Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79350)

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 home in La Caletta

Siniscola / La Caletta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£151 - £574 / week

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from £22 / night

(15) Excellent 

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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
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from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant get away from it all” The location was excellent, enabling us to walk straight out onto sand dunes and go to the beach with the dog. There are also a variety of walks all around the area.The accommodation was excellent with plenty of space a
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from £129 / night

£900 - £1620 / week

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from £129 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Just returned from a lovely stay at blue tit lodge at Tattershall lakes. The lodge was lovely, great hot tub overlooking the jet ski lake with great views of Tattershall castle . The lodge had everything you needed for a great relaxing stay.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1195 / week

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from £150 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Apartment was amazing, spotless, every amenity you could wish for, brilliant welcome pack! The view from the balcony was beautiful even for a cold march weekend. At night the twinkling lights and the bobbing boats was a joy to watch. Will def
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from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Bavay

Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£255 / week

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from £57 / night

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Pontedassio holiday home rental

Province of Imperia / Pontedassio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£182 - £242 / week

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from £26 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Family Fun” We spent a wonderful Easter at Lower Mill in the delightful Skarv apartment. Suzanne and Ian are organised and thoughtful hosts who, despite little contact between us and not being there, welcomed us to their apartment with warmt
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Certificate of Excellence

from £125 / night

£599 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(20) 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
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
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from £44 / night

£302 - £772 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment in Araches-la-Frasse

Haute-Savoie / Araches-la-Frasse

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Lovely location, great facilities” Family holiday with young children, we wanted to find somewhere family friendly but in a location where we could have a few adventures combined with some traditional touristy activities. The accommodation was excelle
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from £62 / night

£432 / week

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from £62 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect place to stay” Modern, spacious and the perfect place for what turned out to be a perfect holiday. The beach is just two minutes stroll away while 10 minutes in the other direction and you you are at restaurants and shops. 4 Point View had
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from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Montgenevre

Hautes-Alpes / Montgenevre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £230 / night

£1000 - £2800 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lons-le-Saunier holiday gite rental

Jura / Lons-le-Saunier

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£259 - £427 / week

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from £87 / night

(15) 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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Bodmin / Tredethy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£305 - £660 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Dinard holiday apartment rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Dinard

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £58 / night

£406 - £733 / week

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from £58 / night

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Home rental in Arcizans-Avant

Hautes-Pyrenees / Arcizans-Avant

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£388 - £569 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Very Good 

25

Holiday home in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival! Th
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from £39 / night

£260 - £475 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Crossmaglen holiday cottage rental

County Armagh / Crossmaglen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“The best place I have ever stayed” This is probably one of the best places I have ever stayed, please consider this cottage if you intend on visiting the area, you will have an amazing time
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from £80 / night

£380 - £480 / week

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from £80 / night

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Sauxillanges holiday villa rental

Puy-de-Dome / Sauxillanges

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£388 - £871 / week

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from £130 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Edale

Hope Valley / Edale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Brown bread cottage” Lovely little cottage ideally located to explore the local area. The cottage itself is well equipped. We didn't get to meet the owners but Crista was very helpful prior to the visit. Highly recommended.
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from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Lough Erne Golf Resort holiday cottage rental

Enniskillen / Lough Erne Golf Resort

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Easter break / 70th birthday celebrations” The cottage was ideally located within the resort, with easy access to the main hotel, as well as the Castle Hume course/clubhouse and the driving range/golf academy. The house also has good open areas aro
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from £150 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy cottage” Stayed at Dove Cottage for weekend. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Situated in the centre of Harrington with two good pubs within walking distance. Good base for walkers. Cannot think of anything negative, would definitely recommen
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from £36 / night

£265 - £440 / week

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from £36 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cashel

County Tipperary / Cashel

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Really nice accommodation” The house is very nice, very convenient for the Dundrum Golf Course and provided everything we needed. Parking does have to be paid for but not a real problem.
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from £62 / night

£432 - £690 / week

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from £62 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Saint Martin-Vesubie

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£1117 / week

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from £160 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin
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from £154 / night

£1078 - £2725 / week

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from £154 / night

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Holiday apartment in Lido delle Nazioni

Comacchio / Lido delle Nazioni

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £42 / night

£290 / week

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from £42 / night

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Holiday villa in Miliou

Miliou / Giolou

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden

from £229 / night

£1600 - £2500 / week

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from £229 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Usson

Puy-de-Dome / Usson

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £59 / night

£388 - £628 / week

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from £59 / night

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Saint-Come ski chalet to rent.

Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £199 / night

£944 - £1442 / week

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from £199 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
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from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kyrenia

Kyrenia District / Kyrenia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A comfortable and peaceful place with a lovely atmosphere” This was our first time to stay in a holiday letting. The owner made the booking process very smooth and kept in touch with us throughout the process. The outside areas where very well maintai
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from £173 / night

£1164 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday home in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £104 / night

£725 - £925 / week

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from £104 / night

(30) Excellent 

25

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

(13) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b
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from £85 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Wath

Ripon / Wath

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Attractive,tasteful,spacious apartment in quiet village of Wath” The apartment is part of an old building.The rooms are large and comfortable with plenty of space.The heating was good and we were very cosy.The owner is obviously artistic as the décor
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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“PEACEFUL LOCATION” Stayed here in August with family from Finland. We rented 2 larger properties and used the Stone Cottage, one at the front, all the time to be together. Good layout and fantastic sized kitchen and the dining area is open plan to the
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from £130 / night

£465 - £885 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vogar

Reykjanes Peninsula / Vogar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £134 / night

£843 - £896 / week

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from £134 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Timberscombe holiday cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Timberscombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A Wonderful Holiday” We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed the games and puzzles in the t
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from £65 / night

£275 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£156 / week

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from £26 / night

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