Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (76797)

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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(36) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Puffin Hollow provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break.” Puffin Hollow is a quaint cottage, cleverly and tastefully modernised with real thoughtfulness. The decor reflects the location - lovely coastal walks and living right on the harbo  …see more

from £80 / night

£415 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ardvasar

Isle of Skye / Ardvasar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A lovely getaway” We really enjoyed our stay! Cozy house with a small fireplace and a jetted tub. Very clean. Nice location for several trips.  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £549 / week

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from £75 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebellsCastle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / 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

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home or better !” Excellent place to stay with extra touches provided. Lovely decor and extremely comfortable. Would definitely recommend and would love to return ourselves.  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“well equipped” had a lovely short stay, thank you. the lodge is extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable. the owners clearly have a good eye for detail and all the little extras that are provided make it feel like you've rented the lodg  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

57

Holiday apartment accommodation

County Mayo / Westport

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
Combining Westport with a beach holiday and Croagh Patrick hill walking. Self-catering detached modern cottage rental with private deck. Wild Atlantic Way. Cycling / Greenway. Short walk to Bertra Strand. Nearby villages with pubs/restaurants. Outdoor/Adventure sports.  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £36 / night

(56) Excellent 

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St. Davids holiday cottage rental

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.46 km
  • Pet friendly
Cariad Cottage is an attractive cottage set in surrounding farmland with amazing sea views. Just yards from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path above Caerbwdy and Caerfai Bays, it offers breathtaking views across the bay to Skomer and Skokholm. Visit Wales 4 star gradingWalk  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

23

Whaley Bridge holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne  …see more

from £50 / night

£289 - £510 / week

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from £50 / night

(35) Excellent 

21

Barn rental in Narberth

Pembrokeshire / Narberth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Found our perfect 5* holiday accommodation” Having recently returned from holiday at The Barn we can only reiterate the comments that other visitors have made. The accommodation was definitely 5* we could not fault it at all. Everything was of a ver  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1450 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Very Good 

22

Ski chalet to rent in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Birthday week in Slovakia” The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of days exploring the moun  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1484 / week

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from £136 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous. The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t  …see more

from £65 / night

£382 - £619 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with shared pool in Norfolk

Fakenham / Toftrees

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great accomodation in a lovely location” We had a really good family weekend. The barn was great accommodation, very cosy and functional. It was great having 2 bathrooms. The best part was the indoor heated pool. It was wonderfully warm and the childr  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

Barn rental in Westbury

Shropshire / Westbury

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t  …see more

from £90 / night

£290 - £370 / week

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from £90 / night

(42) Excellent 

60

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

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night

(53) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment” Excellent apartment, high quality, great location and everything you could need was provided. Only a 5 minute walk from the great beaches of North Berwick!  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £962 / week

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from £98 / night

(9) Excellent 

12

Hill Ridware holiday barn rental

Staffordshire / Hill Ridware

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
In the heart of Staffordshire, within easy reach of Lichfield, Uttoxeter and Uttoxeter Racecourse, the National Arbouritum and the Peak District and Cannock Chase.Ideally located for golf, shooting & fishing, cycling, sailing and walking holidays. Th  …see more

from £171 / night

£485 - £1100 / week

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from £171 / night

11

North Rhine-Westphalia / Steinfurt

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £67 / night

£404 - £523 / week

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from £67 / night

(33) Excellent 

23

Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Carnon Downs

Truro / Carnon Downs

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in an idyllic setting” Killiow Heights is a great location to explore both the north and south coast of Cornwall. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and easily catered for all our needs. Set in lovely gardens, it offere  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £602 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peaceful paradise” This villa met all our expectations. The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular. Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local restaurants. Vila was spotless an  …see more

from £84 / night

£560 - £1060 / week

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from £84 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“The apartment was perfect for our stay.” The booking arrangements and arrival information were very well organised, thank you Annabel! We were delighted with the apartment. It was very well furnished, modern and bright and everything seemed brand new  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £850 / 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

(23) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £930 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Very Good 

12

Fintona holiday barn rental

County Tyrone / Fintona

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A NEWLY RENOVATED & BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED 5 STAR STONE BARN CONVERSIONSOMETHING DIFFERENT....... SOMETHING SPECIAL..  …see more

from £100 / night

£425 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Tangalle with swimming pool

Tangalle / Nakulugamuwa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A truly memorable experience” We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is stunning. But above all  …see more

from £238 / night

£1662 - £2119 / week

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from £238 / night

(22) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Sea Palling

Norfolk / Sea Palling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideal holiday spot.” My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a few yards from the magnifi  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £730 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Beautifully restored, charming 18th Century cottage located in the picturesque unspoilt fishing village of Portpatrick on the Rhinns Peninsula in South West Scotland.A short drive from the Village is The Mull Of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point.  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hawkshead

Ambleside / Hawkshead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Cottage, Great Location......” Stayed here for a 4 night break over the Easter weekend. Wanted somewhere close to Ambleside and this cottage fitted the bill exactly. The cottage is positioned brilliantly with walks and biking trails from the doo  …see more

from £92 / night

£380 - £550 / week

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from £92 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas  …see more

from £212 / night

£1425 - £4035 / week

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from £212 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stackpole

Pembroke / Stackpole

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1985 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Very Good 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pittenweem with golf nearby

Fife / Pittenweem

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
Kirkgate is a great base for golfing, walking the Fife Coastal Path, exploring historic sites or curling up with a good book - you won't be disappointed. A rolltop bath in the bedroom for a long soak after a long day will help you to chill out and relax.We have fre  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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from £65 / night

(80) Excellent 

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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

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday gite rental

Herault / Roujan

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
4 Paws is a modern, self catering, holiday home and BBQ dining area, Swimming Pool (heated if required) within a half acre landscaped garden. Totally refurbished in 2014/15, and reserved exclusively for guests, this lower floor of the villa, next to the pool, is accesse  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1187 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cromarty

Ross and Cromarty / Cromarty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful for a relaxed, quiet holiday” We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc. The views out of the lounge and main bedroom wer  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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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

(12) Excellent 

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Les Gets ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Plazac / Perigord Noir

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“A lovely place to stay in the most beautiful countryside.” The gite was lovely, clean and very well equipped. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful with everything from recommending places to visit, to the best local restaurants, even provid  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £83 / night