Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (44755)

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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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

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent property in a impressive location” One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property ov  …see more

from £105 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and  …see more

from £340 / night

£2380 / week

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from £340 / night

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(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bahia Feliz

Gran Canaria / Bahia Feliz

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply wonderful” The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has plenty of sun beds and parasols. We  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £169 / night

£1009 - £1421 / week

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from £169 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Studio rental in South East England

East Sussex / Heathfield

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A Relaxing Retreat” We had a very pleasant two night stay at the Garden Cottage and enjoyed the quiet of the surroundings of the woods that are next to the property. The cottage is 4 mins away from many supermarkets and 40 mins away from the beauti  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Beddgelert

Snowdonia National Park / Beddgelert

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful, cosy and lovely!” Colwyn Lodge was a pleasure to stay in over the New Year. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, and the location is stunning - on the banks of a wildly changeable river - storms and calm were both wonderful to w  …see more

from £70 / night

£280 - £425 / week

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from £70 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Ford

Peak District National Park / Ford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“a real gem of a holiday cottage...kids didn't want to come home!” We booked to stay at Ford Wetley cottage last minute....we figured camping over the cold bank holiday would not be fun. Well, how lucky were we to stumble upon this gem of a holiday cot  …see more

from £99 / night

£550 - £1250 / week

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from £99 / night

(13) Excellent 

29

Holiday cottage in West Country

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da  …see more

from £56 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £56 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and very comfortable” We have just returned from a lovely week in Coldstream Cottage. It is a very well situated cottage, just minutes walk from the beach, cafe and pub. Dale is a fantastic place with lots of walking opportunities, Wes  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £58 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in West Country

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night. We loved the peace and the hot tub, the water replaced and cleaned before our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Berkshire with golf nearby

Berkshire / Newbury

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic stay” We had a wonderful holiday in England. The appartment was great, very comfortable, well appointed and very well located (just 10 min from the city center, 20 min from the railway station on foot and opposite a Waitrose supermarket). T  …see more

from £140 / night

£675 - £725 / week

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from £140 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

Moreton-in-Marsh / Bourton-on-the-Hill

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend  …see more

from £101 / night

£465 - £710 / week

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from £101 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

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
This elegant modern chalet supplies everything you need for a real luxury stay. Step out onto your private decking on a bright morning, and the view across Loch Iuibhair (pronounced Ewar) to the steep glenside will take your breath away. Then look on the other directi  …see more

from £164 / night

£728 - £1250 / week

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from £164 / night

(7) Excellent 

45

Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix” Autumn walking long weekend to Chamonix. Lovely apartment in a great location. Everything we needed and more. Decided to rent an apartment instead of booking separate hotel rooms. What a good decision  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1650 / week

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(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“A peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay” Le Vieux Moulin is an incredibly tranquil house, set beside a stream in a peaceful valley where birds singing is about the loudest noise. There are good walks on the doorstep. The house itself is delig  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

Cottage rental in Norfolk

Norfolk / Burnham Market

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning holiday cottage. Refurbished & tastefully decorated 1850s flint cottage. Features include Wood burning stove, d/washer, Freesat, brodband wifi, & secluded garden. Close to sandy beaches; shops, pubs, and restaurants only 200yds. Perfect for families or  …see more

from £49 / night

£298 - £730 / week

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from £49 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Haworth

Keighley / Haworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful farmhouse in amazing location” Royds Hall Farm Cottage is a perfect gem of a traditional farmhouse on the outside, with a spacious, airy and spotless interior, with all mod cons and every comfort. The property is extremely well equipped, and  …see more

from £85 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £85 / night

(26) Excellent 

16

South East England holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £495 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Corton with golf nearby

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“great villa everything for good holiday” villa in excellent condition clubhouse/restaurant close by, pub/restaurant and chinesetakeway just across road very clean and tidy site perfect for a relaxing holiday but with yarmouth and lowestoft close by if  …see more

from £40 / night

£249 - £599 / week

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from £40 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Dormston holiday barn rental

Worcestershire / Dormston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful barn, fantastic location and lovely owners. Stay here!” We had a fantastic weekend here, the surrounding area is beautiful for walking. We ate in a nearby pub which was also lovely. The Barn itself is immaculate and very cosy. The kitche  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £818 / week

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from £80 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

Powys / Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place” Lovely welcome from Brian and Marian. Was a lovely place to stay with a very beautiful garden. me and my family had a very good time. Every thing was perfect and cottage was cosy and very welcoming would go again Thank you Brian an  …see more

from £68 / night

£459 - £548 / week

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from £68 / night

(24) Excellent 

29

Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome. The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Silence..and the lambs, but far from a horror story!” For our first family holiday(we have an 8 month old baby girl) we chose this cottage based on location and previous reviews. We were so glad we did - the cottage really was a home from home and so  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Faux-la-Montagne holiday gite rental

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  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

23

Dunvegan holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Colbost

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury 3 bedroom cottage, on the North West of the Isle of Skye - next to famous Three Chimneys Restaurant. Panoramic views of Outer Hebrides, the island-studded Loch Dunvegan and Cuillin mountains. Close to stunning beaches and spectacular walks.  …see more

from £104 / night

£455 - £851 / week

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from £104 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Pwllgwaelod

Newport / Pwllgwaelod

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“A pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.” This cottage was as described, and provided us with a pleasant, cosy base to be with friends and explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.  …see more

from £34 / night

£240 - £600 / week

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from £34 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing break” Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach. Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable bed.  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday apartment in All Saints

All Saints / Buckleys Heights

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Buckleys Country Club has its own distinctive flavour that will exceed your expectations and transform your moments on the island into everlasting memories. Land, water, wind and sun in perfect harmony as nature intended will greet you daily. Indulge yourself and d  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £55 / 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

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Amlwch

Amlwch / Bull Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.  …see more

from £94 / night

£579 - £785 / week

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from £94 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kournas

Apokoronas / Kournas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab villa, lovely location” Lovely villa and pool in quiet peaceful location very close to Lake Kournos. Clean and nicely decorated, helpful caretaker. Well equipped,; bedrooms downstairs but in heat of Summer this works well. Garden could do with  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1250 / week

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from £86 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Lostwithiel

Cornwall / Lostwithiel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a great location” The Moorings is a wonderful house in an award-winning complex, developed from I. K. Brunel's carriage works near Lostwithiel station. Over four floors, the house provides excellent accommodation whether for two pe  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £72 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.” Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in High Burnside

Aviemore / High Burnside

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable” Lovely comfortable house and very well equipped. From luxuries such as the hot tub down to the basics like loads of crockery and cutlery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.  …see more

from £113 / night

£785 - £2300 / week

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from £113 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Gaucin

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning views in a beautiful village” I stayed at Casa Muneca for 2 weeks in July of 2013 and loved every minute of it. The house while compact was in a beautiful position high up in the village of Gaucin and from the terrace you could see the rock o  …see more

from £27 / night

£164 - £272 / week

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from £27 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in West Country

Ilfracombe / Torrs

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent base for group of 9 friends and family including baby.” We were a varied party - from 11 months to mid-fifties, 4 young adults - everyone loved the house - there was a room to suit everyone. The location was perfect for wandering around the  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1395 / week

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from £72 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast. We'll hopefully be  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £180 / night

£780 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday cottage, centrally located” Lovely cottage, close to centre of winchcombe, and shops, nice walks nearby. Very clean and Spacious rooms. Central for visiting Cotswold attractions.  …see more

from £100 / night

£790 - £1400 / week

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from £100 / night