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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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Beautiful Guernsey self-catering holiday cottage

Guernsey / St Martins

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Visit Guernsey and enjoy the relaxed pace of days gone by. The Ellingham Cottages have a selection of two and three bedroom cottages, plus a studio apartment - all fully equipped, spacious, spotless and comfortable. With a large garden and guest library stocked with  …see more

from £79 / night

£549 - £1129 / week

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from £79 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Finca Alessandra, villa on the river Ebro, Spain

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool;
Finca Alessandra is located in a peaceful rural setting outside the village of Mora La Nova in Catalunya. It is ideal for those wanting to soak up the sun while relaxing by the pool, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life.It is a 3 twin, air conditi  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £1315 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Lilybank - Kilchattan Bay apartment sleeps 4

Isle of Bute / Kilchattan Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Situated on the seafront the property enjoys uninterrupted views of Largs and Great Cumbrae. There are two bedrooms, one double to the front of the property and a small double to the rear with views of the garden and the hill beyond. There is a fully equipped dining k  …see more

from £55 / night

£330 - £470 / week

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Lower Saxony / Verden (Aller)

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £53 / night

£305 / week

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from £53 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Donington Den - Melbourne bungalow sleeps 4

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Donington Den is situated in the historic market town of Melbourne with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, an amazing range of independent shops and fabulous architectural houses including thatched cottages. Walking distance to the historic Melbourne Hall  …see more

from £52 / night

£305 - £570 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Styria / Liezen

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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(15) Excellent 

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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside

Lancashire / Preston

19 50 3 nights min stay

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ;
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland,  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Waterfront Apartment - Lossiemouth apartment sleeps 4

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Waterfront Apartment located in Lossiemouth also known as the 'Jewel of Moray', This traditional fishing village has two Beautiful beaches one of which is right on the apartment's doorstep. Just a two minute walk from the Apartment is The Moray Golf Club  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(52) Excellent 

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The Inchview Apartment - Kinghorn apartment sleeps 5

Fife / Kinghorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
The Inchview Apartment is a stunningly beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) contemporary conversion of an 18th century school in the popular coastal town of Kinghorn. Recently awarded 5* by VisitScotland, the property has been furnished to a very high standard an  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Stylish studio with sea view on quiet french Riviera peninsula of Cassis boasts jacuzzi and pool access

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

Studio 4 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
The studio for 4 (around 30 square meter) : - 1 living room : double bed, bed-settee, television flat-panel, closet, kitchenette - 1 bathroom - 1 terrace (12 square meter) with a beautiful sea view You can rent beautiful studios or apartments, with terrace and se  …see more

from £104 / night

£690 - £1207 / week

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from £104 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Crickton Farm Cottage - Gower cottage sleeps 2

Swansea County / Gower

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Crickton Farm Cottage is beautiful four star modern one bed self catering Gower holiday cottage & holiday accommodation a working livery yard, in South Wales, situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula at the foot of the impressive Cefn Bryn, the home of King Arth  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Catref Abergele minutes walk to beach great views.

Abergele / Towyn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Catref holiday bungalow is in a fantastic location over looking fields, only minutes walk to the beach, ideal for a couple wishing to escape for a romantic break or a family wishing to explore North Wales. Catref is a short walk to a lovely sandy beach and cycle track  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £570 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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EL ALCOR 24 – PLAYAS DE FORNELLS, MENORCA

Minorca / Playas de Fornells

2 2 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.75 km; Not suitable for children;
We are fully booked for 2016, but prices are set for 2017. We are taking bookings for TWO ADULTS ONLY. We are unable to have children or pets staying, as there are two balconies, also there is nowhere close to the apartment for children to play. This recently refur  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £455 / week

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from £60 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Malleny Cottage with Hot Tub - Carnoustie bungalow sleeps 6

Angus / Carnoustie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Welcome to Malleny Cottage! This detached bungalow offers 2 bedroom accomodation that can sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children, right in the heart of Carnoustie. Take a short walk to the beach ( 2 minutes ), shops and restaurants .Alternatively use Malleny to chill out a  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Bergun

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £48 / night

£750 / week

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from £48 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Mash's Row - Aylsham cottage sleeps 5

Norfolk / Aylsham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Child friendly ;
Mash's Row is situated on the edge of the ancient market town of Aylsham, a short drive from Norwich, Cromer, the Broads and Norfolk's finest beaches. It is nestled by the river Bure and next to the Weaver's Way, a delight for walkers of all ages.Recently  …see more

from £70 / night

£290 - £560 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Saxony / Kirnitzschtal

1 5 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

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Casa Cato - Link Villa Sleeps 6 Private Pool

Costa Blanca / Sagra

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
A beautiful modern three bedroom link villa with its own private pool within two minutes walk of all the amenities of the lovely village of Sagra. Casa Cato is fitted with all new furnishings and fittings. This beautiful villa makes a perfect, home from home, holiday  …see more

from £107 / night

£748 - £834 / week

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from £107 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Higher Whitestone - Slapton bungalow sleeps 6

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
**** 2016 will be our final year of letting, get in quick! **** Higher Whitestone has beautiful breathtaking views across the countryside and to the sea. It is a place where you, your family and friends can take a break from the routine of home, by relaxing and enjoyin  …see more

from £185 / night

£850 - £995 / week

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from £185 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vienne / Poitiers

2 1 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Tarken Lodge, St Fillans, Loch Lomond & Trossachs

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A real hideaway, this delightful detached property is ideal for a romantic couple looking for a secluded spot in the Scottish Highlands with plenty of local amenities and activities as well as excellent access to the whole of Scotland by road. Providing very comfortab  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Thomas James Holidays Modern Mobile Homes

Vendee / Jard-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We  …see more

from £30 / night

£190 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

(24) Excellent 

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The Den - Millbridge lodge sleeps 6

Farnham / Millbridge

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 58 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Self-Catering - Dragon Lodge, A Peaceful rural retreat - originally an old Coaching Inn during the eighteenth century, the stable block has now been converted into a spacious two bedroom lodge called The Den, with it's own private decking overlooking the tranquil garde  …see more

from £235 / night

£560 - £750 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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The Barn - Westbury barn sleeps 2

Shropshire / Westbury

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Enjoy the views over the renowned Stiperstone and Kerry Ridgeway from the patio of the detached secluded barn. Alternatively walk around our 5 acres of private gardens or stretch yourself and walk the Long Mountain from your front door! Set near the top of Long Mountain  …see more

from £93 / night

£290 - £370 / week

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from £93 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Amtzell

1 3 14 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 14 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £28 / night

£194 - £255 / week

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from £28 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua - Miranda finca sleeps 6

State of Mato Grosso do Sul / Miranda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
The Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua is a bed and breakfast located on a working ranch (fazenda) in the "Portal do Pantanal" (Gateway to the Pantanal - 15kms from Miranda Centro).Our guests can expect: High quality tours in small, private groups; A multi-lingual team f  …see more

from £100 / night

£4123 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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The Tailor's Cottage - Fanad - Portsalon cottage sleeps 7

County Donegal / Portsalon

3 7 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Tailor's Cottage is a three bedroom holiday cottage nestled in the hillside and located in the townland of Tullyconnel in the northern part of the beautiful Fanad peninsula.Sleeping accomodation is 2 bedrooms with a double bed inbeach 1 bedroom with full size bunks,  …see more

from £40 / night

£360 - £375 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Les Rimaudieres Le Faucon - Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet gite sleeps 8

Charente-Maritime / Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Large kitchen area with dishwasher,4 ring gas hob , grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven.Lounge with log fire and seating for 5 people. CD, radio, DVD, TV and satellite. Downstairs toilet and utility area with washing machine, clothes drier.Dining area seating for 8 p  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1500 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £173 / night

£1035 - £1457 / week

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from £173 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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DOMAINE ROCHEMARINE - Miramar house sleeps 4

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Miramar

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Duplex modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom terraced house 60m² with shared swimming pool and beautiful sea views, in a modern private gated and secure "Domaine" within walking distance to lovely sandy beaches, restaurants and port at Miramar, Theoule sur Mer. Set in the heart  …see more

from £71 / night

£496 - £948 / week

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from £71 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Swan Lodge - Market Rasen log cabin sleeps 2

Lincolnshire / Market Rasen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tim and Katie would like to offer you a warm welcome to their beautiful pine lodges (4*/4*gold), which are situated on part of their farm in the quiet village of Stainfield, 8 miles east of the City of Lincoln.A peaceful, rural retreat. Once you arrive you can sit back,  …see more

from £80 / night

£445 - £770 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Rose Barn in Frampton - Frampton barn sleeps 2

Dorchester / Frampton

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
Beautiful detached self-contained barn conversion with its own patio and wood burner. The barn was converted many years ago and is newly refurbished for the 2015 season to a very high standard with modern appliances. It has an open plan sitting room with drop down kitch  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £500 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Lovely High Street Cotswolds Cottage - Moreton-in-Marsh cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
The grade II listed cottage dates from around the early 17th century and many of the original features remain intact today. It has a large and welcoming open fire in the living room and exposed beams throughout the ground floor. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dini  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 - £750 / week

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from £99 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Bod-Llawen - Pontsticill cottage sleeps 5

Merthyr Tydfil / Pontsticill

3 5 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Bod- Llawen (Joyful Place) is a traditional stone cottage situated in the pretty village of Pontsticill. In a secluded row of 3, It provides a peaceful retreat in the beautiful environment of the National Park. The cottage has lovely open views across the valley and t  …see more

from £75 / night

£504 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

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Bearn / Louvie-Juzon

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £131 / night

£392 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Very Good 

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The Old Sweetie Shop,cottage in village location,

Maybole / Crosshill

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A self-contained, pet friendly holiday apartment: • One bedroom, with ensuite shower room and toilet • Open plan lounge and kitchen area with bed settee • Cottage now has private decked area to the rear. Located in the small village of Crosshill, a remote vi  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cliscro - Carloway house sleeps 4

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £540 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Poundgate Park Cottage - Crowborough cottage sleeps 4

East Sussex / Crowborough

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 38 km; Child friendly ;
Poundgate Park is a beautiful two bedroom holiday home for four people. Set in an Edwardian walled garden enjoying a private patio and decking area and large area of lawn with an orchard and mature trees. The rooms have glorious garden views or far reaching views of rol  …see more

from £105 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Winnow Barn - Alstonefield barn sleeps 8

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Winnow Barn is a delightful property dating back to the 1700's. It has recently been sympathetically converted from a traditional Derbyshire limestone barn and retains its spectacular vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and characterful stonework. It features a large stylish  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

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