Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (53958)

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 

17

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

(29) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“exceeded expectations” The attention to detail and generous extra touches make for a very enjoyable home from home stay. Cottage was very clean and tidy. Good communication with the owner.  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Very Good 

23

Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.100s of resta  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

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(18) Excellent 

33

Gleneagles holiday lodge rental

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” Wonderful Will be back again Courteous staff Great place for a holiday Delightful Clean rooms Bar and resturant perhaps can be uplifted which would make them more attractive to visit  …see more

from £120 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £120 / night

38

Holiday apartment in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £111 / night

£989 - £1318 / week

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from £111 / night

(8) Excellent 

37

Holiday home in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay in a brilliant house in a great location.” Large, bright house with plenty of space for our group to have a very relaxing weekend. On entry house found to be very clean & tidy, rooms nicely decorated & furnished. Good range of Bedroom opti  …see more

from £155 / night

£620 - £1440 / week

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from £155 / night

(18) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Barkestone

Nottinghamshire / Barkestone

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect weekend away” We went here for my 30th birthday and it provided just what I wanted! Everyone loved the cottage and its homely feel. Wish we could have stayed longer. Sarah was very helpful by accommodating our needs and we would return without  …see more

from £80 / night

£455 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

(45) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful Spot” Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the northern part of Skye  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Castlebellingham

Castlebellingham / Drummeenagh

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“excellent Cottage and Location, very comfortable and with all amenities, everything that's needed!” Was extremely satisfied with this Cottage, met all expectations, great location City of Dublin less than an hour, Belfast approx an hour, Wiclow Mounta  …see more

from £85 / night

£348 - £636 / week

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from £85 / night

(39) Excellent 

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South East England holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in Sempy

Pas-de-Calais / Sempy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
La 'Maison au Ruisseau' is a farm house beautifully converted complete with a large swimming pool and a tennis court, into a charming home to rent. The house is located in the typical village of Sempys. It is situated in the heart of the “Pays des 7 Vallées” near  …see more

from £225 / night

£1458 - £1924 / week

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from £225 / night

(16) Very Good 

16

Holiday cottage in Llwyngwril

Snowdonia National Park / Llwyngwril

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in lovely Llwyngwril” We have just returned from a weeks stay at Bodlondeb cottage. It's a lovely cottage for a couple, with a great layout over 3 floors. The weather was amazing and so we fully utilised the terrace and BBQ during the  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £410 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

10

Studio rental in Wickham with golf nearby

Hampshire / Wickham

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
The apartment is in the beautiful Meon Valley in Hampshire. It is situated between the cities of Portsmouth/Southsea, Winchester and Southampton and close to the villages of Wickham and Bishops Waltham. It is set in a semi rural location.  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

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

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Gorgeous” Will definitely be returning, went away for valentines weekend, also got engaged at the Willow Lodge. Can not fault the lodge or Tracy they are both absolutely amazing. Will be returning in the Summer.  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

27

Kippford log cabin rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Fantastic lodge! Everything you need is available. Very comfortable and spacious. Nearby play parks for the kids and a variety of walks nearby. A lovely woodland Jubilee path to Rockliffe. Very picturesque. We will return!  …see more

from £85 / night

£670 / week

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from £85 / night

(46) Excellent 

26

Parwich holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Parwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing break” Great cottage in a quiet village,def need a car to get ariund though,great facilities in cottage,loved new bathroom even if it was far from bedroom  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £440 / week

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from £60 / night

(43) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Keighley / Haworth

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great cottage, perfect location” This was a special trip... our 20th wedding anniversary and our first attempt to introduce our three boys to Haworth and the Brontës. So we did pay a little more than we usually would to get this cottage, right in the  …see more

from £99 / night

£545 - £956 / week

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from £99 / night

18

Canton of Graubunden / St Peter

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £119 / night

£831 / week

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from £119 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Berkshire holiday cottage rental

Maidenhead / Maidenhead Riverside

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Modern, comfortable fully equipped one bedroom cottage. Suitable for short to medium term lets. Sleeps 2, (plus child on sofa bed). Tastefully converted stable, looking out onto fields and lakes. Off street parking, free wifi, laundry. Weekly service included in price.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Boot

Lake District / Boot

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway.” The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved t  …see more

from £250 / night

£1650 - £2495 / week

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from £250 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.  …see more

from £88 / night

£435 - £630 / week

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from £88 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitwell

Isle of Wight / Whitwell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, beautiful garden and surroundings, brilliantly equipped.” We stayed at Ferndale with our 2 year old and tiny baby. It's a challenging travelling with small children but arriving a Ferndale we breathed a huge sigh of relief as it was so  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wow factor location, Great views a short walk will take you to any one of Newquay's fabulous beaches, the harbour, the headland or Golf course. If you want to relax and unwind the Penthouse is an ideal choice. Suitable for families + children or couples.Free car  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1700 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

13

Cottage letting in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Buckle Barn is a beautiful, listed Cotswold-stone holiday cottage offering luxury accommodation for two in the quintessential village of Upper Slaughter. Blending style and practicality this unique holiday let is perfect for couples seeking a romantic country retreat.  …see more

from £118 / night

£530 - £690 / week

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from £118 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Stanwell Tops holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Stanwell Tops

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Yellowtail Stay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone-surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We have 3 rooms available. The Courtyard Room is a studio apartment and located downstairs from the residence. Own private acce  …see more

from £55 / night

£379 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely  …see more

from £70 / night

£330 - £760 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Cansaulim with shared pool

Cansaulim / Cansaulim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful welcome and stay in a lovely clean spacious apartment” We were warmly welcomed by savio and Cynthia, staying in a spacious wonderfully clean and well stocked apartment,everything one could think of, welcome pack, soaps etc. the swimming pool  …see more

from £19 / night

£137 - £180 / week

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from £19 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great as usual” A lovely cottage for two in private well tended grounds close to all amenities in Criccieth. The cottage was spotless, having recently been refurbished with many new furnishings, etc. The owners live nearby and made us very welcome. It  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £385 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Andermatt

Canton of Uri / Andermatt

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in classic Swiss ski village” Highly recommend this apartment if you look to stay in Andermatt. Modern, well appointed and a place you easily feel comfortable. Very central to village, train, lifts, restaurants, etc.  …see more

from £168 / night

£1172 - £2422 / week

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from £168 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Rethymnon

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Satra is a 190 sq. m two-story stone built villa, located on one of the highest spots of the village offering views on the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area. The villa was formally an oil factory built in 19 century and in 1949 it was converted to a r  …see more

from £153 / night

£1068 - £1484 / week

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from £153 / night

(13) Average 

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Cottage rental in St Johns

Isle of Man / St Johns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Can't recommend highly enough” My family have had two wonderful stays at Rose Cottage and would definitely stay there again. The cottage is really homely and inviting. Jane and Mike, the owners have gone to great lengths to make guests feel comfortabl  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Frampton

Dorchester / Frampton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderful accomodation and hosts” We highly recommend the Rose Barn: it's beautifully decorated and well appointed. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The location is convenient to the Dorset coast as well as the beautiful countryside.  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £180 / night

£695 - £1680 / week

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from £180 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Duffus

Moray / Duffus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £973 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Orford

Orford / Spring Beach

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Private self-contained villa in bush setting, family friendly, a short stroll to the beach. A beautiful, peaceful place to experience the best of Tasmania's unique attributes. ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO CHARITY (tariffs less out-of-pocket expenses, see receipts in visi  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Pagkalochori with indoor pool

Rethymnon / Pagkalochori

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for! Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015! It can accommodate 8 people  …see more

from £297 / night

£2077 - £3856 / week

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from £297 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would definitely return to this property and thoroughly  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night