Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (80143)

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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Bluebell Cottage - Melplash cottage sleeps 5

Bridport / Melplash

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Bluebell Cottage is a pretty stone cottage in a fantastic location fully equipped with modern comfortable furnishings and a large fully enclosed sunny garden. Set in 6 acres of stunning Dorset countryside there is lots of space for couples, families and dogs to explore  …see more

from £74 / night

£330 - £795 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartments - Milopotas apartment sleeps 4

Ios / Milopotas

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
Ostria Village is built at a distance of 800m from Mylopotas, the most beautiful beach of the island. The compound consists of 10 one or two room houses, providing space for 2-5 persons. It offers every comfort and a fantastic viewAll houses can be reached by whichever  …see more

from £131 / night

£914 / week

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from £131 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Lyronda Villa - EOT License Registered - Makry-Gialos villa sleeps 6

Lasithi Prefecture / Makry-Gialos

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
Our villa benefits from a south facing dolphin shaped pool with poolside lounges, chairs and tables forcomfortable outside living/relaxation. There are poolside hot & cold showers and the villa is air conditionedthroughout. There is a spacious living room and dining  …see more

from £132 / night

£920 - £1350 / week

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from £132 / night

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Samoens Winter Ski or Summer Village - Samoens apartment sleeps 4

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Situated in the beautiful, award winning (Coq D'Or historical site) Haute Savoie village of Samoens, very near to the Tele-cabin. The balcony has stunning views of the famous Le Criou mountainside. The building is in a traditional French Alpine style with lift access to  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £695 / week

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from £45 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Herons Cove Cottage - Ballydehob cottage sleeps 6

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the  …see more

from £65 / night

£302 - £432 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Le Precheur

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £40 / night

£244 - £317 / week

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from £40 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Pencraig - Pwllgwaelod cottage sleeps 4

Newport / Pwllgwaelod

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
BARGAIN PRICES IN OCT Pencraig is ideally located for a great holiday or short break for up to four people in Pembrokeshire. It's a seven minute walk down the lane to the beach, and Dinas Island, more then once voted AA 'Walk of the Year' is just beyond. The cottage  …see more

from £34 / night

£240 - £600 / week

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from £34 / night

(33) Very Good 

12

Lochiel Place, Balloch - Alexandria apartment sleeps 4

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Alexandria

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
2 bedroomed, fully furnished flat in an excellent location for touring in Loch Lomond area. Near Balloch and visitor centre. Other facilities include fridge freezer, washing machine, shower, private parking, sky TV and internet. Railway station 10 minute walk. 30 minute  …see more

from £38 / night

£266 - £329 / week

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from £38 / night

(19) Excellent 

12

Duck Cottage - Thirsk cottage sleeps 4

North Yorkshire / Thirsk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We have recently completely renovated Duck Cottage and believe that we have created a place of beauty and elegance for those who wish to relax in peaceful surroundings. The cottage sits in a private secluded courtyard and to the rear overlooks the small river which run  …see more

from £85 / night

£330 - £535 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

30

Jasons Garden Apartment - a Tranquil Haven - Kineton - Bourton on the Water apartment sleeps 2

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Jasons Garden apartment is located in the picturesque village of Kineton, in the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire - a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water and well positioned to visit all the pretty villages of the Cotswolds. We offer a cosy, spacious and stylish suite,  …see more

from £80 / night

£435 - £625 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Very Good 

24

Viewpoint - Barnsley apartment sleeps 6

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This fully refurbished apartment is situated in the peaceful village of Silkstone Common next to the Dove Valley trail and Throstlenest Equestrian Centre. Set in a quiet corner on the edge of a lovely village with great access to the Trans Pennine Trail, the Peak Dist  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

1 Swallowholm Cottages - Reeth cottage sleeps 4

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Reeth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Cosy cottage set in the heart of Arkengarthdale just 3 miles from the popular village of Reeth and neighbouring Swaledale. The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard and now offers very comfortable accommodation with delightful views and walks availab  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

5

Lot-et-Garonne / Bajamont

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £70 / night

£305 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

32

Donegal beach house ; amazing location + views - Donegal Town cottage sleeps 7

County Donegal / Donegal Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A luxurious beach house home sleeping 7. Fabulous location at Inver Port with phenomenal sea views. The house is on a scenic viewpoint on the Wild Atlantic Way a drive showing the best of amazing Donegal Irish seaside scenery. The top class interior features a Jacuzz  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Hawddamor - Bontddu cottage sleeps 5

Snowdonia National Park / Bontddu

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
** Special offer Sept -Oct - 3 nights £195 ** Pretty Hawddamor cottage boasts mountain views from every window providing plenty of peace for that much needed rest and relaxation. There is plenty of space for everyone with a lounge featuring a wood stove with character  …see more

from £60 / night

£235 - £675 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Hole in the Wall - Midsomer Norton house sleeps 5

Somerset / Midsomer Norton

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
The Hole in the Wall holiday home is a cottage which is part of a Grade 2 listed building, the owners occupy the main house and the cottage is at the rear, the cottage has just over gone a complete refurbishment to a very high standard. The Hole in the Wall is situated  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Condominium Dante - Riva Del Garda apartment sleeps 9

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
The apartment is ideally situated in the old town of Riva, close to the lake and a short stroll from the many bars and restaurants of the town. The spacious and light accommodation provides ample sized bedrooms which can be made into either double or twin rooms at your  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Croft, Low Farm, Hartoft - Hartoft barn sleeps 4

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
DownstairsThe layout is open plan with a modern kitchen equipped with gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and radio with CD player. A Dining and Lounge area with electric stove, digital TV and DVD player provides a wonderful area for relaxation.UpstairsThere is a  …see more

from £75 / night

£345 - £445 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Abergafren Beach Lodge - Portmeirion lodge sleeps 2

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
Visit our website and see the fantastic location and video of this lodge!This lodge has been lovingly created to compliment the magnificent location it occupies.The interior finishes are to the highest standards.Absolutely unique and exclusive location. Situated absolut  …see more

from £145 / night

£695 - £945 / week

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from £145 / night

15

Florianopolis / Campeche

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £70 / night

£462 - £693 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Whitfield Bothy Cottage with Hot Tub, Coldingham - Coldingham cottage sleeps 4

Borders / Coldingham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Charming and cosy, detached, south facing luxury holiday cottage with open countryside views. Only 5 minutes drive from the lovely sandy shore of Coldingham Bay with its multicoloured beach huts and St Abbs head nature reserve. The open plan living area has a light and  …see more

from £105 / night

£518 - £920 / week

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from £105 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Our Oasis in Sunny Nerja - Oasis de Capistrano apartment sleeps 4

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a wonderfully private holiday home with its own flower-filled garden, lovely sea views, large sunny terrace and three gorgeous swimming pools to choose from. It is perfect for those who like to be close to all amenities, but who also appreciate space and tranqu  …see more

from £39 / night

£250 - £561 / week

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from £39 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Eden lodge ( with private hot tub ) - Tiverton lodge sleeps 4

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Eden lodge is a beautiful rural retreat with a picturesque garden, extensive countryside views and private sunken hot tub, ideal for those looking for a peaceful get away or romantic break (the lodge currently enjoys a 4 star platinum rating from Bluechip holidays)Insid  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £807 / week

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from £95 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Family friendly holiday cottage, great views,golf. - Kippen cottage sleeps 6

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops. It has its own hard  …see more

from £90 / night

£485 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa Katerina - Perithia villa sleeps 8

Corfu / Perithia

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Villa has an open plan living room with dining area and a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fridge freezer, cooker,kettle,microwave and toaster. There are 3 double bedrooms, two bathrooms, (one en-suite) plus a large double sofa bed in the lounge area and  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1800 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

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UPPER BRAY COTTAGE - Badby cottage sleeps 5

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

(37) Excellent 

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Captains Cottage - Allonby cottage sleeps 6

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This former stables sits almost directly on the beach in Allonby on the Cumbria Coast (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Sister cottage to newly converted Porthole Cottage (for details please see my own website at Holidaycottagesbythesea). From the main living a  …see more

from £79 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched - Mountrath cottage sleeps 6

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to ar  …see more

from £86 / night

£263 - £432 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Anchor House - Bembridge Village house sleeps 8

Bembridge / Bembridge Village

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Anchor House is a beautifully presented and spacious semi detached property located in the very heart of Bembridge.  It benefits from having all local amenities on the door step with a short walk to the beach and the yacht club makes it a superb holiday setting. The I  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Westview 86 South Beach Troon Ayrshire Scotland - Troon house sleeps 9

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
Superb Beachfront 4 bedroom double upper property with large ground floor entrance hall giving access to the lovely south facing garden and the beach. This beautiful property boasts panoramic views overlooking the sea to the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Heads of  …see more

from £200 / night

£1350 - £3000 / week

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from £200 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Erray Cottage, Tobermory - Tobermory cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Mull / Tobermory

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Erray Cottage sits on the edge of a working farm surrounded by open countryside yet within easy distance of the seafront, shops and restaurants. Take in the beautiful countryside, enjoy nature spotting (eagles have been spotted in the garden!), play golf at the local co  …see more

from £55 / night

£375 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

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La Mer - Quinns Beach villa sleeps 6

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
La Mer" is a well featured holiday home in the northern coastal suburb of Quinns Beach. Just 300 meters to the Indian Ocean, enjoy the views from the timber deck at the large outdoor pool area. ''La Mer'' is equipped with tropical styled furnitu  …see more

from £133 / night

£603 - £1148 / week

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from £133 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Wellinghill Lodge - Charlton Kings chalet sleeps 2

Cheltenham / Charlton Kings

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Wellinghill Lodge is a newly constructed chalet situated down a quiet lane overlooking fields leading to the Cotswold Way, yet just minutes in a car from the centre of Cheltenham. Look out the window and see the hens strutting freely in the field. Enjoy fresh eggs for b  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 / week

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from £80 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Abbey Green - New Abbey cottage sleeps 3

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
New Abbey village is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart of the  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £416 / week

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from £55 / night

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Rugen Island / Gingst

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Bay View Cottage - Crantock cottage sleeps 8

Cornwall / Crantock

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Breathtaking walks and beaches are at your disposal all year-round at Bay View Cottage It is the perfect base to explore the North Cornwall coast, with day trips to St Ives, Lands End the Eden Project and Padstow all easily achievable. Situated close to the unspoilt bea  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £93 / night

(16) Excellent 

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"One Over" 44 Lumsden Crescent - St. Andrews apartment sleeps 6

Fife / St Andrews

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This well appointed first floor apartment is located in the Buchanan Gardens area of historic St Andrews, Fife, Scotland – the Home of Golf. It provides accommodation for up to 5 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children Set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac the property enj  …see more

from £110 / night

£660 - £960 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Blue Peris Cottage - Llanberis cottage sleeps 4

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Blue Peris Cottage is a slate built converted barn and cow shed located adjacent to the former Dinorwig Quarry with views across the Llanberis pass to Snowdon. The cottage is set in an acre of woodland garden edged by a former quarry railway line.There are many footpath  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £615 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Rowan Cottage, Healey, Masham - Masham cottage sleeps 4

North Yorkshire / Masham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Rowan Cottage is located in the heart of the village of Healey, in an elevated position overlooking part of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate with its fusion of rolling pasture, woodland and moorland dales. This conservation village is situated in the Nidderdale Area of Ou  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £575 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Jasmine Cottage, converted stables - Gloucester cottage sleeps 6

Cotswolds / Gloucester

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
JASMINE COTTAGE at Crickley Court. Jasmine Cottage, a converted stable which has been laid out 'upside down' all the bedrooms are downstairs and there is a lovely Large open plan living area upstairs. Kitchen, dining area and living room are all combined in one. Great  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

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