Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10222)

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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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Leigh, Dorset

Sherborne / Leigh, Dorset

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£463 - £757 / week

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from £108 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Polgooth

St Austell / Polgooth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A cottage for all seasons - just perfect!” Honeysuckle cottage really is perfect. It is beautifully appointed, in a wonderful location and the owners couldn't be more attentive in their efforts to ensure you have a lovely stay. It certainly exceeded
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from £50 / night

£400 - £1025 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cushendall” Amazing town. Beautiful accommodation. Nice people.highly recommended.summer or winter the views are stunning.
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from £95 / night

£445 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Minzac

Dordogne / Minzac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Skipton holiday cottage accommodation

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Location, location, location” Arrived on a Friday night for a weekend break, expecting to find a small cottage, pleasantly surprised to find high ceilings and large rooms full of character and a very homely feeling. Kitchen / dining room is huge, a
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from £65 / night

£350 - £643 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Conwy / Conwy Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” We had a great stay in Conwy. The weather was good too! Aberconwy Cottage was in a good location near shops, marina and castle. The cottage had penty of space, lots of hot water and all amenities needed. The view on a night was great w
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from £155 / night

£675 - £1595 / week

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from £155 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“An excellent rural location close to Bath” A very comfortable cottage in a quiet rural location with superb views over the surrounding countryside. We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful time visiting nearby Bath.
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from £58 / night

£360 - £395 / week

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from £58 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crail

Fife / Crail

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A great wee cottage literally a stone's throw from the harbour” A really homely cottage with two bedrooms (one double, one 2 bunk bed). Lovely little terrace to rear can be a real sun trap when weather plays nicely. Easy to park on street (no restrict
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from £85 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Llan Ffestiniog

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“"Home from Home"” We stayed here during October half term week and the cottage was homely, of good size and extremely cosy with the log burner on. The 3rd bedroom is of adequate size for a child of any age. The surrounding scenery is nothing short of
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from £85 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newark

Newark-on-Trent / Newark

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£300 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cemaes Bay

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful week!” We've just spent a wonderful week in the cottage. We had a very warm, informative welcome to such a delightful place, the cottage was everything we hoped it would be and whilst we took every day essentials, we were pleased to find tha
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from £45 / night

£285 - £470 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salen

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Cottage” This is a excellent cottage lovely place to stay very big lots of room. I Went with my family 5 Adults 2 Kids (7) we all had a great time had a lovely barbecue on the back of the cottage. Barbecue is in the property there is also bi
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from £128 / night

£895 - £1350 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Noordhoek

Cape Town / Noordhoek

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / 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

(70) Excellent 

21

Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage, it was very warm and comfortable. Good quality crockery and cutlery (not always the case in rented accommodation). We had very enjoyable meals in both the pubs in the village. The village shop
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from £87 / night

£390 - £620 / week

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from £87 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Anstruther holiday cottage rental

Fife / Anstruther

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Quaint and quirky downstairs, luxury upstairs. absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go back.” location great, neighbours very friendly. PLenty of walks from the doorstep, which was great for the dogs. Very, very peaceful. A wonderful place to chill.
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from £43 / night

£295 - £525 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage letting

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £139 / night

£740 - £1140 / week

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from £139 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic cottage, will definitely be visiting again!” We booked this cottage as a base for a walking break (5 mums needing some peace and quiet) and upon arriving at the cottage we were overjoyed! It is very 'home from home' and had everything you co
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from £110 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Leenane

Leenane / Delphi

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £211 / night

£841 - £2101 / week

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from £211 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Aberdeenshire / Banchory

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(19) 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

(27) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Abergavenny / Penpergwm

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Idyllic retreat for families” A great holiday flat ideal for two adults and two children. The flat was clean throughout and very comfortable with full kitchen facilities. The chickens and garden with trampoline were an added bonus!
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from £90 / night

£240 - £490 / week

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from £90 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Lovely apartment in a quiet part of Nerja. More than adequate for a couple to relax and unwind before the Xmas rush! The log burner was a really nice touch, especially when it was raining. Extensive UK TV streamed channels and overall reliable Int
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from £35 / night

£175 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Sauveterre-la-Lemance

Lot-et-Garonne / Sauveterre-la-Lemance

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£841 - £1765 / week

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from £121 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Another lovely week” Our second stay at Ostlers Cottage and just as good as the first. A very well appointed cottage in a perfect location for us. A great base for exploring the local area, whether that be Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk Broads or the wid
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from £78 / night

£470 - £995 / week

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from £78 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic” What a great place to stay the cottage had all you could need, and was really comfortable and what a view it has from all the windows. There are some great walks to go on with your dog and garden is enclosed so he/she can roam with out havi
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from £49 / night

£299 - £599 / week

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from £49 / 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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from £66 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Minehead

Somerset / Minehead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£480 - £746 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent!!” Me my husband and our 1 year old daughter had a lovely weekend at rose cottage, The cottage has everything you need and more the log burner was amazing especially as it snowed all weekend, The location was fab! Ullswater is just down the
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from £47 / night

£325 - £675 / week

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from £47 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pittenweem with golf nearby

Fife / Pittenweem

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“Wish this cottage was ours” This is the fourth time we have stayed at kirkgate and I think that itself says a lot about the cottage,it's cosy it has all you need in the kitchen the bedroom is lovely and snug and has a bath in it not an ordinary bath I
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from £70 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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from £70 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Ventnor / Niton Undercliff

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Another fantastic week at Camellia Cottage.” An perfect as ever - the new beds & dishwasher an added bonus. Best cottage on the Island. We'll be back again in October!
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from £125 / night

£595 - £1550 / week

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from £125 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
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from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage” Had a great week in Abbey green cottage on my own with 2 kids. It had everything we needed - shed for our bikes, washing facilities and dryer, xbox for the kids, victoria sponge, milk, eggs, coal and the added bonus of a tv in each bedro
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from £59 / night

£385 - £430 / week

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from £59 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Hathersage holiday cottage rental

Hope Valley / Hathersage

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£455 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carrigart

County Donegal / Carrigart

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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Beddgelert holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Beddgelert

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Comfortable peaceful cottage” I visited Broadway with two friends on a garden and gallery getaway break! We found The Old Grocery clean, comfortable and located on a very quiet and pretty road. It was great to have the outside space as we were lucky
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from £134 / night

£629 - £800 / week

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