Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33098)

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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Bolnuevo holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Bolnuevo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
To the front of the south facing villa you will find your own private pool ,with a patio area for your el-fresco meals and private sun bathing, if the sun is too hot for you, just go up a few steps to the large covered sun terrace overlooking the pool, From here you h  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £392 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £61 / night

£300 - £396 / week

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from £61 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Cosy cottage everything you want there, lovely town lots of lovely restaurants, great walks with pubs on the way or at the end and friendly people. Had a great time.  …see more

from £180 / night

£740 - £990 / week

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from £180 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Bowness-on-Windermere holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£485 - £1022 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £435 / night

£2609 - £3774 / week

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from £435 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Addingham

Ilkley / Addingham

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly. Highly recomm  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

10

Holiday home letting

Cornwall / Crantock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in perfect position” Had a great weeks stay in this lovely house. Central location walking distance to beautiful Crantock beach and the lovely village with tea rooms and pubs. Even completed the 500 piece jigsaw (although 6 pieces were mi  …see more

from £205 / night

£410 - £2500 / week

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from £205 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Victoria / Daylesford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Ashlar is a stunning and spacious, open plan villa that features a gorgeous bathroom with an impressive double spa encased in Castlemaine slate tiles. * Relax in your luxurious double spa * Stunning contemporary open plan villa * Gorgeous large comfortable couch *  …see more

from £108 / night

£369 - £476 / week

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from £108 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ban Tai

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Baan Tai Beach is only 300 meters flat walk to the villa, we offer airport transfers, can arrange chef service, breakfast delivered, personal shopping and all while you relax around the fresh water pool and tropical sourroundings.  …see more

from £135 / night

£925 - £1100 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WiFi An impressive spacious ultra modern lodge with incredable partial lake Views, Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Large wrap around decking area.BBQ&  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Cottage letting in Champagnac-le-Vieux

Haute-Loire / Champagnac-le-Vieux

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask about pets
“Idyllic Gite...perfect little get-away” We loved this cosy little Gite. Just perfect for what we wanted....a week of peace & tranquillity...walking, cycling and running in the hills of the Auvergne. Wendy & Michael are lovely hosts and are always ther  …see more

from £48 / night

£331 - £470 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £26 / night

£180 - £404 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ca'n Picafort

Ca'n Picafort / Son Baulo

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
In Son Baulo werden Sie glücklich. Egal ob Frühling, Sommer, Herbst oder Winter. Wir bieten Ihnen unser familienfreundliches und strandnahes Feriendomizil an. Das Appartment (2. Stock) ist ruhig und zentral gelegen. Ferien mit Kindern, Partner, Freunden oder f  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £522 / week

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from £70 / 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 £86 / night

£507 - £1197 / week

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from £86 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Boat of Garten ski home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Magnifique” Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this property, what a wonderful time we had. La Girode is a gem, offering seclusion, privacy and peace and quiet. We completely relaxed and de- stressed; having the use of a private pool  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £1261 / week

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from £69 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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West Looe holiday apartment rental

Looe / West Looe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” On arrival we found the Apartment immaculately clean and the furnishings were of a very high quality. The view from the terrace of Looe Harbour was outstanding. We had a very comfortable stay and would highly recommend this Apartment  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £645 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Montdoumerc

Lot / Montdoumerc

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious manoir in French countryside” We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or just a game o  …see more

from £731 / night

£5114 / week

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from £731 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Aveyron / Millau

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £53 / night

£283 - £370 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Finistere / Pouldreuzic

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£287 - £483 / week

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from £48 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Blackdown Hills holiday barn rental

Devon / Blackdown Hills

3 11 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent!” The barn provided everything we wanted for a extended family Christmas holiday. The very large open plan living/dining area was great! The children had heaps of space to run around and play with their new toys (whilst the adults played po  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1850 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Lissendorf

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £34 / night

£238 - £293 / week

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from £34 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bradworthy

Devon / Bradworthy

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“A property in a million” 11th year staying in this lovely, home from home cottage. Peter and Lesley are perfect hosts, nothing too much trouble for them. Highly recommended..Will be returning in September 2012. Our two Labradors absolutely loved it  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location” Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only  …see more

from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa de las Americas

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Cracking villa that was perfect for our stay in Tenerife.” As a group of eager anglers, we had booked villa Alexandra as it was central to the marina, bars, restaurants & the water parks. We needed somewhere spacious enough for 7 grown men. When we a  …see more

from £154 / night

£1130 - £1950 / week

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from £154 / night

(22) Excellent 

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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

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pedreguer

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Extremely well-appointed villa” Just returned from a holiday in Casa Colina on Costa Blanca North. The villa is immaculately presented and extremely well-appointed. Both the owner and the agent - Spanishvillasgb - were very helpful in the course of ou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence 2016" for the 6th year running with over 200 guest reviews  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £440 / week

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from £36 / night

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Porlezza holiday villa rental

Province of Como / Porlezza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
A splendid getaway for families and friends! Situated in the fabulous Porto Letizia holiday village this beautiful modern villa enjoys its own private garden and idyllic setting in the landscaped parkland.  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £1005 / week

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from £87 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Lossiemouth with golf nearby

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Total comfort and covenience” From the clean and bright exterior of the building, to the secure entry system, this accommodation is perfect for a holiday, or business stay. The flat is conveniently situated for local shopping, walks to the beach/harbo  …see more

from £80 / night

£464 - £558 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Costa Adeje holiday villa rental

Costa Adeje / Costa Adeje Golf

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great villa and location.” Villa golf is located in a fantastic spot for golf lovers and sun worshippers alike. If you are not playing golf you can watch it, or if you just want to relax and enjoy the sunshine it's ideal. The villa has everything  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £795 / week

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from £108 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Oban holiday apartment rental

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £645 / week

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from £69 / 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

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Waldringfield

Woodbridge / Waldringfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD. IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and  …see more

from £54 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Home rental in Tarporley with golf nearby

Cheshire / Tarporley

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Everything we wished for and more!” Highly recommended !! We had a lovely time and found the cottage to have everything we needed. My extended family including our 1 year old, a 7 and 8 year old all had a great time visiting Tarporley, Delamere, and t  …see more

from £179 / night

£1198 - £2458 / week

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from £179 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Amarante holiday apartment rental

Amarante / Chapa

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Good Stay” Nice central location not far from Porto and a good base to explore the north of Portugal and its historical cities, sites and mountain regions.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gardenstown

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely relaxing holiday” I would recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday. We took our dog and lots if walks on the beach . The cottage was lovely and had everything you could think of for use there. It was a nice idea of providing imperishable  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £325 / week

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from £40 / night