Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77883)

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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(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Gorgeous” Will definitely be returning, went away for valentines weekend, also got engaged at the Willow Lodge. Can not fault the lodge or Tracy they are both absolutely amazing. Will be returning in the Summer.  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Kippford log cabin rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Fantastic lodge! Everything you need is available. Very comfortable and spacious. Nearby play parks for the kids and a variety of walks nearby. A lovely woodland Jubilee path to Rockliffe. Very picturesque. We will return!  …see more

from £85 / night

£670 / week

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from £85 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Parwich holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Parwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing break” Great cottage in a quiet village,def need a car to get ariund though,great facilities in cottage,loved new bathroom even if it was far from bedroom  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £440 / week

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from £60 / night

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(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Keighley / Haworth

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great cottage, perfect location” This was a special trip... our 20th wedding anniversary and our first attempt to introduce our three boys to Haworth and the Brontës. So we did pay a little more than we usually would to get this cottage, right in the  …see more

from £99 / night

£545 - £956 / week

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from £99 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / St Peter

1 4 4 nights min

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

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from £119 / night

£831 / week

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from £119 / night

(11) Excellent 

31

Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Apartment rental in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Beaulieu-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located in a safe and quiet area. From the terrace you have a real amazing view of the sea in front of Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat.The flat is about a 15 minutes walk to the beach and downtown area where all the cafes, restaurants and shops are.Yo  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £882 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Berkshire holiday cottage rental

Maidenhead / Maidenhead Riverside

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Modern, comfortable fully equipped one bedroom cottage. Suitable for short to medium term lets. Sleeps 2, (plus child on sofa bed). Tastefully converted stable, looking out onto fields and lakes. Off street parking, free wifi, laundry. Weekly service included in price.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Boot

Lake District / Boot

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway.” The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved t  …see more

from £250 / night

£1650 - £2495 / week

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from £250 / night

(15) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.  …see more

from £88 / night

£435 - £630 / week

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from £88 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitwell

Isle of Wight / Whitwell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, beautiful garden and surroundings, brilliantly equipped.” We stayed at Ferndale with our 2 year old and tiny baby. It's a challenging travelling with small children but arriving a Ferndale we breathed a huge sigh of relief as it was so  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

West Country holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wow factor location, Great views a short walk will take you to any one of Newquay's fabulous beaches, the harbour, the headland or Golf course. If you want to relax and unwind the Penthouse is an ideal choice. Suitable for families + children or couples.Free car  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1700 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Buckle Barn is a beautiful, listed Cotswold-stone holiday cottage offering luxury accommodation for two in the quintessential village of Upper Slaughter. Blending style and practicality this unique holiday let is perfect for couples seeking a romantic country retreat.  …see more

from £118 / night

£530 - £690 / week

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from £118 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Stanwell Tops holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Stanwell Tops

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Yellowtail Stay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone-surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We have 3 rooms available. The Courtyard Room is a studio apartment and located downstairs from the residence. Own private acce  …see more

from £55 / night

£379 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely  …see more

from £70 / night

£330 - £760 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Cansaulim with shared pool

Cansaulim / Cansaulim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful welcome and stay in a lovely clean spacious apartment” We were warmly welcomed by savio and Cynthia, staying in a spacious wonderfully clean and well stocked apartment,everything one could think of, welcome pack, soaps etc. the swimming pool  …see more

from £19 / night

£137 - £180 / week

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from £19 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great as usual” A lovely cottage for two in private well tended grounds close to all amenities in Criccieth. The cottage was spotless, having recently been refurbished with many new furnishings, etc. The owners live nearby and made us very welcome. It  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £385 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Andermatt

Canton of Uri / Andermatt

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in classic Swiss ski village” Highly recommend this apartment if you look to stay in Andermatt. Modern, well appointed and a place you easily feel comfortable. Very central to village, train, lifts, restaurants, etc.  …see more

from £168 / night

£1172 - £2422 / week

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from £168 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Rethymnon

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Satra is a 190 sq. m two-story stone built villa, located on one of the highest spots of the village offering views on the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area. The villa was formally an oil factory built in 19 century and in 1949 it was converted to a r  …see more

from £153 / night

£1068 - £1484 / week

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from £153 / night

(13) Average 

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Cottage rental in St Johns

Isle of Man / St Johns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Can't recommend highly enough” My family have had two wonderful stays at Rose Cottage and would definitely stay there again. The cottage is really homely and inviting. Jane and Mike, the owners have gone to great lengths to make guests feel comfortabl  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Frampton

Dorchester / Frampton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderful accomodation and hosts” We highly recommend the Rose Barn: it's beautifully decorated and well appointed. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The location is convenient to the Dorset coast as well as the beautiful countryside.  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £180 / night

£695 - £1680 / week

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from £180 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Duffus

Moray / Duffus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £973 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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 £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Pagkalochori with indoor pool

Rethymnon / Pagkalochori

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for! Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015! It can accommodate 8 people  …see more

from £297 / night

£2077 - £3856 / week

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from £297 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would definitely return to this property and thoroughly  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Baslow

Baslow / Stonelow

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Peak District self catering holiday accommodation is luxurious and offers a fine base for a superb holiday or short break at the heart of the Peak District National Park. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge if you want to  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £1390 / week

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from £83 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent !” This lodge was brilliant and we really enjoyed our time unfortunately we only booked a week and would have loved to have stayed for 2. The lodge was perfect for 2 families with young children (between us we had 4 children aged 6 months, 1  …see more

from £88 / night

£525 - £1100 / week

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from £88 / night

17

Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
New to Holiday Lettings in October 2016, Come Home Cottage is situated just 2 minutes away from Haworth's historic Main Street and the Bronte Parsonage Museum. It is a lovingly restored Grade II listed building over four floors and is an ideal base for a Yorkshire holid  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fearnan

Loch Tay / Fearnan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Beautiful lakeside modern and beautifully furnished house. With two Munros within 10 minutes drive it provides a great base for walkers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts. The house is also a great venue for rest and relaxation.This is a sophisticated and relaxed hou  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(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

(22) 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
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Home rental in Lahinch with golf nearby

County Clare / Lahinch

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
Dough Mor Lodge is a luxury six bedroom house all the rooms are en-suite with power showers. The lounge has its own fire place with comfortable sofas. The dinning room has double doors which open out into the gardens which are spacious. There are large secure gardens.  …see more

from £170 / night

£1145 - £1526 / week

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from £170 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Gyrngoch

Gwynedd / Gyrngoch

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wish we could have stayed all summer!” We had two splendid weeks, with very good weather, in Lavender Cottage. The cottage and the rest of the property was beautiful, peaceful and clean. Would love to have a cottage of that for ourselves! The owners a  …see more

from £105 / night

£520 - £599 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gargunnock

Stirling / Gargunnock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin  …see more

from £93 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in an ideal location. Perfect for 3 generations all under one roof!” The owner is very helpful, informative and professional. The house itself is lovely and has plenty of space with the two separate sitting rooms as well as enough bathroo  …see more

from £125 / night

£495 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dobriach holiday home rental

Carinthia / Dobriach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house has been designed to make the most of the superb mountain and lake views, offering open-plan living space and a large patio area upstairs, perfect for al-fresco entertaining, with a superbly appointed kitchen. The 3 downstairs bedrooms downstairs (one with an  …see more

from £139 / night

£971 - £1677 / week

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from £139 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night