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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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Las Vencias - Fuentiduena villa sleeps 10

Province of Segovia / Fuentiduena

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The cottage, Las Vencías, is located on the slope of the dam of the same name, formed by the waters of the river Duratón downstream of the Natural Park of the "Hoces del Duratón". This part of the river is between the villages of San Miguel de Bernuy and Fu  …see more

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cromarty 27 Bay View Cosy House By The Sea

Ross and Cromarty / Cromarty

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Get away from it all to our peaceful seaside retreat, with breathtaking views of the Cromarty Firth and the mountains of Ross-shire beyond. Our recently refurbished two bedroom home is situated right on the sea front, and only a short walk to the historically preserved  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Samnaun

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £87 / night

£607 / week

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from £87 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Luxury Harbourside Apartment with sea views

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
In the heart of the Georgian town of Whitehaven, overlooking the marina, this modern two bedroom luxury apartment affords stunning panoramic sea views. Watch as the boats come and go, and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the large balcony which stretches the entire length o  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Homberg

3 7 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(18) Very Good 

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The Farmhouse - Water Yeat cottage sleeps 4

Coniston / Water Yeat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of lake Coniston.Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £675 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Lock Keeper's Cottage - Seend cottage sleeps 5

Wiltshire / Seend

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
As the name implies, this cottage once housed the keeper whose job it was to operate the lock immediately adjacent to it. Recently renovated to a high standard, the cottage now offers bright and comfortable accommodation with a grandstand view of narrowboats on the Kenn  …see more

from £134 / night

£575 - £973 / week

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from £134 / night

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Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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1 Swallowholm Cottages - Reeth cottage sleeps 4

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Reeth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

(6) Excellent 

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La Maison D'Anna - Marcilhac-sur-Cele cottage sleeps 4

Lot / Marcilhac-sur-Cele

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
La Maison d'Anna is a charming house in the picturesque village of St Sulpice sur Cele in Le Lot region of south west France. The house is typical of the area and is situated on a quiet single track road that leads from the village church to the river valley road. The  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(154) Excellent 

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Woodfarm Barn - Stonham Aspal barn sleeps 2

Suffolk / Stonham Aspal

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
A choice of six luxurious and romantic Gold Award winning Suffolk Barns in the heart of the rural Suffolk countryside letting you chill out and enjoy clear skies, fresh air and the natural unspoilt charm of Suffolk. Three of our barns have HOT TUBS so you can be really  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Gardener's Lodging - Duns cottage sleeps 4

Borders / Duns

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 21 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Situated a short walk from the Market Square of the delightful little town of Duns in the Scottish Borders, this bright and spacious holiday home is part of a category B listed Georgian villa which is set in 1.5 acres of gardens rich in wildlife. With local walks from t  …see more

from £35 / night

£260 - £490 / week

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from £35 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Dane Cottage, Congleton - Congleton cottage sleeps 2

Cheshire / Congleton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Dane Cottage is a single-storey conversion, attached to our own home and set in beautiful grounds which include a private fishing lake.Luxuriously presented throughout, this stylish Cheshire holiday cottage is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing holiday base or bus  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(6) Very Good 

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The Woolhouse Barn - Hunton - Maidstone barn sleeps 5

Maidstone / Hunton, Maidstone

3 5 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Entrance is into an attractive, spacious hall, with a door leading into the main bedroom with en-suite shower room. Also from the hall are stairs to the character living rooms, which are heavily beamed with vaulted ceilings throughout. The modern kitchen/diner has a goo  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Ventimiglia

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Le Château de la Motte, Cockerel Fontaine Gîte.

Orne / Ecouche

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Full description to follow. Sleeps up to 4 persons. Traditionally furnished gîte apartment featuring elegant wall paintings and original Louis XVI fireplaces - this was the traditional winter quarters of the château owners, so is both beautifully decorated and histori  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Campo Tures

4 4 4 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Var / Besse-sur-Issole

2 3 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets;
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from £87 / night

£561 / week

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from £87 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Jenins

3 5 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £99 / night

£670 / week

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from £99 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Les Coquelicots - Queyssac les Vignes gite sleeps 4

Correze / Queyssac les Vignes

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Les Coquelicots is a self catering gite which sits on a 'Puy' overlooking the tiny medieval village of Queyssac les Vignes, very close to Beaulieu - sur - Dordogne. It is at the southern most point of the Correze, in the Limousin where it borders the Lot department of t  …see more

from £74 / night

£515 - £565 / week

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from £74 / night

(29) Excellent 

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The Cottage - Winchcombe cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
“The Cottage” is a charming honey coloured stone cottage situated in Winchcombes most picturesque street which leads to the historic Sudeley Castle. The property has Gas central heating.Downstairs – The front door opens into the beautiful living room with expose  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £60 / night

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Province of Imperia / Dolcedo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool;
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from £49 / night

£337 - £569 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Crossmolina - 4234 - Crossmolina cottage sleeps 6

County Mayo / Crossmolina

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This beautiful cottage simply oozes charm and character. Overlooking the shores of Lough Conn, 6 miles from Crossmolina. The property has been extensively refurbished to the very highest specifications. Along with the three delightful bedrooms the property includes orig  …see more

from £45 / night

£208 - £393 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

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The Stables - Ibsley lodge sleeps 2

New Forest / Ibsley

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The Stables is a converted, one bedroom self catering holiday home situated in the beautiful New Forest. Outside The Stables is a patio and BBQ area with patio furniture overlooking the lawned garden, which is available all year round. Ibsley is a small village locat  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

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Finistere / Chateaulin

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Child friendly ;
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from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Saint-Alban-Auriolles

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£440 / week

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from £95 / night

(37) Excellent 

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The Chalet, 26 Kilmartin - Kilmartin studio sleeps 2

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
The chalet is a warm wooden chalet overlooking Kilmartin Glen adjoining a well established garden, which you are invited to enjoy.Entrance to the chalet is either at ground floor level which leads to a small kitchen and WC/shower room, or via an external staircase to an  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mas d'Arnal - Villefranche-de-Rouergue gite sleeps 10

Aveyron / Villefranche-de-Rouergue

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Mas d'Arnal is a lovely property situated in an idyllic hamlet of the same name halfway between the medieval towns of Figeac and Villefranche de Rouergue in the Lot. The house has been renovated to a very high standard by its French owner and offers charming and co  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 - £950 / week

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from £76 / night

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VILLA ALBION - Golem apartment sleeps 2

Tirana County / Golem

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
Escape... Relax...Making love with the Nature.As the owners of Villa Albion , we have tried to create the sort of place where we would like to stay. The best choice for holidays very nice room between pine,olive and garden giving you plenty of space to make yourself a  …see more

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

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Lower Saxony / Goslar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £33 / night

£251 / week

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from £33 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The Granary - Clare cottage sleeps 24

Suffolk / Clare

4 24 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
The Granary awarded 4* gold for the 3rd year in succession, offers luxury accommodation for up to 10 adults and when combined with our 3 yurts and cottage room our site can accommodate up to 24 guests. Set within 9 acres of grounds and unspoiled views across open co  …see more

from £375 / night

£1500 - £2050 / week

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from £375 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Honeysuckle Cottage - Whaley Bridge cottage sleeps 3

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
This end terrace cottage sits in a quiet street in the centre of the town, just yards from the picturesque canal basin with its colourful boats. The canal towpath runs by, offering miles of easy walking surrounded by the Peak District countryside. Set over three floor  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £465 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Granary Cottage, Newstead Abbey Park

Newstead / Newstead Abbey Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Within the grounds of Newstead Abbey Park, the 200 year old Granary is a stunning high specification recent conversion with many original features, Enquire if you require 2 bedrooms only (4 guests) a lesser price is available please contact the owner for a quote. Set in  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £960 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Meadow Cottage - Roborough cottage sleeps 9

Winkleigh / Roborough

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
We offer cottage holidays on an organic sheep farm set in the stunning Devon countryside with large gardens, fields and woods and free coarse fishing on our well-stocked lake. We have well equipped cottages, each individually designed, with its own garden and sharing a  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £1220 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Sea-Breeze - Rustington bungalow sleeps 5

West Sussex / Rustington

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Sea-Breeze is located in a peaceful, residential area of Rustington, near Littlehampton. From the doorstep it is a 1 minute walk to the quiet, unspoilt beach, yet within 1km of the surprisingly bustling shopping centre of Rustington, where there is a large supermarket,  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £645 / week

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from £46 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Balnain Cottage-Private Lochan - Strathpeffer cottage sleeps 4

Ross and Cromarty / Strathpeffer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Balnain cottage has a private Lochan and enjoys fabulous views from every room and is set in well maintained, landscaped gardens which are a key feature of the property. A variety of peaceful seating areas are dotted around the garden to allow guests to enjoy the wealth  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Chapel Cottage - Bourton-on-the-Water cottage sleeps 5

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS NOT SO. BOOKINGS ARE TAKEN AT A FIXED PRICE FOR WEEK, MID-WEEK AND WEEKENDS STAYS AND ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY US  …see more

from £78 / night

£545 - £870 / week

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from £78 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Millers Barn Downpatrick- so peaceful - Downpatrick cottage sleeps 4

County Down / Downpatrick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Set in St Patrick's heartlands, 4 star Mill Barn is a distinctive, luxurious 370 year old stone cottage. Reclaimed pitch pine flooring, stone flags, wood burning stove, original fireplace, granite work tops, oak beams. Wonderful country views. A romantic location p  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

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