Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (46595)

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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Clockmakers Cottage - Chetnole cottage sleeps 4

Sherborne / Chetnole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Private garden
Newly refurbished Clockmakers Cottage is a luxurious detached and spacious cottage. Adjacent to the owners home Clockmakers Cottage is situated in a lovely Dorset village with an award winning pub. It has its own enclosed rear garden backing onto a woodland and a terr  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Rosary Cottage - Chipping Campden cottage sleeps 6

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Rosary Cottage is a 600 year old Grade II listed property with an abundance of period features,including mullion windows and exposed beams and timbers.Its central location on Chipping Campden's famous High Street ensures convenient access to the town's many re  …see more

from £180 / night

£780 - £920 / week

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from £180 / night

(55) Excellent 

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The Inchview Apartment - Kinghorn apartment sleeps 5

Fife / Kinghorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
The Inchview Apartment is a stunningly beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) contemporary conversion of an 18th century school in the popular coastal town of Kinghorn. Recently awarded 5* by VisitScotland, the property has been furnished to a very high standard an  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

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(21) Excellent 

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Waterfront Apartment - Lossiemouth apartment sleeps 4

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Waterfront Apartment located in Lossiemouth also known as the 'Jewel of Moray', This traditional fishing village has two Beautiful beaches one of which is right on the apartment's doorstep. Just a two minute walk from the Apartment is The Moray Golf Club  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

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Lower Franconia / Oberleichtersbach

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £29 / night

£200 / week

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from £29 / night

45

Ubytování v soukromí SALMOV - Českosaské Švýcarsko - Mikulasovice house sleeps 7

Usti nad Labem Region / Mikulasovice

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Ubytování v soukromí dvoupodlažního rodinného domu na hranicích Národních parků České a Saské Švýcarsko. Salmov, místní okrajová část města Mikulášovice, je ideálním místem pro klidný odpočinek nebo jako základna pro bezpočet úžasných v  …see more

from £19 / night

£100 - £860 / week

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from £19 / night

84

Province of Chieti / Roccascalegna

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£233 / week

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from £69 / night

(47) Excellent 

23

Skye Croft - Bernisdale cottage sleeps 2

Portree / Bernisdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Located on a scenic peninsula in the north west of the Isle of Skye, the croft is ideally situated, providing stunning and unspoilt views over Loch Treaslane, Loch Snizort and beyond to The Minch and the Isle of Harris.An ideal base for touring, the Isle of Skye has eve  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Little House - Plevenon gite sleeps 4

Cotes-d'Armor / Plevenon

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Our holiday gite, which has been recently renovated and modernised by local artisans to an exceptionally high standard, is located in Plevenon the village at the heart of the stunning Cap Frehel peninsular. Plevenon is known for its friendliness and is vibrant village  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(28) Excellent 

24

9 The Mansion House - Dollarbeg apartment sleeps 4

Dollar / Dollarbeg

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The luxury apartment forms part of a stunning modernised Victorian Mansion House set in its own beautiful gardens with far reaching views. It is the perfect location for exploring central Scotland with easy access to Edinburgh (annual Festival in August), Glasgow, Stir  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £785 / week

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from £70 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Angely - Torbeg lodge sleeps 7

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
Modern property with hard wood flooring throughout. LPG Central Heating. Bottled Gas and Electricity for Cooking.3 Bedroom timber clad bungalow. Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area. Bedroom 1 double bed with en suite toilet, sink, power shower. Bedroom 2 double be  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(145) Excellent 

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Tomich Holidays pool & wifi near Loch Ness - Cannich lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tomich Holidays - family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool: •Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, some en-suite, sleeps 4  …see more

from £96 / night

£290 - £720 / week

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from £96 / night

(10) Excellent 

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PILTON MOOR LODGE - Rhossili log cabin sleeps 4

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

Shutters Luxury Holiday Home - Beamish house sleeps 4

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
The proud owner of a TripAdvisor® *CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE*, awarded for first class hospitality and outstanding traveler reviews this beautiful property is ideally located for those wanting to discover the delights of Durham, the Dales and the Northumberland Coast.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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ROMANTIC, CENTRAL APARTMENT BELLAVISTA LAKE VIEW - Orta San Giulio apartment sleeps 6

Province of Novara / Orta San Giulio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Casa degli Archi - Apartment Bellavista“Casa degli Archi”, a characteristic ancient palace, is set right in the centre of Orta San Giulio on Via Bersani, one of the most typical streets (closed to traffic) of this town. Strolling along it you can enjoy the sight of  …see more

from £74 / night

£453 - £561 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Bwthyn Branwen - Aberffraw cottage sleeps 4

Anglesey / Aberffraw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Bwthyn Branwen is a traditional Welsh cottage and named after the daughter of Llyr and brother of Bendigeidfran ( translated as Bran the Blessed), crowned King of Anglesey. Both were characters from the welsh tales of the Mabinogi. All rooms are tastefully decorated to  …see more

from £70 / night

£405 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage - St Merryn cottage sleeps 4

Padstow / St Merryn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Set in the large garden of Lower Trevorgus House, Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage is located in a tranquil rural setting within walking distance from the village of St Merryn and a short drive from the famous Seven Bays of the North Cornwall Coast. The cottage is a great  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £3310 / week

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from £50 / night

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Haute-Loire / Sainte-Florine

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £37 / night

£259 / week

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from £37 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Period town house with delightful secluded garden - Ludlow cottage sleeps 6

Shropshire / Ludlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our old town house is a 'home from home' for the many guests that stay here. Recent refurbishments, which enhance the historic features, are to a high and comfortable standard. Behind the house is a charming enclosed secluded garden; a lovely sun trap. The house is loca  …see more

from £73 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Very Good 

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San Zenone Vilamoura - Laguna Golf - Vilamoura penthouse sleeps 5

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Superior Penthouse apartment with stunning views of Laguna/Millenium and Victoria golf courses with the sea beyond,Top quality award winning condominium,adjoining the golf courses set in secure grounds with two swimming pools one for children.Underground secure car park  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Mangle Cottage - Pittenweem cottage sleeps 6

Fife / Pittenweem

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Mangle Cottage is a stunning dwelling, built in 1749 which has been lovingly restored. It boasts a combination of modern luxury with traditional historic features. A roaring log fire, exposed stone walls, traditional Scottish tartan, tweed and leather soft furnishings c  …see more

from £135 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £135 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Carn Mhor Lodge, Aviemore - High Burnside house sleeps 9

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Carn Mhor Lodge is a newly built, detached property located at the High Burnside development in Aviemore. Set back in a secluded location with forest walks to the rear of the house, the property boasts fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains from the upstairs and dow  …see more

from £190 / night

£990 - £2487 / week

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from £190 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Montford cottage - Ascog cottage sleeps 6

Isle of Bute / Ascog

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Montford cottage is a lovely whitewashed house standing in a unique position, perched on the rocks with a sea view on 3 sides, and a rustic, walled garden overlooking the sea. Its situation is perfect for exploring Bute either by foot, bicycle, car or open top bus. It i  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Olhao Real Marina Village - Village Marina apartment sleeps 4

Olhao / Village Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a luxury furnished apartment. Fully equipped, and comprising of Lounge/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a large L shaped balcony, air-conditioned cooling and heating. Windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Located in a prim  …see more

from £56 / night

£388 - £604 / week

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from £56 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Burladingen

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Twelve Glenmalure Pines - Greenane log cabin sleeps 6

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Badgers End Cottage - Coleford cottage sleeps 4

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane, awarded a 4 Star rating by the English Tourist Board. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of th  …see more

from £88 / night

£399 - £1050 / week

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from £88 / night

(17) Excellent 

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"Kipper Cottage " Waterside property - Wootton Bridge cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Wight / Wootton Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Kipper Cottage is highly rated . The cottage is comfortable and on one level accommodation for four people. There is an open-plan living room and kitchen, which are bright and spacious, tastefully furnished and have lovely views of the creek. The Cottage benefits fro  …see more

from £125 / night

£595 - £1395 / week

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from £125 / night

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GLENVIEW LODGE - Woodville house sleeps 6

Tararua District / Woodville

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Cosy Cottage in the Woodville township. Walking distance to all the shops. Fully furnished, self contained. Sunny decking. Short drive to the Manawatu Gorge & walking tracks. Just north of the TUI Brewery at Mangatainoka and their famous fishing river. Woodville offers  …see more

from £89 / night

£236 - £648 / week

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from £89 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Westwood House - Portreath house sleeps 10

Cornwall / Portreath

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Sleeps 10. 5 bedroom house. Westwood House is a lovely family friendly home which complete with games room and hot tub. Located in Tehidy Park and surrounded by 250 acres of woodland for you to explore. Portreath beach is a 10 minute drive and the glorious golden sands  …see more

from £160 / night

£895 - £2495 / week

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from £160 / night

(14) Excellent 

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River Cottage - Faux-la-Montagne gite sleeps 4

Creuse / Faux-la-Montagne

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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 £50 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Curlew Cottage with wood burning stove. 2 bedroom. - Crianlarich cottage sleeps 4

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Curlew Cottage is situated within the privately owned Courtyard at Portnellan offering spectacular loch and mountain views across the lambing field and over to Loch Dochart. Curlew has a magnificent setting with a true Highland landscape all around. Often complimented b  …see more

from £157 / night

£567 - £770 / week

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from £157 / night

(29) Excellent 

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The Wriggly Tin - Millers Dale cottage sleeps 9

Peak District National Park / Millers Dale

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is a very special place for you to get together with friends or family and have a wonderful holiday or short break in the heart of the Peak District.This beautiful quirky house recently completley rebuilt caters for up to 9 people plus infants in 4 bedrooms, 3 bath  …see more

from £100 / night

£780 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Angel Loft - Bowness-on-Windermere apartment sleeps 2

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
Angel Loft is a heavenly location, situated in the heart of Bowness, just a short stroll down into the village and the shores of Lake Windermere, with parking for one vehicle to the rear.Perfect Romantic location, excellently equipped .Luxury 1 bed roomed apartment i  …see more

from £110 / night

£475 - £875 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Camelot - 5* loc. - Newport -Trefdraeth cottage sleeps 6

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Seine-et-Marne / Larchant

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £151 / night

£561 / week

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from £151 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Mistletoe Cottage - 4STAR - Yoxford cottage sleeps 2

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
This charming red brick 18th century cottage is set in pretty gardens providing a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has achieved the Visit England 4STAR rating. There is a lovely patio with garden furniture and BBQ to be enjoyed. The sitting room with its traditional wood  …see more

from £49 / night

£265 - £425 / week

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from £49 / night

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Oceanside Road - South Shore apartment sleeps 2

Southampton Parish / South Shore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
A contemporary ocean-front apartment with access to a horizon pool located at the end of a quiet lane on the south shore between West Whale Bay and Church Bay. Ideal for those looking to relax, with panoramic ocean views from every room and a private lawn where you can  …see more

from £227 / night

£1589 / week

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from £227 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Isle Cottage - Giants Causeway - Bushmills - Giant's Causeway cottage sleeps 8

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
A warm welcome awaits you at Isle Cottage situated on beautiful North Antrim Causeway Coast and just off the Causeway Coastal Route.Isle Cottage offers luxury accommodation for business or leisure within one of the most stunning and varied coastlines in Ireland. Situate  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £760 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Pine Cottage - Killin cottage sleeps 4

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Pine Cottage is the perfect escape to the country; a real home from home. Set within a small cluster of 4 similar, attractive cottages in stunning surroundings with uninterupted countryside views from the front windows. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard Pin  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

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