Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79425)

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 gite rental

Nord / La Gorgue

2 4 1 night min

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

from £33 / night

£226 / week

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from £33 / night

(5) 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

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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St. Andrews holiday bungalow rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £125 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £125 / night

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Savines-le-Lac holiday villa rental

Hautes-Alpes / Savines-le-Lac

2 7 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £69 / night

£477 / week

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from £69 / night

(19) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Robin Hoods Bay

North York Moors National Park / Robin Hood's Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful setting” Lovely clean, cosy caravan in a beautiful setting, surrounded by fields with cows, sheep and hens. Great location approx 4 miles from Whitby. Caravan had everything we needed, towels, cleaning products, bedding, blankets etc. We enj
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from £50 / night

£220 - £325 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Argeles sur Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer / Argeles sur Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£322 - £670 / week

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from £47 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“The children thought they were in Paradise!” With 4 lively grandsons, their parents and my disabled husband to cater for, this luxury villa ticked pretty much all the boxes. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped; there was seating in a variety of
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from £309 / night

£2160 - £8000 / week

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from £309 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home rental in Tombeboeuf with swimming pool, golf nearby

Tombeboeuf / Villebramar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location and facilities for a relaxing holiday” Bel Air is a lovely property in a wonderful location, the swimming pool and grounds are excellent as is the games room. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Tombebouf has a v
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from £136 / night

£950 - £1375 / week

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from £136 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Portscatho holiday bungalow rental

Portscatho / Gerrans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Cornwall fix” We have a caravan near Portscatho but the site is closed from October to Easter so we needed our cornwall fix. Itldo is perfectly placed within walking distance of Portscatho and of the coastal footpath. Two pubs and the Harbour club are
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from £66 / night

£425 - £780 / week

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from £66 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful, large and interesting house” This was our first and hopefully not last stay at the Healthy Home. Gina the owner is keen on ensuring the best quality items are in the home and the result is a stylish yet practical holiday home-from-home. Ou
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from £265 / night

£1600 - £3400 / week

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from £265 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tolpuddle

Dorchester / Tolpuddle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful cottage in a lovely village” Since we booked the cottage Helen has been fantastic at providing us with more than enough information to make our stay as easy as possible, particularly with 2 dogs in tow!! Quite simply the cottage is beauti
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from £80 / night

£420 - £855 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Marsascala with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and great landlords made the holiday very relaxing!” Very cool, spacious, modern apartment. Balconies and pool were lovely relaxing spots. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the apartment by the pool and making BBQs. If anythi
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from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£404 / week

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from £58 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up
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from £85 / night

£495 - £515 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful . The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
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from £88 / night

£498 / week

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from £88 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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from £50 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“quiet friendly Corton” Great pub food, saved me cooking. Arts and craft at the church is a must, even the dog felt very much included. The boys enjoyed the on site swimming pool also. Very much recommend the place.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Bude-Stratton / Bude

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful weather... Wonderful location !!!” Just got back from a lovely long weekend break at four acres cottage. The weather was amazing and the cottage was just perfect in every way. Ricki made us feel very welcome when we arrived and we instantly
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from £110 / night

£520 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded our expectations!” We booked this as a short break, just four old school friends with two babies in tow! The accommodation was beautiful and totally exceeded our expectations. There were 4 bedrooms not 3 as we thought so this worked out eve
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from £99 / night

£499 - £1248 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Fochabers

Moray / Fochabers

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Family reunion 2916” Wonderful facilities and generous accommodation. Lovely spacious entertainment areas and close to local amenities. Friendly, helpful caretaker. All added to our very special family Christmas. Highly recommended!!
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from £200 / night

£1100 - £2100 / week

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from £200 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Berrynarbor holiday cottage rental

Ilfracombe / Berrynarbor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“What a great find!” Perfect location, perfect accommodation, perfect hosts as far as we were concerned. Even the weather was good! Handy for good beaches and coves as well as interesting towns and villages. Such a nice open plan "bungalow" with all
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from £75 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place with the exception of the shower” We really loved staying here, the house had so much character. The only issue we had was the shower was unusable as it was far to hot, the management company were fantastic and helped us a lot.
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from £60 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Just returned from a short stay in The Stables, which I chose for its convenient locatation for visiting Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Communication through all stages of booking was excellent. The cottage was beautiful an
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from £110 / night

£625 - £975 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday gite rental

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £25 / night

£173 - £399 / week

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from £25 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Good, but could be better” Our first big disappointment was that we could not park our car in the designated space. It is one of the narrowest spaces in the car park and was in a corner which made manouvering very, very difficult. Fortunately, Gary
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Gap of Dunloe holiday apartment rental

Killarney / Gap of Dunloe

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£561 - £647 / week

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from £108 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday barn letting

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Our perfect weekend at beautiful Green Farm Barn” A group of 12 of us stayed at Green Farm Barn for a hen weekend and words cannot say how impressed we were with the beautiful barn conversion, the location and how helpful and accommodating Martin and
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from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sneem

County Kerry / Sneem

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,
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from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Five Star Luxury in Skye” Pictures don't do this house justice. It's a huge bungalow with big rooms that have been well looked after. The house is clean and new feeling but cosy and all facilities are excellent. The wifi is brilliant. The location is
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday apartment in Rothbury

Northumberland National Park / Rothbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£315 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne holiday home rental

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house. Great location.” We loved the location and the house was beautiful! We stayed with my parents and another family, 12 of us altogether, so much space and very well equipped with everything you'd need. Would deffinately recommend. Ho
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from £200 / night

£1150 - £2790 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
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from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay. The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided. Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep. Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
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from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Pezenas holiday villa rental

Herault / Pezenas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous villa” We had such a great holiday staying at this lovely property. Villa is spacious, very clean and very comfortable. Our two girls (12 & 14) were delighted to have a bed room each. Large sofas and comfy chairs in living space. A very
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from £75 / night

£475 - £1400 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £175 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £175 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
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from £82 / night

£518 - £690 / week

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from £82 / night

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