Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77439)

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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Trearddur Bay holiday apartment rental

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Situated only a few minutes stroll away from the well known village of Trearddur Bay, Valley Lodge is a luxurious Ground Floor apartment that we have fully refurbished early in 2015, it is located in private grounds with well kept Communal Garden Areas. The nearest cov  …see more

from £74 / night

£390 - £685 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £98 / night

£448 - £883 / week

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from £98 / 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

(9) Excellent 

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Widecombe in the Moor holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A truly relaxing and comfortable little haven” We have visited this cottage several times now. It is warm and comfortable and we once again, felt wonderfully looked after. It is a true haven of peace and quiet - you really don't need the car and if  …see more

from £90 / night

£250 - £640 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Porthminster with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Much Wenlock

Shropshire / Much Wenlock

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Excellent location with great facilities” The property was exceptionally clean with excellent facilities. It proved to be an excellent base for us for a very enjoyable weekend. Great walks, shops and restaurants all within easy reach of the cottage. W  …see more

from £72 / night

£513 - £723 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Boucieu-le-Roi

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £61 / night

£331 - £427 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fantastic apartment” sun on the terrace in the afternoon lovley to watch sun set with a glass of wine also the markets are great if you want frest produce  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £983 / week

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from £64 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vale of Belvoir

Melton Mowbray / Vale of Belvoir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
* Beautiful countryside location* High specification finish both internally and externally* Great local pub in walking distance to the cottage* 2 separate bathrooms - choice of bath or walk in shower* Luxury toiletries supplied* Generous Welcome basket<br />4 Sta  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Badby

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 214 km
  • Child friendly
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ploerdut

Ploerdut / Bot Coet

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our four cottages are set within the beautiful Brittany countryside, With woodland and farm land surrounding the cottages and yet the pretty town of Guemene Sur Scorff, with its shops, supermarket, banks, cafes and bars is Under 5 minutes away by car.  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £325 / week

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from £35 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Ardgour

Lochaber / Ardgour

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Glamorous camping. Hot showers, toilet on suite. Amazing views, walks and wildlife.  …see more

from £45 / night

£360 / week

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from £45 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £835 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh  …see more

from £79 / night

£431 - £674 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Chalford holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Chalford

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing and beautiful” We arrived at the cottage and instantly fell in love with the place. It felt so warm and cozy and just what we wanted for a relaxing couple of days and the wood burner was a nice little touch too :). We went for long walks whi  …see more

from £65 / night

£595 - £770 / week

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from £65 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puicheric holiday gite accommodation

Aude / Puicheric

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lose yourself in this rich heartland of all that makes France irresistible.” An excellent situation from which to explore the many experiences available, both at the coast, in the towns and villages around glorious Carcassonne and, of course, along th  …see more

from £79 / night

£340 - £479 / week

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from £79 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b  …see more

from £44 / night

£261 - £479 / week

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from £44 / 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

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Brilliant Accommodation” Everything you would want in a home from home, stayed with 7 friends in this beautiful well arranged accommodation, great rooms, plenty of storage space for clothing etc. Information on equipment and local services very good,  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Morbihan / Pontivy

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£227 - £257 / week

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from £53 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Rowardennan

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“absaloutly brillaint” I would like to thank Doreen for a lovely stay the cabin was absolutely immaculate and very friendly we stayed for 10 nights in this beautiful location looking out at the lock also very handy hotel/bar next door we had some lov  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £890 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pjescana Uvala holiday apartment rental

Pula / Pjescana Uvala

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Apartment is located in the town of Pješčana Uvala, Pula - Istria. The house is 150 m away from the sea and is categorized as apartment. There is a beach nearby (pebble). Other guests will most likely be staying in the house's other apartments. Your hosts w  …see more

from £31 / night

£218 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Arundel

Arun District / Arundel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Sleeps 4/6. Gorgeous holiday home in the heart of Arundel with 2 double bedrooms + mezzanine sleeping area for a further 2 guests and 2 bathrooms. <br />Linen is not provided unless by special arrangement at £10 per head.  …see more

from £130 / night

£570 - £1244 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect house next to a perfect beach - a BRILLIANT holiday!” We stayed as a family of four for a week in October and had an amazing holiday. Wogan Lodge is a beautiful house and we felt at though we were in our dream home for a week. It is beautifu  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1950 / week

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from £93 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tirol / Bach im Lechtal

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£335 / week

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from £48 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Whaley Bridge holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne  …see more

from £50 / night

£289 - £510 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Upper Slaughter holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £1138 / week

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from £99 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Conwy holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Conwy

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
“Fantastic!” The cottage was lovely and in an ideal location to explore Snowdonia and the coastal area around Conwy. Right from the start the experience was great, we were greeted by Ann who settles us in and even left some fruit loaf and tea for us!  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £385 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valletta with swimming pool

Valletta / Central Valletta

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Iconic 4-bedroom villa on the edge of the sea of Valletta shore. Few minutes off restaurants and Sliem ferry. Also it is at the foot of our capital city Valletta ideal for a relaxing holiday and also for all those who are after our great history.  …see more

from £377 / night

£2632 - £4562 / week

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from £377 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £540 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Just perfect.” 1) The cottage was clean, tidy, cosy and well equipped. 2) The location is very suitable for a relaxing holiday/break, walking and viewing nature. 3) There is a local pub (The Old Inn), with good food and a relaxed atmosphere, about  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £525 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Auchtermuchty holiday cottage rental

Fife / Auchtermuchty

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The cottage is located right in the heart of our farm and will offer you a slice of the country life, with everything you could need in your home from home, on the farm. In the heart of Fife we are surrounded by spectacular countryside, perfect for those who like walki  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq

Vendee / Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped” We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a difference to a  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 - £605 / week

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from £41 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great accommodation in a wonderfully tranquil setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at Stable Cottage and The Stables. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses a  …see more

from £170 / night

£895 - £950 / week

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from £170 / night