Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79500)

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 Port Pendennis

Falmouth / Port Pendennis

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The perfect holiday house” We have stayed in this house five times now and have been going to Falmouth for over 25 years and this is the best base for exploring we have ever had! The house is perfectly positioned for walking in to Falmouth town and a
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from £85 / night

£595 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Llandeilo holiday cottage rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Capt” Perfect location and perfect hosts. We loved it and would recommend to anyone to go stay there. The hosts were most help with places to visit and selected fine dining. Perfect all round !!!
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Melanes

Naxos / Melanes

5 10 6 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£1107 - £2478 / week

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from £160 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Agnez-les-Duisans holiday gite rental

Arras / Agnez-les-Duisans

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£390 - £1425 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Poste Lafayette holiday villa rental

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £177 / night

£1239 / week

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from £177 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cirencester holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Cirencester

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £156 / night

£620 - £1590 / week

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from £156 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £108 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

Certificate of Excellence

from £89 / night

£399 - £531 / week

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avg. 3 hours 35 minutes

from £89 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £72 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Barmouth

Gwynedd / Barmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Idyllic location.” We stayed for 3nights on our way to visit our daughter. Would have loved to have stayed longer. Apartment very clean and comfortable. View from window couldn't be better. We look forward to visiting again.
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from £115 / night

£500 - £725 / week

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from £115 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tally Ho 2” Just returned from a week in tally ho 2. Cannot fault it one bit. It's perfect and the welcome pack is perfect. We're already looking to book again this year as well as next year. Donna is a perfect host. And the hot tub is great as well j
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from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

89

Farmhouse rental in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room
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from £140 / night

£974 - £2346 / week

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from £140 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£1092 - £2662 / week

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from £191 / night

(38) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in South Petherton

Somerset / South Petherton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“A great area to stay” A lovely cottage with super facilities (save a washing machine) and our hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed the flowers and wine ! We had good weather during the week, and were very impressed with
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from £50 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £50 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great family getaway.” We had a fab time staying at the fisherman cottage. Perfect location for us visiting family & attending a friends wedding. The space in the kitchen, dining & sitting area was perfect for the Sunday as it was my daughters bday so
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from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £90 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Minster on Sea

Isle of Sheppey / Minster on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Massouri

Kalymnos / Massouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sublime” Aegan Village Beach appartment definitely added to our brilliant climbing holiday. The big terrace to chill out on with direct access to the beach and within walking distance of shops/bars/restaurants is a welcoming luxure after a day in the
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from £86 / night

£601 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £107 / night

£815 - £1204 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £107 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £107 / night

£744 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £107 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat excellent location” Great location and good find in the centre of Tenby. All aspects of the flat are as per the description and everything worked out well from collecting the keys to leaving on the Sunday. Flat was clean spacious and had
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

from £95 / night

(113) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £95 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £36 / night

£248 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £36 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” We had a fabulous time at Neam Crag and the cabin was very comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed. Some beautiful walks from nearby even our nearly 6 year old boy was kept well entertained and enjoyed the walks. Thank you Susan and we wi
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from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £65 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Windsor

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Little chauntry” The house is lovely, easily fitted in our family of five as doyble beds as 6 ft each House is very nicely decorated and jill was always prompt in replying to emails
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from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Beausemblant

Drome / Beausemblant

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £119 / night

£579 - £1097 / week

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avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

from £119 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Pictures don't do it justice it's stunning and donna is absolutely amazing we shall definitely be coming back one day!
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from £100 / night

£725 - £980 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Arta

Majorca / Arta

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stylish property, perfect for a relaxing holiday” We saw lots of pictures of Villa Sa Font Calenta before our holiday and wondered if it could possibly be as good as it looked. Well it was everything we hoped for and more. Situated just outside of Art
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £4500 / week

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from £215 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po
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from £74 / night

£685 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“60th birthday family gathering” Spent a lovely weekend at Bankfield House celebrating 60th & 25th birthdays. Beautiful house with lovely views. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling overcrowded. Large enclosed garden for children & dog
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £225 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Lamlash holiday cottage accommodation

Isle of Arran / Lamlash

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage” Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which to mount severa
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from £102 / night

£435 - £665 / week

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from £102 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Exactly what I wanted to surprise the wife for our first wedding anniversary” Beautiful, quiet, near good pubs, great cafe for breakfast. Beaches close by....take the bikes, perfect for cycling. Try The Kings Arms at Fleggburgh for absolutely amazing
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from £85 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lamberhurst

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Lamberhurst

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
“Courtyard Cottage is a quiet and relaxed place where one enjoys the almost magical garden and many hikes.” Courtyard Cottage at Court Lodge Estate in Lamberhurst is a great place to spend your holiday. We arrived on a Friday after a long journey and w
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from £110 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £110 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Strathpeffer holiday home rental

Strathpeffer / Strathconon

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Very professional” This house is in a great location for seeing Scotland. Very quite and we had our own modern castle. The house is amazing and very luxurious and modern. Two decking areas one of which a balcony allowed all of us to have somewhere to
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from £225 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£800 - £1295 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Sarrola-Carcopino

Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £27 / night

£185 - £415 / week

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from £27 / night

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