Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (79018)

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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(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Pokolbin

Greater Newcastle / Pokolbin

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £351 / night

£2223 / week

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from £351 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Talpe

Galle / Talpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £94 / night

£586 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Excellent 

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St. Davids holiday studio rental

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £20 / night

£130 - £365 / week

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from £20 / night

(14) Excellent 

18

Carbost holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Just perfect.” 1) The cottage was clean, tidy, cosy and well equipped. 2) The location is very suitable for a relaxing holiday/break, walking and viewing nature. 3) There is a local pub (The Old Inn), with good food and a relaxed atmosphere, about
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from £95 / night

£425 - £530 / week

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from £95 / night

(76) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second time here” This is the second time here and been absolutely brilliant good fishing days to and quite a lot caught kids enjoyed themselves to and Kim the owner helped us with any questions we asked her during our stay would recommend this place
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from £85 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Sheffield

Tasmania / Sheffield

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £129 / night

£533 - £1515 / week

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from £129 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Scarborough

Scarborough District / Scarborough

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Saint Palais de Phiolin

Charente-Maritime / Saint Palais de Phiolin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely gite with a great pool” We really enjoyed our stay in this gite. It is very well presented, clean and well equipped. It was actually more spacious than we expected. The outside area and pool are fab- couldn't get the kids out of it! The setti
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from £43 / night

£300 - £780 / week

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from £43 / night

23

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

2 10 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £17 / night

£255 - £1323 / week

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from £17 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

Aude / Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
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from £108 / night

£750 - £1750 / week

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from £108 / night

(40) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic weekend spent at the Whitehouse” We had a lovely weekend going down memory lane in Lyme Regis made even more special by staying at the White House. Everything was provided and in excellent condition, we even arrived to a bottle of wine and
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from £500 / night

£2300 - £4500 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Diego, Sotogrande

Sotogrande / San Diego, Sotogrande

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2600 / week

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from £165 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

Caernarfon / Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Lovely clean cottage, fully equipped and the unexpected welcome pack was very welcome, especially the chocolate!! Local shop also a great bonus. We loved our stay, thank you.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great Location, Lovely house.” We stayed for a long weekend with the whole family, the house was very comfortable. Great location we were able to walk into town to the pubs and restaurants. We would definitely stay again.
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from £120 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Very Good 

12

Gortin holiday cottage rental

County Tyrone / Gortin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal
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from £65 / night

£250 / week

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from £65 / night

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Bormes-Les-Mimosas

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £60 / night

£339 - £678 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning apartment in an excellent location” This apartment is simply beautiful! We were absolutely over the moon from the moment we stepped in. The pictures, whilst very good, don't capture how spacious it is - we were both expecting it to be much sm
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from £72 / night

£264 - £639 / week

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from £72 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Average 

24

Cauterets ski studio to rent.

Hautes-Pyrenees / Cauterets

Studio 4 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Perfect base for a skiing holiday.” The apartment is ideally situated for skiing right in the heart of Cauterets. It has all you could wish for and more , we had everything to up knock up a couple of meals and chill out with a DVD after a full day
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from £34 / night

£212 - £271 / week

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from £34 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Hawkhurst with golf nearby

Kent / Hawkhurst

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Home” This was our second stay in Barnfield House. Beautiful with every home comfort you need and more. Fabulous views. We shall certainly be returning.
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from £330 / night

£1320 - £1960 / week

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from £330 / night

21

Holiday cottage in Cleggan

County Galway / Cleggan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£323 - £585 / week

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from £60 / night

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Javea holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Javea

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £85 / night

£594 - £1517 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Porto Petro holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Porto Petro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£382 - £975 / week

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from £56 / night

(62) Excellent 

40

Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely quiet location” We had a lovely relaxing time in this quiet location, everything we needed - home from home. Enjoyed a coffee at the hotel on site.
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from £55 / night

£385 - £795 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Carbis Bay holiday bungalow rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay” We have just returned from our stay at Foxgloves in Carbis Bay. Situated in a nice quiet cul-de-sac it was ideal for our stay as we have family close by. We stayed as a family of 4 with other family popping over for dinner a few t
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from £90 / night

£400 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Very Good 

12

Brittas Bay holiday cottage rental

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
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from £128 / night

£424 - £848 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Excellent 

25

Home rental in Tombeboeuf with swimming pool, golf nearby

Tombeboeuf / Villebramar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location and facilities for a relaxing holiday” Bel Air is a lovely property in a wonderful location, the swimming pool and grounds are excellent as is the games room. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Tombebouf has a v
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from £136 / night

£950 - £1375 / week

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from £136 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Belper holiday cottage rental

Belper / Blackbrook

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Captain” It was the perfect xmas break for me and my family,the cottage was beautifully equipped ,clean ,and with the perfect level of privacy. I would highly recommend this cottage
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from £80 / night

£320 - £540 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Very Good 

16

Whitby holiday cottage rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous” Lovely cottage fantastic views owners lovely couldn't do enough, and the barking duck dog was so funny
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from £75 / night

£380 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grampians

Victoria / Grampians

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £148 / night

£1030 / week

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from £148 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here
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from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cingoli holiday villa rental

Province of Macerata / Cingoli

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £270 / night

£1565 / week

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from £270 / 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

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great house for golfers!” We rented three houses on an extended golf trip around Ireland. Alex's house was the best one by far. It is very new and has plenty of room. Each person had their own bedroom and bath. Kitchen has everything we needed. W
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from £150 / night

£900 - £1075 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Brecon holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
“Fantastic Accommodation, Location and Hosts” The cottage was beautifully presented, well stocked and very well placed to explore the Beacons. Views from the patio were fantastic. Hosts were very welcoming and were able to provide very good useful advi
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from £70 / night

£275 - £370 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Flookburgh

Grange-over-Sands / Flookburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Just Perfect!” My family and I have had a wonderful holiday at this pristine, stylish and well equipped cottage. Will definitely visit again in the near future.
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from £95 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £95 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Monmouth holiday home rental

Monmouth / Trellech

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Very comfortable & clean” We very much enjoyed our stay at Brontes cottage. It had everything we needed. It was very comfortable and warm and we will certainly return.
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from £65 / night

£373 - £779 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with shared pool, golf nearby

Saint Mary Parish / Jolly Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“NICE AND QUIET PLACE” We stayed almost two months in the villa and really appreciate it. The villa is very clean and updated. We specially appreciated having all our meals outside looking at the very nice view. The extended deck is fantastic and th
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from £106 / night

£739 / week

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from £106 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Blairmore holiday studio rental

Cowal Peninsula / Blairmore

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“Stunning location” The property is very comfortable and for a studio apartment more than adequate for a short or long stay we rented for 11 nights ,we never tired of looking out over the ever changing view . I read the previous reviews before going wh
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from £28 / night

£195 - £295 / week

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