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Rural retreats (10574)

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 shared pool in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos / Cristian Sur

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“GREAT APARTMENT AND GREAT LOCATION” Just returned from 2 weeks in this lovely apartment , we meet carol on arrival and everything she had done was spot on, The apartment on the 1st floor with bedroom, kitchen, lounge and lovely bathroom with large
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from £57 / night

£390 - £750 / week

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from £57 / 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

(14) Excellent 

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Trearddur Bay holiday bungalow let

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home location home from home” We had A lovely break at 22 Cae Penrallt, Trearddur Bay the bungalow was first class well equipped and very comfortable The owner Christopher even gave us a courtsey phone call to make sure everything wa
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from £70 / night

£420 - £510 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Levanto

Italian Riviera / Levanto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£316 - £702 / week

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(19) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Dawlish holiday apartment rental

Devon / Dawlish

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay” Well furnished and very clean apartment with welcoming owner Would recommend it to any other visitor.
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from £54 / night

£378 - £950 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

City of Venice / Venice

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“highly recommend” We stayed here last October for 4 nights. The location is excellent. We loved being in a residential area, close to the supermarket, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants The apartment is nicely decorated, very clean, kitchen is wel
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from £88 / night

£615 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Quinta do Lago

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very kids friendly” We stayed 4 days in quinta do lago. The apartment is very well equipped (one of the best we stayed in).It is a duplex,with one suite downstairs and a spacious living room with kitchnet upstairs.Upstairs there is also a bathroom(wit
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from £44 / night

£308 - £1044 / week

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from £44 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kalkan holiday villa rental

Kalkan / Kalamar Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa and great people” We stayed a fortnight with 4 young kids (aged from 20 months to 9 years) and the villa has plenty of room for all with some spare. Initially, we had few teething problems with the electricity and wi-fi but speedy responsi
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from £100 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al
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from £105 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(43) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Kendal holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfection is a fickle creature.” We always look for somewhere within walking distance of town and Greenside is just about perfect (5 minutes walk). The cottage is a two-up, two-down (with attached "outhouse" with loo and washing machine) so in compar
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from £70 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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avg. 1 hour 17 minutes

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(4) Very Good 

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Chichester holiday home rental

West Sussex / Chichester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Sweet house in ideal location” This was a late booking and were lucky to get it at such short notice. The owners were very helpful over directions, and anything else we needed to know. The house is sweet, rather small but ideal for us as a family of
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from £100 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday studio rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £36 / night

£553 / week

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from £36 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Palm-Mar holiday apartment rental

Tenerife / Palm-Mar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect holiday apartment” This apartment is just about perfect in every way for a relaxing holiday. Everything you could need is provided, with the rooftop pool a real bonus. .Palm Mar is a quiet resort but with a surprising number of good bars and
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from £93 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £93 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Stanton holiday lodge rental

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£499 - £699 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £69 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Morzine

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location for summer activities” We really enjoyed our stay at apartment Eloise and would definitely consider it for a ski trip in the future but the summer season offers all sorts of activities which are plentiful. We went white water rafting, w
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from £150 / night

£800 - £3000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 50 minutes

from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Abondance ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Abondance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ski

from £53 / night

£264 - £645 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £53 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Antalya Province / Kas

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £48 / night

£295 / week

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avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

from £48 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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 £84 / night

£658 - £834 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Home rental in Worksop

Nottinghamshire / Worksop

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £66 / night

£462 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

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Holiday gite in El Mollar

Province of Tucuman / El Mollar

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £27 / night

£185 / week

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from £27 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
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from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“great location. Great views.” The Perch provided myself, husband small child and mother in law with a comfortable and homely stay. The beds were comfortable and the rooms airy. The kitchen provided everything we needed and the garden although small h
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from £150 / night

£500 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Calpe holiday apartment rental

Calpe / Playa La Fossa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£360 - £1161 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Home rental in Staithes

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Pelican / Staithes” We stayed 2 nights in this beautiful traditional cottage for my husbands birthday , every need was catered for and it was spotless. It's 2 minutes from Staithes harbour which is our favorite place . Emma the owner should be very p
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from £140 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £140 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Home rental in Isle of Portland

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£910 - £1230 / week

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Apartment rental in Praia da Rocha with shared pool

Portimao / Praia da Rocha

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£369 - £895 / week

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Holiday condo in Schwerin

Brandenburg / Schwerin

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£455 - £516 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Home rental in Pevensey Bay

Pevensey / Pevensey Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Super house in a super location” Really lovely house, with everything you could need. Super position on to beach. Had a lovely break and will definetly return and recommend
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from £200 / night

£1300 - £1600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £200 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barton-on-Sea

New Milton / Barton-on-Sea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely Fantastic apartment in a lovely quiet setting” The Apartment was all we needed and wanted. We were very close to the beach and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this to anyone as we truly enjoyed every minute!!
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from £77 / night

£475 - £695 / week

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from £77 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous caring hosts, very comfy apartment with beautiful views, parking and pool” Very caring and helpful hosts, Paul and Chrissie. I was met at the train station and taken back when I left, great start to my holiday and helpful on my return trip. N
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from £44 / night

£308 - £786 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb High Quality Chalet With Excellent Friendly Service From PVR” The chalet is well located with a short (50 metre) up hill walk to a run which leads to two lifts. With good snow it is possible to ski back to the chalet door. It is perfectly locat
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from £200 / night

£1400 - £4338 / week

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from £200 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday studio rental

Villefranche-sur-Mer / Villefranche Old Town

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Holiday” The studio was great well equiped overlooking square in centre of village. Location excellent close to shops, bars, beach and Marina. We had a great time and look forward to going again.
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from £45 / night

£315 / week

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avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

from £45 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l
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from £73 / night

£405 - £438 / week

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from £73 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“home from home” We stayed for two weeks in July and we found it perfect. Everything you could want for is provided. We didn't have the added expense of going out and buying and leaving behind anything. Be it seats and parasols to take to the beach or
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from £32 / night

£308 - £571 / week

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from £32 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £74 / night

£358 - £666 / week

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from £74 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” We found the house very clean and tidy and very comfortable. Everything we needed was at hand and for our short stay it was perfect. Very handy to have the shop next door and the inn just across the road . A really nice quite villag
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from £65 / night

£505 - £715 / week

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(22) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely cottage” stayed at the cottage for our wedding anniversary,the cottage was clean and had every thing you would have in your own home.there was a washing machine as well so we didnt have diryty washing to take home .the cottage is in a lovely li
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from £60 / night

£220 - £450 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Tides, Weymouth” A great stay at Tides, perfect location for town centre and local tourist attractions,quiet street, clean house with a lovely sized garden for the children. Would book again Mrs king
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from £175 / night

£780 - £1160 / week

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from £175 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale

Albufeira / Gale

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £200 / night