Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78016)

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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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glenhinnisdal

Isle of Skye / Glenhinnisdal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Our favorite apartment ever. Cozy and warm with beautiful views.” Beautifully decorate apartment. My kids loved the beanbags in front of the electric fire place, and also the swings on the front lawn. The beds were super comfortable with beautiful lin  …see more

from £80 / night

£410 - £580 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

21

Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“lovely” This is a beautifull 3 bed cottage in the ideal location for visiting places in Kent. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay, as well as being close to all the amenities in Tenterden. I would highly recommend this property  …see more

from £185 / night

£395 - £675 / week

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from £185 / night

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(52) Excellent 

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Carlingford holiday cottage rental

County Louth / Carlingford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage” We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Also vey convenient  …see more

from £68 / night

£403 - £488 / week

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from £68 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bontddu

Snowdonia National Park / Bontddu

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
** Special offer Sept -Oct - 3 nights £195 ** Cozy, detached, three-bedroom cottage. Perfect for families, couples and small groups. Set in a sunny, south-facing, elevated position within Snowdonia National Park with views of the Cadir Idris mountain range and Mawddach  …see more

from £60 / night

£235 - £675 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
The cottage provides an excellent base for families and couples alike who wish to enjoy the local beaches and amenities of the East Neuk or golfers with top rated courses nearby at Kingsbarns and St Andrews; with an award winning restaurant 50 yards from the cottage.  …see more

from £95 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Stanton holiday lodge rental

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Contemporary yet homely, modern yet rural, these two eco-friendly lodges combine high energy efficiency with the luxuries of modern living. In a large garden setting amidst established trees and shrubs, they provide a peaceful and relaxing hideaway for two.Just 8 miles  …see more

from £59 / night

£239 - £499 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Isle of Skye / Breakish

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Romantic self catering cottage on the Isle of Skye perfect for honeymooners.  …see more

from £115 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £115 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.Outs  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 - £1560 / week

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from £84 / night

(12) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Golden Cross

East Sussex / Golden Cross

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Private garden
“Fantastic relaxing, romantic break” Clean, homely, high standards, gorgeous hot tub. Easy to reach Brighton and Eastbourne by car, recommend to have a car to fully enjoy the trip. Nice pub next door, quiet surroundings and a tv in the lounge are  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Very Good 

20

Holiday home in Brittas Bay

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great time had by all” We stayed for a week in July weather was fantastic 5 minutes stroll to Brittas Bay Beach which is a beautiful white sandy beach. House itself sleeps 8 there was 6 of us plenty of room nice decor nice decking area outside with 2  …see more

from £68 / night

£339 - £763 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Georges-du-Vievre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £34 / night

£238 - £390 / week

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from £34 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautiful listed house in the historic town of Beaumaris. Deceptively spacious townhouse across 3 floors and benefiting from 4 large bedrooms, lovely living room with wood burning stove, dining room, well appointed kitchen and pretty, completely private courtyard.The is  …see more

from £95 / night

£545 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(36) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.” Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lot  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co  …see more

from £49 / night

£385 / week

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from £49 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bahia Feliz

Gran Canaria / Bahia Feliz

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply wonderful” The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has plenty of sun beds and parasols. We  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chideock holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 10 mins walk to beach. 30 minutes walk to Golden Cap, the highest point on the SW coast. Broadchurch filmed just down the road in West Bay. Comfortab  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £785 / week

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from £85 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous lodge, ideal for a girlie break!” Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady friends t  …see more

from £75 / night

£695 - £1065 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Loggos holiday villa rental

Paxos / Loggos

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect villa for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of Paxos.” Villa Thea was exactly as described. A very well presented house with the most spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland. The villa owner was extremely hel  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Montimar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“A slice of paradise” We stayed in casa Solandra for 10 magical days, it's a gorgeous apartment a lovely location. We spent our days exploring and chilling, the pool was simply perfect after a day out. Jenny was brilliant and helpful. We wouldn't hes  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne holiday home rental

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house. Great location.” We loved the location and the house was beautiful! We stayed with my parents and another family, 12 of us altogether, so much space and very well equipped with everything you'd need. Would deffinately recommend. Ho  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £2650 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1000 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hillsborough

County Down / Hillsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Charming cottage” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (3 nights) at the Gate House. We were 2 couples and it was the perfect size for us. Everything has been recently updated and done with extreme taste. The views from the cottage are amazing, and very  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £110 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in North Walsham

Norfolk / North Walsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely first class!” Booked a long weekend at Woodpecker Lodge as wanted to treat my wife & daughter to something special and this ticked all the boxes, and we were not disappointed. The lodge is absolutely fantastic, high spec, spotless, spacious  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £890 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“Still a wonderful comfortable accommodation” This was our 2nd visit to Biggins Grange Barn in 2 years. We loved it the first time which is why we returned. It is still a comfortable, well maintained, clean accommodation. The additional extras were ver  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £410 / week

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from £39 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Whitby

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A very comfortable stay” We could not fault Balcony Cottage as a place for 2 people and we have paid more for less in the past. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The attention to detail is important and everything we used worked, the sh  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £70 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely relaxing break away” We loves staying in this fantastic barn conversion. Really lovely quiet location, but close enough to the centre of bury and surrounding areas. Accommodation is brilliant, didn't want to leave after the two days, would love  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £610 / week

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from £80 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group” A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all reco  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £130 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Northern England

West Yorkshire / Ilkley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Welcoming, thoughtful touches, newly tastefully decorated, perfect! A great place in a great place!” Fantastic apartment, beautifully decorated, very homely and really clean. Really thoughtful touches made our stay even more special - a welcoming cake  …see more

from £70 / night

£310 - £445 / week

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from £70 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Beamish holiday home rental

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Austrian Alps are a special place, full of beauty and fresh air. We come to the mountains to recharge our souls, and in Hinterthal you are in the best place to do it all. Relax, spend time with your family and friends, have fun and laugh what more can you ask for!  …see more

from £157 / night

£1102 - £3178 / week

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from £157 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Rethymnon with swimming pool

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Stavros is a fully-furnished traditional architecture stone building, covering an area of 170 sq.m. The ground floor covers 110 sq.m. On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan living/dining room with kitchen and a small balcony at the entrance, and a big  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1365 / week

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from £136 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Blaye

Gironde / Blaye

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable, charming and very relaxed.” This place is an old chateau in a little town. The appartments still has the spirit and soul eventhough it is all rebuild and new. The owners has thought of every little detail, that just makes it all work out  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 - £615 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(42) Excellent 

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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
“A cosy base for exploring the area” The perfect place to explore Kilmartin. A good base for walking, cycling and kayaking and lots of archaeology in the area. The property is cosy, with good parking and and a lovely sheltered garden to use at any tim  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wiseman's Bridge

Saundersfoot / Wiseman's Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £695 / week

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from £47 / night

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