Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (60085)

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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Newstead holiday cottage rental

Melrose / Newstead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Smart and stylish self catering accomodation.” We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhap  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Red Lynch

New Forest / Red Lynch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, lots of space, great holiday.” We stayed for a week with our two kids, aged 2 and 3. We really enjoyed the house and it was a great base to explore the New Forest and near to lots of children's activities like Peppa Pig World and Marwell  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £620 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Bergerac

Studio 4 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£190 - £225 / week

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from £39 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Oxwich

Swansea County / Oxwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“beautifully presented chalet” Great weather- must admit it did help! Probably 10mins to beach- however impeccable chalet which all mod cons ` great walks around and good pub food at the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston. We hope to pop back for a short  …see more

from £50 / night

£375 - £615 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Heaven on earth” Beautiful appt wonderful sea views a special holiday appartment. Great restaurants on the harbour with stunning sea views.ib Va  …see more

from £123 / night

£533 - £950 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fantastic apartment” sun on the terrace in the afternoon lovley to watch sun set with a glass of wine also the markets are great if you want frest produce  …see more

from £64 / night

£444 - £975 / week

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from £64 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Marais-Vernier

Eure / Marais-Vernier

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Chocolate box cottage in a chocolate box village” This quaint little French village is situated a the foot of a small mountain and faces a national park. Your neighbours are other thatched cottages and farms with a church that chimes on the hour but n  …see more

from £57 / night

£373 - £641 / week

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from £57 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo holiday home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms  …see more

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / 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 £61 / night

£345 - £388 / week

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from £61 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Kappeln

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £58 / night

£405 / week

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from £58 / night

(14) Very Good 

16

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Upton, Exmoor

Exmoor National Park / Upton, Exmoor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Hidden Gem” What a beautiful place, what can I say we booked at the last minute because we knew the weather was going to be nice ( but I think it would be great even in winter) and found the caravan clean with everything you need for a comfortable sta  …see more

from £30 / night

£260 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Margaret River holiday home rental

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect weekend getaway” I have just stayed at Chalet on Percheron this last weekend with a group of friends for a hen's weekend getaway and none of us wanted to come home! The location of this Chalet is perfect, still close to the town and the be  …see more

from £122 / night

£1037 - £1805 / week

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from £122 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet yet convenient. Very comfortable.” Situated just off the High Street in a tucked away position, this compact cottage is well appointed. Room sizes are on the small side, especially the kitchen but overall will meet the needs of most. There were  …see more

from £68 / night

£435 - £835 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful  …see more

from £39 / night

£258 - £772 / week

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from £39 / night

(23) Excellent 

11

Meursault holiday home rental

Cote d'Or / Meursault

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic house in Meusault, France” This 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms house is in a great location for visiting the Bourgogne wine region as well as day trips to Morvan and Dijon. It is a short drive to Beaune. The queen -sized beds are comfortable, the de  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Thoroughly recommend this lovely bungalow” We spent a very enjoyable week staying at Waterside Park, Corton. The bungalow was spotless, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds and the most well-appointed self catering accommodation we have ever staye  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in La Gaulette

Riviere Noire District / La Gaulette

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Air conditioning
The perfect location for the best Natural Highlights Mauritius has to offer Each stylish studio has a private dining terrace en suite shower room and well equipped kitchen WIFI Housekeeping and access to the stunning roof terrace A short 5 minute drive to Le Morne beach  …see more

from £31 / night

£217 / week

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from £31 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardfinnan

County Tipperary / Ardfinnan

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Traditional farmhouse in secluded country surroundings, looking out towards the Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains about half a mile from the attractive village of Ardfinnan on the banks of the River Suir.  …see more

from £24 / night

£163 - £367 / week

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from £24 / night

(4) Excellent 

57

Holiday apartment accommodation

County Mayo / Westport

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
Combining Westport with a beach holiday and Croagh Patrick hill walking. Self-catering detached modern cottage rental with private deck. Wild Atlantic Way. Cycling / Greenway. Short walk to Bertra Strand. Nearby villages with pubs/restaurants. Outdoor/Adventure sports.  …see more

from £37 / night

£255 - £427 / week

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from £37 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Port de Pollenca holiday penthouse rental

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Fantastic recently refurbished Penthouse apartment right on the seafront of Puerto Pollensa. With fantastic panoramic views over the Pollensa Bay, it's ideal for families looking for an apartment next to the beach yet only 10 minute walking distance from town cente  …see more

from £124 / night

£863 - £1595 / week

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from £124 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Ardmore a stunning spacious 3 bedroomed bungalsow (STB 5 stars) in an idyllic setting enjoys magnificent sea or mountain views from all rooms. Quietly located in the village of Broadford it is within easy walking distance of local restaurants and amenities. Ideal for fa  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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 furnis  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Nant Peris

Gwynedd / Nant Peris

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Breathtaking Location, fantastic house.” The pictures simply don't do justice to the location of this house. The view out the front of the Welsh cliffs opposite is amazing, and the fact that it is set a decent distance from another house means that no  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1190 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Lake District / South Lakeland Leisure Village

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic break” Just come back from a 3 night break - and I loved it !!! The lodge was nice and comfortable, had everything you need for your stay. The rabbits running around were amazing to see, and the ducks too. If I was to be brutally honest,  …see more

from £29 / night

£203 - £525 / week

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from £29 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whaley Bridge

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
“Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed for holiday” Communication from owners was clear and prompt. We have 4 dogs and they arranged a stair gate for us on request and the wine and chocolate was a nice welcome. Cottage was perfect with a lovel  …see more

from £50 / night

£195 - £465 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing amazing amazing!!!” I totally loved everything about the accommodation! The host was amazing, the facilities were fantastic and the location is superb. I cannot fault the holiday and will be returning. Highly recommended. Particularly if you h  …see more

from £75 / night

£373 - £812 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Sant Joan de Labritja holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Joan de Labritja

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ibicenco Marí: Vivienda Turistica: ETV-1059-E Accommodates max. 6 adults +2 children under 12 years in additional beds on request +2 baby's in extra cots on request =8 people + 2 babies maximum Rental rates are based on 6 people In cases of agreement for ad  …see more

from £253 / night

£1768 - £4311 / week

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from £253 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accommodation excllent location for dog walking and walking” The Beach house is a very well appointed home from home with everything you could need for a fun relaxing holiday. It is in a good location with easy access to local attractions. There  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“peaceful getaway” Me and my wife stayed for her birthday weekend as we wanted a short break away to relax. This is exactly what we got. We stayed in cottage 1 the smaller of the 2 cottages. it was very cosy and private. The hot tub is an added bonus.  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £460 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Victoria / Daylesford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Ashlar is a stunning and spacious, open plan villa that features a gorgeous bathroom with an impressive double spa encased in Castlemaine slate tiles. * Relax in your luxurious double spa * Stunning contemporary open plan villa * Gorgeous large comfortable couch *  …see more

from £107 / night

£366 - £473 / week

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from £107 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wiseman's Bridge

Saundersfoot / Wiseman's Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £695 / week

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from £47 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the local Dalwhinnie whisk  …see more

from £99 / night

£595 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Costa Adeje holiday villa rental

Costa Adeje / Costa Adeje Golf

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great villa and location.” Villa golf is located in a fantastic spot for golf lovers and sun worshippers alike. If you are not playing golf you can watch it, or if you just want to relax and enjoy the sunshine it's ideal. The villa has everything  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £795 / week

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from £108 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salen

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1350 / week

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from £128 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” Really cosy traditional cottage...very warm ..extremely comfortable bed ...very relaxing break and everything on your doorstep  …see more

from £51 / night

£285 - £700 / week

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from £51 / night