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Rural retreats (54508)

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

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 £24 / night

£170 - £392 / week

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from £24 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .
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from £185 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £185 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes. Mandy was extremely helpfu
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from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Wonderful Oast Cottage in a beautiful countryside setting.So peaceful and relaxing.Very clean and cosy.Lovely owner.Wish we had stayed for longer than a weekend and we hope to return soon.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
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from £43 / night

£295 - £753 / week

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from £43 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
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from £45 / night

£298 - £442 / week

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(62) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Mrs” Cute , cosy cottage in a fantastic location Close to the harbour. Tastefully decorated, lovely and warm and all the home comforts you could hope for. Brixham is a fascinating, colourful place Lots of lovely walks and good restaurants. Especial
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Jaffa

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo” We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and updated
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from £118 / night

£625 - £1024 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lourdas holiday villa accommodation

Cephalonia / Lourdas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
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from £110 / night

£706 - £2353 / week

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from £110 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
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from £126 / night

£510 - £1131 / week

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from £126 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Thornton-Le-Dale

North Yorkshire / Thornton-Le-Dale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Craven Garth” Lovely warm and cosy accommodation - private location, nice enclosed garden. Suitable any time of year! Thornton le Dale very pretty village - all facilities at Pickering...only 20 miles or so to Scarborough, Danby Forest close by. Recom
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from £64 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £64 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

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

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £258 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £109 / night

£759 - £1171 / week

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avg. 52 minutes

from £109 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Menerbes

Luberon / Menerbes

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £76 / night

£522 - £925 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £76 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“PEACEFUL LOCATION” Stayed here in August with family from Finland. We rented 2 larger properties and used the Stone Cottage, one at the front, all the time to be together. Good layout and fantastic sized kitchen and the dining area is open plan to the
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from £130 / night

£465 - £885 / week

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from £130 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 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
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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, very comfortable and great value for money!” We booked The White House to celebrate my 60th birthday with family. The house is well appointed to meet your every need. Beautiful new carpet going upstairs. Plentiful supply of towels
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £130 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £28 / night

£146 - £271 / week

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avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

from £28 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
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from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £58 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Sankt Goarshausen holiday cottage rental

Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goarshausen

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“wonderfull place and wonderfull owner” The cottage is kept in tip top condition and Monica will be only to pleased to help. The grounds are a quiet retreat, the village and the rhine 5 mins by car.
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from £85 / night

£505 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £130 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£421 - £774 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £68 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.” Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
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from £70 / night

£445 - £530 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Aylesbury Vale / Aylesbury

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
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from £85 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £85 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Penclawdd

Swansea / Penclawdd

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
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from £90 / night

£420 - £725 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £90 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.
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from £70 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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(9) Very Good 

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Brittas Bay holiday cottage rental

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
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from £127 / night

£421 - £841 / week

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from £127 / 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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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Baska

Krk Island / Baska

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£256 - £534 / week

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from £37 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
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from £13 / night

£1479 - £4450 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

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