Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33358)

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 home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £1099 / week

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from £99 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £180 / night

£695 - £1680 / week

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from £180 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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(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

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brantham

Babergh District / Brantham

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
“A very nice cozy cottage” We had a wonderful two-week vacation in this cozy cottage. On our arrival we found a nice welcome-pack and we were warmly welcomed by the owner.  …see more

from £79 / night

£385 - £550 / week

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from £79 / night

(51) Very Good 

27

Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Corfe Castle / Kingston, Dorset

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is  …see more

from £130 / night

£830 - £990 / week

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from £130 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

Cottage letting in Northern England

Sheffield / High Bradfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Defenitely a place to go back” Great hospitality, nice hide out in the country side, beautiful surroundings for long walks. Very well organized cottage with all accommodation you need. Perfect place to take children.  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(40) Excellent 

30

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 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £930 / week

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from £55 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lost for words” Well what can we say wonderful place house is extreamly clean and tidy home from home I feel the house has everything you need right down to tennis rackets. you couldnt need another thing we had a fab warm welcome from the owners the h  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Ms” What a truly wonderful comfortable place. Susie is a pleasure to deal with and it tops any other holiday accommodation I have stayed in. Second time back and will continue to return. The view, the comfort, the hospitality- all wonderful.  …see more

from £130 / night

£840 - £1265 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Thuringia / Katzhutte

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £28 / night

£154 / week

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from £28 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £825 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Home rental in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs” The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!  …see more

from £400 / night

£2300 - £3150 / week

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from £400 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Avoch holiday home rental

Scottish Highlands / Avoch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“If you want to get away from it all and yet so much to see!” Elaine (the owner) was extremely helpful in making our week's stay one to remember. The lovely cottage has more than enough room for two and the rate was reduced provided we used just one of  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) 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 £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in West Country with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(33) Very Good 

24

Anstruther holiday cottage rental

Fife / Anstruther

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” Excellent stay in a very homely cottage fully equipped with everything you need. Dog friendly and cosy. We would definitely stay here again.  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £525 / week

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from £42 / night

(24) Excellent 

28

Northern England holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Penrith

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay” The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable and clean. The WIFI was excellent. Orton is a lovely village to walk in and enjoy the scenic beauty. If you get a chance, try to attend one of the church services at t  …see more

from £55 / night

£225 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sea Palling

Norfolk / Sea Palling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideal holiday spot.” My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a few yards from the magnifi  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £730 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cheddar holiday bungalow rental

Somerset / Cheddar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spring Grange Cottage is a luxury 2 bedroom spacious annexe set in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty on a 3/4 acre plot. This location enjoys fantastic views west across the valley and unspoilt countryside. Nestled in the Mendip Hills, Winscombe is an excellent  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Fife holiday home rental

Fife / St Andrews

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Kinbrae Golf House” Kinbrae House is a lovely family home. It was ideal for our family week in St Andrews. We had two adults, two teenagers and a dog - all were happy and comfortable. We only scored 4 out of 5 because the TV is tiny, the bins were com  …see more

from £175 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £175 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Fish Hoek holiday home rental

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £980 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Stanwell Tops holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Stanwell Tops

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Yellowtail Stay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone-surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We have 3 rooms available. The Courtyard Room is a studio apartment and located downstairs from the residence. Own private acce  …see more

from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Duffus

Moray / Duffus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

Worthing / Goring-by-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £955 / week

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from £96 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Groomsport holiday home rental

County Down / Groomsport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
NITB approved spacious 4 bedroom seaside self-catering property with sea facing sun room. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen/diner with all appliances, bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, garden. TV, video, stereo, washing machine, drier  …see more

from £100 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Vallelarga

Sulmona / Vallelarga

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” We came to Abruzzo for the walking and to look at the wild flowers and both exceeded our expectations. It is an unspoilt part of Italy, little English is spoken, so brush up on your Italian before you come! However Stuart and Hila  …see more

from £55 / night

£365 - £395 / week

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from £55 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Well

North Yorkshire / Well

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay!” We had a lovely time at One Button Hideaway. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a great base for exploring Yorkshire. The local pub, which served good food, was just a 5 minute walk away. I  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay in a brilliant house in a great location.” Large, bright house with plenty of space for our group to have a very relaxing weekend. On entry house found to be very clean & tidy, rooms nicely decorated & furnished. Good range of Bedroom opti  …see more

from £155 / night

£620 - £1440 / week

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from £155 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday home rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“great stay for a family” house spacious well equiped, and practical for afamily group of 7. great location only 200 yard s from dunes.kids loved it.  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / 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

(18) Excellent 

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Castara holiday villa rental

Castara / Englishman's Bay

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £114 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £65 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday studio rental

Oxfordshire / Didcot

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
The apartment is in a modern cul-de-sac at the edge of the picturesque village of Sutton Courtenay. It is a five minute walk from the village centre which has two small supermarkets, a post office, butcher's, a selection of village pubs and a church.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Villemorin

Charente-Maritime / Villemorin

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spacious accommodation with lots of character and original features, This is a superb and relaxing family base to explore the Charente Maritime. Within easy reach of all the Charente's attractions including La Rochelle, La Palymyre Zoo, Futuroscope and beaches.  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 / week

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from £79 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location” We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout.  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2000 / week

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(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Parthenay

Deux-Sevres / Parthenay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £595 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home rental in Portrush with golf nearby

Portrush / East Strand

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Will return to this sensational house!” I wanted a nostalgic long weekend in Portrush with my husband and daughter who now lives in Wales. I struck gold. Beautiful house, the photographs do not do it justice. Spacious, spotlessly clean and with on  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Strangford

Strangford / Strangford Lough

7 13 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful ambience” A lovely place to stay. Some properties aren't really big enough for the number of people they can accommodate. This has seven bedrooms on the upstairs floor, meaning that the reception and kitchen areas are very generous. We lov  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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