Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (55584)

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 cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk  …see more

from £70 / night

£430 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday cottage accommodation

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location, comfy and cosy ..a relaxing place to stay.” We have a lovely few days in Moelfre. Accommodation was good, clean and well kitted out. Roomy for us-a family of five. The views from the house and garden were great. Walks straight from the  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £760 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Someraro holiday apartment rental

Stresa / Someraro

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Open for the first time in 2015, we are so proud to introduce Bella Vista Apartments! Brand-new apartments, each with a completely private terrace with full, unobstructed views of Lago Maggiore. We have built these apartments with your holiday in mind. Designed with hi  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £575 / week

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from £69 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Thornton Rust

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely holiday cottage” A very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Underfloor heating througout the ground floor was very much appreciated and the log burner when needed lit very easily and quickly. Plenty of logs supplied. Complimentary sherry &  …see more

from £100 / night

£286 - £585 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ski gite to rent in Ventron

Vosges / Ventron

7 31 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 31
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Gîte grand confort (480m2) , pour 15 à 31 personnes.7 chambres, 2 salons, poêle à bois, salle de jeux de 120 m2 (tout gratuit), salle de danse, mini golf, damier et échiquier géant, jeux de quilles et pétanque, jeux pour  …see more

from £342 / night

£1667 / week

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from £342 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi  …see more

from £280 / night

£1200 - £3600 / week

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from £280 / night

(21) Excellent 

17

Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
BeachApartmentLos CristianosAronaModernSwimming PoolBaby Pool  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Aberdaron holiday barn rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Proximity to many beautiful unspoilt beachesCoastal PathTrips to Bardsey IslandWithin 20 minute drive of Abersoch and LlanbedrogMicro climateClose to Aberdaron with its restaurants and pubs  …see more

from £175 / night

£800 - £1675 / week

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from £175 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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

(35) Excellent 

20

Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent holiday accommodation” Excellent holiday accommodation. It easily accommodated 2 adults, 3 children and a dog. Property was very clean and tidy on arrival. Very quiet and peaceful location. Very close to local beaches (within a 5 min walk)  …see more

from £72 / night

£395 - £715 / week

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from £72 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cromarty

Ross and Cromarty / Cromarty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful for a relaxed, quiet holiday” We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc. The views out of the lounge and main bedroom wer  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Saklikent / Kadikoy

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
For 2 - 6 persons A beautiful cottage for couples or family for a truly relaxing break. Perfect for conservative families. The cottage is in a quiet countryside setting with stunning mountain views surrounded by forest, fields and fruit trees. Away from mass tourism. I  …see more

from £46 / night

£318 - £539 / week

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from £46 / night

75

Villa rental in Monsummano Terme with swimming pool

Province of Pistoia / Monsummano Terme

7 19 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Monsummano is a luxury eighteenth century Tuscan villa with exclusive pool, the ideal accommodation for family and group vacation (for 15/19 people). "Love of Tuscany and its traditions, care of details, a refined but family atmosphere, fidelity to the authen  …see more

from £306 / night

£2137 - £5642 / week

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from £306 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Porto Cristo

Majorca / Porto Cristo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Huge, home from home contemporary apartment with seaviews” Stayed in this beautiful apartment in May. Friendly owner gives you lots of information and even has a bottle of wine waiting for your arrival. The apartment is a home from home with a full  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(35) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Warrenpoint

County Down / Warrenpoint

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“best holiday rental property ever!” Dolly's Cottage is a beautifully furnished and decorated property. The views from the front of the house are stunning. The owners exceeded every expectation we could have wished for. Hopefully we will be returnin  …see more

from £149 / night

£695 - £1007 / week

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from £149 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Pettorano sul Gizio

Province of L'Aquila / Pettorano sul Gizio

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
“truly maganificent” What a place top stay , absolutely beautiful , very clean with all the facilities to above hotel standards. It is a must, if visiting the Abruzzo region of Italy to stay here . I highly recommend the place and will endevour to cont  …see more

from £78 / night

£468 / week

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from £78 / night

(50) Excellent 

21

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

(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa, very private, close to everything for a perfect s/c holiday” We stayed in this villa last year, this year, and have rebooked for next year! It is very comfortable and clean, with very private garden and roof terrace. Lovely clean, smal  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Como / Porlezza

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
An idyllic escape on Lake Lugano!Ideal for couples wanting the freedom of self-catering accommodation with the added benefits of on-site facilities.  …see more

from £48 / night

£330 - £569 / week

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from £48 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Northumberland / Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect in every way” Elaine couldn't have been anymore welcoming. Lots of lovely touches - milk and butter in the fridge, a tub of sweets for the kids, and the pirate themed games, books and dress up went down a treat with the kids as well. Great l  …see more

from £39 / night

£180 - £412 / week

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from £39 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
We have a compact root-top apartment which is ideal for two people sharing. Totally self-contained, it consists of kitchenette, two single beds (put together as one double) sleeping area and a toilet/shower room, all sitting within a private rooftop terrace with a sun  …see more

from £25 / night

£176 / week

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from £25 / night

(25) Excellent 

51

Falmouth holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Falmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully decorated, charmig cottage in excellent location.” We were met by Jacqui and Simon who had prepared a beautiful cream tea for our enjoyment. They showed us around the cottage and explained everything we needed to know and also gave us some  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £870 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

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 £60 / night

£325 - £625 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break. The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co  …see more

from £69 / night

£428 - £2223 / week

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from £69 / night

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Hamble holiday home rental

Hampshire / Hamble

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
You will find Meadow Lane just off the main square, in the heart of Hamble village. The house is overlooking lawns and shrubs, with a private garden at the rear. Parking is in a courtyard at the rear of the property. Bedroom 1 has a double bed with bathroom ensuite w  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

21

Holiday cottage in Carlingford

County Louth / Carlingford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
A spacious 1-bedroom cottage located less than a two miute walk from carlingford village.Set in a tranquil coastal setting with breathtaking views of Slieve Foy mountain, Carlingford harbour and surrounding countryside. A little haven with a large living/dining room wi  …see more

from £71 / night

£385 - £492 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Benijofar with shared pool

Province of Alicante / Benijofar

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern townhouse in an ideal location for families, golfers and sun-seekers alike. This well furnished modern villa overlooks the communal pool on a quiet development. Situated in Monte Azul area of Benijofar close to Cuidad Qu  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Sarthe / Besse-sur-Braye

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £34 / night

£223 - £317 / week

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from £34 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Llangynidr holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely  …see more

from £65 / night

£341 - £456 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday” I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / 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

£595 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday home in Swinbrook

Burford / Swinbrook

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Yes please!! Located in the heart of the quiet village of Swinbrook Cottage is the achetypal rural bolt hole, oozing a classic Cotswolds' charm, surrounded by beautiful countryside - every inch the perfect choice for a getaway. A hotel finish in a traditional cotta  …see more

from £121 / night

£490 - £680 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Chideock holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We have just returned from a week in Stable Cottage and can highly recommend it for its comfort, warmth and accessibility to the coast. We were warmly welcomed by Carroll the owner who had thoughtfully supplied us with extras like chocolates,wine  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £785 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival! Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well  …see more

from £616 / night

£4274 - £6411 / week

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from £616 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Splendid house with convienent acess to town” Well furnished and comfortable house in favourable location close to town. Clean throughout and only minor criticism is that it would have been appreciated if some small welcoming parcel ie Tea and biscuit  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £975 / week

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from £70 / night