Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (62664)

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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2 The Navigators - Polzeath cottage sleeps 6

Cornwall / Polzeath

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
2 The Navigators is a brand new luxury 3 bedroom cottage available from 19th April 2013.Situated only about 100 meters level walk from the stunning beach in Polzeath this brand new beach style cottage is the perfect place to spend your holidays on the North Cornish coas  …see more

from £125 / night

£395 - £1895 / week

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from £125 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Chesil Lodge Cottage - West Bexington chalet sleeps 6

Dorset / West Bexington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Chesil Lodge Cottage is situated in the beautiful coastal hamlet of West Bexington, one of Dorset's best kept secrets, and just a stone's throw from the spectacular Chesil beach. The cottage itself is a comfortably appointed wooden chalet with its own private driveway,  …see more

from £70 / night

£695 / week

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from £70 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Mill Farm Cottages Foulksmills County Wexford Irel - Foulksmills house sleeps 6

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
New for 2016: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of six guests however for larger groups  …see more

from £95 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £95 / night

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Apartment La Marina - Sotogrande Marina apartment sleeps 4

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of the Sotogrande Marina, Andalucia, beautifully positioned between the rolling hills of the Sierra Alminera and the Mediterranean sea. In Sotogrande you will find excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs, sho  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 - £690 / week

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from £74 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Fontaines St Leonard - Saint Leonard's Quarter apartment sleeps 6

Honfleur / Saint Leonard's Quarter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
This apartment, our family holiday home, is furnished to a very high standard with a new fully equipped kitchen and home from home comforts to ensure everything is provided for a relaxing self catering holiday in the beautiful historic fishing port of Honfleur. Apart  …see more

from £98 / night

£695 - £865 / week

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from £98 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Little White Cottage Cotswolds - Milton Under Wychwood cottage sleeps 4

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Little White Cottage is a luxurious newly refurbished property in the heart of the Cotswolds. It has an open plan kitchen/living room. Positioned at the end of the owner's private drive, with discretionary use of their private tennis court. It has its own private  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Le Studio Des Anges - Faubourg studio sleeps 4

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy the best view on the Côte Vermeille from the fabulous Studio Des Anges. Nestled into the hillside on the south side of the cove known as the Ansa de la Baleta, right across from the famous 'clocher' of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, the studio sleeps up to four, has free  …see more

from £39 / night

£258 - £772 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Pixley Cottage - Kidderminster cottage sleeps 2

Worcestershire / Kidderminster

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
Cosy beamed cottage in countryside location close to local attractions, fishing lake and country walks. Property with 16 acre grounds including course fishing lake, woods and stream.Living/dining room with exposed timbers, door to patio and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen  …see more

from £70 / night

£290 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tirol / Feichten

5 15 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £113 / night

£759 - £1847 / week

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from £113 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Hainaut Province / Chimay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £39 / night

£242 - £337 / week

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from £39 / night

(64) Excellent 

28

Princes - Morecambe apartment sleeps 5

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Honeysuckle Cottage - Whaley Bridge cottage sleeps 3

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
This end terrace cottage sits in a quiet street in the centre of the town, just yards from the picturesque canal basin with its colourful boats. The canal towpath runs by, offering miles of easy walking surrounded by the Peak District countryside. Set over three floor  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £465 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Clockmakers Cottage - Chetnole cottage sleeps 4

Sherborne / Chetnole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Private garden
Newly refurbished Clockmakers Cottage is a luxurious detached and spacious cottage. Adjacent to the owners home Clockmakers Cottage is situated in a lovely Dorset village with an award winning pub. It has its own enclosed rear garden backing onto a woodland and a terr  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Bentley Cottage - Brockenhurst cottage sleeps 7

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L  …see more

from £120 / night

£693 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Philippe

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £47 / night

£255 / week

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from £47 / night

(55) 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
  • 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

(1) Excellent 

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Gamekeeper's Cottage | Great Escapes Wales - Bangor cottage sleeps 6

Gwynedd / Bangor

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Gamekeeper’s Cottage is a delightful little house on the edge of beautiful Snowdonia. Located near the little hamlet of Pentir in peaceful countryside location this detached cottage offers superb accommodation and fine countryside views! The former gamekeeper’s cott  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £920 / week

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from £57 / night

(21) Excellent 

23

Waterfront Apartment - Lossiemouth apartment sleeps 4

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
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

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Lower Franconia / Oberleichtersbach

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £29 / night

£200 / week

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from £29 / night

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Ubytování v soukromí SALMOV - Českosaské Švýcarsko - Mikulasovice house sleeps 7

Usti nad Labem Region / Mikulasovice

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Ubytování v soukromí dvoupodlažního rodinného domu na hranicích Národních parků České a Saské Švýcarsko. Salmov, místní okrajová část města Mikulášovice, je ideálním místem pro klidný odpočinek nebo jako základna pro bezpočet úžasných v  …see more

from £19 / night

£100 - £860 / week

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from £19 / night

(47) Excellent 

23

Skye Croft - Bernisdale cottage sleeps 2

Portree / Bernisdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Located on a scenic peninsula in the north west of the Isle of Skye, the croft is ideally situated, providing stunning and unspoilt views over Loch Treaslane, Loch Snizort and beyond to The Minch and the Isle of Harris.An ideal base for touring, the Isle of Skye has eve  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Shell Ness Whitstable - West Beach house sleeps 12

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Contemporary modern home with spectacular sea views across the North Kent coast. Ideal for family and friends getting together, but the property is NOT suitable for rental for evening parties or stag/hen parties to avoid disturbing our neighbours. There are two large su  …see more

from £255 / night

£1800 - £2900 / week

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from £255 / night

(17) Excellent 

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No 8 The Square - Upper Slaughter cottage sleeps 6

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A delightful three bedroom holiday cottage, formerly the village bakery, available to rent in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds village of Upper Slaughter. This 'chocolate box' cottage is full of charm and original features. It can sleep up to 6 people in 3 double ro  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £1570 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

The Little House - Plevenon gite sleeps 4

Cotes-d'Armor / Plevenon

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Our holiday gite, which has been recently renovated and modernised by local artisans to an exceptionally high standard, is located in Plevenon the village at the heart of the stunning Cap Frehel peninsular. Plevenon is known for its friendliness and is vibrant village  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(28) Excellent 

24

9 The Mansion House - Dollarbeg apartment sleeps 4

Dollar / Dollarbeg

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The luxury apartment forms part of a stunning modernised Victorian Mansion House set in its own beautiful gardens with far reaching views. It is the perfect location for exploring central Scotland with easy access to Edinburgh (annual Festival in August), Glasgow, Stir  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £785 / week

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from £70 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Angely - Torbeg lodge sleeps 7

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
Modern property with hard wood flooring throughout. LPG Central Heating. Bottled Gas and Electricity for Cooking.3 Bedroom timber clad bungalow. Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area. Bedroom 1 double bed with en suite toilet, sink, power shower. Bedroom 2 double be  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(145) Excellent 

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Tomich Holidays pool & wifi near Loch Ness - Cannich lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tomich Holidays - family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool: •Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, some en-suite, sleeps 4  …see more

from £96 / night

£290 - £720 / week

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from £96 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Smith Cottage, cosy Dales cottage, sleeps 2 - Appletreewick cottage sleeps 2

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Surrounded by glorious countryside and with stunning views Appletreewick makes an ideal base for a Yorkshire Dales holiday. The popular market town Skipton is 8 miles away and Grassington just 5 miles from the cottages. There are excellent walks from the doorstep in  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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PILTON MOOR LODGE - Rhossili log cabin sleeps 4

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Wonderful cottage with stunning sea views! - Barmouth cottage sleeps 5

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Tre Mynach is a stunning, recently renovated, holiday cottage that sits in a prime elevated location overlooking the picturesque seaside town of Barmouth. Converted from what used to be the gymnasium of the Old Tower House School with views over its own woodland area o  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £1079 / week

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from £78 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Shutters Luxury Holiday Home - Beamish house sleeps 4

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
The proud owner of a TripAdvisor® *CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE*, awarded for first class hospitality and outstanding traveler reviews this beautiful property is ideally located for those wanting to discover the delights of Durham, the Dales and the Northumberland Coast.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Very Good 

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The Hollies - South Kilworth farmhouse sleeps 17

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms. The ho  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Residence Les Pins 6 - Chatel apartment sleeps 6

Abondance / Chatel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Les Pins is a truly spacious and comfortable apartment. Three double bedrooms - two of which can convert to twins - and a huge living room with two balconies offering panoramic views across the village. Excellent views and outside seating in summer. Underfloor heating k  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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ROMANTIC, CENTRAL APARTMENT BELLAVISTA LAKE VIEW - Orta San Giulio apartment sleeps 6

Province of Novara / Orta San Giulio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Casa degli Archi - Apartment Bellavista“Casa degli Archi”, a characteristic ancient palace, is set right in the centre of Orta San Giulio on Via Bersani, one of the most typical streets (closed to traffic) of this town. Strolling along it you can enjoy the sight of  …see more

from £74 / night

£453 - £561 / week

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from £74 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The Old House at Bay House - Broadway cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
The Old House, built in the mid 1600's has recently been renovated (June 2013) to a high standard. It comprises 2 bedrooms, both en-suite, Lounge, kitchen/breakfast room and private garden. It comprises modern features incorporating a sense of the age. Beams can be foun  …see more

from £100 / night

£560 - £610 / week

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from £100 / night

(45) 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
  • 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

(4) Very Good 

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Bwthyn Branwen - Aberffraw cottage sleeps 4

Anglesey / Aberffraw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Bwthyn Branwen is a traditional Welsh cottage and named after the daughter of Llyr and brother of Bendigeidfran ( translated as Bran the Blessed), crowned King of Anglesey. Both were characters from the welsh tales of the Mabinogi. All rooms are tastefully decorated to  …see more

from £70 / night

£405 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage - St Merryn cottage sleeps 4

Padstow / St Merryn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Set in the large garden of Lower Trevorgus House, Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage is located in a tranquil rural setting within walking distance from the village of St Merryn and a short drive from the famous Seven Bays of the North Cornwall Coast. The cottage is a great  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £3310 / week

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from £50 / night

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Mansfield House - Luxury Holiday Accommodation - Mansfield house sleeps 11

Victoria / Mansfield

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Located in a quiet semi-rural setting on a 1/3 acre in the Mansfield township, this charming 2 storey self contained home accommodates up to 11 guests. It is ideal accommodation for families and groups of friends, set in a very peaceful location with tranquil private fr  …see more

from £203 / night

£1148 - £1850 / week

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from £203 / night

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Haute-Loire / Sainte-Florine

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £37 / night

£259 / week

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from £37 / night

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