Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78018)

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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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Northern England

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Two double bedrooms, one en-suite and a twin bedroom. There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen and a peaceful, comfortable sitting room overlooking the garden.  …see more

from £110 / night

£375 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage rental

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful place to stay, with lots to do for kids and adult” 39 old court is a beautiful place to stay, it's on a lovely site which offers lots to do for kids and adults and is very friendly and peaceful. 39 old court itself is lovely and clean, and  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Llanuwchllyn

Bala / Llanuwchllyn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous barn in beautiful surroundings” Our group of 4 adults and 5 teenagers adored our time in this wonderful barn. The owners have obviously taken time and effort to make this such a warm and welcoming place to stay. Kelly was incredibly frie  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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(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

(40) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Cemaes Bay

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Location, comfortable house” The house is located in a perfect spot, with sunrise and sunset views. The house has everything we needed and was very quiet and comfortable. The beach is very close and Cemaes Bay within easy walking distance. Wo  …see more

from £100 / night

£499 - £1199 / week

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from £100 / night

(73) Excellent 

20

Newby Bridge holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi  …see more

from £135 / night

£825 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Hemswell

Hemswell Cliff / Hemswell

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Self catering holiday cottage, sleeps 5 in Lincolnshire rural village, near Hemswell Antique centre, historic Lincoln, Louth, Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Forty minutes from the Lincolnshire coast. Pets welcome. Calm, serene walled garden. Short or long stays.Typical  …see more

from £70 / night

£365 - £395 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

19

Holiday bungalow in Mallaig

Lochaber / Mallaig

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
Callakille has stunning views of the working harbour of mallaig with fishing boats and ferries and looking over to Eigg,Rum,and Skye. You can take a water taxi over to knoydart to the remotest pub in britain (THE OLD FORGE ) plus you can take a ferry over to the Isle  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

(80) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

12

Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(35) Excellent 

36

Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in South East England

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Enchanted country lodge” In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge. Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however it is nothing but spacious  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Stoupa

Messenia Region / Stoupa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
From sunrise to sunset you will love the large patio and 'infinity' pool which seems to flow into the sea! 3 bedroomed, fully air-conditioned stone villa built in the traditional style of the Mani region, comprising 3 double bedrooms, furnished with your comfort in mi  …see more

from £116 / night

£806 - £1861 / week

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from £116 / night

(1) Very Good 

29

Lodge rental in Bilene with shared pool

Gaza Province / Bilene

10 28 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Lux villa that sleeps 8 $720 per night4xLux tents sleeps 2 $90 per night.4 sleeper lux tent sleeps4 $100  …see more

from £40 / night

£278 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Magnifique” Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this property, what a wonderful time we had. La Girode is a gem, offering seclusion, privacy and peace and quiet. We completely relaxed and de- stressed; having the use of a private pool  …see more

from £67 / night

£467 - £1229 / week

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from £67 / night

(23) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Bodiam

East Sussex / Bodiam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One word: "perfect"!” We stayed for four nights at 4 Coopers Cottage, and we can only say it was a marvellous experience in every way! To start with, Terrie, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts - no effort was spared to make us feel welcome, and to he  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

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 £83 / night

£577 / week

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from £83 / night

(20) Excellent 

19

Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

13

Holiday bungalow in Suffolk

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Very close to the beach in Aldeburgh. Recently refurbished and refitted this luxury bungalow has 3 large bedrooms one en suite and a fully tiled family shower room. Very comfortable furnishings, excellent fully fitted kitchen and all the other facilities you will needSo  …see more

from £130 / night

£880 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(25) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect spot with amazing views” I have already recommended this place to several friends, it is such a perfect place to stay. The views from the house are stunning and the large window area with plenty of seating and long, light evenings meant it was  …see more

from £125 / night

£690 - £1125 / week

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from £125 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Windermere holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Windermere

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake.  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £450 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Very Good 

24

Holiday lodge in Central Southern England

Hitchin / St Pauls Walden

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“the place was lovely and we had a great time!:)” Me and my friends really enjoyed the weekend in Church Lodge cottage. We would definitely like to come and spend the perfect time making BBQ, playing volleyball, having few drinks or listen to music and  …see more

from £165 / night

£800 - £2450 / week

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from £165 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Llangynidr holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely  …see more

from £65 / night

£341 - £488 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Snowshill

Cotswolds / Snowshill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage, great place for kids and in a stunning setting” I visited Willow Vale Cottage in the Cotswolds over Easter with my husband and 3 children aged 2,5 and 6. The Cottage was beautiful and in a perfect setting. It also had plenty of outd  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(27) Excellent 

13

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
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o  …see more

from £150 / night

£504 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

20

Xylofagou holiday villa rental

Larnaka District / Xylofagou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Large family villa with three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and a professionally maintained private pool. Looking out onto farmers fields gives you privacy whilst the kitchen has all modern appliances. The lounge has TV/DVD player and there is also an extra WC.Loc  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Summary: If you are looking for something a bit different - to truly relax and unwind with your family and friends in the REAL Spain...then this is it! Casa Níspero is a beautiful traditional Spanish villa hidden away among the pine trees on the edge of Parque Natural  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Abruzzo

Province of Pescara / Roccamorice

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Air conditioning
“Spacious apartment in a tranquil location” This apartment has special meaning for me because my fiance' proposed while we were staying there! Roccamorice is a very quaint idyllic Italian town with a few great restaurants and great views. The apartme  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 / week

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from £39 / night

(19) Excellent 

22

Portreath holiday home let

Cornwall / Portreath

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit  …see more

from £160 / night

£895 - £2495 / week

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from £160 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.Runner  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llantrisant

Rhondda Cynon Taff / Llantrisant

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £85 / night

£400 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Kinsale

County Cork / Kinsale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to  …see more

from £121 / night

£848 - £1314 / week

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from £121 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Ardnamurchan Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in East Malling

West Malling / East Malling

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Delightful 1 bedroom cottage with lovely rural views located amongst orchards near the picturesque village of West Malling. The tastefully decorated accommodation includes ground floor open plan kitchen, sitting room / dining area, hall and cloakroom. Stairs to f  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Clonmany

Clonmany / Tullagh Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“My Dream House by the sea” This was exactly what we needed...breathtaking views from the end of the garden...superb assistance from Lorraine and her husband...our kids (2 and 6) were spoilt for choice..play in the garden with the toys supplied..go to  …see more

from £130 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Villeneuve la Comtesse

Charente-Maritime / Villeneuve la Comtesse

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr  …see more

from £65 / night

£310 - £875 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Perranuthnoe

Cornwall / Perranuthnoe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet, cosy, characterful cottage” Lovely cottage in a typical Cornish village, with great coastal walks and lovely beach. The cottage had all that was required. The village was quiet although close to Marazion which had great pubs and shops, as di  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £700 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Armagh

County Armagh / Armagh

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful” Beautiful house ,spotlessly clean.very spacious.Had a very relaxing stay and will definitely be returning .  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name im  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Tewkesbury with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle” Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and anoth  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £90 / night

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