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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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Eden lodge ( with private hot tub ) - Tiverton lodge sleeps 4

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Eden lodge is a beautiful rural retreat with a picturesque garden, extensive countryside views and private sunken hot tub, ideal for those looking for a peaceful get away or romantic break (the lodge currently enjoys a 4 star platinum rating from Bluechip holidays)Insid  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £807 / week

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from £95 / night

24

Greek Luxury Villa with Pool - Chania Town villa sleeps 10

Chania Prefecture / Chania Town

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to Armon traditional luxury villa in Chania, Crete. A perfect choice for family holidays in Crete. A refuge in dreams you can find in the Polemarchi at Chania. A unique sense of hospitality in the blue waters of the Aegean. If you choose to relax in Armon vil  …see more

from £164 / night

£1147 / week

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from £164 / night

21

Gîte de charme 4 épis avec SPA pour 15 personnes - Auxerre cottage sleeps 17

Yonne / Auxerre

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Charming cottage 350 m² for 15-17 persons. !!! ALL-INCLUSIVE !!! (towels, bed linen, beds made up on arrival, end of stay cleaning) 1h30 from Paris, A6 motorway, exit 19. 5 min from the center of Auxerre 15 min from the vineyards of Chablis. This cottage, con  …see more

from £296 / night

£1569 - £1747 / week

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from £296 / night

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(12) Excellent 

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Villa Panoramica - Argegno apartment sleeps 6

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
CHECK WITH US FOR LAST MINUTE DEALSPlanning your visit to EXPO 2015, this is an ideal location, close to public transport, or we can organise transport to and from the event.We've called it VILLA PANORAMICA for a reason!!Located on the top floor of a small, new ho  …see more

from £130 / night

£1035 - £1276 / week

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from £130 / night

(17) Excellent 

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TOP MEADOW - Kirkby Lonsdale cottage sleeps 6

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set at the top of the complex and on the edge of meadowland, Top Meadow offers stunning views over an expanse of open countryside, Top Meadow cottage is a special place to enjoy your self catering holiday at any time of year.Top Meadow is set in the heart of the Lune Va  …see more

from £129 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £129 / night

(50) Excellent 

24

Milk Wood Lodges; Milk Wood - Brithdir log cabin sleeps 4

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Milk Wood Lodge is our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with private Hot Tub, Sauna, woodburner and WiFi, hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an  …see more

from £128 / night

£560 - £938 / week

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from £128 / night

(32) Excellent 

46

Twosibe - High Burnside house sleeps 8

Aviemore / High Burnside

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is the ideal place to enjoy a family holiday or a full on outdoor adventure. Our Highland Home is the perfect luxury Aviemore self-catering accommodation and just 10 min's walk from the bustling village  …see more

from £109 / night

£760 - £2300 / week

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from £109 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Villa Reine - Reine house sleeps 10

Moskenes Municipality / Reine

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
One of the nicest areas in Lofoten. Awarded as the most beautiful place i Norway. Located 8km from the south end of E10, Close to the end of the Loften Islands. Fantastic scenery.Tall montains with fjords and beautilful beaches. Ideal for familys.Large terrace with a ho  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

(3) Very Good 

35

Florianopolis / Canasvieiras

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £92 / night

£642 / week

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from £92 / night

(29) Excellent 

21

La Soldanelle, Switzerland - Chateau-d'Oex apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling. The apartment is fully eq  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

The Acorns - Joyford farmhouse sleeps 6

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

13

Tarn Hows - Skelwith Bridge log cabin sleeps 4

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A dream for couples or families, this cosy pine lodge nestles amongst peaceful woodland on the private Neaum Crag Estate at the head of the spectacular Langdale Valley. Built from polished wood inside and out, Tarn Hows will make a special base for your holiday. You'll  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £625 / week

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from £52 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Victoria Cottage Settle - Settle cottage sleeps 4

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Settle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Fancy a break? Victoria Cottage SettleWhy not visit our luxury holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, our 'home from home'. Victoria cottage is situated in Upper Settle, a beautiful historic market town. Whether your stay is long or short our cottage offers  …see more

from £95 / night

£475 - £600 / week

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from £95 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

The Byre - Wellington cottage sleeps 4

Somerset / Wellington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
'The Byre' is our luxury holiday home, situated in rural tranquillity on the Somerset / Devon border - a perfect location to relax, or explore the surrounding area. 'The Byre' was newly converted from an old farm building in the latter part of 2010 - and has been let  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

29

Liddel Water Lodge, Log Cabin, Cumbria - Penton log cabin sleeps 4

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of  …see more

from £218 / night

£1200 - £1650 / week

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from £218 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Marbari Villa - Broadmoor villa sleeps 6

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 14 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
This privately own Villa is rented directly from its U.K. owners with no agents or commissions.It is maintained in lovely condition by the owners and their local professional management company who are always available should you need help or advice.This lovely Villa wi  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

55

Les Clos - Luxury Farmhouse nr Dinan & Jugon Lake - Plenee-Jugon farmhouse sleeps 15

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of  …see more

from £257 / night

£1800 - £3820 / week

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from £257 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Luxury Rutland House. 6 Bedrooms/Pool/Cinema room - Uppingham house sleeps 14

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This house has been newly renovated and available for short break lets, weekend stays, group get together soon due to its fabulous entertaining space. The stunning open plan kitchen had dining are for 14 and breakfast bar. Fully equipped kitchen with all modern ame  …see more

from £800 / night

£5600 - £7000 / week

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from £800 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Coiners' Barn - Cragg Vale barn sleeps 6

Hebden Bridge / Cragg Vale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Coiners' Barn is a haven for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors. We offer superior, self contained, self catering accommodation in a spectacular location with panoramic views on the edge of Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve (RSPB reserve) and close to the Pennine a  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

22

Della Fontana Penthouse - Fiumelatte apartment sleeps 6

Lake Como / Fiumelatte

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy a prestigious lake view location in a very luxurious apartment (ID 134) which is situated in the grounds of the historical Villa Capoana. The villa built in the year 1605 for the Duke of Mount Marciano in Fiumelatte was home to noble families for many generations  …see more

from £250 / night

£1250 - £2113 / week

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from £250 / night

(33) Excellent 

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5 Misty Bay - Tattershall log cabin sleeps 8

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
Set within Tattershall Lakes Country Park, 5 Misty Bay is ideally situated to offer any member of the family a fabulous holiday. Tattershall Lakes has recently been redeveloped. The facilities & amenities are much improved and worth taking advantage of. The new outdoor  …see more

from £88 / night

£400 - £970 / week

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from £88 / night

(34) Excellent 

8

The Old Dairy Cottage 2 - Broadway barn sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Forming part of the Old Dairy buildings, the property has been converted into 2 stunning holiday cottages making it an ideal choice for couples and families wishing to visit the Cotswolds. Cottage 1, sleeps 2 and comprises of an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner and separ  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £640 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

31

Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £173 / night

£1035 - £1457 / week

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from £173 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

The Bungalow Ardmay stunning location with Hot Tub - Arrochar bungalow sleeps 6

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Arrochar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Unique tranquil loch front setting in the Arrochar Alps located only 45 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, or 55 minutes from the Ski Centre in Glencoe. A spacious house consisting of three 3 bedrooms, bedroom 1 superking, bedroom 2 king size. bedroom 3 bunk beds, large  …see more

from £140 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Grand Place - Country cottage nr St Emilion - Minzac cottage sleeps 4

Dordogne / Minzac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
A rural two bedroomed country cottage with ensuite toilet to the upstairs double room. The cottage is situated in a small hamlet of about 5 houses. This property has all the home comforts including wifi and satellite/internet TV. This property has been lovingly renovate  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Arrondissement of Saint-Denis / Sainte Marie

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £76 / night

£457 / week

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from £76 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Chalet Arve in Klosters - Davos Klosters apartment sleeps 6

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Chalet Arve in KlostersThis self-catering chalet apartment with its south and west facing balcony has splendid views comfortably sleeping 6 and comprises 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite), a large sitting room with a dining area and a very well equipped kitchen. The two bedrooms a  …see more

from £124 / night

£863 - £3018 / week

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from £124 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Aube / Mussy-sur-Seine

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £313 / night

£1732 - £4791 / week

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from £313 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Domaine Cinéma & SPA - Auxerre house sleeps 25

Yonne / Auxerre

9 25 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Charming cottage 520m² for 23-25 people !!! ALL-INCLUSIVE !!! (towels, bed linen, beds made on arrival and end of stay cleaning) Composition: 9 rooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 toilets, 2 kitchens, 3 lounges, 2 dining rooms, 1 laundry, 1 dressing, 1 SPA, 3 lounges, 2 BBQ, c  …see more

from £438 / night

£2364 - £2634 / week

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from £438 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cilhendre Fawr Farm Cottages - Cilybebyll cottage sleeps 6

Pontardawe / Cilybebyll

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Stunning luxury self-catering cottages situated in the beautiful hills behind Swansea near Neath in South Wales.Located on a 50 acre non-working farm, set in the heart of a woodland trust near Swansea and Neath. The location offers the most spectacular views of the surr  …see more

from £100 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Belhaven Lodge with Hot Tub - Kirkmichael lodge sleeps 6

Perth and Kinross / Kirkmichael

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Belhaven Lodge been designed to reflect todays demand for comfort and space.The lodge provides access to all the traditional pursuits, fishing on the local rivers, shooting ,golf and walking. is a five minute walk from the local village. It has two pubs one of whic  …see more

from £150 / night

£950 / week

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from £150 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Barnyards - Largo house sleeps 8

Fife / Largo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
We are in a wonderful, peaceful spot to relax and watch the world go by, but if you are feeling energetic then take a walk up Largo Law, or along Largo beach and then relax in the ambient temperature of your own private hot tub. For your entertainment we have installed  …see more

from £180 / night

£780 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Church Farm Cottage - Lincoln cottage sleeps 2

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
A spacious cottage set in the boundaries of a 300 year old grade II listed farm house in the peaceful rural village of Old South Hykeham.The open plan accommodation comprises of comfortable lounge area, with large flat screen TV. An area for dining looking out over the  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £480 / week

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from £70 / night

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Vosges / La Chapelle-devant-Bruyeres

11 29 1 night min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £263 / night

£983 / week

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from £263 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Green Farm Barn - Shadoxhurst barn sleeps 12

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
"Luxury Barn, stunning decor, perfect for a weekend get away" (Michelle Feb 2015) "Very peaceful stay in stunning barn conversion. Great local pub within walking distance serving cracking food and real ale!" (Steve Sept 2014) "The barn was stunning, thoughtfully rest  …see more

from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Florida Delight at Watersong, Davenport, Orlando - Watersong Resort villa sleeps 12

Davenport / Watersong Resort

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
What our villa offers LoungeUpon entering Florida Delight you will arrive at the first of two sitting areas found in the downstairs level of the villa. It is a large, welcoming lounge area, beautifully laid out with two three- seater leather sofas and an armchair, co  …see more

from £115 / night

£763 - £1435 / week

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from £115 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Gironde / Villandraut

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly

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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Cedar Lodge - Bury St. Edmunds lodge sleeps 2

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
** New from January 2016 - Smart TV with free Netflix Stunningly decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing and very comfortable holiday. If you're staying in, the kitchen contains all the equipment and facilit  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £599 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Pluscarden Crofts - Speyside cottage sleeps 4

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Boutique style self catering. These new build eco houses are based on traditional croft house designs. Highly insulated with mechanical heat recovery and ventilation, under-floor heating and wood burning stoves. They each sleep 4 in either super king or twin beds, two s  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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RyderCupLodge includes Leisure Club Membership - Gleneagles lodge sleeps 6

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The contemporary and stylish self-catering lodge, complete with private decking and forest views has two bedrooms with en-suite facilities (which can accommodate up to six guests) and is furnished, equipped, and decorated to the highest standards with panoramic views of  …see more

from £120 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £120 / night

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