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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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Miners cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 4

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Brand New Holiday cottage, be the first to visit!Miners Cottage is a quaint, oak beamed 18th Century cottage, in the heart of the peaceful, unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon. It is an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from the bustling market tow  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Liddel Water Lodge, Log Cabin, Cumbria - Penton log cabin sleeps 4

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of  …see more

from £220 / night

£1200 - £1650 / week

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from £220 / night

(29) Excellent 

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The Luxurious Brambles Cottage near Sheringham

Norfolk / East Runton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Luxury Cottages in Cromer, Norfolk - A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Brambles. Please note: A covered HOT TUB is included.Luxury self catering with exceptional style and quality, luxury, homely and sumptuous 5 star self catering accommodation, situated nea  …see more

from £125 / night

£1045 - £2895 / week

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from £125 / night

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Vine Cottage - Great Eccleston cottage sleeps 4

Lancashire / Great Eccleston

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 13 km; Child friendly ;
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston. The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo  …see more

from £83 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £83 / night

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Holiday Park La Bonne Vie - Chalon-sur-Saone bungalow sleeps 5

Saone-et-Loire / Chalon-sur-Saone

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
High comfort holiday homes with private garden in a small holiday park close to the city Beaune."La Bonne Vie" has six (2 bedrooms) bungalows in 2 types:* 3 five sleeps bungalows, and* 3 bungalows adapted for a wheelchair user.Each bungalow has a surface of 63  …see more

from £65 / night

£427 - £858 / week

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from £65 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Slade Barn Gower - Oxwich barn sleeps 6

Swansea County / Oxwich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Sensitively converted barn in quiet South Gower coastal location, 5 minutes walk to Slade Sands. Garden area with decking/seating, fitted to highest standards of style and comfort. Within walking distance to the best of South Gower, beaches, coastal path walks, quiet  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £85 / night

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South Moravian Region / Breclav

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Peacock Cottage - Cinderford cottage sleeps 4

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Peacock Cottage, is situated in the small town of Cinderford offers a quaint self-catering holiday cottage nestled within the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean in the Wye Valley. This makes it an ideal choice for short breaks at any time of the year. It is the perfect r  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Excellent 

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The Old Shop at Ballantrae - Ballantrae cottage sleeps 6

South Ayrshire / Ballantrae

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
This comfortable and relaxing cottage occupies a central location within the delightful coastal village of Ballantrae and has been completely refurbished to ensure that your holiday is as comfortable as possible. If you are looking for some breathing space to revitalise  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Les Rimaudieres Le Faucon - Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet gite sleeps 8

Charente-Maritime / Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Large kitchen area with dishwasher,4 ring gas hob , grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven.Lounge with log fire and seating for 5 people. CD, radio, DVD, TV and satellite. Downstairs toilet and utility area with washing machine, clothes drier.Dining area seating for 8 p  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1500 / week

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from £90 / night

(39) Excellent 

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BARN COTSWOLDS STRATFORD CHELTENHAM WORCESTERSHIRE

Worcestershire / Dormston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
IDEAL FOR: 1 COUPLE 2 COUPLES FAMILIES/PARTIES UP TO 5 DOGS WELCOME PLEASE NOTE WI-FI RECENTLY UPGRADED IN RESPONSE TO GUEST COMMENTS SPECIAL SERVICE DURING CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL - ASK ABOUT AIRPORT/RACECOURSE TRANSFERS DOVECOTE BARN AT MOAT FARM DORMSTON WR7 4JX. SE  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £847 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Bearn / Oloron-Sainte-Marie

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 95 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £41 / night

£284 / week

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from £41 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Seafront Cottage - Gardenstown cottage sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Quiet and peaceful location, away from day to day life, surrounded by the natural beauty of nature, and facing directly out over the Moray Firth, this luxury cottage is ideal for a special or romantic break or just for a great family holiday. Stunning walks from the fr  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £650 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holly Tree Cottage - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Holly Tree Cottage is a warm and welcoming cottage sleeping 2 to 4 people in an area of Scotland where there is plenty of holiday activities to partake in. The beach is a short walk away through a Woodland Trust property. Golf courses are in abundance and there are man  …see more

from £65 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £65 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Rieden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Villa Relax - Song Cau house sleeps 8

Quy Nhon / Song Cau

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
Welcome to our paradise on earth - perhaps even yours to be?Miles of beautiful beach, postcard palm trees and white sand is something you have to get used to.Take advantage of the incredible serenity that surrounds Gahn Do, without any loud discotheque or bar streetPut  …see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £638 / week

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from £78 / night

(12) Excellent 

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River Cottage - Faux-la-Montagne gite sleeps 4

Creuse / Faux-la-Montagne

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is surr  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

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Province of Bergamo / Costa di Serina

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £87 / night

£432 / week

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from £87 / night

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Goslar / Hahnenklee-Bockswiese

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £31 / night

£194 / week

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from £31 / night

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Lozere / Belvezet

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £50 / night

£345 / week

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from £50 / night

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Ile-de-France / Yvelines

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

(22) Excellent 

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GAME KEEPERS - Loddiswell lodge sleeps 6

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
"Game Keepers" a former hunting lodge centres around the natural beauty of the woods, valleys, flowing waters and wildlife that share this magical location with you. The property offers you and your family bespoke countryside living in a relaxed peaceful and friendly e  …see more

from £165 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £165 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Mill Farm Cottages Foulksmills County Wexford Irel

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
New for 2016: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of six guests however for larger groups  …see more

from £87 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Saxony / Kirnitzschtal

1 5 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Pond Cottage at the Old Vicarage, Caldecott

Rutland / Caldecott

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Nestled in the Welland Valley Pond Cottage with it's countryside views is the old kitchen annexe of The Old Vicarage, Caldecott, Rutland. Built in 1863 by Rev Thomas Wheeler Gilham, it was divided in the 1970's and the annexe sold off and became Pond Cottage, in Septemb  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Eckernforde

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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Meals Farm Nursery Cottage - North Somercotes cottage sleeps 5

Lincolnshire / North Somercotes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
4* rated, 2-bedroom holiday cottage!Nursery Cottage was converted in 2005 and is a two-bedroom single-storey unit with a private, decked patio. It has two bedrooms; one is a king-size bedroom and the other has twin beds. We can provide a folding bed only (no bedding) fo  …see more

from £79 / night

£375 - £580 / week

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from £79 / night

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Lower Franconia / Oberleichtersbach

1 5 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £29 / night

£200 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Aylesbury - Pocklington log cabin sleeps 4

East Riding of Yorkshire / Pocklington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Luxury authentic log cabin on lakeside in picturesque and peaceful location. Ideal for those angling enthusiasts or for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Wolds.Aylesbury is located overlooking Willow Waters lake, one mile from the market town of Pocklington. This p  …see more

from £83 / night

£430 - £715 / week

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from £83 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Hemmingsfield Cottage - Upton upon Severn cottage sleeps 5

Worcestershire / Upton upon Severn

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Available as a peaceful holiday home is Hemmingsfield Cottage; a three bedroom holiday cottage positioned 1.5 miles outside the sleepy town of Upton-upon-Severn on the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire border with quick access to the M5 and M50 motorways which are loca  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Primrose Cottage - Sturminster Newton cottage sleeps 2

Dorset / Sturminster Newton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
NEW renovation of a stunning 16th century cottage perfect for couples looking for a luxury countryside break or a UK honeymoon. Oak beams, WOODBURNER with logs provided, king size bed and roll top bath. FREE WI-FI and Baby Friendly. Secluded garden good for al fresco di  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet Cuckoo - Ayer chalet sleeps 5

Canton of Valais / Ayer

1 5 6 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Downstairs there is a spacious living room with kitchen and views from the large windows of the tumbling adjacent stream. The bedroom is ingeniously incorporated into the old wooden raccard with spectacular views of the mountains; there is a king sized double bed and  …see more

from £90 / night

£610 - £660 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Pearl Bay Beach House - Yzerfontein house sleeps 8

Western Cape / Yzerfontein

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
The ultimate beach holiday house! Go for long beach walks on our 16 mile beach, do some fishing or whale watching. Pick mussels from the rocks directly in front of the house. The flow of the house is conducive to outdoor barbeques, and long lazy lunches by the pool.Th  …see more

from £190 / night

£1328 / week

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from £190 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Tirol / Wildermieming

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £72 / night

£501 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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The Cottage at Deerleap - Rowlands Castle cottage sleeps 4

Hampshire / Rowlands Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 29 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Cottage at Deerleap is a beautifully presented courtyard cottage set in the grounds of an impressive period house in the delightful Hampshire village of Rowlands Castle. The cottage is all on one level and so has easy access. There is a very comfortable sitting room  …see more

from £73 / night

£510 - £930 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Gers / Plieux

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £65 / night

£393 / week

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from £65 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Pine Cottage - Gorgeous Cottage and Bay View

North York Moors National Park / Robin Hood's Bay

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
Pine Cottage is a gorgeous, cosy, stone cottage with exposed beams which has been recently renovated. It is in an idyllic location, set within a small residential hamlet between Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar, with the beautiful Fylingdales Moor as a back drop and panora  …see more

from £105 / night

£595 - £695 / week

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from £105 / night

(14) Excellent 

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White Lilac Cottage - Brynsiencyn cottage sleeps 3

Anglesey / Brynsiencyn

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
White Lilac cottage is a traditional stone cottage. From the front there are lovely views of the Snowdonia Mountain range. To the rear there is a cottage garden which is full of flowers throughout the summer. It is a real sun trap - wonderful for enjoying a glass or tw  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Upper Bavaria / Feldafing

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats

5 12 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £183 / night

£1278 - £1725 / week

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from £183 / night

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