Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (32765)

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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Kissimmee holiday townhouse rental

Kissimmee / Venetian Bay Villages

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and facilites” This house gave us everything we needed for a great holiday. Clean, well equipped and in a pleasant area. Pools and public areas very well kept. Would recommend for couples and families alike. Six adults would be easily a  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £357 / week

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from £42 / night

(34) Excellent 

15

Barn rental in Tewkesbury with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle” Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and anoth  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

South Ayrshire / Troon

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
A truly desirable sunny holiday property with stunning sea views and amazing sunsets.Ninth bed is foldaway  …see more

from £220 / night

£1200 - £3500 / week

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from £220 / night

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(14) Excellent 

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Ousson-sur-Loire holiday home rental

Loiret / Ousson-sur-Loire

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice house in a beautiful location” We knew from the photos that the location would be good, but if anything the views were even better than expected. The house is conveniently located for supermarkets and has a good restaurant (but not cheap) at a ho  …see more

from £180 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £180 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location, great house and not even the miserable weather spoilt our stay!” Even though we were late due to traffic we still were greeted with a warm smile and shown round the house. The kids loved the free wifi and sky TV , the adults loved the  …see more

from £70 / night

£390 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(27) Excellent 

44

Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“The Perfect Holiday” We stayed at 4 Sandhills with our 2 children and had a fantastic time. The apartment is lovely and in a perfect location for a family beach holiday. We spent most days on the beautiful sandy beach which is very close to the apa  …see more

from £135 / night

£695 - £1120 / week

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from £135 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“One of the best experiences ever!” Maria's communication and willingness to help was exemplary! The accommodation had everything we could think of. The lake was soothing! The ducks were welcoming! The games room/facilities on the grounds were excelle  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

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.Enjoy the 180 degrees valley views f  …see more

from £82 / night

£483 - £1141 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Excellent 

41

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 £90 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Very Good 

22

Les Praz ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Praz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely little apartment - very friendly welcome” A group of 4 of us stayed here for our annual ski long weekend away. The welcome we received from the owners was fantastic with a few fresh bits and bobs (and a iced brioche that could clog arteries at  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1022 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

19

Lamlash holiday cottage accommodation

Isle of Arran / Lamlash

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Immaculate Cottage in Great Location” Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spacious with a g  …see more

from £102 / night

£435 - £665 / week

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from £102 / night

(5) Excellent 

15

Holiday home in Dunkeld

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Very well situated property, easy access from A9, driveway parking for two cars, shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels nearby. Ten minutes walk over the Telford Bridge into the village of Dunkeld with more shops to choose from, coffee shops & Dunkeld Cathedral.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £100 / night

(52) Excellent 

28

Carlingford holiday cottage rental

County Louth / Carlingford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage” We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Also vey convenient  …see more

from £68 / night

£400 - £484 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ullapool

Scottish Highlands / Ullapool

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Strathmore boasts stunning uninterupted views and a convenient village location. The beach is a few steps from the front door and there is a pretty private garden to the rear.  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment rental

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
Superb one bedroom 4 STAR GOLD apartment, with stunning views over harbour and salt marshes and to the sea.Bookings are friday - friday, with short breaks out of peak season. We ask that you vacate by 10.30 am. The apartment will be ready for you to arrive by 3pm.Welcom  …see more

from £100 / night

£310 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Falkland

Fife / Falkland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great holiday in a scenic area and wonderful stay in a warm and cosy house” Falkland is a very scenic, touristic place, with nice people, crafty shops, restaurants, tearooms and a great pub. For everyone of our family ( aged 19- 57) the best place to  …see more

from £129 / night

£699 - £899 / week

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from £129 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” An amazing property for our holiday, loved everything about it. Graham gave us a warm welcome. The villa was beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location was also great, we fitted so much into our week away.  …see more

from £40 / night

£249 - £599 / week

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from £40 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Arundel

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage, great location” We had a lovely stay in Arundel, Benjamin Cottage was pretty and delightful. The only downside was that for two 55+ year olds, the steps to the bedroom were quite steep and small. Lack of washing machine was a minor pro  …see more

from £110 / night

£675 / week

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from £110 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dereham

Dereham / East Tuddenham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £960 / week

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from £100 / night

(40) Excellent 

21

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Great for a relaxing few days away!” Good location right at the bottom of Snowdon, near the railway, Llanberis waterfall and lake. Breathtaking views. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The hot tub was a perfect way t  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll is 3 miles away. The beach is only a few minutes walk.The River Douglas  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £610 / week

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from £56 / night

(19) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment accommodation

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al  …see more

from £98 / night

£425 - £980 / week

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from £98 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Ayer

Canton of Valais / Ayer

1 5 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cuckcoo is a romantic chalet ideal for summer or winter holiday for up to 4 people. In the unspoilt farming village of Ayer within 10 minutes of three ski resorts, walking and many activities in summer. An excellent choice for a small family or romantic couple.  …see more

from £100 / night

£660 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £85 / night

£465 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

7

Savoie / Frontenex

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £28 / night

£177 / week

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from £28 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £73 / night

£545 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Saint-Jean-de-Muzols

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £37 / night

£211 - £248 / week

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from £37 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“stunning” Great communications from owners, absolutely second to none. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by Angela & Steve, who promptly made us very welcome and showed us around the property. Lane End Cottage sits within the grounds of  …see more

from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £42 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great as usual” A lovely cottage for two in private well tended grounds close to all amenities in Criccieth. The cottage was spotless, having recently been refurbished with many new furnishings, etc. The owners live nearby and made us very welcome. It  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £385 / week

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from £60 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house in beautiful location with helpful and considerate owner” My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Ty Capel and found it very reasonably priced. The house was as described; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped, as well as bei  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £495 / week

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from £42 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Bridport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“An extremely relaxing and comfortable stay” Our stay at Buzzards Swoop was excellent. Alastair and Lisa have thought of everything, the little touches like the cake when you arrive and enough milk to make a cuppa are very thoughtful. They popped in to  …see more

from £66 / night

£295 - £803 / week

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from £66 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Centrally located in Aviemore, sleeps 4, multi fuel stove, central heatingNo7 has beds and bedding for 4 guests. There is ample free parking  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £830 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing family break” We stayed as a family for a week at Roma's amazing villa. The location was beautiful and so peaceful, it truly was an amazing place. Spacious and homely, room for everyone. The pool and BBQ areas were well utilised you had a  …see more

from £232 / night

£1261 - £2311 / week

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from £232 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
ENJOY A PERFECT BREAK in our traditional stone cottage, full of rustic charm, with log fires, comfy beds and a large farmhouse kitchen. Perfect for relaxing, and entertaining friends and family. Located in the historic and picturesque village of Eyam - with lots to  …see more

from £51 / night

£285 - £599 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St Michaels

St Andrews / St Michaels

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect flat in the heart of St Andrews!” A lovely flat situated an incredibly short walk from the centre, with three wonderful bedrooms and wonderful common rooms, including kitchen and very spacious sitting room. The garden is very beautiful, es  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1435 / week

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from £90 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group” A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all reco  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £1700 / 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 £27 / night

£152 / week

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from £27 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Matlock Bath

Matlock / Matlock Bath

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Had everything we could have wanted.... plus more!” Great location. Very homely. Very clean. Very well equipped. Would definitely return. Lovely to have king size beds. Was 8 of us and we had plenty of space. Welcome pack was perfect!  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Curracloe holiday cottage rental

County Wexford / Curracloe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very enjoyable and peaceful week at The Dunes Ballinesker” Previously stayed at The Dunes on a number of occasions, this most recent holiday surpassed our expectations. The fact that we had a week of glorious sunshine was the icing on the cake. Thank  …see more

from £85 / night

£379 - £967 / week

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from £85 / night