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Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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Saxony / Lauenstein

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £30 / night

£189 / week

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from £30 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside - Preston cottage sleeps 50

Lancashire / Preston

19 50 3 nights min stay

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ;
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland,  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Gutshaus Buberow /Apartment 2 - Buberow apartment sleeps 5

Gransee / Buberow

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Apartment 2 (56 m²): This cosy apartment offers sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. It has a double bedroom with comfy chairs and satellite TV, another double bedroom (both to the south) and a single room which overlooks the unusual oval village green and church. T  …see more

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(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £171 / night

£1026 - £1445 / week

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from £171 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holly Cottage - Minster Lovell cottage sleeps 6

Witney / Minster Lovell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £94 / night

£658 - £1552 / week

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from £94 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage - Kilcreggan bungalow sleeps 4

Helensburgh / Kilcreggan

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Hill Cottage - Dovercourt cottage sleeps 6

Essex / Dovercourt

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£253 / week

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from £57 / night

(29) Excellent 

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The Snug 4 Star Luxury Accommodation - Edinbane studio sleeps 2

Isle of Skye / Edinbane

Studio 2 3 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated next door to the main house, The Snug is set in it's own private grounds. From the Snug's large picture windows there are uninterrupted views of the stunning Trotternish Ridge and surrounding hills. During the summer months Golden Eagles can be seen and heard  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 - £623 / week

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from £79 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Kellenhusen

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £153 / night

£1071 / week

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from £153 / night

(38) Excellent 

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The Sweethills - Alton bungalow sleeps 2

Staffordshire / Alton

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 / week

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from £60 / night

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Emmy's Cottage - Schoorl cottage sleeps 5

North Holland Province / Schoorl

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Emmy's Cottage is very suitable for tourists who are looking for a private and quiet place at the same time it has the advantage of being close to the centre of Schoorl. By bicycle, you reach the beach in 20 minutes, while the biggest dune area of the Netherlands is clo  …see more

from £99 / night

£492 - £834 / week

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from £99 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Ostseebad Heiligendamm

1 3 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £69 / night

£479 - £539 / week

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from £69 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Herons Cove Cottage - Ballydehob cottage sleeps 6

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Child friendly ;
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £428 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Low Barn - Martin cottage sleeps 4

Lincolnshire / Martin

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm.Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mod  …see more

from £105 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Jenny's Cottage - Blaenavon cottage sleeps 4

Torfaen / Blaenavon

3 4 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 51 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Jenny's Cottage is a x miners Cottage with all the mod cons. Close to Big Pit, completely refurbished, located in the Heritage Town of Blaenavon on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It has a well equiped Kitchen with plenty of utensils, Dining for 4  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £424 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vosges / Gerardmer

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £159 / night

£505 - £1453 / week

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from £159 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Cottage - Walesby cottage sleeps 4

Nottinghamshire / Walesby

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and  …see more

from £70 / night

£275 - £740 / week

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from £70 / night

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Ransbach-Baumbach / Ransbach-Baumbach

2 4 6 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £59 / night

£413 - £503 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment Cooper - Kolbnitz apartment sleeps 6

Carinthia / Kolbnitz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Are you looking for a home from home with no hidden charges? Then this is a perfect place for you to enjoy a holiday of touring, walking and sighteeing. Nearest Train Station: Spittal 15km. We are a two minute walk from the local bus stop.Local Services:Supermarket, B  …see more

from £60 / night

£419 - £778 / week

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Lovely Cabin in countryside - Oskarshamn guest house sleeps 2

Kalmar County / Oskarshamn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
Our little guest house is the perfect place to stay in the countryside including a nice walk in the woods, open fire / BBQ place. We are just a 5min walk away to the next swimming and fishing lake. We are surrounded by a vast forest which is especially great for blueber  …see more

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(18) Excellent 

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Dines Barn - Andover cottage sleeps 6

Hampshire / Andover

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 85 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Dines Barn is an award winning barn conversion on a family farm in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Sympathetic and stylish design has highlighted the original features of the Victorian flint and brick barn providing an exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday cot  …see more

from £160 / night

£795 - £1195 / week

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from £160 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Well Cottage - Beckington cottage sleeps 4

Frome / Beckington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
• Well Cottage is ideally located for those wishing to explore the beautiful countryside of Somerset and Wiltshire or the historic towns of Bath, Wells or Glastonbury to name a few. • Country walks can begin from the front door with pub stops en-route or picnic s  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £870 / week

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from £95 / night

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Gutshaus Buberow / Apartment 3 - Buberow manor house sleeps 5

Gransee / Buberow

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Apartment 3 (70m ²): The apartment offers accommodation for 5 people. It has a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and is accessed through a walk in closet room with large wardrobe. In this room one sleeps with the stars in the night sky peeping through the skylig  …see more

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(25) Excellent 

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Batchcott Hall - Picklescott house sleeps 14

Shropshire / Picklescott

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This gorgeous family home with very spacious accommodation to suit everyone catch up with friends, family endless options all self catering. Within easy reach of historic Ludlow and 15 minutes from friendly market town of Church Stretton less than an hour from World H  …see more

from £350 / night

£1200 / week

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from £350 / night

(14) Excellent 

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ALLSOPPS COTTAGE - Wirksworth cottage sleeps 4

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Allsopp's Cottage has a beamed lounge with quarry tile floor, a flat screen TV, DVD ,Wifi and an open fire. There's a dining kitchen with an original quarry tiled floor, pine table and chairs, bespoke Shaker style units, a Belfast sink, and a six burner cooke  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £534 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Oakleaves - West Mersea apartment sleeps 2

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Oakleaves is a very comfortable self-contained annex within the owner's home in a quiet leafy road leading down to the sea. The self-catering accommodation has its own drive and is accessed through its own front door into a porch and hallway. The large bedroom, with e  …see more

from £55 / night

£330 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday rent La Bonne Année 3*, Charente-Maritime - Haimps cottage sleeps 4

Charente-Maritime / Haimps

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 70 km; Child friendly ;
3*-Cottage situated in a small hamlet near Matha (6 km), a small town with all local facilities. The peaceful place, surrounded by fields and vineyards, is situated between La Rochelle and Angoulême, in the COGNAC area. This rental house of 70m² is for 4 persons. Upst  …see more

from £47 / night

£334 - £359 / week

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from £47 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Vineyard Cottage - Abingdon cottage sleeps 4

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Vineyard Cottage was originally part of a traditional stable block and has recently been extended and refurbished, retaining the exposed beams and split stable-style front door. Shaded in summer by an old quince tree with wisteria, roses and honeysuckle growing aro  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Sealladh Breagh - Lochaline cottage sleeps 6

Scottish Highlands / Lochaline

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
This 3 bedroom (1 double, 1 twin and 1 with bunk beds) double glazed, semi-bungalow has a large lounge, a good sized kitchen with dining area, a bathroom and an en-suite shower room. The rear garden of the house has a spectacular 180 degree view of the Sound of Mull and  …see more

from £65 / night

£440 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

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Drome / Chateauneuf-sur-Isere

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £73 / night

£334 / week

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from £73 / night

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Swabia / Dietringen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £56 / night

£389 - £599 / week

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from £56 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Granary Cottage (cosy cottage in quiet location) - Newnham-on-Severn cottage sleeps 3

Forest of Dean / Newnham-on-Severn

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Granary Cottage is a cosy one bedroom cottage with loads of character set in quiet rural location with easy access to the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. The beamed sitting room has an original fireplace with open flame gas fire, oak dining table, comfy seating area wi  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £355 / week

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from £45 / night

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Finistere / Concarneau

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £62 / night

£428 / week

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from £62 / night

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State of Rio Grande do Norte / Sao Miguel do Gostoso

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £48 / night

£334 / week

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from £48 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cliscro - Carloway house sleeps 4

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £540 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Highfield Cottage, Isle of Colonsay, Hebrides - Isle of Colonsay house sleeps 13

The Hebrides / Isle of Colonsay

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Highfield has wonderful panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean and a garden of a third of an acre to enjoy.There are 5/6 bedrooms accommodating 2 to13 people as well as a modern fitted kitchen and two living rooms.Colonsay was recently named in the top 10 “Under-The-Ra  …see more

from £250 / night

£1400 - £2100 / week

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from £250 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Conscottage - Killybegs cottage sleeps 5

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton  …see more

from £60 / night

£180 - £390 / week

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Chaouia-Ouardigha Region / Ben Slimane

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £137 / night

£958 / week

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from £137 / night

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