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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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Mashay Cottage - Little Yeldham cottage sleeps 2

Halstead / Little Yeldham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Mashay Cottage is a single storey property, (which is the original 250 year old part of the main house,) it provides guests with four star rated comfortable accommodation. Decorated and furnished in Laura Ashley fine fabrics, bed linen and accessories.Whether you are l  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 / week

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from £65 / night

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The loft @ puertodecompostela - O Freixo barn sleeps 4

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.8 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The loft is one of three apartments in the converted barn. Situated on the first floor the loft has an open-plan split level design.The sleeping area and shower room are on the upper level and the lounge-diner with American style kitchen are on the lower level.The loft  …see more

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

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Finistere / Concarneau

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £62 / night

£432 / week

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from £62 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Itajai

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £46 / night

£497 / week

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from £46 / night

(17) Excellent 

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TREMELLYN VEAN - Hugh Town apartment sleeps 2

St Mary's / Hugh Town

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Not suitable for children;
We cannot guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee your comfort. Maybe a big claim, so come and see for yourself.Your holiday home at 'Tremellyn Vean' is on the edge of Hugh Town and although there is a little hill up to it, the view over the town is well w  …see more

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Honeymoon Cottage - Golden Cross cottage sleeps 2

East Sussex / Golden Cross

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Honeymoon Cottage, Private Luxury Hot Tub, A Romantic holiday Cottage. A brand new conversion, quaint brick cottage, private deck with hot tub. Contemporary decoration with character beams along with modern facilities and appliances. Ideal location for romantic weekend  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Alcott Farm - Alvechurch cottage sleeps 4

Worcestershire / Alvechurch

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; No pets allowed;
This beautiful, quality self-catering cottage with one double bedroom, a well equipped kitchen and sitting room with plasma TV and DVD is located in a country setting, yet is only 20 minutes from Birmingham NEC, Stratford upon Avon, Solihull and Redditch. There are a se  …see more

from £65 / night

£275 / week

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from £65 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Valle Aurina

6 14 7 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dawes Cottage - Fossoway cottage sleeps 4

Perth and Kinross / Fossoway

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Chicken meander up the driveway, Golden pheasants keep a watchful eye, you have arrived at Dawes Cottage. This stable converted accommodation is full of charm, situated on a working livestock farm with glorious scenery for walks and only a half hour drive from the cosmo  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Lilybank - Largs apartment sleeps 4

North Ayrshire / Largs

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Lilybank is a delightful flat in the Coastal village of Fairlie. The flat is 30 metres from the beach. Fairlie is an ideal location for day trips to the the islands of Arran, Cumbrae, Bute and the Cowal peninsular. Ideal location for golf, sailing, walking and cycling  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Luxury Country Holiday Cottage - Uffington cottage sleeps 4

Oxfordshire / Uffington

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Situated in the beautiful tranquil village of Uffington, this beautiful cottage would suit everyone whether you want from a romantic break for two or a cosy, relaxing family getaway. Don't forget to explore the local areas of Swindon and Oxford with their designer bou  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 / week

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from £100 / night

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Tump Cottage - Nympsfield barn sleeps 4

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Cottage is situated in a beautiful unspoilt medieval Cotswold Farm,complete with many of its original buildings,including a Dovecote. It has been recently converted from Cartsheds to the highest specification and include original exposed beams and oak flooring. Th  …see more

from £76 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £76 / night

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Gutshaus Buberow /Apartment 2 - Buberow apartment sleeps 5

Gransee / Buberow

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Apartment 2 (56 m²): This cosy apartment offers sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. It has a double bedroom with comfy chairs and satellite TV, another double bedroom (both to the south) and a single room which overlooks the unusual oval village green and church. T  …see more

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Follets cottage - Easton Royal cottage sleeps 4

Wiltshire / Easton Royal

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 75 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Follets Cottage is a luxury, 100 year old renovated cart shed, still showing the original beams.There is a double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower and a twin bedroom with walk-in shower.The cottage has its own carpark, deck and garden.Breakfasts are available in the B&a  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie / L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Child friendly ;
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from £194 / night

£388 - £509 / week

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from £194 / night

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Drome / Chateauneuf-de-Galaure

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
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from £65 / night

£388 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday Apartment Anstruther - East Neuk apartment sleeps 6

Anstruther / East Neuk

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Beautifully modernised apartment in the historic and picturesque James Street in Anstruther. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI, BT VIsion and FREE BT Sport !!! A complimentary welcome pack of wine, chocolates and a selection of personal toiletries awaits you on arrival !! The ap  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

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Salzburg Region / Weisspriach

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Casa Visitar - Butler bungalow sleeps 7

Quinns Rocks / Butler

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Casa Visitar is a few minutes walk to the large Kingsbridge boulevard park with it's abundance of birds and ducks.The home comprises kids play area with Wii & Play station bring your games! Lounge area,kitchen & dining indoors and out. Wireless internet bro  …see more

from £146 / night

£518 - £1078 / week

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from £146 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Windsor House - Borth house sleeps 8

Ceredigion / Borth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Located right on the beach, Windsor House is a generous holiday home that accomodates 8 comfortably. Overlooking Borth beach, many rooms have sea views. The outdoor terrace is an ideal location for alfresco sunset dining where dolphins are often spotted in the sea.Set o  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1730 / week

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Gironde / Beychac-et-Caillau

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 45 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £65 / night

£363 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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The Little Barn - Penne barn sleeps 6

Tarn / Penne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Situated in a rural hamlet between Saint Antonin Noble Val and Penne, on the border of Tarn and Tarn et Garonne. There is a large garden with a wide choice of places to sit and enjoy the scenery. The private swimming pool has a pool alarm with plenty of room for sunbath  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £72 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Bad Bergzabern

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Seaways - Alverstone Garden Village apartment sleeps 4

Sandown / Alverstone Garden Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
The Apartment is new and has quality oak furniture,the apartment has the benefit of sea glimpses and culver cliff. The property is on the first floor. It has open plan living room with doors to a Juliet balcony. Dinning for four and a well equipped kitchen off the dinni  …see more

from £56 / night

£265 - £690 / week

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from £56 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Farm View Cottage Cosy 17th Century Cottage for 2

Peak District National Park / Parwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
One of the oldest cottages in Parwich built in limestone and containing many exposed beams. The cottage is located in a prime position on a quiet lane very close to the centre of the village just a few minutes stroll to the Sycamore Pub and Shop.Farm View Cottage was  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £440 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Pebble - Sandsend apartment sleeps 2

Whitby / Sandsend

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
Pebble apartment is located just two minutes' walk from the beach, in the centre of the little valley at Sandsend, often referred to as one of the area's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 2.5 miles from the centre of Whitby. The apartment is situ  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Luxury Coach House, Nr Wells. Walk to fab pub.

Wells / Dinder

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Need a quick pick me up at this time of the year? Then this is the peaceful and relaxing break you are looking for. A luxury self catering converted coach house in the picturesque village of Dinder, within walking distance of the beautiful city of Wells. Within easy  …see more

from £82 / night

£535 - £555 / week

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from £82 / night

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Rue des Lauriers - Roussillon studio sleeps 2

Gordes / Roussillon

Studio 2 1 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Rousillion, a tiny perched medieval village, situated in the Luberon is simply breathtaking. Famous for its magnificent ochres which surround the area, this lovely village is awash with light and colour. The studio, newly renovated is in the heart of the village. Only a  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Valleiry

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £82 / night

£604 / week

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from £82 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holly Tree Cottage - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Holly Tree Cottage is a warm and welcoming cottage sleeping 2 to 4 people in an area of Scotland where there is plenty of holiday activities to partake in. The beach is a short walk away through a Woodland Trust property. Golf courses are in abundance and there are man  …see more

from £65 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Jenny Wren Cottage - Middleham cottage sleeps 2

Leyburn / Middleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jenny Wren is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage. It is situated in a quiet lane leading to the church near the centre of Middleham, the childhood home of King Richard 111. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting the town's inns, restaurants and sh  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

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Monty's Cottage - Foyers cottage sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 17 km; Child friendly ;
Monty's is a 2 bedroom cottage in the pretty village of Foyers, situated on the shore of the famous Loch Ness. A stunning waterfall attraction, known as the "Falls of Foyers", is only a few minutes' walk away from the cottage. Monty's is finishe  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

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Thuringia / Hoerselberg-Hainich

2 1 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £138 / night

£1164 / week

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from £138 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Corneilla del Vercol

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dordogne Limousin Gite - Dournazac gite sleeps 5

Haute-Vienne / Dournazac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Gite- Regional Natural Park Périgord Limousin in France. Video on altavaux.blogspot.fr. The cottage of Tavaud is located near Dournazac, South of the Haute-vienne, on the border with Dordogne. The fully detached house is surrounded by nature. On the terrace : garden fu  …see more

from £31 / night

£151 - £216 / week

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from £31 / night

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Shave farm cottage - Ilminster barn sleeps 6

Somerset / Ilminster

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Shave farm cottage has a large open plan living area and two large en suite bedrooms. A modern fully equipped kitchen complements the contemporary design of the new barn conversion. The cottage has its own large garden complete with trampoline and slide, and its very o  …see more

from £130 / night

£490 - £890 / week

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Horn-Bad Meinberg

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £52 / night

£371 / week

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from £52 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Boltenhagen

2 3 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £130 / night

£664 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Mc Evoy's Self Catering - Kilnaleck cottage sleeps 12

County Cavan / Kilnaleck

6 12 2 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 90 km; Child friendly ;
Situated in peaceful countryside 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, 8 miles from Cavan town and 60 miles from Dublin. This spacious home offering 4* self catering accommodation, with a large fully enclosed garden, patio area, basketball area, games room and large lockup gar  …see more

from £87 / night

£603 - £906 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Anvil Cottage - Winchcombe cottage sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Anvil Cottage is a lovely one bedroom self-catering holiday cottage located in the heart of Winchcombe. This quirky holiday cottage makes a great base for a short break or longer holiday whilst exploring the Cotswolds. The cottage is well equipped - we hope to offer eve  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

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