Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77850)

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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Cottage rental in Criccieth

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean characterful comfortable cosy quiet!” A beautifully restored and presented cottage, with spacious grounds and in an idyllic quiet secluded setting. Very comfortable beds,nice finishing touches, including a tray of 'goodies' to get us started. Ev  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 - £925 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Harrogate

North Yorkshire / Harrogate

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Comfy, well situated cottage for two” We stayed for five days in September in this lovely, comfortable cottage with everything you could want for two people, including a dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a lovely courtyard garden in which  …see more

from £65 / night

£260 - £355 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The most perfect retreat for a couple” The pictures on the sites don't do this place any justice. It is so perfectly decorated, designed and furnished. I almost didn't make it to spout barn due to extreme weather conditions. When I phoned the owner sh  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great as usual” A lovely cottage for two in private well tended grounds close to all amenities in Criccieth. The cottage was spotless, having recently been refurbished with many new furnishings, etc. The owners live nearby and made us very welcome. It  …see more

from £70 / night

£275 - £385 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Limavady

County Londonderry / Limavady

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Drumcovitt Barn is over 200 years old and has been skilfully converted into three separate self-catering cottages, of which Foyle Cottage is one. The cottage is formed in an individual style and have been equipped to a very high standard. The special setting of a tranqu  …see more

from £70 / night

£360 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys  …see more

from £85 / night

£570 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy home away from home” We've stayed with Lesley twice now and both times have been extremely pleased with Tawelfa. Moelfre is a great location for those wanting to get away from the stresses of life. The property is fully equipped, decorated to a h  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Modern well equipped apartment close to the centre of Ambleside. Sleeps 2 in a king sized bed. Allocated parking space. Available for short breaks all year round.  …see more

from £72 / night

£383 / week

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from £72 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Calstock

Cornwall / Calstock

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“all good” good location to explore the area, lots of space and facilities and loved the hot tub. food in the bar was great value  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £1439 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday apartment in Magnetic Island

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £117 / night

£1038 - £1383 / week

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from £117 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Crieff holiday cottage rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Top choice for a family get together” We stayed at the Strathview cottage for a family get together and couldn't have been more impressed. Ailsa was so helpful with the booking and also during our stay. The accommodation is chic and contemporary with  …see more

from £180 / night

£1080 - £1800 / week

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from £180 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“We had a beautiful time!” Cricket cottage is a nice, peaceful place, perfectly equipped. Melbourne a sweet village with everything you need on foot (supermarkets, fish and chip shop, pubs…) and lots of helpful people. We just spent 2 weeks there and w  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer / Villefranche Old Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
A modern luxury apartment with breathtaking views over the bay of Villefranche. Recently refurbished with marble floors and air-conditioning. Perfectly situated on the edge of the old town, the apartment is a five minute stroll to the restaurants and beach.  …see more

from £140 / night

£800 - £1575 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This barn conversion consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a large living area with kitchen diner for 12. As the lounge, kitchen and dining area on the upper level guests are able to enjoy beautiful views of the grassed areas. The Oak  …see more

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Portreath

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Glenfeadon Villa, is a beautifully present, cosy 100yr old end of terrace, 3bed stone built Cornish cottage which provides a real home-from-home, family property. It is only a very short level walk to the beach and village facilities, giving you the option of parking<  …see more

from £70 / night

£345 - £1090 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday in beautiful location” We had the most beautiful time at Beavers Croft for a family holiday. Three generations were with us and everyone found plenty to do and enjoy in this brilliant property. The barn is very tastefull  …see more

from £190 / night

£1330 - £1540 / week

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from £190 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms  …see more

from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £35 / 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

(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Barn rental in Winster

Peak District National Park / Winster

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Pretty barn situated in picturesque Peak District Village, in between Matlock & Bakewell, 15 minutes from Chatsworth. Village shop, PO and 2 pubs within a short stroll. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sleeping 5 people (plus cot) - Walks from the door step.  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“excellent” A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday home rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful house with lovely garden lots of room to relax and many places nearby to see” Would recommend to anyone beautiful house a real home from home with lots of room to relax and lots of places nearby to visit  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 - £1365 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Aberdeenshire / Banchory

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
Nestling as it does at the gateway to Royal Deeside, Banchory is a beautiful place to enjoy a holiday. Visitors are invited to explore Deeside's historical connections. There is a wealth of beautiful castles to visit including Balmoral Castle, which is home to the  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Short stays and weekend breaks possible - please enquire! FREE WiFi!!! Grand Marine is situated in the former Grand Marine Hotel on the Rothesay promenade, next to the Art Deco Pavilion building, offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Valle d'Aosta / Cogne

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £35 / night

£325 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well  …see more

from £616 / night

£4274 - £6411 / week

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from £616 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Burgau with shared pool

Faro District / Burgau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment located on a beautiful complex” I would highly recommend this apartment. The apartment was excellent, everything you needed,. very spacious and well kept The children loved the indoor pool which was small but clean and heated,  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £1075 / week

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from £54 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Margaret's Hope

South Ronaldsay / St Margaret's Hope

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic holiday accommodation” The house was fantastically equipped for families with every little detail thought of. The garden is brilliant for children and the playpark opposite is great. Well located for access to Kirkwall and skapa flow.  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £425 / week

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from £60 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!” Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Will de  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday studio letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Helensburgh

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
“Very comfortable and compact Tardis” The Pottery is a delightful studio accommodation, it has been planned to make the most of the space available and is very comfortable for two people. It has all the facilities needed to make for a very relaxing sta  …see more

from £52 / night

£315 - £360 / week

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from £52 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Portreath

Cornwall / Portreath

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic property” seashells is a well equipped,really comfortable airy and bright property that lacks nothing. Its in a brilliant position for all amenities including the lovely beach and right alongside the harbour. The owners are lovely and very w  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £995 / week

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from £82 / night

(100) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Canterbury / West Stourmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful cottage and area - definitely coming again!” The whole process of booking and planning our stay in this cottage was made easy by the very helpful and friendly owner - thank you. The cottage is amazing! There is lots of room, big enough for  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

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

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from £60 / night

£342 - £385 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Colyton

Colyton / Northleigh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Daisy Cottage is a cosy 2 bedroom barn conversion nestling in a sheltered valley with beautiful views. Tucked away down a pretty Devon lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is the perfect location for a quiet get away from it all holiday in any season  …see more

from £44 / night

£265 - £532 / week

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from £44 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Rhondda Cynon Taff / Aberdare

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This modern holiday let is beautifully appointed.Set high to take full advantage of the stunning mountain views.Ideal for couples and small families wanting an outdoor holiday or romantic break.The accommodation is on one level for those with less mobility<br />C  …see more

from £42 / night

£190 - £430 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cahersiveen

County Kerry / Cahersiveen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing holiday with a wonderful view” A perfect place for a relaxing holiday as well for outdoor activities as for visiting the Ring of Kerry, very close to all shopping and pub facilities in Cahersiveen. The house has a wonderful view on Valen  …see more

from £103 / night

£223 - £642 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night