Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (56450)

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 for rent in Argyll

Argyll and Bute / Ardfern

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Celebrating a 30th birthday” We booked Drumalban to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. We wanted somewhere that we could be together as a family as her birthday is on Christmas Day and it's a difficult time to get everyone together. What a place  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1610 / week

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from £71 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Communaute de Communes de la Vallee du Prunelli / Tolla

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £53 / night

£287 - £522 / week

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from £53 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bathgate

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Modern property with lots of style and space” Very good property with everything you need clean and well presented good central location between Edinburgh and Glasgow very peaceful and quiet location and very good hosts who were friendly and helpful I  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(34) 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
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr & Mrs Thomas” Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the doorstep. Good night's sleep due to go  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

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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.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Oura Beach holiday villa let

Albufeira / Oura Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£574 - £2061 / week

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from £96 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ceredigion / Aberporth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Tranquility” I would highly recommend this holiday destination, as you will not be disappointed , the apartment is outstanding and the sea view is breath taking , the only disappointment was I wish we had booked for a longer stay, so we will defiantly  …see more

from £85 / night

£545 - £749 / week

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from £85 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful holiday home” We stayed at Rosa Cottage for a week in March, and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is furnished to a high standard with a tasteful and original look. The kitchen is well equipped, and we had some wonderful evenings aroun  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £760 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage accommodation

Derbyshire / Kniveton

3 6 3 nights min

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

from £90 / night

£425 - £690 / week

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from £90 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Entraygues-sur-Truyere

Aveyron / Entraygues-sur-Truyere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £45 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Finistere / Le Cloitre-Saint-Thegonnec

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £31 / night

£209 - £470 / week

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from £31 / night

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Holiday cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere

Aveyron / Entraygues-sur-Truyere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£780 - £1540 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sayan

Ubud / Sayan

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £200 / night

£1330 - £2269 / week

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from £200 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Corralejo

Corralejo / Tamaragua

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely little villa, quiet estate outside Corralejo” We loved our stay here. Great little villa, with everything you need for a 'home from home' holiday rental. The little pool was perfect for a cooling dip. Great outside garden area, patio, bbq, d  …see more

from £70 / night

£448 - £535 / week

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from £70 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Hill Head holiday cottage rental

Fareham / Hill Head

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyable stay in a cosy characterful cottage” We arrived on a dark wet evening and it was lovely to walk into a cosy welcoming room. All the facilities we needed were there and, of course, the view was spectacular. We used it as a base to watch the l  …see more

from £120 / night

£450 - £865 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Chessy

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £53 / night

£405 - £653 / week

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from £53 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£325 - £675 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A cosy cottage enclosed by Snowdonia's mountains” On arrival, we were provided a tea tray with bought milk and biscuits. Fresh towels and beds along with condiments and kitchen/ bathroom facilities ready for use. We all had a great sleep staying in th  …see more

from £79 / night

£365 - £619 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kinlochbervie holiday cottage rental

Kinlochbervie / Sheigra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Will definately be back” Walking down to the beach and walking up the old road at the back of the cottage was absolutely splendid and scenery spectacular, as a person who usually gets by on 4-5hrs sleep I found when I was there, I surprisingly was sle  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Barmouth holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautifully maintained Cottage with fantastic sunsets. Just perfect!” We arrived early afternoon to find an immaculately presented property. Our every need was catered for in order to make our stay perfect. We completely relaxed from the moment w  …see more

from £82 / night

£575 - £1079 / week

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from £82 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Llanelltyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Llanelltyd

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely family holiday home, with a great view.” A great house In a lovely area. Clean, tidy property. Very pleasant/helpful owner. May benefit from a booklet to give info such as bin emptying etc. Enjoyed our stay. Good area for walking. No shops clo  …see more

from £116 / night

£520 - £1004 / week

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from £116 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Secret Valley Resort

Paphos / Secret Valley Resort

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wow a fantastic family friendly villa” From the moment of making my enquiry with Ellie (owner) what a great experience. Ellie is so organised, I felt like I knew her personally. The villa is fantastic, so clean, spacious, a brilliant pool and garden a  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Gargunnock holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Gargunnock

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing setting!” The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the lights on is amazing. The games r  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

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Pulborough holiday home rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £455 / night

£2730 - £3000 / week

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from £455 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Eastoke

Hayling Island / Eastoke

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“family break” lovely and clean some nice touches including a bottle of wine, some milk, tea, coffee & sugar, and blackcurrant for the children upon arrival friendly face to meet both at arrival and departure located exactly where required for our b  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Weekend” We had a lovely weekend break at this beautiful property. It had everything we needed and was perfect for my son who is in a wheelchair. Will definitely return.  …see more

from £86 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in St Quentin les Chardonnets

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£240 - £374 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely gite in good location” Had a wonderful time in this beautifully clean and attractive gite located in the French countryside, but within easy reach of La Rochelle, Rochefort and local beaches. Our hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable ab  …see more

from £44 / night

£280 - £750 / week

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from £44 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belper

Belper / Blackbrook

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Faultless” Although we only stayed over a long weekend at the Mistal we found the accomodation everything we wanted it to be,the web photos not doing the "cottage" justice. A warm welcome from our hosts completed a perfect stay.  …see more

from £65 / night

£260 - £370 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq

Vendee / Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped” We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a difference to a  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 - £605 / week

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from £41 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .  …see more

from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

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Dungarvan holiday cottage accommodation

County Waterford / Dungarvan

2 4 4 nights min

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

from £53 / night

£279 - £414 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Average 

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Landes / Messanges

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£348 - £522 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Uckfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Private garden
“Delightful, high quality accommodation with excellent host” Pippins is a truly delightful cottage to stay in. From the high quality fittings through to the very comfortable bed and the little extras it really was lovely. We were visiting the UK from  …see more

from £63 / night

£250 - £495 / week

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from £63 / night

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