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Rural retreats (79509)

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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(17) Excellent 

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Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just lovely!” My husband and I were looking for somewhere to spend a peaceful few days in the sun with beautiful surroundings - this is exactly what we found. Apart from a minor quibble about the sofa being a tad uncomfortable, everything else was jus
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from £75 / night

£480 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable Stay” Lovely peaceful cottage with good living space our 4 adults and 3 children, very well equipped and stunning views.
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from £30 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £30 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Immaculate cottage in ideal location. Can't be faulted! Had lovely weather but cottage would have been ideal bolthole if weather had not behaved.
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from £49 / night

£340 - £747 / week

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from £49 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay” We stayed at this cottage for three nights it was really clean and in a nice location a fantastic base for visiting snowdon. The owner has gone to a lot of trouble to ensure that everything was provided for our stay even leaving a ham
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from £60 / night

£360 - £720 / week

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from £60 / night

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Castle rental in Buehlertann

Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£372 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue holiday cottage rental

Aveyron / Villefranche-de-Rouergue

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1480 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £212 / 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 £80 / night

£600 - £675 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £80 / night

(45) Excellent 

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17

Holiday b&b in Beaulieu

Brockenhurst / Beaulieu

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£520 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £42 / night

(51) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very cosy,homely house.” Lovely location. Spotless,cosy,comfy.All amenities such as dish washer tablets,kitchen rolls, washing up liquid available.Lovely secluded garden and dog friendly. Can strongly recommend.
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from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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avg. 3 hours 29 minutes

from £65 / night

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Holiday home in Belturbet

County Cavan / Belturbet

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £71 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite let

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £190 / night

£975 - £2525 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £190 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £34 / night

£270 - £445 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £34 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Houches ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely chalet, so comfortable and warm, loved the hot tub.” My partner and I with our friends and there children had a wonderful stay at Chalet Fiz. The garden is really nice and the area of Vaudagne is beautiful. There was no snow but we still enjoye
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from £222 / night

£1062 - £3452 / week

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from £222 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£385 - £619 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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26

Holiday cottage in Nailsworth

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for our Christmas away from home” We stayed at Middle Cottage over Christmas as I was working locally & still wanted to have a family time. The cottage was perfect -cosy and really well equiped and Alison had thought of everything including ad
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from £85 / night

£525 / week

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avg. 28 minutes

from £85 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £199 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Grasmere

Lake District / Grasmere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent place to stay with superb views” Very comfortable place to stay with an extremely well equipped kitchen. There was even a rolling pin and weighing scales for baking on a rainy day! The sofas and chairs were designed for relaxing in, which is
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from £85 / night

£545 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

65

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed with our 3 children for a week and the house is absolutely wonderful, I can find no fault at all, it was absolutely spotless and had everything to entertain our children from a Wii to DVDs, everything you need for self ca
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from £40 / night

£195 - £305 / week

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avg. 37 minutes

from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Criccieth

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean characterful comfortable cosy quiet!” A beautifully restored and presented cottage, with spacious grounds and in an idyllic quiet secluded setting. Very comfortable beds,nice finishing touches, including a tray of 'goodies' to get us started. Ev
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from £80 / night

£525 - £925 / week

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(38) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Windermere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” My husband and I stayed here for three nights over the Easter holidays. The location was perfect, and it was easy to travel to various attractions/ locations around the Lake District by car. We could not have been happier with Fellside Lod
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from £62 / night

£429 - £829 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

from £62 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballinskelligs

County Kerry / Ballinskelligs

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£443 - £797 / week

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from £89 / night

(63) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“What a cottage!” Location and convenience to sea front; to all types of shopping and transportation. Bright clean kitchen Private and cozy patio Friendly neighborhood pub!
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Nueil-les-Aubiers holiday gite rental

Nueil-les-Aubiers / Les Aubiers

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” You will look for nothing more in a Gite than you get with Des Arbres! The house is fab, with lots of space for everyone. Our teenage boys loved the house and would have just stayed. The pool is stunning, with a great outdoor area, you could
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from £143 / night

£999 / week

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from £143 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £120 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“a very comfortable cottage” Spent 3 days at Rowan cottage and found it delightful. The cottage is very well-equipped and very comfortable. Sitting in the garden was a particular pleasure
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” The view over Mudeford was out of this world, first class accommodation.it Had every thing one would need on holiday. We found The Shed very comfortable in every way. A credit to Ian and Jane, we are back again in August. Carol from Berksh
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Secret Valley Resort

Paphos / Secret Valley Resort

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brindisi ..... a Repeat Destination” Beautifully maintained Villa both inside and out. Spacious rooms throughout with high quality air-conditioning (a must on the really hot days!). Super swimming pool. You could dine in either the sun or shade and
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from £100 / night

£695 - £945 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £100 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
“peaceful,tranquil,super clean,simply the best” Probably 1 of the best apartments we have stayed in and super clean amazing views from the comfort of the lounge you can watch seals,swans (at least 15) and the evening entertainment a goodnight from the
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from £55 / night

£385 - £550 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £55 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Wembdon

Bridgwater / Wembdon

10 25 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great experience” This was a great experience for our large group. The house was fabulous and accommodated us all easily and was full of character. Well located for exploring the area. The rooms were huge in the main house and all had ensuite bathroom
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from £400 / night

£2400 - £8035 / week

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from £400 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £662 / week

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from £46 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.
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from £150 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful large house.” Just returned from a wonderful two night stay with a group of friends here. Great location for town centre and access to walks.Accommodation was fantastic everything we needed for our short break was provided - even fresh eggs
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from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

from £160 / night

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Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Mont Boron

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £62 / night

£416 - £726 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home letting

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£395 - £800 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh na Darroch, Ballater” Very nice bungalow well appointed and equipped. A second tiolet would be a good addition edoecislly if six people staying. In quiet location on edge of ballater. Nice riverside walk in to village
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb accomodation” First class holiday home. Very well equipped and comfortable. Pleasant country outlook from the French doors in the lounge. Excellent location for exploring the surrounding area and close to several lochs if fishing is your thing
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from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday penthouse rental

Portrush / East Strand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb location” Wonderful apartment, very tastefully decorated. Well equipped and very centrally located for the town. But it was the view! I wish I could have bottled it up and taken it home.
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from £80 / night

£750 - £1225 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fowey

Cornwall / Fowey

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£495 - £1185 / week

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from £71 / night

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