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Rural retreats (61451)

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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Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £27 / night

£157 / week

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from £27 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craigellachie

Moray / Craigellachie

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Romantic, relaxing, remote and tranquil, in short amazing!” Helpful and accomadating owners with a top class rental property. Thank you so much, we will certainly return!
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from £120 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Southend holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Southend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“property well situated with all facilities for all weathers” well equiped and well positioned for all the needs of young and old,beach lovers golfers walkers eating out .it would not be so suitable for a person with a disability as the entrances from
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(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Apartment rental in Glenridding

Lake District / Glenridding

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Lovely apartment” This was a lovely cosy apartment which had everything you could need. It is well equipped and very comfortable and the beautiful views were a real bonus. You can do lots of walks straight from the door which was perfect. We spent 4
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from £75 / night

£315 - £530 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable ,well situated bungalow.” A small bungalow but with everything you would need. It was very warm with excellent central heating and a powerful fire. Very near the centre of Keswick and there was a fishshop and a grocer 2 minutes walk away.
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from £65 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Enniskillen holiday bungalow rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £88 / night

£325 - £375 / week

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from £88 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Isle of Harris holiday cottage rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Weeks stayed at Cuckoo Cottage” My in-laws booked Cuckoo cottage for my partner & I, as they go to Harris every year (this being my first). Cuckoo cottage was everything we needed and more! Great location with a stunning beach just a short walk from t
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from £80 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Home letting in Hunstanton

Norfolk / Hunstanton

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£308 - £700 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint Jean d'Aulps

Haute-Savoie / Saint Jean d'Aulps

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place to have a holiday!” This was our first summer holiday in the Alps having only previously enjoyed skiing holidays in the mountains. And what a great holiday it turned out to be. Saint Jean D'Aulps is a lively, pretty and typical
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from £125 / night

£600 - £2600 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc holiday log cabin accommodation

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic” Well,what can I say. Travelled to Valley View with my wife and daughter. An absolutely stunning location with a log cabin to match. Everything you could want is supplied in the lodge from utensils,right through to bedding and to
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from £69 / night

£406 - £644 / week

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from £69 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning apartment in an excellent location” This apartment is simply beautiful! We were absolutely over the moon from the moment we stepped in. The pictures, whilst very good, don't capture how spacious it is - we were both expecting it to be much sm
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from £66 / night

£264 - £672 / week

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from £66 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sidi Ifni

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Sidi Ifni

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect place to escape from it all” A truly amazing property, set in a wonderful location overlooking the sea! The space inside the property was phenomenal, with sea views from nearly every window! My husband and I occupied the Master Suite, with
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing” Myself my Hubby and my two kids loved every second at Edith's Cottage. The location is super, the house is perfect for a family. And Sara makes sure you have everything you need and is so easy to chat to. Everything you need for your stay i
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from £105 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £105 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing” Our 17th visit to the meadows, so must love it! :) What's not to love? Lark and Top Meadow are fabulous! Top Meadow has simply one of the best views anywhere. This is our 4th time at Top Meadow. We stayed with friends, wanted for nothing
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from £139 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £139 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Combe Florey

Taunton / Combe Florey

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
“The Perfect English Cottage” I stayed here at the end of March and am glad that I did. This was the perfect english cottage to spend a nice quiet weekend. Just beautiful! Nice and big, very clean with everything you need. I would love to have staye
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from £70 / night

£295 - £475 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

70

Home rental in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £83 / night

£653 - £827 / week

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from £83 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” The view over Mudeford was out of this world, first class accommodation.it Had every thing one would need on holiday. We found The Shed very comfortable in every way. A credit to Ian and Jane, we are back again in August. Carol from Berksh
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house with wonderful facilities made welcome from start to finish” Wonderful tranquil location - just what we needed. Close to Chester, Wales and of course located on the beautiful Wirral peninsular. We were made ever so welcome by Julie
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from £70 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
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from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

Aude / Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

3 8 7 nights min

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

£750 - £1330 / week

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from £108 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday barn let

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely peaceful cottage” Brilliant place with great facilities, had a lovely stay and some quality time together with the missus. Highly recommended if you have a vehicle.
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from £100 / night

£460 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

40

Holiday cottage in Toftrees

Fakenham / Toftrees

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£390 - £725 / week

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from £80 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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Home rental in Florac

Lozere / Florac

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £108 / night

£647 / week

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from £108 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” We had a lovely stay here! Great house, really clean and great location. The house has everything you need. We loved our time here.
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from £75 / night

£470 - £720 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Elounda holiday villa rental

Lasithi Prefecture / Elounda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £108 / night

£750 - £1590 / week

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from £108 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
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from £120 / night

£520 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” I recently stayed here with my sister and niece who were visiting from New Zealand. The cottage was very clean and lovely and homely we all felt like we had moved in! Melbourne is extremely picturesque and there are some amazing eateri
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from £62 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £62 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Banavie

Fort William / Banavie

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place” We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll definitely be going back again.
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from £90 / night

£590 / week

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from £90 / night

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Pontedassio holiday home rental

Province of Imperia / Pontedassio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £27 / night

£183 - £244 / week

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from £27 / night

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Javea holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Javea

5 10 7 nights min

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

from £123 / night

£861 - £1566 / week

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from £123 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely House, Beautiful Views” Arrived on Sat 15th April, Richard very kindly let us in early as we had plans in the evening and wanted to get settled. Lovely spacious house with beautiful views over the Irish Sea and within walking distance into Dona
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from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Girvan

South Ayrshire / Girvan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Large comfortable cottage most suitable for a family holiday” As a frequent visitor to Girvan I enjoy the walking. It has a great beach for children and is dog friendly. There are many visitor attractions in the area. I will visit again
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from £65 / night

£380 - £560 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Skouloufia holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Skouloufia

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £148 / night

£974 - £1553 / week

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from £148 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
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from £82 / night

£518 - £690 / week

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from £82 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Portscatho holiday home rental

Roseland Peninsula / Portscatho

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent location and wonderful house” My husband and I stayed at 2 The Quarry in October and we absolutely loved it! Wonderful setting with amazing views over the coast, we loved waking up to open the curtains to see the sea in all it's glory. The h
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from £86 / night

£596 - £1428 / week

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from £86 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place
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from £65 / night

£453 - £1052 / week

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