Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78718)

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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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(58) Excellent 

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St. Davids holiday cottage rental

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.46 km
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Finistere / Plobannalec-Lesconil

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £36 / night

£225 - £344 / week

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from £36 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding” Absolutely delighted with this lovely wee house. It was immaculate and fully furnished with everything you could possibly need. Two large family bathrooms which was great to get everyone up and out for the day. Location right beside Th  …see more

from £49 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £49 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Reighton

North Yorkshire / Reighton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£525 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place with the exception of the shower” We really loved staying here, the house had so much character. The only issue we had was the shower was unusable as it was far to hot, the management company were fantastic and helped us a lot.  …see more

from £60 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Puy-de-Dome / La Bourboule

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£216 - £242 / week

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from £44 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“A Very comfortable Cottage” Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet village with a shop , post  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean and comfortable, spacious” Our only complaint is the bed in the master bedroom was too hard and low as we are a older couple but apart from that it was a lovely holiday home  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cemaes Bay

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful week!” We've just spent a wonderful week in the cottage. We had a very warm, informative welcome to such a delightful place, the cottage was everything we hoped it would be and whilst we took every day essentials, we were pleased to find tha  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £470 / week

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from £45 / night

(29) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Canterbury / West Stourmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” The cottage is lovely and really homely. There are lots of dvds, games, packs of cards etc for rainy days or evening entertainment. Great fireplace. Easy key collection and drop off, perfect for us.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

9

Cottage rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” We had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautifully located cottage just outside of bath. The owner was very helpful and also sent us clear directions to the cottage. When we arrived there was a tea pot with cups and saucers placed on t  …see more

from £58 / night

£310 - £370 / week

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from £58 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .  …see more

from £185 / night

£395 - £675 / week

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from £185 / night

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Leafield holiday barn rental

Burford / Leafield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £107 / night

£141 - £738 / week

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from £107 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

26

Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning property in idyllic location” we loved our time in this spacious, well equipped property. Great pool for relaxing days but close to the motorway to explore surrounding area. We enjoyed a day in Malaga, a beach trip to Toro Del Mar, dinner ov  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £1449 / week

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from £99 / night

(41) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Kinloch Rannoch

Perth and Kinross / Kinloch Rannoch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“excellent cottage” Great cottage will all things you would want. Even enough for a teenage to be entertained for 3 days. Very good for cycling around the Loch and mountain biking too. Bikes provided.  …see more

from £130 / night

£595 - £800 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Arles-sur-Tech holiday villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Arles-sur-Tech

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful stay at Mountain View villa” We found the villa to be very welcoming. More than comfortable for 2 adults with 2 young children. Villa's location is ideal for exploring the local attractions as well as the local beaches which are very well su  …see more

from £69 / night

£345 - £542 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage in Broughton-in-Furness

Duddon Valley / Broughton in Furness

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £55 / night

£345 - £420 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Huangshan

Anhui / Huangshan

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £100 / night

£700 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

21

Holiday cottage in Cleggan

County Galway / Cleggan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£328 - £595 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Gulval with shared pool

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £29 / night

£200 - £575 / week

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from £29 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sayan

Ubud / Sayan

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £196 / night

£1298 - £2214 / week

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from £196 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

27

Ban Tai holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the  …see more

from £135 / night

£925 - £1150 / week

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from £135 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage accommodation

County Kerry / Dingle Peninsula

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect! Coming back.” Only 6 miles from Dingle town and yet a historic, rural idyll, walking distance from an expansive beach and a hamlet with two pubs. Quiet, private, home-like.  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimao / Mexilhoeira Grande

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 - £1207 / week

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from £138 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Latchi

Latchi / Arsinoe Beach

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa for couples and families. The heated pool is fantastic” Having rented several villas in Cyprus, we have to say that this is excellent value for money. The close location to Latchi (10 mins easy walk) makes it ideal for couples and families  …see more

from £100 / night

£625 - £1275 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Bray holiday apartment rental

County Wicklow / Bray

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation and terrific hosts” I can't possibly say enough about this accommodation. The apartment was so lovely (and spotless!) with a terrific outdoor space. And I loved having the fireplace - nothing like a turf fire on a chilly night!  …see more

from £61 / night

£414 - £699 / week

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from £61 / night

(41) Excellent 

21

Helensburgh holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Helensburgh

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great family cottage.” Very nice well equipped cottage in great gardens. The kids caught their first fish in the Gareloch (at the end of the garden). Very Happy with our stay.  …see more

from £80 / night

£440 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Midweek break” What a great little cottage so dog friendly has everything you need very clean and well kept.the village and surrounding area very dog friendly making it a relaxed holiday for both dogs and their families.  …see more

from £110 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £490 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Limavady

County Londonderry / Limavady

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The most beautiful place to stay on the North Coast” I used to live in Limavady before moving to the US and my wife and I travel back to Northern Ireland every year. This is by far the best place we've had the pleasure of staying. The location is ve  …see more

from £75 / night

£460 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

from £78 / night

£587 - £932 / week

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from £78 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

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