Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (53587)

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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(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment” A lovely place to stay: the apartment was well kitted out with everything you need (and more) for a great holiday. The children especially enjoyed the play station, DVDs and telescope! The balcony is a great place to enjoy the sunse  …see more

from £125 / night

£616 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends. The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful. The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Lovely Place to Stay!” We had a wonderful stay at Hawkstone, its a well maintained property, with a good amount of space in each room. The kitchen was nice, it had everything we needed in it (utensils, cutlery, toaster, microwave and more, it was e  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £924 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Stalham holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Stalham

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“A super family holiday property.” Morning Sun is a delightful holiday property and is centrally located for exploring Norfolk. It's postition in the park is ideal if you have young children as the chalets are in a square formation and you can easily k  …see more

from £15 / night

£100 - £360 / week

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from £15 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llantrisant

Rhondda Cynon Taff / Llantrisant

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Dinky but delightful!” Small but perfectly formed! A little gem of a holiday cottage, very comfortable and nicely decorated & furnished. A particular bug bear of mine at holiday cottages is rubbish kitchen knives (I usually take my own, but fo  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kincraig holiday bungalow rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Kincraig

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Had an amazing week, the house is stunning and very well equipped. We will definitely be back again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£405 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday home rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful apartment” The minute we arrived at Le gecko we instantly felt comfortable. The apartment was very modern and well equipped with lovely furnishings, Myself and my family loved the relaxing TV room on the top floor where we would  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 - £453 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Fanjeaux

Aude / Fanjeaux

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning property with excellent facilities in a wonderful location.” Our party comprised a wide age range and all were bowled over by Les Barraux. The swimming pool was incredibly popular. The location ideal for visiting the many wonderful towns and  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £115 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Villamartin holiday apartment rental

Orihuela / Villamartin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, relaxed setting.” Myself, my husband and two children aged 6 and 3 recently returned from a wonderful ten day holiday at this apartment. The apartment is lovely, well furnished, clean and very well equipped (I would say the b  …see more

from £30 / night

£175 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely place, great location and helpful host” From the beginning of the booking Gill (the host) was incredibly helpful. On arrival the cake was a welcome surprise to us weary travellers. The two barns we rented (threshing barn and apple barn) were  …see more

from £295 / night

£1995 - £2995 / week

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from £295 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Calasparra holiday villa rental

Murcia / Calasparra

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The house has covered terrace on three sides. A music facility at the pool, covered dining area by the pool.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

20

Lower Oddington holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Lower Oddington

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Honeysuckle Cottage is every inch the classic Cotswolds' holiday home; cosy and welcoming inside, situated in one of the best local villages and in touching distance of Stow on the Wold. What isn't to like?! Tucked down a little lane and with two top notch pub  …see more

from £129 / night

£515 - £987 / week

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from £129 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mersham

Ashford / Mersham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Expectations exceeded!!” This was the perfect place to celebrate my 30th birthday with close friends. The house was amazing; a perfect size for 12 people. The kitchen was ideal for cooking for a large group of people and we made full use of the large  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood holiday cottage let

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage. However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past. She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them.. So if you have a dog th  …see more

from £55 / night

£337 - £395 / week

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from £55 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eskmoor Cottage - perfect in all we needed, house, situation and environment” The house: Extremely Clean, had all Equipment you needed for your stay, so that for instance you could Cook if you didn't want to go out to eat, wash-maschine if you needed  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
River Lark Lodge also offers Camping at Karma Farm Eco-Campside if required.  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to our spacious and bright, 85 m2 cottage, with WiFi internet connection.Fully equipped and comfortable 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, furnished in a Scandinavian style.Modern kitchen and complimentary kitchen supplies, salt and pepper, sugar a  …see more

from £164 / night

£819 - £1526 / week

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from £164 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Bungalow accommodation in Crayke

Easingwold / Crayke

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect” Clean and very comforatble, great location, suited us to a T ;0)- Lovely location lots of local facilities.  …see more

from £70 / night

£370 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Littlestone-on-Sea holiday studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“How Lovely!” Thanks for a wonderful stay! The apartment was just as pictured. Warm, cosy, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. The beach is just across the road and a great central location for exploring.  …see more

from £35 / night

£257 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Relleu

Province of Alicante / Relleu

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A quaint holiday home.” Our stay in Relleu was a delightful experience. Located some 45 minutes from Benidorm / Alicante, the village of Relleu is a charming and relaxing location. The home we stayed at accommodates up to 8 people comfortably.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ploerdut

Ploerdut / Bot Coet

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our four cottages are set within the beautiful Brittany countryside, With woodland and farm land surrounding the cottages and yet the pretty town of Guemene Sur Scorff, with its shops, supermarket, banks, cafes and bars is Under 5 minutes away by car.  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £325 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday cottage in Carlingford

County Louth / Carlingford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
A spacious 1-bedroom cottage located in a tranquil coastal setting - breathtaking views of Slieve Foy mountain, Carlingford harbour and surrounding countryside. A little haven with a large living/dining room with fire/stove, leading to separate kitchen with small walle  …see more

from £74 / night

£388 - £496 / week

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from £74 / night

(59) 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
“Just perfect!” I stayed in seabird cottage recently with my boyfriend and my parents. As soon as i entered the property i felt at home, Its so welcoming and comfortable,the decor is stylish and modern, without feeling sterile. Most importantly, the co  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ruckhall holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely location” A fantastic location with tranquil surroundings and views across fields. The cottage was well equipped and the terrace was a wonderful large spot to enjoy the views.  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bonchurch

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr  …see more

from £10 / night

£1090 - £1990 / week

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from £10 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Chantonnay

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spacious character farmhouse in a quiet rural location. Heated pool. Sleeping up to 9 in 4 bedrooms. Within easy reach of the Vendee coast and a short drive to village amenities.  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1375 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Just perfect.” 1) The cottage was clean, tidy, cosy and well equipped. 2) The location is very suitable for a relaxing holiday/break, walking and viewing nature. 3) There is a local pub (The Old Inn), with good food and a relaxed atmosphere, about  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £525 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Meuse / Doulcon

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£259 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fowey

Cornwall / Fowey

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
3 bedrooms (double, twin and bunk beds), 1 bed settee, 1 bathroom, 1 cloakroom, sleeps up to 8<br />A 3-4 night break can be accommodated at certain times of the year. Please contact us for information.  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £1185 / week

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from £71 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Waternish

Waternish / Lochbay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“special” if you want a holiday with exceptional surroundings and wildlife on your doorstep this is for you. Thankyou Lusta cottage for being there !!! A lovely homely feel just what you want for relaxation and warm comfortable place to rest your head  …see more

from £150 / night

£495 - £935 / week

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from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Wickham with golf nearby

Hampshire / Wickham

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great place to stay - I would stay again.” Holy Hill apartments are clean and modern but still homely. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners and they genuinely care that guests have a great stay. The apartments are very well equipped want for n  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.<  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central to Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer & fridge Private garden with seated area. Large bed / modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs/restaurants  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, Handy Location!” The Cottage is in a lovey quiet street within a great distance of the beach and short drive to tourist destinations such as Folly Farm and Oakwood. Equipped with some little additions that kept us entertained while the  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lechlade

Cotswolds / Lechlade

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A very attractive cottage, conveniently close to pubs and shops, yet is quietly situated. It has high quality furnishings and fittings. Pretty cottage garden. Situated in the Cotswolds, close to the river Thames and beautiful walks nearby. VisitEngland 4 star rating.  …see more

from £50 / night

£335 - £455 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Allihies holiday home rental

County Cork / Allihies

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Patty Mac is a two storey house in the coastal village of Allihies, Beara Peninsula, West Cork. It has three bedrooms and can sleep five people. Linen and towels are provided. There is one bathroom, two toilets, a kitchen,a sitting ro  …see more

from £61 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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from £61 / night

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Vergt holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Vergt

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night