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Rural retreats (7966)

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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(3) Excellent 

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Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£467 - £839 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(24) Excellent 

31

Zermatt ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Zermatt

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very private chalet with incredible views” Chalet Bergheim is a wonderful cosy chalet with all the amenities you could think of. Using the hot tub after a day on the slopes was one of the highlights of our day. Having the champagne bar next door was a
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from £126 / night

£1063 - £6487 / week

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from £126 / night

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Komiza holiday villa rental

Island of Vis / Komiza

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(25) Excellent 

22

Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
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from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £112 / night

(37) 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

from £43 / night

£250 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday chalet in Burany

Jablonec nad Jizerou / Burany

5 24 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £104 / night

£641 - £829 / week

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from £104 / night

(10) Excellent 

33

Valbonne holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Valbonne

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location to explore the Cote d'Azure” Lovely, spacious, secluded villa with excellent facilities in a prime location. Charming, friendly and genuinely hospitable hosts. Everything and everywhere seems to be within 30 minutes driving time !
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from £424 / night

£1306 - £2967 / week

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from £424 / night

(41) Excellent 

36

Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Leeds Castle

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
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from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(24) Excellent 

17

Clitheroe holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Clitheroe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Nice little hideout” Lovely location & nicely tucked away. This was booked as a birthday gift for my husband and I. We had horrendous weather but it didn't bother us as we were cosy inside the lovely warm log cabin. We had a lovely chilled out weekend
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from £120 / night

£500 / week

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from £120 / night

33

Amalfi Coast / Minori

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £153 / night

£1017 - £1695 / week

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from £153 / night

(43) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.
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from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Holiday lodge in Bury St. Edmunds

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
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from £99 / night

£499 - £599 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Excellent 

35

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Guzelyurt

Nicosia District / Guzelyurt

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£195 - £496 / week

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from £40 / night

(55) Excellent 

31

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
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £4035 / week

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from £232 / night

(41) 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
“Excellent” Great cabin. Very clean and had everything we needed. The private garden was great. Everyone loved every minute of it.
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from £110 / night

£550 - £970 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

33

Holiday home in Harlyn Bay

Padstow / Harlyn Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Half Term Family Break” Absolutely fantastic place, also catered for our two well behaved dogs,the grandchildren fell in love with the place and keep nagging to return. Looking forward to re visiting at some time in the future Would recommend to any
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from £450 / night

£1800 - £4500 / week

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from £450 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage with lots to do......” We had a fantastic time at Lark Meadow cottage. The facilities are brilliant with lots to keep everyone entertained. The swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room are great and only a very short walk f
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from £119 / night

£599 - £749 / week

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from £119 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Calstock

Cornwall / Calstock

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“all good” good location to explore the area, lots of space and facilities and loved the hot tub. food in the bar was great value
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from £64 / night

£445 - £1439 / week

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from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ravdouca

Chania Prefecture / Ravdouca

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £297 / night

£2077 - £4450 / week

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from £297 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with tennis court in Ashbourne

Derbyshire / Ashbourne

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £170 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £170 / night

24

Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£245 - £545 / week

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from £35 / night

11

Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £202 / night

£960 - £1467 / week

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from £202 / night

(59) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £170 / night

£1017 - £1795 / week

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from £170 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask about pets

from £170 / night

£780 - £990 / week

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from £170 / night

(8) Excellent 

68

Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” We did have a beautiful time. The villa is very spacious with large living room and well sized bedrooms. Nice quiet neighbourhood with local restaurant and bakery. The villa is perfect and Sarah, the woman who is there to welcome you, is
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from £122 / night

£848 - £2797 / week

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from £122 / night

(17) Excellent 

27

Holiday farmhouse in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£337 - £589 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

36

Holiday villa with indoor pool in Radicondoli

Province of Siena / Radicondoli

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 79 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts. Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions. Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.
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from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £15 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Menaggio

Lake Como / Menaggio

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £806 / night

£5339 - £8051 / week

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from £806 / night

(63) Very Good 

20

Holiday barn in Holmesfield

Derbyshire / Holmesfield

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Birthday” We had a wonderful weekend stay at the Old Robin Hood with friends for a 40th Birthday. The cottage was fully equipped and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend he cottage and would definitely use again for fu
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from £250 / night

£1440 - £2450 / week

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from £250 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Tobermory

Isle of Mull / Tobermory

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Perfect 5 star” Warm & friendly greeting on arrival, and the apartment is beautiful. Had some lovely nights relaxing by the fire after being out all day. Mull is a beautiful island with some of the most spectacular beaches we have seen anywhere in the
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from £140 / night

£560 - £925 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Very Good 

30

Holiday cottage in Thingvellir

South Region / Thingvellir

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Nice vacation home in a beautiful place. Pay attention tot he key pickup/dropoff rules” A charming home in a really nice area. Close to the park and the Golden Circle attractions. Please note that key pickup and dropoff is an hour drive from the house
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Rethymnon with swimming pool

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £157 / night

£1068 - £1899 / week

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from £157 / night

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Calheta holiday villa rental

Madeira / Calheta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£505 - £890 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

from £289 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £289 / night

(23) Excellent 

30

Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2950 / week

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from £279 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a group catch-up” As the group of us are getting closer to our 30s, and with life taking over from fun, it's always difficult to get everyone together in once place. Little Upton was a great opportunity to do this. The property is fant
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from £295 / night

£1995 - £3145 / week

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