Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77434)

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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Aveyron / Millau

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£286 - £373 / week

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from £53 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Beautifully restored, charming 18th Century cottage located in the picturesque unspoilt fishing village of Portpatrick on the Rhinns Peninsula in South West Scotland.<br />A short drive from the Village is The Mull Of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly poin  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mortain

Manche / Mortain

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful gite” We have just returned from 10 days in the gite the weather could have been better but it did not detract from our enjoyment. The location is ideal for exploring Normandy mont st Michel only 45km on easy French roads. There are severa  …see more

from £60 / night

£280 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

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Nord / La Gorgue

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £34 / night

£2300 / week

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from £34 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £176 / night

£1053 - £1492 / week

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from £176 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Little Bavington holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Little Bavington

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely loved the Bothy. Peaceful and charming. Everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday. Lovely bottle of wine from the owners Keith and Christine, which was a nice touch. Will definitely go again.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo holiday home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms  …see more

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ban Tai

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Baan Tai Beach is only 300 meters flat walk to the villa, we offer airport transfers, can arrange chef service, breakfast delivered, personal shopping and all while you relax around the fresh water pool and tropical sourroundings.  …see more

from £135 / night

£925 - £1100 / week

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from £135 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed” The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share  …see more

from £59 / night

£350 - £446 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Kalkara

Island of Malta / Kalkara

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A designer finished accommodation to impress with all the trimmings to enjoy! Here's your chance to enjoy the comfort of a special rental that will surely impress with its chic appeal throughout. Enter the block and just 3 steps take you to the accommodation leve  …see more

from £83 / night

£581 - £839 / week

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from £83 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival” 3 of us stayed for a weekend whilst we did the Exmoor ironman , nice relaxing surroundings only a short drive away from Dulverton plenty of places to eat and a co-op super market On arr  …see more

from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Les Gets ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £143 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in La Azohia with shared pool

La Azohia / El Pinar de San Gines

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely well equipped apartment 400 metres from beach with great views from large roof terrace.  …see more

from £44 / night

£154 - £483 / week

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from £44 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

South Ayrshire / Troon

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
A truly desirable sunny holiday property with stunning sea views and amazing sunsets.Ninth bed is foldaway  …see more

from £220 / night

£1400 - £4410 / week

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from £220 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely, cosy but spacious two bedroom cottage situated at the rear of our family home. Located close to the beach, town and railway station in Colwyn Bay with plenty of restaurants and cafes. We are approximately 20 miles from Snowdonia making this a great base for  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Cosy cottage everything you want there, lovely town lots of lovely restaurants, great walks with pubs on the way or at the end and friendly people. Had a great time.  …see more

from £180 / night

£740 - £990 / week

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from £180 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Polperro holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Polperro

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday home” Hide 'N Seek cottage is superbly maintained, comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean, and located centrally in the picturesque village of Polperro. The fishing harbour is only a couple of minutes away, as are a variety o  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £440 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lincolnshire / Horncastle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mrs” We stayed at this beautiful cottage together with another family and had a wonderful stay. The accommodation is fantastic, with great countryside views and was well equipped to meet all of our needs with all the modern and luxury furnishings. Hea  …see more

from £120 / night

£756 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Plouhinec

Plouhinec / Quartier Saint Dreyer

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equiped home in lovely location, great for groups and families” This property exceeded our expectations - spacious, sunny and in a lovely setting. Its best feature was a conservatory that captured the sun all day and seated our group of five adul  …see more

from £76 / night

£527 - £878 / week

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from £76 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage with beautiful views.” The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owners were als  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Rouillac holiday gite rental

Rouillac / Bonneville

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Marvellous house. Everything we expected and more.” We stayed here with our family (6 adults and 2 children) last July and had a wonderful stay. The keys were sent to us by post in the UK, which was very handy as we weren't sure exactly what time we  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1650 / week

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from £129 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Praa Sands

Cornwall / Praa Sands

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“hidden gem” Lovely house tucked away off the main road, nice and quiet. Some nice little touches such as the cream tea left for us ( very nice! ) Not far from loads of great beaches. Would recommend it to anyone, perfect family holiday.  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £1245 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Port William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Drumfad Cottage near Port William a picturesque harbour village sleeps 4 and is the ideal base for you to explore all that Dumfries & Galloway has to offer. Surrounded by breath-taking scenery there is something for everyone.<br />Close to 7Stanes, Wigtown Bo  …see more

from £75 / night

£330 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Broadway holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked behind the Upper High street our 200 year old Cotswold stone cottage with thatched roof combines period features with a very modern, contemporary interior. The enclosed rear garden is a sunny oasis just brilliant for alfresco dining. Pubs and restaurants 5 mins  …see more

from £74 / night

£495 - £995 / week

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from £74 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kington

Herefordshire / Kington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“excellent accommodation” We really enjoyed our stay here.Every need was catered for from a well stocked kitchen to the cds and dvds in the sitting room.We were attending the welsh show which was only a 15 min drive along a scenic route. all the inns i  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fearnan

Loch Tay / Fearnan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Beautiful lakeside modern and beautifully furnished house. With two Munros within 10 minutes drive it provides a great base for walkers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts. The house is also a great venue for rest and relaxation.<br />This is a sophisticated and  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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
“exceeded expectations” The attention to detail and generous extra touches make for a very enjoyable home from home stay. Cottage was very clean and tidy. Good communication with the owner.  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Littlestone-on-Sea

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 3 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
'Dane House' Annexe is a beautifully presented one bedroom property Situated in Blenheim Road. The famous Littlestone Golf Course is about 500 yards away. Approximately 400 metres from the beach & about 1 mile from the shops & facilities of Ne  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £375 / week

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from £26 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“dream location” amazing cottage fully equipped with everything, stunning views from the balcony fields to the back and the sea to the side. massive garden which our dog loved, 10 minute walk to the beach, milk and welsh cakes on arrival. management  …see more

from £80 / night

£401 - £1430 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ross and Cromarty / Strathpeffer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Truly An Idyllic Piece of Scottish Heaven” Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in the not  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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from £100 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Dartmouth

Devon / Dartmouth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“1st class” had a wonderful break in Dartmouth ,we were welcomed very warmly by Di, the accommodation and views over the Dart is 1st class, I can thoroughly recommend this holiday letting. note there is a uphill walk back to the flat,  …see more

from £70 / night

£550 - £795 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tisbury

Wiltshire / Tisbury

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“Gorgeous house, well stocked. Perfect for our weekend with friends. Will definitely return.” Myself and friends stayed at Tuckingmill Farm for a local wedding. The house itself is beautifully decorated and furnished, retaining the charm you expect whe  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous holiday lodge” Loved this lodge very modern,comfy & clean with attention to details - beautiful orchid on the dinning table & pots of flowers on the decking. Very well equipped with every thing including hair dryer (disaster averted as forgot  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carndonagh

County Donegal / Carndonagh

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Electricity and Oil Fired Central Heating included. Open Fire with back boiler to radiators, Bedlinen and Towels included. Baby facilities available upon request. TV, DVD Player, Fridge Freezer, Microwave, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Parking in Driveway<br />**  …see more

from £64 / night

£373 - £768 / week

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from £64 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

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Clacton-on-Sea holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Essex / Clacton-on-Sea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The caravan has a spacious layout making it very comfortable for up to 6 people, 1 double room with 1 twin room and a double pull out bed in the living room. The lounge further benefits a 32" freeview TV for those of you who love your soaps, the kitchen is open pla  …see more

from £25 / night

£129 - £343 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. <br />Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a &  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Woodbine Cottage in Chestnut Lane - the address itself sums up the cosiness of this holiday retreat! The owners of Appletree Cottage built Woodbine cottage for their daughter when she married, where she lived for more than 70 years. The Cottage ground floor comprises  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £619 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Agia Paraskevi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night