Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (53751)

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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Baden-Württemberg / Feldberg

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £385 / week

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from £52 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Polzeath holiday home rental

Polzeath / Roserrow

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home” A wonderful week at The Haven, the house was exceptionally spacious for 8 of us and the facilities were great. Having an en-suite in every bedroom was a definite bonus. Great location within 5 min drive of Polzeath where the kids  …see more

from £150 / night

£1075 - £2050 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Framlingham

Framlingham / Saxtead

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Explore the Suffolk Heritage coast from this idyllic base in the heart of rural east Suffolk,one of two chalets available at Willow cottage,From mid Feb to Mid March we are lambing on our farm a 5 minute drive away great for a bit of lambing live !<br />Well behav  …see more

from £45 / night

£245 - £260 / week

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from £45 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Baslow holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Baslow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Great cottage for a short stay” Really nicely done out cottage. Looks great, clean and definitely cosy!! Liz was great at getting in touch and we really appreciated the little things like the coffee waiting. If you're a couple looking for a place  …see more

from £50 / night

£225 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“repeat visit will return!” stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. such a lovely touch.  …see more

from £86 / night

£385 - £513 / week

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from £86 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Tournon-d'Agenais with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Tournon-d'Agenais

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Villa In A Quiet, Relaxing Location - Highly Recommended” Beautiful villa in a peaceful location. Excellently furnished with high quality accessories. Good sized pool for all the family to enjoy. Helpful owners that communicated well, befo  …see more

from £171 / night

£898 / week

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from £171 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Bergerac

Studio 4 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £39 / night

£189 - £223 / week

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from £39 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

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
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir  …see more

from £86 / night

£338 - £684 / week

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from £86 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Boston

Lincolnshire / Boston

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
MALLARD COTTAGEA four star graded single storey cottage with open plan sitting with vaulted ceiling with original beams, electric 'wood burner' effect stove. Well equiped Shaker style kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with 5' bed,Single bed  …see more

from £66 / night

£292 - £603 / week

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from £66 / night

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Saxony / Oelsnitz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £35 / night

£270 - £812 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable house with a great view” We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The house is very comfortable and there's a great view from the terrace. It's in a quiet area, but very convenient for the A1 so you can easily reach places of intere  …see more

from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£430 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“5 STAR QUALITY WRAPPED UP + TIED WITH A BOW!!” Visited Anglesey for the first time and booked our stay at White Pebble Cottage in Moelfre, so glad I came across this hidden gem as this was more than we all expected. Firstly the cottage is breaktaking  …see more

from £75 / night

£289 - £639 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is  …see more

from £155 / night

£950 - £1150 / week

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from £155 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £1325 / week

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from £98 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Lindale

Lake District / Lindale

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely bolt hole” Hidden in a small village (Lindale) is a veritable retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every need is catered for with a kitchen and cosy lounge easily warmed by a lovely wood burner. For those needing more modern comfor  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Well maintained self catering studio in a quiet and picturesque part of the Austrian Alps, with great views from the balcony. Ideal for walking, cycling, hiking or just relaxing. Large garden with BBQ area. Unlimited wifi and local tourist taxes are included.  …see more

from £35 / night

£171 - £214 / week

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from £35 / 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
Book in confidence with us, we have been advertising on Holiday Lettings since 2005. We offer you this beautiful detached villa has been furbished to a high standard. This property includes brand new stylish and upmarket furniture. The villa and terrace is situated all  …see more

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous. The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t  …see more

from £60 / night

£303 - £619 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, had a wonderful stay” We stayed in Bobtail Cottage for one week. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend. We plan to return next year!  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home rental in Maubuisson

Carcans / Maubuisson

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £120 / night

(45) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Barao de Sao Joao

Lagos / Barao de Sao Joao

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn  …see more

from £35 / night

£225 - £395 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout  …see more

from £230 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £230 / 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
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break. The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument” Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £745 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Moreton

Saundersfoot / Moreton

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent property” Stayed for a week seven adults. Whole party agreed that Neverlands was a great property to stop in. Location was great for getting around Pembrokeshire and was a quite and relaxing yet only a few second away from the main road. T  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £1135 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet. Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £790 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Coniston holiday home rental

Coniston / Torver

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“it does not get better than this” we booked this accomodation online in australia. It was every bit as good as the pictures looked. every thing was provided and more.we would not hesitate to recomend this cottage to anyone.just remember to take the to  …see more

from £120 / night

£645 - £995 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful - cabin excellent, and location of park very good!” This cabin is a real home from home, with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very cosy with the fire lit on a cool evening, and when the weather is good, eating on the balcon  …see more

from £65 / night

£343 - £729 / week

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from £65 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Oz en Oisans

Isere / Oz en Oisans

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
We have two comfortable chalets able to sleep groups of up to 10 in each chalet in luxurious and comfortable surrounds. A real home from home. 50m from the main lift and less than 3 minutes walk to the village. Boot room, great food, Wii, Wi-Fi and all the home comfort  …see more

from £772 / night

£5400 - £6000 / week

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from £772 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“stunning view, freedom and space.” We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cocktail looking at t  …see more

from £210 / night

£1000 - £1650 / week

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from £210 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday home rental

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location. Modern bungalow” Lovely place to stay. Perfect. The bungalow had all we needed and very clean and modern. Communication from the owner was also excellent. Will be returning for sure!! :-)  …see more

from £65 / night

£415 - £825 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Red Lynch

New Forest / Red Lynch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, lots of space, great holiday.” We stayed for a week with our two kids, aged 2 and 3. We really enjoyed the house and it was a great base to explore the New Forest and near to lots of children's activities like Peppa Pig World and Marwell  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £620 / week

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from £100 / night