Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33276)

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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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dobriach holiday home rental

Carinthia / Dobriach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house has been designed to make the most of the superb mountain and lake views, offering open-plan living space and a large patio area upstairs, perfect for al-fresco entertaining, with a superbly appointed kitchen. The 3 downstairs bedrooms downstairs (one with an  …see more

from £140 / night

£979 - £1691 / week

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from £140 / night

(7) Excellent 

21

Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Londonderry / Coleraine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Style, luxury and convenience in a beautiful location what more can be said about this apartment and its situation to Northern Ireland's world renowned North Antrim Coast. Activities abound, golfing, fishing, motorcycling, cycling, walking, swimming, canoeing, etc.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £2100 / week

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from £55 / night

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Sotogrande Marina holiday apartment rental

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of the Sotogrande Marina, Andalucia, beautifully positioned between the rolling hills of the Sierra Alminera and the Mediterranean sea. In Sotogrande you will find excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs, sho  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £678 / week

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from £73 / night

(45) Very Good 

26

Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp  …see more

from £50 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(28) Excellent 

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West Country 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
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Matlock Bath

Matlock / Matlock Bath

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Everything you need for a pefect stay” Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this wonderful cottage. Communication with the owner was excellent from the outset and the house is exactly as described. On top of a steep hill, the cotteage offers wonderful views  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos  …see more

from £115 / night

£653 / week

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from £115 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

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

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Lake District / Glenridding

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
For weddings at the Inn on the lake glenridding this is an ideal cottage to base yourselves for the week.  …see more

from £100 / night

£725 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Warwickshire / Shustoke

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful Lodge” Great surroundings good location to see Coventry and other areas. Lodge was clean and had everything you would need for s great holiday  …see more

from £69 / night

£447 - £741 / week

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from £69 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Bourg Saint Maurice

Savoie / Bourg Saint Maurice

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
“Great place to stay for ski ing with a family” Had a brilliant weeks ski ing, loads of snow great having not skied for 5 years, apartment very comfortable and ideal for us and our extended family. We met up with friends that Alastair introduced to hi  …see more

from £100 / night

£445 - £815 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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

(27) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in West Country

Devon / Salcombe

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely house in a beautiful place” We spent a lovely week in Salcombe. What a beautiful place! The house was in a great location and was very comfortable inside. It had everything a family would need for the week and the balcony at the back was a re  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £1100 / week

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from £62 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Trevone with golf nearby

Padstow / Trevone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking views as well as beautiful rooms” Me and my partner were looking for a relaxed Cornish getaway but wanted the privacy and comfort of an apartment rather than a B&B as well as a touch of modernity in quirky old Kernow. At Atlanta Apartment  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £1175 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in La Caleta

Adeje / La Caleta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again. Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1600 / week

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from £175 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Do not worry, book it.” Had a great few days stay at the cottage, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in this part of Cornwall I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, very clean, very tidy and equipped to a very high standard,  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £861 / week

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from £70 / night

(57) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Dorset / Lyme Regis

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Holiday Cottage” Just got home after staying 1 week at Lavender Cottage which is in a very central part of Lyme, very close to many restaurants and sea front, the cottage was very clean and warm, very nice to have outdoor space for the dogs,  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £1195 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful cottage dated circa 1610, set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views acros  …see more

from £51 / night

£355 - £860 / week

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from £51 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with swimming pool in Xativa

Province of Valencia / Xativa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxation all the way!” This is our third year staying at Casa Blanca, we find it so relaxing here.the villa is always spotless when we arrive, a credit to Mark and Tracy who look after it..And always give a warm welcome..The gardens of the villa are  …see more

from £93 / night

£645 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Angus / Montrose

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious and very comfortable property in the picturesque village of Ferryden near Montrose. Walled garden and suntrap courtyard. Two public rooms, two bedrooms, newly fitted kitchen and spacious bathroom with shower. Gas central heating.Free WIFI provided,Sleeps 5.  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £80 / 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

(25) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 - £625 / week

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from £80 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(53) Excellent 

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South East England holiday barn rental

New Forest / Rockbourne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £564 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in West Country

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
lfracombe a traditional seaside town on the main coastal path - lots to do and see and Eden a great base for a holiday anytime of year.  …see more

from £51 / night

£255 - £700 / week

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from £51 / night

(57) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Woolacombe / Woolacombe Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1430 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £85 / night

£424 - £628 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Varenna

Lake Como / Varenna

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Large terrace of 150 square meters equipped solarium, where you can admire the beautiful view from the promontory of Bellagio, ideal for barbecues, Tastefully decorated, Completely renovated. Pebbly beach below, with direct access.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1275 / week

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from £100 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.” Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lot  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1800 / week

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from £135 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter retreat. ~ Free use of the Resort Pool & Spa. ~ Free  …see more

from £85 / night

£441 - £1861 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Kilmore Quay

County Wexford / Kilmore Quay

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic Location-Fabulous cottage” Kilmore Quay has always been a favorite location of ours, but this cottage was the best we have ever stayed in in this area. The terrace around two thirds of the property with panoramic sea views and lovely garden fu  …see more

from £68 / night

£297 - £467 / week

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from £68 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Seglien

Morbihan / Seglien

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
A complete get away from the madding crowd! Sounds tempting? Read on......A stunning cottage, on the edge of a small, picturesque rural village, Croquignolet boasts absolute peace and quiet.  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Blaye

Gironde / Blaye

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 - £615 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home accommodation

Staffordshire / Stone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
House is in a very picturesque location right by a canal but near enough to walk to the local train station, many country side walks, golf courses and the very pretty market town with many restaurantsFree WIFI and Internet will be available from Mid June 2014  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(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 - £580 / week

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from £35 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bowglass

Isle of Harris / Bowglass

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in” This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to pr  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

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