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Rural short breaks (137)

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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(33) Excellent 

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Sunnyside Lodge - Ella lodge sleeps 6

Uva Province / Ella

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sunnyside Lodge was built for our personal use and having really enjoyed spending our family vacations, we thought that it was best we share the joy of family with others! Hence, it is available for you to enjoy your family vacation!Hidden away from noise and traffic an  …see more

from £69 / night

£413 - £466 / week

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from £69 / night

(14) Very Good 

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The Lodge - Cambridge cottage sleeps 8

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfortably appointed  …see more

from £245 / night

£695 - £800 / week

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from £245 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vicarage House & Pool House - Great Hockham house sleeps 15

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large luxury holiday house set in middle of own grounds, fully modernised. Guests can play on the private all-weather tennis court, swim in the heated swimming pool (1 April to 30 October), play croquet, cricket, badminton or football all within the large private gard  …see more

from £500 / night

£2700 - £6900 / week

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from £500 / night

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(40) Excellent 

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Family friendly holiday cottage, great views,golf. - Kippen cottage sleeps 6

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops. It has its own hard  …see more

from £90 / night

£485 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

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Villa Mercuri private pool and tennis court - Sitges villa sleeps 14

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 14 (6 bedrooms /6 bathrooms) - Villa Mercuri is a delightful modern holiday home featuring a private tennis court and wonderful pool area. If you are looking for an attractive, spacious, well equiped and good value holiday home with plenty of outdoor space, a gre  …see more

from £259 / night

£1380 - £2888 / week

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from £259 / night

(35) Excellent 

23

Little White Cottage Cotswolds - Milton Under Wychwood cottage sleeps 4

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Little White Cottage is a luxurious newly refurbished property in the heart of the Cotswolds. It has an open plan kitchen/living room. Positioned at the end of the owner's private drive, with discretionary use of their private tennis court. It has its own private  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau Jautrudon - Journet chateau sleeps 16

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from £505 / night

£1940 - £3880 / week

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from £505 / night

(41) Excellent 

23

Putsborough Garden Cottage - Croyde bungalow sleeps 8

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
This stunning, award winning, newly built to the highest quality, stone and slate cottage set in THE most beautiful garden has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 8) and 3 bathrooms. Located in the secure and peaceful walled garden of Grade II listed Putsborough Manor is only 400 meter  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Hoppickers Barn 'RuralRetreat' - Brockamin barn sleeps 5

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Visit England 4 star Gold rated self catering property. Winner of Best Self catering Destination Worcestershire 2014The comfortable accommodation is located on the first floor of the barn with 2 bedrooms, I king size with extra bed (and cot space) and the 2nd bedroom c  …see more

from £100 / night

£520 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(24) Excellent 

23

Willows Barn - Framlingham cottage sleeps 2

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
Perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. This Visit England accredited 5star barn will delight you for your stay or indeed is a great present for family/friends who appreciate the best too! Willows Barn is a totally private, self catering cottage,  …see more

from £95 / night

£599 - £799 / week

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from £95 / night

28

Three bedroom golf apartment near the beach - Caleta De Velez apartment sleeps 6

Costa del Sol / Caleta De Velez

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Baviera Golf is situated in Caleta de Velez, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain. Caleta de Velez is 40 minutes drive from Malaga International airport. The apartment is privately owned and is available for short break, holidays and longer winter lets. Although the apar  …see more

from £104 / night

£388 - £630 / week

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from £104 / night

24

Dordogne / Thenon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £207 / night

£1294 - £2113 / week

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from £207 / night

(12) Excellent 

23

Isis Cottage - Somerford Keynes cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Isis Cottage (named after the historical term for the upper reaches of the River Thames) is a Grade II* listed Cotswold stone holiday cottage situated within the grounds of Kemble Mill, an historic 16th century watermill less than 10 minutes from Cirencester (Roman Cori  …see more

from £130 / night

£575 - £875 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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La Demeure de Bizard - Monthou-sur-Cher chateau sleeps 14

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake. situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th  …see more

from £374 / night

£621 - £2156 / week

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from £374 / night

19

Dordogne / Doissat

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £61 / night

£319 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Mallard Cottage - Strangford Lough cottage sleeps 8

Strangford / Strangford Lough

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Perfect for a 'get away from it all' break in the beautiful surroundings of Strangford and Lecale for families, couples and groups of friends. Mallard Cottage welcomes you to kick back and relax together in front of the roaring fire in a spacious, traditional Irish cot  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £108 / night

(7) Excellent 

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La Longère Fleurie - Crulai farmhouse sleeps 9

Orne / Crulai

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
La Longère Fleurie is the ideal location for a relaxing rural getaway. Set in the idyllic Normandy countryside, the property offers plenty of facilities to keep the whole family entertained. In the beautiful surroundings of the 0.6 acre garden, you will find the priv  …see more

from £130 / night

£388 - £1207 / week

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from £130 / night

(19) Excellent 

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ROMANTIC "IRIS" COTTAGE NEAR FONTAINEBLEAU - Fontainebleau cottage sleeps 2

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Iris cottage is a very charming and quiet 45 m2 self catering cottage for 2 people. Its main feature is the monumental stone fireplace in the lounge bedroom, a great place for relaxing. The cottage is located in a wide 2 ha property with park, forest and a tennis co  …see more

from £61 / night

£298 - £358 / week

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from £61 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cotswold holiday lodge with views - Winchcombe log cabin sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Situated in the unspoilt village of Brockhampton in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet close to Regency Cheltenham, Coomb Cottage is a luxury log cabin with wide-ranging views out across our magnificent limestone uplands. Coomb Cottage ha  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Villa Tamerza - Bagneres-de-Bigorre chalet sleeps 12

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bagneres-de-Bigorre

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Discover the beautiful French Pyrenees with a stay at Villa Tamerza, ideally situated for you to explore this fascinating region. Plan a relaxing holiday in this rural setting, a few minutes' drive from the luxurious spa at Bagnères-de-Bigorre, or indulge your ene  …see more

from £165 / night

£995 - £2095 / week

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from £165 / night

(19) Excellent 

10

Lower House Barn - Staunton on Wye barn sleeps 6

Herefordshire / Staunton on Wye

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 116 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Lower House Barn has been lovingly converted to a high standard to create spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. It is well situated for visiting the Cathedral City of Hereford or Hay-on-Wye, the town of books and famous for its literary festival - both are a  …see more

from £110 / night

£680 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

14

Guest House in Csokvaomany - Eger guest house sleeps 7

Heves County / Eger

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Come and chill in our quiet guest house in Csokvaomany.It is a perfect place to hide away from cities.Recommended to families, friends and everyone who wants to see how life works in a hungarian village.There are playgrouds for kids in the property. There is a private t  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Tincleton Lodge - Tincleton cottage sleeps 10

Dorchester / Tincleton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
TINCLETON LODGE is a luxury self-catering accommodation awarded both with 5 Star and coveted with English Tourist Board GOLD award and the M3a Disability for 2016. Free Wi-FI. Offering spacious accommodation for up to 10 with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Secure garde  …see more

from £224 / night

£795 - £2395 / week

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from £224 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Bainvalley North - Hemingby cottage sleeps 4

Lincolnshire / Hemingby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Relax and unwind in picturesque countryside in these converted cottages on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in a secluded, undisturbed location. Stylishly furnished and equipped to a high standard, this luxury cottage will ensure you of a unplugged holiday! We have fl  …see more

from £85 / night

£390 - £425 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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THE COTTAGE - Upton Noble cottage sleeps 4

Somerset / Upton Noble

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 74 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Drop your bags, throw open the doors and take in the setting. Sit out on the lush green lawn, pour a glass of leathery Bordeaux and throw yourselves down on a blanket in front of a crackling log fire. Stay there all weekend if you like. We can arrange daily deliveries o  …see more

from £125 / night

£525 - £1650 / week

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from £125 / night

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Glanafon Coach House "The Guardian Top Places" - Prendergast house sleeps 8

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
Glanafon Coach House is set behind a gated Grade 2 listed Manor, encompassing 24 acres of private garden and woodland with grass tennis court, games field and 400m of fishing on the Western Cleddau. This character property lies only a mile from the County Town of Haver  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Four Ashes - Cosheston house sleeps 12

Pembroke Dock / Cosheston

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Four Ashes is situated on the outskirts of the village of Cosheston, an idyllic location in the Pembrokeshire National Park on the coastal path with stunning waterside views. This luxurious property is decorated to a high standard offering easy living in a contemporary  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £4500 / week

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from £200 / night

(60) Excellent 

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The Roundhouse - Barnstaple cottage sleeps 9

Devon / Barnstaple

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
There can be no more elegant or luxurious way to enjoy the splendour of North Devon than from the comfort of a Combrew Farm holiday cottage. These spacious, cottages have been skilfully converted from 19th Century stone built barns and are set in beautiful enclosed gard  …see more

from £182 / night

£685 - £1865 / week

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from £182 / night

(1) Excellent 

50

Bella Vista- La Redonda - Tabernes de Valldigna finca sleeps 8

Province of Valencia / Tabernes de Valldigna

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
White Villa with huge garden and pool, with valley and sea view. Located between orange fields and situated on "La Redonda" hills This Villa offers a perfect place for relaxing in its spacious terrace, enjoying the nice views, preparing a BBQ in the garden or  …see more

from £125 / night

£789 - £1436 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Casa del Vino - Vilafranca del Penedes villa sleeps 19

Province of Barcelona / Vilafranca del Penedes

7 19 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Close to Barcelona City, high in the mountains, in the heart of the Cava wine area of the Penedes, lies a beautiful private villa with incredible views, set in an amazing garden with pool, tennis court available for hire all year. A stay here will offer an organic retr  …see more

from £341 / night

£1720 - £3875 / week

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from £341 / night

(4) Excellent 

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3 bedroomed converted coach house - Fountainhall cottage sleeps 6

Galashiels / Fountainhall

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Located in the village of Fountainhall, this lovely cottage is ideally situated to explore the scottish borders and surrounding area. Set in a peaceful location within the grounds of the owners home, Scottsview Cottage is only a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh and its ma  …see more

from £57 / night

£460 - £680 / week

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from £57 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Millpond Cottage - Penmynydd farmhouse sleeps 8

Menai Bridge / Penmynydd

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
The cottage has been completely refurbished to the highest standard and can now comfortably sleep 6 people or 7 people with the use of a sofa bed in the second lounge area. It is fully centrally heated and equipped to meet everybody's needs. The décor has been kept  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Rose Cottage - Tincleton cottage sleeps 6

Dorchester / Tincleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
ROSE COTTAGE has been lovingly renovated and stunningly refurbished to a very high English Tourist Board 5 star standard for 2016 offering luxury period accommodation for 2 - 6 people with all of the modern facilities to make your stay as luxurious, comfortable and mem  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £1495 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Robin's Barn - Penallt cottage sleeps 3

Monmouthshire / Penallt

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Robin's Barn is a pretty converted stone barn with a stunning view over the Wye Valley in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is situated next door to the owners' secluded home, in a tiny hamlet and reached by a private driveway. The nearest village of  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Cherry Blossom - Stratford-upon-Avon house sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
This quintessentially English cottage is brilliant as a tranquil, romantic retreat for two but can be easily converted to accommodate up to four people with a sofa bed in the spacious lounge. Cherry Blossom is a ground floor apartment, which adjoins the owner's large p  …see more

from £90 / night

£280 - £470 / week

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from £90 / night

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96a Yakamoz Sitsei - Yakamoz Sitesi house sleeps 6

Ozdere / Yakamoz Sitesi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Situated on the Orange Blossom Coast of Turkey, between the towns of Gümülder and Özdere, south of Izmir and north of Küsadasi, the property is a 3 bedroomed semidetached house on 3 levels with gardens and sun patio. It is opposite the Greek Island of Samos and  …see more

from £35 / night

£280 / week

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from £35 / night

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Saint-Malo

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £188 / night

£1050 / week

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from £188 / night

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Domus de Maria / Chia

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £259 / night

£1725 - £1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Marne la Vallee

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £31 / night

£475 - £3643 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Stable Boys Cottage - Burton in Kendal cottage sleeps 2

Cumbria / Burton-in-Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
Small family estate incorporating an idyllic rural retreat one bedroom cottage within the walled Thomas Mawson garden, with bathroom, kitchen and open plan sitting room, and access to roof terrace. The estate tennis court has just been resurfaced, so please feel free to  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

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