Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79399)

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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79,399 Holiday homes

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £87 / night

£432 / week

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from £87 / night

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Buren holiday apartment rental

Ameland / Buren

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £112 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Sustjepan

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Good accommodation” The accommodation was great for what we wanted, with beautiful views of around the river. The owner was lovely and went out of her way to help us and make sure we were OK. For a reasonable extra charge she also met us from and re
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from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Anse Royale

Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Criccieth holiday home rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Heavenly!” We've just had an amazing break at this property. Inside was deceptively spacious and well planned. It was fully equipped, spotless and with wonderfully comfortable beds - I haven't slept so well for ages! The view from the living area was
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from £150 / night

£630 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Immaculate cottage in ideal location. Can't be faulted! Had lovely weather but cottage would have been ideal bolthole if weather had not behaved.
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from £49 / night

£340 - £747 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Prades

Prades / Finestret

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£265 - £385 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Mulranny

County Mayo / Mulranny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £75 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £103 / night

£721 - £875 / week

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from £103 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

Certificate of Excellence

from £87 / night

£388 - £518 / week

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from £87 / night

(62) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

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

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
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from £60 / night

£420 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £44 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Elounda holiday villa rental

Lasithi Prefecture / Elounda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £108 / night

£750 - £1590 / week

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from £108 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
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from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cingoli holiday villa rental

Province of Macerata / Cingoli

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £270 / night

£1565 / week

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from £270 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£800 - £1295 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£404 / week

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from £58 / night

(71) Excellent 

19

Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“60th birthday family gathering” Spent a lovely weekend at Bankfield House celebrating 60th & 25th birthdays. Beautiful house with lovely views. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling overcrowded. Large enclosed garden for children & dog
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

24

Allevard ski studio to rent.

Isere / Allevard

Studio 4 Min stay varies

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

from £31 / night

£130 - £173 / week

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from £31 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
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from £50 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £112 / night

£550 - £1350 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Corbere

Pyrenees-Orientales / Corbere

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Happy Days” The house is exactly as described and a great choice for a get away. The veiws from the balcony are exactly as shown and the castle is a leisurely 20 minute walk to, with great views from the top. Corbere is an ideal location as it reall
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from £42 / night

£280 - £410 / week

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from £42 / night

19

Holiday home with shared pool in Beziers

Herault / Beziers

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£216 - £871 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

39

Holiday home with golf nearby in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£173 - £561 / week

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from £87 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
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from £125 / night

£850 - £1495 / week

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from £125 / night

(53) Excellent 

30

Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / 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

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£1026 - £2052 / week

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from £147 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definitely return
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Crathie

Aberdeenshire / Crathie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Schull

County Cork / Schull

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven!” My sister and I stayed in Molly Cottage in early June. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Robin & Helen and found the cottage spotless, the wood pellet stove alight, and very well equipped with everything to make our st
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from £61 / night

£276 - £410 / week

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from £61 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Dervaig

Isle of Mull / Dervaig

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Lodge in picturesque location.” Our mission was to take our grandson to Balamory (Tobermory) The Lodge was very well equipped, clean and cosy and perfect for our three night stay. We were able to get a bus nearby into Tobermory which was very c
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from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great Location, Lovely house.” We stayed for a long weekend with the whole family, the house was very comfortable. Great location we were able to walk into town to the pubs and restaurants. We would definitely stay again.
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from £120 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £120 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
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from £44 / night

£302 - £772 / week

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