very well equipped, free wifi, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen. Cottage is tucked away in a stunning location with views to the coastline
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from £83 / night

£525 - £740 / week

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from £83 / night

(10) Excellent 

11

Holiday cottage in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely holiday cottage” We had a lovely time at weaver's cottage. The house is very comfortable and spacious, very well situated to explore Scotland. The sound of the burn nearby was delightful in the mornings, we even managed to have drinks out in th
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from £130 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £130 / night

12

Cottage rental in Llandudno

Conwy County / Llandudno

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Very Good 

14

Azay-le-Rideau holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Another fantastic week” Just returned from our second visit to this property. Returning to the same place twice is always a gamble but we were not disappointed. The house itself is very comfortable with new sofas and a new tv since last time we visite
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from £22 / night

£150 - £1050 / week

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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £22 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £325 / night

£1650 - £2160 / week

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(17) Very Good 

41

Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £135 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £135 / night

(37) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage” We had a most enjoyable stay at The Old House which is on the High Street and very convenient for walking into the lovely town. The cottage is small but adequate for 2 couples to enjoy with 2 lovely enusites. A little more equipment, inc
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from £130 / night

£700 - £831 / week

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avg. 3 hours 7 minutes

from £130 / night

(34) Excellent 

16

Millers Dale holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Millers Dale

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely house right on Monsal Trail. Warm welcome from owner. House spacious and clean. Lots of great walks nearby.
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1299 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing” Myself my Hubby and my two kids loved every second at Edith's Cottage. The location is super, the house is perfect for a family. And Sara makes sure you have everything you need and is so easy to chat to. Everything you need for your stay i
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from £105 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

6

Cottage accommodation in Chamberet

Correze / Chamberet

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Just idyllic” My wife, myself and our dog stayed for 3 weeks in early June. The gite is perfect. The location is perfect. And the family, Andy, Sam, Rose, Ruby and Scampi are so welcoming. In fact it is so perfect we are considering living in the area
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from £40 / night

£260 - £350 / week

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(12) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy cottage” Stayed at Dove Cottage for weekend. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Situated in the centre of Harrington with two good pubs within walking distance. Good base for walkers. Cannot think of anything negative, would definitely recommen
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from £36 / night

£260 - £440 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £36 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hayfield

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £65 / night

(25) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

28

Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Long cottage” An unusual layout which has the living area at one end and the kitchen at the other. You have to walk through 2 bedrooms to get from one to the other. An enjoyable stay.
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from £32 / night

£220 - £460 / week

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(24) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage in Schull

County Cork / Schull

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven!” My sister and I stayed in Molly Cottage in early June. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Robin & Helen and found the cottage spotless, the wood pellet stove alight, and very well equipped with everything to make our st
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from £62 / night

£306 - £421 / week

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avg. 2 hours 48 minutes

from £62 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” We've been to stay in this lovely cottage so many times were losing count ! It's got everything you need and the location is fantastic, in our view its well worth the long journey.
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from £75 / night

£350 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Amlwch Port

Amlwch / Amlwch Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Magical” Had the most relaxing holiday the cottage is well equipped, comfortable and cosy and the views are amazing and the whole place is magical. The island is gorgeous and has lots of hidden gems to it that will take your breath away and then fin
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from £100 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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21

Mellerud holiday cottage rental

Vastra Gotaland County / Mellerud

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£336 - £492 / week

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(5) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Girvan

South Ayrshire / Girvan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Large comfortable cottage most suitable for a family holiday” As a frequent visitor to Girvan I enjoy the walking. It has a great beach for children and is dog friendly. There are many visitor attractions in the area. I will visit again
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from £65 / night

£380 - £560 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Crich

Derbyshire / Crich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Idyllic location in the Peak District” An absolutely gorgeous cottage, close to the lovely villages of the southern Peak District, Wakedon Cottage was a cosy home away from home. Comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen and delightful gardens made fo
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from £56 / night

£315 - £539 / week

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from £56 / night

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