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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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La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful tranquil farmhouse” My husband and I are currently staying here for one week with our two year old and one year old as our first holiday abroad, and the entire stay has been wonderful. The farmhouse is beautifully decorated and is child frie
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

21

Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £88 / night

£439 / week

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from £88 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Duras holiday manor house rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Duras

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday home in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £51 / night

£351 - £834 / week

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from £51 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better! The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice. Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
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from £55 / night

£380 - £720 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Trevelez

Province of Granada / Trevelez

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £44 / night

£277 / week

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avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

from £44 / night

(15) 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

(24) Excellent 

24

High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house” This house is amazing. It is very well equipped and finished to a very high standard. Bathrooms and showers are first class. The house is extremely well insulated and is therefore very warm when you get back from a cold day out. The k
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from £220 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £220 / night

(6) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage in Horning

Norwich / Horning

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Very good location easy fishing from garden” Only thing not so good was the swimming pool and chip shop near house was closed. Plenty of good food on offer at all the pubs and restaurants.
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from £64 / night

£450 - £1145 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

11

Woodbridge holiday cottage rental

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Wonderful location!” This cottage is perfect for two people. It has a brilliant location for all places of interest. It is quiet and peaceful close to shops and some great pub restaurants. You won't want for anything. All home comforts in this charmi
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from £42 / night

£320 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £42 / night

(28) Excellent 

17

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh na Darroch, Ballater” Very nice bungalow well appointed and equipped. A second tiolet would be a good addition edoecislly if six people staying. In quiet location on edge of ballater. Nice riverside walk in to village
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £80 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Balfron

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“WONDERFUL PEACEFUL COTTAGE” We had a great stay here and Julie and Ian were very welcoming. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
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from £170 / night

£895 - £995 / week

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from £170 / night

(3) Average 

17

Holiday cottage in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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from £84 / night

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Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £131 / night

£915 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Holiday gite in Roye

Somme / Roye

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £53 / night

£308 / week

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from £53 / night

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Busingen am Hochrhein holiday b&b rental

Baden-Württemberg / Busingen am Hochrhein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£237 - £606 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) 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

(7) Excellent 

20

Apartment letting in Calis Beach with shared pool

Fethiye / Calis Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very well located apartment” Lovely apartment on a very nice complex. Very good location as close to the sea front and a very good distance from the main resort, which is only a short stroll away. Well maintained gardens and the apartment has everythi
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from £47 / night

£315 - £330 / week

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from £47 / night

(56) Excellent 

20

Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£745 - £1424 / week

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from £112 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

from £50 / night

£351 - £1018 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

28

Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Holiday home with golf nearby in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £127 / night

£595 - £1825 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £127 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Kalkan with shared pool

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Glorious Kalkan” This has to be our favourite destination due its location, stunning views and of course the very friendly staff. It's the kind of holiday which you can be very relaxed around the pool or also be a bit more adventurous with local trips
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from £45 / night

£315 - £725 / week

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from £45 / night

(51) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very cosy,homely house.” Lovely location. Spotless,cosy,comfy.All amenities such as dish washer tablets,kitchen rolls, washing up liquid available.Lovely secluded garden and dog friendly. Can strongly recommend.
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from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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avg. 3 hours 29 minutes

from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big
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from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow what a place” I stayed here over new years weekend with my husband and son. We loved it so much and didnt ever want to leave! So beautiful clean and homely. Mark and Sarah were so kind and helpful. There was a beautiful xmas tree there to greet us
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from £70 / night

£440 - £580 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

28

Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£945 - £1850 / week

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from £165 / night

(13) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Patterdale

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic location & views, very cosy and comfortable cottage” We have been on holidays to the Lake District every year for the past 12 - 13 years, staying in different cottages in various parts of the Lake District. High Bield exceeded our expectati
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from £200 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful spacious spotlessly clean accommodation.” Wonderful spacious spotlessly clean accommodation. Excellent location for beach and restaurants. Quiet peaceful area with lovely views over the lake. Bungalow is well equipped and extremely comfortab
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from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
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from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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(6) Very Good 

24

Llanelltyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Llanelltyd

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely family holiday home, with a great view.” A great house In a lovely area. Clean, tidy property. Very pleasant/helpful owner. May benefit from a booklet to give info such as bin emptying etc. Enjoyed our stay. Good area for walking. No shops clo
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from £116 / night

£520 - £1004 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £116 / night

21

Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday gite rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£264 - £439 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sao Martinho do Porto with shared pool

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £30 / night

£207 - £470 / week

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from £30 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dundee

Dundee / Fowlis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable cottage in a lovely area of Scotland” We stayed at Denhead Cottage with our two young children and had a wonderful time exploring Dundee and surrounding areas. The cottage is quiet, cozy and comfortable, and has a lovely perspective onto
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from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(457) Excellent 

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Francavilla d'Ete holiday apartment rental

Province of Fermo / Francavilla d'Ete

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £103 / night

£720 - £895 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £103 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Laugharne

Laugharne / Brook Nr Pendine

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
“Great location, lovely hosts, lovely accommodation” This is a family run holiday rental in a great location. Quiet and relaxing but within easy reach of popular Pembrokeshire towns such as Saundersfoot and Tenby. The holiday rental is separate from t
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from £45 / night

£300 - £360 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £45 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Cormeray

Loire Valley / Cormeray

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A lovely relaxing gite” Stayed in August as a couple with three teenage children. We enjoyed the spaciousness and cleanliness in all the rooms. Two bathrooms rather than the three we expected, but it did not prove to be a problem. Everything was ve
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from £79 / night

£550 - £820 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £110 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Been to many lodges however Pine Marten is best by far. So good although we are still there already booked for September.
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £80 / night

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