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Rural short breaks (2704)

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.



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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
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

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Evora District / Evora

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £32 / night

£216 - £259 / week

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from £32 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Oak Island Cove

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Ideally situated, beautifully kept property with everything you ever need, a home from home!” This was our first family holiday to Florida and the villa absolutely had everything we wanted to enjoy our holiday! Ideally situated with ease if access to  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

40

Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accommodation excllent location for dog walking and walking” The Beach house is a very well appointed home from home with everything you could need for a fun relaxing holiday. It is in a good location with easy access to local attractions. There  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Aberfeldy

Perth and Kinross / Aberfeldy

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Modern holiday home situated on outskirts of picturesque rural Perthshire town. River walks within 150 metres. A perfect base for multiple outdoor and recreational activities amongst breathtaking scenery. South facing garden + outdoor dining area.<br />Glenelg is  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £830 / week

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from £100 / night

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Schleiden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £41 / night

£233 - £285 / week

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from £41 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Great Bernera

Isle of Lewis / Great Bernera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Loch View is a stunning, award winning, 3 bedroom, open plan, architect designed house. Sleeping 6 in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with a modern open plan living area and lots of glass to appreciate the views. The house is set in a tranquil location overlooking  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1050 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house and view” We booked the house for 14 of us and had an amazing stay. The house is lovely and clean and the views of the beach were fab. House is well equipped and only a short walk into town. Would certainly stay again  …see more

from £300 / night

£1208 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Moray / Cullen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” My family and I had a great time in Cullen. The location was fantastic as right next to the harbour and beach. The house was immaculate and at a very high standard. We have even booked for next year already!  …see more

from £84 / night

£600 - £770 / week

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from £84 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice time in a nice house in a nice area” We spent 6 days with 8 persons (4 adults, 4 children). The house was very comfortable for us 2 families.The 3 bedrooms in the first floor were great, the one in the groundfloor (bed and bathroom) average. The  …see more

from £195 / night

£745 - £1625 / week

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from £195 / night

(9) Very Good 

21

Finistere / Morlaix

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £26 / night

£173 - £475 / week

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from £26 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Armoy

County Antrim / Armoy

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning” Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and lot's of other home comfort's It truly wa  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £470 / week

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from £65 / night

(34) 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 £43 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £43 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing real home from home experience” If you are visiting East Sussex then this is the place to stay. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well cared for, with all mod cons. Some lovely treats awaited us upon arrival and were  …see more

from £140 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £140 / night

(23) 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
“Lovely house with smashing surrounding” Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the hou  …see more

from £60 / night

£310 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

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Vinca holiday home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Vinça (3K) has a swimming lake with beach, children's play area, mini golf, shops, bars, and restaurants.  …see more

from £75 / night

£499 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” Thanks for a wonderful stay - the house is perfect and is in a fabulous location within easy walking distance to everything. We will be back again.  …see more

from £175 / night

£900 - £3400 / week

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from £175 / night

(16) Excellent 

45

Ko Kho Khao holiday home rental

Phang Nga Province / Ko Kho Khao

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise on earth!” This place is magical! Never have I felt more relaxed and at peace than here. This place is great for any kind of travel group, family, friends, couples, etc... You can litteraly do anything you want here no matter how old or young  …see more

from £31 / night

£186 - £856 / week

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from £31 / 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
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £540 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t  …see more

from £190 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £190 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Le Bec-Hellouin holiday home rental

Eure / Le Bec-Hellouin

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A large modern holiday home in Le Bec Hellouin - one of the most beautiful villages in France with its ancient abbey. Sleeps up to 10 in 4 comfortable bedrooms. Large enclosed garden, great for children. Off-road parking for 2 or 3 cars.<br />Within easy reach of  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £595 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival! Th  …see more

from £39 / night

£260 - £475 / week

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from £39 / night

(25) 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

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Luxurious beach house by beautiful beach” Coriander Beach House is a stunning 5* large family house with extremely spacious accommodation in a quiet beachside village. It is contemporary and beautifully furnished being both modern and comfortable. T  …see more

from £300 / night

£2650 - £30000 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £200 / night

£950 - £1800 / week

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from £200 / night

(59) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Just perfect!” I stayed in seabird cottage recently with my boyfriend and my parents. As soon as i entered the property i felt at home, Its so welcoming and comfortable,the decor is stylish and modern, without feeling sterile. Most importantly, the co  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required. The owners were very approachable and accommodating The location is a short w  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh  …see more

from £78 / night

£427 - £669 / week

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from £78 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Mayo / Cong

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home away from home.” My family, including my husband, my 13 yr old son and my 11 yr old daughter, stayed with my sister, her 15 yr old daughter and her 13 yr old son. The kids loved the Ping pong and pool tables, kept them busy whenever we were home.  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Dundrum holiday home rental

County Down / Dundrum

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“The best self-catering house we have ever rented...ever.” As a family (2 adults with 2 children), we have taken my elderly parents with us to a cottage, around Easter time, each year for the past 6 or 7 years. We also go ourselves to a cottage at othe  …see more

from £168 / night

£1175 - £1300 / week

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from £168 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of Treviso / Cison Di Valmarino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £69 / night

£475 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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
“A great find in a beautiful area!” We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on. The house has everything you need and more, very nicely  …see more

from £95 / night

£604 - £690 / week

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from £95 / night