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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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(18) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in The Three Cities

Island of Malta / The Three Cities

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful grand harbour Malta best view ever!!” Clean cool apartment with great location and view, George there for help and advice! Will definitely book again, one consideration would be to look at glass screen in bathroom a folding screen would mak
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from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great breakfast deck!” Facing northeast gives the breakfast deck wonderful sunshine in the mornings! It was convenient to the castle wall walks. The kitchen, living and bedroom spaces were roomy, but the bathroom was on the small side. Parking was tri
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from £85 / night

£610 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bugibba

Island of Malta / Bugibba

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“superb apartment fantastic views worth every penny” This aprtment is probably one of the finest in the area superb views in a quiet area of st pauls bay expensive but well worth it
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from £103 / night

£717 - £1024 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Machico

Madeira / Machico

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“great place” Great place for a holiday. Very nice and helpful people. I recommend everyone who wants to rest. I feel great after returning
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from £27 / night

£187 - £200 / week

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from £27 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment in Rovinj

Rovinj / Rovinj Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£335 / week

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from £48 / night

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Digne les Bains holiday home rental

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Digne les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £74 / night

£287 - £366 / week

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from £74 / night

(12) Excellent 

14

Saint-Emilion holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Saint-Emilion

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £114 / night

£735 - £2671 / week

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from £114 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Sheringham with golf nearby

Norfolk / Sheringham

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another happy week” This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage. Everything supplied that you could hope for. The weather was kind to us and so convenient for long walks with our dog. Would happily recommend canary cottage to friends. Thanks
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from £58 / night

£400 - £640 / week

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from £58 / night

(49) Excellent 

50

Broadstairs holiday home rental

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Birthday celebrations” Had a lovely long weekend perfect place to stay Gina was very helpful and easy to contact Tea coffee sugar and milk there ready plus a packet of biscuits which was much appreciated after 6 hour journey Would definitely rec
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

15

Holiday home in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Excellent location and stay. Excellent all round!! Would highly recommend!! Great facilities, well appointed.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Fitts

Saint James Parish / Fitts

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect family friendly villa” Ajoupa villa is set in a quiet and peaceful location, with easy access to the nearby beach and restaurants. The pool was a great place to cool off in after days spent on the beach. Their was a welcome pack on arrival whi
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from £70 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Lamorna holiday studio rental

Penzance / Lamorna

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lamorna base” We wanted somewhere that would allow us to continue our South West Coast Path expedition. Tina's Hideaway was perfect for this and we were able to complete from Zennor to Peas Sands using our car & local buses. Good comfortable accommoda
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from £38 / night

£240 - £570 / week

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from £38 / night

15

Ragoli ski home to rent.

Province of Trento / Ragoli

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary

from £57 / night

£396 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Carroz-d'Araches

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £95 / night

£550 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely spot” We had a lovely time and the location was perfect. The house is very comfortable and well kitted out.
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from £119 / night

£549 - £1385 / week

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from £119 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in El Medano

Tenerife / El Medano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Review of White Regina Apartment” The location is so central, about one minute away from the beach, shops and restaurant. The apartment was perfect for us and we will definitely visit again.
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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10

Inzell ski condo to rent.

Upper Bavaria / Inzell

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Banus with swimming pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay at Puerto banus” We had a great week at the villa, it's very well oppointed,spacious and clean. The pool was big enough for a cool off and the sun terraces had plenty of room and seating for 10. The location was perfect! 7 minute walk to
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from £350 / night

£1800 - £3600 / week

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from £350 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.
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from £80 / night

£360 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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from £80 / night

£425 - £495 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

15

Holiday cottage in Hathersage

Hope Valley / Hathersage

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Pond View Cottage, what a place!” This little cottage just outside Hathersage is absolutely fantastic. We arrived in darkness and was greeted by James who was grew and showed us around. The cottage itself is brilliantanly layed out upside down as to c
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from £49 / night

£350 - £470 / week

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from £49 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Hua Na

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic condo, attention to detail, Graet value and supper location with pool leading to the main Hua Hin beach.” Just arrive and enjoy, you wont be sorry. We spent 3 week in Ban San Deo ...... tryed to book again for next year but booked already!
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from £66 / night

£305 - £390 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Wroxham holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Wroxham

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Super” What a fantastic holiday, excellent location, Excellent, well equipped property with a really nice welcome package. It's the little things sometimes that go a long way. The property was clean and presented well, my husband sat out fishing an
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from £90 / night

£500 - £1170 / week

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from £90 / night

(64) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and tastefully decorated and in a perfect location” Central location in the heart of Whitby, an ideal base for exploring the town and making the most that Whitby has to offer. No need to use the car unless you want
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from £85 / night

£690 / week

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from £85 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
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from £76 / night

£527 - £1170 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Wimereux

Pas-de-Calais / Wimereux

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £49 / night

£337 - £509 / week

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from £49 / night

(20) Excellent 

27

Holiday home with swimming pool in Osuna

Province of Seville / Osuna

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£400 - £986 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Cagliari Centre

Cagliari / Cagliari Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£253 - £392 / week

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from £37 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Oura Beach holiday villa let

Albufeira / Oura Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £96 / night

£574 - £1914 / week

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from £96 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Superb cottage. We didn't feel as if we were in a holiday let - more like staying in someone's home. Very convenient location for village amenities. Cosy warm cottage furnished to a high standard throughout. A lot of thought by the owner to pr
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from £95 / night

£390 - £990 / week

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(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Gem of a cottage close to everything in Swanage” Lovely cottage, plenty big enough for 3 adults and 2 kids. They particularly loved the 'upstairs kids lounge' with pool table and chill out space to look out at the boats or the stars at night. Everyt
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from £90 / night

£600 - £1050 / week

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from £90 / night

(27) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday cottage let

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen
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from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Brixham holiday apartment let

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb accommodation and location” Everything in this property for a holiday stay . Host was very helpful and view from balcony is lovely
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from £71 / night

£390 - £895 / week

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from £71 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Seefeld in Tirol ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Seefeld in Tirol

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Love Haus Wiesenruh!!” The house is beautiful and well maintained with a fabulous kitchen as well as a fantastic view. Located in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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from £113 / night

£767 - £1400 / week

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from £113 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
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from £50 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(41) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Hadfield holiday apartment rental

Glossop / Hadfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Easter weekend” Lovely accommodation and welcome from Alison . 2nd time we've visited and we'll be back again next year! Good food in the new lamp (Thai) great walks on the doorstep .
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from £63 / night

£455 - £476 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Playa San Juan holiday apartment rental

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Peace, quiet and lovely location.” At first we thought that apartment was facing the beach but it was a side view. It did not detract from the holiday though. The rooms were large and beds extremely comfortable. No wardrobe in twin room but hangers an
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from £85 / night

£525 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday cottage rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Olhao

Faro District / Olhao

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £26 / night

£302 - £483 / week

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