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Rural short breaks (283)

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.



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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“stunning view, freedom and space.” We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cocktail looking at t  …see more

from £210 / night

£1000 - £1650 / week

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from £210 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Stelling Minnis

Canterbury / Stelling Minnis

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accomadation & location” Had a great time here. Owner very helpful & friendly. Central location is quiet, romantic, & ideal for all areas of Kent and many local walks can be had nearby. Local pub with excellent food and great staff just a 10 mi  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

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Barn rental in Winster

Peak District National Park / Winster

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Pretty barn situated in picturesque Peak District Village, in between Matlock & Bakewell, 15 minutes from Chatsworth. Village shop, PO and 2 pubs within a short stroll. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sleeping 5 people (plus cot) - Walks from the door step.  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect home from home” My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Acorn Barn along with our dog. We were all made to feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Yvonne. The cottage was beautifully presented an  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £795 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside” Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bett  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely and relaxing in perfect location with beautiful views.” Travelled with husband and son for a wedding in the area. Barn in lovely location and very well equipped . Owners seem to have thought of everything including a pair of binoculars to view  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Chelmorton

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Clean and tidy cottage in the heart of a tiny peak district village” Owner very friendly and helpful, a clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet are with neighbouring houses but within walking distance from idyllic hills and valleys.  …see more

from £80 / night

£315 - £375 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Alton

Staffordshire / Alton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Nice holiday” I, my wife and my 3 children spent three good nights at Chebsy bank barn, the cottage was very clean, comfortable, well decorated, fully equipped and the most important the WI-fi although the internet is not available in the bed room. W  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday barn in Ladignac le Long

Haute-Vienne / Ladignac le Long

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Converted Barn - luxury accommodation situated in a lovely elevated village with an 11th Century Norman church. Our small village is nestled in the picturesque rolling countryside of the the Pergord Limousin Naturel Parc, less than 5 minutes from bakers, grocers, butche  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £1009 / week

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from £43 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(21) 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

£389 - £861 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great week's break” We had a lovely relaxing and restful time at Owl's nest, it was perfect for what we needed at that time. The accommodation was beautifully clean and spacious and in lovely surroundings. Thank you very much for making us feel welc  …see more

from £52 / night

£314 - £469 / week

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from £52 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Detached granite barn situated in the rural hamlet of Bosorne on the edge of the stunning Cot valley. It is an ideal base for walkers and birdwatchers and families being 2 minutes from the coastal path. Within easy walking distance of St Just with its many amenities.<  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
“A Real Gem” Just returned from a weeks holiday in Bears Barn it is one of nicest cottages you could wish to stay in. Everything in the cottage is as per advert. Peace and quiet in abundance and the village pub 200yds away. Bliss. Highly recommended  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break. The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've  …see more

from £120 / night

£425 - £1225 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Break Away From It All” Very warm welcome and great welcome pack. Rooms were very clean with a very quaint, old cottage feel with all the essential mod. cons. The location lives up to it's name - hidden gems cottages; it quite literally is hidden away  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £360 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville ski barn to rent.

Savoie / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Recently renovated farmhouse and barn. This farmhouse is situated in a traditional Savoyard hamlet just minutes from the three Valleys ski area and has been renovated with great care and attention to a very high standard. Originally a large three storey farm building  …see more

from £184 / night

£1283 - £2992 / week

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from £184 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ergny holiday barn rental

Pas-de-Calais / Ergny

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” We had a fantastic week in the Barn. It is a beautiful, well equipped property in a lovely, unspoilt and quiet part of France that is very close to the UK - a real find. Sarah, David and family made us so welcome and were full of helpful  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £375 / week

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from £30 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“peaceful getaway” Me and my wife stayed for her birthday weekend as we wanted a short break away to relax. This is exactly what we got. We stayed in cottage 1 the smaller of the 2 cottages. it was very cosy and private. The hot tub is an added bonus.  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £460 / week

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from £90 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Barn accommodation in Dolanog

Powys / Dolanog

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lots of light and space inside, surrounded by peace and countryside beyond.” Celebrated our Ruby Wedding week here with 7 adults, a teenager, a 2 year-old and 3 dogs. Loads of space to gather in - or disperse to. Full-length windows fold to give level  …see more

from £69 / night

£329 - £1999 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Littleham

Bideford / Littleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
The historic accommodation, built on stilts, is composed mostly of wood with slate roof, it has wide steps which lead you up onto the patio and entrance. It was formerly used for grain storage and milling and retains much of its original charm and characteristics with e  …see more

from £51 / night

£240 - £410 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Clonmany holiday barn rental

County Donegal / Clonmany

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Old phils barn is also along the wild Atlantic way in the inishowen peninsula beside the Urris hills and sea and Donegal had been voted the best holiday destination for 2017 in the National Geographic magazine  …see more

from £82 / night

£342 - £428 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Coniston holiday barn rental

Coniston / Broughton Beck

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing place” Could not recommend this place more - Yan Cottage is lovely, the views are amazing, it's way out in the hills so it's nice and quiet, the showers are great, the beds are comfy... do I need to go on?! Having a few goodies waiting for us  …see more

from £105 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Stroud

Cotswolds / Stroud

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“All the comforts of home in idyllic location!” Just returned from a week at the Barn and already missing the views! The sun is on the patio from breakfast until dinner with views over the neighbouring fields and far beyond. The kitchen was incredibly  …see more

from £113 / night

£525 - £950 / week

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from £113 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage with beautiful views.” The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owners were als  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with tennis court in Staunton on Wye

Herefordshire / Staunton on Wye

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 116 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A superb barn with everything you could want” A super barn conversion, beautifully fitted out with everything you need for a holiday or short break. Good quality equipment and nicely furnished. The owners are very attentive and obliging. The outside  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £110 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Llandovery holiday barn rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandovery

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Barn, Beautiful area” The barn was warm and homely with fabulous surrounding views of the countryside and river. The barn is very well equiped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday and the owners are very helpful. The mostly op  …see more

from £150 / night

£825 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Aunby

Stamford / Aunby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Escape to the Country” My husband and I and another couple enjoyed three nights at this lovely barn .We had all had a busy few weeks prior to our visit and just wanted some where to relax and get away from it all.The barn was ideal and we especially e  …see more

from £115 / night

£500 - £930 / week

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from £115 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
With spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind in a wonderful peaceful setting.  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A great place to spend Christmas” We were looking to spend Christmas in a rented cottage,so members of our family but particularly our daughter, could join us more conveniently. We decided upon Grafton Mews in Chipping Campden as it had all the facil  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £725 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Okehampton

Dartmoor National Park / Okehampton

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Cow Shed is a new barn conversion, set in softly rolling, sunny Devon countryside, with its own 2 acre field and a wonderful view. Mix modern luxuries with the fab outdoors: a field to yourselves, a serious BBQ, sun loungers, outdoor dining furniture, a fire pit,  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tranquility and beauty in an irish, rolling landscape” The Orchard Cottage is a beautifully restored house in the middle of the irish countryside, not far from the small town of Rosslea and well placesd for day trips in and around the surrounding coun  …see more

from £90 / night

£360 - £420 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!” There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs. The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were  …see more

from £110 / night

£545 - £995 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

St Clears / Llangynin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
Located on the Carmarthenshire/ Pembrokeshire border, it provides the ideal base to explore the local towns or coastal attractions which Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and the Gower has to offer.<br />"A stunning barn conversion, in a such a peace  …see more

from £210 / night

£705 - £1100 / week

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from £210 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
The Ancient Dwelling is a 2015, beautiful, well equipped barn conversion set in idyllic countryside. We are close to a small town with a bakers, butchers, bars and a bistro. Also, about 500 metres from a lake where you can fish, swim or boat. You have a private garden,  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night