Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (55236)

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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55,236 Holiday homes

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location” We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout.  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £150 / night

60

Basse-Terre Island / Sainte Rose

4 16 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £123 / night

£863 / week

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from £123 / night

(19) Excellent 

25

Holiday gite with swimming pool in Cormeray

Loire Valley / Cormeray

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A lovely relaxing gite” Stayed in August as a couple with three teenage children. We enjoyed the spaciousness and cleanliness in all the rooms. Two bathrooms rather than the three we expected, but it did not prove to be a problem. Everything was ve  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £820 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment in Melrand

Morbihan / Melrand

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The beautiful Tal Roch” A truly beautiful location set in the peace and tranquillity of a sprawling woodland. From the first day of our arrival we were made to feel most welcome, and could not have asked for better hosts. The property is a few min  …see more

from £30 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £30 / night

(8) Excellent 

10

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

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

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from £61 / night

£345 - £388 / week

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from £61 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Büsum

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £52 / night

£363 - £483 / week

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from £52 / night

(31) Excellent 

17

Holiday home in Boulbon

Bouches-du-Rhone / Boulbon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 62 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous, fabulous location, can't recommend enough” The house is beautiful, nicely furnished, and was built out of the ruins of a medieval well house abutting a medieval wall - hard to get cooler than that! Parking in the town parking lot a couple s  …see more

from £85 / night

£512 - £723 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in La Cellette

Creuse / La Cellette

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house. The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days. Terri and Kieth were gre  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(73) Excellent 

26

Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 / week

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from £385 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Hideaway is a wonderful 4 bedroom pet friendly, front line beach house with exceptional views over and direct access onto the beach from its secure garden. The property has been refurbished within the last 4 years to include a new kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom an  …see more

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

(24) Excellent 

59

Villa rental in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
VILLA JOLE has Private Pool, Aircon (coin operatedand )a BRAND NEW TOP OF THE RANGE HOT TUB to Enjoy The Fantastic All Year Round WeatherGreat Location With All Amenities including the world class marina within A 5 Minute Walk Or 5 Minute Drive Further A Field.Sleeps 8  …see more

from £227 / night

£1395 - £2155 / week

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from £227 / night

(5) Very Good 

25

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £58 / night

£286 - £466 / week

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from £58 / night

(21) Excellent 

17

Apartment rental in Barmouth

Gwynedd / Barmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Idyllic location.” We stayed for 3nights on our way to visit our daughter. Would have loved to have stayed longer. Apartment very clean and comfortable. View from window couldn't be better. We look forward to visiting again.  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.  …see more

from £88 / night

£435 - £630 / week

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from £88 / night

(15) Excellent 

32

Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

12

Holiday home with golf nearby in Kinsale

County Cork / Kinsale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to  …see more

from £123 / night

£863 - £1337 / week

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from £123 / night

(37) Excellent 

12

Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

17

Valley holiday cottage rental

Valley / Llanfair-yn-neubw

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £625 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment accommodation

Roseland Peninsula / St Mawes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Glorious views and beautifully appointed” We spent two wonderful weeks at this apartment during the last week of September and beginning of October. The apartment was beautifully appointed and the owners could not have done more to make you feel welc  …see more

from £120 / night

£555 - £1295 / week

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from £120 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1380 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Communaute de Communes de la Vallee du Prunelli / Tolla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £95 / night

£397 - £863 / week

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from £95 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“Still a wonderful comfortable accommodation” This was our 2nd visit to Biggins Grange Barn in 2 years. We loved it the first time which is why we returned. It is still a comfortable, well maintained, clean accommodation. The additional extras were ver  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £410 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
2 bedroomed terraced cottage central to Chipping Campden North Cotswolds. Free off road parking Free wifi Families are welcome - travel cot & highchair can be provided at no extra charge.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Pontivy

Morbihan / Pontivy

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“It does exactly what it says on the tin !” Les Volets Bleus is a beautiful cosy cottage, in a peaceful rural location. Just like it says on the web page, the cottage has everything you need and was spotlessly clean on arrival. It is ideal for a couple  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £375 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Tallebudgera

Gold Coast / Tallebudgera

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Air conditioning
Self Catered Fully Furnished Cottage within our 2 Acres of Stunning Tranquil Gardens Attractive Cottage with Veranda and Outdoor Seating Off Road Parking Separate Bedroom - Double Bed Fully Air-Conditioned Free Wi-Fi BBQ Please note - Maybree Cottage does not have  …see more

from £46 / night

£330 / week

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from £46 / night

(9) Excellent 

12

Holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Crickhowell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cosy cottage” The owners Mike and Sue were friendly and helpful. The cottage for us was very easy to find, ideally situated and contained everything we needed. It was cosy warm and clean . For the two of us and the dog it was wonderful and we r  …see more

from £75 / night

£310 - £485 / week

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from £75 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Pollenca with swimming pool

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
The villa is situated in a distance from Pollensa of around 1 km ,10minutes walking ,or 5 minutes driving maximum.The closest beach is 6 km away and the nearest supermarket can be reached in 3 minutes with a car  …see more

from £149 / night

£1035 - £2492 / week

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from £149 / night

(150) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Cannich

Scottish Highlands / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Pet friendly, very clean and gorgeous location,ti have to travel a lot but the views are well worth it, very highly recommended  …see more

from £100 / night

£290 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Berrynarbor holiday cottage rental

Ilfracombe / Berrynarbor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Excellent” We arrived at Poppies to find a spotless beautiful cottage A cream tea awaited us and after a 7 hour journey it was much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely village and walking or short drives give you great places to see and enjoy. Wou  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Old Brew House is in a quiet location in the centre of Chipping Campden with all its amenities, shops, restaurants, pubs, spa, museum, galleries, tennis & swimming pool. It's ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon & the idyllic c  …see more

from £64 / night

£446 - £997 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Morbihan / Pontivy

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£225 - £255 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night

(52) Very Good 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Corfe Castle / Kingston, Dorset

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is  …see more

from £130 / night

£830 - £990 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Corfu / Boukari

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Colne

Lancashire / Colne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“great for service and quality” This is a great place to stay for local amenities. Its very comfortable and bright. Very good for getting to Yorkshire and Lancashire. Very good local pub and fresh bread baked locally. More than a stop over but a place  …see more

from £25 / night

£140 - £285 / week

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from £25 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Mayfield holiday bungalow rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house. The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(37) 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  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night