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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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Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air  …see more

from £82 / night

£518 - £690 / week

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from £82 / night

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Holiday home in Arsie

Province of Belluno / Arsie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£345 - £690 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.  …see more

from £87 / night

£432 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in New Galloway

New Galloway / St Johns Town of Dalry

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£650 - £1590 / week

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from £110 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A slice of untamed paradise” This is a fantastic location with incredible views. We had a large family reunion and the house gave us space to share time together but also give us time out if we needed it. The large garden was a hit with everyone, flin  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £160 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

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Home letting in Lagnieu

Ain / Lagnieu

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £76 / night

£386 - £578 / week

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from £76 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Earnewald

Earnewald / Jistrum

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £33 / night

£181 - £391 / week

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from £33 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Well located, comfortable house.” Very comfortable and well decorated house with good level of facilities. Set in a good location for exploring the area. Close to supermarket and restaurants.  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Penrith

Eden District / Penrith

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous retreat” 4 of us stayed for the week, which turned out to be the UK's heatwave, with temperatures around 28C. We found the house large and very comfortable. The kitchen is well laid out and when doing the washing up, you can look out of the w  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Argyll

Oban / Argyll

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£395 - £440 / week

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from £80 / night

(67) 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
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c  …see more

from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Home rental in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

9 20 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Family House” I booked to stay at Ranscombe House for Christmas and we all had a brilliant time! The house far exceeded our expectations - it was spacious yet cosy and there was plenty of room for the entire family to relax without feeling o  …see more

from £425 / night

£1700 - £3100 / week

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from £425 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sorrentine Peninsula holiday home rental

Sorrento / Sorrentine Peninsula

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa with great views of Capri” Beautiful villa with great view of Capri We really enjoyed our stay in this villa. Nunzio was very efficient in answering questions, arranging transportation, and setting up tours. The villa is beautiful a  …see more

from £147 / night

£1026 - £2690 / week

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from £147 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday home in Ramelton

County Donegal / Ramelton

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£395 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon / Song Cau

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing experience!” We have traveled extensively throughout this part of the world and chalk our stay at Villa Relax as one of the best. Our review below will speak for itself.  …see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £638 / week

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from £78 / night

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Isere / Theys

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £173 / night

£845 - £2242 / week

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from £173 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a  …see more

from £95 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Great village house” 4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the facilities we needed.  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Maidstone

Kent / Maidstone

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 46 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing Autumn Break” Although this is near major roads so you have easy access it's tucked right away in the country side in a lovely little village with a pub that does delicious food. The cottage has everything you need for self catering, plus a  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £510 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £95 / night

£625 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tennies

Valentia Island / Tennies

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful home” The views are breathtaking at the house .. The hous3 itself is lovely and spacious and has everything you would need and only a short stroll to shops and pub and beach.. marie was most welcoming and friendly and her dogs are just gorge  …see more

from £54 / night

£367 - £1164 / week

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from £54 / night

(42) Excellent 

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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
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £845 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house” Port Perry is a great big house that was ideal for our family of 11. There was lots of room for 5 energetic boys to let off steam - both inise and out. The games in the garage were also a bonus. Thanks for making our stay a brilliant one  …see more

from £200 / night

£795 - £1695 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Paimpol holiday home rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Paimpol

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £216 / night

£845 - £2156 / week

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from £216 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Hawkhurst with golf nearby

Kent / Hawkhurst

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Home” This was our second stay in Barnfield House. Beautiful with every home comfort you need and more. Fabulous views. We shall certainly be returning.  …see more

from £330 / night

£1320 - £1960 / week

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from £330 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday home in St Abbs

Borders / St Abbs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal base for walking.” We had a long weekend with lots of walking and this was an ideal base in the heart of the coastline, Plenty of room for me, my two brothers and all our partners, (no kids) - although we had to draw straws as to who got the 2 s  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mont-Saint-Jean

Cote d'Or / Mont-Saint-Jean

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £100 / night

£647 - £686 / week

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from £100 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Dorset house” Lovely, big and well equipped house, swimming pool and games room a huge hit with the kids and adults!! Surprised with a welcome pack, the biscuits went down well! Only issue was the lighting in the swimming pool and kitchen at ni  …see more

from £382 / night

£1639 - £3300 / week

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from £382 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tramonti

Amalfi Coast / Tramonti

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £544 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Torrox holiday home accommodation

Costa del Sol / Torrox

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km

from £44 / night

£207 - £250 / week

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from £44 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Crickhowell

Brecon Beacons National Park / Crickhowell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” A well appointed cottage with everything you need. A peaceful and enclosed garden which is very child friendly and lovely for a summer evening meal. Local to all local Crickhowell pubs and shops and central to many great walks.  …see more

from £50 / night

£255 - £390 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Lake District / Silverdale

11 24 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Can't wait to go back!!” We stayed at Bay View for my sisters 30th and we had such an amazing time!! Everyone commented on how beautiful both the house and the surrounding area is!! From the living areas and some of the bedroom, you get the most beaut  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3300 / week

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from £250 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Dunvegan holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Dunvegan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent all round” We spent a great 4 nights at the house. It is easy to find, parking is good, and the house itself is immaculate - beuatifully maintained, and the welcome pack of mild & bread and coffee and shortbread - along with a few tots of Ta  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Castletownshend holiday home accommodation

County Cork / Castletownshend

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“What an amazing place” We are an Irish family living in Asia & have visited this property twice when we return to Ireland for a summer holiday. We really love the house, the village it's situated in and the general area of West Cork. The local vil  …see more

from £87 / night

£561 - £647 / week

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from £87 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superbly relaxing” We stayed in Cuckoo's Nest in Mid November. The cottage is a really lovely estate with a spa and tennis courts on site. The house is beautifully located on the lake with a stunning view. Our party included 6 adults and one small  …see more

from £125 / night

£995 - £1795 / week

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