Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (60185)

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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Canton of Uri / Andermatt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £175 / night

£1191 - £1707 / week

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from £175 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(35) Excellent 

25

Bungalow letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mr” A lovely lovely cozy chalet with lots of really nice personal touches couldnt recomend it enough things like fresh eggs from lindas own hens  …see more

from £45 / night

£275 - £440 / week

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from £45 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” A group of 16 friends stayed here for 4 days as a break before exams started. It was fabulous, all the rooms were lovely, the location was perfect and the owner was as lovely as you can get! Would 100% stay here again!  …see more

from £270 / night

£1200 - £2980 / week

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from £270 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chateauroux-les-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes / Chateauroux-les-Alpes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £339 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cardigan / Tresaith

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Soon to be Mr & Mrs” Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. We particularly enjoyed the log burner. Comfy bed and stunning sea view from the bench at the side of the cottage. Well positioned for exploring the area.  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(41) Excellent 

35

Gite rental in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect family destination” As numerous other reviews stated a lovely villa and location with owners who go out their way to assist. Couldn't fault anything and look forward to returning.  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2640 / week

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from £150 / night

(19) Excellent 

37

Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“GREAT TIMES” The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very well equipped , clean and comfortable  …see more

from £110 / night

£675 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Aberdaron holiday barn rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Proximity to many beautiful unspoilt beachesCoastal PathTrips to Bardsey IslandWithin 20 minute drive of Abersoch and LlanbedrogMicro climateClose to Aberdaron with its restaurants and pubs  …see more

from £175 / night

£800 - £1675 / week

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from £175 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

County Kerry / Lauragh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
cottage overlooking valley in an area of spectacular beauty steeped in history.four poster bed free wifi internet .satelite tv . large gardencentrally located to tour the peninsula country and hill walks. Islands. Waterfalls.gardens. historical sites.open fire <br  …see more

from £34 / night

£170 - £297 / week

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from £34 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect home from home in the heart of snowdonia” We had a amazing stay in this little house in the centre of Snowdonia. The house is located in a quiet little town with not very much going on, but a perfect location to travel and explore the regional  …see more

from £39 / night

£278 - £599 / week

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from £39 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wysall

Nottinghamshire / Wysall

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Cosy” A delightful and easily accessible cottage with everything needed to hand. Cry comfortable and warm on cold days. Quiet and undisturbed.  …see more

from £62 / night

£420 - £430 / week

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from £62 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in St Quentin les Chardonnets

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Le Pressoir is a detached cottage with rustic charm. You will know that you are in the heart of the country when you wake up to the sound of birdsong and you look out over the orchard to the rolling fields beyond. Suitable for a couple or for a family this gite has a me  …see more

from £34 / night

£234 - £365 / week

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from £34 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va  …see more

from £87 / night

£510 - £1204 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely Little Cottage” Myself and my two, very young, children enjoyed our stay at River View Cottage. As it was only myself and two small people the cottage was adequate for our needs. River View has everything you need included, washing maching/d  …see more

from £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(31) Excellent 

21

Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £990 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(56) Excellent 

15

Cottage rental in Crieff

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The pictures don't do it justice!” Stayed at West Cottage on Blairmore Farm at the weekend for my parents' Golden anniversary and it couldn't have been better! The cottage is immaculate and Ailsa goes out of her way (without getting in the way!) to ma  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1176 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Nailsworth holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1099 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec  …see more

from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Faro District / Rogil

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Very nice place to stay with a friendly and warm welcome!” Very nice place to stay! Enough things to do, see and visit in the area. The hosts were very helpful with telling us which places we should visit and how to get there. Breakfast was good.  …see more

from £40 / night

£272 - £505 / week

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from £40 / night

10

Holiday villa rental

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Saint-Andre-d'Allas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Chestnuts is a stone built villa attached to the main house with it's own private terrace overlooking the large swimming pool. The villa has two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a single bed and a bunk bed. The kitchen is e  …see more

from £51 / night

£306 - £505 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £51 / night

£306 - £382 / week

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from £51 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central location Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer and fridge Private garden with seated area. Large bed and modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs and  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely pine lodge on 4 star site next to Lake Windermere. Facilities on site are Marina facilities, Restaurant, Bar, Health Spa, Swimming Pool, outdoor sports court & 2 childrens playgrounds.The lodge is in a very quiet and private position not overlooked an  …see more

from £125 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Luxembourg Province / Houffalize

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £68 / night

£373 - £573 / week

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from £68 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

South Ayrshire / Troon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
A truly desirable sunny holiday property with stunning sea views and amazing sunsets.Ninth bed is foldaway  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 - £5460 / week

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from £200 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Viewpoint stay” Lovely property Nice & warm & very friendly owner Easy to find & nicely located Will definitely use again  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £65 / night

23

Saxony / Oelsnitz

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £34 / night

£267 - £806 / week

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from £34 / night

23

North Rhine-Westphalia / Kirchhundem

6 20 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £153 / night

£1068 / week

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from £153 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£339 - £382 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet. Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking. We had no problems at al  …see more

from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night