Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77440)

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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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Bamburgh

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location” This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat o  …see more

from £175 / night

£1135 - £1550 / week

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from £175 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Las Coloradas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa” Excellent villa in a excellent location we've stayed in villas all over France/Spain and the canaries and this beats them all that's why we return every year sometimes twice the owners are fab no car is needed as there is facilities a  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Home rental in Roundstone

County Galway / Roundstone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the  …see more

from £106 / night

£571 - £1141 / week

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from £106 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast” Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely tho  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Quinns Rocks holiday bungalow rental

Quinns Rocks / Butler

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!” We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for. Sara was so helpful and made herself available wit  …see more

from £155 / night

£550 - £1142 / week

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from £155 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roof  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £1106 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sneem

County Kerry / Sneem

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Margaret's Hope

South Ronaldsay / St Margaret's Hope

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
There are some lovely beaches and cliff side walks nearby. On the slip outside the door of The Noust there can quite regularly be seals lying.  …see more

from £50 / night

£380 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home rental in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, would come again.” Lovely house, accommodated the eight of us easily. A nice friendly location with very good amenities. Lovely little beach within walking distance, ideal for the younger children. Marseillan Plage is about a 20 min d  …see more

from £99 / night

£299 - £949 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Excellent 

50

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Kerasi is a gorgeous new villa designed in traditional Skopelos style with the most stunning views and easy access to Skopelos town. The villa has many windows and doors that open up to allow the pine scented breeze to flow through. The al fresco dining area ove  …see more

from £167 / night

£1053 - £2632 / week

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from £167 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

Blairmore holiday studio rental

Cowal Peninsula / Blairmore

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“The perfect home away from home” This lovely little flat sitting on the water front at Blairmore was the ideal holiday flat - simply decorated, comfortable bed, great view, excellent kitchen, clothes washer and drier, great shower in bathroom. All th  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £295 / week

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from £28 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Pentraeth holiday cottage rental

Pentraeth / Red Wharf Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent minimoon stay” Stayed at Arwelfa for 4 nights in November. The place is amazing. It's very new and lovely decorated. It's clean and cosy. The owners have thought of everything for a good stay. There are books DVDs binoculars radios and tv's.  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Flamborough

Bridlington / Flamborough

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Cliff edge cottage overlooking Thornwick Bay. One of the finest views in Yorkshire. Watch gannets, puffins, razorbills, auks, cormorants, gulls and short-eared owls from your living room. Breathtaking sea views. Nature walk. Idyllic sunset. Tranquil escape.<br />V  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £57 / night

(95) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Winchelsea holiday home rental

Winchelsea / Winchelsea Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Winchelsea Beach, near Rye, East Sussex. Beach house sleeps 6. House featured in various magazines.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1050 / week

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from £110 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cupar holiday home rental

Fife / Cupar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Bucket list Ryder Cup guys' trip” Great house! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a house in the area. I was on a guys' golf trip to the Ryder Cup and it was perfect for us .. house was exactly as advertised. Great location, close to St.  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
An above average sized one bedroomed property situtated in a private courtyard in the centre of the highly regarded village of Hartington, just yards from the River Dove. The most famous area of the Peak District, Dovedale is just a short distance downriver<br />  …see more

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunn  …see more

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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from £95 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Boa Island / Kesh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful time had at Misty Moorings Cottage.” My family and I spent a very enjoyable week at Misty Moorings cottage. The cottage is set in a wonderful location, with a lovely view of Lough Erne, there was everything anyone would need in the cottage a  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Assos

Cephalonia / Assos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal” Assos is deservedly known as one of the best places in Kefalonia. On top of that, Blue Note House has the best location in Assos. Simply can not ask for more.  …see more

from £196 / night

£908 - £2824 / week

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from £196 / night

(41) Excellent 

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St Leonards on Sea holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Appletreewick

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect Week!!!” Such a lovely cottage! Immaculate throughout. Everything you would need. Perfect location for sightseeing the Yorkshire dales. Plenty of local walks from the cottage. Short walk to the two pubs in the village. Oh and beautiful le  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home rental in Maubuisson

Carcans / Maubuisson

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £120 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Bampton holiday home rental

Penrith / Bampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu  …see more

from £90 / night

£690 - £2400 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing retreat” A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage, everything you need is provided for, we will definitely be returning!  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival! Th  …see more

from £39 / night

£260 - £475 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va  …see more

from £87 / night

£510 - £1204 / week

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from £87 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well  …see more

from £632 / night

£4386 - £6579 / week

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from £632 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Coverack

Cornwall / Coverack

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage.” A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible friendly  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Roja Montana holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Roja Montana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect location, superb villa” the villa has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Just a short walk away is a beautiful beach and some great bars and restaurants. waterpark is also nearby where we spent our last day relaxing whilst the kids  …see more

from £60 / night

£585 - £1000 / week

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from £60 / night

(118) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i  …see more

from £90 / night

£690 - £1000 / week

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from £90 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting” Greeted on arrival by Karen who gave us a helpful tour of the cabin and tips on what there is to do and where to go in the area, many of which we visited. The cabin is everything we imagined a log  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night