Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (53764)

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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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Georgeham

Braunton / Georgeham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely location and so helpful and friendly. Can't recommend enough” We had a fantastic break. The bungalow was clean and well equipped. Lovely quiet village and fantastic views from the garden - very friendly cows visited the back fence each evening.  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

South Ayrshire / Troon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
A truly desirable sunny holiday property with stunning sea views and amazing sunsets.Ninth bed is foldaway  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 - £5460 / week

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from £200 / night

(26) Excellent 

25

Coleford holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Gorgeous cosy cottage” This is the perfect base for discovering the Forest of Dean. Alex is the perfect host available with advice and hints and tips. The cottage was clean, well equipped, with added extra little touches like biscuits, milk in the  …see more

from £89 / night

£480 - £560 / week

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from £89 / night

(34) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment rental

Anstruther / East Neuk

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent,highly recommend” Stayed for 2 nights and was delighted with the apartment. Everything had been taken care of and all we needed was there. Velux blind proved a wee bit of a trial to close but figured it out eventually,some instructions may h  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment in Peguera

Calvia / Peguera

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This sunny first floor apartment is located within a small, Spanish-style complex three minutes walk from the beautiful Tora beach and dozens of good quality Spanish and German restaurants. The surrounding area provides numerous options for fun and relaxation<br />  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 - £594 / week

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from £34 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Madron

Penzance / Madron

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

26

Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(40) Excellent 

32

Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(13) Excellent 

11

Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

31

Bowness-on-Windermere holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£485 - £1022 / week

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from £100 / night

17

Quebec / Saint Sauveur des Monts

2 4 30 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £25 / night

£171 / week

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from £25 / night

(11) Very Good 

22

Les Praz ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Praz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location” Great location 2 mins drive from town. We are a family of 4 who stayed in the Feb half term. We drove to the Alps and had plenty of room to park. Jody the owner is very helpful and will help with anything needed. The house is a nice si  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £872 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Excellent 

22

Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“perfection” we can honestly say we have never had such a perfect holiday!! and will be returning next year, A little hidden gem for anyone owned by dogs!!! our two loved it, from the enclosed, safe garden to the exercise field, to the fantastic walkes  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(41) Excellent 

28

Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!  …see more

from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Excellent 

11

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A three bedroom dorma-bungalow that comfortably sleeps six guests in a prime location just a few hundred yards from the Royal County Down Golf Course and Newcastle Town Centre.  …see more

from £49 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £49 / night

(22) Excellent 

14

Reeth holiday cottage rental

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
“Gorgeous property in fantastic setting, perfect for getaway.” The cottage was quite hard to find in foggy, icy weather but lovely and cosy once inside. The under floor heating is a treat as are the large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. All in all a  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

4

Holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfort with a unbeliveable view!” Very comfortable with a fantastic view! This is a wonderful location for touring in Ulster. Portstewart has great food, drink, and shopping. This is a very well laid out apartment with everything you need. Our ho  …see more

from £65 / night

£490 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Average 

20

Penthouse rental in Roche Caiman with shared pool

Eden Island / Roche Caiman

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 / week

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from £125 / night

(42) Excellent 

55

Holiday studio letting

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Glorious and tranquil!” This lovely chalet is located in a beautiful part of Scotland, it's a perfect escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It's perfectly secluded and local attractions include a fascinating museum on local h  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(31) Excellent 

13

Holiday apartment in Dunbar

East Lothian / Dunbar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment to come back to after a long day out” A spacious, clean and warm apartment situated in an excellent location overlooking Dunbar harbour. Helpful owners who provided a lovely welcome pack and advice on places to go. Recommended.  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £600 / week

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from £71 / night

(27) Excellent 

25

St Keverne holiday cottage rental

Helston / St Keverne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A good place to stay” Palm Cottage has a welcoming atmosphere about it, and is a splendid place in which to spend a holiday. It is old and characterful, and blends well with its beautiful surroundings. When not in use as a holiday cottage, it is cle  …see more

from £90 / night

£340 - £865 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage rental

Sligo / Lisadell

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A Perfect holiday for Young Families in any weather. Home from home.” We had one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever experienced at Corner House. The Cottage is beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. Endless hours of fun  …see more

from £187 / night

£297 - £356 / week

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from £187 / night

(17) Excellent 

19

Lamlash holiday cottage accommodation

Isle of Arran / Lamlash

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage” Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which to mount severa  …see more

from £102 / night

£435 - £665 / week

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from £102 / 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

(18) 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  …see more

from £39 / night

£254 - £759 / week

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from £39 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Looks cottage” We had a fabulous new year in southwold ... it's definitely the place to be New Year's Eve brilliant firework display on beach ... this cottage has everything you need for a warm &. COsy stay , very clean & well furnished with lovely f  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £835 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Very Good 

24

Castletownshend holiday home rental

Castletownshend / Toe Head

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious property in a stunning location, facing out to sea with magnificent sea views. Peaceful rural setting with large garden, terrace and indoor dining areas. Sandy beach half a mile away. Ideal for families. Ideal location for fishing and other activities.<  …see more

from £79 / night

£551 - £763 / week

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from £79 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Hawkhurst with golf nearby

Kent / Hawkhurst

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Home” This was our second stay in Barnfield House. Beautiful with every home comfort you need and more. Fabulous views. We shall certainly be returning.  …see more

from £330 / night

£1320 - £1960 / week

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from £330 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint Jean d'Aulps

Haute-Savoie / Saint Jean d'Aulps

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place to have a holiday!” This was our first summer holiday in the Alps having only previously enjoyed skiing holidays in the mountains. And what a great holiday it turned out to be. Saint Jean D'Aulps is a lively, pretty and typical  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £2600 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newcastle West

County Limerick / Newcastle West

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Irish Tourist Board Approved Self Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation near Adare in Co. Limerick Ireland. Ideal tourist base for day trips throughout the West Coast of Ireland. Private parking. Heating & Electricity included in price.  …see more

from £33 / night

£228 - £297 / week

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from £33 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ardara

County Donegal / Ardara

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great value” Comfortable house for a good price. Clean and well presented, towels were provided and turf for the fire.  …see more

from £51 / night

£119 - £339 / week

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from £51 / night

5

Holiday cottage in Bisley

Gloucestershire / Bisley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Romantic 1 bedroom grade 2 listed cottage. Beautiful, peaceful location, exposed stone and beams, wood burner, underfloor heating, fantastic welcome basket includes homemade bread, local cheeses, and homemade chutney. Great walking country - good access to The Cotswold  …see more

from £125 / night

£425 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Naucelle

Aveyron / Naucelle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Newly refurbished, bright and comfortable detached house with private garden, 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Naucelle, which offers all the necessary amenities. On the ground floor is a spacious and very bright dining & living room giving onto a b  …see more

from £60 / night

£370 - £480 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Scenic, cozy, and great staff to boot” I stayed at Strathendrick house for new years 2012-2013 with a group of friends. Ker was extremely understanding while I arranged a complex trip involving people from all corners of the globe! He was flexible on  …see more

from £231 / night

£990 - £1795 / week

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from £231 / night

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Isere / Allevard

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £30 / night

£128 - £170 / week

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from £30 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in Torbeg

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Getaway” The lodge is perfect for a family, friends or just a couple. Very clean and tidy with a real homely feel. The ensuite master bedroom looks out on to the grounds to a giant pine tree where I spotted a red squirrel very early one morn  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £75 / night