Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (60198)

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 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£264 - £639 / week

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from £70 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment accommodation in Kolios

Skiathos / Kolios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in the Greek Islands, then look no further than Skiathos Island Villas! Located on the tiny island of Skiathos in the Aegean, just an hour's flight away from Athens,villa kavourakia is a spacious villa and its a  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £895 / week

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from £68 / night

(27) 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
“Great location, great accommodation.” Great little cottage, in ideal location in beautiful Melbourne. Easy walk into the town of Melbourne. Great shops, restaurants and buildings. Most definitely recommended.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Belves

Dordogne / Belves

5 7 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A large family residence (> a house, < a manor!) ideal for an active yet relaxing holiday in Belves in the Dordogne: visit the many Chateaux or: golf, canoeing, cycling, horse-riding, walking, swimming. Large terrace, wonderful countryside views, close to village  …see more

from £303 / night

£2119 / week

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from £303 / night

(13) Excellent 

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St Merryn Holiday Park holiday chalet rental

Padstow / St Merryn Holiday Park

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” We had a great week 2 granddaughters did not want to come home neither did we.local shop on site sold everything we needed. Stargazey have a great selection of meals. Accomodation superb for our extended family.  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

22

Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“perfection” we can honestly say we have never had such a perfect holiday!! and will be returning next year, A little hidden gem for anyone owned by dogs!!! our two loved it, from the enclosed, safe garden to the exercise field, to the fantastic walkes  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Calbourne

Isle of Wight / Calbourne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely and very well-equipped cottage” Had a great stay here during the IoW festival, it's a really comfortable property, very well-equipped and beautifully furnished. Only 10 mins to Newport but in a peaceful area surrounded by fields. We've alread  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Fayence with swimming pool

Var / Fayence

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Spacious historic home in the picturesque Provencal village of Fayence  …see more

from £146 / night

£1017 - £2373 / week

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from £146 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cupar holiday home rental

Fife / Cupar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location for golfers” The house is situated perfectly for golfing breaks. Only 15 mins from St Andrews and no more than 30mins from Fife's other famous golf courses and its lesser known gems. Accommodation was clean, warm and quiet at night. C  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

Moreton-in-Marsh / Bourton-on-the-Hill

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Beautiful English country cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds with stunning views over glorious countryside with pretty, private enclosed cottage garden. Wooden beams and inglenook fireplaces, quiet and peaceful. Wifi, fully equipped kitchen and parking.  …see more

from £180 / night

£545 - £945 / week

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from £180 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wysall

Nottinghamshire / Wysall

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Cosy” A delightful and easily accessible cottage with everything needed to hand. Cry comfortable and warm on cold days. Quiet and undisturbed.  …see more

from £62 / night

£420 - £430 / week

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from £62 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage rental

County Limerick / Ardpatrick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely cottage in beautiful setting with very friendly and accommodating hosts” A lovely cottage for two, in a very peaceful location with beautiful views of mountains from lounge. Very nicely furnished and extremely comfortable bed. Owners are real  …see more

from £43 / night

£272 - £323 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Abondance / Chatel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£255 - £458 / week

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from £43 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Waltham St Lawrence

Berkshire / Waltham St Lawrence

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful accommodation with high specification features” A light airy barn conversion with high quality fittings and design features, this property is close to major towns such as Maidenhead and Reading but has a truly rural feel. Situated on a sec  …see more

from £160 / night

£950 / week

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from £160 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

21

Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant Christmas destination” 7 of us for family Christmas. Great house with plenty of space. Very warm and comfortable. 2mins walk to the beach for relaxing, invigorating walks with our dogs. Very recommended.  …see more

from £145 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(14) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes. Mandy was extremely helpfu  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

36

Cottage rental in Fron

Pwllheli / Fron

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This 5-star Quality Detached Stone Cottage is situated in the sleepy hamlet of Pentreuchaf, being within easy reach to the beaches at Abersoch, Nefyn/Morfa Nefyn and convenient for the marina at Pwllheli. Stunning cottage is situated in the rural hamlet of Pentreuchaf  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £830 / week

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from £78 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

21

Chateau-d'Oex ski apartment to rent

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Comfort in an attractive area with excellent transport,” Not our first visit and hope to return to this beautiful area. Apartment very easy to live in. Very good to have other facilities e.g pool,gym, laundry etc. very good village shops etc and trans  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Furnished to the highest standards and providing panoramic views of the coast and the mountains, Villa Grace is the perfect location for the discerning visitor. It is fully equipped to the highest standard and provides luxury accommodation for up to 6 people. There is  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 - £2150 / week

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from £125 / night

(10) Very Good 

24

Castletownshend holiday home rental

Castletownshend / Toe Head

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious property in a stunning location, facing out to sea with magnificent sea views. Peaceful rural setting with large garden, terrace and indoor dining areas. Sandy beach half a mile away. Ideal for families. Ideal location for fishing and other activities.<  …see more

from £79 / night

£551 - £763 / week

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from £79 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic views” Many thanks for our fortnights stay in your superb villa (23/09/16-7/10/16). Everything as stated in description with quick and helpful responses from owner. Superb location with easy access to sites and ammenities.  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £990 / week

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from £25 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Achill Island holiday home rental

County Mayo / Achill Island

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Love it! Love it!” Perfect getaway spot! Can not wait to go back. Cottage is very spacious. Lots of room to move around. Achill Island is beautiful!  …see more

from £62 / night

£396 - £660 / week

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from £62 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £51 / night

£509 - £975 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Torrevieja Area / Lago Jardin

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Friendly,well established, quiet urbanisationSpacious 2 bedroom apartmentClose to towns and beachesAll local amenitiesCar hire not essentialGolfers paradise Air conditioning  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £250 / week

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from £23 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingleton

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Ingleton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Brilliant” A lovely comfortable and cosy cottage and the owners had thought of everything we would possible need .  …see more

from £51 / night

£255 - £410 / week

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from £51 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in St Julien le Faucon

Lisieux / St Julien le Faucon

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!” This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weat  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

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Apartment rental in Pyla with shared pool

Larnaka City / Pyla

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Cot, high-chair, some beach toys Communal swimming pool with sun-loungers/umbrellas Tennis court on-site - rackets/balls provided Diving, quad-bike and bicycle hire available nearbyCoastal excursions by boatWind surfing and beach games <br />Pyla is very quiet.Th  …see more

from £28 / night

£196 - £245 / week

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from £28 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Coniston holiday home rental

Coniston / Torver

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent!! Would highly recommend!!” We just spent 5 days and absolutely loved it. The house was spotless and very clean. Our 4 young children loved every minute of it and would come back and stay here again without hesitation. The card and bottl  …see more

from £125 / night

£645 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect” Beautiful holiday cottage in Broughty Ferry. Couldnt ask for more. Great decor, facilities, homely and a fab location. Brilliant  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(22) 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  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house in a beautiful area” We have just returned from a few days break at this beautiful house over New Year. It was the first time that the whole of my family have got together in one place at one time. What a fantastic house and set in su  …see more

from £995 / night

£4995 - £6995 / week

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from £995 / night

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Holiday home rental

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Set away from the road down a quiet private lane , the most peaceful setting imaginable.Let your holiday begin : See wild Otters playing on the shore from the lounge windows. Sea Birds & Waders too, Golden Eagles Soaring over the Morven hills opposite and White Tai  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £93 / night

(44) 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  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Frehel / Pleherel Plage

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £65 / night

£450 - £619 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night