Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (45551)

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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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday home in Lillesand

Aust-Agder / Lillesand

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £102 / night

£551 - £1145 / week

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from £102 / night

(30) Excellent 

20

Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n
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from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.
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from £80 / night

£395 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Varese / Taino

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £76 / night

£421 - £774 / week

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from £76 / night

21

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Hautefort

Hautefort / Saint Agnan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£412 - £721 / week

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from £60 / night

(40) Very Good 

30

Dursley holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Dursley

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Springbank” We stayed at Springbank with our 9mth daughter as a mini first holiday. Dursley village is a short walk and Slimbridge Wetlands is a short drive. The house was well equipped, highchair and travel cot were great, just need own bedding for t
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from £60 / night

£330 - £565 / week

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from £60 / night

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Corse-du-Sud / Balogna

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£339 - £424 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

34

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Villalonga

Province of Valencia / Villalonga

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £110 / night

£766 - £1181 / week

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from £110 / night

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Luberon / Apt

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£712 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £43 / night

£429 - £719 / week

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from £43 / night

(55) Excellent 

31

Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £4035 / week

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from £232 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Hoarwithy

Hereford / Hoarwithy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£795 - £1295 / week

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from £165 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Louisburgh holiday home rental

Louisburgh / Killeen

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and well equipped” We had a fabulous time in Louisburg the 1st week of October.The house is spacious,immaculate and beautifully decorated.Lots to do in the area for kids and adults.I highly recommend this house for a holiday as it has all
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from £123 / night

£467 - £678 / week

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from £123 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Saint-Amand-Montrond

Cher / Saint-Amand-Montrond

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic wildlife without moving from the house” We had an excellent time at this property. Pool, tennis and cycling kept us all fit and teenagers entertained. Watching butterflies, birds, insects and other creatures made every day a fantastic wildl
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from £152 / night

£715 - £1160 / week

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from £152 / night

(33) Very Good 

47

La Noue holiday cottage rental

Ile de Re / La Noue

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful small cottage on the Ile de Re” We booked the cottage for a rather belated honeymoon plus a summer holiday. We'd always wanted to stay on the Ile de Re and always prefer to self cater in more traditional properties. This didn't disappoint,
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from £47 / night

£325 - £1345 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Very Good 

21

Argeles-sur-Mer / Argeles sur Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £46 / night

£317 - £659 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Nianing holiday villa let

La Petite Cote / Nianing

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£636 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Great village house” 4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the facilities we needed.
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from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Harlyn Bay

Padstow / Harlyn Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Half Term Family Break” Absolutely fantastic place, also catered for our two well behaved dogs,the grandchildren fell in love with the place and keep nagging to return. Looking forward to re visiting at some time in the future Would recommend to any
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from £450 / night

£1800 - £4500 / week

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from £450 / night

(19) Excellent 

19

Bungalow accommodation in Muir of Ord with golf nearby

Scottish Highlands / Muir of Ord

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Ideal break in Easter Ross” We were extremely lucky to find a cottage of such a high standard available at short notice. Oaklea was a perfect base for a short stay in Easter Ross. The cottage itself offered everything required for a relaxing stay an
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from £53 / night

£340 - £435 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in O Freixo

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj
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from £102 / night

£551 - £1111 / week

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from £102 / night

(7) Excellent 

35

Holiday bungalow rental

Uckfield / Buxted

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£500 - £1175 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

25

Holiday home in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £159 / night

£1275 - £2750 / week

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from £159 / night

(28) Excellent 

26

Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed in the cottage for New Year and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 5 adults, ample parking and the cottage had all the finishing touches.
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

16

Aboyne holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Aboyne

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cottage in the Woods” "We have been going to Craiglarach Cottage now for the last 20 years, both as a couple & as a family. It is a most relaxing, well equipped and extremely comfortable home from home away from the hub-bub of city life. You can do
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from £83 / night

£580 / week

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from £83 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

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
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly

from £138 / night

£500 - £770 / week

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from £138 / night

(8) Very Good 

23

Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£585 - £1102 / week

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from £191 / night

(62) Very Good 

14

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
“Mrs” Cute , cosy cottage in a fantastic location Close to the harbour. Tastefully decorated, lovely and warm and all the home comforts you could hope for. Brixham is a fascinating, colourful place Lots of lovely walks and good restaurants. Especial
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

20

Portscatho holiday bungalow rental

Portscatho / Gerrans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Cornwall fix” We have a caravan near Portscatho but the site is closed from October to Easter so we needed our cornwall fix. Itldo is perfectly placed within walking distance of Portscatho and of the coastal footpath. Two pubs and the Harbour club are
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from £66 / night

£425 - £780 / week

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from £66 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aylsham

Norfolk / Aylsham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” We had family members visiting us from abroad and they fell in love with the cottage. Everything is there. The owners are kind and friendly. They communicate well and respond to any questions fast. My family said, it's cosy, traditional, wa
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from £70 / night

£290 - £480 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tolpuddle

Dorchester / Tolpuddle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful cottage in a lovely village” Since we booked the cottage Helen has been fantastic at providing us with more than enough information to make our stay as easy as possible, particularly with 2 dogs in tow!! Quite simply the cottage is beauti
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from £80 / night

£420 - £855 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home rental in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!
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from £39 / night

£267 - £310 / week

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from £39 / night

(23) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage in Schull

County Cork / Schull

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven!” My sister and I stayed in Molly Cottage in early June. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Robin & Helen and found the cottage spotless, the wood pellet stove alight, and very well equipped with everything to make our st
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from £59 / night

£269 - £400 / week

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from £59 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking. We had no problems at al
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from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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