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Rural retreats (7336)

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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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in South East England

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Enchanted country lodge” In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge. Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however it is nothing but spacious  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous lodge, ideal for a girlie break!” Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady friends t  …see more

from £75 / night

£695 - £1065 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage in Aberdaron

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect - Spacious, Luxurious. Loved by all!” We Visited here for my Sister in laws Hen Party - For a fun chilled weekend rather than a wild weekend (8 Girls) Everything was great! The kitchen was a great place for drinks and food. The hot Tub was fan  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name im  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Thyon ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys.  …see more

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(37) 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

(20) Excellent 

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Struan holiday home rental

Struan / Eabost

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning, fantastic house” Spent a week here with my wife and friends. This house has everything you need for a short or even long stay. Fantastic kitchen/dining room/living room with views to the west of the nearby hills and sunsets. All the faciliti  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £1093 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boynton Beach holiday villa rental

Florida / Boynton Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
CABLE TV and HIGH SPEED Internet  …see more

from £159 / night

£1112 / week

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from £159 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

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

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from £170 / night

£1017 - £1433 / week

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from £170 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Log cabin rental in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Honeymoon” Milk Wood Lodge was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The garden is beautiful and the hot tub is a real luxury! The cabin in very homely and was spotless when we arrived. There is a log burner and a sauna which we loved! The  …see more

from £128 / night

£665 - £924 / week

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from £128 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a 'Certifi  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 / week

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from £94 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

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

(45) Excellent 

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Brithdir holiday log cabin rental

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely lodge in a beautiful part of the world” We really enjoyed our stay here. Some really good local walks, and if you want to drive a bit further, then you are in within reach of Mount Snowdon etc. The lodge itself catered for our every need, a  …see more

from £124 / night

£595 - £938 / week

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from £124 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Bowness-on-Windermere holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £1022 / week

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from £100 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Philippe

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £46 / night

£250 / week

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from £46 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Suffolk

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
“Lovely Lodge, Peaceful and relaxing retreat” Arrived to find a lovely welcoming note from Debbie and Ian with some local cordial, milk and biscuits for us to nibble on as we unpacked. We went to the local fish and chip shop that night as we had done p  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £599 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Kerasi is a gorgeous new villa designed in traditional Skopelos style with the most stunning views and easy access to Skopelos town. The villa has many windows and doors that open up to allow the pine scented breeze to flow through. The al fresco dining area ove  …see more

from £162 / night

£1017 - £2543 / week

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from £162 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bridge of Dee

Castle Douglas / Bridge of Dee

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house in a wonderful location.” The Longhouse was everything we had hoped for, and more. The owners had provided so many extras to make our stay special, from the welcome pack to the generous supply of towels for the hot tub. It was like a  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 - £1140 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best family holiday ever!” This was our first family holiday. Having 8 family members in one villa for a week was quiet daunting. Villa Victoria is even bigger than the pictures show. Its bright, spacious and very modern. The view of the mountains are  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1310 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tarbert

Kintyre Peninsula / Tarbert

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Destinations are within easy reach including Portavadie Marina, Kilmartin House Museum & Dunadd valley  …see more

from £220 / night

£1100 - £1950 / week

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from £220 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House. I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w  …see more

from £300 / night

£1100 - £2400 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing holiday rental - everything you could possibly need is here” The cottage was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. It was just amazing. We will definitely be back. It is a great place for a large family. We hired 2 next door  …see more

from £129 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £129 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Norfolk

King's Lynn / Pentney Lakes

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
“Lakes, Lodge and Hot tub!” Fantastic lodge in a beautiful location! Clean, spacious yet very cosy with all mod cons and everything you would need to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Special mentions about the colourful mood lights over the bed!?!.  …see more

from £219 / night

£750 - £2999 / week

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from £219 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Lodge credit to the owners” July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners and would recommend this  …see more

from £88 / night

£400 - £970 / week

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from £88 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(28) 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
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!” We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long drive but  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1450 / week

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from £125 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Over Haddon

Bakewell / Over Haddon

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Exceeded our expectations” Find a property that is an ideal location (half way between Glouceshire and Teesside) caters for two dogs, clean and modern with added luxuries, believe it or not is harder to find than you think. However, when we stumbled  …see more

from £113 / night

£602 - £1202 / week

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from £113 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Golden Cross

East Sussex / Golden Cross

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Private garden
“Fantastic relaxing, romantic break” Clean, homely, high standards, gorgeous hot tub. Easy to reach Brighton and Eastbourne by car, recommend to have a car to fully enjoy the trip. Nice pub next door, quiet surroundings and a tv in the lounge are  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Little Malvern

Malvern / Little Malvern

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Even better than expected” This was a surprise for my 30th birthday & what a surprise it was!! I had suggested the area amongst others & the boyfriend surpassed himself with finding what I am sure is the best place to stay in the whole of the Cotswold  …see more

from £95 / night

£399 - £699 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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 £308 / night

£1702 - £4710 / week

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from £308 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Vogue

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £128 / night

£509 - £1314 / week

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from £128 / night

(26) Excellent 

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West Country holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Wellington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect!” We stayed at The Byre this weekend (7th-10th June) and me and my partner loved everything about it. The cottage itself its very well furnished with good taste very homely. The area around The Byre is unspoilt and the views are stunning. Well  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in West Country

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stylish, Unique Rental in Picturesque Setting!” We stayed here with a large group of friends celebrating a reunion and it was a wonderful weekend! the interior of the building is very chic and carefully designed, with a great eye for detail. We spent  …see more

from £315 / night

£1995 - £5895 / week

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from £315 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated. Haus Arve is in a great lo  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £2967 / week

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from £122 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

New York / New York City

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
It is a 5 block walk to New York City's mass transit system. The train to downtown Manhattan is an approximately 45 min ride. Beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and breathtaking sunsets. 5 - 10 mins to Rockaway Beach.There is a float with access to Jamica bay  …see more

from £139 / night

£794 - £1572 / week

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from £139 / night