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Rural retreats (79425)

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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B&b rental in Malmö

Skane County / Malmö

3 2 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£132 - £296 / week

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from £22 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(86) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“What a welcome!” We stayed here as a family group of 6 adults and a Labrador for a birthday get together. The house is immaculate: very well equipped- down to plenty kindling and logs for the wood burner. The back garden and hallway provided a secure
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from £120 / night

£595 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Moelfre holiday cottage accommodation

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place” This is a house that is obviously used by the family that own it. It has a lovely warm atmosphere that makes you feel instantly comfortable. Well furnished and not short of anything in the kitchen. The garden is brilliant in good weat
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from £85 / night

£480 - £760 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Isle of Portland holiday home rental

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a beautiful place” Very well presented house with great sea views from 2 of the 3 bedrooms. Small park, local shop and beach all within 5 minute walk.
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from £75 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Home rental in Carbost

Isle of Skye / Carbost

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Private garden
“Beautifully presented cottage with stunning views” I would highly recommend this very spacious, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean cottage. It was everything I could have asked for. The views over looking the Cullins Ridge were stunning. Th
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from £200 / night

£475 - £850 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Romantic Welsh Getaway!!” I had the most wonderful birthday surprise from my lovely wife - a superb Welsh cottage weekend. The owner, Joanna had decorated the cottage especially for me and there was also a gorgeous chocolate birthday cake wait
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from £65 / night

£600 - £675 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £65 / 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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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £44 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Torrin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £60 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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Morgat holiday apartment rental

Crozon / Morgat

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £42 / night

£290 - £582 / week

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from £42 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic cottage, will definitely be visiting again!” We booked this cottage as a base for a walking break (5 mums needing some peace and quiet) and upon arriving at the cottage we were overjoyed! It is very 'home from home' and had everything you co
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from £110 / night

£330 - £520 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Hoek

Zeeland Province / Hoek

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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avg. 2 hours 48 minutes

from £48 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
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from £70 / night

£490 - £980 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Bressanone ski apartment to rent.

Province of South Tyrol / Bressanone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £87 / night

£604 - £725 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £87 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kinsale

County Cork / Kinsale

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous week in the most idylic, relaxing and friendly setting” This cottage is in a perfect location, close enough to local amenities and local bars etc but also nicely tucked away to have your own private holiday. We stayed for a week in Kinsale an
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from £108 / night

£763 / week

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(15) Very Good 

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

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from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 28 minutes

from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Home rental in Staithes

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superlative in every respect” The owners have truly thought of everything, and then more! This rental has been thoughtfully renovated and equipped with all that you could need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location is excellent, the accom
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from £140 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £140 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Alston / Slaggyford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great barn, great location” Lovely accommodation with a real touch of luxury, warm and friendly welcome. Great base for walking and fantastic scenery. Dog friendly and excellent ground floor facilities which suited our needs. Would love to stay again
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from £98 / night

£490 - £625 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £98 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great, thanks.” A very clean, comfortable, well equipped bungalow, with enclosed garden on quiet estate. Convenient if considering a visit to the airport!, or Donington Park. We enjoyed our stay especially as we were allowed to bring our dogs, not ma
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from £58 / night

£365 - £570 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £58 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Waldringfield

Woodbridge / Waldringfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £68 / night

£380 - £660 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £68 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Just returned from a lovely stay at blue tit lodge at Tattershall lakes. The lodge was lovely, great hot tub overlooking the jet ski lake with great views of Tattershall castle . The lodge had everything you needed for a great relaxing stay.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1195 / week

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from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing Barn in just the a beautiful setting.” We booked this three bedroom Barn for three nights when we went to a Wedding. It worked out a lot cheaper than buying three rooms for three nights at the local hotel and was a great move. It is in a perfe
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from £115 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £115 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“What a find!” The bungalow was clean, spacious and perfectly positioned to explore the north coast of Cornwall. We had everything we needed for our stay and Paul couldn't have been more helpful. The scones on arrival were a fabulous touch! The
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from £65 / night

£390 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£347 - £625 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £52 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!
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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent Cottage Home from Home” The location was amazing with every turn of the car another great view, either valleys or the beach.Lots to do all within a small car ride.Bally castle was brilliant,Ballingtoy was grat for The Lord of the rings Fans
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from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“excellent” Lovely house, ideal house with children of all ages, everything you need is in walking distance, will be back soon.
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from £125 / night

£655 - £1180 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival! Th
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from £39 / night

£350 - £399 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kaprun ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Kaprun

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Kitz the best!” No really! I have stayed at Kitz Residenz 6 several times and it's always wonderful. The apartment is perfectly placed. It is a short walk into Kaprun and very close to the restaurants and bars, and it is also a very short walk from th
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from £200 / night

£750 - £2340 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £200 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Aups

Var / Aups

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £160 / night

£1091 - £1203 / week

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from £160 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!
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from £85 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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Lymington holiday home rental

New Forest / Lymington

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Couldn't ask for more” A lovely base to explore the New Forest and surrounding areas. A great deal of thought has gone into making sure everything you need is provided. We travel up and down the country regularly and I can honestly say I have never
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from £58 / night

£410 - £800 / week

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from £58 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Holiday at Aviemore” Location ideal for all facilities. Beds excellent & comfy. House comfortable but feels a bit dated and tired decoration wise.
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from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

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Holiday condo rental

Saxony / Oelsnitz

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£242 - £483 / week

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from £44 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

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Walcott holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Walcott

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous cottage in a lovely location” We stayed in this lovely cottage over October half term. The cottage is very spacious and the interior is of a very high standard. There are two spacious bedrooms with lovely comfortable beds and a further
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from £65 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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