Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1918)

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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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of French heaven!” The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and children's playh
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from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Vilademuls

Province of Girona / Vilademuls

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £236 / night

£1648 / week

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from £236 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in San Marzano Oliveto

Province of Asti / San Marzano Oliveto

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £114 / night

£795 / week

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from £114 / night

(27) Excellent 

30

Farmhouse rental in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)

Snowdonia National Park / Aberdovey

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house, stunning location.” We stayed at Maesywerngoch for a weekend to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday, the ages of our party ranging from 17-70 plus a dog. Everyone had a fantastic time - the house is warm, welcoming, spacious and well equ
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from £225 / night

£1500 - £2300 / week

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from £225 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in San Giustino Valdarno

Province of Arezzo / San Giustino Valdarno

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£841 - £1513 / week

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from £122 / night

(4) Very Good 

31

Holiday farmhouse with indoor pool in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

13 28 3 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £800 / night

£3800 - £5500 / week

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from £800 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Waterford

County Waterford / Waterford

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £76 / night

£463 - £698 / week

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from £76 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Much Dewchurch with golf nearby

Hereford / Much Dewchurch

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Weekend Away” Perfect for weekend away with family for birthday celebrations. Clean, comfy and warm. Lots of room for everyone to have their space and games room was a bonus for evening entertainment. Pet friendly. Stunning views of the
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from £350 / night

£1500 - £1940 / week

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from £350 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Severino Marche

Province of Macerata / San Severino Marche

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool
“Utter perfection” The most beautiful of views, the comfiest of beds, a brilliant pool and a generally relaxed atmosphere combine to create a perfect holiday rental. We love Sogni Dei Santi and return often, visiting with a large group of friends and f
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from £68 / night

£799 - £3362 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Holiday farmhouse in Dunfermline

Fife / Dunfermline

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic Birthday Celebrations” The Farmhouse was way beyond what we expected. It was luxurious and very well equipped. Lovely location.
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from £180 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £180 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Diever holiday farmhouse rental

Drenthe Province / Diever

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Even the weather was perfect!” Owners David and Monique couldn't have been more helpful. Not only did we receive clear instructions on how to find the property, they also greeted us with a welcome pack of food and drink to see us through our first day
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from £105 / night

£734 - £1137 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardpatrick

County Limerick / Ardpatrick

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £67 / night

£463 - £505 / week

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from £67 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nadur

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just What We Needed” We did want to write to you and say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely holiday home. Ta Rena was ideal for us enabling a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Pretty much everything we
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from £125 / night

£875 - £1325 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Montepulciano

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £93 / night

£505 / week

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from £93 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous house perfect setting” Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day. The setting is amazing to w
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from £115 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £115 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w
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from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Los Romanes holiday farmhouse rental

Vinuela / Los Romanes

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £154 / night

£1076 - £1547 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Meyssac holiday farmhouse rental

Correze / Meyssac

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £96 / night

£625 - £1742 / week

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from £96 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra” Excellent accommodation in interesting town. Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a p
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from £110 / night

£757 - £1345 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Goathland

North York Moors National Park / Goathland

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful house in amazing location!” We were a group of 13 girls in our 30's away for a weekend get together. The house is beautiful and the hot tub was such a treat at the end of each day. Michelle, the host was very helpful leading up to the stay a
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from £400 / night

£1795 - £2695 / week

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from £400 / night

(6) Very Good 

6

Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Kercem with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Kercem

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“relaxing” had a very good stay, victoria met us on arrival and gave us a tour. the village is very quiet and peaceful. the pool is clean and warm and used every day. being in the centre of gozo means it is not a problem to drive anywhere.
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from £130 / night

£905 / week

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from £130 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Amlwch

Amlwch / Bull Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.
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from £85 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lochinver

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!” I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the faciliti
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from £160 / night

£975 - £1475 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £220 / night

£1500 - £2150 / week

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from £220 / night

(6) Excellent 

32

Gualdo holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Macerata / Gualdo

7 10 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2850 / week

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from £258 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Holiday farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing weekend in west cork” Myself and my 4 friends stayed in this lovely cottage for a weekend. The owner was really helpful in booking and got back to us really quickly and the directions were really easy to follow from Cork. We were all blown
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from £9 / night

£337 - £631 / week

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from £9 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with tennis court in Crulai

Orne / Crulai

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A very peaceful holiday” A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might need. We were made to feel ve
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from £127 / night

£379 - £1177 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fairy Cross holiday farmhouse rental

Bideford / Fairy Cross

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£270 - £612 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a lovely area” We were greeted by Anthony on our arrival. He showed us around his beautiful house before leaving us to explore. We were provided with a welcome pack which included; milk, eggs, ham, cheese and bread and a wonderful b
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from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rochechouart holiday farmhouse rental

Haute-Vienne / Rochechouart

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautifully rerstored property” Lovely rural setting with pool a bonus. The restoration has been done to a high standard with some lovely features. Very clean and well equipped with large rooms and comfy bed. Owners very welcoming. This property is pe
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from £45 / night

£315 - £1100 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Granada / Ugijar

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£825 - £925 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Greenlaw holiday farmhouse rental

Borders / Greenlaw

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£450 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Landivy

Mayenne / Landivy

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Baltimore

County Cork / Baltimore

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Padworth

Berkshire / Padworth

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A lovely house, with a great kitchen and gardens.” A warm welcome, great value and good facilities. All the mod cons you would expect from a hotel, but with all the added home comforts of a holiday home. We could only stay for one night but would ha
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from £140 / night

£910 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Hautes-Alpes / Ribiers

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £216 / night

£1513 - £2522 / week

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from £216 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location. We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey
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from £95 / night

£575 - £1499 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Kilham holiday farmhouse rental

Northumberland National Park / Kilham

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Riparbella holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Pisa / Riparbella

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£328 / week

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from £51 / night

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