Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (57495)

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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Holiday home in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cool waves” Beautiful house with every utensil you can think of. Very clean and everything looks new had a fab stay.
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from £105 / night

£525 - £1070 / week

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from £105 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great Location, Lovely house.” We stayed for a long weekend with the whole family, the house was very comfortable. Great location we were able to walk into town to the pubs and restaurants. We would definitely stay again.
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from £120 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £120 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
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from £44 / night

£302 - £772 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Sennybridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect in every way - A dream cottage” What a dream cottage! The perfect getaway to beautiful brecon. We booked two nights in September, Tuesday and Wednesday, to celebreate my boyfriend's 23rd Birthday. We were absolutely delighted with the location
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from £160 / night

£895 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cottage accommodation in Burford

Cotswolds / Burford

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£540 - £930 / week

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from £150 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £112 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Ski shepherds hut to rent in Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£216 / week

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from £39 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
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from £173 / night

£1207 - £2888 / week

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from £173 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dittisham holiday cottage rental

Dartmouth / Dittisham

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£410 - £925 / week

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from £59 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carmel, Wales

Caernarfon / Carmel, Wales

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

Certificate of Excellence

from £50 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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from £50 / night

(47) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property, location and hosts” Just what we needed for our break in the peak district. It is a very comfortable apartment and great base for exploring the local area. The owners of the property could not have provided us with any more to ma
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from £65 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Herdade dos Salgados with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£363 - £1854 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Opio

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Opio

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great vacation in fantastic setting” We were a party of seven who stayed at this villa for a week in mid June 2016. It had everyting we could ask for and more. Indoor, we enjoyed the big dining room table when we wanted to dine inside, and outside
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from £345 / night

£3621 / week

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Pontedassio holiday home rental

Province of Imperia / Pontedassio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£182 - £242 / week

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from £26 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
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from £113 / night

£638 - £1759 / week

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from £113 / night

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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

£331 - £483 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Cottage, wonderful stay” Me, my girlfriend and our puppy stayed at Granary Cottage for the evening. The Cottage was perfect for the three of us, spacious and homely at the same time. Great for dog owners as there is dog walking paths and meadow
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from £90 / night

£500 - £775 / week

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from £90 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Castlerock holiday bungalow rental

County Londonderry / Castlerock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location” This lovely bungalow is ideally situated for exploring the northern coast of Ireland. Large enough for two families to share, and the enclosed garden large enough for the children to play for hours. One little complaint was the lack
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from £55 / night

£310 - £565 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Jaffa

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo” We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and updated
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from £104 / night

£616 - £1008 / week

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from £104 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
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from £238 / night

£782 - £1512 / week

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from £238 / night

(22) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Have been to this caravan several times,Have taken my grandchildren and they have just loved it ,excellent accomadtion ever y thing in van for you ,grandchildren have went to the kids club very entertaining for them also the swimming pool ,
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from £50 / night

£395 - £561 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
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from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Scarborough

Scarborough District / Scarborough

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
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from £70 / night

£490 - £980 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£800 - £1295 / week

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from £150 / night

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Home rental in Dinard

Ille-et-Vilaine / Dinard

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £105 / night

£733 - £776 / week

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from £105 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
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from £65 / night

£380 - £470 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £115 / 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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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £122 / night

£850 - £1195 / week

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from £122 / night

(17) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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from £120 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.
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from £80 / night

£360 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Caherdaniel holiday cottage rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage - Brilliant Location” We had a lovely stay at Galvins Cottage! The cottage is in a perfect location to explore County Kerry. We were lucky to have fantastic weather and we felt like we had found a hidden gem with the cottage and the
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from £69 / night

£319 - £457 / week

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from £69 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 £451 / night

£4284 - £5884 / week

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from £451 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Torrin

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £60 / night

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